Goodbye March 2017

Thursday, 30 March 2017

March is when I really feel like the year gets started. After a cold, wet and lazy start to the year, the days start to get longer and I feel more and more motivated. It is also the month of my birthday, a day that I've never been an exceptionally big fan of. But slowly I've been ramping myself up for spring and summer.

What I've Been Playing - March 2017

Monday, 27 March 2017


This month I've been playing a few new games. Some of them I didn't expect to be as fun as they were. Also for a majority of the month I managed to get a little bit addicted to a new mobile game that took over my life. The Nintendo Switch came out this month with an awesome looking new Zelda adventure, unfortunately I wasn't able to afford one, so it was nice having some new stuff to play while all the Zelda people were being show offs.

Feeling Broody With Bob's Burgers

Friday, 24 March 2017

SOURCE: Fox Animation

Bob's Burgers is an animated sit-com that I've been watching for many years now, and has became one of those shows that I keep re-watching many times. In-fact in my previous post I mentioned how it is one of my comfort foods for whenever I feel a bit down. But there's also another thing that feels special about the show to me. That thing is the odd quirky nature of family life it portrays, that although dysfunctional, also is tender and affectionate.

3 Must Play Walking Simulators

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

SOURCE: Campo Santo

There is a genre of games that has been unjustifiably given the most boring name of all time, but have captured my heart, that genre is the walking simulator. A walking simulator is a game that has you explore an environment to uncover a story. It's a kind of interactive narrative that explores a story through dialogue, written notes or just environmental cues that lets the player fall as deep into the story as their curiosity will allow. Most of these games are a few hours long and are best experienced in a single sitting, but if you have the time these games have some of the best storytelling there is. So here are 3 walking simulators that are up with some of my top games of all time.

Podcasticopia #4: Sawbones

Thursday, 9 March 2017

The problem with being a podcast fiend, who listens to a large number of different podcasts regularly is that, if I miss a week of podcasts it takes a very long time to catch up. I have just about managed to get caught up with my regular podcasts since I had a week podcast free in January.

This time in my monthly podcast recommendation series, Podcasticopia, is the medical history podcast Sawbones. And if a medical history podcast sounds like more of a sleeping aid then an entertaining, humorous, romp, you couldn't be more wrong.

Satirical Humour in The Lego Batman Movie

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

SOURCE: Warner Bros

It seems like this current wave of super hero blockbusters has been going on for an eternity, with multiple big budget films coming out each year. For the past couple of years the whole concept of super hero films has been boring me more and more, in much the same way zombie media did before that. The last film I can really say I enjoyed from the genre was Guardians of the Galaxy, and even that was more sci-fi and felt inherently different than other Marvel films. Well this past week I got to go see The Lego Batman Movie and that felt different in another way that felt like a catharsis for the character of Batman.

4 Things The Simpsons Taught Me About American Culture

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

SOURCE:  Fox / Gracie Films

Like many young British kids, growing up our choices in television seemed quite lacklustre. Between the preteen “dramas”, puppets and overly happy presenters - most of which have been recently outed as paedophiles - there was very little to get us excited over. With the exception of Rugrats, Goosebumps and a few other cartoons, there were few programs from our neighbours across the pond. So unless you had cable the chance that you would get to see American TV like was tiny. I for one was under the correct assumption that American kids programming was far better than watching some kid make wishes by rubbing the Queen's nose on a magic 50p coin.