Quick Update

Hi everyone, Just a quick update in relation to the blog. I am currently a bit behind with my posts due to a combination mental health and work-related factors. Nothing major to worry about but I had to let deadlines for my blog slide to accommodate these other factors. I plan on returning to my

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Flashback Friday: “Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate”

After my first two articles on model painting just being ink jobs I wanted to share some more complete paint jobs that I had completed for tabletop figures! We revisit this article in this week’s Flashback Friday! I hope you enjoy! Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate This article was orginally published on 29th September 2018 After

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Flashback Friday: “Rage of Demons: Lizardfolk”

It’s another Flashback Friday, where we look at an old article I wrote a a year ago. This weeks article is a continuation of the model painting articles I first started this site with! I hope to revisit some model painting articles in the future when I have time to break out my paints once

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Impressions: Persona 5

“Take your heart!” The Persona series of games is well known in in gaming circles as an incredibly popular Japanese Roleplaying Game. Being hailed by some as the greatest JRPG of all time is what drew my attention to Persona 5. I have a love-hate relationship with Japanese Roleplaying Games. When they are good, they

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Flashback Friday: “Rage of Demons: Banshee”

Now This is art, not real life is one year old, I can start to flashback to some of my older posts. If you haven’t seen these before this is the perfect oppertunity to read some new content, or see where this website started! With that in mind this Flashback Friday I want to take

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Games We Grew Up With: Crash Team Racing

For some people their first racing game was Gran Turismo or Mario Cart, but for me my first racing game was Crash Team Racing. In fact this was my first Crash Bandicoot game. I had played the original crash bandicoot at a friend’s house, but had never got further than the second level. Crash Team

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‘Show, Don’t Tell’ in From Software Games

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” ‘Show, don’t tell’ is a staple of advice given to everyone who tries to tell a story. The purpose behind this advice is to avoid excessive exposition; the temptation of every storyteller who wants to let the reader know

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Games We Grew Up With: Spider-Man

‘Greetings true believers and newcomers alike…’ Spider-Man on the original Playstation was one of the first games where I ever played as a super hero, and also one of the first games that gave me nightmares. The game starts with a splash screen where you can pick the difficulty. My brothers spent too many minutes

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This is art, not real life celebrates it’s first birthday!

This is so exciting! This is art, not real life is officially one year old today! Over the past year we have had over 900 views from over 300 visitors, which really picked up when I started to create content regularly in May. Thank you so much to all of you who have read, liked,

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Impressions: Alien Isolation

‘In space no one can hear you scream.’ Ripley has the motion detector in hand, watching the little blinking light get closer. Her heart is pounding in fear. She has to get away. There is nothing she can do to stop the monster that hunts her. She can only escape. It could be an Alien

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