I normally quite like Scott Alexander. Like me, I suspect he’s never had more of a creative peak or a vulnerable period than early 2016. I also suspect I would remind him of his patients. I’m fun that way. This is why it amazes me…worries me, even, when I come down from a manic phase […]Read more "Unfortunately, It Is The Current Year"
Sun and Steel Full text at the link. This is so perfectly a summation of my own desires, my own path, my own goals…I read the epilogue and made a noise much like this.Read more "Sun And Steel by Yukio Mishima"
http://runesoup.com/2015/12/flower-of-cities-all/ It is this particular attack of the materialists that is the underlying structure of the wider divide et imperia approach currently being dialled up to 11: your memories, yourexperiences are unreliable, invalidated. THIS is what’s really going on. Here at Orion, our goal is to make this absolutely, inescapably clear. And by doing so, we shall imagine a hundred byways and ratlines into […]Read more "‘Flower of Cities All’"
http://http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-ways-your-brain-tricks-you-into-not-being-creative/ This is an excellent article, far above Cracked’s usual drivel and silliness. I’m having an inspired day and it appears the rest of the world is too. You know what? Bus Stabber Jim’s tale is a perfect example of how writers with a magical bent hunt down their tales. No one ever had a […]Read more "5 Ways Creative Peoples’ Brains Mess With Their Heads | Cracked.com"
http://www.stereogum.com/1825458/lifelong-dirtbag-the-eternal-importance-of-iron-maiden/franchises/essay/ This made me tear up. It’s rare lately to find a piece of writing that does that. I’m tired today. I’ve been stressed. This is the feeling I want to bring you guys through my work. But sometimes it has to come to me first. That’s why I’m sharing it with you.Read more "Lifelong Dirtbag: The Eternal Importance Of Iron Maiden (essay)"
I think a more interesting question is whether or not even a government comprised completely of say…a decision-making friendly AI with complete executive power, broad-spectrum data mining so it needn’t be dependent on human opinions, and a few human minders to execute its directives and mind LEObots and other mechanical personnel at the local and […]Read more "Can a Secular Nation Ever Exist?"
all they want is to be left alone. Source: An Unbroken Lineage. the Sentinelese Bloodline is 60,000 Years Long Posted on my wedding day. Here’s to 60,000 years of successful creativity for the Pages, on worlds without number…and to all of you out there in crazyland.Read more "An Unbroken Lineage. the Sentinelese Bloodline is 60,000 Years Long"