“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife”
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.
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!
Exactly what it says on the tin.
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?
When I entered your shop, I saw that your tagline was ‘Original Gifts for Men’.
First, these gifts are in no way original. ‘Gifts for Men that Can Also be Found in Several Other Shops and Online Probably for a Cheaper Price’, would be more accurate.
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.
We all have tropes that we can’t resist.
Whether it’s in books, graphic novels, television shows, films, whatever- if this trope is present and it is well executed (or even if it’s not, to be honest) you will be unutterably, inexplicably, drawn towards that piece of media.
I have a problem.
I don’t read books; I devour them.
It may seem like it’s an exaggeration to call this a ‘problem’, but I assure you, it is very much a serious issue. Let me give you some context.