Tag Archives: Media

The History of Science in Society: The Royal Institution (19th Century)

This article is the online version of an essay I just submitted as University coursework. In some ways it is a more refined version of this article I wrote a while back, see what you make of it! https://daliennation.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/gentleman-of-science-michael-faraday/ ————————————– “The Royal Institution was the main driving force behind scientific discovery and popularisation in Victorian […]

Video Game Scores

It’s no real secret that I am interested in video games beyond that most merely see on the surface; I like to explore the meanings, motivations, inspirations, and genuine artistry that goes on in some of the better quality titles that grace consoles and computers every year. In the past I have explored why I […]

Review: Sherlock – Series Three

Now that the dust which kicked up on New Years Day when Sherlock returned to screens has settled fans have begun anew the agonizing wait for the seemingly inevitable series four. This series, the BBC’s Sherlock, was an absolute smash hit ever since the first episode A Study in Pink aired back in 2010. Such was its appeal that Sherlock went […]

BBC’s Sherlock: How He Faked His Death (SPOILERS)

On the 15th January 2012 audiences of BBC’s ‘Sherlock’ were left with an almighty cliffhanger and head-scratcher when their titular protagonist (remember: “heroes don’t exist”) threw himself from the roof of St. Bart’s hospital in London and ‘seemingly’ plummeted to his death after ‘seemingly’ being defeated by his nemesis James Moriarty. However, as a last-gasp […]

My 2013 Through the Media

Given that 2013 is nearly behind us all I figured it prudent to look back on some of the best scenes, chapters, stories, etc that I have come across this year. This retrospective will look at films, books, games, television, and songs; and is in no way indicative of a ‘universal’ consensus of what makes […]

Kickstarter: A Story

Let me share a story with you. About six/seven years ago, when I had come back from New Zealand and was trying (and failing) to get my roots back into English society I started to get into film and media genuinely for the first time. At the time I didn’t think much of it, seeing […]

Game Review: Assassin’s Creed IV

Game Review: Assassin’s Creed IV – Black Flag Developer: Ubisoft Platform: Xbox360, XboxOne, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC, Wii U ESRB Rating: Mature 18+ with Intense Violence, Intense Threat, Partial Nudity, Alcohol Referencing, and Strong Language. Multiplayer: Competitive matchmaking and co-operative modes available. I’ll be the first to admit that whilst Assassin’s Creed III was […]

What have I been listening to lately? Vol #3

This anthem is directly inspired from the poem “and did those feet in ancient time” written by English poet William Blake in 1808 and composed in 1916 by Hubert Parry. “Jerusalem” tells the story of Jesus when he allegedly traveled to England accompanied by Joseph of Arimathea. During his visit Jesus apparently came to Glastonbury […]

Myths and Legends: Werewolves

Hello and welcome to the second part of this new series on the various myths and legends throughout history. This time around I’m focusing on another popular legend, a legend that has stood the test of time remarkably well and remains both a cinematic and supernatural horror novel staple to this day: Werewolves. This article […]

The Punic Wars

As many of you know, I am a history student that has just started the second year of my three-year degree at University. However, what you may not know is that for the longest time I thought myself nailed-on to study the classical world at tertiary level rather than the frankly broader subject of world […]