Thursday, 15 August 2013

Creative Writing Exercise: Childhood, first memory of fear

If a person does not remember their first memory of fear, it does not necessarily mean that they had a fearless childhood or was a fearless child. As children, we all think that we are invincible. It is in those naive moments when the child experiences fear for the first time that they learn and start to become the person they will be in the future. 

As we grow older, we do not so much accustom ourselves to fear but we learn to cope and understand why we feel it steal a beat from our hearts and drive our minds into a chaotic frenzy. But as a child, where fear is new and unexplored, it is terrifying. Racing heartbeats and irrational tears which result from the smallest fright. A child does not understand this physical reaction to the fear, least of the the mental states that instantly transform.

For her, it was the fear of the dark. She shared the room with one other occupant which would in some cases provide security but she could constantly sense the predators lurking under her bed, ready to take her when she was most vulnerable. Even though in her young brain she knew that monsters did not exist, it still did not settle that itchy and suffocating dread that enveloped her heart. What was worse was that her untamed imagination ran rampant with vicious scenarios. These images were pitch black and empty. A void. However she could still hear the inhuman snarls, the tearing sounds of sheets and the feeling of being taken by an invisible predator.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Mitchell Thompson - The X Factor Australia 2013 - AUDITION [FULL]

He got into home visits! I remember hearing him sing live at HSC encore performances in 2012, "Burn For You" where every girl melted and fell in love. He was amazing. I was absolutely gutted when he was kicked off The Voice. Deserved to go through. I have the highest hopes for him for this show. Please let X-Factor and Australia see how absolutely amazing he is.


Week 3 - Tutorial
Exercise: Distilling classic novels in a haiku

  • Unsolvable crime
    What there isn’t leaves what is

  • Nineteen eighty four
    Hide in a world of cameras
    Big Brother knows all

Monday, 12 August 2013

I can't believe I forgot this

I HAVE A PUPPY! I've had one for about 2 months now. His name is Archie and is the most gorgeous thing ever. Super fluffy and cute and sweet. A bit barky and bitey though....

He is the friendliest dog ever. But to a fault. He wants to run up to everyone which makes him easy to dognap or run away. Nevertheless, the whole family is in love with him. The first day we brought him home he was 2 months old an 5.4kg. He is now 4 months old and at least 13kg


I'm not dead, update, clothes

I am not dead! Just this blog is. I don't know why. I really miss personal blogging. Maybe I'll use it as a place to:

  • Make lists (see what I did there?)
  • Write down ambitions, dreams, wants, ideas
  • Post up some short stories or drafts of them from Creative Writing class
  • Post up music that I really love
  • Rant

Anything really. So here is the occasional update that I have failed to do:
  • Semester 2 looks promising. Painting and drawing at COFA, creative writing is getting me really excited about life again and film studies is just something I look forward to all the time
  • I literally JUST passed media. 50. And credits for all else which I am very happy about.
  • I have been shopping. A lot. Here are some examples:

The picture of me in the mirror and the messy room was me wearing these amazing boots. But this is pretty much everything I have bought in the past month or two. Dress from SirenLondon, novels from BookDepository, boots from ModCloth, the picture of my in mirror with jumper and leather shorts are from Chikabootie and the instagram photo was from a shopping date with Milly in Newtown where it has these amazing boutiques.

Also I have found and am in love with a lot of vintage online stores. I am willing to sell my soul for these two:

And I found my dream wedding dress but everyone is telling me it's insane to buy one at my age especially when I have no boyfriend. But it's a vintage, one-of-a-kind wedding dress made by my new favourite vintage designer Mike Benet: