Life is cruel. You lay your head on the pillow at night and try to go to sleep and your minds synapses start to flare up like a dirty engine, sick with oil, spewing out flames in time with your brains wild flexing. The possibility of a good night’s sleep ebbs away. Thoughts incoherent and […]Read More Yawning (and how I learned to stop worrying and love sleeping pills)
2019 will barely be four days old when we see it, but the card for NJPW’s Wrestlekingdom 13 is already looking like it’ll be an absolute monster of an event, boasting some of the worlds greatest talent hitting the stage for the historic Tokyo Dome show. It isn’t mainstream right now, but for many grappling […]Read More Wrestling is changing and the WWE knows it.
LAM or the London Alternative Market is disappointing. But it’s not disappointing for reasons you might expect. It’s disappointing by just how normal everything seems. It’s not disappointing because it’s gross. It doesn’t disappoint because it’s a toxic environment or because it’s overpoweringly intimidating. Nope, it’s actually just pretty normal.Read More London Alternative Market: BDSM, but not as you know it.
As we approach Christmas I find myself thinking about my father an awful lot. The feelings are often confused and bittersweet and it doesn’t help when each year only seems to pile on more confusions and contradictions. After just a few years of this, the plumbing upstairs is well and truly blocked. I never grant […]Read More On Dad’s and Christmas
There’s a lot of crowds packed into a heaving tube train at 1am on weekends. People are smartly dressed and drunk. A man with a 5 o’clock shadow staggers on, swerving into people as though they were bowling skittles. He holds on to nearby handholds for dear life but the jerky movements of the tube […]Read More Gentrification and the Victoria Line: Authenticity is a marketing buzzword.
So, here we are then. My pals and I. Clutching an assortment of battered, cobbled together weaponry, leafing through the smashed remains of a West Virginian supermarket. It’s the middle of the night. We’re hunting for spare screws and aluminum to build our first generator – the last stop we need to get a working […]Read More Fallout 76 Beta Preview!
With the recent release of Castlevania Requiem on PS4 last week, it seemed to coincide either accidentally or not accidentally with the much-anticipated release of Season 2 of the TV show on Netflix. The strange thing about the Netflix adaptation of Castlevania is that, actually, it isn’t total bollocks. Adaptations often don’t go down well […]Read More Netflix’s Castlevania and how it tidies up the dangling inconsistencies of the video games.
The strange thing about being British, particularly now, is you grow up in the shadow of the United States – a cultural behemoth, something so grand and consuming that we can’t help but know so many intricacies of their culture just like we know our own. Boston is a baseball town, New York is an […]Read More Mean Streets: Scorsese’s observant gaze
It’s been a little quiet around here, hasn’t it? The funeral march of life sometimes demands you to put your attention elsewhere. I think I’ve been doing that for a little while. There’s going to be changes around here. For the longest time, Digital Brain has been a place for me to write about nerd […]Read More All Quiet on the Western Front
Thanks to Red Metal over at Extra Life for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger award! That’s a great honour I’ve never experienced before, so cheers. This was also a lot of fun to write for and I hope my answers weren’t slathered too much with my English misery. Nonetheless though, these are some honest […]Read More Sunshine Blogger Nominations!