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I am romantic about childhood, and about past times. I love children's books and films, especially those produced during my childhood or before I was born. My favourite books are Watership Down, Little Women and many by Roald Dahl. My favourite things are my cat, my books and my Victorian-style dolls' house.

I like a lot of things, such as history (especially the Tudor family story and Boudica) and historical fiction, legends and fairytales (witches rule), poetry, art, the history of art, animals and nature.

dA-wise, I have probably become best known of a writer of children's fiction, but sometimes I try other things as well. We have an awesome community here, so friendly and encouraging, and I try to be a part of that. This being the case, feel free to ask me anything (within reason!), and thank you so much for visiting my page.

I have a release button?/FFM request, maybe?

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 23, 2016, 4:03 PM

I'm writing a journal right now mostly because I wanted to record the fact that someone has sent me a message which includes the phrase, 'I am now going to press your release button.' Oh, it did make me laugh! :rofl: But, er, possibly it's not that funny. :paranoid:

What it means, by the way, is that I can mark exam papers for money. I passed my marking of already marked papers to see if I could get it right, and now I'm free to go ahead and mark for real. If that makes sense. I'm very happy because, with a slight learning curve along the way, I've been approved at the earliest stage possible. :D So today I started 'live marking', and I'd better not tell you any more, because it's all highly confidential. :evileye: I'll say this, though: I feel really cruel, and so sorry for the student, when I have to give low marks. Oh well. Part of the job, right? :sniff:

Now onto that darned eye of mine. Yesterday, when I was going through the last stages of getting approved, I seriously gave myself a headache. This hasn't been confirmed by a doctor or anything, but since I was at the computer for a long time without eye protection (I mean hey, I never needed it before), and the headache was behind and above the eye with the fluid build-up... I mean, who needs a doctor? :shrug:

Fortunately, a folded handkerchief wedged behind the glasses seems to solve the problem, so maybe soon you'll see a picture of me rocking the eye patch look (depends if it takes a good photo :giggle: ). Not the pirate look, mind you. :evileye: See if you can guess/figure out what design I chose. I mean, if you want to and you feel you deserve a little reward for being right, I guess I could write you a request for one FFM day. I do think it's gettable; you just need to know one thing about me, which is evidenced here on dA, and maybe check out the eye patches on Ebay. ;P

Now this brings me nicely onto FFM (no need to use the full name - you know it :XD: ). The marking, by the way, is the reason I couldn't even consider joining DamonWakes's Flash Fiction Day (imagine the headache if I had! :O ), but naturally it did just fine without me, so do check it out if you haven't already.
The Official Flash Fiction Day 2016 JournalHere it is! The official list of participants for Flash Fiction Day 2016. From midnight to midnight on June 22nd (in their respective time zones) these fine writers will be attempting to produce as many flash fiction pieces as possible (from 1 to 1,000 words in length) in just 24 hours. If you haven't signed up already, that link above will take you to the journal where you can do that: I'll be accepting new participants right up until the end of the event, so it's still not too late to jump in!
Here are the rules once again:
The event begins at the very start of June 22nd, your local time. You can start writing any time after that.
Write your first piece of flash fiction. Maximum 1,000 words, minimum 1 word. (I have read every conceivable 0 word story and am now bored of the genre.)
Submit a deviation titled "Flash Fiction Day Submissions" (or something more imaginative) containing that story.Post a link to your deviation on this journ

One story a day, though, I think I can manage. I hope I can, in between marking (yep, I'll definitely be needing that eye patch). I look forward to seeing all my friends from last year, and from years gone by, in the chat room. But, as I think I've said before, I'm determined not to let last year's awesomeness give me unrealistic expectations. Let's just see how it goes. :paranoid:

On a completely unrelated note, if you've ever wanted to hear my brother Jake and me (well, mostly me) podcasting for an hour and a half (omg srsly?* :O ) about the adaptations of Little Women, you are in luck. ;)…#

That will be all for now... :plotting:

Srsly is an internet shorthand or slang for seriously. It is either written out of laziness, a complete inability to spell or type, or in a failed attempt to be amusing.
Errp... sorry! :XD:

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  • Reading: Watership Down (again)/exam papers
  • Watching: Tennis/The Great British Sewing Bee



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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for collecting, darling girl. :heart:
SaraPlante Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016   General Artist

Thank you so much for the favorite on Merry Christmas!

EpHyGeNiA Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving ^_^
Memnalar Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
Thank you so much. :heart:
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You have been featured:
Congratulations for succeeding in :icongrimgloomtale:'s MERMAIDS contest!
doughboycafe Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Professional Writer
saw this today and thought of you! Iceni by Nuka122
ThornyEnglishRose Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Cool. Makes me wish I wasn't suddenly swamped so I could work on the novel more. :paranoid:
Nuka122 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fav! I'm glad that you like it. And that it makes people think of other people:D (Big Grin) 
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