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Mbfg (Mbfg)
Username: Mbfg

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 212.219.63.204
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 09:04 am:   

Dear All
The Exaggerated Press are delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of "BUSY BLOOD" a collection of collaborative short stories by those giants of the independent press, Stuart Hughes (editor and co-founder of the legendary "Peeping Tom" magazine and author of "Ocean Eyes" and host of other fantastic fiction) and D F Lewis (creator of the legendry "Nemonymous" megazanthus, novel and author of some 12,000,000 short stories).

The cover, (drum roll, sharp intake of breath as the presenter slowly opens the winning envelope) is a masterpiece by our very own Tony Lovell.
I'm no good t sticking images on this message board so I'll hand you over to Tony to do it for me.

Cheers
Terry
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Mark West (Mark_west)
Username: Mark_west

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 90.152.54.130
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 11:56 am:   

Excellent!
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.155.207.23
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:08 pm:   

Me either, Terry... :-(
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:12 pm:   

I've seen it and, trust me, it's great!
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.155.207.23
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:13 pm:   

Me either, Terry... :-(
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.158.58.16
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:19 pm:   

Tony, if you let me have a full-size version by email, I'll put it here, if you like.
Very excited about this news, by the way. :-)
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.155.207.23
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:23 pm:   

Me either, Terry... :-(
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.155.207.23
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:24 pm:   

Me either, Te -
Oh!
Ok Des - me too! I'm pleased with this one. I've just had it on my monitor with black either side and it looks like an old movie poster.
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.155.207.23
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:30 pm:   

It's on it's way, Des!
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.158.58.16
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:35 pm:   

Tony Lovell 2012

busyblood
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.155.207.23
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:42 pm:   

Ooh, it looks quite fuzzy!
It is quite big there though, I suppose.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.158.58.16
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:45 pm:   

Tony Lovell 2012

busyblood2
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.158.58.16
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:48 pm:   

Tony Lovell 2012


busyblood3
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.155.207.23
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:52 pm:   

Des - I think it's because it's 'travelled' now. A friend says jpeg don't travel well, and lose something each time. It'll be that. The one on my pc looks a lot clearer.
But folk will get the gist. :-)
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.158.58.16
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:55 pm:   

Tony Lovell 2012
This is one I had on the computer already before the one sent today.

busyblood4
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:56 pm:   

See, told ya so.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 01:18 pm:   

Beautiful! Count me in as another customer here, Terry!
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Protodroid (Protodroid)
Username: Protodroid

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 147.252.230.148
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 03:22 pm:   

Does the camera originally take jpgs, Tony? TIF or PNG are lossless file format and probably a better idea.

Nice job. Reminds me of Bernini's Medusa.
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.142.192.112
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 11:12 am:   

It was a pricey looking camera, Proto - I only have a phone for taking pics, and it's not bad for black and white, but colour suffers. I think it was one of those things you said, but the top one was a jpeg I sent Des for posting on here. Maybe it's just this forum affects it?
I've got to pull my socks up with this stuff. I haven't got a job and feel unemployable now. And I'm f*cking fifty next year. I feel like jumping in the grave already. :-(
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Protodroid (Protodroid)
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Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 147.252.230.148
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 11:54 am:   

Don't jump in the grave. If you did, I'd hate to think of all of the images you have left in you smothered with earth and you dug up in 3,000 years like a bog man.
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Protodroid (Protodroid)
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Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 147.252.230.148
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 11:56 am:   

Bog men must be in my head because I watched this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqSeb787No4&feature=related
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 217.37.199.45
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 01:39 pm:   

'And I'm f*cking fifty next year.'

That's nearly one a week. How are you going to find time for artwork?

More seriously, me too. On the age front that is. But I'm only just starting to lose the sense of having all the time in the world.

Poet Edwin Morgan and children's writer and illustrator Dr Seuss are examples of great talents who didn't produce their best work until their late forties and beyond, into their sixties and seventies. Morgan's last book, written when he was pushing ninety and gravely ill, is terrific.

Work! Play! Struggle! Enjoy! Time only hurts if you are unable to take pleasure in things, whether the causes of that are external or internal.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.158.58.16
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 02:01 pm:   

My first novel was published in 2011 (at the age of 63)
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.25.19.91
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 02:07 pm:   

>>>But I'm only just starting to lose the sense of having all the time in the world.


Tragically, I lost that when I was about 12, Joel.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
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Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.25.19.91
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 02:08 pm:   

There's a great Martin Amis short story called The Time Disease in which folk keep "coming down with time".
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.177.115.204
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 02:11 pm:   

Tony - fifty's nothing mate; don't worry about it!
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 217.156.210.82
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 02:15 pm:   

Work! Play! Struggle! Enjoy!

Hell, yes.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.25.19.91
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 02:17 pm:   

AKA: Worry! Fret! Moan! Get pissed!
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 217.35.255.243
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 02:47 pm:   

I'm feeling the time going. It's magnified by having kids; you see theirs going, too. What a cheery closing coffin lid life is.
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 03:07 pm:   

Cheer up, Tony!

Life's a blast and death is the ultimate adventure.
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Mbfg (Mbfg)
Username: Mbfg

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 212.219.63.204
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 03:56 pm:   

tony...I was 55 a couple of weeks ago, there IS time. Now! What I've come to apprecite, is the ability to suck every bit of life out of each moment.

And you've found one of your claim to posterity - your cover art. And your writing.

Cheers
Terry
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 04:59 pm:   

His paintings and photography are pretty damn fine too, Terry. He'll be composing operas next!
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.158.58.16
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 06:02 pm:   

Operas - and stamps! busybloodwww
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

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Posted From: 86.158.58.16
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 06:03 pm:   

stamps
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.132.174.115
Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 03:35 pm:   

I got myself off to a Sainsbury's cafe and a pub last night - wrote for a while, hopping between old stories and new. I actually enjoyed it, and even better, found I quite liked my writing. It's more uplifting than I remembered.
Proto - I wonder if 'Bogey man' comes from Bog man?
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 82.29.252.215
Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 03:48 pm:   

Wasn't a "bogie" some kind of evil sprite in Scottish folklore?
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.158.58.16
Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 06:06 pm:   

This any good?
http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/01/28/stamp-this-book-on-your-conscious ness-its-coming-soon/
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Mbfg (Mbfg)
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Posted From: 82.6.90.110
Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 10:33 pm:   

Perfect, Des.
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Mbfg (Mbfg)
Username: Mbfg

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 82.6.90.110
Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 09:17 pm:   

I'm about to turn my attention to getting "Busy Blood" out by the end of the week. The stories are truly as startling and unsettling as the cover art, in fact that cover image is an absolutely perfect reflection of what lies in the pages it hides.

Cheers
Terry
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

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Posted From: 86.132.168.29
Posted on Monday, March 12, 2012 - 05:47 pm:   

Thanks, Terry.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Monday, March 12, 2012 - 06:01 pm:   

Oooo. D'you know, I can't remember if I've actually ordered a copy of this. I know I meant to. I know I want to. Did I order one or not, Terry?
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 81.154.251.221
Posted on Monday, March 12, 2012 - 06:14 pm:   

Tony's evolving images for last balcony cover in sidebar here:
http://expenscusil.wordpress.com/
Tardis?
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Mbfg (Mbfg)
Username: Mbfg

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 212.219.63.204
Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 09:12 am:   

Caroline, you have ordered one now. I will put one aside, carefully protected in bubble wrap and kept at room temperatue.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 02:32 pm:   

Perfect, Terry! There's nothing worse than busy blood when it's allowed to get above room temperature.

Don't forget to let me know when you want me to put this on the news bit of the BFS site - send me a bit of blurb, a cover image, and I can do that for you.
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Mbfg (Mbfg)
Username: Mbfg

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 212.219.63.204
Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 06:05 pm:   

Much appreciated.

The book should be available within the next couple of weeks.

I'll pop an "Add to Basket" button on the website in a day or so. I've just moved into a flat and only have my work internet and everything is at the bottom of a pile of boxes under everyhting else so...
Regards
Terry
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Mbfg (Mbfg)
Username: Mbfg

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 62.255.207.128
Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 07:33 am:   

Okay, "Busy Blood" by Stuart Hughes and D. F. Lewis is now live and you can order a copy if you wish by going to http://exaggeratedpress.weebly.com/index.html

It is a mere fiver and worth every penny.

Cheers
Terry
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 06:26 pm:   

And, thanks to Terry, I'll be giving away a copy of "Busy Blood" to one lucky BFS member. See here:

http://www.britishfantasysociety.co.uk/news/busy-blood-from-theexaggeratedpress- win-a-copy/

Meanwhile, I'm off to order my copy ...
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Mbfg (Mbfg)
Username: Mbfg

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 212.219.63.204
Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 12:44 pm:   

I had a few problems getting hold of the final proof copy, but now it's all systems go so get your orders in for this fantastic little collection! It's only a fiver after all.
http://exaggeratedpress.weebly.com/

Cheers
Terry
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Mbfg (Mbfg)
Username: Mbfg

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 62.255.207.128
Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2012 - 03:37 pm:   

Just to let you know that I've just created a Kindle version of "Busy Blood". It should appear on Amazon in a couple of days.

Cheers
Terry
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 109.154.32.235
Posted on Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 05:20 pm:   

I wonder whether, shown reading this book at the link below, Rhys Hughes is looking so horrified because hes discovered they are horror stories, or because they are horrid stories? Horrified because they are so horrific, or horrified because they are terrible? Or horrified that these stories successfully transcend his well-advertised objections to the horror genre? :0

http://dflcollaborations.wordpress.com/busy-blood-by-stuart-hughes-and-df-lewis/
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Mbfg (Mbfg)
Username: Mbfg

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 62.255.207.128
Posted on Monday, May 28, 2012 - 07:39 pm:   

Or is it just Rhys Hughes being Rhys Hughes?

Cheers
Terry
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Craig (Craig)
Username: Craig

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 99.126.164.88
Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 12:53 am:   

Why would it ever be morally wrong to scare people? The Church scared people with tortuous eternal burning hell fire to keep them from even thinking of masturb... waitamminut, let me think this through again....
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.151.109.99
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 - 12:28 pm:   

The first review I've seen of this book:
http://anthony-watson.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/busy-blood.html
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.151.109.99
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 - 05:45 pm:   

What with Last Balcony, Classical Horror, Ha of Ha, Nemonymous Night, Busy Blood... busy? yes busy!

(with no reference to real-time reviews)!
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Mbfg (Mbfg)
Username: Mbfg

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 62.255.207.128
Posted on Friday, August 17, 2012 - 12:16 am:   

Caroline...further to your tongue-in-cheek post here, I've just been to Italy and visited far too many cathedrals - all of which were daubed with just the horror stories. The holy (including bishops and popes in full regalia) ascending to heaven and the wicked (naked, always naked) being cast into a wonderful assortment of darkly imaginative hells.
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Mbfg (Mbfg)
Username: Mbfg

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 62.255.207.128
Posted on Friday, August 17, 2012 - 12:17 am:   

Sorry, that should be "just the horror stories you were talking about". I should be in bed, not scribbling on this message board.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.140.213.21
Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2012 - 12:00 pm:   

Busy Blood by me and Stuart Hughes -
The second review I've seen...
http://thegingernutcase.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/busy-blood-by-stuart-hughes-and-d -f.html

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