i opened a novel i was going to start reading recently, and was put off by this opening sentence:

"The final dying sounds of their dress rehearsal left the Laurel Players with nothing to do but stand there, silent and helpless, blinking out over the footlights of an empty auditorium."

(having opened it again to write this, i'm not sure exactly why i was so put off by the first time...)


"the curious incident of the dog in the night-time"

is a quotation from a Sherlock Holmes story, i believe 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'. the latter is mentioned in the former.


'fray' is a comic book written by Joss Whedon, creator, i.e. God, of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and her attendant Buffyverse. Yes unlike many other Buffy comic books 'created' by Joss Whedon this one is actually written by him (although some others are very good, and some very good ones are written by him including some of the 'tales of the slayers' iirc). fray is the story of a vampire slayer discovering her destiny in Whedon's very own dystopic future, complete with flying cars, and is very good indeed.


i recently lent my friend 2 novels, chosen from a pile of my books, one by him and one by me, fairly randomly. when he got to the end of them both though, he observed a connection between the two.

the books were
'myra beckinridge' by gore vidal
'the wasp factory' by ian banks


today i borrowed a book from the library on 'outsider art' (colin rhodes, thames & hudson). a few years ago someone gave me another thames & hudson art book 'photomontage' in response to some collages of mine i had sent her, and this book has since become very important to me. i wondered how my life would have been different if she had bought me the book on outsider art instead.

As i opened up your site, The Streets came on the radio. Seems significant, but probably only cos it's Sunday and I'm at work and have a terrible thirst for human drama. Love the shot out the window. Is it really a webcam? Back to work: topics: "Antarctica - is it melting?" and "Julia Gillard - Women in Politics." PS, I'm reading "My Brother Jack"
ps, what's the connection between gore vidal and ian banks? ps, you need more links to other blogs ps, now i've found your site i'm probly going to keep coming here and posting my retarded random thoughts ps, like the cartoon of you BUT YOU'RE NOT GREEN ps, please excuse, too much soy mocha latte. end of postings for Sunday, 30 January, 2005
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