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Ben Gosling
United Kingdom
My self-synopsis from the forums (because I doubt I'll write a better one) -

I am: a Norwich University College of the Arts Creative Writing B.A graduate (an unfortunately now defunct course); an aspiring novelist, screen writer, graphic novelist, illustrator and QI panelist; and meantime scraper-byer. I live with my fiancee in a small but charming flat in the small but charming city of Norwich. I smoke, drink and essentially do everything to excess, but as the late Bill Hicks said: "We pay for life with death, so everything in between should be free." I'm an optimistic cynic, a gregarious misanthrope, a faithful nihilist, a renunciant hedonist and all-round likable tit, as described by friends and family alike.

The best piece of advice given to me recently was from my girlfriend, who said "be yourself, but not too much." My imagination has been described as akin to the Tardis, and my patience as akin to a vole's shoe box. Nonsense is my second oxygen.

And finally, as pretentious as I might occasionally seem, I'm simply a well-meaning bloke who loves words. I also love people, which is why I'm here.


Current Residence: Norritch, where a'as weuw noice!
Favourite genre of music: Scandinavian drinking songs
Favourite photographer: My Dad
Favourite style of art: Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Russian Avant-garde, Futurism, and a great deal of comic art
Operating System: Windows XP, because the only other choices are Vista, Mac or 98, which all suck just a tiny bit more
Favourite cartoon character: The Tick, Earthworm Jim, Pants Cat, Chief Vitalstatistix
Hello, fellow creative types,

I've decided to finally bite the bullet and start uploading various things I do for strangers to look at. This will also serve as a showcase of my writing ability for potential freelance employers, whom I will direct to this page.

Mostly it will be writing - short stories, poems, pieces of observational whimsy and maybe even the odd article or two - but there might be some photography at a future juncture, and maybe even some illustrations if I can get a working scanner.

Tata for now, and I hope any fair weather visitors, followers and/or in-depth analyzers like what they see.

Take care,
  • Listening to: Tool
  • Reading: Arthur C. Clarke - The Hammer of God
  • Drinking: Blackcurrant squash; though longing for Guinness

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