So, I Made A New Thing

Despite having done The Prestige for coming on three years now, I still feel like a relative newbie to the podcasting world, I’m still finding my feet. And a large part of that is finding the shows I want to make. My love of films is (hopefllu) evident in The Prestige shows but I’ve struggled to find a place to bring my other joys out. One of those joys is gaming, specifically tabletop roleplay games, D&D and whatnot. D&D is having a bit of a renaissence at the mo, in no small way to the dual triumphs of Critical Role […]

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Talent

So, I’ve worked in various creative fields in my life, from films, to TV, to photography, to cosplay. And whilst I’ve seen some amazing things done by amazing people, one thing has become increasingly clear to me: Talent Is Bullshit. Let me explain. We often talk about talent as if it is innate gift from above, that in the great character creator of life, our maker simply picked that from a skill list. It’s an integral part of who we are. We buy into ideas of prodigies, of that some people are simply better than others at things. And that, […]

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Neon Storm

This weekend just gone, despite all the evidence to the contrary, I thought it would be a good idea to watch Batman & Robin, routinely referred to as the worst of the Batman series. And as the film progressed, it got me thinking, why is this film so bad? What made this perfect storm of a terrible movie possible? And thus, here we are. Before we get into the meat of the analysis, I do want to define what I mean by a terrible film. This is something more than a flop, more than a financial disaster. Many good films […]

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Home Town Joys

Following on from last weeks post about the new Frank Turner album, I have been listening to it pretty much on constant repeat. As mentioned in that post, the song that has really grabbed me is Wessex Boy, a folk-punk tale of the delights of your hometown and the place it holds in your heart. And this got me thinking. I grew up in Reading, a simple Berkshire town, with delusions of grandeur (we always want to be a city but never succeed) but a good strong history. And, so, this weeks Top 5 is quite simply, the Top 5 things […]

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England Keep My Bones

This week I have done something I haven’t done in a long time. I bought a CD. An honest-to-goodness Compact Disc of music. In this digital age, with the advent of online downloads and Spotify, I honest cannot remember the last CD I bought. It has been several years at the very least. But this week that changed. And why? Frank Turner is why. I’ve been a fan of Frank Turner since he first began his solo career a few years back, with the heart-wrenching/warming ballad of ‘Long Live The Queen’ or the vitriol of ‘Love, Ire and Song’ both […]

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Better The Doctor You Know…

Ah, The Doctor. My Doctor…

As many of you may be aware, saturday just gone was the mid-season finale for this season of Dr Who. This has been the 2nd season with Moffat at the helm and Matt Smith at the other helm. Following the episode Cake&Lies ally X&HT put up this post singing it’s praises, and my response to Rob was ‘Great post, I disagree entirely’

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