dulltrev's Diaries (page 2)
Print Story Who are you people?
By DullTrev (Thu Apr 10, 2008 at 07:46:41 AM EST) super bonus section, fun loving cowwqas. (all tags)

Hello fans and admirers! How have you all been?

Ah, who am I kidding, like I care.

Inside: Old school diary! Why yes, I am a filthy capitalist pig-dog! Summer days...!

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Print Story I'm not dead
By DullTrev (Tue Sep 11, 2007 at 01:42:21 PM EST) train, London, fun loving cowwqas., meta, totally non-gay way (all tags)

Hell, it's been a long time since I actually sat down and wrote one of these. But now we have new people, how could I resist?

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Print Story Crowd-surfing? Crowd-ploughing
By DullTrev (Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 02:36:43 PM EST) politics, london, rambling, fun loving cowwqas. (all tags)

Ah, London. Visiting you in high summer is such sweet sorrow.

Inside: London. Attractive young women.

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Print Story Rambling

Don't worry, almost no politics inside.

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Print Story The Death of Socialism
By DullTrev (Thu May 17, 2007 at 02:39:55 AM EST) socialism, Labour Party, Blair, fun loving cowwqas. (all tags)

Socialism died in England today, after a long illness. There were no celebrations, there were no mourners. Its passing will excite no tearful column inches, and only a few mocking ones. It passes not with a bang, not with a whimper, only in silence. No flowers.

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Print Story Free Association
By DullTrev (Thu May 03, 2007 at 06:29:45 AM EST) rambling, work, escape, doctor who, fun loving cowwqas. (all tags)

Just a little rambling.

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Print Story Notebook
By DullTrev (Mon Apr 16, 2007 at 07:34:54 AM EST) notebook, writing, ranting, rambling, fun loving cowwqas. (all tags)
I have a black notebook.  It's about A5 size.  It has a hardback cover, bound in a soft fabric.  It's pretty thick, an inch or so, about the size of a novel.  It has nothing to tell which is the front and the back since I took the barcode sticker off it.  It has plain white pages inside it.

I have a black notebook.  And it scares me.

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Print Story In Praise of Doubt
By DullTrev (Mon Jan 29, 2007 at 02:59:23 PM EST) doubt, vodka, fun loving cowwqas. (all tags)

You know, this article started out as a calm scholarly examination of the nature of belief and religions. But then the vodka came out, so you get a bit more of a rollicking rant. Forgive me...

So, anyway. Here's the thing - we're living in a world which is becoming increasingly obsessed with certainty. This obsession is manifested in a number of ways, but the one thing they all have in common is an almost evangelical zeal around them - because it is a certainty, anyone who disagrees is wrong, is foolish, is evil. For someone to know that their certainty is, well, certain, different views cannot be allowed.

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Print Story Benefits of NaNoWriMo
Working life
By DullTrev (Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 05:48:21 AM EST) you idiot (all tags)

So, I undertook to do NaNoWriMo this year. This November was already going to be really hectic for me, and I only managed to actually hammer out just under 20,000 words. However, it taught me a lot of things - to try and achieve something with every moment you have, to turn off the internal editor, to ignore the internal doubter, to believe that I actually am able to do good things, to remember that fear is no excuse for inaction.

Today I handed in my notice.

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Print Story The choices we make
Working life
By DullTrev (Fri Nov 17, 2006 at 04:24:04 PM EST) (all tags)

Late at night, with no-one to hear, no-one to know.

Decisions are easy when they are dreams. Dreams are hard when they are real. Reality is lost and confused. Confusion is eased by decision.

That wasn't what I meant to say. That paragraph should have stopped after the first two sentences. But I seek an ending, I see a clean clear circle from beginning to end to beginning. This paragraph should have stopped after one.

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Print Story Science and Blair

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