For the last couple of months, I’ve been wanting to post a blog post again. But one thing or another has stopped me: I can’t find the time; I can’t find the words; I can’t find the motivation. All that aside, I’m here just to let you know I’m going to be back, with a vengeance.
For the second time since their big hiatus, Garbage has released a new album. And just like last time, it totally snuck up on me. So after a time of avoidance, focused listening, and carefully consideration, I have a mixture of thoughts in the form of this review.
For various reasons, mainly involving Uni, my brother and I were only able to get to two comic book stores this year on Free Comic Book Day: Minotaur and Classic Comics. Thus this won’t be a very comprehensive review like in previous years, just a quick rundown of what we found this year.
For almost exactly two years now, I’ve been contemplating a deceptively simple question: “Why do you call yourself ‘Nitemice’? Why don’t you use your real name?” I was asked these questions by a person I met at a party once, when I told them about my blog. And I couldn’t give them an answer. But after two years, almost to the day, of consideration and ponderment, I finally have an answer for them. Continue Reading
For the last few years around Australia Day, I’ve liked writing something a bit sentimental and it was Australia Day a few days ago, so here’s what I have this year.
Late last year, I was in a bit of a state of despair. I was feeling run down, under a bit of (somewhat self-inflicted) pressure at work, and just generally unhappy. So I did the one thing I knew would bring me back to life: I reached out to a friend.
All Star Comics
If you are planning on buying some comics, or if you’re thinking about getting into collecting comics more, you might be interested to know that Melbourne has four different, and quite unique comic book stores within its CBD.
One of the most frustrating things when you’re just getting into buying comics, or if you’re only an occasional purchaser, is not knowing where all the comic book shops are and which have what (and at what price). That’s what this guide aims to clarify.
If you find yourself banging your head against a wall of code, stuck hunting for bugs or causes to erratic behaviour, it easy to get frustrated. And when you’re frustrated, it’s harder to think clearly about the best way to approach your problem. That’s why I’ve written myself a list of tips whenever I’ve been struck by the lightening of clarity and inspiration. And now I’m going to let you in on them.
If you’ve heard of Nerina Pallot, you’re probably aware of her breakout hit "Everyone’s Going To War". I heard that song too when it swept the Top 40, but I first properly discovered Nerina Pallot’s work from a later release "Real Late Starter", and since then she’s become one of my favourite artists. She released her 5th album this month, and I’ve got a review of it for you.
Another weird, abstracted image of my beard.
If you’ve read my 2013 blog ‘Why did you grow a beard?’, you’ll know that 30 months ago, after only six months of growth, I got this close || to shaving my beard all off. And yet, somehow, here I sit telling you that, miraculously I have reached my three-year beard-iversary (beard anniversary). So how the heck did it happen? Continue Reading
Tales From A Paper Town
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⇈This actually is mine. Click on the picture to go to the source.⇈
If you’re a fan of John Green’s Paper Towns, you’re probably keenly awaiting the release of the movie version which has either just come out or is just about to. I went to a special preview screening earlier this week, so I’ve got for you a review. NOTE: this review will contain spoilers. That includes book spoilers, movie spoilers, and book-movie difference spoilers, (if there is such a thing).