Why the T2 Trainspotting Ending is Genius
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Why the T2 Trainspotting Ending is Genius

As Vladimir Nabokov once said: ‘Genius is finding the invisible link between things.’ With the DVD of T2 Trainspotting being released this month, allowing hardcore fans and phenomenon newbies alike to relish in 30+ minutes of unseen footage and cast interviews, the ending to the long-awaited sequel is a hot topic of conversation. Loosely based … Continue reading

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Review: T2 Trainspotting
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Review: T2 Trainspotting

Published by Glasgowist. Trainspotting is the film of the 1990s, the film of a generation. A phenomenon that perfectly captured a decade in time, making the world laugh, cry, cringe, and recoil in horror, disgust, and delight. Mark Renton, Simon ‘Sick Boy’ Williamson, Danny ‘Spud’ Murphy, and Francis ‘Franco’ Begbie are characters almost every Scot … Continue reading

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Interview on Scran, Trainspotting and more with Pendora Magazine
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Interview on Scran, Trainspotting and more with Pendora Magazine

Earlier this month, I was approached by Pendora, an online literary magazine, to be interviewed about my little short story series, Scran, as well as Trainspotting, Scottish literature and more. A big thank you to Himanshu Goel for conducting the interview. Here is what we talked about: Q. Just going through your blog and social … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Trainspotting at Citizens Theatre
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Theatre Review: Trainspotting at Citizens Theatre

Published by Glasgowist. More than two decades after the original stage play of Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting was performed at Citizens Theatre in 1994, Harry Gibson’s theatrical adaptation returned on Friday. Directed by main stage director-in-residence Gareth Nicholls, this incarnation of what is arguably Scotland’s biggest cult followed story burst onto the stage with a fresh … Continue reading

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Preview: Trainspotting at Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
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Preview: Trainspotting at Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Published by Glasgowist. With the highly anticipated release of Trainspotting 2, expected to arrive at cinemas in February 2017, Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre is revisiting the original Trainspotting stage production, adapted from Irvine Welsh’s 1993 novel. Twenty two years after the first theatrical production of the story that defined Scotland’s 80s heroin epidemic for the 90s … Continue reading

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Essential Film Review: Trainspotting
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Essential Film Review: Trainspotting

Published by the Strathclyde Telegraph. ‘Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career.’ Choose watching Trainspotting religiously until you can rhyme off their entire iconic opening monologue on command. Adapted from Irvine Welsh’s novel of the same name, written in the dialect of Leith, Edinburgh, Trainspotting is a cult classic film that has been picked … Continue reading

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moon child // Creative Nonfiction Published by Quotidan Literary Magazine
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moon child // Creative Nonfiction Published by Quotidan Literary Magazine

My second piece of writing published in the current issue of Quotidian literary magazine went live this week! I’m so excited to have my flash creative nonfiction piece ‘Thunderstorms and Midge Swarms‘ published with Quotidian. You can now find this piece in the current issue section of the Quotidian website – along with my other … Continue reading

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Keeping It Retro | Guest Blog for Scot Bloggers
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Keeping It Retro | Guest Blog for Scot Bloggers

Published by Scots Bloggers. If you’re like me and occassionally get fed up with the electrically buzzing of laptop computers, printers and other assorted modern technology, sometimes reminiscing in retro thingamabobs, vintage contraptions and old-fashioned customs can be a welcome change. Here is the ‘moon child’ short list of my favourite things to use/do that … Continue reading

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Sophie’s Choice: This Is England ’90 – Coming Soon (A Look Back at ’86 and ’88)
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Sophie’s Choice: This Is England ’90 – Coming Soon (A Look Back at ’86 and ’88)

This Is England – the film that started the franchise – was made in 2006 but set in 1983 during a time when Britain was living under Thatcher, three and a half million people in England were unemployed, the nation was still reeling from the fresh wounds of the Falklands conflict, and racial tensions were … Continue reading

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Construction of Scotland Class: Reflective Blog

Week 2 (6-12 October) Reflections on class work: In class this week, we discussed how the perception of Scotland is formed in relation to our speech. I believe that Scottish people find difficulty in differentiating between their informal regional dialect and their formal traditional English tongue. The conflict between these two registers has to a … Continue reading

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Scottish Literature Blog Entry. Week 2 (6-10 th of October).

In class this week, we discussed how the perception of Scotland is formed in relation to our speech. I believe that some Scottish people find difficulty in differentiating between their informal regional dialect and their formal traditional English tongue. The conflict between these two registers has to a certain extent created an insecurity and even … Continue reading

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About Born in 2014, moon child has evolved from a simple blog used every other month merely to document my articles published in my uni’s student newspaper into a creative lifestyle blog jam-packed with opinion pieces, reviews, short stories, poems, news pieces, guest blogs, event coverage, literature, film/theatre pieces, updates and more. Essentially, its a … Continue reading

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