The Wonderful World of Webcomics

  I’ve found myself amazed over these past few years by the concept of The Webcomic. With the advent of the internet, the publishers of old are no longer the only way to get your art to your audience, and a new generation of writers and readers has gratefully picked up on this. Instead, ifContinue reading “The Wonderful World of Webcomics”

How can multilingualism affect our identity

  We live in a world where speaking more than one language is seen as a positive thing. Multilingualism is encouraged, and as our world becomes more globalized, multilingualism is seen as a normal part of a child’s upbringing.

The Redundancy of Memes

Memes. What about ‘em? I dread them, that’s what. Luckily for me, my hate for the concept only boils up on a very superficial level, namely most of the stuff you go through on your social media feed: captioned pictures, short clips, inside jokes and puns that revolve around certain formulas and themes. However, theContinue reading “The Redundancy of Memes”

Realism and Dialogue

  “God,” declared a girl I once watched Network (1976) with, “who talks like that?” The only right answer is “no one”: the movie was rightly called out on its preposterously verbose dialogue, which nears parody. It is lucky that the next day I watched a John Ford western, with stiff, wooden but somehow believableContinue reading “Realism and Dialogue”

These Are a Few of My Favourite Words

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, brown paper packages tied up with strings. These are a few of my favorite things.  In life, it is the little things that make your day. Like Julie Andrews sang, these favourite things, the blue sky, the smell of freshly brewedContinue reading “These Are a Few of My Favourite Words”

Ode to the Pimple

  It was a cold February morning when I was on my way to Amsterdam from Haarlem station. Like any other person commuting by train, I normally keep my business to myself but this time I was distracted by the guy sitting in front of me. It was a Spanish tourist who was browsing throughContinue reading “Ode to the Pimple”

Braingasms Vs. Orgasms: Sex and the Intimacy of ASMR

  Humans are sensitive beings. Our senses can lead us to all kinds of experiences. When we travel we tend to buy perfume because we link smells to memories, certain colours and shapes can bring up traumatic experiences and somehow no one can really resist putting their hands in those big burlap sacks of driedContinue reading “Braingasms Vs. Orgasms: Sex and the Intimacy of ASMR”

The grimm side of fairytales

  When hearing the phrase “once upon a time…” most of us already know that we are about to be told a fairytale. I don’t have any statistical facts on this, but I can say with a fair amount of confidence that most children love fairytales. Maybe it’s because of the desire that humans haveContinue reading “The grimm side of fairytales”

Hidden Cultures

The term ‘hidden cultures’ might make you think of various religions and nationalistic customs. That’s not what I would like to talk about, however. I’d like to make an observation about hidden worlds which are often linked to a profession or hobby. Lately, I’ve been discovering a few societies which were previously unknown to me.Continue reading “Hidden Cultures”

Magazines: the ultimate hand guide for women?

  Elle Woods: “I bought you some necessities—some Calvin Klein 720 count sheets, the entire Clinique skin care line […] and the Bible.” (Holds up a copy of the Cosmopolitan magazine) Brooke Taylor: “You’re an angel” The above quote is from the popular movie Legally Blonde. The main character, Elle, is a lawyer who hasContinue reading “Magazines: the ultimate hand guide for women?”