Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Review Time! - Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters




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Title: Tipping the Velvet

Author: Sarah Waters

Genres: Historical Fiction, LGBTQ+ (see below for rep,) (Modern) Classics, Romance(-ish)


Amazon: UK - USA



Sunday, 21 April 2019

Nerd Church - Happy Easter (or, Let's Respect Each Other, Yeah?)



Happy Easter/Pasg Hapus dearest nerdlets!


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Image by Couleur from Pixabay



One of the most enduring symbols of Easter is eggs, dontcha think?

Chocolate eggs, painted eggs, eggs with chicks breaking out, eggs just randomly decorating everything!

But I've been noticing some egg-hate lately.

And I don't mean from Vegans - that's a whole different set of issues related to a different set of moral questions - nope, I mean from people who don't know much about history.


Friday, 19 April 2019

Friday Fics Fix - Easter in Haven



'Audrey and Nathan dashed into the Grey Gull, each imagining terrible scenarios. None of their fears involved Duke with a spatula in hand, staring at the bar.'


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One of my favouritest TV shows of all time is Haven.

If you haven't heard of it, then I'm not angry, just disappointed (not in you - in Society in general! 😅)

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Comics Wrap-Up - And I Looked Up and Saw the Sun And That Was All That I Saw




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Ok *rubs greedy fangirl paws together* - we got a lot of Marvel and superheroes and capes and all that jazz this week dearest nerdlets!

Let's do this!

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Micropoetry - February + March 2019



I have a challenge for you for this Micropoetry post, dearest nerdlets! 😉

See if you can figure out what type of music I was listening to with each of these (there's only two, so it's not too bad!)

(This is just for fun, obv.)

I'll give you a clue: I was either listening to rap, emo, heavy metal, or opera.

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Nerd Church - Give Me Gareth Thomas Over Israel Folau, Any Day



Those of you in parts of the world where rugby isn't A Big Thing™ probably haven't heard about the current Israel-Folau-homophobia situation.



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For those people, here's a quick summary:

- Israel Folau is a world-class Australian international rugby player

- He's been warned previously about his homophobic posts on social media

- He did it again

- It's likely he'll be dropped from the Australian national team just before the World Cup because they ain't putting up with that sh** any more

- An English rugby player, Billy Vunipola, has also stuck his oar in


Friday, 12 April 2019

Friday Fics Fix - Is This A Family Or A War-Zone?



'Maybe, if he ran for long enough, he would get so hopelessly lost that he couldn’t go back to his siblings if he tried. After all, every time Klaus returned home, thought that they might become a family, he only set himself up for rejection.'





Fanfiction is brave, it's bold, and it's not scared to tackle the tough subjects.

This Umbrella Academy fic is about Klaus (big surprise, lol) - who you may or may not realise is my total fave character, and a Queer Queen with mental health issues. (Basically: he rocks.)

This fic also really refuses to back down when it comes to the tough stuff!