The Gamma Projection of Anger

No need to cite examples, I’m sure you’ve experienced this too many times to count: Why are you so Angry?! Oooh! Did I make you angry? You’re so triggered! Etc. Etc. This is one of the most obvious projections of the Gamma Male. It’s a sure signal that you are dealing with one whenever you see this pop up, but you will most often notice it when you either say something definitive or controversial online, or else respond in kind to vitriol. The anonymity of online interactions tends to really crank up this behavior, which you almost will never see…

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Trapped in a Star Wars Nightmare

This is my “2 years later” look at The Last Jedi, a film made by a director dedicated to shitting on everything that was handed him, including a large number of set-ups by JJ Abrams. A second (less emotional) look made me see the whole thing as petty and spiteful. He didn’t just ignore these “mystery boxes,” he purposefully destroyed their capacity to provide an interesting plot twist. Did JJ band Rian’s wife or something? Or is it just that Star Wars as a whole offended Johnson? You can get my newest book, Eyes in the Walls, for 99 cents…

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Change Something Once a Year – Growth through change and stress

As we come up on the new year, it’s a good time to talk about MEANINGFUL growth and change. 1) Growth is a response to stress. Nobody expects their body to improve by sitting around on the couch avoiding the stress of exercise. Same with intellectual and spiritual growth. There are limits to this obviously, but seeking a carefree, stress-free life will make you stagnate. Worse, it will weaken you.Don’t avoid stressful things if they are part of you reaching your goals.  2) Change something MEANINGFUL about your life once a year. Change jobs. Move. Have another kid. Write a book. The bigger…

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“Experienced” Female Companionship, or Infinite Fried Chicken?

This was a good piece of viral content – everyone has something to say. If you don’t know how Mia is, she was a well-known pornstar that worked for about a year (*Update: Three months) in the industry, made almost no money in it, talked candidly about the consequences of it, and now does other stuff (non-pornographic) on the internet for money. I guess at one point she was the most searched for porn actress on some of the biggest sites. It makes her a great target for what twitter likes to do as a collective being – dunk on…

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The Force Awakens, 4 years later

It’s been 4 years since I watched and reviewed The Force Awakens, or “Star Wars Episode 7.” I did a few videos (below) to re-examine it absent my emotional reactions and with my gains in perspective over the last few years. I discovered some interesting things First, the movie still sucks. It actually sucks worse, since the visual impact is reduced (due to me having already seen it and watching it at home) and that just leaves the nonsensical story to focus on. Second, I realized that my original assessment of it as a fan film is right on point…

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Mandalorian Chapter 6: Space Jailbreak (video)

Newest Star Wars video, where I talk about what works and what doesn’t with the newest Mandalorian episode. In this episode, we have a classic jailbreak set-up, but rather than cowboys storming a train to free the outlaw, we attack a jail transport in space. High point – making characters unlikable before punishing them Low point – they take their time in what should be a high-tension affair. By the way, my newest book is out! Get it here:

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Triskadekaphobia

It means fear of the number 13 and things associated with it. I actually learned this word tangentially today: And yes! Eyes in the Walls is finally live in all formats. But this got me thinking – why are people “superstitious” and what does “superstition” really mean? Oddly, I think if you look at Pagan history, particularly that of antiquity, the concept is almost an inversion of what we think of today. Pagans viewed rituals as something that created outcomes via the attention of the gods – you made a sacrifice, Jupiter looked favorably upon your military campaign. You keep…

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Eyes in the Walls, chapter 2

I couldn’t shake that horrible thing from my dreams. It didn’t help that I had to go to the funeral home at least once a week. I did my best to focus on my homework, but I could never get rid of the feeling that the thing in the morgue was watching me, waiting. At night I imagined him following me home and sneaking into my house, standing at the foot of my bed in the darkness, licking his lips.

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Writestream: THE LAST CHAPTER

The Writestream is at last coming to an end, with show #50. In this show, we will focus on how to end a story, resolve the conflict, and leave the reader/viewer satisfied. Please stop by and pay your respects (press F). If the channel still exists after December 10, I will be beginning another livestream format, hopefully bringing in more guests and creating something entertaining as well as informative. Also be sure to pick up my huge Christmas collection, which includes 10 books, before it goes out of print in January. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0823RGLR6 And pre-order Eyes in the Walls, by new…

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