Scripturient:  Writers and reading

This post is about, and for writers, for reporters and editors, for book authors and editors, magazine editors, feature writers, layout artists, copy editors and anyone who either fancies themselves one of these, or has the curious desire to become one (curious because, at least for freelancers, it often involves spending more money on books ...

centre of the universe: Storytelling Month – A Bigger Man

Why International White Trash Week only lasts one night.

Things Are Good: Reduce Your Wardrobe

It’s easy to acquire clothes nowadays and the consumerist society which we have created encourages us to continually update our clothes for the latest fad. This can be expensive and it has a negative impact on the environment. Reducing your wardrobe to only needed and fashionable items can reduce stress, but it’s hard to get ...

Melissa Fong: What should you wear to a house/techno party?- 2013 BLOGCEMBER 16/31

GOOD PARTIES NEVER HAVE DRESS CODES. but MANY parties have dress THEMES. Some of the more organized parties will have costume themes and most people take part to collectively create a fantastical night. I never partake because I am joyless in that division- but I fully support the use of glitter, fun fur and body ...

Art Threat: Can I Touch It?

North Carolina based artist Endia Deal explores the relationships of minority women within the corporate space. Her most recent project, “Can I touch it?”, is a photo series depicting white women in their 40s or older with traditionally black hairstyles. The final results show women with cornrows, flat twists, fingerwaves and somewhat apprehensive faces. “I ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Ask General Kang: What is the penalty for plagiarism on your planet?

Plagiarism is the “act of stealing the ideas and/or expression of another and representing them as your own,” though I can’t remember where I got that quote from — just Google it for the source. On my home planet of … Continue reading →

centre of the universe: Drunlsweet

Yesterday morning, I had a PROCEDURE done. A medical PROCEDURE. The doctor came in to talk to me, asked what the problem is, and I told him. He asked, “do you drink?” I said, “Not really.” He said, “Why not?” … Continue reading →

Left-winged Fashion for the Ladies

Many liberal women are feminist (well all, because seriously if you’re not a feminist, you’re probably not left-wing).   One of the issues I have with some feminists though (the extremist I mean) is the fact when they see a girl dressed in traditional feminine attire, for some reason there is this negative reaction toward it. [continue ...

Summer Style Guide: Pocket square anthology

Pocket squares are very overlooked by most men nowadays, in particular when it comes to Khaki suits. Their importance is diminished by a myriad of reasons, like: Oh, this suit looks good on me already, why accessorize? or pocket squares are too oldschool, it’s stuff my grandpa used to wear, or even just plain old forgetfulness that prevents[continue ...

Quintessentially Liberal: The White Suit

Nothing says “I’m a liberal” on a man more than a white suit. It is characteristic of a liberal’s persona of uninhibited style, non-conformist attitude and a sense of individualism, long forgotten and buried by the now conservative staple of boxy black suits sported by the least stylish of the political bunch. In other words, everybody wears a black[continue ...