Jim Franklin, who..?

Well you’ve found this site and even more importantly you’ve found this page which means that you care who I am. Well bless you for that, and goddamn it I care about you too. Please feel free to browse the rest of the site, read some of my fiction and leave a comment. This may be a writing and gaming blog but I want to hear from everybody, no matter what you do or what your interests are.

One of the purposes of this blog is to say hello to the world and that I hope you’ll all be seeing a lot more of me soon. I maybe looking slightly weird on the back cover of a book, or picking up an Oscar for best screenplay, but before I do I wanna meet as many of you as I can.

Oh, and the Oscar thing? I don’t expect that anytime soon but you have to aim high, right?


Jim Franklin (a.k.a. ZombieChimp) but I’m not this Jim Franklin…


6th July, 1980


Willing pen-slave and word-whore, gaming addict and wanna-be film and TV connoisseur.

Favourite  Colour:

“Blue no ye….aaaaaaaargh!” What? There’s always time for a ‘Holy Grail’ quote, surely. Well, my favourite colour is red and that really bright bilious green.

Favourite Animal:

Badger. It’s an old college days thing but they are great animals.

Favourite Film

Darn tricky this one. I think it has to be ‘Star Wars V: Empire Strikes Back’ but there are so many other worthy films. ‘Silent Hill’ is great, as is ‘Planet Terror’. In fact I could fill up half of this page with the films I love. So I’ll stick to ‘The Empire Strikes Back’.

Favourite Book

I love ‘Making History’ and ‘The Liar’ by Stephen Fry. His writing is sharp and witty and they’re a joy to keep re-reading over and over again. Ben Elton’s ‘Dead Famous’ is another favourite of mine, as is Piers Anthony’s ‘Incarnations of Immortality’ series.

Pet Hates:

Whoa, there could end up being a lot of these, even if I wrote only a tenth of my pet hates I’ll still end up coming off as a right cantankerous bugger. So instead I’ll keep it short and say my pet hates are arrogance and ignorance… Which I think sounds like an old Music Hall song.


Hobbies? Reading, blogging and video gaming. I know gaming is a giant time-sink and if anything does get in the way of writing it’s that, but goddamn it if it isn’t just so addictive.

Anything else?

I have OCD and a fairly healthy dose of ADD too which always brings an interesting, not to mention an anxiety-inducing slant to the day. There are many people far worse than me on the OCD scale, but I do go beyond the arranging, sorting, counting, more televised version of OCD.

Oh, there’s also a post over here which sheds even more light on who I am.

…and Barry Smirkington’s done a darn fine job of hunting down some lesser known facts about me here and here.

If I still haven’t scared you off, and you want to hear even more drool soaked rantings you can subscribe to this blog via e-mail, or follow me on Twitter here and the blog on Twitter here. I have a Facebook page too, here.

So what do you think?

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