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Day 50 – Am I A Blogger Now?

As you can probably guess from the title of this post, I’ve now reached fifty consecutive days of posting on the blog. Which, I think you’ll agree, is quite a milestone! Without counting today’s post, I’ve only once resorted to what I’d consider ‘filler’ – even then, it was a similar piece to this one in that I was reflecting […]

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Games of My Life: Creature from the Black Lagoon (Pinball)

I spent endless hot, summer days in darkness in the early 90s. Darkness lit with colourful neon and ultraviolet light. The soundtrack: worlds being defended, the roars of dinosaurs once more roaming the earth, feuds being settled or contests being won with kicks and punches. The smell of dry ice; the smog-like substance hanging thick in the air, lending everything […]

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Detective Pikachu – Spoiler Free Movie Review

Adapting books to film is a delicate balancing act that, even when successful, will often yield grumbly clichés from viewers who proclaim that the book was better – all the while ignoring the fact that a 500 page novel is a very different beast to a two hour film. Imagine, then, the difficulty inherent in translating a video game to […]

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Happy Star Wars Day!

Star Wars is one of those pop culture franchises that, for me, has always been around. My birth was perfectly timed for this; I arrived in the world just a few weeks after Star Wars did – though it didn’t arrive in the UK until I was a little over six months old. Pictured below is the queue around the […]

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It’s Alien Day!

If you’re not sure why, here’s the explanation: in Aliens, the planet that the majority of the action takes place on is known as LV-426 – and, using US date […]