From Annihilation Earth to A Quiet Place, Pacific Rim to Edge of Tomorrow, The film industry's elaborately fictitious presentations of 2020 have often been pretty grim, typically featuring monsters or alien invasions, being fought with equally elaborate technology such as giant battle mechs and advanced robotic exosuits. Where's my exosuit? Probably in the garage next… Continue reading Welcome To The World of Tomorrow!
This is not the dystopia I had in mind. In the 2011 film "In Time", time itself is the ultimate commodity. Those who can afford it enjoy the infinite spoils, whilst everyone else scrambles to hold on to what little they have left. Since becoming a father in February of this year, the latter has… Continue reading New Parenting During a Pandemic Lockdown
The end of 2019 not only ushers in a new year, but a whole new decade. 2020 still sounds like the realms of science fiction and far flung future, but yet here we are in the flesh, and the world looks set to be as bewildering, maddening and eventful as it's ever been. But what… Continue reading The DigitalGyoza Awards – 2019 in Review
Not all is lost for a world gone wrong... The world is a weird and troubling place right now. (To be fair, its always been pretty weird, but right now feels especially boggling.) The current state of global affairs feels like satire adopted as policy. With fake news, alternative truths, and brazen offence in the… Continue reading James O’Brien’s How To Be Right
In the age of instant access, limited patience and diminishing attention spans, "social" exchanges are commonly reduced to that of few words at a time. The likes of Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger and Line have enabled us to mindlessly chat away with each other at the press of a button, but what does that do to… Continue reading SLOWLY Return to Meaningful Discourse
Spread The Word's London Short Story Prize 2019 is currently open for entries. The Prize was launched in 2013 to platform talented short story writers in London. They have published six anthologies, celebrated six winners, have run two London Short Story Festivals and profiled over 50 talented short story writers. The winner of the London Short Story… Continue reading Spread The Word’s London Short Story Prize Open for Entries
So, for the best part of the past 48 hours, this has been my personal soundtrack. Many of us thought this day would never come, but here we are. After famously being so staunchly against the move to online music platforms, Tool have finally released their full discography onto both digital download & streaming services.… Continue reading Music to My Ears – Tool’s Digital Acceptance
Between sweltering record heatwaves, malfunctioning transport networks, trespassing dogs and national flood warnings, this week has been quite unusual to say the least. It's just typical that by the time the weekend comes around, the “glorious” temperatures that baked us alive on our fragile daily commute are replaced with greying skies and miserable torrential rain.… Continue reading In Other News #002
A novel worth writing should hold you to ransom. – Richard Skinner I've only just started reading Skinner's Writing A Novel, but this particular quote really resonates with me.
Season two of The Rain was a wild ride. As with music, the sophomore release is always perceived as more challenging, the original serving as a benchmark. However once again the creative team of Jannik Tai Mosholt, Esben Toft Jacobsen and Christian Potalivo delivers triumphantly. Picking up right from the end of the first season,… Continue reading When it Rains, it Pours – The Rain Season 2