Theresa May has announced she intends to legalise fox-hunting in the UK. For those unaware of this ‘tradition’, I’m not referring to men in coonskin hats crouching in the bushes with rifles. If we were talking about just shooting the fox that raids your chicken coop, there would be no issue. No. I’m talking about the blood-sport that is fox-hunting: the social gatherings of … Continue reading On Fox-Hunting
Around two years ago, I caught my first WWE show on TV. I already knew a few things, mainly from hearing the Super Best Friends enthuse about pro wrestling on their podcast, but everything seemed alien to me. Still, I watched more of it, looked up old matches online, and developed an interest in the staging, the stars, and the history of World Wrestling Entertainment. … Continue reading My Thoughts on Wrestling
Nier: Automata Review/Summary. At the time of writing, I have completed Endings A, B, C, D, and E; plus several of the ‘joke endings.’ This review contains SPOILERS for all of them, and for 2010’s NieR. If you haven’t played both games yet, please close this page before it’s too late. Gameplay. Nier: Automata is the latest instalment in the long-running … Continue reading Nier: Automata – Review/Summary.
I wrote my last piece on Undertale almost 6 month ago, and it is, by far, the most popular, most-read page on this blog. I owe this to people still coming down from ‘that Undertale high’ – you know, the one that lasts for weeks after you finish your first play-through, still wanting more, desperately pining for Toby to release the Dog Patch that will … Continue reading Undertale Retrospective
As with other Berserk-inspired games, which include treasures such as Dark Souls and the Drakengard series, Dragon’s Dogma has carved out its own niche. Originally published in 2012, it captured gamers’ attention with its intense combat system and dungeon-diving mechanics. However, an empty-feeling world, grating travel, and fuzzy graphics limited the experience. In 2013, an expansion was released – Dark Arisen – which capitalised on … Continue reading Aught to Do – Dragon’s Dogma PC Review.
1990, 2015, A litany of fire in the East. This road leads into the city In Which History Is Seen to Repeat Itself Endlessly; And blessed are the meek. (give me your tired) A Magic Scroll to fend off evil, for the use of those whose roof is the sky. (give me your poor) An endless procession of refugees passes through Europe towards our city … Continue reading Thematically Unhinged.
First of all, sorry for the lack of content over the past few weeks! University work, and preparations for my charity fundraiser in aid of the Sophie Lancaster Foundation, have been exhausting. Moving away from Undertale (sorry, people!), I did find time to jot down some thoughts on an important issue of this era. These thoughts became an essay, which is still too small to … Continue reading Movement and Ideology. [Part 1 – The Right to Offence]
Despite the Internet’s rapid growth, there have always been few options for the needy reader. Fanfiction.net is divisive for those who want original stories, while various short-fiction projects on Twitter leave much to be desired. One could always buy an e-reader, which takes up space in one’s pack and makes space in one’s wallet – but the Kindle is a commuter’s device, and there lies … Continue reading MacGuffin Site Review
In 2007, Sophie Lancaster and her boyfriend were assaulted in Stubbylee Park, Bacup. The couple had not been acting offensively, nor had they any disagreements with their attackers; but the attack was born of hatred all the same. As Rachel Austin, who plays Sophie in the BBC short film Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster, recites: ‘So the blows fly in with that level … Continue reading Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster, BBC4, October 11th
“Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape.” -Terry Pratchett. Death is a funny thing. I don’t think anybody really believes in it, because it is a truth, and we humans are very good at ignoring those. Lies are our forte. After all, we invented them. Before us, the universe was chaos, as true as … Continue reading WHAT CAN THE HARVEST HOPE FOR (a goodbye for Terry Pratchett).