Journey to the centre of the Inksters

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Inspired by my parody video Hitler's reaction to not being able to get his favourite podcast, My good chum Paul Warren over at The Watchman has come up with this Fabulous piece entitled 'Journey to the centre of The Inkster's Hitlerian Parody'

I particularly like this Image, as Paul has unwittingly given you an all an inside to what goes on in this twisted, dark and depraved mind of mine, and this certainly does deserve to reside here in the Imaginarium. to view more of Paul's work please click here

Hitler's reaction to not being able to get his favourite podcast

Thursday, 1 December 2011

We've all been there, Wanted to listen to our favorite podcast or podiobook, only to find out we have Problems with our Internet Service Provider.

Now imagine if you were a colorful person such as Adolf Hitler, what sort of reaction would he have. Please note! There are a couple of Naughty words involved so view discretion is advised

The Fledgling

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Every night I relived 
A tragedy death seeing
All who I loved in pain
Over my death and all
I can think is I need of
I’m thirsty and hungry
In every way 

Mike Bennett another H.P. Lovecraft classic

Mike has been busy beavering away to add some of his readings to youtube. The current reading is The music of Erich Zann.

A deliciously creepy tale of horror and madness from H.P. Lovecraft. A university student takes a room in a Paris lodging house. He meets another tenant, Erich Zann, an old man who plays the viol. At night, the student lies awake listening to the strange, eerie music coming from the old man's room. But he soon learns that  is not playing for pleasure.

Artwork by yours truly
Features music: "Violino" by Marco Esu.

A Plea . . . . . .

Wednesday, 5 October 2011


You've probably already heard the great news today. If not, pop over to and then back here.
Yep, Bletchley Park has been awarded an amazing £4.6m from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This is the next stage in a process started by Simon Greenish, Kelsey Griffin and all the hard-working people of the Bletchley Park Trust. I've been lucky enough to see a little of the behind-the-scenes work going on over this bid and it's been a phenomenal mountain to climb. Today they have been rewarded handsomely for their efforts. I salute them.
So what is this money for?
Visitors to Bletchley Park often comment to me on the layout of the Park and the lack of museum-grade facilities. To be fair, they are often sympathetic when I explain the financial plight of the Trust over the years. Bletchley Park has never received any government funding or major corporate sponsorship. It relies on it's visitors and it's volunteers to remain open. The site has been in steady decay since GC&CS left at the end of the war and it's been a struggle, to say the least, to slow that damage. In many cases, reversing has been financially out of the question.
Until today that is.
The plans, as I understand them, are to 'refurbish' Huts 1, 3 & 6 (3 & 6 dealt with German air force and army Enigma messages). These Huts are of significant historical importance so I am giddy with excitement that within the next few years visitors will be able to go inside and soak up the atmosphere. Thankfully, the work will only take them as far as being safe to enter as a full restoration would invoke many health and safety regulations that would undermine their authenticity. Think bright green EXIT signs and the like.
Best of all, we'll get a new visitor's centre in the form of Block C. During the war, Block C was home to a complex and ground-breaking punchcard indexing system built by the British Tabulating Machine company (later ICL). Google have helped raise money for it's restoration, calling it 'the first search engine'. The block is derelict and quite dangerous. Now it's going to be converted into a gateway to Bletchley Park, providing visitors with a much smoother entry process and, of course, a great gift shop to exit through. All in all, this is part of a long-term project to restore the 'heart' of the park to it's condition during the war and to provide museum-grade facilities that do not impede on the atmosphere.
There's a catch.
In order to access the £4.6m, Bletchley Park has to raise an additional £1.7m from other sources. Only then are cheques written and the B&Q shopping list drawn up. So where's that money going to come from? Well, that's down to you and me. Today Bletchley Park launch 'Action This Day!', named after the famous memo Churchill wrote to the Imperial Chief of Staff ordering him to provide Bletchley Park with all the resources it required. This campaign aims to raise £1.7m though donations from both the public and companies willing to be a part of the Bletchley Park story. This is your opportunity to help an important piece of your history be preserved for the nation. Here's a quote from the press release that I think says it all:
The late Professor Richard Holmes said, "The work here at Bletchley Park... was utterly fundamental to the survival of Britain and to the triumph of the West.  I’m not actually sure that I can think of very many other places where I could say something as unequivocal as that.  This is sacred ground.  If this isn’t worth preserving, what is?"
Please, have a rummage down the back of your sofa, smash a piggy bank or better still, pop in to see your boss and ask if the company has chosen a charity to support for 2012, or if they would consider holding their next off-site meeting at Bletchley Park. Anything, big or small, will help.

Planet Underwood & Flinch Appeal

Friday, 16 September 2011

My Good Chum Mike Bennet over at Underwood & Flinch Podcast has made an appeal for his listeners to make short audio recordings and send them in. Say who you are, where you are, when and how you listen, and then give someone a shout if you like. Send the finished file in to and he'll run it on the podcast. What do you mean your not a listener? Head over to Underwood&Flinch and subscribe!

No Image today because.....

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Most of you do not know this, but I work at a place called  Bletchley Park, the following is a true fact

On Saturday 6th September 1941 Churchill pays a visit to Bletchley Park. He is taken into the Huts, and Alan Turing is asked to tell him about the great breakthrough, but the hopelessly shy Alan is unable to say anything so Gordon Welchman takes over and explains that there are three points they wish to make to the P.M.  When he finally gets to the end of the second point the Director, Alastair Denniston, interrupts to suggest that Churchill might wish to be moving on; Gordon describes “…whereupon Winston, who was enjoying himself, gave me a grand schoolboy wink and said ´I think there was a third point, Welchman’”.  He goes on to visit the machine room, Hut 7, where Ronald Whelan noted that as he passed the sentry on-guard at the entrance “his bodyguards attempted to follow but in a voice which would have done credit to that of a huge bear, he rasped out ´Not You!`  causing them to stop dead in their tracks”.  The Head of that Hollerith machine installation in Hut 7, Freddie Freeborn, was a great showman. “On entering the Machine Room the visitor was presented with a scene of intense activity. There were 45 machine operators in action at as many machines. Then all the machines were halted at the same instant, and in the complete silence that followed Mr Freeborn gave an introductory explanation….At the conclusion of the demonstrations all machines were brought back into action as the visitor was conducted to the exit, but all brought to rest as Churchill paused on the threshold to make his farewells”.   Finally standing outside Hut 6 on a pile of builders rubble, Churchill addresses some of the Codebreakers and starts with the somewhat inauspicious words “You all look very innocent; one would not think you knew anything secret”. But he made up for this by calling them “The Geese that lay the golden eggs – and never cackle!”  John Herivel remembers “In just a few words, with deep emotion, he said how grateful he was to us for all the great work we were doing. So that was our finest hour”.  But it would seem that Churchill was not entirely reassured by the sight of these clearly ill-disciplined and eccentric folk, more reminiscent of an old University Common Room than of the key battleground of the Intelligence war.  When he drove off it is said that Churchill wound down the window of his car, and said to the Director “About that recruitment - I know I told you not to leave a stone unturned but I did not mean you to take me seriously”.

Summer Parade

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Step into the darkness,
Say good bye to the light
We live in an eternity 
Were every day is night

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Well, heres a nice surprise, one of my pieces was recently featured on the Freaking News website, i won a minor award to boot

My Mind Is Going

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Slip and fall into the hole
of your crazy mind
feel the blood run down your flesh
because the world's unkind

look into the eyes of the un-believing 
you have noone you can call a friend
feel the heat of your hatred
that you will feel till the end

everyone says you do nothing but lie
but you really tell the truth
everyone looks at you with hatred 
like a broken tooth

lie on your bed and listen to the emptiness 
of the world that has all but betrayed you

Late Night Rescue

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Well, what can I say, I was working on some fan art for an Mmorpg I play called Regnum, but as per usual a different image came to light.

Too wicked for prayer, too weak for a moan
To be heard in the streets of the crazy town,
Gone mad in the joy of snow coming down:
To be and to die in my terrible woe,
With a bed and a shroud of the beautiful snow.

Helpless and foul as the trampled snow,
His accents of mercy fall soft on thine ear,
"Is there mercy for me? Will He hear my weak prayer?"


This Piece shows Daniel Underwood from a different perspective, possibly his more human side. Maybe all of the atrocities he has been guilty of in the past weigh heavily on his mind

Underwood & Flinch Episode 31

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Mr. Bennett has excelled himself with the latest episode of U&F. The plot’s intense; equally so are Bennett’s meditations, while never breaking the seamlessness of the story line, on the nature of love and evil. A bullet of a Story—and an absolute bull’s eye.

Depicted here are 2 scenes from the episode, one of John William Brooks as a Gentleman Highwayman and one Of the Black Horse Inn.

I cannot reccomend this episode enough to anyone who fancies something a little but different. Head off to Underwood & Flinch and download the latest episode. Also the story is up for an award, so head over to The Polidori Awards And Vote for U & F