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Title: Still weird.
Post by: Roger Kettle on April 29, 2017, 08:39:38 PM
Adapting to life without Beau, Dennis and the rest is still weird. Every so often, a script idea pops into my head, quickly followed by the realisation that there is nowhere for this idea to go.
The book I'm writing is progressing at a leisurely pace---for the first time in my life, I am working without deadlines and this is not a good set-up for someone who embraces indolence. On the plus side, it means that I've READ a lot of books recently. I really enjoyed "The Sisters Brothers"---anyone else read it? It's a beautifully written Western novel which, I believe, is being made into a film. I recommend it.
Right, enough of this procrastination.  I'm going to spend the next three hours working on my book.
You know, just after C.S.I. Miami.
Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Mince on April 29, 2017, 11:11:34 PM
Get rid of the television, Roger. It's the single most important thing I have done in my house to dramatically reduce the time I waste watching rubbish instead of getting on with other equally non-important things.

As for the book, you need someone to push you, to insist that you write, say, 2000 words a day. I don't charge that much.
Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Roger Kettle on April 30, 2017, 09:39:56 AM
Get rid of the television? Write 2,000 words of my book every day? You're just being silly now.
Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Mince on April 30, 2017, 11:40:31 AM
How about we challenge each other to be as silly as possible? Or are you scared you'll lose?
Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Tarquin Thunderthighs lll on April 30, 2017, 11:42:34 AM
Listen carefully, I will say this only once... I agree with Mincey. Now that really is weird! I spoke the words out loud before I typed them, and they still sound wrong. Anyway...

We do have a television, and I actually watched it without any sport being involved last night (first episode of the current Doctor Who series on iPlayer, which I actually really enjoyed). This is rare, and I even watch the footie in a corner of my computer screen mostly, as I draw. Partly this is due to my workload, yes, but often that drawing is for my own pleasure - usually for one of the cartoon/caricature competitions for another forum. 

And CSI Whatever is one of the reasons I do it, and spend most evenings in exile from the rest of my family, and that channel that screens back to back episodes of he assorted US crime series, which in this house are all classified for simplicity (my simplicity) as 'Murder'.

"You watching 'Murder' tonight?"
"Yep!"
"Ok - I'll see you later..."

The two female housemates love it to the point of addiction (including multiple repeats). The alternative male jousemate endures it. I'm familiar with a number of the characters, including Illya Kuryakin playing a forensic surgeon called "Ducky", with a hint of his original Scottish accent (no idea if that's Miami, or one of the others, Roger, but he's looking really well, considering he must be in his late 90s by now), just by passing through the living room, to see if anyone has dared change the channel, and I've even sat through the occasional episode, playing Freecell on my iPad, just for the change in scenery. But, Like the Simpsons, I've yet been able to sit through an entire screening and actually watch it. Different strokes...

But the main point is...well, I'm not going to say it again. But, get your finger out, Kettle - your public awaits. And if it's any incentive at all, your book will be the first one I've read from cover to cover in at least ten years that... doesn't have cartoons in it.
Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Roger Kettle on April 30, 2017, 01:48:27 PM
Actually, I was joking about the CSI stuff. I purposely picked the first awful programme I could think of. Having said that, I do enjoy Law and Order which, in my view, is a class up from the other stuff. No, my distractions come mainly from the sporting arenas. Currently, I'm absorbed by the snooker and, when you throw in the usual mix of football, golf and cricket, it means I have a strict viewing schedule to adhere to!
Seriously, I plan to put some kind of timetable in place for my writing. I think it's understandable that, after 40 years of strict deadlines and heavy workloads, my brain decided to shut down for a while. If I can write 3 or 4 hours a day, that will suit me just fine.
Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Mince on April 30, 2017, 04:15:43 PM
first episode of the current Doctor Who series on iPlayer, which I actually really enjoyed

Let's make this topic a Doctor Who topic until Roger gets his book finished.

We'll begin with the doctor taking Van Gogh into his future to see what people think of his paintings today.

Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Tarquin Thunderthighs lll on April 30, 2017, 09:39:57 PM
I'm not a Doctor Who geek by any stretch, but I've watched quite a lot of episodes over the years, and that's one of my favourite scenes (and uses for time travel) ever. I don't mind admitting, being a fellow ginger and arty-farty type, there was a piece of grit in my eye.


I think it's understandable that, after 40 years of strict deadlines and heavy workloads, my brain decided to shut down for a while.

More than understandable, Roger. Take your time!
Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Mince on May 01, 2017, 07:10:50 PM
Every so often, a script idea pops into my head, quickly followed by the realisation that there is nowhere for this idea to go.

Yes, there is - here on Cameldung. :) I can chip in with a few strips if necessary.
Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Sandy Buttcheeks on May 02, 2017, 12:21:21 AM
Every so often, a script idea pops into my head, quickly followed by the realisation that there is nowhere for this idea to go.

Yes, there is - here on Cameldung. :) I can chip in with a few strips if necessary.

Please do something, Roger. Anything to avoid the thought of Mince posting a few strips!

Oooooooo...shouldn't be allowed !!
Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Mince on May 02, 2017, 01:11:02 AM
Please do something, Roger. Anything to avoid the thought of Mince posting a few strips!

Oooooooo...shouldn't be allowed !!

I hear you're really good at avoiding thoughts.
Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Tarquin Thunderthighs lll on May 02, 2017, 01:12:35 AM
I think he's actually just thinking about ripping all of his clothes off, Sandy. Don't panic.

Then again...



HEAD FOR THE HILLS!!!!!
Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Sandy Buttcheeks on May 02, 2017, 11:25:07 PM
I think he's actually just thinking about ripping all of his clothes off, Sandy. Don't panic.

Then again...



HEAD FOR THE HILLS!!!!!

I'm SO glad you put that coma in !!

 ;D
Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Sandy Buttcheeks on May 02, 2017, 11:27:12 PM
Please do something, Roger. Anything to avoid the thought of Mince posting a few strips!

Oooooooo...shouldn't be allowed !!

I hear you're really good at avoiding thoughts.

I'll have you know that I'm a very thoughtful person...
Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Tarquin Thunderthighs lll on May 03, 2017, 09:31:08 AM
I think he's actually just thinking about ripping all of his clothes off, Sandy. Don't panic.

Then again...



HEAD FOR THE HILLS!!!!!

I'm SO glad you put that coma in !!

 ;D

Indeed - or else the shock might have left you in a comma!  :P
Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Mince on May 03, 2017, 10:08:06 AM
Indeed - or else the shock might have left you in a comma!  :P

Oi! That's my job.
Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Tarquin Thunderthighs lll on May 03, 2017, 10:29:22 AM
 ;D Y'welcome!
Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Mince on May 03, 2017, 12:59:24 PM
;D Y'welcome!

I shall refer you to SECTION 4.3 of CAMELDUNG: THE WAY THINGS ARE, which clearly states:

Only those with both the PEDANTRY certification and the NOTHING BETTER TO DO qualification shall correct people's English on Cameldung.
Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Sandy Buttcheeks on May 04, 2017, 12:11:54 AM
I think he's actually just thinking about ripping all of his clothes off, Sandy. Don't panic.

Then again...



HEAD FOR THE HILLS!!!!!

I'm SO glad you put that coma in !!

 ;D

Indeed - or else the shock might have left you in a comma!  :P



No one would have noticed, Tarks. I'm a master of disguise! In fact, I'm a...

Comma comma comma comma comma chameleon

 ;D
Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Mince on May 22, 2017, 09:13:46 AM
Roger, having your avatar next to a topic entitled "Still Weird" might be taken the wrong way.

I always smile when I see bottles that say "Still Water", and wonder whether they expected to change.
Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Diane CBPFC on July 08, 2017, 05:03:05 AM
Actually, I was joking about the CSI stuff. I purposely picked the first awful programme I could think of. Having said that, I do enjoy Law and Order which, in my view, is a class up from the other stuff. No, my distractions come mainly from the sporting arenas. Currently, I'm absorbed by the snooker and, when you throw in the usual mix of football, golf and cricket, it means I have a strict viewing schedule to adhere to!
Seriously, I plan to put some kind of timetable in place for my writing. I think it's understandable that, after 40 years of strict deadlines and heavy workloads, my brain decided to shut down for a while. If I can write 3 or 4 hours a day, that will suit me just fine.

You have done more than your share. If you were only to golf and eat ice-cream, perhaps the odd bit of vacuuming, that would be okay with the CBPFC. We can write you a note if you like.
Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Roger Kettle on July 08, 2017, 09:52:07 PM
Thanks, Diane---much appreciated. While I am no stranger to the likes of vacuuming, ironing and cooking, I admit that the washing machine remains a mystery to me. If my wife happens to be away for any length of time, I carry my dirty laundry down to the river and beat it on the rocks.
Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Diane CBPFC on July 01, 2018, 07:21:40 AM
Talking about vacuuming - some twit turned the power on my vacuum to "less" instead of "more" - why on earth would anyone want anything other than maximum suction power?

There are some weird people living in my house.
Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Mince on July 01, 2018, 07:44:02 AM
My wife bought a vacuum cleaner with several settings. I've no idea what any of them are and just choose one at random.
Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Tarquin Thunderthighs lll on July 01, 2018, 08:02:47 AM
I bought a vacuum once. Really disappointed. There was nothing in the box.
Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Mince on July 01, 2018, 08:05:59 AM
It makes you wonder why manufacturers make vacuum cleaners, since vacuums never need cleaning.
Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Rob Baker on July 01, 2018, 02:13:30 PM
I just sold my vacuum cleaner on eBay.  Well, it was only gathering dust.

(c) Tim Vine 2014
Title: Re: Still weird.
Post by: Diane CBPFC on July 01, 2018, 05:50:12 PM
 ;D