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The first person I met in Newcastle was a blonde Swedish girl. Life can be like that upon occasion. The Critical Animals symposium went fine, I guess. Okay, I do have a few reservations. The fiction I heard was a bit on the-lets-recreate-beautiful-landscapes-and-have-nothing-happen-in-it side, which is...

UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES SCHOOL OF ENGLISH POSTGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM XI CONTAMINATIONS 7th/8th OCTOBER, 2004 Room 211, Morven Brown Building, UNSW i'm giving a paper (essentially the same paper) here. this one doesn't involve me traveling to newcastle, which is a plus, and it's much more low key. i...

Caught Takeshi Kitano's new film Zatoichi today. It's been out for a while, but I've been kind of busy, with work and, well, just work, really. Different kinds. But today I said fuck it, and took the pile of assignments I have, and put them...

Akira Kurosawa's the Hidden Fortress comes with the tag of being the film that influenced Star Wars, and it did, but in the worse way possible. The Hidden Fortress opens with two peasants walking along a round. Dirty, hungry, smelling like shit, they've spent a period...

this is a lot more fun that you'd think: 1. Think of a word you would use to describe me. 2. Go to Google Image Search and search for that word. 3. Select the picture you see as most fitting, and post it as a reply. 4. Post this...

Fuck is no longer a useful swear word. It has become a useless adjective. I tested this out in one of my classes today, and they didn't blink an eye until I used the substitute obscenity. So, from now on, I'll be using the word...

Spent tonight in the Emergency Ward at Westmead. Family. Sister. Pneumonia. All a very low level reason to be in hospital, though my sister, with the style that she is known for, relied on people interstate and drunk, and not her family, when she couldn't...