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Let me introduce myself – my name is Ward. This is my site. For more specific information see the ‘about me’ section at the top. Suffice it to say I am a freelance journalist and freelance TV technical spod.
I have written a variety of articles for numerous magazines. From research articles to interviews to reviews of bars, games, books, and movies. All were fun in their own way and as everyone else seems to be spewing their opinions into the public domain, I thought I might as well join in. With reviews. Plus comments and a blog. Plus fascinating yet hilarious yet insightful musings on the world around us.
Here is a list of almost everything:
The World’s End trailer makes the apocalypse look fun.
I get ludicrously excited about Oculus Rift.
I admire the awesome but slightly pointless internet meme of Vadering.
Look in envy at the stunning Railay Beach.
I gawp in slack jawed awe at this amazing clip showing the best of the web.
Death: A Self Portrait, is on at the Wellcome Collection and is well worth a visit.
Deep Space Industries is almost here and they look really cool.
I highly recommend the Ansel Adams exhibition.
Richard Feynman’s Ode to a Flower is brilliant and now it’s animated!
A review of Skyfall. Spoiler: it is awesome.
The genius that is Joss Whedon on Mitt Romney and the zombie apocalypse.
I go all android and love it!
Thai Modern Art comes to London and it is well worth a visit.
This is a video of the Mars Curiosity landing on the surface of Mars. It is awesome.
The Bond v Bond trailer for Sky is actually pretty damn cool.
Sadly you can no longer buy magic on eBay.
Being fickle, I decide to welcome the Olympics.
What is wrong with this? Everything. Britain spent more last year on bailing out the banks than they have on science since Jesus.
Student editors do something cool and re-cut comedy films into horror trailers.
The Leap is here and it looks like Minority Report. Which is good.
Guinness QR reader seems genius, but is it?
The future is here and it looks pretty nerdy. Google glass is nearly upon us.
I complain about the simultaneous drought and downpour affecting Britain.
I rant about everything reporting back to facebook.
Now you can freak yourself out by seeing the blast radius from nuke with the awesome NUKEMAP.
The Map of the Dead is a google map showing places of importance in case of a zombie outbreak. It is awesome.
I guarantee my retirement in 2 years by writing a self absorbed blog about it.
My mind fills with awesome scifi possibilities as scientists dig to a lake that has been cut off from the world for 20 million years.
I admire a Scottish mock ad for iPhone Siri.
In case you were feeling relaxed – doomsday clock moved one minute closer to doom!
Japanese build robot farms!
I discover that iPhone 4S’s Siri can be rude but also quite funny.
I look back on the year and feel a bit down about the whole thing.
I write a superb trio of tales and put them up on Kindle. Please buy one!
I have decided to get frozen when I die. It’s gone to be great. I have a pose worked out and everything.
I read The Fear Index by Robert Harris.
I grow alarmed and vaguely excited about some weird things China is building in the desert.
I argue that capitalism isn’t all bad.
Watch Frozen Planet by Sir David Attenborough, it’s incredible.
I lose a month of my life to A Game of Thrones and am quite happy about it.
A German satellite is due to hit the Earth and I think you should panic.
I buy a Kindle and gush and fawn over it.
Astronomers see back further in space than ever before. I marvel in awe and then mock them a bit.
I talked about the stock market in a massively uninformed way.
I laugh myself silly on my way to work by listening to comedy radio plays.
We get dead cultural and go to the BBC Proms in the Park.
Are there about to be chain gangs in Britain?
This blog is now, excitingly, available on Kindle.
I slag off looters after the riots in England.
I read and mostly enjoy Our Kind of Traitor by John le Carre.
According to the shops, it’s almost Christmas!
I bit adios to the Space Shuttle and look to the future.
I guarantee my future wealth by stock trading.
I discover I was in ‘Game of Death’ with Bruce Lee when I was 7.
We saw Ghost Stories at the Duke of York theatre.
Watch a real LA cop play LA Noir. Very cool indeed.
I blame Wimbledon for the shit weather in a dazzling mix of science and made up conjecture.
I watch and thoroughly bloody enjoy The Hangover 2.
I am thrilled by the thrilling thriller books The Millennium Trilogy by Steig Larsson
I love yet fear the growing cult of Apple.
I make my brain better than yours by reading Tricks of the Mind by Derren Brown.
I make a personal appeal to our alien overlords.
I watch the fun and shallow Death Race.
I grow alarmed that Amazon can apparently see my brain.
I discover the genius of 30 Rock.
I lose hours of my life to the incredible Killzone 3.
I get paid to watch the pointless Human Centipede.
Mrs wordofward and I experience the Secret Cinema.
I practically soil myself in a rant about games being awesome at telling stories
We visit the highly enjoyable Susan Hiller exhibition at Tate Modern.
Mrs Wordofward and myself appear on the world famous Bangkok Podcast.
I go to Thailand for a very deserved holiday.
I vaguely mock new advertising techniques.
I somehow miss the student riots in London by wandering around oblivious.
I leap joyously onto the bandwagon and read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
I get increasingly nearer to perfection when I get my eyes fixed.
I get increasingly annoyed with Lonon Underground
I gloat about how fantastic my iPad is as a writing tool.
I risk my soul by complaining a bit about the pope.
I see the superb play War Horse and marvel at the best life size horse puppets I’ve seen in months!
I watch Kick-ass, love it, then review it.
I shit myself in fear over some giant rats in Bradford.
I gorge myself on pizza and beer at the Rosslyn Arms in Hampstead.
I lament the lack of doom-mungering in the press.
i-Dosing is the newest made up threat to our delicate youth. Try it out for yourself.
I watch a documentary, do 20 minutes research and become an expert on why we shouldn’t eat so much fish.
I condemn my soul if Catholics are correct when I whinge about the Pope’s visit.
Marvel at the size of the universe. It’s bloody huge!
I read Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton. Well worth a piece of eight.
I take a shallow look at the future of games.
I refer to an older edition of Charlie Brooker’s Newswipe in blaming the killing sprees on the press. They’re at least partly to blame.
I have written a half-assed guide to St Ives in Cornwall.
Mrs Wordofward comments on the situation in Thailand.
I foolishly gloat as mankind tampers with the fundamentals of nature.
I was feeling way too happy, so I read The Road by Cormac McCarthy.
I be utterly vague about the election.
Go to The Eden Project in Cornwall. It’s awesome!
I whinge about Iceland and their pesky volcanoes and Bjork.
I take my wife to the mouth-wateringly awesome Hakkasan.
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I stupidly decide to watch BBC1 on a Saturday evening and despair when I catch ‘A hole in the wall’.
I watch and largely enjoy A Single Man.
I shallowly bask in unwarranted attention when Duncan Bannatyne looked at my site for a few seconds.
I read and thoroughly bloody enjoy Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett.
I visit a bar, a club, an art space, theatre, band performance area, cinema, and more. All at once. Shunt at London Bridge is awesome!
I read the superbThe Space Merchants. A warning from the 50s about consumerism and the prevalence of advertising. Plus rip-roaring adventure!
I see lots of art! First there was Damien Hirst’s No Love Lost (the blue paintings) at the Wallace Collection, then I saw the brilliant, fun and fairly informative Pop Life at the Tate Modern. This inspired me to start a whole new tab. Called Art. Creative of me isn’t it?
I joined twitter. Purely as an experiment. I have yet to see the point of it.
I see Avatar and remember what a wondrous thing the cinema can be.
You have to watch this clip I saw on youtube. It’s called Ataque de Panico! Lame title, I know, but it’s cool. Apparently the guy just signed a movie deal with Sam Raimi.
I play Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. In summary: unbelievably fucking brilliant. But have a look anyway – there are pretty pictures and an amazing trailer.
I got married oriental style!
I read the latest Hitchhiker novel. It’s not by Douglas Adams! Sacrilege! And Another Thing… by Eoin Colfer surprised me by actually being pretty good.
I finish Batman: Arkham Asylumand find it to be good!
I finally get round to reviewing The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown.
I review one of my all-time favorite books – A Scanner Darkly by Philip K Dick
I see the brilliant District 9 and have finally found a way to insert trailers!
I explain in an epic postwhy computers are brilliant and the fact that they are good for you.
I launch a new TV review section. Might as well. I watch TV for living and am therefore an expert. My first review is of the new Knight Rider series. Which is fun. Plus the fantasy epic series Legend of the Seeker. Which is also pretty damn watchable.
I praise the greatest paper in Blighty! The magnificently shallow 24 minute read – The Metro!
I zap the crap out of a city in inFamous on PS3.
I read the superb Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell.
I go to the Notting Hill Carnival.
A review of the witty near future book – Halting State by Charles Stross.
I take a pointless yet fascinating look at the changes in budget Sci Fi settings.
I review the awesome kill-fest that is Killzone 2 on the PS3.
I spend over 100 hours of my otherwise action-packed life playing Fallout 3. I vainly try and justify this by reviewing it. Fallout 3 is great!
In honour of the 40th anniversary of the moon landing I start a new ‘Life as I know it’ tab, where I shall ponder great questions that plague the thinking man, as well as discussing ‘Life Issues’ generally. I was toying with ‘The Philosophy of Ward’ but it wouldn’t fit and sounded pretentious. I look at the dreams of my parents’ generation and my own. I also pose the topical question of: Did we ever actually land on the moon? The answer, without giving too much away, is yes.
I add my interview with legendary Olympic Gold-winningThai kickboxer Somrak Kamsing to my published articles page. He was the first Thai to win an Olympic gold and has appeared in numerous films and even fought Jet Li. He now runs a kickboxing school in Bangkok.
Review of the awesome Watchmen movie. If you haven’t seen the film yet, read my quite lengthy review.
I look back at the works of the brilliant and lamented J.G. Ballard. There’s a brief summary of some of my favourite books by him.
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