In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.
But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.
That’s the synopsis of, hands down, the best book I have read in a number of years. Ready Player One is four-hundred pages of nerd heaven. It’s full of eighties references galore and what do you know, it is getting it’s very own movie in 2018.
And it’s being directed by none other than Stephen Spielberg, who is mentioned numerous times throughout the book as he had a great influence on the eighties.
I rarely ever come across a book this well written and so captivating from the outset. So I felt since this book had such an impact on myself, why not share a few thoughts on the book with you. Continue reading
In the next few days, come August 20th, I’m turning twenty-two. A surprising amount has happened a lot in those few years on this spherical planet we call Earth. It only seems like yesterday I turned eighteen and my two best friends were asking me to buy them drink. Now they can buy it themselves. What a time to be alive.
So I got to thinking about life in general, to be honest. That’s right kids, I’m part of the old folk now reminiscing on ‘the good old days’. Thinking about all that shit got me thinking about me personally so I thought I would tell you all twenty-two things I’ve never told you before. Continue reading
A few months ago I went to the Newton Faulkner gig in the Olympia theatre in Dublin. A week before the gig my girlfriend, the wonderful person she is, turned up on my doorstep with tickets for the gig.
My two roommates were already going, so now we got to join them. We went off to the gig, having a few drinks in us from P Macs earlier on that day and made it to the front row. We were told outside that there would be two supporting acts; James Gillespie and I See Rivers. I had heard James was supporting and looked him up earlier that day and found him doing a cover of Free Fallin’.
After watching that cover I knew he would be good, and while Newton Faulkner was obviously my highlight of the whole gig – James Gillespie struck one serious chord with me as he stood on stage and sang this song – Continue reading
I know you’ve heard plenty about Pokemon Go in the past three weeks. That is unless you’ve been living under a rock, and even then you probably have heard about it because someone lifted up that rock to look for a Pokemon.
I, like most of the world, have been wrapped up in the game since it’s release (I downloaded the APK online so had it before it’s release here in Ireland).
Online for the past few weeks there has been a mixture of stories, from the good to the bad about the game and I just want to talk about it. Continue reading
If you know me in any way at all you will know that I am a massive introvert. Now, let me get something straight – I’m not a hermit.
I have some good, close friends. I just am not as outgoing as a lot of other people. But that aside, I just want to address a few things. Continue reading
So recently I said that I had moved house. Part of moving from a three bedroom apartment to a three bedroom house means you have more space to fill, so inevitably you have to do an Ikea trip.
My roommate, his brother, my girlfriend and I all headed off to Ikea with some idea of what we wanted, but also no fucking idea what so ever. I’ll be honest, I came back with a lot of shit. A picture frame, a bookcase, shelf, knives and a lot of other random shit.
But then came the assembly. These are some of the stages you go through as you assemble Ikea furniture. Continue reading
I moved to Dublin just under a year ago now last July. Moving to a new place, never-mind a new city, is always a daunting experience. There are many things you get to know very quickly once you move to Dublin, and here are just a few. Continue reading
Moving house is never easy. There’s always heavy lifting, a lot of packing and packing peanuts get everywhere.
Last month I moved into my new house and out of my little apartment just off O’ Conell Street. While I loved that place when I first moved to Dublin – looking at it now, the place was a dump. We had come to terms with that before we had left, but had to live in denial before we finalised a new house. Then came the day. Continue reading
As you can tell I’ve been MIA for a bit, this blog has been down and well, I haven’t wrote in a long time. I’ve wiped everything from the blog, and this will now be the first ever blog post on here.
But why? Why fucking bother? I’ve asked myself that a lot over the past few months. Why would I bother keeping up the blog, I was losing interest. That’s why I stopped. I didn’t find it fun anymore.
I put too much effort into the business side of things, and not into the content the blog suffered as a result.
There’s also one big reason as to why I stopped – and I will get into that in a future blog post, as I am still currently writing it at the moment. It’s a long post, so it will go live in a few weeks.
For those of you are reading this blog for the first time, my name is Dylan. I live in Dublin, Ireland and this blog over the coming future is going to be about all the bullshit I deal with in life on a daily and weekly basis.
I have a couple of side-projects I am working on, however they won’t be launched for another few weeks. All I can tell you about that so far is that one of the projects is a new blog, but will focus more on web-design, marketing, online business, etc.
I used to write a lot of that stuff here, but frankly this isn’t the place for it. I created this blog with the purpose of it being a bit more personal. And that’s what I aim to achieve in the future. More personal, more regular and with this feeling less like a job and me actually enjoying writing again. So with that, I am giving myself a schedule of every 10am on a Tuesday I have to have a blog post ready to go.
Watch this space. See you next Tuesday.