Ffestiniog & Welsh Highlands Railway: “Mountain Prince” – Exploring The Woodlands Of The Snowdonia National Park

“Entering the rain sodden woodlands of the Snowdonia National Park as it climbs up into the mountains, the aptly named “Weekend Wanderer” is a memorable and evocative experience on one of the countries oldest heritage railways services still in operation today. It evoked memories from my childhood with the smell of smoke from the locomotive, hair full of soot and a smile on my face” Continue reading Ffestiniog & Welsh Highlands Railway: “Mountain Prince” – Exploring The Woodlands Of The Snowdonia National Park

Snowdon Mountain Railway – The Civilized Approach To Mountain Exploration

“The Snowdon Mountain Railway was established in 1896, providing a unique opportunity to ascend one of the Three Peaks in the United Kingdom in relative comfort and ease. Today, it continues to serve the same purpose, departing from the base of the mountain in the town of Llanberis to its summit, providing spectacular views of the surrounding landscape and quarries below.” Continue reading Snowdon Mountain Railway – The Civilized Approach To Mountain Exploration

Star Trek First Contact: Complete Motion Picture Score – Soundtrack Review

“score was a heavily truncated experience with many of the shorter themes and moments removed to abide by the demands of the Musicians Union at that period of time. This limited edition soundtrack from composer Jerry Goldsmith with supporting material from his son Joel Goldsmith includes an additional twenty five minutes of music removed from the original score restoring the soundtrack to its original entirety.” Continue reading Star Trek First Contact: Complete Motion Picture Score – Soundtrack Review

Aversion To The Inevitable: Pushing Back Against Streaming

“It speaks to a cultural shift in media consumption, no longer concerned with owning products or goods but consuming them in the here and now then moving onto something else. Perhaps, in a perfect future this level of choice will match that available in the physical domain but in the short term, whether its regional licensing issues or even this modern day desire to purge content deemed challenging or harmful, moving to an entirely digital way of living through streaming and subscription models doesn’t seem economically viable and removes choice from the consumer.” Continue reading Aversion To The Inevitable: Pushing Back Against Streaming

Eulogy To A Fallen Console

“This past month saw the loss of my last handheld from my gaming collection, a stalwart presence over the years that had accompanied me on my travels and journeys over the last decade. It was sad to see it’s final demise, the hardware from Nintendo had long held a reputation for durability and long life, seemingly, the unstoppable force of time had overcome the immovable object. It came with me when I traveled to Australia over ten years ago, it was a companion when I visited America in recent years on my own. It had a good life, and as with all things, that has now come to an end. With a resigned sense of inevitability it was time to say goodbye to this device, an ever present friend and token of familiarity in distant lands and travels.” Continue reading Eulogy To A Fallen Console

The Art of Dead Space – Book Review

“From Titan Books and author Martin Robinson, the accompanying release to the survival horror series of its namesake, The Art of Dead Space. Featuring development art work, sketches and concept work that covers the entirety of the franchise to date from the design team and artists that brought the game to the seventh generation in 2008. From the characters and creatures of the Dead Space franchise to the horrific landscapes and environments of the series, it is an expansive and informative exploration of this series” Continue reading The Art of Dead Space – Book Review