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Last night I opened my email to a picture of my Dad's girlfriend and my younger sister comparing bumps. The pitter-patter of tiny transgenerational feet draws near ...

My key volunteer (bless him) told me I couldn't give other people advice on kicking the chat habit until I'd given it a good try myself, so last night saw me downloading ICQ and then wondering what the heck to do with it. Do you just go up to strangers and say, hey, wanna chat? (shades of going into my first dyke club) I don't think I'm going to be very good at that ...

I fetch up coming home from the pub with a copy of The Sticky Fingers of Time which is apparently a film about hard-boiled mutant lesbian time-travelling detectives. Apparently I'm supposed to return it to its owner (e_peyps) but I think it may have to pass through my DVD player first ...

Getting too blurry to stay awake but unwilling to sleep without having done something first I scribble at chapter two on my Palm. The pattern on my pants box it doing the migraine dance so I close my eyes, still writing. When I open my eyes again realise I Grafitti better with my eyes closed (but don't manage to do enough to stop bad dreams and troubled sleep).

The Picky Picky game has gathered only nine votes this week! Damnation! and after we got a mention on bugpowder, too. Vote, you maniacs! It clocks tomorrow! And unless people start picking favourites it's likely to be a three-way draw ...

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phlebas
19th Jun, 2003 05:23 (UTC)
Sticky Fingers of Time is available on dvd? Or is it just a downloaded copy? Either way, do watch it. Fab film, clever, stylish and nicely restrained on the graphic sex&violence. I've only got it on tape though (showed up in a local remaindery shop a couple of years ago - I bought it on spec then went back to get more copies as presents for people). Oh, and it has Atomic Paranoia too.
cleanskies
19th Jun, 2003 05:32 (UTC)
yeeesh!
well, I suppose it was toss-up as to whether you or dr_beep were the one who'd seen it ...

(it looks official enough, got a proper case and everything)
phlebas
19th Jun, 2003 05:36 (UTC)
Re: yeeesh!
Ooooooo.
Play have it for £4.49 including delivery.
Do you realise how much you've just brightened my Thursday?
crazycrone
19th Jun, 2003 05:48 (UTC)
Que?
Why have I never even heard of this STICKY FINGES OF TIME? Is it a hoax?
Sorry, but PICKY PICKY is too complicated for me...
Have you considered contributing to GIRLY, btw?
cleanskies
19th Jun, 2003 07:43 (UTC)
Re: Que?
aaaargh! shame! ... but you don't have a scanner, do you? and drawing with a mouse isn't fun ... still, at least you can vote ....

I'd kind of like to contribute to Girly but they don't seem short of people, really, you know?

Sticky fingers is real enough. I'll report back tomorrow ...
crazycrone
19th Jun, 2003 08:19 (UTC)
Re: Que?
...But they very short of actual girlies...
greengolux
19th Jun, 2003 05:57 (UTC)
Drawing blind
When I open my eyes again realise I Grafitti better with my eyes closed

When I was doing a lot of drawing as a kid my dad told me about an exercise he'd been told to do at art school: drawing with his eyes closed (or at least, without looking at the paper). I thought it was a cool idea, and produced reams of 'blind' drawings, some of which looked really quite interesting. People come out best. I'd guess that that's probably something to do with our familiarity with human features, and the weirdness that comes with seeing those features mangled in odd ways.
cleanskies
19th Jun, 2003 07:51 (UTC)
Re: Drawing blind
One of the classic warm-ups from cartooning workshops is to draw the person opposite without looking at the paper! You can get quite accurate with practice (tip: don't lift the pen off the paper)

I do automatic drawing (by which I mean: drawing with my eyes closed with no subject in mind) as an aid to relaxation and (more recently) to relieve the tension/discomfort/anxiety of some of my migraines.

Surrealists loved this sort of thing; it removes an element of conscious intervention from the artistic process.
crazycrone
19th Jun, 2003 14:54 (UTC)
Re: Drawing blind
It's also supposed to be a good way of doing 'spirit' portraits. You get images of people on the other side... I once got an amazingly all-right looking nun (of course-)with one of those huge croissant-like wimples.
mzdt
19th Jun, 2003 06:01 (UTC)
I fetch up coming home from the pub with a copy of The Sticky Fingers of Time which is apparently a film about hard-boiled mutant lesbian time-travelling detectives. Apparently I'm supposed to return it to its owner (e_peyps) but I think it may have to pass through my DVD player first ...


and mine! (or at least jinty's...
jackfirecat
19th Jun, 2003 06:23 (UTC)
Oy! The house next door wants to see these atomic mutant time-travelling lesbians, and one of us even owns the DVD, (but not a DVD player, inconveniently). So if you watch it, cleanskies, I think e_pepys might want to watch it with you.
cleanskies
19th Jun, 2003 07:46 (UTC)
ah, that's who you are!
right -- don't worry, I'll return your atomic lesbians. I just need to check they're in working order first.
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