Our anti-hero throws his comic book in the bin, as if to say: Now's the time for seriousness; now's the time to grow up. And this isn't the Beano we're talking about, no, this is Alan Moore's Watchmen. Do you like that, Alan Moore's Watchmen, as if the artist's a negligible part of the package?
There's a wicker wastepaper bin: he feeds it wastepaper.
Pamela is carefully painting in mint-green eucalyptus leaves through the guides of a stencil. We can learn something about her from this; the reason stencils are so great is that they effectively remove the necessity for such exactitude; yet she remains mindful nevertheless. 'For an even coat,' she explains to her daughter, who is similarly following guidelines: belly on floor, crayon in hand.
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Bold. Demanding of people's attention.
Much like the mother herself: the daughter,
the colours in the pad and on the wall.
The colours are complementary. Sure,
to the girl's eye, but they missed the stencil's
guidance, missed its moulding suggestion;
missed that the most.
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My Shopping List
Dynamics of human movement
The dynamics of the human mind
A few hundred X-Men comics
Ample supply of pens
Coffee (And lots of it!)
An electric fan
Ream of cheap blank paper (maybe two if they're on offer)
A suitable associate with an artistic eye - not too critical, not too soft
Cuddly toy for mascot
Travelcard and/or bike
Stereo (with decent radio reception)
Lunch - daily
Internet access (preferably broadband)
Guide to script writing
Music CDs (Instrumental)
Candles (for power cuts)
Candles (for ambient evening light and pleasant aroma)
Cleaning products: 1. Disinfectant spray
2. Toilet cleaner
3. Bathroom spray
Emergency numbers for: 1. Plumber
4. IT support
Calendar (Wall planner)
Emulsion - white
Biological ladder ;)
Woodstain for skirting
Accounts with: 1. Water board
3. Gas board