The year is 1986 and this is my dorm room at Newcastle University. Like most students I’ve decorated the room with whatever scraps I’ve been able to find, notably a Crocodile Dundee poster, some Rocky Horror show cards, a couple of Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers items, and one or two fetishy bits.
Other than that there are a few books, a couple of graphic novels, and what I think are some miniatures in the process of being painted. Absent are any books involving the subject I was studying which is possibly one reason why this was an attempt at university.
When I contrast this picture with the ones of me a few years earlier the change is quite shocking. I’ve lost all my hair and gained tons of weight. Looking back I realised that this is down to being allowed out of school at lunchtime to get my own lunch and the cheap and readily available supply of [fried product/pie] with chips and a can of Tango in Carlisle in the early eighties.