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Page 56 Meme

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

From Very True Things Grab the nearest book. Open the book to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST Remember how hot it was yesterday? From Comedy […]

I Won

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

I won a little competition over at the Fraternity of Shadows web site. Doubly cool as it saves me from writing another review.

Item 3 on the Agenda

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Not really up to the standards of Oh, God! but an attempt at something with a similar sentiment inspired by the current round of CERN inspired madness… Item 3 on the Agenda "Item 3 on the agenda. Do you want to kick off?" "How about next Tuesday?" "Sorry can’t do next Tuesday." "Why not?" "Little […]

Sugary Pulp Research Goodness

Monday, July 14th, 2008

I love it when research material falls into my lap. I came across a book about the espionage and shady goings on in Shanghai in the 1920s-40s era for the massive sum of £1.99 in my local remaindered book shop on Saturday. Handy since some of NitS is set there around then and involves shady […]

Doctor Who: Planet of the Ood and other Time Travelling Adventures

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Another Saturday night, another episode of Doctor Who using one of the classic Doctor Who styles: Doctor and assistant run around chased by guards while the story unfolds. Fortunately there were none of the shaky sets that used to come with those stories in the old days and even better none of the bad green […]

Omid Djalili – Live

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Went to see Omid Djalili at the Liverpool Philarmonic tonight with Kim of the Split Writing Personalities and DarkDwarf. I liked the TV show but it didn’t seem as funny as some of the appearances I’d seen on post water shed TV. The live gig was funnier than the TV show. The Boothby Graffoe, the […]

Lets Go To The Castle At Night…

Friday, April 11th, 2008

… He won’t be expecting us then. A line from one character when friends of mine when playing the original Ravenloft adventure. I wasn’t actually there but I’ve heard it so often it almost feels like community property. I’d played the same scenario back in college so it made sense to me. Back on the […]

The Only Way is Up?

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Just which up would that be? Hopefully you wern’t looking for the lyrics to a 1988 hit by Yazz and the Plastic Population and thought the title included punctuation. If you were I hope you’ll accept my appologies and leave quiety back to google or whatever search engine sent you here… I’ve spent part of […]

Arthur C. Clarke

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

I’m an avid reader althought I don’t find the time I used to lose myself in a good book. However there were only a small number of writers whose complete works I read in my youth, amongst them: Asimov, Heinlein, Frank Herbert, Harry Harrison and C.S. Forester. With the sad passing today of Arthur C. […]


Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Saw Kodo at the Liverpool Philharmonic and I have to say I had a really good time. I’ve heard their music on CD but it just isn’t the same as feeling the vibration of the big drums run through you. It’s not just about big drums though there were subtler pieces played on shamisen, flute […]

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