Three nights a week Superman and I participate in the one of the most popular online Massively Multiplayer Online games (they say that they are the most popular but are outstripped on current subscriptions by almost 10million subs by LineageII … Continue Reading Darcy’s Spicy Moroccan Lamb Soup
I know I was going to be lighter today but once again the priorities of those in the society in which I live show through and I am disgusted and saddened. During investigations for a report entitled “CHILDREN IN STATE … Continue Reading Is this really who we are?
Something a little lighter and shorter today – I happened to surf over to ABC1 during kids hour the other morning and Superman and I watched this in both shock and hysterics! I have to say I also highly recommend … Continue Reading A Streetcar down Sesame Street!
Every Monday at 6pm and Thurs at 5:30 pm for the last few weeks, a 6ft, willowy Japanese woman named Akiko (written with the kanji meaning “bright”or “shining” & “girl”) comes to our humble flat to teach us Japanese. She … Continue Reading The metaphysics of becoming multi-lingual.
Several months ago I was stopped outside my local supermarket by two wheel-chair bound teenagers in matching tracksuits with those oversized charity raffle tickets for sale. Having spent a disastrous 3 weeks of my own late teenage-hood failing to sell … Continue Reading Sport is not above humanity.
A few weeks ago I added a bunch of podcasts to my RSS feeds on Google Reader and have loved listening to things I would usually miss when they are live (mostly from ABC Radio National and mostly on Sundays … Continue Reading Adelaide Festival of Ideas
Via a blog on language and its use, I recently came across a circumlocution such as Sir Humphrey Appleby of Yes Minister & Prime would be proud: “… the filmmakers added new scenes to the film, including one where Mr. … Continue Reading Sir Humphrey would be so proud…
Superman and I have long discussed how we lament (or, at least, are tired of) the tendency toward “chosen one” protagonists in fantasy and sci-fi stories on screen or page. In my own reading and writing I have, since primary … Continue Reading On the protagonist as avatar and true heroism.
The countdown to my studies beginning continued today with the arrival of my unit info, study guide and readings for Religion Studies: The Long Search which comes to be by way of UniSA. From the same Uni I also received … Continue Reading Come a long way baby!
You will have noticed in the entry below that I have been researching for “The War of Wind and Moon” lately. At first, I was researching for the reason anyone writing a book set in the real-world (even if it … Continue Reading A Change in Focus
In my research on religion, religious phenomena, philosophy of religion “for my novel” lol I clicked my way through to this: CAN BAD MEN MAKE GOOD BRAINS DO BAD THINGS? Having followed the link from another blog which referred to … Continue Reading CAN BAD MEN MAKE GOOD BRAINS DO BAD THINGS?
Aaahhhh sweet, succulent, sparkling DSL… soooooo good 🙂 Now the bitch: At last, after 5 months of phone calls to Optus, Telstra, the TIO, the ACCC – round and round – trying to get Telstra to stop their anti-competitive behaviour … Continue Reading Technical Bitch
Well, access to my myspace page was finally resurrected for me today. I logged on and, as usual, found little use for it except to see some old messages from strangers (cause the ones I really want to talk to … Continue Reading MySpace Miscellany
How appropriate that this has happened to me on May Day ^_^ The new work I’ve been developing, that was tentatively titled “Nephalim”, has been gathering momentum – working away in the back of my mind, springing ideas on me … Continue Reading May Day Epiphany!
That’s my last comment about the golden, glistening abs in the movie (seriously, at one point I thought I was looking at shields in the distance – it was their abs!) Enough has been said about the abs elsewhere, in … Continue Reading 300 (or should that be 1800?)
I found myself at a writers’ forum today. I decided against joining the community but couldn’t resist clicking a link they had under “Sponsors” Try it yourself (not if you’re doubting yourself as a writer, though lol) Careers as a … Continue Reading Bad Request … lol