Fiction, Literature, Television, Writing

Never underestimate… the Iago.

How can you tell if your favourite character is, in fact, a manipulative bastard? This character, for me, will forever be judged against the standards of Shakespeare's Iago. Has your character manipulated his friend into a bar brawl so he gets demoted? Convinced his wife to steal a handkerchief he later plants on said friend… Continue reading Never underestimate… the Iago.

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London, Writing

Using and abusing our weather-beaten words

Let's talk about the weather. Here in England, we had a massive snowfall¬†last weekend. For those of you living in Canada, or Japan or some parts of America like New Hampshire and Alaska, I imagine you'd wonder why this is post worthy. But you've got to understand, we Brits can't handle the weather. Like over-excited… Continue reading Using and abusing our weather-beaten words

Event, London, Reviews

Review: Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie

Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie is currently playing at the London County Hall near Waterloo station. I managed to get a seat high in the gallery and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Leonard Vole, a young, good-looking and mild-mannered man is arrested for the murder of Emily French, a wealthy older woman. Already, you… Continue reading Review: Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie

Reviews, Television

Top 10# Female Heroes of Television

Spoilers ahead for several series so beware! River Song in Doctor Who (played by Alex Kingston) There are so many amazing female¬†characters in Doctor Who that it was a difficult choice, but River Song is a force of nature. As well as being a foil for the Doctor, an almost impossible feat as the man… Continue reading Top 10# Female Heroes of Television