It can be hard to like wrestling as a woman. We’re long past the days when it was assumed that women went to shows because they fancied the wrestlers – although there are fossils from the bad old days who still bang that gong. But we’re also not really acknowledged as “serious” fans, and especially… Read More Know your role: What women are and aren’t in WWE
WWE is screwed. The list of injured wrestlers is spiralling and today, with the news that John Cena is out to have surgery on yet another of the injured shoulders plaguing the company, we’re faced with every single wrestler who walked out of last Wrestlemania with a belt being firmly on the shelf. On top… Read More How do you solve a problem like Mania?
I’m knackered. It’s been a particularly knackering few months, and even when I’ve had some time off work I’ve spent it doing knackering stuff. This year’s been knackering in all sorts of ways, actually, but rather than boring you with a complex psychodrama I’ll sum up what’s been going on. I turned 25 in August. This, combined with the unfortunate angst… Read More On Getting Over Myself
Everybody’s talking about Game of Thrones. Everybody’s writing about it too, which is precisely why I’ve tried to avoid it since I started blogging. But we’re eagerly awaiting the end of the most controversial series yet, and I’ve been ruminating on the heady mix of violence, sex and realpolitik that has attracted both criticism for… Read More Stannis, Shireen and Tragedy: Coming to Terms with Game of Thrones
I started writing a blog post about the various highs and lows of the past few weeks. As any of my inane ramblings are wont to do it went wildly and quickly off-topic, because it turns out that as the dust has settled on the UK’s General Election (and the miasma of melancholy has been… Read More How we do democracy: or, what I learned from the election
The film industry has a woman problem. If you’re even remotely interested in films, this news won’t come as a shock to you. The percentages of women in key roles in the film industry are pitiful, especially in some of the technical aspects (here’s looking at you, cinematography). And that’s before you get onto the… Read More Olivia Wilde should play Dutch in Predator
Working from home is a curious phenomenon. I’m now in my second job with the option of remote working, and apart from the more complicated technical setup in the current one, I’m pretty convinced that it’s the future. No commuting, the option to adapt your working environment (excellent if, like me, you get bored working… Read More No Country for Young People
Another blog post begins with me discussing my lack of blog posts. It’s safe to say that the past few months have seen me spend quite a lot of time thinking about blogging, yet precious little time getting on with it. But then, my energy has been gradually sapped in the past few months and… Read More Work, Wellness and Willing: How I Plan Not to Screw Up This Year
Every now and then, I tend to forget how geeky I really am. I go to work, I do relatively normal things, I come home (occasionally). And then sometimes I go to a friend’s house and end up talking about whether William Shakespeare really wrote all of his own plays. I love Independence Day as… Read More Does it matter if Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare?
I get that I’m really bad at updating this blog, and I have now successfully missed two months in a row in a violation of my New Year’s Resolutions so heinous I’m still struggling with the guilt. But it’s a question of finding time, energy and things to write about – and while the latter… Read More Of Mice and Men and “English literature”