Rampant Ranting, Spurious Supposition and ... OOOH look Shiny Thing!

Ferretbrain is an easy-going, irreverent e-zine about stuff - we publish reviews, essays, opinion pieces, podcasts and whatever else we thought was cool at the time. For our articles, you can click on the articles link on the sidebar or browse this very front page for updates. Podcasts can be found under podcasts. The playpen is where we talk about things we found on the internet, or what happened to be on our mind at the time.

If you'd like to join our thriving community, you can comment on any article using Open ID or you can email the editor for a Ferretbrain account, which has the added bonus of letting you post in the playpen.

For more information about Ferretbrain, or joining Ferretbrain, check out our about page.
latest articles see more articles...
latest in the playpen
  • Even though I'm an American (or maybe because I'm an American; we don't have many legitimately leftist politicians here), I am quite enthused at the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn leading ... at 21:10 on 27-07-2015 by Craverguy - link
  • Those both sound reasonably good, though I tend toward's Melanie's. Like any subgenre though, it's hard to pin down exactly. You know it when you see it. There's usually a lot of very unple... at 10:07 on 27-07-2015 by Shim - link
  • I had been interpreting "grimdark" as meaning: "fairly humorless, dark and unpleasant, and proud of itself for being such". Exaggeratedly pessimistic, maybe with claims of being "serio... at 02:51 on 27-07-2015 by Melanie - link
  • Could you please clarify how you personally interpret the term "grimdark"?
     Now I haven't seen Spartacus, but this question got me thinking about grimdark in genera...
    at 01:24 on 27-07-2015 by James D - link
  • I really enjoyed Sense8. It isn't without some major flaws, but the features that seem to garner the most criticism don't really strike me as problems. Its leisurely start and disregard... at 02:21 on 24-07-2015 by Chris A - link
see more posts...
latest comments see more comments...