Saturday, June 10, 2017


Three months ago.

I’m in the biggest comic-book shop in the North of England.

My son and daughter are browsing the Manga section, I’m in Graphic Novels.

They saunter over.

Favourite Daughter: Oh it’s that Anonymous dude.

She’s looking at the cover of Alan Moore’s V for Vendetta.

Me: No. They just adopted the image. The story is about a totalitarian England the government of which don’t tolerate anyone who is brown or gay and don’t allow any form of popular culture and the man here – V – makes it his business to destroy that government.

Favourite Daughter: Sounds like my kind of hero.

Favourite Son: [Overhearing] That Trump idiot would hate him.

Me: There’s an actual TARDIS over there…

They look at my like I’ve lost my mind.

My son is twelve. My daughter is fourteen.


Blogger Richie Hindle said...

In five or six general elections' time, they'll have the vote.

10:16 am  
Anonymous Rosie said...

The future's bright...

12:40 pm  
Blogger Tired Dad said...

Richie and Rosie: Thanks for dropping-by (Rosie, once again) and yes - they give me some sort of hope.

8:41 pm  

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