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The Dark Side is a Choice

February 8, 2012 by


While I was wrestling with yet another version of a synopsis for Path the other day (this one encapsulating the series as a whole rather than just the first book) I realised there’s a recurring narrative element I hadn’t been fully aware of previously. It’s about the different flavours of dark side you can go. […]

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

October 25, 2011 by


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 […]

Lack of Sleep Leads to the Dark Side

September 15, 2011 by


Yesterday I kicked the freezer for the last time. Now only peas and ice are left in its depths. I’m feeling a bit conflicted about it. I mean, logically, it’s very old and I’m afraid one day it will burn the house down. The handle fell off several years ago and the drawers have been […]

Everyone is a Villain Until Proven Otherwise

September 5, 2011 by


I had a number of responses to my call for petty villains on Friday but nobody specifically prepared to let me kill them out of hand. Which I have to say strikes me as a lack of commitment on their part. Arkem: While I might be a villain, I would not consider myself petty and […]