I caught up on this week’s episode of Thunderbirds Are Go at the weekend and in many ways the episode summed up my issues with the issue. Before I go any further I should say Thunderbirds Are Go is one of the few shows I make sure I catch up with every week. It is big, dumb, childish fun best summed up by the opening credits below
For those who don’t know anything about Thunderbirds Are Go, it is a CGI remake of the 1960s puppet show Thunderbirds originally created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. As you’d expect it has been updated but there are a couple of things I have issues with. Find out more below the break.
Today the trailer for The Huntsman Winter’s War, the sequel to Snow White and The Huntsman landed. To be honest I wasn’t that interested until it started auto-playing on my Twitter and suddenly started to get excited. Why? Check out the trailer below and you’ll see why. My thoughts are below the break.
I don’t talk about real world stuff on this blog. Mostly I look at my own writing and other things that don’t really matter however, after what happened in Paris on Friday night I feel like I have to talk about the real world for a bit. What happened in Paris was horrific and horrible. What makes Friday night’s events even worse is that they aren’t uncommon in the world we live in today. We don’t always get to hear about them but they happen. When the news came through on Friday night all I wanted to do was turn off my social media and news and curl into a ball.
However, that won’t stop them. On one level I don’t know what will. Newspapers such as The Sun are already talking about bombing Syria but more violence doesn’t feel like the way forward. As any of the bombing raids over the decade or so made us any safer?
For me the only difference I can make to these people is to keep going with my life. This feels like the opposite of what the people who carried out these attacks would want. Lets not become less tolerate, lets keep our borders open and still be welcoming to all those, whatever their religion, who wish to move to our country and turn it into a better place.
Of course we shouldn’t forget about those who have died. I’ve thought a lot about those poor people who have died because they choose to go to a rock concert or fancied a meal out on Friday night. Let’s hope Paris was the last event of its kind. Sadly I don’t think this will be the case.