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”

Writing Update:

Hullo!

Hugh here with a quick update as to the projects I am currently working on. I’ve got two major projects on the boil at the moment, both of them assessments for my MA one of which I am a little less certain of than the other.

My dissertation project, which I’ll talk about first is fairly simple in premise; take the High Fantasy genre that I love and adore, and update it using allegory. To do this I am taking recent events, tragedies and disasters, studying them and the effects that they had and implementing a version of this in my novel.  (Sadly the world is throwing me a number options but more on that later.) For example Grenfell tower will become a slum wide fire reflecting the poverty of the area and the responses to this will be based on arguments made by politicians, landlords and survivors of the Grenfell tower fire. Obviously it wont be word for word but a general gist or sentiment will hopefully be distilled should I be successful. For this I am completely revamping an old universe to the point of non recognition, the only thing it has in common is names at this point, will likely post some draft work when I have something I would consider half way decent to show.

The second project is for a module assessment and for this I was hoping to do a false biography focusing on different experiences of Troy or the Trojan war growing up. Taking the reader through from cartoon books to studying the Iliad for an A Level in classical civilisation. I’m still not 100% sure how I’m going to approach this, or whether or not this will be the final idea. Right now I’m leaning towards having a narrator introduce the different experiences interspersed with bits of prose and biographical style writing, but we shall see how that goes.

Outside of these two project the main form of writing I am doing is the blog, I’m trying to get at least two posts up a week at present, maybe more depending on how much of a backlog I’ve built up at any one given time.

So that’s me, what about you? Are you writing anything? Let me know in the comments section below.

Take it easy guys!
Over and out.

China Mieville’s The City in the City: My Impressions

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Three things I’d like to see in Total War: Warhammer Two

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Up first we have… Better maps:

Maps have for the duration of Total War: Warhammer’s existence been an issue of some controversy.  Criticised for being bland, not utilising terrain and a lack of siege diversity they have been one of, if not the loudest community complaint. Continue reading “Three things I’d like to see in Total War: Warhammer Two”

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. My First impressions.

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice.

Hi everyone, Shieldbro here with a breakdown of my first impressions of Senua’s Sacrifice. Continue reading “Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. My First impressions.”

Loot boxes: Are they ever appropriate?

Loot Boxes, Loot Boxes, Loot boxes…

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Loot boxes have become the new sweetheart of game developers looking to make a little extra cash. Largely full of cosmetics, and earned by playing the game or using real money they have become the latest battle ground in what is being heralded by some as a crusade on Micro Transactions.  With Shadow of War, the upcoming sequel to Shadow of Mordor (inventive title guys) the debate has been handed a new battleground. Lets take a closer look at the differences between loot boxes in Blizzard’s Overwatch  and Warner Brothers fast approaching title, Shadow of War. Continue reading “Loot boxes: Are they ever appropriate?”

Why I’m excited for Total War Warhammer Two.

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Warhammer, the well known table top game came to PC last year in an unexpected move for the Real Time Tactics giant Total War. Creative Assembly and Games Workshop brought us monsters, magic and a level of tactical variation not seen before in the series. Continue reading “Why I’m excited for Total War Warhammer Two.”