Fortnightly Four: hanecdote, bymariandrew, gemmacorrell, adampaints

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Trogstad Art

‘Fortnightly Four’ is a little a project I’m working on, based on my addiction to art/illustration-based Instagrams and the sheer excitement about what can be discovered on my favourite social media platform. 

Hanecdote

I’ve been intrigued by Hanecdote, a.k.a. Hannah Hill, for possibly months now. A 22-year-old Londoner, her work is captivating, as it begins with simple drawings and transforms them into intricate embroidery. However, what I enjoy most about her work is how she takes a very traditional art form and makes it something thoroughly ‘now’. I know nothing about grime music, especially when it comes to London’s grime scene, but this doesn’t detract from my wonder towards her delicately threaded CDs. It’s not just CDs either: it’s a conglomerate of trackies, weed, Rubicon, money, bras, iPhones and statements. My favourite work of hers is in fact a detail of the piece pictured above: a fried chicken box.

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What Went Wrong with Rogue One

There’s no doubt in my mind that Rogue One: A Star Wars story will continue to dominate conversation topics across the world for some time now, and I say, let it be so. I know from the title of this article that it sounds like I’m about to start giving a Star Wars film shit that isn’t The Phantom Menace, but don’t worry, I’m not completely insane – I actually quite liked Rogue One. Overall, it was a decent film, I mean, it wasn’t The Force Awakens by any stretch, but it certainly wasn’t on the level of ‘I’ll try spinning, that’s a good trick’ or ‘I hate sand’ kind of Star Wars we’ve seen – and even those, I can’t say I really hate.

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Great Christmas Films that Aren’t Really Christmas Films

Everyone has a favourite Christmas film – everyone. There is anyone in the civilized world celebrating the holiday, that hasn’t got a choice for the one festive film that really warms their Christmas cockles. We put our feet up, drink something warm and sit in the glow of a beautifully lit tree; it’s something I look forward to every year. Pure and simply, Christmas is great, and so are Christmas films because they show us just how great Christmas is.

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It’s in the Title: American Horror Story

Let’s just get this out of the way, American Horror Story is great. Honestly, the amount of conversations and thoughts about this show could fill not just one book, but several. It’s a complete wonderment, and should be up there with the best made, and most unique things we’ve ever seen come to the small screen. It’s the complete package: phenomenally written; dynamic and memorable characters; great dialogue; well shot; fantastic actors, and to top it all off, it changes its format and setting every season, giving us new characters to love and hate in various places and periods, which means that it never goes stale. Continue reading “It’s in the Title: American Horror Story”

Spoof Porn is Seriously Weird

There is no gentle way to start this post, perhaps because it touches upon such a taboo subject – well taboo for some, normal for others – so I might as well just avoid beating around the bush and say that spoof porn is so weird. Continue reading “Spoof Porn is Seriously Weird”

Different films to watch this Halloween

The one thing that always gets me about Halloween is the fact that despite its lack of real celebration, in the UK anyway, nearly everyone will end up toasting a night of spookiness in some fashion. Some people may dress up, some people may head to a party, and at the very least, some people will watch a horror film. Continue reading “Different films to watch this Halloween”

The Ten Best Moments from ‘Battle of the Bastards’

No matter how you’ve been feeling about Game of Throne’s sixth season, no one can deny the gravity of just how awesome it’s ninth episode was. One could argue that it was not only the best episode of the show so far, but also one of the best things ever to be aired on our television screens or to be streamed (naughty naughty) ever! Continue reading “The Ten Best Moments from ‘Battle of the Bastards’”