Tag: myths

Darkness. Enigma. Secret. Curiousity. Surprise. Paranormal. Superstition. Rapture. Riddle. Myth. Magic. Mystery. * * * The definition of mystery, though multi-faceted, is a good place to start: Anything that arouses curiosity or perplexes because it is unexplained, inexplicable, or secret. That [which] is not fully understood or that baffles or eludes understanding; an enigma. But it goes further. I’m not the only one that has noticed the prevalence of mysticism in contemporary civilisation: The skills, lore, or practices that are…

I’ve covered the sorry state of knowledge and inherent lack of truth that plagues contemporary society. But it didn’t start yesterday or even 100 years ago! It’s an eternally recurring theme of dumbing-down and almost-truths dispensed by nasty people posing as intellectual authorities over thousands of years. There is an endemic ‘loss of wisdom’ that has an iteratively degenerative effect, gaining more momentum with each generation. Historically these lies, these tales, were of a philosophical or mythical nature and virtually…

Would you rather be an artist or engineer? This is a question I often ask myself on trains and planes or as I lay in the still solitude of my bed. Do I want to create art so beautiful, so inspirational that people actually enjoy life a little bit more? Do I want to develop infrastructure and technology that provides clean drinking water for the billions without? In this crafted and cultured world, this world without boundaries that we have…

This week I created some buttons that, if you have your own blog, you can put in your sidebar. Hopefully you find one of the two pictures inoffensive enough to have on your blog. If not, I should have one of me in a doctor’s jacket and stethoscope next week, which should be quite pleasing to those few girls out there that like their men in uniforms… Now, on with the show! Dear Dr Moses, Parter of the Seas, Is…

Following on from my ‘Gamer myths analysed‘, I was asked to confirm my claim that gamers can actually quite attractive. First, I would like to define ‘ugly’ as ‘uncaring about appearance’ rather than ‘deformed genetically’. Even someone that is ugly by most conventional standards (wall eyed!) can be attractive if they’re clean, well-dressed and have a good complexion. I’m not going to claim that gamers are beautiful — I’m just saying that we’re not all fat, greasy and spotty. We…

Continuing my mission to prove that not all gamers are geeks, and not all geeks are gamers (hooray for that introductory course in logic at university), I have decided to analyse — and shatter a few –  preconceptions about gamers. This won’t be the usual ‘male gamers do actually shower’ kind of list! I’ll include some girl gamer (grrrl!!) myths too! Being both a long-term hardcore gamer and someone who has been ‘socially successful’ (OK, obviously that’s subjective, but I…