Thursday, March 15, 2012

 

My Most Self-Centred Blog Post Ever!


This is going to be my most self-centred blog post so far. This is necessary to establish a reference point for other blog posts. Mind you, I've always been a bit bewildered by the term 'self-centred'. It's used as a term of pop psych abuse, but when you think about it, it's rather a weird insult. "You, sir, are self-centred!"

Yes, I am centred in myself. Where else is my self supposed to be? It can hardly be centred outside myself, can it? That's called being a ghost. And it can't be centred inside anyone else. That's called possession. My self is, oddly enough, centred in myself. And I suspect the same is true for you.

Even if my self did manage to be located elsewhere, then surely that would simply create a new centre for it? So I would still be self-centred, the same way that a caravan can be moved from place to place and still be called 'home', provided the occupants go with it, of course.

Anyway, the reason why this is my most self-centred blog post ever is because it's a graded list of interviews with me. Yes, you heard right. Interviews with me, arranged in order of best to worst. Imagine that! Well, you don't need to imagine it because here it is for real...


FIRSTLY: THE GOOD INTERVIEWS
(I'm happy with the following; I regard them as giving an accurate portrayal of what I think and believe and am, irrespective of whether the impression I make is good or bad. This is me to the best of my ability.)


(1) An interview for
Bibliomancy conducted by Jason E. Rolfe...This interview is presented inside the framing-device of a story that has been manufactured from various scanerios in several of my own stories. To do this successfully required the interviewer to be extremely familiar with my work, more so than most interviewers have shown themselves to be. Of all the interviews I have ever given, this is almost certainly my favourite.

(2) A three-part interview for the
AmeriCymru website. In the third part, I reverse normal convention and ask the reader questions. And readers answered, some of them at least...

(3) An interview for a website specialising in
horrifically horrifying horror fiction. Yes, I know I'm not a horror writer. Too bad.

(4) With
Anthony Brockway, Welsh cultural expert. Of all the interviews I have ever given, this is the one most often linked to.

SECONDLY: THE MIDDLING INTERVIEWS
(These are fairly representative of me too, but maybe don't capture everything I had hoped to say when the questions were asked.)


(5) With the Italian publishing company
40K. I like being published in Italy. This interview is in English, though.

(6) For
Thomas Ligotti Online, a forum where devotees of the writer gather. They are a decent bunch of people and tolerant of my contrarian nature and this is one of the few forums where I haven't flounced off in disgust (or been kicked off).

(7) On behalf of the publishing company
Atomic Fez. This isn't a bad interview but it's not a great interview either.

(8) For the
Crawley WordFest. It's a bit thin, this interview. I'm not thin. I need to lose five kilos in fact.

THIRDLY: THE WRONG INTERVIEWS
(These turn my cheeks red. Either the interviewers didn't really understand what I was saying or, in the case of the very last one, I sound like a pillock)


(9) With
Steve Redwood. He interviewed me when I was in Spain. The interview is quite subjective in the sense that the interviewer makes assumptions about me that aren't right. But I would say that, wouldn't I?

(10) For
Cafe Babel. So inaccurate that it's mainly wrong. The interviewer either misheard my answers or (I suspect) forgot them and made them up later. I am not, nor ever have been, a fan of Tolkien.

(11) For
Jeff VanderMeer... The very first interview I ever gave! I had waited years to be interviewed and was bursting with stuff to say! And I said it all badly! I was too excited. As a consequence, I come over a pompous twit, and frankly I cringe when I read some of my answers. Not that the answers are substantially different from my answers to similar questions in other interviews but my tone is just so nauseatingly pompous. There really is no other word for it...

There have been other interviews with me, but none of them are online. I was interviewed on Portuguese TV a few years back, but I can't find the relevant link to that footage. And I have been interviewed in newspapers and magazines.

Comments:
Hi Sir, You are really good writer.

I feel so good to read your article of. Because here included so effective information. It may help me about related matter. I highly recommend it & like to share Find Carpenter Ant Control products at Pest Mall. Use professional carpenter ant insecticides to get rid of carpenter ants, get rid carpenter ants and getting rid of carpenter ants of your problem today. Rely on us for all your carpenter ant control needs.

Thank You Very Much For a Nice & Cool Article.
 
Funnily enough, some carpenter ants broke into my house while I was out last week...

When I returned I discovered a table, three chairs and a wardrobe that hadn't been there previously!

The carpenter ants had manufactured them in my absence! Neat work, but I resented the intrusion!
 
Hello sir, I got you by Google search.

The steps you suggested that It is increasingly common for you to be able to enter your name of your sites. Yes, it is really makes getting a quote easy. Find an array of Roach Control Killer Products at Pest Mall. Get rid of your roach problems professionally. Rely on us for all your cockroach killer, cockroach traps & fly repellant needs.

Thank You Very Much For Create That Nice & Cool Article.
 
Hi, Are you well?


Personally, I allow open commenting on my website. I might turn on moderation if I find I am getting destructive or hateful posts, we'll see.Find Drain Fly Control products at Pest Mall. Learn how to get rid of Drain Flies using drain gels, traps and sprays. Rely on us for all your fly killer, drain fly & how to get rid of drain flies Removal needs.

Thank You Very Much For a Nice & Cool Article.
 
Hello sir, I got you by Google search.



Looks up greats! I enjoy because it is a nice and very effective article. Thank you, writer for writing like a nice article. This is very nice post! I will bookmark this blog. Find Carpenter Ant Control products at Pest Mall. Use professional carpenter ant insecticides to termite treatment, how to get rid of termites and how to control termites of your problem today. Rely on us for all your carpenter ant control needs.




Thank You Very Much For a Nice & Cool Article.
 
Hey, Sir

Popular & demanded website is maxforce ant bait gel.If we are real way do work than mostly easy will be earn money that for everyone. So our need rightly work.As like I want to share Maxforce Ant Bait Gel expert advice and more at PestMall.com. Maxforce Ant Bait Gel Diy Product with results Right Away.Maxforce maxforce ant bait gel, carpenter ant bait gel & maxforce carpenter ant bait gel used by Pros.

Thank You Very Much For a Nice & Cool Article.
 
Hi Sir, You are really good writer.

It helps me to know about on BED BUG MATTRESS this.It is a regular problem.It hampers our valuable life.Our need will be remain aware about it. You have been shown importance topic in your content. It will inspire me always. This is very nice post! As I like to share Find Mattress Covers for bed bug mattress, bed bug mattress cover & bed bug proof mattress at Pest Mall. Prevent bed bug bites for good and sleep worry-free. Rely on us for all your bed bug mattress cover needs.

Thanks for sharing.
 
I live in a subdivision, and the yard right next to ine is up for sale and vacant.
There is a fairly large hole with yellow jackets flying in and out right next to my side of the yard,
but it’s in the vacant yard next door. My dog got stung several times last week, resulting in a $300 vet bill,
and I’m wondering if I should try to take care of the nest myself, or call the realtor who is listing the house to have him or
the owner take care of it. I also have 2 kids and my husband who are very allergic. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

please follow this...link


www.pestmall.com/crawl-space-vent-products
 

نعتبر شركتنا افضل شركة مكافحة حشرات تعمل علي تقديم خدمات محترفة تضمن للعميل ابادة حشرات المنزل مع الحصول علي الضمان المناسب نحن في ركن نجد نقدم أفضل مبيدات وأدوات مكافحة الحشرات خصيصا لأننا نسعي لتقديم أرقي وأفضل وأجود الخدمات كما تقدم شركة مكافحة الحشرات بالرياض كخدمة مميزة.
شركة مكافحة النمل الابيض
مكافحة الحشرات بالرياض
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالرياض

 
Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]





<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Subscribe to Posts [Atom]