Monday, 7 November 2011

Moment In History - The Protests

Hello, readers!
So yesterday i am walking through London, and i come across St Paul's. Of course, there is a protest camp there, and I took some pictures! And as i promised Phoenix a Photo Blog, i thought i would put them up; just so i can get the people, maybe a tiny bit more publicity for what seems to be a just cause.
There were many tents all up the side of the Cathedral, and there were policeman watching over them, just in case!

These tents were set up nearest the front, but not in the way of the stairs- I'm guessing health and safety. They were all crammed together, unbelievably close to each other.
As you can see, they are seperated from the street by those yellow and black things! (dont know their names!!)

As you can see here, the protestors have lined all the pillers of the building to the left of their camp!
Some posters had mottos on them, and some had pictures or cartoons. Many were drawn or written by the people themselves, and despite being damp and a bit smudgy because of the rain, you could still read there shocking facts and figures.
It was a pretty cool veiw, with the rows and rows of pillers covered with the posters.

Just in case you can't see it for whatever reason, the poster says:
"Last year FTSE 100 executives awarded themselves a 49% pay rise. They gave their workers only 2.5%."

This is what they were mainly protesting about: the bosses give themselves huge bonuses and pay rise, and pay minimal tax rates, when the average hard working person gets lower pay, higher taxes, and no bonuses. An unfair economy.

This is the camps 'StarBooks, Occupation Library'. A very clever idea, and probably the only things that these people can do in their free time!
The library was reasonably well equipped, and was taking donated books, so if you have any spare books, and are going into London Centre, donate them!
There was also a shop selling basic tinned supplies and drinks- but mainly soups, so they can last for as long as they want and won't run out of food.


 And the final photo i can upload (it takes HOURS) is this. The blue banner you can see states 'Real Democracy Now'. There is also a Portaloo, but DiamondHeart will be disappointed to know it is not a Pikachu Portaloo. ;)

I don't mean to come across all political by this blog, but i just wanted to give publicity to this campaighn. The government is stealing money from the lower classes and allowing the richer members of society to give themselves huge amounts of money.
As Meg Rossof said in her blog 'Rupert Murdoch gives himself a huge bonus, and gives has a 6% tax rate, as well as having a massive salery. Her cleaner works longer hours, is paid the minimum wage, and pays a 20% tax rate.'

The government is going to have to change in the end, i guess.

Thanks for reading!


Friday, 1 July 2011

The Yellow Jane Side

There is something i should explain about the odd nickname 'Yellow Jane'.
You see, Yellow Jane was originally a character i made up for a game, she was the one you never knew if you could trust or not.
But, i never have truly explained, and it is possibly too complicated to explain, but i am going to try for everyones sake:
The character 'Yellow Jane' is not just some random person, because i based her on the dark side of myself. She is a bit of a weird person. In the stories i have written about her, she has done many terrible things and regrets pretty much none of them, because her aim in life is not to have friends, family, or anything like that, it is to survive until she sees fit for her to die.
She trusts very few people, and those she does trust are very close to her, and those she doesn't get a completely different veiw of her. Her true self is known by a very small and privilaged group. But in the stories, she is not what she seems. She usually has a very wavy timeline of trust. Just as people are beggining to trust her, she does something terrible, and everyone is shocked. Then, she begins to get back up in the levels of trust, and then drops again. I don't know if i am like this is real life, but that is one aspect of her character.
An example, for those that are confused: In one story, Yellow Jane is voyaging into undiscovered lands, but does not realise that the enemy is following her ship. They meet, and a fight breaks out. Many of her people are killed, and she is left to protect the last people, as the Emperor is wounded. The instead of fighting, she teleports away, and leaves her crew to die. She comes back, and punctures the enemies boat, but then vanishes.
It goes on like this.
But Yellow Jane is different from any other character i have read about, or created. I guess that's what i like about her. It's how she is able to carry on, no matter what. She loses people she has known for years, and still she can carry on, unharmed physically or emotionally. Her house is burned down, she just cuts down the enemy, and gets on with life. She is strong, and she is persistant. She is almost merciless.

But even the Yellow Jane side is split. Some of it is my dark side that i can actually do. But there are sections of it which are what i want to be. (no DH and Phoenix it is not the fact she is a woman so shh!). Her perfection. How she is merciless.
How easy her life must be if she truly can move on from disappointment. Losing friends, and so on. It may sound cruel, but it is true that Yellow Jane does not attach herself to anyone, because she knows if she loses them she will fall. I suppose she could have got this from her past, which i haven't thought about much. I know her childhood, and her as an adult. Not her teenage years. What i sometimes imagine there to have been is love. It is blindingly obvious to choose this path. She was in love, she lost him, and she became my dark side, the truth, and the wishing bits.
I like to boast that i can do what she can through and through, but i know i can't. If Phoenix Song was killed, the full Yellow Jane would maybe inside be hurt, but able to seem untouched on the outside, the side which you can see.
But me? No. If Phoenix Song died i would never get over it. Same with Loepard Fur or other friends.
So maybe i don't have a full Yellow Jane side, but i like to think i do. I just don't know.
In RE we were talking about the Soul. Do you think Yellow Jane is part of my soul?

I hope i've managed to explain without people laughing at my maddness or frowning because they don't get it. But i just wanted to write down my thoughts, on the side of Yellow Jane. It isn't just a name.


Saturday, 19 February 2011


If your stressed, get a voodoo doll, and stab it with pins.
This is what I was told, and so I acted upon my discovered knowledge.

I got a voodoo doll, with lots of silver pins. I looked at it and thought: Skills.
In the top there is a little slot to put a photo, of... well whoever you want!
I fiddled about with him, until I decided that voodoo doll or not, he must have a name.
Igor is not very classy, but it will do for a voodoo doll. It's not like he'll be wandering around introducing himself, saying: I'm Igor, nice to meet you, so the name does not have to be flashy, trendy, sexy, or cool, it just has to suit a doll made for stabbing pins into.

However, the problem is, who's photo to use? If you were seen taking photos of nasty teachers, you would undoubtedly find yourself in DETENTION or the RESPONSIBLE LEARNING CENTRE, (Medieval losers I know, thinking up something like that).
I don't always hate my elderly grandmother, despite her old fashioned-ness, but then I thought.... My dad has lots of pictures of himself......

Leave me to think of those evil thoughts circling my evil brain.

Friday, 18 February 2011

I am Yellow Jane

Hi everyone! This is an updated version of my first post, to introduce myself. I am Yellow Jane, a 16 year old boy who lives in England. I am called Yellow Jane because it is my internet persona, and a 'nickname' I have had for a very long time, originating from my stories.
I am a writer, ice skater, artist, and linguist-in-the-making, who loves doing anything creative! In the future I plan to study languages (German & Russian) at University, but right now I'm stuck in the never ending cycle of school-life.
This is my blog to write about all the things I love and live for, and for the obvious occasional rant. Feel free to leave comments on any of my posts!

Yellow Jane