• Space, The Final Front-Bore

    These are the voyages of the starship Orville. Its meaningless mission: to explore a world that has already been established; to seek out moments that are meant to be humorous […]

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  • Putting Your Dick In Crazy – Tom Hardy’s Taboo

    Saturday evening on the BBC: I think the polite term here is “fluffy,” full of appointment-viewing that you’re not exactly heart-broken to miss. (Doctor Who and Strictly Come Dancing are […]

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  • We Are Legi(x)n

    I’m now two whole episodes into Legion on FX and I’m sure I’m not the only person to come to something of a revelation: this may be the most X-Men thing to ever X-Men. […]

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  • Up Up Down Down – As Above, So Below

    In some alternate universe, I still write regular movie and video-game reviews, running my own entertainment website. In that same universe, I am now A FUCKING MEDIA MOGUL and next […]

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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 […]

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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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Complicated No More

It’s been a long time coming, and for a good reason. The Hades Contract was done, ready to be published last year. (It’s a sequel to my first novel Godhead.) And then I ended up in hospital and it was all a terrible mess. Being diagnosed with a brain tumour turned this into a “complicated” mess. This is my complicated second novel, and […]

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The Music Of The Gods

Music is a massive part of my creative process; always has been, always will. When I’m writing fiction, there are certain songs that put me in the mood for a certain piece or certain characters. Playlists make that process a hell of a lot easier; Spotify and similar streaming media make it easier to collect some of those songs together. […]

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Genre: The Tragedy

This is another post from ye-olden-days (ie 2013) and was written with a very specific purpose after some rather negative reviews on my first novel Godhead. It is especially appropriate after sharing this contemporary rant Talkin’ About Tolkien.) Genre: I loved it once. The word, the very concept, that delightful French-style curl on the ‘-r’ that makes it less of a word and […]

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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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