Category Archives: Illustrations by Anna-Kaisa

Why does absence make the heart grow fonder?

E Maj E Nation. Pure and simple (and cynical and bitter). Possibly it’s only my problem, but maybe others just don’t talk about it so much. Basically, I know my heart fills in the gaps with whatever makes it feels … Continue reading

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What is magick?

We’ve already had this question, but I’m going to let that slide on a technicality. Because I think there is a different. Sure, I generally just use the k when I’m trying to look more interesting than I am (do … Continue reading

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Why do our sexual desires and behaviour sometimes make us feel ashamed?

I blame my Catholic upbringing, but that’s absurd. I don’t really remember having any understanding of sex and sexuality until after I’d rejected the faith I was taken into every sunday, and my upbringing wasn’t much more religious than that. … Continue reading

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Has this country “gone to shit”? Hasn’t it always been a bit shit?

I’m torn between a loathing of nationalism and a natural optimism (of sorts). Also I tend to write against cynicism more often than not. I think it’s important to note that we are ridiculously lucky. But the fact is that … Continue reading

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What is fire made of?

Phlogiston. Everyone knows that, right? Phlogiston is a substance found in all objects that are capable of burning. When it gets hot enough, it incandesces, lives in a flaming form for a while, and then evaporates into smoke, leaving behind … Continue reading

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Why do people say things like “25 mins to 9″ instead of just giving the time?

One of the things I really like about time is it’s relational fluidity. You can measure something as being however much time until something, or however much time from something. Now, for the sake of sensibility you always say too … Continue reading

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Could you care less?

I could. But I can’t. Mostly. I suspect Tubbs is referring to this, and it is frustrating. But pedantry aside. I’ll talk about caring. You’d think it would be nice and simple and straightforward. That caring would be a good … Continue reading

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