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When I Was Eight

September 14, 2012 by

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I saw the Berlin wall fall. I saw the end of apartheid. I saw someone have their face smashed in with the butt of a rifle. I saw soldiers of two different countries jog through the streets of the town I lived in. I saw a kid in my school, a victim of corporal punishment, […]

Productive Chaos

September 13, 2012 by

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I am having a day of productiveness. I think. I think because today has sort of been about lining up dominos. When I knock them down we’ll see if I was building pretty patterns or chaos. But I think when they fall I’ll have the next one/two/three chapters of wizards sorted. I was supposed to […]

Filming Good Omens and The Watch

September 12, 2012 by

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In case you hadn’t heard: The new Discworld series “The Watch” (AKA CSI:Ankh-Morpork) has been approved by Terry Pratchett and will go into production with BBC Worldwide. The project to film GOOD OMENS is also going forward. — Diane Duane I am… cautiously excited. Because those are two texts that I love and adore so they […]

September 12

September 11, 2012 by

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There’s an old theory of reporting (which I can’t readily find a reference too because I apparently suck at google today) which says that something on the other side of the world has to be something like a thousand times more awful for it to have the same impact as one person suffering in your […]

All of the Above

September 10, 2012 by

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I like to fly. I do. But I also can’t sleep on planes. This is a problem because there is a point of exhaustion that you pass where reading gives you a headache and you’re too twitchy to sit still and listen to music and your travelling companion (if you have one) is sleeping and […]

Turns Out, Having Insomnia in the Middle of the Night is a Really Pointless Way to Spend Your Evening

September 7, 2012 by

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So I was going to write something intelligent today. It was going to be filled with humour and quiet excitement and may even have included something profound. But as I did not really sleep last night I’m sort of squinting at my laptop trying to remember how words work. I don’t sleep through the night. […]

Each Night Father Fills Me With Dread

September 6, 2012 by

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  by Edward Gorey

Call and Response

September 5, 2012 by

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In some ways, Wizards is ridiculously easy to write, because I could channel Gray’s voice on no sleep, typing upside down in a bathtub. Sarcasm and panic and trust issues are a cake walk. Of course, being funny on purpose or, you know, having a plot, occasionally require more thought.* I was about to say […]

Signifying the Signified

September 4, 2012 by

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Some people seem convinced that learning a new language is a simple act of learning new combinations of syllables to signify an already rigid meaning as determined by one’s own language, that summer is the same thing as été or samhraidh, only pronounced somewhat differently. This, of course, is not true. Learning a new language […]

DEAR SIR COMMA MADAM COMMA TITLE OF YOUR CHOICE

September 3, 2012 by

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HAVE ARRIVED HOME SAFELY STOP WILL BE UNCONSCIOUS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE STOP REGULAR PROGRAMMING TO RESUME AT THAT POINT AND PRESUMABLY URGE TO PUN WILL STOP HAVE FULFILLED DUTY RE OBLIGATORY TELEGRAM JOKE COMMA SLEEPING NOW STOP   (Incidentally, did you know that Australia Post apparently only closed its telegram service on 7 March 2011? Just […]