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.
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 […]
Lately I have the feeling that I’m just flailing through my life, which might explain why I’ve been so entertained by video games based on the humorous possibilities of ragdoll physics. I’m not actually staggering around the world like a drunken noodle-person, but I can really relate to […]
Have you ever wished that on your way to regular old summer camp you’d stumbled across a magic door to a world where you could spend the summer learning magic and making friends as strange and nerdy as yourself? If so (or if not but it sounds fun […]
June is Pride month, and although the Pride celebrations in my city will be virtual again this summer, some of my friends in places that are out of lockdown have been sending me wonderful pictures of queer+ folks gathered together once again. It warms my chilled pandemic heart, […]