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BoilTheOcean
« on: November 11, 2017, 08:07:20 PM »
https://boiltheocean.wordpress.com

I get lost on this site. Dude is an amazing writer and seems to know so much about skating it's ridiculous.
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Re: BoilTheOcean
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 09:13:11 PM »
I can't remember who wrote 'the best way to write about skateboarding is not to write about skateboarding' but that blog is a prime example. I think I've read almost every post.

I wonder who he is/what his occupation must be. He is too good at writing to not be getting paid for it, whether in or outside of the skateboarding industry.

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Re: BoilTheOcean
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 06:16:08 AM »
agreed

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Re: BoilTheOcean
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 03:58:17 AM »
I feel like whoever this dude is, he is at LEAST lurking this forum. Speak up genius!
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Re: BoilTheOcean
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 10:43:17 AM »
Didn't someone say on here  it might be Ocean Howell behind it? When reading it, that's how I like to picture it in my head.
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Re: BoilTheOcean
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 12:37:02 PM »
BoilTheOceanHowell

Too easy!

One of the best skate-related blogs by far. I like to check it periodically so that it feels like I have more to read, it's like purposely missing 3 episodes of a TV show so you can binge them later.
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Re: BoilTheOcean
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 02:18:36 PM »
Didn't someone say on here  it might be Ocean Howell behind it? When reading it, that's how I like to picture it in my head.

I heard it was Bod Boyle...
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Re: BoilTheOcean
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2017, 02:38:53 PM »
I think it's Seb Carayol ? the man behind the FTC book as well as a few other, older blogs (I think he had one called A Visual Sound but maybe I'm confusing both) and a bunch of publications in general.

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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2017, 02:39:54 PM »
Reading that site has made me appreciate skateboarding more; his writing is revelatory, turning out aspects I never considered. Many thanks to that dude.
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Re: BoilTheOcean
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2017, 09:24:13 PM »
I like how we still don't know! Keep the guesses coming. Judging from the language, Kalis??
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Re: BoilTheOcean
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2017, 09:59:26 PM »
It's not Josh Stewart?

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Re: BoilTheOcean
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2017, 02:10:31 AM »
here's the Visual Sound blog I was referencing earlier, for some reason I was dead certain it was the same writer for the longest time (and part of me still is, but this thread is insufflating doubt) : https://avisualsound.wordpress.com/

whether it's the same author or not, it's got some prime stuff too, although it's older and the writing isn't as sophisticated (which I think is some sort of elaborate joke or at least some kind of exercise, as far as Boil The Ocean is concerned).

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Re: BoilTheOcean
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2017, 04:45:18 AM »
The plot thickens.
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Re: BoilTheOcean
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2017, 09:07:33 AM »
i coulda sworn there was a Slap Pal that delved deep into trying to find BTO's identity a few years ago using IP addresses and a friend that worked for Wordpress and ended up matching up some of the prose to a thesis written by some teaching assistant who was a doctorate candidate in lymnology.  i've been using the search function to look it up, but interestingly enough, all the posts appear to have been deleted.  I think his early academic work was based on how some lakes were actually cooking the marine life... and there was some pic of his research station with a waterlogged Joey Pepper Aesthetics board in the corner. 

I also remember a rumor where he was one of the guys pictured on that Skartorialist site... which is why he mentioned the site way back in one of his posts.

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Re: BoilTheOcean
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2017, 09:14:17 AM »
http://urbanpolicy.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Howell_2001_Poetics-of-Security_NoPix.pdf

This looks VERY interesting. By Ocean Howell who may or may not be BTO. Will read later.
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Re: BoilTheOcean
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2017, 09:21:50 AM »
i coulda sworn there was a Slap Pal that delved deep into trying to find BTO's identity a few years ago using IP addresses and a friend that worked for Wordpress and ended up matching up some of the prose to a thesis written by some teaching assistant who was a doctorate candidate in lymnology.  i've been using the search function to look it up, but interestingly enough, all the posts appear to have been deleted.  I think his early academic work was based on how some lakes were actually cooking the marine life... and there was some pic of his research station with a waterlogged Joey Pepper Aesthetics board in the corner. 

This is hilarious, but also  ::)
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Re: BoilTheOcean
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2017, 09:24:00 AM »
i coulda sworn there was a Slap Pal that delved deep into trying to find BTO's identity a few years ago using IP addresses and a friend that worked for Wordpress and ended up matching up some of the prose to a thesis written by some teaching assistant who was a doctorate candidate in lymnology.  i've been using the search function to look it up, but interestingly enough, all the posts appear to have been deleted.  I think his early academic work was based on how some lakes were actually cooking the marine life... and there was some pic of his research station with a waterlogged Joey Pepper Aesthetics board in the corner. 

This is hilarious, but also  ::)

oh, i get it, :-X
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Re: BoilTheOcean
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2017, 09:37:34 AM »
Obviously this guy knows his work is appreciated within the community. Perhaps he wouldn't be "allowed" to say some the things on his blog if people knew who he is.
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