Motley, n, the characteristic dress of the professional Fool; a varied mixture.
Just like the proverbial Fool, life for Motley hasn’t been easy. In the past few years, the magazine has been stilted in its production. We’ve had a bad start- but we’re working on it.
I think that everyone deserves to know what we’re up against. Student media is easy to criticise but hard to maintain. Resources are tighter than the skin of an apple; sheer grit and determination are necessary. Motley shares a pokey half office in the basement of the Student Centre. There’s no mobile phone reception. There’s no internet access. The Mac that’s set up down there could be best described as retro. It dates from when dinosaurs roamed the earth and Maggie Thatcher was a nipper.
The laptops we carry, cameras we use, programs we utilise, calls we make and texts we send are usually ours personally. Publishing Motley is likely a yardstick for foolishness, but we are determined to make sure that our folly is your fun. If you have something you want to write, or even a glimmer of an idea, let us know. We’ll answer all calls (unless, ironically, we’re in the office….), and we’ll respond to all emails (unless, ironically…).
We hope that you enjoy Motley; it’s been a blast to bring it to you.