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Very promising Oxford Comics meet last Saturday (organised by Luke Surl, who in the way of these things has instantly been dubbed Luke's Url). I probably came across as a bit of an old lag; I guess I'd better get used to that.

One odd scrap of news; Paul Gravett was coming to the Ashmolean the following day to talk about Manga monsters; always an entertaining topic, but alas I was working on Sunday. Shrug. There's too much going on to go to everything.

We met at the Far from the Madding Crowd and it was pretty much empty, possibly thanks to its neighbour now being far-from-glamorous Oxford City Centre Tesco Metro rather than still-fondly-remembered Borders. They had lost the large tables, though, leading to the usual (albeit welcome) problems of having to extend the table scrap by scrap... I think they settled on the first and third Saturday of the month, meaning your next one is 16th Oct.

Maybe it's age, but I'm still trying to organise all the new characters in my head. In the usual way I kind of know about quite a lot of them already but that can be a problem as well as an advantage, leading to an awkward temporal doubling effect where you and your half memories of each other are talking simultaneously, alongside memories which might be false; or someone else entirely.

Visiting jinty made me realise just how much I used to out-source the social bits of comics (which we called Moving and Shaking) to her; while baby Aphra burbled we talked through the people who'd been there, straightening histories. Speaking of which, must remember to take her Primeval series 1; they're glued to the sofa at the moment and need interesting box sets. Also, you can never start a child's dinosaur consumption too early.

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jinty
5th Oct, 2010 09:27 (UTC)
Aphra will be facing me as we consume dinosaurs
So she will only hear the roars as an unfortunate redshift redshirt is ripped to pieces. But that's good enough! Otherwise it'll be all cooking programmes like the latest Jamie or Ramsey's best restaurant. And the ubiquitous Top Gear o'course.

Edited at 2010-10-05 09:28 (UTC)
cleanskies
5th Oct, 2010 10:36 (UTC)
goodness, I must rescue you from that
Do you want some anime series? I have xxx-holic (ghosts, mysteries, nice dresses) or Fruits Basket (girlie, famous). Or David Attenborough, I have lots of that?
jinty
5th Oct, 2010 20:37 (UTC)
Re: goodness, I must rescue you from that
David Attenborough is more my speed, but Primeval first and foremost! Ta muchly...
mzdt
5th Oct, 2010 16:59 (UTC)
Re: Aphra will be facing me as we consume dinosaurs
or, just enjoy this, if J hasn't already made you aware of it...

http://blogshank.com/
jinty
5th Oct, 2010 20:44 (UTC)
Re: Aphra will be facing me as we consume dinosaurs
That's rather nice actually! Thanks...
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