# Cinephile


Invictus

Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul.   In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed.   Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.   It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I […]


Well, I fear. 2

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” – H. P. Lovecraft Many many years ago, as part of the course I was doing at Further Ed. college the class I was in were assigned the task of creating a back story for a fictional computer game called “Keep watching the skies”.  Of course, heeding my tutor’s advice I looked up where this quote came from.  Bear in mind kids, this was back when the internet was relatively small: before YouTube was even a twinkle in Chen, […]


It’s All Hallow’s Eve: Guising time

“It’s said that All Hallows’ Eve is one of the nights when the veil between the worlds is thin – and whether you believe in such things or not, those roaming spirits probably believe in you, or at least acknowledge your existence, considering that it used to be their own. Even the air feels different on Halloween, autumn-crisp and bright.” – Erin Morgenstern   I’m not guising but:   Sleep well 😉   Nic


Time Circuits On…

“If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour… you’re gonna see some serious shit.” – Doctor Emmett Lathrop Brown Cool your time circuits…. By my calculations this post should publish at the exact time that Marty McFly* arrives in Hill Valley… October 21st 2015 4:29pm PDT / October 21st 2015 23:29 pm UTC / October 22nd 2015 00:29 GMT Yes, it’s “Back to the Future Day“. Doc Brown may look crazy but he talks a lot of sense. So we don’t have hoverboards and flying cars, I’m not joining the ranks of those who write about how […]


..The flowers are always asleep

“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland I’ve never been particularly good at gardening and, having rented flats and houses for most of my adult life, have never really had the opportunity to get creative in my own space anyway.  This house is the first that I have rented on my own and actually had a garden all to myself. I have got a bit fed up of coming home to flowerbeds full of dandelions and so, inspired by the fairy lights I hung on a trellis a couple of weeks […]