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Wow, all these MCR Easter eggs. I'm currently at Motos, this week being the coolest livejournal crossover ever!


Warsaw III
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On leaving the museum, cut by cheap heels and under the weather, I didn't get far. The first opportunity for a stop was a delightful nerd cafe.


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Warsaw II
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Post pub crawl breakfast at Spinki i Szpilki for 17z, or they have delicious scrambled eggs for 9z.

Spinki i Szpilki is in Muranow district, right below the apartment, and, five minutes walk from the Polish Museum of Jewish History. Read moreCollapse )

Happy Christmas everyone.

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We got into Warsaw half-way through Wednesday. 3pm darkness with snow thick on the ground and hot breath. An hour twenty for 17 zloty (£3.40) from Moldin Airport to the city, where I expected Belfast: small roads, the occasional skyscraper, but no. Mostly skyscrapers: how I think of Japan.
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Gods. Writing a book is hard.
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Because I don't stop when it's done, to answer definitively. It's been about six weeks of promotional work there, bringing us to now, six weeks before the U.S. election. Yes the last two weeks have been easier. Drinking, a massage, a snazzy new jacket from a second hand store; mochachinos and cupcakes and fricking yes, starting writing the next books. Everybody wants to read my second novel. It's the literary work, literary literature literary literature. Except it's not going to be released for five years, so people will have to make do with Axel America and the U.S. Election Race, a piece of disposable entertainment which is great, says my publisher, and he says that full on, like it is essential, like you must go and buy a copy right now, because my publisher is probably Kilraven.



So I haven't stopped writing Axel America and the reason is because it's still being written in the promotion. I've done four/five TV spots, three radio/podcasts and a half dozen interviews for blogs. (There's a near-complete listing at http://andy-luke.com/axel-america) Over the six weeks ahead we're trying to make the podcasts number a dozen, run advertising campaigns, discounts (On Smashwords, end of the month, no, why wait? Code CA65D, only you have that Livejournal), there's two more video-casts to come, and two more competitions to set up.

Link is http://tinyurl.com/axelsmashwords

I'm making all this sound pretty terrible and it is stressful in this heat and I've been absencing a little more than usual and like everyone else, taking un-scheduled 6pm sleeps. It's a learning curve. I can fit in walks in the park again, maybe some exercise, more holidays. I'm already examining options for the Nov-Dec England holiday, hopefully a fortnight across Oxford, London, Brighton Cambridge when I'll have print copies along with me. I've so much work to do my days are becoming better structured to cope. It ain't easy but it's good.

You can also buy Axel at http://tinyurl.com/axelkindle


Too much happening (cross posted from andy-luke.com)
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Since last post here, the world lost John Grandidge, a dear friend off exploring the flora and fauna of the after-life, looking out posthumously from future poetry collections of those he influenced; he peeks out from between the panels of my last few years of comics, of which he was an audible fan and supporter. He was my favourite drinking buddy; he warmed my soul when it was cold and weeping. He touched a multitude of people in the same way and he did it with style and love. He told us he'd cancer a few months ago, thinking it was an upset stomach. When it claimed him, it was years ahead of what many of us thought. He was at home with friends and a cat.
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Today I will
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Today I will clear the flakes and packaging
Of a wild weekend, brush them into a pile
Tagged and friended, tweeted and posted and capped
From multiple devices

Today I will make contact lenses from my book
Actually tomorrow; seeing how story could twist
Pages 9 to 25, temporary roadworks
All over my drive

Today I will read about John's afterlife
Actually tomorrow; please, also. I must conjure
Of Debra too, memory mining; all the emails, photos
I will live them today
Actually tomorrow; must also.
On a day to come I will take a break away
Not actually tomorrow, but thinking of it then.

The Truth Commissioner
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On iPlayer until April 12th, the film based on David Park's novel, examines the legacy of The Troubles: the victims without closure; the stupid, stupid paramilitary children; the grown men still playing gangster or 'representative' politicians, aka shit-birds. It's a what-if on digging up the truth, a fictional enquiry on a war rife with people being manipulated by bigger and bigger forces, and not just a war, life.

Roger Allam is superb as ever. All the acting is full of heart. The photography around Belfast works very well in building up a picture of how life is here.

My writing tutor, a brilliant woman, arranged for David to talk to our class a month or two ago. He's a softly-spoken man, full of conviction and modesty but lacking in bluster. Also, a solid researcher who gave it a lot and these things come through in this adaptation.

iPlayer: The Truth Commissioner (1hr30m) [Link]
iPlayer: Conversation with David Park (14m) [Link]

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The Writing Magazine review today brings me the news of approval of a new error code, HTTP 451, after Bradbury; 'content unavailable for legal reasons'. In other news, the Netherlands formally recognised the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Richard writes, "Good old Holland: in a country where u can smoke pot openly more or less and watch folk have a screw right before yer very eyes, anything is possible!"

Lots of food magazine details this month. I'm entering the Wergle Flomp contest with one about omelettes. My title is Macnehnuy, inspired a prior contest about a Shrove Tuesday time festival of using whatever odds and ends are lying around. Except, search engine as I might, there is no Macnehnuy. Nor alternate spellings. Huh.

UPDATE: It's now called MashUp.

Found this, thought you might like it.
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