Friday, October 28, 2005

Toy-Fu 36 - Word

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did you write that scene then? ("My coat. Does it sweep? etc, etc) I especially like the "stylish elan" bit - can't remember the other half terribly well. Something about conveying a sense of urgency??

James Henry said...

Richard wrote that - actually I forgot the word had been used in Green Wing. Annoying.

Matt said...

i think i speak for everone in the known universe when i yell "HOORAY! TOY-FU HAS RETURNÉD!" in an unusually high voice

Lee said...

Congratulations on your Neal Stephenson geekery - hardbacks, no less.

Anonymous said...

Oh bloody hell! There I was, trying to curry favour by admiring your work and instead I end up annoying you!

Lee said...

Yes, you should have attempted flattery by complimenting the man's literary tastes instead.

James Henry said...

Not annoyed at you - just wish I'd picked another word now. Althought it might be a bit close to the Holy Grail 'dramatic... idiom' bit anyway.

And yes, don't those Nealy's look good all lined up? For double points, you may have noticed that Cryptonomicon is a publishers proof copy from when I worked at Waterstone's. It's a bit knackered now, from reading it in the bath. I nearly drowned.

I like the accent/grave bit on 'RETURNÉD'. Gives it a suitable epic feel. Yes, toy-fu will slowly be re-establishing itself within these pages. Screens. Whatever.

irony in motion said...

Marsha - "contained urgency yet stylish elan"?

Hooray for toy-fu! I'm so glad to see it back. *isn't sure how to do the accent on 'returned' but would do if knew how*

patroclus said...

Hurrah - toy-fu is back, I'm back, Neal Stephenson is present, and all's clearly right with the world. Apart from that it's nearly 3am, urrgggghhh.

ANOther said...

Oh joy!!! Was starting to have serious withdrawal .... yay, Toy-Fu is back!!!!!!

Kell said...

It's so wonderfukl to return from holiday, check the blog entries & discover the reintroduction of my favourite serial - Toy-fu!

What a fab welcome home - I'm now even more glad to be back & have something to look forward to - hurrah!