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Dissertation: Fan subcultures and participatory authorship

By on June 3, 2016
Almost every fan has heard the words “get a life” and they didn’t disappoint. This thesis looks at fans of TV show, Shadowhunters; to see if they demonstrate how fans have evolved from just the ‘adoring audience’ into participating authors working independently or alongside producers of the texts they love.
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How To: Shadowhunters Cosplay

By on May 2, 2016
With comic con season coming up soon, I wanted to create an easy tutorial demonstrating how you can dress up in cosplay


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Current Issues in Young Adult books

By on December 22, 2015

Young adult books are nothing new, but they have recently outpoured into our lives, even for those who don’t read books, you’d find them inspiring your TV shows like…



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The Strange And Beautiful Sorrows Of Ava Lavender – Review

By on December 11, 2015
"To her mother, she was everything. To her father, nothing at all. To my grandmother, a reminder of loves long lost". Ava just wants to be normal, but unfortunately she was born with wings, to some she is a Angel, to some an abomination; Ava finds her place in this beautiful and deep book.
Ensnared By A.G. Howard - Review


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Ensnared By A.G. Howard – Review

By on November 8, 2015
Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of flowers and insects, which you and I might think is strange. For Alyssa, its a birthright. Descending into Wonderland, Alyssa finds no colourful characters or hospitable tea parties, but a dark and wild nightmare ruled and ruined by a Queen that has waited eagerly to extract revenge on a very curious family. From there the plot only thickens.