Nineworlds Apocalypse!

Well, I’m back from NineWorlds Geekfest, and I can’t think of a group I’d rather survive the apocalypse with. What a wonderful experience NineWorlds was. My panels went brilliantly, the other panellists were interesting and had wonderful perspectives, and our audience was clever, invested and of course, absolutely wonderful. The Ragnarok! panel did reveal just how many people are willing to resort to cannibalism though… Pictures were taken of me on the panels but they’ve... Read more

So I did end up knitting

Some time ago, back when we updated regularly, I promised I would learn to knit. Knitting, I proclaimed, was an excellent post-apocalyptic skill, and one that would also make me some post-apocalyptic money. (not real world money. No-one is willing to pay what it’s worth). Well, I learned. I’m at a reasonable level of skill now. I’ve made a jumper and a vest, and I can do lace and cables.  And I still maintain that... Read more

I’m a Nineworlds panelist!

I can confirm that I will be speaking on not one, but TWO apocalyptic panels at Nineworlds Geekfest in London. Nineworlds geekfest is a fan convention dedicated to inclusivity and accessibility, and I have been wanting to go since it started up, so this is a great thing for me to be doing. On the saturday I will be talking about apocalyptic survival plans, and on the sunday I will be talking about disability in... Read more

E3 Bethesda showcase did NOT answer the most important Fallout 4 questions.

Sure, the showcase told us a lot. Fallout 4 is in a lot of ways a completely different game from 3 and NV. The wasteland is wide and varied, the crafting has been completely overhauled to create a hopefully satisfying and robust experience, and I personally will have a chance to build my own post-apocalyptic settlement, which is basically all I’ve ever wanted to do since I was a small child. Also, you get a... Read more

FALLOUT 4! War, War never changes.

So, it’s time. No more hoaxing, no more lying, just this video. Fallout 4 has been officially announced for next gen consoles and PC. We’ve been waiting for this for what seems like forever (7 years since Fallout 3, about 4 or 5 since New Vegas), and now we have actual confirmation from Bethesda. My rule of ‘Don’t trust ANYTHING til you see it on Bethesda’s official sites’ paid off. Now, we know very little... Read more

Why you should be listening to Miracle of Sound

Miracle of Sound is the brainchild of Gavin Dunne. Dunne writes songs about games. It sounds simple, and maybe a bit silly, but Gavin Dunne has the enviable ability to capture the emotional feel of a video game in his music while never outright borrowing the games music. And yes, this counts as apocalyptic, because Miracle of Sound has done music for some of the best post-apocalyptic video games that there are. This includes The... Read more

You CAN survive

You are the descendant of millions of survivors. In your genes, a resistance to plague and disease. You have a great deal of untapped potential. You can learn to set a fire. It’s not that hard. You can learn how to find food in the wild. They sell books. Read more

Review: The Girl with All The Gifts by M.R. Carey

Everyone and their mother is reading The Girl With All The Gifts, and that is how it should be. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t bite. But they don’t laugh. Melanie is a very special... Read more

Mental Illness in the Post-Apocalypse

Hi there. I am a crazy person. My mental illness impacts every part of my life. Specifically, I am a person with severe depression and a panic disorder. It’s possible (undiagnosed, but confirmed as very likely by a psychiatrist) that I have Borderline Personality Disorder. I am medicated in order to control this, taking a regular dose of Citalopram, and I am in therapy. Obviously, none of these things will be available to me post-apocalypse.... Read more