I’m an editor and writer at Writer’s Block, a student’s magazine for film, literature, and creative writing associated with the University of Amsterdam, and we’re looking for new submissions from students and non-students from all over the world. So if you have any poems, reviews, photographs, artwork, or short stories lying around that you would like to see published in print and online, we’d love to hear from you!
Mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org (yes, that’s with two s’s)
Mijn huisgenootje kocht nieuw wasmiddel en het ruikt naar mijn ex. Nu ruikt al mijn was naar hem en het is super vreemd en verwarrend. SOS.
I wish I had the money to buy the original print… But I’ll have to do with a print-out of this Keaton Henson poem stuck to my wall.
- name: isabel
- height: 174 cm
- birthday: march 25th
- favorite color: blue
- best school subjects: english
- mac or pc: pc
- current shirt color: a grey sweatshirt (help, i’m starting to dress like ‘celebrity crush’)
- gamer: back in the day
- day or night: night
- celebrity crush: niall horan
Hello! I just got back from a couple of days in London. Our main reason to go was to see Richard III at the Shakespeare Globe, which was truly amazing! Mark Rylance, who played Richard, is a genius, and Samuel Barnett and Johnny Flynn were in it too (in dresses!). I highly recommend going to see a play at the Globe if you’re a Shakey fan! Spend a morning gazing at mummies and beautiful jewelry in the British Museum, made an obligatory stop at the Abbey Road crossing (pictured above - I’m the girl on the left! I don’t think I’ve ever put a picture of myself on here, have I? Well, that’s the glorious back of my head haha), and had the most delicious high-tea at Liberty. We also saw Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina, which was… interesting? I loved the casting and the music, but the storylines were lacking in depth compared to the novel (especially Levin and Kitty’s. It is of course quite impossible to make a film of two hours on a novel of a thousand pages without leaving things out). While reading the novel, I greatly disliked, almost hated, Karenin, but almost felt sorry for him while watching the film. For me, though, the biggest disappointment was the complete lack of St. Petersburg or Moscow scenery in the film.
Hello internet! I’m returning from my (unnanounced) tumblr hiatus now I’ve successfully made it through my first year of uni, whoo!
1. I just got back from a little trip to Brussels. 2. I have been wearing a replica of the ‘one ring’ (you know, the one from Lord of the Rings) around my finger for more than four years. 3. My current ringtone is the theme of BBC’s Sherlock. 4. I met my best friend on tumblr. We have never met in real life (we live more than 10.000 kilometres away from each other). 5. When I was little I wanted to become an astronaut, vampire, paleontologist, archeologist or special agent. I’m studying English at the moment and haven’t the slightest clue what I want to do afterwards. 6. My favourite book is Salinger’s Franny & Zooey. 7. The oldest book I own is a travel guide called “Paris en Huit Jours” from 1925. 8. Mozart was my favourite when I was eight… Until I started listening to the Spice Girls… Now, my favourite song is Dylan’s Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right. 9. My parents met when they were studying Russian at university. 10. Sadly they never thought me any Russian and the only things I can do in Russian is tell people my name and say (for some strange reason that I have forgotten) that I’m a duck.
I just got back from the gig and now I think I might be slightly in love with Miles Kane… He even did a cover of Jacques Dutronc’s Le Responsable (not in French, but still)!
Hullo Agnes (that’s a beautiful name)! How are you today? Thank you so much for this message; it made my day! Did you think I was younger or older? Friends always say that I look like a sixteen year old, but I like the same music and films as their grandparents…
One day Karen left a message in my ask box and that day a message correspondence started, which is still going on today! Short messages turned into long e-mails, e-mails turned into postcards, and postcards turned into packages that have travelled all over the world (sadly she lives on the other side of the globe, so we’ve never met in real life - but one day we will, I’m sure!). We bonded over our common likes and dislikes, but of course there are some differences. Karen is a lot more brave and talented than I am - she is a wonderful singer and ukulele player! X!
p.s. Please let me know if you ever decide to create your own tumblr. Anyone who loves Van Gogh and Fry is a friend of mine!
Sondre Lerche was fantastic last Thursday! Perhaps the best concert I’ve been to? And this happened afterwards (it’s a pity the picture is so blurry)… I have been walking around with a big smile on my face the last few days.
To celebrate my 500th follower (huzzah! Thank you!), I have finally written an about me…