The new Wonder Woman film had a huge challenge in front of it: pleasing both the feminists who were pushing for equal representation in superhero movies, as well as the misogynist action-lovers who assumed that a female superhero could never work as an action film. Despite the films’ faults – exacerbated by the disproportionate amount of scrutiny under which it fell – it performed admirably on both fronts.More?
I recently went along to ‘How to be a Badass’ training, which was provided by Liverpool Girl Geeks and led by Jenny Radcliffe.More?
Let’s have a chat about Steven Universe.More?
“Possibly the band’s most industrial, wrath and rancour-filled album, Spirit deals with the darkest parts of the human experience, including apathy, self-hatred, political revolt and hopelessness. A lot of Spirit despairs at humanity; it’s hard not to see the effect … More?
Making new years resolutions – and, crucially, following them – has never been a strong suit of mine. So this year it’s an easy one – 50 pieces of art inspired by cats. Want to join me?More?
Today is Ada Lovelace Day! Which makes it the perfect opportunity to re-share my recent blog for the Liverpool Girl Geeks about the incredible, unique woman herself. She was a fascinating subject to research! Link on the picture: … More?
Junji Ito, master of horror manga, has a clear whimsical side. It comes through in everything he does, no matter how horrific the subject matter – the hideous hopping of Jack’s corpse in Uzumaki is the epitome of the man’s ability to balance fear and hilarity. This particular talent of his is more evident than ever in his short manga story, Junji Ito’s Cat Diary.More?
This is not an original idea whatsoever – I have seen it done at least in Doctor Who and Avatar, and I’m sure many more. It’s like a dream place for book lovers! I was thinking about it one night … More?
Can’t be bothered to read a whole article about black superheroes? Then this infographic is made just for you, you lazy sod!More?
My good friend Cat, half of the power couple running my favourite craft website Cut Out + Keep, very kindly allowed me to edit an issue of their fantastic zine, Snippets. I’ve written for Snippets a few times before – … More?
Revenge. That’s what keeps me going. hat gets me out of my shitty bunk each morning. The single, solitary thought that one day I’m gonna get my hands on those sons of bitches, and make them pay. Grab a smoke. … More?
The Liverpool Girl Geeks were kind enough to allow me to write this for their blog – my list of the best fictional women in 2015More?
I’ve been having great fun with Death To Stock Photo’s writing prompts on Medium. This was a response to the “Safe Space” prompt.More?
She was my second love, after scotch. When you’re alone so long you get used to it; eventually you forget what you’re supposed to be missing out on. You adapt. Learn to thrive. Learn to wear your lonliness like a scarf. Whisky helps.More?
Seeing your teenage favourite band live is a pretty overwhelming experience; even more so when mortality hangs over the group so acutely. This is what I had to make of it.More?
I met Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC and Darryl Makes Comics, and thank god I got more for it than this awkward photo.More?
The epic mythos of The Wicked and The Divine will have you enchanted.More?
Michael Patrick Rogers’ second indie game, The Grandfather.More?
Till Lindemann joins Peter Tägtgren of PAIN and Hypocrisy for a bizzarely perverse English-language album.
Warning: This review would probably be considered NSFW (depending on your W).
So, this is going to be difficult. I don’t like talking about myself, especially in any kind of public way, but I felt that my lengthy absence from writing warranted some form of explanation – even if just to myself. … More?