About

What is this?

My attempt at a blog. About all things fiction.

Why should I read this/why should I care?

If you like to read about video games, about fiction, about movies, about books, then hopefully you’ll find some of my posts interesting.

Hmm. I’m not sure I want to waste my time…

Let me explain why I’m writing this, on the off chance that someone actually reads this.

I’m a sucker for a good video game, or a good book, and I’m defining some sort of objective good here. These days, I tend to read more things about a fictional property (film/game/etc.) rather than actually experience it, and I guess I just want to express my thoughts about that stuff on a platform larger than my own brain. I think that discussing art one enjoys is a great learning exercise, aiding the creative juices of the speakers.

More specific please. What things do you like? I want to know if you like the things like! 

Too many things. I’ll give you some ‘firsts’:

  • My first favourite video game was Pokémon Silver on the Gameboy Colour.
  • My first favourite movie was probably Pirates of the Caribbean (aged 11), but thinking back, I think The Dark Knight really opened my eyes to filmmaking beyond loud explosions and witty one-liners.
  • My first favourite book? Ubik, by Philip K. Dick.

More recently, I think I’ve been influenced a lot by the works of Isaac Asimov, PKD, Ursula Le Guin, and many others. Everything remotely science fiction I adore, from Philip Pullman to H.P. Lovecraft (is that sci-fi?).

Okay, but what are you gonna actually write about?

All the feels I feel.