I worry about Britain. Now downloading violent porn is going to be illegal. I’m sure they were talking about images, but I bet some arse either forgets to preclude fiction or slips fiction in. Look, of course I don’t want real people to be really beaten up for other people’s titillation, but there IS another side of that, too.
ALSO: Blair plays Big Brother/Brave New World. Someone shoot him. Please?
The Scream is found! About time too!
Whee! Heard from Iris Print, Connections is nearly done and contributor’s copies should be on their way in the next week or two. Cheques too, of course, but my cheque is very tiny, as the story is very tiny, so I’ve said that she can contribute it to charity if she can’t pay me by Paypal – it would cost me more than the cheque is worth to pay it into my bank account, so it’s not worth doing.
Book meme gacked from
1. One book that changed your life?
Heinlein’s “Time Enough for Love” Without a doubt. That book made me me.
2. One book you have read more than once?
Just one? I read all of them over and over.
3. One book you would want on a desert island?
Lord of the Rings I think. Not original, but it is something that you can read over and over and over – AND – under Desert Island Discs rules, I also get the complete works of Shakespeare and the Bible, so that will keep me going. Lots of opportunity for slash crossovers there, at least.
4. One book that made you laugh?
Hmm. Rare. Pickwick Papers. It’s bloody hilarious and remains so no matter how many times I read it.
5. One book that made you cry?
“At Swim Two Boys” By O’Neill
6. One book you wish had been written?
One gay romance that had been pitched to Mills & Boon which they couldn’t resist, therefore getting them to set up a gay imprint. I’d like to start a petition, anyone with me?
7. One book you wish had never been written?
The Fatal Skin(aka The Magic Skin) by Balzac. I wanted the protagonist to die from page ONE. Whiny whiny GIT. (failing that, The Half Blood Prince)
8. One book you are currently reading?
Re-reading. Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
9. One book you have been meaning to read?
OMG – have you seen SQUASHED writers? What brilliance!!!