Book Review: The Notebook

I loved the film. Loved it. I’m not usually a big fan of romances (film or books), especially stories that revolve solely around romance, but The Notebook had me in tears, because cute old people in love is my weak spot. Having said that, when I finally got to reading the book behind that film,…

Game Review: Final Fantasy X — A Massive Disappointment

I’m a latecomer to the FF train. My first game was FF12, then I went back to play FF10-2 (because the shop didn’t sell FF10 at the time), then I played FF13 and then bits of FF13-2. So this is my first time playing FF10, having heard endlessly about what a great game it was,…

Book Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

I recently read Caraval, one of the most hyped YA Fantasies of 2018. I have mixed thoughts, but ultimately did enjoy it. First off: Garber does beautiful prose. The most gorgeous I’ve ever read. Contains spoilers, duh.

Currently Playing: Horizon Zero Dawn — What A Post-Apocalyptic Beauty

OK, hands down the most gorgeous game I’ve played in a long time. I played this immediately after Nier:Automata (I reviewed it here) and wasn’t immediately impressed by the prologue part of the game. Although important to familiarise the player with the game dynamics, pre-pubescent Aloy was weak, annoying, and (I’m sorry, I sound so superficial…

Film Review: Pitch Perfect 3

Much as I loved Anna Kendrick and the soundtracks of the movies so far, the character interactions and dialogue have continued to go downhill since 2. It’s awkward, not funny, and drags on too long. PP3 takes us to Spain, where the now-irrelevant Bellas are struggling with their adult lives and try to return to…

Wattpad Block Party Winner 1: DoveReign/Dawn Elize

A belated congratulations to one of my two winners of the WATTPAD BLOCK PARTY February 2018: Dawn Elize A.K.A. DoveReign on Wattpad! Dawn Elize is a teen fiction/romance writer and ambassador on Wattpad. Her works include feel-good funny bad boy story THE IRRATIONAL LOGIC OF FATE AND LOVE and short story THE NAUGHTY LIST PURGE.   I’ve…

All About Writing: How to Write Fantasy (Part 2 of 2)

(Continued from Part 1) PLOTTING Now, for the actual story plotting. TADA suggests the story should progress in proportions, comprising as follows: Opening/Protagonist intro (1%), Inciting Incident (4%), First Turning Point (5%), First Big Twist (30%), Middle Turning Point (10%), Second Big Twist (20%), Climax (15%) , Resolution (15%), Finale (5%). I use it as…

Wattpad Block Party August 2018

Once again, I’m participating in KellyAnneBlount‘s Wattpad Block Party ! If you joined us in February this year, you’ll remember how much fun it was and how many giveaways we had! If you didn’t join us, you definitely should this year. We’re joined by Wattpad stars and fellow writers who will be giving us sneak peeks…

All About Writing: How to Write Fantasy (Part 1 of 2)

This is the post I did for Kelly Anne Blount‘s Wattpad Block Party : specifically, how I plotted my fantasy story, RUNE MAGE. There are many methods of plotting a novel. Two methods I’ve used before were the snowflake method and what I call the “There and Draft again” (TADA) method, named after the blog where…

Film Review and Medical Bullshit on TV: Dr. Strange

Hey, a combined Medical Bullshit on TV and Film Review at the same time! What’s next, me reviewing The Good Doctor or Scrubs or Grey’s Anatomy? Hahahahahahaha. OK. I love Marvel. I love Picnic Bandersnatch. I love superpower movies. And this one has superpowers that are so psychedelic it’s mesmerising. I could watch that all…