Geek Culture, Lifestyle

Your heroes are people too

They say you should kill your heroes. And as a geek, I have a lot of them, each one of them messy, complicated, and human, just like me.

Geek Culture, Lifestyle

Top 5 Wednesday: Current Favourites That Aren’t Books

This week, the theme for Top 5 Wednesday is "Current Favourites That Aren't Books", so I've put together this short list of a few of the little things I've been enjoying for the last couple of weeks.

Lifestyle

My New Year’s Goals for a Happier Me

Here are five things that will make me happier this year.

Geek Culture, Lifestyle

Blogging Level 2

In which I recap on my first two years of blogging.

Lifestyle

Transgender Awareness Week

Just a little blog post for transgender awareness week.

Lifestyle, Psychology and Mental Health

The Busy Introvert’s Dilemma

How do you find the energy to socialise when so many other things are already draining you?

Lifestyle

New Things, Old Things: A Brief Life Update

I know what you're thinking: "I don't follow this blog for life updates! I follow it for lists about¬†Stranger Things,¬†and deep and meaningful thoughts on role-playing games. Where is the nerdiness?!" (Oh, you weren't thinking that...? Well either way, a life update is what you're getting.) Almost exactly three years ago, I started my undergraduate… Continue reading New Things, Old Things: A Brief Life Update

Geek Culture, Lifestyle

What a Role-Playing Game Taught Me About Self-Image

In which 'Masks' taught me a new mechanic to add to the game they call "real life".

Lifestyle

Graduation: a Three-Year Retrospective

It's not in my nature to get too philosophical about graduation, and I don't want to write a heartfelt blog that reads like an Oscars acceptance speech. But I want to use this as an opportunity to take stock of what I've achieved over the last three years, and not just in terms of blogging. University has been more than just learning biochemistry. It's been throwing myself in at the deep end, facing my fears, and discovering that there is no escaping the fact that I am indeed the big nerd I always suspected myself to be.