Imperceptions

Imperceptions

By Shaylynn Hayes | Fleeting thoughts and ideas.

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Men Playing Girl Avatars

Men Playing Girl Avatars

I have lots of gamer-friends that are men. Quite a few of these men play female avatars. Since gaming is innately trivial, I try to make my peace with men playing girl avatars. We are gamers, and it is about the imaginary world, not about […]

Living in a PC District Under Liberal Majority

Living in a PC District Under Liberal Majority

I helped Michel Samson with graphics in the final days of his campaign. I questioned whether the provincial government would be able to listen to the concerns of constituents. I never questioned whether Michel was the right man for the job. Even as I tried […]

Reasons Not To Write For HuffPost

Reasons Not To Write For HuffPost

As times change, and Arianna Huffington moves on from her enterprise, I am debating too, if Huffpost is worth the time it takes to help make billionaires ad revenue. Unsurprisingly, my motives not to write for Huffpost move from financial, to personal, to political. I […]

UnREAL Is Shallow and Materialistic, That’s Why It’s So Powerful

UnREAL Is Shallow and Materialistic, That’s Why It’s So Powerful

UnREAL sets itself up and poises itself as a melodramatic series. We watch characters, strong-women with issues as they go head to head with the misogynistic and ridiculous “reality” of Bachelor-style TV. UnREAL places racism — muslims, blacks, southern belle’s and forces them together. All […]

Party Lines in the Nova Scotia Election

Party Lines in the Nova Scotia Election

The Nova Scotia election is here, and as McNeil makes election promises, I carefully consider my options. As a political science student, I have been taught about the Canadian government from the ground up. I have also been told time and time again that my […]

“Frozen”

“Frozen”

Her eyes are heavy. Those eyes are blue and icy. As I look into those eyes I could cry. If I could search those eyes I might find the answer to many mysteries in their depth. I do not. I only gaze at the surface. […]

“A Dream Within A Thousand Dreams”

“A Dream Within A Thousand Dreams”

I have never felt ashamed of my anxiety and depression. I have suffered, tread through, and rejoiced in its remissions for the better part of ten years. Since I was 12 years old, I have found ways to overcome and to live with these conditions. […]

The American Dream

The American Dream

Music means a lot more to people than simply splicing beats with vocals. It’s the sensations that course through our lives, and it’s a gateway to our emotions. Sometimes, without meaning to, I am found deep in reflection and introspection when it comes to music. […]

Before Arguing for Animal Rights, Learn What You’re Talking About

Before Arguing for Animal Rights, Learn What You’re Talking About

Recently the Truro Daily News published a piece that aims to ‘shed light’ on the issues of animal rights. It seems that radical Vegan movements that are most commonly found in larger cities has finally made its way to the more traditional landscape of Nova […]

The New Frontier: The Legality of Data-Sharing, Piracy, and the Threat of Cyber-Warfare

The New Frontier: The Legality of Data-Sharing, Piracy, and the Threat of Cyber-Warfare

The world we now live in is a world of data. Information is now a resource that is widely traded, sold, and according to some, exploited. Mixed views on data-sharing and data-mining have led to a world where the NSA can freely spy and look […]