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.
There are so many superhero movies being made recently, and although I find most of them entertaining, I just don’t get the same feeling of happiness watching them that I used to with older versions like the original Superman movies (1978-1983), Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of […]
I admit that I don’t particularly care how well the science behind time travel is explained in sci-fi stories. I find things like quantum mechanics and Einstein-Rosen bridges really fascinating, but almost all fictional time machines are powered with pure unobtainium and might as well have gears turned […]
One of the current crazes at my son’s school is squishy toys that slowly regain their shape after you scrunch them up. I think they originally took off in Japan and most of them seem to be food with cute faces, but the one he picked out to […]
One of my favorite Instagram feeds is photographs of abandoned places. I’ve always been drawn to the ghosts of buildings, that residual image of what they once were that lingers around the edges after they fall to ruin. It’s almost as if you can feel it behind you […]
The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. – from “One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop Caring about anything is always a risk, because, as Elizabeth Bishop said, the art of losing […]
I think I probably watched the original Star Wars movies about 30 times when I was a kid. Given that, you’d think I’d have given the Star Wars philosophy some serious thought and in some ways I did, but there were also things that I just accepted without […]