We all start somewhere.

A beginning, a start, the first steps of a new journey. That’s what this blog is to me.  It’s an opportunity for me to share my thoughts, my feelings and more importantly, my writing with the world.

I’m keeping this first post as a sticky, for myself mostly, so I can be constantly reminded of my goals, and keep my aim focused on where I want to be.

It’s also a sticky, so that I can be found, all around the internet, which means less doubling up and repetition for me.  Which is a good thing, because I’m lazy…. :P

I will be updating this site at least once a week. Wednesdays will be my regular blogging day, posts on this day will be “my life” stories, I’ll share what’s been happening, what’s going to be happening, my thoughts, my feelings and general stuff about my life.

I will also have random posts, whenever I see something I feel the need to write about, I will share clips and excerpts of stories or projects I’m working on. If I have big events coming up, I’ll post pics and share little journal entries as I feel like it.

This blog will be an active one, and I hope that anyone reading it, will share with me, and comment and travel with me on my little adventure!

Links you might want….

1. Poetfreak. I post my poetry here, I don’t update regularly, but I’m trying to.

2. Tumblr. A lot of reblogs, I don’t claim 90% of the stuff on there, but every now and then there’s something worth looking at.

3. *watch this space* I may actually start using twitter again, or maybe something even more exciting, you never know….

New Year Resolutions.

Welcome back to a brand new year! Hoping you all had great holidays, merry Christmas’, and joyful whatever festivities you chose to celebrate.

You know, After all the feasting, gorging and spoiling of the holiday period ends, we start looking towards a brand new year and simultaneously looking back at the one just gone. We start to compare our hopes for the future, with the memories of the past, and start to make our wishes, plan the changes we want to make in our lives to improve our futures.

So we make resolutions, promises to ourselves to improve on us, and our lives. To follow dreams or aspirations we may have. We tell ourselves that we will work on what we see as our weaknesses, be they physical, mental, or emotional.

The trouble with New years resolutions is that they are so easily forgotten, or given up on. Simply we slip back into the habits and routines of the past and the fight for self improvements are put aside, ready to be recycled into next years empty promises.

Being one of the billions in the world who made resolutions this year, but also being someone who needs for things to change in her life, I have a few tips for myself to make it easier for me to stick to my own promises, and I’m sharing them with you, in case maybe they’ll help you as well.

1. Be realistic. 

There’s no point promising to get rich this year, without an actual plan as to how to do it. There’s also no point in making resolutions you can’t keep, So, no a holiday in Atlantis is not a good new years resolution.

Set not only realistic goals, but realistic steps for your self in order to reach them.

2. Make a map. 

A written down, well thought out list or a diagram of the steps needed to take to achieve your dreams, makes it so much easier to get there. Think of it as a map, you can’t go from point A, to point Z in an instant, so work out how to get from A to B, then to C, and so on.

3.  Calendar chains. 

Everyday you get through without breaking your resolution, or everyday you stick to your goals, you put a cross on the calendar, I know that I personally have a healthy enough level of OCD for a blank date to annoy me, so I will work harder, push myself further to make sure I can place my cross and not break the chain.

4. Be  Gentle on yourself. 

Life very rarely goes according to plan, when you make a mistake, when you forget, when you let your promise slip by a little, don’t berate yourself. No where is it written, that you can’t come back and try again throughout the year.

Most of all remember when you’re making your new year resolutions, the only changes you need to make are ones for yourself. Not only because you’re more likely to keep them when they’re for you, but more importantly, because no-one else ever gets a say in the person you are, or the person you wish to become. You are the only person that ever gets to change you.


See you next week!!


I know I’m late for this weeks blog, and fair warning, I’m going to be late with next weeks too.

But you know what?

It’s CHRISTMAS! Also I’ve been on holidays/vacation.

So when I get back home, shortly after Christmas this blog will be updated, with photos and epic tales of my adventures thus far.

Hope everyone is staying safe and happy over this festive time.

See you all when I get home!

(have a kitten, cause you’re awesome.)

A little about me.

A couple of blogs in and I realise, that I’m a stranger to this part of the internet, From what you’ve been able to deduct so far, I’m a wannabe writer with a really odd Tim Burton fetish…

I assure you there’s more to me then that.

So here’s a little bit of a “get to know me” post.

My name is Lorryhn, (pronounced Lauren) Most people call me Lory. This is not my birth name, but it’s the only one I answer to, unless you’re my mother. (Hi Mum)

I’m a single mum of 2 beautiful girls, Kardia (7) and Savanah (4). They provide the entertainment and snuggles portion of my life. They are epic kids, both with very different personalities and characters. Which leads to some awesome clashing in our little house.

Myself, if I had to be classified in one word? Eclectic. I’m a little bit of a lot of things, mostly though, I’m a big geek. I love all things Science fiction, I love Anime, Manga, I’m a pop culture devourer, I’m often found on Reddit, Imgur, 9gag, Tumblr doing my part to bridge the divide between them all.

this song sums me up relatively well

Don’t get me wrong though, there’s a lot more to me then a cos-playing, gaming, manga reading, nerd.

I’m a “feminist” in the true sense of the word, I  don’t like that it seems feminism and fem-nazi seem so interchangeable these days, so to clarify, I’m a equal rights activist. Male, female, yet to decide, I don’t care, you’re human and you deserve to be treated like all the other humans out there, regardless, of sex, race, colour, creed, or who you sleep with or don’t sleep with for that matter.

I am Pan-sexual. I’m attracted to a person, not the sex they identify as and have been with men, women, and a few places in-between. So I’m also involved in more then a few LGBTVQ (etc) communities.

I’m creative, some say artistic, but I feel that word holds to much pressure, so I’ll stick with my word thank you.  I love to make things, out of paper, fabric, words, pencils, food. The material doesn’t matter to me to much so long as the outcome works. I of course have the ‘artistic temperament” and have been known to get moody for days if something doesn’t go to my vision. I think it’s only because….

I’m passionate.

If I care about something, be it a hobby, a cause, a person, an event, a project, a show or movie, a book, anything really. I don’t just like it. I LOVE it, and I obsess over it, often bordering on maniacal.

I still believe that Buffy The Vampire Slayer is the best TV show ever made and that 7 seasons, (aired, not printed) was no where near enough. I have a collection of books and memorabilia that grows constantly.

I always have music going, if the house is silent, I’m clearly not at home or have my earphones in. My playlists are varied, everything from showtunes, to hard rock, metal, techno, pop, country.

I have Frank Sinatra, Metallica, Abney Park and Willie Nelson in the same playlist. I also have youtube playlists filled with parodies, and geeky remixes, original pieces from random internet people.

I love to read,everything I can get my hands on, I don’t enjoy everything I read, but sometimes the bad stuff inspires me to write more then the things I adore do. My favourite authors include, but are not limited to, Nora Roberts, Anne Rice, Mary Higgans Clark, Traci Harding, Veronica Roth, J.K. Rowling, Stephanie Meyer (shhhhhh)

But I think my favourite Author of all times is Mr Patrick Rothfuss. If you don’t know him, you should find him, and thank me later.

His currently working through the “King-killer Chronicles” The first book in the series is called ‘Name of the Wind’ and from page three, I had my new favourite Author, stalking Victim and best friend all in one.

You can find him on Twitter (@patrickrothfuss) , Facebook, he has a Blog and Website… Google him too, for other fun stuff.

What else to say about me?

I love cooking, hate cleaning, Disney movies make me cry, Elephants are my favourite animal. I’m sure there’s more and that over time we will get to know each other more, then no more strangers! Yay!

Feel free to share in the comments random facts about yourself, or ask me things I didn’t tell you, or you know, say hi, anything really.

A Tim Burton Wedding.

So, everyone probably knows this amazing man…

Mr Tim Burton. Most well known for his weird and quirky movies like…

Last night I had a bit of a Tim marathon and in doing so I accidently planned my wedding, whoops.

I know, I know, you’re thinking… wait, what, how?

Tim Burton the master of the twisted and dark and yea, a great deal of time, creepy.

But wait, hear me out.

From the 3 movies I watched, (Nightmare before Christmas, Corpse Bride and Big Fish) I think I’ve covered the most important parts of my big day. Imagine….

The gorgeous setting for this wonderful celebration takes place at sunset on the rolling green grass under the twinkling sparkle of lights, in the beautiful town of Spectre.

Sticking with ‘Big Fish’ for just a moment longer, I would have daffodils, everywhere, hundreds of gorgeous daffodils.

Walking down the pretty aisle, of that lovely little white church, Jack and Sally take over with this lovely heart warming number.

When it comes to the vows I exchange with my beloved, which switch to ‘Corpse Bride’ taking Victor’s loving words as my own I swear…

“With this hand, I will lift your sorrows,

Your cup, shall never empty, for I will be your wine,

With this candle, I will light your way in darkness,

With this ring, I ask you to be mine.”

Then we release a large amount of butterflies as everyone cheers and cries for our happiness.

Though, of course, for this to be a truly Burton-esque affair, Helena Bonham-Carter, or Johnny Depp will have to be my betrothed and the other would play a huge part in our big day, and honestly, I’m not that fussy over which is which.