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The Backpacking Chronicles

Postby Mr. Teg » 05 Feb 2011 22:48

The following are from Brian Herbert on Bruce Taylor's website

Brian Herbert wrote:He's also my backpacking buddy (Bruce Taylor or Mr. Magic), on many a trip into the untrammeled wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. On a regular basis-whenever he feels overwhelmed by the burdens and B.S. of civilization - Bruce needs to go out and commune with nature, where it recharges his batteries Image. I remember one evening in particular when we watched the incredible gathering of dusk over the Enchantment Lakes. :romance-adore:The sky changed as the purple swept over us :romance-kisslips:, and moments later - far to the west, beyond trees and mountains - we noticed an eerie, sickly yellow glow, reminding us that we had not escaped after all. It was the lights of Seattle against the sky, from seventy-five miles away.


The source of KJA's and Bobo's tiff during the last tour?

Brian Herbert wrote:To a large degree this has to do with his attempt to understand his parents and in particular his father, and in this regard, I am a kindred spirit with him. Joseph Campbell once said that the quest for one's father is a hero's journey, and I know from personal experience that it can be an ardous, painful pursuit, but one that can lead to incredible enlightenment. Much of Bruce Taylor's prose is written from the perspective of a bright child, one who is in some pain but overcomes it by seeing the world of adults as truly bizarre, whimsical and weird. It's important to realize that Bruce's stories are not strange; the world is, and he's separated himself from it in order to show us new realities, with remarkable clarity and insight.


He never really grew up...
His own novels are childish and twisted like his view of the world.

Brian Herbert wrote:ruce and I are in an eclectic writing group that comprises quite a range of personalities and talents, including: Linda Shepherd (a feminist writer who is also a Ph.D. biochemist); Cal Clawson (a writer of math books and western novels); Marie Landis (a science fiction/fantasy writer who is an accomplished painter); and Phyllis Lambert (a scientist who writes about human aging and about monkeys in car washes). Somewhere in all of this, Bruce and I seem to fit in, or at least we haven't been asked to leave yet. At our Friday evening sessions, the conversations are catholic (with a small "c") ranging from Plato, Einstein and vampires to debates over whether the fisherman in one of our stories should haul up a human toe or an eyeball. To catagorize the members of our group (and Bruce to a large extent), it might be said that we're interested in everything, and we're a support group for the fragile creative psyches of writers. Bruce is an integral part of this, and for years, I have appreciated his intellectual input and emotioanal support.


Freudian slip!
Emotioanal is the original text!
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Re: The Backpacking Chronicles

Postby TheDukester » 05 Feb 2011 22:56

I just have so little patience for this nonsense:

" ... whenever he feels overwhelmed by the burdens and B.S. of civilization ... "

Yeah, there's a word for people like that: weak.

Look, hiking/biking/running/swimming/kayaking/whatever is great, the outdoors is great, and getting some genuine exercise and breathing clean air is great. I've got no problem at all with any of that. But don't waste my time with how rough the real world is or how tough you've got it, and how your sensitive artistic temperament requires that you somehow escape the real world. It's bullshit.

I'm guessing this is why I have so little patience for Bobo in general. He's a recluse who has tuned out the world for many years now. Just puts his name on the annual McDune and lives off the interest. Fucking spineless jellyfish.
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Postby SandChigger » 05 Feb 2011 23:06

Yeah. And here's another word for it: coward.
I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

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Postby TheDukester » 05 Feb 2011 23:19

Mr. Teg wrote:Linda Shepherd (a feminist writer who is also a Ph.D. biochemist); Cal Clawson (a writer of math books and western novels); Marie Landis (a science fiction/fantasy writer who is an accomplished painter); and Phyllis Lambert (a scientist who writes about human aging and about monkeys in car washes).

I'm full of words today! Here's one for all of these social misfits:

unpublished
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Postby Mr. Teg » 05 Feb 2011 23:25

TheDukester wrote:
Mr. Teg wrote:Linda Shepherd (a feminist writer who is also a Ph.D. biochemist); Cal Clawson (a writer of math books and western novels); Marie Landis (a science fiction/fantasy writer who is an accomplished painter); and Phyllis Lambert (a scientist who writes about human aging and about monkeys in car washes).

I'm full of words today! Here's one for all of these social misfits:

unpublished


You mean like the social misfits of Hellhole? :D
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Postby SandChigger » 05 Feb 2011 23:30

Um, the date on all this stuff is 1998, right? So BoBo's been cheatin' on Kevie all these years?

WAY TO GO, BOBES! :laughing:
I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

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Postby Mr. Teg » 05 Feb 2011 23:39

SandChigger wrote:Um, the date on all this stuff is 1998, right? So BoBo's been cheatin' on Kevie all these years?

WAY TO GO, BOBES! :laughing:


The date was interesting back in 1998.
The atmosphere of the whole thing struck me like Bobo's finally coming out of the closet or something.
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Postby Kojiro » 06 Feb 2011 01:59

"Monkeys in car washes?" :?
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Postby Omphalos » 06 Feb 2011 02:19

Mr. Teg wrote:
SandChigger wrote:Um, the date on all this stuff is 1998, right? So BoBo's been cheatin' on Kevie all these years?

WAY TO GO, BOBES! :laughing:


The date was interesting back in 1998.
The atmosphere of the whole thing struck me like Bobo's finally coming out of the closet or something.


Might've been. That was back before all the criticism started in ernest. He certainl comes off as overly sensitive. Maybe the Dune criticism pushed him back into his closet.

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Postby SandRider » 06 Feb 2011 04:05

we watched the incredible gathering of dusk


what the fuck ...?
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Postby SandChigger » 06 Feb 2011 05:44

It's pretty gqy. :?
I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

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Postby TheDukester » 06 Feb 2011 12:40

I'll chalk that up as another reason I think TheKevin write all of the McDune stuff. Bobo's "writing" is just dire.

Anderhack's writing might be boring, bland, one-dimensional, and predictable, but he does manage to line up words into sentences ... sentences into paragraphs ... paragraphs into pages.

Bobo ... ? Not so much.
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Re: The Backpacking Chronicles

Postby merkin muffley » 06 Feb 2011 13:00

BH wrote:the purple swept over us


This makes my nipples hard.
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Re: The Backpacking Chronicles

Postby lotek » 06 Feb 2011 13:01

SandRider wrote:
we watched the incredible gathering of dusk


what the fuck ...?


what the dusk ?
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Re: The Backpacking Chronicles

Postby TheDukester » 06 Feb 2011 13:39

Yeah, these are sounding like Very Special™ trips ...

(All together now: "Not that there's anything wrong with that.")
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