Scrapbook Rabbit: Chinese Languages and Conlang Troubles

Hello everyone and welcome to another installment of Scrapbook Rabbit! These columns, rather than being arguments, essays or reviews, are a little more casual; they're just me sharing my thoughts as I fall down research holes. My last one of these was about Neapolitan and Sicilian as dialects of Italian; this one is about a … Continue reading Scrapbook Rabbit: Chinese Languages and Conlang Troubles

The Case Against Puritanism: It’s Time To Give It Up And Let Teens Get Off

Please note: If you're not reading this column while sustaining the ability to both retain your sense of humour with your tongue in your cheek, and take it seriously, you won't get much out of it. This column discusses underage sexuality, neo-puritan/anti-sex ideology, (briefly) pedophilia, transphobia and sexual assault. Teens are horny. This is one … Continue reading The Case Against Puritanism: It’s Time To Give It Up And Let Teens Get Off

Behind The Curtain: Is It Villains We Want?

Please note: this column discusses spoilers for a number of movies, series and books, including Black Panther, The Incredibles, Umbrella Academy (Seasons 1 and 2), Fullmetal Alchemist (2003) and (2009), the Harry Potter series and Voltron: Legendary Defender. Child abuse, abandonment, transmisogyny, genocide, anti-Blackness and anti-biracial sentiment are discussed below. If fandom's the most famous … Continue reading Behind The Curtain: Is It Villains We Want?

Genrefvckery: Ten (More) Songs On Spotify You’ve Probably Never Heard

Back in 2018, I did a fun little column about five songs you'd probably never heard - including Montreal bluegrass, Canadian indie rock and rock cello. Now I'm circling back with a sequel and some more little-heard gems that you should give a shot. But first, why Spotify? Bandcamp gives more to artists, and Spotify's … Continue reading Genrefvckery: Ten (More) Songs On Spotify You’ve Probably Never Heard