To keep this structured, I have once again broken my learnings down to three points, which I’m going to number…
Recently, I was talking to someone from the Philippines through the world wide internet, and they got very excited about the prospect of the Royal Wedding. Since they are not part of our Empire (present or former), or our white western monoculture, I asked them what that was all about.
Apparently it was because it was a “fairy tale”, and they wouldn’t expect me to understand because I’m male. I readied myself to deliver a sarcastic rebuttal, but it took more thought than I expected. After all, it is a Prince marrying his long-term sweetheart. As fairy tales go, that’s pretty textbook.
The hay fever is toying with me. Normally as soon as the sunny weather starts, so too does the runny nose, itchy throat and streaming eyes, and I find myself popping pills to keep it under control. And this, of course, has a knock-on effect on my alcohol tolerance, etc.
This year, it’s been holding back. Friends who suffer with me have fallen one by one, Twitter tells of snot explosions far and wide, so I’ve been fully expecting my own insides to burst outwards in sympathy.
The definitive (well, only) dedicated Dork Adore review of last night's new Doctor Who episode, "The Impossible Astronaut".
A Facebook album full of random photos, with mildly amusing captions by me. Some are on here, others are Twitpic, some are even on neither.
Just posted on The Film Pilgrim: My review of the Russell Brand-starring remake of Arthur. Basically, this particular alcoholic needs to stop admitting he has a problem.
Just published: Goldfish, the online anthology produced by students on my MA Creative Writing course at Goldsmiths. Most IT work and pasting done by me, and yes, there is also some of my writing in the ‘Short Fiction’ section. Long-term readers of this site may recognise them as slightly tarted-up Friday stories.
(In fact, remember a while back when I asked you to name your favourite Friday stories? This was why.)
Anyway, as mentioned in yesterday’s Script Frenzy blog post, my frenzying may stop me from posting these stories in the next month or so, although I will still give it a go. But if not, you could always read the entire archives.
Or, if you are really desperate for more short stories in the near future, I might have something interesting to declare here next week. Maybe.