Showing posts from 2018

"Dreamers" // A thing that is meant to be a persuasive speech but is more like the ramblings of a lunatic (or a dreamer)

So I wrote this Thing for my English language class at school - it's meant to be a persuasive speech. I was going to do a different topic to this, I'd made a plan for it in school with the different techniques I'd use and everything, but when I sat down to actually write it I realised that I didn't actually have much to say about my first topic (I'm not really as passionate about it as I first thought), and I was really inspired to write something on this other topic. So me being the maverick I am, I scrapped my first topic and all the planning I'd made for it, and jumped straight into this new one. 
I... can't even say how much I loved writing this. I loved it so much. It's an idea that's been going round my head for a while now, and actually putting into words, actually turning it into something that I can share with the rest of the world, meant so much to me. I just sat down and let the words flow and it was the best feeling.
I'm going to hav…

The Bibliophile Sweater Tag!! ft. a lot of rambling and shrieking and unleashing my inner fangirl (I mean this is the quality content you guys follow me for, right)

Hey peoples!!

I is back, and I is back with a tag!! Exciting, right?? Everyone, let's cheer!!

Me: *cheers*

Everyone else: *doesn't cheer* *stares silently* *thinks "what is wrong with this child"*

Okay, okay, FINE. Be like that. So anyway, I decided to very sneakily and schemingly (that's a real word, hush child) steal the Bibliophile Sweater Tag from Gray Marie @ Writing Is Life! I mean, she did say that she tagged anyone who liked sweaters or autumn, and I like both things, so... I didn't steal it, per se... look I want to feel sneaky okay LEAVE ME ALONE

Anyway, without further ado, let's jump right in!

*jumps right in*

(Cover images copied from Goodreads, idk I feel like this needs to be mentioned, pls don't sue me)

Fuzzy Sweater (A book that is the epitome of comfort):

So this is the bit where any normal person would pick a fluffy, sweet, lighthearted novel that makes them feel warm and fuzzy inside, and I pick... a pretty damn dark book about a g…

Chaotic Good, Chaotic Bad, and, um... Just Plain Chaotic tbh: that awkward moment when a homeschooled kid starts school again and freaks out (i.e. a life update)

Hey guys! *waves*

So as you probably know, I started sixth form at the start of this month!! It's been... an experience, certainly. I mean, it's been good! Really good! I'm really enjoying it so far. But it's such a huge change from what I'm used to, that I'm just a tiny bit Shooketh™, or at least I was during the first few weeks. Anyway, I thought it was high time I posted a life update on here, so I'm here to talk all about it!

Make yourselves comfortable, buckle your seatbelts, make yourself a warm drink, sit back, relax and enjoy the journey - it's time to listen to Andrea rambling endlessly about something no-one was ever interested in anyway!! Yay!!

*throws confetti*

Soooo let's start at the very beginning, when I dragged myself out of bed on the sixth of September of 20gayteen (listen, ever since I heard that term you can't possibly expect me to just say 2018 anymore okay) at seven a.m. for the first time since June. Which was... not fun.…

A Very Long, Rambling, Completely Unedited Snippet From My Current WIP (I have nothing better to post so here, have some of my trademark angstiness)

I wander aimlessly along the passageways, not really seeing where I’m going, until I stop, satisfied with my little walk, and look around. I realise that my footsteps have taken me to stand right in front of Alexa’s studio. Cold white light spills out from underneath the closed door, illuminating the corridor around me with a thin glow.
I hesitate. I’ve been thinking about this marvellous haven of creativity since I wandered in that day when I’d just arrived here. The thought of it keeps appearing in the back of my mind – I long to go inside again, to soak up the sight of those beautiful and unnerving paintings and listen to Alexa playing her haunting music and maybe try my hand at some drawing or try out the piano. It’s been far too long since I did anything like that.
But the studio is clearly Alexa’s and Alexa’s alone, and I’m not sure that she’d be willing to share it with me, or even let me enter – I remember the look on her face when I went in the other day, and the sensation I f…

So What's Been Going On in the Life of Me?? : A trip to the beach, the Jane Austen House Museum, GCSE results (!!!), central London and BOOOOOKS

Hey whassup guys *attempts to be cool* *fails*

So it's been ages since the last time I wrote a proper blog post on here (I swear I've been meaning to post something for like two weeks?? But it never happened?? What is self-organisation), and even longer since I last wrote a life update post, so that's what I'm going to be doing today!

 Lately, you've probably been wondering, "so what's been going on in the life of Andrea? It's been a really long time since she last posted!" ... Okay, so probably none of you wondered that because I'm not that important to you BUT I'm still going to be writing a life update!! Trust me... a LOT has happened since I last posted anything here. There are some things I'm really excited about, but I'm going to leave those until the end because they happened the most recently and I want to write this in chronological order. So without further ado, let's jump right in!

*jumps right in*

(Yes I apparently …

Book Review: "Caraval" by Stephanie Garber!! (I apparently write book reviews now?? Is this a parallel universe?? I don't know myself anymore??)

So in a startling turn of events, I have written a book review?? I... Don't... Usually... Write book reviews? I've tried to in the past, but it always sort of failed (don't ask). But I just finished Caraval by Stephanie Garber a couple of days ago, and I had Thoughts that I wanted to write about, so I thought... why not write a review?? What could possibly go wrong?? (Everything. The answer to that is: everything.) So that's what I did! And it turned out okay... I think... I may be wrong... I don't even know what's happening anymore.
I originally posted this on Goodreads, but then I realised that it was long enough to be a full blog post, so I decided to share it here as well. (Also I have no other post ideas sob sob.)
Anyway, enjoy this book review* by Moi!!

*I say "review"... What I really mean is "confusing little ramble that vaguely has something to do with a book I read" but eh, technicalities.

(Cover image copied from Goodreads)

"Not Like Other Girls" // Poetry

I’m not like other girls.

I’m not beautiful,
Or clever,
Or talented,
Or ambitious,
Or loyal.

I don’t know how to take a compliment and I sure as hell don’t know how to give one,
I don’t know how to support other girls because all I think about is myself
I don’t know what friendship truly means because I don’t really trust anyone, not deep down
I only know how to be alone

I can’t find happiness in the simple things
Like pretty flowers
Or a new eyeshadow palette
Or a fairy-tale house
Or a sunset

I only see the rain
Never the rainbow
I only hear the individual notes
Never the symphony
I am a single black tulip among a field of beautiful, colourful blossoms
And it hurts
It hurts a lot

I used to think I didn’t feel enough
Now I know the opposite is true
I don’t feel enough about the real world, I don’t care enough about the people and things happening around meI’m too detached from real life
It’s frightening
But I feel too much when it comes to my stories, my characters, the universe inside…