We Need to Talk About Love

Probably an article more suited to release a few weeks ago, around Valentine’s Day and all. I am writing this because I am currently doing an analysis of “Tess of the d’Urbervilles” and I have realised that despite the fact that it is supposedly a romantic tale, despite the fact that it is supposedly aboutContinue reading “We Need to Talk About Love”

Tess of the d’Urbervilles – An Introduction

CONTENT WARNING: Contains discussions about sexual assault, rape and infant mortality. I am still finding trouble processing my thoughts on Tess, but let me begin with a brief summary of the plot of the book the full title of which was once “Tess of the d’Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented” which…we’ll likely discuss atContinue reading “Tess of the d’Urbervilles – An Introduction”

Why Does ‘We Lack Discipline’ Engage with Academics?

If we’re so anti-establishment, if we’re the fucking mean punk school, why do we give a shit? You know it’s a valid question and one I have been struggling to come up with an answer for. I am choosing to directly confront the issue today because of one reason. Today I got a like fromContinue reading “Why Does ‘We Lack Discipline’ Engage with Academics?”

The Unintentional Innuendoes of Tess of the d’Urbervilles

Before moving on to a more serious analysis of this 19th Century version of ‘I Spit on Your Grave’ except with more gratuitous suffering and less satisfaction I figured why not have some fun. For sure the book’s a serious one and requires serious thought. Whether it be directly related to the book itself withinContinue reading “The Unintentional Innuendoes of Tess of the d’Urbervilles”

For the Love of C*nts (Possibly NSFW)

CONTENT WARNING: Contains lots of sexy sex, also contains lots of rude words and images of the things those rude words describe. Also note: Everything said here is by a cisgender, heterosexual male. Whilst I have been called a cunt many times, and clearly have an affinity for them, I have not ever possessed one.Continue reading “For the Love of C*nts (Possibly NSFW)”

The ‘Culture Wars’, ‘Attack on Britishness’ and the ‘White Working Class’ Problem

Some tell me there’s a ‘culture war’ going on and, to be perfectly honest I don’t know what that means. I can just as easily go buy fish and chips and see Morris Dancers as I can go buy pad thai and go watch a Swedish crime drama, or read a novel by a JapaneseContinue reading “The ‘Culture Wars’, ‘Attack on Britishness’ and the ‘White Working Class’ Problem”

Bad History: Presentism and so-called ‘Cancel Culture’ in History

Apologies for taking over from the previous writer of bad history, and particular apologies that my thoughts, ideas and notions will not be as reliably, academically informed. However, there is an on-going movement in history, as well as in culture, towards acknowledgment of ‘the bad’. The stuff people did wrong. All around the world, acrossContinue reading “Bad History: Presentism and so-called ‘Cancel Culture’ in History”

“A Problem Shared…” The True Cost of Damage

Spoiler Alert: Contains spoilers for ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’ If you haven’t read a book from 1891 by now, do you need a spoiler alert? Content Warning: There will be discussion of sexual violence, rape and possibly mental health issues and suicide. NOTE: The following is not the opinion of a qualified medical professional. IfContinue reading ““A Problem Shared…” The True Cost of Damage”

Who Hears the Voiceless? On Being a Nobody

I’m a nobody. You might think “You have this website, and a twitter and views and people listen…” Nah, they don’t. Not really. Not compared to, say, someone who went and did a journalism degree, then worked at the local paper for a bit and then, they were a bit nerdy so they worked theContinue reading “Who Hears the Voiceless? On Being a Nobody”

The Importance of Perseverance

I’m not talking about in real life. I mean, perseverance has many important uses in real life, if you wish to undergo trials, tribulations and challenges, anyway. If you want an easy life and to not care by all means pass it up, it inevitably leads to suffering. No, I am talking about NASA’s latestContinue reading “The Importance of Perseverance”