Games Teach Us Life Lessons Too!

Image by Bungie® Since I was 10 years old, I have been playing games on the Xbox consoles. The first game I played was Halo, an American military science fiction franchise by Bungie, with about 8 main games. In these games you work together in “Fire teams” and defeat aliens (The Covenant) and other players.Continue reading “Games Teach Us Life Lessons Too!”

Celebrity Crushes; Fanfiction and Platonic Adoration

Ellen Group Selfie at Oscars – 2014@TheEllenShow/Twitter – Be honest, at one point in your life you’ve had a crush on a celebrity. And that’s totally normal! I’ve had plenty. Hell, I still have celebrity crushes to this day. I’m not sure if they go away with age; if I ask my parents if theyContinue reading “Celebrity Crushes; Fanfiction and Platonic Adoration”

Why Don’t We Go There: Why The Dislike for One Direction’s Music Is (Most Likely) a Product of Your Misogyny.

Alright. I’m going to lay it bare and say it out loud: I used to still am a fan of One Direction. And by that I mean that I have a special playlist for all of their songs which I often listen to repeatedly (there are quite a lot of bangers in there (steal myContinue reading “Why Don’t We Go There: Why The Dislike for One Direction’s Music Is (Most Likely) a Product of Your Misogyny.”

The Thing About The Little Things

Those who know me well know that I’m a huge softie with a fairly fragile heart. Even those who don’t know me very well have probably seen me cry in the middle of the street. God knows how many times my mom has told me that I have to stop letting every little thing haveContinue reading “The Thing About The Little Things”

Beginnings: Sable’s Coming-of-age Tale

Credit for the images in the article goes to Shedworks. It is a fresh new year for Writer’s Block with a wholly new board, and so it truly is a new beginning for us all. As we are finding our feet and discovering how we will work as a team, how to meet the expectationsContinue reading “Beginnings: Sable’s Coming-of-age Tale”

Our Halloween Recommendations

Have you noticed that the door to your apartment has suddenly developed a creak? No? What about the dusty cobwebs hiding in every nook and cranny of your flat? Surely, you felt the cold gusts of wind blowing through the curtains despite the fact that you just closed the window? Yes, all the signs areContinue reading “Our Halloween Recommendations”

I Feel Therefore I Am: Wes Anderson, Donald Trump, and New Sincerity

  Let’s talk about Wes Anderson’s H&M Christmas ad and Donald Trump because the two may have more in common than you might think. The Christmas ad shows a train struck by bad winter weather which means that the passengers will unfortunately not be able to get home for the holidays. As luck would haveContinue reading “I Feel Therefore I Am: Wes Anderson, Donald Trump, and New Sincerity”

Writer’s Block #30

We are proud to present the first Writer’s Block of 2016-2017! Do you like short stories? Essays? Poems? Or perhaps you feel like reading an interview? Writer’s Block #30 has got it all! Just click on the cover and enjoy! We’re always looking for submissions, so remember to send us your work at submissions@writersblockmagazine.com!

Writer’s Block #29

Just in time for the summer holidays, we provide you with the 29th issue of Writer’s Block Magazine! Would you like to discover the winner of our short story competition, read an interview with one of our UvA academics, or learn something more about … the Thai New Year? It’s all in here! Click theContinue reading “Writer’s Block #29”

Writer’s Block #28

Looking for a thesis survival guide, poems about love and death, or simply some gorgeous photographs? Well then, here’s our 28th issue of Writer’s Block Magazine, which you can read online by clicking the cover below. Don’t forget that we’re always looking for submissions for our next issues. Send your work to us at submissions@writersblockmagazine.com!