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Bard

Bard

For the first time in a while, I have a new writing project. Okay, perhaps that’s not the most accurate way of describing it. I’ve got another project on the go, known to my Twitter and Tumblr followers as #secretthing, but that’s something a bit different. I’ve also been writing poetry, blog posts, and book reviews in varying quantities for the last few months. Every now and again, when I have ideas, I write random scenes for Death & Fairies…

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Subjunctive History

Subjunctive History

“It’s subjunctive history. You know, the subjunctive? The mood used when something may or may not have happened. When it is imagined.” My parents persuaded me to watch The History Boys a little while ago and, as they expected, I loved it. It’s a very funny, very profound film, and I’m astonished that it took me this long to get around to it. It’s a snapshot of an education system that doesn’t exist any more, but that doesn’t mean it’s…

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Cynicism and Rebellion

Cynicism and Rebellion

Revolutions are bloodthirsty. Everybody knows that. They might start with a peaceful protest, a few thousand people marching up to their leader and asking for bread, but they end with a bloodbath. To overthrow the old order, sometimes all you can do is eradicate it and set up the new one on the bodies of the former government—and any bystanders who got in the way. There have been thousands of them throughout history. I was taught at school about the…

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