(2021-2022) two writings which may be entertaining to read in contrast: the case for mental tenancy ("living in your head") as a love language (http://simp.ly/p/shvNm9), and a gonzo diary entry of partying after a rationalist meetup (http://simp.ly/p/sWZl46)
(2020) the failure of libertarianism for free speech, heterodoxy, and truthseeking http://otter.ai/u/Ad6aduJ4oPH3YjDzf2i8MS7jXgU (the writing here is an autogenerated transcript. this is not a written essay but rather an hour-long lecture dictated while walking with weighted clothing. still, I think this provokes enough thought to put here)
(2014) Here’s Every Gory Detail You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Anal Sex https://thoughtcatalog.com/alfred-macdonald/2014/01/heres-every-gory-detail-youve-ever-wanted-to-know-about-anal-sex/ (There is some background to this essay. This was written specifically with the intention of going viral, and at 1.2M views I succeeded here. A marketing firm I worked for had a "we may fire you if your social media looks bad" policy, and marketing struck me as one of the most dishonest environments I'd been in. I wrote this to cancel myself and prevent myself from giving into any temptation to work for a place that fostered dishonesty.)
sometimes I reuse my own passages in articles that address similar subject matter, such as integrating passages about the fertility crisis from the vibecamp essay into my children document. this is because I'm not interested in rewriting something for the sake of novelty when I've said it right the first time. some people take issue with this, but if you prioritize truthseeking you shouldn't.