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The Geekiest Art Imaginable: Decorating with Warhammer Rulebooks

Geek culture is closer to being mainstream than ever before, with huge stores across the UK proudly stocking vintage comic book posters and animated movie shots. But I’m pretty certain there’s one geeky pastime that will never go mainstream: tabletop strategy boardgames. Warhammer, Mordheim, recreating historical battles and/or regiments, these are all hardcore gaming activities…

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Three “Getting Over You” Songs Who’s Lyrics Tell The Opposite Story

It often strikes me that music is the poetry of our age. Passed around to communicate shared experiences, music can easily encapsulate emotion and that’s part of what makes it so popular. Just like sonnets and other poems, love and relationships are still subjected to the most intense scrutiny. And, just like poetry of the…

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Grammarly: Sort Your Grammar Out!

There is nothing more embarrassing than getting your thoughts and ideas in order, only to discover that a few slipped digits have resulted in typos and misspellings. Though there is nothing more human than mistakes when editing your own work, many of us suffer from a small amount of hypocrisy on this topic: we judge…

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An Astronaut’s Guide to Life (On Earth) by Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield is a Canadian astronaut who recently spent five months aboard the International Space Station, where he gained internet attention creating online videos explaining aspects of life aboard the ISS. This culminated in a cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” that was recorded in space, which currently stands at over 22 million views. As…

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NaNoWriMo 2013: Writing Tools

I’m taking a break from the inevitable madness that is settling in as everyday becomes a struggle for more words, any words. Is that a word? I must pounce on it and try to make it breed! Words words words words. Sorry, I seem to have drifted off there for a moment. But what tools…