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A Little Christmas Ham

Posted by Dirck on 18 December, 2020

I will warn you at the outset– this presentation of the Dickens classic is… not great. I have no idea what the intended form of presentation was. Early TV? C reel in theatres? No clue. But the acting is… mostly not quite there.

Why am I offering it, then? Two reasons. One is the remarkable interpretation of the Ghost of Christmas Present; he’s generally promoted as a roaring giant (give yourself a treat if you get that reference), but I can’t think of anything else where he’s shown as an angry professional wrestler.

The other– Vincent Price narrates! It’s worth the struggle to listen to him read, and occasionally be shown his warm expressions.

Rest ye merry, folks. We’re almost through to the solstice.

Today’s pen: Sheaffer Taranis
Today’s ink: Herbin Violette Pensée

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Posted by Dirck on 17 December, 2020

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 14 December
  • 15 December
  • 16 December
  • 17 December
  • Wrestling with submissions.
  • Second draft of “Hobb’s Landing”.
  • Reveling in the warm glow of new publication.†
  • Only one.
  • Progress, of a slow and gummy sort.
  • As much as I can drink in.

† Yes, indeed! “Palmer’s Folly” is live and available for ganders, over in issue 53 of NewMyths.com, and with a little digging you can even find a picture of the author, shorn of beard for COVID-masking and in all honesty looking as mad as a box of frogs. I don’t know what was happening with my face that night.

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Posted by Dirck on 10 December, 2020

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 7 December
  • 8 December
  • 9 December
  • 10 December
  • Second draft of “Hobb’s Landing”.
  • Absolute last chance edits on “Palmer’s Folly” (in which a with that had survived more than a dozen examinations was finally replaced with the correct while)
  • Why do I feel so very busy?

 

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Posted by Dirck on 3 December, 2020

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 30 November
  • 1 December
  • 2 December
  • 3 December
  • Second draft of “Hobb’s Landing”.
  • Getting some of the power attendant to my new place as a director for the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guide made available.
  • Flogging the thing below.
  • But not a lot because…
  • Banks, man– too much.
  • All over the place

SO, the big news for this week, which I lift entire from my other enterprise:

I’ll mention that the image on the cover… does not represent my contribution, I will say… although “Wilden Klausen” does involve wearing a costume for a seasonal tradition.

I should also mention that the profits for this collection are going to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which given the situation of the world over the last… dozen or two months, at least… seems like a service which could definitely use some funding. Since I’m not in the US, I will mention for those who wish to give directly that there is a Canadian version of the same thing.

Here is a link to pre-order; it will be released on 20 December. 

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What’s In The Box?!

Posted by Dirck on 27 November, 2020

Before we were all nailed up inside our houses (and no doubt in the future, when we’re finally unleashed), there has been much concern about the slow replacement of the workforce by machines.

Look upon the fate of the early cinema musicians and prepare yourselves…

It’s neat, but can you imagine stuffing one in a pocket so you could listen to music while jogging?

Today’s pen: Sheaffer Taranis
Today’s ink: Herbin Violette Pensée

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Posted by Dirck on 26 November, 2020

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 23 November
  • 24 November
  • 25 November
  • 26 November
  • Edits for “Palmer’s Folly”
  • Second draft of “Hobb’s Landing”.
  • Appearing in NewMyths.com on 15 December (!!!)†
  • STILL, MORE, AGAIN, yes.

† Rest assured that I will be slathering links around the place when the next issue goes live. Yes, another story of mine is getting publication. It actually sold quite some time ago, but I thought it best to keep it sub rosa it was about to come to full ripeness.

And I nearly stuck with that, too.

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Posted by Dirck on 20 November, 2020

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 16 November
  • 17 November
  • 18 November
  • 19 November
  • Second draft of “Hobb’s Landing”.
  • Um…†

† This is a tricky question, given that I’m usually changing from hand-written to compu-typed in the second draft, but this time it’s all the latter. This means that I wasn’t keeping track of the amount of change happening, and since it’s add-remove-replace-add-move the quantitative difference from beginning to end it almost meaningless.

But I got some work done, for a change.

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Posted by Dirck on 12 November, 2020

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 9 November
  • 10 November
  • 11 November
  • 12 November
  • Preparing and launching submissions.
  • Contemplation of sacrifice and the wretched yet often unavoidable foolishness of armed conflict.
  • Background work on my site.
  • With negative returns, another couple.
  • In keeping with the day.

I had thought to get some writing done yesterday, but I put all my creative into getting pictures of pens and ink bottles all prettied up for the site, of which the only visible effect is the functional link to Namiki inks above.

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Reports Are Just Now Arriving

Posted by Dirck on 7 June, 2019

I made the briefest possible acknowledgement of D-Day yesterday, and I’m not very pleased with myself. It was, after all, the 75th anniversary of the landing, and I have made more of it in the past.

Today’s film takes a look at the event from an unusual perspective, and I think posting it a day after the fact is actually appropriate to the content. Lines of communication were unreliable, after all…

Notice that this is the work of a German fellow. I am tooting my horn as a supporter of EU unity in this, distant well-wisher though I may be. A fragmentary Europe has been, historically, a source of unhappiness for those within and those around.

Today’s entirely unthematic pen: Sheaffer Taranis
Today’s ink (mildly historical): Skrip blue-black (’70s disco edition)

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Posted by Dirck on 30 May, 2019

 

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 27 May
  • 28 May
  • 29 May
  • 30 May
  • First draft of “Found on Roadside, Dead.”
  • Second draft of “Fourteen Nights of Day” (a working title).
  • 6 manuscript pages.
  • 4247 typed words.

I don’t know about you folks, but I’m stunned at this week’s output. When did I learn to type that fast while making use of my creative faculties?

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