I've been properly writing on this blog for about a year now. It was something Ollie and I created in college as part of our English coursework, and I left it alone for about 2 years. Then college ended, everyone was going their separate ways and this blog became an outlet in a post that … Continue reading On Growing Up and Being Left Behind 2: Electric Boogaloo
Hi Jolliemebbsers (?). It's been a while. In my mind, I never really left. But looking back, it's been months and months since I've published anything on this blog. Joe's been writing some incredible stuff without me. I wish I could say that I've been trying to write whenever I have free time, but that's … Continue reading Back with a Vengeance
Spinning I went to the Tate Modern in London recently. Completely unplanned. My childhood was often full of art gallery visits - the perks of being the son of an artist/art teacher - so, naturally I'd gone a bit off them. To be honest, I'd gone off gallery-style art in general. But, over the … Continue reading Art, Artist and Articulation: A completely unqualified opinion.
If you're not with me, then you're my enemy. Who knew that a single line of dialogue, spoken by Hayden Christensen in the better of the three Star Wars prequels, would be so applicable to the global political climate of today? This mentality has infected our policies and changes, inflaming even the most moderate centrist … Continue reading Binary Sunset: Being right and wrong, ft. Star Wars quotes
Okay, I know I'm really really late to the party on this one. Better late than never? Fuck it. I watched Neo Yokio. Finally. When it came out in September 2017, I was curious. Then I read some reviews, some very very negative reviews and I kinda shelved my curiosity forever. Until this morning, when I … Continue reading Neo Yokio: Even Trash Can Taste A Little Sweet
I've seen The Greatest Showman twice in the last week (one time with my pal Daisy Coates who absolutely loved it). Some people have said it's meh, some people have been singing its praises like they're being paid to. I thought it was good, not great, but there's one thing I want to talk about that the … Continue reading The Greatest Showman: Efficient Storytelling
On January 1st 2018, I sat down with my family and we watched Oliver!, the classic 1968 musical film. As with every movie I watch or rewatch, I ask "who was my favourite character?". Fagin is deceiving, Dodger is intriguing, Bill Sykes is villainous and Nancy is loyal. But not once did the title character … Continue reading New Year, Old Film
I Watched It Begin Again I use the pronoun 'we' in the title as an inclusive measure. I know not everyone hates her. I do not hate Taylor Swift. I do not even dislike Taylor Swift. I adore Taylor Swift. I've got like 8 posters of her up in my room. There was a time … Continue reading Why do we hate Taylor Swift?
Disclaimer: The following was written entirely using excerpts from messages between me and my friends over the summer where a potential event was lost forever. Can we try it another day over the summer? Oh sorry my man forgot to reply, but I ain't free on Tuesday, Friday I am I think. I can't do … Continue reading An Ode to Broken Summer Promises
It's that point in my life. Results day has been and gone, and I am no longer required to be in full-time education. I am officially a grown up. The world is my oyster, a glistening pearl full of opportunities buried within. However, it doesn't feel that way. In about a month's time, most of … Continue reading On Growing Up and Being Left Behind