derek des anges


noises from my head and projects from my mighty fists


Index of everything will go here, when I have an everything to put in the index. Thrilling!

Writing Guides

Research and Plot

Show, Don’t Tell

What is Litotes?

How To Tell An Anecdote

Passive, Impassive, or Apathetic?

Gift Shop Reviews

Bric-a-Brac and Indolence

Bric-a-Brac and Indolence 2: The Distractioning

Bric-a-Brac and Indolence 3: Paintingageddon

Bric-a-Brac and Indolence 4: Extremes

Bric-a-Brac and Indolence 5: War, Huh, What is it Good For

Bric-a-Brac and Indolence 6: South Kensington Museumorama

Charity Anthology Posts

But I go too high, the sun is melting through the wax

And with that I’m up and flying, with the labyrinth behind me

Crying over T E Lawrence

And it’s as if a hand has come out and taken yours

One Pillar At A Time

Review: A Dangerous Man, Lawrence After Arabia

The Non-Return of Lawrence and the Industrialisation of the Myth Machine

Dreamers of the Day


Piece of the city are forming like Islands

Ordinary Heroes: The Watts Memorial

William Morris and Ideological Convictions

Happy Valentine’s Day, Let’s Talk About London

The Simple Pleasure of People-Watching


The Science of Communication and the Communication of Science

The Science of Ignorance

What’s the difference between an angler fish and a viper fish?

The Arts

All the World’s a Soggy Semi-Circle

This blog fails to answer the question posed: Why do I hate Lord of the Rings?


Hot Maud-on-Maud Action

100 Works of Art

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