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  • San Diego Sorcery...

    Janice from S.D. here... Have no clue as to whether last email address I had for M is still working so I thought I'd register here to say 'Hello'. Still have water offering going -- hope all is okay health-wise-- and started having 'Elric visitations' as of last week. When Juri gifted me with Blue Oyster Cult's Greatest Hits for Yule and I noticed 'Black Blade' was on the CD, I took it as further synchronicity that I'd better get in touch. Am embarrassed-- but only faintly-- that I've been so neglegent about dropping a line. It's been kind of a crap year with multiple deaths of some people near and dear to me. Also sorry to hear about your eBay woes with the unauthorized Ravenscroft nonsense. I will ask my sharks (and the kitsune that have been hanging around of late) to help you out with this if you like. They live to munch...

    Anyway, here is a bit of a 'long-time-no-see' offering for both M and my favorite multiverse wanderer, E:

    Revenant

    In the wave severe, a dream shark glides;
    Pale Water shows a dark side that runs deep.
    Perilous, the shadow slips the tides;
    Red weeping stains the celadon of sleep.

    Long fingers etched in white on Horror's black hilt,
    Wan mouth sardonic-stain'd with Magick's Art,
    Yet all the savage wrack and ruin dealt
    Is as nothing to the Chaos ?round that heart...

    The cloud of hair, the cheek as faint as frost,
    The spell-shot edge of cruelty at his hip:
    A Messenger so puissant and so lost
    Is found again on intuition's tip.

    Night's threshold opens as it did before,
    And Winter's Wolf again waits at my door...

  • #2
    Elric

    Hey Janice
    So when did you first discover Elric, and
    Michael M. ?

    [email protected]

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    • #3
      Hi, Janice -- Seems to be working! I'm in much better shape than I was a year ago. If you write to me at my old multiverse address it will be forwarded and I'm sure will reach me.

      Pre-order or Buy my latest titles in Europe:
      The Whispering Swarm: Book One of the Sanctuary of the White Friars - The Laughter of Carthage - Byzantium Endures - London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction
      Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles - Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - Modem Times 2.0 - The Sunday Books - The Sundered Worlds


      Pre-order or Buy my latest titles in the USA:
      The Laughter of Carthage - Byzantium Endures - London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction - The Sunday Books - Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles
      Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - The Sundered Worlds - The Winds of Limbo - Modem Times 2.0 - Elric: Swords and Roses

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      • #4
        Any other San Diego fans around?

        Are there any other San Diego Elric/ Moorcock fans around?

        Michael,
        Have you ever made appearances at the SD Comic Con?

        If you ever do, let me know.

        --Jerico

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        • #5
          Yes, I had a great time at the San Diego convention when MM's Multiverse was coming out (was that 97?). I don't know if DC will want me to go to this year's (for the new Elric graphic novel) or indeed if I'll be able to make it. It's possible I'll still be in Europe. Fingers crossed, though.

          Pre-order or Buy my latest titles in Europe:
          The Whispering Swarm: Book One of the Sanctuary of the White Friars - The Laughter of Carthage - Byzantium Endures - London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction
          Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles - Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - Modem Times 2.0 - The Sunday Books - The Sundered Worlds


          Pre-order or Buy my latest titles in the USA:
          The Laughter of Carthage - Byzantium Endures - London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction - The Sunday Books - Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles
          Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - The Sundered Worlds - The Winds of Limbo - Modem Times 2.0 - Elric: Swords and Roses

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          • #6
            Multiverse

            Song of Me

            I am a warrior.
            But it is now a time of peace.
            I have nothing to fight but time.
            Day by day, it slowly steals the
            Iron from my hardened body.

            But I am also a man of intellect
            for I am learned in both science and art
            in prose and philosophy
            and I care to share my wisdom and ideals with the world.

            I am a man of compassion
            For I yearn for love and laughter
            Long for the warmth of home and family.

            Many a night I have spent as a lone wolf.
            A hunter on the infinite plains of ice and snow
            with nothing but endless white in sight.

            The time has come.

            I shall abandon the solitude
            of my martial vows.
            I will lay down my sword,
            put away the cold steel

            And leave the furnace that is my heart
            Open for you.

            --Jerico R., Dec. 2003
            I wrote that for the girl I "love" (unrequitted; ah even Elric had great love!)

            Dear Michael,
            I stopped collecting comics years ago. MM Multiverse is a graphic novel? Who was the publisher? DC comics? I don't believe it shows up when one does a general search for your works.
            --Jer

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            • #7
              Check it out on Amazon. I believe it's still in print. And I'm currently doing an Elric, as stated. Also, I hope to be doing a Tom Strong soon.

              Pre-order or Buy my latest titles in Europe:
              The Whispering Swarm: Book One of the Sanctuary of the White Friars - The Laughter of Carthage - Byzantium Endures - London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction
              Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles - Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - Modem Times 2.0 - The Sunday Books - The Sundered Worlds


              Pre-order or Buy my latest titles in the USA:
              The Laughter of Carthage - Byzantium Endures - London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction - The Sunday Books - Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles
              Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - The Sundered Worlds - The Winds of Limbo - Modem Times 2.0 - Elric: Swords and Roses

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              • #8
                Thanks, Mike.
                Hey, I was wondering if you have met Stephen King or
                have critiqued him before?
                Have you checked out his "Gunslinger" series?
                (It's his "epic fantasy" series.) If so, what's your
                opinion?
                It's possible your work is an influence on it.

                --Jerico

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                • #9
                  Mike: I will try the last email address I had for you and see what happens. Also, if you do get back to S.D. for ComiCon in 04, Juri and I will definitely come by and say 'Hi'. Also, I am now registered as 'Jewelfoxxe', since the Forum and Portal registrations were merged-- any posts that say either 'Jewelfoxxe' or 'Veil Jewelfoxxe' are me.

                  Jerico: I started reading Michael's stories sometime in the late 70's. I started with the Hawkmoon books, and then read the Corum stuff, Elric, Jerry Cornelius, etc. I've always found Elric fun, because he had the most personal handicaps to overcome, and sometimes, he wasn't successful. Life for him was a reasonably comfy seat on the Throne of Melnibone until Stormbringer came along...

                  Peace,

                  Janice

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for responding , Janice
                    I by chance stumbled upon Mike's work, and it
                    has made me what I am today... Anathema! (Just kiddin, Mike!)
                    It was really my Fate of course
                    When I was a teen, I joined Sci-Fi Book Club and
                    got to choose a considerable number of their hardcover books
                    at a minimal fee, and picked both Elric Saga volumes, probably
                    based on the cover art I saw in the TV Guide ad I was looking
                    through. That was in the 80's, so that hints upon my relative age.
                    Now here I am, dressed in black, moody and brooding.
                    Thanks Mike!
                    lol
                    --Jer

                    P.S.
                    Mike, Is Jhary-a-Conel gonna be in the movie?
                    If so, I'd like to try out for that part.
                    (is it possible for Jhary to be a handsome brown skinned guy? ;)

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                    • #11
                      Jhary won't be appearing in the first movie, at least, but it's perfectly possible for him to be a handsome brown-skinned guy!

                      Pre-order or Buy my latest titles in Europe:
                      The Whispering Swarm: Book One of the Sanctuary of the White Friars - The Laughter of Carthage - Byzantium Endures - London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction
                      Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles - Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - Modem Times 2.0 - The Sunday Books - The Sundered Worlds


                      Pre-order or Buy my latest titles in the USA:
                      The Laughter of Carthage - Byzantium Endures - London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction - The Sunday Books - Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles
                      Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - The Sundered Worlds - The Winds of Limbo - Modem Times 2.0 - Elric: Swords and Roses

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                      • #12
                        Poem for a Mad World (2003)

                        by Jerico R.



                        Another October Sunday morning

                        didn't get enough sleep again.

                        Despite the fact that time went back an hour.



                        Didn't yet know that I awoke to

                        a day of CHAOS and INFAMY.



                        At 6 in the morning

                        Got an IM from D

                        asking me what the weather was like

                        here in Mira Mesa.

                        Looking out my window

                        how ironic it was

                        I said it looked a grey day today.



                        Then I did as many do

                        Turned on the Idiot Box

                        and witnessed the beginning

                        of the HAVOC.



                        One hundred foot flames, with

                        tendrils of of dark soot filling the sky

                        the firestorm spread close to

                        my neighborhood

                        on the wings of Santa Ana.



                        How fortunate my abode sits

                        beyond the Canyons of Chaparral.



                        By magic of CRT

                        in this Age of Technology,

                        I continued to bear witness.

                        Multitudes of

                        burning houses, buildings and cars

                        a broken plane in flames

                        and a shattered man fallen to his knees

                        wailing in sorrow.



                        The hellish images of DESTRUCTION were never ending.



                        My heart raced although in no immenent danger.

                        How could you not fear?

                        The natural light turned to an unnatural orange

                        Sun obscured by billowing smog as if

                        the breath of the World's End Serpent

                        heralded the coming of the Omega-- our last day.

                        The air reeked of smoldering wood, as from a perpetually

                        smoldering bonfire.

                        Ashes fell like ominous snow from the sky

                        bearing tidings of portents and ruin.



                        Could the monstrous flames reach my abode, I wondered,

                        here deep in my Suburban Sanctuary?



                        At the store, dilapidated by strike,

                        only a few picketers now picketed.

                        the shelves were skeletal,

                        the stock-piling and hording had already begun



                        I got what I could as fast as I could,

                        although the incompetent temp

                        served to slow me down.



                        Back to the news they continued to

                        purvey the FEAR:

                        It's Red Alert

                        The Highways are closed

                        At least 10 dead.



                        Stay at home

                        conserve water

                        conserve energy.

                        They announed a list of evacuation shelters

                        as well as the addresses

                        to homes burnt to a crisp.



                        The Bane of Avenida Magnifica

                        undermanned fire crews

                        fought their losing battle

                        against the flames.



                        How ironic the fire was started intentionally

                        by one man in order to save himself.



                        Just like a fantastic Limousine Wreck,

                        the opulent pay the price

                        for their canyonside view.



                        Just like in "Donnie Darko"

                        as I watch the events on the tube

                        My life beats to a pulse...



                        It's a mad world.



                        It's a mad, mad world.



                        It's a goddamn mad world.



                        It's a fuckin mad world

                        where obscured day has turned

                        to blackest night.

                        And here I am

                        in my abode



                        alone.

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                        • #13
                          I don't know what the deal with the formatting is. It doesn't look like that on my computer that's for sure!

                          Michael,

                          It sounds like you are still early in the movie project. It sounds like the script for movie 1 is not complete yet.

                          I am very inspired right now, and am making some Elric Saga drawings. It's probably a long-shot that I can get a job like that for the movie. Nevertheless I'd like to show you what I come up with later, after I get a lot done, and you can keep them or throw them in the trash, whatever suits you :)

                          --Jerico

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                          • #14
                            Yo

                            Any my advice help you Jeriko?

                            Judging by your lack of response, I assume not.

                            Oh well, keep writing peotry and perhaps you'll find what you seek...
                            When they had advanced together to meet on common
                            ground, then there was the clash of shields, of spears
                            and the fury of men cased in bronze; bossed shields met
                            each other and the din rose loud. Then there were
                            mingled the groaning and the crowing of men killed and
                            killing, and the ground ran with blood.

                            Homer, The Illiad

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                            • #15
                              Hey, Mr. VW
                              I have been waiting for an eMail from you.
                              If you did, I never got it. can you please resend?

                              thanks bud.

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