the rapid collapse of society :: Journal 4th Jan – 9th Jan 2021

4th Jan – a calm sense of closure I mean, it’s definitely the quietest birthday I’ve ever had, no trips, no visitors. Last year we saw Ian McKellan’s one man show, packed into a tiny theatre seat amongst strangers. Given the limitations of these days I didn’t want to leave the house much anyway. We took a nice walk in the late afternoon. Spent the … Continue reading the rapid collapse of society :: Journal 4th Jan – 9th Jan 2021

the dopey sense of universal love :: Journal 1st Jan – 3rd Jan 2021

1st Jan 2021 – an already cold room Last night we watched the 2019 version of Little Women and the detail of Jo’s inky fingers made me miss having inky fingers from using this pen. The year has begun, an already cold room. A difficult grey place, given the world we’ve had to live in. Enjoy the quiet of the room, the pleasure-pain bite of … Continue reading the dopey sense of universal love :: Journal 1st Jan – 3rd Jan 2021

Creative Folk: Joanna Harker Shaw

“When I get stuck with a character I’ll paint them”   Joanna Harker Shaw is a novelist, photographer, and artist.  In this interview they talk about the stubbornness needed to complete a novel, charity shop finds, and combining visual arts and writing. Their twitter is: https://twitter.com/JoHarkerShaw and their website is: harkershaw.wordpress.com   What is your main creative practice?  Mainly, it’s writing my novel, but I … Continue reading Creative Folk: Joanna Harker Shaw

Eddus Watches: AJ and the Queen

Rupaul’s Drag Race has been a huge success, it’s been on for over a decade with 11 main seasons, 4 all stars seasons, and most recently the excellent UK version for BBC Three.  Unsurprisingly Rupaul has been searching for another project to capitalise on this success, to strike while the hot glue gun is hot. And out of this we had a failed Ellen-Style Talk … Continue reading Eddus Watches: AJ and the Queen

Eddus Plays: Assassin’s Creed 2 (2009/2016)

“I loved Ezio… who wouldn’t want to play as a beautiful, tortured Italian fuck-boy, who is mates (and maybe more?) with Leonardo Da Vinci?”   Having been a Nintendo boy for the past few decades there are whole franchises I’ve been interested in playing that I’ve not been able to until now. Last year, I caved and got myself a PS4 and I’m catching up … Continue reading Eddus Plays: Assassin’s Creed 2 (2009/2016)

Creative Folk: Lori Smith

  “I like the way my brain works when I’m creating something. I get lost in the process of idea construction and realisation…”     Over the summer I interviewed a few friends about their creative processes, as a poet, I wanted to hear from people who were creative in other ways as a way of seeing what we all share as creative folk and … Continue reading Creative Folk: Lori Smith

Polari for Beginners: Unit 1 ‘ello Duckie

Unit 1: ‘ello duckie    ‘ello duckie and welcome to Polari for Beginners, a short little bite sized podcast where I teach you how to speak Polari. I’m eddus your host and your local omi palone    By the end of this unit you will be able to say hello, goodbye and ask people you meet how they are doing. Before we start a quick … Continue reading Polari for Beginners: Unit 1 ‘ello Duckie

REVIEW: The Europeans – David Clarke & Shrines of Upper Austria – Phoebe Power

No doubt the poets of the future will look back on the era we currently suffer through and wonder how any of us wrote any poems at all, let alone ones about politics. The ongoing and ever-evolving horrors of Brexit have infused themselves into our lives almost completely and I would find it impossible to write about a subject so contentious, difficult, and evolving every … Continue reading REVIEW: The Europeans – David Clarke & Shrines of Upper Austria – Phoebe Power

REVIEW: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed – Jon Ronson

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Really interesting. Read this as a way to stay off twitter as much as possible. Ultimately the cases of public shaming Ronson gets into are very interesting and ones I remember from when they occurred. The link between twitter and the idea of a dark ages mob justice is interesting and … Continue reading REVIEW: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed – Jon Ronson

REVIEW: The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp

The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was my second reading of this book, first reading for was a few years ago. I came back to it because I have been craving more queer voices and I have a great love for the early to mid twentieth century queers whose struggles we all need to remember are close … Continue reading REVIEW: The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp