Collecting Stray Thoughts – 2008-07-31

August 1st, 2008 | microlog

  • …and I find myself standing in the middle of the garden, muttering (to the tune of “Suffragette City”) the words “Frankenstein City.” #
  • I really, really, have to stop standing naked in the back garden at night. One day the neighbours’ motion-sensor light will snap on… #
  • so. tired. must. crawl. to. pub. #
  • …6041 people following me on Twitter now? Really? What are you, Brain Custard Zombies or something? #
  • Have to do a phone interview. Don’t wanna. Who wants to stand in as “Mr Ellis’ Temple Priestess” or “Home Security Agent” and do it for me? #
  • I’m at the point now where I just think, y’know… fuck the bees. #

AWOB

July 31st, 2008 | brainjuice

Absent WithOut Bloggery. Needed to spend a couple of days with this switched off. I can write and blog, but I can’t always create and blog, if you like. And I needed to generate some new project ideas. A tv company asked me to come up with some “springboards” (usually a short, unstructured paragraph roughly describing the kernel of an idea), and a director and I are trying to generate an animated serial project, which is involving the generation of several even rougher springboards to see what sticks. Which is why I was found muttering on Twitter last night about “Frankenstein City.”

Today, I have to get back to scriptwriting. Which is a different set of muscles. And I find that writing on the web keeps my fingers hot when I run dry on a script. I just toggle up the web, keep writing, and pretty soon the next piece of script will come to me and I’ll toggle OpenOffice back up and return to what I was doing.

That’s the trick, kids. Just keep dancing, and the rest will come naturally…


In Which I Am Confused

July 31st, 2008 | brainjuice, people I know

According to this, I’m on the Honorable Mentions list in the back of this year’s BEST MUSIC WRITING 2008 anthology. For the blogpost "John Allyn Smith Sails."

That can’t be right.


Collecting Stray Thoughts – 2008-07-30

July 31st, 2008 | microlog

  • I am awake. You may give thanks to your god. Also, wish a happy birthday to @cmpriest and @schulze #
  • In my head, I like to NEXTWAVEize films. In MOONSTRUCK, when Cher slaps Nic Cage? He explodes. Much better film. #
  • @davidsgallant in the NEXTWAVEized PASSION OF THE CHRIST, Jesus would have to explode on the cross, taking out the whole Calvary area. #
  • And then a horde of robot Jesusi would shoot out of a supraspacial luge from Heaven to have clanky sex with all the bits. #
  • Jesusi? Jesusoids. #
  • @kellysue if you mock natural law by giving succor to dogs, these things will happen. Also, how do you fit 2 gallons of puke in a dog? #

Collecting Stray Thoughts – 2008-07-29

July 30th, 2008 | microlog

  • Good morning, scum. And a very happy birthday to both @wilw and @zoetica. #
  • Proper English summer’s day: dark, rainy, chilly. Thank God. I am, after all, an Englishman, and unaccustomed to natural light. #
  • and also happy birthday to @digitalyn (damned kids on my internet lawn) #
  • Lauren Laverne and Tim from Ash agree that Kieron Gillen’s a psychopath, on national radio, hahaha – @phonogramcomic #
  • @mollycrabapple has arrived on Twitter to spoil our fun. Everybody be very quiet. #
  • @mollycrabapple make me, little girl #