Secret Blades and Exiled Princes: The Symbols of Guillermo del Toro

Almost two decades before the titanic Robot vs Monster fights of Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro was making waves as the enfant terrible of the Spanish-speaking horror world. Considered by many to be the last true auteur (the right honourable Tarantino aside), del Toro cut his teeth with a combination of dark whimsy and explosive…

Girls Who Race: Advice From the Frontline.

Something that I was left wondering after my last article was this: are women in motorcycle racing seen as someone that needs to be ‘protected’? For every successful female rider, there are hundreds of girls who are just dipping their toes into the shark infested pool of motorcycling. I have taken it upon myself to…

The 5 Biggest Butterfly Effects in Game of Thrones

Anyone who’s read and/or watched HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ has drawn one irrevocable conclusion; That universe is F*cked. Honestly, I’m not even sure F*cked is a strong enough word. There are so many things going wrong in King’s Landing that even when compared to the dirtiest, nastiest, Jamie-and-Cersie-in-Geoffrey’s-Tomb f*cking, incest consistently seems like the better…

My Sh!t Job: Part 1

I want to start this piece by saying that I left my part time job on Sunday 13th November, and the reasons throughout this article will become apparent. But after dealing with the bullsh*t at work for a year, which made me physically sick and had me in tears after every shift because of how…

Girls Who Race: The Who’s Who of Female Motorcycle Racers.

Female motorcycle racers are very few and far between. Over the years there have been many successful ones, but they all fly under the radar. To date, one of the most notable female names in racing is Maria Costello. She was the first woman ever to grace the podium at the Manx GP in 2005…

F*cking millennials. 

Where do I start? I’m just about a millennial; I have a millennial child born in 2002 (when I was younger than my classmates), my classmates and colleagues on this blog are millennials and you, reading this, are most likely a millennial.  most of whom are disappointed that Thatcher screwed up social housing, disappointed that…

Baby love – Part 3 

21st May 1999 Dear diary,  Today is the day. I’m still in the kids home and my baby is taking his last day in foster care. I don’t know when mine will be, I smoke pot and drink too much. I’ve got important things today, I get to meet his new parents as they take…

The Train

I boarded the train at 6am, as any working person would when they live miles from work. But there was something off about it. It wasn’t the same. Instead of the bright colours, it was just plain silver. “Don’t be so silly,” I thought, “maybe they’re in the process of a refurbishment.” I could feel…

Twenty Years Of Arsene Wenger

Yesterday was the twentieth anniversary of one of English football’s stalwarts. From the first successful foreign manager in England to a possible obstacle to Arsenal’s evolution, Arsene Wenger’s career has changed immensely but he will always have a legacy.   Arsene Wenger entered Highbury as a fresh new face and became the clubs most successful…

Here’s why ‘Justified’ is the best show since the Sopranos

For those of you who are woefully, woefully unaware, here’s the fact; you need to watch Justified. I’ve been watching TV since 1993. I sat through the nightmarish fog of Rosie and Jim, where the BBC decided that children wanted nothing more than to watch satanic puppets on a riverboat. I was there for the…

Why BoJack Horseman is unlike any other TV show

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been completely addicted to the Netflix original series BoJack Horseman, and felt compelled to try and explain what makes it so utterly unique in the world of television. I first became aware of the show after seeing it advertised and was initially uninterested. I found the title bizarre…