Hi, I’m Emily. I’m a Classics student at King’s College London, from the middle of nowhere in the Devonshire countryside. I’m 21 years old, have a huge mess of curly hair, and my birthday is on Halloween, which is the only cool thing about me.
About my blog
I started writing a blog when I was around the age of 15. I decided when I started university to *almost* wipe the slate clean and move over to self-hosted WordPress rather than Blogger, delete the majority of my old posts, and change my blog name to Emily Underworld. I’m so glad I decided to update everything; Emily Underworld just randomly came into my head one day. I study Classics, which includes Greek Mythology, and my favourite story is the one about Persephone, a princess who is taken into the Underworld by Hades. I guess this is kind of my own underworld, a place that is just mine, separate from my ‘normal’ life. I feel like it also gives off a bit of an Alice in Wonderland vibe, which is another thing I’m really into. I’m also on Instagram, just sayin’.
What else I do with my life
I’m really into music: I play the guitar, a bit of piano, and I’m a soprano singer. I’d love to be in a musical one day, particularly The Phantom of the Opera. I’m a huge fan of Elvis Presley and The Beatles. I’ve been lucky enough to perform in many professional settings, such as in concerts, at weddings and on BBC Radio! Recently I’ve started uploading covers to YouTube, which is really fun.
I also like to mess around with graphics design: in 2012, I won a mural competition for the 20th Century Fox & Tim Burton film “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter”, it was probably the most amazing thing that’s ever happened to me! I also make handwritten fonts occasionally, which are available for free on DaFont!
My favourite things
- Elvis Presley
- Alice in Wonderland
- Kurt Cobain
- A good cup of tea
- Tim Burton films
- Gothic fiction (e.g. The Phantom of the Opera, Wuthering Heights, Dracula, Frankenstein)
- Disney ♡
- Nintendo games!
- Vinyl Records
I haven’t got much else to say, but I’m always active on Twitter if you wanna know anything else!