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Doo wee ooooh!

  Oh the awesome! Oh the wibbly wobbly time wimey awesome! Awesome! Just awesome! I'm actually slightly shell-shocked at the moment. The Doctor has returned, and he has a new companion, and in the flashing images at the end I... Continue Reading →

Review: Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

First off I have to admit that I broke my rule on this one, and watched the film first. I know. It's horrific. But it got me into Discworld which can only be a good thing in my eyes. So,... Continue Reading →

Film review: Beauty and the Beast

My first point, of course, is that the library is even better than I imagined it would be! In fact, everything was better than I expected it to be. Emma Watson was, as expected, wonderful as Belle, the rest of... Continue Reading →

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 →

And on a happier note

My corset arrived last week, and I have a non-uniform day on Friday, so guess what I'm wearing? Brown brocade with brass fastenings, a white blouse, this kind of cyberpunk skirt if I can get to TK Maxx on time.... Continue Reading →

T-minus Six Days

I just realised that I don’t have any Harry Potter themed jewellery. Lord of the Rings? Sure. Harry Potter? Not so much. Not at all. Which is really quite upsetting. The only Harry Potter related memorabilia I own is in... Continue Reading →

So how sad would it be?

Today I made a commitment. Not just to myself, but to a hugely dedicated team of people who totally turn up to every meeting and aren't rushing to complete the school magazine in two weeks. Irony intended. Very heavy irony... Continue Reading →

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