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Monday, 28 January 2019

The Shining: Book vs Film

I first watched The Shining when I was sixteen with a friend. Neither of us adored it - it was an okay movie with some humorous and creepy parts but had a boring slow-moving atmosphere to it. It wasn't a particularly terrifying film. I've seen it a couple times since and while I appreciate it more, it reads like a black comedy to me. (Contains spoilers). 

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

On Character

Martin Luther King once said that he dreamed of a world where we judged people based on the content of their character, not the colour of their skin. Sadly we still have yet to enter that world. But what is character? Character is what makes us who we are inside. When I read a book or watch a movie, what grabs me the most is how well developed the characters are.

Monday, 21 January 2019

Thoughts on the 'Gillette' ad

So I'm blogging about this is because it's a popular circulating topic and it's fun to have opinions on stuff and will get me traffic. Also I do have some emotional ties to this topic because, well, I'm a woman who cares about men and people in general (even when I pretend I don't).

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Time (poem)

Been struggling to sleep over the past week; insomnia has always been an on-and-off problem with me. I was awake all night and wrote this around seven in the morning.

Time continues to fade into itself
Once my friend; now my mocker
She scorns me, laughs at tomfoolery
Questioning; ‘why lie awake and ponder?
Preen at the screen in loathsome hunger and thirst
Aching for a chance to dissolve?’

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

On 'It'

In 2015 I read a book called 'On Writing' by Stephen King, aware that this man was one of the most prolific fiction writers out there. However, I was also aware he wrote horror, and being a scaredy-cat I was too afraid to read any of his books. But I did want to read something by him so began to research his non-scary stories, and later that year purchased 11/22/63, one of the best books I've ever read. Since then I've read a great deal of his works, including some of the alleged 'scariest' like Misery, Carrie, and It, which I just finished.

Friday, 11 January 2019

Why I dislike my species

It's after four in the morning here on this wonderful island of Great Britannia. I'm three-quarters of the way through my next novel, a YA coming-of-age novel that will be my third published book (second fiction book). Simultaneously I've been applying for jobs in retail so I can fund the cost of editing when my book is ready to go through that stage. Here's why I don't like humans.