About LousyNick


Things you might need to know about LousyNick...

He can’t walk past a bookstore without going inside and buying something (he even spent a stretch working in one just for the employee discount). He is a terrible, terrible dancer, and should avoid karaoke at all costs (but doesn't). He loves science and skepticism and a good debate down in the pub. And he’s rumoured to be the second laziest bastard in the world (but he tries harder). He doesn’t give a damn who won the cricket or the rugby or the amateur curling, unless he has money on it (and he always does).

Also, he seems to have developed an annoying tendency to refer to himself in the third person. He’s wandering whether he should see someone about that.

Cape Town, South Africa
Local Time:
19 Jun 2021 21:20
Gambling (in a decent way, honest)
Random acts of weirdness and insanity
Favorite Books:
Sigh. This could take a lot of thought...and that's not really my strong suit...
Favorite Authors:
In no particular order, and off the top of my head...
* Neil Gaiman
* Lord Dunsany
* Janny Wurts
* Lauren Beukes
* Alan Moore
* Jack Kirby

...Look, this could take a while. Why don't we come back to this later?
Favorite Movies:
This week?
* Stranger Than Fiction
* Transformers: The Movie (The 1980s animated one - no, really, it's awesome)
* Dark City

Tune in next time and I promise you I'll tell you something different...
Favourite TV Shows:
Superhero SQUAD
Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Usual caveats apply...
Favorite Music:
3 artists that are next on my shuffled playlist
* Tony Toni Tone
* Beatenberg
* Beethoven


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24 Feb 2015
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Topic: Which Star Trek was your favorite?
Posted: 01 Jun 2016 10:03

Looks like I'm just gonna join the chorus - TNG for the win, thanks to...well, everything, really, but mostly JLP.

Spock and the gang from the original series are pretty good, too...but just never felt the love for that Kirk guy...

Topic: Match the Name Game
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 08:09

Charles Schulz
(the Peanuts cartoon guy who made us all happy and Charlie Brown miserable for so many decades)

Topic: A Message to Authors
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 08:47

Alrighty - that's perfectly sensible, and all well and good.

So much for the maximums. But how bout those of us who're likely to write maaaaybe a story a month, in a good month, when we're not too busy, when we remember... That kinda thing isn't frowned upon, is it?

Topic: How did you discover storiesspace.com?
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 08:43

A nosy friend of mine told me about it. Also the friend who convinced me to start using this name. Now I'm trying to think what I did to make her do this to me...and how easily convinced I am to do strange things. Ah, well... :)

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LousyNick's Guide To Becoming The Ultimate Fighting Champion (Kinda)

As we get older, we tend to forget a lot of things. How to build the perfect pillow fort, say, or how much fun it can be to climb a tree. Or just how much getting punched can hurt   See, for most of us, as we get older, we start to concentrate more on finding a job, making some money, keeping a job, buying some nice things, taking a break from the job, going on a little vacation. The older...

Added 24 May 2017 | Category Musings | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 756

Dog Day Afternoon: Happiness, Hula Hoops, Huskies

It’s called Puppy Park for a reason. And today, that reason is obvious. There are canines of all kinds roaming around. English bulldogs and French bulldogs loping around lazily. A Jack Russell terrier is running around at a furious pace, a tiny brown-and-white blur nudging a kiddie soccer ball, growling at other dogs who want to join the fun. A gigantic golden retriever fighting to hold onto...

Added 28 Mar 2017 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 0 | Avg Score 0 | Views 925


today like every other day i failed i stumbled i faltered you see for most of the day I kept my mind busy dodging from task to task busy little worker bee doing those things that so often keep me from fully dreaming of you but then I remembered something missing gave my mind a chance to rest long enough to happen upon traces of you drifting through my mind always wisps of you...

Added 09 Mar 2017 | Category Poetry | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 628

Cargo Culting: Happy Return Of The Technologically Advanced Aliens Day!

So here's the deal: you probably think of 15 February as just That Day After Valentines Day, right? Well, yeah, it is that...but it's also so much more, a fun day in its own right, celebrated by hundreds and snickered at by thousands. It's John Frum Day!   John Who Day? So today we commemorate the occasion, many years ago, when beings from another realm visited the tiny island of Vanuatu...

Added 15 Feb 2017 | Category Musings | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 771

The Book of Love: Or, How The Battle Of The Sexes Ended

Don’t talk to me about love. I wrote the book on it. Literally. And for that sin, I alone am escaped to tell you the tale of the Battle of the Sexes and the End of Man. Okay, that’s not quite accurate. The book wasn’t really about love. But it was about dating, and lust, and sex, and how to facilitate all of that. And there was enough sin to go around - if that girl hadn’t broke my heart,...

Added 02 Feb 2017 | Category Science Fiction | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 911

Sleeping Beauty: Nirvana

Happiness is horizontal Just lying here With her   I hold her in my arms She's warm Inviting Beautiful (of course)   She breathes In Out In Shivers I hold her closer Kiss her cheek Her hair smells of spring Of sunny days Blue skies   Bliss   I close my eyes And I'm Gone      ...

Added 24 Jan 2017 | Category Poetry | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 709 | 1 Comment

Celebrity Deathmatch, Musical Edition: Mozart vs Beethoven

He didn’t know how he’d found his way to this part of town. In fact, he didn’t even know where this part of town was. All he knew was that the streets were suddenly empty, and the mist was heavy, and nothing looked familiar, and that made him uneasy. He walked faster, whistling as he went – a hauntingly beautiful tune never heard before in this world … and barely heard even now. He heard...

Added 21 Dec 2016 | Category Musings | Votes 4 | Avg Score 5 | Views 922 | 4 Comments

Adventure Time: Drive Free, Live Fun, Some Day...

Every day, he got into his car and drove. Every day, he was free. He could just keep going. Drive to the mountains, or the lake, or the forest, or a city far away. He could go on wild adventures, travel to exotic places, see how folks lived over there. Ride elephants, jump out of planes, dance with a stranger, read a book in the park. He could see the sun set over the ocean a...

Added 24 Nov 2016 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 811 | 2 Comments

BookBoy and the Library of Alexandria: After The End

Once upon a time, there lived a boy who loved only books. Comic books, textbooks, crime noir, Westerns, romance, classics, pop-science, esoterica, ancient philosophy and mythology. Trilogies, prequels, sequels, reboots, stand-alone, shared worlds. If it had ink and paper, he'd read it. And he had his favourites, oh yes – but Bookboy knew better than to judge a book by its cover. So he gave...

Added 12 Oct 2016 | Category Fantasy | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 742 | 1 Comment

The News - Only Much, Much Later: Learning From Old Magazines

You’re reading magazines wrong. See, if you’re anything like me, you treat these magazine things* as highly disposable sources of information. You buy them (or steal them, I guess, and shame on you), read them once (if that) and then never touch them again. You get that sweet, sweet content fix you were looking for. Then it’s over. Maybe you throw the mags away. Maybe you store them...

Added 01 Jun 2016 | Category Musings | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 845 | 2 Comments

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