Tag Archives: Port Naain

A matter of perspective ~ Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Jim Webster, aka Tallis Steelyard: It is strange how something can look entirely different when seen from a unusual angle. Then suddenly the perspective resolves itself and you finally understand what you’re looking at. This happened to me … Continue reading

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Estuarine excitements ~ Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Jim Webster aka Tallis Steelyard: If Stillitoe Cloudwiller had been freer with his cash none of this would have happened. The problem with Stillitoe is that he always had to have a bargain. He was notorious for always … Continue reading

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Can one be too economical? ~ Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Jim Webster, aka Tallis Steelyard: It is a question I encourage my patrons to ask themselves. Oh I’m not promoting boundless extravagance. Obviously liberality is to be encouraged when it comes to paying poets but, for example, I … Continue reading

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It was the wrong sort of dungeon ~ Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Jim Webster, aka Tallis Steelyard: Like all old cities, much of Port Naain is built on older bits of Port Naain. It’s claimed that in the Sump there are houses falling down because they’re built on the foundations … Continue reading

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Six men in a boat blog tour: A touch more colour ~ Tallis Steelyard (aka Jim Webster)

The next installment of Tallis Steelyard’s latest tale… Previous episodes can be found at (1)Tallis Steelyard’s own blog and those of his friends: (2) Chris Graham at TRSA, (3) Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie, (4) Annette Rochelle Aben, (5) Stevie Turner, … Continue reading

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Always read the terms and conditions ~ Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Tallis Steelyard: Have you any idea how much trouble I have to go to, just to get my work published? Ignore the toil I have to go to afterwards, once I physically have books, I’m talking about the … Continue reading

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Growing old disgracefully and still life ~ Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Tallis Steelyard (aka Jim Webster): It has to be said that it was old Garl Furtling who set me off with this particular train of thought. He has produced some wonderful paintings, for forty years young ladies almost … Continue reading

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Sometimes one has to cheat ~ Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Tallis Steelyard: I have previously mentioned Gisset, clerk of works to Tildus Thallawell. I would rate him as perhaps the best organised man in Port Naain. But occasionally even he needs the help only a poet can give … Continue reading

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Watch where you put your feet ~ Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Jim Webster, aka Tallis Steelyard: A wise man avoids encounters with the law. Whatever your budget, it’s still more than you can afford. Not only that but once entangled with lawyers, you place yourself at the mercy of … Continue reading

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Twinkle toes ~ Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Tallis Steelyard: Port Naain has a vast array of dance styles. Some are danced by couples, some are danced only by women and some are danced only by men. There are peasant dances, sailor’s dances and in Port … Continue reading

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