Titans: Worth A Shot

The last few years have been pretty saturated by superhero fare. I’m a sucker for the epic adventure with life or death stakes story, so the superhero thing does fill that particular void.  However, with twenty bajillion movies and Netflix series, it is starting to get a bit stale. How many cataclysmic, potentially world ending…

Goodbye 2018

Hello peeps, It’s a new year! The festering turd that was 2018 has left the building to pave way for beautiful new opportunities. Where have I been hiding I hear you (nobody) ask? Under a rock of some pretty mad depression, writer’s block and general apathy & laziness. “What? That’s crazy! You’re so together!” The…

Seven Years On – My Kid Is Awesome

My daughter turned 7 two days ago.  Even now, seven years later, I still sometimes have mixed emotions about her birthday (never about her, she’s awesome). The day she was born was unequivocally the worst day(s) of my life. Instead of holding this marvelous little baby that would eventually grow up to be a sassy…

I Did Some Things!

Today I wrote three pieces of flash fiction. They’re only 300 words each, all up only 900 words, so why is this an achievement? Because I hate flash fiction. I cannot tell a story in under 75,000 words with plans for seventeen sequels. I’m not wired that way. I struggled immensely with writing short stories…

Postal Survey Madness

In the last year, watching Australian Politics has been like a fucking soap opera. Just when you think shit can’t get any more ridiculous, someone goes and does something else that beggars belief. I suppose I should be glad I’m not an American right about now, but the donkeys running our country aren’t really much…

TV Review: 13 Reasons Why

I recently watched 13 Reasons Why on Netflix and I feel utterly compelled to write about it. 13 Reasons Why is the story of Hannah Baker, a teenager who commits suicide and leaves behind a series of tapes listing the reasons why she made the decision that she did.  It is told from the perspective…

Graduation Day… Again

Last weekend was my graduation! Hooray! I made it. Given everything that had happened over the time I was trying to complete this bloody degree, I decided that the best thing for me to do was to actually attend my graduation ceremony (I didn’t for the last one, but I did for the one before…

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…