'From the National Radio Alliance and Minnow Beats Whale, it's The Black Tapes Podcast, I'm Alex Reagan.' And just like that and with the first 'I'M DOING IT AGAIN' I fell in love...With Alex (haha). But in all seriousness, and 'full disclosure, I love ghost stories' so this podcast is as they say, just my… Continue reading Oh My Lord Here’s a Just Reward: The Black Tapes Podcast and The Never Ending Fascination With The Darkness In Theology and Mythology.
Choices are a part of our lives every day.We cross the road, we decide to follow one path instead of another. Consequently our world forms and is built around that choice. Our reality moulds around it. Choices have the ability to create worlds. Right now there are people who have had their choices taken away… Continue reading On The UK General Election a Week Today.
From a young age my mother filled my childhood with magic, ideas of paganism, mysticism, faeries, old kingdoms, wizards and spirits. How did she do this? Books. Whether it was Tolkien's The Hobbit, his Lord of The Rings trilogy or books on giants, her love for books and art has inspired my endless fascination with… Continue reading From Celtic Immortal to a New Kind of Vampire.
*Disclaimer: I am not a film expert, nor do I claim to be. However I do love film and through watching (I won't lie, mainly the appendices on the LOTR extended dvd editions) many films over the years, I have learned a lot. So, with that in mind...gimme a chance. A few weeks ago myself and… Continue reading Arrival and The Language of Film.
When I was around two/three and had just started talking with more than two words I mentioned to my mum - whilst we were doing something very menial - that I had another mummy, a mummy before her. From the age of three to six I would randomly and without any encouragement or embellishment, talk… Continue reading Dimensions, The OA and being the ‘weird kid’.
Poetry is an art that has been part of humanity for thousands of years. It used to be how we told epic stories, or folklore. Whether it was in ancient Greece where poetry was paired with music, or at a poetry slam in 2015 where words are spat out like rap, poetry is still, was… Continue reading Poetry, and why it is still important.
Gone Girl - David Fincher’s most recent endeavor into the beautifully disturbing world of the human psyche - is definitely one of my favourite films of the last year, along with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’s eerie, sometimes bone chilling score and Jeff Cronenweth’s pale, melancholic pallet as the films Cinematographer, there is Rosamund Pike’s… Continue reading Why Rosamund Pike should have won a BAFTA and should still win an Oscar.
This week in my creative writing workshop we did about performance poetry. I found it absolutely inspiring, I can't imagine having the guts to go up onto a stage and spill your secrets, in the form of metaphors, stories and similes, out to a crowd; it must take a very special kind of courage to… Continue reading Performance poetry, and how brave their writers are.
So I just watched Emma Watson's UN speech, and I felt it was important to share... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-iFl4qhBsE#t=88 I haven't as of yet seen a speech, or an article that so very articulately and most importantly FAIRLY approaches the issues surrounding gender equality in the modern day. She holds up the argument beautifully and sensitively for… Continue reading Something nothing to do with writing but so important.
Something that has always attracted me to being a writer is the idea of a part of me, and a part of me that I am actually proud of, being remembered, living on. This is a recurring idea with many writers. Where Shakespeare boasts of his faith in his writing becoming eternal, you have Keats'… Continue reading A few words on the immortality of the written word