Wednesday, July 13, 2005


"Regardless of future directions in contemporary Australian cinema, the ‘grotesque era’ of the late 20th century has left an indelible mark on the international perception of Australian identity as well as on the country’s own self-reflection."

A fabulous final sentence, I find! The credit for this one goes out to Ren. 'Grotesque era'... don't you just love the implications of an extravagant history it evokes!

I'm still buzzing. Can't stop smiling. It's OVER! Can you believe it... Well, I'm still in the process of taking it in.

Thanx to everyone for keeping in touch. Thanx to my fabulous assistants in this adventure. Thanx to life and sanity and a working computer that only let me down once. On the last day but it wasn't fatal after all. YEY!

shucksluv i

Monday, July 11, 2005

Who would have thought that...

...I'm about to finish my thesis one week early (okay, so I got an extension for two weeks but still!)'s not as good a feeling as expected.
...I actually look forward to seeing Berlin again after all this. Hopefully I'll be able to enjoy my last couple of weeks of freedom here in Melbourne. That'd be the true reward for the misery of being in labour for five months!!! (Writing a thesis really does compare to this being-pregnant-and-giving-birth miracle - says the ignorant and inexperienced almost-graduate... hello sis!)
...I'm not particularly into the idea of being on the dole but I'm quite optimistic that something will come up eventually. Something good as well!

And now, for the amusement of the general public, my new favourite statement of my thesis (discussing the significance of the line in Priscilla “That’s just what this country needs – a cock in a frock on a rock.”):" This mocking statement points to the central theme of the film: the performativity (“frock”) of Australian (“rock”) masculinity (“cock”)."

And because it was so much fun, here is my second favourite (in relation to The Castle and grotesque humour): "Every underlying profound implication of the film is wrapped in mocking laughter like sausage rolls in pastry."

Cock on!

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Blue skies down under...

Lygon St towards the city. There you go: the sun is back!

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The royal residence

Not the best snapshot but it should give you a good idea about where I live. It's the house next to the laundromat. 1004 Lygon St in North Carlton.

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