Showing posts with label Nerd Church. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nerd Church. Show all posts

Sunday 19 May 2024

Nerd Church - Things Happen When They Happen

 


Title: Things Happen When They Happen



I'm trying to remind myself that, so long as I'm working on things, they'll be ready when they're ready.

I'm an impatient person by nature - I want things done yesterday or earlier, thanks very much - but that's not the way to get sh** done in the long term.

Sunday 12 May 2024

Nerd Church - What Does 'Enough' Even Mean?





Title: What Does 'Enough' Even Mean?



I never feel that I’m ‘enough’ of anything.


Not good ‘enough,’ not attractive ‘enough,’ not successful ‘enough,’ not ‘enough’ of anything.

Sunday 5 May 2024

Nerd Church - Unpopular Opinion: I've Never Liked Gavin and Stacey


...confessions of a rebel Welsh chick, I guess. 😅



Title: Unpopular Opinion: I've Never Liked Gavin and Stacey



OK - I know that there are international fans of this series, but since it's less well-known outside the UK, a little background:

Gavin and Stacey is a BBC sitcom about a Welsh woman from Barry and an English dude from Essex meeting on the internet, falling in love, and trying to get together despite being from opposite ends of the country.

It's also where James Corden hit the big time, in the UK at least. So... there's that. Make of it what you will 😅

Sunday 28 April 2024

Nerd Church - Random Audiobook Ramblings

 


Title: Random Audiobook Ramblings. Background: pink with white headphones, computer keyboard, notebook etc.



...a post brought to you by my boredom with walking, and my doctor's insistence that, if I go walkies, it'll help with my mental health. (I'm not buying it - it's never helped before, but I'll try anything.)

When there's been no rain for a couple of days in a row, it's not so bad 'cos I can go to the woods, but otherwise said woods are like a very slippery mudslide. 

So if it's been raining within 48-72 hours, then I have to walk around streets and shops and sh** so I don't trip, fall, and end up in the river/bang my head on a tree/anger one of The Fair Folk by falling into them or summat. 

*Sigh* The woods are my natural habitat, dammit!


Sunday 21 April 2024

Nerd Church - My Heart Is Broken...

 

Warning: pet death


Title: My Heart Is Broken...


One of my cats died this week.

My beautiful boy had a seizure in my arms, and never fully came back. We had to take him down the vets to ease his journey.

Sunday 14 April 2024

Nerd Church - It's OK (Just Keep Going)

 


Title: It's OK (Just Keep Going)



The world is a total mess, but it's OK, just keep going.

There's war and floods and famine and disease, but it's OK, just keep going.

The things that bump in the night are real, but it's OK, just keep going.

Wednesday 10 April 2024

Month In Review(s) - March 2024

 


March wasn't great.

Not terrible - but then, the bar for terrible is pretty high (or low, depending on your perspective, I guess,) at this point - but not great.

Basically: my mental health sucks at the moment.


Title: March - Mawrth. Background: pink with little pink flowers


Sunday 7 April 2024

Nerd Church - Can Books 'Talk' To Us?

 

Do you think that books can send us messages?

I've been re-reading Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl -

so that I can finally move on to the second book in the series with some sort of familiarity with these characters because my brain is swiss cheese

- and I'd forgotten that there was a scene, in the library, where the books are 'talking' to the main character.



Title: Can Books 'Talk' To Us? Background: open books and fairy lights on a bed


Sunday 31 March 2024

Sunday 24 March 2024

Nerd Church - The Participation Trophies Were Never The Problem



...Some hard truths from one of those pesky millennials




Title: The Participation Trophies Were Never The Problem. Background: confetti, a trophy, and a medal





I know you wouldn’t expect any less from a millennial but:


The participation trophies were never the problem.

Sunday 17 March 2024

Nerd Church - Should We Judge Older Books By Modern Standards?

 


Warning: this post discusses racism, ableism, and general prejudice, including reference to dehumanising language and slurs


Title: Should We Judge Older Books By Modern Standards?



I've been re-reading* The Princess Diaries for a while now.

For those not aware: this was a massively popular YA series by Meg Cabot from the early 00s where a New York teenager named Mia Thermopolis finds out she's actually the Princess of Genovia. (As you do.)

There also 2 films starring Anne Hathaway, which are fun, but don't really match the tone of the books.


*Well, re-reading the first couple and reading the rest for the first time 😅


Wednesday 13 March 2024

Month In Review(s) - February 2024

 

February for yours truly wasn't too bad.

...It wasn't great either, tbh. But it's still one of the better months I've had lately, so I'll take it!



Title: February - Chwefror. Background: desk, hearts, notebook and pen - it's all very artsy


Sunday 10 March 2024

Nerd Church - Short Story: Everyone Is Born With A Void


This story was originally published on the Promptly Written publication on Medium, in response to the following prompt from Ravyne Hawke:


Write a story around the following:

— a bottomless pit
— a moment of despair
— a hopeful or hopeless outcome




Warning: this story contains injury imagery, including acid burns, and also centres on mental health issues (depression,) and hopelessness.


Everyone Is Born With A Void

This is Emmeline's.



Title: Everyone Is Born With A Void. Background: solar eclipse



Sunday 3 March 2024

Nerd Church - Practice Runs and Prototypes


We're so used to seeing our media as the finished product that we rarely think about the component parts...

...the drafts. The demos. The practice runs and prototypes. 



Title: Practice Runs and Prototypes. Background: converse shoes and emo skull stickers



Sunday 25 February 2024

Nerd Church - The Writer Diaries: Writing vs *Writing*

 


In my head, there's a difference between writing and *Writing.*

Like, I'm one of those people who thinks that all writing is writing, and I will take that to whatever bank and/or government authority you want me to.

I mean it - I will back you up 100%. All writing is writing.



Title: Writing vs *Writing*. Background: paper and fancy dried flowers



All writing is writing.

Writing this blogpost is writing. Writing a tweet is writing. Writing a to-do list is writing.

It's all physically (or digitally in some cases, I guess,) writing. 

And all of it works on your skills with words - don't ever let anyone tell you different, m'k? Gatekeepers can get all the way in the bin. *nods sagely*

Wednesday 21 February 2024

Month In Review(s) - December 2023 + January 2024

 

And 2023 is OUT OF HERE!!!!

And thank whoever's listening for that.

Because, in case you weren't aware, my 2023 effing sucked.



December 2023 & January 2024: Rhagfyr 2023 & Ionawr 2024


Sunday 18 February 2024

Nerd Church - I Seem To Be Watching More True Crime...


Warning: This post references true crime and murder, and discusses mental health problems - especially Anxiety.

Disclaimer time: I am not any type of psychological, medical, or scientific expert. I'm a chick with a blog, nothing more, nothing less.



Title: I Seem To Be Watching More True Crime...



Wild-child that I am, of an evening I like to get myself a snack, and a glass of diet coke, and watch TV for a while.

Lately that's meant, more often than not, true crime.

Because there's nothing more calming than some grisly murder before bed.

Sunday 28 January 2024

Nerd Church - Genocide Is Bad, Actually



Warning: this post talks about sensitive topics, including the current conflict in the Middle East, genocide, and the Holocaust


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It was Holocaust Memorial Day yesterday (27th January) and one thing needs to be said to honour that: genocide is bad.

No matter who the intended victims are, no matter who the perpetrators are, genocide is bad.