New beatbritish podcast!

at 21:03

Friday, 26 June 2009

For anyone who has listened before (who no longer read the site because it has moved addresses... ho hum)

There is a new BeatBritish podcast on which I guest, there are no sounds of eating on this one (or there may be for the first ten seconds)

Huzzah! Go, listen, enjoy the geekery.


Bets on how long this lasts....

at 21:05

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

While we're waiting for me to suck and quit blogging again

The creative process

at 20:58

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

The Fabulous Miss Odd says:
as for what the creature looks like
The Fabulous Miss Odd says:
imagine the giant mole in City of ember
The Fabulous Miss Odd says:
instead of the star thing that always freaks me the fuck out on moles it has nine mouths
The Fabulous Miss Odd says:
shaggy brown bear fur, non seeing eyes and oversized claws
The Fabulous Miss Odd says:
like a really, really, really angry badger. As painted by Dali.


at 18:49

Monday, 16 March 2009

While I'm blogging here's some stuff that happened recently:

My father tried to get in touch and it was whiny.
My ex managed to get in touch and it was passive aggressive.
I got engaged and was awesome.
My fiancee is getting sent to Afghanistan which was, and remains, the epitome of suck.

My Fuck-It List

at 18:49

A list of things I feel absolutely zero compulsion to do before I die.

1. Enter a marathon
2. Weigh 120lbs
3. Learn to do things ahead of time
4. Spend more time outdoors
5. Own a playsuit
6. Wear a playsuit
7. Have a subcription to Cosmo
8. Watch Sex and The City
9. Meet my siblings
10. Teach in an all boys school
11. Fix my clothes rather than throwing them out
12. Learn when to keep my mouth shut
13. Get highlights
14. Mend my bridges
15. Store all my shoes properly
16. Do my washing before I run out of clothes
17. Have sex with an ex boyfriend
18. Finish playing Enchanted Arms
19. Own a horse or pony
20. Read anything by Dean Koontz

Idea totally stolen from Shapely Prose and Feministe.

Ladies, I have bad news

at 18:03

Thursday, 26 February 2009

We are directly responsible for the global financial crisis. Yup, us uppity bitches and our outrageous and irresponsible desire for jobs has caused the entire planet to go into meltdown.

Well, not me. I mean, I'm a teacher which according to Newton Emerson is a proper job for a woman as it is "too demeaning for men". Phew.

Louise Livesy at The F-Word says it far better than I do so if you have the time I suggest you go and read her response to this piece of shit article.

I'll be over in the corner, sobbing and bashing my head against something pointy.

Alex's Acting Masterclass

at 21:46

Friday, 20 February 2009

A tip for all female actresses who may or may not have been born with an English accent but are using one regardless*:

If you are playing an icy and/or professional woman whose lines read fairly levelly** (or if you have limited talent and this is how every reading you do ends up) and the script calls for you to use the word "damn"... don't. Seriously, it sounds terrible.

Luckily for you there is a quick fix, in the form of two very common letters. Observe the following examples.


If the line is:

"I don't want any of your damn excuses"

then you should replace it with

"I don't want any of your damned excuses"

It sounds far better.

* Yes, I paused the movie I was watching (Babylon A.D. it's actually not the worst film I've seen today which tells you something about the unending and life changing horror of my afternoon cinema trip with my Mother) to make this point because it's been annoying me for days. See also Olivia Williams in Dollhouse. Which you should be watching.
** Note this does not apply to anyone with the following accents: Cockney, Geordie, Liverpudlian, Yorkshire or Scottish which, coincidentally is not an English accent anyways or if you sound like Drusilla from BtVS, as that's not an English accent either.
*** To be read out loud in the appropriate accent.