Tim Manton
Hello, my name is Tim Manton, and I'm not an alcoholic. Instead I write stories about either the things I love or the things that seem to matter anyway. I recently graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with a 2:1 degree, and am currently looking for employment.

I'd also like to travel the world someday and write a book about tigers. And maybe thank Bill Watterson.

Entries by Tim Manton

Destiny- The Fast Food of Modern Gaming

(0) Comments | Posted 5 October 2014 | (17:29)

Reading the title, I suppose you could take my view of Bungie's latest bestseller as being fairly negative, if not outright dismissive. Fast food- otherwise known as junk food, to put it bluntly -never makes for a good comparison, generally. And you cannot possibly call Destiny cheap in the literal...

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Review: In Flames- Siren Charms

(0) Comments | Posted 1 October 2014 | (11:24)

Before I start, I should explain why this review arrives so late. Ahem.
Excuse one: I've been busy. Doing stuff. Getting paid for it. The usual.
Excuse two: I really wanted to do this album justice. I've been a fan of In Flames for a good few years...

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Back To 'The Village'

(0) Comments | Posted 11 August 2014 | (10:57)

Anyone else think "The Village" sounds a bit grim? It's entirely suitable for the show itself (BBC, 9pm on a Sunday), as anyone who saw the last series will know, but it doesn't do much for it.

The above title makes this sound like I'm either a) reviewing a...

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Guardians of The Galaxy Review

(0) Comments | Posted 10 August 2014 | (18:30)

Random fact; the main reason I saw this film in the first place was to get a better look at Chris Pratt's spaceship. That is one awesome looking spaceship- if a sci-fi features a good spaceship, it's already off to a good start in my book. If only so you...

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Foot in the Door

(0) Comments | Posted 8 August 2014 | (12:14)

A lot has gone on since I last put something up here. Bit of a generalization, admittedly, but it's the only way I can think of summing up over a year's worth of absence. I'm sorry, if that helps. I got held up.

The reason I'm writing now is that...

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Portable Is Good

(0) Comments | Posted 21 July 2013 | (18:48)

There's no escaping the heat for the average gamer, it seems. Short of holing up in the garage all summer, gaming for any period of time longer than half an hour is like going for a jog. You sweat buckets. Even at night. Some people might be happy feeling (and...

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April Fools' Fool

(0) Comments | Posted 1 April 2013 | (20:33)

Has anyone shouted April Fools at you recently? If so, you too are suffering from the bizarre phenomenon that is April Fools day. I say bizarre, because in my mind it's the equivalent of a chihuahua in terms of holidays; pointless, really, but we keep it going anyway.

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GI Joe: Retaliation - Ninjas, Guns, and Not Much Else

(0) Comments | Posted 29 March 2013 | (18:48)

The title sums up this film, really. GI Joe: Retaliation is the epitome of action films. People shoot other people, explosions go off, Aerosmith plays in the background of every other scene, and it has the emotional impact of a damp sponge slapping against gravel. I could watch it again,...

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The Best Thing About the Oscars

(0) Comments | Posted 25 February 2013 | (21:14)

Before I begin, look at that title. Think about that title. It sounds like the sort of the title you find in primary school, at the top of a conversational essay on modern culture. You don't get titles like this from film critics, unless they're having a bad day and...

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A Blog on Blogging

(0) Comments | Posted 7 February 2013 | (23:10)

So I'm trying to think of something to write this time. You know, because that's what journalists do- unless they've landed a job in radio or TV. And even then they probably spend a lot of time Tweeting. It's how birds find a date. For journalists, how you interact.

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5.5 ways To Survive The Snow Like A Student

(0) Comments | Posted 20 January 2013 | (20:21)

1. Do not hide yourself in the nearest library and start burning books. This is very much illegal, among other things, and besides- a lot of them have plastic covers, which don't burn well and reek when you finally get them going. Probably. Stay at home instead and watch the...

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The Hobbit - 'Unexpected' Sounds About Right

(1) Comments | Posted 18 December 2012 | (17:00)

I have a confession to make. When Peter Jackson kicked off his Lord of the Rings trilogy, it was to my eight year-old self what Irish boy bands are to Louis Walsh; pure brilliance. It could have been terrible, but thankfully wasn't, which meant I'd always sort of assumed he'd...

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Pets - Not Exactly Built for Uni Life

(0) Comments | Posted 11 December 2012 | (19:17)

There's this feeling I'm having at the moment. It's the feeling that as things stand, there is a distinct lack of living breathing fuzz. I didn't expect this feeling when I came back to uni in September. Unfortunately, it doesn't disappear after having a shave, and I'm pretty sure I've...

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