The controversial former leader of Cuba died on the 25th of November 2016. The media has since been ablaze of his critics and admirers. Given the nature of what he represented and how he was viewed; his admirers tend to deify him and his critics treat him as Satan incarnate. So I'm going to sift … Continue reading The Truth About Fidel Castro
I suffer from Bipolar Disorder, also known as Manic Depression. It's a condition that manifests in extreme variances in mood. Most people have good days and bad days. Manic depressives have weeks of severe depression and periods (typically not as long) of mania or hypomania which are characterised by compulsive behaviour (similar to ADD), hyperactivity, … Continue reading Love Yourself First
In the news this week, it turns out that the new £5 notes issued by the UK's royal mint contain traces of tallow, animal fat usually derived from beef. This presents a conundrum to vegetarians and vegans such as myself as we can't really avoid using them. It's easy to elect not to consume meat … Continue reading Veganism: How Far Do You Take It?
Fantastic Beasts is a 2016 fantasy film set in JK Rowling's wizarding world, directed by David Yates and starring Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, a Magizoologist who writes the eponymous guide book profiling a number of different magical creatures. You can read the actual book, which is one of Harry Potter's textbooks in the first book … Continue reading Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Review
With the release of my album, The Whisper & The Hurricane coming up in April 2017, I'm writing a short story to accompany each song on the album. Call it pretentious if you will, but most of the songs are based around characters and their thoughts, and I thought it would be cool to tell … Continue reading Short Stories Intro
Click here to listen to Rorschach Introduction Wally woke up in a small windowless cell. He wished nothing more than to be left alone, to have time to consider what was happening to him. But that was wishful thinking today. A large man stood over him, between Wally and the door. He seemed an imposing force; a … Continue reading Rorschach
It's not nearly as alarming as its name makes it sound, but neither is it pleasant for sufferers. Allow me to shed some light on this odd condition from which I've suffered for as long as I can remember, although I didn't realise that it was out of the ordinary until recently. EHS is a … Continue reading Exploding Head Syndrome
With the recent high court decision that triggering Article 50 has to pass through parliament, a lot of people in the Remain camp have become excited about the idea of parliament overturning the result of the Referendum in June. However such a scenario is not only unlikely, but would be quite terrible if it happened. … Continue reading Sadly Brexit Still Has To Happen…
Cloud Atlas has the rare distinction of being both one of my favourite films and one of my favourite books. While the book is lauded as being a seminal work by its author, David Mitchell, the film was wildly misunderstood by movie critics. However, I think it's one of the best book-to-film adaptations going. Here's … Continue reading The Genius Of Cloud Atlas
You can't campaign under a manifesto of no change when a majority of people feel that their lives are already too poor to continue. This attitude inspires apathy in some and frustration in others. The apathetic won't see the point in voting for you, and the frustrated vote against you in protest.