Relatable Characters: John Wick

Welcome back to the Asylum inmates. And welcome to a new series of posts about characters with whom I find it possible, if not easy, to relate to. And today I will be looking at one of my favourite action protagonists ever, Mr John Wick. You'll notice I didn't refer to him as an action …

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Fighting Fire with… Hot Sauce?

Hello Inmates! As most of you know I'm very open about my struggles with depression and anxiety. It's hard, I'm not going to lie, but by being open and honest about it I can hopefully help end the stigma around it, especially around the toxic masculinity around men not talking about their fucking feelings. Am …

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The Past 18 Months

This post is purely for catharsis. It's something I need to do for me. I've been absent from the communities I was part of for a long time. I've told people it was because of an accident and the recovery but this is going to be the full story. On December the 14th 2016 I …

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Persona 5

This review has been a long goddamned time in the making. It's my first foray into the Persona series, at the behest of my good friend Rohan, and I have to say I am not disappointed. For once I do not hate the turn based combat system that frequents JRPGs as a rule. Generally I …

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Can I Play with Madness… Dealing with Depression

As anyone with Clinical Depression knows, doing anything is hard. The monster in your brain slowly kills you by removing any desire you have to do anything that might bring you joy. Watching a film, reading, gaming, cooking, taking a motherfucking shower... all of these things and so much more fall into the buckets of …

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Where I have been for the past 6 months…

So, you may be wondering why I have been quiet as of late... Why hasn't Archer been blogging? Has he quit? is he dead? Well, fret not, fellow inmates for the rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated. See what happened was, in December of last year I had an accident at work and …

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Final Fantasy XV Review

It’s pretty well known to those who have known me for a while that I am not a fan of the Final Fantasy series generally. Sure, I like the older titles, who doesn’t? But I feel that the series peaked at IX. Which is a full two games after the one everyone loves. I fact …

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