So, as of yesterday, I have completed and handed in the last piece of coursework required for my second year of University. That's mad. It puts me out to sea with very little pressing to do in these ... quiet times in everyone's life. But it does also give me a lot of scope for … Continue reading I’m done! … And that’s really weird.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4zNFMCoED0 Written whilst listening on repeat. I recommend listening as you read. I have strong feelings about this song. About a lot of songs, in fact, which I want to start documenting. I really, really love this song. There's something that I've discussed with my partner a lot with regards to rhythm in music and … Continue reading Hayley Williams’ ‘Dead Horse’
I love the job I have right now. I get paid to sit behind the bar - or in this current case slightly in front of it - occasionally serving drinks, but mostly able to work on my writing or coursework. So of course, I find myself writing a procrastinating blog post instead, because actual … Continue reading From Behind the Bar…
Does everyone experience being bored in the same way? I often find myself with loads to do, both deadlines and just hobbies/games/books that would pass the time, but feeling nonetheless bored out of my mind and unwilling to do anything for more than a half-hour at most. It's a mindset that overcomes me, more than … Continue reading Being bored.
I've encountered a problem with falling in love with a project; it kind of makes it hard to share the work in progress. If you have been exploring the site a little, you might have found a couple of easter eggs I've left about the place. Ø These are being born from the single biggest … Continue reading ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ levels of uncertainty
This is a talky one, and if you have never played Destiny you might get a little lost. Ø The 'Grimoire' is a collection of background information that was presented to players through cards they collected in-game, but could only read on the Destiny website. Understandably, some people disliked this system, but I think it … Continue reading Why Destiny’s ‘Grimoire’ being outside the game wasn’t the worst thing in the world.
After watching a documentary a fan put together on the history of Bungie, the company that made the Halo and Destiny franchises among other title like Marathon and Myth, something struck me in their approach; they made the narrative central to their games, building gameplay around furthering that narrative. As you might expect, I am … Continue reading Bungie and Summer
Hi! It's been a while hasn't it. No, I've not really been doing huge amounts, not worthy of an almost month-long drought at least; I just, well, have been starting a lot of things without finishing them. As the title suggests, a recent and already incredibly fun thing I've been doing is writing a homebrew … Continue reading DnD and other nerdy things
I often find that any inspiration or desire to write will come in huge, crashing waves and then recede completely for days, weeks or months at a time. This isn't so bad for working adults writing as a hobby, nor for my A-level studying days, but right now whilst I'm studying a Creative Writing degree, … Continue reading Tidal Writing