Those who saw it had nightmares; nightmares about drowning in jelly or other thick, viscous liquids. Reaching, gasping for the surface only to have their lungs filled with sweet, port wine-flavoured death. Those who saw […]
Author: Lisa Rufus
‘Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank; give a man a bank and he can rob the world.’ -Tyrell Wellick. Hello, friend. If you could wipe all of your debt, would […]
Tales from the Pine Tree Forest
I don’t recall how the obsession with building cubby houses came about. It must have been connected to the innate compulsion to prevent the flow of the stream near the bike track by constructing dams of pebble and stone. King Cnut had nothing on us.
Changing Mood: Trajan’s Column
This essay will examine Trajan’s Column through the writings of American philosopher John Dewey (1859 – 1952) to discuss the aesthetics of the column and its aim to immortalise the Emperor Trajan, his army, and […]
Three web cameras captured the bushfire that almost destroyed the Mopra Radio Telescope in January 2013. The telescope is situated just outside the mountainous Warrumbungle National Park, west of Coonabarabran in New South Wales. Between […]
While reaching out his wrinkled index finger, Frank Goldstein, sixty-two, briefly pondered Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. At this specific moment in time, he was both for and against it. Human beings must have evolved […]
Just When You Thought It Was Safe…
The essay analyses how the generic conventions of horror have been modified to depict ‘Australianness’ in the film Bait (Kimble Rendall, 2012). I will also discuss the history and rebirth of Australian horror over the […]
“Close your mouth.” It may sound like an odd thing to be said by a NASA Flight Director on such a momentous occasion but the intention of the message was well meant. Inside the Russian-built […]
Outwit, Outplay, Outlast: The Final Girl.
SALLY: Please don’t let them kill me! You’ve got to make them stop! The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) VERONICA: There’s only one thing that you have that I want. Can you guess what that is? […]
Waiting for Something (Ghazal)
Lines at the supermarket are short so everyone is fine waiting for something. Those collecting the dole however are just wasting their time, waiting for something. At the end of the song she went […]