Well Game of Thrones is over for another...*squints at calendar*, really? Wow ok...two years, so with this rich seam of fictional magic out of our lives for a while, let’s talk about the real thing.
Twitter at its worst can be a truly dark place, filled with Nazis, trolls, and the incoherent ranting of a tangerine Mussolini, but it is also home to some quite amazing little pockets of wonder…
We’ve all seen articles (on io9 no less!) or even entire blogs dedicated to the strange Victorian practice of posing dead bodies in standing positions so they can look alive for one last photograph but...did they?
I’ve enjoyed this season of Westworld and I’m looking forward to the next one in 2018 (the gap presumably needed to negotiate the rights to another four Radiohead songs) but one thing bothered me throughout the series...was “recreate the old west” really the best thing Arnold and Ford could think of?
2016 continues to 2016 us today with the death of veteran British actor Peter Vaughan, known most recently for the role of Maester Aemon in Game of Thrones (a role he only retired from this year), but he has been a frequent face in genre film and television for many decades.
Tonight marks 350 years since London (or at least a large section of it) was reduced to ash in the Great Fire taking with it 13,000 building but, remarkably, claiming only six lives.
On the island appearance, above all else, was of paramount importance, streets were lined with lighting which mimicked Victorian gas-lamps and artificial trees were dotted onto every corner. The base of each looming concrete tower was clad in brick and featured rows of endearing shopfronts; a florist, a bakers, a…
Well, it’s August tomorrow so here we are, time for the launch of the first annual* Odeck Game Jam! Just follow me over the jump for prompts, rules (or a lack there of) tips, suggestions, and to sign up…
People are very negative about film remakes, and to an extent this is understandable, there have been some bloody awful ones over the course of film history but there are also plenty which are good, or great, or that many people forget are remakes at all.
...reenacted shot for shot without a budget.
I’m thinking of running something fun for the Summer here at the Odeck...a Game Jam! I’ll put up a prompt at the end of the month and anyone wanting to take part has the whole of August to make a game!
Welcome to the second of this clearly in no way regular series about fictional places. Last time we visited a world in the stars, this time we’re going somewhere a little closer to home.
Yes there are only a few days remaining until Game of Thrones’ inaugural* Bastard Bowl, the focus of this seasons traditionally epic episode 9. Now that we’ve all had a few days to soak in last weeks episode, it’s time for a nice round of predictions, guesses, and non-monetary gambling**!
About a year ago I was directed to this bit of writing by Andrew Ellard, regarding the over and misuse of the term “deus ex machina” by people criticising screen-writing. It’s been making its way around my head again recently after a string of critiques of the “Everything Wrong With” video essay style, which have a…
Welcome to Tiny Utopias a (hopefully?) reoccurring series looking at interesting, intimate and often interactive, fictional places.
Yes, it’s the show with dragons and ice zombies and wargs and elves (but we’re not calling them elves but they are elves just admit it) and I am going to nitpick about the accuracy of a single moment in episode one of this season...just...go with it ok?
Some of you had The Force Awakens to lovingly massage your nostalgia hungry brains last year, but now things have aligned to give me a turn at this lovely feeling of familiar yet new enjoyment!
Thanks to a combination of a family outing (to scenic Chichester, see above) and yesterdays call for new Thursday’s Tales submissions I’m feeling bad about having been so lax about doing any creative writing over the last few years so am now endeavouring to put into words a story I’ve been rolling around my head for…