Monthly Archives: December 2010

all the tv shows are doing it, so why can’t I?

oh wait, I can! I hereby declare a Christmas hiatus. Till Jan or something. I feel the need to write in my journal a bit, which I don’t do when I blog. All I want for Christmas is some self-knowledge. … Continue reading

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third-wheel romantic hero

bizarrely, the Melbourne City Library only has books 2 and 3 of Juliet Marillier’s trilogy The Bridei Chronicles. I went ahead and borrowed them anyway. Book 2, The Blade of Fortriu, made for some odd reading for 2 reasons. 1. … Continue reading

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another writing day

I’m not doing very well writing at the moment. Doing slightly better with my dishes – I put my mum on speaker phone tonight, and some family gossip made the process much easier to bear. I can’t exactly employ the … Continue reading

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“For God’s sake, just call him John!”

tonight was a night of random tv. One of the shows that came on was Lennon Naked, a kind of biopic of John Lennon around the time the Beatles went bust. It made quite a strong thread out of his … Continue reading

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Mysterious Skin

I remember when the film version of this came out, and I was intrigued by it, but ultimately put off by how many people told me it was full on. The other day I saw the book in the library, … Continue reading

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a wee ode to Cat

I mention Cat in here quite often (mostly when she’s made some insightful comment on some grand, sweeping theory of mine), and after another great morning coffee with her, I thought: she needs a shout out! Cat is my critique … Continue reading

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how fragile the bodies that hold the people we love in

Instead of writing much tonight, I’m going to post this video that I’m sure many of you have seen, but some mayn’t have. It is an expression of grief. The brother of the tall boy in white died in a … Continue reading

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