Halloween
Nov17

Halloween

On the plus side, I’m probably less likely to get tangled in Christmas decorations. We’ll see… —- In other news: It was my four year blogversary last week! I missed it because I’m slack (which is also the reason for the Halloween post midway through November)....

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When it rains.
Mar31

When it rains.

The other day I got caught in a hail storm and, because I naturally assume everyone wants to know my every move, I let Twitter know of my misfortune. When sharing this kind of information, other people might expect either sympathy or disinterest. Instead, I received a chorus of “Olive Comic!” You’re all a bunch of sadists. PS. The campaign for Defying Doomsday launches tomorrow....

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Reunions (Yet again, winning at social interactions.)
Sep21

Reunions (Yet again, winning at social interactions.)

Running into old acquaintances is fun. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.  ...

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Sex Offence Sentencing: Are sentences for sex offences appropriate?
Apr27

Sex Offence Sentencing: Are sentences for sex offences appropriate?

[Content warning: content includes discussions about rape and sexual assault] The Sentencing Advisory Council of Tasmania is currently considering the sentencing of offenders convicted of sex offences in Tasmania. They have released a research paper and are seeking public opinion. In particular, they are looking at current sentencing practices for sex offenders and how these compare with sentencing practices for other serious offences...

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Best Blogs Competition Time
Mar29

Best Blogs Competition Time

Do you love my blog? Do you think it is the best blog in town? Are you one of my most loyal subscribers? Perhaps you’ve never read my blog before now, but stumbled across it as you hunted for the ultimate crocheted birds’ nest pattern or suggestions for how to handle your school bully. Maybe you don’t really enjoy my blog, but you are my mother and feel pressured to read on. I don’t really mind how you got...

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Zombie Flash Fiction Competition
Mar07

Zombie Flash Fiction Competition

“The time has come,” the Olive said, “For a zombie flash fiction competition!” It might not have quite the ring of Lewis Carroll, but it’s bound to be just as fun. So step right up, flash fiction addicts and zombie fanatics alike. The Rules: 1. Write a story in under 250 words. This is an absolute maximum, but there is no minimum. If you can write the perfect story in 50 words, do it. I’ll even...

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