It’s summer! Or, well, it’s April, but it’s Scotland and it’s averaging around twenty degrees at the moment, which means that it’s taps aff weather for all those who can do so without getting arrested and lying in the garden getting slowly but steadily sloshed and turning a beautiful shade of scarlet for all the […]Read More Curriculum for Failure
In Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, a lot of things are possible. Of course, this is true of most fantasy; after all, isn’t that the whole point? Fantasy novels are escapist fiction. They’re like the archetype of escapist fiction, to the point of mockery; every lonely, scrawny nerd can be a heroic, folk-famous sword-wielding barbarian, if they […]Read More And the new day will be a great big fish.
You know that movie A Quiet Place (Krasinski, 2018), right? Horror movie, extremely popular, super innovative use of sound. It got nominated, deservedly in my opinion, for quite a few awards. How fluent are you in ASL? Probably, for most of you reading this and for most of the cinema audiences, the answer to that […]Read More [Post header: Let’s Talk About Subtitles.]
Adapted from a twitter thread I wrote a few months ago Doctor James Barry has been in the media a lot recently, due in part to the unfortunate announcement of a book on his life authored by E.J Levy. Maybe one day there will be a piece of media made about someone like me and […]Read More Dr James Barry and the Men History Loves to Hate
or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bombsite Ah, minimalism. The biggest lie of any trend since I thought my 2014 emo fringe was cool. Somehow an ideology which should by rights be a great help to folks like me has become the very thing it claims – and I claim – […]Read More The Myth of Minimalism