And the kid says: “You don’t suppose I could be a sort of Fighting Naturalist, do you?”
“I always had a paranoia about someone pulling my earrings out and tearing my ears, so I always wore them with clasps that undo when pulled. Then about three years ago, this man ripped my earrings out during a political argument. Half of me was thinking, ‘What the hell are you doing?’, the other half, ‘Result!'”
“My first big crush was Purity Brown, the very cool human sidekick to Nemesis the Warlock in 2000 AD comics. She was a feisty kickass heroine dressed in apocalypse chic, leather, straps and guns.”
“Being called ‘the sexiest man in politics’ when I ran for parliament for the Socialist Alliance was a pretty lovely cross to bear. But who’s the big competition? Paddy Ashdown?”
Just read the whole column. It’s great.
Did I mention that the fiction’s not bad, either?