I wish I could say that I am furiously working away on "The Book of Thoth", but I'm not. Some unplanned corporate work has come in and in my situation, can't really say "no". It's dull, mindblowingly so. The only thing good thing about it apart from the invoicing that takes place at the end of it is that it gives me a glimpse of another world, one in which people are mere robots without a brain... Some bits of the stuff I have to translate are downright frightening...
In other news, I am still trying to recover from watching the fabulously twisted TV drama The Crimson Petal and The White. This was the bestest costume drama ever. I am a big Victorian era student, and am still harbouring the hope that I will one day enroll for Birkbeck college's MA in Victorian studies. The people we see in the drama, with their frustrations, warped sense of relationships, vile instincts, etc. are exactly what I am interested in. I want to write and study the misfits of the era, the outlaws, the ones who didn't live according to the values of the time. I want to go under the skin of Victorian society and find its dark side... And I want to show how inbedded in our society those values still are...
A lot of scenes and topics were incredibly uncomfortable and I congratulate the makers of the series for being so daring while making a mainstream drama.
In The Crimson Petal... everything is fantastic: the acting, the camera work, the colours, the haunting music (have to find out more about it!)... And I am getting my hands on the book in the forthcoming weeks!
I have also spent a lot of time helping out my boyfriend with his venture, Matt ArtPix. It is exciting and worrying at the same time... It is a lot of work and effort, but we are hoping to expand from small "hobby" project to full-blown business one day... With a shop, a publishing company, why not?
We just love plotting and that's what we do.
I think therefore I write.
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