Dec 20

Fan Theories

Fan theories are theories made by fans (hence the name) about novels, TV shows or films that explain certain elements, solve plot holes or are more enjoyable that the official explanation. None of these theories are true but they are considered to be Headcannon by many fans and they’re a lot of fun to think about.

Here are my top ten fan theories.

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Nov 29

Canons

Let’s talk about Canons.

Cannon

Ka-boom!

By canon I don’t mean metal guns used to blast people into little pieces. I mean something official in a timeline of events. Continue reading

Nov 23

Adaptations

Adapting a book to a film can be a very difficult process. Not everything is going to reach the final script, you have to choose what to keep, what to ignore and where to add your own bits in. Sometimes it can be a masterpiece or it could become a disaster. Let’s talk about it…

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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

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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