Hey, people! Kirky here. I’m an editor, university student and former Inkie. RIP, Inkpop. So long and thanks for all the fish, HC. We all love red herrings.

Pretty dormant when at uni. More active when home and I do come on about once a day to reply to messages and read comments (and stalk my favourite books) wherever I am, so do message me!

I read a fair amount on here, but something has to seriously impress me for me to vote for it. As in, something I’d pay for because I think it’s publishable (even if it’s one chapter out of hundreds). But I’m also a stickler for grammar, so unless a chapter blows me away, I’m unlikely to vote unless the grammar is practically flawless.

If I really enjoy a book, I’ll put it on a reading list. If it’s in the one entitled “I recommend reading these because they’re awesome”, it’s worth checking out.

I don’t do read for reads, and I don’t read on request either. This is because I don’t have time to. Also, I’m a critic monster and a grammar Nazi. I suspect a lot of you wouldn’t like me critiquing your work as, when I critique, I analyse pretty much every word you use. Unless you can take it and are prepared to do the same in return, it’s probably not worth asking me for a read for read. Besides, if I want to read something, I’ll go find it on my own. I have my own tastes in books, and reading is my downtime.

I also don’t appreciate people asking me to update, so here are the ETAs for updates so you don’t have to nag:

~ Finished! ~ Totally uploaded including appendices and entered for the Hotkey Young Writers Prize!  Please support it by voting on the first chapter and spreading the word!
HUMAN JACKPOT~ On holiday ~ Chapter 6 now up ~ Next update: Oct. 15th
HOW NOT TO ASSASSINATE THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE~ On holiday ~ Next update: Oct. 29th

P.S. Any other K-pop fans out there?
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How Not to Assassinate the English Language

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Description: If you want to be a doctor, you go away and learn about how the human body functions. If you want to be an architect, you learn about the laws of physics, different sorts of materials, and how to design. If you want to be an author, you should kno...

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Actually, as a Classics student, I have one jarring problem about Maleficent being good initially and then turning bad.  Her name was initially chosen because it comes from the two Latin words "malus", meaning bad, and "facio", meaning I do or make.  So her name literally means "doer-of-bad-things".  She should at least have undergone a name change in they were trying to make out she was initially good.

It really, really bugs me.  Words are words for a reason.

@HardeeBurger Back at school I had a friend who used to get epileptic fits and some people called him crazy just because he collapsed one time in the classroom and they had no idea how to cope with it.  That was really not in the least bit okay.
Also, rather than somebody with a psychological disorder, I'd say the character you're describing is just exceptionally shy.  Nothing wrong with that.  That can make for a really interesting character and really interesting character dynamics.  But there's still a huge difference in approach between that and somebody who's so traumatised by something that's happened to them that they, say, can't speak.