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'huge, queer and tawdry' but 'much admired by the public'

Alex S
27 December 1977
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  • barrysarll@livejournal.com
Alex S is a would-be-fop, sometime flaneur and general ne'er-do-well resident in London's fashionable North London. He is descended from Viking nobility who came to Britain raping, looting and pillaging but liked it so much they decided to stay. You wouldn't know this to look at him, though he claims his punting skills stem from the ancestral way with a shallow-bottomed boat. His attempts to aid the human race's evolution and emancipation from its mind-forged manacles are hampered by his addiction to cheese, and his tendency to fall asleep when drunk.
Barry Sarll is a satirical alter-ego constructed for Alex by those he inexplicably considers friends. A judgmental, lecherous and megalomaniacal grotesque, Alex nonetheless came to see that Barry had a lot going for him. A certain symbiosis began to develop.
On May 14th, 2003, in a pioneering and almost certainly unwise attempt to crossbreed the 'real' world and ideaspace, the two were merged. The resulting hybrid still falls asleep a lot, but is more likely to shout 'peon!' at the slightest provocation.
This is not, perhaps, the result for which anyone was hoping.
acquiring wmd, admonishing pippa's breasts, alan moore, arthur machen, baxendale, being a gay blade, being flithy, bendis dialogue, big gay music, british sea power, bryan ferry's fringe, buffy, carmen's pelvic floor muscles, cheese, china mieville, clarinetists with nice eyes, cutting a gay dash, dandy highwaymen, dark forces, defaming reggae, disgraceful-or-distasteful-or-distilled, doctor who, doing the gay clam, drinking, drunken arboreal activities, espionage, falling over, fearing the bad word, flex mentallo, flouncing, fosca, free speech, gadding about, gay bullets, gay dancing, gay drunken sleep dancing, gentlemen's indiscretions, getting away with it, grant morrison, hawksley workman, herding romos, homicidal fantasies, intellectual elitism, international jewel theft, ironing, it's beyond my control, james branch cabell, jenny and lawrence, kate bush, laughing at terrorists, lesbians, lexicon of love, living the legend, lord dunsany, lording it up, love your enemies, luring disco dollies, magic, metadignity, momus, multiplying entities beyond necessity, my gay robot wife, my private life, neil gaiman, nietzsche, oscar wilde's bottom, pangolins, paul morley, pedantry, pippa's breasts, pop magick, preening and posing, proclaiming oneself superior, punting, raffles the gentleman crook, real ultimate power, red wine, scarlet's well, sharp suits, shooting peasants, smooth oiled man chests, sniggering, speaking an insular argot, stay beautiful club, stephin merritt, suprasexuality, tatu, the culture, the occult, the vichy government, these animal men, these foolish things, trevor horn, umbrellas, velvet jackets, voyeurism, world domination, x men 2, zionism, zoolander