odetonoone asked: Thank you for making that post about how to survive freshers. I'm moving to uni on Saturday and I'm terrified of meeting new people and clubbing and all that as I'm very shy, but your post has made me feel a bit better about things. So yes, thank you for showing me that shy people can survive at uni :) x
Aka my guide to getting through the most mental and chaotic part of your time at university for the quiet and shy. So you’ve got your place at university, and you can’t wait to start! You’ve been waiting for this day for a long, long time and it’s finally here. But at the same time, you’re so, so nervous about it - you have to meet lots of new people, and make new...
I’m talking about romantic love here. Can it be described accurately? I don’t think so. I don’t think you can know what love is until you experience it yourself. How contradictory is that? No-one can describe this feeling, yet when you feel it, you know. My God, do you know. In my experience, it’s wanting to be with that person for as much of your time as possible. You...
2011: The year of gigs.
Or rather, about 4 months of them. Seeing as I didn’t see any live music until the first weekend of September, which was when Bingley Music Live happened. 2nd-4th September - Bingley Music Live Alright. I’m not going to lie, I bought a ticket for this purely because Maximo Park headlined the Saturday night. They were one of my favourite bands a couple of years ago, and I’d...
The life of a Manic Street Preachers fan
As I sit here writing this, I have on the Forever Delayed DVD. I got that for Christmas this year. It was around this time last year that I heard Motorcycle Emptiness for the first time, and it stuck in my head for ages afterwards. I’ve never loved a band quite like I love the Manics, and it’s hard to believe that I’ve only been a fully-fledged fan for almost a year - it feels...
The true age of innocence
When I was on holiday last week, I was sat eating in the dining room of the hotel. At a table nearby, a little girl who can’t have been older than 3 or 4, was sat waiting for her parents to come back to the table with food. She had a teddy bear on the table and one of the waitresses came up and started playing with the teddy bear to try and make her laugh. Watching this made me feel quite...
My Oxford experience
I still remember quite clearly going into my interview for 6th form and my interviewer, the head of 6th form, asking me if I had an idea of what I wanted to study at university and at which university I wanted to study it. Something possessed me to come out with “Well, I was thinking of Oxford or Cambridge…”, to which he replied “well, with your grades, we’d...
lizzieslion asked: I just read your post about how you've changed since year 7 and I swear it was like reading my own writing. I think it's easy to romanticise the High School Experience when, in actual fact, it can be a stressful and demoralising time. I thought it woukd be wonderful; it isn't. Just wanted to let you know that you really struck a chord with me :) x
m0drnmoonlight asked: You articulated why I love Nicky so much. He's so incredibly adorable, you can't not love him!
What makes Nicky Wire so great?
Following on from my post about what makes the Manics so great, I’m dedicating a whole post to their bassist and most outspoken member, because he’s someone I admire greatly and who has been a big influence in my life this past 10 months or so. His lyrics. Well, he’s made a few lyrical misfires, but he’s had a lot of time to do that. His non-political introspective lyrics...
What makes Manic Street Preachers so great?
They’re the favourite band of many people on here. One thing I’ve noticed is that this band takes people in a way unlike anything else seems to. Why is it exactly that fans of this band tend to be completely and utterly manic about them? (Pardon the pun) They’re childhood friends. Look at Nicky Wire, James Dean Bradfield & Sean Moore (and Richey Edwards when he was around)....
How to survive A-Levels
As someone who’s almost done with their A-Levels who’s following a lot of people on here currently doing their GCSEs, I thought I’d write this. I found the first year of my A-Levels alright, actually - it was nice to be studying subjects that I actually enjoyed (apart from Physics, but at least I could do it in year 12) and to be slightly more independent than I had been at...
I saw someone get anon hate on here last week for saying that they’re asexual. The general gist of the messages was that asexuality doesn’t exist, or that people claim to be asexual as it’s “fashionable”. It made me feel angry. I find that asexuality is one of the most misunderstood sexualities. People don’t seem to “get” the concept of not feeling...
A rant about the popular music of today
I posted this on my main blog a couple of months ago. I was attempting to write something about this tonight but was struggling, and then I remembered that I’d written this. So here’s one I did earlier - sorry if it’s not particularly well written; it wasn’t meant for this blog originally but it articulates my feelings a lot better than I am currently doing in my futile...
7 years is a long time.
To someone who’s about 80 years old, it isn’t, but to me, who’ll have been on this planet for 18 years in August, it is. It’s more than a third of my life. Friday 27th May was my last day at school. Ever. I haven’t left properly yet because I’ve still got my exams to do, but I won’t ever be going back there to do lessons. Considering I spent 7 years...
m0drnmoonlight asked: I really like your interpretation of the Manics' lyrics - it really makes sense, I could never really put into words what I thought A Design for Life is about and you managed to!