Guy Fawkes – A History

Gosh! Gramey of GSmithMedia has just told me that it has cost £200 to set up the site that supplies this download for us. I better get on with promoting it!

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Chatty Happenings – a kind of magazine again

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Now that’s spring cleaning!

I am spring cleaning and have made a terrible mess.

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This is not the mess

Nine times today huge piles of things or shelves of ornaments have collapsed on to the already mentioned mess.

Here are some of the bits that survived…

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See Easter Tales
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I am a third of the way round – the walls

Nine shelves! Does this mean anything?

Does my dream? I dreamed last night that I broke up a load of Jacobs crackers poured them on to a baking tray, covered them in blobs of butter then popped them in the oven with loads of grated cheese. I dreamed that this was very important. Is it? Would it be any good.

Thank God Iv’e got that off my chest.

Note typo.

I will soon be twenty two. Did I type that?! Sixty Two. I have just discovered the difference between its and it’s. I am a writer, or I thought I was. Its It’s simple really.

Oooops, ten (crashes that is).

I better get tidying.

But then again –  Personal experience is a lie.

I am not going into details on that one, quote me when I am gone though.

I did once send a text to a guy who was also doing a spot at a festival on the same stage as me, I meant to say, ‘I am looking forward to your bit’ – I glanced as I pressed send, it said, ‘I am looking forward to your obit.’

Phone disaster; I went camping didn’t I. Off I went to join the Vanaheim Vikinglag at the National meet. I am honoured to be invited to be a part of the York University Medieval Society’s Viking team – Vanaheim. We have a beer named after us and everything.

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I bow to my great King

It poured.

I bought a hat (in the charity auction)

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It came in very useful.

I also made a thousand pounds! Well, they were selling a mystery gift at the end so I threw in two mystery prizes which made a wonderful – £14! What were they? Two Kinder Joy eggs.

What is a Kinder Joy?

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Joy

That fourteen pounds took the total up to a thousand quid. So I claimed all the credit.

I took the history test. I passed. With a lot of help. Three people stood over me giving me clues. But I made it. Perhaps I should keep quiet about the fact that the Spendlow’s York audio history of the Vikings is available at jelldragon.com ?

The hat. Very useful. It poured. The wind howled and shook tents. I put the hat on, pulled the sleeping bag up to meet it and slept like a storage jar.

I slept in.

I missed the Village Test.

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Complete four of the tasks correctly.

I guess I would have passed.

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Lamb Broth

Seeing as I have lived as a Viking for weeks at a time. Put up loads of Viking tents. And cooked for fifteen to twenty people a night for a week on an open fire. See Neanderthal cave bread.

But then again.

I failed the history test.

I was right about the Viking age starting in 500 AD and lasting till 1250 though I guarentee. I shouldn’t argue should I.

But then again, I have seen a moose leap.

Perhaps I am horrible after all. I just shopped in Savers, bought a few things, like washing powder and stuff. As the counter person lifted them out one by one she said, ‘Can I interest you in razors or razor blades today at all sir?’ I didn’t speak. I leant into the basket, lifted up the packet of razors and pointed them at her face without speaking. Horrid. Thats what I am.

I have learned how to make string though.

And Viking-age buzzer games.

I look forward to Whitby when I shall be taking the acting test, the Skald test, and the appearance test; and then I will be able to tell stories.

And I might even have a go with the Hiberno-Norse sling workshop.

Truth is I am wanting to learn; shoe making, basket making and bone and leather carving.

And I want to buy an axe.

Back to the phone – actually that is the reason I started writing this blog – but I tend to digress.

I awoke – in the tent – after a hurricane.

My phone was in the corner – under a pool of water. It worked. It worked for three days. Then I was ringing my mum and I thought, ‘My hand is wet’. I looked; the back of the phone was soaking and so was my hand. It worked wet. It worked soaked. It dried out. It packed in!

I am not stupid though. I knew the way to do it was to leave it in a bag of rice over night. I didn’t have any.

Hah. You can’t get the better of me. I put it in a box of lasagne.

Oh. It didn’t work. Not to worry, I have a bag of mixed fruit, surely this will work….

Other news

I found my pig…

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I learnt secret techniques…

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by me

Five minutes looking at art with Gramey Smith (gsmithmedia) and I learnt how to illustrate the latest Viking Graphic novel.

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Draugen

I collaborated

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Jodie Hazel with my additions

For the next Graphic Novel

I released a single.

Invented a new miracle health food.miracle food

Shall I do a separate blog about it?

It is the sort of thing that goes viral you know.

I have been publishing online live via video conferencing with the wonderful Aspire group.

I have been practising becoming Cyndi Lauper – no pic here!

Thank you Eric but I am king now…

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That’s Eric and Georg kicked aside in one blow

Right back to the spring cleaning – ooops!

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Give feedback or be placed up in the dungeon!

(oh yes dungeons were up not down btw)

What’s On

I am also in this, and I definitely do not have a walk on part.mortBTW I dedicate this blog to wonderful work a friend has done in overcoming past obsticals and inspiring me to face my demons of long ago – thank you with my heart 🙂

Anyway. More What’s On…

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Amoeboid Journey and other exciting pieces with GSmithMedia

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Thrilled to see this production for GSmithMedia out at last. With Dave Restless, Gramey Smith and Adrian Spendlow.

And

The legendary….

…. Legendary!

Before my story here is the beautiful Magic Ball Man with music from GSmith Media…

And me a while back hosting a fashion show…

Our wonderful Hansel and Gretel show for Musicport World Music Festival…

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GSmithMedia

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and  a call for artists

Viking Comics Inc.

Trial Introduction for our forthcoming Greek Myth download

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Trial Introduction for our forthcoming Greek Myth download

Click to listen

I promise, when you listen to our recording as a whole you will be inspired and empowered, but

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Here for now, is the terrible truth of the Ancient image of humanity…

(sound track below)

Within the bleak dark of hopelessness you may find the strength to become a hero. Once, Twice, Thrice you must rise above the world-ending curse of Zeus’ rage, for here only is your chance; will you again raise above the natural pre-ordained order of total despair which is the lot of the mortal to become ever-remembered, ever-vibrant through your inspiring deeds or will you too be stretched from the sky for your audacity to care. When the very sinuous are ripped from you there will be just your true heart-felt determination remaining, and the sound of the Goat God Pan’s freezing scream – will you rise again and yet again, or shall you twitter near-dead forever like a lost bird searching for the drip of the blood of another’s suffering to echo down your parched hopeless throat. I ask only once more; could you be a hero?

See there is hope

You will also like Turn Before Time and The Hammer Flies

Turn Before Time To Ancient Greece – as created by – The Earth Mother Goddess of All Things Eurynomê the Black-winged One Night

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Turn Before Time To Ancient Greece – as created by – The Earth Mother Goddess of All Things Eurynomê the Black-winged One Night

Just a taster snippet of our Greek Mythos Download soon to be available.

Enquiries welcome.

You will also like Greek Myth and The Hammer Flies

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