Rants and Rambles: The Muses

Rants and Rambles: The Muses

Sing to me, oh muse, and let thine inspiration run true.    Is that how the Odyssey starts? Well it all depends on which translation you’ve read. I’ve just paraphrased several translations of the opening stanza and stuck them together to create a point. The Greek writers, when reciting their work to a crowd, would …

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Five Year Website anniversary

Five Year Website anniversary

Happy anniversary! Hello everyone. I wish we could celebrate this milestone under better circumstances.  Five years ago today I created and published my first post on this website. I won’t go into too much detail about that moment because I spoke about it not that long ago in February when I celebrated by one hundred …

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Rants and Rambles: Who was the real Shakespeare?

Rants and Rambles: Who was the real Shakespeare?

Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing your best to stay healthy during these trying times. It is currently week five of the UK quarantine. The death-toll from the Coronavirus in the UK has surpassed 18,000 people and globally over two million people have been infected. I don’t wish to make light of the …

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Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

2020 is going well so far, isn’t it? World War Three was threatened at the start of the year, most of Australia was on fire and now the Coronavirus… Hello everyone, I hope you are keeping well in these difficult times. As you are no doubt aware, the world is currently in the middle of a …

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Spitfire Review: Doctor Who series 12

Spitfire Review: Doctor Who series 12

Last week Doctor Who series 12 finished broadcasting and the internet is riddled with reviews, fan theories and opinions. It was certainly a decisive series and I thought I’d add my voice to the mix. Generally I think that this series was more enjoyable than the previous one and I think a large part of …

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Spitfire Review: Moments by Courtney Visser

Spitfire Review: Moments by Courtney Visser

Hello everyone. This Spitfire Review will be breaking from the norm. This is the first time I have interviewed a musician on my website. I am a fan of the buskers on the Southbank of the Thames and through them I attend several music gigs in and around London. I first encountered Courtney busking in …

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Spitfire Review: Shakespeare’s Globe

Spitfire Review: Shakespeare’s Globe

I am relentlessly curious about theatres in particular backstage. What is is like back there? Is it as glamorous as the rest of the theatre (that depends on the theatre in question) or it is basic? My only experience of working in the theatre was in my first year of university during my Writing for …

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150th post!

150th post!

This post is my 150th website post. I can clearly recall the moment I started this website. I was sitting in a computer lab at London South Bank University. The rest of the class were publishing The South Bank Review, an online magazine created by Creative Writing students in their Third Year. I had finished …

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Spitfire Review: Troy: Myth and Reality

Spitfire Review: Troy: Myth and Reality

Despite it’s controversies (click here to hear more about them) I find the British Museum a wonderful and fascinating  building and could wander around its many halls and galleries for days. In particular I love their Ancient Greece exhibition. I find the ancient Greek culture fascinating, their pantheon beautifully flawed and their stories and legends …

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Rants and Rambles: Trigger warnings.

Rants and Rambles: Trigger warnings.

Hello everyone. Welcome to my first rant and rambles post. In these articles I’ll be talking about a topic that is somewhat writing related. Sometimes I’m complaining, sometimes I’m making an argument. Sometimes I’m ranting and rambling. Enjoy. The first topic of rants of rambles is Trigger Warnings. A trigger warning, also known as a …

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