Posted on February 13, 2009
Posted by John Scalzi
And totally knackered. See you all later.
Wow, I actually had to look up ‘knackered’. Bloody British slang…
Glad you made it home safely.
Aww, he’s going num nums.
Don’t do it, John! You’re not ready for the knackers yet!
So when you do regale us of tales about your visit to the Flatiron Building?
You mean, like when I met Rod Blagojevich in the Flatiron elevator and kicked his ass for being such a helmet-haired doofus?
*hoses the monitor with nosebeer*
Scalzi Vs. Mullet.
And the mental imagery of Blagojevitch trying keep our dimituitive, shiny-pated chum away with a chair (snerk!) before Scalzi shotguns a Coke Zero, pulls out a pen and shurikens into the hairdo’s left eye-socket. Oh, the crowd goes wild…. AND THERE GOES THE BACON!
LOL i’m at work totally bored!! I’m doing support and no one has any questions…
So I thought I’d hop on your blog and see what’s up!!
Scalzi sleeps soundly
Sonorous snores slowly slip
Shaking from his snout
Zing! An alliterative haiku!
OK, so I’ve been lurking for a while, trying to find the right time to jump in. I suppose this is as good a time as any. Does anyone else find it profoundly intimidating to communicate more-or-less directly with an artist whose work you admire and enjoy? I’m so terrified of going all ‘fanboy’ on an artist that I am really reluctant to even engage on this level. I sieze up!
Here’s an abbreviated list of people who have brought this out in me (about half the time upon meeting them in person), in chronological order:
1. Arthur C. Clarke
2. Isaac Asimov
2.5 Steve Wozniak
3. Tori Amos (shhh, it was a phase)
4. Carlos Santana
5. Trent Reznor
6. Bono (yes I realize this is sad. The dude is damned cool, so sue me.)
7. Robert Charles Wilson
8. Charlie Stross (just an email, but he answered it, which made me giggle like a schoolgirl)
Which brings us to:
9. John Scalzi
So here’s my obligatory, fanboy gushing:
I love your books. I buy them in hardcover. Please keep writing them. You rock. If anyone tells you differently, they suck, and are wrong.
Ok, so now that’s out of the way:
Hi, nice blog.
“MK- Does anyone else find it profoundly intimidating to communicate more-or-less directly with an artist whose work you admire and enjoy?”
Authors today are basicly crazy. By rights they should be hiding in thier castles, up in thier crooked towers, dressed in smoking jackets, sipping brandy and laying down thier evil plans, written in thier own blood in great tomes bound in dragon skin (or human skin as the case may be). Instead now they live in the sticks in places like Ohio and blog and do strange things with cats. Go figure….
No place like home ;). Thanks for keeping us all posted despite being away. I was directed to your blog near the start of Jan and I have been reading it most days ever since.
Yes I do find it profoundly intimidating actually – although I hadn’t gone as far as to picture you “sitting in your crooked tower”, I wouldn’t have guessed I would have had the chance to communicate like this :).
Cheers for Whatever, and Everything
Eh. I’m just this dude. Might as well communicate with me. I do leave comments open for a reason. And of course if you get too fanboyish, I’ll let you know. Anyway, a lot on this particular topic is covered here.
Dude, at least you gotta admit, you’ve done some strange things with cats.
Society wants me to believe that, yes.
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