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hello. i am corinne mercury and this is my little corner of the internet. i am a writer, a pianist and whatever else takes my fancy.

this blog is governed by an unironic earnestness, a love for the obscure, and a passionate curiosity for any untravelled road, no matter how boring it might be considered by others. i’ve designed this blog in a way that would make me love to read it myself – and intentionally excluded anything i find annoying in modern web design. i also strive to properly credit whenever possible, and have this website be screen-reader friendly (see bottom of page for more info).

here’s everything that’s mine condensed in a masterpost, if one were so inclined towards binge-reading. (if you’d rather read the plain version of this page, click here)

Adored Albums

My favourite music albums, with the only criteria being my personal preference. Browse through them here

Art Exibitions

Reviews of permanent and temporary art exhibitions. Click here to view all posts or click through the photos below.

Brilliant Books

I’ve been logging my read books since 2017, and here are my personal recommendations across a variety of genres. Read them here

Hunting Inspiration

A series where I take one “inspirational” quote floating around on the Internet uncredited and try to “hunt down” the original source and reflect on whether knowing the original context in any way changes the meaning of that singular quote. Click here to view all posts or click through the photos below.

Music Museums

Reviews of musically-inclined museums. Click here to view all posts or click through the photos below.

Peculiar Playlists

Hyper-specific playlists. Currently there are 18 playlists, on both Youtube and Spotify, totalling just over 1000 songs. Listen to them here

Piano Performances

Overhead piano performances with an annotated music sheet, for both your viewing and listening pleasure. Click here to view all posts or click through the photos below.

Scripturient Bibliophile

Essays on reading and writing, and everything that entails.

Theatre Trips

Tales of theatre outings. Click here to view all posts or click through the photos below.

accessibility & credits

All audio-visual media have appropriate alt text and captions for screen readers. In case of screenshots of text, there will be an additional text box transcribing what is written in the screenshot. In case you come across any mistakes, feel free to contact me.

All audio-visual media are properly credited. In case there is no credit attached, it means that media is in the Public Domain. I source Stock Photos that have a CC0 licence through websites like Unsplash. However, I will attribute the original photographer. If stock photos are used for the featured image, the attribution will be at the end of the article. For media within an article, attribution is given via the caption. Media with the restlesspenning logo/website link are media that I personally captured (photographs and videos).