Things I Saw At Dildopolis

Deep in the heart of Texas, there is an adult megaplex situated off a certain highway. My friends (who for the purposes of this post will be S and O) and I see it every time we drive up and down this highway, have for years, and recently we decided to finally visit it. In […]

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Marine Invertebrates I Have Touched And Would Touch Again

I went up to Washington a while back, and while there, insisted with childish petulance that we go to the Seattle Aquarium until I finally got my way. I like to think myself mature (well, mature enough) and well-developed, but I revert to five years old at the chance to go see animal exhibits. I […]

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Porphyria’s Lover

The best of dyes was once considered to be Tyrian purple. You get it by ‘milking’ a sea snail: agitating it to induce the secretion that can be boiled into dye. Of course, you can also crush the snails and their shells and boil that, but it takes thousands of snails to make the least […]

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“Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay to mould me Man?”

“Did I solicit thee from Darkness to promote me?” Horror fans, you know what that is: the epigram to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. It’s a quote from John Milton’s Paradise Lost, which, like many Romantics, Mary Shelley had an incredible boner for. Here, Adam beseeches God after his exile, stating that God bears at least part of […]

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I Cannot Believe I Have To Make This Post In The Year Of Our Lord 2017

This was originally going to be a Facebook post. But, considering the political make-up of my friends and family, given my geography, I decided that was probably really stupid. And since I’ve been working on the novel, I’ve been a bit scarce. A brief warning for use of slurs (in describing what others have said) […]

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If I Have To Read About Bonobo Sex One More Time I Swear I Will Die.

  Why are we obsessed with monkey sex? Serious question. There has to be some sort of evolutionary precedent for this. I get it, okay? Bonobos have a lot of sex. It’s a defining characteristic of their socialization that sets them apart from their close geographic and genetic neighbors, the well-loved Common Chimpanzee (which, lest […]

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