Cat Log: The Neutering

Cat Log: The Neutering

This is a post chronicling the continuing story of Oswald, or “Ozzy,” my Maine Coon/Norwegian Forest Cat. To catch up on everything that’s happened so far, click here. Aside from a scorching hot sun, the onset of August 2019 brought a wave of slight anxiety my way. Ozzy was about to turn six months old,…

Nicotine as a Nootropic: What’s the Buzz?

Nicotine as a Nootropic: What’s the Buzz?

Despite being discovered centuries ago in 1828, nicotine might be one of the most misunderstood drugs in modern history. Ask the average person what they know about nicotine, and you’ll likely hear stern-browed remarks like “it’s highly addictive,” “causes cancer,” or “never start using it — it’ll destroy your life.” But, I have to admit…

World of Warcraft Classic: I’ve Got The Bug

World of Warcraft Classic: I’ve Got The Bug

As the launch date of World of Warcraft Classic rapidly approaches (whoa, is it mid-August already?), I find myself getting excited to dip my toes into Blizzard’s reincarnation of their megalithic MMORPG smash-hit. November’s WoW Classic announcement definitely piqued my interest, but ultimately, I was ambivalent. At the time, August 2019 was far away, and I…

Cat Log: The Embiggening, Part I

Cat Log: The Embiggening, Part I

It’s been nearly a month since I last recorded what was happening with my new kitten, Lee Harvey Oswald, or “Ozzy” (not necessarily a reverential naming, by the way). Since then, much like his namesake, Ozzy has made some history of his own. My original plan was to check-in and write up a formal Cat…

Why Do People Like Video Games?

Why Do People Like Video Games?

I’ve always liked video games. I’m not exactly sure when I started playing them or what my first video game experience was, but video games have always played some sort of prominent role in my life. Over the 25 years I’ve lived thus far, I’ve spent thousands of dollars on gaming software and hardware, played…

Cat Log: A New Challenger Approaches

Cat Log: A New Challenger Approaches

I’ve never been particularly fond of cats. Historically, my experiences looking after various neighbours’ house cats were comparable to visiting murderous mental patients on house arrest, and I wouldn’t go further than describing most of the nicer cats I’ve encountered as “aloof.” In truth, cats are a strange choice as house pets. They’re carnivorous, vicious…

Compulsive Creativity, Therapeutic Blogging, Butterflies, and Butt Plugs

Compulsive Creativity, Therapeutic Blogging, Butterflies, and Butt Plugs

I’ve started and abandoned many blog-type sites throughout my online life so far. I published comics online during my adolescence, started several gaming blogs in my teen years, and, well… here we go again. There’s an old, sobering adage that gets dug up from time to time. Like every other concentrated butt-nugget of wisdom and…