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Links for Sunday: Bullshit Jobs, BAE, #writingwhilefemale and Twine Games

On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs This is one possible answer to the intriguing question “why do people who have tangible jobs get paid so much less than people who have jobs where it’s impossible to explain what they actually

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Posted in crappin' on about the inconsequential, i would like to recommend these people's writing, new ways to procrastinate

Published: The Bone House is Worn by the Fight

So a while back those crazy kids at if:book Australia were running this remix project called Lost in Track Changes where five writers were asked to write something and then also remix or respond to the things the other five

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Posted in crappin' on about the inconsequential, people who are nice enough to publish me, poems, Published work, the writing process

Millireview: Grant Morrison/Frank Quitely – Pax Americana

I’ll let Mr Morrison be after this, I promise, but I just wanted to get a few things off my chest. This comic is so heavy with  references to 1986’s seminal game-changing Watchmen that it’s hard to see anything else

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Posted in comic reviews, comics, crappin' on about the inconsequential, Me and my opinions

Femtoreview: Grant Morrison – Supergods: Our World in the Age of the Superhero

When I read Kirby’s tales of shining contemporary gods walking the streets of Manhattan, I can even see beyond the Beats to Ginsberg’s solar sunflower muse, William Blake, whose titanic primal figures Orc and Urthona are given new dress as

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Posted in crappin' on about the inconsequential, Me and my opinions

Happy Birthday to YOU (again)!

Another year ticks over and it’s once again time for a birthday ebook sale. Last year I offered a 50% discount on my ebook poetry collection and novel for 41 hours, but this year I’m going one better (and by

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Posted in crappin' on about the inconsequential, man bites dog, Not Quite the Man for the Job, the reason why I am doing this

In Which I Express Some Opinions About Doctor Who

I’ve been doing a bit of Doctor-Who-related stuff of late, as part of the celebrations around the 50th anniversary of the show. Last night I hosted Night of the Doctor at Castlemaine library, a kind of talk show/showcase event that

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Posted in crappin' on about the inconsequential, i'm on the radio!, Me and my opinions

Chipping In Late on Plagiarism in Poetry

Speaking of coming to things late: I know it’s two-month-old news and thus completely forgotten and assumed to be done and dusted, but I wanted to chip in quickly with some random thoughts on the recent poetry plagiarism “scandal”, which

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Posted in crappin' on about the inconsequential, Me and my opinions, new ways to procrastinate, poetry, the writing process
About Adam

I'm the author of the poetry collections The Third Fruit is a Bird and Not Quite the Man for the Job, the novel Man Bites Dog and the short story collection Heroes and Civilians.

My current writing project is POEM: SPACEKNIGHT, a 79-poem sequence based on a 1980s comic about cyborgs fighting aliens.

contact: adamatsya@gmail.com
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