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The day everything changes

on Feb 13, 2013

It’s pretty quiet out here in the ‘burbs. When your next-door neighbour is forcibly removed from his home by police and taken away in a van, you tend to notice. His partner called around whilst I was busy (read: playing Halo 4), but I caught her as she was pulling together an overnight bag for her and the kids before leaving to stay with her parents. Turns out he was becoming increasingly abusive, and after weeks of asking him to leave, things turned unpleasant and scary and she ended up having to call the police. He was arrested, charged with a breech of the peace, and he’s not allowed back to the house again. Bloody hell. Everything’s so transient. You think things are going to be the same forever, that you know someone, that you’ll be with them forever, and then something changes – a infinitesimal shift of perspective, of power – and...

The day with the test

on Feb 12, 2013

This is just one of those posts to help me differentiate between my new server, and the one that I’m leaving. So. You know. Nothing exciting is happening here. Well, if you ignore the fact I’m leaving Dreamhost after seven years. I loved them so hard for so long, but seriously … they’ve been getting steadily worse, with increasingly less helpful support and increasingly shitty reliability. Also. Pancake Day is awesome. That is all.

The day with the pride

on Feb 6, 2013

Proud. Prouder. Used to read NowGamer on the sly in work. I’m absurdly thrilled that it now houses my words. And face.

The day it WAS King Richard III in that car park. Christ.

on Feb 4, 2013

King Richard III’s beens found under the asphalt of a fucking car park. Seriously. Look at those words, for Christ’s sake. It’s incredible. Okay, so he wasn’t Britain’s most revered monarch, but if Horrible Histories has taught me anything, it’s that he wasn’t quite the douche history/Shakespeare dictates, and the idea that the location of his burial was somehow lost and tarmaced over is just … madness. Also, am I the only one who thinks it’s kind of awesome that a king died in battle? That he wasn’t huddled in a bunker hundreds of miles away? He didn’t shy from his duty. Yeah, I know our current day princes are in the Forces but … I don’t know. Maybe I’m being unfair, but I find it hard to imagine any contemporary nobility sat stride our modern day equivalent of a horse and galloping into danger. I...

The day it wasn’t awkward

on Feb 3, 2013

Exactly what the title says. :)

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