Adventure Comics, Exoticism, and Nostalgia. Part 1: Scrooge McDuck

Up until the age of sixteen (or thereabouts) reading for fun meant reading comics. I grew up on the Belgian classics of Tintin, Asterix, Suske & Wiske, on the weekly Dutch magazine Donald Duck, on Jim Davis’ Garfield. The list goes on, but you get the picture. Many of these comicstrips have lost the allureContinue reading “Adventure Comics, Exoticism, and Nostalgia. Part 1: Scrooge McDuck”

The rise of Måneskin and why it matters

Photo credit @etro/ Instagram – To someone who isn’t deep into Italian music (and I’m guessing the majority of the people reading this aren’t) the name Måneskin is probably new, or at least a very recent discovery. I doubt many people outside of Italy had ever heard of the band before 2021.Yet Damiano David (voice),Continue reading “The rise of Måneskin and why it matters”

IS THE NEW STYLE – COMFORT, ALL WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR ALL THIS TIME?

Photograph credit: Julia Kaczmarek Fashion lifetime is no different than the human circle of life. It all stays in the loop, and the history repeats itself. Since the pandemic has begun, more and more brands as well as big fashion houses started appreciating and reestablishing the new standards of fashion, but what’s most important, comfort,Continue reading “IS THE NEW STYLE – COMFORT, ALL WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR ALL THIS TIME?”

Paris Syndrome, romanticizing your life and changes

TW: Mention of depression, abuse of alcohol and drugs, and eating disorders. The Japanese psychiatrist Hiroaki Ota first coined the term whilst working in France during the 1980s. In 1998 Katada Tamami of Nissei Hospital registered a patient suffering from a manic-depressive episode related to the Paris syndrome. Later on, more and more cases wereContinue reading “Paris Syndrome, romanticizing your life and changes”

Games Teach Us Life Lessons Too!

Image by Bungie® Since I was 10 years old, I have been playing games on the Xbox consoles. The first game I played was Halo, an American military science fiction franchise by Bungie, with about 8 main games. In these games you work together in “Fire teams” and defeat aliens (The Covenant) and other players.Continue reading “Games Teach Us Life Lessons Too!”

Celebrity Crushes; Fanfiction and Platonic Adoration

Ellen Group Selfie at Oscars – 2014@TheEllenShow/Twitter – Be honest, at one point in your life you’ve had a crush on a celebrity. And that’s totally normal! I’ve had plenty. Hell, I still have celebrity crushes to this day. I’m not sure if they go away with age; if I ask my parents if theyContinue reading “Celebrity Crushes; Fanfiction and Platonic Adoration”

Why Don’t We Go There: Why The Dislike for One Direction’s Music Is (Most Likely) a Product of Your Misogyny.

Alright. I’m going to lay it bare and say it out loud: I used to still am a fan of One Direction. And by that I mean that I have a special playlist for all of their songs which I often listen to repeatedly (there are quite a lot of bangers in there (steal myContinue reading “Why Don’t We Go There: Why The Dislike for One Direction’s Music Is (Most Likely) a Product of Your Misogyny.”

The Thing About The Little Things

Those who know me well know that I’m a huge softie with a fairly fragile heart. Even those who don’t know me very well have probably seen me cry in the middle of the street. God knows how many times my mom has told me that I have to stop letting every little thing haveContinue reading “The Thing About The Little Things”

The Fantasy of The Female Gaze

Photo by Chloe Sheppard Unlike music gatekeepers, I don’t believe TikTok has “ruined” any songs for me. A very important exception is Portishead’s Glory Box though. I am not going to pretend I have known that song for a really long time; the first time I heard it was on an American Horror Story episodeContinue reading “The Fantasy of The Female Gaze”

Beginnings: Sable’s Coming-of-age Tale

Credit for the images in the article goes to Shedworks. It is a fresh new year for Writer’s Block with a wholly new board, and so it truly is a new beginning for us all. As we are finding our feet and discovering how we will work as a team, how to meet the expectationsContinue reading “Beginnings: Sable’s Coming-of-age Tale”