Civic is the newest and second official EP released by the four-piece Amsterdam band Jagd. The band has been busy for around three years, in which they won the Q’s Best Award, the Amsterdam Pop Award, toured the nation for 30 shows in the Popronde, and have started off 2018 on the bill ofContinue reading “Jagd – Civic EP – Review”
It is no secret that we like good poetry here at Writer’s Block. But if there’s one thing that brightens our day more than good poetry, it’s bad poetry. Luckily for us, there is a special day, every year, which seemingly functions as a magnet to forced rhymes, nonexistent meters and toe-curling similes: Valentine’sContinue reading “WB Valentine’s Poetry”
This is Miso. He has been living under my girlfriend’s roof for about 5 months now, a time period in which I discovered what it means to be a catfather. Of course, since he’s my girlfriend’s, it’s more of a cat-stepfather situation. But it matters not. This is my experience.
Look, I wasn’t planning on doing monthly anime reviews. Truth be told, I kind of hate anime overall. Whether it be shōnen, shōjo, or whatever—I will never be able to get over the standard tropes like “magical girl” transformation sequences, “harems”, or the closely related (not to mention, hypersexualized) fanservice that gushes from everyContinue reading “Review: Ghost Stories (2000)”
Here it is: your hip, new, anime review. And yes, while Alfred Jodocus Kwak isn’t all that hip or new, it does technically qualify as an anime. There’s your little tidbit for the day. This, among other facts, is part of the interesting history behind this show (which I will abbreviate to AJK for convenience’sContinue reading “By Unpopular Demand: a Review of Alfred Jodocus Kwak (1989)”
The editorial board of 2017-2018 would like to introduce itself to you! First up: Editors-in-chief Roos Gravemaker and Luc de Vries.
Behold this horrid wretch before you, and ask yourself: how did Donald Trump beat this thing out of the first place in Time Magazine’s Most Influential People of 1998? Not that any of that happened, of course. But imagine. The thing I wanted you to take home from this is that no matter howContinue reading “The Deal with Pocket Monster Designs”
So, a big monster guy crashes down onto Times Square, plucking a young maiden from the crowd. With a booming voice he proclaims, “Fuck you, citizens of New York! Bow and tremble to the might of Zorblon the Terrible!” Then Gal Gadot (our Amazonian heroine) comes out of nowhere and knocks Zorblon to the moonContinue reading “Review: Wonder Woman”
Memes. What about ‘em? I dread them, that’s what. Luckily for me, my hate for the concept only boils up on a very superficial level, namely most of the stuff you go through on your social media feed: captioned pictures, short clips, inside jokes and puns that revolve around certain formulas and themes. However, theContinue reading “The Redundancy of Memes”
Ah, love songs. They’re hard to love, but harder to hate. The two are never far apart. Except for today, that is. Around Valentine’s Day people usually start to ponder more about love. What’s it all about? Worth the trouble, or just a pile of rubble? It’s different for everyone. Yet the songs on theContinue reading “Review: 69 Love Songs by The Magnetic Fields”