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Tech Specs – Google Pixel

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A 2016 Model Phone – Any Good Now? When the Google Pixels first released in 2016 they came with mixed reviews. The specs were praised, the camera was lauded as the world’s best on a smartphone. However, the design and the pricetag were seen as big negatives. However, now in 2016 with the release of […]

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The Mighty Story Lords Need You

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Who are The Mighty Story Lords? The Mighty Story Lords is a new project that is part of my journey as a writer. You may have noticed I have several ongoing projects on this site. Such as my work-in-progress fantasy novel. And if you’ve been paying attention, you would recognise that I have been making new […]

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Incredibles 2 Review

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Waiting Forever for this Sequel? In 2004, before The Dark Knight or Iron Man cinema audiences had The Incredibles. The film was a smash-hit with critics and attendees. And for a ten year old child, it was truly ‘incredible’ to be able to watch an animated version of the comic books I so adored. And then when film ended with the […]

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Thinking Education: See, Think, Wonder

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What is See Think Wonder and How Do You Use It? See Think Wonder is a thinking routine developed to help establish critical and creative thinking. It encourages students to look at an image. Educators then as students to consider what the image is showing. This inspires deeper thinking about images that students might otherwise ‘gloss […]

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Illuminae: A YA Novel in a Unique Format

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What Is Illuminae? As an Australian, and a wanna-be writer, I have an affinity for authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I had also read an advanced copy of Stormdancer all the way back in 2012, so seeing Jay Kristoff’s level of success has been pleasing. It’s particularly pleasing when the collaborative novel, Illuminae, is quality reading. Illuminae is part-Alien, part-Bioshock and […]

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Reviews of Lock In and Redshirts By John Scalzi

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Following are two reviews of science fiction narratives by John Scalzi. These books are near-inseperable for me in terms of quality, themes and expression. Since they are by the same author I decided to review them together here on my website. Lock In Review Lock In was a refreshing science fiction read. For the most part, this […]

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Senlin Ascends: A Book Review

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What is Senlin Ascends? Senlin Ascends is a classic fantasy adventure, full of reluctant heroes and exotic locations. The novel’s plot follows Joseph Senlin, a school master in a far-away town. Senlin has persuaded his new wife to venture with him to the famed Tower of Babel in order to see its mystery. This tower is a […]

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

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How Does Solo Stand Up In This New Star Wars Universe A few years ago the announcement was made that Disney would be creating new stand-alone films in the Star Wars universe. Fans’ hearts raced with excitement over the news, waiting for the chance to see some of the untold stories in a galaxy far-far-away. And yet the first two […]

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Let’s Get Technical: In Media Res

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What is In Media Res? The idea of In Media Res is a technical Latin term meaning ‘in the middle of things.’ When it comes to narratives, traditionally stories begin at the very beginning. This is the case with fairytales. For example the classic line “once upon a time” is a traditional beginning from the very start […]