Bio: My twitter: @kriswasp So, my name. My parents chose to give me a name that could not be shortened, so they give me a short name. Good plan, solid thought process. Except what they did was give me a name that was just a shorter version of a longer name, with a slightly different spelling. As such, my name is spelled incorrectly or extended to some weird degree. Through this my frustration boiled out when for the millionth time exactly (I counted) I was asked: "What is your name short for?" Without thinking I replied "Kriswasp", and thus the name was born. This also works because my surname starts with a 'B', and so at school as there were many people called 'Chris', I was often distinguished by the adding of the letter to my name resulting in 'Kris B' or what sounded like 'Krisbee', therefore again 'Kriswasp'. I like wasps too, so that helps. I'm a proper Lancashire lad, love eating meat pies and chips with gravy. Can't say no to a good real ale. I have quite a large and complicated family, of which I am the oldest. Been writing since 2000, and this is my first attempt at a blog. I will write stuff on commission in the nonsense genre: just give me two nouns, one can be a proper noun. I like to dabble in different genres, although they need a lot more work before I will post them here. I prefer nonsense stories, and am inspired by Edward Lear, Roald Dahl, and Monty Python. I use music extensively to help with my work and will find myself influenced primarily by Modest Mouse, Queen, Dire Straits, The Decemberists, Iron & Wine, The Shins, White Stripes, R.E.M., and Death Cab for Cutie. I was brought up as a Jehovah's Witness until I broke away at the age of 17 and renounced the concept of religious faith entirely when I was 22. As such, quite a lot of my work has religious overtones. I find mythology fascinating, and therefore will try and include elements of all ancient history (including Biblical) in things I create. This extends to fairy tales, particularly the Brother's Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson.

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  1. Hey there :)! I was nominated to two bloggers awards which made me feel really happy and now I’m passing the feeling to you! I nominated you to two awards the LIEBSTER Award and the STARLIGHT bloggers Award, the rules are quite simple (it works like a chain letter), just answer the questions and nominate a few more people so they can discover new blogs! Here’s the link –> https://bakeandread.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/liebster-and-starlight-blogger-award-nominations/

  2. Your bio made me smile….

    From day one no one could pronounce or spell my name properly. If they see it in writing first then they are completely lost, i went with the being amused rather than annoyed thought process. At first i would correct them but they seemed to have mental dyslexia and still didnt get it. So now i answer to about eight different versions which amuses a lot of friends when in a group i get called Diana, Dana, Dinah, Deaanna….

    I mean how difficult is it to say Dee-na (spelt Deana)


    Ps im a born atheist no indoctriantion process.. Im a lucky one ๐Ÿ˜

    1. As much as you say you are lucky, and I agree, it was one of the reasons I couldn’t get my head around my faith: so much was lucky in terms of being born into it. So many social and psychological factors were not being considered by the omniscient creator of everything.
      However I’ve been given a valuable insight into the psyche of religious pressure. I don’t have this militant anger that so many atheists – usually those with no background – project towards religion. I myself approach with pity, empathy, sympathy and reason. I can’t get angry because then I’ll be angry at myself, and I couldn’t help it, I was born into it. Tarring myself with the same brush twice? No thanks!

      I love your name Delilah. I hope soon that people can pronounce it correctly in the pub or even over text and the phone. I just get the same one wrong name, which frustrates, especially when you can put it across all of your social media, your face, your clothes, and still people don’t listen!

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ yeah I don’t have much of an opinion on them anymore, just it was my life and it isn’t now. It made me the person I am now, which is both good and bad but I couldn’t have it any other way. I just live ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope that you find more that you enjoy in this blog!

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