In 2014, Geoffrey Bunting was diagnosed with a chronic illness that continues to affect him today. Naturally, this is pretty rubbish, but it did give him an interesting name should he every conceive an ongoing project. That’s how Chronically Magazine was born. With an illness kicking him out of life, the things around him that helped him pass the time took on a previously unknown importance. For years Geoffrey had not been interested in games, now they provided a valuable sense of achievement, he had barely watched TV, now Netflix was one of his best friends. And looking at how much he relied on these things to get him through the days, he decided he would put his skills to use and write about them.
The problem with being ill and poor is that you can’t really afford to keep up with current trends. New games and films tend to rush past and even books can get too expensive. That’s where the out-of-date part comes in. We look at older games, movies, books, and culture because that is literally all we can afford. One day we might be able to afford some new stuff, and maybe, with enough help, one day we can start being current!
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Our glorious leader (he hates it when we call him that), Geoffrey was born in South Africa in 1991. He is a designer and writer from the UK. He graduated with first class honours from the Cambridge School of Art and has a number of publications under his belt. He currently works as a freelance graphic designer for The Ugly Tree Graphic Design.
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