Sunday, 23 July 2017

Nerd Church - Losing Chester

(Warning: this posts contains discussions of suicide – specifically that of Chester Bennington - mental health problems, and grief; it also mentions addiction problems and child sexual abuse.)

First of all guys, if you need help with mental health stuff, ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE IN A BAD PLACE RIGHT NOW, there are links to helplines and resources at the end of this post.

You are valuable, you are valid, and we want you here.

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The news of the death of Chester Bennington - the lead singer of rock band Linkin Park - was a big and painful shock to his fans.

I cried. And I wasn't the only one.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Friday Fics Fix - You Zigged When You Should've Zagged

One of the most wonderful things about fanfiction is that it asks, again and again, 'What If...?'

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This can mean explorations of anything, from looking at characters in a different light, to alternate universes, to changes of plot-point.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Comics Wrap-Up - Least the Ones That I Got Away With

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All the good sh** from comics-land is being held back until San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC.)

So my news is a little thin on the ground this week, but still delivered with a smile :)

Everything also comes under the 'Other Stuff' category, because... well, I blame Loki. It's usually his fault.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The Real Neat Blog Award

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The Rules: 

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to them.

The lovely Emily @ The Paperback Princess tagged me to do this post waaaaay back in September 2016, because I'm woefully behind on tag posts.

*shrugs* Meh. I'll get to 'em when I get to 'em!

Thanks Em! :)

(Also, expect much question-dodging - if I was a politician and/or not so inclined to give the frank and brutal truth, I'd be dangerous.)

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Nerd Church - Redefine Success

What do you call success? Millions of pounds/dollars/insert-currency-here? A sports car? A mansion? Fame and fortune?

Welp, f**k that!

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No. I mean it.

You can take your f**king drafty mansions and your privacy-violating levels of fame, and stick them where the ever-loving sun is hesitant to shine.*

*I haven't even had coffee. I don't even. Just go with it.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Friday Fics Fix - Fanfiction in Koru Mag

Do you want to read a whooooole magazine issue inspired by fanfiction and fan art and all that jazz, including a fic by your dear darling book nerd (i.e. me)?

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Of course you do! Why in hell's name wouldn't you?!*

*Don't answer that.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Comics Wrap Up - With Your Back To The Wall

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Film Trailers

Just a li'l Spider Man: Homecoming trailer for you this week.

I actually saw this film with The Bestie™ on Monday - and I have to say that I loved it :)