Or is it? Every year without fail for some unknown reason writers of countless television shows decide that their characters just aren't allowed to have a "Merry" Christmas. No their characters must live through a torturous holiday break and sometimes (especially if you're Sean Bean) you might not even live through that! So is Christmas really the most wonderful time of year? Yes you spend it with family, friends and co-workers making the most of this joyous season. But in reality, in that deep dark part of your soul that you don't allow out into the public domain for fear of being labelled a weirdo, you are craving your next fix of your favourite show like a meth addict forced to go cold turkey by the powers that be who decided you just couldn't handle that show 24/7. Or ...

Sons of Anarchy

It's not difficult to say that Sons of Anarchy was a show beloved by many and hated by few. The characters were so far from the reality of our lives yet somehow found their way into our hearts and minds as we identified with them on an almost primal level. As I'm writing this I'm actually tearing up remembering everything that happened over the 6 years and seven seasons it's been on our screens for. Told mainly from the view point of Jackson 'Jax' Teller the story followed the Sons of Anarchy (aka SAMCRO) a motorcycle club that operated out of the small town Charming, running both legal and illegal businesses including; a garage, porn and of course gun-running. Throughout the seasons we see the club and the families involved go through some horrible conflicts where no one came out ...

Custom Toys

Designer or Custom toys have been around for a while and honestly I'm not really sure how I came across this world (I've only been aware of it for a few years now) but from my perspective it's just recently started to grow with conventions and Funko POP's becoming something that people - geeks and non-geeks alike - have started to become interested in. Jason Freeny Jason Freeny a custom toy maker well known in the custom toy industry for his anatomical structures and is someone who came from a sculpting & toy background. He's done some amazing figures doing anatomical cutaways showing what he imagines would be underneath popular characters skin. Tested.com have luckily done an interview with him recently going into his process a little and how he got into it. Find more of Jason's work at ...

Unfortunately comic artists aren't all lucky enough to make it big just by putting pencil to paper even if they have the talent or drive to succeed. Becoming household names for many is destined to be a hard fought journey and for some it might be just out of reach. My hope is that for the guys I'm about to write about their dreams become a reality. The Swansea Comics Collective The origin story of The Swansea Comics Collective is as follows: They were formed in September 2008 by two blokes in a comic shop. Fed up with talking about creating comics but not putting pencil to paper often enough, Pete & Mark decided to start a group where local artists and writers could meet to collectively pursue this goal. They meet regularly and during their meetings a character or ...

Arrow and The Flash Crossover

It's been a while since I've actually lived up to my name and written about TV so I couldn't think of a better thing to write about than this. The crossover between two of CW's big shows The Flash and Arrow was everything we could ever hope for and more. It had action, suspense, jokes, team-ups and showdowns. Best of all it had sidekicks who optimised the fan boys who watched the show and would no doubt be having similar conversations to them, but more on that later. This blog I'm going to go through the plot, characters, what was good, what was bad and what was just bad ass about the crossover. Crossover Episodes' Plots The crossover episodes focus mainly on the Starling City killer who uses boomerangs to kill his victims. Barry and Oliver team-up to capture him ...

Spoiler Alert

When will we learn that social media is evil when it comes to spoilers. Gone are the days when you could avoid the score of a game you had to miss watching to do something else. When all you had to do was avoid the water cooler, the news and the paper. No, the 80's and 90's are well and truely over...we don't have that luxury anymore. If you miss something when it shows for the first time now you are well and truly fucked because you now have to avoid everything. The world is literally out to ruin your experience. That was yesterday. Now the world has figured a brand new way to screw with you. As we all know the pages of popular shows are followed by literally millions of people so you would be right in ...