Essays

I will link essays and editorials I’ve written or which have been featured elsewhere here. (There will be more eventually I promise.) Be forewarned that I do not adhere to the self-censorship of political correctness, so if you’re one of the third wave fainting helpless perpetually offended radfems and social justice bullies, or CHORFS, these writings are not for you.

If you like my work I function better with a supply of caffeine (tea, or coffee, or hot chocolate)


Rory’s Milo-Coffee and Kahlua Supply Fund
(note that it’s for her)

Sad Puppies – Where Larry Correia proves a point, and it grew from there. He has his own tag about Sad Puppies if you feel like diving into it. Some posts will be linked here and in the CHORF Rants and Reads section since there is some overlap.

I Am More Than That

The Women That Other Women Don’t See – a link to a different person’s wonderful essay

Nazi Is not A Term You Throw Around Lightly

Surprising Responses – reader feedback to the above, and another story.

Canaries in the Coal Mines – How the politically correct will dictate what you may write in fiction.

The Worth of A Fan – Why it’s Okay To Walk Away from Worldcon.

The Atrocity Thresh-hold – the culture wars, and the push-back against tolerating what shouldn’t be tolerated. Here I talk about rights, freedoms, and fighting back as well as speaking up in defence of Western Culture. I am notably conservative. That’s all the warning you will get.

Because It Is Worth Relinking and Re-reading

Une nécessité pour un Charles Martel

They Tried this in 2006 Already

The Thieves of Joy

These Were Heroes

Good To Know That There Are Men Still Willing to do What Is Right

When Rights Don’t Trump Individual Safety – It’s not as simple as everyone makes it out to be.

Not an essay, but a video link that’s worth watching.

Inconsideracy – When support for one group over others has unintended, unrepentant consequences.

Blockout – A follow-up to the post above, with a solution for us non-techie folk.

This is how you do it – Neutral support for the Australian Referendum for SSM, from an unexpected source.

The Right to Self Defence – why it is a right that must never be taken away.

CHORF Rants and Reads -Essays where I talk against radical feminism, political correctness, Tumblr feminists, Social Justice Bullies, and similar stuff – and they will occasionally be expletive-ridden. #GamerGate related essays may be included here as well. Consider yourself warned and if you get all offended, I’ll remind you that you clicked.

The Thieves of Joy

Compare And Contrast a Woman VS Grrrl

So They’re Going After Linux Next?

She Says What I’m Too Sleep-Deprived To

I Am More Than That

Sometimes You Have to Call It What It Is.

What The I Don’t Even You Know What Fuck You

Warranty Void if Seal is Broken – because social justice zealots gotta troll…

Why Humans Have Different Skin Colors – Filipino creation myths have a rather interesting take on this.

How I Stopped Being A Feminist – Forum Version featured at The Ralph Retort

Between This Essay And the Next

Parenting While Geeky– Telling stories about being a geeky parent, not a parental advice column

Spaces – an encounter with agoraphobia, during our first stay in Australia, and the human need for companionship.

Geeky Delights – Son is a year older now… and we have an Important Talk

New Game Console – The son chooses a game console worthy of 2018.

Stories From My Childhood

Our first real tree

Tech and Science Related Geekery

Augmented Reality

Life Imitates Game – Pandemics, and simulations

Moral and Informed Choices – Contrary to what people think, my objection to abortion started out based entirely on science and medicine. The moral part came much later – I don’t like people being lied to so that they fulfil the liar’s agenda.

Let There Be Light – at the moment of conception, something seriously cool happens.

On Intelligence: Seeing the World a Little Sideways – Humans beware; also Australian raptor birds do what?

Cyborg Prosthetics has Ongoing Development – The advances may seem small, but they are significant.

Exciting New Developments in Development – An advancement in neonatal life support is a good thing – and it gives rise to a question: ‘what is it that the woman wants, when she wants an abortion? And what if she could no longer be pregnant without the death of the unborn?’

Aff’s Opinion – Exactly what it says on the tin. Be forewarned, he’s more abrasive than the average Aussie, and says “I am likely to piss off everyone with what I think.”

Aff’s Official Thoughts 1 – The first essay.

Aff’s Official Thoughts 2 – Apparently, I didn’t piss off enough of you lot, so here’s attempt 2.

Review: Nier: Automata – Aff reviews Nier: Automata

On Software and Programs – The stuff I use for art and writing.

Quick Post about LibreOffice Write – So you want to move away from MS Office. (Note: most of the stuff I talk about here is still valid; though there are new updates to the software.) Aff responds to tech questions in the comments.

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