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  • Address change in Paris

    New landlord promised wifi. New landlord lie. No wifi. Therefore no access to this site or indeed my computer for a while. Anyone writing to me, I apologise.

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  • #2
    Dear Mr M

    Ah, it figures. I finally come back to the board and you have no wifi. I tried to come back a while ago, but there was no board. I'm going to go brood. I have more demons to slaughter.

    Marie-Bernadette
    WWED -- What Would Elric Do?

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    • #3
      Ah,Marie Bernadette... you bring bad luck!LOL
      Landlords are evil,most of the time...And liars,always.

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      • #4
        Mike,

        I am sorry to hear that, but I'm sure it won't be long until you get back online.

        Best Wishes,

        -Lem'

        "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
        - Michael Moorcock

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Michael Moorcock
          New landlord promised... New landlord lie.
          I can honestly relate

          Hope you're back up soon!
          Batman: It's a low neighborhood, full of rumpots. They're used to curious sights, which they attribute to alcoholic delusions.

          Robin: Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn't it? I'd rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes!

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          • #6
            We learned the wifi is installed, but not working or connected yet. Could take another day or two. We also heard it is raining and unpleasantly cold in Paris.

            C.Brass
            Come in, you're most welcome, but leave Envy at my castle's gates ... for it is a poison we are unable to cure, and you'd be its first sad victim yourself.

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            • #7
              Landlord

              Jim Page

              Here he comes, lookin' for the rent,
              His greedy yellow eyes and his tongue all bent,
              Padlocked pockets and bad luck nose
              Sniffin' 'round my doorway and goin' through my clothes.
              Oh how could you treat me so cold?
              Got a mortgage on my body and the deeds of my soul.

              I've a run-down room with a two-way roof.
              That man's a thief. I've even got the proof.
              He likes to take, he doesn't like to give.
              I have to pay him rent just to have a place to live.
              Hey you, I know you well;
              You run a rock-and-roll tavern and a greasy hotel.
              You misuse a lot of people. You're such a greedy man.
              I have to put gloves on in case I touch your hand.
              Oh how could you treat me so cold?
              Got a mortgage on my body and the deeds of my soul.

              You go sneakin 'round windows to see what you can see.
              You unlock doors where you've got no right to be.
              Your legs are weak. You've been tellin' lies.
              Some day somebody's gonna get wise.
              You're gonna get evicted out in the street,
              No food in your belly and no shoes on your feet
              You're gonna walk around from door to door
              But nobody's gonna want to see you anymore.
              Oh how could you treat me so cold?
              Got a mortgage on my body and the deeds of my soul.

              You're gonna wake up down here on the street,
              Bricks and mortar lyin' round your feet.
              Treat me cold now, cold as you please
              Come next winter the two of us will freeze.
              Oh landlord,
              How could you treat me so cold?
              Bastards!
              \"...an ape reft of his tail, and grown rusty at climbing, who yet feels himself to be a symbol and the frail representative of Omnipotence in a place that is not home.\" James Branch Cabell

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Heiron
                Landlords are evil,most of the time...And liars,always.
                Do not be so quick to judge us all, my tennants have no qualms (at least if they know whats good for them)! :D
                Last edited by redbeard; 10-03-2006, 07:31 AM.
                My signature is

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                • #9
                  All tennants are mischievious little monsters!
                  My signature is

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                  • #10
                    ownership is theft

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Morgan Kane
                      ownership is theft
                      Please explain to me how you substantiate this statement. I've worked myself into an early grave to own what little I do and it's not very bloody much. So have I spilt blood, sweat and tears to be considered nothing more than a common theif?
                      My signature is

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                      • #12
                        Well,one can argue that every person is a liar.But hey,landlords are like merchants,right?And they do have a product so a little lie is always there for the "customers".I had a good landlord,actually she was the last one.But I have some bad experiences having studied in 2 cities and changed some flats.
                        I was an excellent tennant!Hell,I even left some things to the last landlord...(actually I just decided it was too much for me to carry...If I had a van I would steal some of her books;interesting library she had but it was her aunt's and she never looked at the books)

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                        • #13
                          Interesting how we've gone from one very specific complaint against one very specific landlord (viz. Mike's wifi*) to claims that all landlords are liars and cheats and their tenants aren't any better.

                          Perhaps it's time to steer discussions back into calmer waters, chaps?

                          Or I can move the relevant comments to "Reasoned Debate" if you prefer.


                          *Which I assume includes broadband/internet access because the two aren't quite the same.
                          _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
                          _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
                          _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
                          _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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                          • #14
                            ownership is theft

                            Originally posted by redbeard
                            Please explain to me how you substantiate this statement. I've worked myself into an early grave to own what little I do and it's not very bloody much. So have I spilt blood, sweat and tears to be considered nothing more than a common theif?
                            the phrase is from Proudhon, one of the first theoricians of anarchy .

                            Owmnership is a social and legal notion, the meaning of which has changed in the capitalist society.

                            In most cases it is a mean of coercition, of violence against other people ...

                            Coercition of the landlord against the tenant, of the boss against the worker and so on ........

                            The type of ownership Proudhon is speaking of is the property of the means of production and essential goods as water, energy, logement and so on ....

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                            • #15
                              Hmm...whatever.
                              I have no problem,even deleting my "landlord" posts would be ok.
                              But hey,no landlord had wi-fi for me! :(

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