Author: Mondyboy

MythMakers 14 is Out Now…

… with a story by me. It’s called Perfect Moments (my story, that is, the collection is called Personal Reflections), and it’s best thing you’ll ever read(my story that is, the collection so so… nah, just kidding, it’s gonna be great). Too buy the mag, edited by Richard and Scott head too http://www.dwin.org Oh, and there are also other stories by talented people like Stephen Hatcher and the ever polite Dale Smith. A lovely, shy bloke with a nasty sense of humour. (I mean this guy is...

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Walking and Writing Regime

Okay, so I’m a little overweight. About 10 kilos, which means I have one those cute little pot bellies that the ladies just adore but I want to get rid of. I also have dreams of being a writer. Not a very good one. I’m aiming for average. Sort of a poor man’s Dean Koontz. Anyway, the problem is I can’t be bothered exercising, and I’d rather watch old episodes of Seinfeld than write. A month ago I decided that enough was enough, that there was only so many times I could watch George kvetch and Elaine rant and Kramer goof and Seinfeld… be Seinfeld. So I’ve decided on my Walking and Writing regime. I come home, have a 4 k walk, arrive home shvitzing like a pig, have a shower, and while still dripping sit in front of this very laptop and do some writing. At the mo, I’ve taken to updating this very journal, but after that I start working on a piece. Actual writing. Most of its crap. And the grammar and spelling is too die for, but the sentences do eventually start making sense and after about 90 minutes… well… I’ve written about 600 words. And it feeeeeeeels good. As someone famous one said, “I’m doing it Jerry, I’m buying the Frogger...

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Team America

Mitch came over last night and we saw Team America. Hilarious. Fucking hilarious. I’m not gonna give too much away because you should really enjoy this one without spoilers, but it’s a musical as well as an action movie. It has puppets vomiting, having sex, having their heads blown off, vomiting, singing about AIDS, vomiting and having deep and meaningful conversations about “where the heart is.” Some people will find this movie very offensive. Don’t be their friends anymore. Omce you’ve seen the film, and enjoyed and appreciated its many ideological and scatalogical nuances, go too this imdb page http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0372588/trivia and read some funny trivia about Team America. Did I mention...

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I’m off to Gallifrey

Well, I just recieved my United Airlines tickets in the mail today. I’m off to Gallifrey!!! Gallifrey is the overseas con I love the most (http://www.gallifreyone.com/gallifrey.php) it’s where I met some wonderful people, most of whom I still keep in contact with and it’s the reason I’ve got a few short story credits to my name. With a bit of piss in me, I’m a pretty decent schmoozer. I didn’t go too this years Gally for various reasons (most of which having to do with money), and I wouldn’t be going to this one if it wasn’t for Mr Mileage Points. What a wonderful, glorious invention. 69,000 points I never knew I had (until I queried the nice customer service women) are flying me too LA. (Well, not the points exactly, I’m pretty sure there’s a plane involved). The trip backs a bit of a bugger, I’m stuck in Christchurch for 8 hours. But I’m told that the city is quite nice, so I’ll probably wander around with my laptop, find a nice cafe and do the pretentious thing of writing while sipping coffee… ah… I can imagine it now. Of course, the best con ever is Continuum (http://www.continuum.org.au) of which I am the esteemed and glorious Treasurer. The last two have been brilliant, and this one, with Neil and Poppy and Robin and the party man himself Richard...

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My writing

As I sit here on this magnificent Sunday, the sun out, the sky so blue (aside from the odd wispy cloud), the washing machine chuntering in the distance, New Zealand being clobbered by Australia in the cricket, I thought I’d mention my writing. I’ve been professionaly published on 5 occassions. The first was a very, very bad horror story called “The Abomination.” It was published in Bloodsongs 8 and is possibly the worst story ever written. (Okay… I’m being a bit harsh, but for those of you who can track down Bloodsongs 8… and I doubt you can… (thank God for that) you’ll see what I mean). One of my goals in life was too get something else published, just so my only proffesional publication wouldn’t be such an abomination. Har de har. My other pro stories were all published by those very nice people at Big Finish. And for this, I have to thank Paul Cornell, Ian Farrington (the nicest guy in the Universe… aside from Jesus) and Simon Guerrier for allowing me write stories in my favourite universe and get paid for it as well. I should also mention my co-writer on two of those stories, Danny Oz, who was soooooo much fine to write with. Anyway, here are the title of the stories and some accompanying reviews: “Midrash”, which can be found at: http://www.doctorwho.co.uk/benny/BSN008_lifeduringwartime.shtml Most people...

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