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Avoiding sinkholes, mostly.


Only Forward - Michael Marshall Smith
I love a book in which you cannot guess the next twist. And love better the book wherein you shouldn't, but do, and then the narrator calls you a 'smartarse' for having done so. Best narrator ever. Genre-defying, exciting, freaky, esoteric, brutal, horrifying, true, fantastical - loved this to bits.

Ring - Koji Suzuki
Compared (unjustly) to Murakami, the book makes the film look better (the Japanese version, I mean; the USA film isn't nearly as good). Still, a decently creepy read if you can get past the appalling translation (or wooden writing, I'm not really sure which it is.)

The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Chick lit for morbid people. Beautiful, strange, uplifting. I also find myself suddenly obsessed with sinkholes.

The Riders - Tim Winton
This book gutted me. Gorgeous. Sad. Funny. Read it.

The Invisibles - Grant Morrison
Makes Gaiman look like kindergarten.

Focault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco
Dan Brown, for people who don't breathe through their mouths.

Some Poetry-Related Journals:

:bulletred: Derek Walcott :bulletred: Walt McDonald

:bulletred: Lord George Gordon Byron :bulletred: William Blake

:bulletred: Christopher Smart :bulletred: Maya Angelou

:bulletred: Richard Wilbur :bulletred: Robert Frost


.. after a couple of years off. Which, to be honest, have done me (and my poetry) a world of good.

For the moment, activity is confined to the PFFA:…

But hopefully I'll have some things to post to my gallery here, soon.

I'm glad my poetry's back. Feels like coming home.

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Tonight I'll shave the mountain

I'll cut the hearts from pharaohs
I pull the road off of the rise
Tear the memories from my eyes

I drink a thousand shipwrecks
Tonight I'll steal your paychecks
I paint the sheets across my bed
The birds will all fly from my head

Take every dream that's breathing
Find every boot that's leaving
Shoot all the lights in the cafe
And in the morning I'll be gone


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SRSmith Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Writer
Happy one more revolution around the sun day Sal! I hope you're keeping well!
RhiannonWoolf Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wave  Hello there wonderful stranger!  
cute blush I know its been a long time but I wanted to thank you for adding me to your watch!  :yayay: - NaNoEmo 24/30 + Plz 
I really appreciate your support in my journey to become a professional artist  :lovesquee: 

 Thank you again and have a most marvelous day!  Aww 
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verreaux Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the faves
TheyDontLikeItUpEm Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Your poetry is wonderful. Thank you.
SRSmith Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   Writer
Happy one more revolution around the sun day Sal! I hope it's been a good one!
AspiredWriter Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday :cake:
SRSmith Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014   Writer

It seems like years ago and only yesterday when you took a chance on a new writer and gave him the dangerous belief that he could be good at what he was trying to do, and enough advice and kicking of the ass to make him actually work at being better. I'm not sure I ever adequately thanked you enough, and it's unlikely that I can, but thank you. Your time and words of encouragement meant and mean the world to me.

I hope this finds you well, and wish you all the very best.

SurfTiki Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the support!
miowmiowmiow123 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Wow, thank you so much for responding, I really do appreciate it! It's pelle's 45th birthday today hehe. I noticed someone else asked a question related to him right after I did haha do you get these kinds of questions a lot? Does it bother you sometimes?

Again, thank you very much and have a lovely day:)
hell-on-a-stick Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Writer
It is good to know that you still exist out there. 
DarkLutra Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I found your page, when I looked photos with Pelle. You write, he does wrote the long letters with the drawings. I read in the Internet, he drew a lot and oft. But there are not a lot of his drawings in the Internet. Do you know, what he liked to draw? And his favorites books?
salshep Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
He liked books about Transylvania and other spooky topics like that, and he drew a lot of pictures of the undead and eerie characters in the forests of Carpathia. He was very talented.. and liked to draw his characters with white eyes a lot. The effect was very unsettling, I loved it! And yes, very long letters. It was not unknown for us to write 30 pages (which is a lot to hand write..and to post!). I sadly don't have any of his letters or drawing left, they were in some boxes that got lost during a move, I think they may have accidentally been thrown away. I do know some other people here who wrote to him often, as well, and I do know they kept the letters. But I have lost contact with them, long ago.
miowmiowmiow123 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Wow. He sounds like such a character. I wish I could understand what went wrong, but it boggles my mind. What sort of things did he like to talk about? Also, I have a very strange question... what was his real voice like? :p  Ive always wondered that. Was it a deep raspy type or a softer high pitched sort. I can't ever imaging what his real voice must have sounded like from just listening to his vocals.
salshep Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
You know.. all these years later, it's very hard to recall. It was a very nice voice, he wasn't a loud person and I guess it was 'normal' in pitch, not high or low.. ofc he had an awesome accent, ha. It was -nothing- like his vocals.. oddly enough most of the black/death metal vocalists I know are quite softly spoken.

We talked about a lot of things, his music, the band, just things happening in our lives, the occult, things we love and hate.. He once walked miles through a mid-winter blizzard in the night, to call me from a payphone when he was living in that grim shack in the woods with no power or phone.. All the while we were talking snow was building up around the phone booth and he was slowly freezing.. but never said a thing about it until I had to go, and he was worried he was snowed in.. That's what kind of person he was, as far as I knew him anyway. 
miowmiowmiow123 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
I've been looking through ur pics and found some snippets u wrote about Pelle (dead) what he was like, and i really wanted to thank you. most ppl who talk about him talk about dead the performer rather than pelle the person. Soemtimes I feel as though a lot of exaggeration has been done by his former friends/associates. It may be the dark image they wish to convey/maintain, it may be a black metal thing, or perhaps it really was how he was - i do not know. Did you ever feel as though he was as peculiar as people claimed he was? Or as melancholic and grim? Only a few videos of him are available on the net, and he is smiling and jumping around in every single one of them which leaves me confused. 
I think he deserved much better than this cruel world.
salshep Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Yeah - he was pretty strange. And morbid, with it. But not in a depressing way, moreso artistic, aesthetic, if that makes sense? I did not find him depressing to talk to, or depressed in himself (from what I saw, anyway). To me, he was always a really nice guy who was also quite grim.
Legiongp Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for all the faves. Great dolls! I am always in awe of the textile arts. I can hardly tie my shoes😊
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