Jonathan Bayliss, RIP

The Boston Globe reports the death of one Jonathan Bayliss, an eccentric self-published writer of enormous tomes.

Here's a sample from one of his novels. (Click on text to enlarge.) There's plenty more here, if you want it!
     Posted By: Paul - Sat Apr 25, 2009
     Category: Eccentrics | Literature | Books | Writers | Obituaries

he sounds like an intellegent man. my best friend is a writer who has not, as yet, been published. i can tell you that there are two very distinct sides to the process, one is getting the work out. the time and effort involved is conciderable, especially with a job and family. she struggled for years to create something i find fascinating and intellegent. the second part is getting published. the acclaim and money are definitely desired, who wouldn't want tangible benefit from that much work? but that is not the most important thing. i see a joy in her from the accomplishment that makes my heart glad. that said, this man must have had a fulfilling life i'm glad for him. also i'm sorry for his family's loss.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/25/09 at 03:42 PM
Can you say "pretentious?"

Being a writer is one thing, excessive use of large or obscure wording in an attempt to show off or to foster your own sense of grandiose is quite another. Yes, language in writing should be varied and expressive, but this guy's writing makes him seem like a total dick (see also: douche).
Posted by MohawkWarrior on 04/26/09 at 02:54 AM
sesquigenerian- someone in their 70's
i know mr. bayliss was an octogenerian, but the above post made me think of the word. 😊
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/26/09 at 10:57 AM
i wonder, did the pretentious octgenerian who tended towards sesquipedalianism, succumb to pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanocon? :cheese:
well waddaya think mohawkwarrior? :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/26/09 at 06:27 PM
does mr.jazz need to give jim in near gloucester a speech about WU?


Jonathan Bayliss, boring sesquipedalianist, now dead.
Posted by mrjazz on 04/27/09 at 12:57 PM
i surrender dumbfounded. i did get part of the above with context reading, but many of those words are not familiar to me. i have always felt that my vocabulary is better than average. but i can't hold a candle to you my friend.

mr.jazz stay calm sweetie. we won't go into any cerebral diatribes, everyone is familiar with 'mr.jazz's wu rules of fun' i think jim is a new poster here. love ya baby! 💋
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/27/09 at 08:18 PM
Jim, buddy. True though it may be that many expressions cannot be made simply, others should be and in many cases MUST be. Unless his work was an attempt to purposely remain in obscurity?
Expressive? Shakespeare was expressive. Yet still the common man can feel comfortable enjoying his works with only the slightest assistance. What one REALLY finds when dissecting his work is an irritating struggle to over-impress his intelligence upon others. One can be expressive, even impressive, without being ostentatious.
Posted by MohawkWarrior on 04/27/09 at 09:34 PM
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