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Joules, trusted by... dozens... to make a drama out of your crisis...
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I live to write. It's not wise to get in my way.
August 2011: the earlier posts in this blog are a mess, the result of me changing the format some time ago. I'm working to edit the entire blog from the beginning, but with over 4K posts and sodall time for such luxuries it's going to take a while... [02/09/16 - Now reached 09/10/2004][20/03/2019 - giving up. I don't have enough time to update the blog atm, let alone edit old entries!]
If you come across any words you don't recognise in this blog, take a look at the Taylorspeke Glossary in the left-hand infopane, you'll usually find a definition there.
First, a recommendation. Dive over to The Jonathan Day Fiction Site and try some of the stories. I love this author's writing - it's funny, bitingly witty, dryly incisive, chilling, and deliciously subversive by turns. Absolutely well worth a look!
Thursday, August 24, 2006
The Chocolate Bilby.
Soooo cute. I had sort of planned to save him for at least a few days, but alas it was not to be. Of course, leaving him sitting on my desk, with those cute little eyes looking at me with such betrayal, with such an "I just know you're going to eat me..." look, didn't help at all.
So today he was ceremoniously slaughtered and eaten. I had to have Ken do the slaughtering bit. No, not because I felt guilty, but because the chocolate was so thick my feeble hands couldn't manage to break it open!
Of course, Kai wanted in on the action...
It was delicious - rich and creamy with the faintest hint of orange. We love Australian chocolate - it tastes quite different to our own.
And Showbiz is wonderful! It's fascinating to listen to how far Muse has come since this first album - and I swear Bellamy's voice is richer now than then. [GLOMPS Lutra again] Thank you!
So... All Kai's sewing is now done and I'm ready to start the curtains, possibly at the weekend. He's just about ready for Friday, though now he's getting nervous, which isn't surprising. He adapts very quickly though - everything will be fine after the first couple of weeks, I'm sure.
I've had a hankering just recently for some Riddick/Vaako slash. No, I haven't the faintest idea where the notion came from. I like Pitch Black, and I ordered Chronicles of Riddick DVD (director's cut very cheap) to make up an Amazon.co.uk order so we could take advantage of the free delivery, because I like to have complete series' where I can. But it'll be the middle of September before it arrives (ordered it with the DVD set of Prehistoric Park, which hasn't even finished screening yet - last episode is next Saturday) and it's been nagging me, so today I rented the theatrical version from Phœnix...
Very very pretty Vaako.
From ICQ earlier...
[Joules] I can feel a fic coming on, you know. I have to go shopping later - I'm still sooooo tempted to pick up the DVD. It's £2.50 for three days as the film is now so old.... [Lutra] [beg] It's a quick fix. [nods] It's so strange the way these 'obsessions' hit.... But so much fun while they last. Oh, damn right!! ... do you think it's a Piscean thing? I think it might be. We need new pretty things to keep us happy. Penny's a fish and she does it as well. So does my brother for that matter... [nods] Mght be it.... I get bored with the same old thing - I like new inspiration every now and then. [nods] Me too. The world is big and full of delights... I like to sample. [beg] mmmm...Chronicles of Riddick has grown on me: I wasn't too impressed the first time I saw it, but on a second viewing it's not that bad. Requires considerable suspension of disbelief, but that's OK. The characterisations are fairly sophisticated for such a film - and the sfx are terrific. There were, apparently, supposed to be two sequels: I assume they were never made because the first film wasn't a success. Which is a pity, I'd have liked to see what they might have done with the story. Eh well.
I had another parcel today, this one from Simone in Germany: three DVDs with old favourite Professionals episodes, and Rob Halford's Crucible CD! [GLOMPS Simone] Danke Shön! I shall look forwards to watching/listening very soon.
Earlyish night tonight, and even earlier tomorrow: need to be up at 6 am on Friday. Still haven't decided how best to organise my sleeping schedule (sleep, what a bloody waste of time!) around school/household needs, but I have no doubt it'll need to be flexible...