Sir F. Chook, Inventor of Leopard Oil

Likeness captured upon a daguerrotype machine in Japan, July 1891


Wherein the Author reflects upon certain topical & personal issues of the Day.

The archive for June, 2008

The following lettres were posted during this month:

Professor Plum, with the candlestick, in th-*whonk*

Posted upon the 29th of June, 2008

I’ve been playing a nifty little game which seemed to slip under the gaming world’s radar, alas. It’s called The Ship, based on a Half-Life mod, and available on Steam. It could perhaps be described as a slow-paced first-person-shooter in which your character has to stop to go to the lavatory. The story is this: […]


Posted upon the 24th of June, 2008

My singularly foppish chum Melanthios just discovered something which looks rather wonderful – a mystery series with Oscar Wilde as the hero by Gyles Brandreth, the comedy writer, biographer and MP (Tory, alas.) I haven’t read any of them, but the concept is so wonderful, I’m driven to manifest one of the characters who’ve been […]

Two Men Operating Under Pseudonyms

Posted upon the 17th of June, 2008

I’d like to take a moment to discuss gonzo journalism and superheroes. Hear me out here, there is method in my mandrills. I never quite understood the scene in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas where Hunter S fires his photographer, Lacerda. Sure, Lacerda’s annoyingly chipper and chirpy, but it just seemed petty and mean-spirited. […]

Dolls with Souls / From Pinot Noir’s Personal Files, Under “F”

Posted upon the 10th of June, 2008

Things are improving here, bit by bit. By way of a simple post, untaxing on the body and the nerves, I’ll tell you about an interesting artistic project happening here in Melbourne. Omnific Assembly are calling for contributors for an exhibition called Totem, a collection of sculptures of artists’ selves – not merely self-portraits, but […]