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Des (Des)
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Posted on Saturday, July 26, 2008 - 04:48 pm:   

Any feedback on the two images I've just put at the top of my blog, please?
http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/cone_zero_under_way.htm
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Mark_lynch (Mark_lynch)
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Posted on Saturday, July 26, 2008 - 05:09 pm:   

One's a tree, the other's a clown, Des. Hope that's some help.
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Saturday, July 26, 2008 - 05:40 pm:   

I'm the clown, perhaps. And the tree is pissing on a dog.
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Saturday, July 26, 2008 - 05:55 pm:   

If I could go back in time, I wouldn't have started this thread. Perhaps some kind soul could put it out of its misery.
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Mark_lynch (Mark_lynch)
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Posted on Saturday, July 26, 2008 - 09:28 pm:   

Sorry, Des. I was only teasing. It looks great.
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Saturday, July 26, 2008 - 11:30 pm:   

Happy Hell, Happy Hell, Happy Happy Hell:
The negatives are positive and so is Darnell.

Thanks, Mark.

des
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Monday, July 28, 2008 - 05:29 pm:   

CONE ZERO AUTHOR IDENTIFICATION COMPETITION

A prize of £50 (GBP) by PayPal from Nemonymous to the reader who guesses or assesses (by whatever means) the most correct authors of the stories in the CONE ZERO book..

The authors themselves are not eligible to enter.

Deadline: March 4th 2009 (when authors are due to be revealed).

If there is a tie, the prize will be shared.

The Editorís decision is final.

Please write to bfitzworth@yahoo.co.uk with your choices. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your entry within a week, please try again. You can enter the competition up to three times, but each entry will be treated separately.

The story titles:
"The Fathomless World"
"The Point of Oswald Masters"
"Cone Zero" (page 23)
"Cone Zero" (page 33)
"Cone Zero, Sphere Zero"
"An Oddly Quiet Street"
"Always More Than You Know"
"Cone Zero" (page 129)
"Going Back For What Got Left Behind"
"Cone Zero" (page 147)
"The Cone Zero Ultimatum"
"Angel Zero"
"How To Kill An Hour"
"To Let"

The authors in a random order:
Neil James Hudson
Colleen Anderson
Jeff Holland
John Grant
A.J. Kirby
Eric Schaller
Kek-W
S.D. Tullis
Stephen Bacon
Sean Parker
Dominy Clements
Bob Lock
Grant Wamack
David M Fitzpatrick
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Albie (Albie)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 10:10 am:   

None of those names are funny! What's going on?
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 12:47 pm:   

An independent vision of the Weirdmonger Wheel:
http://www.ligotti.net/album.php?albumid=34&pictureid=259
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Albie (Albie)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 01:02 pm:   

are those your webs? did you spin them?
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 01:12 pm:   

No, they were done by Slurp Spider.
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Albie (Albie)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 02:14 pm:   

But Slurp Spider has been onn sabbatical in Venezuela for the last decade, away from the implements that could manifest such a web.

You've failed me, you've failed yourself...but most of all you've failed Slurp Spider.
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 07:05 pm:   

Slurp Spider sounds to me like a character out of 'The Cone Zero Ultimatum' in the CZ anthology.

He's certainly not caracas.
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Albie (Albie)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 10:07 am:   

Is that when a cone loses his memory and turns into a tube and has to stay one step ahead of the government secret services who he used to kill for?
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 10:49 am:   

That sounds lke 'Cone Zero, Sphere Zero' in he CZ anthology.

They're going to make a film of it starring Bogata.
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Albie (Albie)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 04:40 pm:   

I think you'll find that Humphrey Bogata is dead.
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 05:14 pm:   

Sorry, I misspelt the name, I meant Sir Hubert BogotŠ C.B.E.
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Albie (Albie)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 05:30 pm:   

Well that's ok then.

(albie shakes his fist and slips back into a hole in his own back.)

(There's a knock at the door...)
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 05:42 pm:   

How are the chavs, sir?
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Albie (Albie)
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Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 01:06 pm:   

It's all bucket fannies and who they punched.
So far I'm safe.
Not having or being either.
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Albie (Albie)
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Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 03:35 pm:   

God they have the minds of kids. It's frightening! Some of them are twenty and they just sit about making stupid noises and laughing.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
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Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 03:40 pm:   

[snigger]
[burp]
[poo poo]
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
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Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 03:41 pm:   

Just goes to show that people need forcing to grow up. So much for Rousseau.
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 04:07 pm:   

I like his paintings.
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Albie (Albie)
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Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 04:13 pm:   

They talk like Chalky. Jim Davison's black character.
And they're white.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
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Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 04:36 pm:   

Bet they're funnier.
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 04:37 pm:   

That was a Henri Rousseau / Jean-Jacques Rousseau joke, btw.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
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Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 04:44 pm:   

...Jim Davison?
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 04:48 pm:   

Your reference to Rousseau and my rejoinder "I like his paintings".
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
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Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 05:12 pm:   

I know. I meant was your joke one of Jim's?

This is like a couple of old men in a day care centre. :-)
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 05:26 pm:   

I know which one is yours.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
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Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 05:28 pm:   

They talk like Chalky. Jim Davison's black character.
And they're white.


That's what someone on the radio referred to as talking "Ja-fake-an".
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Weber_gregston (Weber_gregston)
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Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 06:02 pm:   

I've also heard them called Whiggers. Slightly less politically correct.
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Saturday, August 02, 2008 - 08:48 pm:   

I like Whigfield's pop record.
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Joel (Joel)
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Posted on Sunday, August 03, 2008 - 01:44 am:   

And a reputation for sound taste and judgement built up over decades is thrown away in one tragic moment...
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Sunday, August 03, 2008 - 09:24 pm:   

I only think that on Saturday nights.
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Friday, August 08, 2008 - 06:28 pm:   

Very pleased to learn yesterday that ZENCORE! (Scriptus Innominatus) - aka Nemonymous Seven - has been nominated for a British Fantasy Award (Best Anthology in 2007).

Thanks to those who have bought it, voted for it, appeared in it and helped me produce it.


I notice that the BFS have used a misprinted word for the Publisher name of this book - which in reality should be MEGAZANTHUS PRESS - with their own much better version of MEGANTHUS !!!
I shall now adopt the new name.
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Friday, August 15, 2008 - 09:30 am:   

First full review of Cone Zero:

http://www.magicalrealism.co.uk/view.php?story=89

Ends by saying:
"Well, I'm usually wary of saying things like this, but I expect to see Cone Zero on the lists of this year's best anthologies. It will richly deserve any such place."
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Albie (Albie)
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Posted on Friday, August 15, 2008 - 12:59 pm:   

I'd like to see it pass through Tom Paulin now.
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2008 - 09:52 am:   

Hey, Albie, Cone Zero is to do with the international crisis, the credit crunch, the olympic sport of bull running, life and death...

des
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Albie (Albie)
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Posted on Monday, August 18, 2008 - 12:55 pm:   

I don't believe any of those things really exist. You never see them in the same room at the same time.
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Monday, August 18, 2008 - 01:58 pm:   

WEll, that may be, Albie.

But here are many Cones in Art & Literature:
http://www.ligotti.net/showthread.php?t=1905

Any new ones put on this RC thread may be added to that one by me.
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Albie (Albie)
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Posted on Monday, August 18, 2008 - 02:15 pm:   

Wasn't there a cone in a story in COLD PRINT?
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Monday, August 18, 2008 - 02:40 pm:   

Yes, from:
http://vaultofevil.proboards75.com/index.cgi?board=scaredstiff&action=display&th read=962

"The Insects of Shaggai
After a drunken boast, a man finds he has no choice but to go into the woods to find a supposedly powerful cone which had previously sent the last person to see it raving mad. He finds it, and one of its occupants invades his brain, and his is given a view of the creatures history, on a variety of far-off planets."
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Joel (Joel)
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Posted on Monday, August 18, 2008 - 02:43 pm:   

That's the most conical drinking story I've ever heard.
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Albie (Albie)
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Posted on Monday, August 18, 2008 - 03:17 pm:   

That's not the one with the pooing alien is it?
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Joel (Joel)
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Posted on Monday, August 18, 2008 - 03:48 pm:   

No, that's 'The Mine on Yuggoth' (he's welcome to it).
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Monday, August 18, 2008 - 10:48 pm:   

Deep in my dream the great bird whispered queerly
Of the black cone amid the polar waste;
-- HPL, Fungi From Yuggoth
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Weber_gregston (Weber_gregston)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 06:10 pm:   

Fungi from Yuggoth - is that a steaming betentacled monster who lights up a party?
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 07:47 pm:   

I've just realised that 'cone' is a mutant form of 'once'.

cone
clone
clown

Cone upon a time, there was a story that started...
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2008 - 11:18 pm:   

A very detailed review of CONE ZERO in THE FIX:
http://thefix-online.com/reviews/cone-zero-nemonymous-8/

"'cone zero' ... the transition from reality to something elseófantasy, dreams, maybe madness."
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Albie (Albie)
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Posted on Friday, September 05, 2008 - 10:07 am:   

Signed, Dr Locrian.

Impressive.
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Friday, September 05, 2008 - 04:23 pm:   

Thanks, Albie. *Both* reviews of CONE ZERO so far have been impressive, if I say so myself.
Yours, Mr Can.
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Friday, September 05, 2008 - 06:20 pm:   

Another quote from the latest CZ review:

"You can see it coming, of course. Itís like watching a disaster from a distance and being powerless to stop it."
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 11:44 am:   

Relevant to that last quote - just in - Hurricones:
http://www.ligotti.net/showpost.php?p=12299&postcount=49

My condolences to anyone affected by Hurricanes/
des
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 05:22 pm:   

A Black Hole needs an 'exit cone'. Hence CONE ZERO.
Tomorrow we find out...
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Craig (Craig)
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Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 05:36 pm:   

That last story reviewed sounded pretty good, Des... it had me going... portends good things, I hope....
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 05:47 pm:   

Thanks, Craig.

Back to the 'black hole' ... hence the leminscate on the cover of Nemonymous (200)8 (Cone Zero)
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 05:49 pm:   

Hence, too: The Fix Review says: You can see it coming, of course. Itís like watching a disaster from a distance and being powerless to stop it.
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 07:49 pm:   

Oops - leminscate shold be LEMNISCATE !
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 09:22 pm:   

Lemniscate is the infinity sign - which replaces the 8 on Nemo 8 (on the cover).

Tomorrow, according to the news, we are all going to die from a black hole.

Cone Zero is another name for a black hole.

And the recent Fix Review, if you read it, predicted this parallel set of events.

Not a good way to advertsie CONE ZERO, I agree.

If I'm right, nobody buys CONE ZERO, because we are all dead.

If I'm wrong, egg on my face.
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Craig (Craig)
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Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 09:29 pm:   

Oops - leminscate shold be LEMNISCATE!

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Des (Des)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 10:10 am:   

STOP PRESS: A Black Hole needs an 'exit cone'. Hence CONE ZERO. Hence the lemniscate on the cover of Nemonymous (200)8. The Fix Review of 'Cone Zero' says: "You can see it coming, of course. It's like watching a disaster from a distance and being powerless to stop it." But Cone Zero as safety valve is currently saving the world!
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 10:43 am:   

The Power of Imagination as prophylactic.
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 02:58 pm:   

Ongoing page for Cern Project / Cone Zero:
http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/cone_zero__cern_project.htm
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 02:08 pm:   

I'm thinking of calling the next Nemonymous Anthology (nine) by the name of CERN ZOO, to follw 'Zencore' and 'Cone Zero'..
http://teachers.web.cern.ch/teachers/archiv/HST2002/feynman/particlezoo.html
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Joel (Joel)
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Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 03:44 pm:   

Don't do it, Des.

Call the book EROS ZONE. That's only one letter away from CONE ZERO.
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Joel (Joel)
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Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 04:08 pm:   

The follow-up, of course, would have to be called SORE ZONE. With the contributors to EROS ZONE named and shamed.
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 04:40 pm:   

EROS ZONE would be a good title if I decide to have a book with opportunistic sex in it. ;-)
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Joel (Joel)
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Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 05:17 pm:   

Might be more fun to have opportunistic sex with a book in it.

Or just to have opportunistic sex with a book.
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 05:48 pm:   

Depends who wrote the book.
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 11:09 pm:   

EROS ZONE would be a good title
===========

Charles Black has suggested: NECRO ZONE for Nemo 9
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Craig (Craig)
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Posted on Friday, September 12, 2008 - 12:42 am:   

"The covers of this book are too far apart." ó Ambrose Bierce
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Friday, September 12, 2008 - 10:00 am:   

Cern Zoo

Cerne Abbas giant:
http://www.mysteriousbrit...orsites/cerne_abbass.html

Effect of Zencore?
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Friday, September 12, 2008 - 10:05 am:   

Sorry:

http://www.mysteriousbritain.co.uk/majorsites/cerne_abbass.html
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 09:52 am:   

SFRevu of CONE ZERO:
http://www.sfrevu.com/php/Review-id.php?id=8176
"Of the fourteen stories, I found most of them to be of excellent caliber."


PS: CERN ZOO Submission guidelines (1p per word):
http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/cerne_zoo__guidelines.htm
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Tony (Tony)
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Posted From: 81.157.114.136
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 10:39 am:   

God, but subbing is scary. Exhilarating one moment then panic-making the next. I'd forgotten the 'It's fine - let it go!' feelings sharply by 'Shit! There's a mistake!' ones the minute it's gone. I was wanting to write like crazy the moment it went, too, then wanting to give up ten minutes later.
You folk - why didn't you remind me of these things!
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Albie (Albie)
Username: Albie

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 87.102.14.96
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 01:13 pm:   

I can't get past writing a man into a room and have things happen to him. Seems as daunting as me being in a room.
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Albie (Albie)
Username: Albie

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 87.102.14.96
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 01:20 pm:   

I miss the M.R.James darkness.
Everything scary has been written about. Ligotti was the final nail. Fear of reality itself. What is beyond that?

Do we just go back to being afraid of hairy men?
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 86.156.32.207
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 01:27 pm:   

The Fear is in Cone Zero ... Cern Zoo. The solution in the rearing of Zencore:
Vigeland
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Albie (Albie)
Username: Albie

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 87.102.14.96
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 01:38 pm:   

Is that the knob of one of those giants from IN THE HILLS, THE CITIES.
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 217.23.233.246
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 02:24 pm:   

No - it's Dez'z.
I bet that column is great to climb.
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Albie (Albie)
Username: Albie

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 87.102.14.96
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 02:27 pm:   

Why isn't it covered in bird shit?

Imagine that. A statue, in a park...the only one that the birds avoid.

Sounds familiar.
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Craig (Craig)
Username: Craig

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 75.4.231.13
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 02:39 pm:   

Everything scary has been written about. Ligotti was the final nail. Fear of reality itself. What is beyond that?

Actual fear - literary non-fabricated fear-inducement. Personalized horror books. You bring it home, open it up, and the first sentence goes, "Albie brought the book home, opened it up, and began reading, just before the pain began...." And then, well....

Of course, this takes an awful lot of commitment on the author's part; but then that's what separates the good from the great.
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Adriana (Adriana)
Username: Adriana

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 99.230.239.233
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 06:05 pm:   

"I don't believe any of those things really exist. You never see them in the same room at the same time."

Oh, they do. But never in the daylight...
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Adriana (Adriana)
Username: Adriana

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 99.230.239.233
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 06:11 pm:   

I very much like your blue tree, Des. It's so beautiful and elegant in its frozen form. And it being trapped within glass in that posture is something that I find both calming and frightening... On the one hand, it's perfect. Still. Icy. On the other hand I can't shake the feeling that if I turned it around, the tree (or something within it) might be seen screaming on the other side...

Also, I particularly like the little blue line near the bottom on the left. Like a little cloud - suggesting that the tree is either on a hill top, or very very tall.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 86.156.32.207
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 06:54 pm:   

The above photo was taken by me in Vigeland Park, Oslo last week by a sculptor named Vigeland who died in 1943 and there are about 200 of his sculptures in the park: and here is another towering example:

Vigeland2
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 86.156.32.207
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 06:56 pm:   

Adriana, Thanks. I presume you mean this image on my website:

bluetree
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Albie (Albie)
Username: Albie

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 77.86.111.96
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 06:56 pm:   

A reptilian bug eating the head of a woman?
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 86.156.32.207
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 06:58 pm:   

Yes, Albie. As far as I could se from the ground.

Adriana, I presume you mean this version of the Blue Tree;

bluetree2
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 86.156.32.207
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 06:59 pm:   

Yes, Albie. As far as I could see from the ground.

Adriana, I presume you mean this version of the Blue Tree;

bluetree2
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Adriana (Adriana)
Username: Adriana

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 99.230.239.233
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 07:51 pm:   

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=7KtH7EMrqlk&feature=related

This is a great series I came across recently - coincidentally "Particle ZOO" comes up in this section...

(THe whole program is worth watching though.)
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 81.155.19.145
Posted on Saturday, November 01, 2008 - 07:02 pm:   

Another CONE ZERO review at the bottom of the page below. (Despite not liking SF, the reviewer still seems to love a lot of the stories!)
http://www.horrorworld.org/reviews.htm
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 86.157.25.128
Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 01:08 pm:   

For any interested, I've spent the last week or two repairing, improving and expanding THE WEIRDMONGER WHEEL:


http://weirdmonger.mindsay.com/reinvented_wheel.mws


Beware any gaps in the safety-net. No H&S Provisions exist.



Also, others have been kindly 'harvesting' (?) themed quotations etc from my lifetime work:

http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/themed_quotations_made_from_dfl.htm

http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/the_rachel_mildeyes_quotes.htm
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 86.157.25.128
Posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 - 09:55 am:   

Another review linked from here:
http://www.fright.com/edge/index.html
"A wildly unexpected, utterly unpredicatable anthology of horror, sci fi and who-knows-what!"
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 86.157.25.128
Posted on Friday, November 07, 2008 - 06:06 pm:   

My novels and novellas all available as in an art gallery for reading-approval or publication:
http://www.wordonymous.esmartdesign.com/
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.159.145.243
Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 07:49 pm:   

Incredible finding today:
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/the-zencore-statue/
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 08:52 pm:   

That's a really spooky coincidence, Des.

Oh, and happy birthday to you too!

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