I know, you were raised to believe that talking to strangers is dangerous and can only end with you unconscious in a van somewhere. I understand completely; as a child, my mum made my sisters and I watch The Lovely Bones so that we wouldn’t trust strange old men. Despite this, I have come to learn that interacting with people you don’t know can be good for you (within reason, don’t ask the shadowy figure following you down the street how their day is going).
Light, Dark, Light Again is an album that details McMahon’s journey with anxiety, healing, love, heartbreak, learning, and growing.
The music industry of today feels very different to the way I imagined it to be last century, in the time of Woodstock ‘69, Rolling Stone magazine, and the way music and the connections between artists and fans were the most important things in the industry. Maybe it’s just media like Almost Famous and Daisy Jones and The Six that have instilled in me a romanticised idea of what the music industry could be, or has it really changed?
Gris is a platform adventure game about a young girl and her tumultuous and beautiful journey with grief, after the loss of her mother. The premise of Gris is that you must collect enough stars to form a constellation bridge, which will allow you to leave this world and heal from the grief and pain you have endured.
This year I read a total of 33 books. This included fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoirs, short stories, self-help books and plays. I have narrowed down my five favourites, and I hope I can persuade you to pick up at least one of these fantastic books. If you do, let me know what you think!
New Year’s Eve is fast approaching, and if you haven’t yet figured out how to welcome 2024, then you aren’t alone. It’s been a long and busy year for a lot of us and not everyone can afford to spend $250 on a dinner and drinks package to celebrate the New Year, so here is a list of some free and cheap events in and around Brisbane’s inner city to do on the 31st of December.
‘The bathtub scene’, ‘the grave scene’, ‘the vampire scene’. If you have seen any of these words trending on X recently and felt confused, it must mean you haven’t yet seen the aesthetic atrocity — and I mean that in the best way possible — that is Saltburn, the new film that is as intriguing as it is disturbing.
Honestly, I have been wanting to take an internet break for a very long time, but scrolling works in a similar way to an addiction. You’re never really satisfied, but you find yourself always going back for more. This may be a little embarrassing to admit, but since I first joined Instagram at the young young age of 13, I don’t think a single day has passed that I have not scrolled.
People always say that we need to slow down, that our modern society moves too fast, and we are busier than we have ever been. And I’ve always been inclined to agree. But of course, putting it into practice isn’t as easy as it sounds.
When I first came across this philosophy, I immediately wanted to try it because it focuses on creating pleasure, connection or progress through free or cheap means, and encourages time spent in the real world rather than online.