The Demise of Comic Books

This is a piece I did for a magazine project back in the summer 2015 and I completely forgot I made it.  It’s a bit of a rushed feature but it’s interesting to see my views on the comic book film world back then.  In a year since I wrote this piece we’ve had a ton of hits like Deadpool and Antman but we’ve also had huge flops like Fan4stic and Batman vs Superman.

I might do an updated version on this to see where we are now one year into the whole super hero phenomena.  I’m going to see Captain America Civil War on Friday so I may do a review on that and maybe update my views on comic book films as a whole.  For however enjoy this little piece from 2015 me.  

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Starting again…

It’s been too long since I last posted on here, mainly because of my work commitments but also because I’ve lacked the motivation to be creative in my own time.  There’s been a ton of stuff I could and probably should have written about but the world of adulthood isn’t as free and stimulating as I once imagined it would be.

I’ve not been in a great place recently and I had some pretty shitty news today that’s kinda bummed me out.  But life goes on and I can’t stay mopping around waiting for happiness to come around.  If you want to be happy you have to put in the effort.  I’ve come to learn that if you want to achieve happiness you need to work for it.  If you’re going to sit in your room all day regretting past decisions and feeling lousy over failure you won’t get that dream job, you won’t make friends, you won’t get enjoyment and you won’t get that self-appreciation that we all need to feel.  You get out of life what you put in and I think it’s time I do something about it.  Writing is one of these things I need to put more effort into doing and it genuinely makes me happy.  I write for work doing a financial blog occasionally (yes I know, how the hell did I end up doing this?) but it’s not something I can be myself.  This is where I need to let out my emotion and writing this right now makes me feel pretty good.

Let’s set myself a target.  One blog post every week and see what happens.  This could yet again be a broken promise but let’s give it a go.

Censorship is Destroying the Best Content on YouTube

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YouTube seems like a simple format.  Make a 5 minute video, upload it and receive heaps of money.  Well in reality it’s much more complicated and ruthless.  There’s no doubt that many YouTuber’s can make a very good life out of making content for YouTube.  In fact the most powerful and biggest content producers have made millions from uploading their content.  However, the smaller, most entertaining and most genuine side of YouTube is being destroyed and the sole culprit is YouTube itself.

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Who should play the next Han Solo?

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Han Solo is set to get his own feature-length film in what will be a prequel to Episode 4: A New Hope.  In no time at all Disney have already announced that the Han Solo film is to be directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, the men behind the hugely successful Lego movie.  However, no mention of who will be playing the legendary criminal has been announced as of yet.  Here I give you my perfect list of who should take over the iconic role…

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The English Defence League marches through Lincoln

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The right-wing group the English Defence League marched through Lincoln in protest against the construction of a £1.5million mosque set to be built in the city.  Around 120 protesters were in attendance as they made there way from the Blue Anchor pub to the Cornhill where they stayed for an hour.

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Anti-racism protesters take to the streets of Lincoln to condemn the EDL march

Protesters travelled from Kind Bar to the City Square.

Around 100 people marched down the High Street of Lincoln in protest against fascism and racism as part of a counter demo against the EDL.  The march which began from Kind Bar saw protesters travel towards the City Square where demonstrators chanted anti-racism songs and gave speeches to the public.
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