What Now?

Hello everyone! Did you miss me? Probably not. Let’s face it, only about 3.6 people read this blog and I’m fairly confident that, apart from the occasional rando from Europe, about 95% of visitors share my surname.For those of you that are not my stalkerish parents, I’ll let you in on what’s been going on…

Romance and the Ingénue

I have been reading a lot of semi-romance novels / bumbling-female-detective novels lately. My latest story incorporates a difficult romance, you see, and I’m not really well versed in the language of romance in any shape or form. I’ve been attempting to determine what makes a person romantic, or appealing in novels. Normally I just…

Eye Can See (A Dodgy Pun)

Several weeks ago I suffered a rather unfortunate injury while playing dodgeball. Normally I wouldn’t complain about being hurt playing sports, because that’s simply a risk you take whenever you play sports and I’ve collected a wonderful trophy case of sports injuries: Carted off the BMX track by an ambulance crew in C-Spine precautions; Dislocated…

Breakin’ It Down

It’s an unwritten rule that you’re not supposed to say shit like, “Well what the fuck else could go wrong?” when you’re having a day that stinks like a rotten armpit. You might think it, but you’ll never ever actually say it because the subsequent shit storm that will rain down on you will turn…

The State of Politics

I think it is well past time that I set aside a few moments (or rather hours, this could get messy) to write about the state of things currently. First off, congratulations Australia on finally waking up and booting out Tony Abbott! Hurrah! I can’t think of anything that has made me happier in recent…

Music Review: Nightwish – Élan

I have made no secret of the fact that I love Floor Jansen. She’s a perfect set of pipes in a giant Dutch body. I also really like Nightwish. Ok, so I was a huge fan of the Tarja-years Nightwish. I just could not get on board with the Anette-years Nightwish. Tarja was a classically…

Nervous Breakdowns: A How To Guide

Welcome to True Writes, a website where I, True, sometimes ramble on about shit that I love or hate for the simple catharsis that writing brings, especially when random strangers validate my feelings by liking or sharing my rants. Today I’m going to give you some hints and tips on how to really maximise your…

Death by Cretoxyrhina

The other day I nearly met my maker in the most embarassing of ways. Picture this: I am driving to work at 10:30 at night. I’ve just passed the Rex Lookout halfway between Cairns and Port Douglas and I have about 30km to go at this point. It’s a dark night, relatively cloudy but not…