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Welcome to Newsletter #157

A bunch of tales I wanted to share with you

A tale I read

I Want To Spoon You And Watch Star Wars Tonight by Hollie McNish
[I Want To Spoon You And Watch Star Wars Tonight by Hollie McNish]

A tale I heard

Actor, writer, director Richard Ayoade on why he finds it difficult to be himself on televised interviews or panel shows:

"As soon as cameras are there it’s just different. It’s not being yourself. Your mother could have died that morning but they will say, ‘Just be yourself, we have to film’. Anything that’s not complete submission to the gaze looks kind of aggressive on camera. Reality stars are geniuses in that they have an ability to be completely undefensive. Joey Essex, for example, is completely open, so you like him. The villains are the defensive ones; shyness can be interpreted as a kind of aggression: ‘Who are you to care so much how you come off?’."

A tale I saw

Mop by Dominic Houghton

A tale I wrote

I was walking to the shops
and four cats were sat
with each other, huddled 
like a half time sports team. 
A dog trotted by and barked.
in a muted whisper. 
At least one feline nodded.
When I got home
a pigeon refused to move
from my front door
for roughly five minutes
and once I got in
a spider was swimming in the sink. 
Today is the day
all of the animals
will turn on the humans. 
I can feel it. 

A tail I like

[A tail I like]
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