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An Interview with Justin Isis

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Justin Isis lacks abdominal definition For me, literature should be as exciting and energising as pop music. I am now 37 years of age, and of a generation for whom pop music was both a personal journey of discovery and something that has always been there. I suppose that for those younger than me, at least the 'has always been there' part of this description must hold, if not all of it. It has been a source of puzzlement to me, therefore, that the sensibility of pop music – all that is best about it in spontaneity, daring and role-play – somehow has not managed to permeate the world of literature. I don't mean this in any superficial sense, that authors should all start wearing shades and writing in American hipster slang (by golly!). No, literature need not relinquish any intellectual depth by learning from pop music – it can even gain some. Because, for me, interests in literature and pop music were equivalent and intertwined, when I first started having work pub

A Conversation With Quentin S. Crisp

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Justin Isis has interviewed Quentin S. Crisp before , and that interview is probably the best place to start for general information on Crisp's writing and clothing style. The purpose of the following interview is to whore out Shrike , Crisp's soon to be released novella from PS Publishing . Before reading this you should order Shrike , especially the jacketed hardcover version . Shrike is one of Quentin S. Crisp's most exciting works to date, and by 'exciting' I mean 'tenser than injecting Red Bull directly into your blood stream'. Brief responses to Crisp's statements are given in [ ] brackets.

Ten Things About Men and Women

1. Size Men : Big things excite you. Big bossoms, big curves, big cars, big money, big bodily appendages … and if I continue I would have men wanking to this post. Women : Tiny things become you. Fuelled by our intemperate desire to look thin, we either starve or surgically re-sculpture ours bodies. Hearing people associate us with thinness, even morbid remarks like, ‘You’re so thin … do you have cancer?’ fill our hearts with joy. 2. Sex Men : You feel tired after ejaculation. Seriously. Anyone care to explain this?! But if it’s too scientific, I’ll probably fall asleep so don’t bother. Women : You feel tired … of having to pretend you had as much fun as he did. What’s the deal? We CAN’T enjoy sex as much as men, our orgasm mailbox are emptier than men’s and complicated sex positions always involve us doing all the onerous work. =( 3. Appeal Men : Boobs. Ass. Legs. You find it socially acceptable to demand for big breasts but not at all to have your manhood crushed by gir

Attending the 25th Torino Film Festival!

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Hi, This is the filmmaker Woo Ming Jin, guest blogging for swifty. I just returned from the Torino Film Festival in Turin, Italy where my film 'THE ELEPHANT AND THE SEA' was in the competition lineup, or as the festival calls it the 'Torino 25', since this is the festival's 25th yr, but its first under the Italian director Nanni Moretti, a director whose films i'd watch when i was a film student and who won the Palme d'Or in Cannes some years back.

Happy Birthday to ME

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First off thanks to everyone who wished me Happy Birthday in the last post from Swifty . It was truly an amazing night involving handcuffs, baked goods, and far too much liquor. I am now officially an old man of 23.

Mogwai - Hunted by a Freak

In this Mogwai video, CGI-animated animals are thrown off a building and die. That's all. I find it strangely satisfying and beautiful. It would have been rubbish with a different song, one that tried to 'play it up', but the somber music contrasts well with the visual style. Every time I watch a 3D animated film I usually imagine the annoying pseudo-cartoons dying in some way, so this was a huge relief. This is how they should all be killed: dispassionately, dropped from a great height, soundtracked by Mogwai. There's a great moment where it looks like a turtle is going to be saved, only to be immediately run over by a car. And another one where two animals try unsuccessfully to embrace in midair.

Sifow - Love Spell

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Sifow . Second album. Love Spell . It was released about a week ago; I just went to Shibuya and bought it. I know I said I'd given up reviewing music, but what the hell.

Oh! Mikey

Oh! Mikey is the best thing to come out of Japanese comedy in years. Check this one: It's SO much funnier if you've actually been to a hostess bar/ kyabakura and know what they're talking about.

Serious Literary Fiction about Idols

I need help. I am writing a serious literary work about idols and wota. Someone please tell me suggestions for things they want to see in this. This is not a joke, I am a published author.

Ridiculous 'Soaring' Photo of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

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Taken outside Kichijoji Station. Here's what he usually looks like:

Chomu

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Chomu. Quentin S. Crisp and I have started a new writing magazine. It's writing what we like, when we want. Other contributors are coming soon. There is a new short story from me up, so go read it. And tell your friends and family. Here is a picture of Shinohara Ryouko sitting on the toilet:

Michelangelo Antonioni Blows Up The World

Antonioni proves himself one of the greatest filmmakers of all time with 'Zabriskie Point'. Like the best movies, no explanation is necessary. This literally destroys shittier films, like 99% of everything released now. Tags: michelangelo antonioni , zabriskie point , youtube , video

Community service message: Fight Sexual Harassment on Public Transport!

Too long! For too long we have lived in fear of sexual harassers when we take public transport! TOO LONG! (No, Swifty, I am not talking about your member's size, don't look at me like that. Justin, on the other hand ... *whistles*) Anyway, back to sexual harassment. I just need a little help from you guys. Do you think you can visit this blog and leave a comment? I'm very worried that a potential sexual harasser will chance upon that blog, look at the pathetic amount of support there and think to himself, 'Muahahaha no one supports such campaigns I shall go harass more people.' Though I doubt sexual harassers can talk in such coherent sentences. They are usually sick idiots. On another note, Swifty! Talk about Heroes! I know you don't usually review TV series, but Heroes is the most awesomest TV series ever (this, coming from an avid fan of Desperate Housewives)! Surely there's an exception for that? Or maybe not. Just ignore my pointless ramblings. Her

Great Photo of Mishima

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Incredible photo showing his style, along with the current mayor of Tokyo. Also check this: His English is unfortunately camp, but look at his smile while he talks and notice the massive contempt and disgust for everything showing through. Beautiful.

Rum of Heartsdales. Hot!

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"I ride boys like a motorcycle." - Rum There's an interview about her and her sister here .

Maids for hire

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Nude Fun Do note here that I will charge an iniquitous sum of RM800 per hour and if you fail to abide, my mop will be going up a part of your body. I will dress in ANYTHING except a chicken costume because I am there to look provocative and sexy, not like I recently knocked my head. You will not get a refund if you find the aforementioned maid lacking in the breast department. You will keep that dissatisfaction to yourself. If you want to place an order, contact me at 012-of-course-this-is-a-joke-do-you-take-me-for-an-idiot or e-mail Swifty (he is my pimp! Oops. Did I say that out loud?) for further details. Note: Hey Swifty, how come when I post photos, it is clickable but when you post it is not? Teach me how to do that!

HIKARU GENJI 光ゲンジ

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HIKARU GENJI

10 Things To Do After A Break-Up (PS I Hate You list)

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(Edmund: In case you cannot read the name of the author at the bottom of this blog post properly, I would like to point out that this blog post, despite remaining as one of the most popular blog posts of all time here, is written not by me but by the self-published author May Zhee ) Don’t you just hate it when you find yourself still itching to go back to the daily life with your partner even after The Breakup? This especially pertains to those close-knit couples, who will go crazy and pull out their hair or something if they are away from each other. Why would such a great couple break up in the first place I wouldn’t know. Maybe they grew bored. Maybe their parents got in the way. Maybe I stole their boyfriends. Etc etc. Since the book PS I Love You tells about the list a girl followed to free herself from the cage of all things lugubrious due to her husband’s death, my list PS I Hate You will tell about what you can do to keep yourself from running back to your ex just mi

Eimi Yamada

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The above is a picture of Eimi Yamada.

The poisoned and mortal wound of the civilised world

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Manic Street Preachers knew it. "You're obliged to pretend respect for people and institutions you think absurd. You live attached in a cowardly fashion to moral and social conventions you despise, condemn, and know lack all foundation. It is that permanent contradiction between your ideas and desires and all the dead formalities and vain pretences of your civilization, which makes you sad, troubled and unbalanced. In that intolerable conflict you lose all joy of life and all feeling of personality, because at every moment they suppress and restrain and check the free play of your powers. That's the poisoned and mortal wound of the civilised world." - Octave Mirbeau