Author Archives: M J Mann

Gone Home

Most of the console games that I play are by recommendation. Gone Home was no different. In this little adventure game, you play Katie Greenbriar, who has returned home from a year long holiday in Europe. Her family’s house is … Continue reading

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Life is Strange: Before the Storm (Episode 1)

There are games that you play, enjoy, then move on from, never to think about again. And then there are games that don’t just get under your skin but into your heart where they claim a piece of it for … Continue reading

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The Wolf Among Us Pt. 2

So, back in August I played The Wolf Among Us to a finish. Looking back, I have fond memories of the game. It will never become one of my all time favourites* but if I would recommend it. I like … Continue reading

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The Bell Tolls For Thee

Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) was most of all a rebel. She was a rebel against the idea that women wouldn’t learn. She was a rebel against the idea that a woman couldn’t travel alone – across the desert. She was, most … Continue reading

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A Simple Offering

We Catholics who grew up straddling the cusp of the conciliar divide may have a vague memory of the phrase “offer it up.” It was advice frequently given by the sisters who taught us our catechisms: “when you are in … Continue reading

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Bombs Away

Atomic Blonde is the kind of film for which the term ‘high octane’ was invented. However, it is not the gun fights, car chases, fist fights or flights from danger that define the film. What does? The clue is in the … Continue reading

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The Story of a People

If I was a creative writing teacher I would tell my students that in order to be successful, their stories must have a plot and characters that exist in harmony. If one is stronger at the other’s expense then the … Continue reading

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