Month: November 2005


If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now (even if we don’t speak often), please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me. It can be anything you want – good or bad – BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE. When you’re finished, […]

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Ahem, There Seems To Be A Tiger…

If you’re looking for an enchanting, original, suspenseful, magical, poetic, confusing, charming book to read, and even if you’re not but like novels in general, go out and buy Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Or better still, order the book through Amazon right now. It’s one of those books that I will henceforth, having […]

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Exciting Disappointment

Well, there is good news, good news, and bad news. I’ll start with one of the good newses. My mug will not, after all, be used to sell lottery tickets on national TV this december. Of course, this is also the bad news: as I gloomily predicted in yesterday’s post, my bungled screen test did […]

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Smile, You’re On Camera!

It is good to know that love is not the only thing that can turn me into a gibbering idiot. Although I did not actually gibber during my first ever screen test today, my performance did border on the idiotic. I have a faint hope that this is a feeling similar to hating every first […]

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Kiss of Death

Yay! Stuart Barrow, the editor of Issue 20 of Andromeda Spaceways (featuring Beans and Marbles), notified “his” authors that another review of the issue appeared online. The whole review is here, but this is what the reviewer had to say about my story: “Amusing. Yes, amusing is the world I’d use to describe the next […]

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Murphy Felony

I had a first date last night. A blind date even, or rather, a nearsighted date, since we had already exchanged emails and photographic proof of our existence and appeal. In the 90 minutes between coming home from work and departing for the date, it is always hard to decide in which order to perform […]

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