Kid Icarus: Uprising, Revival of a Franchise but Revival of a Myth?

Last time I went on a bit of a romantic tangent talking about Kid Icarus 1986 and how it adapts the Greek myth of Perseus, leaving the more obvious comparisons to other Greek myths for this piece. Namely how the protagonist of the series, Pit, looks a lot like Eros, better known by his LatinContinue reading “Kid Icarus: Uprising, Revival of a Franchise but Revival of a Myth?”

Procrastination and Productivity

© Rose Wong Everything in my life feels like a chore that I need to check off my list.  I like sleeping as much as the next person. It’s generally one of the most prominent practices in a human being’s life; according to some studies the average person spends about a third of their lifetime,Continue reading “Procrastination and Productivity”

Living With Chronic Pain

Source One of my earliest memories is from kindergarten, when I was four years old. After lunch, we used to lay down for a nap in our classroom and sleep for a few hours. I remember my head hurting so much that I could not fall asleep, every single time. The headaches continued for theContinue reading “Living With Chronic Pain”

Revisiting “Her” Through a Posthumanist Lens

My huge crush on Rooney Mara may have biased me when watching Her (2013), but, for a while, I could only watch it through the ex-girlfriend’s perspective. I found it extremely difficult not to look at Theodore’s relationship with his Operating System as a way for him to not deal with women. Besides, the factContinue reading “Revisiting “Her” Through a Posthumanist Lens”

Flash Fiction Competition 2022

“There is something in the water” With this prompt, Writer’s Block is proud to announce the annual flash fiction competition! For a chance to be published in our next issue, send us your creation including the prompt – but remember, no later than May 1st at midnight (Central European time). Anxiously anticipating your creations, WB

THE UNBELIEVABLE FASHION SHOW… LOCATIONS

all credits in the image – For years fashion shows were focused on the clothes presented on models and advertising the designers’ new creations and inspirations. When we look back at fashion shows from the 50’s or 60’s, they were mostly similar. Except for the differences in apparel on the catwalk, the most popular modelsContinue reading “THE UNBELIEVABLE FASHION SHOW… LOCATIONS”

Writer’s Block #47

We are thrilled to share our 47th issue with you! Thanks to all the writers who sent in their unique contributions. Finally, this year we were able to print. So, while you can access the online version here, you can also grab a printed copy at PCH! If you would like to see your workContinue reading “Writer’s Block #47”

In Defense of Chick Lits and Chick Flicks: Being “Like Other Girls” is Okay

© 10 Things I hate About You (1999) If you look up the definition of “chick flick” on Google, then it’s defined as follows: “chick flick – Noun, Derogatory – Informal: A film that appeals mainly to young women”. A genre thought of as futile and stereotypical, which allegedly fills women’s heads with the wildestContinue reading “In Defense of Chick Lits and Chick Flicks: Being “Like Other Girls” is Okay”

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”

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”