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A shot rang out. September 23, 2012

Posted by phoenixaeon in Birthdays, E301, Kaya, OU, Poetry, The Principessa Files, Titian poem.
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Not really. Although it’s almost like a shot, as I’ve not posted in ages. I suppose I should try to post more often, but that ‘what should I post?’ demon has appeared again. Sigh.

Well, nowt much has been going on since my ‘distinction, yay!’ post. And oh. My. God. How crap is this entry reading so far? I might as well do a shopping list of what’s happened…

  • Writing. Not really done much, despite the fire being stoked after reading Dadwhowrites‘ novel (which I loved and I can’t wait to read the sequel[s?]). But here are the two Twitter poems I tapped out for the National Gallery‘s #titianpoem competition.

Poem based on the Diana and Actaeon painting. Retracted due to using ‘bollocks’!

Second poem based on the Diana and Callisto painting. Heavy on alliteration and (at the time) unintended end rhymes. Submitted as competition entry.

  • Beginning of E301. Yep, my final Open Uni course is on the go. I am petrified! It’s a level 3 English language course – and me being me didn’t do the level 2, so there is a ton of new terminology, and a smattering of stuff I stumbled across whilst doing the literature and mythology courses. Fingers crossed I don’t hurt my noggin too much, as I can see a crash course in sociolinguistics upsiding me across the back of the head!

The next nine months of my life… Apt, considering writing these essays is almost as painful as giving birth!

  • My little Munchkin turned 8!

Blowing out the candles (and making the modern art version of a Storm Trooper helmet with sausages and napkins).

  • Kaya. We added a new member to the family. She would be the bitey, snappy, poop machine member! But, when she is good she is very, very good, and also so very cute that she might be evil!

The woofer.

And that’s that, my boring update post. I shall now go and bury my head in the granular multiverse of sand and the whispering silence of lost lexicology.



1. Pip - October 10, 2012

Ooh, I’m going to do the art of English! Once I finally get back into studying…and not as the first thing

2. johnhughes21 - September 23, 2012

Your poem was retracted due to use of the word ‘bollocks’? What utter bollocks is that? Seriously?!

Anyway, how’s life treating you at the moment, Ally? You’re getting close to the end of your degree now. Will you feel a sense of relief when you finish or be sad that it’s all over?

And Princi is 8? Wow! Bet that makes you feel old 🙂

So, Dadwhowrites has written a novel? Good for him! I guess I should ask when you are finally going to write one, but I’m in no position myself yet 😀

Nice dog, by the way! What kind is it? Judging by the bottom right picture it looks like it’s been exposed to Mako energy – and I’ll give you 50 points if you can guess the reference.


phoenixaeon - September 23, 2012

I retracted the poem, just in case they would be finickity about language. I thought the use of bollocks was very witty of me, being that it was a bloke stumbling into a girl’s pool party!

As for the degree – there’ll be a sense of relief and sadness. I really enjoy studying, but it’ll have been a long 5 years when it’s finally over. I’m not sure I can afford to carry on to the kidlit MA.

Dadwhowrites is a very good writer. I thoroughly enjoyed being allowed to read and critique his book. I hope he’ll let me do the same with any others! And for me and writing – it’s a slow burn at the moment, and the spark is almost back. I hope!

And the Mako energy – too easy. I love Final Fantasy! Bloody Sephiroth and that damned reactor!

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