Nov 23

Review Spectre

There’s been a lot of hype around the latest James Bond film Spectre (admittedly not as much as Skyfall) and I’ve just seen it in cinema. Here is a spoiler free review. Enjoy!

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Nov 08

Superfans

Fans. Not appliances to keep ourselves cool. I mean admirers, fanatics, devotees, enthusiasts, groupies. For many of us our fanbase (if you can call it that) consists of family members, friends and loved ones. People we know. Celebrities on the other hand have fans they have never met or even know exist. Some of these fans can become obsessive…

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Nov 03

Two publications now available

Hi everyone, I hope you enjoyed Halloween.

I’ve had two short stories published in separate magazines that are now available to download or order. Continue reading

Nov 01

Do you write Fan Fiction?

Fan Fiction. Fiction written about a franchise by fans instead of the actual authors. Fan Fiction has something of a bad reputation among the general public. It’s often poorly written, has unrealistic plots, and the fans can be obsessive and argumentative about their work. I don’t think that’s a completely fair overview of Fan Fiction. That is the worst case scenario, some pieces of Fan Fiction are quite impressive and can lead to great things.

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Oct 25

Review: Age of Ultron

You might have noticed that we’re in the middle of a Superhero craze. Marvel started the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) in which some of their biggest heroes such as Iron Man and Captain America are brought to life on the screen. DC created Man of Steel and are following that with Batman vs Superman before moving on to the rest of the Justice League. I’m a massive superhero fan and when the second Avenger’s film Age of Ultron was released I was among the first in line to buy my ticket. At the time I enjoyed the film, I had a few problems with it but nothing major. Earlier this month (October) it was released on DVD so I watched it again. Interestingly I didn’t enjoy it as much and it wasn’t because I knew the plot. 

Warning this review contains major spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron. If you haven’t seen the film, watch it first before reading this review.   

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Oct 18

On Uni

You hear a lot of horror stories about University and some of those stories are true. I knew a friend of a friend who spent £1994 in Wetherspoons over the period of two nights. Needless to say he dropped out of Uni soon afterwards. The media portrays events like this all the time In films such as 21 and The Social Network, it appears more common than it actually is.

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Oct 11

Literacy Locations in London

London is ancient. The Romans built a settlement sometime after 43AD and called it Londinium but historians argue there is evidence of a town before that.  Currently London is home to 8.63 million people and is the setting of countless stories.  I’ve visited the location of three well known stories set in London to see how they compare to their literacy counterpart.

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Oct 04

How to create a pen name

Last week I stumbled across this article on Facebook.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/yifen-chou-white-author-uses-asian-pen-name-because-it-helps-him-get-published-more-often-10490578.html

It’s about writer Michael Derrick Hudson who wrote under the pseudonym Yi-Fen Chou in order to have his work published in an anthology. Writers using pseudonyms isn’t uncommon but why did Yi-Fen Chou cause such controversy?

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Sep 27

Review: Doctor Who Series Nine Episode Two; The Witch’s Familiar

What did you think of episode two of Doctor Who: The Witch’s Familiar? On the whole I enjoyed it, a few nit picks but nothing that distracted me too much. I’m going to discuss it in detail but be warned I will be mentioning SPOILERS from the first two episodes. Just to note, I won’t be reviewing every Doctor Who Episode. My plan is to do the opening, final and a few episodes in-between that stand out either because they are particularly great or no so great.

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Sep 20

Review: Doctor Who Series Nine Episode One The Magician’s Apprentice

This is the first of my review posts. In these posts I’ll be reviewing recently released books, films and Television shows and discussing them, good points and bad. I’ll try and keep these reviews spoiler free and if I can’t I’ll be sure to place a warning. I won’t be speculating on what I think will happen next if I’m reviewing a TV series or a film that is going to have a sequel and because I don’t like making guesses and I will only be reviewing things that have been recently released so you won’t find any Shakespeare or Dickens here. Now I’ve said all that let’s talk about Doctor Who.

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