Webseries to Watch: Carmilla

Opening title screen to Carmilla

In April 2012, the webseries The Lizzie Bennet Diaries premiered on YouTube. Created by Hank Green and Bernie Su, it was a modern-day adaptation of the Jane Austen classic Pride and Prejudice, with the story conveyed in the form of vlog updates. It proved enormously popular, with The Guardian … [Read more...]

Suck with money? You Need A Budget


I am terrible with money. Once the bills are paid and I’ve made some essential (not essential at all) purchases, it’s week two of the month and I’m counting down the days until I get paid again. This was all fine when I only had a small amount of rent to pay and could spend the rest on being … [Read more...]

Five ways to pimp your Evernote


Evernote is one of those Marmite products that people either love or hate (or rather, they love it or 'they don't really get it'). I was firmly in camp two until someone told me that you had to jump in with both feet and use it for everything. Ever since then, I've been using it to save web … [Read more...]

5 things to do and see at Hyper Japan

SIRO-A, performing all weekend at Hyper Japan

Hyper Japan, the UK's biggest J-culture and anime convention, opens its doors for its fourth year this weekend. Earls Court will be a veritable goldmine of all things Japan, with shopping, a game and anime park and food and drink demonstrations amongst all the things you can do over the weekend. … [Read more...]

The best geeky beach reads

UK Cover for Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

It's July! Time to get your bags packed, your tickets ready and the Factor 50 (if you're me) on tap. If you're headed to the beach this summer - or in fact anywhere you can afford to sit down and lose yourself in a book for a couple of hours, then I've got plenty of book recommendations for … [Read more...]