This week, Monday 16th September 2013

Droid ShotA Whirlwind of Terror

Alright, that’s a slight exaggeration. Last week was, although relatively quiet, very busy at work attempting to grasp new systems by their hair and slam them into submission against the desk. After all five days, moderate success was achieved, which bodes only slightly less awfully for the future. Oh well. This week at least will be challenging in quite a different way… I’m fighting back against my comfort zone, somewhat to my own surprise.

♥ This week’s scribbles

Tuesday Things I Hate #1: Fucking Adverts I just don’t understand the damn things.

Thursday The Desert Crystals Part 21 “Nascent Horrors” It’s a bit gloomy in the dark with things in the shadows..

Friday Film Review Shorties: White House Down / Riddick  A pair of fairly terrible films.

Updates on my thrilling life

Writing

Aaargh, last week felt like chaos – not that it went particularly badly, I mean I got the three things written that I wanted to, but I do feel bad about writing less. Hopefully this week I’ll have time to write more (I have about ten hours of train travel in my immediate future!) and that I’ll even include some quality… I may blog about my week, if I get time during the day; if not I’ll fill y’all in the week after. We have Pub Poetry to look forwards to on Tuesday 24th September – a glorious opportunity to share and listen to some comic spoken word / poetry / prose. I believe Martin and I shall be attempting some beat poetry…

Last week’s scribbles

Tuesday Autofiction: Morning Horrors Tongue-lashings of micro verse.

Thursday Lego Blog: Jabba’s Palace Part 2 The obsession runs riot.

Saturday The Desert Crystals Part 20 “Eye in the Sky” A charming bit of body horror.

Lego

I’m pleased with the last extension to Jabba’s Palace and I think I’ve put the finishing touches (heaps of droid junk) to my Jabba’s Droid Dungeon – I’ll have to take some pictures for you next week. It also means that I’ve finally emptied the Lego tray that filled one of our sofas for three weeks, so everyone is happy!

Improv Comedy

Last week’s Gorilla Burger show was splendid fun – Eddie is continuing to hurl new formats and ideas at the stage. On this occasion he brought out costume and props to drive Corner House Blues, It was a longform set based around a nowhere land police station and the characters that emerged from the costume choices and changes, and each segment ended in song! It was really good fun and he, Amy, Colin and Jamie did a really splendid job. I may not have told Eddie that yet. Eddie – it was really good.

What else happened there? I was drinking for a change so some of it is a bit of a blur. I do recall dubbing poor Seth in a scene that started with “I’m sorry I fingered your wife”. Well, I had fun! We rounded out the night with an Unspeakable Act – the audience selected Back To The Future II – that’s the one I can’t really remember properly. We got heavily into time travel begatting and singing Dolly Parton songs, or at least Martin did and I made up a song about her enormous breasts, which was also good in Gregorian chant…

This week I’m off to Osho Leela in Dorset for The Maydays 5 day residential improv festival. Exciting!

Events and Excitement

Nottingham Comedy Festival: Pub Poetry – Tuesday 24th September

7.30pm at the Canalhouse, Nottingham.
Open mic comic poetry and spoken word for everyone (in a pub).

Nottingham Comedy Festival: MissImp in Action – Friday 27th September

8.30pm at The Glee Club, Nottingham.
High energy improvised comedy show.

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