If you ever want to start a claws out, no holds barred pond war, I have the best topic for you. It's not what you might expect: not universal healthcare, gun control or freedom of speech. Those are divisive, but they're divisive within the US as well. Go to an international group of cat people and … Continue reading We need to talk about China: teeny tiny pens part 2
Beloved turned 30 this past weekend. I got him an excellent cake. I did not get candles for it because I don't much like candles. I have never really been cool with inviting the birthday kid to spray tiny drops of spit all over something people are about to eat. As a kid I also … Continue reading 0118 999 881 999 119 725 3*
I recently had a conversation with a work colleague about the particular kinds of music we create. I talked about some of the incredible concerts I've been in as a choral soprano and the buzz of standing there as the audience go wild at the end. Well. As wild as they ever get at the … Continue reading Does it make your heart sing? Teeny tiny pens part 1
CW: being a frickin teenager. Also CW for a mention of suicide, albeit not in a serious context. Also also CW for comedy violence. Damn this post sounds awful after all of that. Beloved recently told me that I'd never told him anything about my teenage years. I protested. "You don't talk about yours much … Continue reading I was young once… in a manner of speaking.
CW: bereavement and griefhammers. Are you reading this post, Beloved? I told you already it's a sad post. I do not think you wanna. When I started dating my Beloved back in 2010 and we notified our respective parents of our new relationship they responded as follows: My mum: A MAN? HAVE YOU GOT YOUR … Continue reading My father in law’s pen
This meme has been doing the rounds around spectrumites of late. In one group I frequent the mods posted it and everybody in the group argued and then they started banning anyone who disagreed. It's actually pretty standard for these things. You can die waiting for people to agree whether it's "autistic person" or "person … Continue reading Special interests and a brain full of pens
Here we have a gratuitous addition of a drawing I did last year because it's actually relevant! I really enjoyed Robinson Crusoe. I like the fantasy of being stranded on a tropical island, surviving my my wits and whatever the surrounding environment provides, and being forced to confront the meaning of life in total isolation. … Continue reading Don’t make children read Robinson Crusoe