She’s Alive, They Tell Me.

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?

Promises, promises…

…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).

More Seasonal Stuff, News & Gossip

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.

Update 28/10/08

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…

Update 24/10/08

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.

Be excellent.

Last Post

This is a repeat of the last post. Trying to be independent & things, I managed to fuck things up again and made the text disappear. Ole!

So, is over a month since I posted anything. Been down with dread bug. In between bouts of fever-induced delirium I managed to do that wee thing on the Great & Groovy Chtulhu. It’ll make no sense to anyone not familiar with the work of H.P. Lovecraft, but it might amuse those familiar with the fertile, if totally paranoid (and more than a tad racist) imagination of the recluse of Providence. He may have been a well fucked-up dude and not as good a writer as posterity has claimed, but you got to give to him, he created a beautifully consistent mythology and some of the best monsters ever to come out of a reactionary pen.

The other pic is yet another avatar of the very useful All-Purpose Gusanito. It won’t be the last, rest assured.