This idea came from the wonderfully blog-talented, Wanton Creation / the Other Watson, click the link to check his favourites out. Shall I open with the perhaps over-used line, you can’t judge a book by its cover? I know this is true for a lot of books (dodgy cover, good plot) and for people, the… Read More ‘Favourite Book Covers’
Normally, I don’t watch movies on the television. The tv’s ability to stretch out a film to fit in an hour or more’s worth of ads hurts me, hurts me, but I found myself watching two films last night. I’m sure there will be some kind of advertisement repercussion, perhaps while walking through the mall I’ll… Read More I Want to See Women, Human and Awesome
If the mark of a hipster is that they discover the band, the look or the thing before the mainstream plebs do, then I must be on the opposite end of hipster spectrum. Last week, I discovered Lord of the Rings. Ten years late. The films were totally incredible and I watched a film a day for… Read More The Inverted Hipster
Mmm, the golden smell of Oscar season. The time of the year when all the awesome films start to roll out of Hollywood. This is the part of the year when spending money on a ticket can be worth the ridiculous price. Well, it certainly is if you go on cheapo Tuesday like I do… Read More Movie is Just the Story Medium
I am constantly reminded that the internet is brilliant because it can put you back in touch with things you thought you’d never see, hear or watch again. Remember having to listen to the radio for 3 hours so you could press record on your tape when the one song you wanted finally played? Good… Read More Brother’s Grimm
Yesterday I sat down and wrote 1,636 words of a story’s first draft. The difference in writing the story this time was that I used real events from my life to construct the basis of the story – normally, my stories come from pure imagination.
When I write (what I think) will be the last sentence of a story, I sit back, minimize the window and soften my brain with a youtube video. I find it impossible to begin editing straight away. When I do, I find that I overlook things and make more mistakes. Waiting a while gives me… Read More Return Mission: Editing
Ah, the beautiful agony of pausing right before you hit the final confirmation button to send your fictional piece to a literary magazine. It’s not as if this is my first time sweating it out over the submission forms; last season I submit a short story for the same magazine I’m contemplating over now. The… Read More Submitting a Story: Hope & Rejection
When a goose meets a moose, At the house of a mouse, I wonder if all three, Sit down and drink tea I wish that I could explain to you what the stories and poems I read turn into in my mind. A collage of emotions and thoughts and pictures, all mixed together. An image… Read More When a Goose Meets a Moose
Today I fished out my big art folio that was gifted to me when I was 12. I flicked through the pages, past all the embarrassing sketches of my own name, and found some blank spaces. Then I pulled out my pencils, gifted that same year, and sat down to draw something. I was meant… Read More Aching Hands Mean Creativity
One year from the day I signed up for a mysterious thing called a blog, wordpress sent me a small celebratory message. WordPress tells you that it’s a good idea to pick a theme. Travelling? Cooking? Crafts? Well, I was just someone who wanted a space to write opinion pieces with little infusions of humour.… Read More What Has Changed: 1 Year On WordPress
My very own furry companion is stretched out right next to my laptop. He’s not as well groomed as the shiny dog in the picture, but he makes me happy dirty coat and all.