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The Cultured Yeti. If that doesn't sum me up, nothing will!
The Cultured Yeti. If that doesn't sum me up, nothing will!

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An End To Volume One
Well, it's been a ride. I started this blog aged 11, without a clue how to write well and trying to balance a weekly blogging schedule with the rigours of my first year at High School... and now, here we are. I'm 17, I'm at Sixth Form and I'm saying goodbye...
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Did Thematic Dissonance Ruin Series Eight of Doctor Who?
A New Era Dawns Christmas Day 2013 saw Matt Smith sneeze into Peter Capaldi and a new era of the show begin. Hot on its heels came series 8, a new series which promised… well, newness! New Doctor, new writers, new aesthetic and new goals. It was a bold new ...
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Last Night At The Prom (part 4)
Ali grabbed Freya and the two of them exploded into a haze, racing out of the main hall and into the bar. Mere seconds after they got out, the doors of the main hall slammed shut. For a few moments, there was the sound of fists desperately banging against t...
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Last Night At The Prom (part 3)
Paramore was playing and Steven and Sophie were dancing to it. Steven wasn’t the kind of guy who normally danced; he was too clumsy to walk most of the time, never mind dance, and he suspected that was the entire reason why Sophie had agreed. Regardless, th...
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Last Night At The Prom (part 2)
The van’s suspension wasn’t great, so it shook all over the harsh tarmac of the road, bouncing from one side to the other and wobbling the passengers inside.   A single man drove and in the back, there was a bench against either wall, each holding one perso...
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Last Night At The Prom
The clock on the dashboard, which was Steven’s phone in a special frame, read April 31st, 23:45.   “Steven, what time is it?” Chris said from the front seat. “Eleven forty five..” Steven replied from the passenger seat. “Don’t you mean twenty three forty fi...
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Love, Lies And Old Allies (part 6)
Gordon Mellor, Head Boy, sat on the library roof like he did most free periods. He had a book on electrics in one fingerless gloved hand, a screwdriver in the other and in front of him was the old Gilliam High spotlight. It was a monstrous thing, a huge iro...
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Love, Lies And Old Allies (part 5)
“That is brutal.” Chris said, shaking his head. “What’s got into her lately?” The Cairns Cave was illuminated by large amber lamps, hanging under silver shades to give the impression of a UFO. The glow encompassed the four of them, sat in comfortable armcha...
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