Our Zoo: Episode 1 – Forget Cats and Dogs, This Family Has a Camel!

So looking back over my sites hits, which I do a worryingly amount of, I was looking over my top most read articles. Omitting the Home Page, which has way too many hits compared to my actual articles, three of my top five most read articles are my reviews for the TV series The Crimson Field.

Now I’m not exactly looking for a load more hits, though that would be nice. I wasn’t even looking for articles I had written that paled in comparison to the much more well-received articles I’ve written (I’m looking at you Monsters University and Fez). No I was just thinking, I haven’t seen a TV series I wanted to review for a while.

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How To Train Your Dragon 2 – Why Are Dragons So Cute?

how_to_train_your_dragon_two_ver7So when the first How to Train Your Dragon trailers rolled across my TV screen I was, absurdly in retrospect, quite sceptical about the film. I thought it would be a film only for kids and would only add to the slew of bad and mediocre films DreamWorks were producing since Flushed Away, with Kung Fu Panda being the only anomaly at the time. But I was wrong. I’ll admit that. How to Train Your Dragon was a phenomenal success that put DreamWorks firmly back in contention with Disney and Pixar.

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And Now the News

Hello once again from your Chronic Chronicler. I hope you are all doing well and that you are enjoying my reviews. I thought I’d just put this up to give you all a bit of notice of things that are coming up for the blog and see whether or not you’d like a voice in how this blog progresses.

Firstly, my next review will be about the phenomenally successful How to Train Your Dragon 2. I know pretty much everyone else has reviewed it, and in all probability my review will just echo their sentiments, but I think it’s worthy of a review and I hope you will enjoy it. The review will be out by the 31st at the latest so I hope you all keep a lookout for it.

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The Bell Jar – Finding the Point of Getting Up in the Morning

belljar_lSo I’m back again with another book review and this one is one quite dear to me. I bought it purely because I had heard about it vaguely, I knew it was Sylvia Plath’s only novel and that it was very well reviewed by one  friend and harshly criticised by another. It caught my interest and made me part with my money. And now I’m here telling you what I thought about it. Cue the obligatory overview!

Esther Greenwood is a young woman from the Boston suburbs who has won a summer internship with a magazine in New York which, rather than invigorating her makes disorients her, affecting her deeply. After a tumultuous time in New York, Esther returns home increasingly depressed. This depression is only further increased by her lack of identification outside of doing well academically.

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To All My Chroniclers

Hello everyone! Now you may have guessed that this isn’t a review and I’d like to apologise about that. I have felt really unproductive after getting back into the swing of things in May by doing a large amount of reviews. However since then I feel June has been lacking in content and I’ve only got myself to blame for that.

The reason I’ve dropped in the quantity of reviews is that during May I was revising for my exams (which were late May and early June) and while I was doing that I was able to be in the mood to write a lot of reviews while I was taking a break from the depressing, seemingly never-ending downward spiral that is revision. I’d rather be productive with my breaks than not, though I still found myself glued to YouTube videos as well because, you know, I’m human after all. Just.

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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas – Sailing Away Over the Traditional Animation Horizon

sinbad - legend of the seven seasWell here we are, the end of traditional animation, or at least, the end of DreamWorks traditional animation efforts. I apologise at how long it’s taken me to produce these reviews but I hope you’ve been able to bear with me through all of this. But since it is the end let’s see how this ends, with a whimper or with a bang.

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My 1st Anniversary for The Chronic Chronicler!

Well I didn’t expect this. On Monday 2nd June 2014, an odd thing occurred. If you have keep-calm-it-s-our-first-anniversaryread the title of the article then you might have just about guessed what this is about. I have, amazingly, managed to keep this blog going for a year. That frankly has astonished me, yet what has astonished me more is that people have read this blog, given me feedback and showed their support by following this blog. So in honour of this milestone I shall host a completely not-fake interview with distinguished interviewer Sir James Tal. Continue reading “My 1st Anniversary for The Chronic Chronicler!”