Hi everyone, it’s been a while since I wrote a simple update post. I originally had a documentary I was going to review for today, but since finishing work my internet has been very spotty and I haven’t been able to watch it all, so I thought I would take the time to write an update post and review the documentary tomorrow.

I can’t remember when the last update was, but it’s been a little while. This year is absolutely flying by, I still think it’s like January, but somehow it’s almost June. Fiction writing has taken a backseat to writing reviews, and it is something I want to get back to soon. I keep trying to get ahead on review, but I’ve also been addicted to playing Yakuza: Like a Dragon, which takes up too much of my time. I honestly think it’s the best game in the Yakuza/Judgement series. Absolutely loving it. Apart from that I’ve also been binge watching the Trash Taste podcast on YouTube.

With the films I’ve been watching, the only one I haven’t reviewed is Metropolis, which I did enjoy and really liked the aesthetic to it. I can see completely why it’s held up as a masterpiece, it’s legacy, and influence it’s had over sci-fi. Brigitte Helm is absolutely phenomenal in it. Her performance literally makes the film. I watched the 2010 restoration which is the most complete version of the film available. I do think it’s too long, and I’m not surprised it was cut down when it first came out, but it’s still good. I will watch it again and it’s a new addition to my list of films that I want to watch in a cinema at some point.

A few weeks ago, around the start of April I was ill and that stopped me reading almost completely. I have two unfinished books next to my bed and I need to get back to them. I just found it so hard to focus on things I was reading and haven’t picked up a book since. I have tomorrow off and will be forcing myself to read something for a little bit.

Well that sums up what I’ve been up to recently. Plenty of things to come. For now, thanks for reading and until next time,


About ashleymanningwriter

Young Adult Fiction writer. Horror and fantasy blended together.
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