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A Lifetime of Achievements

We all have things that we want to accomplish sometime in the future, no matter how soon within our lifetime that may be. Given I’ve turned twenty-two today, now seems like as good a time as any to think about the things I hope to achieve while I’m still alive and kicking.

Monthly Book Club (April 2017)

It’s a mix of old and new crime this month as my novels originate from both this century and the last. I love seeing the contrast between how crimes are solved with modern-day technology and increasingly complex and crafty plots, with the simpler stuff from middle to late 1900s where the genius of the protagonist is what really helps them catch the killer. There is no one style that’s better than the other, but simply a progression in the way that they’re written.

A Note On: Peter Capaldi’s Replacement

When Peter Capaldi announced at the end of January that he was leaving Doctor Who, the rumour mill started up instantly. Dozens of names have been thrown into the running, and with production set to begin on the next series in a few month’s time, it won’t be long until we find out just who exactly is taking Capaldi’s place as the nation’s favourite time traveller.

In Review: Beauty and the Beast

Twenty six after the release of the animated film, Disney have revisited ‘Beauty and the Beast’ once again to give it the ever-popular live-action makeover. Fronted by ‘Harry Potter’ star Emma Watson and ‘Downton Abbey’ heartthrob Dan Stevens, the modern remake breathes new life into the eighteenth century fairy-tale with it’s vibrant and faithful portrayal.

Tattoos: A Personal Experience

Tattoos; you either love ’em or hate ’em. Some people see them as a statement, a way for you to decorate the one thing that is entirely yours in whatever manner you desire. Others only see them as something tacky that you’ll regret at some point down the line. Where do you stand?

Pokémon Go: Bound For Glory?

Easter’s arrived just in time to Pokémon Go with the latest event having hit smartphones earlier this evening. With the promise of increased rewards over the next week, developers are hopeful that this ‘Eggstravaganza’ will prompt players to return to the game once again, but how successful will this strategy prove to be?

Weekly Pics: 3rd – 9th April

With the weather being so great recently, I couldn’t stop myself from picking up my camera and going for a walk to see what shots I could snap. Even though the flowers aren’t all in full bloom yet, there’s certainly a lot of life in the local nature.

In Review: 1-2-Switch

1-2-Switch is the successor to Nintendo’s popular multi-player games like Wii Sports and Nintendo Land that were also launch titles for their respective consoles.It features a selection of mini-games which utilise the Joy-Cons and require players to interact with one another in an innovative way – playing face to face.

The Upsides of Zelda’s Downsides

It’s been a month now since I started playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the new Nintendo Switch, and in that time I’ve managed to rack up over 100 hours of gaming. My extensive time in this digital world has brought up a fair share of criticisms, but even the negative aspects of this game can be seen in a positive light.