Saturday, 24 November 2012

Mylo Xyloto - The comic series review. Issue 0: The Car Kids

Well here it is, I've been waiting for it, the world's been waiting for it, and there's even one sick individual who's been waiting for my review of it, but it's all here anyway. Coldplay's first issue, or issue zero, or the prequel to what will become the Mylo Xyloto comic series. Never has a worse idea, with a stranger creative team behind it ever been put forward to my recollection, but I have been so excited about this, mostly for it's potential god awfulness, that I haven't been able to sleep since this was announced.

The only issue of what I assume was the first early issues given at comic con this year are from Coldplay's Hurts Like Heaven music video, of which the video was the entire first issue of Mylo Xyloto. I have to say that whatever I thought this was going to be, namely bad and like it was written by a 12 year old, has been almost completely exceeded. So I've got some screen grabs of the thing, although I'm not certain about copyright or how legal this is, and we'll run through the key moments of this opening issue to check out why I think it's a little bit crappy.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Update: An Essay for an Essay and the whole world gets bored: A WaC Update

Hello Cynics! (It is still weird to think I'm addressing actual people now, but, for whatever reason, you keep coming back, so you get your own demonym, if that is the correct word for it). This is going to be an amalgamation of things, it is going to be part civic update, but because it would be cheap to make just an article out of that, it'll also have elements of my video update (here) where I discussed relevant videos (warning, may not be so relevant this time around), and also of the various news bursts I've been doing over the past two weeks.

I genuinely have no idea what to put here for the picture, so have a picture of the Game of Thrones Mod for Crusader Kings 2 loading screen. Yep, a picture, taken by digital camera, of a loading screen...Keep reading. Please?

So first things first, update. The reason for tonight's article is primarily this, I am currently in educational limbo, I just finished one quite large essay, and I'm giving myself a night off before I start tomorrow's large essay. My fellow cynics are also at university as you may or may not know, and I assume a combination of work and apathy are behind their slowed down output.

Either way, I'm using this brief point of spare time at 1 o'clock on a Wednesday night/Thursday morning to inform you of stuff I have in the works.


  • The mythical t-shirt. Of which, is currently been planned, sketched and scanned, currently in the process of drawing and adding humour, those who've expressed interest, thank you for your continued patience with our casual operation.