Bored and a little confused - Spring Heeled Jack
Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Well, I’m at work and should by rights be doing something complicated to a Share Sale Agreement, but why while away my time being a lawyer when I could be reading Firefly posts instead –sigh!

I am so bored! Obsession is nine tenths of the law (no wait, that’s wrong) and I clearly have the obsessive gene in spades, but I think law is possibly the most boring career in the world . . . If I didn’t have to go to work I’d finish my novel, honest (or maybe I’d just do impossible levels of research on the internet . . .)

Just came across Spring Heeled Jack – a historical London figure I’d heard about before but not really looked into . . . Just before Jack the Ripper started terrorising the London slums, Spring Heeled Jack used to jump out at people, wearing a mask with horns and flaming red eyes, blow blue flame at them and then leap off – normally evading pursuit by jumping over an impossibly high wall or such – superb!!
This is the career I want – there must be an opening for terrorising the London populous – but in such an old fashioned way – almost gentlemanly, you might say . . .

Anyone know were I can get a costume?

Apparently – if you just attach heavy springs to your feet and try and jump you tend to break your ankles so not sure what SHJ did . . . Anybody know the mechanics involved?

Still bored . . Back to looking up Firefly posts, I guess, or possibly some drafting - erk . . ..

How long till the BDM?? (says Instant Gratification Girl (note to self: good superhero character)) . . .


Thursday, March 31, 2005 10:16 PM


MWP - not just you - but I like "a little" dirty . . ..

TWG - Am thinking IGG costume would have lost of pockets - if you desire instant grat. you gotta have places to store things - e.g. flask of tea (in my defence, I'm English - and you really have NO idea what its like to be in desperate need of a cuppa); sunglasses; one way ticket to Zanzibar; caballa instructions for constructing a Golem; chesse - multiple; and John Irving books . . .

But maybe that's just me - you get the idea though, right?

Thursday, March 31, 2005 9:54 AM


Is it just me, or is any phrase that contains gratification and girl in it just sound dirty...Oh wait, its just me.

(Slowly backing away amid shocked silence)

Thursday, March 31, 2005 9:46 AM


i love it!

Instant Gratification Girl

wow. what's her costume look like? no cape, capes are dangerous.


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