This is a blog about films, books, TV shows, music, costume dramas and the people who are involved in any of those things. The reviews may also be poorly edited because the editor tends to notice things like that only after they’ve been posted – sometimes years later. But that’s why there’s an update button, right? 👀
Note to self: This page was last updated 2022-06-03.
What we do here:
- Review films, TV shows and books, mostly for our own amusement
- Discuss opera productions, despite knowing very little about the subject
- Fangirl about a number of topics, historically mainly centred around Jane Eyre and Richard Armitage
- Ramble, rant, and provide a bit of ~escapism~
What we don’t do here:
- Really clever and insightful posts on politics, religion, economy or other Really Serious Subjects (hey, this blog is specifically written to not be reminded of those)
- Really clever posts in general, *cough*
Why this blog was started:
- To spare Traxy’s friends and family from overenthusiastic fangirling
Born in Sweden in the early 1980s, Traxy moved to Nottingham in the heart of England in the mid-noughties. There, she dwells with her husband (henceforth referred to as “Mr T”) and Team Cat (Monkey and Elbie). Being very introverted and reclusive, this self-proclaimed geek does occasional tabletop roleplaying and likes taking the camera out for a spin – she finds Germany’s many castles and Altstadts infinitely photogenic.
When not blogging, she’s allegedly a freelance web administrator and web/graphic designer with a “degree” in commercial radio production and broadcasting who does bits of creative writing and makes handcrafted wands on the side. She tends to score highly on “do you have ADHD?” tests, which she should probably see someone about. Traxy is her real name, just not the one her family uses.
Traxy is @area53uk on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok, but most likely to respond on Twitter, because emails makes her executive dysfunction kick in so likely to go unanswered.
The Blogger’s Assistant
Born across the pond in the early ’90s, Francis is not a reclusive introvert, but doesn’t really do social media because he likes his privacy. He does reply to emails on occasion. Perhaps not straight away, because he has a busy life that involves Italian food, going to the park to look at flowers (some end up on his Instagram) and dressing up to go to the opera, provided it’s not modern opera and not German, because he’s fussy like that. Sometimes he can be caught at a baseball game, or at a boxing match, or at home watching The Sopranos. If you’re not careful he will spring random Boardwalk Empire quotes at you at inopportune moments.
Insists he could have been someone if he had been born a century earlier, hence why he’s @unsecolofam on Twitter, where he primarily keeps up to date with opera news and Sopranos memes. Francis is almost his real name. He’s happy a mutual acquaintance introduced him to the Blogger, because it means he gets to talk opera with someone who hasn’t heard it all before.