My Current Mood in a Picture

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Pictures from Google Images that relate to "Jacob Martin"

Here's a whacky collection of images somehow related to my name... at least Google thinks so anyway!

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I ain't dead yet!

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This is the Indian Cricketer named Jacob Joseph Martin, and he's hogging the Wikipedia article on "Jacob Martin", which means I'm not really famous enough to get my own Wikipedia entry. I say "Good for him", since India needs good Cricketers to beat Australia.

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I sincerely hope people don't think this is me...

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Or this either... What is that?

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That's more like it! If only I actually rode a motorcycle and wasn't terrified of crashing, that would be me, only slightly nerdier.

- Jacob Martin, Former Teen, Still Author.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

NanoWrimo starts Tomorrow!

I hope NanoWrimo doesn't hurt my HSC study too much, my final Visual Arts exam is next week, and yet, I feel the urge, that sprawling fantasy epic urge, to write a book.

Will post new news soon!

- Jacob Martin

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Almost done on The Unwritten Book

I've been working on a book called The Unwritten Book. What that is, you'll have to wait and see when I publish it...

- Jacob Martin

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Interesting Movie essay

Hold onto your hats, traditionalists, if ye dare to tread the murky depths of industry change, reflected in this essay, which I found very interesting.


- Jacob Martin

The Early Bird gets the Worm

I am speechless at this announcement. I really have nothing to say. The article speaks for itself.


Jacob Martin, Former Teen, Still Author.

Saturday, October 20, 2007


Dumbeldore, according to this article, is gayer than a tree full of monkeys on nitrous oxide.

Frankly, I think Dumbledore coming out of the closet in book 6 of Harry Potter would have been better, at least in book 7...

But could this be a desperate cry for attention from Rowling since the book series is over?

Possibly not. Book publishers, particularly for children, are conservative in what gets published, and Dumbledore's "Village People" tendencies could have been left out due to pressure. However, it could well be a cry for attention, we need to know more about Dumbledore and Grindlewald's "Brokeback Mountain" adventures!


Jacob Martin

P.S.: I am fine with gay people, and know two male and one female homosexuals personally. Hopefully I do not offend them with my various euphemisms...

Busy with my HSC

It's exam time, and although I completed my first half of the English Advanced exams, Paper Two looms over Monday. But I don't feel stressed.

Basically a late realisation of why we are studying these texts and what they really mean has come in handy, and I don't fear my impending exams, my Visual Arts exam has no flies on it, as we Aussies used to say.

At this time of year, a good study plan, as "Angstoberfest", the period where the HSC student gets really stressed and hates all life in the Board of Studies, comes to an end, is vital. Don't rush your study, you remember more when you have a clear, rested mind. Jot your practice papers on notebook paper, and your thoughts will sort themselves, say what you are writing so you become one with the knowledge within!

As you may have noticed, my posting on this blog has been erratic due to study and various creative projects. Remember, the Internet is your friend, except during study lockdown. IGNORE your friends on MSN Messenger or any other IM, and only talk to them during study breaks. Even blogs must be neglected in the name of the HSC.

Creative types really get hit hard by the HSC because their creative projects get put on hold in order to study. If you write books, poems and stories, do not neglect the Arts entirely, write notes and organise them. Take a notebook wherever you go to jot down inspirations for later, and download KeyNote to organise them on your computer. (Google it now)

The Board Of Studies, although heading the English Advanced course down a slippery slope, want to help you. Ignore everything I said before about the Board of Studies, particularly when I said they're scum. But everything about Julie Bishop and the Education System is wholeheartedly My Humble Opinion, take it or leave it.

Anyway, I have to get back to study. My Mum is still nagging me, and I must go.


Jacob Martin.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

I'm entering NanoWrimo!

I'm entering National Novel Writer's Month this year, which is actually international now.

I'll be writing a book called "The Very Worst Book Ever Written" which is a title that should speak for itself.


Jacob Martin

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Movie Review: Midnight Cowboy

I'll tell you this, it's sad.

Not Gone with the Wind sad, but...


Hamlet sad, possibly even more tragic!

Midnight Cowboy is about two Male prostitutes trying to survive, and one of them, Rico, wants to go to Florida to start a new life outside of New York slums, away from his unheated apartment and poverty.

Telling you anything else would be a spoiler.

You must see it. I give it 10 out of 10 "Radios".

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

A Bit of Fry and Laurie - Mr Dalliard - Models

Stephen Fry as an Evil Model Airplane Shop-Owner! ROFL!

A Bit of Fry and Laurie - Psychiatrists

Stephen Fry as a crazy person? That boy needs therapy!

A Bit of Fry and Laurie-The Polite Rap

The Polite Rap. Rap need not be about dissin' bitches and ho's, they need respect and courtesy too. Word up!

A Bit of Fry and Laurie -

"Where is the Lid?" That is the question Hugh Laurie asks in this song.

Hey Jude

Hugh Laurie sings "Hey Jude" in a Chipmunk voice. LOL...

A Bit Of Fry and Laurie - Barman

Let's see if this Fry and Laurie sketch will post... my favorite ones won't!

A Bit of Fry and Laurie - Privatization of the Police Force

I'm trying to see if I can successfully post a Fry and Laurie sketch on my blog without getting an error message, Heeeere goes!

Musical Review: By Jeeves

Now, I can say that I am a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals, The Phantom of the Opera in particular, however I had mixed feelings about By Jeeves, which is Webber's musical interpretation of P.G. Wodehouse's "Jeeves and Wooster" character cast. Essentially this musical, like the books and stories that spawned it, is like an exhibit of dinosaur bones, greatly entertaining to look at, but also preserving the fossilised values of pre-World War II British society.

Bertie Wooster gets into a jam, he has used another man's name in court when he was arrested, and the man he has impersonated impersonates Wooster. That is the basic plot that is the start of many, many further "jams". But what makes this interesting is the lack of the spectacular, crowd pulling scenery, the premise of this filmed production I saw of it on the Ovation channel, was that what you see is a stage revue of Bertie Wooster playing the banjo, yet his banjo has been stolen, so Jeeves encourages him to entertain the audience (which you can see, the camera is used to portray you, the viewer, as one of the audience in one of the most clever production tricks I have ever seen) with "reminiscing" about the muddle he has gotten himself into before coming to perform on stage. As Jeeves says, the props rely on imagination, and many are representational. And therein lies the fun, with Jeeves and Wooster "breaking the fourth wall" in a sense whenever Wooster cannot bear the various messes he has gotten into.

I'm not an expert on Wodehouse's characters, but I know enough to figure out that from what was depicted in this production, the style and humor of the characters were accurate to Wodehousian literary standards.

Yes, it does drag on a fair bit. This is partly why I have mixed feelings about it. But all the same, I feel it is one of Webber's best, despite it being a theatrical failure at the box office as I have read that this musical was.

Wodehouse fans will be happy with this, and it serves as a good primer for the Jeeves and Wooster newcomers. I give this 8 out of 10 "Jam Jars" for its efforts.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Cat Talking

Just a test video of Cats talking, as I don't think my YouTube video posting is working at the moment. At least this isn't a bad quality video, it's entertaining to say as much.

1000 Hits!

This is a momentous occassion for this blog, as 1000 hits, is... well... 1000 hits. Needless to say, throughout the ages, 1000 is a special number. It's a millennial number.

I don't know much about Mathematics, but in my books, the number 1000 holds a significance in the way it sounds... one thousand...

But it also means this blog is a step closer to becoming half as popular as the more popular blogs out there. Neil Gaiman's blog gets over a million people visiting a day, but that's because he's more famous than I am, and he's been blogging for longer. Chris Sims's blog is also a long running blog, he's not nearly as famous as Neil is, but he deserves to be.

Maybe I just need to put some more content up that people will read, and I'll get more famous for that. Hopefully.

- Jacob Martin, Former Teen, Still Author.