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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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Cynicism and Rebellion

Cynicism and Rebellion

Revolutions are bloodthirsty. Everybody knows that. They might start with a peaceful protest, a few thousand people marching up to their leader and asking for bread, but they end with a bloodbath. To overthrow the old order, sometimes all you can do is eradicate it and set up the new one on the bodies of the former government—and any bystanders who got in the way. There have been thousands of them throughout history. I was taught at school about the…

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Shifting My Allegiance

Shifting My Allegiance

As some of you will be aware (due to excited Facebook status updates regarding a certain Operation Death Frisbee and/or Sherlock and John in Sainsbury’s), I went to see the Hunger Games yesterday. The Sherlock references are, probably, a story for another blog post. One with pictures. We were running incredibly late – panicking on the bus, then leaping off as soon as it eventually stopped and legging it to the cinema. When we got in, we fought with the…

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The Hunger Games Is Not The New Twilight

The Hunger Games Is Not The New Twilight

Just as people compared Twilight to Harry Potter because it was a bestselling book, the film made lots of money, and it sparked loads of fan art, fiction and music, people are now comparing The Hunger Games to Twilight. And this annoys me. Because although they’ve got their similarities, they’re different. They’re so, so different. You only have to look at these two movie posters to figure that there’s something a little more interesting about Katniss as a character… but I digress. In an…

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