rant, writing

OPINION: Monarchy Schmonarchy

Welcome to Britain - a country renowned for its fish and chips, colonialism, football hooliganism, and, of course, our monarchy. As a long-term resident of this tiny little island, I have a lot of opinions on the things that have been going on recently here (don't get me started on the Brexit vote...), and I like… Continue reading OPINION: Monarchy Schmonarchy

books, harry potter, rant

In Defence of Draco Malfoy

Something that (maybe irrationally) irritates me is J. K. Rowling's refusal to let go of her prejudices against Draco Malfoy. Yes, she is his writer, but at the same time, she deliberately shaped him to be seen as such a negative, "bad" character, and did him a massive disservice in the process. Trying to shape a character… Continue reading In Defence of Draco Malfoy

I have nothing else to post, rant

Things I Don’t Like That Most People (At Least Seem To) Do

(alternative title: I'm stressed right now and I want to rant about things that make me just a little controversial) Things I Don't Like Hamilton: The Musical (the soundtrack makes me want to shoot myself in the head, I'm not interested in how the history is played out to make the people that killed the entire… Continue reading Things I Don’t Like That Most People (At Least Seem To) Do

books, rant, Reviews, Uncategorized

The Reviewing Reel: Fever

Fever by Dee Schulman - I own this book in paperback I fucking despised this book. And I'm not afraid to say it. This book was a pile of fucking shite. I got it back when it was first released, in 2012, as part of a magazine subscription I had to Puffin Books (which was ace, by the… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Fever

rant, update

Missing Out The Elephant In The Room

I've decided that I really, really hate college. And not because of the work, either. In fact I rather like that, it's not too arduous and although I get far too much, it's somewhat fun. It's more that I feel like I'm being constantly told that I need to be a 'mature, responsible adult' by now. Everyone… Continue reading Missing Out The Elephant In The Room

asexuality, LGBT, rant

The A.

When you look at the acronym LGBTQIA, you know what all of those initials mean, right? Well, maybe you think you do. And maybe you're right. But I just want to go through it with you, just in case you have any misunderstanding. L stands for Lesbian. That's quite well known, maybe for the wrong reasons, but it's… Continue reading The A.

rant, update

The Concept of ‘Clever’

I've had one common goal throughout my time in education. Ever since I could read and write, count up to ten and recite my 3 times table, I've been desperate to enter a high level, high ranking university. When I was five, I decided that I wanted to be a teacher, and had my sights… Continue reading The Concept of ‘Clever’