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Alice isn’t dead: and upside down trucks

If you make a fairly basic silhouette of the front of an american trunk, then flip it upside down, it looks remarkably like a stylized skull… Now I will admit that seems like an odd observation, and in many ways it … Continue reading

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Steampunk issues

Given current events I feel, rightly or wrongly, the need to have a conversation I have meant to have for a while. A conversation about Steampunk, a genre, subculture and in some cases lifestyle choice with which I have a … Continue reading

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Indie Friday roundup

You have probably never heard of #IndieFriday . There could be many reasons for this, perhaps you don’t religiously venerate hashtags, for example, though that would seem to be a heresy within the church of the internet…. Perhaps while interested … Continue reading

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The BIG question…

It’s been an odd year so far… It’s hard to put a finger on why, but it has definitely been a little odd… You may have noticed this as well…  Among other things I have found myself asking big important … Continue reading

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The Subjectivity of Humour

The problem with humour is it is subjective, occasionally some readers do not get a joke, because at the end of the day what one reader is amused by another may not be. My Hannibal Smyth books are somewhat satirical … Continue reading

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A Tantalising Titillation of Tantamount

Introduction by Mark Todays Indieapril post is an exert from the truly wonderful ‘Tales from Tantamount’ the fictional (we assume and hope in many ways) record of the town of Tantamount By Meredith Debonnaire. This exert is from the original … Continue reading

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Writing around COVID

The escapism of fiction is essential in our world right now, but for many authors COVID-19 has caused something of a headache. I’m not talking about the closure of bookshops and the postponement of events where we were intending to … Continue reading

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Speculating on Emi…

There is nothing wrong with reading something that is predictable, trite, the average fare, boy meets girl, boy hates girl, girl hates boy, boy argues with girl over a foolish misunderstanding, boy goes and does something foolish, girl realises she … Continue reading

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First World Problems…

What matters is all relative. Half the world’s population worries where’s tomorrow meal will come from, the other half worries about wifi. I’m one of the fortunate half who worry about the latter and ironically end up wincing on to … Continue reading

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What is Modern Druidry?

It’s the question I started asking when I first came to Druidry about eighteen years ago. I’m still asking it. My blog (www.druidlife.wordpress.com) is mostly me asking, day by day ‘what does this even mean?’ We don’t know much about … Continue reading

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