Nostalgia // The Observer’s Book of…

When I was a girl, I loved pony books. Mostly ones with stories – the Pullin-Thompson sisters especially. They had clearly been written in the 50s or 60s, and talked about an idealised countryside that I’m not sure ever really existed. Along side that, I rode horses and ponies, when my parents were able to

22 Nov 2015
After everybody goes

The Space Between // Waiting For Diagnosis

So my last post was an anxiety-fuelled essay about some of my struggles with mental health, and particularly to do with what I thought was going to be a definitive diagnosis (either yes or no) with 24 hours of making that post. Spoiler; it was the first half of my diagnosis appointment. One of the problems

04 Nov 2015

Real Life // The Night Before The Appointment

  Tomorrow is a big day for me. I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety my whole life. I’ve been on medication. I’ve lost weight. I’ve done all the things you are supposed to do to overcome the sinking dread inside, the insidious voice that tells you nothing will ever be good enough. If I just tried

22 Sep 2015

Travels in Tamriel // TESO is More Fun Than Expected

I’m not much of a gamer these days. Between full time jobs, social life and studying part-time, my brain hasn’t had much space for logging on. Pile on Gamergate, and the Formalist/Anti-formalist debate, and I’ve pretty much ‘noped’ my way out of gaming for the past year.  Like Belghast, I have a long litany of

16 Feb 2015

Games As Art // Art Shouldn’t Be Passive

I didn’t mean to go quiet for quite that long. Oops. In any case, I would now like to blather about something. So blather I shall. In my free time, instead of gaming, I am studying, and this studying is mainly concerned with Art History. It’s been a fantastic journey so far, but when I

05 Oct 2014
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