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The Contradiction of the Writer’s Brain

December 20, 2011 by


I have another proposal to write. So I’m trying to convince my brain that I’m brilliant while it mutters to itself in the corner about inappropriate commas and word duplication. See, I have these two completely contradictory desires — for everyone to read my work and to not let anyone see it. Which I think […]

The Prequel to The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe

December 19, 2011 by


This. This is what I like about Doctor Who. Okay, not the only thing. But prequels of TV episodes, even if they are not always downright hilarious, are a particular brand of awesome.  

And Then Sometimes a Plane Falls Out of the Sky

December 16, 2011 by


I just wrote a synopsis that gives away so much of the plot I feel like I spoilered myself. I am, apparently, never getting this right. At least it doesn’t sound idiotic. And actually includes, you know, information about the plot. As long as you read ‘information’ as ‘very little to do with the actual […]

I Make an Excellent Deity

December 15, 2011 by


Danni: Christening was anti-climactic. Me: Was there crying? Sometimes there’s crying. Danni: Really? There was no crying. To be honest, I’m not sure that priesty dude knows what he’s doing. Me: Perhaps that’s where the lack of excitement comes in. Also, there usually aren’t rocket launchers. Which, you know, would liven things up. Danni: I […]

This is a Blatant Lie*

December 14, 2011 by


Arkem: I feel like I’m getting tireder just sitting here with you. It’s like you’re projecting your exhaustion. Me: No. It’s the other way around. I’m leeching your consciousness. Eventually it’ll all be gone and then you’ll fall asleep and so will I. Unless Paul comes in here… I may or may not have spent […]

How Not to Pacify the Savage Beast

December 13, 2011 by


Yesterday I didn’t get to sleep until after Rick’s alarm went off at 5am. By nine I was awake again. Which makes for a grand total of 14 hours in the last three days. I just thought that I should tell you that. In case I start screaming incoherently or something. And while I’ve been […]


December 12, 2011 by


You may note that I’m being suspiciously absent from here of late… “Suspiciously”? … “Noticed”? Well, maybe neither of these two things! However, I have. Just to say, “no I’m not dead, and neither is my part in Platform Thing.” But! My ‘downtime’ is taking over for a while: marking essays, tutoring and writing for my other […]