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Part 1 — Observation Of The Troll Under The Influence Of Nuance

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“If their response contains the Trollish tongue, giving them the attention they desire can inflate them to ten times their original size.”

On a recent article, which annoyed a lot of people because it was true, I received many sensible comments, as well as several from the ranting, canting right…

The Authentic Eclectic

More Pointless Bickering That’s Really All About Control

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Psychological projection is real. Mind reading (in psychology) is real.

And a desire for control is real.

Good morning, you may remember me from such articles as:

Where I pointed out the reality that you can complain as bitterly as you like about people dropping links in your comments, and…

So Why Do We Keep Seeing Sexist, Sexualised Adverts?

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You’ve probably been repeatedly informed that sex sells. It’s sold to us as a truism, supposedly explaining why it’s acceptable for many advertisers to treat one half of the human race as though their only value lies in being a set of sexually attractive, available body parts.

The only problem…

The Authentic Eclectic

The Summer of Marlon Brando

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The summer I was 15 seemed surreal even as I lived through it. Time stretched and yawed, unsettling events unfolded around me, days passed in months or minutes, and the weather was bizarrely hot.

So hot that on our trip to Luss I wore shorts for the first time since…

The Authentic Eclectic Story Spotlight 5, 6 & 7 — Sylvia, Anala & Maya

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When you really consider it, the act of writing is an astonishment and a wonder. Flung across the globe, we share the gossamer threads of creativity, imagining into existence the mysteries behind our eyes.

We manifest our ethereal thoughts and breathe them loose upon the world.

The mechanisms of language…

The Authentic Eclectic Newsletter Issue Two

Your Garrulous Glaswegian Presents Your First Secret Story

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