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.
April is switcheroo month at the Cultural Gutter, and this year we are once again turning our eyes upwards from our beloved gutter roots to gaze into the distance for a glimpse of art that is widely considered reputable. What I’ve noticed though, as I adjust my binoculars […]
You can always run away screaming. There are higher and lower price tags on that depending on the situation, and mostly I never do, but I find it comforting to know that I could. I often find myself yelling at the characters in horror movies to do exactly […]
Quick question for y’all: is “my brain has been hijacked by this fictional story and I no longer know how to live in the real world” a valid reason to call in sick to work? I’ve always gotten immersed in stories in a way that blurred the lines […]
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 […]
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 […]