American Vandal- satire, silliness and style

I’ll be honest, judging from the summary- “Truth. Justice. Dicks.”-  I was slightly sceptical before I started to watch American Vandal. I’m glad that I persevered after the first few episodes, as it fast became one of those shows when you don’t just want to watch the next episode, you need to. Urgently. Until you’ve… Continue reading American Vandal- satire, silliness and style

New Pompeii by Daniel Godfrey

If I had to sum up my reaction to New Pompeii in one sentence it would be this: interesting premise, uninspiring execution. That’s not to say that it contains no positive features, as it definitely does, but I was largely underwhelmed by the plot, narration and characters. Before I elaborate, here’s a quick blurb from… Continue reading New Pompeii by Daniel Godfrey

Is Rick and Morty ‘proper’ sci-fi?

I was watching Irish people on YouTube react to Rick and Morty when one of them said something that stuck in my mind: ‘I don’t consider [Rick and Morty] sci-fi though’.  That got me thinking: what is it about Rick and Morty that differentiates it in the minds of the average media consumer from the… Continue reading Is Rick and Morty ‘proper’ sci-fi?

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

It’s not often that I read a book which I feel like I can recommend to everyone, a book that I believe both my mother and my best friend- people who have generally disparate albeit overlapping tastes- will get something out of. So, on the occasion that I stumble across a book of this rare and special type, like The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry, it is generally a very rare and special book indeed.

Poem about looking at nature and stuff

Sometimes I open my eyes and see the beauty in the world. Not just in flowers and bright colours but in everything: the sodden heap of rubbish on the side of the pavement the blinding white of the sky on a rainy day the dull papery dripping leaves poking out from behind a rusty old… Continue reading Poem about looking at nature and stuff