I thought I’d take the opportunity to point out some of the cool stuff that other people have been posting on the blogosphere.
- Angus Stirling (or that Eric the Ele Phant Eats Same Eggs reviewer) has finally started a blog on WordPress; you can read his musings on Philosophy, Ethics, Maturation, and He-man. I particularly like his prescripti-prejudice comic, ‘It’s for your own good’ (must be the word-nerd in me). Otherwise, check out his Seamus (sea-emus) comics at his other website.
- Angela Meyer has posted up an excellent how-to on panel-modelling (the writers’ festival kind, not the skimpy-bikini-ed panel-beater kind) based on her experiences at EWF, MWF, NYWF, and Ubud, called ‘Chairing panels at writers’ festivals: a few things I’ve learnt’.
- Fly the Falcon has posted up an interview (parts 1 & 2) with the marvellous Josephine Rowe:
Having a brilliant writer like Neil throwing me in at the deep end was amazing. I sent him some stories when I was 18 and I really wanted him to like them, but I didn’t hear anything back. I assumed he thought they were immature or dramatic or hyperbolic, but when I got the courage up to ask him what he thought he told me he had sent them to Overland and they were being published. To which I said, ‘what is Overland’? (Josephine Rowe)
- Christopher Harshawardhana Mitchell’s Eurasian Sensation is also worth a read. It’s a blog that discusses current racism issues in Australia such as the Hey, Hey It’s Saturday blackface incident, and John Safran’s Race Relations. Christopher’s ‘Racial Humour – is it ever okay?‘ is particularly good, reviewing various potentially racist skits/movies via YouTube.
That’s all I’ve got for now. Back the usual some time later in the week.