Friday, 31 August 2012


The talk began- Mark said we should write a book filled with these odd poems- his reasoning: there must be other people in the world as secretly sinister and as equally eccentric as us...

When we first talked about it, it seemed like quite the distant dream (okay, sorry I'll stop with the alliteration, it's just too tempting. ahem) but the more Mark thought of it, the more it became a realistic, tangible project...

This was WAY back in late April, if memory serves me right, which it often never does... And so we decided that once we survived the trails and tribulations of fourth year, we could plot and plan to our heart's content :)

In June, a beautiful and extremely talented group of friends took a well-deserved trip to Annecy for the annual animation festival. Needless to say, shenanigans ensued. Mark and I began writing out a few other rhymes which were now wading through the brain mush, reaching out to the light.. (they had previously been cowering in a secluded corner of said brain(s) trying to keep well out of the way of the fourth year frenzy. Luckily, they had managed to remain as alive as they possibly could.) A few unrelated lines had also been wandering lost in the maze, unscathed, initially believed to be too useless and insignificant to be given any attention. However, as it was a case of matter over mind this time, we wrung our brain juices out and managed to jot down a few rhymes.

As the above mentioned madness unravelled, Tom, between glasses of smelly French wine, tore the sketchbook out of my gnarled hands and in a matter of a few seconds scribbled down two poems.
As Mark and I read them back we realised- Tom would put us out of business and so, in everyone's best interest, we joined forces.


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