I am Colin, a classic literature nut, general bibliophile, fiend for classic films, and introvert extraordinaire.
The story of The Man Who Laughs/ L'homme qui rit is also near-and-dear to me and the blog has become somewhat of a fandom space for it (although there doesn't seem to be many of us, sadly). I will occasionally post personal things too.
Feel free to message me and check out my blogspot site (link below) where I post longer musings and lengthy analyses on various topics.
fookyeahconradveidt said: My first association with “dead parrot” is Monty Python, but I’m guessing this is unrelated. Does make me curious about your dad’s subject matter! (I’m guessing that you can’t say.) Apology unnecessary. esp. given your demonstrable talent. though. :)
He doesn’t own a dead parrot. I don’t think his students bring them to him. And I can’t imagine how his courses might involve them. While it is completely possible that he makes Monty Python references and quotes them (MP’s Flying Circus is one of the family staples), I don’t know how they would fit in with his lessons (unless it’s just a matter of contemplating death?), but I never make the mistake of underestimating my father’s zaniness.
fookyeahconradveidt said: I don’t think there’s any reason to feel guilty at all. This is *your* blog, you should write about the things that are important to you, a category which I would hope includes your life & aspirations. Ramble on, sir. Ramble on. :)
I appreciate the encouragement, but my life is dull and my aspirations are few (unless asking for financial security is too much, which it seems to be nowadays), so, yes, I worry very much that it’s all incredibly boring. But I suppose that is the chance you take when you follow a personal blog, right?