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Humour, Tears, and Nerdiness: 5 Recent Reads

Humour, Tears, and Nerdiness: 5 Recent Reads

It turns out this whole having a job malarkey is actually really hard work. Imagine: after six hours in the library yesterday, I came home so exhausted I couldn’t do anything except sit in a chair dozing and reading a book. All evening. I didn’t even turn my computer on. MENTAL. Today probably would’ve been the same if I hadn’t been taken ill yesterday evening (a flare-up of stuff probably related to my coeliac disease). Instead I spent most of…

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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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I Need Your Words

I Need Your Words

I’m no longer sure who it is I’m writing this blog for. That sounds like the start of a rant or a complaint that no one reads my posts and on the contrary – I am very blessed with around 115 followers at the present time, and frequently receive plenty of lovely comments on my posts. However, you’re not the same people who were following me when I started. When I started, I had approximately two followers, people who knew me…

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Flawed Heroes And Heroic Villains

Flawed Heroes And Heroic Villains

“The wonderful thing about Marvel is that they make their heroes flawed, and their villains heroic.” (Tom Hiddleston, ‘Loki’) Warning: this post contains lots of gifs (and also spoilers but only for mostly old stuff) so if you’re reading in an email, you may need to click through to see them. I’m not sure. Maybe they work.) I was reading a couple of handouts from online and real-life writing classes the other day, because I was bored and that’s what…

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A Long Way Back (TCWT)

A Long Way Back (TCWT)

The Teens Can Write Too! blog chain seems to be getting more difficult – this month, they want a retelling of our favourite myth, legend or fairytale. Well, I’m a total mythology nerd, so you’d think that would be quite easy, but my problem is I have too many favourites. I’ll admit that one of my all-time favourite stories is the tale of Blodeuwedd, the flower-wife of Llew. It’s a Welsh story, if you haven’t guessed, and formed the basis…

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The Story Already Exists

The Story Already Exists

A lot of people say to me, “I want to be a writer.” (And, generally, I look at them and I think, Really? Have you ever even read a book?) But I don’t say aloud that I think they’re deluded and have totally the wrong reasons for wanting to become a writer. I’m far too polite for that. So instead, I’ll say, “Okay.” They tend to expect more than that, though, so they’ll ask, “So how do I become a writer?”…

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Things You’ll Hear Me Say

Things You’ll Hear Me Say

“Everyone keeps saying I’m a sociopath.” “What do you mean, get rid of some of my books?” “I broke my headphones again.” “I’m wearing this hat for a reason.” “Live long and koala.” “Aifa [female character, a fairy] is totally a giant green rage monster.” “How to tell if a piece is from the Star Trek soundtrack – the title includes a really bad pun.” “Why are there still handcuffs on my desk?” “I keep getting texts from Heimdall and…

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I Won A BAF— A Blog Award

I Won A BAF— A Blog Award

I wish I could say that I’d won a BAFTA. As I have nothing to do with the British Film or Television industries, however, if I did then I’ve accidentally fallen through to a parallel world in which they award those things to 16-year-old girls for absolutely no reason. But I did win two blog awards… from Liam. Is ‘win’ the right word? You don’t really associate it with blog awards as they’re generally given to whoever you didn’t give…

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Tumblr Likes It

Tumblr Likes It

I have a band. We started out as a trock band, but the first few songs I wrote were about Torchwood, so we decided to branch out. Then I saw Sherlock and realised that I needed to write songs about it and I didn’t want to have a separate band and the others agreed. And basically we ended up becoming  band who write songs about things that Tumblr likes. We’re called Forever Reblogging and we haven’t yet had a rehearsal…

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