Monthly Archives: October 2006

How was Halloween at Café Östra?

It was a fun-packed day actually…

The day began with a mini-edit of my semi-horror story that I sent off for October’s challenge for Voyager. Then all sorts of administration around the publishing company took over before I got down to the real stuff…


 Maddoc had a little evening meal of banana porridge (well he is the monkey’s son) before having a bath and…

… reading the ghost story that Daddy bought him for his very first Halloween (yes it is Alfons for the Swedish contingent).

After putting the little (scared) boy to bed (with his ghost mobile) I sat down and watched The Ninth Gate. As far as horror goes it’s not amazing (if it even is horror) but it won’t be going in my demise of horror films post coming up tomorrow, which is always a good sign!

Now what? With an hour or so before the witching hour proper, I think I’ll try to conjure up some of the ghostly images that have been in my head recently…

bwahahahaha… cough… ahem


Mini-Interview Number 3 (from zombigirl)

1. What would Maddoc’s name have been if he was a girl?
I’ve been put under strict instructions not to answer this. You’ll find out if we ever have a girl…

2. Do you still dream about your Mum?
I do indeed, I had a dream about her just the other night in which she was complaining about not seeing Maddoc.

3. Do you wish you’d had/do you have siblings?
I have a sister who is four years younger than me but I often think it would have been cool to have a brother too (and maybe even another sister).

4. Have you ever fallen in love with a fictional character?
That actually happened for the first time the other month when I fell for Kaylee from ‘Firefly’; she’s the best!

5. Is there anything you wanted to do with your life, that you haven’t? Is it too late to do it now?
Oh I’m not sure, write full-time and not worry about the bills. No, it’s not too late and I’m working on it as we speak/write/whatever.

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1. If you’d like, leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”
2. I will respond by asking you five questions of a very intimate and creepily personal nature. Or, you know, not so creepy/personal. Whatever.
3. Update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. Include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you ask them five questions.


Gaming madness

Okay I’ve just had the confirmation that my three newest gaming buddies in Sweden are up for doing a once (or twice) a month campaign based in the D20 Modern system.

Now the offer is extended slightly and is open to a select few of my flist who fancy a weird sort of online gaming session (with just me at first) but with others later (using IM with conference option).

I won’t go into too many details just now but if you fancy taking part in this exciting new project then just let me know and I’ll get the cogs going in my head (as I have to come up with a campaign first).

Let me know what you guys think…


The mini-interview from jillyanne this time

1. What is your deepest, darkest, most horrifying secret?
Ooh nasty question. I probably have a few but I think it would have to be the fact that I used to be a supporter of a fascist party when I was younger and even went on a march in support… *hangs head*

2. What is the best and worst thing about being a writer?
The best is the feeling of creation of bringing something to life, a sort of God complex but in such a fulfilling way. The worst is easily the fact that it makes me an unsociable, moody bastard too!

3. If you couldn’t be a writer, what would you do instead?
I’m not sure as I decided to be a writer when I was six and I have never thought of anything since. I’ll go for nurse as I really like the thought of helping people.

4. Are you planning to have more children? If so, how many and how soon?
We were originally planning to have two. At this moment in time I’m happy with wonder boy Maddoc and have no real thoughts of another little monkey. However this may change in time.

5. You are at the edge of a cliff and someone has a gun pointed at you. Your wife and son are watching. Do you jump, or do you let them shoot you? And why?
Whoa, what’s with the death scenes involving me and the family? I’d jump so that even though I would still die, they wouldn’t see it.

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1. If you’d like, leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”
2. I will respond by asking you five questions of a very intimate and creepily personal nature. Or, you know, not so creepy/personal. Whatever.
3. Update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. Include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you ask them five questions.


Prizes, prizes…

Before I get a mention that there are still people awaiting gifts from me re: the book thingy, I decided that you will be getting them as Christmas presents and so they’ll be a little bit longer…

I have another pressie to give away, this time to the first person who successfully tells me where my previous sub-heading to this journal, “Stop the world I want to get off” came from and who said it.

I’ll give you all until next Sunday.

Wondering if anyone will get this…


I’m in video mood

Especially seeing as I missed a few over the last couple of weeks:

1. Massive Attack: Protection – The video masters are at it again, with one of my faves.

2. The Smiths: Bigmouth Strikes Again – Recognise this flist? 😉

3. U2: Desire – I tried to find something else to dedicate to integritysinger for making me smile with every single comment this week but this’ll do.

4. Jeff Buckley: Grace – A dedication to my best friend erybar for helping me to chill and have a great two weeks in the process!

5. Anna Ternheim: To be gone – One of the coolest songs of the last few years and gives you all a bit of a look at Sweden too!

Have fun!


Mini-interview by gaanaden

1. How is that publishing company idea of yours coming along? I must admit I am most interested in it.
The publishing company idea is moving along, I am working on a business plan at the moment and preparing to discuss it with an advisor next month. I am also in discussion with a company about a domain for the company website and e-mail addresses. Things are getting very interesting!

2. Your car is teetering on the edge of a cliff. You can get to safety and you believe you can get either your wife or your son out of the car with you. But the motion will cause the car to tumble into the ravine below. Who do choose and why?
Now you seemed to have written this in such a way that my  chosen answer wouldn’t work (that was that I got both of them out and fell to my death in my metallic coffin) and so I have to shock my flist and admit that I would have to rescue my wife and watch my son tip over the edge in our wreck of a car. It is simply because I couldn’t live without Etina and if I saved Maddoc, I would probably end my own life and he would be left without a parent. Then again I know for a fact that neither I nor Etina would forgive me for letting Maddoc go and so I am so in a no win situation here!

3. You can give up your ability to write or your ability to hear. Which do you give up and why?
If you had asked about sight then that would have been the toughest question ever (apart from that above)! Reluctant as I am to think of life without listening to music, my wife, my son and so many other wonderful things, I cannot live without my writing, it just wouldn’t work!

4. How crushed would you be if I decided not to visit your neck of the woods this next year?
Crushed  indeed as I was looking forward to our tour of Stockholm, especially after my little revelation two weeks ago, and I was kinda hoping to rope you into a D20 Modern session at Café Östra. Are you reconsidering?

5. What little thing does your wife do that really turns you on?
There is one thing that I can’t actually say as it is not my place and breaks her trust and so I’ll go for something else, which is the little noise her lips make when she talks. It doesn’t always happen, which adds to the allure, but when it does my legs go to jelly!

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1. If you’d like, leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”
2. I will respond by asking you five questions of a very intimate and creepily personal nature. Or, you know, not so creepy/personal. Whatever.
3. Update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. Include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you ask them five questions.


I just can’t seem to write this…

I sat down to write my post on… yes, you guessed it… and found I can’t, not yet. This post is proving so hard to write and I can’t understand why someone who has no problem writing about this, that and the other should worry about one post so much…

… anyway as a break I’ll answer the five questions set by gaaneden as a distraction.


Boiling

I’m in such a f**king bad mood today; maybe this is the day for the ‘Normal people make me ill’ post?

*growls*


Should have been posting…

… but feel like crap today. A cold I had a couple of weeks ago kicked in again with a vengeance today and totally knocked me out. After getting up at 07:00 to play with Maddoc, I then went back to bed at 08:00 (as he has a second snooze with Mummy) and stayed in bed until 13:00.

Then I just got up and watched BSG Season 3 (is this getting nasty or what?) and then had a bath with the son.

We have just finished watching our first episodes of The Clangers and there is a mini-thumbs up from Maddoc for this one!


Daddy (in his ick clothes) and Maddoc (in his pyjamas) enjoying The Clangers