Michael Sun is a writer and critic based on Gadigal land/Sydney. His work has appeared in Guardian Australia, The Monthly, ABC Arts, Vice, The Age, Liminal magazine, and many more. He is a co-host of Saved for Later, a Guardian podcast about internet culture, as well as a weekly show on FBi Radio.
All essays by Michael Sun
I Will Be The Most Esoteric Person On The Bus
When I am on the road, risking it all with a rusted-off chain and creaky saddle, I want to be seen, my existence hailed into being only in relation to the cars beside me. I want to be acknowledged by these hulking machines – which, I’m sure, could crush me like a bug without a moment’s hesitation were it not for their simpering drivers inside – as something formidable, something unknowable but fearsome all the same. I present myself like a challenge. Go on then, run me over.