Now

“There’s only one reality left. We’re here and it’s now. You get ahold of that and hang on tight, or you might as well be dead” — Taylor from Planet of the Apes (1968)

This is my “Now” page. It functions as a quick glance of all the things I am currently doing / working on. It was inspired by the “Now page movement“.

Updated Monday 2nd March 2020

This Website

I’m still trying to get all of my current categories and tags sorted. I’m currently being guilty of trying to over-engineer the different post types using Custom post types and tying into posts with relationships — instead of just bloody writing posts.

I’m going to try my best to just focus in on the writing for March. Let’s see where I get to.

Coding / Web Development

I’m currently working on displaying my PlayStation trophies on this site. For this I will be building the following mini projects:

  • A dedicated PSN Trophy importer
  • A dedicated PSN API endpoint for me to use
  • A WordPress plugin that will listen for the API to alert it to newly earned trophies and update accordingly.

PlayStation Games

Currently Playing

Resident Evil Zero

The prequel to the O.G. survival horror game, Resident Evil. Resident Evil Zero is actually turning out to be a lot better than I expected it to be.

I’m currently on the second area of the game and it is really frickin’ tough in some parts.

Currently Location: Training Facility

Recently completed games

See all games I’ve played ->

Films I’ve recently watched

  • Thoughts on The Lighthouse
    The Lighthouse is a slow-burn descent into madness expertly portrayed by Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe. They play lighthouse keepers with the task of manning the lighthouse on a rock out at sea for four weeks. But their isolation and growing annoyances of the other, soon guide them down the path of madness. Directed by Robert Eggers, the man behind another favourite film of mine from recent years — The Witch. I found myself completely transfixed to…
  • Thoughts on the film Joker
    –is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there? Arthur Fleck speaking with his Social Worker Joker is a phenomenal film, released in 2019, that explores a possible origin story for Batman’s famous arch-nemesis. I can’t believe that I was sat right where I am now as I write this, considering not going to see Joker for my second time at the cinema. This film is absolutely stunning for so many reasons — some of…
  • Doolittle
  • Thoughts on Rosemary’s Baby
    What have you done to it?! What have you done to its eyes?! Rosemary Woodhouse The haunting story of a woman carrying her first child, struggling to keep it all together. However, she begins to suspect outside forces are working against her and her family’s safety. An absolute horror classic. Rosemary’s Baby is one of those classic horror films that I have known about for years, yet never got round to watching it. But I decided it…
  • Once upon a time in Hollywood
  • 1917
    1917 is the incredible film from Sam Mendes about two friends tasked with delivering an important message to save a battalion.

Reading

Currently reading

Duma Key by Stephen King

Recently finished reading

  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
    Then came another rush of sea-fog, greater than any hitherto — a mass of dank mist, which seemed to close on all things like a grey pall…
  • Selected quotes from Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
    Just some paragraphs from the book that rang a bell with me. Either for their meaning, or for how they sounded.
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
    The story of Manor Farm and the animals who revolt after being inspired to fight for a better life.
  • The Gunslinger – The Dark Tower part 1
    Some thoughts of mine after finishing the first book of Stephen King’s epic series ‘The Dark Tower’. (Image by Michael Whelan.) It took me to my second attempt to actually read this book to completion. And although it started off as a bit of a chore, by about a third in I found myself drawn…

Music I’m listening to

Check out my Last FM profile.

Been listening back over the early albums of Linkin Park — Hybrid Theory; Meteora and Collision Course.

Also, my love of Jim Steinman‘s music has been rekindled with the soundtrack to Streets of Fire. The includes his Meat Loaf penned albums as well as Pandora’s Box and Bonnie Tyler.

TV Shows I’m watching