A Conversation for Eustace

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Post 1

zendevil

Lovely. Wonderful. Brilliant.

--Are you actually going to put these together in a book? (you should!)

--The tone of these will go nicely with the sort of thing I'm planning for the Post soonsmiley - winkeye

--love the word "bosoms"; somehow the plural form says it all!

Keep up the good work.

smiley - zensmiley - devilTerri (& smiley - cdoublesmiley - catYoda; who understands entirely about this sort of thing.)


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Post 2

spimcoot

Thank you Terri, and Yoda of course.

Yes, bosoms is a lovely word. It has a sort of visual onomatopeia, by which I mean that saying it encapsulates the image, and I find it practically impossible to say without a warm glowing smile suffusing my face. Ah, bosoms.

As for a book: mm, that would be nice (any publishers reading this?).

I look forward to seeing your planned work, Eustace could do with a little companionship I think.


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Post 3

zendevil

Hiya, spimcoot, still waiting to hear more about this lovely bum of yours!

Yes, you're right about that word! Lots of others I will probably think of, but this is a family show!

If you want a sneak preview of the article ideas, go & have a look on my page at the thread "Community Artist at your service", especially the link that Lil's just put in.

Yes, it's not easy all this starving in a garret bit, is it? Grossly unfair if you ask me (which you can.)

Love to Eustace.

smiley - zensmiley - devilTerri.


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Post 4

spimcoot

Your project sounds great; I had a book like that once. When I followed its recipe for nougat (two glasses of water indeed! What size?) I somehow created anti-freeze by mistake, because this stuff was in the freezer for three months without achieving much more than the consistency of properly chilled gin. I'm wildly jealous of Lil getting to do the illustrations, as I am twenties cartoonist Tracey Moribund reincarnate, but it looks as if she's doing a good job. Can't wait to see it.

I'm currently between temping assignments, which is my favourite part of temping. How do you manage not to have a day job?

shazz hasn't been very forthcoming about this bum of mine which she rates so highly, has she? Can't see it myself (literally) but it feels rather nice...




















Sorry, got distracted there.

Love to Yoda


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Post 5

zendevil



Hey, I like you! You've made me laugh, when I was in a vile mood (basically, trying & failing to come to grips with computer technology at its most basic, I'm trying to copy & paste something from one e-mail to another.) Most sentient being around here can do this shortly after they are conceived it seems.

Well, I'm sorry you're jealous smiley - sadface, but maybe there would be room for other "Eustace" type bits as it progresses? Don't really know the protocol involved in these things.

Did you actually drink the anti-freeze/gin/liquified nougat? They do in some of the places I've lived!

How do I not have a day job? It's a good question, but a long story. Maybe best summed up as:
1) I don't want one; I've done my time as a teacher & feel it's time for a break!
2) I'm lucky enough to live in a country which doesn't hassle you too much, or make you feel like a social pariah, if you're "on the dole".
3) I've got a bit of a physical handicap, which makes the above lot even more sympathetic!
4) I've got a much larger mental handicap about speaking French, which makes me damn near useless to most employers round here!
5) I've finally decided to do what just about everyone who knows me has been telling me all my life & give writing for a living a go.
6) Plus I'm doing some artwork that I really enjoy (the cheese-boxes!)

--erm--that's about it really! I'm thoroughly enjoying it, though I could do with some actual paid work ASAP, plus more time! Self-imposed deadlines are the toughest.

What sort of temping are you doing? Did you go to Art School or are you self-taught? (what a daft question; we all are really; but you know what I mean!)

love to the bum, wish I knew where mine had gone!
*looks around frantically, no, I can't see mine either....you are not alone* (Yoda can see hers only too well plokderf that was her on the keyboard "plokderf" hmmm...good name for a character!)

smiley - cheers
smiley - zensmiley - devilTerri.


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Post 6

DoctorMO (Keeper of the Computer, Guru, Community Artist)

heh, loving your siries, Your right,

-- DoctorMO --


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Post 7

spimcoot

Last time on this thread... Terri was stuck with her paste and spimcoot was goosing himself. Can they extricate themselves in time for this week's gripping installment? Read on...

Ah, well do I know computer rage (ask shazz). I can get on with them, grudgingly, but I don't trust the blighters. The problem, I think, is that users like us can grasp the principles of what's possible with computers so quickly that we take them instantly for granted. Then, when they fail to deliver, or steal valuable seconds of our lives, we consider it insupportable insolence. I do, anyway. Just remember, YOU ARE NOT TO BLAME (even when you are).

I like your failing-to-speak-the-native-language wheeze. Very cunning. I found, when visiting the Dordogne last year, that contrary to popular stereotype, the French were very sympathetic to an Englishman stumbling over and treading on the toes of their language. Perhaps it was the panama hat.

I did spoon up a couple of mouthfuls of the liquid nougat but it was too much, even for the prodigious sweet tooth I had then (you could practically hear the enamel disolving). Rather unsavoury (natch).

A term of art school and three years of beautifully non-vocational degree (film & lit.) have qualified me for the nomadic glamour of the temporary life I now lead (but all life is temporary, and most jobs even more so). It has a romance not seen since the mythological days of the old west:

Who was that office dogsbody?
Why I don't know, but he shure cleaned up our filing system.

Generally I plan just to witter away amusingly to people for a while longer, pray that they remember what I say, then fake my own death and reap the posthumous rewards. Surely talking about one's own arse is the very definition of posterity (rather than talking through it).

Good luck to us both. If I may ask a daft question in return, what do you write?


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Post 8

zendevil

Hi spim, coot also if she's up for it.

Well, I usually try to write words, but don't always succeed. At the moment, I'm having a go at just about anything that might pay a few bob, so I'm looking through trashy magazine which are after "real life" horror stories (ie "next door's gerbil chewed my willy off") & warping my already twisted past to suit!

they also seem to pay for banal smiley - groveltype letters saying how wonderful their last articles were. There are no depths I am not prepared to plumb in my quest for enough cigarettes to keep me going; longer term plans include buying a printer/scanner.

Just had a pretty serious letter published in an American Medical journal stating my views on "the situation which dares not speak it's name"; I await feedback on this with interest (but my bank account probably won't get any of the latter!)

My major project is "The Book" of course. Loosely autobiographical, general theme of how to survive a warped childhood, evolve into a very warped adult & find enlightenment whilst incarcerated in a Frnch loony bin for 10days (no help from the bloody staff; this was a sink or swim sit.com!)

It would be interesting to talk more on this & any other subject you fancy (?!); I may as well give my e-mail out; since it's not exactly difficult to guess! (do put some sort of reference to hoot though, so I don't bin it as spam)
[email protected]
(doesn't seem to light up; I've probably done something wrong! I have a love/hate relationship with this Beast.)

--There you go!
(she'll be offering guided tours of France next!)

Look forward to Eustace's latest venture!

smiley - zensmiley - devilTerri.


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Post 9

Amy Pawloski, aka 'paper lady'--'Mufflewhump'?!? click here to find out... (ACE)

*snags Terri's emailsmiley - winkeye*

Email addys don't make links in threadssmiley - smiley


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Post 10

zendevil


Hi Amy!

Well, you too are welcome to use it! I used to be incredibly devious & secret about it, but that was when I was living with smiley - elf, since it was his as well, now I'm on my own, it's up to me!

I'm desperate for spimcoot to get in touch, I've got an idea he might be interested in working on (no, of course I'm not obsessed with his bum!!)

How's it going?

smiley - zensmiley - devilTerri.


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Post 11

Post Team


... you asked so...

Spimcoot's bum is a perfect round and just made for squeezing smiley - bigeyessmiley - winkeyesmiley - ok


shazz smiley - thepost


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Post 12

Amy Pawloski, aka 'paper lady'--'Mufflewhump'?!? click here to find out... (ACE)

He writes nice and long, when he does write... *hint, hint--been AGES...* smiley - winkeye


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Post 13

zendevil


Spiffing! I do enjoy nice long ones!smiley - winkeye

(I think...can't remember!)

--smiley - tafor the e-mail, Amy!

smiley - zensmiley - devilTerri.


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Post 14

Amy Pawloski, aka 'paper lady'--'Mufflewhump'?!? click here to find out... (ACE)

Afraid you won't get many long ones from me... But then, you've read enough of my stuff on here to figure that, probablysmiley - winkeye


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Post 15

zendevil



Hey! It's shazz!!

Soooo....the thot plickens.

you seem to be on intimate terms with this spimbum! Have you actually got documented proof of this superb roundness & tactile quality?
(Photographic evidence can be easily faked, especially in these digital times.)

I do hope the poor boy isn't of a nervous disposition, he may be lurking even as we squeak, terrified to appear in case he gets grabbed!

( by the way, shazz, assume you got the H.O.T bit? Not sure when your deadline is!)

smiley - zensmiley - devilTerri.


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Post 16

Post Team

Hi Terri smiley - smiley

yes... I have H.O.T., just about to start sorting it now...

and yes, I do believe that I have photographic evidence, but I fear it may have been deleted into hyperspace due to a little - ahem - matter of fully-paid blackmail money passing hands. smiley - winkeye

shazz smiley - thepost


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Post 17

zendevil


ho ho! Je comprendssmiley - winkeye!

--but if you do find it lurking in hyperspace & the bill still isn't paid, I could guard it for you if you like!

--let me know if anything needs sorting on H.O.T; I was suffering from plague when I wrote it!

smiley - zensmiley - devilTerri.


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Post 18

spimcoot

An e-mail was despatched last week Terri. Did you receive it or has hotmail jealously kept it for its very own?


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Post 19

zendevil



*guilt* * shame*

*creep * *creep*

*cringe* *moan* *whine* *whimper*

Yes, I got it; my only excuse ( & you have to admit it's at least feasible; it also happens to be true!) is that yours was so long & lovely that I wanted to send you a worthy response & was feeling (for various very boring reasons) so slug-like i kept putting it off till I felt better: which of course i didn't.

I shall remove myself forthwith from hootoo and slither across to outlook express & try to make amends.

In the meantime, please feel free to inflict inhumane torture upon Yoda instead of me; she loves it really ( & has a lifetime subscription to the RSPCY.)

smiley - grovelsmiley - grovelsmiley - grovelsmiley - grovelsmiley - grovel

smiley - zensmiley - devilTerri.


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Post 20

zendevil



I did send him an email, honest! And look where it's got me!!!

smiley - zensmiley - devilTerri.


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