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.

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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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Do American Jews still support the influential pro-Israeli lobby groups?

Jewish and Christian religious groups demonstrate in support of Israel near the United Nations headquarters September 21, 2011 in New York as the annual UN General Assembly continues. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Jewish and Christian religious groups demonstrate in support of Israel near the United Nations headquarters September 21, 2011 in New York as the annual UN General Assembly continues. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

News stories that concern the Middle East are a regular occurrence with many news organisations reporting the Arab-Israeli conflict on a daily basis.   But not all news concerning the conflict between Israel and Palestine happens in those countries; one important story that could show a sign of change comes from America.   Continue reading

Should a superhero film win the Academy Award for Best Picture?

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In 2014 we saw a total of four superhero movies on the big screen, these included; Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Guardians of the Galaxy.  Three of these films were astonishing pieces of cinema and we’re received immensely well by audiences and critics alike (ignoring the Amazing Spider-Man 2, that film just sucks).  Superhero films in 2014 showed us how critically good they can be, not only that but we’re soon to get more in the next few years and expect the bar to rise again.

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Is Ukip becoming the working man’s party?

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As we all know it’s Labour who traditionally hold the title as “the working man’s party” but in recent years the rise of ‘New Labour’ has twisted and distorted the message the party used to send out.  What we thought used to be the overwhelming left wing party that had such members as the late Tony Benn who was a huge socialist supporter are now being turned into these left-centres who don’t seem that dissimilar to the Tories.  They are by no means as right wing as the Tories but to me it’s incredibly difficult to notice any major differences from Miliband and Cameron.   Anyway enough about the Tories and New Labour what about this sudden surge in popularity by Ukip. Continue reading