Monthly Archives: January 2021

Inauguration? More like…mass military tribunals

Vox brings out the best in me. All we had to do was listen.

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Another addendum to the Ahriman character design

(“Seduction thing” refers to the On alchemists post.) Per Gendo in your new post, I thought the seduction thing was a hobby, a sideshow. Is it common for spiders to integrate that into their full-blown goals? -Ken I wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Addendum to Ahriman character design

I don’t remember exactly the reasoning, but somewhere between dreaming and waking I became convinced that the archetypal Ahrimanic villain character‘s head and face would have two additional features: 1) A rictus grin showing bared, clenched teeth: 2) An absolute … Continue reading

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tl;dr of Moldbug react to Cville 2.0

2021 is so crazy that Mencius Moldbug wrote a readable post: https://graymirror.substack.com/p/the-great-coup-of-2021 My attempt at a TL;DR summary. AP, correct me if I’m wrong:3 stories are being told right now. The first 2 are wrong, the third is correct. Histrionic: … Continue reading

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Ahriman character design

I’d like to design the archetypal Ahrimanic villain character as a composite of the following: -The Witch King and his posse: the Ringwraiths (LoTR)-Pinhead and his posse: the Cenobites (Hellraiser)-Void and his posse: the God Hand (Berserk)-The Red Sphinx (Dumas)-Faust … Continue reading

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A glimpse into the normie mind

This (after the initial paragraph) is a pretty good encapsulation of normie opinion: https://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2021/01/08/youtube. I’ve archived the link because it’s the most accidental great work of art I’ve ever seen. He’s captured the normie conceit and experience so perfectly and … Continue reading

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4D chess

>keep your friends close>keep your enemies closer>make your worst enemy your VP for 4 years>plan on him to triple-cross your fraud narrative on national TV at a critical moment>send congress to gitmo and replace them with holograms>declare martial law on … Continue reading

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Comfort zones, uncertainty, judgment, danger, and Asuka from Evangelion (of course)

(This is the discussion that prompted the creation of this method of estimation.) Everyone has some amount of phobia about uncertainty, and anything that’s outside of habit and our comfort zones introduces uncertainty.In most everyday situations, it’s enough to break … Continue reading

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What “be aggressive” means in a sports context

This was really confusing for me as a teenager, and it’s probably the single most important thing that held my sports performance back in high school. People were always telling me I wasn’t being aggressive, and it seemed like they … Continue reading

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Addendum: Estimates for optimum IQs and negative g-loadings

Something I didn’t address in yesterday’s post is activities where more IQ works against you. Some activities, like demagoguery, may actually be harder to learn if your IQ is higher than some optimum number. So if you want to become … Continue reading

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