Wednesday, April 28, 2004

whatever happened to good old pen pals?

AX is in Oregon for a week, without access to a computer or anything approaching his usual social life. So we've been having these ultra-high-tech written discussions (Indri finally joins the world of text messaging!) via our cell phones.

It's good clean fun; lately we've been analyzing the novel Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. I think it's thoroughly coated in Pratchett, but AX notes (typing, he says, a blazing 3 wpm) that the characters of the Four Bikers of the Apocalypse are very Gaimanish. On further reflection I have to note too that as silly as the book is, it's emotionally deeper than Pratchett tends to go, a depth I ascribe to Gaiman's contribution.

It will be nice when he gets back, and can start blogging again. Hopefully he'll share with everyone his thoughts on "The Swan", some kind of dreadful television thing with plastic surgery. I'm just trying to make him use the word "robobimboized" in public (there you are, dear, the gauntlet's been dropped.) Keep checking back and I'll post the link if he takes it up.