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…

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…

A Suspicious Mind

It’s no secret I have a suspicious mind. I see people doing every day things and I am all over it like a conspiracy theorist on a dark buried corner of the internet. I am always trying to find an angle. Last week I did something unpleasant to a facet joint in my back, took…

10 People Whose Stuff I Loved in 2013

The first of my obligatory blogger bunch of “best of” posts. I don’t stay current with anything so my lists will be totally out of date and contain many things that aren’t new, unique or awesome to 2013, just to me. Suck it. In no particular order: #10 Shane Cortese I’m betting Shane Cortese is…

Suits: Season 3 Return!

Have you seen Suits yet? I love it. Interesting and complex characters, both male and female and lots of intrigue and drama. What’s not to love about that? Last week, or possibly the week before because my memory is rather sieve-like at the moment, they aired the long awaited first episode of season 3. Well,…

Game of Thrones – The Red Wedding

Have we all recovered from this week’s episode yet? This was the one thing I managed not to spoil for those around me. Do you have any idea how hard it is to discuss something so momentous in vague terminology with half your friends because the other half “don’t want spoilers, waaaah!” Well, I could…

My Top Ten Mystery/Crime Shows: Part 2

#5: HAVEN Technically not speaking a crime series, Haven centres on Audrey Parker, an FBI Agent who shows up in a crazy little town called Haven where weird stuff happens all the time. She partners up with Nathan, a police officer who can’t feel any physical stimuli and sometimes Duke, a shifty dude who lives…

My Top Ten Mystery/Crime Shows: Part One

It’s no secret I am addicted to television and as my love of mystery would suggest, crime shows in particular. I take great pleasure in ruining everything for my husband by telling him exactly what the twists are going to be within the first 10 minutes. He should have learned by now that if he…

Off The Grid

This post goes via a few tangents to get where it’s going, but it does get there in the end, I promise. I am a shameless devourer of gossip. I like to make up stories and kind of love a good conspiracy theory. No doubt anyone who’s read any kind of news the last week…

My Gripe with Crime Shows

I enjoy crime shows. It’s somewhat of a guilty pleasure. Who doesn’t enjoy Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle on, well, Castle, making snide remarks and terrible jokes and being generally a rather poor substitute for Captain Malcolm Reynolds? I’ll happily forgive the premise that a writer accompanying police on investigations, busts and interrogations is slightly…