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ASNaCs on tour

ASNaCs on tour

This week, I went to Wales with the Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic department, or rather, the ASNaC society (student-run, rather than staff). We were based in Cardiff, and visited a number of castles despite the rain that plagued us. Actually, we were fairly lucky with weather given that it was Wales in January: we were even treated to some occasional sunshine. Since I’m currently mired in essay panic (my dissertation first draft and my long essay final draft are both…

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A Good Dalek

A Good Dalek

Later on you’ll be able to find me over at Musings From Neville’s Navel, where I’m going to be collaborating with Engie to review the latest episode of Doctor Who. However, I wanted to share some of my own thoughts on a specific aspect of the episode here first. This is not a review. It is a discussion of a single line in the context of the episode and in comparison with another line from a different episode. It’s fandom…

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Guest Post: Fictional Friends and Non-existent Worlds

Guest Post: Fictional Friends and Non-existent Worlds

In this guest post, we have a combination of Doctor Who-related emotions and genuine advice. So, much like this blog then. To preserve the authentic Americanism of it, I even left the US spellings in there. Even if the missing ‘U’s traumatise me. I think Wren is my youngest guest poster so far, so… take it away! — How much is too much? Recently I have been suffering from an advanced case of what I like to call Too Much…

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A Call To Pens

A Call To Pens

This is an important announcement. Due to my RSI, I’m taking a complete break from writing for the rest of August. From September, I’ll go back to work on collaborative projects to which I am committed, but I won’t resume working on novels until October at the earliest. My hands are beginning to recover, but I am willing to do what it takes to make sure I never go through that again. So. I’m not writing. Blogging, however, involves the…

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Books: The Greatest Lovers

Books: The Greatest Lovers

I thought about doing this as a video blog. I was going to take footage from this afternoon where Charley and I hung out in a bookshop in London, unexpectedly having been granted the opportunity to meet up during the interminable months between November, when we spent a weekend together, and August, when we plan to do a similar thing. However, I was so excited to see my co-writer again that I completely forgot I had a camera with me…

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Everything Is Research

Everything Is Research

Do you ever sit at home reading a book and just knowing you ought to be doing something more useful, like your homework or tidying up or even just reading an Improving Classic instead of the YA novel about vampire hunters that you have in your hand? Do you ever watch TV and feel like you’re wasting your life because you should be writing or practising for your music exam or learning that French vocabulary you were given for the…

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Never Gonna Give You Up [Part Two]

Never Gonna Give You Up [Part Two]

Yesterday I talked in quite a negative manner about Doctor Who, which might have been a surprise to a few of my longer-term readers who will remember me as a huge fan. However, I also said that I hadn’t given up yet, and the show is still one of my favourites. Today I intend to explain just why that is. Doctor Who is about ordinary people doing wonderful things. One of my problems recently was that the people weren’t as…

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Never Gonna Give You Up… [Part One]

Never Gonna Give You Up… [Part One]

This post does not contain spoilers. Yay! Well, maybe spoilers for series five and six, but they’re old enough that it doesn’t count. However this is going to be an EPICALLY LONG POST. Sorry. In fact, it’s so long that I’m splitting it into two posts. This, part one, is going to cover the negative side of my opinion. Part two will be more positive. Following the Doctor Who series seven premiere on Saturday (or series gazillion and three if…

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Why I Should Not Be Allowed To Watch TV

Why I Should Not Be Allowed To Watch TV

(Alternative title: “Miriam discovers Supernatural, loses the ability to have a life, and waits for Sherlock Series 3 while talking to a sonic screwdriver.” But that wouldn’t fit.) Just one more episode! Oh, I know I have to do writing, but hey, I can do that tomorrow, right? And you know, sleep, that’s not important. I’ll just watch this episode. And this one. Oops, went over our internet limit. Never mind! But I really need the box set. The bank are sending…

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Tumblr Likes It

Tumblr Likes It

I have a band. We started out as a trock band, but the first few songs I wrote were about Torchwood, so we decided to branch out. Then I saw Sherlock and realised that I needed to write songs about it and I didn’t want to have a separate band and the others agreed. And basically we ended up becoming  band who write songs about things that Tumblr likes. We’re called Forever Reblogging and we haven’t yet had a rehearsal…

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