Monthly Archives: June 2015

“To your return.” – Mother’s Mercy (Game of Thrones)

The finale of Game of Thrones fifth season is an hour of television very concerned with the ideas of return at recurrence (it’s most obvious in the scene where Jon and Sam share a toast “To your return.”) Part of … Continue reading

Posted in TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hype Train of Destruction

Recently, while we were talking about the Walking Dead, it came to light that both me and Ger, both game development students, don’t have quite the enthusiasm for games as we once did. With me it’s quite recent – but … Continue reading

Posted in Films, Video Games | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

“They’re dinosaurs. Wow enough.” – Jurassic World

(full spoilers) So, I‘ve been to Disneyland twice in my life. The first time, during one of our first big family Summer holidays was amazing. My eight or nine year old brain was knocked clean out the side of my … Continue reading

Posted in Films | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Top Ten Villains We Love To Hate

Try as we might, there are some villains we just can’t help but love. Be it their charm, charisma or otherwise, they draw us in and we anxiously count down the time our hero is front and centre so that … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Films, TV, Video Games | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“The way you get used to something” – New Jack City

One of the show’s most reliable storytelling technique is to populate its episodes with guest characters who mirror the main cast. Some, like Father Dick Byrne, serve as foils. Others, like Father Damo Lennon, are more interesting for the reflections … Continue reading

Posted in TV | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Summer Replay – The Walking Dead – Episode 2: Starved For Help

Hi, I’m Cian, he’s Noel, and that’s Ger, and this is the second week of our group playthrough/discussion of Telltale Game’s The Walking Dead. The story so far: You, as the player, are living in the aftermath of a zombie … Continue reading

Posted in Video Games | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“What great thing has ever been accomplished without killing or cruelty?” – The Dance of Dragons (Game of Thrones)

In which holy flip, did they just do that?!? In last week’s episode, during the long-awaited meeting between Tyrion and Daenerys, the younger Lannister commented that maybe Dany was “the right kind of terrible. The kind that stops her people … Continue reading

Posted in TV | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment