Probably on the toilet

Hello hello sorry I have some messages etc to reply to but I’m NOT HERE OK I’ve been on a freelance skills course all day and I’m on a marketing course tomorrow and it’s good!!

It was v v bad this morning because no-one was talking to me and they all knew each other but I didn’t really know anyone so I just sat by myself and my lower lip wobbled and I got v v anxious but then we went into the room and by some GRACE OF GOD our first seminar was about tax and national insurance and suddenly I was the most popular person in the room (I am an accountant, for those of you who don’t know) and so I didn’t have to sit by myself at lunch

I also got an offer to join a fledgling production company so we will see how that pans out

I am v v happy and excited because I feel like finally my career might actually be going somewhere!! I am going to make a business plan at some point and it will involve researching more courses and unions and networking events and

hey, if anyone out there is making a film and needs some help from a production accountant, hit me the fuck up

PS special mention of the day must go to ladoddsy, who was the best ever and responded to all my ‘I AM SO AFRAID AND I WANT TO GO HOME’ because he is the biggest bb

posted 1 day ago with 17 notes
#fml

One of my favourite things to do is wait until everyone has gone home and sit by myself in the office for 15 minutes and listen to lovely music while it’s raining outside
I never said I had a social life
although actually I am going to dinner with a friend now so the joke’s on you
I am on a course all weekend and it’s 09:30 - 17:00 both days and where is my youth

One of my favourite things to do is wait until everyone has gone home and sit by myself in the office for 15 minutes and listen to lovely music while it’s raining outside

I never said I had a social life

although actually I am going to dinner with a friend now so the joke’s on you

I am on a course all weekend and it’s 09:30 - 17:00 both days and where is my youth

posted 2 days ago with 10 notes
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My very very straight coworker went to a wrap party last night (which I left early) and a dude that he’s known for like 20 years asked him if he wanted to go home with him and my coworker was like ‘that’s incredibly complimentary but I’m afraid the answer is no’ and he’s really hungover today and I asked him if it would be awkward the next time they spoke and he was like ‘no, it happens all the time, most of the men I’ve known for years have come on to me at some point’ and he’s so so flattered and proud of it and I can’t deal

posted 3 days ago with 31 notes

WHO HAS TWO THUMBS AND JUST GOT HEADHUNTED FOR A JOB AS THE PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT FOR A FEATURE FILM

HINT: IT ME

posted 3 days ago with 37 notes

Hello everyone, here is a picture of me with a very big pizza and a top with dinosaurs on it
This evening I am going to:
finish proofreading the poetry anthology
read the first chapter of my friend’s bookywook (which I’m super excited for because ASEXUAL QUEER REPRESENTATION)
write the prompt that my friend gave me
read a bit more of As Meat Loves Salt and probably fall over in shock
That’s it, carry on

Hello everyone, here is a picture of me with a very big pizza and a top with dinosaurs on it

This evening I am going to:

  1. finish proofreading the poetry anthology
  2. read the first chapter of my friend’s bookywook (which I’m super excited for because ASEXUAL QUEER REPRESENTATION)
  3. write the prompt that my friend gave me
  4. read a bit more of As Meat Loves Salt and probably fall over in shock

That’s it, carry on

posted 4 days ago with 19 notes
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I was tagged by the wonderful warrior queen and winner of the URL Of The Year Award attababyeatsomepeaches to list my 5 favourite bands, and although I hardly ever do meme things, I am bored and so therefore I am ignoring my previously strongly held principles. 

This is quite hard for me because I don’t tend to favour bands / artists; I tend to just get one song in my head, listen to it on repeat for a month and then get bored of it. However, utilising a very scientific system (bands for which this process has occurred more than once) I have managed to answer this question. 

In no particular order:

  1. Kaiser Chiefs
  2. The Good Natured (not such a fan of their recent reincarnation as Lovestarrs)
  3. Pink Floyd
  4. My Chemical Romance (shut up, they were the soundtrack to my formative teenage years)
  5. The Killers

Such original answers, I know.

I am going to regain my previous convictions and refuse to tag anyone, as this shows favouritism, to which I am most heinously against and which would aggrieve me most highly to endorse, but if you have a particularly strong inclination to share your favourite bands with the world, then by all means, do go ahead.

posted 4 days ago with 3 notes

SOMETIMES I THINK ABOUT HOW NOT EVERYONE KNOWS THE STORY OF HEDD WYN AND I GET THIS LITTLE PAIN ALL ACROSS MY CHEST

posted 6 days ago with 3 notes
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Actual problem that I now have: where the flippity hey do I get a dress to wear to a black tie event so that I can actually not look like a ruffian at the flim premier I’m going to in a few months’ time??? I keep staring in idolatry at all the pretty ones on Modcloth, but the rational human in me knows that the postage costs would not be worth it (and also Modcloth has a bit of an iffy rep in terms of quality a lot of the time)
does anyone have any ideas because I am honestly just not good at this whole fancy lark
I’m going to set up a bit of a queue now so that my blog isn’t just pictures of my little circular face

Actual problem that I now have: where the flippity hey do I get a dress to wear to a black tie event so that I can actually not look like a ruffian at the flim premier I’m going to in a few months’ time??? I keep staring in idolatry at all the pretty ones on Modcloth, but the rational human in me knows that the postage costs would not be worth it (and also Modcloth has a bit of an iffy rep in terms of quality a lot of the time)

does anyone have any ideas because I am honestly just not good at this whole fancy lark

I’m going to set up a bit of a queue now so that my blog isn’t just pictures of my little circular face

posted 1 week ago with 10 notes

Hello sorry I have been AWOL, I have been v v busy and haven’t had time to set up my queue!! 

Here is what I have been doing:

  1. Asexuality interview / photos (aaaaaaaah) 
  2. Proofreading a poetry anthology (which you should all buy when it comes out - proceeds go to Cancer Research, and also I am in it!)
  3. Applying for a screenwriting course in October - I haven’t heard back yet, but I do hope I get on!
  4. Booking a trip to Paris in November avec ma jumelle
  5. Preparing for a film premiere in October (it’s a black tie event, oh GOD what do I wear)
  6. Working in the most stressful (but occasionally v fun and always interesting) job ever 
  7. Doing quite a bit of writing
  8. Doing quite a lot of reading
  9. Eating a lot of crisps but also at least three peaches
  10. Losing myself to the dandelion fields of rumination

What have you all been doing since I fell off the face of the Earth? I have quite a few messages to reply to and I will do that ASAP!!!!

posted 1 week ago with 15 notes
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Today I heard about the best Facebook hack ever: my friend’s housemates took her phone while she was out, and instead of doing the typical ‘im gay lol’ status, they friend requested over 70 people named Jerome and so she keeps finding random Jeromes in her newsfeed and I am so happy

posted 1 week ago with 47 notes

I did the interview I fucking did it

I made sure to discuss the differences between romantic / aesthetic / sexual attraction, the existence of sex positive and sex repulsed asexuals, the attitude towards asexuality by much of society and the fact that not all asexuals are celibate or dislike sex

Tomorrow I get the copy so I can see what they plan to write, and I’ll gently nudge them if they leave out any of these topics!

I now have a photoshoot on Thursday and I’m afraid

Also my cat just ran away from me

I did the interview I fucking did it

I made sure to discuss the differences between romantic / aesthetic / sexual attraction, the existence of sex positive and sex repulsed asexuals, the attitude towards asexuality by much of society and the fact that not all asexuals are celibate or dislike sex

Tomorrow I get the copy so I can see what they plan to write, and I’ll gently nudge them if they leave out any of these topics!

I now have a photoshoot on Thursday and I’m afraid

Also my cat just ran away from me

posted 1 week ago with 34 notes

Regarding the asexuality interview

My plan is as follows:

  • find out more about the angle of the piece - I’ve researched the journalist and she is credible, with a track record of highlighting gender and sexuality issues in a sensitive way. The only issue is that the newspaper itself is a tabloid, which obviously don’t have the best record for empathy!
  • confirm I will get copy approval, and they’ll stick to the copy approval agreed upon
  • ask not to have my surname printed / use a different name (because last time I did an interview, I got 3456394872 media requests) even with the photograph that they want of me. I don’t mind my face being used, as long as I don’t get another 934875 Facebook messages asking for TV appearances again!


Does that sound OK to people?! What other precautions can I take? I am v happy to do a feature that I think would raise awareness and be sensitive, which is why I would insist upon copy and print approval, so if there’s anything else that my more media savvy friends know I can do that would ensure this, please let me knoooooow

posted 1 week ago with 18 notes