So, based on the last post I did, you've got your setting, you've got some friends, you've got a map, you've watched some Matt Mercer and Critical Role, and you've maybe got the D&D Starter Set. What next? The Protagonists Your friends. It's time to ask them to create their characters. From what I've seen… Continue reading How to Start Playing D&D for the Total Noob (aka: Me) • Part 2
So You Want to Start Playing Dungeons and Dragons, Aye? I've only played D&D once before, long ago, on someone's laminate floor with a tiny print-out dungeon and no idea what any of the numbers meant. Five years later, my friends want to Play It For Real. Yippee! Let's get nerdy! AND THEN. YOU (me)… Continue reading How to Start Playing Dungeons & Dragons for the Total Noob (aka: ME) • Part 1
Mass Effect is a great game series but it failed to create a non-gendered alien race, let alone a matriarchal one. To be honest, I struggle to realistically imagine the full depth of what a matriarchal society would look like. In the context of Mass Effect, it means looking at the evolution of humanity without men, let alone… Continue reading Mass Effect: What Would A Matriarchy Look Like?
The gameplay is super intuitive. Anyone who knows how to touch a smart screen will figure out how to play this game. Despite its themes of murder and mystery, I’m actually going to suggest it as a Christmas group game to my family to spice up our actives.
Many writers have a large notebook or digital file affectionately called their "Writing Bible". It contains everything they need to remember—details about their characters, plotting, locations, fictional races, ancient history, research—you get the idea. I've always been one of those writers who puts it down by hand in an A4 notebook with a rainbow of… Continue reading Make a Private Wikia for Your Novel!
In the wake of being made redundant, hopefully scoring a new job with greater prospects, and forever waiting to hear back from my agent (I've bought Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2018 because I'm beginning to worry he doesn't have time to take me on - I also need to brush up on knowledge of publishing contracts), I am desperate… Continue reading We Need More Lesbian Knights
Don't agree to everything your agent says. Soooooo... Last time I updated, my agent Suresh and I were talking about THE ENDING of my novel. And we talked for nearly two months about the bloody ending. For the first time, I just couldn't accept the changes he wanted me to make, full stop. Originally, I'd… Continue reading Getting Published: part…six?
The purpose of the Thai commercial embedded below is for a communication technology that is hoped to improve living conditions across Thailand. However, when I watched it, as a UK citizen who only has to pay about £11 tax for unlimited health care, this ad made me appreciate the NHS even more. Watch the commercial… Continue reading A World Where Our Family Must Die
For many young people and immigrants in particular they were heartbroken when the UK voted to leave the EU. 49% of the population who bothered to vote chose to remain. What's more, many were shocked the leave vote actually won. Don't trust the polls. There was an air of complacency. "We'll never vote to leave, besides,… Continue reading Remember the EU Referendum and What it Means for the General Election
I want to have a genuine discussion with you, dear reader. This isn’t an angry post. In particular, I want to focus on the recent jibes so many politicians are making about “increasing taxes won’t fund Labour policies.”
I'm back from Turkey by about a week and, wow, food wise, last week was a shambles. To be fair, we were mostly too tired and immediately too busy to even care about shopping for the week. Two days back from Turkey, I went for an appointment with an adorable nutritionist. As someone with fibromyalgia that… Continue reading The Week in Recipes: oh hiya
We're heading to Turkey today, but while I've got five minutes spare I thought I'd whap up the food post I didn't do yesterday, I know you're dying to see what this week's millennial diet consisted of. Also, don't worry about the cat, she's going to be loved and looked after by my siblings, yaay! Tuesday Mushroom… Continue reading The Week in Recipes: no money
That's all I've really got to say right now. Especially his face.
We ate so cheap, and yet we discovered two new favourites. I barely contained myself from eating all the leftovers that usually become next day's lunch. We also kind of cheated on Monday, since Aaron's parents have gone away for an extended period of time and told us to take anything perishable in the fridge. Well. If… Continue reading The Week in Recipes: so cheap, much eat
You know you're blog is spiralling beyond control when a customer comes into work and says, "I didn't know you had a food blog!" Aha. Yup. For now. Today I was so stressed about my agent's fluctuating feedback on the ending of my novel, I ate nothing but chocolate and pancakes as I awaited his… Continue reading The Week in Recipes: I need to accept this food theme, don’t I?