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Life has, since the last update, been rather boring. Saturday night was spent in the Black Boy, then Spiders with Paul and Jehanne, then recovering from the inevitable stiff back, neck and shoulders. Addendum to that: I really need to get excercising. My calf muscles are still stiff from not sitting down while at work on Friday, never mind the rest of me.

Other than that, the past few days have been very, very boring. I've done my best to write, not only for Mirrorworld but also more stuff for the Trinity Storyteller's Handbook. Between yesterday and today I'm lucky if I have a thousand words, and this bothers me. I need to get writing, not just for deadlines but so I don't go into one of those months-long periods where I write nothing (witness gaps between Option X #1-5 and Option X #6-8). Maybe another Option X is what I need, just to get me going. Tomorrow, at any rate.

In completely other news, I've spent most of tonight setting up an Amazon wish list. It's not so I can beg people for stuff, or ask for stuff in exchange for writing, and I don't want people to think otherwise that I'm looking to leech off them. It is for me and those who know me to see what books I'm thinking of buying. I needed some way to regiment my purchase of paper products, after all. At present, the list is rather skewed. Relatively lots of technical stuff, not as much by way of comics and SF novels. This is, of course, due to the fact that this is a list of the books I'm going to buy, not have bought. In addition, there is a lack of good pagan/occult material, though that is mainly due to a lack of good pagan/occult books in the first place (Silver Ravenwolf is first against the wall when the revolution comes). If anyone has any specific suggestions for books in general that you think I should look at buying, let me know.

And finally, as a followup to the last post: No, me teaching Religious Education is not funky, hip or cool. Nor would it be if I were actually teaching the kids. It's a subject in the national curriculum over here as being mandatory for kids 11-14. It is a theoretically inclusive subject covering the largest world-wide organised religions and imparting a solid, moral upbringing to the pupils. It is therefore a subject where the kids never listen and spend their whole time dicking around. It's one of the hardest subjects to teach because not only is there the constant rebellion from the little bastards, the whole subject is so ridiculously fluffy that it is near impossible to find a way to teach it. And the curriculum needs adhering to, or the teacher gets fired, and a fired supply teacher has no money. Which would be a bad thing.


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Nov. 25th, 2003 11:44 am (UTC)
Luckily no one expects them to listen or do well. And I'm sure you can find a way to get something to stick in their heads.

Just as long as it isn't some kind of gardening implement you're fine.
Nov. 25th, 2003 06:15 pm (UTC)
Yes, Option X is a good thing. But then, given how long it took me to comment on your writing, I can't expect you to be constantly hit by the muse.

As for your wish list, you're even more well read then I realized. I saw stuff in there that I didn't even know you were interested in (postcolonialism and whatnot). Frankly, I'm quite humbled. In addition to having a reference the next time my English major bordering on public policy studies friend busts on computer people, I'll point him there. Of course, I'll also ask him for suggestions.

And this RE[1] business sounds rather bizarre. But, then considering I had to take the very nebulous "Life Skills" in highschool, I can't say much.


[1] To think, for once, I didn't use that as an abbreviation for "regular expression".
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