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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Of passing time...

Alo! I have been around and I have been about, but yeah I haven't been close to blogging for some time now. It sometimes is amusing, like someone on a bus, to watch the world go by you, talking back, occasionally talking "black", but talking mostly.I did the same, watching all of you coming over, liking what I wrote, disliking it, thinking that I was totally whack and the types.
I liked all of it. Really!!:)

And what have I been up to? I have been a part of a weekend night out where we talked in and out about real ghost stories, and quite a bit of reading. There has been writing too, two stories actually, but they will be coming up later in the blog. There was another thing that I wanted to talk about to all those guys who read the gibberish from time to time. A lot of you probably think that I am some strange demented guy who eats frogs and lurks around alleys with a laptop, turning happy children stories and rhymes into works of horror. Sorry to disappoint, but then, however much I wish, I am not exactly a person fitting the above picture. I am just another guy, going clackety-clackety in my office and trying to fight out the mean world. Why I like horror is another story.
Everyone loves romance. Everyone loves mush. Everyone always hopes that there would be this killer place where there would be tons of dough and lavish cars and life would be like "Cribs". But alas, that's not the case it seems. There is always an anti thesis to everything good that has existed or will ever exist. There will always be the shadow behind your door at night waiting to jump at you. There will always be the wisp of air that brushes your cheek when you least expect it. There will always be the times when your hands turn cold and you don't know why. Mostly you would choose to ignore it, or turn it into a goth poem saying

"when the dark night lay weeping
I felt Satan's breath upon my shoulders..."

Maybe I shouldn't do poetry because I suck at it. But stories which make the hair at the back of your neck stand up, that I would do. As for the purists, I love the nursery rhymes and stories as much as anyone else. My intention remains honest; making tales that make you do a little more than just grin. And also do tales that would make you fall off laughing. I would do tales.

And I would do them just for you.

Sach tagged me to do a tag which seems interesting.She wanted me to do the tag under the pretext of trying to know"Just what kind of books do weirdos read". I will pretend to ignore it and do the tag instead!!:)

She wanted me to quote some favourite lines from some of the books I have read. I am doing a Stephen King special here because he remains my favourite author. Here are a few quotes:

IT:
"You cant be careful on a skateboard man!"
"In vain he thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts" - Bill Denborough at various stages in It.
"The magic exists" - Stephen King, Dedication to IT
"You don't f**k around with the infinite."

Pet Semetary (the latest)
"Sometimes, dead is bettah" - Jud Crandall

"The soil of a man's heart is stonier [...] A man grows what he can... and he tends it" - Jud Crandall, Chapter 22 (near end) .

Needful Things(my first Stephen King novel)

"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."

Christine

"If being a kid is about learning how to live, then being a grown-up is about learning how to die."


Misery

"Can I? Yeah. You bet I can. There's a million things in this world I can't do. Couldn't hit a curveball, even back in high school. Can't fix a leaky faucet. Can't roller skate or make a F-chord on the guitar that sounds like anything but shit. I have tried twice to be married and couldn't do it either time. But if you want me to take you away, to scare you or involve you or make you cry or grin, yeah. I can. I can bring it to you and keep bringing it until you holler uncle. I am able. I can." - Paul Sheldon, Misery Part 2, chapter 4.

That's that, a list of quotes that I could find. The tag is open for everyone.This is one last that goes out to all the people who think that my writings are "weird".Its in the words of Mr. King himself:

"People think that I must be a very strange person.This is not correct.I have the heart of a small boy.It is in a glass jar on my desk..."

Laters.

74 comments:

gunj said...

It is in a glass jar on my desk."

wow :)
gud 1 there!!

happyz said...

hmm not sure if the blog is good.. but you have taken too much pain to find best stanza from the books...

see that the glass jar on your desk doesnt break!!!
Cheers

uma said...

well dnt u fall in the catagory "m emotional and sensitive" and "guys i cant tak abuses"? i dnt kno if the post can help people to understnd you better but ppl will definately enjoy reading the tags....

gud going!!!!

Trinaa said...

luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurved the last quote..!! haha.. :))

Neha said...

There's a mystique around ur dark view of life..and its appealing!

Last quote was effective :P!

Good writing!

Alok said...

Aah the passage of time.

Nice way you spent it, reading Stephen King. :D

Ghost Particle said...

//There is always an anti thesis to everything good that has existed or will ever exist.//

and they continue to sweep the antithesis under the mat, so that the false happiness can last a little longer. good write bro.

and stephen king, not a nightmare without him. :D

AshenGlow said...

Absolutely! Whats wrong with horror, i ask. At least its better than "Pappu cant dance sala"...
Heh!

Shutapa Paul said...

Well, I went through some of your posts and find your writing absolutely fascinating...

Divya said...

u have an award :)

http://slateumchalkum.blogspot.com/2008/09/thank-you.html

Akshaya Kamalnath said...

The Dark Side has a mascot in this blog, and it's on the verge of converting me.

vatsal said...

STRANGE!...lol yet light..actually i m tired of reading really heavy content and complains about life..
this one was a breath fresher..thanks

debasish.. said...

Hmm.. glass jar was interesting.

Yeah, finally I agree ur NOT wat I think ur ;)

Abhinav said...

I thought the first quotes were from Stephen (Haw)King..
Never the less, provoking quotes!

Abhinav said...

AND I LIKE spooooky things..! :)

Neers said...

... and guess what, it DOES beat even there. (oh that? that is jus a refracted view of the beating... it does look huge in there, eh?)

ah well... you should do poetry too, those "weird" ones! uncanny, i was reading this right after watching "the butterfly effect"... corny or what?


p.s: you rock!

ATAullah said...

There are two things that I really,really,liked in the post .

Firstly, everything feels so perfectly planned out while explaining the non-weird characteristic in You.feels like there is lots of patience for sale.

Secondly,the anti thesis thingy. That was cool stuff man!

and I wouldn't dare to miss this one out -
"People think that I must be a very strange person.This is not correct.I have the heart of a small boy.It is in a glass jar on my desk..." . there are some amazing quotes I have read and this one falls into that list .

deepsat said...

nice quotes!

well written!

;-))

Keshi said...

love love love that last line!

I only got older but my heart is of a child's.

Keshi.

utopia said...

i never thought anyone would be putting up quotes by stephen king but thats also cos maybe i was never a fan of his genre of fiction and grudgingly so but yeah i did like the last quote.
and plssss i think you lurveee thinking ppl think u r a weirdo.
u might be the quintessential guy next door right! :P

Preeti said...

beautiful, scribbler...

by the way...i am an absolute horror freak too...
would love to swap tales and thoughts with you sometimes...my mom has not let me cultivate the tendency though...

and i felt shit scared when i read exorcist...more scared than when i saw it...

Cynic in Wonderland said...

If being a kid is about learning how to live, then being a grown-up is about learning how to die."

stunning line.

glass jar on my desk suddenly reminded me of one of the roald dahl stories. traces of that. do you read dahl?

Prash said...

Prash says :

I am not a crazy person. I am a sane person trapped into a body of an insane person

Scribblers Inc said...

gunj:thanks!!:)

Happyz:I would take care of that glass jar and yes...its cool if you didnt like the "post"..would try to do better the next time!:D

Scribblers Inc said...

uma:thanks for the wishes yaar!!:)

trina:Its written for the likes of you...and ME!!:D

Scribblers Inc said...

neha:thank you so much...I would certainly try better!:)

alok:trust me...there is nothing better!!:D

Scribblers Inc said...

ghost particle:Thanks bro!:D

ashenglow:I guess it is...rather I hope...errm...:P

Scribblers Inc said...

shutapa:thank you so much shutapa...do visit again!!:)

divya:I am so lost for words...thank you!!!!:D
yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!

Scribblers Inc said...

akshaya:oh we could always use people...more people...:D

vatsal:dont mention it brother!!:)

Scribblers Inc said...

debashish:glad someone got the point...phew!!:)

Abhinav:Same pinch!!:D

Divkiran said...

***The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool

Imagine this cumin outt of a stephen king book...LOL

GOOD ONE MY FRIEND< GOOD ONE

and cani have a pictire of that Jar
wud be fun to see...lol

Amrita said...

Well.. i dont think u r weird... ur writing is of a diff genre and thrs nothing "weird" in liking horror!!
And i for tht matter hate mush.. yukkk keep it off me....
Well.. the imagery of a demented person lurking with a laptop in dark alleys was very stunning!!

Illeen said...

>"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."

Innocence is always unsuspicious if i may add.


>"If being a kid is about learning how to live, then being a grown-up is about learning how to die."


The last quote took me back to the novel "Veronika decides to die"..
I reflect.

Matangi Mawley said...

last line- loved it!

ceedy said...

Will come back and read...meanwhile those arrow are smg you can design on blogrolling.com - what I used to create the blogroll....and next to the ppl who updated it shows the arrow....

so sorry arjun ne abhi tak ban choodda hi nahi :)

Sahefa said...

last quote was was good...really good

ki said...

I LIKE the last quote, I do :)

jGrrl said...

I love King and your house here kicks a metric fuckton of ass. Thanks for dropping by my hovel and you're welcome back anytime. I'm gonna add you to my links if its ok, stay shiny bud and keep the faith...

HP said...

"There will always be the shadow behind your door at night waiting to jump at you. " ... and there goes my peaceful night's sleep.

Blogrolled you !

Swati said...

and he does it again!

cheers!

d SINNER!!! said...

umm, i love scary movies but i don't read such books...

may try myself at them smtime but then i really dunno what n who to try n read for the first time...

A few good quotes I must say...and well, everyone here wud agree that u write those H stories well...dark is ur side...

Preeti said...

"A lot of you probably think that I am some strange demented guy who eats frogs and lurks around alleys with a laptop...."

Yea? Oh, i thought u had a desktop!

Lame joke ;)

Cess said...

u can t possibly eat frogs, u need to be French for that ;) ok it was a loosy joke (though i m French and I do NOT eat frog legs, I heard it taste like chicken ;) I d like to see what kind of dark stories u can make ;)

Mez said...

U maybe weird but your writings aren't. Lol...I feel you write really well..from the start to the end, u keep the reader engrossed and that is the quality of a prolific writer.

Keep writtin!!

lukkydivz said...

Maybe I shouldn't do poetry because I suck at it - best of modesty :)

good quotes.

are u weird? :O i thought u are nice ;)

Hiren said...

** There will always be the shadow behind your door at night waiting to jump at you.
- Absolutely bang on dude ...

bro, writing spooky stuff aint easy and we surely are enjoying each and every bit of your likeness for horror ... and yea hope u are keeping the glass jar & the desk surroundings clean and hygenic ...;)

as i hv time and again told yaa ... you make one terrific writer ... so keep em coming ...

P.S. - finally ... i decided to give into your "Kahan hai?" comments :) my blog is updated ... check it out ...

Rohit Talwar said...

Haven't read him a lot, probably now I will. Will perhaps take up the tag as well!


You like Shashi Tharoor as well right? A genius. Hesse? I think you mentioned it on my blog in one comment of yours, some time ago.

Sensitive:-) Jigyasa said...

Good Quotes......I like your style of writing!!!

And its good to preserve the heart...but u r carrying that to work...!!! Ah thats why on the desk...;-)

Keep Smiling!!

Kazarelth said...

There are always those last dregs of insanity that last people their entire lives, making their dreams horribly pleasant and cheerful, and just enough for them not to awaken completely.
I would like to be the person you mentioned as well!

And yes, I suck at poetry too, thank you very much.

Crystal.. said...

Great one.

I so love the way you write.

Dark..and cool! :)
Btw..rock on dekhi?

solo said...

damn nice quotes u got ther!
and i love king too!!!

tessiewrites said...

love ur style dude!!

WAR10CK said...

how come you getting ideas that your posts are much too creepy... cool yaar!
sply the last one, the poem was amazing! a totally new dimension added to that nursery rhyme...

Anindita said...

A very interesting insight into you! And there I thought all you did was be the cartoon like always! :D

I like!

The Rat... said...

y do i feel u are trying to explain u to someone ????

mystiquedew said...

I haven't read Christine outta the entire set..
and Sweet Jesus! Wot a killer of line that is..where does the man get his thots from I wonder!!

psst:- Ty I am gonna go hunt fer Christine today!

Think Tank said...

Wrong : i luv horror and was actually gonna ask you for idea on a story writin contest in d times..its abiout ...horrrrooooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrr

Vaudevillian said...

fucking genius this.

there I am, sailing smoothly on the tune you set, and BOOM! it goes every time at the end.

Sharanya said...

Talking colours is a fantastic aspect. Unrealized, coz we're too busy living colours. What colour do you live in? You talk black, but you could live, say, grey.

Hyperactive maniac said...

wow! a forward!
no i didnt know that and i haven't done it!
send send!
no.other.bloody.id.available@gmail.com

Sach! said...

oyee yar dil pe ni lene ka! kuch mila ni so said so
(btw I havnt read any of these books so I say, mission accomplished!)

Besides, very well done tag and a nice post like always..loved the last line..out of world :P :P :P wierdo!!!
;)

Anu said...

Nice quotes (Esp the last one! ) .. I wouldnt want you to change, your posts show me a differenct slice of life and work.. btw dont make them too scary, because i might just close my eyes, and that defeats the purpose :D!

Scribblers Inc said...

neers:thanks da!!:)

ataullah:shukriya!!:D

Scribblers Inc said...

deepsat:thanks...

Keshi:kya baat kar rahe ho!!:O

Think Tank said...

i lost dat papr cuttin..get to u as soon as i find it

Homer said...

Wow!1 the last line was a killer!!
Liked ur post..
good going!!

Mansi Trivedi said...

loved the last quote... :)

Ranjani said...

Why did you ruin the good image you had going?

LOVE the song btw...

Scribblers Inc said...

utopia:I love thinking that other people would think I am a weirdo??pshaw!!haw haw...maybe!:D

preeti:would be more than glad to swap horror tales...two is always "one up"!!:)

Cinderella. said...

**A lot of you probably think that I am some strange demented guy who eats frogs and lurks around alleys with a laptop, turning happy children stories and rhymes into works of horror.**

Bahahahahaha....this one cracked me up big time !

But I dont think you are weird, everyone has his own forte. And what you do is yours ! And its very applaudable.

Loved all your quotes ! You did some seriosu homework before getting it right !

Princess Mia said...

mate i like to read yur stuff so keep it coming...like u rightly said everybody wants a dash of romance n poerty n bla bla...but the way u write with a element of horror in yur posts is amazing i think not everyone can do that...so thats a talent u have....

Paradox Philic said...

Hey... I so want to know where i can get this track playing on ur site .. i am in absolute love with it..

Scribblers Inc said...

cynic:have read it a long time back... :)

Prash:ok!if you insist!! :)

Scribblers Inc said...

divkiran:it might be little repulsive for certain audiences!! :D

amrita: I am glad that most people are on my side!! :D

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