I DID IT. As of today, 1st of November 2019, I have finally completed Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace. Although bragging about it feels short-lived, given that I listened to the audiobook, which, for me, takes significantly less effort than actually reading it. Regardless, this mammoth of a book is the heaviest piece of literature I’ve ever come across – literally and figuratively. And … Continue reading Things you need to know before reading Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
In this fantasy world, the politics and, consequentially, the realm itself, are divided between the West, who despises all dragons, and the East, who worships them. The religions of the world are different interpretations of a key historical moment: the defeat of the Nameless One, a nightmarish fire-breathing dragon that wreaked havoc in its wake, a thousand years before the timeline of the book. In … Continue reading The Priory of The Orange Tree is beautifully diverse and all fantasy writers should take note!
In 1912, a manuscript unlike any other was purchased by Wilfrid Voynich. Yet Voynich was far from being the first to take an interest in the mysterious book. For centuries, the greatest minds have been perplexed by the manuscript, from emperors, to scientists, cryptographers, priests, Renaissance artists, and avid Redditors. I am indeed talking about The Voynich Manuscript, which seems to do nothing but spark … Continue reading Art Sunday #6: The most mysterious Codex, still undecipherable by Modern Science
I don’t usually consider myself to have much of a voice when it comes to movies. For me, they usually fall into either of the categories of “I like” and “I don’t like”. However, the Netflix new release Tall Girl seems right up my alley because I happen to be a tall girl myself. This article isn’t going to be a review because it comes … Continue reading Tall Girl reacts to Tall Girl
Another month has come to an end and I can’t help but marvel at how fast time’s been going by ever since I started my placement (or, for non-UK peeps: a gap year where I work full-time in the industry). And for those of you who’re wondering why I’m flexing my job all of a sudden: it’s because working full-time as an artist means that … Continue reading September Wrap-Up and October TBR: All-audiobooks special
I recently saw this one on Jack’s Bedtime Reading and thought it was quite spicy, so here we are. I’m a simple person, so when it comes to the simple things in life, think of me as 100% guilty. Secretly watched anime while pretending to hate it? Guilty. Pretended to have heard of some obscure musician just to hide the fact that I’m an uncultured … Continue reading The Guilty Reader Book Tag
Most of us grew up with a fixed notion of what the Renaissance meant or what the general aesthetic of it was. One wouldn’t be wrong to have pale soft-skinned maids in opulent garments or idealised depictions of the ancient world come to mind when thinking of that time frame. Indeed, the last thing one would think of would be apocalyptic renditions of carnal indulgence … Continue reading Art Sunday #5: Deep Dive into the Strange Symbolism of Hieronymus Bosch’s art