Some people on Twitter just cannot contain themselves to 140 characters. Here's a selection of some of their writings from their own blogs. Like Twitter, it's a mash up of the deeply personal to highly whimsical, with some great creative & visual art thrown in as well. Hope you enjoy it.

Wine Country on My Opinion About Things

Maya Rudolph, Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell and others. The storyline itself is quite thin: group of female friends go for a weekend away to celebrate the 50st birthday of one of them. With such a starstudded cast of funny people, I kind of expected to be bathing in jokes […]

Extremely Wicked Shockingly Evil And Vile on My Opinion About Things

I’ve watched this film so you don’t have to. Truly, don’t bother. Despite the starstrucken cast (who the hell convinced John Malkovich to do this??)I don’t see how this film should be anything other than pure clickbait, hence the title. You only come up with something like that if you don’t have anything profoundly to […]

Above And Below on Experimental Fiction

An attempt at constructing something like Shakespeare’s “Phoenix And The Turtle”. Hope you like it. One in flight and beauty seen, In the air such as belong, Calling forth a love in song, All about does nature gleam. Other stays amid the grass, Lowly though a pride in face, Never knowing ought but place, Life […]

Mother! on My Opinion About Things

Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Harris and others. I’d read about Mother! being quite the spectacle, and in a way it is. Just not the type of spectacle I was hoping for, I guess. A poet, Javier Bardem, who struggles for inspiration, and his younger wife, Jennifer Lawrence, find themselves in their massive […]

A6 Postcard: Makespace Oxford on Nor

A6 postcard of original illustration. Blank on the back. Image shows Aristotle Lane bridge in North Oxford, the canal, and the building used by Makespace Oxford for temporary workspace.
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A4 print on card: Makespace Oxford on Nor

A4 print of original illustration, in full colour on card. Image shows Aristotle Lane bridge in North Oxford, the canal, and the building used by Makespace Oxford for temporary workspace.
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A6 Postcard: Don't Dally Draw Daily! on Nor

Full-colour A6 postcard of original illustration. The poster reads "Don't dally draw daily". Delivered in card tube.

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A3 poster: Makespace Oxford on Nor

A3 poster of original illustration. Image shows Aristotle Lane bridge in North Oxford, the canal, and the building used by Makespace Oxford for temporary workspace.
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A3 poster: Don't Dally Draw Daily! on Nor

Full-colour A3 poster of original illustration. The poster reads "Don't dally draw daily". Delivered in card tube.
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The Catcher In The Rye on My Opinion About Things

I was confronted with the fact that I had never read this absolute classic a few weeks ago, when my nephew’s grandfather (not my own father, mind) gave it to him as a birthday present. I was determined to get my own copy and read it. I have done so and read it. To be […]

Effie Gray on My Opinion About Things

With Dakota Fanning, Greg Wise, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters and many others. Despite the starloaded cast, this film, after its initial painful beginning of Effie Gray that gets turned down in her wedding night, is as dead as the sex life between the Ruskins. It took me ages to realize they didn’t try again. It […]

incandescence. on Basement of my Brain

I was born with

matchsticks

in my mouth.

as a child I played with fire,

I didn’t know

they’d try to

put me

out.

they told me I should try to blaze less brightly,

they said they didn’t like the way I burned…

they dampened and they...

One Chance on My Opinion About Things

Strong resemblance to Billy Elliott at the start, but I think this is intentional and mostly due to Julie Walters playing Paul Potts’ mother. This film, about a boy growing up in England where it is frowned upon having a dream of becoming an opera singer, can’t make up its mind, it seems. It says […]

The Umbrella Academy on My Opinion About Things

Though the trailer got me into it, after a few episodes I still can’t say it has got me hooked on it. Putting stars like Mary J Blige and Ellen Page in front so at least there are some recognisable faces in there…it’s weird. It tries to be Tarantino-like, at certain points, I noticed. Except […]

Transports of Delight: Why I love buses.. on Carol Hedges


Before I reached 60, I never used buses....

50/50 on My Opinion About Things

With Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Angelica Huston, Bryce Dallas Howard, Serge Houde and others. A young man who hears of a his sudden cancer diagnosis, is facing this with factors he can no longer deal with. His girlfriend is bitchy selfishly and perfectly portrayed as such by Bryce Dallas Howard (I only seem […]