Tag: Childhood

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…

Books, Venue

UEA Live: Lee Child and Heather Martin on childhood, industry and the responsibility of the author

This year UEA is proudly celebrating 50 years of its Creative Writing course. UEA’s Autumn Literary Festival has not allowed distancing measures to interrupt their celebration, and instead are holding the seven-week series online, as UEA Live.  Acclaimed crime author Lee Child kicked off the event on Wednesday night (7 October). Lee Child is a…

Gaming

Don’t rule out Rule of Rose

You’ve probably never heard of ‘Rule of Rose’. The 2006 survival horror game didn’t see a release over here due to a series of unfortunate circumstances, caused by media outlets and government officials denouncing the game based on incorrect claims and assumptions of its content.  Unlike other survival horrors of its era, or any era…

Gaming

A return to gaming

For as long as I can remember, the best days of my childhood were my summers.  Filled with days off school, the lush green grass and walks by the beach, there was always something beautiful about the season. However, more than the beauty in full growth around me, summer held great memories because I knew…

Gaming

Articulate?

During darker times, when I identified myself in many ways that no longer resonate at all, I was selected to take part in a trip to Morocco with Girlguiding. In preparation for the trip we met once a month to talk about what we would put in our backpacks and to break the ice, so…

Global

Tooth causes two year long blocked nose

The cause of a 59 year old man’s unexplained two year long blocked nose has been discovered. Following a childhood facial injury, a tooth had grown into the nasal cavity. After presenting to doctors at University Hospital Aarhus in Denmark complaining of the blocked nose and nasal discharge, the hospital were shocked to find the…

Travel

How travelling can help with depression

Depression and mental illness affect many and both impede on one’s ability to carry out daily activities. Multiple factors in one’s life can contribute to this: such as their career, their relationships, their studies, and more. Getting away from this is often the hope of a lot of people, including myself at times, so how…

Film

Hunger: Strength in revolt

Steve McQueen’s Hunger tells the tale of the Provisional IRA members imprisoned in Maze Prison, who protested their status as non-political prisoners. Starting in 1976 as a ‘blanket protest’ (a refusal to wear prison clothes), before morphing into a dirty protest (the prisoners smeared excrement on the walls and refused to wash), it finally ended…

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