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Fuck Yeah!

That’s right, I just crossed out one big, fat, circled, double underlined ‘thing-to-do’ on my gigantic list of things to do. Squidwolf Hosting will be selling a stack of those new domain types that are emerging.

Exactly what the caption says

My mother and Jake the cat in the garden.

So I’m pretty much jumping up & down on the couch and re-reading my favourite stories from Clients From Hell (one of the funniest websites on the internet) considering posting a few tales of my own on there…better not.

Its the last afternoon in Manchester before Bryony comes back from Oxford (she was spending Mother’s Day weekend with her mother too) and me and my mum are sat watching Zeitgeist: The Movie, she is in-shock after watching some parts of it.

Maybe I shouldn’t go back to Bolton because I think she’ll need some comforting after “taking the plug out of the back of her head”, we shall see.

Squidwolf has dark eyebrows

Just me lying in bed with messy hair

I spent the weekend at home for Mother’s Day

I went back home to Manchester for Mother’s Day.. and I still have a ton of work to do. I’m a master at procrastination but I’m glad I went back home because I hadn’t been to Manchester for ages & it was good to be there on my own with my mother. I never seem to have time any more to just take a weekend off, shame on me.

Zero Rotation 1.1

Squidwolf Syndicate: Zero Rotation Changes and Fixes, released 11 February 2014

Squidwolf Store 3.0

  • We now have over 100 products on Squidwolf Store.
  • Authentication: Connect with Facebook.
  • Authentication: Connect with Twitter.
  • Squidwolf Store is now optimised for mobile.
  • Merchandise supporting Anonymous has been added to Squidwolf Store.
  • Over 20 accessories for professional photographers have been added to Squidwolf Store.

Squidwolf Magazine – Website [Zero Rotation 1.1]

  • It is finally finished! Squidwolf Magazine is now fully operational with articles covering everything Squidwolf as well as other topics.
  • Authentication: Connect with Facebook.
  • Authentication: Connect with Twitter.
  • Authentication: Connect with Google.
  • Get access to premium content by entering the code inside the latest issue of Squidwolf Magazine.
  • Sign-up to a subscription of Squidwolf Magazine via the website.
  • Purchase bulk copies of Squidwolf Magazine.
  • This is the first version of the website so expect bugs!

The launch of Squidwolf Magazine has been delayed by 24 hours due to logistical issues.

Man electrocuted taking selfie on train roof

Flying Squidwolf:

Really? This selfie thing has gone too far now…

Originally posted on Metro:

Man electrocuted taking selfie on train roof

The man died trying to take a selfie (Picture: Getty)

A young man was electrocuted after he and a friend clambered on to a train roof in order to take a selfie.

The unnamed 21-year-old was thrown off the stationary cargo truck when he touched a live overhead cable as he took the shot with his smartphone.

His friend also suffered a severe electric shock but survived. He is in hospital in a serious condition.

Three days of mourning were declared after the accident in Andujar, Andalusia, by the town’s mayor Jesus Estrella.

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Zero Rotation 1.0.3

Squidwolf Syndicate: Zero Rotation Changes and Fixes, released 11 February 2014

Squidwolf Minecraft – Tutorial, and New Member Experience

  • The Standard tutorial has been completed.
  • A section which could cause confusion for new players has been removed.

Note: We have disabled the combat events in the Standard Tutorial due to support issues.

Squidwolf.com

  • We are completely redesigning the content and layout of our flagship website to better match our evolving enterprise.
  • Squidwolf Insider content as been consolidated into Squidwolf.com and will be displayed in the new “News” section of the site.
  • The homepage is no longer just a giant RSS feed for everything else.

 

My Life in Letters: W.

Writing.

It’s the other half of my degree, it’s the thing that kick-started any creativity I’ve ever possessed.

I first starting writing when I was 9 years old. One Saturday morning I was bored while my mum had a lie in. Back then, the internet wasn’t really something a nine year old was interested it, so the computer for me consisted of Paint. And that’s about it.
However, on this particular morning the Word Processor attracted my attention for some reason. 
So I decided there and then that I would write a story. Being a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan even at that age, my first paragraph was essentially regurgitated Whedon script, and as a nine year old thinking it was totally cool and not knowing the word ‘plaigarism’ then. 😉
So, what started as a bored nine year old wanting to pass a few hours, turned into my first novel. Which then spawned a sequel and eventually transformed into a trilogy, which I completed when I was 13. 
These early novels were terribly written, but the plot showed potential. I am currently trying to dig through it to find some gems for the basis of an adult rewrite.

From the second I started writing that first book, I decided (and told anyone who’d listen) that I wanted to be an author when I grew up. 
I continued writing through my teen years, starting a handful of projects that I never saw through to completion, but at least continuing to stretch my writing brain.
When I found the course at Bolton University, I decided it was ideal for me. At that point writing had taken a back seat to photography in terms of a career path, but was still a passion of mine and one I wanted to pursue. The course offered me the chance to study both photography and writing together, which was perfect for me.

Since coming to university I’ve steered more into poetry, as the fiction tutor wasn’t inspiring me to try my best, while my poetry tutor was. Strangely, before coming here I hated poetry. I hated how it was taught, I didn’t like the typical overly dramatised representations of it I’d been exposed to and the archaic language I’d experienced with poets such as Shakespeare- which let’s face it, is all you’re ever really taught in high school. 
Since learning it in university however I’ve fallen in love with it. I’ve built myself a good body of work, and I may even pursue getting it published.

In the meantime my fiction has been put on a back burner, but it’s all still there, and I have several ideas to work on in the future. 

Although my career path has changed course a little, I still want to pursue writing, and I still want to eventually get those books published that I so long ago sat down and started writing, thinking to myself “wow this is awesome, I can do anything I want here!”

Eventually, I want to make that girl’s hopeful dream of “when I grow up I want to be an author” a reality. Until then, poetry me up baby. 🙂

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