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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.159.146.177
Posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 - 06:10 pm:   

Not even a sodden Sooty hand-puppet, I guess.
Is alone-ness just one stage above or below not existing at all?
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Protodroid (Protodroid)
Username: Protodroid

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 109.79.251.40
Posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 - 06:13 pm:   

Wrong website, mate.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.159.146.177
Posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 - 06:21 pm:   

Got bathrooms on the mind. Mine is being reconfigured even as I speak.
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Protodroid (Protodroid)
Username: Protodroid

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 109.79.251.40
Posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 - 06:28 pm:   

So is mine, as of this morning! Odd.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.159.146.177
Posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 - 06:52 pm:   

Perhaps we are the same Proto-person?
Mine was gutted, untiled and de-piped this morning in readiness for new 'bath' furniture in the next couple of days.
Meanwhile, hand to foot.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.159.146.177
Posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 - 07:07 pm:   

"Sweeney shifts from ham to ham
Stirring the water in his bath.
The masters of the subtle schools
Are controversial, polymath."
TS Eliot
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Protodroid (Protodroid)
Username: Protodroid

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 109.79.110.159
Posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 - 08:05 pm:   

I havne't looked at mine yet. There could be anything in there. A vast Nubian head which...

ERROR: Imagination Failure

...probably a shower.
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Darren O. Godfrey (Darren_o_godfrey)
Username: Darren_o_godfrey

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 205.188.117.80
Posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 - 11:10 pm:   

And we who bathe here, bathe alone...
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.253.77
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 12:24 am:   

I always go in the bath with someone else. Tonight it was Ray Bradbury.
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Craig (Craig)
Username: Craig

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 99.126.164.88
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 04:27 pm:   

One of those weird coincidences, Des - I only just re-read the other day Clive Barker's "Human Remains," in which a bath and its strange visitor figure most prominently....
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 04:46 pm:   

One of the weirdest short horror stories I ever read featured a man who was unable to take a bath alone because the universe wouldn't let him: 'The Laocon Complex' (1937) by J.C. Furnas. A little masterpiece of surreal terror in the tub!
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 04:59 pm:   

And then there is our very own Paul Finch's story - is it "The Green Bath"? I think it was in one of the Black Books of Horror? Sorry, too busy to check at the moment, so I may be wrong there.

Anyway, that featured a bath I wouldn't particularly want to bathe in ... with or without anyone else!

Hey, perhaps that's an idea for a new anthology - a bathtub/shower related antho?
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Hubert (Hubert)
Username: Hubert

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 178.118.75.124
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 05:18 pm:   

For some reason I'm reminded of Dr. Munoz sloshing away in his icy tub in Lovecraft's "Cool Air", yelling "More! More!" as his eyes literally fall from their sockets . . .
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.159.146.177
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 06:47 pm:   

My life started with a tin bath that hung on the kitchen wall like a water-butt kissing bricks.
We took it down every week and filled it with hot water, for me, me mum, me dad, and anyone else who didn't otherwise have a tin bath to use.
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John Forth (John)
Username: John

Registered: 05-2008
Posted From: 82.24.1.217
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 07:26 pm:   

"No live organism can continue for long to bathe sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to bathe. This bath, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for 80 years and might for 80 more. Within, plug chains hung loosely, taps turned neatly, water was lukewarm, and the plug sensibly... plugged; silence lay steadily against the enamel and iron of the bath, and whatever bathed there, bathed alone."
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.159.146.177
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 08:05 pm:   

That's a great quote, John. It may spoil it to know where it comes from!
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Hubert (Hubert)
Username: Hubert

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 178.118.75.124
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 09:24 pm:   

Shirley Jackson (hint, hint).
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Hubert (Hubert)
Username: Hubert

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 178.118.75.124
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 09:27 pm:   

A touch of bathos, to be sure.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.159.146.177
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 09:39 pm:   

LOL.
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 2.24.13.202
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 12:11 am:   

The bath anthology could be edited by Jonathan Oliver.

[That's an example of biscuit humour btw. It's an acquired taste.]
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Craig (Craig)
Username: Craig

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 166.216.226.83
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 12:18 am:   

And if the antho ends up taking a bath?

(... this is the other fish in the barrel, next to the one Hubert shot....)
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.159.146.177
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 08:06 am:   

Gary Mc said: "I always go in the bath with someone else. Tonight it was Ray Bradbury."

bath

You're never alone with a book.

Image Tony Lovell
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 82.26.216.33
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 08:21 am:   

I started editing a bath antho a few years back, but owing to a lack of quality submissions, I . . . yes, yes, all right . . . I pulled the plug on it.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.159.146.177
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 08:41 am:   

This is my Bath story (published in Peeping Tom in 1997) - this site is vanishing on 31 Dec 2011 along with the whole of the residua of the Weirdmonger Wheel.

THE PLUG
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Hubert (Hubert)
Username: Hubert

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 178.118.72.208
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 10:13 am:   

The proposed anthology could not be complete without that lesbian vampire story based on the life of Elizabeth Bathory - I forget the title.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.159.146.177
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 10:21 am:   

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_Corday

corday1

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