Feb 14

Lexical Gaps and Lacunas.

It is said that a child raised in England should be able to speak English fluently by the time they are twelve years old. The English Language is an incredibly hard language to master but it’s by no means the hardest. According to the BBC the hardest languages to learn for a native English speaker are Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Korean with the easiest to learn being Dutch. I took French for five years at school but I can only remember three or four words. I also know a collection of swear words from other languages and a little bit of Italian I picked up while playing Assassins Creed. I am by no means a linguist.

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Feb 12

Review: Star Wars Episode Seven The Force Awakens

Today is Star Wars Day (May 4) and what better time to review the latest Star Wars film Episode Seven The Force Awakens?  When I saw the film in the cinema last December I was amazed and now the DVD has been released. Be warned, the review below contains spoilers.

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Jan 31

Inspiration: Aldwych The Abandoned Tube Station

Before we begin I’ve got a few technical notes. My new widget for Goodreads is now up and running which you can view at the side of my home page. Once clicked it should take you to my Goodread account where you can see what I’m currently reading, what I’ve read and my latest book review some of which will be posted on here. Secondly I have now worked out how to post gifs. There won’t be any in this post but by next week we shall have gifs galore! This post in the first of a new category called inspirations. It’s a retelling of events, locations or people I’ve experienced, visited or met that I think could provide inspiration for writers. All pictures in this post are my own. Please, read and enjoy.

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Jan 16

New Year’s Resolutions

I feel like this.

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Jan 06

First drafts

How many drafts do you complete before you declare your work finished? How many times do you have to go over something until you get it right?

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Jan 02

Doctor Who’s The Husbands of River Song, Sherlock’s The Abominable Bride Review and The 2015 Annual Report

Happy New year! I hope you had a successful 2015 and wish you an even better 2016. For me the two TV highlights over the Christmas and New Year Season have been Doctor Who’s The Husbands of River Song and Sherlock’s The Abominable Bride. Let’s review: Be warned Major Spoilers below!

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Dec 23

Merry Christmas and Hibernation

Merry Christmas! I hope everyone is enjoying the festive season with their family and friends.  We put the the Christmas tree and decorations last week so it feels like Christmas now. Some people say Christmas starts in December, other say it’s when you see the Coca Cola advert on TV, for me it’s when the decorations are up.

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Dec 20

Fan Theories

Fan theories are theories made by fans (hence the name) about novels, TV shows or films that explain certain elements, solve plot holes or are more enjoyable that the official explanation. None of these theories are true but they are considered to be Headcannon by many fans and they’re a lot of fun to think about.

Here are my top ten fan theories.

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Dec 12

Doctor Who series Nine review

The ninth series of Doctor Who has just finished and I thought I’ll add my voice to the mix. This is a review of series nine and not just the final episode. As such there will be major spoilers so be warned.

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Nov 29

Canons

Let’s talk about Canons.

Cannon

Ka-boom!

By canon I don’t mean metal guns used to blast people into little pieces. I mean something official in a timeline of events. Continue reading