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PaddyS
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Posted - 06/02/2007 :  15:01:48  Show Profile  Visit PaddyS's Homepage Send PaddyS a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Chris,
Is Oddenstein related in any way to Externstein? Or Mr Banglestein?

Quote "So long as it comes from the heart."
Jimmy "Schnozzle" Durante. 1893-1980.
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Chris Green
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Posted - 20/02/2007 :  10:40:29  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
No, he's a soft toy crocodile with a rubber bolt through his neck and lots of extra stitching - a croc 'Frankenstein'.

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Posted - 06/03/2007 :  04:01:14  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oddenstein is minus his head, which nearly fell off, so I am building him a new head and have used the old one as extra tail stuffing, it makes it a bit stiffer.

That body seems to have multiple personalities, but then there are bits of 3 other marks of Oddenstein in there, so that probably explains it; then there is the left eye which is happy without the body and has decided to have a holiday, meanwhile the right eye keeps nagging about the lack of a head.

Meanwhile the body can't decide what shape of head it wants, most annoying, and 'stein' wants wrinkles.

He did find a bottle called wrinkle cream but it got rid of his wrinkles, he was most upset.

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Service before self

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My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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Annie
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Posted - 06/03/2007 :  22:29:07  Show Profile  Visit Annie's Homepage Send Annie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The mind boggles!

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Chris Green
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Posted - 14/03/2007 :  10:59:12  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think that you are most unlucky, Annie, you do not have a head full of crocodiles; they give you a completely different view of life - lower for one thing - grin.

200 million years back to your basic suchasuchus and then a further 400 million years back to archaeosaurus.

Just because they are living now does not mean that they were not dinosaurs.

Saurus = lizard

Crocodiles are saurians.

Genus - sauria, species - crocodilia, with 22 sub-species, e.g. camen, alligator, ghariol, etc.

A highly evolved apex predator.

Of course the soft toy versions have anthropomorphisms like speech and slightly inhuman thinking but are basically cuddly; whereas your basic croc in a swamp is not exactly viewing the average human as anything more than the next meal.

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Chris Green
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Chris Green
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Posted - 18/03/2007 :  11:43:08  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Annie

The mind boggles!



Isn't that a circular thing worn by scouts on their ties?

'The mind circles'?

'The mind encompasses'?

'The mind is a mason'?

'The mind is catholic'?

'The mind is all-embracing'?

Or none of these?

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Annie
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Posted - 19/03/2007 :  20:56:13  Show Profile  Visit Annie's Homepage Send Annie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Chris, I may have the remainder of that "Full" shilling you are looking for...!!

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Chris Green
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Posted - 23/03/2007 :  18:29:58  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Annie

Chris, I may have the remainder of that "Full" shilling you are looking for...!!



I don't know that one Annie, has it got anything to do with silver content?

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Annie
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Posted - 24/03/2007 :  22:40:42  Show Profile  Visit Annie's Homepage Send Annie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It was a saying used some years ago sugesting that one was not quite a full shilling, or a few pence short of a full shilling. A sandwich short of a picnic etc etc.

Annie x - Poetry is always in motion
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Chris Green
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Posted - 29/03/2007 :  08:36:53  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Annie

It was a saying used some years ago sugesting that one was not quite a full shilling, or a few pence short of a full shilling. A sandwich short of a picnic etc etc.



I've never seen a short shilling, though I suppose the way that the pound is going we get a shorter shilling each year.

As to fullness or lack of, well I see nothing wrong with having a purely sensory universe or thinking at right angles to everyone else as long as I do not upset others and make sense to people the majority of the time.

Once I have finished rebuilding 'stein' my mind will settle down again because Oddenstein will have taken up residence in his new head; just now we are sharing the same mind, which is a bit chaotic and is a practical demonstration of chaos theory and the search for order.

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Chris Green
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http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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taffy
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Posted - 31/03/2007 :  11:48:42  Show Profile  Visit taffy's Homepage Send taffy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello Chris, Has he got a brother called Evenstein, and a sister called everstein, i last saw them staying with a friend Dickie Bird, at Oakstein,Foreststein, in the County of Woodenstein. Hope this helps in finding that full shilling, or the lost 10 shilling note. Bewildered, Taffy
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Chris Green
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Posted - 31/03/2007 :  13:24:08  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by taffy

Hello Chris, Has he got a brother called Evenstein, and a sister called everstein, i last saw them staying with a friend Dickie Bird, at Oakstein,Foreststein, in the County of Woodenstein. Hope this helps in finding that full shilling, or the lost 10 shilling note. Bewildered, Taffy



Ah, that is the essential spirit, Taffy, taking what appears to be an everyday object and then applying a literal and logical mind to it.

Ergo a soft toy may, or may not, have a sentient existence, expand this and say, 'given that it has a mind' where can we take that, obviously one route is to use anthropomorphism (ascribing human characteristics to something which is not human).

If it is not human, but one ascribes a duality of existence, in that the mind of the toy can occupy space in a human mind as well as within the toy's own head, then we have reached the child-like state of imagination where everything is possible and will happen because there are no barriers to prevent it from happening.

Hence the Crocs, in order of building: Figment, Oddment, Fragment (Figment's girl), Pigment (lives in Canada), Bert (a nano-sprite who lives in my computer), Oddenstein (cuddly version), Oddenstein (grumpy version). Each of those have several different marques of building with Figment currently on build 47 and the rest on builds between 20 and 30.

Then there are associated characters like snakes, a dragon (Dr. A. Gon), a two-dimensional cat called 'PC' who had an argument with a steam roller, a tyranosaur called 'Mr T' (who is a vegetarian - he only eats vegetarians), a giant prehistoric bat and 2 large mosquitoes who live together in their own pet bed, a family of elephants and a rhino who all live together in another pet bed.

Then there is 'Great {to the power of 'N'} Grandfather' who does not bother with a name or anything else come to that. In relative terms he would equate to a suchasaurus except he just likes a quiet life and can't be bothered to eat anything these days, but...

So what are they?

They are a lot of cartoons that have been done over the last 30 odd years, and which have been made into soft toys.

The conversations or dialogues or monologues form the scripts of new frames that I am working on, so they form a basic storyboard before I turn them into finished cartoons.

Also I do full-size sculptures of the cartoons in stone, plaster and steel (which is why I am doing a welding course).

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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taffy
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Posted - 01/04/2007 :  10:39:37  Show Profile  Visit taffy's Homepage Send taffy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello, Chris what about the poor Red dragonstein, and family living in the great steel works of South wales, until the nasty Governstein closed it down, loosing their home the family took temporary accomadition with Thomas Tank Enginestien. Chris beware of that Bert residing in your computer, i have had very sad memories of Bert, when everyone called him "Bertie" with dire consequences. Taffy
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Annie
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Posted - 01/04/2007 :  13:18:09  Show Profile  Visit Annie's Homepage Send Annie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Talking about how we think and how some think we're mad, have a look at this. Mac, as you are probably aware is our techie chap who has helped on this website from day one. He used to be in the army and had a frind called Burt. However, Burt was not human, not invisable but real. here he is???????

www.Burt-The-Log.co.uk

Now you can all see that Chris is in fact quite sane (compared to Mac that is).

Annie x (Sory Mac, just had to be done)

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Chris Green
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Posted - 04/04/2007 :  10:52:25  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Nice one Mac, we had mushrooms in the QRIH - kept in the dark and fed on five-h-one-t.

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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Mac
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Posted - 06/04/2007 :  13:22:43  Show Profile  Visit Mac's Homepage Send Mac a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Chris. Annie I can't believe that you think I am mad. Burt and I spent many years in the forces together and now he's put his feet up on my window relaxing and watching life go by.

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