BIRTH DAYS

Trying something a little different today with the publication of a short story I wrote for university last year. The resulting grade of Distinction has given me the confidence to put it on the world wide web. I suspect the high mark was less for my writing and more for how I effectively displayed the power […]

THE MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD NOMINATION

Thank you very much to thefilm.blog for the Nomination! Bit of fun so here goes! The Mystery Blogger Award was created by the wonderful Okoto Enigma, who I’m sure we can all agree can describe the award better in her own words, than I ever could, so without further ado: “The “Mystery Blogger Award” is an […]

THE YEAR THAT WAS 2016 ON LLOYD MARKEN WORDPRESS

This post is the concluding chapter to my best hit adverts from earlier in 2016, which every four months would track changing statistics. First up the United States of America had the most views this year taking over Australia’s lead from the year previous. British views also saw a sharp uptick almost knocking Australia into […]

SOME STATS FROM 2016

This is just a quick stocktake for the second quarter of the year to see where we stand heading into the last third of the year. Think of it as less a self-congratulatory pat on the back and more a shameless plug for previous posts. Consistently most of my views come from the USA ( […]

The Year of Blogging Dangerously

I studied in the Creative Industries and like a lot who do it is not now where I work. A few years ago my sister who blogs suggested I should too. I guess to have a creative outlet and maybe to practice my craft and build a portfolio. Sadly I don’t think I’ve really become […]

STAR WARS HAS RETURNED TO CINEMAS AND OUR HEARTS

First be warned this is a spoiler heavy musing of the new Star Wars movie. For a spoiler free review from me please check out my link here. Also a much more succinct discussion of spoiler topics can be found here from a much wiser man than me. Quite possibly the most heavily hyped film […]

The Absurdly Appropriately Titled ‘About Time’

  Richard Curtis was recently on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. The two of them go back a bit to when Ferguson was large alcoholic comedian and Curtis was the writer of the Blackadder and Mr Bean TV series. Surprisingly their patter was strained. Ferguson made jokes at his own expense about times […]