So whenever I enable Ask boxes, VYou accounts etc, questions tend to pile up, because I start putting them off because they either get really same-y or mundane. So yeah, I don’t have an ask at the moment, and I’d rather you didn’t send fanmail (reasons why here). So here’s a handy FAQ to wade through instead.
What does littleradge mean/Why are you trying to phase it out?
It was the email address I had when I was like, eleven. “Radge” is a Scots word.
But now I want to be a bit more professional and I’m not so little and it’s tiresome saying to people who ask “littleradge, spelled r-a-d… you know what, I’ll link you” so using my name is infinitely easier. It’s nicer to be known as myself rather than a handle. :)
Will Chameleon Circuit tour soon/make more music?
Nothing is currently planned. We all have other projects and commitments that come before Chameleon Circuit, not to mention one of our members is stuck on the wrong side of the Atlantic. That one gig we played at VidCon was awesome and we all loved doing it though, so we’re not ruling it out live stuff in the future.
Will you ever do your own music?
As it happens, I’m slowly working on my own stuff right now. The tricky part is making it a) stand out as my own music and b) be genuinely good, not just made for the sake of me having music out there. So I’m working on a concept and when it’s ready to go, you’ll know :)
What/where are you studying at uni?
English and Film at Napier University. Yes it’s a good course, no I can’t tell you a great deal about the university itself because I don’t particularly care much about it beyond my classes and friends.
How [old/tall] are you [doing]?
23, 5’10, doing pretty well thanks :)
I’m coming to Edinburgh, what do you recommend I do/how can I find you?
Well I live here, I’m not a tourist so I don’t really know what you’d like. But I guess the Edinburgh Dungeon, the Castle and maybe a tour of Mary King’s Close.
And jesus, no.
What fandoms are you in?
The concept of fandoms make me feel incredibly uncomfortable because imho defining yourself and the people you associate with entirely on a piece of media is not a very healthy way to live.
Don’t get me wrong, I like stuff and I like sharing that love of stuff, but yeah putting a label like “fandom” on it ain’t my thing
Why don’t you like ____?
Because it’s okay, to not like things!
It’s okay, but don’t be a person that cares that much about whether we agree on everything
Where did you buy _____?
If it can’t be easily googled then probably Etsy.
What’s your favourite____?
Favourite x questions tend to be literally the most boring thing anyone can read. I feel like people don’t even really care about the answer and are just looking for interaction, but it isn’t rewarding for either of us. A better idea would be to keep an eye on my blog- I tend to post a lot about things I’m all about! :)
Why do you occasionally post feminism/social justice stuff/Why don’t you post more?
Because as a white middle class heterosexual cisgendered man I am very aware of my position in society and don’t really like the fact that other people don’t have the same rights
Also the whole concept is still very new for me so I don’t want to overstep the mark in trying to look like an ~*ally*~ so I just post the stuff that resonates with me
Are you and Kayley-
Can we be friends?
There’s no way to answer this without either coming off as a huge dick or ending up in a friendship that honestly would be painfully one-way, so it’s a really awkward thing to ask. I love making new friends, but for me at least, friendships just don’t work like this. If it doesn’t happen organically then it’s just never going to be fair on either you or me.
Your FAQ page makes you out to be a total asshole.
I’m trying really hard to avoid that, because I’m nice! I just get fed up when people act inane or stupid when they don’t have to, as you can imagine, and sometimes the only way to fix that is with a bit of tough love. <3