Ξ October 3rd, 2007 | → 0 Comments | ∇ |
Alastor’s Reflection has moved in, and Fingal’s Cave has moved out! I’m going to write up an up-to-date “About” page soon enough, but in the meantime I’ll leave the previous Occupant’s page up below this to give further info as to what it’s all about.
That’s why it’s an “About” Page
I’m also going to use this Blog as a front door to the UNBOUND website, as the Main page and Intro page aren’t necessarily visitor-friendly; they’re up mostly as screen doors, as it were. Since I’ve so often in the past been misunderstood, those pages are mainly for the overly-curious who need to know a few things before entering LOL I’m assuming that anyone visiting UNBOUND through the Blog will already know enough to meander in LOL
Please feel free to enter UNBOUND from here through the linkage on the Blog, and simply go straight to whatever page off the top menu piques your interest. That’s where material relating to the novel (and other goodies) await your kind attention. Pretty much everything else will be covered in Alastor’s Reflection, albeit in a scattershot manner. With that being said, I will leave you in Fingal’s (formerly) crusty old hands; it dates from last October:
Fingal’s Cave and Cardboard Box is an offshoot that could very well become the onshoot (or whatever) of unbound.org, the website in support of my as-yet unpublished novel UNBOUND. I may use this Blog as front page for it, but until matters design-wise are settled I won’t know anything (which will still be more than I know now). Presently I’m learning all of this at once and as I go along, so please bear with me
Since the About Page at unbound.org is (too) chock-full of information, I’ll refer you to it for more serious reading material. But I do have to fill this page with something, soooo…
For contact via email, send it to me (Rob) at: prometheus (at) unbound.org .
By now I’m sure you know to substitute the @ into the appropriate place :-) Damn spammers!
I imagine that the first thing you’re probably wondering about is the Blog’s name. Let’s start with that:
Fingal is one of the secondary characters in UNBOUND, an apparently insane (well, he is, actually, mad as a hatter) homeless man living on the streets of San Francisco. While he doesn’t exactly live in a cave, he does have a very nice Bekins-size moving box which he uses for shelter. Nice as far as boxes go, anyway. No doubt if he could find a cave he would move into it, but as caves are very scarce (or occupied) in the Bay Area, he’s out of luck.
Except in his imagination, where anything and everything is possible…
I havc an imagination. You do, too, I’ll bet. So, we’ll provide him this cave. Caves are where poets, mystics, oracles and madmen have dwelt since the earliest days of humankind, so another one shouldn’t upset the balance any. But we’ll have to see about that… and what emerges from this one.
Some things seemingly in balance are actually quite off-kilter, and Fingal can see these clearly, if not much else. Since he’s always chased away from the streetcorners from where he likes to preach -”rant” is more apt- he can use this place to air his concerns, and I’ll pass them on to you. Perhaps between us all we can help bring things back into balance, why not? The World is teetering and tottering on its axis, and every top stops turning…
It’s not so bad here, in this cave…
Well, of course, I hang out here too, with Lily… she’s never too far away. And caves are such perfect shelters, spawning grounds and burial mounds of things forgotten, lost, and thrown away, aren’t they? Those matters interest us and we follow them further into the depths of the Cave, to see what we can spirit back.
The Cave: the ultimate Earthly representation of The Mysterious, from out of which can emerge either a human, a horror, a devil, or an angel… or a creature born from our imaginations.
We still need their stories, whatever they are, whatever and whoever you are. I’d like to hear them, and tell them to you. All you need do is read, feel, and think.
In this way we might learn from each other and brighten the Cave at the same time, because a good story will bring enlightenment along with entertainment, and that glow will bring much-needed warmth along with its illumination. At least it will for the front, where we gather ’round the fire-pit. Toward the back there’s an ever-increasing darkness that obscures the twisted cramping pathways where most of us won’t go, but where some of us will. On the other side of the darkness is a light brighter than This, and it’s something that must be shared. We hope to return with The Story.
Anything to bring back the light, that Fire, to the Tribe. Because all of us are longing for a way to attain and keep it; neanderthals, barbarians, citizens and saints, countless souls so similar to one another and equally as lost and separated in the darkness of our self-centeredness, all as if frothing, storm-tossed drops on the unbounded main, where fire doesn’t ever catch… and the only light to reach us is that of the Sun, or the distant memory of the first light that was summoned at “Let There Be…”
Could we have been there, to remember it? Ah, what a brilliant memory that would be! Perhaps that’s all we ever look for, always seek, some kind of Source of it. The beginning of life arose from the dark, frothing, storm-tossed Sea, so perhaps we’re in our Element. All we have to do is adjust our points-of-view and see that we aren’t really alone, that every drop is different, and that even if alone we still have plenty of company, enough to effect a Change. There’s room enough for all those of good will.
And here’s a handy Cave which we can take shelter in while we await the Evolution!
New beginnings can begin at any time. All you have to do is to say it, and you could even make it happen :-)
We hope you enjoy your visit, and please leave us a note with any spare change dropped into Fingal’s old black hat, his dear old black hat, his cracked and battered old black hat, just like Fingal is…