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Eilís Nolan

Writer, artist, perpetual holder of notions.

Hiveswap: Act 2 – Review

Graphics The graphics of Hiveswap Act 2 are much the same as its predecessor. There’s updated sprites and a few additional animations, along with the ability to switch from Joey to Xefros as your playable character at will. Whichever character you don’t choose will then follow you around the screen as a companion. The backgrounds […]

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Holiday Update

I, like many people, was very grateful that the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons came right as the country headed into lockdown. There’s nothing like building a happy island with new and familiar animal faces to distract you from the absolute rollercoaster the real world has been this year. Globally, Animal Crossing has provided […]

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town- Review

The original Game Boy release of Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town seems like a distant memory now. Over 17 years have passed since the initial 2003 release, and it initially seemed like remaking the classic at this point would be redundant. However with old faces come new features and the new potential the Switch […]

The Art of Mulan- Must Have

Over the years, I’ve failed at collecting a wide variety of things. I tried stamp collecting for several years in my teens, which proved unfulfilling. It was also a waste of much needed drawer space. More recently I attempted a sword collection, which too turned out to be a fruitless endeavor. Leaving me with precisely […]

The Breadwinner Review

Directed by Nora Twomey, The Breadwinner is the third feature film to be released by Irish studio Cartoon Saloon. Since its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2017 and subsequent nomination for Best Animated Picture in the 90th Academy awards, we’ve been eagerly awaiting its release on May 25. Thanks to The Irish […]

‘Secret For The Mad’- dodie- Track Of The Day

This week, dodie released the beautifully animated music video for ‘Secret for the Mad’. In my opinion, the timing has been perfectly convenient seeing as it’s my go-to travelling song these days. Dodie Clark has been making engaging and melodic music on her Youtube channel since early 2011, but over the years has gathered considerable […]

Geeky Goodies: Pocket Camp Edition

The much-awaited Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp finally came to Irish phones last November: though, if you were anything like me, you may have hacked the Australian version a month sooner. We’ve been waiting eagerly for a new edition to the Animal Crossing franchise for years and Pocket Camp honestly did not disappoint. With a new concept […]

Overwatch D.VA Gaming Chair – Must Have

I’ve got to admit, I’ve been very slow to hop on board the Overwatch hype train. I’m not a huge gamer these days, if you don’t count occasionally remembering to remove weeds on Animal Crossing. Therefore, I’ve been reluctant to actually start playing the game that has stolen so many people’s hearts (and free time). […]

Steven Universe S3 Ep 13 ‘Kiki’s Pizza Delivery Service’ Review

Paying homage to the ever popular Studio Ghibli film ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service,’ episode 91 of Steven Universe was already off to a great start. It was part of last summer’s ‘Summer of Steven‘ event on Cartoon Network and was released on July 26th 2016. Following on from the previous episode, ‘Restaurant Wars,’ this episode also focuses on […]

Steven Universe S3 Ep 12 ‘Restaurant Wars’ Review

‘Restaurant Wars‘ was the 12th episode of season 3 of Steven Universe. Part of the ‘Summer of Steven’ special event, it was released on July 25 this year. This episode revolves around some of the minor Beach City characters, more specifically the Pizza family and the Fryman family. Plot point The episode starts with Steven […]