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NaNoEdMo

October 31, 2011 by

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Quick note before the end of October. I’m not going to be posting any of my usual work this November, but instead editing my verse novel The Song of Dalsarion (see previous post.) Hopefully you’ll all love it just as much! :D Your regular posts will return for December. Paul

The First Time

October 31, 2011 by

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This is an answer in two parts. Except I might not tell you the second part. Unless you want me to. Or, you know, I’m bored later. I’ve actually studied Shakespeare a couple of times. Well, I say ‘studied’. I spent eighteen months of high school barely conscious and I only have two clear recollections […]

Character Pricks

October 29, 2011 by

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Apparently many of my characters are pricks. That doesn’t bother me so much, as a fact, but I’ve been thinking about who I have, and what they’re like. Matthew / the Miracle: as you’d imagine for a superhero, is generally a pretty nice man. Of course he has anger inside him, and a surprising sense […]

If Thou Speak’st False, Upon the Next Tree Shalt Thou Hang Alive

October 28, 2011 by

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I have issues with Shakespeare. I just wanted to say that. Sometimes people get upset with me when I criticise him, so I thought I’d say that up front in case you want to, I don’t know, plan an intervention or something. Honestly, I really do like his work. Okay, I love his words. I […]

This Can Only End One Way: Horrible Serial Murder

October 27, 2011 by

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A couple of people have asked me where I draw the line between what I write for the world and what you only get if you knock on my door.* The answer is: not a lot of places? I mean, I’ve written a few posts that are essentially, ‘I am an idiot six different ways’, […]

Malaysia

October 26, 2011 by

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When I arrive, quiet an uncommon chill holds but is not taken by the hooks of us, inside. Only the defeating bubble shrinks on us, and in our car, cooled late in the otherwise hot Malaysian night, we visit neighbouring kafes to drink tea, or to abstain, and are smaller–surrounded, but not taken–by unrequited rain. […]

Moves Like Jagger

October 26, 2011 by

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So… I was sick last week, and I didn’t really work because it was hard to concentrate. But I made notes. Little… bits of things that I jotted down on the sticky notes on my desktop to figure out later. So on Monday, illness behind me, I went about organising said notes. And there were […]

NaNoWriMo!

October 25, 2011 by

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NOT! Yeah, being an Australian (and so normally having exams in November) has never made it easy to NaNo. So, when I have attempted it, I’ve always felt pretty jazzed! Of course, now I have no exams, and should be able to get up at 3am before a full days work and make a mash […]

I’m Not Drunk, I Just Play Someone Who is On the Internet

October 25, 2011 by

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Paul M said to me the other day that he rather wants one of those shirts that says, Please Do Not Ask Me About My Thesis because when they do he tends to start twitching and gibbering. Which I sympathise with. I remember with crystal clarity having my supervisor introduce me to a prominent theorist […]

It’s Not Just Doctor Who That Worships the British

October 24, 2011 by

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So today I’ve decided to give the BBC all my love. Paul sat me down to watch the pilot of something last week over lunch and the BBC logo came up on the screen and I instantly went, Aw. And sat forward in my seat. Because I have expectations I do. Although I hadn’t realised […]

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