Ink!!

Dec. 28th, 2008 04:39 pm
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I got a fountain pen for Christmas (thank you, [livejournal.com profile] charliecochrane!) - now I haven't owned or even used a fountain pen since I was at school and I'd forgotten what a sensual pleasure they are.  It's even loaded with blue-black ink which was my colour of choice at school.  I've been doing the edits on Transgressions with it today and it made the task a real joy. (Almost!) It makes my handwriting legible too, which makes a change.

The only snag was that when one of the cats leapt up onto the manuscript (as one of the boys will always do, they can't bear the thought of being ignored for five minutes) and rolled around on it - Lucius in this case, he acted a big furry blotting pad and ended up covered in blueblack ink. Well, ok, not covered, but smudges on his face and legs. He's buggered off now, in high dudgeon.

Adopt one today!

Yes. Don't judge me. How could I resist? It looks like a strawberry Campino!

I discovered The Historical Romance Club today and got all excited for five seconds. But I can't join their club. :(

"Genres we Do Not support include: standard contemporary romance; romantic suspense; inspirational; and alternative lifestyle—m/m, f/f. "

Hmmm.  As [livejournal.com profile] gehayi just said to me: 

"...of all the genre fiction in the world, romance fiction is the most bigoted. Sci-Fi has had gay couples forever. Fantasy, almost as long. The first overtly gay detective appeared in the 1950s. Romance still needs to be dragged, kicking and screaming, into the Century of the Fruitbat. And that was LAST century."

Hear hear. I've asked HRC why they don't "support alternative lifestyles" - I'll just see what they say. I know what you are thinking..."Erastes? What about the New Year Resolution?"  Yeah, yeah. Still got three days...
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Not bad - it definitely improved as it went on - at one point I thought I was never going to like the main character at all - which didn't help, and was happy for horrid things to happen to him as he was such a git. Was nice to see "Engerland taking on NY" but I can't really recommend it. Wait till the DVD.  Simon Pegg is great, as ever and the Americans mainly play it tongue in cheek but it's all been done before, and if you've seen Ugly Betty/Devil Wears Prada- then you've seen this already.

I couldn't help it but the thought of Bush going public attempting to calm the international financial crisis reminded me of nothing more than Dad's Army.  "Don't Panic, Don't Panic!"

All we need now is Gordon Brown... "We're Doomed!"

Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!  (the green one is grown up and doesn't need any clicks but I just wanted to show you how cute he is)

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