Lorelei // Newsprint
a behemoth of a song mixing elements of shoegaze and early post-rock
That’s not for me to say. The question of what a “positive” character is something that’s a larger debate, and one I suspect people will have a lot about WicDiv.
As this is a non-answer I wouldn’t really have done it, but wanted to say something - when asking something like this, which is primarily about the social background of a character, it may be worth mentioning where you’re from. I don’t want to patronise.
In this case, I’m getting the subtext that you’re not from the UK and don’t know London that well - It’s mainly from getting the sense you’re working on the idea of “College” in the American sense as opposed to the UK A-level one, for example (i.e. in terms of the amount of financial resources required to attend). Brockley was also chosen for a bunch of reasons. We’ll get into the family background eventually, I’m sure.
But it’s a book set in the UK, and set precisely in the UK. We did these things for reasons.
To further clarify on college - a state sixth form college, as attended by Laura (and me, and I think Kieron), does not require the student to pay. It is funded by SFCA (previously by local authorities).
Other reductions in life costs that usually stop at 16 are often extended to 18 if the person is still in full time education (eg prescription costs).
I can’t hear the word “yo” without thinking of Yo! MTV Raps. So I thought of using this to say I’m now on Yo, an app that allows you to just send an “yo” to people on your list. And that’s that. So add me if you’d like. mrcsh is my handle there.
Sometimes that’s all the interaction I can handle. Especially online. I’m always more keen on grabbing a beer with a friend than texting them.
I didn’t watch the show that much, but yeah. I guess that shows my age or whatever. I always loved the animations and shorts MTV used in their heyday.
Where I can I like to draw in the front of each of the books I do. I daren’t add up how many drawings that equates to over the course of a year, but after a while I get into the swing of it and can…
I always like watching cartoonists do what they do on video. You can learn a lot from it.
My new mini comic “Slow Graffiti” that I made for SPX. I’ll see you there! Come buy one from me!
I would if I were anywhere near SPX. Which I used to be, but not anymore. But you guys in the area should go.
France Gall - Laisse tomber les filles
Before Sunrise (1995) dir. Richard Linklater
I like to feel his eyes on me when I look away.
THE PEOPLE INSIDE
By Ray Fawkes
It’s been an hour since I’ve finished this. I want to get something down. I’m not together enough to do a serious critical piece. I’m not even sure I can write a review.
So I’ll write a recommendation.
This killed me. I actually verbalised a “No” at a plot…
Okay, okay, you just sold a copy.