Just as the previous update was posted, our dear friend, Katie Rogers, sent us this ‘post template’ to help alleviate our apparent writers block. We feel she may be mocking us.
AT & A (ambiguous title and ampersand)
Short opening sentence. Many full stops to give strange, hipster rhythm to the delivery. The occasional cheeky semi-colon; wise statement about the nature of being on the road. Undercut by single line joke about Austin’s testicles / Greg’s debilitated hand.
The story is continued with an ellipsis…
And so to the ride. Some sort of mishap occurs, and a mechanical issue means it is inevitably less productive than it should be. A lesson is learned. Boys become men. The structure of the grammar then changes, and long, languid sentences appear, perfectly portraying the wistfully winding nature of your journey through the use of alliteration.
Attention is drawn to the landscape, the beauty of urban decay, and Greg’s years of practice at spinning together nonsensical architectural jargon in order to say nothing about something comes into play. The dynamic use of the words, juxtaposed against the backdrop of the whiteness of the blog site, guides the viewer intuitively to the next vertically aligned textual use of space.
[INSERT PHOTO. A PHOTOSHOPPED LAYERED VIGNETTE. CLOSE UP OF A BELOVED BICYCLE PROPPED UP AGAINST A PARTICULARLY DECREPIT PIECE OF LONDON MASONRY]
At this point, passing comment is made about Tom. His sensibilities do not match those of the stylistic intentions of the blog entry. His parallel plight is referred to whimsically. Silly Tom.
And so to the future. The outcome of the ride has affected your outlook – brief hint at the deep spiritual nature of the task being undertaken. Once again, the earnest tone becoming too much, a puncturing reference to something T/G/A did that emasculated them is made. Because we wouldn’t want to be seen to take ourselves seriously.
[INSERT PHOTO. A CLOSE UP OF A’S MUSH LOOKING DOWN A LONG WINDING PATH. IT’S A METAPHOR. FOR OUR PATH.]