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Lent Term Updates & Positivity

Lent Term Updates & Positivity

I came back to Cambridge on Saturday and promptly realised I’d forgotten several things I’d definitely meant to bring, including my current knitting project. I mean, I can’t really afford to take the time and hand strength to knit this week when I have a coursework deadline on Friday that is killing me, but even so, it’s a little annoying not to have it. Other things I left behind: my calendar, my Celtic knotwork colouring book (again on the hand…

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Never Gonna Give You Up… [Part One]

Never Gonna Give You Up… [Part One]

This post does not contain spoilers. Yay! Well, maybe spoilers for series five and six, but they’re old enough that it doesn’t count. However this is going to be an EPICALLY LONG POST. Sorry. In fact, it’s so long that I’m splitting it into two posts. This, part one, is going to cover the negative side of my opinion. Part two will be more positive. Following the Doctor Who series seven premiere on Saturday (or series gazillion and three if…

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Why I Should Not Be Allowed To Watch TV

Why I Should Not Be Allowed To Watch TV

(Alternative title: “Miriam discovers Supernatural, loses the ability to have a life, and waits for Sherlock Series 3 while talking to a sonic screwdriver.” But that wouldn’t fit.) Just one more episode! Oh, I know I have to do writing, but hey, I can do that tomorrow, right? And you know, sleep, that’s not important. I’ll just watch this episode. And this one. Oops, went over our internet limit. Never mind! But I really need the box set. The bank are sending…

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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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Explaining The Internet

Explaining The Internet

The internet is a cruel place to newbies, youngsters, oldsters and vaguely normal, sociable people. In fact, unless you live on Tumblr, you’ll find something every day that you just don’t understand. With some help from friends and the urban dictionary, I’ve put together a glossary of a few words or phrases that you might come across on deviantART, Tumblr, or other places online. gpoy – Gratuitous picture of yourself. Used when someone posts a picture that you strongly identify with….

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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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Why “Sherlock” Is Good TV

Why “Sherlock” Is Good TV

*This post contains spoilers* *All pictures via Tumblr, or occasionally Google images; all credit to original owners (generally the fandom or the BBC)* If you live in the UK, or have BBC elsewhere, you’ll most likely have seen / heard of Sherlock. Based on the works of Arthur Conan Doyle, it takes the famous detective and puts him into a 21st century environment, and into the body of Benedict Cumberbatch. John Watson is fantastically played by Martin Freeman – I…

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The Tyranny Of Television

The Tyranny Of Television

When is too much, too much – and is there such a thing as not enough? My friends are often horrified by how little TV I watch (though they only have to put me down near Doctor Who to watch me clock the screen hours), but I don’t really see why some people are able to spend entire evenings on the sofa. Well, that’s not quite true. I’ll confess that I’ve had times when, after watching one programme, I’ve seen…

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