Browsing All Posts published on »September, 2011«

Draconian Vendettas and Cake

September 22, 2011 by


Me: My brain hates me today. It is a block of wood on top of my neck mocking me about my inability to form sentences. Wuffie: *head pets*. That’s no good on the block headiness! Or should that be headedness? Me: I don’t even know anymore. On the up side, if you don’t sleep at […]

Wednesday Poetry: Six

September 22, 2011 by


I crack my toes in the morning —languidly— and I think of you, as if beside me. That’s how the phrase turns. The nitrogen burst, like that of an upward-open eye. Pop! Could we laugh at that? And I know. I wish. To laugh in bed with you. It’s only one morning were I wake —and […]

Do Not Anthropomorphise the Books

September 21, 2011 by


Paul S: …and he really liked it. Me: Well, yeah, they’re like hilarious crack cocaine. So you told him you were a dealer, right? That maybe you could work something out? Paul S: I’ve got a couple in my bag. Me: Just to get him started. Paul S: Exactly. I have a problem with books. […]

Bibliotek Special! Chapter Five.Three

September 20, 2011 by


They were all browsing while they talked and Graham had edged away to the back of the store by himself. In his hands he had a browned, but clean-edged bound. He turned it in his hands, it was odd, but he felt no thrill in that. Bringing it to his nose… there was nothing, the […]

Exploding Dog

September 20, 2011 by


There is an online comic called Exploding Dog. It’s pretty cool. In some ways it’s more a series of connected pieces of art than a true comic. Also, you should maybe know that while there is a dog in it from time to time I’ve never seen it explode. And it’s certainly not about the […]

Monday Blurbs: The Song of Dalsarion

September 19, 2011 by


A bit different to last week’s entry, the Song of Dalsarion comes from two interests of mine: Dungeons & Dragons and writing verse. Dalsarion was one of those poor characters you roll up, make a back story for and get all excited about… which you never play. The idea for writing a verse novel started about […]

Life Advice for the Unwary

September 19, 2011 by


I spent the weekend not working. I know, we’re all shocked. But it meant I got to spend some time reading. (Yes, that’s what I do when I’m not working. Okay, I also take naps. And there may have been a thing with a bonfire and my ears freezing. But that’s not the point.) Since […]

Icky Theory: Seriously, Piracy, Again?..

September 16, 2011 by


Oh so much fun! … No really, I love this stuff! ~~~~~ While what I really wish to examine is the new balance of power between (hitherto) producers and consumers, firstly let us (again) visit the topic of piracy. There are a great number of studies on the topic, and I only want to briefly […]

Out of Thin Air and Madness

September 16, 2011 by


I feel ridiculously virtuous because I’ve been working on book two of Path (TRTH) the last few days. Probably because while I was busy trying to get the framework of book three functioning and creating Wizards out of thin air and madness the second book was sitting there mocking me. Well not all of it. […]

Bibliotek Special! Chapter Five.Two

September 15, 2011 by


“I didn’t mean to…” Started Robert. But didn’t seem to know how to finish. Emlen narrowed his eyes. “They’d send me to the Library, Robert, and you know what that means. For both of us.” Robert looked back at him desperately. As if with no way out. Emlen continued. “You wanted into this, and I […]