- Orbital Operations
Orbital Operations for 6 August 2023
Constant autumn out here on the Thames Delta now. Grey skies like a lid on the country, regular cold rains, the passing of things. The only sign of summer now is the clinging humidity. Picking the last of the suffering raspberries, and marvelling at the great bush of mignonette strawberries I raised from seed. Soon I will be roasting coffee beans again. The year feels close to being over already.
I am fried. I generated around fifty pages of material Weds-Fri alone, and I have to keep doing that for a while to get back on track after the time losses of the last two months. It is fine. I can do this. I am young and strong. It’s a snap.
So today is only a couple of quick notes just to say hi, and I’ll be back with a proper letter next week.
Got this in email: new self published zine by Farel Dalrymple (who I guess goes by Farel Dal now?) and Soph Franz. I’ve always loved Dal’s work, and Franz has similar skills. Link here. I adore a good square book.
My own weekend reading is artist John Coulthart’s journal.
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Comics writer Kek-W makes new record DAGON ALLEY which is:
Much atmospheric and also "never go to Yeovil that place sounds weird mate”
GOT MORE TIME?
WARRENELLIS.LTD is my personal notebook, in which I make new entries several times a day. Think of it as all the things I can't fit into this newsletter, from links and bookmarks to reviews, random thoughts and life notes. If you use a RSS reader, it generates a feed at https://warrenellis.ltd/feed/ .
And various other bits and pieces.
Here’s an old one: JESUS BONES.
I am trying to do better, generally. I will try to do better here next week, too, when I am hopefully less fried. Don’t be like me: don’t fry yourself this week, look after yourself instead and do what feels good. You deserve it. See you next week.