It has been a while since I updated this, partly because there hasn’t been a lot going on here that I thought people would be interested in reading about. Paradoxically, another reason for the lack of updates is that I’ve been busy doing other things.
So what has been happening? Well, I’ve done some papier-mâché for the first time since I was about twelve. I’ve watched some very good Doctor Who, which was written by Russell T Davies, so he can write decent stories after all. I’ve gone back to school to do some more music tech coursework. A bird hit my window. A boiled egg exploded. I watched the 12 part KateModern grand finale, and enjoyed it very much (I only just started watching, so it’s kind of sad that it ended now. Talk about Murphy’s law).
Super Smash Bros Brawl came out a couple of days ago, and I’ve become addicted, even though I’m completely hopeless at it. I have unlocked several secret characters, but somehow I always mess up on multiplayer; I don’t have the reaction speed or something. The only character I’m remotely good with is Mario.
More importantly, though, I’ve been working on my history project. I’ve narrowed my topic down to organised crime in 18th century London, but I still haven’t decided on my question or found any relevant books.
My classmates have also chosen their topic areas: Catherine the Great, Anne Boleyn, Vlad the Impaler and Lady Jane Grey, which makes me wonder whether it would be easier to focus on a specific historic figure. Jonathan Wild, perhaps, or Jack Sheppard. I asked the school librarian for advice, and she provided me with several volumes on Victorian era criminals like Jack the Ripper, which wasn’t what I was after at all. The girl who is studying Vlad the Impaler works at the local library (despite apparently hating books). Maybe I should see what books they have on the subject of 18th century London gangs.
Updates on this blog are going to be irregular and occasional for a while. I do have plans to change this, but it’ll be a while before I can put them into practice.