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My thanks to the sci-fi/fantasy oriented site.
E-mail: [email protected]
Of Late I Think of Cliffordville
Also available there:
Fall of the House of Usher
and The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
as read by
Joyce Worley Katz
Thank you for visiting my site. I've been having fun with it, but it's still very much a work in progress, and I trust it will continue to be for a while. I've tossed a lot of stuff in here that I don't mind sharing with others. However, if you find yourself running across something you don't care for, please let me know.
* Updated Saturday, June 6, 2009 *
After revising the design of my initial page from an oval logo like the one above to a more pictorial one—you may have seen it as you came in— I added a couple more items in the Fan and Old Stuff Galleries and revised a couple as well. The fan item is a two-page comics-style story I finally scanned and slightly updated (text appearance) from a 1965 Apa F entry called "Vulch."
I've also slightly updated my Links page to fix a couple of broken links, but there's more to go on that one.
Hello! My name is Ross Chamberlain.
I've been in existence since 1937, born on what used to be Memorial Day (and once in a while still is), so you could call me a septuagenarian if you're so minded. I tend not to pay attention to that kind of thing much, though. Still, since my 65th birthday allowed me to start receiving Social Security benefits, it's helped improve the quality of life. Nevertheless, I'm still looking forward, with some increasing anxiousness, to actual retirement. Remember when retirement at 65 was expected
This site has nothing particularly to do with age, however, and I try to keep the curmudgeonry down below seismic levels. Mostly it's about sharing some creative things I've done over the past umpty-ump years. Please, stick around and share the fun!
I've done some reminiscing, and even apart from the galleries I'll be popping in some things I've drawn, some of them in the pre-Jurassic Park ages (I can't believe how long it is since that picture—you know, the first one in the series—came out, already! Sheesh!), like this little fun thing over to the right that I think I did somewhere in the late '50s or early '60s.
Hey, not everything looks the way you expect it to.
"Migod! Is that the way you see
Me, for instance. Yeah, that bald guy up there's pretty much what I look like recently. Maybe a bit skinnier since that picture was taken. (See snapshots on my Corporate Challenge page.) The other image—the Solipsist Journal cover—is a bit of a joke, but that's me on there all right. A better view of it is in the New Stuff gallery or just click on the picture.
Essays, Verse, Stories
Sites I Like
In these pages I show off some things I've drawn or painted or written or otherwise created over the years. I have some galleries of my art and a section that includes my writings, called (oddly enough) Writings
. In the Bio
section I reveal things about my past—no dark secrets, to be sure, but it's in the nature of a brief G-rated autobiography (hey, my life's
been largely G-rated; what can I tell you?). There are some old family pix there, including childhood shots of me that those who have trouble with things "cute" may be ble to get by without barfing. This section is still in progress—just as, I trust, I am!—and to date only takes things up to roughly my early teens (no, I haven't been there for a while).
Everything will be on different pages, clearly identified so that you can decide if you want to go there or not! The galleries do include some adult material as well as adolescent; but I'm not talking porn or semi-porn, or even particularly erotic—a few bare bosoms here and there is all, as above. By adult, I mean intended for grownups.
Due to all the graphics, for a while I hogged the space at Las Vegas Cable Modem that I shared with my wife and my sister-in-law, so moved most of the pages to a site at Homestead for a while. When LVCM.com became Cox.net (a while back, now) more space became available, but now I've moved everything to my own site hosted by Host Department, where I have even more space than Cox provides, so I can keep working on other elements for the future.
Oh, by the way, you can e-mail me at [email protected] if you're so inclined. It would be great to hear from you. I obviously won't object to kudos and egoboo, but I do want criticism where you see it appropriate—though let's make it constructive and invective-free if ou please.
|Once in a while I get an inquiry about selling one of the illustrations or pictures I display here, or another similar one. I would be glad to talk to you about it. You are free to download pretty much anything I have here if all you're looking for is the 72-pixel-per-inch resolution image posted here, though I would appreciate acknowledgment if you display it somewhere public. I can arrange to get you a higher-resolution version, or create one, or do something brand new just for you, for a reasonable cost. Just inquire at [email protected] and we can discuss it.
Okay, above and to the left are links to my bio, some other written stuff, and a page of favorite links (Joy-Lynd's site is still
temporarily off-line), and to galleries of old
art work. For a while I've had a gallery of landscapes
created using the marvelous, free-for-personal-use terrain-generator program called Terragen
, but now I've added a second gallery
for stuff created with their new Terragen 2 Technology Preview (use the Terragen link above). It's relatively limited compared to their commercial or registered version, but it's a strong advance over the original Terragen. Finally there's another one for abstract and unusual things, which I've labeled "Experimental
." (I considered "Miscellaneous," but it didn't seem interesting enough.) These links are repeated in the text links at the bottom as well.