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  • The Vision of Escaflowne: an anime that managed to meld philosophy with romance

    01 March 2016 ( #Film Articles )

    Anime's three biggest selling points: Giant robots, pretty boys & philosophical determinism! As I type, the #1 name in American anime publishing, Funimation, are on the edge of reaching their primary $150,000 kickstarter goal to create a new HD dub for...

  • A lifetime of character building: Exploring the canonicity of David Bowie's alter-egos

    23 February 2016 ( #Music Articles )

    Well, looks like SOMEONE hasn't been taking their protein pills... Before the notification on my iPad had finished ringing with the news of David Bowie’s death, “Blackstar” was already queued up. Most music nerds probably reacted in such shock, but for...

  • How 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' brings the magic of good Exposition back into film

    02 February 2016 ( #Film Articles )

    Like most fanfare revolving around Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this piece begins not just with a spoiler warning, but with an actual spoiler. From particular shots to well executed twists, it’s a miracle that so much from Disney’s latest pay-off actually...

  • How ‘Warcraft’ and the Blizzard logo could define the next era of Blockbuster cinema

    09 February 2016 ( #Film Articles )

    In less than a decade, Marvel went from licensing out their characters to one of the most formidable Hollywood movie studios. Could the upcoming Warcraft movie send Blizzard in the same direction? Preceding my re-watch of Star Wars: The Force Awakens...

  • Game of Thrones: Life as we don't know it

    20 March 2012 ( #Sociology )

    Keeping things light, my first post will touch the subtle farce that is normailty within modernity, and how societal changes are a thing of the past, and future. I wish I could say that this subject was inspired by my lecture on 'Identity in Media Ethics'...

  • Why Troll? No seriously...why?

    23 March 2012 ( #Sociology )

    Though pleased with the warm reception to my particularly verbose first post, I was a little taken back by an instance of trolldom that accompanied it. A mate on facebook got the frapes, and his frapist commented on my blog post with the usual 'same bro'...

  • "Winter is Coming..." and other Cool stories

    26 March 2012 ( #Entertainment )

    Afraid I'm short on time with this post, with my fingers and brain's attention drawn to academia. Luckily I had this idea for a post locked away like fine cutlery at a Mexican Carwash. I felt my original post on Game of Thrones didn't quite hit. Not the...

  • The Omnipresent Bad Mouth

    10 April 2012 ( #Sociology )

    I hate swearing. Not profanity itself; I curse like a sailor. I mean the inane concept that we can brand certain words as inappropriate and use them to censor, control and condemn. When you take into account the root of racism, sexism, homophobia and...

  • Reefer Remakes: Thomas The Dank Engine and Friends

    27 June 2012 ( #Entertainment )

    Alright listen up. I hate remakes. It's at best nostalgia gone awry, it's at worst repeating history to make money. Is it any mystery that in the ratio of good to bad remakes, the best are in short supply and the worst are not only more numerous, but...

  • Bedtime Stories for Grown-Ups

    23 June 2012 ( #Entertainment )

    I was enlightened last father's day not only with the annual reminder that it was father's day, but with a touching memory. Growing up I was given much liberty with what films I could watch. There were a few handful of out of bound flicks, most of which...

  • When websites turn against me #1: The Oatmeal

    14 October 2012 ( #Entertainment )

    Part of the joy of the super culture that is the WWW is it's perpencity to mock superficial faults in our behaviour, and our ability to laugh along with them. Generally this requires only the smallest bit of salt as far as we're concerned, but there's...

  • Lost and Found on the Hardrive: Crystal Fighters Interview

    11 June 2013 ( #Music Articles )

    This here is an interview I conducted with Crystal Fighters back in November 2010; during their tour with Foals and just a little while after the release of their debut album Star of Love. It was originally published on Mewbox, a blog for an android music...

  • Dear Cadbury, your advert sucked and I really enjoyed it

    17 June 2013 ( #Sociology )

    In the opening seminar of an advertising unit I did last year, we as a class were asked why we'd chosen the subject. Most answered "Well, I want to work in advertising...", which is funny considering the first thing we learnt was how toxic a degree is...

  • What 5 episodes of 'Recess' were really about

    01 April 2012 ( #Sociology )

    When I was younger I watched every episode of Recess (an American animated series set in a strange if not overly familiar school playground) with such frequency that each could have been a ten-minute season in of themselves. And yet the reason I still...

  • Complete List of Music Reviews and Interviews

    15 October 2012 ( #Music Articles )

    Last Updated 10/06/2013 Articles written for Rhythmcircus: Reviews of Releases All The Saints // Intro Into Fractions - 10/02/2012 The Architects // The Here and Now - 30/01/2012 Crazy Arm // Union City Breath - 03/10/2012 Crystal Castles // Crystal Castles...

  • Complete List of Film Reviews and Interviews.

    18 October 2012 ( #Film Articles )

    Though it's encompassed a little less of my time and energy than music, I've also dabbled in the medium's celluloid cousin, focusing mainly on reviews of foreign and independent DVD releases, but occasional film screenings, festivals and even conducting...