Month: October 2017

writing

Pledged

It’s Halloween and it’s late, so I’ll just use this space to promote one of my favourite horror comics.  It’s a few years old now, but there’s a sequel coming, and I can’t wait. Wytches by Scott Snyder and Jock is a fantastic and classic tale, one I’ve been trying to get my stepdaughter to …

writing

Reflex Action

I’ve always been a bit jealous of people who just take action.  People who leap, right out of the gate and into the fire, and now I’m re-thinking those phrases and wondering what kind of gate leads directly to a fire. Kind of my point. As much as I’ve been an advocate of myself as …

depression

Morning Confusion

I’m not sure what the deal is the last couple of days.  Both mornings, I’ve woken up in a fog, and completely screwed up my routine. As in, forgetting the basics.  Weight.  Peeing.  Coffee. Well, okay, never coffee. I’m burying myself in this new novella, which admittedly, is practically Gothic in its darkness.  If Jeopardy were …

growth

The Irony Of Positive Negatives

I’m pretty sure that it’s a law of human psychology that those most often posting quotes about “haters” and people “showing them who they are” are most often the people engaging in that same behaviour. I know too many of these not to start recognizing it as a defensive behaviour. AKA, someone calls your shit …

culture

Faux Grunge

Grunge is back.  Or at least, the fashion seems to be.  Everywhere I look, I see plaid flannel sweaters tied around someone’s waist, atop ripped jeans and dark t-shirts, with wallet chains and Doc Martens. On one hand, thank god.  I love this style, and we’ve wallowed in Eighties excess for far too long.  There’s …

politics

Patience

It’s funny the things you have patience for.  I can resign myself all day to walking people through, in layman’s terms, technical issues about which they know nothing.  I can show them that they are capable of doing things that scare them, because they’re simple things. Unplugging a power cord on a router may seem …

economy

(Apple) Dogma

I don’t get Apple fanboys. Don’t get me wrong.  I have an iPod Nano and an iPhone in my pocket right now.  But that’s just because I like them.  I don’t give two fucks about Steve Jobs. Personally, I think he’s vastly overrated.  Or maybe he isn’t, but the level of fanboying that surrounds him …

fear

Invite Fear In

I’ll admit that I struggle with fear. The fear of rejection, of judgment, of discovering that I’m not what I think I am, of discovering that I’m the very dullard I oppose, that I’m a divisive human being, the gossiper, the seed sower of unhappiness and oppression, all this worries me to my very core. …