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The Gibson
When I met William Gibson, he was unremarkable.
I spent the hours before
preening, primping, crimping - I even delinted
my bright red sex-on-a-stick coat with matching hat,
it wasn't even winter yet through all that wool.
He did not match my wardrobe - a knowledgeable rose-laden lapel -
sending me some sign, any sign
that our lust was as mutual as he had been telling me
since the first day I read about Johnny.
He wore a brown jacket, so unremarkable I cannot
recall if it was leather, tweed, or just
plastic like the automatic flowers of our relationship.
When he spoke, it wasn't the digital sultry
I had come to understand,
but a laconic doldrum voice reading patterns
made from his mind. No techno jargon - his way
of saying he wants me. No jacking in - know what
that means to me. No surreptitious blinks or
lick of tongue when he signed his name, my name,
sprawling ecstasy on over-loved pages.
Flickering recognition at the jaunty tilt
of my hat
William, are we through?


The number of toys in my cube is growing.
Happy Bunny figure: "Hi, Loser."
Two Angels from Dogma inaction figures.
Paine FFX2 statue -holly christ is she hot. i felt dirty trying to get her out of the packaging cuz a where I had to grab.

I also have a book shelf now - as explicated in the Hrothgar entry (bet you knew that.. You're smart!)- in desperate need of a plant

Current Mood: amused amused

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madolan From: madolan Date: August 12th, 2004 07:10 am (UTC) (Link)
That's EXACTLY what I thought about him!

And China Mieville!

And Tom Robbins!

And Bruce Campbell! (how could he not love me like I loved him?)

And Patrick Stewart!
abmann From: abmann Date: August 12th, 2004 07:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Were you, perchance, at that reading last year? It was here at the West Towne Barnes and Noble - which is bar far the single greatest book store ever. it has the size of a Borders with better selection and their Godly bargain book shelves, upon shelves.. ahem.. I'll change my shorts now.
madolan From: madolan Date: August 12th, 2004 07:36 am (UTC) (Link)
I could undoubtedly answer your question directly. But the proper answer requires a bit of lateral thinking, a little creativity and atypical logic, to arrive at the heart of the matter. See, there was a blip. A bug. A malfunction. Heart and soul were divided. Call it a prank, call it a system error, call it a snow crash-- but yes, Jordan and I were there in the front row, smack in front of the podium. Of another bookstore. Wondering why no crowds were gathering yet. So I was there in spirit, mind you, but technically my body was elsewhere. Which shouldn't present a significant difficulty, since I was totally jacked into the correct emotional resonance, anyway.
abmann From: abmann Date: August 12th, 2004 07:42 am (UTC) (Link)
The prose on that comment makes no wonder why you were asked on your Epic interview if you have read Snow Crash.

My friend Addy's boyfriend did that exact same thing. I wonder if you three were at the same place.

The experience, while fun, was disappointing. He read from Pattern Recognition with so little feeling I wanted to throw the book I bought by him at his noggin. The question and answer session was funny insofar as the some fans were trying really hard to impress them with their questions. This made me smile because I had pointedly decided not to do the same thing in an effort to not be the fan boy I can be. Rather, I went with my very recognizable red coat and hat so that the next time I see him he can say "Hey, I remember you" thereby receiving the ultimate flattery; as well as being the superior fan by being remembered.

My insanity runs deep but it's logic is infallible.
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