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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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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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Kiss Me Kate Diaries: #1

Kiss Me Kate Diaries: #1

Kiss Me Kate is our school’s musical production this year, running from 3rd July – 6th July. I play 1st violin and mandolin in the band. For the record, I don’t know how to play the mandolin, but as nobody else does either and it’s written in my part, I might as well do it. Sunday, July 1st – Rehearsals This is not going well. I’ve broken my camera, so can’t take a vlog of what’s going on (which I…

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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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