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by Serphinia
6 years ago
Easter in Germany!

 Its that time of year once again, now that spring is in the air and eggs in the shops that people start thinking about one of the biggest, brightest and tastiest festivals of the year – Easter! After my interest in other Easter traditions in both France and Spain,...

Entertainment
by Serphinia
6 years ago
How to Roleplay: Gnomes, The History of Gnomekind!

How to Roleplay: Gnomes, The History of Gnomekind! Hello and welcome to my next section in my How to Roleplay guide! This section will cover Azeroth's smallest sentient race – the Gnomes! Gnomes are curious creatures, and little is known of them before the Dwarves discovered them....

Technology
by Serphinia
6 years ago
The Science Versus Magic Debate

Recently, as part of the curriculum, my science group went to Oxford to listen to some famous and extremely intelligent scientists speak about their jobs and various sciencey matters. One of the people who we heard was Richard Dawkins, author of The Selfish Gene among other works. As you...

Entertainment
by Serphinia
6 years ago
How to Role-play -Dwarves, Characteristics and Appearances

Hello there, and welcome to part two of the Dwarven role-playing articles! Similar to its Night Elven counterpart, this article will look at the characteristics and appearances of the Dwarves in World of Warcraft. Characteristics Although I touched on this briefly in my previous article, I did...

Entertainment
by Serphinia
7 years ago
How to role-play guide - Dwarves, the history

Hello, and welcome to the first of two more articles in my How to role-play series! This time, I will be looking at playing the solid and stout dwarves. This first article will be covering the history of the dwarves and how this affects your character, while the other...

Entertainment
by Serphinia
7 years ago
How To Role-play Guide: Night Elves, The History

For me, Night Elf history has always been a personal favourite as they are, indirectly, responsible for the total destruction of Azeroth. They have faced, like so many of the races on Azeroth, destruction and slaughter and their history runs red with blood. As a result, they are interesting...

Entertainment
by Serphinia
7 years ago
How To Role-play Guide : Night Elves, The Culture and Appearance

Hello, and welcome to the first in a series based around role-playing the different races in World of Warcraft. The installments of this series will detail history, culture, racial characteristics and a few helpful hints and tips. This one, as you have probably guessed, is based around the ancient...

Lifestyle
by Serphinia
8 years ago
Stereotyping in Secondary Schools!

What is social stereotyping in schools and is it a fair assessment of a person's true character? Read on to find out!

Entertainment
by Serphinia
8 years ago
Teen Speak - The Good, the Bad and the Infinite!

Teen Speak – The Good, the Bad and the Infinite. Teen Speak is the language frequently found across Facebook, Twitter, MSN, Bebo and many more social networking sites. It often baffles parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and any othermember of the family! As a teenager, one rapidly approaching fourteen, I have...

History
by Serphinia
7 years ago
Mayan Life: Religion

The ancient Mayan people had a complex religion based around worshipping many nature gods in order to ensure success in war and crops. The earliest recorded practising of the religion was in 250BC, Mesoamerica.  At its peak, it was worshipped by around two million people. The Gods ...

Entertainment
by Serphinia
7 years ago
World of Warcraft Roleplay - Sueism and how to avoid it!

When role-playing in an MMORPG such as World of Warcraft, it is very tempting to turn your character into what is commonly referred to as a Mary Sue, or Gary Stu. This is a character that is virtually flawless, or has flaws or issues  which ultimately benefit the character....

History
by Serphinia
7 years ago
Mayan life - Food and drink!

Following on from my Mayan Life – Social Order article, this article tells you all you need to know about eating like a Mayan, including a rather useful recipe! The most important food in a Mayan’s diet was corn, or maize. It was used in a large variety...

Lifestyle
by Serphinia
7 years ago
Easter in Spain

For the catholic Spanish and Latin Americans, Pascua (Easter) and the Holy Week before hand is the second biggest festival of the year. They celebrate the days leading up to the death and rebirth of Christ with processions, however most of the week is one of mourning as they...

Entertainment
by Serphinia
7 years ago
World of Warcraft Role-play: Common mistakes to avoid!

When role-playing for the very first time, it is very easy to make slip-ups or mistakes that will later on make you cringe to your back teeth! This short list will help you spot any mistakes long before they arise and help you fix them! One of the...

History
by Serphinia
7 years ago
Mayan Life: Social Order

Mayan civilisation was the predominant culture in the ancient Mesoamerican era. These amazing people faced extreme circumstances and spawned a culture whose many mysteries are still being unravelled today. The Mayan culture began to develop at around 1000 BCE and was at its peak between 300 AD...

Entertainment
by Serphinia
7 years ago
World of Warcraft Role-play: What is role-play?

Roleplay has many meanings, but in this case we are talking about MMORPG's and their forerunners. Now, for those of you that don't know, an MMORPG is a Massively Multimillion Online Role-playing Game. In an MMORPG, you can talk to, work with and make friends with millions of other...

Entertainment
by Serphinia
7 years ago
World of Warcraft Etiquette

World of Warcraft is a amazing game with a large player base, and sooner or later you will have to interact with some of of them. Knowing the right things to say and do will help these conversations go a lot smoother and will leave you respected. Chat...

Lifestyle
by Serphinia
7 years ago
French Traditions Surrounding Easter

As a teenager I am going through the final processes of completing my final exams in the subject of French. Sitting one of the oral components today, four days from the school Easter holidays has made me interested in finding out how Easter is celebrated across the water. With...

Lifestyle
by Serphinia
7 years ago
12 ways to beat pre-exam stress and nerves!

It's that time of year when for many exams are rapidly approaching and people have started to panic. This article will go over a few tried and tested methods of beating stress and panic, with a few tips on how to revise thrown in too! Make sure you...

Home & Garden
by Serphinia
7 years ago
Why having a sensory garden is a great idea!

First of all, to explain what a sensory garden is. As you can probably guess from the name, a sensory garden is a garden that you can enjoy with all five of your senses, rather than the more usual ones of sight and smell. There are many ways you...

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