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It’s that time of the year…

*do not read unless you want spoilers for His Dark Materials. I started rambling. I'm sorry* ...when I start getting really excited about the prospect of getting new books!!! And right now, Philip Pullman's "La Belle Savage" is right at... Continue Reading →

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Writing

I like to experiment with writing. Possibly a little too much. I've written from every point of view (2nd person is fast becoming my favourite though-it makes me think more about who my characters are); I've written in past, present,... Continue Reading →

Pressure

start with something simple. pressure=force over area. the smaller the area, the greater the pressure exerted on the other end. it's the small things which hurt the most i think. the petty things, like make-up and shaved legs and all... Continue Reading →

Let’s talk about Caspian

ell more specifically about Caspian and Susan. At the end of Prince Caspian, the two of them share what we are going to politely refer to as a moment, which appears to call for hoards of angry internet people baying... Continue Reading →

  We don't dress up at school for this. Personally, I think that this is basically a tragedy, so I did fine liner tattoos on my arm from three of my favourite fantasy universes.

Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, the wonderful, the charming, the quintessentially British, Newt Scamander! Newt is a hero unlike any I have come across before: he is beyond selfless, he spends maybe half of his conversations staring at... Continue Reading →

And how many films can you think of with giant walking trees?

Quoth I to my sister on Sunday afternoon. Tired, bored, and in need of a four-hour fangirl session, earlier in the day I had commandeered the middle room and curled up to watch The Two Towers Extended Edition. This, oddly... Continue Reading →

Review: The Children of Húrin by JRR Tolkien (edited by Christopher Tolkien)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_q2mYi7N4s Probably the most readable of all Tolkien’s lesser known works, The Children of Húrin is deeply disturbing and tragic in a manner which almost rivals Macbeth (I select Macbeth because it’s the only one of the great tragedies which... Continue Reading →

Mortal Engines Film!!!!!

Peter Jackson is going to be producing and writing the script for a film adaptation of Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve (aka one of my favourite books of all time!)! It's going to have tonnes of Lord of the Rings... Continue Reading →

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