Ask Jen – September 18th

Summer asked “What do you think of bloggers and vloggers who get surgery?”

I think that any surgery anybody wants to have is up to them, because their body is really their own concern. The one thing I do have some concerns about, is that sometimes people solely glamourise it, and don’t give an honest portrayal of what it can be like, some of the follow up difficulties and things like that. I can understand why a person might not want to discuss it openly, but if you have an audience of young people, you have to be as honest as possible if you’re going to discuss something that can carry risks, because hiding unfortunate or unglamourous side effects or aftercare requirements can have a very negative effect. Basically, I think it’s fine to talk about it, or inform your followers, but only if you are capable of being completely honest about both the good and bad points.

Renae asked “What is your favorite book of all time?”

Translations by Brian Friel. I don’t know if some would count it, because it is a script, but it is a script in book form, so I am. I’m not going to give any spoilers, but it is such a beautiful exploration of language, that no matter how many times I read it, I am overwhelmed.

Joel asked “Where do you stand on the Kindle vs Paper Books debate?”

I remember seeing people passionately debating this at university all the time, and I just tried to stay out of it. I can see the benefits of both, and I do actually use both, so I’m not sure I’m the right person to ask.

Kyle asked “Do you have any pets?”

Not anymore, but I did have a dog called Max. He was a pretty chill guy, and liked Star Trek, and the Jaws movies.

Grace asked “Which, in your opinion was the best Joker?”

Mark Hamill. It isn’t even a debate. He just is.


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Tears On My Pillow

There were no tears on my pillow,

for all you left were purple paintings,

tinged with the darkest sky,

on the legs you said you loved,

that stayed covered all summer long,

housing your latest exhibit.

My heart was the least of my worries,

but, oh, how she worried,

that the rest of me wouldn’t survive.

You’re not my past,

or so I pretend,

I wallpaper my woes,

now I’ve escaped being your canvas.


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Ask Jen! – September 4th

Hola amigos,

Today, I’m going to be answering a few more of the questions you sent me.


Katie asked “When you went to Scotland, where did you go, and did you like it?”

I went to Glasgow, and it was lovely. Everyone was so friendly and polite, and it’s a really beautiful city.

Mark asked “Who would you most like to manage?”

I’d love to try managing a woman, because I think it could be a really interesting, girl power dynamic. Ideally Pollyanna, because she is immensely talented, and one of my favourite people to watch. I trained with her a few times at Progress, and she is as gracious as she is talented, so that’s always a bonus.

Rachel asked “What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?”

I like reading and writing, but I think that would be obvious at this stage. I also like to play computer games, mainly fighting games, and RPGs. I know only listing a few things makes me sound super boring, but I actually don’t get that much spare time…

Sara asked “What are your favorite kind of shoes to wear?”

Pretty much just flats, because I’m horrendously tall and I don’t want to make it worse.

Kyle asked “Would you ever post some of your old writing?”

Maybe. A lot of it is very different to what I do now, so I’d be interested to go through it and see how it looks next to what I’m currently doing. A lot of it was deeply, and almost weirdly personal though. A lot of my recent writing is very distant from me and my experiences, for the most part, whereas back then, I wrote pretty much entirely about myself, so it is a bit self absorbed and whiny.

 


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Dying and Destroying

I kiss your rosy wrists,
their icy touch burns and blisters.
Your lungs lie still,
quite content with silence,
so stuck on stillness.
Open eyes, look past me,
the whole world,
lost in your lens,
the whole world,
draining as the blood drains from your face,
and I start to forget the world.
There is no world,
it is slipping,
with no “wet floor” sign.
Each breath without you,
sends another piece of planet stumbling.
Breathe again,
so I can breathe without dying and destroying.


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Panda Princess

When we fight,
my old face washes off in the storm,
leaving a panda princess.
When silent, you make sense,
I don’t understand your spoken nonsense.
In the dark of early morning,
when shadows play,
let me play on your mind.
I’ll lay kisses on your vocabulary,
and force you to be sweeter in the morning.


 

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