Archive for May, 2009


A matter of taste

I hope everyone is taking the time to enjoy the party. I’ve met some really interesting people so far and I hope you have too. I did have some butterflies though – not just the ‘is anybody going to turn up?’ butterflies, but because I knew the enemy were going to be there.

The best parties always have that frisson of danger because you can’t control who’s going to appear out of the blue. ‘OMG, it’s that guy whose fender I wrecked yesterday,’ or, ‘OMG, it’s my ex and their new significant other!’ Random people are being invited into a single room and a punch in the face lurks in every wrong look.

So did anyone have a run in with Veilcorp or their ‘affiliates’ at the party? Because they were there – still are, I guess. Now I’m not saying Veilcorp are trouble; as party host it would be wrong of me to judge, but as Guardian Angel of ‘what is’ and ‘what isn’t’ I must speak out. They are wrong in so many ways – even taste (‘Veilcorp’ anyone? A tiger start-up trying too hard to impress the big boys). Just what sort of person signs up with guys like that? ‘Affiliates’ Veilcorp call them; ‘Collaborators’ Ignatius would say, and for once I’m inclined to agree with him.

So to these collaborators I say: ‘Do you know what you are doing? Are you collaborating because you were bullied by Veilcorp? Are you looking for advancement, or are you in it for the sheer joy?’ Because I don’t know which of you I fear the most – the bullied, the climbers or the jokers.


Top secret

Something very special has happened over the weekend. I can’t tell you everything – in fact I can’t tell you anything and it is soooo not fair! But just to pre-empt your congratulations, I’m not about to become a father (brother that would be a shock!) and Perez Hilton has yet to ask me to guest edit his site (only a matter of time, I’m sure).

So what, I hear you say, can be so exciting? Britney and Justin doing a duet in my bathroom? Not even close!

I will reveal all, so to speak, when the time comes, but for now I can reveal only one thing: the alphaAFK is finally getting its priorities right, stopping all the griefing and throwing a party. That’s right. But keep it quiet, this is hot off the press, hush hush and on the QT. I’ll let you know where and when soon.

May 2009
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