An Unusual Murder Part 2 and an Arrested Evil Trance – 13.04.13

So we’ll kick off the update with part 2 of my short story An Unusual Murder, if you missed part 1 check it out here.

An Unusual Murder

     The following is filed as classified evidence for the Simon Falmouth case.

Official Statement

Charlie

     Mary was walking me down to Tesco. I really wanted spaghetti Bolognese for tea so she needed to get some ingredients. Spaghetti Bolognese is one of my favourite meals, if I could I would have it three times a week. We got to Tesco and I noticed there was a security guard standing just by the doors, he was a black man and he watched me as I was coming in and it made me feel quite anxious. I tried to ignore him but he kept staring so I stared back until he stopped. Then me and Mary went down the aisle where the cans of tomatoes are.

I remember feeling agitated because Mary couldn’t find the tomatoes and now I know I have a bruise on my arm and sometimes that happens because Mary holds my arm so tight and she said it was because I was being a pain because of the security guard and because she can’t find the right tomatoes. I remember one of the cans falling on the floor and spilling underneath the shelves, it looked like blood, and a woman on the other side started screaming. Screaming makes me sad. It reminds me of being scared when I got lost in the woods once and Mary couldn’t find me and I couldn’t find Mary and I saw strangers around and strangers always scare me and I panicked that time but that was years ago and I’m not supposed to feel scared anymore because I’m a grown man and people won’t try to kidnap me. But sometimes I still do get scared of strangers being around.

The police asked me to write this statement so they could get a clearer idea of some ‘very horrific events’ that happened but I’m really struggling to remember anything that happened. Mary says that I can’t remember things sometimes because I’m a different person and that’s why she looks after me so that I don’t do anything dangerous but I would never do anything dangerous so that makes me sad that she thinks I could. I just don’t really understand. I hope this helps the police get a clearer picture and I hope that I don’t have to go back into that interrogation room again. It was scary and I felt like the policemen didn’t understand what I was saying to them.

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Part 3 will be up next week, let me know what you think in the comments box below.

So to this week has been media filled would be an understatement, I’ve been catching up on a large number of games, TV Shows and so on. The ones I chosen to review though are Danny Boyle’s latest film Trance, the latest instalment in the Resident Evil franchise, Resi 6 and finally soon-to-be-revived sitcom Arrested Development. Any comments or feedback on any of my review is greatly appreciated too.

Finally I’ll leave you with another trailer for the movie I’m planning to watch this week, who knows what to expect of it but check back here later on in the week for my opinion, here’s Spring Breakers:

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Cage, Metal, Spacey and Something from Me – 06.04.13

Hello and welcome to my first weekly update in which I plan to showcase some of my creative writing. Today I’m going to give you the first part of a short story I wrote this semester for one of my units, any feedback you may have on it would be greatly appreciated or if you love it then come back next week for part two:

An Unusual Murder: Part 1

     The following is filed as classified evidence for the Simon Falmouth case.

Official Statement

Badman

     I was in Tesco looking for some food. Sometimes I forget things that have happened because I take a lot of drugs and then I just end up places. Most of the time they’re places I want to go but sometimes I end up in some weird shit holes. A lot of people have told me I’ve got a mental illness but it’s bullshit. They just can’t handle the fact that I’m harder than them. The police have asked me to write this statement so they can find out what happened when I was in Tesco this time yesterday and what happened when this mad shit went down. I’m going to write the complete truth because Badman doesn’t talk shit, Badman tells the truth and I ain’t gonna hide what I did because I don’t care what anyone thinks.

I can’t remember what I was looking for, tomatoes or something, and this woman, Mary who’s always around, was holding my arm and I don’t know why, she must be in love with me or something but she’s always there wherever I go and I wish she’d piss off. She was holding my arm really tight so I grabbed hers and pulled it off me. There was a woman screaming in the next aisle, I have no idea why and the security guard was coming over. Mary started shouting, ‘Charlie, stop it,’ at me and it made me angry, my name is not Charlie and it was pissing me off, so I hit her in the face and she fell over. It looked like she was crying but I don’t give a shit, she follows me all over the place and no man should have to put up with that. I got in a rage, the woman in the next aisle kept screaming and it was grating on me so I pulled my pen knife from my pocket. The pen knife is my signature weapon on the street, I’ve got in fights with it before that’s how I got these scars on my arms. I took the knife and crouched over Mary, I flicked out the blade and pointed it into her neck just next to her throat, I pierced the skin and ripped across, blood poured everywhere.

After that the fucking idiot security guard came over and started hitting me with a baton and it made me even more angry so I turned round and stabbed him in the stomach, the woman in the next aisle saw and started screaming even more. I ran towards the door but they were locking the place down, the shutters were too low for me to squeeze under, they were idiots I was ready to stab everyone in there but then I passed out, it must have been the drugs again.

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Next week things the events that took place should become clearer with the second statement. So this week has been the first of the Easter holidays for me and it has meant being able to catch up on a load of TV series, reading and games that I’ve been meaning to get on to for ages so it’s nice to get them done. My first review this week was a continuation of Cage Rage season with my review of Racing with the Moon, then I got round to finishing off House of Cards. And finally I thought you all might like to know about an awesome band I discovered in the form of Kvelertak. To round it all off I’m going to leave you with a trailer for the film I watched today, Danny Boyle’s Trance, keep reading the blog for a review later this week:

Stolen Maniac Machine – 30.03.13

So Easter is upon us and my second year of University is pretty much finished as my last two pieces of coursework were handed in earlier this week. All that’s left now is a minor exam in mid-May but for the coming months I will have an insane amount of free time to crack on with a load of TV series, movies and games that I’ve been meaning to do for a while. It should also give me some time to start putting up some creative stuff on here and if you swing by the blog next week I’m going to post a part of one of my short stories that will progress each week, I hope you’ll enjoy them. I also plan to enter a few competitions in the next few months and will be keeping you updated as to how that goes.

As for now it’s time for me to plough on with some House of Cards, continue my rise to greatness in FIFA and get excited for the start of Game of Thrones Season 3 tomorrow. In amongst that I hope to throw in some vibrant splashes of quality movies too and I’ll of course be keeping the reviews ticking on here. As for the reviews of the past week I kicked things off with my take on Maniac a gruesome horror remake starring Elijah Wood. CAGE RAGE season got its first cinema trip in the form of Stolen. And finally The Strokes returned with new album Comedown Machine.

In terms of stuff to get excited for there’s only one thing on everyones mind and that’s the aforementioned Game of Thrones but rather than leave you with a trailer for the new season you need to see this awesome creation that some saddo has spent a year of their life making. A year well spent to be fair:

Valley + Fish = CAGEFACE – 23.03.13

Well the deadlines have been piling up lately and this weekend I find myself in the late rush for my final deadline of the year on Wednesday, it being my girlfriends birthday weekend as well though, means I’m left with little time to get anything done, hence why my first Saturday weekly update is being done on a Sunday.

It’s been a fairly uneventful week unfortunately, as funds drop to haunting levels university life always becomes a massive amount more mundane and this term has been no different. It comes to the point where the next loan seems like the gold at the end of a rainbow of horror, even buying food is traumatic. Still the blog has come on in the midst of the madness and what has arisen from the chaos is the birth of my CAGE RAGE season which you may have read about in last week’s update, it’s going to be an ongoing season where I review of all of Nicolas Cage’s movies, but for more info head over to the page which I’ve set up to anchor all the reviews here. And this week I’ve also managed to get the first two parts of the mission done with reviews of Valley Girl and Rumble Fish. On top of that I reviewed hip-hop record Inspectah Deck + 7L & Esoteric = CZARFACE which provided a nice frame for my title this week so hope you enjoy.

As far as other stuff goes there’s not a huge amount to talk of, however, the highlight of the week was probably watching Maniac on Wednesday so I’ll leave you with the trailer for that and will be reviewing it at some point in the week, there’ll also be more to come from CAGE RAGE.

Siamese Stoker and the Birth of CAGE RAGE – 16.03.12

Well posting over the last two weeks has been absolutely diabolical. As you can see I’ve only managed two reviews in two weeks, as well as missing both Wednesday’s to do my weekly update but, I am here now and I’m going to change my weekly update day to Saturday’s simply because I can. The two reviews that I’ve posted for your perusal in the last fortnight are Stoker and continuing in my Smashing Pumpkins series my summary of Siamese Dream, perhaps one of my favourite albums of all time.

You may be wondering then what is this CAGE RAGE mentioned in the title and I shall explain. Despite the looming deadlines and copious amounts of essays I need to be writing me and my house mate have set ourselves the task of working our way chronologically through the greatest actor of all times filmography, Nicolas Cage, so far we’re three films and I plan to get at least two of them reviewed on here by this time next week, there’ll be a page on the blog dedicated to all things Cage, and I hope it will be something you’ll enjoy. If you’re wondering what inspired us undergoing this mammoth challenge need I say more than this:

Now before I leave you to ponder on the greatness of my Cage project there is one other thing I must show you. Julian Langer is singer-songwriter from Devon, someone I used to go to school with, and he has recently been working on an album. With album he was going for a DIY feel all recorded at his home and he has just released the first single which is available to download for free on sound cloud. As for the song itself we wrote it as he was just finishing treatment for cancer and the track is about the fear and hope he had moving forward from that. So here’s the song hope you like it and feel free to leave any feedback you might have, watch this space for a review of the album when it is released:

https://soundcloud.com/julian-langer/northern-lights

Black is Amok – 27.02.13

So for this weeks title I had to look up what the hell Amok means turns out it means to behave uncontrollably making my eventual title choice inadvertently poetic, one can not complain with the way that has turned out.

Deadlines are now looming, until the end of March every week will have a new a cut off for my writing assignments, this coming Wednesday is the turn of my magazine writing unit, which I only just started today because it took me a while to realise how close the deadline actually is. Despite it being only a week away and me having not done anything towards I’m completely relaxed as always, writing this blog post with some punk playing and a cuppa waiting for time to pass. In fact today the main thing that’s been on my mind is not the forthcoming deadlines but the fact that next term when lectures are pretty much over that me and my housemates are going to have the time to work on a film of our own. Pretty much proof that my mind is probably not in the right frame for the problems at hand. Still I’m sure I’ll tick along nicely, have a few late night panics and get everything just about in on time, not to worry.

Amongst all the work I will be sure to still fit in as much film watching, music listening and game playing as is humanly possible, as I have this week. I kicked things off with my latest cinema trip to see This is 40. Which was swiftly followed by my thoughts on the debut Atoms for Peace record, Amok. Then it all came to a rushed halt with my opinion of the second series of Black Mirror. This week there’s not a massive amount that I’m looking forward to, but don’t worry I’m sure there’ll be plenty for me to talk about.

I’m going to leave you with a laugh: