Thursday, 6 March 2014

The Seven Deadly Sins: Greed

Out of all the Seven Deadly Sins stories I've done so far, this one was definitely the quickest to write. I had a lot of fun with this and attempted to experiment a little more than normal. As always, love feedback and if you want to have a look at the previous stories, just click on the links below!




Friday, 28 February 2014

The Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony

I can definitely say that when you don't make time for writing then it just doesn't get done. Fortunately, at the cost of taking forever to publish the latest instalment of my Seven Deadly Sins project, I did get through all my university coursework.

If you're interested in reading the previous two stories click on the links below:



Also, I have to mention that Kieran MacRae's blog is awesome: if you are even remotely interested in science then check it out, it's been hugely popular this past week!

I hope you enjoy!

“Do you even know what you’re doing? Why are you here? Why are you here if you can’t do a simple task? This isn’t good enough. You know that, right? It’s not good enough. Now I expect you to go downstairs and get me some fruit that isn’t shit.”

Saturday, 8 February 2014

The Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth

So it turns out that writing about sloth is a lot more difficult than you think. Hence the reason it's taken so long to write the second instalment of my Seven Deadly Sins Project. These two pieces are stand alone but if you're interested in reading Pride, click here. I hope you enjoy this and I do appreciate the feedback I've gotten so far, so any tips are welcome!

Also, my awesome friend Alasdair Cooper has released some videos about the Zelda game, Ocarina of Time. If you're into gaming then definitely check him out, they're really good. 

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

The Seven Deadly Sins: Pride

The unthinkable has happened, and I have found myself writing again. I rediscovered an old project that I had abandoned over a year ago and jumped straight in. I found myself really enjoying it, despite the big workload that I have for university just now.
And for the first time I've decided to post it on here. I'm not sure if I will again, but I'm hoping this project will be made up of seven parts. I hope you enjoy reading it!

Saturday, 18 January 2014

"Them Damn Kids!"

Since I have a younger sibling, I've often been told how very, truly uncool I am. I don't understand the latest trends, the things that I like are from ages ago and no one even likes them anymore. Plus, apparently my sense of style is what old people wear. I can accept that a twelve-year-old can't truly appreciate Disney movies on video and that she probably doesn't understand that black goes with just about everything (yet). What I really don't understand though, are the habits of people just a bit younger than me. 

Saturday, 28 December 2013

3 Ways to Survive the Festive Season.

So it's that time of year again: lots of presents that you have yet to put away, since your house was pretty full anyway; lots of food still in the cupboards that you know should be eaten but already your waistband is feeling a bit tight; and lots of relatives still to see before you get back to reality after the New Year (if you're lucky enough to still be off work/ university, that is...).

Sunday, 24 November 2013

I've Learnt How to be a Woman.

Every time I've turned my laptop on over the past few weeks, I've noticed that my blog has been looking at me very sternly.

"We haven't spoken in almost two months, Eilidh."

"I know... I've been busy..."

"Don't you love me anymore?"

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

A Beginner's Guide to the Library. From a 3rd Year English Degree Student.

It's appalling, I know. It's not like it's a recent development either, it's been building up over the past few years. I didn't mean for it to get like this. It just happened, you know? Please don't think any less of me.

My name is Eilidh Stewart. I am studying English at university. And today I checked a book out of my university's library for the first time.

You can sarcastically slow applaud if you want, it's completely warranted.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

3 Reasons You Didn't Want to be Employed Anyway.

It's pretty much common knowledge among students that it isn't easy to find a job right now. The state of the economy and them darn politicians are usually to blame and when you send your CV in to get rejected over and over again, it can get very disheartening. You begin to wonder if there's something wrong with you. Did you fill out your covering letter with a few too many, and just unrealistic white lies? Did you forget to wear deodorant to your interview? Did you at any point in the application process use Comic Sans font? 

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

The Bright Side.

I've found in my experience that what I write is intrinsically linked to how I feel. If I'm in a good mood then I'm raring to go, I have a lot to say and generally feel more inspired. Equally, when I get angry I have a lot to say. I like to vent how I feel and try to find people who feel the same way. Even if you don't write, I think this is common just to humans on the whole.

But when I'm sad, I generally don't write. I've never been any use at poetry or songwriting, so I can't spout any heart breaking lyrics that explain everything and make me feel any better. When I'm sad, I can't even write about other things and work on other projects. Hence, I come to the crux of this blog post, which is a bit more difficult to write than the all the others I've done put together.