Did you know that the late¹, great Sir Terry Pratchett changed his life by writing 400 words per night? That’s incredible to think about. Four hundred words is nothing. In the real world, I knock out 400 letters like no tomorrow, yet here is a man who did this non-stop until he finished his first book. When he got to the end of that, his nightly quota wasn’t met so he immediately set about the sequel. It wasn’t until Pratchett published Mort – his fourth book in the Discworld series, did he quit his day job.Read More »
My 15th Platinum trophy had just pinged in the top left corner of the screen. A familiar sense of achievement rushed through my brain and onto the hairs on the back of my neck. That shot of adrenaline was what I needed. Getting that elusive trophy meant more to me than completing the game. Truly.Read More »
Gaming is a brilliant hobby. One where you can enjoy different worlds, play through countless stories or forge a unique path through hours of exploration. At times, you might be overwhelmed by a boss or puzzle and walk away to the next adventure while the game festers in a pile of shame (or shelf of sorrow).
Last weekend, a few friends decided to have a little get together. We’ve had nights like this before where the alcohol has flown and we settle in for a movie binge or a friendly game of Cards Against Humanity. This time, we decided to have a throw-back session of Pokémon movies. The first three to be exact. Let me tell you something, watching Pokémon as a drunk adult is as traumatic than watching it in the cinema 20 years ago.Read More »
Shock statement time: I haven’t been reading comics for very long. Let me refine that; I haven’t been following comics for a long time. I have read comics since I was a young whipper-snapper but I didn’t keep up the hobby as it were. With the rise of the comic book blockbusters and various TV shows, I thought I’d give it a bash.Read More »