Cheap Thrills: the Unsettling Nature of Portal

I would like to preface this article by imploring that you play Portal, as my summary of the events and descriptions do not do the game justice, and the full experience can only truly be attained as a player. Recently I found myself unable to stop thinking about a 4-hour long puzzle game developed byContinue reading “Cheap Thrills: the Unsettling Nature of Portal”

Book Review – Normal People by Sally Rooney

This January, I picked up a copy of the novel Normal People by Sally Rooney whilst visiting my family back home in hopes to get out of my reading slump that was lasting longer than I care to admit. I had heard from several friends who read it that they loved it, and although IContinue reading “Book Review – Normal People by Sally Rooney”

What We Are Reading

After discovering new shows to watch with our latest article What We Are Watching, check out what the Writer’s Block Board is currently reading. Close Netflix and dive into a book with our recommendations! Vivian I’m currently reading two books, which I almost always do as I switch between an ebook and a physical book.Continue reading “What We Are Reading”

What We Are Watching

Want to start the new year fresh with something new to watch? The Writer’s Block Board has compiled a list of the shows they’re currently watching! Whether these are new to you or already some of your favorites, read on to get some recommendations! Vivian During the last month of 2021 I started binge-watching onContinue reading “What We Are Watching”

Join the Writer’s Block Board

Writer’s Block Magazine is looking for fresh, enthusiastic and creative editorial board members! Do you like writing and editing? Do you have any journalistic aspirations? Then join the Writer’s Block editorial board! What/who is Writer’s Block?Writer’s Block Magazine is a student-run magazine at University of Amsterdam. We have an international readership and contributors from acrossContinue reading “Join the Writer’s Block Board”

Whose Body Is This?

Clutching the steering wheel of my mother’s car, my hands suddenly catch my attention, as if a ray of sun suddenly shone on the muddy backwaters of my mind and exposed the millions of microscopic particles floating in the constant stream of experience. The knuckles poking out like the rounded tops of an ancient mountainContinue reading “Whose Body Is This?”

Writer’s Block #45

We are thrilled to share our 45th issue with you! What better way to start the year off right than with a fresh batch of beautiful creations? Thank you to all our spectacular contributors for sharing their art with us. While this issue is still published exclusively online, we are optimistic about printing possibilities asContinue reading “Writer’s Block #45”

Food or Foe: A Lifetime Unoriginal

TRIGGER WARNINGS: Eating disorder and calorie talk. If you have ever been around me when I’m intoxicated you probably already know that I have deep rooted eating issues. I am, by nature, an emotional drunk that likes to let every issue in my life pour out of me the moment I’ve had more than threeContinue reading “Food or Foe: A Lifetime Unoriginal”