Amelia Morris

Gaming

Mystic Messenger: My first otome experience

Dating simulators are of one the most looked-down upon video game genres out there, and indeed, when I first downloaded Mystic Messenger to my phone I felt an acute sense of shame. I felt like I was doing myself a disservice by being tempted by this strange Korean app that promised me the chance to…

Arts, OldVenue

UEA Artists Presents: Doll Making

I don’t think there was ever a point in my life where I didn’t love dolls. The cutesier, more delicate they were, the more I adored them. I started collections from an early age, scouring car boot sales and second hand shops and spending my hard-earned pocket money on those teensy-tiny Polly Pockets, the little…

OldVenue, TV

Sherlock’s Sexuality

Sherlock Holmes, the famous detective, is returning to our screens this winter when the long-awaited Sherlock Christmas special finally airs. When it does, questions about the true nature of Holmes and Watson’s relationship will once again be spiralling. Steven Moffat has famously gone on record stating that he doesn’t read Holmes as either gay or…

Creative Writing, OldVenue

Creative Writing: LEVEL 3 – PUZZLE

You step through the newly-unlocked gate into a market place that looks several decades older than world you just left. Adjusting your top hat against the glare of the sun, you peer around at the little stands selling fresh fruit and vegetables, and the strange assortment of people who gather around them. Luke tugs on…

OldVenue, TV

The Strangest Little Town

Animated TV shows have an amazing ability to attract a viewership outside their supposed target audience. This is particularly true for Cartoon Network shows, but Disney XD has a great show of its own that’s often overlooked: Gravity Falls. Created by Alex Hirsch, Gravity Falls follows twins Mabel and Dipper who are sent to spend…

Features

Celebration: LGBT+ History Month

There are a lot of campaigns that have an angle, that examine a specific part of being any and all things L,G,B,T and plus in 21st-century Britain. What is your relationship with your family like? How much better is it now compared to 50 years ago? How can we help people who do not enjoy…

Creative Writing, OldVenue

Creative Writing: A Lack of Desire

Same people, same atmosphere, different party. But this time I’m here with him. We’ve been dating less than a month, just went public a week ago. People call us cute while pushing plastic cups of alcohol into our hands. The night goes by and suddenly he’s holding my hand and leading me into an empty…

Uncategorized

Let’s talk about asexuals

Asexuality: a sexual orientation defined by a lack of sexual attraction to any gender. Normally, this means they are uninterested in sex. You’d be forgiven for never having heard of it, as with only an estimated 1% of the population asexual, it never really comes up when people talk about diversity in television. TV shows,…

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