Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

April 24, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Ask the question: 13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why is the latest Netflix show everyone is obsessed with. Whilst it’s received a lot of praise for its diversity, for flipping the silent dead-girl trope, and for its overarching message to be kinder to others, there is a growing number of people who are criticising the show’s troubling portrayal of youth suicide and the risk it poses to vulnerable viewers. – Buzzfeed Continue reading

April 24, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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If you love a thing…

Just had to do a big ‘shout out’ for one of our very talented 6th year pupils, Chloe D. As previously posted, Chloe created a wonderful piece of digital art for me based on Marvel’s Hawkeye – Because, Hawkeye! 😉 … Continue reading

April 21, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Curating diversity…

A recent School Library Journal article made Clishmaclaver pause for thought. 😉 This inspiring success story – about guiding reading via enabling technologies – really adds something to current diversity dialogues  – College Student Creates App to Lead Young People To Diverse Books … Continue reading

April 21, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Caption competition!

Hurrah! The Day has brought back its Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition! 😀 For frolicking, feisty fun, follow the hyperlink and click on the image of Trump and the Easter Bunny to submit your ideas, or hand … Continue reading

April 20, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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6 Gateway Comics for Noobies!

Like the idea of trying a comic but don’t know where to start with this vast, sprawling medium; full of story-arcs and mini runs? 😮 This article from Book Riot’s Booknerdlandia opens a window into some top notch, well-written – … Continue reading

April 20, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Post-DeeCon PopDundee!

POPDUNDEE exists as a means for Dundee students & young artists to sell & promote their artwork! “We believe presenting these kind of opportunities not only allows the public the chance to purchase local and exclusive artwork, but also gives … Continue reading

April 20, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Rictus sardonicus..?

The Man Who Laughs , adapted from Victor Hugo’s novel and starring Conrad Veidt, is a horror tragedy released by Universal Studios in 1928. It marks a symbolic passing of the (horror genre) torch, as it incorporates the themes and tropes of German Expressionism and those of what would become the Universal Monster era. Continue reading

April 20, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Crossing the Godzilla Threshold…

I’ve just received a press release – it doesn’t matter what for – that has listed all the different ways the world might end, based on scenarios from films, and how people have stated they would respond. It is stupid, and now I will explain why on a scenario-by-scenario basis. Continue reading

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