POETRY & CONTINGENCY thinking about poetry, value, and accident

From time to time I carry on a one-sided discussion of topics in poetry, lexicography, language, and the Digital Humanities on my research blog.

Scots History A historical view of Scotland and the Scots that make up the country

I’ve just started listening to the Scots History Podcast. So far my favorite episode is Glencoe Massacre.

The new podcast feed is currently missing some of the old episodes so check out the old podcast feed too.

How to stop giving a F@$% what people think.

Hey, I’ve been doing this for some time, it’s a lotta fun, but beware people treat you oddly when they realize you don’t fit in the wee-little pigeonhole they have constructed for you. But fuck ’em, judgmental pricks gonna be judgey.

Love is the Answer a Gent / Poseur story

Sometimes Quasigentsia stories leak into other worlds, in this case a reddit comment stream.

Final Contingency a playlist for the last day

Album cover for youtube playlist.

From Here On Down

If you’re browsing the site in reverse chronological order you may wonder why everything below this post is dated January 1, 1970…

Shit broke is why.
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Stories exploring the liminal through the archives of a pandimensional communitas. Informed by southern, speculative, slipstream, and weird fiction.


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