How would Hitler justify going to heaven?

Paranormal Community‘s challenge this week is writing a short story on a character being at a crossroad to heaven or to hell. Lately as I’ve been editing Rune Mage and plotting for the sequel of March City, I’ve been thinking about villains. More specifically, how every villain is the hero in their own story. The prompt of…

Inspired by Clowns and Dolls

I hate clowns and dolls. If I actually encountered those clown ‘pranks’ that were all the rage last year, I would break down in a mess and cry — or alternatively turn on my fight response and attempt to beat the shit out of the clown, all 55kg of me. When Wattpad’s Short Story account held a contest…

Medical Bullshit on TV (Part 6)

Featuring: The Vampire Diaries (no spoilers) Season 7 Episode 13 Now, I’m no OBGYN but I’ve done my student placements so if I turn out to be outrageously wrong/uninformed, please let me know. Woman in labour, ECG monitor attached. Twins in her uterus. Beneath the mother’s ECG monitor readings are two more normal, perfect ECG…

Film Review: Bridget Jones’s Baby

I liked a bit of Bridget Jones back when the first two films came out: they were funny, horrifically cringeworthy, and altogether a lighthearted comedy that could be enjoyed with girlfriends over cups of tea. I’m usually over-critical of the blundering, dimwitted Jones, and yet at the same time I do enjoy watching it. Complex…

Medical Bullshit on TV (Part 5)

Featuring: The Vampire Diaries (no spoilers) Season 6 Episode 14 Regarding end of life care… Why is the obs machine still attached to the patient if they’re reaching end of life? What are you going to do if their blood pressure drops — cannulate them and give them fluids? What are you going to do…

Film Review: Logan

I’m a big fan of X-men and Marvel. I love super powers. Heck, one of my novels was basically inspired by X-men crossed into power rangers. So when Logan came out, I was very excited. “Logan” takes the story on quite a different tone to the previous ones: no mass extermination, no victims of feat…

Plagiarism and Wattpad

There have been some issues in the context of safety of my work and others on Wattpad. From a few Wattpad friends on Facebook, it’s come to my attention that there has been a site (or multiple sites) for the past year that have allowed internet users the ability to download stories onto their own…