I knew it was too good to be true. They are back, try and this time they brought a friend. Meet the Sub-Niggurath. Meet her and run. Run fast.
I know, I know… I said I wouldn’t, but there you have it. Can’t keep away from them. I believe it is called an obsession.
Contrary to all appearances, I am quite alive, if not well. The “unwellness” didn’t stop me from having yet another go at my latest favourite subject. You can’t keep a good Shoggoth down! Solstice Update:21/12/08. …or a good Alien, for that matter. This one is for the shoe-throwing Iraqi journalist. Now, that’s what I call free expression, what! Do try it yourselves here: http://play.sockandawe.com/ Update 29/12/08: Poor 2008’s nearly over and I’m still on the rat track. What can I say in my own defense?
…fulfilled. I said I’d post some aardvarks. Here go two of them. The little one is based on a plastic aardvark I found during one of those random browsing sessions I indulge in now & then. It was too cute not to adopt, take home, call George and do digital things to it. I’ve also included another Shoggoth , just for the Hell of it. One can’t never have too many Shoggoths (= minions of the Great Cthulhu).
1. The admirable Ms. Bertini has expressed a great liking for my animals. This post is dedicated to her. Is a creation “miff”, capsule so is kind of in-season.
2. The Alien has finally been given a name: Manolito. This is a very obscure reference and will be understood only by fans of Accidentis Polipoetic, an even more obscure but absolutely brilliant Spanish performing duo.
3. I shall be posting some aardvarks very soon.
With Tom Leherer’s words of wisdom ringing in my ears I hereby post one of my seasonal greeting cards. There might be others. 31.10.08. Actually, have another version. This one is for me mate Tom, who likes cricket, poor man… 01/11/08. Hell, have another one. As the Spaniards say Por mucho pán, nunca mal año
Life is getting tidier again. Site too, with one new proper page and a restored, or rather, rescued one. The new one is Wilfred & The Shell-Shocked, a poetry+ corner. The salvage expedition restoreth the literary page, now called Fireside Yarns . We’ll get there yet.
Stop Press: Some basic terms & conditions on the Legal page. And please feel free to use the Contact page. This IS a very quiet site, don’t you know…
Clocks back last night. Oyvai… Well, instead of killing myself I’ve decided to give the Great Cthulhu some labour problems. No pasarán!
It seems I will live, after all. To celebrate, I’ve posted stuff in the About This Site page. Not much. Just a potted biography, a hint of what this site is all about, and several self-portraits.
If the present benign trend holds, I might even start writing on the Gossip Column.