Hi there, I wrote the last villanelle as a demonstration of the form for a video I was going to do for the children in my school, but when I read it back I realised that it was far too dark and depressing for Primary School. That left me in the horrible position of having […]Read more "How I Wish – Another Virus Villanelle"
Hi everyone, I wanted to try this poetic form which I’ve never attempted before. It’s called a villanelle. It has quite a rigid structure and rhyme scheme with two lines that repeat throughout. The subject matter is probably familiar to you all. I was just thinking how to a lot of us, this is a […]Read more "Until the Day – A Virus Villanelle"
This was a surprise present from Mrs A at Christmas and it’s taken me a while to get to it, being in the middle of my Alien: Isolation replay. I must pay tribute once again to the quality of that game. Considering I had already played it, it had the same feeling of terror running […]Read more "Video Game Review – Inside and Limbo"
Hi everyone, My good friend Frank Cronogue has put together a 30th Anniversary podcast for Twin peaks, featuring great insight from guests Ian Buchanan (Dick Tremayne) and Andrea Hayes (Heidi). I’ve just finished listening and it’s very entertaining. Further to the interview there are also memories shared by other cast members like Lisa Coronado (Hit […]Read more "Live from the Roadhouse"
Hi everyone, It’s been ages since we had any news on Dune so it’s been a real thrill to get so much new stuff over the course of a couple of days. It gives us our first look at the actors in role. Obviously, these are prepared shots as opposed to stills from the film […]Read more "Casting Dune – Vanity Fair First Look reaction"
Hi everyone, After several months, and with a few loose ends to be tied up once the COVID-19 pandemic has finished wreaking havoc on our world, filming of Queen of Hearts is almost complete. It must be an intense relief to Cameron Cloutier to be close to the finish line. Whilst the world has ground […]Read more "Queen of Hearts – Trailer Reaction"
Area 51 What a fantastic follow up to the opening double header for Season 2. I didn’t think they’d be able to match the standard set in the Roswell episodes but they did it and then some. This episode had it all; drama, thrills, emotion and a great new character in the CIA agent, Daniel […]Read more "Project Blue Book – Season 2: Episode 3 Review"
Hi everyone, If there is a Twin Peaks character who sums up 2020 so far, it has to be the reclusive Harold Smith, played so wonderfully by Lenny von Dohlen. I haven’t written any Twin Peaks poetry in a while, but I kept seeing his image pop up on social media and I was compelled […]Read more "Solitaire – a haiku sequence"
Hi everyone, Just giving a little shout out to someone who I work with. Jennifer Barr has been hard at work recording audiobook versions of children’s stories. If anyone is stuck for things to do with children during these locked down times, I recommend you give them a listen. She’s started with Alice in Wonderland. […]Read more "Barrvellous Books"
The Roswell Incident – Part 1 and 2 Hi everyone, Much of my time of late has been spent on things other than this website, so it’s nice to get an opportunity to write something new. I’m glad we’re not that far behind the US in seeing this back on television. The welcome return of […]Read more "Project Blue Book – Season 2, Episode 1 and 2 Review"