Personal Messages/Updates, Question Time

Coming Soon: Q/T WITH YOUTUBERS!

So you know about Question Time which shall be continuing for a long time given how much fun I have asking questions of those I have similar interests with and admire!

So far I have planned many more a Question Time sessions with fellow book lovers on Instagram an now is the time to expand.

So… Thanks to the ability to contact some of my favourite YouTubers via this lovely site below, I have managed to organised even more Question Time sessions with Youtubers whom you might know yourselves!

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More messages have been sent out to Youtubers and should they be interested then they are welcome to become involved but until then you can all look forward to the Question Times in which you can find out what goes on behind the scenes and in the minds of these fabulous individuals and many more…

 

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Wordpress Tasks

Day Nine: Writing and Not Writing

When I’m not writing: 

When I’m not writing, I’m working as a Customer Assistant at my local Supermarket.

When I’m not writing, I’m reading and enjoying books and looking for material to review.

When I’m not writing, I’m watching book-tuber videos on YouTube or researching additional material on fandoms which I am apart of.

When I’m not writing, I’m listening to music and enjoying time with my family.

When I’m not writing, I’m thinking of what to write next and creating my monthly blog plans.

 

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Personal: Facts About Me ETC

My Top 10 Favourite Songs

  1. Imagine Dragons – Gold
  2. Celine Dion – Ashes
  3. Tom Walker – Leave A Light On
  4. Rachel Platten – Fight Song
  5. Sigrid – Everybody Knows
  6. Sleeping At Last – You Wouldn’t Like Me
  7. Faith Marie – Little Girl
  8. Julia Brennan – Inner Demons
  9. Laura Aquilina – Sinners
  10. Katy McAllister – Another Empty Bottle

 

These top 10 favourite songs  are in no particular order in regards to the list itself. However these are the songs that make the top ten. I highly recommend listening to each and every single one of them!

Have you listened to any of them? What are your favourite songs? Let me know in the comments!

 

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Wordpress Tasks

Day Two: Write a List

Five Things I’ve Learned In Life

  1. You can’t make everyone happy.
  2. Grades should never come before health (mental or physical).
  3. University was not as fun as I had believed it would be prior attending.
  4. The imagination should not be suppressed.
  5. Online friends are just as valuable as the ones seen everyday.

 

And so, there it is, five examples of the many things which I have learned thus far in my 22 years of life!

What are some of the facts and valuable lessons which you have learned? Let me know in the comments below.

 

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Personal Messages/Updates, Personal: Facts About Me ETC

My Trip To Monkey World

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What is Monkey World? Take a look at their website and learn all about it:
MONKEY WORLD OFFICIAL SITE

Want to know more? Check out this Youtube video explaining all about the centre:
YOUTUBE: Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre [Dorset]

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For more images of my day out, check out my Instagram page!

What the individuals at Monkey World do is amazing and the animals themselves are fascinating. My appreciation goes out to all who are involved in keeping these monkeys and other creatures safe from harm and allowing them to live a happy, healthier life.

 

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FridayArticles, The Nerd Daily

The Reality of Fiction

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Stories? We all spend our lives telling them, about this, about that, about people. . . But some? Some stories are so good we wish they’d never end. They’re so gripping that we’ll go without sleep just to see a little bit more. Some stories bring us laughter and sometimes they bring us tears. . . but isn’t that what a great story does? Makes you feel? – Dustin Hoffman

A story can be true, a story can be false, it can be whatever the storyteller makes it and that is a type of power which some people still fear today. There are many who still restrict their children from reading novels or watching certain television shows, and even still, there are those who hear or see the word fiction and roll their eyes. We aren’t here to criticize or insult those individuals since everyone has a right to live their lives how they wish along with having their own opinion. However, we are here to hopefully highlight and provide some enlightenment on the importance in which fiction holds.

Firstly, just what makes fiction so important to people? Of course, there’s the idea that fiction provides individuals with an opportunity to escape and it’s most likely that many individuals would agree that. When things are tough, all it takes is picking up a good book or sitting in front of the TV and diving into a fantasy world of your choosing and suddenly – for even a moment – all the problems of ones’ reality are gone. In addition to this, this escapism theory is also a reason which is both similar yet different. With fiction, whether it be books, movies or TV shows, we can embark on epic adventures filled with mystery and danger whilst never leaving the comfort of our own bedrooms or wherever you enjoy reading. There are many reasons why fiction is incredibly great and the list truly is endless. The importance of it is something that cannot be stressed enough and there are even studies carried out by psychologists which shows that expanding ones’ imagination with stories and the possibilities and opportunities which they offer is advantageous to the individuals’ health.

So why would anyone feel the need to shut themselves away and deny themselves or others the incredulous tales which are provided to us through fiction? It’s most likely that you know someone of the sort and as I said before, we’re not here to judge, but it is merely an attempt to coax them into acceptance. Anyone who is out there and reading this who doesn’t see the good in fictional worlds and characters in books, you truly do not know what you are missing. Does the attempt to draw non-fiction lovers in sound almost familiar? Perhaps it’s a conversation that you’ve had with someone or perhaps you’re a fan of the TV show, Once Upon a Time. The following is a quote taken from Season 1, Episode 17 entitled ‘Hat Trick’:

Emma Swan: This is it. This is the real world.

Jefferson/Mad Hatter: A real world. How arrogant are you to think yours is the only one? There are infinite more. You have to open your mind. They touch one another, pressing up in a long line of lands, each just as real as the last. All have their own rules. Some have magic, some don’t. And some need magic. Like this one.

In this particular scene, Emma Swan (portrayed by Jennifer Morrison) is given a reality check – pun intended – by the Mad Hatter (portrayed by Sebastian Stan). The words spoken by Stan’s character, Jefferson at this moment are somewhat harsh within the context of the show itself, but they are true to an extent and also have the ability to spark any fantasist with a sense of hope and wonder.

Hope and wonder are key elements to any story whether it be fiction or not, but magic? Magic is something else entirely. Magic is an element which gives fiction a bad reputation among some and an aspect of a story that will make others want to devour the story and never want it to end. One particularly well-known book series which manages to do just that is the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling. Avoiding a biased opinion, it is understandable why some may believe the story is not for them and that choice must be respected. However, there are those out there who shun the books and movies alike because they are “too farfetched”, “too fanciful” and “merely a children’s story”. How wrong that is…

Keeping in mind the Harry Potter series is merely the example being used in this article and it does not necessarily mean the issue here does not apply to other works of fiction. That issue being that one can not simply judge a story so callously. Harry Potter – and indeed other fictional works – aren’t just about wand waving, potion brewing, imaginary creatures and imaginary locations. . .  They are about so much more than that. They are about characters who much like us all spend their lives trying to figure out who they are and how they fit into the world they are in. They are about friendship, loyalty, and betrayal among other issues which affect us all in reality.

All of these things come together to make a great story, a great work of fiction in which fantastical and realistic factors come together effortlessly. It can be easily seen that fiction is a form of art which speaks to us individually and allows us as individuals to interpret whatever content it provides us with in our own unique way. Stories are just another means of allowing us to learn what it is to love, to lose, or to live…

Fiction helps to teach us what it is to be human.

This article can also be read on The Nerd Daily site, if you’re interested in reading, liking and commenting there instead then click on the following link: THE NERD DAILY: THE REALITY OF FICTION.

 

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Personal Messages/Updates, The Nerd Daily

Fandoms?

Hey there,

This post is mostly just to satisfy my own curiosity and also one which will contribute to an article I am writing for The Nerd Daily. So, below I have a few questions which I will be asking and if you like then feel free to answer one, some, all or even none of them – although at least one of them would be helpful… Here they are!

  1. Are you a part of any fandoms and if so, which ones? (Please state at least 2)
  2. When did you learn of/become a part of a fandom?
  3. What do you like most about being part of a fandom?
  4. What do you like least about being part of a fandom?
  5. Do you participate in any fandom related activities (eg, online discussions/debates, Comic Con, Fanfiction writing, fanart drawing etc)?
  6. Do you feel like being a part of a fandom has changed or influenced your life and if so, in which way(s)?

 

Many thanks for your time! Hopefully this blog post may even allow for others to meet and begin to interact with those in the same/other fandoms too.

 

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Personal Messages/Updates

What To Expect

Hello to you all!

Well, as you can see I have done as I said I would do and deleted all past posts from my blog but please do not be alarmed. If you missed my warning message then allow me to repeat what was said within my earlier post that was made last month.

For a while, a lot of unfortunate events were plaguing my life and affecting myself and my family in a terrible way… However, as I slowly but surely overcome the challenges those events presented me with and move forward with my life I began to think about fresh starts and just how useful one may be. So, here we are, the blog had been ‘reset’ so to speak but I do intend on keeping it for its original purpose and therefore the content will not change – only improve!

With that in mind I can also say that I plan on keeping on top of posting and even have spreadsheets to help me manage the posts I intend to make and help me ensure that I do, in fact, post daily. Whilst these spreadsheets will not be shown publicly, I will consult them on a regular basis to ensure the timetable is being followed and deadlines are met. If you are curious to know about when to expect posts however then here is the posting times below:

fandomfrenzy posting times as of july 2018

So what can you expect to see posted at these times? Just like before this blog looks to present its readers with a number of reviews for books, movies, TV shows and the likes… In addition to that I will also post various articles written by myself regarding a number of subjects and even evaluation posts that will explore characters, events and more in depth from both an objective and subjective perspective.

Furthermore, as well as being able to comment on individual posts with your own opinions and such, each Sunday a ‘Suggestion Sunday’ post will be made in which you will specifically be able to comment with any suggestions you have regarding what you’d like to see on the blog, your recommended reads or movies and TV shows you would like me to review or simply give my opinion on then and there.

And that, my friends, is it and thank you to you all for being understanding and supportive as of late, I hope that all of you are keeping well also!

Smile always,

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