Zombies vs Vampires, part 9

A quick warning. This part features one of my most gruesome kills yet, of a particularly nasty character. Who’s also a clowm. Less seriously. I’ve played fast and loose with Salfordian and Mancunian geography in this part. Ricky was a scary clown, and he took his role seriously. He had worn a mask the first […]

Posted on: 5 December 2016 | 10:09 am

Zombies vs Vampires, part 8

The Beetham Tower had loomed over Manchester city centre for years. A blue-grey glass and steel exclamation mark, it was visible for miles around. Every road toward the heart of the city seemed to be aimed straight at it. However, in the centre, it could be hard to get a good view of it. Few […]

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 5:14 am

Return To Boom Town

I started Boom Town last year, put it aside for the Summer, and returned to it recently. Click on the image above for the full gallery. I also did a walk around video, which is a little shaky and blurry. When it gets it right, my phone’s macro focus is great. But when I’m working […]

Posted on: 27 November 2016 | 6:33 am

Zombies vs Vampires, part 7

The Thurloes had sold their business, and its name, to Carl and Karl, no questions asked, and put the money into property. The new owners had used redundancy and hiring to tune their workforce’s morality. Now, everyone they employed knew their bosses were into something that wasn’t legal, and none of them minded or were […]

Posted on: 25 November 2016 | 6:11 am

Zombies vs Vampires, part 6

Terry stared at the deep red liquid in his glass. He tilted and twisted the goblet, watching the way the thick liquid moved. “This is really blood?” “Yes, it is.” Leech assured him. “Human blood?” It was warm, but not hot, which didn’t feel right at all. “Human blood. You must be hungry. You need […]

Posted on: 21 November 2016 | 11:58 am

Don’t say I didn’t warn you about Trump

Just bumping the content of a couple of posts from earlier this year, and pointing you all at Sounds of Soldiers again. Sounds of Soldiers is currently an incredible bargain at $0.99/£0.99/local equivalent. But, if you want an even better bargain, pick up Britain Looks To The Future (also just $0.99/£0.99/local equivalent), which includes it […]

Posted on: 19 November 2016 | 8:23 pm

Frack Off!

Footage from the anti-fracking demo in Manchester on Saturday. Follow

Posted on: 14 November 2016 | 2:11 pm

Zombies vs Vampires, part 5

The corpse that had been Glenn only ate Karl’s flesh as long as the blood was flowing. He bit a chunk out of the throat and windpipe, his favourite spot, then chewed on the cheek as Karl thrashed out his final moments. One final blow landed on Glenn’s jaw, pushing his head away. With surprising […]

Posted on: 14 November 2016 | 6:55 am

My week in tweets

Not all the tweets. I’ll leave out the automated posts, most of the promo tweets, and the argument with the guy who blamed everything on immigrants and sharia law, but got offended when I told him he was being racist. America. Next Thursday. https://t.co/GeQfsTDQ1m — Ian Pattinson (@Spinneyhead) November 6, 2016 .@hansolo is a #Trump […]

Posted on: 13 November 2016 | 1:07 pm

Zombies vs Vampires, part 4

Any search for a runaway started in Tent Town. Nearly half of them ended there as well, and it provided direction in most others. The homeless encampment drew in the lost and abandoned. Some, it even saved and sent home. Others found the wrong members of the community, and the rent they paid for canvas […]

Posted on: 12 November 2016 | 3:12 pm