This is the first time I’ve had a chance to make a blog post since we lost Jaffa. I don’t know what to put in this update, really, other than that I hope to post more frequently in the new year, and make a proper post for Jaffa when I can put my thoughts together […]


It has been a while since I posted in here. I’ve been working very much on rescuing Legends of Arda from the abyss as icyboards is closing down and I’ve had to put the forum on here. As a consequence, I’ve had to get rid of the picture gallery I had and I’m having to […]

Sharing Saturday – 80’s and 90’s Cartoons Prt 1

I’ve not posted in the blog for a while. This month I’ve had quite a number of problems with my health and so felt too tired to do so, and I’ve also had the courses to do, so my focus has been elsewhere. I’ve managed to come across some old cartoons that I used to […]

Introducing Ladies of Geekdom!

Ladies of Geekdom is a new Google+ and Facebook group I’ve created as a place where ladies and girls who are fans of science fiction and fantasy, science, and general nerdy/geeky subjects can come together to discuss and share what they love. They are open to everyone – no approval process (‘cos really, why should […]

Courses Update!

I am quite enjoying these Coursera courses! The only drawbacks are these. They make me wish even more that I had covered these topics more thoroughly in my Zoology degree, but by the time year three came round, the Vertebrate Paleontology module of the course had been dropped. It is really the one major regret […]

Vertebrates, Dinosaurs, and Marine Reptiles, Oh My!

For those who are interested in science and would like a taster in some of the best university courses from around the world, or who are already enrolled on a university course and would like a little help with their revision, then the website Coursera has a lot of courses to choose from. I’ve delved […]

Sharing Saturday: Panfandom RPG Sites

For my first Sharing Saturday post, I’ve decided to feature some wonderful rp sites which I’ve been a member of, or which I like the concept of. They are Pan-fandom sites, which means that any character from any fandom is accepted on them, and that anyone can take on any character they wish – i.e. […]

5 Fandom Friday: Gateway Fandoms That Made Me Who I Am Today

Ever since I can remember, I have ALWAYS been a fan of science fiction and fantasy. Animal related stories, both fictional and real, have always been something I have enjoyed too, though the animal related stories feel out of favour with me because there aren’t a lot out there for adults, but it is something […]

Cover Love: Beren and Luthien

I could not resist picking the wonderful cover artwork for Beren and Luthien by the talented artist, Alan Lee. The cover features Beren and Luthien and the wolfhound, Huan, one of the great hunting dogs of the Valar, Oromë. I must resist digging into the story more than that, but not to worry, when I […]