songofcopper: (Peter Wyngarde as Number Two)
Golly gee, I’m a tired little Diurnal Introvert today. Last evening, I Attended An Event and Made Conversation With Humans, most of whom I did not know hitherto. I’m pretty sure I Spoketh the Rubbish (well, yeah, so what is new?!). But it is better to be silly than dull. This type of experience does tend to fill the brain with Notions, which then kept me awake and analysing way past Emy-sleepsleep-time. And of course, this morning, I awoke with the birds, as usual. In short: *feeble moaning sound* *smiling, however* ;-)

Observations: Municipal library seating is harsh on the posterior. The English really cannot help but congregate around a tea urn (seriously, a circle formed around the sainted thing, as if ’twere an holy well, with occasional reverent reachings into the sacred biscuit tin).

The event in q. was a film showing with introductory remarks (the idea shall be to establish a film club: you may choose a film to be shown, but you must say a little something about it first). Last evening’s selection: none other than ‘Flash Gordon’. Ideal fare for a drizzly evening in January. Leaving the place afterwards, the dinginess of Exeter after dark made for a depressing contrast with the powerfully outrageous world of the film. Regarding the introductory remarks - well, the gauntlet was well and truly flourished ’n’ thrown down by a knowledgeable and eloquent fellow… which awakes the spirit of challenge in Yrs Trly. I like a podium, me (much more than awkward chat around a tea urn!). And am an ignorant fellow, but perhaps also eloquent under some circumstances? …We’ll see.

Well, whatever, if nothing else I now have ample wardrobe inspiration for whenever I do get around to taking over the galaxy. As dictators go I’d be fairly lax ’n’ lenient, but definitely Fabudorable.

Further observations: to be sober in an only-just-slightly-inebriated world is most certainly surreal. I had a long wait for the bus home, so I walked right up to the centre of town and further still (to kill time) before stopping to await my carriage. Outside Subway, I witnessed one young man cheerfully chasing another whilst shouting, “Yer a Corgi! Yer a Corgi!” If this is current slang, I have no idea what it means (perhaps “You have short legs, large ears, and I think you’re cute”?).

And now: time to rest. (In the absence of an intergalactic-dormobile-foldaway-person-holder as favoured by General Klytus, a humble sofa shall suffice!)

Date: Saturday, 30 January 2016 21:31 (UTC)From: [identity profile] breakon87.livejournal.com
I remember seeing Flash Gordon on TV about 25 years ago. I can't really remember much about it!

Date: Monday, 1 February 2016 18:25 (UTC)From: [identity profile] song-of-copper.livejournal.com
It's pretty outrageous stuff, and rather better than its reputation. :-)

Date: Saturday, 30 January 2016 22:09 (UTC)From: [identity profile] decemberthirty.livejournal.com
Rest seems both necessary and well-deserved after such things as Events and Conversations! Still a film club seems like a very nice idea--glad that the initial meeting went well.

Also: no, YOU'RE a corgi!!

Date: Monday, 1 February 2016 18:27 (UTC)From: [identity profile] song-of-copper.livejournal.com
Thank you! I'm hopeful that it will become a bit of regular fun, and that my natural reticence will not prevent me from getting to know some nice & interesting people!

...I am now considering having a 'You're a Corgi!' t-shirt printed. >.<

Date: Monday, 15 February 2016 17:50 (UTC)From: [identity profile] aerodrome1.livejournal.com
Somehow the time just seems right for chocolate truffles and liqueur-filled chocolates.

Date: Friday, 26 February 2016 21:04 (UTC)From: [identity profile] song-of-copper.livejournal.com
You would perhaps enjoy Hotel Chocolat (not sure if they have stores in the USA? Anyway - boutique chocolatier, single estate cocoa, truffles, novelties, etc. etc.).

Did you get my letter yet? :-D

Date: Saturday, 27 February 2016 03:28 (UTC)From: [identity profile] aerodrome1.livejournal.com
I did indeed! Loved the inks! I must see about tweaking the ink I use when I reply--- find a colour that evokes Cornwall and the South Island of NZ.

Hotel Chocolat--- I love the idea! I must go find out if any exist in the States.

Date: Monday, 7 March 2016 10:13 (UTC)From: [identity profile] song-of-copper.livejournal.com
There are so many inks out there... I have zero interest in wine, but could read ink reviews all day long. I've never tried blending my own colours, but I daresay it's only a matter of time (and suitable receptacles).

Date: Wednesday, 9 March 2016 04:01 (UTC)From: [identity profile] aerodrome1.livejournal.com
Get a couple of big eyedroppers, a flask or two, and go to work. I love mixing inks. I tend to get a "burgundy" or "bordeaux" ink and then experiment with adding purples and reds to lighten the colour...

One day I do want to actually try to make ink according to medieval or early modern recipes.

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