So a man approached me today – stopped his car right beside me. Driving forwards he was! I was almost too flummoxed to answer his question, and what a peculiar question it was… “Why in God’s name is everyone walking backwards!” He exclaimed, right in my face – before I could politely turn my back to him. He must have been a hermit, or deranged, … Continue reading Why is everyone walking backwards – Writing challenge 1
I can’t be one of those people who commits 100% to the world of gaming. For one, it’s an expensive pastime, and I’ve a chronic need to spend all available change on food. Really though, it’s because I’ve got critical (or fussy) about the games I play. Nowadays I consult dozens of reviews before making a purchase just to make sure there’s no surprises – … Continue reading Why ‘From Software’ and ‘CD Projekt Red’ ruined gaming for me
It’s that time of year again. The time when gaming fans inundate themselves in syrupy hype over the unreleased skeletons of games they probably won’t buy. The time when the non-gaming community are harassed online by adverts and trailers as large corporations chuck money at Google to make their products visible. You (probably didn’t) guessed it! Another E3 has come and gone. The excitement of … Continue reading Have Playstation done it again?
It’s been two full weeks since I’ve written anything on here. Terrible I know! What happened to this self-proclaimed writer? I’ll give you a clue, it’s not for lack of time… nor for lack of things to write about. Every experience is a potential blog post, and I could probably write daily if I chose to. It’s (and I think this is something a lot … Continue reading Is it worth saying?
So yeah, I bet you’re wondering what’s up with the title: Tinder Roulette. I’ve been at a loss for what to write over the last few days. The sun’s finally shown its face in a less than English fashion, ie. it’s here to stay. True to my word I’ve begun my secluded Dark Souls pilgrimage, balancing it out with a couple of good old kick … Continue reading Tinder Roulette
It was late February I posted a picture of myself, freshly shaven and understandably apprehensive. I sit here before you now, three months later, equally apprehensive at what lies in store. Why is this? My writing has improved, I’ve learned a tonne of new skills and I’ve finally decided on a direction to fly. Thing is – I’m yet to leave the nest. Up until now … Continue reading It’s Souls Season
I just spent the last five minutes looking through the D & D monster manual for the most deadly dragon. Let’s just say you’d have to roll 41 die just to determine its hit points – OK. I had a bit of a nerd out. Since we last talked D & D my Dad went out and purchased all three books associated with learning the sacred … Continue reading Embracing Nerd Culture
It’s been a question that’s come up quite a bit recently. And it plays quite heavily upon other peoples perceptions and whether those perceptions matter to you. Going for a coffee with a friend of the opposite gender is seen to the parties involved as a neutral activity, the purpose being to ‘catch up’ in a way that doesn’t rely on mutual hobbies. For those … Continue reading Is it date-y?
Our ‘great nation’ is a bit on the boozy side don’t you think? We work hard during the week to earn a living, we work to be rewarded at the end by an exciting Friday evening and wholesome, relaxing weekend. Instead, come Friday, we fritter away half our wage on alcohol and spend the rest of the weekend clutching our abdomens in severe regret. Of course this isn’t … Continue reading The Run of Penance
The Forgotten Realms have been uncovered. Those who were shunned and tortured before are now like kings and queens – regal and powerful beings who look perishingly down on the common folk. The foolish folk who struggle in vain to learn the intricacies of a game from ages past. I’m of course talking about Dungeons and Dragons. The game everyone’s heard of but few have played. The game created … Continue reading Our first ever game of D&D