Minecraft may evoke primal instincts but videogames are pointless

This post started off as a piece on how Minecraft evokes primal instincts in a person, but the more I wrote, the more it evolved. Have a read. You’ll see. Survive the night. Is there a more evocative phrase? When you start a new Minecraft world in survival mode, that …

Taking another year off

I’m finding myself in that situation again this academic year, mainly thanks to coronavirus this time around rather than financial worries. But this time, I can see it coming, and I won’t lose focus. I won’t waste this year. I’ve got things I need to do to be ready for …

Reflecting on ending self-isolation

This Coronavirus thing has been a bit shit, eh? I’m due to go back to work next week, and I have mixed emotions about it. On the one hand, I hate my current job, and these twelve weeks have been eye-opening to exactly how much I do hate it. I’m …

So I took a year off, from everything

I mean, it was mostly not through choice. We needed to make sure we would make it through the year financially. Sure, an exotic cat was added to the family in 2019, but other than that, we were careful. Frugal. Thing is, I got lazy and complacent. I found the …

2013 in review

I’m just going back and porting my blog posts from 2013 over and man, this was a funny year. Existential panic had set in. I knew I wanted to do something with my life, but I was throwing darts into the mist trying to find what that something was. In …

Two and a half months later…

Oh my, has it really been that long since my last post? That really is very bad of me, especially considering I could’ve knocked up a few smaller update posts on my phone during a lunchbreak at work or something. I’ve been in some pretty dark places between then and …

22 days

Yes, twenty-two days without a post on here – some kind of record. A very bad record. I have time on the PC, but I have no idea where to start with anything, and I feel I have so much to do. And there’s no telling how long it is …

Friday update 13/6/14

E3 has been and gone, and one of the only new things that I was interested in was the Master Chief Collection. The other things being Halo 5 (which there were not many details of, because it is so far away from release), and the Dark Souls 2 DLC (which …

Friday Update 10/1/14

Ten days into 2014 and I feel like I’m back at the beginning already. I’m back to 100% well, so I’m back at work, and the usual routine has slipped back into place. I know I don’t work the longest hours at Asda, but when I get home I just …