Sunday, February 21, 2016

PICTURE THIS!?!

SELFIES AND OTHER PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTITIES...

Hello beasties...

Well, first up this post - before we go any further I'd like to share with you the release date for A YETI WAY OF THINKING...

I'm happy to announce that it's going to be released on Monday 14th March 2016!!

A YETI WAY OF THINKING contains over 80 new poems, stories and vignettes by Paul Chandler, a.k.a. Shy Yeti, written between Autumn 2012 and Summer 2014. They include: ARE THEY AWARE I’M A WEREWOLF?, GIN GOBLINS, INFAMY AND CURRANT BUNS, I USED TO BE A TEN, MYSTERY HEN, ONION MAN, PICCADILLY IS A RUBBISH CIRCUS, TWO VAMPIRE HUNTING YETI, YOU’LL DO and many more… This title is 192 pages in length and other than the photos it contains many black and white photographs and links to other writing and projects. It will be available from www.lulu.com in Paperback for £9.99 and Hardback for £14.99
 
Moving on... This week's post is just a short one which contains a new prose piece on the theme of "selfies" and the cult of celebrity... Of course we can all be celebrities today if we choose to be - so this isn't just a piece about really famous people who court attention - but may also concern some of those less famous people from your work or social group who want to garner a following... This isn't about you or I, of course - we're the normal ones... But have you seen some of the freaks out there?! Of course, I jest... Or do I?

That's quite enough "selfies" of me for one week!

Next time - over the next two posts before the new book is published I'll continue to discuss the contents of A YETI WAY OF THINKING in more detail. Next week we'll focus on the poetry and then the following week we'll look at the new prose pieces. It's all go - it really is!!

More soon...

Yeti hugs,

Paul xx

THE SELFLESS SELFIE...

Remember, darlings...
I'm doing this all for you...
It's a form of worship, I guess...
I know it - you know it...
That's fair enough, I suppose...
Here you are - I can feel the online anticipation!
They're waiting for it - I've seen them talking of the forums!
This is my selfless "selfie" just for them; for all of you...
Here I am - sharing myself;
Reminding you that my face can make your day...
I'm all over the Internet, right now.
Smiling - reaching out;
It's good to soak up all the excitement...

Like me. Follow me. Show me you care.

Let's all pretend that we're friends...
Even though I only ever really engage with other celebrities;
But let's not focus on that too closely...
I never FOLLOW back; they can't expect that.
After all, I'm the one of interest;
Not everyone can have such accessible talents, can they?
Still I do appreciate the interest -
Here, from a distance, the feeling is mutual...
I'm smiling - wiling away the time...
Styling with pride myself before my next photo...
There's always time for my next photo...
"Ready for another close-up?" Well, of course!
I don't suppose you're used to this...
In your life people probably don't get quite so excited...
By your next candid profile shot.
Keep your trousers on next-time, maybe?
There was no need to remove your blouse...
It's okay - you can live vicariously through me...
Although it can be tiring;
You neither know - nor want to know...
How hard life in the spot-light can be...

Adore me! Adore me! Adore me! Please...

I've taken one step back to think it over -
And I've made an important decision...
It's done for the best; for the best of us all, you understand...
Please don't be upset - it won't be forever...
But I'm taking a break...
As much as I hate to say it - I need some time to myself...
I've encountered a number of haters recently -
And they've left me quite shaken up...
Why do they do these things - write such words?
Why can't we all be nice - all play fair? How would they like it?
I know it's probably just jealousy...
But around this neck of the woods the Trolls are definitely out in force -
Why they can't just go back underground, I don't know!
I guess it's part of life - living life online...
On the bright side, at least they are taking an interest...
You have to take the bad with the good...

But for now I must protect my privacy...
Don't mourn me; you can be sure I'll be back -
Probably sooner than expected; you won't have to wait long...
I'll see you tomorrow then...
For more of those selfless selfies...
 
Thanks to Glyn G. on Instagram for the "Vodka" picture. This post and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016.

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