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Jan. 17th, 2004 | 06:01 pm
mood: thankfulthankful
music: [rewindradio.com] Brockie and Ed Solo - Sleeping Giant

I read as much of Bradbury's entire body of work I could get my hands on in middle and high school. It was wonderful... and decadent. You don't read Bradbury's prose, you swim lazily in it, and when you come out you're soaked and dripping with it and you trail puddles of warm, fragrant imagery all over the good carpet.

I think I even read his Zen in the Art of Writing, which I now see I should revisit: "You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you."

cross-posted from my own freaking journal

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Miss Adventure and Her Friends

Regrets

from: snaxxx
date: Jan. 17th, 2004 04:27 pm (UTC)
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I was out of town the week Ray Bradbury was at BookPeople here in Austin. He does not fly, so his book tours are very rare.

To have been able to meet the king of metaphor, whose writings transported so many of us back through time, to other places and planes, and out into the universe.

And some day I will make and drink dandelion wine.

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from: libbyt
date: Jan. 17th, 2004 09:54 pm (UTC)
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ray bradbury is chris' (zimbo) grandfather's brother so i guess that makes him his great uncle. i think it's cool but chris doesn't care because of some family fued. i'm probably saying too much.

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Triple Entendre

after all

from: triple_entendre
date: Jan. 21st, 2004 12:33 am (UTC)
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It's a small, small world....

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from: anonymous
date: Jan. 18th, 2004 01:40 am (UTC)
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I know he lives somewhere out here (SoCal) and has a weakness for Heineken (a friend of mine got him drunk at a horror con several years back). I hadn't ever really read him until the same friend mentioned above put a collection of short stories called Driving Blind into my hands. Some of those stories qualify as some of the most beautiful stories I have ever read.

Wa!

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from: u34km3
date: Jan. 18th, 2004 06:58 am (UTC)
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i love bradbury's sense of story and his romantic outlook.

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Triple Entendre

NSFW tribute to Ray Bradbury

from: triple_entendre
date: Sep. 20th, 2010 07:35 am (UTC)
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http://www.boingboing.net/2010/08/18/nsfw-tribute-to-ray.html

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