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Thieves, Queer Knights, And Libraries

Thieves, Queer Knights, And Libraries

I think the theme is all fixed. Which is to say, I gave up trying to mend the theme I’d used before, and found a new one that did approximately what I wanted it to do, then spent several hours narrowing ‘approximately’ to ‘almost exactly’. Let me know what you think — I particularly like the new fonts, but I’m eager to hear your thoughts. This is a number of blog posts all smushed down into one. YAY. Because I’m…

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Why Lie To Children?

Why Lie To Children?

I have to say, I don’t really get the whole ‘Father Christmas’ thing. I don’t understand why parents will spend years convincing their children that there really is a fat old man who comes down the chimney and leaves them presents – only to tell them later that they were lying, and have the children heartbroken. Why? When I was young, my parents never told me that Father Christmas, or Santa, or whatever, was real. They didn’t say he wasn’t,…

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Another Day, Another Death

Another Day, Another Death

The title of this post comes from a track on the Torchwood soundtrack, written by Ben Foster. — So, let’s talk about death. We were talking about death earlier this week, because I’m a cheery kind of person like that. And actually, it has continued to be on my mind as the days have passed, from working on backstory to Watching and the rest of the trilogy (which included working out the entire life story of every character, right up to the…

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Stay With Me

Stay With Me

I had a friend once. I start quite a few of my anecdotes, the stories I tell, in that way. I usually get one of two responses. Either my listener nods and says, “Yeah?” in an interested fashion, or they pretend to be surprised: “You had a friend?” People can be so wonderfully witty. I have lived in the house I currently live in since I was almost one year old, and I’ve never had experience of living anywhere else, because…

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Let Them Read

Let Them Read

Disclaimer: I’m a Christian. I like to think I’m an open-minded, non-judgemental, nice person. Most people, when they hear I go to church, assume the opposite. Please don’t judge me before you know me because that is not nice :( I’m writing this post from the point of view of a 16-year-old brought up in a Christian family who thinks censoring books for religious reasons is stupid. Just in case that wasn’t clear enough by the end of it. In…

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Save the Library!

Save the Library!

I love libraries. Where I live, in Bexley, the libraries are actually really nice. It’s one of the few advantages of having to live here – we have good libraries, with squidgy chairs and lots of books. It does mean that when I see other libraries, I’m rather unimpressed. However. Cuts. We all know about them, right? The government has decided that because they can’t work out how to spend out money in good ways, they’re going to not give…

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A Productive Day and No Excuse

A Productive Day and No Excuse

Readers. Readers! Welcome. I haven’t seen you in a while. Or rather, I have seen you, but it’s been pretty uneventful and not really very interesting. More crazy than interesting, to be quite honest. Anyway, I’ve realised I’ve got absolutely no excuse for not writing a proper blog post now, since not only are most of my exams over but it’s also the holidays – and a Saturday at that. So three reasons why I really have to sit down…

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