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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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Would You Still Jump?

Would You Still Jump?

In this first of a series of cheery, lighthearted blog posts, I’m going to talk about something that has been on my mind recently. I’ve been thinking about death. This particular spate of musing was triggered by Torchwood, not for the first time. You see, halfway through series two of Torchwood, Owen dies. Except not quite. This being Torchwood and thus part of the Whoniverse, he doesn’t stop walking around. Unsurprisingly, he has an identity crisis – wouldn’t you? –…

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He Was My Brother

He Was My Brother

I haven’t really mentioned my brother in any great detail on my blog before. That’s partly because I don’t tend to talk about my real-life friends or family on the internet, in case (a) they find it or (b) their employer/family/school principal find it. I don’t want to cause issues for anyone! But I’ve talked a little bit about my sister, and she did a guest post a very long time ago, so you know about her. I also mentioned her…

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Why We Care About Fictional Characters

Why We Care About Fictional Characters

It’s funny the way we care about fictional characters. I mean, we know they’re not real, but something inside us cares what happens to them. We want Frodo to destroy the ring without getting killed; we want Jack to let Owen back on the Torchwood team; we want Sherlock not to fall. It matters to us. Why does it matter to us? Fictional characters are fictional. They don’t exist, they really don’t. Often, however, they outlive their authors. Walk up…

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Miriam’s Illness Survival Guide

Miriam’s Illness Survival Guide

It’s the time of year when everybody is ill. Your YouTube subscriptions feed is lagging because all of the vloggers you follow are too ill to make videos; blog posts seem to arrive even more infrequently than usual, despite multiple refreshings of your inbox; your blanket is permanently in use and you don’t feel well enough to do ANYTHING. Especially not when it involves being upright. Never fear! I have the ultimate survival guide. YOU WILL NEED: Torchwood.  This is…

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FASEQs Part 1

FASEQs Part 1

It’s time for Frequently Asked Search Engine Questions! Yeah! :) Sorry, but I’ve had too many funny ones recently. I will probably end up doing this about once a month, since they’re just too funny. shoes thudding on the floor Oh, I’m sorry to hear about your affliction. I’ve heard that shoe racks are a good investment, and don’t cost too much. If this is beyond your means, please try taking your shoes off carefully and placing them in a…

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I Answer Your Questions!

I Answer Your Questions!

This is a response to the Teens Can Write, Too! blog chain prompt. All of the details for this month’s chain can be found here including the list of other participants. There were some great entries last month so please check them out for November too! (Clicking the image below will lead you back to the Blog Chain home) The prompt was “What are the wackiest, funniest, most disturbing search terms anyone has ever used to find your blog?” This…

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Feather Pen Friday: Dun?

Feather Pen Friday: Dun?

Okay, so I think I’ve been reading the NaNoisms forum too much because I originally intended to call this post ‘Done?’. However I like the new version and have left it be. Well, a couple of days ago I finished the third book in my trilogy. It’s called Returning (the book, not the trilogy), although I’m probably going to change that name, and it’s finished. Hooray. Unfortunately, I began it while the second one was still a first draft –…

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Sailing ‘Bye’ (with pictures of the Doctor)

Sailing ‘Bye’ (with pictures of the Doctor)

Right now, I’m on a boat somewhere on the Norfolk Broads. I’m with an organisation called Scripture Union. By now, I’m probably longing for a proper toilet, some firm ground and food that I don’t have to worry about. It’s always an adventure for me, on holiday – will I find some food I can actually eat? I’ll also probably be learning a lot about sailing, and what you can’t do on a boat (ballet). And I’ll have had my…

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Terrible Tuesday: Because I forgot to post yesterday….

Terrible Tuesday: Because I forgot to post yesterday….

So, I’ve been having a great time writing songs, and here are the lyrics to ‘Anwen In Pink’. Demo will be up on YouTube shortly, thought you might like to see the writing side of it all… Anwen in Pink Born amidst the darkness, A child of fights and war, Who grew up in her mother’s arms, And who knows what she saw? We couldn’t hide forever They’d find us soon enough. I only thought to keep her safe, Don’t…

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