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Game On

This article is yet another one of my rambles which steps away from my usual topics of choice. I find myself being influenced by the media more often lately, to the point that warrants an opinion or a blog entry being forced out of me. 2,906 more words


Amen, Charlie: Brooker drops knowledge on The Wire

People who have had more than a brief encounter with me know the levels of adulation I have for the late great television show, The Wire. 168 more words

The Wire

Virtually Innocent

According to the date on my last post I’ve been a lazy bugger for the past five months, possibly swanning around in my smoking jacket awaiting inspiration however I’d like clarify that is not actually the case.   206 more words


Down in the water, look: It’s a fjord, it’s a plane…

Erin makes irate… about the appalling facsimile of news we must endure.

I think the only way you could not have heard that the Malaysia airline flight MH370 is missing is if you’d been living under a rock IN THE VERY DISTANT PAST, but just in case, well … you’ve probably ascertained by now. 1,024 more words


Love, sex, dating, blah, blah, blah: revisited

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had a few conversations on the topics of love, sex and dating. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that these are topics I’ve covered quite a lot. 797 more words

Draft Hugo Ballot 2014 - The Media Categories (Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form), Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form), Best Related, Best Graphic Story)

You can find my other nominations for the 2014 Hugo Awards here:

Reading through the various draft ballots and recommendation posts, I am struck by the extent to which engagement with the Hugo Awards has come to fixate upon administrative matters. 3,817 more words


The Amtrak Residency – the writers dream?

Amtrak’s residency gives writers the chance to enjoy a serene and picturesque journey.

The majority of writers like a place to sit and really vomit the written word onto paper, and some of them like to be inspired by the place where they sit – it’s inspiration and serenity that can really get the creative juices flowing. 288 more words

Commuters Diary