I Have Recently Begun to Dream About Fucking You

Posted in Love letters with tags on November 26, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle

I have recently begun to dream about fucking you.

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In Search of Lost Time

Posted in Reading, Real Men with tags , , , , , , on November 14, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle

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The action of In Search of Lost Time is essentially intellectual.

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In Search of Lost Time

Posted in Reading, Real Men with tags , , , , , , on November 9, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle
Look at this saucy Frenchman.

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I finished reading In Search of Lost Time a few weeks ago, and now it’s over, there is a peculiar Proust-shaped hole in my life.

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‘What’s Your Favourite John Mayer Song?’

Posted in Pretensions toward cultural theory with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle

That’s a good question, my young friend, because enjoying John Mayer is not something a ‘real’ man is willing to broadcast.

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Mirror Mirror

Posted in Pretensions toward cultural theory, trauma with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle

‘I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions.
Whatever I see I swallow immediately
Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike.
I am not cruel, only truthful‚
The eye of a little god, four-cornered.’

‘Mirror’

By Sylvia Plath.

Todd Sampson is full of shit.

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‘Simplicity is the Last Step in Art…’

Posted in Boxing, fighting with tags , , , on August 30, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle

Training other people’s children is one of the most significant responsibilities I’ve undertaken.

It’s a huge moment of trust when a parent leaves you with their child, and I feel as if me and the kid are enveloped in a white-hot spotlight of attention. Everyone can see everything I do, and they’re watching in relation to the child.

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Ex Machina

Posted in Film, Pretensions toward cultural theory with tags , , , , , , , on August 26, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle

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Bluebeard is the grisly tale of a powerful, wealthy nobleman who marries a young, innocent peasant girl. She discovers, while he is away, that her new husband has beheaded his previous wives once they have ceased to amuse him. In part, it is a cautionary tale about a rich, powerful man’s objectification of a young, naive woman.

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Ex Machina

Posted in Film, Pretensions toward cultural theory with tags , , , , on August 24, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle

I tend to peruse my Netflix and Stan accounts with dismay. Firstly, they clash with the portrait I paint of myself socially, as someone who ‘doesn’t watch television.’ Secondly, I find that I’ll open an account with a streaming service because I want to see something specific, like Parasite, for example, and then I’m confounded by the volume of crap I don’t want to see that comes with it.

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The Neon Demon

Posted in Film, Pretensions toward cultural theory with tags , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle

“Evil floats, weightlessly across the landscape of Los Angeles in Nicolas Winding Refn’s new film, The Neon Demon, co-scripted with TV writer Mary Laws and British dramatist Polly Stenham. It is a reverie of such sheer satanic rapture that Refn could be on danger of taking Bret Easton Elis’ crown as the Aleister Crowley of the 21st century.”

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A Promising Young Woman

Posted in Film, Pretensions toward cultural theory, violence against women with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle

I was fairly horrified by the film ‘A Promising Young Woman’, especially the murder at the end.

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