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The Colosseum

Sedimentary limestone travertine soaked in blood from the elephant vs rhino clash which shocked the minority of spectators, but relished by the many, the Colosseum provides a platform for sadistic desires cowering in the crevices of the mind to strut. 385 more words


All the Money in the World (2017)

Here’s the thing about Ridley Scott films- with a catalogue of great or at the very least memorable films to his name, particularly his earliest films like… 1,183 more words


I want to live in Shondaland

More often than not, I wish my life was like a Shondaland series.

To be specific, I wish I was more like a high-powered, fast talking, power-suit wearing, no nonsense taking boss-bitch character in a Shondaland series. 463 more words

Gladiators and Gripping Beasts

A nice little parcel arrived yesterday containing three miniatures from the awesomely titled Gripping Beast Jugula range. A Scissor, a Retiarius, and a Hoplomachus.

I’ve always been quite fascinated by gladiators but so far the only miniatures I’ve had have been the ones from the Spartacus board game by Gale Force Nine. 175 more words



There may never be a rebellion.

I have realized that, sitting alone in my cell. The other fighters like to talk about it, like to spin fanciful tales of rushing the Capitol with our weapons turned on our masters. 788 more words

Saturday Morning Cinema: Gladiator

I’ll just say it, few movies get me as cinematically aroused as Gladiator. It is THAT good. THAT GOOD. I never saw the movie in theaters. 434 more words


Practical Proverbial, from 1 Thessalonians, 22 May 2018

For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.  1 Thessalonians 5:9 (NIV).

Last night I watched “Platoon.”   Best Picture of 1986.   462 more words