Thursday, 9 May 2013

A second tentative entry

I'm currently reading The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 23  edited by Stephen Jones in a vain attempt to inspire my own writing. I am drawn to writing not so much traditional horror but uncanny fiction - less screams but more a sense of being unsettled. However, a great deal of horror fiction already appears to have taken that direction. One of my favourite stories in the collection is Michael Marshall Smith's 'Sad, Dark Thing' which is a truly unsettling tale about loss and emotional suffering. What comes through many such stories is a sense of quiet turmoil rather than abject terror. Not that I completely reject visceral fear - we all need a damn good scare from time to time.


It's been sometime since I've played War Machine and I'm starting to hanker for a return to the tabletop. I'm keen to rediscover the rules and look to create tactical plans which will lay waste to my enemies. Translation: I'm looking forward to arguing over interpretations of rules and trying to launch flanking maneuvers which ultimately end in shameful defeat for my Menoth forces. Good times!

Friday, 26 October 2012

My first blog!

This is my first attempt at blogging so I won't write much. Just suffice it to say that I will be using this blog to share my ill-considered ideas and perspectives on aspects of pop and geek culture. And I may even dabble in posting some of my political ideas. Just the usual rubbish! Oh, and I'll throw in some wargaming stuff as I play Warmachine (badly).