Monthly Archives: May 2009


I’m at home on a Saturday night. Working on a screenplay and short story. I feel like a bit of a dork, having nothing social to do. But secretly I’m really enjoying it. I’ve been so busy of late, it’s nice to slow down a bit.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the way my life is organised at the moment, and how much time I have to pursue any kind of creativity. The balance has been very far from right in the last few months and I, like Kate, have been anxious. Things aren’t quite right. I’m stressed out and feeling cranky all the time.

But again, like Kate, I’ve just got to wait it out. It will pass. Soon I will have finished my semester at uni, things will settle down at work, and I’ll have time to breathe again.

Looking forward to seeing some more responses to this month’s project on Monday!

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Sitting, waiting….

I’m feeling anxious. I have this sick tight feeling in my stomach all the time at the moment and it makes me want to run away. Or stay in bed for days on end watch episodes of Grey’s Anatomy… yes, it’s true I shall admit it….

At the start of this year I went to see an astrologer, and know everyone has differing opinions of astrology but lets not get into that as that is not really the point of this post. She was someone who had been recommended to me by a few people who had seen her, and she told me a lot of things about myself that were very true, and things that upon going away and thinking about or asking my parents definitely did happen.

Last week I was listening through the recording of my session with her again and she mentioned that about this time I would be feeling like this, and that I would want to run away but that I needed to stay and deal with it otherwise I would feel like this again and again…

So, that’s what I am doing….

Here is to sitting and not running away….

image by André Pipa


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I know I’m just a whinger, but I’m feeling a little like…

“Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.”

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New project!

Okay so we are running very behind with this month’s project… however we have finally come up with something! Kindly suggested by Mr Sketchy the idea is…..(drumroll….)

“Sadly, no.”

I have NO idea WHATsoever I am going to do, but I’m excited and up for the challenge!! Get creating!!

Submissions will be posted up on the 1st of June. Only two weeks away seeing we were so lazy!

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Made Up Words

I’m sure I’m not the only one who uses made up words. Or words used in the wrong context for amusement. But I’ve just noticed that I often make up words when I make typing errors. And they’re recurring words. My current recurring typo is ‘activon’, used instead of ‘action’.

This is something that I love about language — it’s so fluid and playful.

I’m curious as to what, exactly, ‘activon’ would mean. Any ideas?


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Samson & Delilah

Again, I’m going to leave it to my good friend Gerard at Celluloid Tongue to write a comprehensive review of this film, but I will say that, harrowing as the experience of watching it was, I loved this film. It was honest, brutal, and surprisingly quiet. The two main characters barely speak to each other at all. Such a beautiful portrayal of the communication problems that can be such a huge part of adolescence.

This film deserves to do well, simply because it is such a wonderful story so beautifully told. I have a horrible feeling that it will not do very well commercially, just because it is so honest with its material, but I’m hoping to at least get a couple more bums on seats for this film by mentioning it here. Please go and see it. Even if it’s not the happiest experience you have in a cinema, it will certainly be one of the most worthwhile.


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