So, on Wednesday (as a ‘Happy Valentines’ to all Voltron fans?) DreamWorks released this tantalizing trailer. Season 5 is set to hit our streaming screens on March 2nd, and I could not be more excited. So, with the holidays coming early this year, let’s see what they’ve offered us to get started: To be fair, … More Trailer Speculation: Voltron Season 5!
In what is fast becoming signature style, Season 4 Voltron opened with a seismic rift that ratcheted the current storyline up into ever-increasing stakes. Featuring a Keith-centric episode, the opening to the much anticipated instalment explored the real breakdown of Team Voltron through its acting-leader’s torn loyalties. Swearing it his personal mission at the end of Season … More The Abdication of Keith Kogane
Possibly the only way you could be unaware of this anime is if you’ve been living under a rock since October 2016. (Fair play to anyone who has, and have you got room for an extra lodger?). As much as I never chose to watch this show, I was undeniably aware of it; I even … More [Review] Yuuri On Ice!!
As usual, I’m late to the party, but early enough that it’s still in full swing. Yes, I’m talking about Voltron: Legendary Defender, a Netflix reboot of the ’84 series, and the latest offering from the producers of Avatar The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra. If even those credentials don’t assure you you’re in … More Voltron: Legendary Defender
As part of my undergraduate degree, I studied a module called ‘Representing Madness,’ which examined the portrayal of mental illness in modern and 20th Century Literature. Apart from being an inspiring and insightful module in its own right, it also opened my eyes to some phenomenal works, which captured the extremes of human pain and resilience … More Eight Great Stories/Novels About Mental Illness
The most frequent piece of advice given to new writers is: ‘write what you know.’ This is not bad advice by any scope of the imagination – the self is our constant point of reference through which we connect with and understand the world around us – yet sticking only to what we formally know can be severely limiting, especially in a form … More Writer’s Truths: Research
If I had to estimate the sheer number of hours I sit watching AMVs, I wouldn’t honestly be surprised if it was more than it took to gain actual my degree. No regrets either way! Since I can’t make them myself, however, I stand in awe of the people who can, and especially those who go above … More The Crème de la Crème of AMVs (Multiple Fandoms)
This week, J. K Rowling’s Harry Potter series celebrated its twentieth anniversary, which also makes it the perfect week to talk about the most dispiriting part of writing: rejection. As many fans know, the manuscript for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was famously rejected by twelve publishers before being picked up by Bloomsbury. It’s … More Writer’s Truths: Rejection
Writing exists to be read. As writers, we accept that fundamental fact, yet the realist of sharing our work with friends/tutors/agents/publisher can be physically paralysing. It is the uncompromising reason why so many manuscripts sit idly in drawers, wasting away their potential, and eventually becoming something shameful. Being a writer means learning to become comfortable … More Writer’s Truths: A Community Effort
Dictionary.com defines Inspiration as: ‘an inspiring or animating action or influence,’ providing the eye-roll-worthy contextual example, I cannot write poetry without inspiration. Adding a little theological zest, it also describes inspiration, less exclusively, as: ‘a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul.’ Both of these examples give an impression of inspiration … More Writer’s Truths: Finding Inspiration