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Suspension of Disbelief: Welcome to Nightvale

Content description: Flashing gif at bottom of the page (link to source definitely flashes) and use of reclaimed homophobic slur. Plus a lot of strange metaphor and a review of ‘Welcome to Nightvale’. Well it’s exam season, a time of food, rum and tearful procrastination. If you want to skip …

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If Proselytizing Speech Were Held to the Standards of Advertising Speech

I collect religious tracts, but with rules.  They must be given to me by someone in a way that implies that giver thinks something is really wrong with me.  Preferably with as much condescension as possible.   “Here, I think you need this” is good.  Left taped to my door …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 97: Making Waves

Alrighty, people. It’s time to dig deeper into the mathematical description of a wave. Now we’re going to look at the different ways to use the wave function to graph a wave. We can graph the wave function y(x,t) as a function of x for a specific time. It might …

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Sex and Sexuality: Masturbation

So what’s on your mind today? A favourite TV show? That essay you should really be writing instead of reading about masturbation? (Hey we’ve all been there). Onto the hot topic; masturbation. You should probably try it. So often women, are repressed in their behaviour, be it politely moving away …

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A Mandatory Love for Babies

Olivia’s musings on the social unacceptability of not desiring children has inspired me to write about much the same thing. I used to be a fundamentalist (lite) Christian.  I was bad at it.  Mostly, I was really bad at feeling the emotions I was supposed to feel.  I tried really …

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What If I Don’t Know?

Cross posted from We Got So Far To Go. This week was April Fool’s, and one of people’s FAVORITE jokes on April Fool’s is coming out as gay. Miri, a fantastic beast of a human being, decided to do the opposite yesterday. Her essay is hilarious and you should probably go read …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 96: Surf the Wave Function

After a brief break, I’m back this week with more about mechanical waves. For the next couple of weeks I’ll attempt to explain something called a wave function and how we can use it to understand a lot of the attributes of waves. A wave function is a mathematical function …

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In Defence of Giant Ravenous Mutant Super Rats

Prior to this morning I had no idea that the United Kingdom was facing an invasion. We’ve had our fair share of them, Celts, Angles, Saxons, Vikings, himalayan balsam, minks, the list goes on really. However, this invasion is apparently from within our shores, by beefed-up super mutant rats. That …

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