Here’s a first: in the time it took me to play through We Met In May, I don’t think I ever stopped smiling. Not even once.
The choices you made when you had no choice at all. American Election is an interactive piece of fiction that draws you into the bleak and lonely world of Abigail Thoreau, campaign advisor to Truman Glass, a man who is very almost Donald Trump, but not quite. It is also a fairly grim snapshot of … Continue reading Review: American Election
Working in a children's bookshop, it's pretty clear what most parents think about poetry and comics. Poetry is the highest form of literary art. Comics aren't. But switching between Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy and Aimee Lucido's upcoming verse novel Emmy In The Key of Code recently reminded me of a couple of their similarities. The first thing that … Continue reading Poems are just comics without the pictures
I’ve just finished re-watching the Toy Story trilogy, and not only do I think Toy Story 3 is the superlative movie of the franchise, I think it has one of the best villains of all time. Lotso is a real piece of work. He isn't just an obstacle for our heroes to overcome. He represents something … Continue reading What Toy Story 3 can teach us about crafting villains
A few months ago, I was watching A Show Which Will Remain Nameless when two characters who had absolutely zero chemistry together started flirting with each other for no reason I could fathom. I believe my exact words at the time were, ‘WHAT?!’ The scene was so bad, it set off a chain reaction: I … Continue reading The Janet Test
This morning I typed ‘best of 2018’ into Google and, on a whim, headed straight to page 10 of the results. It was there that I found a list of 2018’s Best Scooters in India and making my way through the list confirmed a long-held suspicion of mine: scooters are all pretty much the same. … Continue reading Top 10 Children’s Books 2018
If there’s one thing Christian Donlan's The Unmapped Mind has taught me, it's that it's a miracle anything makes sense at all. Shortly after the birth of his daughter, Christian Donlan began noticing symptoms of what he'd eventually discover to be multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spine. As one … Continue reading The Stuff of Horror: The Unmapped Mind by Christian Donlan