Thursday, August 02, 2007

Susan Hill plights her troth to Madame Arcati

Literary star Susan Hill - oh, OK, I sound like Perez - announced yesterday on her blog that she's scaling down her inessential reading load (Facebook, YouTube, most blogs, etc) and I naturally assumed that Madame Arcati had been chucked in her word-candy skip. But she has rushed to assure me otherwise ...

"No, I said I was going to stop reading random blogs apart from the 5 ones I read regularly - and you, MA, are one of the five. I`ve got to have some fun.
Duncan is fine and working hard. I met him coming out of the village library yesterday wearing a rather natty pair of shorts. He had been to pick up his e-mails and doing so had made the library computer explode. Makes you wonder what was in them."

6 comments:

Duralex said...

<< Literary star Susan Hill - oh, OK, I sound like Perez >>

Oh no. Perez would have started his item with "Yesterday, fagulous writer Duncan Fallowell...". But this is wishful thinking : Perez isn't interested in writers, is he ?

<< I naturally assumed that Madame Arcati had been chucked in her word-candy skip. >>

Some day you'll be punished for your modesty. :-)

<< But she has rushed to assure me otherwise ... >>

Two things puzzle me about our dear Thanksgiving turkey :

1) Does she have a ghostwriter, or is she currently in a dry episode of her literary life ? Because writing a novel, being a prolific blogger, and on top of it reading (and contributing to) five "essential" blogs seems pretty incompatible to me. One is quite enough for me, and I'm no writer.

2) What the hell drives such a righteous, traditional english lady (as far as one can judge by the style of her blog) to lick Arcati's stinking ass the slavish way she does ? Unless it's some sort of "captatio benevolentiae", I can't figure it out.

Madame Arcati said...

I think the word "prolific" maybe the answer to your Susan Hill question. Some people can pack it all in and still have time to discover literary talent and keep tabs on fagulous Duncan Fallowell.

You say you're no writer Duralex yet did I imagine you said you wrote a column?, or was that Lorenzo? How easily confused I become.

Anonymous said...

Did Duncan kick the computer entusiastically with his wellington boots on?
No, I'm sure Duralex doesn't write a column under his own name - I'm right, aren't I, O Leckydursleducky?
(p.s. Why are you called that, anyway? - Duralex I mean?).

Duralex said...

Arcati said :

<< You say you're no writer Duralex yet did I imagine you said you wrote a column? >>

Moi, a columnist ?! May the devil bite off my balls if I ever had such a temptation !

<< or was that Lorenzo? >>

Maybe. Are you too lazy to check it up ?

<< How easily confused I become. >>

Don't you say that, Madame. The Daughter of a bitch might be lurking around.

Anonymous said :

<< No, I'm sure Duralex doesn't write a column under his own name - I'm right, aren't I, O Leckydursleducky? >>

Er... I have no doubt this is funny, but I don't get the joke, sorry. I'm a foreigner, you know.
Anyway, I wouldn't dare to compete with Arcati in that sport – at least not in english.

<< (p.s. Why are you called that, anyway? - Duralex I mean?).
>>

Easy : I'm literally unbreakable. :-)

Anonymous said...

To Duralex:

Ooh-err, Furry Durry,

I thought you had your name because (rather like the crocodile in Peter Pan who swallowed a clock and went round tick-tocking for ever), you had swallowed a lexicon and are doomed to keep regurgitating bits of it in perpetuity.

Ma foie! (In my country that translates to 'My liver hurts' or 'goodness gracious me'.)

Duralex said...

It's not "ma foie", darling, it's "ma foi". And it approximately means "as a matter of fact", or "frankly".
There are actually two good reasons why I like to quote french expressions :

1) I noticed Madame is very fond of french words and uses them quite often, so as there's nothing I wouldn't do to please her, I don't resist the temptation of giving her a special treat. I'm like that.

2) I'm still in my learning process and I think I'll always be. It's a good opportunity for me to learn the english equivalents to those french expressions.

Et honny soit qui mal y pense !