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X-Men: Days of Future Past

December 5, 2012 by


So we’ve known for some time they were making a sequel to X-Men: First Class. It’s been given the disturbing? entertaining? kinda freaky? rather suggestive? title Days of Future Past. I have been excited/concerned/waiting to see how it’ll turn out. I mean, it could be good. The last set of X-Men movies only turned to disaster on […]

I Woke Up Stumbling Off a Bus in the Middle of Who the Fuck Knows With Only My Fairly Dubious Sanity and Most of My Knives

May 1, 2012 by


 Me: I dreamed I cut my hair shorter with a steak knife Wuffie: Was it a good haircut? Me: Kind of raggedy Wuffie: Raggedy Candy. Me: Oh god… When you start your day with painkillers it’s not a particularly good sign. But then, I suppose technically my day didn’t start there anyway, it started the […]

US Government Rules that Mutants Like the X-Men Are Not Human

February 1, 2012 by


Consciousness was a little hard to come by this morning. I was dreaming about Captain Haddock. Which is a weird thing to be dreaming about. And Japanese foot-washing rituals. And something above private school girl ties. All of which actually makes less sense now I’m awake, which is fairly impressive. So in something of a […]

Plug and Play

November 9, 2011 by


I am off writing query letters today. Yes, I totally am. Shut up. I’m totally doing it. Right now. Okay, not right now. But like, in a minute. And in the meantime I am going to leave you with some things to entertain you. In case you haven’t heard (although if you’re remotely interested you […]

Night of the Living Footnotes? When Footnotes Attack? Footnotes in Space?

September 14, 2011 by


Sometimes my footnotes get out of hand. Therefore, two things related to what I said yesterday: Firstly, a movie that I love for no sensible reason at all. I currently have this kind of bizarre affection for X-Men: First Class. When I first saw it, I enjoyed it. Then I noticed all the things that […]

These Entrails Are For Arkem (or, What Would You Call a REMARKABLY Drunk Wizard?)

August 21, 2011 by


So, I’m still wrestling with the names of the characters in Wizards, although now at least I have placeholder names that don’t cause massive cognitive dissonance. …hasn’t stopped me banging my head into the table when I try to talk about them to people though. It’s very hard to have a conversation about a character […]

Infecting People With Fiction

August 18, 2011 by


Today I have the headache I didn’t have yesterday. My brain and I are bonding over the writing at the moment, but we’re not on the same page as far as sleep goes. But on the bright side the first thing I did this morning (after fetching juice and almost falling over in kitchen — […]

What Happened to the Weekend? I Was USING That.

August 15, 2011 by


Jared*: I may or may not be marathoning MLP Me: bwahahaha. Although… given what I spent the weekend doing I should maybe not laugh. Jared: hahaha. What have you been doing? Me: Er… I refuse to answer on the grounds that I might incriminate myself? Suffice to say it has something to do with the […]

New Magic Or A Betrayal Of All You Hold Dear?

August 10, 2011 by


So I became aware recently that the people who wrote the screenplay for Stardust (Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn) also wrote the screenplays for Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class.* Which I thought was interesting. Because they’re three movies that I enjoyed a lot for various reasons but whose resemblance to the original texts is not […]