Sherlock Holmes in The Sign of Four: A Chain of Quotations

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How much should we listen to musical criticism?

I generally don’t write about music because, to be honest, I’m always too intimidated to try.

To put it bluntly, I don’t want to seem like an idiot talking about a creative practice that I have practically zero technical knowledge of. Unlike other writers, I don’t feel comfortable dropping phrases like ‘electro-pop dubstep’ or criticising the mixing in the last thirty seconds of a track.

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50th post!

Hey everyone!

This is just a little note to mark the fact that I just made my 50th post on this blog!

Thank you to everyone who reads and follows this blog, it means a lot to me and I appreciate each and every response I get.

I was hesitant to start blogging but every day I am so so glad that I did for a countless number of reasons.

Here‘s to 50 more!

 

 

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 rest of science fiction?

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TO STEAL, OR NOT TO STEAL? THAT IS THE QUESTION

What’s the most compelling piece of theatre you’ve ever seen? Some may name a legendary production of Hamlet they once saw, others might maintain that nothing will ever be more dramatic than the latest groundbreaking one-man play, more people would probably cite a scene from a gritty American box-set like Breaking Bad or The Wire.

Me, I can say with absolute certainty that the best and most compelling piece of theatre I’ve ever had the fortune to witness is this short six and a half minute clip from the popular television game show Golden Balls.

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