Monthly Archives: May 2013

To Kill or Not to Kill…

It’s that age old crisis. Will this character die or survive? Let’s face it, we don’t want to go all J.K Rowling on our characters and just murder everyone our readers ever loved.  When it comes to main characters dying, you have to really consider all the options. It has to be significant. Imagine following a hero/heroine through all their trials and tribulations and having them die needlessly or randomly. When it comes to the hero’s death there is one word that springs to mind. Sacrifice.

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You’re Never Getting Out

That’s kind of how it felt when I went to the creepy psychology department today. A winding corridor that feels like its going on forever, even though it’s really not and it ends in a door labelled Exit. Only you can’t get out through the exit door. I took some photos to help me write and fiddles them to look creepier.

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The Big Greek Brother Labyrinth

For what you are about to read, I am truly sorry, but hey, all that bad grammar and hideous ‘hip’ talk is in good fun.

*Warning! The following contains strong language themes which may be ideologically sensitive.*

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Location! Location! Location!

I’m not very good at settings. In fact, I suck, mostly. I just can’t picture all the details of the location and keep them in the same place. I’m fine with small rooms, but ask me to cook up a building, a city, a land and I end up with a sparse setting where random objects keep appearing and disappearing. Lands are the worst. I’m no good at Geography. Seriously, I thought Durham was down south (though to be fair, I thought it was posh so I assumed it had to be down south). But my solution is here at last! Sort of.

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Welcome to the Hive Mind

I’m kind of scared of technology. It’s true. I use it every day, it’s essential for my course, but it scares me. I don’t like personalised adverts. It creeps me out that the internet knows what I’m into, plus they’re a waste of time because I don’t actually want anything. I feel like my privacy has been invaded, like nothing is sacred. I have been violated. And nobody give me any ‘you agreed to the terms and conditions’ crap because no one reads them. Ever.

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“Did you feel that?” – The Illogical Paranormal

Today I watched Most Haunted for the first time and I have to say I was thoroughly entertained. It was hilarious. The first instance of so-called ‘paranormal activity’ occurred when Derek Acorah entered room 28 of the hotel and a woman (who works on the show but I forget her name) screamed, “Oh my god did you see that?”. The answer was no, nobody saw anything because nothing happened. She was adamant the bed had moved but it was clearly bull. I believe in ghosts, though I don’t know why. I think I just like the idea for some reason. However, I don’t go for malevolent spirits who want to murder the living.

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Same Story, Different Version

Every narrator is unreliable to a degree. Let’s face it, they all have their own agendas and they all want to make sure they look good, no matter how honest they claim to be. It’s just a matter of working out how unreliable they really are. Course, you can’t really tell without a second narrator. And the more narrators, the more complicated it gets, but also the easier it is to find the truth. But mostly it’s more complicated.

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