Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
2007.02.24 : "Bitch, We'll Eat You"
"Because you've got to do something while you're waiting around doing nothing."
- Joeboy Laltrello

These are my slippies. I bought them at Wal-Mart. For US$7.50. Verily, America is the land where you can buy anything, anywhere, at any time, for nothing. I believe it was Katarina who pointed out, at my pre-Wildlife Photographer of the Year Champagne Brunch, that these two have very different personalities. It was definitely Abbe who provided the perfect caption for a different pair of lions: "Bitch, we'll eat you."

This was actually really hard to look at. These over-clever bastards produced their Tube placard advert by photographing the same bit of wall of a Tube carriage where the placard itself would eventually hang. Obviously concluding that wasn't enough of a mindfuck, they photographed that bit of wall – with one of their other bleeding adverts upon it. Escher does Tube adverts. Too self-referential for my brain.

This is Westminster Cathedral. Who knew London had a towering, full-size, completely ornate and pleasingly overdone Italianate Renaissance cathedral, complete with campanile (in the style of the duomos in Florence and Siena)? More evidence, if any were needed, that London has everything. Londoners don't even need Tuscany.

Speaking of self-referentiality, it has been brought to my own attention, by me, that it is actually possible to photograph one's own reflected face upon the reflection of one's own reflected eyeball. M.C., eat your, erm, eye out.

  abbe     america     london     mates     photography     random smack  
close photo of Michael Stephen Fuchs

Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

You can reach him on .

my latest book
Black Squadron by Michael Stephen Fuchs
from email:

to email(s) (separate w/commas):
By subscribing to Dispatch from the Razor’s Edge, you will receive occasional alerts about new dispatches. Your address is totally safe with us. You can unsubscribe at any time. All the cool kids are doing it.