Gold Bug cryptogram only has 24 glyphs in its glyphbag. No J or V - did Gold Bug's author carry a loathing for VJs?
A Burial Too Soon, by Gold Bug's Author [short & valid variant]
As a morbid chap, I was thinking way too much of folks falling sick, dying, in swaddling, in tombs, tons of soil pushing down—waking up, not a stiff at all!—waking up in a coffin! Oh! Ugh! Argh! Such a gloriously awful night-fancy!
But just a fancy, until—waking up from much drinking, I found pitch dark, wood an inch from my arms, an inch from my scalp—Oh! Ugh! Argh!
...but it was just a narrow bunk I was napping in.
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An Oval Portrait, by Gold Bug's Author [short & valid variant]
I got sick on a trip, so my assistant and I snuck into a shut down mansion to chill out. Too sick to nap, I was gazing at paintings in my room and studying an art catalog. A particular painting of a young woman was striking, so I found its story:
A girl, marrying an artist, found that this guy was into his art but not into his girl, so got sick, passing away... just as Mr Art Guy was finishing this painting of his gal.
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"Alburtus Magnus" brings to mind this guy
Outstanding folk I know:
1. Outthink orthography
2. Shout at own ass
3. Want to fuck that flag
4. Go boing boing boing
5. Did a stint in coconut jail
6. Go amid fog
8. storm of God's quick wrath is first
Ouliping whilst I’m riding a taxi through so many longholings
Holland Longholing (‘twixt Manhattan and Joisy)
That funny mini-longholing in which you think halfway to Brooklyn but actually it just puts you at start of B-M LH
I’m hoping an anthropologist is studying oulipo.social to find out about birth and growth of in-joaks
A particularly good bot conjunction
It's my birthday! My living duration in solar orbits, if writing out longways, is now again oulipian.
I'm just thinking about on how many occasions a skillful burglar would put in months forging a copy of Mona Lisa, and braving guards and cops to go and swap this copy for that original Da Vinci, and at last back in snug sanctuary, sipping whisky and admiring this famous painting, finally noticing that this, too, is also a copy.
But plural of i is us
Plural of cactus is cacti
Dog and I can only jog for a short duration. But this song is also short so it works!
Whistling “snail on a spring” as I jog with my dog in this park. It’s good fast-moving music.
I am busy busy and anxious nowadays and not going on social www much. But all that I actually miss is oulipo.social.