Group: *Italo-Byzantine Vacuity


It Must Be Time


Steve Bucknell
By A Steve Bucknell club
February  7, 2021 - 17 comments - 141 visits- Permalink

It must be time to update the title of this elderly and disreputable Group. I am bored, you are bored. Some radical change is needed. I may reduce maximum contributions to one a week. I may make the group include only pictures of kittens. We must move with the times.
17 comments - The latest ones
 Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker club
The name is good. One a week may be worth a try. Rabbit kittens and Reliant Kittens only could be interesting, if light on the submissions.
9 months ago. Edited 9 months ago.
 Dutt Changgle
Dutt Changgle
would posit "Italo - Byzantine Alacrity"
or mebbe "Italo - Byzantine Amazingstoker"
8 months ago.
Amazingstoker club
has replied to Dutt Changgle
:)

IIRC the group name did used to get its "Acuity" changed quite regularly to other A * y words, though I wouldn't feel at ease with the implied dominion in your second suggestion . . .
8 months ago.
Steve Bucknell club
has replied to Amazingstoker club
We could make it Amazing, or Amazement. It was Vacuity, originally. I’ve toyed with Cuties...but maybe not...
8 months ago.
Amazingstoker club
has replied to Steve Bucknell club
Anchovy is nicely Dada/surreal, and Antibody is fitting for our times. I think toying with Cuties is probably not a good idea . . .
8 months ago. Edited 8 months ago.
dolores666 club
has replied to Steve Bucknell club
Indeed it was. And I quite liked it.
7 months ago.
 Steve Bucknell
Steve Bucknell club
Antibodies is irresistible.
8 months ago.
 Dutt Changgle
Dutt Changgle
how about
Atavistics?
7 months ago.
 dolores666
dolores666 club
I'm not bored, but... I we must...whaterbat Dancing Newts United? Might as well go for total absurd, innit?
(Although Antibodies and Anchovy are ery good, too.)
7 months ago.
 Dutt Changgle
Dutt Changgle
"Italo - Byzantine Although"
"Italo - Byzantine Antediluvian"
"Italo - Byzantine Abomasum Aboideau "
7 months ago.
 Veterok.
Veterok. club
Inspired by the name I went completely wild and posted two new pictures at once.
6 months ago.
Amazingstoker club
has replied to Veterok. club
Probably best to sit down for a bit, and have a nice cup of tea to calm yourself
6 months ago.
 The Limbo Connection
The Limbo Connection club
I don't care. For me, *Italo-Byzantine Apathy would be alright, if you can be bothered.
5 months ago.
 aNNa schramm
aNNa schramm club
Explain to me what the title should mean now
5 months ago.
 The Limbo Connection
The Limbo Connection club
I cannot explain the whims of Mr Bucknell, the group's creator, but I trust in his learning and vitality to energise the group in sundry ways. Being a traditionalist, I liked the original title ending 'Vacuity' which I took to be ironic. Although my understanding of the other bit - *Italo-Byzantine - remains undeveloped, I did earlier object when unseen tech gremlins took the * away. But my complaint was passive aggressive; it took Steve Bucknell to apply energy and traction which resulted in its restoration. So I guess the title means what you want it to mean and in comparison to the spirit and liveliness of the group is rather unimportant.
5 months ago.
Steve Bucknell club
has replied to The Limbo Connection club
I think of the *Italo-Byzantine as a photographic mosaic inspired by Ruskin’s studies of the Basilica of St. Mark in Venice. Sacred and secular, a monument to capitalism and the numinous. The *Group is approaching 10,000 images now. As someone said: “ They shall know us by our Velocity.”

I take no credit for the * Group, which was created, I think, by the Angelic Anglo-Saxon, or some such moniker.
5 months ago. Edited 5 months ago.
The Limbo Connection club
has replied to Steve Bucknell club
Having researched the group's origins, I have found references by Gerrit Fisher to 'Arthritic Angelic Saxon' who is apparently active in flickr as 'lambert bank'. I looked at his output and could find no obvious connection to the kind of magic he had originated here and the subjects in which he is now interested. I reached two conclusions: (1) Arthritic Angelic Saxon has a great talent for coining improbable and attention-grabbing nomenclature; (2) the group he created has developed and flourished in ways he might never have foreseen or imagined. Anyway, to the present moment: I see a further change of title has taken place with the last word now being 'Velocity'. That sounds quite stirring and inspirational. Forward, comrades!
5 months ago.

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