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([personal profile] twopoint May. 31st, 2009 12:34 am)
It's like when my mother started texting (at nearly sixty) and ran up the phone bill, WHICH I PAY, three hundred dollars.

I just created my first slideshow.  Here it is.  Twopoint's Istanbul.

If I wasn't called to jury duty (for the first time ever) on the 15th, I would be in Istanbul next week.  Also, The Turk forgot to have his passport renewed.  I think I'll go make a Turk slideshow now to get him back for that.  Ooooh, drunk Turk photos!  And pinky rings are now outlawed in this house.  It must be an Ottoman thing.

*giggles* Did it.  The Turk.  The horse pictured the most in these photos would be The Other Woman.  She kicked a damn kitten and the Turk will not believe it to this day.  She is cruel and gorgeous and dark.  She receives special favors and the most preferred stall.  She is given extra feedings of hay.  I am her groom.  We have reached a suitable arrangement.

And this, above all things, is the poem.

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From: [identity profile] ahpookishere.livejournal.com


YOUR PICTURES YOUR PICTURES *dies*

So lovely. I want more. I love the ones you took of doors and windows. There's nothing better than doors and windows.

And you! (At least, I think it's you? *peeks at long-haired reoccurring character*) You are beautiful!

From: [identity profile] two-point.livejournal.com


THANK YOU! Long haired bitch would be me, but it's all photoshop. I really look like this: please view icon.

More turkeys here (http://s602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/twopoint/Istanbul%202007/) - most of these are on the coast, Saroz - very close to Greece and from the island house, which is a ferry ride from the city. Grandmothers migrate there in the summer. I'm particularly pleased with the dog shots. And the camel - because it's the only living camel I've been able to find in the entire country, so far.

And doors and windows!!!! I don't buy food or pay the gas bill, I buy art that can be categorized in this order: icon, doors, windows, trees. Every photo project I've done has been about doorways and friend (below) and I are about to start on a derelict mill town project that will include many, many doors.

We need you to hurry up burning cds so we will have a soundtrack for the trespassing.

From: [identity profile] ahpookishere.livejournal.com


Do not derail my compliment; I will explode! The truth, I speaketh.

Yay! More pictures!

Burning already in progress. Although, now I'm tempted to include some bad 70s secret agent movie soundtracks, for when you are sneaking and creeping.

From: [identity profile] two-point.livejournal.com


We'll not have you exploding because we need you whole and writing. However, if you could arrange that jury duty thing I would be much obliged.

And you better include as many bad secret agent songs as you can because that's pretty much what I feel like on the inside ALL THE TIME.

The unicorns are secured and shipment will be arranged shortly.

Also, I want to bite your cute icon, but I'm afraid it bites back.

From: [identity profile] ahpookishere.livejournal.com


He won't bite back. Although, perhaps he will nibble softly.

I'll be waiting at the checkpoint for the unicorns to arrive. (Also, thank you! I'm dying of anticipation.)

And you better include as many bad secret agent songs as you can because that's pretty much what I feel like on the inside ALL THE TIME.

lmao! Okay, I'm glad I'm not the only one. Every once in a while, I'll be driving around the city at night, listening to Barry Adamson's version of the Bond theme, and I will slip into some serious delusions.

From: [identity profile] two-point.livejournal.com


I've quit terrorizing all the people at the barn because my very aged, fabulous car just made it home from the hospital note to self when buying an ancient import: look under the car. This thing and I will have some grand, delusional adventures this summer. WITH YOUR SOUNDTRACK!!!!! I can't wait.

From: [identity profile] ahpookishere.livejournal.com


Do iiiittttt. I might have gone a little overboard, so you'll have... many.. many.. hours of listening pleasure (I hope? I have weird tastes, I suppose.) I'll mail them tomorrow, if I can make it to the post office after class. ^^

I'm thinking about a road trip this summer too (it's not too late in the game, is it?).

From: [identity profile] two-point.livejournal.com


You must! It's never too late for a road trip, or early for a road trip. I'm thinking Savannah because I want seedy with pretty architecture. Or somewhere reclusive and atmospheric like a scary old inn in the mountains round these here parts. OR I could just drive around here thinking I'm somewhere else, which is usually what happens.

Where will you go?

From: [identity profile] ahpookishere.livejournal.com


Maybe Mexico. I want to see the ruins again, because when I lived there, I was about the size of a dinner plate and I do not remember them.

Or maybe up to New York to see family and crazy!grandmother. There are perogies in the Lower East Side calling my name.

From: [identity profile] ahpookishere.livejournal.com


On occasion. What's better is going through all her old newspaper clippings and programs, etc. My godmother, who lives just a few blocks away, was and still is an actress (mostly in Spanish, she's been in some English-language things, but only small parts.. Hair, Jacob's Ladder, a few others that I can't remember. Now, she does a voice for Dora the Explorer.). SHE has really fun stories, and some of them include Antonio Banderas. XD

From: [identity profile] thrihyrne.livejournal.com


Both albums are fabulous! You really have an eye for photography. And the Turk? Wowza. The horses, too; I'm just not an equestrian. Why I found myself immediately drawn to the Rohirrim I'll never quite understand. Probably the Viking elements. ;)

Thank you so much for sharing the links!

From: [identity profile] two-point.livejournal.com


You posted a new story! As soon as I finish this I'm on my way over to your place to read it.

Thank you! God made the Turk that cute so we would all think twice before murdering him. Also, he's a very good trainer so we allow him his moments. It's all balanced by the fact that he calls the mp3 player an "iHop" and he's been known to fan himself on a hot summer day while saying, "The humility is terrible today!" He also misreads the McDonald's menu and orders a McNasty when he meant to say Big and Tasty.

The odd thing is that I have never written the Rohirrim. I'm all elves, all the time because they're pretty and shiny and I want to touch one!

From: [identity profile] questails.livejournal.com


.. so would you consider putting both the Turk and the black horse in luchador outfits? Because.. that would be bizarrely hot awesome!

I hate jury duty! I've never done it, but I hate it; I want you to be back in Istanbul immediately, taking more photos of doors and windows!

From: [identity profile] two-point.livejournal.com


Can it look like This (http://www.flickr.com/photos/39532722@N00/278739448) only better with a black horse? Please?

My particular brand of anxiety disorder is focused around being in closed rooms with absolutely no chance of escape. Flying is a great stretch for me, only tolerable because I will eventually end up somewhere exciting, and I am not required to be there by law. The only thing I can hope is that the cases will make for some bizarre writing fodder. And I'll have the chance to read the Kushiel books Levade recommended.

What are you working on tonight?

From: [identity profile] questails.livejournal.com


A black horse, much less in the way of a shirt, and overall rather more brio, and yessssss, I mean, yes. *cough* Quite.

I haven't seen Levade since Wednesday, and I think the Kushiel books are why, so surely they are good enough to drag your mind away from the monotony of the American legal system. That, or you'll luck out with some bizarre writing fodder - too bad, I suppose, you don't write in one of the few (but much loved) realms with courtroom... erm, things?.. in them.

Working, ohhh.. really I'm not, I finally flung my hands into the air, declared myself to be 'just not feeling it' after spending all weekend slowly clawing at one inelegant sketch, and I've been happily soaking in Maxfield Parrish ever since. He satisfies a sweet tooth of mine:

http://cinnabarswan.com/parrishs.jpg

Bernie Fuchs was a rockstar.

http://www.2blowhards.com/archives/Fuchs%20-%20Ship%20in%20Green%20Water.jpg

From: [identity profile] questails.livejournal.com


If it's Bernie Fuchs, I love it, pretty much unilaterally. He's about the only artist I can think of wherein it doesn't matter what he paints, it's beautiful - beer ads, stuff for Sports Illustrated, whatever.

The ship is from a Children's Book.. Ghost of the Memphis Belle, maybe? Ghost of the something. I forget. I just love that green, evil ocean, and the ship glowing like fire over the water.

.......erm, don't get me started, talking about illustration, okay? I get boring in a frightful hurry! *sheepish*

From: [identity profile] questails.livejournal.com

Things in life that need no introduction, take two..



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv-KcF3Rkv8


..... heeheeeheeheeheee (that it needs no introduction doesn't preclude a postscript of slightly crazed giggling)

(wow, is it even possible to preclude a postscript?)

From: [identity profile] two-point.livejournal.com

Re: Things in life that need no introduction, take two..


OMFG!!!! You have made me indescribably happy.

And the Turk is now wearing earplugs.

It can't hurt to play it one more time. Right?

From: [identity profile] questails.livejournal.com

Re: Things in life that need no introduction, take two..


HOLY COW, KIM.

Are you telling me that not even ONE PERSON has ever shown you that song!? Not even ONE?

Well, damn. Now I feel honored, I do think. Poor Turk, you'll have the lyrics memorised soon. Heeheeheeheeheee!

I have done evil, and brought someone joy. Balance in the force.


From: [identity profile] two-point.livejournal.com

Re: Things in life that need no introduction, take two..


The song? Yes. The song with a grand adventure attached? No.

The song was outlawed at the barn when a student and I played it over and over one rainy Saturday. The Turk was tied to a project and wasn't in a position to leave. He gets the mad shakes when we sing the first three notes.

From: [identity profile] questails.livejournal.com

Poor Turk


I can only imagine him twitching in rhythm to IT'S No..Body's...Business..but-the-TUUUURRRRRKS'!

From: [identity profile] two-point.livejournal.com

Re: Poor Turk


Or he would want to do this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWqQny1rBH0&feature=related

Osmanli Tokati: The Ottoman Slap. I think it needs to be adopted in other countries.

From: [identity profile] levadegratchets.livejournal.com


Now it's turkish delight on a moonlit night
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