Just as the title says, I really don’t think much of the “welfare-to-work” schemes Job Centre Plus are forcing down the throats of some job seekers. Sure, I get that there are plenty of people out there who need work experience, but I seriously disagree with the kinds of experience being offered and how it is being offered. Continue reading
For the first time in several years, last night saw Paul and me rolling dice as we took part in a session of The One Ring. With James as our DM, his lovely partner (and my boss) Fiona as a dwarf scholar, Matt as a woodman spider hunter, Paul as a beorning warden and me as a hobbit explorer – the group set off from Lake Town, five years after the events of The Hobbit.
Once upon a time, I was a Japanophile or more specifically – I was really into Japanese videogames, manga, anime and food plus a few other cultural elements. This lasted between 2000-2004, then I stopped being a Japanophile and this was mainly due to realising how so much of the things I liked about certain aspects of Japanese culture were recycled and kept being recycled all the time. I’m assuming Charlie Brooker hasn’t reached that point yet if his resent travel log for the Guardian is anything to go by.
This is probably not going to be my last post on The Darkness II and I really need to draw your attention to a classy smidget of exposition that’s lurking in the game. It also perhaps raises the bar for all codexes that you find in games.