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So, this weekend was Derby’s Second Annual Mercian Cup, and despite the fact that I have currently lost the use of my thumb, I maintain this was one of the strangest and best tournaments I’ve ever been to, and this is including a tournament in which I dressed up as Black Widow going to prom and played on the same team as Spiderman, the Joker, Bane, and Captain America, among others. (That one was still really good, though, SHSU!)
As usual, I feel I must begin with some disclaimers, so that you know exactly where I’m coming from and better understand why my commentary is the way it is.
Full Disclaimer: I did not play any sports before quidditch. I have been playing quidditch for three years, two of which were spent in the American Southwest (SW) region and one here in the UK. I am not a bad player (though I certainly have my off days), but I am not the sort of player that will make a US national team any time soon. All of my American tournaments save World Cup VI took place in the SW, and I have only played one full tournament in the UK, which was the Northern Cup. I have been lucky enough to play with Derby and Loughborough during practices and things, though, so I’ve gotten some more games in since Northern Cup.
tl;dr: I am not an IQA Analyst, nor am I some sort a quidditch deity. However, I’d like to think I’m not entirely incompetent.
Now that that’s over, we can begin.Read more
This weekend was my first UK tournament, which I attended with my new team, and while I ended up having to do an all-nighter a few days later, I maintain that going to this tournament was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Because I’d like to update my American quidditch friends and don’t feel like repeating myself over and over again, here you are, a post about the Northern Squirrel Cup.Read more
Quotable Arts by Evan Robertson / Obvious State
High quality giclée prints available at etsy. Distilling literary quotes from a handful of the masters down to a single graphic representation, Evan captures the raw concept of the sentence and makes it damn purty to look at as well.
I love these. But it would be nice to hear some quotes from women. Because, I’m told, we write things too.
WHAT’S THAT, AN EXCUSE TO IGNORE HOMEWORK?
(so these are not nearly as nice but whatevs)
“Who’s your best friend?”