Acknowledgements & Confessions & Technical Doubts


ImageAcknowledgements
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First I’d like to thank everyone of my silent readers. I’d like to meet you all and shake your hands.
Then I’d like to thank S. who understands drama like noone else I know and he is so quick to respond to it. (eh, look out! by drama we don’t mean broken hearts and everybody dead in the end, ok? a comedy is drama too.) I’d love to work with and I’d have to learn a lot from a person like you…
I’d like to thank Greg because he is a man of good taste, high principles and global views. I will always wonder how you found me, so don’t bother to explain how it happened.
I’d like to thank Angelos, my guardian angel, as well as many others’. Who’s your guardian angel? I’d like to know that.
Matt, Nana, Jude, I already feel that we are very close to each other, with everyone of you for a different reason. ‘Thank you’ would sound too formal.

ImageConfessions
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Why am I writing this? I’m not going to commit suicide. I’m writing it because I have to confess that I’m not a real writer and I have never made a book. I’m a script writer and I work for TV ! OK, I have studied a lot, the classics and the moderns and the post-moderns and I’ve taken courses in anything under the sun (the sun? of Brussels?) and I can speak 3,5 languages, but my first job was in a TV studio and I was the script girl in a soap opera. More about it in some future entry in this blog. I just wrote this for you to know (and I’m very sorry if I have dissapointed anybody) that I’m not some kind of big shot writer in disguise.

Ben bof ουφ -I’ve said it !

ImageTechnical Doubts
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Now, here are my doubts. I shot some reeaaly veeery interesting seascapes the other day with the storm. Then today I spent a lot of time in front of my screen watching them and wondering what to do. They look weird. D’you know why? I had covered the lense with car grease! There was so much salt dust and snow and spray, so I was afraid that my camera would catch some severe cold and rust and get electronic flu. The first photos I took were destroyed and came out as ‘photos from a shipwreck’ ,  because I was so worried to protect my camera that I didn’t see the waves coming on me or the loose earth at the brow of the cliff. So I had to do something. No want no miss such a storm. Not to mention that I was all wet and I didn’t want to waste my wet situation (and possible pneumonia) for nothing and bugle retreat.

thalassograph 2

Then I remembered I read somewhere that some times professionals use vaseline. They use it for filter for the lense in chemical cameras, but what the h-, the conditions were so extreme and spectacular, so I had a fit of megalomania and thought of doing something like it . I couldn’t find no vaseline there (and I wouldn’t ask for it in the village ‘just like that’ -what would they think of me?) But I thought that a car can provide so many useful raw materials for a survivor. What’s next like vaseline? Motor grease ! I have a small can with thick yellow grease of excellent quality in my car. I’ve been told to use it to cover the tires so that they do not crack when the car stays for long in the sun. I’m not sure if I was told right, so I hardly ever use it and the can was there almost intact. So with my fingertip I put a thick drop on the glass of the lence in hope that it was transparent. And the rest I used to cover the joints of the movable parts.
My camera worked fine in the spray and then I was able to clean it from the grease, but ….
…my photos came out in a light yellow hue !
I might post them. Writng this makes me feel like posting my ‘thalassographs’

So see you in Flickr
Here also soon. Subject: ‘compare highlights of neighbour islands
goodnight

ImageΕλένη

Comments

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I have a minor confession then as well. One of my guilty pleasures is Coronation Street. Yes I know, it’s disgusting, but…

Thursday February 9, 2006 – 02:50pm (PST)

1) There’s no shame in writing for TV. I’d wager that the average line on TV get’s 10 times as much audience as the average line of print.

2) Yes yes! Highlights of neighbouring Islands.. Help me plan my trip.

Friday February 10, 2006 – 12:12am (EST)

Filenada, you are really taking off ! From now on I’ll call you a ‘pocket size all terrain 2×2 intellectual’. How about that?
Very curious for your motor-greased thalassographs.

Friday February 10, 2006 – 11:17am (EET)

Ah Greg…me too. Cam’t resist my fix of Coronation St 4 times a week…Perhaps I should ask Doctor S for help….
El, what is the Greek equivalent of Coronation st?

Friday February 10, 2006 – 10:01am (GMT)

El yes, there’s no bigger compliment to a person who pushes words around than a paycheck!

Friday February 10, 2006 – 06:24am (PST)

Our work team often talk and praise an old Greek series, ‘To Cafe tis Haras’ (=Hara’s Cafe), as the nearest equivalent to Cor.St. Hara (Χαρά) means ‘joy’ or ‘happiness’ and it’s also a woman’s name. It was about a young woman who was dissapointed with her carrer in the city, as well as her married life, so she took her daughter and moved to a typical Greek village and she opened a small cafe. The place becomes the center of the social life. The mayor (very funny guy) is jealous and wants to kick her out of the village because Hara is supposed to destroy morals, order and peace. So they plot one against the other and they make many mistakes and …they are secretly in love with each other ! => BIG SUCCESS
It didn’t last for more than 3 years though. I missed the last episodes, but I was told there was a wedding in the end !

(oh Greg, thanks… yes, I know… I love my job for that too. I’m not ashamed at all. I just didn’t want readers to idealize me, you know, the cliche of the lonesome genious etc. Wher I work there are 25 people shouting all the time. I shout too and louder. But I must have breaks, otherwise… paf ! Eleni kaput!)

Friday February 10, 2006 – 02:30pm (PST)



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