Recently it's been freshers' week for a lot of students in Manchester; it seemed impossible to get through town without being stuck behind groups of young people, huddled in packs like penguins trying to survive they first winter out on their own. This combined with me recently being asked to fill in the 'Graduate Outcomes' … Continue reading Where are we now?
So, it's been a little while since I've been active here. I was sort of getting into posting regularly and I'd created some pieces I was really proud of (specifically my post about poetry, and my vegan food weekend). I had some good ideas for posts in the time I wasn't writing but no really … Continue reading An Unstructured, Untitled, Unplanned Update
This time last year I did a long retrospective post on what I read in 2017, I thought about doing the same format this year an '18 best reads of 2018' list but I realised that what I had to say about my reading this year was a lot more complex than a simple list … Continue reading My 2018 in Books
It's been a year since my vegan week which I posted about here all the way back at the start of December last year. I posted on my one month anniversary, and again at the six month mark, and here I am marking one year since starting this adventure. I'm not going to say it's … Continue reading A Vegan Adventure in Manchester
It happened again. I stopped blogging for months. I'd been doing so well, posting weekly blogs, poems, reviews, essays, varied formats, the whole works. I'd just celebrated 50 followers and 200 likes a couple of weeks before complete silence. I was enjoying running this blog as well, which is the only important thing really, so … Continue reading Where have I been?
This poem I feel like speaks for itself, it is set in a precise moment but also all of my life. I sat on the grass in the park and felt the night rain bleed through the bandage of my blanket, the back of my legs cold, the sunrays kissed my gooseflesh and transformed me. … Continue reading Poetry Wednesday – Week 7 – The Middle of May
I first came to anime through films, I've grown up watching animated films from Pixar, Disney, and Dreamworks so that means that watching anime films is an easy way to get into anime. These are my five favourite anime films, they are all directed by two different people Makoto Shinkai and Hayao Miyazaki (of Studio … Continue reading My Five Favourite Anime Films
'Death Note' is a Japanese Manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. It was originally published in 12 volumes and has been reprinted into 6 books, which include two volumes each, called the 'Black Edition' which is what I've been reading. It was adapted for television into a 37 episode anime series in 2006-7 of … Continue reading “Sometimes, the questions are complicated – and the answers are simple”: A Review of ‘Death Note’
Kind gory death poem? Loosely inspired by the film 'Brokeback Mountain' and the documentary 'Matthew Shepard Was A Friend Of Mine'. Tire Iron Peach fuzz cheek deconstructed, the hard bone stone within, deep tones of red and darkness. Steel rust and blood lust. Distended pulseless tongue an old man grey. Half seen eye like … Continue reading Poetry Wednesday – Week 6 – Tire Iron
This is my 50th post on this blog so I thought it was a fitting time for a quick update and a big thank you! In the past week I past 50 followers and 200 likes, which I know doesn't sound like a lot in this world of multi-millionaire follower counts on instagram influencers, but … Continue reading Thank You!