Still following the writing dream.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, followers who are most likely dead… I am back. It’s been a long time, but I haven’t been idle. Honestly. I spent last year studying for the Leaving Certificate and managed to make it into Trinity College Dublin, where I now study English and History. I’m still fighting Crohn’s disease every day, but I’m winning the fight. College is tough, but brilliant. My mind is a daily explosion of new ideas as I’m exposed to the greatest literature ever written and told the stories of civilizations long gone. It’s absolutely brilliant. Plus Trinity is obscenely beautiful.
Now that I’m finished with maths (forever) and know my way around the campus without getting lost every ten minutes, I’m ready to breathe new life into this site, the origin of my passion for writing. So prepare your eyes for a slew of articles about the unique, wonderful, crazy world that is the video game industry, along with occasional musings on anything else that grabs my attention. It’s going to be wilder than co- op Dead Island on red bull and skittles. Prepare your mice also for links to http://www.universitytimes.ie/, as I’ve joined the paper – one of Ireland’s best student newspapers – in pursuit of my dream to become a professional writer. I really can’t recommend the site enough; the quality of the writing is fantastic and its an honour to be a part of the team. My first article for the paper – “The Gameboy Cycle” – is all about nostalgia and a return to innocence and can be read here: http://www.universitytimes.ie/?p=31904.
Freshly Pressed I’m coming for you again. Readers both casual and hardcore alike, I’m aiming to please. Publishing deals, national newspapers, bookshop windows, the dream is still alive and burning. Ninety Nine Percent Gaming is back in business.
(Monster Hunter painting courtesy of my amazingly talented girlfriend, Ellen, who insists I put in a disclaimer as she was inspired by another piece of fan art.)