Monthly Archives: August 2014


Why Comments Are Banned, And Always Fucking Will Be

The internet, we’ve all been told, is this mass democratizing conversation within a big virtual park. Anyone is allowed to participate (sort of)! We are told it’s an intangible space where people can safely share their opinions, innermost thoughts, and pornography (again, sort of). The internet is a place where people can congregate, form communities, […]

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Behind the Red Velvet Curtain

[TW: This piece contains discussion of sexual abuse, trauma, misogyny, transphobia and racism] “A day in the FBI was never like this before! You are Special Agent Dale Cooper and you’ve found yourself trapped inside the Black Lodge, a surreal and dangerous place between worlds. Try as you might, you can’t seem to find anything […]


Jupiter is a Failed Star because It Didn’t Want It Hard Enough

I finally adopted the cat in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. It took twenty Kim coins—one of three purchasable in-game currencies that I can use to buy clothing, accessories, furniture or goodwill from NPCs. I didn’t actually pay real money for these coins, the primary reason being that I’m broke, and the game’s alternate coin-gathering method of […]

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