Strangeest place you've heald a HE conversation.

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Strangeest place you've heald a HE conversation.

Postby Lori Koonce » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:39 pm

Mine

I am currently having a conversation in a rather sexually explcit chat room with someone who has never even heard of HE.

Anyone got anything stranger?
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Postby David Loftus » Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:41 am

I was in a park in Vancouver BC, during a morris ale (festival in which morris folk dance teams get together and dance around the countryside) in about, oh, maybe 1997, chatting with some burly guys who belonged to Sunset Morris, a Los Angeles side (morris dance group).

I mentioned that I knew Harlan Ellison and had done some work for him, and one of the men salaamed and said "We are not worthy, we are not worthy!"

More recently, about three years ago, I was getting my hair cut downstairs by a very skinny, quasi Goth sort of girl in a "rock-and-roll" salon that has lots of fashion magazine and porn photos of nude and semi-nude people pasted on the walls, and I mentioned Harlan Ellison, and my stylist said "You could hardly have mentioned a name that would have impressed me more."
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Re: Strangeest place you've heald a HE conversation.

Postby Ezra Lb. » Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:07 am

HHHrrrrmmmppphhh...uh....personally I haven't got over the having a conversation in a rather sexually explcit chat room with someone who has never even heard of HE part.

Is there a whole sub-culture of HE related erotica that I'm not aware of?

I'm so naive. :shock:

It occurs to me that maybe I don't really wanna know...

Did I tell you I got 90% on the sex quiz? :D
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Re: Strangeest place you've heald a HE conversation.

Postby Moderator » Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:59 am

Actually it was only a few weeks ago. Cris had a gig out of town, and her bass player (Sam) for that particular show was riding with us. Nice guy, great player, and kind of a thirty-ish combination of High School Musical looks and sixties jazz attitude (!).

Somehow the subject of movies came up, and this guy we've known for years as a "real cool" jazzer suddenly outs himself as a fan of the original Star Trek series. (He LOVED Abrams' movie, BTW, as did we.) We talked about the show and its sequels (most of which he didn't ever watch) and some other SF shows. He said his favorite two episodes were THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE and CITY ON THE EDGE. Cris laughed and said "Harlan would love that". When we mentioned that Harlan likes Cris' music and has all of her CDs, off went the conversation. Sam's been a fan of Harlan's work for years and loved not only COTEOF, but had read much of Harlan's best short stories in High School and college. (Which I said was all of last week. Sam looks really young.)

Driving through the middle of the desert as night falls, rambling on with a "teenage hep cat" in the back seat about Our Pal Harlan was unexpected and weird, to say the least.
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Re: Strangeest place you've heald a HE conversation.

Postby Lori Koonce » Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:21 pm

Ezra Lb. wrote:HHHrrrrmmmppphhh...uh....personally I haven't got over the having a conversation in a rather sexually explcit chat room with someone who has never even heard of HE part.

Is there a whole sub-culture of HE related erotica that I'm not aware of?

I'm so naive. :shock:

It occurs to me that maybe I don't really wanna know...

Did I tell you I got 90% on the sex quiz? :D


Ezra

I was at that chat site for reasons that have NOTHING to do with Unca Harlan. Someone jokingly offered me anything I wanted and I told them I needed a plane ticket to Minneapolis for this August. They asked why and I explained I had a chance to meet My Most Favoritest Author in the entire world. Then the conversation turned for a moment to HE and what and why I liked about him and his writting.

I need a way to get to Minnicon, Mark Goldberg has graceously bought me attendence at the con and a chance to sit at Harlan's table at the banquet at the end of the con. I just need to get my butt out there and back to SF. I'm poorer than most church mice, and am gonna have a hard time getting the ticket. Just thought it was worth the chance.

BTW, you got a 90 on the quiz.... *looking at the Lb Man in an entirely new light* Too bad we live on opposite ends of the nation. :twisted:

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Re: Strangest place you've held a HE conversation.

Postby Gwyneth M905 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:35 pm

Strangest place I wasn't truly able to hold a HE conversation was at the dentist's office. I drooled a lot on the little plastic bib as I tried to explain who HE was (to someone who didn't even watch "Star Trek", let alone read speculative fiction) and why his work was so important.

"Swish and spit" have never been two more welcome words for me to hear. :roll:
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Re: Strangeest place you've heald a HE conversation.

Postby diane bartels » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:28 pm

In the recovery room after one of my ortho surgeries many years ago. See, my wonderful then surgeon used to give me a shot of Demerol before the operation and then gas. The combo sends me babbling 240 and this time I started on the wonders and delights of Unca Harlan's work. I think I also mentioned his gereral cuteness. Weird me.

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Re: Strangeest place you've heald a HE conversation.

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:16 pm

Diane, the FBI is knocking at your door as we speak. Stalker you..lol


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