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    • CommentTimeNov 19th 2011
    Ah the wonderful feeling of finding out that you DIDN'T accidentally forget to stop recording a camera while on a bathroom break for a gig.

    Also I stepped out of my comfort zone a bit. Still wearing stuff, but...I guess I'm feeling better about my body. And the reaction from the fella was awesome.

    Today was underwear, coffee, comics and a mix of Black Sabbath and Rolling Stones. Tonight is wine with Maple biscuits.

    Calming down.
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2011
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2011 edited
    Listening to a old band that i love from the eighties called Loop.Man,can they churn out a mean riff.

    After a day of early morning London grey mist and venturing to Earls Court for a NA meet(I didn't have time to take my suboxone meds and ended up in the loo squirming on the floor with detox dementia) i feel ok.

    If you love Mignola blocky black and you ever get to London find a bit of time to take some snaps of the gothic shit in Old Brompton Rd cemetary.It is truely most excellent.Mausoleum city.I'm sure a couple of cherubs opened their eyes at me as Poe grabbed me screaming into The House of Usher.

    I slept for the longest ever it felt like last night.

    Yet i prayed to the darkside so that's a bit strange.

    Still good stuff though.
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    Gone back to lurking for a bit, so breaking cover.

    I won third prize in the Chorley Writers' Flash Fiction competition on the theme of Urban Myths. The story should be published in the next month.

    I also had my short story 'Branch' published at Cafe Irreal, taking my total stories accepted over the past year to 30

    This weekend ventured down to Leeds to see Captured Ghosts as part of the Leeds Film Festival, then hit Thoughtbubble Comic Art Festival, mainly to see Bryan Talbot.

    This is the first time at a comic con and I was blown away by the creativity in the room. Definitely making a weekend of it next year.
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2011
    @Steven - received your next sub for Weaponizer today too, what a beauty! Nice to have you back again.
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    Cheers man. Glad you like it ;)

    Congrats on selling your story too.
    • CommentTimeNov 22nd 2011
    Being caught for over an hour in -3 degree windy, rainy horribleness and having a pretty cold shower due to water heater problems...and being handed a piping hot cup of tea and wrapping myself up in a blanket with the sound of rain dropping outside (a sound that always makes me go to sleep).

    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2011
    I got caught in the freezing rain last night, too. Still managed to buy the most delicious pair of thick wool leggings ever. And I had the steamiest shower.

    Today, in the mailbox:
    I think I'm gonna go buy a whole pack of Victory Cigarettes. I conquered both landlord and adjudicator, it seems.

    Hrm, what else? The smoothies I've been making have really gone above and beyond. Peanut butter and spinach, who knew?
    Also yesterday my boss mentioned that I will probably be kept on as full-time permanent after the seasonal position officially ends. Also I'll do some admin work, which will get me downstairs and one step closer to the service department. Sweet, sweet service department: you're mine, you little bitch.

    Also, imminent-laptop-death has been indefinitely postponed! At least, I'm running Firefox, Photoshop, music, and ye olde pirating software, and it's not crashing. Skipping and hiccuping, but not crashing. Yippee.
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2011
    Rock on, Allana! That is splendid news!
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2011
    Something amazing happened today.As some of you may know i've been going through some hardcore hell this year cleaning up my act from a lifetime of being a hardcore dope fiend.As a consequence of my using i had crippled my legs from injecting mad concoctions of class A drugs and deranged mixtures of a travel sickness tablet mixed with other stuff which really fucked me up.I lost every single surface vein and at the end it sometimes took me five hours to have a fix and there would be blood everywhere.I would usually be whining and freaking out.It wasn't pretty.I nearly died from blood poisoning.Anyhow i collapsed this year in the street even though i've not touched the needle for about 8 was because of deep vein thrombosis and totally dead nerve endings etc. Most of this year my legs have been totally numb at times.I could stick a pin in then and not feel a thing.Sometimes it would take me ages to walk a small distance.Soul destroying,ego smashing,despairing,humbling, awful stuff.And it happened as i was in detox hell.
    That's not fair,is it?

    Today as i was slowly walking to vol work/clinic i suddenly realised i could feel my feet touching the insides of my trainers.And there was a feeling of good pain in my lower legs.I was so happy as i was talking to my woman on the phone that i started jumping on the spot shouting "Yes..yes..I can feel the fuckers".The early winter sun was burning into my eyes.A few blokes in cars etc looked at me as if i was a total spastard mad old git(which i guess i am) but i no longer give a flying fuck how people perceive me.I really don't give a shit on that one.

    I don't want to jinx it but maybe they are getting better.If so then shit!!!It will improve the quality of my recovery in a way i had lost all hope on.It really will.

    Thank you Whitechapel for letting me share this.
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    Shit man, good news!
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeNov 24th 2011
    @ Vornaskotti: Thank you kindly good sir and may you live 'til lesser mortals crumble in your wake.
    • CommentTimeNov 24th 2011
    my band got nominated for best newcomers in a local award thing! yay!
    • CommentTimeNov 24th 2011
    @flecky fucking awesome, mate! Hope it goes well and you can start dancing on some asshole's grave by the summer!
    @alastair I can't tell you how excited I am for you! Hope you win!
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeNov 24th 2011
    @ oldhat: Thanks.You get a big fat caring hug from the flecky for that.
    @Alastair:Good luck with your band and fingers crossed.
    • CommentTimeNov 24th 2011
    Just in time for National Overeating Day, I overate! Hung out with the fam, talked with sibs, showed them both the magnificent finale of Batman Brave and the Bold and the Muppets' "Bohemian Rhapsody" video. Somehow my Muppets fanatic sister hadn't seen it yet. And then, of course, we went and saw the new Muppets movie. Fun!
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    My degree is finished! I'm possibly applying for honours, so I may still be at university next year, but I AM OFFICIALLY A PERSON WHO HAS COMPLETED AN ENTIRE DEGREE. hurray!
    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2011
    Vile hugs all round, especially @Flecky- hope this is the first of many good turns on your road to recovery.
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    I was super super cranky and the day was seriously bad.

    macroclimate saved it :)

    I love this community.
  6.  (10319.140)
    Flecky - That is seriously phenomenal. I am terribly excited for you!

    Yesterday I went out, made it to the post office 3 minutes before closing to pick up the boots I bought on ebay, then found a Thrift Store on my way home that is only open Friday - Sunday, where ALL THE CLOTHES ARE TWO DOLLARS, including dozens of BRAND NEW ESPRIT SAMPLE DRESSES (which just happened to have two inch slits cut in the back of them to keep from resale, i suppose) which were all in my size. So clearly, I had to buy a number of dresses AND a pair of ancient bowling shoes that fit me, AND a vintage bowling bag to go with it, AND a leather briefcase, all so amazingly cheap! All priced for POOR people, and not hipsters! WHEEE!!!

    Also, I met up with people in Manhattan and I think I ate my weight in fries with cheese and gravy.

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