Monthly Archives: July 2016

Empathetic Qualities

Empathy is probably the human virtue which I value most highly. When I look at all of the people with whom I have shared a close relationship, there’s quite a diverse range of personalities, but there’s one thing which all … Continue reading

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Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett

Equal Rites is the third novel set on the Discworld and it’s very different to the first two: while they both followed the adventures of Rincewind and Twoflower, this takes an entirely different approach and focuses on two new characters … Continue reading

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Abusive Relationships

When people think of abusive relationships, they probably start thinking of a heterosexual couple where the man is just a very nasty person who physically harms his partner. But the fact is that anybody can be the victim of an … Continue reading

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Music Suggestions 5

This is the fifth in my series of blog posts were I suggest a few pieces of music which I am very fond of. Here are the first, second, third and fourth of these posts. So for some musical suggestions, … Continue reading

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Dr. Mario

After Tetris was an enormous success on the Game Boy, Nintendo wanted to make their own game in a similar style. Naturally, Mario was incorporated into the mix and so Dr. Mario was born. I actually think the idea that … Continue reading

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Limited Time

The main thing I realise as I grow older, is that time becomes very limited. After work, I generally only get to do one thing: I could socialise, I could play video games, I could do some of my own … Continue reading

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Breaking a Nail

Whenever the subject of breaking a nail comes up in a film, it’s usually done as a way to make a female character look weak or superficial or it’s done to make a male character look feminine in a derogatory … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling

I loved the first three Harry Potter novels and with each new book, I felt like it got a little better every time. I was unsure of whether this upward incline could continue into the fourth book, because I liked … Continue reading

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Asexual Awareness

Something that frustrates me a lot, is how asexual characters in the media all seem to fall into certain stereotypes – they’re usually very cold, logical and uncaring. Not only is this offensive in the same way that it is … Continue reading

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Pokémon games:

1998: Pokémon Red Version 1998: Pokémon Blue Version 1998: Pokémon Yellow Version 1999: Super Smash Bros. ¹ 1999: Pokémon Snap 2001: Super Smash Bros. Melee ² 2004: Pokémon FireRed 2004: Pokémon LeafGreen 2008: Super Smash Bros. Brawl ³ 2008: My Pokémon Ranch 2010: … Continue reading

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