If the first four parts of Cameron Cloutier’s extension of Twin Peaks mythology were great, this fifth visit to the world both wondrous and strange is simply sublime. It starts with familiar strobe effects, disconcerting slash cuts from one image to the next and a series of uncomfortable, awkward close ups that thrust us into […]Read more "Queen of Hearts – Act V review and thoughts"
I was on a school trip to RHS Wisley today and was really inspired by the great collection of plants to write something. I was going to do individual haikus about the pictures I took, but decided to just go for one thing, which I wrote on the coach back to school. Anyway, here it […]Read more "I Dream of a Garden – a poem"
There’s been so much written in the wake of Julee Cruise’s passing that I feel quite superfluous, but it’s amazing how many people are saying the same things that I’m feeling. It’s made me feel the connections that exist within this fan community more and more; I started to see the strings that connect us […]Read more "A Tribute to Julee Cruise"
Hi there, I’m just checking in to offer a few of my thoughts on Act IV of Cameron Cloutier’s Twin Peaks fan film, Queen of Hearts. And also to try to get “Groove is in the Heart” out of my head. This one took us to a number of places and in a number of […]Read more "Queen of Hearts – Act IV review – (Spoiler Alert)"
It’s finished!! I put the finishing touches to my children story (Sin City but with vegetables) the other night sitting in a booth at the Camberley Wetherspoons. Feels so good to have it finished and I was so happy with how it all came together and some of the rhymes. Even left space for a […]Read more "Curly Kale is Done!"
Hi everyone, It has been quite a while, hasn’t it? Thankfully, inspiration is never as far away as one would think when it comes to the world of Twin Peaks. There is always someone on hand to shift your perspective and make you see things a slightly different way. Usually for me, that inspiration is […]Read more "Getting to Know You – a haiku sequence"
Hi everyone, Just a quick update on the children’s book I said I was writing. I’m over half way through it now and I’m really happy with how it’s going. In case you missed my earlier post, it is going to be a children’s picture book written in rhyming couplets. It’s a hard-boiled noir like […]Read more "Curly Kale update"
It’s taken me a while to get around to writing this what with one thing or another. When I finished school last week, I was gripped with the most intense feeling of fatigue, as if I’ve been going at full pelt for a long time and then finally stopped. All the adrenaline was long gone […]Read more "Queen of Hearts – Act 2 reaction"
Hi everyone, I’ve been wanting to get this post in the bag for some time now, since seeing the first film. I made some predictions when all this started about who I thought should be in the key roles. That’s all ancient history now and, suffice to say, I didn’t get any of them right. […]Read more "Casting Dune – Part 2 Casting Wishlist"
Hi everyone, I’ve been meaning to do a poem or two for ages but have struggled for inspiration. I’ve been running a poetry club for some of the kids at my school, though, and today we came up with some little bits and pieces – just a few little bits of rhyme and a couple […]Read more "Some Christmas Poems"