Another interlude? Why yes.

typed for your pleasure on 22 April 2012, at 7.35 pm

Sdtrk: ‘Costain suite’ by Daphne Oram

It’s been so long since I’ve written a post that I’ve kinda forgotten how to do it. How do you make words and sentences? Is it a bit like this: sjfkd sio! pjef/if8 46.564.. fkjiap0oj0[ kiz0w? I mean, that’s nice and all, but I can’t really see how one would get to the top of a best-seller list with that kind of niche-market content.

What have I been up to, you axe? Working, mostly, as my workplace has had us getting in mandatory overtime for the past six weeks. Which is fantastic for my wallet, as I’m scouring eBay for skinny neckties, vintage tie clips, and pop-culture ephemera that I’ve been lusting after for years, but more time at work means less time living, as far as I’m concerned. I wouldn’t call myself a wastrel, as I do enjoy work when it’s to do with things I like, or at the very least, don’t mind. But as one of my heroes, Oscar Wilde, once quipped, ‘I don’t want to earn my living; I want to live.’

But it’s not been all toil all the time round here, thankfully! Since mid-March, Sidore and I have been working with local photojournalist Ashley Miller, as she wanted to do a project that focussed on the topic of Organik/Synthetik relationships, and how they’re simply another approach to the many kinds of relationships people have or are seeking in society. She’s come round over the course of four week-ends to snap pics of the Missus and I in our natural habitat, and to conduct interviews, and they’ve been fun little experiences!


image © 2012 Ashley Miller

She’s put up the first batch on her blog here; more photos are forthcoming. So far, she’s gotten an overal positive reaction from her fellow classmates, and her sociology instructor asked if she’d be interested in doing further research on iDollator culture in a later semester this year, so that’ll be something to look forward to as well!…

Aaand I’ll be flying to Sans Francisco (French for ‘without Francisco’) later this week to speak on a panel regarding Synthetiks, which should be simultaneously nerve-wracking and fantastic. Don’t want to give the game away with too many details, but much like DolLApalooza 2011, you might want to consider following me on my godforsaken Twitter feed *points to sidebar*, for updates on the spectacle. Once I get back, things should return to a semblance of normalcy here; at the very least, I can bring you all up to date on various bits and bobs in the world of Synthetiks. I kinda have to; as of this writing, I’ve got like thirty-nine sites bookmarked dealing with potential things I need to cover. Thirty-nine. Like this teaser for an upcoming film called ‘True skin’, for example, which looks quite interesting:

Right; now it’s thirty-eight sites

Random similar posts, for more timewasting:

Rong Cheng? More like RIGHT Cheng!* on August 9th, 2006

Don't go teasin' on December 18th, 2006

3 have spoken to “Another interlude? Why yes.”

  1. bbbjjjttt writes:

    LOVELY “domestic bliss” photo, and very interesting video clip! Enjoy yourself, with or without Francisco. Please eat Chinese food for me.

  2. PBShelley writes:

    Ditto the Oscar Wilde quote; there are a lot of them 😉

    Cute photo, but Lily pointed out that Shi-chan seems to be concerned about her dress while you aren’t so much. What do I tell her? 😉

    Looking forward to your visit! But I suggest leaving the Chinese food aside in favor of the Japanese delights; not that I’m biased one way or the other but something like that. Light vs heavy, or the like.

    Bye-bye, Safe Journey 😀

    PBS et al

  3. Davecat writes:

    b³j³t³ —
    Thank you! Ashley did a fantastic job with her set, we think! We might be working with her again in the near-future, on a [REDACTED]

    And PB Shelley and I ate Japanese food; does that count? (File under: Asian cuisine)

    PB Shelley —
    Upon seeing that photo, the Missus regretted not wearing her long black skirt. 70% of her skirts are short! Thankfully, her blouse front hides her… girl parts. *cough*

    And like we said, we’re going to have to hit every restaurant Japantown has to offer. Our visit was too brief! You can technically blame that on spending far too much time hunting down a decent parking spot. 😛

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