October 21, 2005

Pictures and Fragments.

1. Unfinished fragment #1, on George A. Romero's Land of the Dead:

Perhaps the most stirring scene in the film comes about two-thirds in, when the zombies shuffle their way to a construction site. In that moment, they wake from their undead slumber, the veils are lifted, and they slowly learn to pick up the scattered pieces of equipment -- a shovel, a drill, a pickaxe, and so on. I could suddenly imagine the Internationale played in the background: a perfect soundtrack for using the tools of the Working Man to dismantle the bourgeoisie -- in this case, Dennis Hopper in his high tower.
2. Unfinished fragments #2 and #3, on the whole wisdom tooth saga (this was going to be accompanied by a photograph of a bottle of Vicodin, bookended by bottles of Tylenol and Advil, and the tooth itself in a little jewel box, but never mind):
At night, with no lights, books or computer as distractions, the pain is distilled and refined; my entire mouth feels like it's been welded into some

Vicodin is my friend.

3. The Nesting Ground's nesting ground:


4. The Wily hoodie really does exist, as the V-Monster wrote (I wore it in case she couldn't recognize me):

5. Blue on blue on blue:

izzy blue

6. And as a way of welcoming Ktrion onto the blogroll [clap clap], a screen capture of my writing so she knows I wasn't blogging live, but taking notes at the big Ethnic Studies meeting just as she was:

7. Some really cool and exciting news: through the magic of Google Images, a graphic designer at Origin Graphic Design found this photograph which I took with a Diana about five years ago -- a statue of Catherine of Siena across the bridge from the Castel Sant'Angelo (I think). To make a long story short, it's appearing on the cover of Carol Lee Flinders' Enduring Lives, to be published by Tarcher / Penguin in spring 2006 -- which means the Wily Filipino will now become an actual published photographer! (I've seen the mockup of the cover and it looks awesome. Thank you, Amy Hayes!)

Unless I can't find the negative (ulp!) -- still tearing the batcave apart looking for it... Maybe I shouldn't be blogging about this yet...

8. Plus two longish entries still in the making, which at this rate wouldn't be ready until late December, entitled:

- "Why I Hated Bontoc Eulogy"
- "Pinoy Hiphop and Other Acts of Petty Thievery"

Please note that the titles won't precisely reflect the contents of the entries -- they're starting points on the way to a larger argument -- but some folks aren't going to like them...

Posted by the wily filipino at October 21, 2005 12:24 AM

I'm on tenterhooks for #8, both entries!

Posted by: Gladys on October 21, 2005 01:03 AM

In no particular order:

I could have sworn your hoodie had dark grey writing?!

Damn, my Aeron chair is so badass.

Damn, your professional photographer debut is so badass.

Like Gladys, I eagerly await the promised posts of #8. Please do the petty thievery one first; this issue perplexes me to no end.

Quote from Lea: "That Izzy is a NICE girl."

Posted by: ver on October 21, 2005 02:42 PM
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