Soooo… I’ve been absent a lot lately. In my defence, I’ve been busy. “Doing what?” I hear you ask.
Blimey, I really have a thing for wordy titles…
So the last time I was active on the ‘Spill, I posted a Miscellany whining about being dumped, did the ‘Spill game and as a result promised to unleash the more leftfield aspects of my CD collection on Pairubu, did another Miscellany announcing my imminent departure for a weekend in London and disappeared into the ether again… Amylee asked me on Facebook for a catching-up session in this week’s Miscellany, so here goes!
This is a short one this week, I’m afraid. I had planned to devote this one to the more unexpected corners of my CD collection (for Pairubu’s delight and delectation), but I’m afraid that’ll have to wait.
Bitter? Me? No idea what you’re talking about…
OK… ‘teachable moments’… what’s up with that? It’s a line from Batman – Bruce Wayne: The Road Home Issue #3 Batgirl: Stephanie Brown in which Stephanie, after a close call fighting a mysterious thief in a high-tech armoured suit that imitates the powers of the primary members of the Justice League, defends her reckless charge into the fray in a discussion with Oracle (Barbara Gordon – yes, the Commissioner’s daughter if you’ve seen the films – and first Batgirl) by pointing out that she survived, and the fight was a ‘teachable moment’ – a spontaneous event that can be used as a learning experience.
This will be a slightly shorter Miscellany, as most of my time is being taken up by thesis (draft chapter three due Wednesday, 1,500 left and something halfway between writers’ block and a complete and utter inability to focus), guru duties (ah lads, ye disappointed me. No-one nommed one particular track I was hoping for!) and… other stuff (I swear to god Facebook chat crashed on me last night…).
OK… so… I’m back! I didn’t fulfill my promise to be active on the game every day bar Saturday, but that’s because Saturday really took it out of me! Before that, I was sick and trying to write thesis stuff, so Miscellanies didn’t happen…