People Sometimes Ask Me What The Life Of A Writer Is Like

And here’s a clue.

I’m sitting here at 2.24am on a Saturday night listening to the Pillows and trying to write something about zombies while peering through an alcoholic haze induced by drinking something over a litre of 8.5% beer somewhat quicker than may have been advisable.

Basically, I gave up living like a human being something like sixteen years ago.

Fucking zombies, I ask you. I’m never accepting a bet from a publisher again, I can tell you that much.

32 thoughts on “People Sometimes Ask Me What The Life Of A Writer Is Like”

  1. I’m at my real job wishing I could be doing yours…it’s a little after 8PM, I’m having serious caffeine and methadone withdrawals. Well, fuck me if I don’t hate it here. Good luck with the zombies.

  2. Ah, the Pillows. Fantastic, upbeat Japanese rock band. I only first heard them on FLCL (Fooly Cooly), one of the most bizarre, original anime shows I’ve ever come across one late night when I was struggling with insomnia. If you haven’t seen FLCL, rent it now. It’s only six episodes long and, chances are, you’ll sit through all of them.

    Hmm, Warren Ellis and zombies? Whatever, whenever it comes out, I’ll be there.

    MPV

  3. Except the drinking, that’s pretty much how my nights go too nowadays. I find this oddly comforting.

    But my zombie’s a cowboy, so nyah.

  4. Also, I just want to state for the record that I came across FLCL in the same late-night stupor that Mel did. You’re watching what you think is some normal anime series (wonderful character design and all), and then it just goes WHACK and twisted on you as if you were suddenly stoned/drunk/whatnot.

    Wonder what other shows the creators have done…

  5. Oh well, imagine you wouldn’t be a writer, then you’d be drunk without anyhting to moan about…. Or not.

    Ah well. It’s only 10:31pm here and *I* feel like dropping over dead, now that is depressing, I take your zombies anytime.

  6. it’s cuz of the fkn chickens man…. the fkn chickens with their gobble this and gobble that… no wait that’s turkeys… hmmmm… wild turkey…

    yeah…. um.. and tequila.

  7. ACCEPT THE SWEET LOVING EMBRACE OF SWEET ZOM-BAY JAY-SUS! HE WISHES TO LOVE YOU, AS HE LOVES EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US. ALWAYS REMEMBER: SWEET ZOM-BAY JAY-SUS LOVES YOU! RAW!

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