I was addicted to video games in a big way (meaning hours and hours of gaming a week), and I was terrible at playing Mortal Kombat.
The only Mortal Kombat game I played was the PlayStation 3 release called Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition. And when I say I played it, I mean I spent a lot of time dying to Sub Zero and many other characters I fail to remember.
But there’s something about this game that keeps you going back, which is why I still own it and haven’t traded it in. The fatalities are the best part of…
Full confession: I didn’t know a single thing about Shadow and Bone before watching it on Netflix. Yes, I know! I’m not a true fan. But there’s a reason for that, and I’m blaming the Harry Potter movies (a tale for another time).
Long story short — I think magic kind of sucks.
For those unfamiliar with the books, Shadow and Bone is book one in a fantasy trilogy written for the YA genre by author Leigh Bardugo. The story follows orphan Alina Starkov, who, along with her best friend Mal, find themselves navigating their way through Ravka — a…
Please be aware this article will feature spoilers for Chaos Walking
Chaos Walking basically went to hell. Development hell that is. Thanks to poor initial screen tests for the film early on, it was sent back for reshoots several times, which caused a two-year delay.
The film was supposed to release on the 1st of March, 2019, and was being heralded as the next “Twilight”, “Divergent”, or “Hunger Games”. These titles became box office hits thanks to books in the YA genre that were equally successful for the authors.
After securing both Tom Holland (as Todd Hewitt) and Daisy Ridley…
Tom Holland and mental illness. Do they go together? Should they go together?
Some very forward Twitter users say “no” to Holland portraying criminal DID sufferer Billy Milligan in an upcoming TV series from Apple.
It’s not all about Tom Holland, however. Most of the Twitter users aren’t happy about how people with mental illness are portrayed in Hollywood movies in general.
And this particular tweet seems to be the one that people found most offensive:
Full disclosure* — I am not a doctor, nor am I an expert on mental health. I am writing about…
I’ve been using Grammarly since 2017, and I signed up for premium a few months into my subscription. And in that time, I discovered that Grammarly is so much more than just a tool that helps you polish up your writing. Grammarly can help keep you motivated through the use of reporting and the reward system.
Grammarly kept me focused on writing (and that word count) when it felt like an uphill battle just to write one sentence.
So how can you use Grammarly the same way?
Let me show you. Please read on.
We will assume that you are…
There’s a famous quote I never believed until now:
“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”…
This is my second attempt at writing on Medium.
I left Medium a year ago last month for all the reasons some of you will be too familiar with.
But here’s the most important thing wrong with my mindset back then; I didn’t expect to do very well on Medium. And guess what? I didn’t.
It only recently dawned on me what I was doing wrong when I had my first article accepted by Better Marketing.
My Medium profile was focused on…
First confession — I actually find marketing my “brand” online as one of the most tedious things to do. I am a self-professed “non-marketer”. I don’t own a business brand or have any marketing strategy. I am just an average person who focuses on topics I love on Pinterest.
That “love” turned into a little bit of an obsession. But I had no intention of having thousands of views on my Pinterest account. In fact, I had no idea I was even getting thousands of views on my pins on Pinterest.
I stumbled upon it randomly when I noticed the…
Twisting and turning
Inside this nightmare
we’ll call it “love.”
It’s my sudden
Can’t hide from you
But worst of all
Can’t hide from myself
of my heart
of my soul
I’d be lucky if
I could walk away
Don’t listen to
the pleas from you
Get out of my face
Get out of my way
Don’t listen to
the pleas from you
If it was
easy to forget
take it with a pinch
Stagnant love that
became a coffin
If only you’d let
If only you
had let me…
Behind Her Eyes is a dark and twisted tale that focuses on the relationships of four people destined to meet. The series begins with single mother Louise (Simona Brown), who finds herself falling for the mysterious stranger she meets randomly in a bar. They have a strong physical attraction right from the start, so Louise can’t figure out why this man suddenly begins to act like being with her is a crime.
Fast forward a couple of days to the beginning of Louise’s working week, where she is employed as a personal assistant to a psychiatrist. Louise and the receptionist…
Godzilla vs. Kong is not a “good” movie to watch in the traditional sense. In fact, the CGI is the standout element in this messy movie. It’s messy because it doesn’t know whether to call itself a creature movie or a movie about people trying not to be cruel to animals — even titans. Here’s a hint: if you want to watch a movie about two hugely popular yet fictional monsters, you don’t need actual actors to do anything. Godzilla and Kong do this movie justice, and they are the only thing in it worth seeing, period.
If you want…