December 5th, 2015

50 Day Meme Challenge 2015 - Day 24

24. What’s a strange occurrence you’ve experienced but have never (or rarely) shared with anyone?

That although I am not scared of birds, I have my fair share of bird problems.  I was concussed by a seagull once - it had a pasty over it's face at the time and couldn't see where it was going.  I liken it to being hit by a roast chicken (or what I would imagine it would feel like).  Then there was the time I was attacked by some nectar birds in our local bird sanctuary.  They were hungry and I was the first one in the feeding pen, with a measure of nectar.  They all dived at me so fast, I put my hands up to shield myself and the force of the birds hitting my hands, knocked the nectar over my head.  So you can imagine what happened next - my head was stripped of nectar as I was trying to fend them off.  P2 and my mother did what any family member would do and just stood there and laughed at me.

Major Dissertation - Angela Carter & 'The Lady in the House of Love'

Still bimbling on with the vampire stories. Polidori's one seems straightforward enough as so does le Fanu's Carmilla - but Dracula is one that I am not sure where I am going to go with this, exactly.  However, something drew my attention - a female vampire written by a credible female writer - Angela Carter!!  Her of the Bluebeard/Bloody Chamber which I wrote for my mini dissertation!!!  Most excellent - maybe I can get myself out of a literary hole with her help? Her story is called The Lady in the House of Love and it is founded on her radio play Vampirella.

This is surely a sign? My previous lecturer gave me Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter back in June, though I wasn't going to use it as my major diss piece.  Interesting, n'es pa?