Monday, June 29

To Laura, my avid reader

This is a response to a comment from Laura. I decided to post it rather than just comment because I felt like it. No one lecture me and tell me how to use my computer. This is directed at you, Chairman.

Yeah, I have read Catcher in the Rye. That's the book my beloved Holden Caulfield is from. Yeah, I know, Weird, I'm in love with a fictional character.
Personally I don't think it is really a problem that I'm in love with a fictional character, I'm basically living in a fantasy world.
Catcher in the Rye is probably one of my favourite books (second only to Tales From Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan. Yeah, I know, a picture book).
When you asked if I'd read it did you want a plot summery or something or just me telling you about how totally awesome, kick-ass, insane, funny and gorgeous Holden is?
Anyway, what's King Dork like?

Sunday, June 28


I'm really into 1984 at the moment (5 chapters into it...). It's just really engaging and interesting and Winston is a very real character. Not that I would be able to get along with him. He's no Holden Caulfield, if you know what I mean... oh dear Holden my beloved... huh? Oops. Got a little distracted there. Uh, where were we. Oh yeah. 1984. Winston just strikes me as a real type of guy, with his bad knee, or was it back? and how he doesn't like needing to use his hands and so forth.
Anyway I'm really enjoying 1984. And as Neil Grant said on Inside-a-Dog "I would switch on Big Brother if George Orwell (author of 1984 and creator of the original Big Brother) rose from the dead and gave Gretel Killeen a hard time."

Rise Against

I love Rise Against and I accidentally managed to get this link to their video Prayer of the refugee on here. I didn't do it on purpose, but now that it's here I might as well keep it. Anyway watch the video (that is, if it really works) and enjoy!

Saturday, June 27

Did Jane Austen Create Me? ...Damn...

I am Catherine Morland of Northanger Abbey! I love a good Gothic romance - so much, in fact, that I'll fool myself into thinking I'm living one! I am imaginative and naive, which is at once endearing and perplexing. Perhaps my heart is TOO pure...but it is adventurous. After all, I love a trip to Bath or a stay at an ancient Abbey

Could be me, could be...