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elmprophet Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
My sincere thanks. I'm very glad you enjoyed my lines.
InteriorDolls Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks from me and from the family of whales! :)
KJ-Bishop Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Hi folks, just letting you know that I now have an Etsy shop:
Throttled-Hen Featured By Owner Edited Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohmygodyouposthere ohmygod you posthere

I am a huge fan of all your work, from your drawings to your sculptures to (especially!) your writing! The Etched City is one of my favorite novels, and it was the book that got me back into reading again after years and years of literary-less darkness. It so shattered my ideas about what a story could be, about what was considered 'right' or 'wrong' in storytelling and structure. More than anything else, it made me FEEL something genuine, you know? :) Something real and mystical, terrifying and infinite.

In all of its dark and sometimes shocking trappings, it also spoke to me on a personal level about what art was, about why *I* love art, writing and music. It was as if the book was telling me to ask myself why I liked it so much, and showing me why at the same time as I was reading, pulling me along toward some inevitable metamorphosis. It was one I didn't realize I needed until I had already been transfigured. It was.... well, quite frankly put, kind of like one of Terrance McKenna's drug trips. :P  You don't.... happen to dabble in DMT and psilocybin, do you? Sweating a little... 

Thank you so much for your wonderful work. You are an absolutely amazing creator and you changed my outlook on art and life. That is a rare accolade indeed!

The Etched City also swung open the door for me into the realm of surrealist literature. I always loved surreal art and music, but for whatever reason, I never pursued it in written form. Your short story collection also amazed me and I am so glad you discussed (candidly!) your inspirations and other authors that influenced you. I'm still in the process of looking them up.

Sorry if I ramble! Fangirl, lack of inhibitions, smoked waaay too much cannabis today, so on and so forth.....Love 
KJ-Bishop Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Wow, I don't know what to say! I guess "thank you" would be a good place to start :-) Needless to say, it makes me very happy that The Etched City worked that way for you, and I'm delighted if it pointed the way to other books.

Should I admit that I'm not a drug fiend? ;-)  While I was writing that book I used music to get into trancy states of mind, and occasionally got wired on sudafed and sleep dep, back in the good old days when sudafed was easy to buy, but that's about all :-)

I think I wrote it without any ideas about what might be right or wrong -- sadly a hard place to go back to, but I hold on to the view that there's no should or shouldn't in art.

Thanks so much for dropping by and writing. I really appreciate it!
Throttled-Hen Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
N-not a drug fiend? But, but, when Gwynn--- La la la la 

Kidding, kidding, but that's very interesting, nevertheless! Much of the more abstract sequences of the Etched City were so powerfully and personally written I was convinced that the only way someone could write such amazing depictions of hallucinations was to shake hands with the elves. A few of those sequences felt like reading some (considerably more poetic) diaries of my own bizarre experiments with the ever friendly psychotropic plant world.

Dare I ask what music? 
KJ-Bishop Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Lotsa music, but especially Harold Budd's "Lovely Thunder" album. But for the desert scenes it was Ennio Morricone, and Basil Poledouris for battles. Can't listen to music with lyrics when I'm writing :-)

I find that I can get in a pretty odd headspace just by reading strange texts.
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Greasy-Gypsy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Reading The Etched City right now, what a spectacular read!
KJ-Bishop Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Delighted you're enjoying it and hope you enjoy the rest -- and thanks for all the faves!
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