Game of thrones, Movies, writing

Troy vs. Gladiator: love and loathing

When I'm debating films with people there's something I've noticed- they love Troy (2004). I don’t know why they love this bloody film; I don’t know what they see in this bloody film; I don’t know what the appeal is about this bloody film. I’ve watched it several times in an attempt to understand why… Continue reading Troy vs. Gladiator: love and loathing

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Africa, Civil rights, current issues, immigration, royal family, social issues

A Difference in Class (Sounds like a Sherlock Holmes novel, but the truth is plain to see)

I've just heard that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has given birth to a baby boy. Now I’m not a big fan of the royals: I only observe every big piece of news like engagements and births, I read the odd biography page of some of the family members online and have seen a few documentaries. The… Continue reading A Difference in Class (Sounds like a Sherlock Holmes novel, but the truth is plain to see)

a song of ice and fire, fantasy, Game of thrones

A Spoiler free review of the Battle of Winterfell: Game of Moans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdkS4Xazz7Q I'm still trying to process all my thoughts on it... It was good in the same sense that Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture is good: nothing makes sense and then you get lots of sudden jumpscares and are left trying to work out what the hell just happened to you. I watched some moments thinking: Ooooh this will… Continue reading A Spoiler free review of the Battle of Winterfell: Game of Moans

a song of ice and fire, fantasy, Game of thrones

Game of Moans: Ser Barristan Selmy. The discarded Knight.

My apologies if this gets too angry or goes off on random mini rants here and there. I love this man so much. Yes I am aware he isn’t real. The first time I remember being properly aware of Ser Barristan Selmy was at the start of season 3 of Game of Thrones- until I… Continue reading Game of Moans: Ser Barristan Selmy. The discarded Knight.

current issues, social issues

It’s just you, me, and the home office.

I am British. My boyfriend is Ghanaian. We met at university. I was a first year studying Writing and English Literature, he was a Masters student studying Oil and Gas Engineering. When we became a couple we discussed what would happen when his student visa expired. I knew he would have to leave the country.… Continue reading It’s just you, me, and the home office.

Civil rights

Malcolm X: An autobiography every white person should read.

I'll try to make this brief, as to make my voice dominant in any discussion about Malcolm X defeats the whole concept of what he stood for. I had only heard of Malcolm X briefly, as a name mentioned in conversation. I found out he was active around the same time as Martin Luther King Jnr, so… Continue reading Malcolm X: An autobiography every white person should read.

a song of ice and fire, fantasy, Game of thrones, Television

Game of Moans… Season 7

Game of Thrones roared onto our screens into 2011 and has become one of the biggest TV shows of all time. It’s blend of political intrigue, violence, gripping plotlines, sex, power play and fascinating characters has kept audiences glued to their screens to the point of hysteria, made megastars of it’s main cast, and even been… Continue reading Game of Moans… Season 7