2/02/2006 12:29:00 PM|W|P|Cullen Bunn|W|P|
"The shelves go on for miles and miles. My collection of marbles gleams in a mason jar. My dried cicada waits to sing again in summer. My Duncan yo-yo that whistles except the string is broken and Dad’s got to fix it. My little book of suit cloth samples that I got from Mr. Parlowe at the Stagg Shop for Men. I use those pieces of cloth as carpet inside my airplane models, along with seats cut from cardboard. My silver bullet, forged by the Lone Ranger for a werewolf hunter. My Civil War button that fell from a butternut uniform when the storm swept Shiloh. My rubber knife for stalking killer crocodiles in the bathtub. My Canadian coins, smooth as the northern plains. I am rich beyond measure."
--Robert R. McCammon, BOY'S LIFE
I thought I'd start my new blog with a tour of my workspace, if for no other reason then to test out this new-fangled blogging thing all the kids are talking about. This is my favorite room in all the world--my home office.
Here we have my desk and the majority of my bookcases. The desk makes its sad, final stand in this room, for it will never survive another move. The bookcases are slightly mismatched. Along the side wall, the smaller shelves hold mostly paperbacks, some stacked on top of each other, some two stacks deep. The back wall houses an assortment of hardbacks and trade paperbacks, organized into "sections" such as "Lovecraftian," "Books I bought at World Horror Con," and "Supernatural and Strange Reference." On one of the lower shelves are all the magazines and anthologies in which I've been published. The shelves are also crowded with dozens of odd knicknacks, such as a plush Cthulhu, the Lovecraft Tarot, Baron Karza, gargoyles, and an urn containing the ashes of the toughest cat to ever walk the face of the earth. On my desk is a Bansai tree my wife has to remind me to water; I'm surprised its managed to live as long as it has. I have a Palm V that I didn't use even when Palm Vs were in vogue, but I can't bring myself to disconnect it from the computer. Positioned strategically around the desktop are dozens of ink pens, index cards, calendars, and CDs. You can tell I'm hard at work when the empty soda cans form numerous crooked towers across the desk.
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