Friday, July 06, 2007

Rattiness, Harlan, Ponies and Palms

I must apologize to those of you who collect RatBag rats. Indeed I have neglected our ratty fellows whilst Poppets commanded my attentions.

So, having found a cache of Chester, I've made those available on ebay for $18. I found a few singles and twos of other rats, and will get those up as I get them photographed, including a couple of Neil rats.

Speaking of rats (as in Harlan Ellison Rats) here is a link about the documentary on Harlan sent to me by David Loftus (who wrote the article.)
If you've never read Harlan Ellison, please do. You can't possibly know what you're missing until you do. Your brain will thank you. Your heart will thank you. Your soul will thank you. You'll thank me for sending you.

You'll want to talk about it on the forums. It was pointed out to me this morning that lots of people think the Poppet Planet Forums are only for artists. What?? No way. If you've ever read a book, or seen a movie, or eaten cake, or if you got out of bed this morning there's a topic for you and people who'll want to talk with you about it. Yes there are artists, but don't let that scare you. Most of them don't bite unless provoked, and there are people there with lots of other interests too. We'd love to have you join us.

Ravyn's newest tiny fantasy painted horses are available for one more day. I'm enjoying watching her stretch her creative wings.
I've recently ordered a number of books from Alibris and was very pleased with the books and the service.

Now, I must send more Poppets to those who await them. Later, I will begin an attempt to root by 'air layering', the offshoots of the huge ponytail palm that will eventually attack the rain gutters. It's such a cool 'tree' that I just can't just cut them away. I've never tried this one before, which makes it interesting, but subject to spectacular failure as well. I'll let you know.
have a good Friday!


Rubius said...

Best luck with the plant wrangling Lisa. Love the ponies Ravyn.

jordan's mom said...

Thanks so much for the link to the Harlan review. I'm really hoping they get the documentary released. Reading lots of Harlan "The Original Angry Young Man" Ellison in my teen and young adult years was a big part of my life. I still remember plowing through "The Glass Teat" and "The Other Glass Teat" thinking, "Ohmygod, this guy has such a brain and such a mouth! Someone's gonna kill him soon." And his short stories tend to stay with you long after, like garlic in your meal.

I can't echo Lisa's recommendations strongly enough. You need to read Harlan Ellison. On the Color Wheel of Life, he is his own unique hue. There's noone quite like him.