Posts from 14th November 2006

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Nov 06

The Bible Of Badness: GENESIS

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Bible Of BadnessIn The Beginning There Was Nothingness. IF ONLY.

In The Beginning There Was The Word. NOT THE BIRD FROM L7 PULLING DOWN HER KECKS AGAIN.

But neither of these are strictly true. Because the first book of the Bible Of Badness is Genesis. And if you were ever to question how bad this Bible could get, Collins and the rest set a mighty low standard. One wonders if it really was the Serpent that caused the fall of man, or if Adam just wanted to get away from the prog-rock band noodling in the Garden of Eden.

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THRILLERS FOR KIDS! — #3 the runners

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Joan Tate was a friend of the family: her lovely husband Clive worked closely with my dad on wildlife stuff; her kids babysat me and my sister when we were very wee and mum and dad wanted to go off and do young ppl’s dancing and that; and she was a writer and translater with ROOMS AND ROOMS AND ROOMS full of bookshelves, all walls right up to the ceiling is how I remember it (wrongly but not far off). She was a fierce, tough, clever, engaged, enormously generous woman who more than anyone else made me want to be a writer. As the obit at the link says, as a 17-yr-old she was trapped in Sweden when WW2 broke out, and basically had to shift for herself — taking odd jobs and teaching herself Swedish. She went on to become one of Britain’s leading Swedish-English translaters — and celebrated in Sweden — but she also wrote a pile of kids’ books, between the 50s and the late 70s, when her translation work became high-profile and time-consuming. I’ve got a whole pile of them* — many of them actually published as textbook stories for Swedish kids to learn English — and rereading some at the weekend I realised I knew many of them so well I hardly needed to reread them. But a couple I hadn’t seen — this one she’d given to my grandmother, because it was set in Edinburgh.

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ATTN DS LITE MAN FROM LONDON BRIDGE, JUBILEE LINE, 14 NOVEMBER!

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Frank Sahwit, Phoenix WrightHello man on the tube who asked me if I had a DS! I am the girl you spoke to on the train this morning! Don’t sell your DS Lite! It’s GRATE! I mentioned Phoenix Wright and Nintendogs, they are both KILLER APPS and you should get them! Brain Training be worthy, but it’s not much of a “game”, is it? Keep it, and also get Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, Trauma Centre: Under The Knife, and all other games which have a colon in them (haha in Trauma Centre this is LITERALLY TRUE mwahaha)!

 So! This isn’t the first time someone has started a random conversation with me on the train about the DS! (Although from my strange slightly embarassed reaction you might think it was the first time anyone spoke to me EVER, sigh).

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