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Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Daenerys and Walter White: Same Characters, Different Shows

Daenerys Targaryen and Walter White are two of the most compelling, well-written anti-heroes in TV history in my not-so-humble opinion. They also star in two of the world's greatest TV shows. In the last episode of Thrones, I thought about how incredible Daenerys is as a character. She's brilliant, brave, and strong, but also arrogant, ruthless, and dangerously single-minded. She and Walter represent the ultimate bad and good that lies in us all.

Monday, 18 November 2019

Why you SHOULD NOT vote Tory next month


Let me start by saying that I do not view conservative voters as 'evil', nor do I believe that who one votes for dictates their moral standpoint. That would go against my general rational pragmatic outlook. I have met good-hearted Tory voters and nasty Labour voters. Moreover, we live in a democracy, so obviously no one can tell anyone who they can and can't vote for. This post is simply going to outline why I believe voting for the Conservatives in next month's general election is a bad idea for the United Kingdom. You can read it, scoff at it, ignore it or share it. That's up to you.

Friday, 8 November 2019

Plot vs Character-Driven Stories


Whenever I set out to write a story, I almost always start with the character. There's a person that forms clearly in my mind, usually taken from human characteristics I find fascinating. Introvert vs extrovert, insecure vs relaxed, selfless vs greedy, intense vs carefree. Sometimes I think writers are psychoanalysts; we delve into people's heads and write about them.