The Paradox of World of Warcraft: A Sanctuary of Escapism Marred by Toxicity

World of Warcraft (WoW) stands as a monumental achievement in gaming, consistently praised for its rich lore, expansive world, and dynamic gameplay. Since its release in 2004, WoW has not only captivated millions but also redefined the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) genre. However, the game has a darker side that is impossible to ignore: the increasing toxicity of its player base. This raises a profound question: why does such a fantastical escape become a breeding ground for negativity? …Continue Reading

Converting .webp to .png on Windows Right Click Menu

It's a royal pain when you can only save images as .webp - for reuse and general ease of use, then you need a good old .png, this article will explain how to add a right click command in windows for convert command which will, without pause convert every .webp file in a folder into a .png and delete the .webp file. Use this with caution and modify however you like. This is a quick & dirty solution with zero safe-guards…Continue Reading

Easter = Bullshit

In reference to: This Telegraph Article where the Christians are accusing people of erasing Easter...

We all know, Easter is bullshit, cultural appropriation and rape in the name of Christian religions. The cultural rape, pain, and appropriation driven as a whole by the historic advances of insidious religions, yet they have the bold faced cheek to claim discrimination and minimisation of their pillaged appropriations, the results of cultural rape which they themselves have conducted in the past... Don't live in a glass house and throw bricks, you hypocritical bastard-scum-vermin! … Continue Reading

Spabbit’s top 3 Christian Slater Movies

So Gen-X cool. Aside from the usual flicks, Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, Goonies, Breakfast Club, there are these three gems - as a younger version of myself I was fascinated with 'em, and still occasionally re-watch, reliving those fond memories - Enjoy!

My Best Friend is a Vampire (1987) - It's a dry, darkly comedic take on the classic vampire tale, set in an era teetering on the brink of significant change. Picture this: a teenage lad, suddenly turned vampire, grappling with the absurdity of his new undead status amidst the mundane trials of high school life.

The film mirrors the undercurrents of the late 80s. It's a time marked by a sense of global unease, and a cultural shift towards the surreal and the absurd. … Continue Reading

When the fuck did I become an old man: the encore – le bis!

So here we are five years from the 1st "When the fuck did I become an old man?" article... We're already at part two, La deuxième manche!. It only seemed like yesterday @Spabbit was born, now it's almost 10, a fucking decade in the making, and I'm a decade older! (Yes, I tenaciously made it this far lol). So here it is: When the fuck did I become an even older old man!

Video Game Retirement: I'm in the cohort of Gen-X aging not gracefully, and still playing video games - Why Mario, that's a fine walking-stick you have there! … Continue Reading

Recipe: Spabbit’s Stupid Chicken Curry

This recipe will produce a curry which is thick & lumpy, targeted to taste somewhere between a madras and a jalfrezi, and usually served with a naan bread. It's not something often served in restaurants, however commonly found at home :)

Makes around five servings, easily scaled up / down. When tsp is referred to, this is an actual tea-spoon, not a "measure", however it doesn't matter as it's all relative. Make it hotter or milder by varying the amount of chilli powder, or swapping it for fresh chillies - the recipe is designed to be cooked when you need at home, with the majority of the ingredients coming from your kitchen cupboards. As always, this recipe is a base - it will get you in the ball-park, however every cook is individual, tune this to your own taste!

This recipe can be keto-friendly, obviously served without the bread - the spices do have some carbs, however the portion of the spices will be quite low in individual servings.Continue Reading

The Sound and the Fury: Surviving in a World That Won’t Stop Chewing

Misophonia, or 'Selective Sound Sensitivity Syndrome', is one tough motherfcker of a condition. It's not just about hating sounds; it's about certain noises triggering a storm of emotions, ranging from irritation to outright rage. It's like those sounds are picking a fight with your brain, and your brain is like, "I've had it with these motherfucking sounds in this motherfucking cafe!"

The science behind this is as complex as a plot in a Tarantino flick. It's not the ears; it's the brain that's getting all fucked up. Parts of the brain that deal with emotions and sensory input are going haywire, making everyday sounds like chewing, slurping, or even whistling feel like a personal attack. … Continue Reading

In Chains, In Charge: The Surprising Freedom of Surrender

Alright, let's buckle up for this roller-coaster ride through the world of steel bondage. Fasten your safety belts, or... handcuffs?

"Freedom through Bondage"... If you ask me, is a bit like dieting by eating more chocolate. Sounds counterintuitive, doesn't it? But hey, people love paradoxes!

Firstly, it's all about voluntary surrender of control. Think about it: "Here, take these keys, lock me up and throw away the key." Sounds like a prison sentence? Well, in the world of bondage, it's a holiday! You hand over the reigns and suddenly you're free from making decisions. No more deciding what to wear, when to stand, when to sit. It's like having your very own personal assistant - one who's really into using chains.… Continue Reading

Salty Language, Sweet Benefits: The Art and Advantages of Swearing

Swearing, much maligned and often dismissed as the language of the uncouth, holds an unacknowledged, but essential place in human communication. Like seasoning in cooking, the strategic use of profanity can add color, depth, and nuance to our language, enhancing its expressive capacity. It’s critical to recognize that the perceived offensiveness of swearing is largely context-dependent, adding another layer of complexity to its use. … Continue Reading

The Opposite of Porn!

During those odd hours, lunchtimes specifically, the mind tends to wander into areas we would all rather brush under the proverbial carpet... One of the areas for not wandering into is, of course, porn - this then raised the question "What's the opposite of porn?" - the opposite game is always awesome - such as the opposite of cheese is obviously mice :)

None of the answers people could come up with, and I've asked a lot of people over the last few years, were anything near valid, so I asked ChatBot GPT - and for shits'n'giggles also told it to write the Opposite of Porn in the style of the great Douglas Adams... I think it's brilliant, a machine language model not possibly having an appreciation or other such views on Porn (or the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - DON'T PANIC!) being able to output such! Enjoy :)

Ah, a twist of Douglas Adams! A task as challenging as teaching poetry to a Vogon, but here goes:

The opposite of pornography, you ask? Well, it's much like asking for the antonym of a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster: it could be anything from a cup of warm milk to a sincere apology. … Continue Reading

High Functioning Anxiety: The best jape from the fetid depths of Loki’s Mirth-Bank

This is the third article on High Function Anxiety I've authored, and as with the others it's been penned after an incident / flare-up whilst the experience is still fresh. It's almost like watching a dream, then recording what happened afterwards, so here goes:

Hollywood has, I would imagine several hundred times over history, made productions around super-powers gone bad – it's in the start of almost every super-hero movie or program that the hero discovers a power by accident, however it's never smooth sailing – there is always some degree of fuckery surrounding the newly discovered power. The fuckery in question generally has a light and a dark side, so the hero might be able to make a drink insta-chill in their hands, or might accidently freeze a loved one to death – either way the super power is doing it's own thing and the hero has no control over it – this is the phase High Functioning Anxiety is permanently stuck in.… Continue Reading

Religious Guilt Bullshit? Say no, and come to the dark-side, we have guilt-free cookies!

TL;DR - Don't be dick, no sky-fairy required. Read on for entertainment :)

Regarding sky-fairies and guilt. Yes, you only have to check some porn out and google "catholic guilt", or talk to any of those who profess to talk to the sky-fairies... GUILTY... yes there are those out there who believe the lies in the books, the snake-oil salesman who says you're guilty, and they can save you for a price! For us atheists, it’s less about ‘Thou shalt not’, and more like ‘I probably shouldn’t, but fuck it.’ But let's not forget, atheists (mostly) follow society’s guidelines like everyone else. No deity required, we ain't gonna murder/rape/pillage because we're not constrained by 'teachings' of a sky-fairy, thank you very much.… Continue Reading