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Originally uploaded by Jeremy Dennis.
Well, no trick-or-treaters this year. The crack wrappers I find on my doorstep suggest to me that this is not that sort of area any more. So, eat your own halloween candy. No pumpkins or parties, just the pop-pop-pop of other people's fireworks. Celebrate Halloween by reading heavy books (Incubus Dreams, Jonathon Strange & Mr Norrell, Ritual Magic) and trying to crush 30 pages of story into 23 pages of comic for no real reason as I won't have the drive to do anything with it when I'm finished.

Oh look, my Report from Grrr! Comics festival has been published.

This morning's walk into work suggests that the problem with the foot may be the shoe.

EDIT: I think it's byebye to nanaimo, who's been sending me progressively shorter and shorter and less and less this last week or so. Goodbye, Spambot of my heart (it replies):

means small
moody avail


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1st Nov, 2004 04:49 (UTC)
Halloween Bummer...
Yeh, it ain't what it was. I blame all the plastification and pricey junk-flogging in supermarkets, etc...Although those skull mugs & cereal bowls in ASDA are just so dreadful they're kinda cool... I didn't even feel much thinning of the veil last night, and fell doltishly asleep watching PLANET OF THE APES (God, I wasn't expecting it to be really that bad...
The INDY thing is way cool, especially the photos. Takes me right back. Thanks.
1st Nov, 2004 06:52 (UTC)
I don't know ...
I own quite a lot of skellingtons and bats and glow-in-the-dark whatsis ... Marks and Sparks had Halloween chandeliers, though, which I thought was taking it a bit far.
1st Nov, 2004 04:52 (UTC)
that looks so cool- I wanna come next year...except i'm scared of people who draw comics and their strangely colour hair. Oh but oh boy what a hottie there was in one of those pictures (outside in the square)er...yeah so that's all for now
1st Nov, 2004 06:56 (UTC)
if you mean the guy
... well, lots of Serbian guys look like that. It is easy on the eye, isn't it? If it's the girl, that's Ellfriede, a German artist I ended up making many small pictures with.

(not all that many comics people have strangely coloured hair)
1st Nov, 2004 07:01 (UTC)
Re: if you mean the guy
Remember crunchycandy digs Howard Moon though...
1st Nov, 2004 13:13 (UTC)
Re: if you mean the guy
MMMMmmm, Howard Moon! Me too!
And yes, lots of Serbian guys are hott. (Unfortunately, the women tend to be obscenely good-looking...)
Oh the unfairness of Life, etc.
1st Nov, 2004 08:56 (UTC)
Re: if you mean the guy
It's the guy- i'm a guy girl all the way (oh how dull) looks like I might have to make a visit...
1st Nov, 2004 05:42 (UTC)
Oo, nice music. Hadn't realised you were a Hefner/French fan.
1st Nov, 2004 07:01 (UTC)
me either
but, well ... I've been listening to a lot of old/tribute/memorial Peel Session stuff this week and they played Gabriel at the Airport and I was going to buy some music anyway so I got the album ... which was just as well as it had Porn Shoes on it which is now my current favourite song.
1st Nov, 2004 06:01 (UTC)
Looks like a groovy event. Lovely pictures!
1st Nov, 2004 07:04 (UTC)
... I'd already posted some, but Indy got the best of them.
1st Nov, 2004 07:17 (UTC)
Mmm..milky way for breakfast..
1st Nov, 2004 08:02 (UTC)
white chocolate bones with strawberry filling. Delicious and disgusting!
1st Nov, 2004 07:28 (UTC)
Thank you for the link and a nice, snappy report. It looks like it was a wonderful event and gave me much food for thought (and eyecandy).
1st Nov, 2004 08:07 (UTC)
pretty town,
glamorous people, lovely art ...
1st Nov, 2004 07:38 (UTC)
For some reason, I can't get the Report to load up properly, and I only got to see a few pics. I'm missing out - bah!
The computer hates me no doubt, but from what I was able to see I now want to go to Grrr! next year too.
1st Nov, 2004 08:06 (UTC)
might be worth going through from the main page http://www.indyworld.com/indy/ and seeing if that makes any difference . It is a very long page -- I was expecting it to be carved up a bit!
1st Nov, 2004 12:22 (UTC)
It's not just your area
We didn't have any trick-or-treaters either, and our area is infested with kids. I believe that parents who allow their children to go trick-or-treating are considered irresponsible. "Respectable" parents organise Halloween parties for the little monsters, complete with fireworks, candles and pumpkin carving for those added elements of danger. Still, if you really want a cute little urchin to turn up on your doorstep demanding sweets with menaces, then I'm sure we can arrange something....

Jo (not so tiny)

1st Nov, 2004 16:22 (UTC)
so respectable!
... last year we got very little door-knockers with hovering supervising parents, which is quite my favourite combination. I had no sweets, so I gave them plastic caterpillars and glow-in-the-dark skulls. With a warning not to try eating them.
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