I thought I’d better blog. Just to keep in the pseudo-writing habit. Very early in my life I used to write diaries as a way to ‘keep my hand in with writing’ – though I think the quality of the writing is of questionable value. Nevertheless I think to blog is to better than to not.

So here I am.

I still haven’t written anything for AFO – crit or story. I will but it takes effort. I just listened to a podcast of Mark Kermode reviewing movies and he said that the real test of a reviewer is a bad movie not a good one. Now before I come across as up myself I don’t think the average AFO fare is ‘bad’ but I do tend to be hard to impress – not that my own writing is any better. All I’m really saying is that both crit- and story- writing are work and I haven’t had the energy or motivation for that for a while.

Still I have some time off work now and I’m hoping to write every day.

Of things SoF-ish I won a charity auction for a ‘low’ membership number and have a new custom title and avatar. So I’m back to being LatePaul, who is ‘only mostly dead’, and looks like this

which is actually a photo of me, taking with my phone, whilst whirling around quickly. I like that it’s abstract and no-one else’s is quite like it.

I watched Dogma last night. I was struck by how much it relies on dialogue. OK you’ve got a couple of interesting visual scenes but much of it is in very simply sets and there’s a lot of exposition. Characters with long, long speeches telling us the rules of heaven and hell etc.

Mass genocide is the most exhausting activity one can engage in, next to soccer.


More soon…


About shuggie

My name is Shuggie, Paul or LatePaul depending on where you know me from. I work in computers (databases) and occasionally write about softw
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