Anthem: A Disappointing Key Note For An Underwhelming Conference.

If like me, you are a fan of Bioware and the games they produce then Anthem is probably something you are concerned about. With EA’s graveyard of previously beloved developers and Andromeda’s problematic launch, Bioware need a win. Now at last years E3 Anthem looked promising, a new mysterious franchise starter in a style Bioware are used to working with. A year later, I’m beginning to wonder whether that was false hope and here’s why. Continue reading “Anthem: A Disappointing Key Note For An Underwhelming Conference.”

Age of Sigmar: Detriment or Improvement?

Games Workshop launched Age of Sigamr in 2015, replacing Warhammer: Fantasy Battles amidst great controversy. It has however stood the test of time and with second edition just around the corner bringing a host of new rules and abilities, I thought I’d take take a look at AoS so far. Its successes, failures and areas in which I believe it could stand to improve. Continue reading “Age of Sigmar: Detriment or Improvement?”

Rick Riordan’s: The Burning Maze

(Plot Spoilers included)

slice_percy_jackson_olympians_lightning_thief_01

Rick Riordan’s books have been a staple of my reading since secondary school when I was introduced to The Lightning Thief. I have since picked up and read  every book he has published in that universe, The Burning Maze being no exception. Continue reading “Rick Riordan’s: The Burning Maze”

Writing Journal: Dissertation

To be honest although I’ve had two months to get on with my dissertation I must somewhat unhappily admit that I haven’t done nearly as much work on it as I wanted to. Life got in the way. Continue reading “Writing Journal: Dissertation”

Morathi Returns:

Morathi, regurgitated by Slaanesh and more deadly than ever.

I’d imagine I’m not the only collector that saw Morathi’s new model and immediately felt the primal urge to add her to my collection. Continue reading “Morathi Returns:”

Writing Journal: Module Assessment

For a module entitled Contemporary Writing, I wanted to do something a little different. Play with some of the themes the ‘Contemporary’ texts I was reading for my course had highlighted

In the last update I gave you a brief overview of what I was working on and my plans for a module assessment. My plan for the module being to write something focused on experiences of the Trojan war. This is no longer the case. Continue reading “Writing Journal: Module Assessment”

Soo I got myself published!

Hullo! Exciting news!

Those of you who follow my Facebook and Twitter likely already saw the news that my submission to Beyond the Walls had been accepted for publication. It feels slightly surreal, now with the book in my hands, realising that I actually did it, I got myself into a professional publication being distributed potentially world wide by Valley Press.  I’m not sure why but the small publishers logo at the bottom of the cover makes everything seem so much more official. (That and signing contracts and things once my submission had been accepted)

So yeah that’s me, chuffed to be in it with a number of amazing creative writers studying at York St John University.  I would like to thank all those whose hard work went into making the publication a reality and those friends of mine who pestered me into submitting my work on time!

For those who would like to, here is a link to the Valley press page on which you may purchase a copy.

http://www.valleypressuk.com/book/102/beyond_the_walls__new_writing_from_york_st_john_university

Thanks for reading!
Hugh