Month: July 2016

TV Show Challenge Day 31

So we’ve arrived at the finale! It is fitting then, that the final challenge is favourite season finale! The very final episode of Deep Space Nine was and is a moment for me that felt pretty powerful. DS9 was the most thought-provoking of all the Treks, and the final episode brought us the conclusion to… Read more

TV Show Challenge Day 30

Saddest character death. I’m going to spring a surprise or two with this one. First up is the young king everyone loves to hate, Joffrey from Game of Thrones. His death isn’t sad because you mourn the passing of the character. It’s sad because as he passes away, you are reminded that for all her… Read more

Let’s Play a Game

Twitter is not distinguishing itself of late. Declare yourself a supporter of something and be prepared to reap a truck-load of abuse – some subtle, some not so much. My previous post detailed the sort of post that can arise for daring to say you support feminism (or that you consider yourself to be a… Read more

Angry People

Let’s chew on the below screenshot of a particularly ‘interesting’ Twitter conversation: Ok, let me see if I’ve got this right – I am a ‘fag’ (a homophopic term for a homosexual), who ‘hates men’. (the stupid, it hurts!) There’s quite a bit more to this story, but isn’t not really mine to tell. Stay… Read more

Shouty People

So I’m at work, and a guy walks past, shouting at… well, I’m not actually too sure who or what he was shouting at. I think nothing of it. Until I’m walking home and see another guy, who is so drunk he appears to be shouting at his own reflection in the shop windows. Let’s… Read more

TV Show Challenge Day 29

After yesterday’s best cliffhanger, comes worst cliffhanger. This is much more difficult. I suppose ‘worst’ might be when the outcome is pretty obvious as to what comes next. VOY’s season 5 finale Equinox featured an apparent moment of peril for Captain Janeway, but she was never likely to die. The destruction of a ship in… Read more

Misrepresenting Facts

So having questioned TA on his stance RE logical rebuttals, and having once again mentioned his deliberate removal of a fact-based rebuttal to his claim that businesses can simply hang up a sign and refuse to serve anyone they like, I find myself looking at this: We have rejected a couple of Darthtimon’s posts because… Read more

Film Reviews: Zootropolis

Zootropolis (Zootopia in the US, and I have no idea why the film was renamed for the UK) is possibly Disney’s most observational film yet, and also its most subtle. It manages to wrap up our world and place it into the hands of bunnies, foxes, tigers and sheep, and present a film full of… Read more