“Le temple inhabité et en ruine lui convenait, parce que c’était un minimum de monde visible; […]” __ Les ruines circulaires, JLB


Sunset time, looking oddly foggy, almost smoky (is what i tried to capture with this second picture)

d’une boîte à une autre

by 61chi, see


Il y a quelque temps je suis tombé sur un exemplaire de la BD “ROOM” (en Français, sortie OCT 2021), je ne connaissais pas l’artiste. Achat impulsif parce que le style me plaisait. Je n’ai pas été déçu à la lecture, au contraire, une chouette surprise. Quelques histoires courtes. “Cinq pièces liées entre elles par leurs personnages […] une évocation de la vie dans une mégapole”

Liens de deux de ses BDs éditées en FR:
Elle qui se laissait dévorer >

Quelques images/photos à l’arrache. (Rendues d’encore plus mauvaise qualité par un rescaling atroce. Désolé.)


The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue (2017). [imdb]
This one was a little too ‘depressed’ for my taste these days.


uhm, no i don’t finish things. [anything]


My back feels like it’s burning tonight for some reason and i’m again very sleepy and tired.
No choice but going to lie on my back right now i guess. Hopefully it’ll be enough to help (because Ouch! it is more than uncomfortable).

sketches &tc

Puisque que je procrastine sans fin trop de choses depuis des mois, voila au moins une sélection de quelques gribouillages selon ce que j’ai sous la main. Plus ou moins récents, quelques semaines, deux/trois mois et/ou plus anciens.

[edited: updated because some doodles were missing as WP’s editor was close to make me snap when first making this post. I have no patience for computer crap anymore. Sorry for this.]


Comfort zone

Perhaps a mood. I’ve been slowly rereading Pattern Recognition –once again– (William Gibson, 2003).
What’s new? I still really like this novel. Taking my time.

I recently read ROADSIDE PICNIC (aka STALKER or “Pique-Nique au bord du chemin“) for the first time, i read it in french translation; intro by Ursula K. LeGuin. Of course, i don’t know how come/why i didn’t read it before.
I had been meaning to read SOLARIS by Lem for what feels like a long time now; I was perhaps finally going to start reading it when i landed on ROADSIDE PICNIC instead. A short, easy and quick read. It was also great. I didn’t want it to end.

I’ve read bits of other things after that/since — some reading/rereading of some Borges’ things (bits of poetry, etc), other bits of poetry by other authors, bit of one play (maybe one thing by Poe also? or was it before…) or i don’t know – things.
I was unsure of which other long form fiction/novel to start; hard to pick something to follow STALKER. Maybe why i started to read it a second time instead of picking another novel, i couldn’t decide. I also started another well known Stanislas Lem’s novel at some point but i will probably only resume this one a bit later.
For now I’m slowly rereading Pattern Recognition.

(Éditions Au diable vauvert, 2004, traduction de Cédric Perdereau)

** I thought i’d write this entry in French, i was going to, but alas…