I'm crazy busy & haven't had much time to spend here for the past few days. Wowza, this place is growing! Welcome, everybody! Still hope to get around and say howdy to everyone, but in the meantime...consider yourself welcome to drop by as you cruise through the Crimespace bar, er, site.
Creative photography ... Great profile ... Yeah, "The Sound and the Fury" Rocks, So does James Lee Burke's "Crusader's Cross" and Cormack McCarthy's "The Road." Somehow, I already knew a lot of people here ... Now we must all be careful not to spend too much time away from our reading and writing.
Howdy, howdy, howdy! Thanks for stopping by, everybody. No worries DA. Computer shit happens - good luck with that dino poop issue. Doesn't sound fun.
I do most of my creative work behind the keyboard (and occasionally the microphone) too,Carol. Most of my paintings were abstract, so I'm actually more structured now than ever! That's kind of weird, now that I think about it...
A lot of folks seem to be wondering where they'll find the time for all this socializing, Pat & Tim. I guess I figure if I can find the time to work, I'd better find the time to play or I'll be extraordinarily cranky. You wouldn't like me when I'm cranky...
Still haven't gotten to even half the folks here yet, but when I have a little more play time, I'll be around. Swear!
Hi Angie, thanks for the welcome. You're a busy gal in your own right. Writer, editor, voice acting, sound editing and recording, charitable events and art. Wow! I used to be an artist too, but gave up the paints and brushes for the keyboard. The characters in my head seemed more compelling than a landscape or a stilllife, and now I don't have to clean up my workspace at the end of the day.
Hi Angie, As soon as I clear off the dinosaur crap off my computer and get my browser up dated, I'll delighted to accept your invitation to be friends! This trhing is ancient and won't let me do it right now. Thanks!
Hi, Brian. Well, THE SOUND AND THE FURY is on my fav. book list, so you won't get any arguments from me on that. Oddly enough, King Lear is my fav. Shakespeare tragedy. I'll bear Brooke's version in mind. I'm a sucker for B&W films anyway...even the not so good ones just look so damn cool.
And J.T., I think our hubsters share some traits. 'Course I just get irritated and tell mine to go away and make me another mocha!
And speaking as someone who once played Edgar, son of Gloucester in KING LEAR, might I recommend you pass on Truffaut's version and get right to Peter Brooke's seminal 1971 black and white version, with the inimitable Paul Scofield as Lear. Magnifique!
Hi, Mary. Y'know, I don't think I've picked up Truffaut's KING LEAR...add to movie must see list.
Faulkner can be a tough read, Sandra, but worth it. THE SOUND AND THE FURY is a challenge in terms of dialect (it really helps to read it out loud), a single name for multiple characters (you have to figure out which one he's talking about by the context), and the fact that one of the main characters is mentally retarded (you have to put yourself in his shoes to make sense of what he's saying). On the other hand, it's beautifully written and a fascinating puzzle. So...just a head's up that Faulkner can really make you work for the gold in his writing.
And I still feel used, Mr. Smith. I had such high hopes...
Hi back at ya Kathryn. Welcome to my little corner of the virtual bar!