In Memoriam: The Tests That Weren’t

Well, at last the ominously awaited board examinations are done and dusted with.

The most disturbing fact about them (other than being deplorably overhyped) was that they started around 2 p.m. 

The time I usually set aside for a (much deserved) siesta. 

It annoyed me to no end and had me looking forward to six odd sets of three-hour exercises in anger management. Surprisingly, what those extra-conscious hours resulted in is far different from what I had expected.

Here’s to the end of school life, former boys and girls:

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A Defence of the Offensive


The following write-up consists of a one-sided discussion on language, in general, and what may be termed as bad,or offensive language,in particular. Those of the weak heart or conviction or totally disinterested in approaching a line of reasoning with an open mind are not required to grace this page with their views.

So, bottom line, if swear words hurt your eyes, you may want to stop reading sometime around…now.

Still here?
Well you asked for it…

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Breaking New Ground: Episode One.

I won’t go for a proper by-the-books write-up until I’m certain I’ve gained some ground here.

And to think I was mouldering away all these days reading only what little my Facebook ‘page-follows’ coughed up.

My blog hasn’t had a proper ‘hit‘ yet- or that’s what my counter would have me believe.

But everything that gets done in this world gets done by hope(that was the Dalai Lama,if you’re interested) and hence I can’t let this disappointment of mine to last for long(that’s hope for you folks-hurrah for the Blue Lantern Corps!).

Instead,I fell on to my old notebook for a suitable write-up.
What I found,however,was poetry.

Or the pale imitation of it that I manage to set down on paper at some rare moment.

What I found is the following
(Ties in quite well with the fact that this is a blog post,doesn’t it?):

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Recommended Reading: Montaigne’s Essays

Godfather of Blogging.

The Daily Post

In case you thought you were hallucinating — yes, my blogging-related recommended reading for today is, indeed, from the 16th century. It’s the Essays by French writer Michel de Montaigne, who singlehandedly invented the genre (and the term!).

By Anonymous (Unknown) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Anonymous portrait of Montaigne, via Wikimedia CommonsMontaigne‘s not your average Dead Classical Author, though. Before you fling your iPad out the window, take a look at the following quote. If you’re a blogger, odds are you’ll recognize yourself in this:

I have no other end in this writing, but only to discover myself […].

(Of the Education of Children)

Montaigne was an extraordinary man for any number of reasons. He’s still loved and admired by writers everywhere, though, for being the first to understand that writing, no matter what the topic might be, is first and foremost an expression of our innermost selves.

With every sentence in his Essays (available for free in a number of formats

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The 100 Must Read Graphic Novels! (Pt 3)

Funk's House of Geekery

Man, this has been fun to do…and the response has been great! If there’s any DC titles you’ve been waiting for you may find them here. After the last couple of DC heroes have been listed (some villains will pop up later) we’re going to get stuck in to the Marvel catalogue!

New to the countdown? Here’s Part 1 and Part 2.

One more Capes and Tight

#21 The Dark Knight Returns

#21 – Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Entry by G-Funk

When Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy unfolded on our screens many declared it the first ‘real’ version of Batman in cinema. What they mean by that is that it’s the closest to Frank Miller’s version of the character – the dark, mysterious and gritty vigilante that has become the template for Batman since 1986. This remarkable story shed the camp and goofy image of the character in favour of the Dark Knight we know today. An older…

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The 100 Must-Read Graphic Novels! (Pt 1)

Funk's House of Geekery

So, graphic novels. They’re awesome, and you’ll be pressed to find a geek without a couple of treasured volumes on their shelves, and a healthy wishlist of titles they want. Whether they be stand-alone books or trade paperbacks collecting the monthly story arcs together they share a shelf and we love them. After a huge amount of work from Slam Adams, Jamie, Hedgie, Paul C. and Matt we’ve got a list of the 100 books we think you need to read. This is a list put together by a small group, based on their personal recommendations. We may not have all your favourites, or the ones you’d expect to see, but that’s what makes this a great list. It’s unique, personal and hopefully you’ll find a new favourite.


Capes and Tight

We’re dividing this up into sections, and the first ten feature some of our pics from the DC universe. Want to…

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