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Pleading Poverty: An Easy Way to Motivate Characters

Going to see Little Shop of Horrors, it struck me was that the play uses one of the all time classic character motivations – poverty. 344 more words


Vagabond x Wrap Coat

Today I have patterned and toiled another garment from my A/W FMP collection. As my collection is inspired by homeless people, and in particular homeless people from the past (think vintage hobos) I have been really inspired by old films, in particular Oliver Twist. 243 more words

Coming Soon: Everything Oliver---WHAT THE DICKENS?!

* Dickens serialised Oliver, and so, too, will I. I am working on a project, in which I will serialise Dickens’s novels, starting with Oliver Twist… 176 more words
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Comforting Son on the Mountain Range

Dickens, for all his long-windedness, has a way of leaving you at the end of each chapter with a desire to keep reading. I suppose this was a necessary skill he needed, since his stories were published chapter-by-chapter. 1,161 more words

Charles Dickens

L.E.W.D. Review of "The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown"

On Tuesday, March 10, WWE Studios released a straight-to-DVD animated original movie entitled The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown. On that same day, I purchased that DVD and watched it … twice. 1,755 more words


Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

I finished Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens a while back, and I really enjoyed it.  Be forewarned, though: if you can’t stomach reading about people living in dire poverty, skip this one.  567 more words

The Dickensian City Limits, and the People Who Crossed Them

London was so much smaller in 1838 when Dickens published Oliver Twist. What struck me, apart from the rank sentimentalism and the vile descriptions of Jews (on which I shall write more later) was mostly how everyone below a certain income level walks. 1,759 more words