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for those who have not heard, Sir Terry Pratchett has left this world today at the age 66 surrounded by his family and cats at his home. while he bravely confronted his Alzheimer's disease (an 'embuggerance', as he called it) publicly with dignity and advocated assisted suicide his death was natural according to his publishers. it's hard to describe just how much his talent will be missed. The Discworld novels have been such a part of my reading over the decades and have left deep impressions on my brain and humor. Selecting an absolute favorite is impossible, as each one is unique and opened new parts of Discworld to be explored and treasured by his readers: personally, i'm very fond of The Color of Magic, The Truth, Wyrd Sisters, Going Postal, The Wee Free Men and  Monstrous Regiment. but any book in this universe should not be ignored.  

www.bbc.com/news/entertainment…

time to reread and revisit Discworld again.
  • Mood: Sadness
  • Listening to: Monstrous Regiment (audiobook)
  • Reading: The Wee Free Men (illustrated)
  • Playing: with quantum physics...again
  • Eating: something pizza like
  • Drinking: carbonated beverage
temple garden
cherry blossoms
falling
-quiet-
posted as a request by: weidenlied.deviantart.com/

and our continued informal renga after the renga that was

inspired by the renga tree form last month


comments.deviantart.com/1/5100…

yeah, i'm pretty happy with this one 
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life sustained
by deeper roots
and memories
-oasis-
this is a late reply to -weidenlied- weidenlied.deviantart.com/

who made the following comment/reply/haiku: comments.deviantart.com/1/5104…
to my haiku -harmonic- which was part of the haiku clubs renga tree event for january. i'm really happy
with this one even if it's not part of the official renga-tree event form last month, i would welcome further
responses to see which direction this might lead or eventually end up at
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tea is good
ink and water
poor substitute
-thirst-
my reply to -Silvernium- and this haiku: -anicca- silvernium.deviantart.com/art/…
wich is part of the haiku clubs renga-tree event for january...less than an hour left to contribute your own voice
to this tree.
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stars and sea
so close together
one falling
-exhale-
my reply to -Jade pandora- and her haiku: -later brings the harvest-
jade-pandora.deviantart.com/ar…
which is one part of the haiku clubs renga tree event for january. there is
still time to add your own voice to this branch before the event ends
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for those who have not heard, Sir Terry Pratchett has left this world today at the age 66 surrounded by his family and cats at his home. while he bravely confronted his Alzheimer's disease (an 'embuggerance', as he called it) publicly with dignity and advocated assisted suicide his death was natural according to his publishers. it's hard to describe just how much his talent will be missed. The Discworld novels have been such a part of my reading over the decades and have left deep impressions on my brain and humor. Selecting an absolute favorite is impossible, as each one is unique and opened new parts of Discworld to be explored and treasured by his readers: personally, i'm very fond of The Color of Magic, The Truth, Wyrd Sisters, Going Postal, The Wee Free Men and  Monstrous Regiment. but any book in this universe should not be ignored.  

www.bbc.com/news/entertainment…

time to reread and revisit Discworld again.
  • Mood: Sadness
  • Listening to: Monstrous Regiment (audiobook)
  • Reading: The Wee Free Men (illustrated)
  • Playing: with quantum physics...again
  • Eating: something pizza like
  • Drinking: carbonated beverage

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ScottMan2th
Scott Mantooth
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United States
A new and almost exciting update to my profile:
(now less wordy for those with short attention spans)

This is what I look like (I'm sorry for any sudden feelings of nausea this image might cause.) I've been involved in some form of art (mostly photography) for a very long time ...although my skill set would greatly improve if given the opportunity to actually work in the photographic field. i've been unable to do so as of now. I do know a little about off-set printing and print layout techniques (years before digital took over (from high school) ...In addition to photography, I enjoy making collage, writing haiku and renga and short narrative free verse in addition to a new form I've discovered called Six-Word Stories (which is proving to be very addictive) I typically write in the morning when things are quiet and the voices in my head are not so loud. If I see something I like and it effects me in some way... you may get an example of my writing (good, bad or other) When I have the supplies, I also enjoy making handmade jewlery, and would like to do this as well as a means of acquiring the additional photographic equipment i need... however i usually wind up giving the things i make away(mostly for hugs) to friends or sometimes perfect strangers when i feel moved to do so or if i think they're having a bad day and need someone to show them they are not alone... never hurts to pay something forward...it might come back to you down the rode when you really need it.

Since my physical drawing skills (as of this writing) hover just below pathetic... we’’ll move on to other things. I grew up on real classical opera and classical music (Mozart, Bach,Vavaldi the list is long) so my tastes typically lean in this particular direction: I do like other things but I'm very picky... There are forms of music I do not like (I'm being more than kind here), but I’’ll keep the opinions as to what these genres might be to myself in order to preserve the peace and tranquility in the known universe. ( but you are welcome to guess) I enjoy the works created by Vangelis (Blade Runner, 1492) and a few others like Henry Frayne A.K.A. Lanterna. The solo works of Yo Yo Ma by Bach are also among my favorites. There are times when I like soft jazz (and when it fits my mood) as long as it’’s played in a coherent manner and not deafening or the band members are so drunk they can't figure out which side of the horn to blow or begin to intentionally slur their songs because the audience is equally as drunk and would not notice....or would in fact enjoy it even more. But for everyday ambiant sound, I could have Native American cedar flute music playing (very softly) in the background continuously day and night and be very happy. I'd like to travel around for a while... (another long and boring story that I will spare you) but to do that I need adequate funds and a reliable means of transportation which are very absent from my life.

I'd like to spend a few months out West and chase storms (with a professional team...of course) in order to capture better examples of lightning like the ones I currently have in my gallery: 1: scottman2th.deviantart.com/art… 2: scottman2th.deviantart.com/art… 3: scottman2th.deviantart.com/art…
4: scottman2th.deviantart.com/art…
and to document the terrifying beauty of severe weather. I consider lightning to be my personal (and rather dangerous) muse...so it’’s best not to annoy her when she calls you (although she has blown me a kiss before... but I didn't know it at the time...(see link 1) There are other motivations for going out West that would be difficult to rationalize them here, and to be honest they are very impractical for me to even be thinking about at this point in my life...maybe that’s why i feel so drawn to them...

Current Residence: Planet Earth (or someplace very much like it without actually being the actual Earth it could be)
Print preference: for art, any size that would look good framed
Favourite genre of music: Classical (yeah, I'm a geek)
Favourite photographer: Cary Norton, www.theordinary.org/ and many others
Favourite style of art: Depends on medium...however, Nick Bantock and the Brothers Quay are high on the list
Operating System: one that works
MP3 player of choice: paid for, easy to find, steam powered
Shell of choice: one that does not have something living in it to bite my ear off or inject a posioned tindril
Wallpaper of choice: velcro
Skin of choice: My own
Favourite cartoon character: Daffy Duck, Roger Ramjet, Reboot, Wallace and Gromit
Personal Quote: Loose lips fall off
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theheek Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Traditional Artist
happy birthday my dear friend hope its a good one Hug Heart 
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ScottMan2th Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :D (Big Grin) the day was in fact a very good one:happybounce: Hug 
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theheek Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Professional Traditional Artist
good iam so gladHug 
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saperlipop Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Wishing you a very happy birthday, Scott :heart:

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ScottMan2th Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :D (Big Grin) 
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cosenza987 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Birthday!!
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ScottMan2th Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :D (Big Grin) 
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rhunel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015   General Artist
Thanks for the +devwatch! Heart
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ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome :D (Big Grin) 
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Lady-Yume Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015   Writer
Hello,

Thank you so much for reading my work and adding me to your +devwatch! :heart:
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