Monthly Archives: November 2018

Marked for Life by Paul Magrs

In the introduction to this book, Paul Magrs jokingly describes himself as the creator of the Queer Working Class Magic Realist genre. It was a good start, because it certainly piqued my interest and now that I’ve read the whole … Continue reading

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Fortune Cookie

A couple of weeks ago, I was out for dinner with a group of good friends in Corsham. We visited a Chinese restaurant called Imperial Garden – very fancy place, with delicious food and a good atmosphere. I ate a … Continue reading

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Super Mario 64 DS

Back in 2004, when I first heard about Super Mario 64 DS, I was amazed. It felt like I was living in the future. The fact that a portable console now have the power to play a fully 3D adventure … Continue reading

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Fire Safety

I’m back! You may have noticed a lack of posts last week and there’s a reason for that – and it’s a little more exciting than me being too tired or busy to write anything. Although before you get your … Continue reading

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No Shave November

I don’t like facial hair. Well, no, that’s too broad a statement. Let me rephrase that: I don’t like facial hair growing on my face – on anyone else’s face, sure, that’s fine, but I think it looks as good … Continue reading

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Assassination Classroom, Volume 7 by Yusei Matsui

Volume 6 ended with the cliffhanger of looming exams and Volume 7 starts with those exams taking place. Once again, these are represented as epic battles between the students and large monsters. Though I generally don’t find exam storylines to … Continue reading

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The Best Stories are Balls of String

I’ve been thinking about what makes a story a good one and I’ve come up with something that was never really taught to me when I studied Creative Writing. A lot of people think of plots as a simple progression … Continue reading

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Apple Pie Jewellery

Take a look at this incredibly cool and stylish bracelet that I have. Where did it come from? Why, it’s a piece of Apple Pie Jewellery. It was created by a dear friend of mine who happens to be very … Continue reading

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