Every so often I have these days where I slightly freak out and panic. Not in an anxiety way. No, no, no. It’s not sinister. It’s kind of the opposite. More like excitement. Intense. Scary. Exhilarating. Excitement. Like a ‘holy shit the world is so big and how did you pull that off and how … Continue reading PERSONALbrand IDENTITYcrisis: Risk Taking, Self Making
Slacktivism is a funny little hybrid word - a portmanteau of ‘slacker’ and ‘activism’. It applies to ‘actions taken to bring about political or social change but requiring only minimal commitment, effort, or risk’, but more generally referring to the casual liking or retweeting of political or issue-led content online in lieu of mobilising IRL. Over the … Continue reading Slacktivism: How powerful is online activism?
I’ve always found the best talks answer only enough questions to make you ask more. In spite of the ‘folk science’ element to what was said at ‘Good Psychopath, Really?’, a talk by Professor Kevin Dutton and author Andy McNab, the ideas definitely shoved me far enough away from my baseline to give me a space-eyed … Continue reading Are You A Psychopath? Are You Sitting Next To One?
Splinter the Silence is a timely psychological thriller with an unusual emphasis on characterisation. Looking at online abuse and trolling, Val McDermid's power of observation and journalistic talent is close to its best in the latest Tony Hill and Carol Jordan instalment.
In a couple weeks, I won’t be 24 anymore. I’ll officially be a quarter of a century old. Which is to say, not very old at all. But it seemed like a good excuse to jot down twenty-four things that I feel I’ve kind of learnt in the last twelve months. Or am learning. Everything these days seems more process than revelation.
Spending the weekend out of London to look after the family dog, my plan was also to spend some quality time writing. But despite the perfect timing, the endless hours to myself, I hit the writing wall. So instead of watching Netflix all day, I thought I'd write a blog about it and why spending time not writing is not always a bad thing.
“It’s a beautiful day to save lives." 😭 #GreysAnatomy pic.twitter.com/xK7QQQPKJ6 — Lana_Jen☁️ (@lanajenpie) May 1, 2015 It’s the second Thursday since That Episode. The episode that ended the McDream. That caused a general fan meltdown. That resulted in a boycott, a Change.org petition, and a gazillion tweets calling Shonda Rhimes a monster. .@shondarhimes YOU ARE … Continue reading Bring Back Derek? Not Signing but Not Watching Either
“Nous sommes tous Charlie.” After all, the world without freedom of speech would be a much duller place, even if it would be less offensive.
Collectivity and collaboration have fast become the default mode of the 21st century, but what do we prefer? The blogger? The vlogger? Let's have a look.
Right before I went to America to study abroad, I went down to Poole for the weekend. The result was the beginnings of The Scribble Bug (found on blogspot) Welcome to my world.