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Below are the 19 most recent journal entries recorded in Kieron Gillen's LiveJournal:

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007
12:00 am
Which Science Fiction Writer Are You?
I am:
Kurt Vonnegut
For years, this unique creator of absurd and haunting tales denied that he had anything to do with science fiction.

Which science fiction writer are you?

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006
7:41 pm
Popular Meme.
As why not?

What did the man say?

Ladies, allow me to introduce myself: I've got a dick for a brain, and that brain is going to sell my ass to you.
Sunday, September 10th, 2006
11:39 pm
kali921 tagged me for this.

[1] - List your top 10 celebrity crushes. I'm following Kali, and and chosing people of historical interest as much as current ones. And I'm completely ignoring point 2, as clearly when Angelina's reading my journal I don't want to upset her. I'm nice like that.
[2] - Put all of them IN ORDER of your lust for them.
[3] - Say which movie/show/thing it was that hooked you.
[4] - Supply photos for said people.
[5] - Tag five people! Ptth. As if I'll do that. Okay - I'd like to see charitypomaybo and kenix's, because I like giving excuses to my artists to why they're not working.

Initial notes: I'm really shit at this sort of thing.

That'll do.

England made herCollapse )

Sooner or later a connection is made...Collapse )

Body Transplant Option #1Collapse )

Heavenly CreatureCollapse )

My (so-called) lust objectCollapse )

Spit your dying wish: I'm listeningCollapse )

Heaven is a place on Earth. That's a metaphor for sexing, by the way.Collapse )

I'll have her when Charlie's finished.Collapse )

The unthinking man's retro lust objectCollapse )

Where are you baby?Collapse )

Whatcha waiting for?Collapse )
Saturday, August 5th, 2006
2:41 am
Thursday, August 3rd, 2006
2:45 pm
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006
4:23 am
Phonogram Preview

10 page preview of Phonogram Issue 1. Click through.
Friday, May 12th, 2006
6:35 pm
Tuesday, May 9th, 2006
4:05 pm
Cross-posting this in a few places...

You may have seen the B-side McKelvie and I released to introduce our Phonogram to the world. Many people have linked to it and passed it around, and this makes us happy. It’s a strange emotion, we’re both unfamiliar with but are enjoying it. It’s a little like being drunk, but cheaper and you look prettier in the morning. We recommend it heartily.

However we’re not happy with our tyranny of a domain that purely exists in 1s and 0s in the mind of a pre-sentient AI in Hamburg.

To that end, I returned from my local printer yesterday with a couple of surprisingly-heavy boxes full of postcards advertising Phonogram, each one sporting the B-side strip. Now we want to get them into the hands of people.

This is where you come in.

While we’re planning to get the postcards to local comic shops directly, for our initial sending out we’d like to stay true to our punky fanzine roots and get other humans involved.

Basically, do you have a local comic shop you enter regularly? Would you be willing to take a small pile of these lovely objects d’art in and ask the proprietor to have on the counter? Do you wish to join arms in a grand fraternity of Phonogam and chant to our dark and nameless Gods?

If the answers to all of the above are yes, drop me a line at Kieron dot Gillen at Gmail dot com and I’ll get the little parcel in the post to you.

One exception: Since I’m based around Bath and Bristol and Jamie’s based in London, we’ve got those particular areas covered. Though if you live there and want to drop us a line anyway, don’t let that stop you. We like e-mail. It makes us happy, which is a little like being dru… have I mentioned that?

And before we leave, now would be a good time to mention the Media page we’ve just set up on the website, which includes some terribly high resolution files suitable for printing out, having blu-tack pushed onto the back and turned into some manner of poster for the better class of vertical surface.

Phonogram: Covering awkward cracks and patches of damp on walls since May 2006.

Thanks for listening.

(“Phonograrmy”? You’re fired – Ed)
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006
12:15 am
Phonogram Cover

As far as we got. We quite like this.
Wednesday, April 5th, 2006
4:54 pm
Save Point 32

McKelvie fights through The Goddess' curse on his PC to get this one done. Thanks, Mr. Irving.

Click for full size.
Wednesday, March 8th, 2006
10:40 am
EDIT: Mirrors of images lobbed in. Fucking servers.

You can tell I'm tired, as I'm basically mirroring McKelvie's post. Will be starting to try to spread our cheery advert/mini-story/thing tomorrow, but want to get a basic if functional website working first. Doesn't look too good if people arrive on the site to see the tiny placeholder thing. But this is a place full of only friends, so there are special rules for you.

Anyway - that's what we're calling a B-side. Doing one for most of the main cast of Phonogram, starting with our lead, and releasing them as we progress towards release. Next up? Emily Aster, I'd guess, who's the girl in the fourth panel.

Coming in July - PHONOGRAM issue 1, by myself and Jamie McKelvie. You can order it from next month's Previews Catalogue, and I'll go on about that nearer the time for people who don't know about that sort of thing.

And the cover artwork for issue 1 beneath the cut. Like all the Phonogram covers, it's riffing off an album cover.

Got your keys money and fags?Collapse )
Wednesday, August 17th, 2005
12:45 am
1. Go to the Elouai doll maker (http://elouai.com/).
2. Make an ordinary doll of yourself and save it.
3. Take that doll and, leaving a couple things (nose, eyebrows, whatever) the same, Mary Sue yourself. Make the most blatant Mary Sue you can conceive.
4. Post "Before" and "After" in your LJ. Bonus points if your Sue has a backstory of some sort.

Backstory: I'm so fucking awesome, I am my Mary Sue. But I'd like a Polar Bear and for a money storm.
Wednesday, June 29th, 2005
1:53 am
Thought for the Day:
Tuesday, April 12th, 2005
11:16 pm
A meme, for once.
Who Should You Vote For?

Who should I vote for?

Your expected outcome:

Liberal Democrat

Your actual outcome:

Labour 2
Conservative -41
Liberal Democrat 56
UK Independence Party 12
Green 25

You should vote: Liberal Democrat

The LibDems take a strong stand against tax cuts and a strong one in favour of public services: they would make long-term residential care for the elderly free across the UK, and scrap university tuition fees. They are in favour of a ban on smoking in public places, but would relax laws on cannabis. They propose to change vehicle taxation to be based on usage rather than ownership.

Take the test at Who Should You Vote For

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004
1:47 pm
Fuck it
I've submitted out of idle curiosity to a Livejournal meme thing.

Pity me.

1 - Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed.
2 -- I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
3 -- You'll update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
4 -- You'll include this explanation.
5 -- You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.

Questions by bustedwonder

1. what is the funniest thing that ever happened in study hall?
Not exactly sure what Study Hall is. I ask McKelvie, who doesn't know either. I'm going to take it as the equivalent of my Sixth Form Centre when I was doing A-levels.

This almost certainly isn't the funniest thing that ever happened, but it's the one that sticks in my mind, because it involves bosoms. I'm going to go with it.

Now, I had a terrible crush on a girl called Laura. Laura was the very model of an early nineties-classy indie-girl, and - now I think about it - probably the single most physically attractive person I've ever been on a date with. Ultra-hot. Also, a little bit broken in the head, especially circa Sixth Form.

(She grew out of that, mostly. When she actually had her long-awaited (by everyone male, anyway) sexual liberation, she was in Italy. I still remember a letter she wrote me in her Jane-Austen tones stating things like "Oh Kieron! I have no moral structure when I'm away from you!", which was amusing in itself.)

Anyway, we spent most of our time sitting in the secluded Sixth form kitchen, on opposite sideboards, looking at our feet and mumbling about pop music. This particular day, however, we weren't, and in fact in the middle of the room, her on a table and me standing before her.

We're talking about her new clothing. Specifically, a tight tank-top she'd procured. It goes on longer than any conversation about a tank-top should really go.

A shout comes over from the corner of the room where my circle tended to hang. It's friend Claire Gaffney,


We both turn. The sixth form centre stops.


Memorable because that the only time i had a reasonable justification for staring at Laura's bosom was the only time I was called on it.

2. what is the thing currently in your posession that you have had in your posession the longest & how did you get it & why do you still have it?
Christ. In terms of stuff I just have in my room, it's probably one of my first LPs. The earliest I have here is the greatest hits of Bannananaramamamama, which I keep because I keep all my records and occasionally need top-80s girl-trio action.

In terms of stuff which I still use every day, it's my hi-fi system. I got it when I was 11, and have never got another one (Expanded it with CD systems). I'm far more into spending money on music rather than music systems, and it performs the task admirably.

3. what is the funnest game ever? & why
"Funnest" is an interesting one, as it means a subtly different thing from my usual definitions of best games ever. And originally I thought it read "Funniest", in which case I'd have said Monkey Island, and be done with it.

Funnest game ever, however, is the game of love played between two humans, because it's constantly amusing and leads to kissing. OBV.

4. pick a car
Army Surplus Landrover, as owned by Kid With Knife in Team 4.5's heyday.

5. what is the last book you read that your life revolved around while you were reading it because it was so the best thing you ever read omg times forever etc. & how do you feel about that book now?
Hmmmm. In terms of novels, I think it may actually be Brett Easton Ellis' Glamorama, which I devoured in a week's holiday in London when it came out.

I haven't re-read it since, but I still speak favourably about it. I liked the fact it revelled in its transitory nature - I particularly liked stuff like when they went record shopping and bought stuff precicely right for the period (Including, memorably, Kenickie). I liked the hyper-dense prose when it froze a moment and then tore it apart - in fact, it's a technique which I'm conciously trying to ape in some comics stuff, having seen Morrison and Quitely on WE3 do something that strikes me as analagous.

Hmmm. Actually, it may have been Cats Cradle or Slaughterhouse 5 something instead. That was more recent. But I've given an answer, and am done with it.
Friday, September 3rd, 2004
5:03 pm
Anti-Meme thing
Right: Don't ask me five questions.

Thursday, August 26th, 2004
11:33 am
I suppose since this I'm on occasional friends lists, I should put a note here:

http://gillen.blogspot.com is my real journal.

kgillen is the Livejournal feed from it. Add kgillen to your friends list if you want to keep up to date with my special brand of nonsense.

God, I'm tired.

Thursday, August 19th, 2004
12:11 pm
Finally putting this livejournal to a good use apart from nosing at McKelvie's private posting, I'm part of Andrew Wheeler's Fast Fiction community. Which can be read here:


My first post is up, which was scribbled when passing through London on Tuesday. It is about eight times as pretentious as I'd have liked but - y'know - I wrote it, it's fast and it's fiction...
Monday, August 11th, 2003
4:02 pm
I've finally got a livejournal, as I'm bored at not being able to read Friend's private stuff.

Emotional Exhibitionism isn't as showy as it used to be, I'm afraid.
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