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Puce Moment

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Rain, lightning and thunder
« on: June 16, 2020, 02:27:07 PM »
I don't have much to say about it, other than I am really enjoying this monsoon weather.

Smashing rain overflowing the gutters, multiple lightning storms, thunder shaking the windows. It's lovely.

Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2020, 02:37:12 PM »
How gothic of you.

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At last the revenants became so troublesome the peasants abandoned the village and it fell solely into the possession of subtle and vindictive inhabitants who manifest their presences by shadows that fall almost imperceptibly awry, too many shadows, even at midday, shadows that have no source in anything visible; by the sound, sometimes, of sobbing in a derelict bedroom where a cracked mirror suspended from a wall does not reflect a presence; by a sense of unease that will afflict the traveller unwise enough to pause to drink from the fountain in the square that still gushes spring water from a faucet stuck in a stone lion's mouth. A cat prowls in a weedy garden; he grins and spits, arches his back, bounces away from an intangible on four fear-stiffened legs. Now all shun the village below the chateau in which the beautiful somnambulist helplessly perpetuates her ancestral crimes.
 
Wearing an antique bridal gown, the beautiful queen of the vampires sits all alone in her dark, high house under the eyes of the portraits of her demented and atrocious ancestors, each one of whom, through her, projects a baleful posthumous existence; she counts out the Tarot cards, ceaselessly construing a constellation of possibilities as if the random fall of the cards on the red plush tablecloth before her could precipitate her from her chill, shuttered room into a country of perpetual summer and obliterate the perennial sadness of a girl who is both death and the maiden.

^An excerpt from OP's diary.

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Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2020, 02:38:56 PM »
Come on, lovely rain that we need to drink and make food with. Thunder and lightining that sounds cool!

Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2020, 02:43:56 PM »
Sunny and hot as fuck here. Hate it, give me your storms you cunt.

Puce Moment

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Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2020, 02:51:02 PM »
Sunny and hot as fuck here. Hate it, give me your storms you cunt.

I tell ya what. Hard to believe in global warming when you see the state of my oversatuated garden.

DolphinFace

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Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2020, 05:32:25 PM »
Was in a thunderstorm that beats all thunderstorms last year on holiday. It was the first time in my life I've been scared of weather. The thunder actually sounded like next door was exploding. After a while it was so much fun.

I do love a lovely English thunderstorm too, when the sky darkens and there's an ominous sense of anticipation in the air. Then you hear a low volume rumble in the distance. On goes the kettle, nose pressed up against the window.

Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2020, 05:42:12 PM »
They're fun if you're indoors.

Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2020, 05:54:24 PM »
Utter shit effort here. Three little thunderclaps and 10 seconds of spitting.

Shiiiite.

Elderly Sumo Prophecy

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Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2020, 06:03:12 PM »
Join me dancing
Naked in the rain
Feel it washing over me
Woah oh

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Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2020, 06:03:40 PM »
Currently in the midst of a very very heavy downpour, tons o thunder too

BlodwynPig

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Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2020, 06:21:35 PM »
Some weather observed

Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2020, 06:40:04 PM »
(Piano riff)


WHEN I HOLD YOU BAAAAAAAAAAAABYYYYYYYYYY,
FEEL YOUR HEARTBEAT CLOSE TO MEEEEEEEEEEEEE,
WANNA STAY IN YOUR ARMS FOREVEEEEEEEERRRRRR
OOOOOOOOOONLY LOOOOVE CAN SET YOU FREEEEEEEEEEEE

Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2020, 06:42:42 PM »
turns out it wasn't thunder, it was just some bloke moving a wheely bin.

Twit 2

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Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2020, 06:50:02 PM »
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A blink of lightning, then
a rumor, a grumble of white rain
growing in volume, rustling over the ground,
drenching the gravel in a wash of sound.
Drops tap like timpani or shine
like quavers on a line.

It rings on exposed tin,
a suite for water, wind and bin,
plinky Poulenc or strongly groaning Brahms'
rain-strings, a whole string section that describes
the very shapes of thought in warm
self-referential vibes


and spreading ripples. Soon
the whispering roar is a recital.
Jostling rain-crowds, clamorous and vital,
struggle in runnels through the afternoon.
The rhythm becomes a regular beat;
steam rises, body heat—

and now there's city noise,
bits of recorded pop and rock,
the drums, the strident electronic shock,
a vast polyphony, the dense refrain
of wailing siren, truck and train
and incoherent cries.

All human life is there
in the unconfined, continuous crash
whose slow, diffused implosions gather up
car radios and alarms, the honk and beep,
and tiny voices in a crèche
piercing the muggy air.

Squalor and decadence,
the rackety global-franchise rush,
oil wars and water wars, the diatonic
crescendo of a cascading world economy
are audible in the hectic thrash
of this luxurious cadence.

The voice of Baal explodes,
raging and rumbling round the clouds,
frantic to crush the self-sufficient spaces
and re-impose his failed hegemony
in Canaan before moving on
to other simpler places.

At length the twining chords
run thin, a watery sun shines out,
the deluge slowly ceases, the guttural chant
subsides; a thrush sings, and discordant thirds
diminish like an exhausted concert
on the subdominant.

The angry downpour swarms
growling to far-flung fields and farms.
The drains are still alive with trickling water,
a few last drops drip from a broken gutter;
but the storm that created so much fuss
has lost interest in us.

PlanktonSideburns

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Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2020, 06:51:04 PM »
Utter shit effort here. Three little thunderclaps and 10 seconds of spitting.

Shiiiite.

the first one came the second i sent the phrase

'so, its decided then, we start our own religion'

over a wattsap group

Twit 2

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Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2020, 06:51:42 PM »
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I love all films that start with rain:
rain, braiding a windowpane
or darkening a hung-out dress
or streaming down her upturned face;

one big thundering downpour
right through the empty script and score
before the act, before the blame,
before the lens pulls through the frame

to where the woman sits alone
beside a silent telephone
or the dress lies ruined on the grass
or the girl walks off the overpass,

and all things flow out from that source
along their fatal watercourse.
However bad or overlong
such a film can do no wrong,

so when his native twang shows through
or when the boom dips into view
or when her speech starts to betray
its adaptation from a play,

I think to when we opened cold
on a starlit gutter, running gold
with the neon of a drugstore sign
and I’d read into its blazing line:

forget the ink, the milk, the blood –
all was washed clean with the flood
we rose up from the falling waters
the fallen rain’s own sons and daughters


and none of this, none of this matters.

Wonderful Butternut

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Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2020, 07:01:04 PM »
Had a big bastard thunderstorm on Saturday night. Lit the whole sky up. It was cool.


H-O-W-L

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Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2020, 07:16:48 PM »
Shit, piss, and spittle.

Puce Moment

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Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2020, 07:39:16 PM »
Some weather observed

I just can't tell if he's joking or not.

DolphinFace

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Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2020, 08:09:19 PM »
When you find out, you'll shit brix.

PlanktonSideburns

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Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2020, 08:16:19 PM »
I just can't tell if he's joking or not.

hes gone full blown meta-modern now, he dosent even know himslef

Rizla

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Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2020, 08:19:20 PM »
Reminded of Dr Buckles reading Jamie Foxx's "Storm (Forecass)" - https://youtu.be/XwXdsjrLU3M?t=1181

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Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2020, 08:32:51 PM »
First week back at work and it's been pissing down since Sunday. The water gets caught in my eyelashes and then drips into my contact lenses. Bastard rain.

icehaven

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Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2020, 08:33:58 PM »
Our flat's on the 2nd floor so we've got a bit of a view, and there's so much lightning, some of it seemed to be at eye level too which was a little disconcerting.

Elderly Sumo Prophecy

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Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2020, 08:43:55 PM »
(Piano riff)


WHEN I HOLD YOU BAAAAAAAAAAAABYYYYYYYYYY,
FEEL YOUR HEARTBEAT CLOSE TO MEEEEEEEEEEEEE,
WANNA STAY IN YOUR ARMS FOREVEEEEEEEERRRRRR
OOOOOOOOOONLY LOOOOVE CAN SET YOU FREEEEEEEEEEEE

Yeeeees!

OOOH OOH YEAH OH OH YEAH

buttgammon

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Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2020, 10:12:54 PM »
Dublin now:

Rain: 10/10
Electrical storage: 3/10

Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse

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Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2020, 11:00:24 PM »
Had a big bastard thunderstorm on Saturday night. Lit the whole sky up. It was cool.
it ain't that cool when you have a panicky old dog trying to hide under your chair

Kryton

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Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2020, 11:06:06 PM »
Loving the rain, loving the thunder and that specific smell that comes with the storms. Nothing better than sitting by a window and watching the weather whilst all snug indoors.

Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2020, 11:09:26 PM »
Nah you gotta go out in it, go for a walk next to the tallest trees you can with a big fuckoff raincoat.

Loves it.

Kryton

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Re: Rain, lightning and thunder
« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2020, 11:16:55 PM »
Nah you gotta go out in it, go for a walk next to the tallest trees you can with a big fuckoff raincoat.

Loves it.

I might nip out for a bit (not left the house today) - maybe just round the block. Soak up the atmosphere.

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