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About chrispagefiction

Author of the novels Another Perfect Day in ****ing Paradise, Sanctioned, Weed, King of the Undies World, The Underpants Tree, and the story collection Un-Tall Tales. Editor, freelance writer, occasional cartoonist, graphic designer, and all that stuff. At heart he is a London person, but the rest of his body is in long-term exile in Osaka, Japan.

You are poop! (A slight reprise)

It needs to be said. (Procreate)

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This is a pen

Every year, thousands of fresh-faced, eager young things process from the universities of the English-speaking countries and decide to become — at least until they have scratched an itchy foot, paid off a college loan, started to miss Yorkshire pud, … Continue reading

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Humanity’s all shagged out (and I feel fine)

Let’s be clear: the slow death of humanity through mass infertility is a good thing. This nightmare vision of SF and dystopian literature is, to the well-organised mind, a dream come true.  For decades scientists have been telling us about … Continue reading

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Labour’s limp rag

When you have no real ideas, drape yourself in the flag.

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Something to look forward to. The dignity of labour. A productive life.

Yes, I was feeling very happy last night at the prospect of the imminent Monday so I expressed myself, I did. I expressed myself in images, which, we are told, is the thing to do. Procreate and iPad, if you … Continue reading

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Boll-ox to the year of the steak

Dateline: January 1st, 2021, on my sofa I was mildly puzzled this last week to see that beef was being energetically promoted at the supermarket. Beef in Japan is expensive, steaks especially so. But the local Seiyu had piles and … Continue reading

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Is 2020 hindsight 2021 foresight?

A happy new year to all my readers — I hope.

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The behind the scenes deals that seal no deal

Of course there’s no deal. There was never meant to be a deal.  The talk, the manoeuvring, the posturing, the negotiations have been an elaborate pantomime, a pretence at getting a deal because no deal was what Johnson and his … Continue reading

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Yay!

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Seitaro Kuroda — artist in perpetual motion

Golden Week. Exploring Osaka with my camera I stopped by Hozenji, Namba, and found a jazz band setting up inside the temple and, nest to the band, an artist arranging drawing paper and coloured pens on a table.  Hozenji is … Continue reading

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