Hello all and welcome to my most excellent web page! My goal in adding this page to the WTS is to entertain my fellow toasters, and maybe even a small segment of the rest of the Web. I'll endeavor to add something new every week, so keep checking in, or look for my announcements on "What's New".
My offerings will fall into two categories: First, original works; artwork, music, photos, or writing that I'm collecting here for self-publication on a scale unimaginable a few years ago. Hopefully, the world's collective yawn won't totally blow me over, but I think you'll enjoy it if you've gotten this far. Second, Stuff I Found On The Web, brought back and held up to the light for your enjoyment. There's a whole underground world of music publication on the Web through a device called "MIDI", and I have a link page or two of my favorites for you to cruise. Also, in commenting on an issue or interest of mine, I'll write some essays filled with links for you to read.
Go directly to the corners of my electronic world by using the navigation bar appearing at the top of this page, or jump down below this section to find out what I've added this week. I'll also be experimenting with time, allowing you to scroll through previous weeks' versions of my pages where appropriate.
Hello all. Just doing some maintenance this week. Got my nanofics collected on a new page on my Electronic Bookshelf. Here is this week's nanofic:
Fulfilled as a bird's nest
"I hate this hat. I only wear it when I'm committing crimes. I wore this hat when I stole this convertible. Hey! The damn wind blew it off!"
And the hat was free. It hoped it would find a better home, as the buffetting winds pushed it ever higher across the city.
And, just so I can get it announced in the WWN, here again are the japan photos from my trip of the Totoro Cat Bus that Lisa (my future wife) and I stumbled across there. We were wandering around Nagasaki with my sister Cora, trying to get to the Garfield House, when we unexpectedly found a whole Miyazaki store! And in the middle, a life size Cat Bus! We squealed with delight and bounced around the plush interior, taking photos until the next (native) happy fans of Totoro came along to repeat our actions almost precicely. The next day, we were off to the forest preserve island of Yakushima, where Lisa saw the Totoro movie for the first time as we stayed in the country youth hostel there. The next day we climbed the mountain in the rain (it is sunny only 10 days a year there) and encountered some thousand-year-old cedar trees and some wild monkeys. It was definitely a serendipitously magical couple of days!
The Lisa Joy Adulation Page
Original Music by Number 12
Show Me Your Bus