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Philip Crippen

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***A serious work deluge has pried me away from fully engaging in Authonomy (especially commenting) for the foreseeable future. Many thanks to those who still wish to support my title. ~Phil ***

"Emerluvly" began as something completely different than it is today (Cryogenics of all things!). But what remained of the original idea was the curiosity of how, and what "makes" relationships in today's society. What do they look like? Do they run deep, or are they shallow? How is it that we can have such strong reactionary emotions toward people who we have never even met?

Then, I came across a book called "Plugged In" which is a collection of essays examining the role of technology in redefining rhetoric, writing, culture, and politics. It attempts to explain what the hell is going on today in how we speak, read, and interact.

"Emerluvly" is a simple story, really. But it is written in an atmosphere immersed in the Internet culture of today. A culture where we can become extremely cyber-intimate with someone online, yet utterly shut ourselves down when surrounded by the real flesh and blood world. A culture that has along its very curved technological surface, those who use it, and those who don't. "Emerluvly" is a story about what happens when people are forced through unavoidable life circumstance to confront the dormant aspect of who they really are.

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email: phil.crippen@gmail.com

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favourite books

There are many more, but for starters these have had a great impact on me:

To the Lighthouse, Amsterdam, Atonement, White Teeth, White Noise, The Plot Against America, The Road, The Satanic Verses, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Catcher in the Rye, Ulysses, Gravity's Rainbow, As I Lay Dying, Zula, The Yellow Wallpaper, Moby Dick, A Christmas Carol, Wuthering Heights, Jude the Obscure, Pride and Prejudice, One Hundred Years of Solitude....Some of my Favourite Short Stories: Dubliners, In Our Time, The Swimmer, The Metamorphosis, The Lottery, Bartelby the Scrivener, Wakefield, The Lady with the Little Dog, Winesburg-Ohio

~"Emerluvly" Cover Designed by Chris Hopton~

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Emerluvly

Philip Crippen

A uniquely styled witty, yet sober look at 21st Century relationships complicated by the isolation of human technology and the culture of today’s modern society.


Emily, Shelby and Graham are lost at different points within the current “post-personal” human age:

Emily works at a museum in Whitechapel and speaks to no one. “Emerluvly” works out of a cramped flat in Bethnal Green and speaks to the world! Who are these two opposing personalities who share the same physical body? And which one is real?

Shelby is a student at King’s College. She is a self-sufficient free-spirit who thrives in her world of constant Internet communications and doesn’t give a second thought to juggling some 300 online friends.

Graham is a successful photographer who prefers to stay clear of technology because of the overwhelming affect it has on his sanity!

Split between a tragic event some twenty years ago, and a frosty December fortnight in London, “Emerluvly” is the story of two young women who discover that they share a remarkable past and are inadvertently brought together by the peculiarly likeable Graham, as he sets about photographing the City of London.

The three of them discover real bonds of friendship, sadness and loss as they learn their true identities beyond the world of online relationships, computer rhetoric, and cyber personalities.

 

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I wrote 1702 days ago

Ghost Warrior Dear Alan, Terrific opening paragraph. As I read each sentence, more and more propositions are raised in my mind; questions immediately begin to bounce around in my head. Even though I am not a fanfic bloke, I got into this quite readily because of your writing. You've create... view book

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Artistic License Dear Frank, Very well executed thriller, with nicely balanced narrative and dialogue creating memorable scenes. I had no idea that I would get so caught up in your writing style. I hate reading from the screen, but I think that I shall have to read more of this. ~Phil view book

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The Sea Pillow Dear Barbara, One of the absolute best titles out there, only to be outdone by your prologue. This is terrific fun, even for a middle-earlies bloke such as me. Your writing is obviously quite polished as you have written dialogue that carries your scenes and characters along ca... view book

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Tolly's World Dear Carolyn, Nicely written. It is often difficult for me to gauge writing that is meant for younger readers because there are so many different audiences as the little ones grow up. I did not feel this same uneasiness in your story (your writing). In this case, there was a magi... view book

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Stonefish Dear Sly, This is truly well written. Your style reminds me of JJ Connolly. With this type of story and material, you have to write with an almost arrogant tone, and I feel this coming through (a complete compliment). You've selected a well thought out layout for your scenes and char... view book

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