Tuesday, 21 February 2017

LGBT+ TV Adverts

LGBT+ TV Advertising in the UK

I've been writing a series of posts on LGBT+ themes in UK sitcoms over on Tumblr - read more HERE - and as an offshoot I started looking at TV advertising. This will serve as a master post for write ups on individual adverts.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Cute Stuff My Kid Believes

Cute Stuff My Kid Believes

Cinderella is called ‘Maryelle’. I don’t know why.

 The stars are shiny because they’re where princesses and unicorns live, with their sparkly ball gowns and sparklier magic dust.

 We can’t turn the lights on in her room after she goes to bed because it will wake up Baby Samabelle, the doll, and Red Rum, the rocking horse.

 Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' is the pinnacle of human musical achievement. Other singers who are also secretly Swifty - because YouTube's play similar feature makes life easier - include Meghan Trainor, Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry, and Justin Bieber.

 Lack of size perceptions means she thinks she can wear Barbie’s shoes if she just keeps trying to get them on.

 Batgirl has two dads (Jim Gordon and Chief O’Hara) and both of them would be very upset if Batgirl didn’t clean her teeth and put her blocks away. (Trying to be like Batgirl is a full time occupation - she has a cape and everything.)

 All of her many many masterpieces depict Spiderman after the school of crayon scrawl. Including the ones all over my work agendas.

Kids, man.


Saturday, 18 February 2017

The Smoking Room


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Friday, 17 February 2017

Friday Frivolity - Dogs

Friday Frivolity

Take a look at some of these lovely retro canine companions. :D

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

Political satire and tickets to a lecture about an historical serial killer. Anthony knows me so well!

I hope you've all had a great Valentine's Day! ♡

Monday, 13 February 2017

Law and Order in the UK

Law and Order

A while ago now I did a series of posts on 'the fic writer's guide to Britain'. I always intended to write one on policing, and law and order more generally, and now seems as good a time as any to finally get around to it! I'll mostly use media examples, and supplement with how things work in the Met (Metropolitan Police Service, second only to the NYPD in terms of size) and my local force, Gwent Police / Heddlu Gwent, which has around 1,350 sworn members.

Mention is made of Scotland and Northern Ireland, but they have seperate systems so unless I say otherwise I'm referring exclusively to England and Wales.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Friday Frivolity - Valentine's Day

Friday Frivolity

It's almost Valentine's Day - and I'm completely unprepared! Not only have I not even bought a card for Anthony, it's also my mum's birthday on the 14th and I haven't sorted out anything for that yet either. I'm still catching up on comments from last week too, along with a bunch of other stuff. I need to spring clean my organisation skills!

Anyway, enjoy these cute retro cards as we gear up for the festival of lurve. :D

Corny Valentine

Finally, here's the most perfect for Marianna. She is obsessed with Batgirl and insists on taking her doll everywhere. Seriously, that doll has a better social life than I do!

Batgirl Valentine

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