August 11th, 2003


... about that Caption report

Beware the hairI'm right back at primary school. I'm smiling desperately at the teacher. "You know that report on beans," I'm saying, "Well, I didn't quite get it done."

Will this do instead? Beware the hair.

Panel 2 -- The red hair-dye is actually called "red corvette" and not "cherry bomb". I also don't own any towels as clean as this one.
Panel 4 -- those f***ing fish are why the file is so big (well, that and my own stupidity). Sorry about that.
Panel 5 -- Couldn't remember who said what about my hair, sorry. These people are generic captioneers, so don't bother trying to guess who's who. Was that your super-witty hair critique? Claim it by leaving a comment here!
Panel 7 -- The "Bucky" who is giving me his hanky (bless you kind sir!) is Mark Buckingham, artist on Miracleman, Spiderman, Fable, many more.
Panel 9 -- I'm in the toilets at work; they're very well lit, so that's where I noticed that my brown dye-job was not as secure as I thought it was.
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Picky Picky Game

The Picky Picky game didn't exactly get the showing I was hoping for at Caption (technical problems, site problems, problem problems) but just because Caption is over doesn't mean it's stopping. Vote, contribute, grumble about continuity issues at

(And I'm not just posting this because I want my panel to win this week :D )
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curing my illness

Cure 1: Pirates of the Caribbean, quite the salty beauty, and such range, trailing influences from Austen adaptations to Iron Maiden covers ... however, as Damian pointed out, no chests! There's Orlando Bloom being dumb and beautiful, an over-mascara-ed Johnny Depp (from his performance, still not over his little crush on Hunter S Thompson), and a cherry-lipped Jack Davenport and does anyone strip off? No, it's dandy highwayman all the way, and damnit, it's not really a pirate movie until someone's stripped down to stripey tights and swung from the rigging. Maybe they're saving it for the sequel. Please let there be a sequel. Quite apart from sorting out any lingering mysteries about Will's Dad there's a whole of seam of Anne Bonny and Mary Read potential to be explored with Liz and Annamaria.

Cure 2: On the recommendation of greengolux I tried a Jaspar fforde which was great for malingering doldrums. It's apparently not science fiction, quite an acheivement for something that reads like somebody crossed five Cheapass Games* with Cold Comfort Farm, and perfect reading for pretentious English Literature graduates with a penchant for reading the New Scientist. You've been warned.

Cure 3: However, the most important thing I did was retrace a route I felt I had been mistaken in taking or had taken wrongly just over two weeks previously, since when, I've not felt entirely right. I retook it on Sunday and found queer pride grafitti, a boat with a confusing name, and a car in an entirely unexpected place. Sorted.

It's too hot to complain about the weather. For some quality ranting about the heat, check out la belle vie de Jonathan Larabie. I recommend 16 July.

*For reasons of simplicity I am counting Chrononauts as a Cheapass Game.
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