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How not to talk to me about racism
12 October, 2016
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How not to talk to me about racism

Facebook. It giveth with one hand, it taketh with the other. On the one hand I can easily glom* onto already organised toddler gatherings with the greatest of ease and share pics of my kid with his whanau, on the other hand I get an insight into the mindset and politics of people whom I […]

Mappelgangers: Christchurch and Pawnee
5 October, 2016
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Mappelgangers: Christchurch and Pawnee

I’ve written before about the thoroughly delightful fact that the street maps for Pawnee used in Parks and Recreation were based off a map of my very own hometown Christchurch. So I was pretty thrilled to be able to dig up some facts about how that came to be for an article on The Spinoff.

Christchurch: Urban farmland
24 September, 2016
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Christchurch: Urban farmland

Urban farmland? Bit of an oxymoron there, don’t you think, Moata? Mayhaps, pedantic reader. Mayhaps. Then again, I’m not quite sure what else to call my hometown given the odd spate of random livestock appearances we’ve been having.

Day job writing #5

Day job writing #5

Most of my writing these days is for my day job. Here’s a selection of my latest postings there.

Preacher recap: Episode 10, Season 1
2 August, 2016
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Preacher recap: Episode 10, Season 1

Well this is it, pardners, the season 1 finale. Whether we see God is debatable but it seems highly likely that chaos and havoc will ensue. I honestly have no idea how this will play out but am assuming it will be as entertaining as all get-out. It’s a slightly longer than usual episode of […]

Preacher recap: Season 1, Episode 9
27 July, 2016
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Preacher recap: Season 1, Episode 9

Well, last week was pretty action-packed, what with the Alamo-esque stand-offs, the insight into the twisted head of Odin Quincannon, pet murder, and an overriding mission statement that’s starting to look a lot like “God. What the fuck use is he?” Mysteries of subterranean machinery remain, and Jesse’s relationship with the town, God, and everyone looks […]

Preacher recap: Season 1, Episode 8
20 July, 2016
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Preacher recap: Season 1, Episode 8

This episode is called El Valero, which as best as I can tell is a reference to The Alamo. Given the set up at the end of the last episode, that seems like a pretty good excuse for a standoff of epic proportions. Remaining questions include – “what the fuck happened to Cassidy?” and “could […]

Preacher recap: Season 1, Episode 7
17 July, 2016
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Preacher recap: Season 1, Episode 7

When last we saw Annville’s resident Preacher Jesse Custer, he might just have made himself the worst man of religion ever by sending one of his parishioners to Hell. This episode, entitled “He Gone”, will hopefully fill us in on whether’s that’s what actually happened or at least let us bear witness to the resulting […]

Preacher recap: Season 1, Episode 6
15 July, 2016
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Preacher recap: Season 1, Episode 6

Back into it! This episode is called “Sundowner” so I’m guessing something or someone will be going down at the local motel. Given that this show has a vampire character, it could also be related to him. I have my glass of communion wine at the ready, so let’s find out… The week’s episode opens […]

Preacher recap: Season 1, Episode 5
10 July, 2016
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Preacher recap: Season 1, Episode 5

Argh! Still a week behind. Episode catch up continues. This episode is called “South will rise again”, and I’m really hoping this doesn’t mean Confederate Zombies but who knows with this show? We open with the return of the cowboy from episode 2. We’d kind of forgotten about him, hadn’t we? Now, just remind us, what […]

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