Travel

Travel

Glencoe

I'm reluctantly moving out of Glasgow once I graduate, and now the dust has settled after exams, I think it's truly dawned on me how fond I am of it ...
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The Stanley Parable

I was delighted to be a guest contributor to Structo literary magazine, with an article on interactive fiction in "The Stanley Parable". The game explores some of my favourite themes such ...
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Game of Thrones

'Game of Thrones' is one of HBOs most popular shows, combining sexposition with fantastical creatures, visceral battles and political intrigue. As the Honest Trailer says: "It's like history, but with ...
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Orphan Black

Orphan Black unites two of my favourite things: Canada and Science Fiction. Created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett (who also wrote for Being Erica) the show follows hustler Sarah Manning ...
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Postcards from Italy

For an Easter break, my mother and I decided to go to Italy. Tuscany, and particularly Florence, has been fairly high on my Wanderlust list for a few years, mostly because lots ...
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Black Mirror: White Christmas

I've already expressed my adoration for Charlie Brooker's cautionary tales for the modern age, in previous articles. The Black Mirror Christmas special was one of my favourites. Go watch it and come ...
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Being Erica

Being Erica used the trope of time travel in a whimsical tone to explore the life and mishaps of Erica Strange. I felt a great affinity for the protagonist, loved ...
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Fear of the East: Othering in Man in the High Castle and Death of Grass

Fear of the East: Othering in John Christopher’s The Death of Grass and Philip K Dick’s The Man in the High Castle The fear of the East manifests as a ...
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Canada Redux

Calgary I decided to spend another Christmas in Canada, much to the dismay of my parents and I'm sure most of my home friends. It was really lovely as I ...
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Into the Woods

Based on the musical by Stephen Sondheim (also responsible for the wonderful Sweeney Todd), Into the Woods is Disney's take on the ironic fairytale mash-up. Whilst I really enjoyed the musical, ...
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It’s a Wonderful Life

Frank Capra's 1948 Christmas classic is not immediately striking as a piece of Sci-Fi. However, I want to explore the paradox of George Bailey's wish that he had never been born, ...
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part One

Based on the young adult series by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games has become a bit of a phenomenon since the first film was released back in 2012. Boasting a ...
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