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In which Taral collects together all the stuff that isn’t anywhere else.
The Slan of Baker Street (4.3MB)
Stu Shiffman is in the hospital slowly recovering from a stroke he suffered on June 15th 2012. The Slan of Baker Street is a one-shot edited by Taral with contributions by some of Stu's many friends, and it will hopefully give Stu's morale a boost.
The Great White Zine (2.2MB)
Sure, its a terrible title, but what else should a collection of articles on Canadian fan history be called? Back in the 1980s I wrote a number of fan history articles that appeared, here and there in Canadian zines, usually under the title "Same As It Ever Was." That would have been my back-up for this anthology. However, I wanted to use this nifty old drawing I did of Bob & Doug McKenzie as though they were filming an episode of SCTV's "The Great White North" about fanzines. That dictated the title... but what the hell, it gave me an excuse to do some digital colouring.
To Walk the Moon (5MB)
If I Must Say So Myself (654KB)
The Incomplete Taral Wayne Cover Gallery (4.5MB)
Old Toys (4.7MB)
New Toy #1 (4.7MB)
New Toy #2 (5MB)
New Toy #3 (3.4MB)
Broken Toys #1 (195KB)
Broken Toys #2 (1.1MB) April 2012
Broken Toys #3 (1MB) May 2012
Broken Toys #4 (686KB) June 2012
Broken Toys #5 (758KB) June 2012
Broken Toys #6 (641KB) August 2012
Broken Toys #7 (852KB) September 2012
Broken Toys #8 (1.2MB) October 2012
Broken Toys #9 (1.2MB) November 2012
Broken Toys #10 (3.0MB) December 2012
Broken Toys #11 (3.7MB) December 2012
Broken Toys #12 (2.3MB) January 2013
Broken Toys #13 (2.1MB) February 2013
Broken Toys #14 (1.4MB) March 2013
Broken Toys #15 (992KB) April 2013
Broken Toys #16 (981KB) May 2013
TransFUR - Isobel (198KB)
You Are Where You Eat (457KB)
I Made You Look
In the beginning, I had no intention of joining FaceBook. I mean; why? What Earthly purpose would it serve? But sometime last year I was talked into it by the people who run CUFF and the Canvention. I had been one of them at various times, unfortunately, and they wanted us to be able to discuss important matters conveniently. As it turned out, I don’t recall that there ever was even a single such discussion. So be it. I was on FaceBunk, regardless. Now I would be able to inform the world of all my utterly unimportant affairs, secure in the knowldege that almost certainly nobody would read about them.
“Today I washed my socks, and read that they may abolish the penny. I think I’ll have fish-sticks for dinner.”
I was unable to face a future filled with such ephemera. I decided I’d find a purpose for FoolBook, even if it was a largely specious one. And I did! I began to upload some of my recent art as a “photo” album called A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words. If I kept at it, I reasoned, people would eventually look at my art whether they were interested or not.
While I might have stopped there, I created another album. A Fan is Not an Island was a collection of photos of myself and people I call my friends (or at least associates). You Are WhereYou Eat is a collection of photos taken in my apartment – far more detailed than the handful of photos of my “virtual” apartment published in my Worldcon report. Planet Parkdale – an assortment of views of my neighborhood – followed soon after. Then the other albums… one by one. The most recent is What’s Pubbing. This final album is mainly to show the Photoshop work I’ve been doing of late.
What’s next? Depends on what I take photos of and whether inspiration strikes.
Meanwhile, I have finally gotten into the spirit of exhibitionism on FaceButt. Did you know that yesterday I shopped at Costco, and today I baked a cake?
And I was wrong. A handful of people do, in fact, seem to find my day to day affairs interesting enough to follow, and comment on. I even know who most of them are…
A Fan is Not an Island (789KB)
Planet Parkdale (904KB)
Real Life... The Next Best Thing (600KB)
Shooting Gallery (354KB)
Triumph of the Confederacy! (399KB)
What’s Pubbing (847KB)
Worth a Thousand Words (2.3MB)
You Are Where You Eat (457KB)
Last revised: 1 May, 2013
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