"It begins with a single flake of snow..." - Auguste Garamonde

The regular musings of a guy less ordinary.

Ph.D student, skiier, writer, sociologist, daft about my dogs, Tarantino nut, photographer, Newcastle United fan, film buff, music hound, occasional gamer and ardent student of history.

I go bat loopy for the Tarantino-verse, snow covered mountains, Arcade Fire, Chucky (yes, Charles Lee Ray), the life and times of Ryo Hazuki, Nineteen Eighty-Four, the Discworld, DCI John Luther, happenings in Middle Earth, Ghana, Jack Bauer, dystopic dwellings and adventures in the neo-noir.

"Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows" - George Orwell

""When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them 'no, I went to films.'"
-- Quentin Tarantino