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”
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”
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”
Merry Christmas from Writer’s Block Magazine!
We consider several different scenarios: in bed together, you eat chocolate, you feel happy and guilty, you eat more chocolate there is a deadline for a Valentine’s Day piece, but the market for articles about the fetishization of love is ironically oversaturated, and you panic to find another perspective
It wasn’t really fair, to put Matthias Schoenaerts forward as the silent, swooning, tortured farmer in Thomas Vinterberg’s lates film adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s novel by the same name, Far from the madding crowd (much recommend!). To stamp such a face upon marriage as an institution would make anyone eager to marry. Well, as longContinue reading “Far from the maddening crowd”
Do you have a favourite love story? You probably do, as we all are spoon-fed love stories from the moment we first saw the outside world. Romantic love, differing from other ‘kinds’ of love, such as platonic love, is a major theme in a great amount of songs, books and movies. Not to mention commercials,Continue reading “Forever Alone, or Not, And Everybody Is Pretty Fucking Fine With That”