Full exposure, in five points 

So yes, I am attempting to maintain this blog as an anonymous experiment. To start writing again. To share words and thoughts. To get feedback, converse, debate.  However, for this daily prompt post, I am willing to leave a part of me exposed. Here are five things I currently value: - Friends. In the truest… Continue reading Full exposure, in five points 


‘Use with Caution: may have potential side effects’ – Aiken and Alter, two book reviews

Research so far has resulted me in acquiring a stack of books. Potentially enough to operate as a piece of occasional furniture. Not a change to my lifestyle as I am a self-confessed bibliophile -  the more books around me the happier I am. But to put my affliction to some purpose, other than bowing bookshelves and keeping… Continue reading ‘Use with Caution: may have potential side effects’ – Aiken and Alter, two book reviews

‘Shooting Star: Caffeine Injection’ extract

Something different today. A little extract from a shelved project last year.  The sun set around us, smothering burnt sienna with inky murk. Stars; we looked for them, but the depths and layers of smog and smutty cloud covered their gleam. I thought I caught a glimpse, but was immediately corrected by your cutting tone.… Continue reading ‘Shooting Star: Caffeine Injection’ extract

Inconsistencies and Contradictions

In starting to unravel my tangled thoughts regarding social media and cyberpsychology, I have noticed a few contradictions. Cognitive dissonance is the term for it - pairing an opinion with a conflicting set of actions. We justify our actions, knowing they might disagree with our beliefs. I am guilty of just that - cognitive dissonance - and I… Continue reading Inconsistencies and Contradictions

Fear of the Future (A): 1999 in retrospect

You're living in a dream world, Neo.... What can The Matrix tell us of the pre-millennial anxiety of the future? Enter Jean Baudrillard's 'desert of the real' (Simulacra and Simulation [1988]), as poignantly referenced by Morpheus. Depicted on screen as a wasteland, the simulated world of the Matrix connotes Bauldrillard's fall of empires, in this case the result of man's battle… Continue reading Fear of the Future (A): 1999 in retrospect

Part 2: Denying Reality

21st C. Dee started my tumbles down the rabbit hole, ending up in the realms of cyberpsychology. I've started examining the conflicting online bios of individuals in the skirts of my social circle, which has left me with far more questions than I originally anticipated. Are we addicted to complaining online? Specifically, the compulsion to update our online… Continue reading Part 2: Denying Reality