Rachel's Blog

Fri, 22 Aug 2008
Art That Scares You Auction - 6 days to go!
Fulvio Gumble Super Sock Rabbit Sir Mister Mister

Have you checked out the auction items lately? There are new ones going up all the time, and many still without any bids at all. There are all sorts of arts, crafts, death metal demo tapes, guitar lessons, books...Go! Go see!

Living Shroud felt panel

All the money raised will be going to Paul Haines to help fund his fight against bowel and liver cancer.

Sat, 09 Aug 2008
Art That Scares You Auction

The Australian speculative fiction and art community are holding an online art auction to raise funds for Paul Haines, a talented writer currently fighting bowel and liver cancer. The theme 'Art that Scares You' was chosen to reflect the kind of creepy, disturbing and macabre fiction that Paul is known for, as well as the fear and horror surrounding cancer itself.

The ART THAT SCARES YOU auction will be going live from Art That Scares You from 14-28 August 2008. Items include "The Survivors" by Shaun Tan, "Heaven and Earth" by Cat Sparks and "Chairman Sanders" by Andrew Macrae (pictured below). Other items in the auction will include original art commissions, manuscript assessment services, fabric art, sock puppets, cards, jewellery, sculpture, china and various rare and unusual books. If you would like to donate an item, contact Tansy at artscaresyou@gmail.com.

You can visit Art That Scares You from 14-28 August 2008 to bid in the auctions. Please feel free to redistribute this information.

In the meantime, if you'd like to make a donation via paypal click here:

Thu, 07 Aug 2008
Although I'm sorry about the Swedish Death Metal track.

Less than four hours sleep last night because my Brain is Stupid. I can't even tell you how difficult typing is right now. I have to go back and correct every word. So I made another mix tape to perk me up. Its success lies in shocking and confusing one into a state of wakefulness.
Oh, who am I trying to kid? *snore*


Actually it might've been because I watched that House episode last night where the girl couldn't sleep because she had the PLAGUE.

Wed, 06 Aug 2008
Actually the album title is pretty stale

I've been listening to The Presets' Apocalypso album nearly non-stop for the last few days, but I can't seem to find the dud track. They must have left it off.

Sat, 02 Aug 2008
With regard to mechanical knowledge

Just substitute a few words here and there and, you know, not much has changed in the world of change.

With regard to mechanical knowledge, it is probable that we are still in our infancy, and when it is considered that, fifty years ago, many inventions for abridging the operations of industry, which are now in common use, were utterly unknown, it is not absurd to conjecture that, fifty years hence, some new contrivance may be thought of in comparison with which the steam engine and spinning jennies, however wonderful they appear to us at present, will be considered as slight and insignificant discoveries.

- Fredrick Morton Eden, circa 1790, quoted in English Society in the Eighteenth Century, Roy Porter.

Also, sentences were longer in the olden days.