On Trigger Warnings

Trigger warnings are a fairly new thing that have divided a number of people. If you haven’t seen them on the net already, they’re basically a conversational version of the warning before a TV show advising of sex, violence and all the good stuff. Trigger warnings are a way of saying “I have something to […]

On Being A Dick

There’s an internet axiom called Wheaton’s Law. It was coined by Wil Wheaton, best known for appearances in the film Stand By Me, as well as on Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Big Bang Theory, among other films and TV shows. His eponymous law simply states: ‘Don’t be a dick’. It was originally designed for […]

On blogging about blogging (about blogging?)

For ages I’ve tried to be a blogger. I started off ok, much like a lot of people do, but then I trailed off quite badly. I’ve attempted to be an online content maker since my teens. One of the first, and most fondly remembered, hobbies I had after moving out on my own was […]

Prime-Ministerial Mansplaining

Trigger Warning: I’m going to discuss sexual assault and politics in this piece. I try not to post about politics too much, since there are other bloggers who are far better at it than I am. Also, I constantly find myself playing devil’s advocate to myself, and just confusing myself out of an opinion anytime […]

On being comfortable with yourself

I’ve been single for a while. I’m not sure how long it is, because to put a timeframe on it would mean defining not-single. Is it a couple of dates with the same girl/guy? If so we could say it’s been about 9 months for me, though there wasn’t a break-up as much as a […]

In Which I Discuss Free Speech

I’ve been thinking a bit about free speech, and how it is abused and criticised by those on the conservative and anti-social justice side of society. First, a bit of background on what got the gerbil inside my head running on its wheel. Rosetta Project scientist Doctor Matt Taylor was being interviewed about the spacecraft that […]

Going Dry

This year I figured I’d do something a little different, so I decided to sign up for Dry July, a month-long event where people abstain from drinking for a month in order to raise money for cancer charities. I’ve occasionally had my friends say that my imbibing has, at times, a piscine nature, so I […]

Colin Craig needs better lawyers

Colin Craig decided to give his lawyers more money today. I don’t know if he has them on retainer, or if they’re hourly, but whatever, I expecting they’re making a mint from him. After The Civilian received legal notices accusing the satirical blog of defaming him, it seems he is getting a little trigger happy […]