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Melittosphex sapiens
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Big hugs to all you who knew him. ((()))


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Walker and Ivory at Fiddler's Green.


~ Non-Mod-Amy, aka Amy of the Lost Ark

You are a Bookholder. To prompt, or...LINE! (not to prompt) --not to prompt. That is the question. Whether t'is nobler to suffer the slings and arrows of a bad memory, or to take arms against a sea of textual deviations, and...LINE! (by opposing) --by opposing them...LINE! (end) --end...LINE! (them) --end them...LINE! (to prompt, to correct; no more; and by a correction to say we end the heart-ache of a really terrible performance) You didn't have to give me the whole thing! I know it!
 
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Walker asked me to post this for him:



Dammit, Ivory.

I never got to show you the car.

We didn’t get to go on that Carolina bar crawl.

Most importantly, we never got to hug each other again.

Guys, Girls, Boardies... Ivory was really one of those special people. Hell, even writing that, I can hear him in my head saying “Hey brother... you better not mean in one of those Short Bus ways.”

He was one of The Original Thingies... this completely bat-shit insane group of crazy fans that traveled the country, stalking this poor overworked author in the 90’s (goddamn... that long ago?), showing up in the most random of places (like Knoxville, Tennessee)... and always brought some fine scotch, and a better attitude.

Way back when... in ye olden days... he and I met on the famed alt.fan.thingie (it's actually called alt.fan.neil-gaiman, but that’s irrelevant)... the Usenet group for Neil. Ferchrissaakes, he even designed the alt.fan.thingie t-shirt. He was one of the SuperCollectors... and that jackass kept raising the bids on The Bowl against me at Fiddler’s Green.

He was a true, and honest friend... someone who inspired many people... and who dragged me out of the gutter (both figuratively, and literally... Minneapolis was a horror-show, let me tell you) with kind words and gentle hands. He and a core group of friends got together to really pull me out of the dumps during a horrible time... some of you remember... pretty recently. You want to know what kind of a guy he was? Read the letter he sent to me (I’ve sent the picture of it to Amy to post)...

We *WRECKED* any convention/signing/whatever we both happened to be at (or, wrecked ourselves at some of the larger ones)... either by an absolute endless supply of in-jokes (damn celery sticks!), drunken escapades (Knoxville. Always Knoxville... jesus...), super-heated discussions of music tastes, Sandman artists (Hempel, dammit!), movies, and beer.

I know he wasn’t really active on the Boards for a while... and a lot of you didn’t know him... but I’m sure as hell that you need to know about him.

He was a Saint. A Sinner. A brother, a bastard, a friend and a compatriot.

I kissed that man (he was a horrible kisser, by the way), I drank with that man, I hugged that man more times than I can remember or count...

But most importantly, I lived at the right time to call him my Friend.

I know a lot of people are posting Sandman quotes, and Neil things, and whatnot... but I’m going to throw out something a little different. Something he could have, and has, quoted right along with me...

“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.” - Hunter S. Thompson.

If only the last bit was true.

Dammit Tim... Ivory... you Lil’ White Boy... you Nekkid Jesus... you Two-Steps from Albino, ginger-haired, Southern son of a bitch.

I’m going to miss you, man.

See you at The World’s End, brother.

- Trev. ‘Walker. Same thing.



~ Non-Mod-Amy, aka Amy of the Lost Ark

You are a Bookholder. To prompt, or...LINE! (not to prompt) --not to prompt. That is the question. Whether t'is nobler to suffer the slings and arrows of a bad memory, or to take arms against a sea of textual deviations, and...LINE! (by opposing) --by opposing them...LINE! (end) --end...LINE! (them) --end them...LINE! (to prompt, to correct; no more; and by a correction to say we end the heart-ache of a really terrible performance) You didn't have to give me the whole thing! I know it!
 
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Oh gosh. That is so sad. Hugs to all.

Thank you Amy for posting that. It's good to see into the lives of those who started this thing rolling. But so bad to see them ending.

I never want to leave.
*hugs* Walker.


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Lou Reed

Neil interviews Lou Reed, circa 1992


~ Non-Mod-Amy, aka Amy of the Lost Ark

You are a Bookholder. To prompt, or...LINE! (not to prompt) --not to prompt. That is the question. Whether t'is nobler to suffer the slings and arrows of a bad memory, or to take arms against a sea of textual deviations, and...LINE! (by opposing) --by opposing them...LINE! (end) --end...LINE! (them) --end them...LINE! (to prompt, to correct; no more; and by a correction to say we end the heart-ache of a really terrible performance) You didn't have to give me the whole thing! I know it!
 
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Just reread that article after listening to Terry Gross' retrospective of Lou Reed. She tried to interview him once, and he walked out on her. Hung up on her, that is.

Made the piece that much more interesting.

Also, seeing Neil talk about CDs and waiting for old albums to be re-released was super odd.


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This piece by his wife was rather wonderful.


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My cat of fifteen years has gone to visit Fran today. Can't stop crying.

Way too much death lately. Stay healthy everyone.


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*hugs* for library lady.


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the parrot... ...i ate him.


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Many hugs from me too.


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And me.


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*big hugs*, librarylady.


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It's been coming for a while, but this is the death of a genuinely great figure. So sad, and I'm sure South Africa will be in mourning for a long while yet.


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'm really sad about this, but only from the point of view of the world. from the other point of view, what more could a man who has done such amazing things hope for but to die old, at home, with his loving family around him, knowing that the world has changed for the better because of him? A fitting end for such a figure, but oh, he will be missed.


Limertilly: A pagan deity forgotten by man and therefore banished to the realms of memory and darkness now remembered by a young girl in downtown L.A. in the form of a dream and therefore freed to reap your revenge on the people who discarded you, thereby forcing said girl to learn to use her innate yet awesome powers as a soothsayer to gather forces of the Earth to defy you and once more banish you to your cold, cold prisoooooon

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Well said.

I'm sad that he is probably the only truly great political figures that I've seen in my lifetime. I honestly can't think of another politician that comes close.


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I read this morning on the facebook and twitter accounts of some YA authors I follow that Ned Vizzini died yesterday at the tender age of 32. All I could think was 'please don't be suicide, please don't be suicide,' even though I knew it would turn out to be so.

If you don't follow YA writing, you might be familiar with his work writing for tv, or with a movie adaptation of one of his novels 'It's Kind of a Funny Story' (2010) with Zach Galifianakis, Keir Gilchrist, and Emma Roberts.

I felt like it would be talking to the void if I posted about it on fb or twitter, so I came home to the board.

http://www.latimes.com/books/j....story#axzz2o4ybw2Tn
 
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I'm not familiar with his work. But 32? That is sad. Hugs Weeble. x


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Oh, weeble. xx


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Shirley Temple Black


~ Non-Mod-Amy, aka Amy of the Lost Ark

You are a Bookholder. To prompt, or...LINE! (not to prompt) --not to prompt. That is the question. Whether t'is nobler to suffer the slings and arrows of a bad memory, or to take arms against a sea of textual deviations, and...LINE! (by opposing) --by opposing them...LINE! (end) --end...LINE! (them) --end them...LINE! (to prompt, to correct; no more; and by a correction to say we end the heart-ache of a really terrible performance) You didn't have to give me the whole thing! I know it!
 
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