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Literature

A big mistake?

Well I mean yes. Potentially. There is, somewhere, a list of the attributes one should look for in the literature one reads after a week of exams. Included on this list, presumably, are: Fewer than 1432 pages long. Not translated... 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 →

Pardon Doctor?

The next episode of Doctor Who is called (no joke) "World Enough and Time". And I'm so confused. I don't know how to deal with the awesomeness I'm hoping for vs the awfulness that line conjures up. Help!

  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.

Three guesses as to what this one might be about! They have Titus Andronicus in the school library. Titus. Andronicus. They don't have Love's Labour's Lost or The Winter's Tale, but they've got Titus bleeding Andronicus. Rape, mutilation and cannibalism?... Continue Reading →

Revewi: This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel

This Dark Endeavour turned out to be delightfully chilling, with Oppel providing a real insight into what could have caused Frankenstein to act as he does in Shelley’s classic. I was, I confess, slightly wary about reading this—prequels, if well... Continue Reading →

A will of their own

"Such an unmanageable heroine. She WILL do and say things I never meant her to" Many thanks to Anne Shirley of Avonlea fame for the above quotation. It's a problem which I face myself: my characters will insist upon changing... Continue Reading →

Theatre Review: A Room With a View

I won't deny that I loved it. I really did. I loved it from the bottom of my soppy little romance loving heart. Of course, I also won't deny that some of it was truly awful. Because that's true as... Continue Reading →

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