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hey what the fcuk is the point of this blog?

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I’m not sure really…

The Comforting Embrace – A FIRE Story

A curious cloud hung low over Walthamstow Central tube station. It was fat and orangey pink and heavy looking, like a swirling distended sheep stomach.

George paused for a moment and wondered if there was such a word as orangey, then decided that there probably was.  He glanced around and no one else appeared to be paying any attention to the low slung clump of colourful water vapour, heads down they scurried to and fro intent on no doubt very important business.

George raised his hand and waved towards the red van that was parked illegally on double yellows, through the grubby window he saw Wanda raise her hand in reply. After a slight pause she revved the vans engine up and swung across three lanes of traffic triggering a swarm of angry beeps and blasts and lurched to a halt directly in front of the newsagents on the corner directly under the cloud.

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wilwheaton:

bookoisseur:

mydamnchannel:

Check out the Love Me Cat trailer and Kickstarter page HERE!

This. This is fun stuff.

Kaplan is an incredibly talented and hilarious writer. I can’t wait to see how this series turns out.

wilwheaton:

bookoisseur:

mydamnchannel:

Check out the Love Me Cat trailer and Kickstarter page HERE!

This. This is fun stuff.

Kaplan is an incredibly talented and hilarious writer. I can’t wait to see how this series turns out.

so after a long time away…

mostly busy with work and stuff, I’m back and ready to write short bursts of flash fiction and stick ‘em up there for the world to see (and criticise and stuff).

kept up with my promise then!

or not, that’s what being ridculously busy does to you…

still - I will post some new content over the next couple of days, I must!


Trying to Protect a Reef With an Otherworldly Diversion

“In a stifling warehouse filled with bodies — ceramic replicas and false starts — [sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor] fusses over their lips and noses. Gets the hair just right. Adjusts their clothing.
Then he sinks them in the sea.
There, they rest in ghostly repose in the Museo Subacuático de Arte here, serving at once as a tourist attraction and as a conservation effort by drawing divers and snorkelers away from the Mesoamerican Reef, the second-largest barrier reef system in the world, and toward this somewhat macabre, artificial one.”

What an amazing photo and a cool distraction from writing!

Trying to Protect a Reef With an Otherworldly Diversion


In a stifling warehouse filled with bodies — ceramic replicas and false starts — [sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor] fusses over their lips and noses. Gets the hair just right. Adjusts their clothing.

Then he sinks them in the sea.

There, they rest in ghostly repose in the Museo Subacuático de Arte here, serving at once as a tourist attraction and as a conservation effort by drawing divers and snorkelers away from the Mesoamerican Reef, the second-largest barrier reef system in the world, and toward this somewhat macabre, artificial one.”

What an amazing photo and a cool distraction from writing!

If you like geeky t-shirts you must try teefury.com out, cool geek mash-ups like the one above - and they’re only up for 24 hours, so they’re rare…
(I’m not going to make a habit of free plugs but these deserve it my view)

If you like geeky t-shirts you must try teefury.com out, cool geek mash-ups like the one above - and they’re only up for 24 hours, so they’re rare…

(I’m not going to make a habit of free plugs but these deserve it my view)

wilwheaton:

sesamestreet:

Sesame Street is having an open casting call for a new recurring character! Learn more at the Sesame Workshop blog.

I just realized, right now, over 30 years after I (sadly) grew out of Sesame Street (and into Electric Company, and then 3-2-1 Contact) that when I was a little kid, the people in this picture were like family that I never got to actually meet.
Thanks for that, Children’s Television Workshop, and everyone who showed me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street.

Sometimes I wish I lived in the US - I would love to be in Sesame Street.
Edited to add: Is it just me or has the shaven headed bloke looked the same for the last thirty years?

wilwheaton:

sesamestreet:

Sesame Street is having an open casting call for a new recurring character! Learn more at the Sesame Workshop blog.

I just realized, right now, over 30 years after I (sadly) grew out of Sesame Street (and into Electric Company, and then 3-2-1 Contact) that when I was a little kid, the people in this picture were like family that I never got to actually meet.

Thanks for that, Children’s Television Workshop, and everyone who showed me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street.

Sometimes I wish I lived in the US - I would love to be in Sesame Street.

Edited to add: Is it just me or has the shaven headed bloke looked the same for the last thirty years?

Lines on a Map - fragment one

Jake was leaning over the table a look of concentration on his face, his intent was reinforced by the tip of his tongue sticking out of the corner of his mouth. Sally had to admit he looked cute like that. He was carefully folding a torn page from the London A – Z 1998 edition into an intricate 3 dimensional shape.

After what seemed like an hour but was only five minutes Jake sat back and sighed contentedly, in front of him on the upturned tea chest he had used as a workbench was a delicate and beautiful paper swan, criss crossed with angry red A-roads and thin yellow B-roads and blotched with the brown grey of urban blocks.

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