Looking over some new apartments near me online, I’m struck by how everything is grey, with literally less color than the Borg cubes from “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, and how old and stale that aesthetic is, along with the 2010s fashion for them to … Continue readingThe Future of Fashion: After Greige
OMG. I got my filler last Thursday morning, and at the 70-hour mark or so now I can honestly say I love it; much more than I even thought I would. I checked myself into the best aesthetic clinic I could find, one with a … Continue readingGod Bless Filler!
It’s weird: I meet plenty of people who show romantic and sexual interest in me…but they’re all already married! It becomes downright bizarre when I realize everyone who shows platonic interest in me is already married (or were previously); indeed, every one of my friends … Continue readingStraddling the Shadow of Life
In my post “The Boon of Young Motherhood” I proposed a kind of generational division of labor: sex and babies for the young, career work for the old. After all, fundamentally you can work a job far later in life than you can have a … Continue readingToward a Generational Division of Labor?
There are some days it strikes me that I’m always kinda excluded, like the people I know and who act like they like me, and even tell me to my face that they’re my friend, will all chat up each other in their little sociable … Continue readingWelcome to the Desert of the Weird
I’ve touched on the subject of attractiveness in both the strong sex and the fair sex before, but for a while I’ve found myself intrigued by the work of J. Sanilac (a.k.a. Evil Vizier on Twitter), and once again I’ve been reading up online about … Continue readingThe Dark Path to Masculine Beauty
I don’t belabor the point, but the truth is 20th and 21st century of my alternate-history science-fiction space-opera universe is in large measure a family saga of the Reinhardts, heirs of the inventor of the microchip and his fortune. Recently I’ve been brainstorming a new … Continue readingReady for Rapunzel
As I touched upon in a previous post, it’s a bit odd we don’t have mile-high futuristic towers in our cities built by the richest companies in the world to show off their power, and just because humanity can. Well, I’m a science fiction writer … Continue readingA Short Story in the Urban Fabric?
Where are all the gleaming futuristic towers stretching like needles a mile or more into the sky like science fiction promised would be the Future, realized by the 21st century? The closest we’ve come to a real-life Coruscant, at least aesthetically, is places like Dubai; … Continue readingWhere’s My Mile-High Tower?
By now the “progressive hegemony”, or whatever you want to call it, over the arts, the entertainment industry, and sophisticates and cultural elites more generally is well-known, but almost everyone is missing a crucial piece of the puzzle: the creatives actually don’t like today’s mainstream … Continue readingArtists Exit Stage Left?