Re-Introduce Myself Blogfest

The aim of this blogfest is to re-introduce myself to all of my new followers (or old followers who don't know much about me!) Brought to you by Mark Koopmans, Elise Fallson, and C.M. Brown, and Stephen Tremp.

So, here are a few things about me that you may or may not know. My name is Laura, and I've been blogging for almost a year now, and writing for even less time than that. My life was incredibly boring before I started blogging and writing; I just worked and sat around playing games at home.

I live in England, in a town called Grimsby, and currently work at Asda. I'm in the middle of my MA in Creative Writing, which I'm enjoying immensely. My main aim in life is to get a job related to writing, hopefully in either Publishing or Journalism, and eventually I'd like to be published. I think most of this involves moving away from Grimsby, which I'll be sad to do.

I love reading, mostly young adult/fantasy/paranormal or anything with magic in it; I'm a huge fan of Harry Potter. I also watch a lot of anime, and therefore tend to swear in Japanese a lot. I love driving and listening to music, mostly metal/rock, although sometimes I go through a slightly quieter phase. I love horse riding but can't afford to go very often, and I love Winter and all that comes with it.

Oh, and I just made a twitter account. Feel free to follow :) @LauraClipson

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  1. Hi, please to great you from Cloudy Bournemouth, visit Asda's most days .Never been to Grimbsy.
    Enjoyed your post very much.
    Yvonne.

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  2. Blogging has made my life less boring. I'm hooked. A blogging addict. Thanks for participating in Re-Introduce Myself!

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  3. I totally followed you on twitter over the weekend! So glad you joined the dark side!
    I'm happy you decided to blog and write. Good luck in school!

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  4. Great to meet you Laura. I like paranormal and fantasy too! And this ==> "...therefore tend to swear in Japanese a lot. " Made me laugh! Glad you were able to participate in the blogfest. (:

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  5. Nice to meet you Laura. I would say 're-meet' but really I don't know you that well to begin with! hehe. I too am a big metal/rock fan, mostly alt rock and grunge but metal is a fairly big part of my life too!

    I was also born in England but haven't lived there since I was 18 months old or so. ;)

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  6. Like you and Trisha, I was born in England, but I moved to the US when I was 11, and then Canada. So now I have the most mixed up accent possible. :)

    Nice to meet you, Laura!

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  7. Nice to meet you Laura. I love anime so much that I started taking Japanese lessons but I found out it's like the most difficult language to learn. I still watch anime.

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  8. Hi Laura, I am new to the blogosphere too, but have been enjoying it so much! Feel free to stop by my little nut-tree and have a look around if you'd like. I'm actually writing a MG fantasy novel which takes place in England--Glastonbury actually.
    Nice to meet you!
    ~Just Jill

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  9. Great to "meet" you again! I had done things before blogging, but it is a big part of my writing life now.

    Tim Brannan, The Other Side.
    http://timbrannan.blogspot.com/

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  10. How fun to introduce ourselves to someone new! Check us out at http://citymusecountrymuse2012.blogspot.com/

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  11. Hi Laura. I have been blogging for about a year as well. I started blogging because I felt so disconnected from the world living in China. Blogging reconnected me to the world outside of my little bubble. It was great to meet you.

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  12. Nice to re-meet you. Who knew watching anime would teach a girl from Grimsby to swear in Japanese?

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  13. Sounds like you have a great plan. Good luck with all your goals.

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  14. Swearing in Japanese... I wonder what that sounds like?
    I appreciate all styles of music, but when it comes to rock, I prefer the lighter version!
    I'm off to follow you on Twitter...
    Nice to meet you Laura!

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  15. I love this introduction idea a whole lot Laura and it's cool to read up on you again haha, the swearing in Japanese thing is funny too, I didn't know you were keen on anime!

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    1. Oh yeah and I'm now following you on Twitter!

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  16. Hi, Laura,

    So nice to meet another HP-phile. I was J.K. Rowling who made me fall in love with magic and reading again. It came a time in my life when I really needed it. She also greatly influenced me to become a writer. My first novel is an m/g fantasy.

    I wish I had studied more creative writing in college. I focused on my art/illustration at that time. Would love to go back to university to take some courses though.

    I am looking forward to getting to know you better.

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  17. Brave you, I'm still scared of twitter.

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  18. Nice to 'meet' you, Laura. I look forward to 'seeing' you around.

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  19. sounds wonderful! and grimsby is such a cute name! you brits always have great town names!

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  20. Good luck with your MA that sounds awesome!

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  21. Love the swearing in Japanese! I don't know any other languages, so I have to swear in boring old English.

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  22. How very cool to live in a town called Grimsby--how could you be anything other than a writer! I look forward to reading more of your posts and to catching you on Twitter.

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  23. I don't swear in Japanese, but I do call people "baka" a lot . . . Which anime do you like? I haven't watched in ages, but I did love "Utena" and "Card Captor Sakura."

    ~M Pepper Langlinais
    http://pepperwords.com

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  24. Good luck with your career, doing an MA sounds great. I studied journalism at college and though I'm not working in that field now it taught me great lessons to apply in my writing. Not just grammar but telling a good story with a hook.

    I imagine swearing in Japanese sounds comical, also less offensive in general and a good talking point, I'm guessing!

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  25. Cool that you can swear in Japanese. I think Grimsby is a nice sounding name.

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  26. Nice to meet you again. I agree with M Pax - knowing a little Japanese could be fun!

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  27. We have very similar reading tastes and Harry Potter is awesome. :) Swearing in Japanese is definitely unique. :) I followed you on twitter!

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  28. Hmm ... swearing in Japanese, that might make life easier when little kids are hanging around. It's very nice meeting you :)

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  29. haha, swearing in Japanese. Anime is great. So glad you like Fullmetal Alchemist and Harry Potter :) Btw-I sent you an email about guest posting on my blog, which you can feel free to say no to (I know you are busy!), just wanted to make sure you got it.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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  30. Hello, Laura!

    We have the same tastes in books! I love YA w/tons of magic. I wish I could say I love horses, but as a kid, I had a rotten horse that liked to throw runaways w/me, so now, I just admire their beauty, but keep my feet on the ground, so my butt doesn't hit the ground, lol. And I'm totally jealous of you! I wish I could swear in Japanese! Maybe that will be my new goal for 2013! It's great meeting you! I look forward to reading more of your posts!

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  31. Awesome post! Very nice to meet you. I hope you'll drop by my blog, I'm participating in this blogfest as well. www.caledonialass.blogspot.com

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  32. i love going horseback riding. i hope one day to own my own horse...while beating you to a game of Harry Potter cards, remember when they had the card game?? :D

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  33. Hi Laura, nice to meet you. I love almost all forms of music too. Oh, I hope you post some Japanese swear words. I love learning about new cultures :)

    .......dhole

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  34. Hi Laura, I'm hoping to do an MA in Creative Writing too when I finish my English degree. Good luck with yours!

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  35. Anime is awesome (am I allowed to admit that?)! Sounds like you have some great plans for the future. Good luck - and nice to re-meet you.

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  36. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan too. And I love your moon pic for the Lunar hop, can't believe that was just from your phone! Great to learn more about you, and I'm following you on Twitter as well. :)

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  37. You cuss in Japanese?? Are you a Firefly fan as well? :)

    Awesome to meet you Laura!! :)

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  38. Swearing in Japanese is cool. I try to swear in Klingon.

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