Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Meaning of Cis

Cisgender, or cis for short, is still a relatively little-known word. As I write this, my computer’s spellchecker is underlining it and insisting that I actually mean all manner of unrelated things. Which makes my spellchecker rather like a certain … Continue reading

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Faith, Trust, Pixie Dust: A review of Tinker Bell

When I first heard about the Tinker Bell films, my reaction could be summed up in one word, and that word was ‘snooty’. “Another cynical attempt by Disney to cash in on a popular classic,” I thought, flipping pretentiously through … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cons: LFCC and Manchester MCM

The last two weekends have been a bit hectic for Team Footloose. Convention season was upon us, and Em and I attended London Film and Comic Con on 11th-13th July, followed by Manchester MCM on 19th-20th. (All right, two conventions … Continue reading

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OK, Creepy: Further adventures in online dating

A little while ago, I blogged about my forays into the world of online dating. One of the things that struck me in those early, halcyon days was how wrong I’d been about this new way of meeting people, how … Continue reading

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Call for beta readers #2: Sigyn

As some of you may know (at least, those of you who’ve had the patience to sift through my tweets about food and silly questions), I’ve been writing a story about the Norse gods. I’m very close to finishing the … Continue reading

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The Case of Olive Snook: Single women in stories

Every so often, my best friend Emily Brady and I set aside an evening to eat pie and watch Pushing Daisies (a criminally underrated series that became a sad victim of the Writers’ Strike). During our most recent rewatch, amid … Continue reading

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Still So Beautiful: Rewatching Only Lovers Left Alive

*Warning: Contains spoilers* A starry sky, red Gothic letters, and music that dripped like honey. As the film began, I realised I had no idea what to expect from Only Lovers Left Alive. Being a fan of Tom Hiddleston, I’d … Continue reading

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