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reflecting isolation


F WORD: How have you been dealing with the whole isolation thing?

BIBA FAULKS-POTTICARY: Funny question; it kinda feels like a permanent Sunday, it’s trippy. My school shut down and all my exams have been cancelled. The abrupt end to year 13 has sort of left me a bit flummoxed, everyone kind of feels like they’re in a state of limbo. I’m coping though! My years of sci-films and dystopian comics have landed me in good stead. :)

F WORD: What have you been doing to occupy your time and mind?

BIBA FAULKS-POTTICARY: I have been doing loads and LOADS of painting and drawing. I’ve covered my desk in a bin bag and turned the thing into a HUGE palette. It’s been super nice to have the spare time to be able to paint. I’ve also been watching loads of films, I LOVE cult movies. Top picks are Dogma, Reservoir Dogs and Donny Darko.

F WORD: How are you feeling about the COVID-19 pandemic?

BIBA FAULKS-POTTICARY: How do I feel about the pandemic? It’s strange, it’s almost like the world’s been caught in a huge tidal wave. It’s a confusing time that doesn’t quite seem real.

F WORD: What are your thoughts on how your government and the world are dealing with it?

BIBA FAULKS-POTTICARY: The whole situation makes me so angry. The government weren’t prepared. Their delayed and bumbling reaction time has caused more damage than good, not to mention the panic that has manifested in the public psyche. There has been no clear direction, and parliament is literally a parallelogram at the mad hatter’s tea party. Madness.

F WORD: What would be your perfect soundtrack for this time?

BIBA FAULKS-POTTICARY: It depends. 97 Til’ Infinity, Pearl Jam's 'Jeremy', The Pixies' 'Where is My Mind' or Soundgarden 'Black Hole Sun.'

F WORD: Can you suggest a movie/series/or book we should check out during isolation?

BIBA FAULKS-POTTICARY: 28 Days Later. This movie is the survival guide to the apocalypse.

F WORD: A hopeful statement to encourage others:

BIBA FAULKS-POTTICARY: Everything is temporary, longevity is a myth - stay inside, keep smiling and this will all be over before ya know it.

F WORD: Favourite F-word:

BIBA FAULKS-POTTICARY: Keeping it simple and basic... Fuck!

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