Author Archives: Adam Randall

A Political Divide

As regular readers of my blog will know, my political beliefs are very left-wing. That’s not to say I’m a huge advocate of any particular political party or person, I just see my political beliefs as an extension of how … Continue reading

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Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows

Shovel Knight is probably one of the most popular indie games of all time – and with good reason: it’s good fun, it has a nice art style and a wonderful soundtrack. While it is just one main game, Yacht … Continue reading

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Nazi Comparisons

It’s an old “rule” of internet debates that the first person to compare the opposing side to the Nazis has lost the argument. If somebody criticises the government, for example, by calling them Nazis, most people won’t take them seriously. … Continue reading

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Trusty Book Reviews

For almost a decade I’ve been writing reviews of (almost) every book I’ve read and then posting them here on this blog. At this point, there are over two hundred of them. I’ve really enjoyed doing it and will always … Continue reading

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Chariots of the Gods by Erich von Däniken

I’m sure you’re probably familiar with the theory that the Earth was visited by advanced aliens in ancient times and that they guided the early civilisations who saw them as gods. It’s a fun concept for science fiction stories, but … Continue reading

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Clu Clu Land

There were a lot of games which Nintendo made for the NES which went on to become big franchises for them, receiving new instalments on various later consoles. However, there were also games which were never properly revisited. Sometimes this … Continue reading

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Ten Years Ago Today

Ten years ago today, it was the first of January 2011. That feels very strange to me. I had a somewhat similar feeling at the start of 2020, knowing that 2010 had been a decade ago, I wrote about it … Continue reading

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Reflecting on 2020

I thought to myself “writing a summary of my year on New Year’s Eve/early New Year’s Day has started to become an annual tradition, hasn’t it?” but taking a look, it seems I didn’t do that last year, which is … Continue reading

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Looking at Christmas Trees

I like Christmas tress. I think they look great and nothing gets me into the festive spirit quite like seeing a nicely decorated Christmas tree. But this year, I started to think about something Christmas tree-related which is a bit … Continue reading

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The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum

Pretty much everybody has heard of Santa Claus. The story of the man who delivers presents to children across the world every year on Christmas Eve is one which most of us will have been told as children… but have … Continue reading

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