Alex Viney

Film

Godzilla VS Kong: Review

Until recently, the only “giant monster” or “kaiju” media I had consumed were the episodes of Power Rangers I’d watched as a child, the first Pacific Rim movie (which rules), and the 2014 Godzilla movie – which provoked a tepid reaction at best. However, due to the influence of a friend obsessed with kaiju movies,…

Gaming

Most Memorable Gaming Experiences

Pokémon FireRed Every Friday, if I’d been well-behaved that week, my mum would drive me to The Game Zone, a video game rental shop not far from our house whose stock of retro games I wouldn’t fully appreciate until years after it closed down. There, I would pick up the same copy of Pokémon FireRed…

Film

Zack Snyder’s Justice League

I love a cinematic event. They’d been sorely missing during COVID thus far. At first, the announcement of the Snyder Cut’s release prompted little more than a raised eyebrow, then as I got thinking about it, I thought “maybe it will be so bad it’s good”, and right as the trailers were coming out I…

Gaming

The Best AAA Games

Fire Emblem: Three Houses As a big fan of indie games, I rarely play AAA titles. The Call of Dutys and GTAs haven’t ever really appealed to me that much — they are fun, don’t get me wrong, but they’ve never really been games I could play for hours on end. I certainly wouldn’t play…

Gaming

Pokémon Announcement

It gets to a point where you have been asking for something for so long that you’re surprised when you actually get it.  Pokémon fans began begging for a remake of the popular Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl basically as soon as they came out, and every announcement from Nintendo about the series was preceded…

Gaming

Greatest female characters in video games

Madeline – Celeste Madeline, the main protagonist in the platformer Celeste, is a fascinating character and shows how we could strive to overcome difficulties we may face with our mental health, despite the overwhelming challenge it presents at times. Late into the game Madeline does something striking and manages to convince the other side of…

Sex Survey

Dating apps as a trans woman

Honestly, I think if you’d told me that dating apps would get easier once I came out as transgender, I wouldn’t have believed you. Heck, I doubt I would believe you if you told me now. But it’s true. In what I shall only refer to as The Dark Beforetimes, I had multiple Tinder attempts…

Gaming

Favourite Indie Games

Wide Ocean Big Jacket is one of my favourite games I played last year. It’s gorgeous, it’s stylistic, it’s funny. It just has that indescribable something that lends it this storytelling charm.  The story begins with a young man and woman taking their thirteen-year-old niece and her first boyfriend camping, and develops as you inhabit…

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