Nostalgia is a wonderfully warm, fuzzy feeling: It might be brought on by the jingle of a long-forgotten advert or sitting down to play the games we used to love as a child. The sense of comfort, familiarity, and sometimes “feeling like a kid again” is hard to match. Today’s post wont focus on the incessant weaponization/ monetisation of our nostalgia, but the more human angle of what our nostalgia means to us. And, more specifically, the problem with getting too attached to those warm fuzzies.
Read more "Nostalgia Goggles"
Hello, dear readers. I am back, and this time I have one of those odd posts where I write about writing; in this case, about the benefits of collaboration when it comes to your writing! Recently, I was having a conversation with someone where we both discovered the other person did the whole “writing” thing. […]
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I never enjoyed picking up a hardback of a big event, then feeling like I was missing half the story because 6 other comics intersected with it. Unfortunately, it seems that’s where the MCU is headed.
Read more "Some Marvel-ous Missteps"
Much like Rare’s Sea of Thieves, which I wrote about last year, No Man’s Sky has clearly been a labour of love for the studio behind it and Hello Games have redeemed themselves in many people’s eyes.
I picked the game up during 2020’s lockdown and played for a few months in both single-player and multiplayer. After close to a year’s break, and with the arrival of the new Frontiers update I decided to reinstall the game to have a look…
Read more "Flat Frontiers – A No Man’s Sky feature"
Where the hell was I?
What have I been up to?
What are my current plans for the blog?
Let’s answer these in order, shall we? So, to start:
Read more "The Disappearing Act"
Good afternoon, dear readers! Before we get into the meat of this post, let me paws for a second to share some fairly exciting news. As any of you who have me on Facebook, Instagram etc. might be aware, this week I had my work published for the very first time! Myself and eleven other […]
Read more "Some exciting news and a Cats (2019) review"
Good evening, dear readers! It’s March, just about – is it just me, or is time moving very fast this year? (Sorry February post, I tried but I’ve been busy). This term I’ve still been doing flash fiction/ short stories in my Horror/ SF/ Fantasy module, but poetry has been taking up most of my […]
Read more "Ad Verse effects"
Good afternoon, dear readers! Well, the first month of 2020 is almost over huh? It’s been 26 days and my vision still hasn’t become perfect, so I’m about ready to pack this whole thing in and start 2021. This attitude has nothing to do with two movies I finally got round to watching this week: […]
Read more "Infinity mirrors"
Good afternoon dear readers. After plenty of pre-deadline anxieties, post-deadline finger crossing and post-post-deadline relaxation, I am back in the land of the productive! Recently, I’ve been mapping a rough timeline of my life. The exercise started as a running joke between a few friends, one of which told us last summer about his previously […]
Read more "It’s about time"
This time of year is unfortunately busy for me – it’s deadline month (and a bit)! Starting with a short radio play due today, which I’ve been working on for the last few weeks (not quite “The Archers” fare) I’ve also got a chunky essay, two portfolios and a workshop diary due between now and […]
Read more "Deadlines and fake lions"