About Allan Mott

Allan Mott was once accused of being a narcissistic goth lesbian by a disgruntled Amazon reviewer. That pretty much sums up his writing career (which includes 12 and 1/2 books and frequent contributions to such sites as XOJane, XOJaneUK, Canuxploitation, Bookgasm and Flick Attack,). His most personal writing can be found at VanityFear.com, where he uses the subject of B-Movies to mostly talk about boobs and stuff. Tweet him on the Twitter at @HouseofGlib.

What’s the Best Compliment You’ve Ever Received?


What’s the one compliment you’ve gotten that’s always stood out to you as your favourite–the one you’d have serve as your personal epitaph?

How Do We Keep Moving Forward When They Work So Hard To Keep Us Trapped in the Past?

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We lose a lot and we lose hard. And it hurts. But we still have the advantage.

Would You Ever Wear These Grey Sweatpants Out In Public?


How comfortable is TOO comfortable when it comes to being out in public?

Would You Take the Greatest Garage Show Deal, If It Meant Ripping Off Someone Who REALLY Needed the Money?

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You think the painting might be worth millions, but it’s marked for $50 at a garage sale being held for a very sick little girl.

What Piece of Outdated Technology Do You Miss the Most?


As technology moves at a pace we’ve never experienced before, it’s becoming much easier to understand the impulse to scorn progress.

Would You Get Married If You Lived In a Country Where Divorce Was Illegal?


Would the words, “I do” slip as easily from your lips if “until death do I part” came with a binding “no-backsies” clause?

What’s the Longest You’ve Ever Worn The Same Piece of Clothing?


I wore one T-shirt so often one summer that my mom deliberately soaked it in bleach so long it started to fall apart as I ran around. I wore it for another week after that.

Basic Math or Written Grammar: Which One Are You Willing to Give Up First?


And, yes, you’re free to use smartphone apps or whatever to get by in the new world you live in.

What’s Something You Love That Everyone Else Seems to Hate?


Turns out I LOVE things that taste like the colour yellow. See also: Banana Runts and Green Apple Skittles.

What If It Turned Out You Were Just a Brain in a Jar?


Yes, it’s almost just like The Matrix.

What Are (or Would Be) Your Dating Site Age Limits?


Age is just a number, but numbers are also an important part of math and you can’t do the math if the numbers don’t add up.

100 Words on Love: A Helpless Kind of Love


Isn’t that what makes dreams worth dreaming?

Who’s Your Favourite Batman Foe?


They can be from any iteration of the character–TV, movies, animation, comics, Hostess fruit pie ads, whatever you want.

Do We Want Video Games To Be Art?


For me, art is something that happens mostly by accident–out of the joy that comes from creation. The thrill is in the doing rather than the final product.

Who’s Your Favourite Real-Life Scoundrel?


A scoundrel–for the context of this post–is someone who flouts society’s conventions (often for their own gain) but who stops short of actually hurting people in the process.

What’s Your Favourite Music Mystery?


Many of the best songs ever written beg questions that might never be answered.