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mattm3 (Mattm3)
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Post Number: 422
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Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2003 - 7:18 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

"the absinthe cauterized my throat with it's flavor, part pepper, part licorice, part rot" Sounds like bad Czech stuff.
How sweet life can be when the misery of ones existance is blurred by slight intoxication!!!

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Jay & The Imp (Thegreenimp)
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Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2003 - 2:27 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Atrium/4781/POPPY.HTML

A few more there, with clothing as well....enjoy
Quidam (Artemis)
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Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2003 - 2:24 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Sets mah mouth to waterin ....

Don't nobody say she ain't no artist ....
Quelle vie ont eue nos grands-parents
Entre l'absinthe et les grands-messes... ?

Jay & The Imp (Thegreenimp)
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Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2003 - 2:20 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

nippular appendages just for Artemis
poppy2
Quidam (Artemis)
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Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2003 - 2:07 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

And that's the very definition of "un furet plaqué contre sa poitrine".

Yes, that's it. There are others, too, with nippular appendages showing and all, if memory serves me correctly. Apparently she was an exotic dancer before being the Anne Rice of the Goth set.

Quelle vie ont eue nos grands-parents
Entre l'absinthe et les grands-messes... ?

Jay & The Imp (Thegreenimp)
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Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2003 - 1:10 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Something like this?
poppy
Quidam (Artemis)
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Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2003 - 12:54 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

To be fair, at the time Poppy wrote her Wormwood story, which was mid-1980s or before, there was almost no way she could have known any actual facts about absinthe. So she can almost be forgiven for making some up, as in the taste is a cross between dead leaves and black pepper, if I remember the story right. In the story, a cache of absinthe is found in a tomb in New Orleans. That's fairly plausible - at some point in the history of New Orleans, someone could have buried a bottle of the good stuff with some beloved absintheur. Her writing aside, Poppy is pretty fine - there was an infamous picture of her on the Net, nekkid, holding a weasel. Don't know if it's still out there. Here's how Benoit Noel described it:
"Poppy Z. Brite qu'une photographie de son site, précisément, nous dévoile nue, un furet plaqué contre sa poitrine."

It's apparently not on her website anymore, but I've seen it - she's fine as wine.



Quelle vie ont eue nos grands-parents
Entre l'absinthe et les grands-messes... ?

ENORMUS DICK (Louched_liver)
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 8:19 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..............
Will work for absinthe.
Paranoid Absintheur (Crowlyman)
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 7:22 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

ANDREI CODRESCU
Quidam (Artemis)
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 4:17 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"Anyone ever read any of her stuff?"

Read, no. Looked through it, yes. The book in the picture is a collection of short stories. One of them is is about vampires in New Orleans. It's titled "His Mouth Will Taste of Wormwood", or some such. It belongs in the Monkey Hole, because there is absinthe in the story, albeit from a background of abysmal ignorance about absinthe. If you want some laughs, read it.

"I am seeking information on 10 Star Metaxa"

To quote you, what has that to do with absinthe? I can answer - about as much as that book does.
Quelle vie ont eue nos grands-parents
Entre l'absinthe et les grands-messes... ?

mattm3 (Mattm3)
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 5:48 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks for the review. I found this while I was surfing around for A. Pontica(anyone got a good source?) Her books sound cool, I used to love the earlier Anne Rice but lately it's just not the same.
How sweet life can be when the misery of ones existance is blurred by slight intoxication!!!

August Strindburg
John J. O'Malley (El_cid)
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 10:49 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

You are right, maybe I should raise this question out of the "heart of darkness"
I like mustard (Head_prosthesis)
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 10:39 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

This is the Monkey Hole, El.

Get with it.
John J. O'Malley (El_cid)
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 10:29 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I am seeking information on 10 Star Metaxa, a smooth brandy-like cousin of Absinthe, distilled from wine and sold only in remote regions of Greece and Crete , export ends at 7 stars, don't bother surfing the net, it is just that rare and ecsoteric. Hope to encounter it during the the 2004 Olympics, Have any of you world travelers hooked up with it?
Crosby (Crosby)
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 10:01 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Same title and seriously funny in a fucked up, prohibitionist sort of way:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3523440907&category=12568
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Darrin, Stalker of Head (Traineraz)
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 9:49 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Well, that's a silly question.

Flyswatter, of course.
He who would sacrifice liberty for security deserves neither.

-- Thus Spake Zoboomafoo
John J. O'Malley (El_cid)
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 9:32 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

what does this have to do with absinthe?
Aion (Aion)
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 9:13 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Read "Exquiste Corpse" years ago, not bad,
but I prefer Thomas Ligotti, who for me is by far the best author in the horror / dark-fantasy
genre living today.
I recommend to read his short stories:
"The Red Tower" and
"Soft Black Stars"
Totally insane!
mattm3 (Mattm3)
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Post Number: 402
Registered: 4-2003


Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 8:44 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Anyone ever read any of her stuff? This one looks interesting.


How sweet life can be when the misery of ones existance is blurred by slight intoxication!!!

August Strindburg

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