Never dreamed I would be posting a Mandopop video on my website, but this is what MDA has done to me.
I’m on holiday, meaning: spring air, wild garlic, gin chocolate, Eurogames, rock walls, hours in talk and text. I’ll be at the London Book Fair for a bit though, likely tomorrow morning. Say hi.
Or you can enjoy some birds instead.
There is a faintly discernible past in which I was a university student who spent approximately 90% of her (awake, sober) time consuming random Internet rubbish. Here is a brief throwback: a break, for me, from weeping into a to-do list which is exploding everywhere like some kind of fungal alien menace.
But first, look. This video is really, really annoying. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
I think my favourite thing about it is how the dude’s face gets progressively more pissed off.
I do Christmas, but in a thoroughly pagan way: Christmas to me means quiet lazy mornings of tea and crosswords, an excess of presents, masses of food.
Plus an author interview I did for a student publication a few months back has surfaced on the internet. I hugely enjoyed chatting with Dustin and I’m really tickled by how random the resulting write-up has been.
And here’s the Facebook event for January’s AWARE/Etiquette Roundtable.
Happy holidays y’all.
If you’ll allow me to raise my head from the books for a moment: here is a video that accompanies a fundraising drive for Singapore’s first and only specialist service supporting women who have experienced sexual assault. It features the powerful testimony of survivors of sexual assault – talking about, among other things, the importance of supportive services to their recovery. Please watch, give and share! [Disclaimer: this service is run by my employers!]
At some point I must put into text my EXCITEMENT about Sarah Waters’ The Paying Guests (Sarah Waters! Squee!) but that point is not now.
New literary journal Junoesq contains both an excerpt from A Certain Exposure and a (somewhat terrifyingly prefaced) interview with me. It has just occurred to me that my reference here to auto-flush toilets follows a previous interview in which I describe my feelings about the publication of ACE in terms of not soiling myself. I might need to work on this public persona thing.