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Film review: Deadpool

So now (and by now I mean two months late), by special request, I bring you a review of a movie not guaranteed to be bad. Marvel has created an entire industry based on making a film about a white … Continue reading

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Sometimes you get effervescence, sometimes you go splat

I recently challenged myself to start writing every day. Just 250 words, to try to make sure I don’t just completely stall out on things (which has a distressing tendency to happen). The idea is that by slowly crunching through … Continue reading

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Star Wars

I was seventeen when I first saw Star Wars. The remastered version was being released in the cinema, and my friend persuaded me to go, despite the fact that I considered Star Wars to be for geeks. (This was deeply … Continue reading

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The Merchant of Venice redux

Because sometimes, even Shakespeare disappoints you. Antonio: I need some cash Bassiano: You should totally ask Shylock. He’s rich. Antonio: Why don’t you do it for me? Bassiano: Uh, well, I guess I could. Antonio: Awesome. I’ll go get drunk. … Continue reading

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2015

With Christmas approaching, I decided to cast my mind back over the last twelve months, or however much of it I can be bothered to remember, and determine who has made their way to the top of my naughty and … Continue reading

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You Can’t Read the Same Book Twice, With Apologies To Monty Python

The bell tinkles as the customer walks into the Shop for Nostalgic Fiction. Shopkeeper: Good morning, sir. How can I help you? Customer: I’m looking for a book with a sense of adventure and a dash of the speculative with, … Continue reading

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In Search of Lost Pasta

I made a lovely pasta sauce, a sauce beyond compare, But when I went to fetch the pasta, the pasta wasn’t there. Although we had six bags of rice, And couscous, which is very nice, And butterbeans (which we’ve used … Continue reading

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Claimed published @ Nature Futures

My first story was published today! Claimed is this week’s Nature Futures story, and will appear in the print edition of Nature next week. It’s about aliens, and parasites, and maybe just a tiny bit about American politics. Some stories … Continue reading

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Bonfire night

Office tried to autocomplete the title to bonfire nightmare, which was rather overly dramatic. We went to the display put on by the local sports club last night. Since the municipal display for our borough was several miles away, and … Continue reading

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Back to the Future Day

So October 21st was the day that Marty McFly travelled to in Back to the Future 2, going thirty years forward from 1985 in the same way that he had gone thirty years back in the first film. Which means … Continue reading

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