The Asterisk

Ivy Astrix
Your door to the information hidden in the margins.
Created 15 Nov 2020
  • Clubhouse's Epilogue
    05 Jan 2022 • 37 min read
    It’s always hard to explain what a place ‘used to be like’. As I said at the outset of my Secret History of Clubhouse series, our individual lenses colour the stories we tell. In the case of something...
  • Sleigh Ride
    03 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 1 1
    Hello friends! If you’ve followed during the Horizons psychedelic conference, you can safely skip this post if you choose as it’s purely personal, I’ll be publishing a detailed piece on the conference...
  • Is Dave Chappelle The Hero Trans People Need?
    26 Oct 2021 • 12 min read • 1 0
    I ‘know of’ Dave Chappelle’s comedy more than I know it directly. I never really watched Chappelle’s show, and first heard his name associated with the ‘I’m Rick James!’ memes. I heard about ‘Sticks a...
  • When is it time to leave?
    21 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    At a pivotal moment for his character arc in Babylon 5, Vir Cotto makes this observation about his current state of social standing: Everywhere I go, I don’t fit in or I’m asked to leave. I’ve been th...
  • The Person That I Was
    19 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    In a few woo-y exercises I’ve indulged in lately, something rather surprising was imparted to me: That I should first look to the past, rather than the future. The first time the general theme settled...
  • Ink Drops
    10 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    I’m getting my first tattoo on Tuesday, and crossing my fingers that I’ll be able to make it through a 5 hour session on my first attempt. I’ve posted some sketches of what will be a stunning cosmic f...
  • My Intermission
    20 Sep 2021 • 8 min read
    Still working on the last Clubhouse piece etc etc. For now, this is a stab at reframing what might have been the ultimate ending into a new beginning. When Bad Things Click I was candid on Twitter a w...
  • Little Ivy
    10 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 2 1
    Hello friends!!! I am continuing work on my last (promise) Clubhouse piece, it’s taking quite a while however as it’s probably the longest thing I’ve ever published on Substack. So while I take some t...
  • The Secret History of Clubhouse V - The Influencers and The Creators
    03 Aug 2021 • 8 min read
    Editors note: The Clubhouse fam is sending their best wishes to WOLF x LION who is currently in hospital suffering from COVID. If you’re able, please consider donating here :
  • Tales From Testflight : Some Creator Mischief Involving Taylor Lorenz
    22 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    While the following tale did not explicitly occur prior to Clubhouse landing on the public app store, I think it perfectly embodies the Testflighter spirit. It does, however, fit into the category of ...
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