Hi. I'm Amanda. And I'm Queer.
Specifically, I'm bisexual and polyamorous. If you've watched me for a while, you may well know this. But this is not me coming out.
This is me owning a term. I'm Queer.
This means I am *not* (or prefer to not be called) LGBT or LGBTQ or LGBTQ+ or LGBTQIA or LGBTQIA+ or LGBTQQIAA2S+ or LGBTQQIP2SAA or LGBTIQCAPGNGFNBA. Yes, I have legit seen those last three actually used or proposed. And, honestly, that's why I'm Queer. I have no patience for the "alphabet soup."
I love the English language. I don't like to see it marred by such clumsy things as ever-expanding initialisms. I love inclusiveness, but this sil
My website has been redesigned, with a pale green and white theme. You can see it at https://artofdinam.weebly.com
Pale green really is a good colour for art sites... green is a neutral colour that's easy on the eyes and doesn't take attention away ...
Hello and welcome back to Dina Recommends, the occasional blog post where Dina (that's me) presents books, movies, podcasts and other entertainment that I think deserves more attention and more fans!
So, we all know Harry Potter, right? Yes, I know... silly question... For years now, any kid's or YA book or movie with even the slightest hint of magic or whimsy have been billed as "the next Harry Potter" or "if you liked Harry Potter, you'll love this." Usually, this claim is... not strictly true. I've started on more than one of those "in the style of Harry Potter" books and found that it wasn't in that style at all... there might be a few a