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Otter-dogs 85: I’m me

A friend said to me recently that point of view is the single most important question in storytelling. That wasn’t at the top of my mind when I wrote this,… Read more Otter-dogs 85: I’m me

Otter-dogs 84: Uninspiring

There’s a bit in Garden State, a bit that if you have seen the film you probably remember, that was my first-contact with the manic pixie dream girl type. Natalie… Read more Otter-dogs 84: Uninspiring

Otter-dogs 83: I’m taken with you

I became alarmed, a while ago, with the phrase “I’m taken with you”. I began to have images of mutually assured abduction, as if by saying the phrase you were implicating… Read more Otter-dogs 83: I’m taken with you

The World is Almost Flat

For my 100 Days Project in 2016 I made a black hole on my wall. Almost. It wasn’t a real black hole. My mad-scientisting skills aren’t that sophisticated and, you know,… Read more The World is Almost Flat

Otter-dogs: On possibility, part two

This is the passage from Chapter Seven of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath that I am referencing: “I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig-tree in the… Read more Otter-dogs: On possibility, part two

The Blue Fury 9: The love lives of ghosts

The Blue Fury is a comic about Janet Frame and Katherine Mansfield haunting a first year teacher. I didn’t think that I would ever make any more of The Blue… Read more The Blue Fury 9: The love lives of ghosts