On owl melons

This morph is a little bit confusing because owl melons have a range of appearance where this is one of the ends.

Owl_Melon

This is how owl melons tend to look when they’re younger, whereas the older ones tend to look stranger (more literally owl-like).

I’ll try to represent the full spectrum in this post with pictures tending to progress from the younger look to older.

Physiognomically, owls are the most likely to retain what I believe is the original melon somatotype, a lanky, graceful, athletic build. They have a lot of fast-twitch muscle fibers, which gives them a surprising amount of explosive strength. They also tend to be pretty tall. Dustin Johnson exemplifies this explosive gracefulness.

This makes them gifted athletes. However, by disposition they are more likely to be found in individual sports, particularly the martial arts. Of all the edenic types, they are the most enthusiastic about violence in all of its forms.

It would be a mistake to characterize this enthusiasm as anything other than a form of lust. And just as men have to constantly control this feeling of lust, owl melons have to control their passion for violence. This, combined with charisma, gives their personalities a feeling of darkness that, in person, can feel like it’s enveloping you and dimming the lights. They are usually very responsible about maintaining control, but you still shouldn’t give them an excuse.

If this strikes you as a very sexual description, then you’ll be gratified to know that I agree. In my opinion, this composite of famous serial killers shows owl melon influence:

serial_killers

Unlike the degenerates in that composite, most owl melons have consciences, so your best bet is to not be evil (because that’s a good enough excuse). Though they usually don’t sport hooked noses, beware any owl melon who does. It’s like how women should dress appropriately, act conservatively, and never be caught alone with the wrong sort of man (especially after dark).

(Out a bit late, little fieldmouse?)

Psychologically, owl melons mirror their snake melon cousins by tilting heavily nonverbal in terms of IQ. They are more likely to have “bulb” heads—that is, braincases shaped like lightbulbs. Because their brainmass is weighted toward the parietal region, they express this nonverbal intelligence primarily in symbols intelligence, statistical reasoning, game theory calculations, and abstract intuition. Their writing style is utilitarian and direct. Like other melons, their full-scale IQs are very high, averaging perhaps 155.

Their intellectual interests are almost entirely restricted to war, violence, and anything directly related to war or violence. Though they are reserved about their religious opinions, they run heavily to mystical thinking as a result of their extraordinary intuitive faculties. They have an uncanny ability to sense the ebb and flow of something that might be described as “destiny” or “fate”.

Because they are often nocturnal and introverted, they are likely to be sociosexual Sigmas. However, they can be very fluid and can easily emulate Alpha and Beta status when necessary. I can’t say much about their phrenology with a great deal of certainty except that the white ones are hard to miss. It might be a bit harder with ethnic groups in the region of Armenia, because their baseline appearance is fairly close to this. One odd thing that I’ll note is that longer antefaces seem to indicate a preference for doing violence up close and personal, whereas a shorter face seems to indicate a preference for greater abstraction.

They are also the most likely of the melon types to have significant socket depth.

If you’re thinking this is sounding a lot like MTs, then we’re on the same page. I figure there’s a distinct genetic link between the two—possibly MTs were produced by the owl melon social caste, or something similar. This would match up with my observation that owl melons miscegenate frequently, given that they spend a lot of time on military campaigns and take a very pragmatic view on sexual relations.

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21 Responses to On owl melons

  1. Mycroft Jones says:

    Damn. I’m tempted to quote a Brazilian lady-friend: for writing this post, muchos besos! No homo. You up for a skype conf? I’ve been told I’m owl face; care to do a quick comfirmation? I don’t want to preen on false pretenses.

  2. podrag says:

    Pretty sure this fits the bill of many in my family and me too.

  3. podrag says:

    I think owls are the senior officer caste that would inevitably have interbred with neanderthals to form the ranks up to half-colonel. There is a definite well known caste-break in the military at Colonel/Half Colonel.

  4. atonthemelon says:

    That IQ average seems high. Then again, don’t think I’ve ever known an Owl.

  5. atonthemelon says:

    Do you think Ted Bundy fits in this category?

  6. minwu says:

    There is any link between owls and INFJs? Both Jesus and Hitler were owls and INFJs.

    “Of all the edenic types, they are the most enthusiastic about violence in all of its forms”

    Owl said something similar (yet he also wrote something like “bigeyed melons are more lamb than lion”, while you claim that they are sadistic O’Briens). Maybe Jesus was just an exceptionally peaceful owl, but I suspect bloodlust is also tied to somatotonia.

    “so your best bet is to not be evil”

    How do owls recognize if you are evil?

    Regarding MTs, you wrote something interesting in Altrugenics “I believe the reaction of TTs to this restriction is instructive. Mine is the same but I’m all meta prior to the coffee regimen. MTs will always prefer heteronomous societies and I’ve never met one who didn’t believe they were born to be in the inner circle. This was always the defining psychology of NRx, and the reason it failed too. Melon-back’s gotta build that pyramid”. This resonates with an insight I had some time ago: there will be a struggle between Thals and MTs. The original purpose of edenism was Thal Empowerment, yet MTs doomed attempt to become pharoahs (“MTs will never be MMs no matter how hard they wish on a star”) is alienating Thals. If MTs don’t listen to the warning signs it will escalate until Thals either secede or rebel. I suggest you to write a topic about this issue, as you are the main Thal spokesman now that Tex is absent. Notice I equate Thals with TTs. Its incoherent to call MTs/TMs “Thals” if only MMs are called “Melons”.

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      >There is any link between owls and INFJs? Both Jesus and Hitler were owls and INFJs.

      I can’t say any of that’s immediately obvious.

      >Owl said something similar (yet he also wrote something like “bigeyed melons are more lamb than lion”, while you claim that they are sadistic O’Briens).

      I plagiarized the owl observation from Owl. What he’s referring to re: lambs is the big-eye’s empathy, which makes them somewhat sentimental.

      >This resonates with an insight I had some time ago: there will be a struggle between Thals and MTs. The original purpose of edenism was Thal Empowerment, yet MTs doomed attempt to become pharoahs (“MTs will never be MMs no matter how hard they wish on a star”) is alienating Thals. If MTs don’t listen to the warning signs it will escalate until Thals either secede or rebel. I suggest you to write a topic about this issue, as you are the main Thal spokesman now that Tex is absent. Notice I equate Thals with TTs. Its incoherent to call MTs/TMs “Thals” if only MMs are called “Melons”.

      I’m quite aware of this problem, and I think Koanic is too to some extent. How to approach it in the short term is an open question- it’s very difficult to get people to be self-aware of the most basic assumptions hard-wired into their psychologies. This is why it’s so much easier for me to write up general principles about melonheads (notice I did those first!). Figuring out the most basic principles of TT archetype psychology is harder for me.

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      >How do owls recognize if you are evil?

      Forgot to respond to this part. I don’t know how they decide this but they seem to be very good at it.

    • Hi minwu,

      I am MT, and I have written something about this topic from a MT point of view under the same thread. You should check it out when the forum is up again.

  7. Aeoli Pera says:

    You expressed this better sober, but this is an okay first draft :-).

  8. Aeoli Pera says:

    >Owl melons look the most similar to the Amud Facial Morph. Hence the need for order in both types.

    Good observation but I don’t follow.

    >An Amud will use teaching or empathy when order is needed, whereas an owl melon will go off and clock you, or clean a gun in front of you, or have ornamental swords out in the open, or tell an anecdote about a violent fight they were in.

    Prestige hierarchy strategy versus dominance.

    Can’t say anything about the more woo stuff that follows. It’s hard to work without trustworthy knowledge of the timeline.

  9. Tom Kratman says:

    Not that heavily, 760 verbal GREs, 780 math GREs. Although there’s a nuance to that….

    Perhaps interestingly, someone who sat on a panel at a sci fi con with me, in Baltimore, circa 2004 or so, IIRC, said on the old Azimovs forum that when I entered the room I carried a feeling of menace in with me. I just thought he’d perhaps led a sheltered life.

    I also invite your attention to the Bhagavad Gita, II, 31, 32:

    For the warrior there is nothing is more blessed than a lawful strife.
    Happy the warriors who finds such a strife coming unsought to them as an open door to Paradise.

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      I disambiguate intelligence into verbal, logical, and visuospatial. Mainstream psychometry classifies “logical” as verbal because the outputs boost verbal reasoning (related to parieto-frontal integration theory), but I disagree because the actual processes are obviously nonverbal. See here:

      https://aeolipera.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/m-back-intelligence-is-specialized-for-seeking-optimal-strategies-in-game-like-activities/
      https://aeolipera.wordpress.com/2016/01/30/three-high-iq-cognitive-modes/

      • Tom Kratman says:

        Interesting. I really do need to give this some thought. Right now I am more or less fixed on the defensible notion that certain genetically-driven traits will tend to also show up as indirect physical markers, in much the same way that small boobs on Asian women are likely tied to dry earwax.

        What I meant by nuance is that I never spent a minute paying attention is any mathematics class, past grammar school, except (the related) geometry (which has, as mentioned in another comment, serious military relevance). What’s happening when I take a test like GRE or SAT or CLEP (yes, that too) or IQ is that I figure out the process that I didn’t previously understand or even have the slightest clue to, sua sponte, and quickly, and then apply it. So, much as Vox says (and I am inclined to believe him) that IQ tests undermeasure him, they also undermeasure me because they do not remotely account for figuring it out on one’s own, quickly. I wouldn’t mention it, generally, except that it does, in fact, seem to support your thesis of much stronger math than verbal attributes.

        This is one part of why I tend to sneer at IQ testing; if it underestimates mine, it may underestimate many, and is equally likely to overestimate as well.

        Now if only Koanic can bring over the ladder so I can climb down from those toes I’ve been standing on….

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