Do Elephants taste like bacon?
I had a bit of a rough morning today. I knew I had not slept well so starting the day would be an epic endeavour. Nonetheless I dragged my world weary corpse out of my bed and into the shower scrubbing the nights detritus from my face an making myself presentable to the world. In theory anyhow. I lumbered downstairs to the kitchen then it happened. My heart was racing, it was hard to breath, all of a sudden I as making small triangle sandwiches, uncontrollably mixing a pasta salad an making small bite size sausage rolls in the oven. Wasps flew at my head, I suddenly realised I was having a huge picnic attack. Fortunately I was able to calm myself down in time, but who knows when this ugly bite sized terror will rear its pesky head once more. Fear for me.
My gosh I need to start writing again, if only to help maintain my sanity. All I have for company are my own thoughts and let me tell you that is not the kind of company you can stand for long. I would have cracked an gone utterly off my rocker if it was not for the gallant efforts of my talking Banana. Now I have a new year, with new goals and a burning desire to crush my foes. I’m full of piss an vinegar, I want a design job, a book contract and if I cant find me a special woman then I want a bunch of average ones to keep me going. And maybe find some focus to my blog instead of just ranting at stuff.
As the title suggests I have managed to get myself a new job, I am now shifting stock and answering customer questions in Waterstones. I think the official title is ‘Book monkey’, if its not, well it fucking should be! It pays less than Job Centre Plus, but I have to deal with so much less shit and I don’t feel like my employers are masturbating at the thought of how much of my time they managed to waste this week. This new normal waking hours routine however, is a bit tricky, I was not even aware that seven in the morning still existed. Fortunately after a bus ride into town, I have time enough to start my day with a life giving coffee. I’m home before lunch, but this suits me I have enough to subsist on and I’m able to get work done in the afternoons, also the gym soon as I adjust to these freaking working hours that the rest of civilisation seem to think is a good idea.
Marvel, love of my life has just been torn away by the fucking mouse. In a move no one saw coming Disney snagged Marvel comics for about 2 billion pounds causing the marvel shareholders to cum in their pants at that 30% increase in share price. Disney, home of tween fodder and mediocrity released statements about how it wanted to diversify. If that was the case then they would have diversified. Buying another company with lots of new copyrights to exploit is not diversification it is soulless profiteering. It is not all bad people say, Look at DC are they not owned by the mighty Time Warner AOL (lord of slow internet) yes DC are owned by Time Warner AOL, it is what facilitate mature comic book lines like Vertigo, allowing low selling titles to build up a fan base, and make a profit off TPB’s in the long run. But this is what made Marvel special, DC was always safer, an this was reflected in its stories. Marvel, had to be more dynamic, had to take risks and to be honest they did not always pay off (cough *clone saga* cough) but when they did, they changed things. Now Marvel has the wallet of that gutless shite factory penetrating its rear, will its stories ever be the same? The other argument being that print is dyi Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Sorry, I’ve just heard that so many times before, prints is not dead or dying, if the electronic medium was so vastly superiour, all sports leauges would be replaced by 20 guys an X-box, that would be cost effective.
Tonight, like last night, I go to bed angry, I’m not against change, this isnt about change, its about the school yard bully coming over an wiping its arse with my safety blanket.
As it turns out, the grandfather paradox only works if you kill him before your parents are born. Regular weekdays seem not to work. Well, at least the birds now have something to feed on.
For those of you who do not know me I have had the recant misfortune to have moved back in with the folks. Something I needed to do, thank you credit crunch, while I try to figure out CSS, build my website and get the fuck out of dodge with a job, some self respect an possibly a woman. However I might have to resort to kidnap for that last one. Staring really hard at the software just seems to give me a nosebleed and no amount of cursing seems to alter the code in any way. I have even tired sacrificing small animals at the alter of my iMac, all that does is leave a mess and make the desk taste like iron. Also Timmy (age 5 and a 1/2) from next door wont shut up about his missing cat.