Too Long

It’s been quite a while since my last post. I’ve been feeling ill, and uni work got in the way. I’ve had two mini-presentations to do. They’re not really presentations just introducing a poem and talking about the poet and main features of the poem. I think of them and prepare for them as presentations because I know the real ones are going to be here before I know it. One of the introductions was on Song (I’m going to New York) by Frank O’Hara and the other was To The Snipe by John Clare. I hadn’t heard of either of these poems before, but enjoyed both of them. Although I read a few other John Clare ones and preferred them, especially I Am.

I’ve also shown work at a workshop session that went reasonably well. The comments were not too positive, but I was expecting that to be honest. So far the two pieces I’ve written to uni have been too forced just to get them finished in time.

I also found out that I cannot write Fantasy for my dissertation which means the 4000 words I wrote over the summer and all the planning to go with it is now practically useless. I have a Dissertation meeting thingy tomorrow and hope that I will be told I can write fantasy, but somehow I doubt it.

I watched the first episode of Agents of SHIELD the other week and really enjoyed it. Still haven’t watched the second one though. I also need to watch the second episode of Atlantis. I enjoyed the first one of that as well.

I’ve been playing through the Metal Gear Solid series again at the moment. I haven’t played the original two games before, and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed them. They’re dated but once I got into them I really liked them. I’m just over half way through MGS2 at the moment. 

I haven’t watched any films for quite a while. I just haven’t felt like sitting in one place for a long period of time and focus on something. I haven’t even been watching that much tv. I suppose it’s just readjusting to uni. 

The new Darren Shan book, Zom B Baby, came out last week. It took me the longest to read out of the whole series, but that was just because I was ill. It’s hard to say but i think it may be the best book in the series so far. The events towards the end were really shocking and yet again I can’t wait for the next one. I will post a proper review soon. At the moment I’m reading Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. I’m not very far through it, but I will read more soon. After that I’m going to read Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman about the time travelling dinosaur Professor Steg. I also have to finish The Water Babies at some point. 

Writing has been slow recently. Hopefully all will be back to normal soon. 

About ashleymanningwriter

Young Adult Fiction writer. Horror and fantasy blended together.
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