As if I don’t have enough to do I have just committed myself to the Australian Women Writers Challenge (or #aww2012).
I thought of Hermione from Harry Potter for my response because even though she fears failure and has insecurities, she always knows what she wants and is always true to herself (Emma Watson’s words there too). She doesn’t seek out popularity or fame. She just happens to be the best friend of the Boy Who […]
In between doing what I’m supposed to be doing and what I’m really supposed to be doing, I whipped this fanart up—gee when was the last time I did fanart on a novel? :P OK, I have incentive, because I really, really, really, really, really, really want to win the manga preview of Gail Carriger’s […]
So after a pretty long wait, on early Tuesday morning (3am AEST) I finally got my owl telling me my Pottermore account was ready. Of course, it was another day before I could even get past the busy server (Muggles—can’t trust their technology, really.) Consider yourself warned—SPOILERS AHEAD.
It’s been just over four years exactly since the last Harry Potter book came out (21 July 2007). I still remember the time as clear as day – waking up at 6am on a Saturday, on one of the coldest July days, dressed in Gryffindor garb to meet up with my friend to be part […]
Jane Eyre is one of the world’s most loved books. It certainly is very special to me. And with the pending film release of yet another adaptation (I’m terrified of seeing it, yet I cannot wait!), there’s been a recent influx of reissues of the classic novel, penned by Charlotte Bronte in the 19th century. […]
As if I wasn’t already busy with upcoming folio and exhibition preparation, and any leftover freelancing projects to complete, I have decided in my funny head to read as much as possible this month (from the 7th to 30th September) in the spirit of the Books Alive campaign, which is supported by Book Thingo, from […]
Seems like every blog’s got to have one, but this year was certainly one to remember. So many good things and bad things, possibly more bad than good, if the media has anything to do with it. We’ve had the best Olympic Games in history (in my opinion, not that I’m biased or anything), some […]
So I’ve been reading up on ye olde CrossGen comics. You know how it is when you get nostalgic. If you’re a continental comic buff, you might recall that CrossGen Entertainment declared itself bankrupt a few years ago, owing to poor sales and financial management. I loved Meridian, Sojourn, and a bit more recently, Ruse […]
We have progress on the design theory essay front! See below. (Alright so it’s not much at all, but it’s a good start, methinks. Three days before it’s due. Meh.) After sifting through the contents of all these books (and that alone took me three days straight), it took me about an hour to write […]
You know, Melbourne has an awful lot of brilliant independent bookshops, galleries and cultural avenues that I don’t know half about. Well, not really, I just don’t have the means to go to said places. I wish I lived next to Hoddle St, Bridge Rd, Chapel St, Brunswick St, Gertrude St or Clarendon St. Pooh. […]
Lookie — my art and design reference collection is slowly but steadily growing… I finally made room on my bookshelves for more books. It’s packed to the brim on the shelf next to this one, next to the Harry Potter shrine (yes, I dare you to laugh at me). *sighs* I wouldn’t be surprised if […]