Fanfiction: Why It Is So Important

credit: hurricanestiles (on instagram) – Today’s controversial topic: fanfiction! And you may be wondering, why this cover picture? Well, one of the fandoms on which I read a fair share of fanfics (because the show ended in such a disappointing manner, I cried my eyes out and needed comfort) is Merlin, a BBC show thatContinue reading “Fanfiction: Why It Is So Important”

V DAY

Chaucer’s valentine birds, artist: Celia Hart – Since we are a literary magazine, it is impossible for us to ignore the one topic that drives so many people to create sonnets, songs, and stories: love. Although V day can be a day filled with pressure and loneliness for some, on Writer’s Block we believe thatContinue reading “V DAY”

Percy Jackson on Disney Plus: Will It Work?

For those who might have missed it, the Percy Jackson and the Olympians tv show has been officially given the green light by Disney Plus. This means that the show will definitely happen, even though fans had started doubting it would.  The news that the series had been picked up by Disney Plus originally cameContinue reading “Percy Jackson on Disney Plus: Will It Work?”

Adventure Comics, Exoticism, and Nostalgia, Part II: Tintin the Tourist

I can’t remember when I first discovered Tintin, which can only mean one of two things: either I am getting old, or it was a very long time ago. Probably both. What I do know is that I read Hergé’s Tintin comics enough times as a kid to easily remember many of the stories cover-to-cover.Continue reading “Adventure Comics, Exoticism, and Nostalgia, Part II: Tintin the Tourist”

Were We Ready For Euphoria (2019)?

Recently the second season of the HBO series Euphoria aired. The series’ first season aired in 2019 and tells the story of multiple 17-year-old high school students. Many different topics were addressed during the series. Even in its first episode, topics such as mental health (disorders), drugs and alcohol abuse, friends and relationships, sexuality, parties,Continue reading “Were We Ready For Euphoria (2019)?”

“This Action Will Have Consequences…”

The form of the Lorentz Attractor, image credits: Tumblr @falsedawn – I realized that at the beginning of every year I have a tendency to reflect on my life and how it changed over the time that has gone by. It is obvious that some changes are always to be found, however, the transition fromContinue reading ““This Action Will Have Consequences…””

Homework: The Solution or The Problem?

My little sister recently went back to on-campus school after having her first week back from Christmas holidays online. Seeing her return to Microsoft Teams gave me flashbacks from the start of the pandemic when schools – along with everything else – closed down, and the negative impact this had on the education system. IContinue reading “Homework: The Solution or The Problem?”

THE MAGIC OF A SOUNDTRACK

As I enjoyed my long, long winter break, I spent some time meeting with friends, catching up and going out. However, not only I had the time to catch up with my friends, but also with my reading and movie list. And this week I found the time to enjoy a good home cinema. AsContinue reading “THE MAGIC OF A SOUNDTRACK”

“We Accept The Love We Think We Deserve” A Study in Romance

Do you recognise the quote in the title? If not, then let me introduce you to it. It’s one of my all time favourite quotes from The Perks of Being a Wallflower, a bestselling book that twenty years after its release was adapted into a movie. However, for this article I will focus mainly onContinue reading ““We Accept The Love We Think We Deserve” A Study in Romance”

Tick, tick… BOOM! How much time do we have to do something great?

Spoiler Warning!  “[…] lately I’ve been hearing this sound. Everywhere I go, like a tick, tick, tick… Like a time bomb in some cheesy B-movie or a saturday morning cartoon. The fuse has been lit. The clock counts down the seconds, as the flame gets closer, and closer, and closer, until… all at once [boom]”.Continue reading “Tick, tick… BOOM! How much time do we have to do something great?”