ABOUT GUELYLAND

"One of the smallest , independent kingdoms in the ciberuniverse. Nothing fancy. Population? Just me, myself and my jaguars, my movies and my books (and, at this very moment, YOU). Hided and secret like Skull Island or Opar, the ancients in Guelyland use to read the scrools of a minor god called Voor-Hes.
Most of the treasures of Guelyland are made of paper, plastic and vinyl.Guelyland dreams with expanding in deep more then in surface. The music of Nik Kershaw has been heard here. There are apes, lots of apes in Guelyland. Woody Allen and Bob Hope visit it quite often. Here we love books (the Kingdoms Library is both celebrated and secret) Here we are atheists but very tolerant and think of god a bit too often and much. Guelyland is, the stuff my dreams are made of..."

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

COLLECTING AND "HIDDING"

Let's face a fact and make a point.
I buy more books, get more music and purchase more DVD's then I can read, listen or watch at the moment.

Have you read them all? When do you have the time? Don't you never go out?*

Missing the whole point, dude. You see, I want my place to be exciting by not remembering all what I have. Is like hidding presents from myself. Some will take weeks, anothers months or even years to come up! In fact, I expect some will always be one step beyond my reach forever. The idea of keeping the mistery of that lost kingdom in my own place is what makes it so appealling to me. Books hidden among books. Stuff left by the younger me to be digged by the older one (and the first knows the taste of the second cos is one and the same). To add gold to silver, I got the stuff that i devour daily and revisit often. I'm far from rich but i've seen that I expend more then the average Joe and get more then him (just love the hunting of good prices, the cheaper I get it the smarter I feel since, I'm so bad for business, and if it's expensive then it go to the luxury section, because why not indulge me once from time to time?).

But why oh why not download it for free? Why not getting it from the library??
When it comes to passions i don't feel like cheating (and cheating feels like and it is) and prefer to go for the real "treasure" not the ugly fake. I guess if you own illegal copies of somethings they talk of your amusement preferences and taste (and I think is almost good enough) but for me collecting, having the real deal, is part of the fun as well. Besides they endure better.
Here's an old video of the stuff i have. It's more then a couple of years old (my old and smaller apartment) but it gives you the idea.




*the right answers are: Nope. Anytime. I do indeed.

4 comments:

Wawa said...

me too, have more books than time to get thru them. And yes, believe they're treasures, and yes, I read them like when you sip good coffee... love books!

Guely of Sweden said...

Coffee and books they were like meant for each other! Close but not too close!

Pollo said...

A pesar que no sé mucho inglés, creo haber entendido lo que posteaste y coincido en varias cosas, sobretodo en lo de nada de piratería. Muy bacán tu post.
PD: ya te conseguí "Cuentos de circunstancias"
saludos

Guely of Sweden said...

Bueno, era un poquito la idea de, digamos, comprar más de lo que el tiempo nos permite leer y como consecuencia tener libros escondidos y olvidados en nuestra propia biblioteca. Haciendo de ésta un lugar con sorpresas y misterio para nosotros mismos, como uno de esos reinos perdidos de Tarzan.
Claro si uno quiere coleccionar tiene que tener cosas originales en lo posible no? Sinó mejor se va a la biblioteca y listo. El videito es ya medio viejo, casi tres años, y más que nada me trae recuerdos de mi anterior departamento.

Aunque nuestro idioma es muy importante y bello. El idioma común, el "esperanto" de antes, es y será el inglés. Una inversión intelectual de la que no te arrepentirás :)

Me estoy yendo a trabajar ahorita, veo que hay cosas que leer en tu blog. Lo haré con calma en la tarde.

Conseguiste el "Ribeyrito"? Pues tenlo hasta que te decidas por algo que yo te pueda conseguir. De repente es más fácil chatear por facebook (en caso de que me invites pon quién eres porque no acepto a los que no reconozco). Un abrazo!

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