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.

 

One of my dad’s students took (and sent us) a great picture of him posing with a dead parrot (why was dad holding a dead parrot? Your guess is as good as mine, but according to his students, he holds dead parrots frequently). 
I don’t post pictures of my family because they have asked me not to do so (or I just don’t have consent, as in Dea’s case), but there is nothing against posting drawings of them (all attempts at Dea have been horrible hence why I haven’t posted any of her despite the fact that I have tried many times). Orson didn’t turn out that badly, but the parrot is a bit strange and together they just don’t fit, but that’s what happens when I’m not much of an artist. My apologies.  

One of my dad’s students took (and sent us) a great picture of him posing with a dead parrot (why was dad holding a dead parrot? Your guess is as good as mine, but according to his students, he holds dead parrots frequently). 


I don’t post pictures of my family because they have asked me not to do so (or I just don’t have consent, as in Dea’s case), but there is nothing against posting drawings of them (all attempts at Dea have been horrible hence why I haven’t posted any of her despite the fact that I have tried many times). Orson didn’t turn out that badly, but the parrot is a bit strange and together they just don’t fit, but that’s what happens when I’m not much of an artist. My apologies.  

ofsparrows:

I like to think that Howl and Calcifer just sat down and had tea and a chat once in a while. You would too if your fireplace were a sentient fire demon. It’s one of the perks.
(Super late submission to ghibli jam, which I only found out about at 10PM last night (!) Process on twitter.)

ofsparrows:

I like to think that Howl and Calcifer just sat down and had tea and a chat once in a while. You would too if your fireplace were a sentient fire demon. It’s one of the perks.

(Super late submission to ghibli jam, which I only found out about at 10PM last night (!) Process on twitter.)

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. 

One of my dad’s students took (and sent us) a great picture of him posing with a dead parrot (why was dad holding a dead parrot? Your guess is as good as mine, but according to his students, he holds dead parrots frequently). I don’t post pictures of my family because they have asked me not to do so (or I just don’t have consent, as in Dea’s case), but there is nothing against posting drawings of them (all attempts at Dea have been horrible hence why I haven’t posted any of her despite the fact that I have tried many times). Orson didn’t turn out that badly, but the parrot is a bit strange and together they just don’t fit, but that’s what happens when I’m not much of an artist. My apologies.  

One of my dad’s students took (and sent us) a great picture of him posing with a dead parrot (why was dad holding a dead parrot? Your guess is as good as mine, but according to his students, he holds dead parrots frequently).

I don’t post pictures of my family because they have asked me not to do so (or I just don’t have consent, as in Dea’s case), but there is nothing against posting drawings of them (all attempts at Dea have been horrible hence why I haven’t posted any of her despite the fact that I have tried many times). Orson didn’t turn out that badly, but the parrot is a bit strange and together they just don’t fit, but that’s what happens when I’m not much of an artist. My apologies.  

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?