Wednesday, June 23, 2004

A note to / on / for Joseph Garver

I have decided to add a sidebar link to Joseph Garver's Artificial Prospects to go with his Hay(na)ku blog.

With some trepidation. Joseph seems to approach his blogs with a scorched earth policy. He raises them, then razes them. I am reminded of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos, where only when certain stars are in alignment & the right words are said does Cthulhu's island prison of R'lyeh rise from the ocean.

Currently Artificial Prospects contains illustrations of the Kama Sutra constructed by the Pensecola Polytechnic woodwork class. Pictures of the aging Levon Helm have gone, along with a photo of what looked like an early Mormon missionary, also named Joseph Garver, that seemed to stay up for about three hours.

Still I shall perservere. I like the way he manipulates the hay(na)ku form whilst still staying true to it. & I will gladly forgive the omissions & commissions of anyone who so openly declares their admiration for Eileen Tabios.

So please, Joseph, don't be so damned self-defacing. Otherwise I shall be forced to set the Great Old Ones on you. & you know what will happen then.

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

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