Category Archives: Illustrations by Lucy

Do good things always have to come to an end?

It’s not just good things, you know. It’s everything. It’s okay, that’s the way the world works, and if it didn’t, then there’d be too much of everything everywhere for anything to really be. Endings are all part of the … Continue reading

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What is the most selfless thing that someone can do?

I’m not certain where I stand on the whole ‘no such thing as altruism’ debate. Actually, I’m fairly sure. I find it annoying but probably largely true. But that largely thing is actually very complicated. Basically, I think that most … Continue reading

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What does purple taste like?

Mostly fruits. Often tart ones. But it’s not universal. The colour doesn’t give the flavour. But this is going to be a very short text if I treat it like that, so I guess we’ve got to go into the … Continue reading

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That will is bound up with fear, and sovereignty is never shaped from above, or in other words, on the basis of a decision taken by the strong, the victor or the parents.

That Foucault loves his long sentences. (Loved. I just checked wikipedia to check he was dead. He died twenty days after I was born. Coincidence?) I had to read the surrounding sentences to parse the ‘question’ I’ve allowed myself to … Continue reading

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In a battle between bees and spiders for world domination, which would win and why?

Bees are already in decline. It actually leads me to wonder whether a diet with or without honey is ethically responsible. Bees occupy an important part of the ecosystem, mainly for their actions as pollinatory transit systems (they rub flowers … Continue reading

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Finland’s third biggest party True Finns wants to significantly make cuts in these areas: development aid, EU-membership fees, Immigration. If all these cuts were made, how would it affect the country and it’s international relations?

It’s common during economic downturns for this sort of attitude to rise, it’s happening here in the UK (BNP, EDL etc), we can see it in America (Tea Party), and in Finland, it’s led to a far right party with … Continue reading

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Why are there so many ‘knock knock’ jokes?

Jokes are funny things. Fnarr. A lot of it is about expectation, and particularly things not matching expectations. It’s the same in music. On some level you know what’s coming next, so when it doesn’t, it’s exciting. This can result … Continue reading

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Please decribe getting up in the morning in as accurate and honest manner possible.

It’s tricky. I’ve been in the process for the last twenty minutes or so, but still the details have faded. It starts with a dream that I can barely remember (something about work, timetables and redundancy and wardrobes and caravans) … Continue reading

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Is it possible to cook a work of Art?

As discussed previously, for me art is more of a way at looking something than a something itself. Conventionally cookery is more craft than art, so I don’t know if cooking as standard counts so much. Also, consumption to me … Continue reading

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Is our society’s current obsession with “individualism”, and defining ourselves through ownership and habits, a form of defence against being swamped in our well connected, overpopulated world?

I don’t know if defence is quite the right word. I would go with coping mechanism. But in essence, I think you’re onto something. The Dunbar number is the notion that the human brain, when compared to other primates, is … Continue reading

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