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Wednesday, 30 September 2009


Someone under the name of Richard Ridyard has been nicking people's stories (from work by Stephen King to realtive unknowns like me, but not me) and submitting them to magazines and websites. Unbelievable. But sadly, true.




It does seem too full-on to be a joke, so if you stumble upon anything by Richard Ridyard, report it!

Monday, 28 September 2009


That's all I drink nowdays. I think been (as in, used to be) the manager of a café instilled a secret addicition to a lovely cup o' joe, in me. I don't think it helps that I have a little ritual in which I always have a coffee on the go when I'm writing. But, they do say coffee stops cancer. But ruins everything else in your body. Like your teeth. I remember watching Wife Swap, and these nutters drank coffee through a straw. Absolutely mental.

Recently read The Killing Joke, the 80's Batman graphic novel in which The Joker famously cripples Barbara Gordon (don't worry, that's not a spoiler; it happens pretty quickly). It's not exactly the mind-blowing masterpiece everyone seems to think it is, although that might only be because there have been better Batman/Joker stories since. Taken within context, at the time it was released, I can see it have been a shocking idea.

I like Alan Moore's writing, although he tends to overegg the pudding a bit, especially with dialogue. The Joker is presented incredibly well, but Batman's a bit too "grrr, you'll get yours, you scumbag!". Oh, and the origin of Joker is a bit....hhmmmmm. But it might not be real. Ahhhh! Clever bastard.

Monday, 21 September 2009


I wonder if putting one on Rapid Wash uses more energy than a normal wash? Logic would dictate 'no' because it does things quicker, but, also logically, wouldn't more power be used to make the machine work faster? Perhaps the amount of energy used is exactly equal in both cases, with the benefit being that the Rapid Wash takes less time. But, if this was the case, every washing machine would only ever operate at the Rapid Wash level.
Polishing off a couple of short stories, to send off for hopeful inclusion in other anthologies (if they're deemed good enough, which obviously, THEY ARE :D ).

Also going to start making a more concerted effort to seek out paying markets with a 'theme'...not that I've been sat on my hands, but I enjoy the challenge of working to a brief, as it were.

Also also, the point is I continue to get my storeez out there for YOU to read (I still maintain 8 acceptances in 7 months is a mini-triumph to savour and use as fuel for the aforementioned concerted effort) and, although payment is/should never be the sole reason for doing it (I think), a fellow writer has the motto of "Why should I give my best work away?" which I have combined with mine: "I just want to get my work out there!" into:

"I just want to get paid for doing something I really enjoy and work hard at!?"

Well, I'm just being honest. And whilst we're on the subject, that tie really doesn't suit you. It makes you look like a Geography teacher.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009


Good grief! The plan for world domination continues apace as BOB THE PIANO appears online! Read it, and weep!


Monday, 14 September 2009


Well, I made myself spend all morning filling in application forms (is there anything more tedious than doing this by hand? No. No there isn't.) instead of writing, and I've just finished doing this so now I'm going to treat myself to spending all bloody afternoon writing, so no updates today, I can't be arsed. Instead, it's time to crack on with a werewolf story, an alien story, and maybe a zombie novel. HOT DAMN!

And as a sort-of update anyway, SCROLL OF ANUBIS, the mummy anthology I've got a story in, *might* be ready to buy by Halloween! Whhhhhhooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Thursday, 10 September 2009


MONTAG. That'z when I'll blitz t' interweb withz updatez, including a full "review" of Diagnosis: Death (including how the quotes/blurb are TOTAL FIBS).

For now, I'm keeping busy with working on more remixes and stories. I do tend to have a habit, in both worlds, of making something servicable (I may have just mispelt/made that word up, not to mention make an ironic joke within this sentence itself) and then gleefully ruining it by throwing in gratuitous amounts of industrial jazz and idiosyncratic references. Oh well, such is the Reverend's way.


Wednesday, 9 September 2009


I really should update some of my other sites.

Watched Diagnosis: Death recently, and it was pretty crap. Most folks'll be suckered into getting it because the three main blokes from Flight of the Conchords are in it, but regarding humour, it has practically none in it, and certainly NOTHING to recommend it to actual fans of FotC. RUBBISH!

I'm putting the finishing touches to a werewolf story set in New York, in 1946. I've managed to not use the word 'werewolf' but still use references to the full moon, and silver. I'd like to think the story is the only werewolf story in existance that kills the werewolf off by xxxxxxxx it xxx a fifty-xxxxxx xxxxxxxx, but I might be xxxxx haha. The main character's my latest creation, jazz musician turned itinerant preacher, Jonathan Cave. He's tough!

Now also trying to think of an idea for an alien story. I quite like the idea of making an Independance Day-style story; something with lots of explosions and zero logic and plot OOOO FACED!

Friday, 4 September 2009


Episode 5 of the Funkatronic 5000 Audio Sound Noise Broadcast Podcast is now LIVE!


Thursday, 3 September 2009


Another cARDbOaRD DEaD bOY remix! This time it's of an electronic duo called Royksopp. Here it is: http://soundcloud.com/groups/royksopp-tricky-tricky-remix-competition-uk

It's the 'Bad Maths' remix! ENJOY?!

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

CDBRF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PART TWO?!


I've entered my 'Hopped Up On Goofballs' remix of crap 'electro' rockers Enter Shikari into their competition HERE!

Have a listen if you fancy it! It incorporates copious amounts of jazz and noise, and samples from old PSA's about drugs.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009


My short story, Bob The Piano, should have appeared on The Cynic's website today, but unfortunately they're experiencing logisitcal difficulties so it (and other people's stories) might not turn up til the 16th of this month or maybe even the 1st October.

In sort-of good news (well, optimistic, anyway) I've submitted a short story to New Bedlam (which is ran by Jodi Lee, who was/is involved with various high-profile fiction magazines) and it has been selected for the shortlist! Of course, it still might not make the final grade but at least it got this far :)

That's all for now. TALLY HO!!!!!!!!