Polite Timesplitter

A budding fiction author and journalist with many strong opinions. As well as being an exercise in habit and practice, I intend to use this blog to voice some of my thoughts and ideas on the horror genre, video games as art and entertainment, and 'art', as an idea, itself.

Homepage: https://politetimesplitter.wordpress.com

The Ableism of RSA’s ‘Crashed Lives’ Campaign

Driving is such an integral part of our lives that we rarely question how crazy it is. Every day, millions of people sit inside mobile chunks of metal, some of which weigh over two thousand kilograms, filled with highly flammable liquid that they consume in order to move several dozen miles per hour, all guided […]

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A re-update: the nature of my hiatuses and moving forward.

Well well well, looks like I owe myself another kick-up-the-arse, on account of another long, unnanounced break, and one on the heels of an announcement, at that! Looking back, I actually wrote that previous update earlier than I thought I had, before a rather important event, in fact. One I should have mentioned and its […]

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Update; more Mass Effect, Metal Gear?! and more

I suppose it’s my duty to kick myself at this point. One month ago today, this blog reached its first birthday, and I missed it. June 2012 to July 2013, with ten posts to show for it, averaging out to less than one article a month, even worse considering that three were put out back […]

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We must Teach the Controversy!

The education of our children is paramount to a perfect future, and I am shocked and appalled at the state of said ‘education’ – and you should be too. Our classrooms are being filled with lies, myths and theories, a grand conspiracy to censor the truth. People with little letters before their names dominate curricula […]

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Westboro Baptist Church to Picket Gaymercon!

A few days ago, I blogged my thoughts on Gaymercon, and made a reference to the Westboro Baptist Church. Little did I know that on the same day, it was confirmed that Westboro really are planning to boycott, almost a year in advance. What a coincidence! Rebekah Phelps-Roper posted on twitter that the Church had […]

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Gaymercon: A Cynic’s View

Conventions these days aren’t hard to come by. Gaming events and conventions, even for specific genres, are in no short supply. With this in mind, I wasn’t particularly surprised to hear of ‘Gaymercon’, another Kickstarter project that continued the trend of going viral and reaching its funding goal of $25,000 and surpassing it in a […]

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In Defence of DmC: Devil May Cry

Developer Ninja Theory have been an unpredictable crew this generation. PS3 launch title Heavenly Sword received generally positive reviews whereas the more recent Enslaved was met with harsh criticism. Ninja Theory’s head honcho, Tameem Antoniades suspected that the latter’s poor sales and reception had less to do with the product itself and more to do […]

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