The Not So Lonely Planet

The Not-So-Lonely Planet: Sh*t-throwing flying monkeys… There’s no place like home   Alana Daly Mulligan talks us through the rough last few months of her Erasmus, and why she decided to return home.  EDITORS WARNING: this piece references topics like depression and self-harm.   I’ve always loved The Wizard of Oz. I read the books and watched the film so much that it’s probably imprinted … Continue reading The Not So Lonely Planet

Animal Crossing Vs. Doom: The Ying and Yang of Gaming

Motley Editor-In-Chief Dan Webb explores two of the most legendary franchises in gaming, Animal Crossing and Doom, and gives food for thought on why they may not be so different after all March 20th 2020, as the dawn broke two of the biggest titans in gaming walked slowly towards the battlefield ready to face-off. Cyberdemon’s sharpened their claws, villagers practised swinging their fishing rods, Doom … Continue reading Animal Crossing Vs. Doom: The Ying and Yang of Gaming

EUROPE’S ‘LEAST FREE’: HUNGARY, THE MEDIA AND ORBÁN’S ‘ILLIBERAL DEMOCRACY’

Maeve McTaggart looks at the man who took Hungary into the shadows, allowing it to slip 31 places on the World Freedom Index in seven years to 87th. Ranked the least democratic of all European member states, Maeve shines a light on how the EU can pull Hungary back from the depths of it’s ‘half democracy.’  In Hungary, there lives an almost mythical tale of … Continue reading EUROPE’S ‘LEAST FREE’: HUNGARY, THE MEDIA AND ORBÁN’S ‘ILLIBERAL DEMOCRACY’

From Quakerism to Quasars

From Quakerism to Quasars, this is the extraordinary story of Jocelyn Bell Burnell.    Jocelyn Bell Burnell is a small, striking woman. The thing about impressive people is they don’t have to work hard to impress you, or at least it doesn’t seem like they work hard to impress people. She is serious looking, tidy and very very clever. Every word is weighed and carefully … Continue reading From Quakerism to Quasars

Nintendo: Childishly Innovative

Andrew Burke discusses why Nintendo is so important for the gaming industry today.   The world of gaming is always evolving and adapting. Companies like Sony and Microsoft are constantly banging heads trying to make the more powerful console and provide the best exclusives. But we can all admit that these companies would be nowhere where they are today without Nintendo. After the Video Game … Continue reading Nintendo: Childishly Innovative