It’s been especially gratifying to learn that I’m already well along in one of the seducer archetypes:
Childhood is the golden paradise we are always consciously or unconsciously trying to re-create. The Natural embodies the longed-for qualities of childhood-spontaneity, sincerity, unpretentiousness. In the presence of Naturals, we feel at ease, caught up in their playful spirit, transported back to that golden age. Adopt the pose of the Natural to neutralize people’s defensiveness and infect them with helpless delight.
I believe I already have this effect on people, for the most part, except when I’m trying to do leadership stuff or cowering under the great humorless Eye atop Barad HR. That this comes so naturally suggests existing raw talent that could be weaponized for use on 3DPDs. Unlike in the other seducer areas, it’s also a plausible persona right out of the gate.
Specifically, I could do the wonder adult thing:
The wonder. A wonder child has a special, inexplicable talent: a gift for music, for mathematics, for chess, for sport. At work in the field in which they have such prodigal skill, these children seem possessed, and their actions effortless. If they are artists or musicians, Mozart types, their work seems to spring from some inborn impulse, requiring remarkably little thought. If it is a physical talent that they have, they are blessed with unusual energy, dexterity, and spontaneity. In both cases they seem talented beyond their years. This fascinates us.
Adult wonders are often former wonder children who have managed, remarkably, to retain their youthful impulsiveness and improvisational skills. True spontaneity is a delightful rarity, for everything in life conspires to rob us of it—we have to learn to act carefully and deliberately, to think about how we look in other people’s eyes. To play the wonder you need some skill that seems easy and natural, along with the ability to improvise. If in fact your skill takes practice, you must hide this and learn to make your work appear effortless. The more you hide the sweat behind what you do, the more natural and seductive it will appear.
I already do a lot of this, except if I want to seduce anybody I need to stop engaging in my anti-seducer traits that everybody hates. Podrag informs me these are 1) thinking too much and 2) being a depressive Irish drunktard who complains too much.
Boneflour also put me onto this Jordan Peterson video where he explains that there are five female sex fantasies found in romantic novels:
We discussed it a bit and decided I should go for Werewolf because I started shaving my shoulders when I was 16 (and we decided Koanic should go for Surgeon).
Put it all together with a bit of magic neanderbranez and we have…
This is how I dress now. So if y’all wanna excuse me I’ma go GET LAID NIGGAZ.
Anyway, dankpost incoming tomorrow. It’s been a while so I’ve been getting itchy.