Review of Gone by Michael Grant

In a world where everyone over the age of fifteen suddenly vanishes without a trace and the kids are now in control of the town and their own survival, somehow the story manages to be rubbish.

I really didn’t expect this one to go wrong. The whole thing was right up my alley: a whole bunch of kids suddenly have the run of the land after every older teen & adult vanishes. They also start to discover that some of them have strange new powers like shooting fire out of their hands or super-healing abilities. It’s survivalist, it’s paranormal, it’s Lord of the Flies meets Heroes but it sucked.

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Most Memorable and/or Fucked-Up Fairy Tales: Great Claus and Little Claus

description We all take fairy tales with a pinch of salt — but some just make the mind boggle so hard you just have to blog about ‘em.

The tale of Great Claus and Little Claus is quite mild, as fucked-up fairy tales go, but still memorable and highly enjoyable. I’m currently reading through the ultimate and phenomenal Hans Christian Anderson collection (note: not actual book title), and it’s definitely my favourite so far. Are you sitting comfortably?

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Review of Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba

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If you read manga, you’ve probably heard of Death Note. You’ve actually probably read it by now, and if you’ve read it I’m guessing you loved it. I don’t know a single person who doesn’t. But if you’re not a manga-reader you may not know of the awesome that is the Death Note series, and that’s okay, because this review is specifically written for you (yes, you!).

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Fuck feminism and get fake tits – #1 Year Blogiversary!

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In case you couldn’t tell by the title, it’s the one year anniversary of my blog! And just in case you’re feeling cheated by the rest of the aforementioned title, it does actually have relevance. Promise. Sorta.

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What do you really think of the #IceBucketChallenge?

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I don’t think there is a single person with internet who doesn’t know about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. But just in case, it’s a social media trend that went viral a couple of months ago wherein participants have to film themselves lobbing a bucket of iced water over themselves and donating to charity, specifically the ALS Association (or MNDA in the UK).

Thought you’re more than likely aware of the challenge, not everyone is fully up to date with its associated controversies. Honestly, it’s a bit of a goddamn headache, but I’ve been nominated for the challenge and I didn’t feel right about just doing it without having a good old think about the issues. I’m annoying like that.

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