The Importance of Stephen King

A dive into the works of a horror master. When I first picked up a copy of The Shining for my third-year Literature course at university I was left unimpressed. The ghosts of the Overlook Hotel failed to give me the sweats and sleepless nights that I had expected from reading a King novel. There

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Why I love swearing

**WARNING** Offensive language is used frequently in the following article (obviously). What a wonderful fucking thing swearing is. As someone who has spent years studying and exploring the English language and admiring all of its intricacies and eccentricities, I still cannot resist using the arsenal of colourful expletives that have been gifted to me through

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Five games to look out for in 2021

With lockdown restrictions only getting stricter, many of us are craving an even more potent stream of media to consume during our time stuck at home. Luckily for gamers, there are some treats on the way for us as we look to the new year. Here we will look at five such games that will

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Xbox Series X review

Microsoft are back with a bang. Since I received an original Xbox crystal edition with a copy of Halo: Combat Evolved for my birthday back in 2004 I have been in love with Microsoft’s consoles. So nothing is more pleasing than seeing Microsoft release its latest round of hardware onto an eager public. Since 2013,

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Why Do I Write?

An introspective look at why I chose to turn to the pen (or keyboard). Why do we write? It isn’t a question many authors ask themselves or choose to write about. While a select few do delve into their inner psyche and reflect on their addiction to writing, most avoid the question, too busy with

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Rude Awakening

By Connor Long-Johnson I heard a woman and looked up, startled; she was running down the hallway screaming. I woke up groaning, the sound echoing around the room. I surveyed my surroundings, walls of lime green, a white tiled floor and various sterile instruments on the table to my right. I scratched at an itching

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