Stranger Danger

It’s been a while since I read comics properly, certainly not in the same way that I used to. It’s been 20-25 years of toying around with certain worlds and characters, always coming back at different times. (I thought those numbers were a bit overly generous, then I did a quick Google search. Apparently, the X-Men animated series debuted in 1992: at […]

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DC Win Wednesday

Let’s talk about that Suicide Squad trailer then. My Wednesday was off to a dodgy start anyway (having one of those weeks) until I saw this. There is nothing about this trailer that I don’t like, perhaps even love; for the first time in my life, Harley Quinn is bearable (actually, entertaining and interesting); that musical choice is so amazing, it’ll push the song […]

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Jam Of The Year

I’ve spent a lot of time alone with my Spotify and Apple Music accounts recently, and both are making various suggestions about what songs they think I like. They could be right, and they could be wrong. My musical taste is weird and eclectic and I’m pretty proud of it. Because it encompasses most genres and just as much as […]

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Farewell, X-Men

It’s been a while since I’ve read comics properly. Real-life got in the way (real-life leaning towards a brain tumour and multiple surgeries and chemotherapy and radiotherapy.) I just didn’t have the time for fantasy and drama and fiction any longer. That broke my heart. The X-Men were and are a powerful metaphor for life for many reasons. So when Uncanny […]

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When Thundercats Turned Us Gay

I’ve been sitting at home watching TV far too much recently. A lot of that has been watching Countdown and 15 to 1 and other such game-shows that are somehow capable of going on for longer than they should, but are somehow part of life. Oh, and Charmed re-runs. But in amongst all this revisiting my youth, where the hell are the Thundercats? And then I realised that […]

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It’s A Jurassic World After All

No, I don’t know why they continue to keep (re)making sequels and prequels and spiritual successors to films that don’t really needs to be fiddled with. This is the rant that I was ready to go on about Jurassic World. And probably many people like me, 20-and-30-and-something-somethings: “why are you messing with the original?” Except…that’s sort of what Jurassic Park is all about, isn’t it? Messing […]

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