I confess that I’ve never really been the kind of fan who shipped characters or felt inspired to create fan art for a show, but A League of Their Own (Amazon Studios, 2022) is honestly like nothing else I’ve seen on tv and I suddenly found myself, in […]
Alex MacFadyen is a muppet-identified writer, bookworm, and creator of strange liminal creatures. You can find more of his creations and musings at Critter Lab on Wordpress.
Although I never wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid, for some reason I always feel oddly nostalgic watching movies or shows with children of the 1950s and 60s who are obsessed with exploring the galaxy. I was born a bit after Neil Armstrong and […]
I don’t usually watch things more than once. Perhaps that makes me not “a proper little nerd”, as Nick affectionately calls Charlie in the Netflix tv adaptation of Alice Oseman’s queer teen romance webcomic and book series Heartstopper, but I’ve always just been more interested in moving on […]
Maybe it’s the long grey of winter, or the even greyer length of pandemic winter, but the past few months I’ve found myself falling back on the comfort of old, familiar things. I keep reaching for my faded plaid shirt and softest worn-out jeans, ignoring the food in […]
I remember reading a book when I was a kid about a perfect android child who is unexpectedly delivered to a family’s doorstep in a giant metal can. He’s all dried out but comes with a nutrient solution that they use to reconstitute him. He was designed to […]
The truth is that all I really want to read is fantasy. Stories set in other worlds, other solar systems, other versions of reality that don’t entirely resemble this one. I used to read a much wider range of fiction and every so often I still pick up […]