About Us

A ‘T’ on its own doesn’t seem too dangerous, but add another one and you’ll get an explosive chemical reaction. Yes, like TNT we make a noise, and that’s exactly the kind of thing we love to do! You see, we’re a strange international duo that doesn’t care much for good manners. We prefer our Ukrainian and Australian creative sensibilities to clash in a big way, to make big words and big bangs, and we love people to watch!

So, let us introduce ourselves properly. While it’s true we’re shameless exhibitionists of the literary kind, we also like to think there’s a bit more to us than that. Yes, we’re great lovers of kittens, sushi, and orderly queues too! Read on to find out more biographical (but not biodegradable) nuggets of awesomeness like that!

TETIANA ALEKSINA
(aka Unbolt)

Hmmm… What do you want to know about me? My bio? OK!

My bio is laid inside my writings… or is lied. I’m not too sure. Yes, guys, English isn’t my native language, but I have the impudence to write in English anyway.

So, I’m an amateur writer. Surrealism, absurdism, horror, fantasy and poems. You’re welcome! I’m ready for your reprimands and devastating criticism. Let’s go! Fire!

Um… yep. Last but not least, I also use foul language. You may occasionally stumble over something that looks like ‘fuck’, so be careful and watch your step!

Being a true introvert, Tati hates correspondence, but you can take your chances here: tati@unbolt.me

TONY SINGLE
(aka The Janitor)

I’m pretty sure I sprang from a womb then got all growed up and big. And then I started writing and drawing things. The end.

Oh. You want more? Hm. Then why not take a look around and marvel at the sophisticated wordplay on offer? (And maybe read my stuff too.)

Tati lets me stay as long as I keep the plants fed and the rats out of the cellar. So far negotiations with the rats are going fine. (Just gotta wait for them to come back and untie me.) I’m staying away from the plants though. (They may be carnivorous.)

Is that enough detail now?

Tony enjoys correspondence, so anyone who wishes to contact him can happily do so here: tony@unbolt.me


Or you can contact us both here: admin@unbolt.me

What? Are you still here? Seriously, you need to go and explore Unbolt Me right now. Why? Because it’s simply too brilliant to ignore! Oh, and please keep one thing in mind above all else…

Enjoy reading!

 

by TETIANA ALEKSINA & TONY SINGLE
© All rights reserved 2014-2018

965 thoughts on “About Us

  1. The key to Brownian motion is motion within volume and plenty of outside input. As you expand the field of foolishness, it makes even more sense.

    Tati, I visited Australia east and west (Sydney NSW and Perth) some years ago. (tail-busting, long flights, international date-lines, Blue Hills, vineyards, Vegemite [ugh!], eggs on cheeseburgers called “deluxe”), flat, split hot dogs with tomato sauce.

    I have not even the faintest experience with Ukraine. More about your homeland for the curious? Please?

    BTW: Tati, your fluent English is as exquisite as my Russia is absent. I can hardly spell Cyrillic. Maybe drunken bar talk: інший горілки і блондинка з перекладачем будь ласка 😉 and : будь ласка, припиніть бити мене, я не знаю, що я говорив. Там це хлопець сказав, що це комплімент

    Have you spent any time in the English-speaking world? Do you have that funny, quirky, Aussie, idiomatic accent? (Goodonya, mate?)

    (Besides totally American English, and a bad ear for what they call English on BBC anyplace but Britain, a little German and Vietnamese slang from the military (la dai, no bic, dai we, you beaucoup dinky-dow, you number 10, ba muoi lam, I cockadile you.) is all my brain cells have retained.)

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    • Dear Von,

      We’re sorry it took so long to reply to this comment, but we needed to conduct the full heuristic, linguistic and organoleptic analysis of your comment before giving our answer. As the Brownian motion never ends, so too your awesomely challenging questions!

      You see, the results of our analysis also show that we need more input before giving more adequate output in response to questions regarding what one’s home country is like. That’s why we kindly ask if you could provide more information, specifically: what do you want to know about Ukraine, how many vodkas did you drink before this blonde started to seem attractive, and what on earth does ‘I cockadile you’ mean?

      As for now, without risking to stretch the truth, Tati can inform you that sometimes it’s sunny in Ukraine, and sometimes it’s not.

      And regarding Tati’s accent, Tony can personally say that it’s rather cute (something Tati wouldn’t like him saying!). She hasn’t spent any time in an English speaking country such as England, USA or Australia, but her grasp of English is very good nonetheless!

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    • Ukraine

      Tired of foreign domination

      Northern province of Crimea (as the Russians see it); just downstream of Chernobyl

      I love the anthem, “The glory and the will of Ukraine has not yet died”

      Mostly bordered by the Black Sea and Russia. Neighbor of the Balkans and all its conflicts

      Home of the Cossacks; second largest army next to Russia

      Kiev, capital, beautiful ancient architecture.

      Kafkaesque (re: The Trial) ministries and bureaucracy, means jobs

      Factories mean jobs

      0-6 vodkas (love at first write) The two of you are synergistically clever.

      “I cocadile you,” means “I kill you.“ (Hard for Vietnamese to say crocodile.)

      My interests in Ukraine are economics, public safety, justice, corruption, education, television, Internet, quality of life; In other words what is life like there for Tati?

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  2. I love the uniqueness the confidence and passion that you bring to your own space, how you welcome yourself first then welcome everyone who’s willing to play along. English is not my first language either and at times I feel like run out of words, I wish I was more fluent or had bigger and more sophisticated words to flow but than again I love writing and sharing too much like to stay back and worry about what anyone thinks of it. You go! Love the page!

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  3. You are the first ever to like any of my posts, it really does feel amazing to have someone like something that I have created. This is more than enough motivation for me to keep moving forward with my website. Thank you so much ❤

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