This is Quirk-E, a blog dedicated to literature, digital media, pop-culture, visual arts and anything in-between. Basically: we’re all about over-analysing all things artsy!
About the Blogger
Mhari Nimmo. Scotland, UK.
Book-loving, tea-drinking, job-hunting human. Voted most clumsy in my school yearbook. Vegetarian and possibly iron deficient. Aspiring optimist. Collector of ugly vintage shirts. Trying to put a degree in Comparative Literature* and English to good use. Also trying to improve my copy-writing skills and find gainful employment. During a global pandemic. Isn’t 2020 a blast?
*Comp Lit: the study of literature/arts from different cultures and languages (usually in translation if, like me, you’re a linguistically stunted anglophone).
About the Blog
Quirk-E is going to be a mix of short and long-form posts, covering everything from book reviews, general observations and articles about contemporary literature, digital media and pop-culture.
One of the most frustrating things about studying for an arts degree is the many hours of research, writing and editing you spend creating essays that are only ever shared with one or two other humans. Then they just languish in a folder on your laptop, until either you or the machine has a breakdown and deletes everything.
So, to start off with, I’ve adapted a couple of my old essays about digital media into blog articles (meaning: tried to cut the academic jargon and word count down). The first one is about Twitter, the #MeToo movement and social media as a form of autobiography. The second considers the impact blogging has had on journalism post-2000.
I’m also currently working on an article about why so many people are still obsessed with Animal Crossing and I’ve got a book review of Alix E. Harrow’s The Ten Thousand Doors of January.
If any of this sounds even remotely interesting, please watch out for more updates and let me know your thoughts!
All the best,