Ashley Rondeaux

Ashley is a copy editor and writer with a passion for gaming, music, films and animation.

Horror is one of the most popular forms of art out there. From books to video games, TV series to films, non-fiction to sci-fi – horror transcends being defined within one, single genre. Whichever your favourite form of horror, there are ways to make it efficiently, and ways to make it, well, not. As an avid follower of all things horror, as well as a practising amateur writer of it myself, I thought I’d give my unprompted advice on the topic. You’re so welcome. Find your style Well, first and foremost, how are you creating your horror? Chances are, you…

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Dreams are a weird thing. Regardless of your own personal creativity, the mind is curious, it’s interesting to think we may never fully comprehend it. Humans have studied and theorised about why we have dreams and what they mean for as long as we have had intelligence. A dream is a vision, a message from God, your soul wandering, a reflection of your unconscious mind. Every culture or religion has their own explanation. Oneirologists study the science of dreams and brain activity during sleep, yet aren’t particularly close to discovering the purpose of dreams. While the progress made is fascinating,…

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Content Warning: Mentions of sexual assault, violence A couple weeks back I saw a trending tweet on the subject of Berserk. It pertained to the gore and shocking imagery seen in the manga, and that fans of it were ‘sick’ for enjoying it. They gave an example of one of the panels, where the demon Wyald and his band of ‘Black Dog Knights’ are riding by with mutilated nude corpses of women impaled on their spears.   It sounds horrible, and that’s because it is. It’s especially worse having read the chapter beforehand, where you visually see Wyald, and his gang…

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Now, you may be wondering. What is this image doing in an article about ‘serious themes’? Well, my friend, I’m here to tell you.  Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a hack-and-slash action game developed and released by PlatinumGames in 2013, as a spin-off from the very popular Metal Gear series. It follows the cyborg Raiden in the far-off year of 2018, where cyborg soldiers are used around the world by Private Military Companies (PMCs) and massive Metal Gears (giant unmanned machines of death), and other robotic weapons are as commonplace as any other vehicle of war. Wow, what a world…

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Here we are with another recipe article, this time veering away from Korean recipes like my past two (which can be found here and here respectively.) Today I’ll be showing you how to cook a staple meal in my family (with my mother’s permission, it’s not quite a family secret) over the past 30 years, a vegetable curry with tomato rice. It’s incredibly simple but packed with wonderful flavours and beautiful colours.  While we used cauliflower and potatoes this time, any vegetables can be used following this recipe, such as courgettes, spinach, okra, and so on.  These amounts of ingredients…

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