Too Many Ideas - Archive for October, 2010

The Town

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Potted review: The Town is an excellent, gritty heist movie that manages to effortlessly develop characters and plots. I like my heist movies gritty and personal. I’ll enjoy an Ocean’s 11 style romp but a character driven drama like Heat is what I yearn for. The Town absolutely falls into that genre. The Town’s strongest […]

The first English Dictionary of Slang 1699 Review

Monday, October 4th, 2010

My copy of The first English Dictionary of Slang 1699 reprinted by the Bodleian Library arrived in the post today and a willing-tit of a book it is too. The introduction is interesting covering the dating of its first printing, who B.E. Gentleman (the mysterious author) might have been and other topics.  The original preface […]

Works in Progress Update

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

I realised I’d not posted a progress report on any of my writing for ages. Its far too easy to update twitter and forget to mention stuff here. I finished a completely rewritten draft of the Role Playing Game that’s been occupying a lot of my writing time for the last year. The plan was […]

Nottingham Contemporary

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

I went to Nottingham Contemporary on the second leg of my holiday.  The building is very striking.  The Diane Arbus and Gert and Uwe Tobias exhibitions were both interesting. What I really liked was the Small Collections Room.  Changing collections in four cabinets with draws filled with art that you can open and discover whats […]

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