In November, I wrote over fifty thousand words for National Novel Writing Month and yet, it already feels like a year ago. The passage of linear time has always been strange for me, its effects more obvious as people write and share their end-of-year/decade lists as we hurtle towards another calender's end. Each to their … Continue reading begin again.
Here's a short list of book pairings (and one triplet) of young adult novels. If you like one, you might like the other! From this I think it's obvious that I mostly read stories about LGBTQ+ characters and feminism, who would've thought? Brightsiders / I Was Born For This If you like… bands and music, … Continue reading YA book pairings. [list]
Cults are a fascinating subject; their members and their beliefs even more so. They are often met with sometimes justified derision, for being ridiculously naive and ignorant. It’s easy to distance ourselves from them because no rational person would believe what they do, would they? What if, instead, we met them with empathy and understanding? … Continue reading the final exit of the disciples of acensia. [review]
It feels inevitable, unavoidable. Like it has always been this way but it is just beginning. It is a series of beginnings rushing in, swallowing me whole, over and over and over and over. Movements I’ve made a million times in a thousand ways in other lives reborn, transfigured, new. The touch of their … Continue reading love poem
I listen to a lot of podcasts. I first started listening to Welcome To Night Vale when it began - I think there were only twenty episodes published when I got into it. For a few years that was the only one I listened to, and then I got into the McElroy family of products. … Continue reading podcast recommendations. [list]
This piece was inspired by the To All The Fandoms I’ve Loved Before performance featured at the Sydney Writers’ Festival on May the 4th, 2019. Authors individually read a love letter they had written to a current or past fandom that means a lot to them. More details about that event here: https://www.swf.org.au/festivals/festival-2019/to-all-the-fandoms-i-ve-loved-before/ Dear BBC … Continue reading to all the fandoms I’ve loved before.
Good evening, Europe! In a change from the somewhat serious tone of the blog, I decided to write a listicle because, frankly, it’s my bridge now, goatman. It is officially Eurovision Month and what better way to celebrate that and distract myself from the dire political situations of the world than with my top eighteen … Continue reading top 18 eurovision songs of all time. [list]
This piece is the diptych I mentioned in my previous post about my relationship with art, which I would encourage you to read before venturing on. You can find that post here (link). Part I. This was inspired by me wanting to paint something with a dark background incorporating my favourite colours, purple and blue. … Continue reading origins of the universe. [painting]
I always wanted to be an ‘artist’, when I was a child. I was an arts-and-crafts kid above all else; wishing all day, every day of school could be devoted to the wondrous category of ‘art’. I had many issues throughout my childhood education but art was, simply, brilliant. For the most part it was … Continue reading art.
Hello and welcome to this very irregular series where I get to yell about my favourite books of all time, henceforth known as FBOATs. Although I have gotten somewhat better at writing reviews (just from sheer practice, here’s a plug to add me on goodreads [link]) I still don’t I think conform to the standards … Continue reading FBOAT – Fave Books of All Time and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland