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Goodbye, verlaine

Well, in honour of his going off to vanish off the face of the Known World America to live in a cardboard box have splendid and marvellous adventures, and meet LJ-ers yet unkown, I give you the Best of verlaine.



Although I love all of Livejournal, and all you crazy fine LJ-ers, verlaine has given me some of the things I remember most fondly.

And here are a few examples.

He made me laugh outloud (so that all the people in the internet cafe turned to survey me for signs of madness) with his tales of A Brawl (definately one of the funniest entries of all time, except for all the other ones), faithfully attended all Tube Walks, shattered a number of people in Scrabble, ruthlessly pitted painting against painting in The Art Wars ,drunk Serbian brandy, allowed himself to be made over as a geisha , and unsuccesfully tried to challenge with his dark tresses my supremacy in the The Hair Wars .

Indeed, there is much about verlaine that is splendid, not the least of which his jacket

But for me, the personal finest of the man can be summed up with two words: Virginia Woolfe.



Goodbye Matt.
It's been splendid knowing you and I wish you a safe and marvelous journey.
TubeWalking will not be the same without you.

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ninetimestodie
Feb. 20th, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC)
♥ the Virginia Woolfe comparison, reincarnation!
bluedevi
Feb. 20th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
I'd love to be able to share with you my favourite of all his diary entries. It was called The Possibility of Love, it's from his Mono diary circa March 2001, and it's beautiful. The last paragraph especially is gorgeous.

Sadly, I don't have it here, only on my old computer in the flat, where I saved all his old diaries in case he deleted them some day in a fit of pique (and he did :) ). But if he's okay with the idea, I'll post it somewhere when I've dug it out. Or let him repost it.
miss_newham
Feb. 20th, 2005 04:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, he's not bad, that verlaine.
miss_newham
Feb. 20th, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC)
And my favourite of his journal entries is this library story, at which I laughed for about a month.
verlaine
Feb. 20th, 2005 08:10 pm (UTC)
*sniffle*

I'm going to miss me too! Wherever I go, I won't ever be the same, because at least half of me was always YOU.
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