Probably on the toilet

Hello everyone, here is a picture of me with a very big pizza and a top with dinosaurs on it
This evening I am going to:
finish proofreading the poetry anthology
read the first chapter of my friend’s bookywook (which I’m super excited for because ASEXUAL QUEER REPRESENTATION)
write the prompt that my friend gave me
read a bit more of As Meat Loves Salt and probably fall over in shock
That’s it, carry on

Hello everyone, here is a picture of me with a very big pizza and a top with dinosaurs on it

This evening I am going to:

  1. finish proofreading the poetry anthology
  2. read the first chapter of my friend’s bookywook (which I’m super excited for because ASEXUAL QUEER REPRESENTATION)
  3. write the prompt that my friend gave me
  4. read a bit more of As Meat Loves Salt and probably fall over in shock

That’s it, carry on

posted 17 hours ago with 19 notes
#fml

I was tagged by the wonderful warrior queen and winner of the URL Of The Year Award attababyeatsomepeaches to list my 5 favourite bands, and although I hardly ever do meme things, I am bored and so therefore I am ignoring my previously strongly held principles. 

This is quite hard for me because I don’t tend to favour bands / artists; I tend to just get one song in my head, listen to it on repeat for a month and then get bored of it. However, utilising a very scientific system (bands for which this process has occurred more than once) I have managed to answer this question. 

In no particular order:

  1. Kaiser Chiefs
  2. The Good Natured (not such a fan of their recent reincarnation as Lovestarrs)
  3. Pink Floyd
  4. My Chemical Romance (shut up, they were the soundtrack to my formative teenage years)
  5. The Killers

Such original answers, I know.

I am going to regain my previous convictions and refuse to tag anyone, as this shows favouritism, to which I am most heinously against and which would aggrieve me most highly to endorse, but if you have a particularly strong inclination to share your favourite bands with the world, then by all means, do go ahead.

posted 22 hours ago with 3 notes

SOMETIMES I THINK ABOUT HOW NOT EVERYONE KNOWS THE STORY OF HEDD WYN AND I GET THIS LITTLE PAIN ALL ACROSS MY CHEST

posted 2 days ago with 3 notes
#fml

Actual problem that I now have: where the flippity hey do I get a dress to wear to a black tie event so that I can actually not look like a ruffian at the flim premier I’m going to in a few months’ time??? I keep staring in idolatry at all the pretty ones on Modcloth, but the rational human in me knows that the postage costs would not be worth it (and also Modcloth has a bit of an iffy rep in terms of quality a lot of the time)
does anyone have any ideas because I am honestly just not good at this whole fancy lark
I’m going to set up a bit of a queue now so that my blog isn’t just pictures of my little circular face

Actual problem that I now have: where the flippity hey do I get a dress to wear to a black tie event so that I can actually not look like a ruffian at the flim premier I’m going to in a few months’ time??? I keep staring in idolatry at all the pretty ones on Modcloth, but the rational human in me knows that the postage costs would not be worth it (and also Modcloth has a bit of an iffy rep in terms of quality a lot of the time)

does anyone have any ideas because I am honestly just not good at this whole fancy lark

I’m going to set up a bit of a queue now so that my blog isn’t just pictures of my little circular face

posted 4 days ago with 10 notes

Hello sorry I have been AWOL, I have been v v busy and haven’t had time to set up my queue!! 

Here is what I have been doing:

  1. Asexuality interview / photos (aaaaaaaah) 
  2. Proofreading a poetry anthology (which you should all buy when it comes out - proceeds go to Cancer Research, and also I am in it!)
  3. Applying for a screenwriting course in October - I haven’t heard back yet, but I do hope I get on!
  4. Booking a trip to Paris in November avec ma jumelle
  5. Preparing for a film premiere in October (it’s a black tie event, oh GOD what do I wear)
  6. Working in the most stressful (but occasionally v fun and always interesting) job ever 
  7. Doing quite a bit of writing
  8. Doing quite a lot of reading
  9. Eating a lot of crisps but also at least three peaches
  10. Losing myself to the dandelion fields of rumination

What have you all been doing since I fell off the face of the Earth? I have quite a few messages to reply to and I will do that ASAP!!!!

posted 5 days ago with 15 notes
#fml

Today I heard about the best Facebook hack ever: my friend’s housemates took her phone while she was out, and instead of doing the typical ‘im gay lol’ status, they friend requested over 70 people named Jerome and so she keeps finding random Jeromes in her newsfeed and I am so happy

posted 1 week ago with 47 notes

I did the interview I fucking did it

I made sure to discuss the differences between romantic / aesthetic / sexual attraction, the existence of sex positive and sex repulsed asexuals, the attitude towards asexuality by much of society and the fact that not all asexuals are celibate or dislike sex

Tomorrow I get the copy so I can see what they plan to write, and I’ll gently nudge them if they leave out any of these topics!

I now have a photoshoot on Thursday and I’m afraid

Also my cat just ran away from me

I did the interview I fucking did it

I made sure to discuss the differences between romantic / aesthetic / sexual attraction, the existence of sex positive and sex repulsed asexuals, the attitude towards asexuality by much of society and the fact that not all asexuals are celibate or dislike sex

Tomorrow I get the copy so I can see what they plan to write, and I’ll gently nudge them if they leave out any of these topics!

I now have a photoshoot on Thursday and I’m afraid

Also my cat just ran away from me

posted 1 week ago with 34 notes

Regarding the asexuality interview

My plan is as follows:

  • find out more about the angle of the piece - I’ve researched the journalist and she is credible, with a track record of highlighting gender and sexuality issues in a sensitive way. The only issue is that the newspaper itself is a tabloid, which obviously don’t have the best record for empathy!
  • confirm I will get copy approval, and they’ll stick to the copy approval agreed upon
  • ask not to have my surname printed / use a different name (because last time I did an interview, I got 3456394872 media requests) even with the photograph that they want of me. I don’t mind my face being used, as long as I don’t get another 934875 Facebook messages asking for TV appearances again!


Does that sound OK to people?! What other precautions can I take? I am v happy to do a feature that I think would raise awareness and be sensitive, which is why I would insist upon copy and print approval, so if there’s anything else that my more media savvy friends know I can do that would ensure this, please let me knoooooow

posted 1 week ago with 18 notes

I just got offered £1,000 to talk about asexuality as a ‘conventionally attractive young woman’ in a national newspaper
what
do
I
DO

posted 1 week ago with 40 notes

I FINISHED GIOVANNI’S ROOM AND OHHH OH GODDD I AM NOT EVEN SLIGHTLY ALL RIGHT

What a fucking beautiful and awful and wonderful and horrific book. I wept and it was half envy and half raw despair. I can’t recommend it because it hurts, but I can’t recommend it enough because it’s perfect. I will never write anything so incredible and I will never try because it is physically painful to think of some of the lines in that book.

Someone hold me. I may never love again.

posted 1 week ago with 8 notes

Firstly no I am not a wimp I am very punk rock and secondly you’re a meanie I’m telling my mum

posted 1 week ago with 44 notes
#fml

Having lunch out with my mummy and my grandma and oh god oh god the waitress is the most lovely and attractive human I have ever seen and I keep blushing and fumbling my order and oh god my non-heteronormativity is showing help

posted 1 week ago with 11 notes
#fml