Browsing All Posts published on »May, 2012«

Matt Smith’s Hair Should Get It’s Own On-Screen Credit

May 31, 2012 by


So for those of you who’ve been hanging out for the new season of Doctor Who… this probably isn’t going to satisfy. But if you’re paying attention in the first few seconds you’ll notice that it was written by ‘the children of Ashdene School’, which is interesting. I mean, how does a school go about […]

And Then I’d Kick Her, Sir

May 30, 2012 by


I have long suspected that Disney movies contain some kind of psychedelic distraction agent that’s particularly good at hypnotising young children. This is the only explanation I can think of for their willingness to watch and rewatch them with a frequency and enthusiasm that is, quite frankly, scary.* And it seems I have finally gotten […]

Slaughtering Your Word Children

May 29, 2012 by


There’s something amazingly cathartic about a final draft. It’s horrible and brilliant at the same time. Because it’s the end. It’s your last chance. So there’s no more avoiding things. There’s no more thinking, ‘well I’ll deal with that later’. That awkward piece of prose? That hiccup in the conversation? That transition that makes you […]

Progress. This is How You Make it. With a Machete.

May 28, 2012 by


I’ve started to make progress on the second Path book (TRTH) lately. Finally. Honestly, it’s been so close to being finished for so long that it’s a bit embarrassing it’s not done yet. The problem is that I decided to work through this draft in order. Which is really not the way I have ever […]

Waking Up

May 25, 2012 by



May 24, 2012 by


Wuffie: How’s the wordsmithery coming along? Me: This morning…? A work in progress. As in, I am progressing toward consciousness. I just grabbed a glass from beside the sink so I could take my tablet. I thought it was my juice glass, but I’m pretty sure that was liquor. I am finding that being sick […]

Sam Brown Expresses My Pain

May 23, 2012 by


What’s the Difference Between ‘Loud’ and ‘Too Loud’?

May 22, 2012 by


I went to see Florence and the Machine in concert on Friday. I haven’t slept that much since then, so my memories are snapshot: Lying on the concrete floor of the Dome the bass vibrating through my rib cage. Standing shoulder to shoulder with a mass of people, Rick pressed against my back, feeling the […]

The Kraken Might Be Arriving Today*

May 21, 2012 by


I woke up with a headache this morning — which, let me tell you, is a terrible way to start your day — so I’m going to beat my head against the wall until it feels better. Or something. Don’t look at me like that. It should work. I mean, it’ll hurt less when I stop… I was going to […]

Biased Toward Bears

May 18, 2012 by


I read this book last Friday. It was very distressing. It’s called, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt (by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury). You know the song. Or maybe you don’t. This is an interpretation on the version you’re familiar with (if you’re familiar with it). But it’s still a pretty dopey song, […]