After yesterday’s TL;DR post I’ve come to realise that the geek quotient has dropped from this blog recently. It’s all been a bit too touchy feely or radically politicised and hardly been any mention of sci-fi or general geekiness.
The strange thing is that these emotional outpourings have garnered more likes than the ones on the best haircuts in fantasy so I seem to have that bloggers dilemma. Become popular or stick to my roots?
I like likes, it makes me feel like that the things I like are being liked by others who like the things that I like as well. It’s a form of validation that suggests that this act of egotistical outpouring is actually worthwhile and not just something to do while Football Manager is processing another match. Continue reading
I should follow the advice of River Song, but the temptation is often too much. My willpower is weak and the internet has made it too easy. I am addicted to spoilers, and now I know how Mass Effect 3 ends two days before I can even play the game.
This has been going on for a long time, I remember back in the 90s reading up on the upcoming Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes on TV spoiler sites. I’ve read the plot of Dance with Dragons before I’ve even read the third Game of Thrones book and I had read the entire guide of Elder Scrolls: Skyrim before I’d uttered my first Fus Ro Dah. Continue reading
Nuclear power was once meant to be the fuel of the future (which as anyone who is in the know will now tell you is quite obviously LPG – how long does the brainwashing last?) In the early days scientists and marketeers alike told us of the many amazing applications the mighty could have.
Rightly or wrongly, nuclear power has now got a bad reputation. Incidents such as Chernobyl and the recent events at the Fukishima plant have highlighted that when a nuclear power plant tends to get into trouble it generally causes quite a few problems.
Many people have imagined a post-nuclear apocalyptic world, so that sounds like a great excuse for a list. Continue reading
There are very few places I wouldn’t like to travel to; everywhere has a certain quality that piques my interest. Despite this I can think of a select number of locations that I would rather not have to go to if I can help it. Continue reading