Monthly Archives | March 2007

TT the ninth (yeah, it said 8th, I was wrong)

So it turns out that today is Thursday. Who’d have guessed that shocker following yesterday being Wednesday? Course yesterday was […]

Letters from Iwo Jima

based on the book Picture Letters from Commander in Chief by Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Tsuyoko YoshidoI’m not sure what I was […]

Just hush!

So, instead of rugby this blog will know turn its attention to… cricket! Nah, not really, though I have watched […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Yeah, so I’m a day early, but I won’t be here tomorrow. So instead we are going to pretend that […]


Thirteen Things. And seeing as today is the Ides of March I thought I may as well use that as […]

Judging you, judging me

Yesterday at work Bhí cúpla caíllíní ag suigh in front of the desk. Psychology students. And as they were studying […]

Political Compass

Edit: What is a questionnaire without a graph? embiggen it So, where do you stand on the political compass? I’m […]

The Black Jewels Trilogy

I am Tersa the Weaver, Tersa the Liar, Tersa the Fool.
When the Blood-Jeweled Lords and Ldies hold a banquet, I’m the entertainment that comes after the musicians have played and the lithesome girls and boys have danced and the Lords have drunk too much wine and demand to have their fortunes told.

I’m very much in two minds about this trilogy. One the one hand I read it all in the space of two days, and it is quite long at over 1200 pages. But on the other hand it read like fanfiction to me. And not very good fanfiction. Come to think about it, that may be the reason I read it so fast. The more I read, the more I saw Jaenelle as a Mary-Sue device and less as an actual character.

Swing low

Yes, putting those two words in the title does feel like sacrilege, but I just don’t care. I’m a heathen, […]

How do you spell controversy?

Well now, what to say about Saturday’s rugby? Do I use the old “a win is a win” cliché? Or […]

Thank Crunchie

It’s Friday. Pic nicked from here I think a long lie-in will be had tomorrow. Although not too long, obviously, […]


Thirteen Irish Phrases on account of it being Seachtain na Gaeilge ___ is ainm dom – kinda important to get […]