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Meaning In My Cleaning

Meaning In My Cleaning

Anyone who knows me, but particularly my family, will agree that I’m not a tidy person. Once when I was a kid, a friend of mine actually tidied my room when she came over to my house, because it was just such a mess. I’m uncontrollably messy — even though I don’t particularly like living in a room that looks like a disaster zone, I rarely have the self-control to keep it any tidier. But every now and again I’ll…

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A Good Dalek

A Good Dalek

Later on you’ll be able to find me over at Musings From Neville’s Navel, where I’m going to be collaborating with Engie to review the latest episode of Doctor Who. However, I wanted to share some of my own thoughts on a specific aspect of the episode here first. This is not a review. It is a discussion of a single line in the context of the episode and in comparison with another line from a different episode. It’s fandom…

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The Heart Of Literature

The Heart Of Literature

I’m working on the long ‘finale’ poem for my third collection, and it’s based on ideas I explored in my journal. I’ve been writing daily since September last year, so I’ve got quite a lot to trawl through while I’m writing the poem — it’s taken me several days already, and it’s much slower than normal poems. It doesn’t help that I keep getting distracted by other things that I wrote, and this post was inspired by one of them….

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What A Rogue And Peasant Slave Am I! (TCWT)

What A Rogue And Peasant Slave Am I! (TCWT)

I’m glad to have a Teens Can Write Too! prompt for today. I was up past midnight and, foolishly, on Twitter, which meant I heard about Robin Williams’ death and then couldn’t get to sleep. That, combined with all the awful things that are happening elsewhere in the world (Iraq, Gaza, and on a smaller scale elsewhere), means I’m feeling a little low, a bit too serious for the usual tone of this blog. We all have days like this,…

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Hamlet, by Simon & Garfunkel

Hamlet, by Simon & Garfunkel

Today I want to talk about Hamlet. I mean, I’ve got no particular reason for wanting to talk about Hamlet now except that I always want to talk about Hamlet. It would make more sense for me to talk about, I don’t know, Dance Academy or something, given that I watched the whole of series three in less than a day this week. But nah. Hamlet. At the beginning of year twelve (my penultimate year of school), I went through…

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Loki, Gender and Costume Design in Thor: The Dark World

Loki, Gender and Costume Design in Thor: The Dark World

This post will probably be long, but I was asked to write it (and I’ve been wanting to since I went to see this film), so at least I know I have one reader interested enough to read to the end. Oh, and there are lots of pictures. This is one of my all-time most popular posts, so if you enjoyed it, why not buy me a coffee? I am by no means the person best qualified to write this…

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The Misrepresentation of Meriadoc Brandybuck

The Misrepresentation of Meriadoc Brandybuck

I’ve been rereading The Fellowship of the Ring (because it’s been about eight years, and I wanted to), and today I decided to watch the film again, too. Like the book, it’s been a long time since I saw it, so my memory isn’t the clearest. However, one thing had become very obvious to me while I was reading the book: Merry was treated very poorly by the films. Admittedly, it wasn’t as bad, when I watched it, as I…

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