The Answer Will Shock You

Note: This piece was originally published at Trigger Warning in 2019. With the TW site currently inactive, I have republished it here.

The bracelet on Peter’s arm pinged for the second time already on his run, sending a very slight shock throughout his body, the…


I Shouldn’t Have to Say this AGAIN, but here We are

God you’re so fucked up

How can I ever stop your endless fall?

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Think scarlet looks good?

Crimson’s a much better shade

God you’re so fucked up

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You’re such a damn mess

Like a shit job where…


The Faith-Based Split Between Star Wars Fans

Images via https://www.starwars.com/films/star-wars-the-last-jedi-poster-gallery and https://www.deviantart.com/uebelator/art/Movie-Poster-Knights-of-the-Old-Republic-642071698 respectively

Countless columns, YouTube videos, and podcasts have been published about how “the culture war” has created a split in the Star Wars fanbase. …


Starvation before Subsistence

Note: This is Part Five of the Collision series. You can read Part Four here. If you’re new to the series, you can read Part One here.

The island was starving. It needed food yesterday. And the week before that. The booming archipelagoes of Artis were not…


E Pluribus Duum

The President’s Red Phone rang, the sound ricocheting off the Oval Office’s wall like a cursed bullet from centuries past. …


Stay in and Play

Didn’t you hear? The New Colosseum is open!

Aren’t you coming? Participation is mandatory after all.

What do you mean you don’t even know what the New Colosseum is? Wow, you’re really out of the loop, or ring I guess. Why, the New Colosseum is just…


Harvesting the Spice of Life

This is fourth installment of the Collision series. You can read Part 5 here. If you’re new to the series, you can read Part 1 here.

Munha adjusted the collection device for the third time in a minute. She was more than used to Khmo’s…


Perennials are so Last Year

Walking out of the office even later than usual, Julian opened up the commodities trading app on his phone, scrolling through the myriad of options; there must’ve been hundreds. …


This is the third entry in the Collision series. You can read Part Two here and Part Four here. If you’re new to the series, you can read Part One here.

Light shone through the church’s windows, their translucent tints creating a rainbow-colored flower on the altar as the priest…


Star Wars, Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords is possibly the best Star Wars story outside of the original movies. Despite being 15 years old, the game still has quite the cult following, thanks in large part to its excellent characters.

These characters include the dashing rogue…

Freddie Bastiat

Bookworm. Futurist. Malcontent.

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