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i have a love/hate relationship with my job and with life. mostly, i hate how little time and energy it provides me for this kind of thing. sometimes, it is as though i am on forced sabbatical from my writing, and i get frustrated and angry. in my head and heart, though, i know that it's only temporary, and the time invested here...
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japan - wtf?: help me i am in hell

Im beginning to suspect that Pringles Japan have a large group of 13 year-old ADHD sufferers as their brainstrust. Its the only answer I can come up with to the sheer ridiculousness of their range, which has recently expanded to include the following two atrocities and one oddly-acceptable offering. Plus: Fanta and Nestle bring their A-game!! Read...
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begin rant.

so, my second Western Digital external hard drive has failed. this is the second one in as many weeks. last week, i freaked minorly because the one that crapped its pants was my backup for all of my Illustrator and Photoshop work for the club. a hassle to replace, surely, but nothing that would be severely missed in the event of catastrophe.

THIS...
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boom:
maybe you should look into getting a seagate external hard drive. i heard they were good, and i really like mine.
semye:
thanks for the tip, matey. i'm ready to stab somebody, i swear.
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there is a new blog post over at www.jikahatsuden.net that i would love for anyone to read and leave a comment on, if you have the time. it's called 'doing literature'.

again, for click-impaired, the full text here.

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sometimes, things are just a joy to write. they are fun, and they roll off the end of your fingers as though they were...
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noidd:
hehe thank you kiss
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to all writers, artists and lovers of art: be afraid.

this may be short; i may expand later, once i've had time to get rid of the terrified nervous twitching in my stomach.

you might not be aware of the Handley case. WIRED has provided fairly clear, accurate coverage. essentially, an american comic book collector was prosecuted and convicted under obscenity law for possessing...
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stories can come from anywhere. people, places, events. mostly, its from a number of those things sloshing around in your head, until piece A slots into piece B like first-time lovers, gingerly, and then you have the beginning of something painful, sure, but beautiful in its possibility and potency. this is headed somewhere. although, whether its the main character, the time/place, the two crackheads...
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poketroket:
hey you!!!!!

I know it was so much fun!! I contemplated building a raft but only had my handbag, banking books, my lunch container and black nail polish! so not much to work with!! haha

ps: melbourne misses you enjoying its weather (wink wink)
semye:
there you are! i wondered where you'd gotten to, whether you'd been lost in the flood, or your pick-up from 'spewreka' had added your head to his no-doubt burgeoning collection.

macguyver, you ain't. or you never played 'day of the tentacle'. i can think of about seven different combinations of those items that would result in not only a raft, but a working thermometer AND corrective braces.

ps. melbourne can suck it. i'm no city's mistress.
wait, master... oh, crap.
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colour. sometimes the smallest things can colour your work. i write a lot by instinct... 'craft' is something i'm working on, but mostly, i just keep pushing forward and the words seem to appear as they want. that's odd, occasionally. i get the feeling that the story isn't being written so much as writing itself. take, for instance, this little piece. i...
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he returns!! new year was hellish and long... think i lost a good few pounds, none of it good. ugh.
sleep patterns still out the f**k of whack. i nearly slept for seven hours today... which is odd. disturbingly odd.
anyway, a new poem ('sand and incense') is live at www.jikahatsuden.net ... i'd post it here, but i think i might use...
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for all the people who are following along, this can be read more easily at its home at
www.jikahatsuden.net

otherwise, a little christmas present.

Let me preface this by saying: I really love Christmas time. Its just that, in general, it is a very lonely time for me what with the cold and the isolation, both self-imposed and that comes with the territory...
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poketroket:
Wow. Thanks for an awesome read. Good to think about how other people may/will/are spending their Chrissy.

ps: I thought about you today when i got off the train at Lara. Hope you are not too lonely. Merry Christmas.
semye:
just a little bit, mate. just a little.

merry christmas to you, too.
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heeeey. so, finally managed to wrestle my mac back from apple japan's insane bureaucracy... all brand spanking shiny and refurbished, too. feels a little weird; almost TOO new and clean, like it hasn't been worn in again. new jeans feeling.

on the completely awesome side; the SAM&ROCK live event on sunday went SMASHINGLY. coproduced by SAM&DAVE (the bar i manage) and...
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