Mindset · Society

Reflections on Themes of the Manga/Anime Berserk and the Spiritual Bankruptcy of Modernity

The manga Berserk has been exceedingly successful. Kentaro Miura began publishing it in 1989, and it is still ongoing. I originally became aware of it in the early 2000s via the video game Berserk: Guts’ Rage. I don’t have much of a recollection of it. Also, I never really looked into the manga either but… Continue reading Reflections on Themes of the Manga/Anime Berserk and the Spiritual Bankruptcy of Modernity

Mindset

Harmful but Convenient Self-Images and their Relation to Reality

If you are used to questioning your beliefs and have managed to change some of them throughout your life, you may find it difficult to grasp that some people would rather suffer the consequences of holding questionable beliefs than admit that they are wrong. This is most obvious in the case of women who advocate… Continue reading Harmful but Convenient Self-Images and their Relation to Reality

Open Post · Society

Open Post: A Theory on Modern Feminism

Frequent commenter GoodLookingAndSleazy made an excellent remark on modern feminism recently, which I’d like to give more visibility to. The full comment is below. Here’s my theory on modern feminism. Like all political movements it is grounded in legitimate grievances. The grievance is exploited by political opportunists, which is also very common.  The anger is… Continue reading Open Post: A Theory on Modern Feminism

Society · Women

The Horrible Life of Spinsters Then and Now

The word “spinster” has an interesting etymology. Today, it is a mildly pejorative way to refer to an unmarried women. Surely, in some circles it is considered politically incorrect as it is “hetero-normative” or “patriarchal”, implying that women need to get married. As we all know, wahmen need no stinkin’ man to be happy. Yet,… Continue reading The Horrible Life of Spinsters Then and Now

Society

“Game” and The Black Pill as a Mirror of a Fundamentally Broken Society

Recently one of my readers remarked that “game” just as the more romantic notion of wooing a woman are relatively recent phenomena. In particular, the idea that you would need “game” is highly artificial. Of course, game is b.s. as your success with women primarily depends on looks for short-term hookups and money as well… Continue reading “Game” and The Black Pill as a Mirror of a Fundamentally Broken Society

Meeting Women

The Relative Importance of Looks, Money, and Status, and a Strangely Fitting Analogy

We have talked repeatedly about the idea that your level of success with women is primarily determined by your looks, with money and status also having an impact. Of course, this is a bit of an oversimplification as there is another big L, namely location. You will do a lot better if you live in… Continue reading The Relative Importance of Looks, Money, and Status, and a Strangely Fitting Analogy

Society

The Manga “High Score Girl Dash” and the Horrific Fate of the Aging Single Woman

As Clown World is ramping up, I’m more interested in escapism than following news on a new “caravan” of hundreds of thousands of soon-to-be legal immigrants from Central America moving towards the U.S. border, Biden’s plan to print another 1.9 trillion dollars, or the never ending “lockdown” in the West to combat a virus that… Continue reading The Manga “High Score Girl Dash” and the Horrific Fate of the Aging Single Woman

Women

Young, Happy, and Carefree 18-Year-Old Woman, Where Are You Going?

One of the biggest differences between young women in their (legal) prime, i.e. from 18 to their early twenties, compared to women in their late 20s or older is that the former can be a real joy to be around as they are so happy and almost child-like in their disposition. Everything in life has… Continue reading Young, Happy, and Carefree 18-Year-Old Woman, Where Are You Going?

Men · Mindset · Relationships

Speaking Openly about Difficulties with Women

Recently, we have been talking about experiences with difficult women on this blog. As it turned out, some of you have encountered or even had relationships with women suffering from cluster B personality disorders. It’s probably a bit of a stretch to say that those women “suffer” because they seem to quite enjoy living out… Continue reading Speaking Openly about Difficulties with Women

Open Post · Relationships

Open Post: Cohabitation is a Must for Assessing Women

In a comment to my article Open Post: Why I Got Married the First Time, I was asked the following questions, related to selecting a woman for marriage and motherhood: You can have what you might think are good vetting techniques (I wouldn’t say I do personally at this point), but women and people in… Continue reading Open Post: Cohabitation is a Must for Assessing Women

Open Post · Relationships

Open Post: Why I Got Married the First Time

In the commments following my article How Female Competitiveness Ruins Male Finances, two of you asked about my first marriage, and how I even ended up getting married in the first place. This is the context: Herkerderker asked: Have you ever considered writing a post regarding what led you to choosing this woman initially? No… Continue reading Open Post: Why I Got Married the First Time

Gender Dynamics · Women

How Female Competitiveness Ruins Male Finances

In my article The Death of Relationships, I wrote the following: [My ex-wife] oscillated between me having to buy either an expensive apartment smack in the center of the city, in one of the most ostentatious corners that, in my opinion, did not offer commensurate quality of life, or me buying a fucking house for… Continue reading How Female Competitiveness Ruins Male Finances

Society

Social Pressures to Form a Nuclear Family in the Past vs. a (Hypothetical) Present

This article is not about the fact that the nuclear family has been turning into a niche phenomenon in the current year. Instead, I am going to talk about the social forces that were once necessary to push people towards forming nuclear families and what we would need to do in the present day to… Continue reading Social Pressures to Form a Nuclear Family in the Past vs. a (Hypothetical) Present

Relationships · Technology

Contraception Leads to Lackluster Sex and Failing Relationships

As much as the mainstream pushes the claim that we have evolved beyond being mere animals, in reality we will never rise above our biology. I can no longer count on two hands how often I have heard variations of the claim that “X may have served us in the past, but it is no… Continue reading Contraception Leads to Lackluster Sex and Failing Relationships