Author Archives: Drake Lazarus

Half-Formed Fiction Idea

I’m fascinated by hypocrisy. I automatically dislike it, because we’re taught that it’s duplicitous, but I’m definitely a hypocrite myself. My disdain is, in itself, hypocritical. If I see someone obese pushing unhealthy food into their mouths, rest assured that … Continue reading

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The Superhero Game!

This is awesome. As a teenager, I played a little bit of the Marvel Superheroes pen-and-paper RPG. It must have been a hell of a lot of work just converting the thousands of existing characters in their universe to this … Continue reading

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Nom d’Internet

There’s this small, quite specific thing that always strikes me as interesting when nerd/internet culture collides with the ‘real world’. You know how lots of us have made-up names we use over and over again in e-mail addresses, forums, computer … Continue reading

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On Writing

I’m not a great writer. Wait, scratch that. Let me start again. I want to write something dreadful. Okay, wait. Third time lucky. I’m a good writer, but I’m not great. I write a lot, but I never write for … Continue reading

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FussyEater.com

An idea for a website. And, I guess, an accompanying app (because if your website doesn’t have an app these days, I mean… are you even trying at all?). I am not a fussy eater. By which I mean that … Continue reading

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Randomly Accessed Memories IV

These continue to be pretty clearly themed, and not random at all. When I was about 13 or 14, we were given a bit of GCSE Art homework – design a new badge for the school. Just a bit of … Continue reading

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To Tell the Truth

Everyone has irrational moments. Perhaps there’s one particular thing that just shortcuts all the sensible bits of your brain and sends you into a senseless rage, or inescapably gloomy mood. Traffic. Marzipan. People pronouncing your name very slightly wrong. I … Continue reading

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