“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”

Silence is Golden: The Assassination of Sia’s “Music”

I’ve already set out my patsy, well it’s time to pull the fucking trigger. But first, like any evil villain in this scenario I am going to reveal my motivation. Mine is not a selfless motivation. I do not advocate for the autistic community beyond advocating for myself and any other struggling autistic and non-neurotypicalContinue reading “Silence is Golden: The Assassination of Sia’s “Music””

Silence is Golden: The Assassination of Sia’s “Music” – The Review

It shouldn’t take a political violence mastermind to tell you that when you are setting up an assassination attempt you need a ‘patsy’. Someone to take the fall for you so that you can get away with the ‘crime’ you are about to commit. Unless you want to set yourself up as a political martyrContinue reading “Silence is Golden: The Assassination of Sia’s “Music” – The Review”

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”

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!”

My Life and Learned Helplessness

Note: What follows is merely an opinion piece, the author is in no way a qualified mental health professional and if you are experiencing difficulties you should contact your local mental health service. “If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again…” I am sure all of us in the English speaking world haveContinue reading “My Life and Learned Helplessness”