Fat Versus Fiction

Do you know what the real beauty myth is? That anyone or anything is innately ‘beautiful’. Do you know what the real health myth is? That anyone individual is more healthy than another. Never mind evolution by natural selection blindly stumbling into a future in which it doesn’t know what the conditions are, rendering anyContinue reading “Fat Versus Fiction”

Nature: The Abusive Mother

NOTE: What follows is unqualified opinion and not scientific fact, the thoughts and ideas expressed here are not necessarily represented by the scientific consensus – though some probably should be. I am a conservationist, a naturalist, to an extent – though never formalised, ever internalised – a biologist. Yet I am a meat-eater, indeed aContinue reading “Nature: The Abusive Mother”

King Lear: Finale – Exeunt, with a Dead March

Previously on King Lear – Edmund had begun to get in trouble for his fucking, the King had gone so mad he had regained some reason, met up with Cordelia again but likely to be captured and Edgar, though no longer a fop, is still a sweetheart. We re-enter the fray with Edgar leaving GloucesterContinue reading “King Lear: Finale – Exeunt, with a Dead March”

King Lear: Part 4 – “It smells of mortality.”

Previously on King Lear – Daughters are bitches, man loses eye, Poor Tom’s-a-cold, Edmund has fucked, may be fucking and will fuck again, Lear went mad, shouted at the weather that’s how Shakespeare lets us know it’s set in England and how we have any of this without Shakespeare having stained his pages with hisContinue reading “King Lear: Part 4 – “It smells of mortality.””

King Lear: Part 3 – Gimme Your Best Shot!

We left, of course, on ‘Reason not the need…’ which I think is as apt a subtitle for King Lear as anything else. In my opinion the entire play is a group of savage apes playing at civilisation in a desperate attempt to stave off acknowledging the fact that they are all the ‘basest beggar’.Continue reading “King Lear: Part 3 – Gimme Your Best Shot!”

King Lear: Part 2 – Reason Not the Need

Previously on King Lear – A man decided to cut a crown into three pieces and divide it amongst two people, because that made sense at the time. The King of France is a baller who managed to pick up a free woman, and Burgundy is a tosser. Kent disagreed with Lear being disagreeable soContinue reading “King Lear: Part 2 – Reason Not the Need”

The Fan-Tas-Tic Virtues of Rome

Content Warning: This article features discussion on suicide. Should you be experiencing suicidal thoughts please contact a local mental health service or suicide prevention service as soon as possible. Virtue – meaning a sort of essence of goodness, a moral righteousness. Generally it is considered a positive thing but one could be accused of ‘virtueContinue reading “The Fan-Tas-Tic Virtues of Rome”

Modern Things Romans Would Love #1: Social Media (especially Instagram and Twitter)

It is quite funny that actors in Roman society were considered only a step above prostitutes. Indeed many actors ran a side business as prostitutes, so bereft of opportunities, and funds, they were in acting. I say it is funny because to an extent all Roman life was an act, an elaborate performance. If youContinue reading “Modern Things Romans Would Love #1: Social Media (especially Instagram and Twitter)”