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To Adapt, Or Not To Adapt? (TCWT)

To Adapt, Or Not To Adapt? (TCWT)

The answer to the question in the title? MAKE IT A MUSICAL. — It’s time for my contribution to the Teens Can Write Too blog chain — but first off, a few pieces of housekeeping. 1) I’ve now finished my exams. Forever. My A-Levels are done. I’m still registering this fact — I’ve been done for almost three hours now, but I can’t quite figure out how to feel, and my body doesn’t know how to come down from ultra-anxious…

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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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Sisterhood Of The World (Blog Award)

Sisterhood Of The World (Blog Award)

I’ve been tending to pass over blogging awards recently, though I’m always pleased to be nominated, but I wanted to post and had little enough to say, so I decided to answer these ones. I was nominated by Avon from Avon’s Babbles for an award called the ‘Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award’ which is an … interesting name. So, without further ado, I’ll get on with it. Rules Acknowledge the person who passed the award to you and provide…

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He Was My Brother

He Was My Brother

I haven’t really mentioned my brother in any great detail on my blog before. That’s partly because I don’t tend to talk about my real-life friends or family on the internet, in case (a) they find it or (b) their employer/family/school principal find it. I don’t want to cause issues for anyone! But I’ve talked a little bit about my sister, and she did a guest post a very long time ago, so you know about her. I also mentioned her…

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Let Them Read

Let Them Read

Disclaimer: I’m a Christian. I like to think I’m an open-minded, non-judgemental, nice person. Most people, when they hear I go to church, assume the opposite. Please don’t judge me before you know me because that is not nice :( I’m writing this post from the point of view of a 16-year-old brought up in a Christian family who thinks censoring books for religious reasons is stupid. Just in case that wasn’t clear enough by the end of it. In…

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Why I Hated Artemis Fowl (And Then Changed My Mind)

Why I Hated Artemis Fowl (And Then Changed My Mind)

I always wanted to read books when I was too young for them. I read the Hobbit when I was seven because a theatre company were coming to our primary school to perform it and I didn’t want them to spoil the plot for me. Immediately I begged my parents to let me read the Lord of the Rings, but they were insistent that I would enjoy it more if I waited until I was older. Eventually we compromised –…

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Thank You For My Childhood

Thank You For My Childhood

A lot of people consider one book, or more usually book series, to have formed a large part of their childhood. For many of our generation, that was Harry Potter. The day the last book came out, people flooded to the bookshops. And wept. When the last film premiered, it was like they too were leaving Hogwarts. It was the end of an era. Though the series has had nothing like the astronomical fame and success of Harry Potter, for…

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Why We Care About Fictional Characters

Why We Care About Fictional Characters

It’s funny the way we care about fictional characters. I mean, we know they’re not real, but something inside us cares what happens to them. We want Frodo to destroy the ring without getting killed; we want Jack to let Owen back on the Torchwood team; we want Sherlock not to fall. It matters to us. Why does it matter to us? Fictional characters are fictional. They don’t exist, they really don’t. Often, however, they outlive their authors. Walk up…

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Feather Pen Friday: Why Twilight Makes Me Angry

Feather Pen Friday: Why Twilight Makes Me Angry

I’ve been hoping to post this for you since I wrote it, last October (the 13th, to be precise), but I keep losing the piece of paper. Now, when looking for something else entirely, I’ve found it. So here it is, a rant about Twilight. And I wish I could say I was calling it a rant for want of a better word, but I’m not. That’s what it is. This is a draft for my English GCSE assignment (and…

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Mad Monday: Still Got Legs review

Mad Monday: Still Got Legs review

So, yesterday Chameleon Circuit’s CD, “Still Got Legs” finally arrived. Hooray! Amusingly, to those who know what I’m talking about, the postmarks informed me that the parcel had gone via France. Paris, in fact. It was posted from America – looks like it did a Michael Aranda. Let me tell you about Chameleon Circuit. They are an incredibly nerdy band who write songs about Doctor Who. The name, Chameleon Ciruit, is referring to the part of the TARDIS that is…

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