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100

We find ourselves at one singular hundred articles. With an estimated average of seven hundred words per strudel, that makes a total of approximately seventy thousand words, in all - the summary of a short and particularly weird novel - for you to paw and rummage through, like so many horny voles. I am here with you and I am amazed.

Star Brawls

I am a mathematically impossible one hundred and one percent in the room for their western-sci-fi-bounty-hunting extravaganza. John Favreau and Pedro Pascal seems like a strong blend and I’m wondering how much this Disney+ deal is going to cost me. Anything with more IG-88 please.

Happy Alchemist!

One year ago, we decided to put all of our things in one place, smash them together and see what happened. The result is pretty much what you’re looking at: A little lit, some travel, buckets of vinyl, a liberal sprinkling of film, far too much TV and hella video games.

AMST

I have done my level best to meet you on the field and thus fall the results. I picked the dream of the drop for your discerning consideration. This is the place in which you Asked Me Some Things. And you have only me to blame.

Alchemy 2018

For a site that tries, for the most part to be an alchemical combination of many things - it has been a fittingly mixed bag, of sorts. As such, we thought we’d look back over 2018 and some of our favourite concoctions, in order of ascending delectability.

F R

Malek appears to capture Freddie’s character with aplomb; swagger, frailty, warts and all. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ could well be a rock n’ roll triumph of cinematic eye candy that refuses to go quietly into that dark night without meaning something and shouting that thing from the roof of the fucking stadium.

OddTube

‘Oddworld:Abe’s Oddysee’ on the PS1 kept me well and truly glued for at least one summer in the early Noughties but I never got past that bee ridden mountain, with or without the “help” of a desert type tauntaun. Fortunately, Yourub exists and I can finally reach those once unvisited, unsurmountable heights via the most vicarious of means.

Maya Have More?

If you’ve ever seen one of those movies with Keira Knightly, Johnny Depp and Mr. Bloom, that’s the kind of territory we’re into now: Banana trees, cenotes (read, subterranean sweet water caves, riddled with nice bats), lagoons the like of which you visit in your most idyllic Caribbean dreams (I’m lusting for you, Kaan Luum) and Los Angeles.

Posterior Credit

Berlioz’ ‘Symphonie Fantastique’ by the Hallé Orchestra - conducted by James Loughran in the summer of ’76 - is a beautiful piece of music. To boot, the cover art is eye-catching as hell. Not only that but it may have more to do with that infernal place than first meets the eye.

Duckfish

The centre hole - which I had not gone so far as to notice in my hastened greed - appeared to be one of those large RCA jukebox affairs. In disappointment, I could only reflect that I would have to purchase the most exotic of adaptors with which to enjoy my ill purchased gains. And then of course, I took the thing right out its dust jacket.

The Grass Menagerie

Someone equally afflicted as I, wrote that to love Pokémon is to remember exactly what it is to be nine and a half years old. For me, it was twelve and I remember that bulbasaur in the same, vivid way as I would recall my first beer, car and/or lover.

House Solo

The prop design in Starwars has always been a big thing for me. I have well and truly lost count of the hours I’ve spent ‘window shopping’ on Etsy for a DL-44. Luke or Han’s, I can’t decide and it may be even more iconic for me personally than The Falcon. And I have that tattooed on my god damned arm.

Paint & Polaroid

The advent of photography placed the means by which everybody and their grandmother could, with less than little attention paid to their own artistic ability - to paraphrase Isaac Asimov and his wonderful forward to ‘SX-70 Art’, edited by Ralph Gibson and published by Lustrum in 1979 - make the world stand still.