Category Archive: Misc.

Mar 31

Injury Time!

I shouldn’t be so surprised that after 4 episodes of Hamlet on BBC Radio, and 3 hours of listening, Claudius still isn’t dead. Hamlet in the afternoon has been my background noise while working this week.  There’s something about the woes of a semi-suicidal-insane-Dane that really lifts the day, not least when that moment comes …

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Mar 27

Writing Battles

A very friendly drunk man, learning that I wrote books for my living, once turned to me and exclaimed, “Christ, I’m writing a book too!  It’s going to be incredible!” At these words, a polite smile naturally locked itself onto my features.  For 45 minutes I listened as he told me all about his imminently …

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Mar 24

The Only Fantasy Map…

This: http://eotbeholder.deviantart.com/art/The-Only-Fantasy-World-Map-245738593 … is simple and wonderful.

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Mar 18

Scottish Independence

Sooo for anyone who hasn’t heard, Scotland is having a referendum in a few months time about independence from England.  Which is groovy – referendums are always fun, right? And obviously I’m not Scottish, and I can’t vote in this one, and everyone’s sticking their oar in, so I’ll try and keep this short and …

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Feb 28

Freedom?

It seems that every year we need a gimmick.  For the BBC, 2014 is apparently a celebration of ‘freedom’. My uncle, when in regularly cantankerous mood, vouchsafed the following: “I don’t think we’re more free.  The only freedoms I see us having are the freedoms to consume.  To buy buy buy – that’s the only …

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Feb 24

Playing Butch

My escrima bag is purple.  It has a flowery strap and a flowery lining.  I made it from some scrap materials around the house.  I’m also gently modifying it as the months go by… it’s acquired a new pouch I can put my syllabus and inhaler in, as well as a butterfly sown on above …

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Feb 17

Bits and Bobs

I feel like I’ve done a lot of editing the last few weeks. But!  To keep some sort of balance in my life, I’ve also had a fair number of other adventures, with more to come, and figured I’d round up this blog post with a few bits and bobs. I’ve been lighting a lot …

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Feb 06

Girly Girly Violence

So I went to an escrima seminar recently.  And it was pretty awesome.  Lots of interesting ideas, lots of very advanced people, fantastic teachers and different techniques and mindsets throughout the hall.  And I could talk about stuff learned and things experienced, but to be honest, there are other people who’ll have more technical things …

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Feb 03

Feeling Seven Again

Is there any moment more distressing, I wonder, than that instant when you find yourself in the showers of the women’s changing room at your local swimming pool, in a state of some undress (as the old saying goes), only to run into the headmistress of your former primary school? Sure, in principal, there’s nothing …

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Jan 23

A Certain Self-Selfiness

I am an only child. Also: a freelance novelist. Also: a freelance lighting designer. Also: I live alone. My life is somewhat devoid of other people to boss me about.  Don’t get me wrong – I’m sure my family would boss me around, but actually my kin consists of my Mum, my Gran, and some …

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