I’m back to understanding the literal meaning of my writing handle! Recently I’ve made the mistake of attempting to write just before I go to bed. This plan resulted in absolute failure. The moment I remove my glasses and shut of the light the power of my brain seems to go with it. I have been doing so much recently that I’m becoming very aware of my body will and won’t let me do. Apparently I should not attempt to write before bed; amongst other things. -_-
In about a week I fly back to England. This time I will be flying back to say goodbye to Britain. (Yes, Pommies! I called it Britain 😛 Whatcha going to do about it, huh?) I am migrating back permanently (for now, as I live in hope). This means a speedy Clean out session of my possessions, (Just picture my face contorted in horror) I’m suddenly glad I’ve had a cleansing session before every move and had a clean out just over a month ago. By early July I will be in Australia and thanking the sliver of luck I have had at migrating back during WINTER.
Exhibit A: Soaked Koala – The very reason for the existence of the Drop Bear myth. They may look cute and cuddly. They may sleep up to 18 hours a day. Don’t let that fool you; they are vicious.
Exhibit B: Magpie – The actual inspiration for the ‘Angry Birds’ franchise. Magpies may warble beautifully but take cover during hatching season. These little buggers are out for blood. A common Australian defense tactic is to paint eyes on an ice cream bucket and wear it like a helmet. Fierce as they are, Magpies spook if you look directly at them. Why not use a helmet? That would require sanity!
Exhibit C: Starfleets response to the WW2 Japanese invasion of Northern Australia. Some defense force they turned out to be. All we got was some hogwash about the ‘Temporal Prime Directive’. We know how much effort they put into upholding that particular directive. >.>
Despite all our deadlies this is a far more likely crew to run across. They may look like they have stepped off a page of the long-running New Zealand comic ‘Footrot Flats’ but in outback farm country similar scenes are not unlikely.
Annnd there you have it, my dose of semi-fiction for the day. Nothing like a bit of satire to start the morning. 😀