Pavilion Digest: March 2009

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Postby David Loftus » Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:55 pm

Name: David Loftus
Source: unca20090603.htm
SUSAN ELLISON:

I see that my preoccupation with picayune personal affairs caused an inadvertant lapse in my HERC membership, which recent correspondence indicates expired with Issue #45. That was several issues ago, was it not?

I will place a check in the mail this evening that comfortably exceeds the normal renewal amount, and hope that not only will Membership #279 be revived from its moribund state, but that you might be able to supply me with copies of the issues -- even advertising flyers and appearance announcements -- that have appeared in the interim, and extend my updated active membership status to an equitable distance into the future.

If you don't have handy copies of back issues, I'm sure one of the good people of Webderland will be able to cobble up cheap photocopies for me at least. FinderDoug would probably be the best bet, not only because he has a reputation to uphold, but I understand he'll be swinging through my neighborhood in a couple of months, in person, anyway.



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Picture of Harlan

Postby shagin » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:34 pm

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Source: unca20090603.htm
Came across this while searching for something else. I didn't dig for the source, but I thought I would share.

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But Soft...a reply from DTS

Postby DTS » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:16 am

Name: DTS
Source: unca20090603.htm
HARLAN: As your good friend Robert Silverberg once wrote (borrowing from the Bard), but soft: there is no need to get worked up, no fire that demands immediate attention. If this is in regards to anything you feel you owe me, we're friends. I know you and I will come to a satisfactory arrangement soon enough. In the meantime, no worries.

1) Yes, I am, and have been, in Melbourne, Australia. The girls (Marica and Anya) were in Kansas City, MO, lo these past 21/2 weeks.

I only have one phone at the moment -- my cell -- %$@# battery on the landline phone has been acting up since it was accidentally disconnected from the power source, and it now goes dead after 2-3 minutes of conversation (gotta go buy a new one after the girls get home). As for the cell, it'll be off tonight while I'm sleeping for a handful of hours, and then I'll be sitting (maybe even nodding off) next to it for the next final four, five or six hours until the girls get home (yeah, I know that's irrational, given that they'll be in the air, but that's the kinda quirky I am). And after the girls arrive, I'll be hovering, since they (and I) will be very tired, and since I just learned that poor Anya managed to catch a really nasty bug, just before leaving K.C. (they had ice and snow that last weekend, so it was a bit chilly). So I wouldn't be available for telephone conversations until later in the week, anyway.

As for my cell phone number: I forgot to include it when rushing to write (which explains the scribbling) and post the card sent from Melbourne last week. I'll send you another note (had something I've been wanting to send you, 'cause I figure you might be able to use them at one of your signings, or whathaveyou); I'll pop said note into that manilla envelope and get it in the mail tomorrow afternoon, when I run to the grocery store. You'll have my phone number soon enough, and can feel free to call next week if you still think it necessary, even after reading that card I sent and reading the info below (with the cost of long distance phone calls, I hope you don't find it necessary).

So, in the meantime, here is all the info you'll ever want to have about the package Anya sent, my family, and my location (geographical coordinates -- such as longitude/latitude -- not included, and sold separately).

11/2) The package cost a total of $44: 28 and change for the eats, 16 bucks for the postage.

2) Anya is, in fact, my daughter. (I STILL feel bad about saying -- with a straight face -- that I'd just found out about her when you were serving up the DEEELicious dessert at the Horror Convention in Denver, in May 2000). You met her when she was just turning, or just had turned, 10 (can't remember the exact date); she's 18 going on 85, now. Then, she was vole-like; now, she's a krassavitseh. She and her mom (my wife, partner, friend, long-suffering-roommate) Marcia, were in Kansas City for the past two weeks, visiting friends and relatives, while me and my "son" (Irving, a staffordshire/boxer cross -- don't ask about _his_ mother and I wont tell: learned that in the Army) held down the fort, and travel costs/expenses, here in Melbourne.

We live in Melbourne, now. Hoping to do so for quite a while, too (as long as the applications are accepted). And, no, I won't attach another long aside rhapsodizing about my love for the city and its inhabitants and environs (even though not EVERYone who visits the board has had the pleasure), since you got all cranky about it the last time.

3) As I said, when you get the manilla envelope -- with the items mentioned above, and my note, phone number included -- feel free to call if you still think it's necessary (hate to have ANYone pay out that much cash on a call unless it's warranted). And as I said in a note earlier on the board: since I don't know how much postage will be involved, if you think just one (the item mentioned for Anya, in the card I sent, or the other -- the subscription -- is more than enough recompense, we're fine with that too).

31/2) Also: I came up with the suggestions for recompense _IF_ you went all Harlan on us and felt that you needed to repay. If you can accept the box of soggy crackle and peeps as a gift,
groovy. Live, and be well.

4) The main reason we -- meaning Anya, who came up with the idea, and me, who elected to go along with it (and kick in some samolians) -- is because you're a friend. We like you, bubeleh --ya knucklehead (not to go all Sally Field onya, but: we REALLY like you)! So ess gezunterheit! Furthermore, Anya has decided to do a mitzvah at least once a week (or maybe once a month -- it's tough when you're starting out), so this definitely covers her.

41/2) Go easy on the caffeine!

5) This number schtick has worn out its welcome. G'night.

Yrs in Slumberland (DownUnder),
Dorman

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addendum to the reply

Postby DTS » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:21 am

Name: DTS
Source: unca20090603.htm
HARLAN: Oy. in 41/2), I meant to write "the main reason we sent the crackle"

Lack of sleep and proper syntax (spelling, etc) just don't mix.
Nighty night.
-DTS
P.S. The new Joe R. Lansdale -- VANILLA RIDE -- is one HELL of a read! (Trumpet the news: the boys (Hap & Leonard) are back!

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Reply to Harlan...

Postby David Silver » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:26 am

Name: David Silver
Source: unca20090603.htm
Harlan, I'll be in and out of the house today, on the run a couple hours here and there, but if you give me a rough time frame of availability in your busy schedule, I'd be happy to call you. Otherwise, I wouldn't want to interrupt you in the middle of anything important.

David



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Postby Jan » Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:29 am

Name: Jan
Source: unca20090603.htm
Microsoft's encyclopedia ENCARTA is folding, and we all know why.

Robert Ross

321 Penguins

Postby Robert Ross » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:00 am

Name: Robert Ross
Source: unca20090603.htm
I love this show. I try to never miss it. I haven't enjoyed a Saturday morning show this much since SANTO BUGITO. I'm 48 years old. What this says about me, I don't know; and I don't care, either.

Also:

Sometime ago I started thinking about writers' names that have the same syllabic pattern:

Har-lan Ell-i-son
Er-nest Hem-ing-way
Rob-ert Sil-ver-berg
Is-aac As-i-mov

I couldn't think of any beyond these four with with pattern.



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Postby shagin » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:19 am

Name: shagin
Source: unca20090603.htm
Today is "Sandra Has The Best Hubby In The World Day"!

Forty years ago today my husband was dropped off by an easily distracted, and touch myopic, stork into the waiting hands of his mother and father who had been expecting him ten years earlier. Given his then collectible status based on the delayed issue date, they decided to keep him.

Happy birthday, my heart!


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Postby Adam-Troy » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:50 am

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SUSAN: The package JUST showed up. Wotta relief.

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Dreams With Ellisons

Postby Tony Isabella » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:22 am

Name: Tony Isabella
Source: unca20090603.htm
This is weird.

For two nights in a row, I have dreamed of our hosts.

Sunday night's dream is mostly lost to the haze of memory, but I remember Susan complimenting me on something.

Last night's dream was really weird. I remember Harlan being angry about some graphic novel adaptation I was writing of one of his works and me saying I just got the gig two days ago. Whatever the problem, we decided to sleep on it.

I woke up (in the dream) in some huge bedroom with books lining the shelves as high as I could see. Next to me, fully clothed, was a cute young woman (20-30) whose hair was mostly blonde with some dark strips. She giggled a lot, she held up an issue of FEMME FATALE that had her on its cover, and said something about how she was looking forward to working with me.

I have no idea what these dreams mean...and I'm not sure I want to know.

But if Harlan and Susan invade my dreams tonight, I'll have to call them on Wednesday.

Tony Isabella

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Postby FrankChurch » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:13 am

Name: Frank Church
Source: unca20090603.htm
Shagan, make him take out the trash. Don't let him think he has the upper hand.

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Socialism is working its magic in Venezuela, folks. I have only positive things to say, because this may be our last chance to make actual socialism work. We should hope it works, instead of pulling death cards from the bottom of the deck.

This is not about Chavez, this is about a way around this madness that is crippling the world's economy. No more bailouts for banks and men of leisure.

The slums now have a heartbeat. Wall street may tremble.

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Postby Harlan Ellison » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:01 pm

Name: HARLAN ELLISON
Source: unca20090603.htm
DAVID LOFTUS:

Message received. Susan is on it. She will send everything you missed. No worries.
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DORMAN SHINDLER:

The postcard arrived today, and I'm sure we can accomodate you. But...not fully or adequately until we actually speak. To say that you are currently a pain in my ass, would be to suggest that your kindness and graciousness is not appreciated. That is not the case, but again, no good deed goes unpunished; and your Herculean Efforts have become heir to more goddam nuisanceation than I can begin to codify. Please call me, collect if you must.

Harlan

Semi-(Pissed Off)-Writer

I hate people.

Postby Semi-(Pissed Off)-Writer » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:05 pm

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Source: unca20090603.htm
As a way of venting, I wrote an essay on how I hate people over at Scribd. It was self-indulgence, really just a minor rant over an incident that took up several hours of an afternoon. Today, however, I'm reminded that I truly DO despise the human race. It ain't all just words.

Therefore the question must be thrown out to Harlan Ellison: how, in the name of a newly-opened package of Pepperidge Farm Mint Milano Cookies, could you have gone through SO much in your life and still have empathy and love for this species?

(The rest of the Pavilion is more than welcome to answer as well. Please, somebody, tell me the secret of love, because I missed that ferry at the crossing. I'm about ready to crawl into a cave somewhere, provided that cave has internet access.)

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STEVE, HONEY -----

Postby Harlan Ellison » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:05 pm

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Are you stumbling about like a crip in your own syntax? Are you simply trying to say it's the BIG toe on the LEFT pod?

Have you checked for skull fracture or split tongue?

Pharmaceutically yourn, Harlan

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Postby Harlan Ellison » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:34 pm

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Source: unca20090603.htm
DAVID S.:

It's been a crap day anywhichway so...at your convenience. I'm here till I fall, this date.

-he


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