Friday, 27 November 2015

Twitter Twatter #23

September 2015

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

"Nethersphere's Just A Cool Name We Came Up With During A Spitball"

According to Seb in Death In Heaven.

I was approached by Robert Smith? (yes, with a question mark) to write a piece for a fanzine called The Nethersphere.

Robert Smith? has edited two volumes of Outside In, which features articles and reviews from interesting perspectives about every Doctor Who story from An Unearthly Child to Last Christmas. He asked me to have a go at one of the online scenes that preceded Series Nine and I chose the Prologue.

I wrote a blog entry, written from the perspective of a superfan of a fictional TV Show all about the exploits of the Sisterhood of Karn, a TV show called The Sisterhood Of Karn. It's incredibly geeky. My piece forms part of a larger article about the editing process that went into Outside In, the road less travelled of some rejected pieces and a new one by Mr Smith? himself.

It can be downloaded here in a format I don't fully understand or as a pdf.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Twitter Twatter #22

August 2015

More alternating tweets with Futurama opening captions:

It's released on 7 December 2015...

My wife tweeted questions about the important of English and Maths to celebrities to inspire her students, here are the responses...

Saturday, 14 November 2015


So, Arts In Entertainment is not going ahead despite some valiant efforts. The Kickstarter kickstarted well, but couldn't maintain the momentum. I want to thank those of you that contributed, the other authors and Phil Reed in particular.

Phil's own thank you is here.

I'm disappointed, but encouraged by Phil's words. Despite the not do, Arts In Entertainment represents a hell of a lot of can do. I have another writing project that I'll be launching in the next couple of weeks. It won't be a Kickstarter, but it will be incredibly geeky. And I think it's down to Phil and Arts In Entertainment that I'm even more determined to make a success of it.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

The Last Day

It's the last day or so for the Arts In Entertainment Kickstarter campaign, and it's come up a little short.

Do any of you have $4,206 you don't need to hang on to? Or do 4,206 of you have $1 you would care to share?

Friday, 6 November 2015

Bad Cover Version

Phil Reed asked me to think of perks to help convince and cajole people into parting with their hard earned. I didn't come up with much of any note. Phil's response was suggest that I offer to sing the Pulp song of choice into a purchaser's answering machine. I assumed he was joking.

I was wrong.

And so when the Kickstarter went live I scrolled down the list of perks and to my horror discovered that for two hundred of your dollars I will sing a Pulp track of your choice into an answering machine of your choice.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

This Is Hardcover

How cool is this?

The answer is, obviously, very. This is the current cover art designed by Mishi Hime for the book I am writing for Noiseless Chatter. To quote Phil the artwork is "subject to change before publication. Rest assured, though; it'll be brilliant." The artwork for the album was controversial and it is only right that the artwork for the book follows suit.

But it will all be for nothing if we don't meet our Kickstarter target.

Monday, 2 November 2015


I've been interviewed on Noiseless Chatter regarding my book for Arts In Entertainment. The kickstarter is currently a little under a third funded with ten days to go. We can do this.

If you have an interest in Pulp, I'm Still Here, Titus Andronicus, Synecdoche New York, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Hatsune Miku or Streetfighter II then please consider contributing...