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Ramblings: Art

I tend to be regarded as something of a heathen by arty people. I'm not a fan of popular art. I can appreciate the talent of the artist, but I don't derive any pleasure from looking at their drawings, paintings, sketches, etc.. When asked for my opinion, I will state, simply, "I don't like it."… Continue reading Ramblings: Art

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Ramblings: Punctuation Matters

People say I don't care about punctuation. Wait... that's not right. People, say I, don't care about punctuation. Yeah, that's much better. Punctuation matters. A lot. One of the finest examples of its importance is the simple phrase 'Let's eat, Grandma.' If you omit the comma, it becomes the slightly more disturbing 'Let's eat Grandma.'… Continue reading Ramblings: Punctuation Matters

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Ramblings: English Is A Stupid Language

English is a stupid language. Really, it is utter bullshit. I am so thankful to have it as my mother tongue, and not had to learn it later in life. Native speakers, and many of those for whom it is a learned language, will be aware of homonyms; words that are spelled and/or pronounced the… Continue reading Ramblings: English Is A Stupid Language

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Award-Free Blog

Recognition is great. I want to put that out there first of all. To have people show their appreciation for something that you did feels fantastic. Equally amazing is sense of community. People coming together and helping each other or boosting confidence and such is wonderful. I have absolutely nothing against either of these two… Continue reading Award-Free Blog

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Ramblings: Just Another Day

A week ago I wrote a poem of the same name. Today I am going to enter into more detail about how I feel about Valentine's Day. Part-waffle, part-lecture, there is something of a point to what I write, so please try and bear with it to the end. It is, to me and many… Continue reading Ramblings: Just Another Day

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Ramblings: Second Chances

I posted the following on my Facebook page this morning. I used to be racist. I used to be homophobic. I used to be sexist and misogynistic. I made jokes about slavery and the Holocaust. I have apologised for my previous attitudes and have been able to progress and evolve into the person I am… Continue reading Ramblings: Second Chances

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Ramblings: Free Speech

There seems to have been a lot of confusion over the last few years, focused around just what free speech actually is. According to Wikipedia, "freedom of speech is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or community to articulate one's opinions and ideas without fear of retaliation, censorship, or sanction." However, a lot of… Continue reading Ramblings: Free Speech

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Writing: It’s What I Do

“What do you do?” Now that's a question I've been hearing a lot lately. I've recently been using Meetup; a website/app designed for people to create groups in order to meet other people and make friends. So I've been attending some ‘meetups’ and meeting people. Now, I really dislike initiating small talk. I'm okay if… Continue reading Writing: It’s What I Do