Writing…

My writing Process

I wish I had more time to write. I love it, and I am looking for jobs in the publication industry, as well as working on two books with a story lined up for a third novel. I write FAST. I mean really fast. A lifetime spent working with computers, college, university and being on facebook and msn will do that too you. I can easily churn out several thousand words in an hour.

I have soooo many ideas for books, stories and novellas. I read with every spare second I can and I watch a lot of TV and films with my girlfriend and I have plenty of ideas and have more and more every day,

I just wish I had MORE TIME!!

I am working on many projects at the moment. The first of which is a novel set in a world of my own creation, a fantasy/sci fi setting which I have built from the ground up, with potential to expand to a series of books and short stories. I may post an extract on here at some point.

The second book is a twisted tale of murder and deceit, lies and cover ups. It is something that is grounded in reality and I think some people will really enjoy, but this I have barely had a second to get off the ground.

One piece of work that I am working quite hard on at the moment is a book set within the Warhammer 40k setting.

Most people when reading that are going to stop reading. The reason being?  Warhammer has a really nerdy name, and a bad name to most people. It makes Star Trek fans who argue over who was the best captain look like sex gods.

For most of my life I had that exact opinion myself. I was always a bit of a nerd, I loved my Si Fi films and TV shows and had an unhealthy passion for playing video games until I had to get up and go back to school, although not many people knew, I was the ultimate nerd at home. I boast a 160,000 gamescore on xbox live to prove this, which I managed to calm down a lot on thankfully after university.

I lived relatively near a games workshop, and ventured in once out of curiosity and it gave me a very bad impression, full of fat pasty kids and strange old men. Warhammer to me seemed like that step over the line that would result in those monstrosities that end up addicted to World of Warcraft.

I got into the hobby about two years ago now, not the models or gaming side, although I do appreciate the artwork and design side of it, I really love it for the fiction. I had always enjoyed reading, and would tear through good books in days and occasionally hours. I loved sci fi and fantasy but often found I was done with them very quickly and found my appetite was never really sated due to lack of novels on the subject. So when I discovered a series I liked, I read the two or three books required, and moved on. Sometimes weeks or months would pass until I picked up another book.

My then girlfriend used to read for several hours a night, and I cannot sleep with any form of light or movement in the room, so quickly started joining her. But again found I was going through books so fast that I was quickly running out of books to read.

One day where I was working at the time (a little shit hole of a blockbuster to put myself through uni), I had the good fortune to be working with Xav, a great guy who is now one of my best friends. His girlfriend brought him in a book that he had left at hime and knew he would want to read it, and I will never forget what it was. It was James Swallows ‘The Horus Heresy: Nemesis’.

Xav explained the book, in the simplest of terms to me. 30,000 years in the future, mankind has conquered most of the know galaxy at the will of a man called the Emperor, a godlike being, who created twenty sons as demi-godlike beings as his sons and as generals to the vast army of mankind. When the wars are drawing to a close, the sons turn on one another and the galaxy erupts in civil war.

That is far too brief of an explanation; yes there is a hell of a lot more to it. The series is currently running at 24 full length novels, 3 special limited edition novellas and 9 audio dramas as well as 2 e-shorts and several other short stories that have been tucked away in anthologies.

The Heresy is essentially a story of a great and tragic betrayal, where the most beloved and trusted son, turns on his father, and the galaxy burns for it. It mirrors the Christian religion with Lucifer the most beloved angel of heaven turning on god, and trying to take glory and worship for his own purposes.

Some of the books in the series have risen to dizzying heights, where man’s very nature was questioned and our dependency on religion to lend meaning to our lives in a world controlled by science.

The vast majority of these books are amazing, with stunningly well-developed characters and an epic overlapping and intertwining series written by dozens of authors. There are many major plotlines running during several different time periods, and many occurring at the same time. Some books cover the same events, but from the perspective of another side, most notably in A Thousand Sons and Prospero Burns, giving accounts for both sides of the conflict. The event is also delved into down to its origins. Many of the books begin years, even decades before the start of the heresy. One short story takes you hundreds of years before the civil war erupted.

When Xav explained the series too me, I was very excited to begin reading the books. The Entire series is also just explaining one facet of the Warhammer 40,000 universe’s backstory. The 40k universe itself now had hundreds of books, thousands of short stories, games and even a film.

The prospect of diving into this almost unlimited sci fi universe was all too tempting and very little ha disappointed. But for every boring book like Battle for the Abyss and Atlas Infernal, there were master pieces such as Aaron Dembski-Bowdens stunningly beautiful Night Lords trilogy, the breath-taking Inquisition books; Eisenhorn and Ravenor by Dan Abnett and his Gaunts Ghost series. Not to forget Graham McNeill’s Storm of Iron and Priests of Mars.

New books are being released every month and new authors are pitching in to build of the universe. The last I read was Siege of Castellax by C.L Werner and it ranked amongst my most loved novels.

After two years, and probably more than 60 books in the expansive universe read, I am reaching the point where I know all there is too know and have read every series in the universe that I really want to read, but new books still surprise me, and that is a VERY good thing.

The book I am working on now is set within the 40k universe, so 10,000 years after the great heresy. It covers the life of a man who begins as just another pawn of the great uncaring imperium of man, but realises that his destiny, is to become so much more.

I can’t wait to get back too it. 

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Mass Effect 3 Review in 500 words

Is this the epic conclusion we have been waiting for?

With Mass Effect Bioware gave every Si Fi fan a true gem of gaming brilliance, creating a fantastically deep and immersive universe, with brilliant characters that you actually cared about. Where Bethsaida was building worlds to lose yourself in, Bioware was creating stories that you felt a part of.

At first glance, it seems that ME3’s gameplay is almost identical to ME2. Essentially you will be approaching situations in very much the same way as you have in previous games. It certainly looks and more importantly feels like a Mass Effect game.

However, the combat and gameplay overall has now been fine tuned to the point where it is hard to fault. Combat flows even faster and easier than it did in and of the previous games. With each of the individual character classes being perfectly balanced and depending on your preferences the game can deliver a different experience to every player. You will have to make some tough decisions not only in the story, but in your own characters development.

Do you go as a Soldier, which is the generic weapon specialist, the Biotic Adept who can attack with the force of their mind, or the Tech Specialist, or any of the hybrid classes in-between? And once you have made these decisions, you are given further choices, how to develop your character. What equipment you ware for defensive purposes and what perks they provide. Also, now even the amount and type of weaponry you carry affects your power recovery time.

The combat which has now been polished to mirror sheen not only flows, but feels and looks better than ever. It is easier than ever to bring death and devastation to your enemies, with easier hotkeys marking it simple to chain powers together with your team mates to create devastating effects.

There is now less of a variety with your team mates, there are a few new additions which in the long run are not as memorable as other past characters, and a few old favourites make their return. Most of the old team mates, if you let them survive of course, make a return, but you can take disappointingly few with you.

What made the first two games amazing was not just the gameplay, which is now better than ever. It was the story, and along with the combat, this is the focus of the game. The graphics and animation are as usual for the series, in a league of their own, with voice acting that has yet to be matched even by most movies.

The story is written brilliantly, and there are many truly brilliant moments. The ending however, leaves much to be desired. For all the decisions the game gives you, the ending makes them all seem irrelevant.

But as they say, it is not the destination, but the journey that matters, and with that Mass Effect will be remembered as one of the best games of the year.

9/10

+Fast Addictive and diverse combat

+Brilliant Story and characters that you actually care about

-Ending is a let down

 

The Dark Knight Rises review and further ramblings. (spoilers ahead)

Before I jump into what I think about this film, I think I should first mention the shootings in America at the Colorado screening of the film. I think this is disgusting, that some sick twisted loser has the power to end the lives of so many people, who’s lives were worth a million times more than his own. American gun laws are so antiquated it would be laughable if the situation was not so grave. How many times does this have to happen before changes are made? My girlfriend and her mother were at the LA screening of the film, it could have just as easily been them and the thought terrifies me, I appreciate that may sound selfish, but it worries me when Taj visits her mother in a country that buying an gun is more easily done than buying alcohol. Hopefully now that america has a president with more braincells than fingers, which is a first in quite some time, some changes will be made. Anyway and on with the review.

I was pretty adamant to see the film in the new awesome cinema I saw spiderman in, so I had my friend Alex book tickets for us online, for me and some other friends. So we get to the cinema at 8.30 on friday night really excited for the film, we had just gone out to dinner and watched The Dark Knight at home as a refresher, even thought I really did not need it, I knew the film almost word for word. Alex however has a pretty bad memory, and brain in general (why I got him to book tickets for us, I do not know) and had completely forgotten that Harvey Dent died.

So we get to the cinema and show them our E-tickets, sit down in the comfy sofas and got ready. I was totally buzzing. 5 minutes later, there is a problem. Some people are trying to get into our seats, but we have them already booked, and we are already sitting in them, so good luck trying to get me to leave if you have double booked the seats.

Oh but wait, it turns out that Alex has booked the seats for the wrong cinema. I died inside when hearing this. My friends and I were escorted out by the manager who informed us that Alex had booked the tickets for a cinema in central london, rather than the one in Walton on Thames. How you fuck up on that level is quite beyond me. In the words of my friend Jack, ‘Now I know what cinema blue balls feels like’.

Needless too say what a shit night, I just went home with nothing to do as I had made plans to see the film. Luckily the manager agreed to rebook our tickets to the 4.30 performance the next day. So I went down again yesterday. And after all the effort and heartbreak of the last attempt I was really pumped to see the film. Thankfully, I was not disappointed.

If you have not yet seen the film, stop reading now, I will be talking about the plot, and this is certainly a film that is better the less you know about it.

So 8 years after the events of the last film, Bruce Wayne is a recluse, crippled by his injuries as batman, and the city is at peace, with all organised crime wiped out, Batman taking the fall for Dents crimes and the blame for his murder. The Dent act being approved by congress, similar to the patriot act that basically means you have no human rights if you are suspected of any criminal activity and no right to appeal.

So organised crime is gone, and the Batman is remembered as the city’s most prolific murderer, who killed Gotham’s white knight. So batman has not shown his face at all and Bruce has shut himself away from the world, mourning Rachel Dawes as he still believed she would have waited for him. Bales performance as Bruce and his Alter Ego is better than ever. Bale is one of the best actors alive right now; the only other actor on his level right now is De Caprio. This is another Oscar Worthy performance from him. He should have won one for The Prestige and he should certainly win one for this.

Meanwhile, a new evil is rising underneath Gotham. Bane has arrived. A mysterious masked Mercenary who’s motives are not revealed until later in this epic. Now before I mention Bane I have to explain one thing first. The Dark Knight was a masterpiece. Calling it ‘The best Superhero film of all time’ is not accurate at all. Remove ‘superhero’ from that statement and you are probably right. It is one of the best films of all time, perfect in nearly every way. With arguably one of the best villains of all time. But what made it truly brilliant is that it was not a brilliant film about Batman, it was a brilliant film that happened to have Batman in it.

If this needs explaining to you, just imagine that in that film, it was not Batman, just another vigilante, fighting for the soul of the Gotham, with a crazed agent of chaos. Its easy to imagine. The only nit picks that people could come up with were that the film was too long, which showed that they had poor attention spans, and that they could not understand Batman speaking which showed that they just were not listing.

Batman’s voice in not only The Dark Knight and Batman begins has been very gravely, and a little laughable at times, has always been perfectly understandable. Bane however, is a completely different story. I really struggled to understand what he said. I think I got just over half of the lines that he came out with. I have no doubt that this is a film that I will watch over and over again and enjoy it more and more with each viewing, but one of the first things that I am going to do when I get this on Blu Ray, is watch it with the subtitles on.

There was a scene where Bane double crosses a member of Wayne Enterprises board, and said… something to the man, explaining his motives for doing so. The man said in reply ‘your pure evil’, but really what I would have said in his position was ‘I’m really sorry, I know you are big and scary and all, but can you repeat that please?’ Seriously he sounds like Sean Connery got shot in the throat and is trying to gargle cement at the same time as reading his lines.

I am not bashing Tom Hardy’s performance at all. Following Heath Ledger’s literally once in a lifetime performance as the Joker was going to be impossible. Luckily Bane was a very different type of enemy. He was Batman without the rules and limitations, of both mind and body. Batman is very reluctant to kill, anyone who said that he has a no killing rule, he has broken it, remember Two Face? Whereas Bane; is more than happy to get in the spirit of the murdering season. Bales batman is now tired and almost physically broken; Bane is more powerful and dangerous than he ever was. He is essentially a more powerful, intimidating and ruthless mirror image of Batman. I have watched nearly every one of Tom Hardy’s films, and knew he could get big, from Bronson, and knew he could fight from Warrior. But he is gigantic in this film, he looks terrifying. When batman first fights him I seriously felt pity for Batman. It is really a testament to batman’s bravery for even being in the same room as him, let alone trying to fight him.

Bane, like Batman, was trained by the League of Shadows, but was thrown out for some terrible act. So he is wise to most of batman’s tricks and techniques. He does not even flinch when batman throws a bomb at him, and when batman hits his EMP to take out the lights, Bane laughs at him and turns the darkness against batman, viciously beating him. In fact I was surprised just how vicious and brutal the fight was considering the films rating. Batman is fighting with all he has left and Bane is just absorbing everything and almost casually beating him down, by the end of the fight when batman is literally broken, Bane has not even broken a sweat.

Bane then throws Wayne into a ridiculous prison where you can essentially climb out if you really believe that you can. Needless to say Wayne has to build himself up again, and literally has his shattered spine punched back into shape. The scene essentially removes Batman from the film so Bane can burn Gotham to ashes and do what he wants with it for a few months so Batman can return to save the day.

And how have I got this far into the review without mentioning Catwoman, who is never actually called Catwoman in the entire film. Anne Hathaway is great in the role and looks incredible in tight leather bent over the batpod, but I really have to say that her overall arch is not that convincing. The fact that she (spoiler) gets with Bruce at the end is a little unbelievable. An hour into the film she betrays him to Bane leading to Batman being beaten almost to death and thrown into a hellhole for 3 months. Then they are seen together at the end of the film a happy couple. Yes, there is some, ‘you’re not going to get me to apologise’ dialogue, and I know you can forgive a lot for a tight leather cat suit, but it just could have done with a bit more explanation of her motives.

It was good to see Cillian Murphy again, this time the Scarecrows cameo was again, massively underused to the point where he did not even don on the mask. You could tell that this part was originally designed for the Joker. However it would be hard to imagine someone like the Joker acting as Banes lackey.

The Scale of the film was stunning, film producers are rarely brave enough to put that much money on the line anymore, they usually like to make it look like the scale of the film is massive, but they rarely make you truly believe their smoke and mirrors. Gotham under Banes vicious martial law is believable and terrifying.

If I was to really nit pic at the film, I would have to say that the final fight between Batman and Bane, just is not that great in comparison to the first, a few punches are thrown, while all of Gotham tears itself apart around them which makes an incredible spectacle and must have been a nightmare to film with hundreds of fights at once, but the action cuts away to Joseph Gordon-Levitt trying to let Quinn from Dexter let him cross a bridge. It was just unnecessary. The first fight, with no music with just the absolute viciousness and brutality of the fight with no other distractions, I believed was a far more effective battle.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt was again, as he is in everything, very good. I loved the little Robin easter egg they put in at the end. It was a shame we probably will not get to see him in another batman film as I doubt Nolan will do another one for a long time, I know he has said he will never do another one, but he is an absolute cash cow, as is batman, you put the two together and any producer would happily throw millions at him to make another film.

And Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman are basically playing themselves as they usually do; they play their characters are just as great as ever. Caine’s Alfred gets an outstanding scene with Bale, where he is almost begging Wayne not to throw his life away. Even around the entire mind blowing scale of the film, the short beautiful scene where Alfred tells Bruce about burning Rachel’s letter is brilliantly done, and really stands as one of the films emotional high points, and both actors give an Oscar worthy performances.

Marion Cotillard’s character has to be by far and away by biggest gripe with the film, yes, it was a real surprising twist with her stabbing batman revealing her true identity. It was a surprise because it was unbelievable and unnecessary. I mean, as Chef from South Park would put it, she literally made sweet love to Bruce Wayne by the fireplace earlier in the film. Bane should have been the child who escaped and Ra’s Al Ghul’s son as you were led to believe for most of the film. She just did not need to be there. I think Nolan just wanted to get as many actors from Inception in the film. She was not bad at all; she’s a fantastic actress which we knew from Inception and her being the only bearable thing about Public Enemy, and plays the role well, but I felt that she just did not need to be there. Upon repeat viewings I may change my mind on this one, but for now when I think back on the film her role until the last 15 minutes was a complete afterthought.

So overall did I enjoy the film? No. I loved it, it was over 2 hours 40 minutes of mind blowing spectacle on a scale rarely seen in film, but had a deep and meaningful emotional core that epics are not usually capable of; Hollywood usually shoots its whole load on the CGI and explosions, and forgets the story behind it all.

I believe that the film was an epic masterpiece that showed every other big budget film just how it’s done. Was it better than The Dark Knight? I would say it was a different film completely. See the batman movies have all had very different themes. With Batman Begins, it was Fear. With The Dark Knight, it was Chaos. With Rises, it was Pain. Through pain and suffering, Bane was borne, and he inflicts suffering upon Gotham. The only way for Wayne to beat him, is to suffer and be born again. As a film I would say it is one of the best films of all time, and the only gripes with it, are really not bad at all, that in other films you would not even notice them, it is only that the film is 99% perfect, that the final 1% of it that is just very good seems poor in comparison.

I would give it an a solid 10/10.

Spiderman and other Rambling(s)

So as you can probably guess, I just saw the new Spiderman. It wasn’t as bad as I was expecting it to be to be honest. However the experience of seeing it was brilliant. I appreciate that makes little sense, allow me to elaborate.

I am a member of a cinema chain that allows me to pay £18 per month to view as many films as I like at the cinema. Not that cheap I know, however cinema prices in London are about £14 PER FILM now, and a few quid on top if you want to watch in 3D-blur-O-Vision. Considering that my girlfriend and I will happily watch 3-4 films a month at the cinema it’s a no brainer and saves me a hell of a lot. So I always stick to going to see films at the same old cinemas.

Recently, a cinema near my parents live has just reopened. It was a bit of a dive. A tiny poor quality screen, you couldn’t book online or even call to book tickets, the popcorn was stale and overpriced and it was overall just a bit crap. I used to go when I was younger and living in the area as it was in walking distance and cheap as chips. Well in comparison to other cinemas of course.

So it was my friend’s birthday, and we find out this cinema has just been revamped, so we go after work too see the new Spiderman, because;

  1. I am a big superhero fan.
  2. Nobody else is stupid enough to release anything else too close to The Dark Knight Rises so there was nothing else on.

So we think we will save a few pounds going local and to a cheap cinema. So we turn up, it’s got a fresh lick of paint. Nice, but that makes little difference to the whole movie experience. Then we get into the cinema and WOW. Not only is there a brand new screen, the seats have all been switched out for massive comfy sofas, with tables in front of each seats including wine coolers under each table. They had redone the entire cinema up like we were in a 1950’s style matinée. I mean you could order pizzas and have them on a table in front of you, be served cold beer and I even had a foot rest, all while watching the film. Most cinemas try to pack you in like a sardine to maximise how many people they can squeeze in and get as much money as possible. I defiantly will be going again. I couldn’t think of a better way of enjoying a film at the cinema.

As for the film itself, it was ok. Yeah the Andrew Garfield was pretty good, but we knew he was a great actor from the incredible ‘Social Network’. And I think he made a far better Peter Parker than Toby McGuire ever did. However I found it very annoying that he was clearly struggling to keep his tongue in his mouth. Seriously that thing is huge, watch this film again and keep an eye out for it, you will never look at him in the same light again.

Maybe it had something to do with the fact that we spent half the film gawping at Emma Stone. Although be fair if I was in a room with her I would probably have to make sure that I didn’t start dribbling myself. Wow. I mean in one scene she is giving a bunch of potential scientific interns a tour of Oscorp dressed in an outfit, that if someone was to really ware while walking around a scientific laboratory she would cause some serious industrial accidents.

As for the Lizardman, yeah he was ok, Rhys Evans was pretty good but the CGI was only passable. Spiderman’s CGI at points was also bordering on terrible. The Sam Raimi’s original is about 10 years old, and the effects are better. Hell there was one scene where Spiderman jumps off a building after doing a handstand, it looked like a sub-par N64 game, and that’s giving it praise.

The drama of the film was, incredibly predictable. I mean did we really have to sit through old ‘Great power and great responsibility’ Uncle Ben getting blown away again. Yeah it’s done well but it’s been done before, and the Raimi death was better, more convincing and better acted.

The moment Parker discovers his abilities is not handled that well either. It just seemed a little fast. One second, spider-bite, next second, kicking ass on a train full of commuters. No fitful night sleep or anything. OK he had the munchies but that was about it.

The fight scenes were done quite well; this is obviously a much younger and less experienced Spiderman that we are seeing here. He only becomes his full on web slinging self in the final scene of the film.

Oh and the Stan Lee cameo is amazing, the man is a legend, and his little cameos have always been ‘there he is!’ and then he’s gone doing nothing in particular. I won’t spoil what it is because it’s just down right hilarious. And it’s one of the films finest moments and one of the funniest moments I have come across in a superhero movie, as entertaining as the jokers disappearing pencil act and as funny as the Hulk vs Lokie in the Avengers. Whoever put that scene in, bravo; it was a stroke of genius.

Now I know I have just nit-picked at this film for the last 800 words, but don’t get me wrong, this is a great movie and I did enjoy it, it’s very strongly acted, especially where the lead role is concerned, as well as Evans as the villain. The CGI could have been a million times better and the fight scenes could have been improved a bit. I mean the Spiderman verses the swat team fight was all too brief but brilliant. Nothing comes even close to the ball bustlingly incredible fight between Spiderman and Doctor Octopus in Spiderman 2. However it is FAR too soon for a reboot. The film is forced to cover the same ground the Rami originals have already done.

It may have been a better idea to do what the surprisingly brilliant ‘The Incredible Hulk’ did. Assume that the audience knew most of the origin story, which unless you have been living in a cave all your life, 99% of the audience knew the Rami films or about the comic books. Going over the origin story AGAIN and not changing enough of the details and making it different enough made it a little bit of a chore to sit through again.

Anyway, I am done nit-picking, I don’t want to give the impression that it is a bad movie, I enjoyed it and I am really excited about the potential of a new Spiderman series and I think that future instalments as the new cast and crew did a great job, they did it a little soon and might not have done enough differently, but it was still a lot of fun and I really think that there is a lot of potential from this series.

I just hope that this film isn’t completely forgotten as it has been sandwiched between the avengers and Prometheus on one side and by the absolute behemoth that will be the Dark Knight rises on the other side.

Overall a very promising 7/10.

Hello cruel world..

Well this is awkward… After years of thinking, ‘I should really write a blog, I have a lot to say and views that I have the right to force on people who probably could not care less about anything that I have to say’.

Now the time has come, and I am wallowing in the afterbirth of setting up my blog I find a little lost on how to introduce myself, and to those who don’t know me and have just stumbled across this blind rambling of someone who should probably be doing something more productive with their time.

Well what can I say? I was born far too long ago for my liking and that isn’t improving. However if your reading this blog, rest assured that if I figure out a solution, I will put it in the blog.

Grew up with loving parents so can’t complain there. My dad doesn’t have a single bad bone in his body, unfortunately he was gifted with the exact same amount of brain cells. I mean he is an ambulance driver which is very troubling. I mean if I am seriously injured I would just roll in fur and call the vet and hope for the best rather than call him. The other day he told me he was telling me about a lady who he was carrying who had broken ”a couple of her legs” as he put it. I am assuming that he meant two or he had just picked up some form of mutant spider person.

I’m rambling aren’t I? If you want to be a regular reader you should probably be prepared for a little bit of rambling.

So I lived a life where I was far too lazy, played far too many video games and got far too drunk. Suddenly I find myself stumbling out of university and then thinking (which always ends badly), what the hell do I do now? So I find myself now in a legal job where I work with a great bunch of people, but the job involves dealing with the most stupid people on the planet. I mean the other day I asked someone’s name, is it ”Ms or Mrs?” They asked ”Which is the one where your married?” I fear for the human race. See? Hope you were prepared for the rambling. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Now I have moved to London to live with my girlfriend, and she comes from a family filled with very creative individuals, so this was her suggestion. So what is this blog for then?

Well I love writing, I recently started my own book (more on this later), and I read quite a lot. By most normal peoples accounts I read far too much. I love stories, in any medium, be it book, film, television and video games. They can carry us away from a world full of our own problems anywhere that a writer can take you, providing that you have the imagination to fuel your journey. I would love to have a place to put my opinions of the books/films/games that I love or hate and see what other people think of them.

I also think that this is a broken stupid world that we live in, where people spill hot drinks on themselves when driving, and its McDonnald’s fault that they don’t have a notice on their Coffee warning you that its hot. A world where on a bag of roasted peanuts we have to put warnings on the bags saying they ‘may contain nuts’. And its video games fault that a child shoots up his school, not the fault of it being easy for a kid to get a gun. So I will be using this place for ranting. So be prepared for a bit of good old ranting and rambling.

And don’t say I didn’t warn you.