Saturday, March 18, 2017

Squabble


  Eeeek! I'm falling behind! March is already halfway through and I'm still languishing here as if I've not got through the second week yet! I mean, this time last year, I'd bored you with yet another set of photographs from drifting around the North Norfolk countryside, with a further batch hot lukewarm on their tails. And what have I got? Nothing.

  Nothing except for a short list of books that I've read since the last book update.
 Yeah, and you're behind on them too, as you didn't publish a book post in February!
Because he hadn't finished enough to warrant a post. Lazy sod.
  Hey! I've been busy with other things.
  How dare you! That orb and gown were veritable masterpieces! Plus, they were very well received.
 Ha! How much did you have to pay the reviewers?
  Right. That's enough from you. Why don't you two go and plan our next jaunt over the Cusp?
And, preferably get lost there!
  That'd be nice... Anyway: Books. After all the excitement of looking at other peoples bookcases, actually reading the books has been a bit of a slog (except for the always delightful Trillions). Here's what I've read since January:

6. Headlong Flight (Star Trek: The Next Generation), by Dayton Ward

7. Trillions, by Nicholas Fisk

8. The Deep Range, by Arthur C. Clarke

9. A Fall of Moondust, by Arthur C. Clarke

10. The Long Mirage (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), by David R. George III

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  That's it for now. I'm going out for a walk while the sun's out. Then I might make a start on this month's Star Trek Art Challenge. Maybe...

  See you later!

A boat I saw last weekend.
Posted here for no reason other than there's nowhere else for it to go.


17 comments:

  1. A sailboat to nowhere... sounds like a lovely way to pass the time. A couple of bottles of bubbles and some nibbley bits and I'm there... along with some jaunty sailor types thrown in for good measure...

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    1. There's something to be said for a life on the ocean waves!

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    2. Frigging in the rigging... Jx

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    3. Mind the salty spray doesn't get in your eye, Jon.

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  2. You have the sun out????? From whom did you get permission to have the sun out today??? We are not allowed to have the sun out until Thursday, and even then only briefly and accompanied with a stiff wind... and possibly a stiff gin. It is not fair!!!! It is so not fair that it is decidedly drizzly.
    Sx

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    1. ::hastily stuffs sun back in its box and hauls rain clouds over like a giant soggy duvet::

      ::also resolves never to ask Michael Fish for a favour again::

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    2. With my poorly eye smothered in oodles of ointment I initially read that as 'stuffs the sun back in his bum,' but of course that reading may involve a large element of projection.
      I see that Michael Fish is still alive but believe he doesn't prognosticate any more.

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    3. You should have known that the sun shines out of mine - I'd never stuff it back in.

      I was happily surprised to discover that Michael Fish is still in the land of the living. Communing with the dead really takes it out of me. They're so needy!

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  3. The year has gone by fast! The sailboat looks cool. Princess's boat party sounds like fun. I'll bring some sandwiches, plus some crackers and ginger ale--in case anyone gets seasick.

    Don't forget your protection from the sun! Enjoy your walk.

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    1. I'll need some protection from Ms Scarlet, too! I don't know what I was thinking having the sun out...

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  4. It's still the other side of early and I've already got The Good Ship Venus for an earworm! Thanks.
    Cute sail boat.

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    1. I don't know that I know The Good Ship Venus, but I'm not going to youtube it now as I don't want an earworm before bed. Although, Bananarama's Venus is struggling to make it in...

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    2. Pedantic Corner: "The Good Ship Venus" = clever reference to Friggin' In The Riggin'.

      [goes to look for Sex Pistols CD}

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    3. Why, that's downright rude...

      And I recognise it now!

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  5. The Mistress is shocked to discover that she's read an author YOU'VE read: Arthur C. Clarke.

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    1. The list made me brought back my great fondness for Clarke as a baby gay, but the last few times I've cracked open his Collected Stories, I found them based on fascinating concepts and ideas, but sort of stiff. Certainly not disappointing, just not as good as I remember.

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    2. ::offers smelling salts to The Mistress::

      Even though this was the first time I'd read The Deep Range and A Fall of Moondust and I agree with your assessment of "stiffness", Mr Peenee. While many of the scientific concepts of Clarke's stories were years ahead of their time, the social and sexual/gender observations seem to be firmly rooted in the time of writing.

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