September 15, 2003
damn....and yay!

The bad news is, William Gibson is quitting blogging.

The good news is, it's so he can start writing again.

tribe | from inside the mind of krix at September 15, 2003 03:48 PM .

well, shit, i pretty much visited his blog every day (though not five times a day like yours, krix). still, more Gibson novels can only be a good thing...

Posted by: lori on September 15, 2003 04:32 PM

I can accept his decision. His blogging took some of the wind out of my hero worship of him. It made me think of him as human and quirky.

While that isn't bad, I prefer to think of him as a perfect craftsman, above reproach and worthy of awe.

I stopped reading his blog because I need at least one hero I can project delusions upon.

I have a couple other 'heroes' who are not in the same class. They are smarter than me, yes, but have horrendous taste in films. And read laughable books. And get mad.

By the way, it looks like JLo and lil' Matt's boyfriend are calling it quits. I said 5 more months last month, didn't I?

What do I win?

Posted by: V. on September 15, 2003 08:36 PM

I love Gibson's work. I only started reading his work after your EBAY garage sale. I tried but did not win the books you had for sale so instead I borrowed them from my local library. I loved them so much I have since purchased them.

I did however win the "4 cheese" Dogstar CD from your auction and those 4 songs looped over and over while I was reading. Now I can't hear '32 Stories' or 'Behind Her' without thinking of Gibson's Bridge Trilogy characters, Chevette and Rydell. In my mind, they look a lot like Johnny Utah and Tyler from Point Break. 32 Stories so fits the last scene in "All Tomorrow's Parties" (on the platform on top of the bridge?? remember??). It should be the sound track! It sure is for me.

Long story short, I too am looking forward to reading Gibson's next work. =)

Thanks Krix (directly) and Keanu (indirectly) for yet another addiction.

Posted by: w on September 15, 2003 08:37 PM

Have you read Pattern Recognition yet, w? I'm hoping it's the start of another trilogy a little bit. Really good characters.

And you're *my* hero V. so don't you go anywhere.
Just never bring up the Bennifer again.

Posted by: krix on September 15, 2003 08:45 PM

imho, B to the Affleck and J to the Lo never really meant any of it, and even if they did, they knew in their hearts that they didn't really stand a chance. hey krix, can V. be MY hero, too? ;)

Posted by: lori on September 15, 2003 08:50 PM

Yes, I have read Pattern Rec. I loved that a woman was the lead character, especially a woman with so many issues and quirks.

I read Difference Engine too. It was good but I had difficulty getting into it after reading the 2 trilogies.

Posted by: w on September 15, 2003 09:27 PM

Cayce is a great character. I hope PR is never made into a film, because they will ruin her.

Posted by: krix on September 15, 2003 09:30 PM

Amen, Sister (regarding PR)

I read an article somewhere about how the movie execs changed Johnny Mnemonic from what Gibson wanted it to be to what it eventually became. Apparently after 'Speed' the movie execs decided that it could be more commercial if the script had some major changes. Gibson said the execs even wanted to somehow fit a speeding BUS into it! I'll try to find the article if anyone is interested.

Posted by: w on September 15, 2003 09:59 PM

I think it may have even been on Gibson's blog. I remember reading it too.

Posted by: krix on September 15, 2003 10:22 PM

That's from a recent article.

Posted by: Jen on September 16, 2003 01:10 PM
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