Monthly Archives: August 2013

Les Misérables Week: In Defence of Marius Pontmercy-Jonas

As promised, this week I begin my dedication to Les Misérables. And as an opening gambit, instead of addressing my favourite character, adaptation or musical number, I’ve decided to take this time to defend a character who has a soft … Continue reading

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An Open Rant to DC Comics (or; Leave Wonder Woman Alone)

DC, sometimes you make it really hard for me to defend you. It surprises no one to know that I do adore comics. My collection is big and my love of the genre is even bigger, enough for me to … Continue reading

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Advice From a Wise Lecturer (or; Avoiding Being Pigeonholed)

As with any course, the longer you do it, the more you have to specialise. It’s why we have heart surgeons, and biophysicists and Romanticism lecturers. It was my Romanticism seminar leader who gave me this advice: “Find something you’re … Continue reading

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Review — Musical Mania 2013

This weekend, I had the delight of going to see ‘Musical Mania 2013’ at the Seaton Delaval Arts Centre. Earlier this summer, I went to see a performance of ‘The 39 Steps’ at the Arts Centre, joining a virtually empty … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Social

I am not by nature a social person. I don’t know what it is about socialising, but actually doing it is hard. Instead of friends, I have a blog. That’s not to say I am a total loner. I’m from … Continue reading

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Beseeching Questions; An Interview with Professor William Hughes

It seems like my life is on the fast-track to adulthood at the moment. I started this blog as a place to articulate my thoughts, and I have now lined up some interviews. The first is with Professor William Hughes, of … Continue reading

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Review – Batman: Under The Red Hood (2010)

Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010) [This review is spoiler free] Starring: Bruce Greenwood, Jensen Ackles, Neil Patrick Harris and John DiMaggio Directed by: Brandon Vietti Synopsis: Bruce Greenwood lends his gravelly tones to the Caped Crusader in this direct-to-video DC film. In … Continue reading

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A Holiday with the Family (And Why I Would Recommend It)

Today I got back from a week with the family at Haggerston Castle caravan park. An impressive one hour up the A1, Haggerston has been a sort of tradition in my family since I was three years old. But this … Continue reading

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