End of a life cycle

We’ve been seeing this happen for a while now. Here’s all of the truth out in the open, in its hideous glory:

  • TheRawness: Update and Questions (published 2012)

    The typical “it’s us against them” shtick. The saviors versus the villains. The enlightened versus the ignorant. The truthtelling, victimized warriors of political incorrectness versus the lying elite overlords of political correctness. The lone Byronic hero who discovers everything he believes is a lie and must now embark on his lonely, heroic quest to fight for the cause of truth against insurmountable odds, fighting an army composed of feminists, white knights, beta males, liberals, traditional conservatives, or whatever other bogeymen he concocted to feel superior to, armed only with his newfound knowledge of evolutionary psychology and his seduction skills. It’s the narrative that makes life easiest for a certain type of reader and offers the most ego [protection]. It’s the narrative that makes him feel most comfortable once he plugs himself into it and makes the world make the kind of sense he wants it to make.

  • The Manosphere is Lost (published 2013)

    I predict within a couple years, the word “manosphere” will attract as much stench as the word “PUA.” There are two reasons for it: (1) The arrival of geeks who have no game, and (2) The infiltration of women.

    There were three guys who first noticed this decline: Bronan, Danger & Play, and Nate. They mocked the “manospambots,” their obsession with the concepts “hypergamy” and “solipsism,” and their flocking to a community not for their own betterment but to rationalize their failures. Many of these new arrivals are married and so have a natural hostility to game and the bachelor’s option to sleep with more than one woman per year.

    The flood of these beta males, who have never approached a woman in their lives, coincided with the arrival of women. It’s known that women try to poison places where men congregate, but trailing them was a long line of beta males and white knights who are desperate for their attention. It becomes a feedback loop where the arrival of women encourages more weak men to follow which then encourages even more women to come. Instead of keeping them out, some manosphere veterans are welcoming them with open arms. There is a large subset of men who now participate in the sphere primarily to get female commenter attention. It’s pathetic.

  • Manosphere Victim Complex?

    The only issue is with any large movement or group is that it inevitably gets diluted by the lowest common denominator, that is, a group is only as strong as its weakest members. That and the tendency of knowledge to be hoarded or kept away from the population at large by more unscrupulous types.

  • The Manosphere is Dead, and You Have Killed It (published 2014)

    The manosphere today is primarily comprised of losers, weirdos and freaks. Cuckold fetishists who orbit Red Pill Women™ begging for stories of them getting fucked by their oh-so-alpha hubbies. Keyboard players who’d rather hate-masturbate to the latest Jezebel article then do something interesting with their lives. 30-year old virgins who lecture other men about “hypergamy” and “solipsism.” Plain Jane groupies who flash their panties at men in exchange for little pats on the head. And they’ll all gladly support frauds, so long as those frauds tell them what they want to hear.

    The manosphere is the intellectual equivalent of plucking turds out of a toilet bowl, then waving them in everyone’s faces screaming “LOOK AT ALL THIS SHIT! DOESN’T THIS SUCK???!!1″

  • Why I am “Resigning” from the Manosphere (published 2014)

    Secondly, there are too many frauds in the manosphere to count.

    They are men with large followings who don’t get laid writing about charisma. There is a fool writing about TRT who takes counterfeit testosterone.

    Third, there are too many articles complaining about feminism.

    Fourth, the manosphere doesn’t stand for anything so much is stands against things.

    Take away articles about feminists, and what does the manosphere stand for?

    The manosphere is a reactionary movement. I am not a reactionary. I am a man of action.

The consensus here is that the so-called “manosphere” is dead. “Manosphere” was a term for a loose-knit network of bloggers and writers who roughly agreed on certain things.

When things die, they rot.

What is dead about the manosphere?

  • The rehashing of everything we already knew and bitched about pertaining to feminists
  • Pretentious fakers, whiners, and big talkers riding on coattails

This stuff has all been caricatured and ridiculed by people who disagree with what most of us know because frankly, it’s ridiculous. Despite this, the mentally retarded among us who lack self-awareness have been unable to divorce the container from the truth it contains, so they continue bandying on about “red pills” and such, and dwelling in the same primordial muck, never to evolve.

Just a proposed rule for anyone who ever planned on starting a “manosphere” blog:

Don’t promise anything you can’t back up.

Otherwise you get no substance, just a lot of hot air… This is something that megalomaniac narcissists and sociopaths are unable to resist doing in any venture, and it’s not unique to the “manosphere” at all.

If you don’t promise anything, you don’t have to deliver. It’s as simple as that.

If you absolutely have to turn to the “manosphere” to find friends or be accepted among otherwise healthy and normal people, then there is probably something wrong with you. Not that some of the writers here wouldn’t make good friends or aren’t healthy or normal, but based on the drama that transpired, it only reaffirms my hunch that there are very few writers I would be willing to meet in person.

When things start to rot, the parasites jump ship.

What is going to be left behind in the wake of the “manosphere”?

  • Vital truths pertaining to just about everything
  • Individuals who know and experienced these truths firsthand

This is what the so-called “manosphere” was like before it was inundated at least what I feel it was like when I began lurking sometime between ’09 and ’10. It was never really a “club” of any sort, much in the way that hardcore punk started. Because there is little ego-validation going around in the early life cycle, the group has a strong immunity.

Once it became inundated with people who saw only the form and got their egos some metaphorical blowjobs, they forgot all about the substance. Predictably so, it all went straight to the shitter. This is simply part of the natural life cycle of things.

As for the writers who aren’t here to puff themselves up and feel important about bullshit (big fish in a small pond syndrome), there will be a lot of confusion for people uncomfortable with change and having their egos fellated.

I see this upheaval as an opportunity for renewal, a re-evaluation of what we want to do, where we want to go, and where we are needed to contribute. When something dies, it means going back to the bare basics, taking with us what survived and was valuable from the beginning.

What will grow from this new fertile soil?

  • Individuals who have the means to understand and disseminate these truths in their own way
  • Individuals who can benefit from study and practical application of these truths

In time we’ll see who survives this little upheaval, with or without the “manosphere.”

For example, this blog could be gone tomorrow for all we know. My site could be gone in about a year when the domain name expires. I won’t cry, neither should you. Chances are I’ll be creating something else. Same goes for any other writer here worth their salt. Their projects will survive to stand another day, and it only goes to show how much integrity they had from the beginning.

This is an exciting time.

To Return of Kings readers and commenters

Take a deep breath. Don’t fall for the trollbait.

4chan seems to have picked up on Return of Kings and is having fun with how seriously some commenters take themselves and the discussions that happen at the bottom of the posts. They are posting to fuck around with you, not to have any real discussion.

Or as we say, u 8 the b8 m8

The Navy Seal thing is a copypasta.

What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I’m the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Corps and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking dead, kiddo.

Even if you don’t care about the internet bullshit, they are still a sizable audience to the site. Can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

also don’t 8 the b8

New site: Anarcho-Introvert

This is more of an announcement than an actual post.

I just launched a new website called Anarcho-Introvert.

Obviously it’s aimed at introverts. If that’s your thing, be sure to check it out and sign up for the mailing list.

We have 1 post up, and I’m still setting up and tweaking some things on the site frontend.

In this site, I want to cover:

  • How to live effectively as an introvert
  • How to deal with extroverts and their world
  • All of the quirks and novelties we have to deal with as introverts
  • Game, lifehacks and other things for introverts

If you can write and you’re into doing guest posts, please get in touch. (Being an introvert is a prerequisite.)

Manosphere Victim Complex?

The title of this post is pointed more toward the victim complex at large on all sides, left or right, manosphere or not.

We see that there are those who blame feminists and minorities for all of their ills to the point that they begin to sound like the feminists who blame the patriarchy, or minorities who blame Whitey for all of their problems. Isn’t it absurd?

None of this is to acknowledge that there aren’t problems… it’s quite the contrary. There are many problems, many of which have some reasonable solutions.

But the overarching problem is the victim complex. It appears that some people actually seek to become victims.

If they aren’t victims, they can’t be the martyrs they envision themselves to be. The victim complex is a form of narcissism that actually denies itself the opportunity to empowerment, but rather seeks self-enfeeblement.

Perhaps this is a kind of mental neoteny, requiring others to wipe your ass, comb your hair and brush your teeth for you. There’s a kind of pathological learned helplessness that has swept through our society like wildfire, where nobody knows how to do anything for themselves, nor do they desire to do anything for themselves.

Where’s the root of the problem? Is it because it’s been encouraged to become a victim, where if you aren’t a victim your speech is ignored for more potent emotional stimulation?

I came across a “greentext” story last night that explained progressive websites in a nutshell:

  1. Put a cardboard box on your head
  2. Cry about your feels
  3. Listen to echo

This description is also a very accurate depiction of the victim complex, but what does it explain about it? The only conclusion I’ve been able to draw for myself is that the victim complex mentality doesn’t seek solutions, it only seeks validation.

The squeaky wheel gets the grease, but taken to an absurd level, the individual with the victim complex acts as if the wheel has to keep squeaking if it wants more and more grease.

Where does it end? My hunch is that it never ends unless the cries are ignored and the problem has to be fixed by the individual. It doesn’t help when the enfeebled cries of a self-victimizer are given legitimacy by our government or by other self-victimizers in tandem.

Back to the manosphere…

What does this have to do with the manosphere? I don’t see too much victim mentality here. Perhaps some of the complaints are legitimate obstacles to male goals. Not oppressions or victimizations, but obstacles that can be surmounted in a variety of ways:

  • Going to a jurisdiction where these obstacles no longer apply (MGTOW)
  • Changing the laws or circumstances creating these obstacles (MRA)

Eric over at runsonmagic supposes that manospherians don’t carry their own weight, that they don’t want to create lasting social change, but also explains that it’s in the nature of men not to change due to the futile nature of self-victimization, but to create instead, similar to what I’ve explained above.

Short of outright destroying those obstacles and rebuilding atop the ashes and rubble, taking your ball to play somewhere else has been a sensible solution. What Eric advocates however is taking the ball as a group and creating a “tribe” of sorts, an insular society that supports itself. It would be an interesting solution for people who don’t already have a tribe with friends and family, let alone friends or family who agree wholly with these beliefs.

Systems are not fixed. They are replaced. One tribe dissolves and another takes its place. The solution for the manosphere is to create a community and system that can replace the present one, and to start living in that system now, while slowly withdrawing support from the mainstream.

What makes the “tribe” more interesting however is that it’ll be a group of people who barely know each other but through their writings and that they happen to share similar beliefs. Assuming it doesn’t descend into a kumbaya commune or amount to the “Freemen on the land” movement which is ridiculed by the governing bodies that encounter these groups, it would be interesting to see, and even if it didn’t create any lasting change, they’ll be ahead of the game should any collapse arrive.

In lieu of that, perhaps we should form a secret club or gentleman’s society of sorts. The only issue is with any large movement or group is that it inevitably gets diluted by the lowest common denominator, that is, a group is only as strong as its weakest members. That and the tendency of knowledge to be hoarded or kept away from the population at large by more unscrupulous types.

Nonetheless, these are great ideas worth considering.

Incel – the anti-masculine lifestyle

So recently I came across the “incel” movement thanks to a reddit “todayilearned” post. Forgive me if the MAndrosphere has already covered it, but this is my first encounter.

christian-weston-chandler-03Assuming it’s not some elaborate ruse***, “Incel” is a movement despite what they want to label it, and the term “incel” is short for “involuntary celibacy.”

Here’s just the tip of the iceberg of the blogs:

“incel” is where reasonably healthy, sane and intelligent young men blame everyone for their failures, particularly with women, and they adopt the involuntary celibacy that comes from being physically or mentally disabled, trivializing the real physical conditions that people suffer for to cover up for their sloth and hubris.

Furthermore, the incels have an unhealthy fixation on sex, and because of their inability to have a healthy interaction with the opposite sex, they turn their efforts and energies outward instead of inward and focus it on others and blaming them, unlike a normal omega virgin who would remain blissfully unaware of his manboobed flesh prison.

This outward energy expenditure creates an inner psychic vacuum and leaves an empty void within that needs to be filled. This creates a victim mentality with the force of a black hole. It wants and wants and wants what it believes it’s owed, much more than any sane person could ever desire. Even a normal omega can get his jimmies out with masturbation.

Because of this victim (vacuum) mentality, the incels believe that the world practically owes them sex. They participated, they put in their effort, and they got nothing. Because of this, they want their condition to be recognized as legitimate rather than something that amounts to “welp, nothing I can do about it now. please treat me as special, normies.” which is essentially what it does amount to.

The ironic thing is that this mentality held by the incels is exactly the same mentality that feminists use. They blame everyone for their inadequacies but themselves, and they tell everyone they need to check their privilege while being wholly unable to see anything from another person’s perspective, and to realize that they’re not as caged in as they think they are.

Unlike early feminism however, and much like modern feminism, the incel movement will never gain any lasting legitimacy because it is fatally flawed.

What is the fatal flaw of incel-dom?

Incels lack the inner drive to power, and they have a complete inability to recognize their locus of control. To recognize that your problems originate from yourself is where you begin to empower yourself. People or “normies” won’t sympathize with their self-victimizing condition because men are doers and thinkers, not complainers.

“Normals” could put themselves in the incel’s shoes, but knowing that the incel cage is an illusion, they’ll say “fuck that.” This is why “normals” are reviled by “incels.” they’re like the elephant tied to a rope and a little tent spike in the ground. That big elephant could easily pull itself free, but it doesn’t know that it can because it doesn’t know anything else besides its little rope restraint that it grew up with and just got used to being restrained. The incels hate the “normals” because they see them roaming about freely, living “the dream” while they, the incels, are stuck to a tiny tent peg and can’t see why they can’t break free.

So why continue to rationalize a dead end? The ego is a powerful force in some people, and it can’t admit defeat to itself. They’ll tell themselves “hey, this isn’t so bad. i’m already here so why move?”

If you consider yourself an “incel,” do yourself a favor:

  • Don’t bother responding. I don’t grant platform for discussion to self-victimizers, only people who have made their own viable solutions to their problems
  • Read 30 Days of Discipline by Victor Pride and enact the principles he lays out. Check out his blog too if you don’t have money.
  • Read Bang by Roosh V. and start reading the archives at Chateau Heartiste whether or not you have money.
  • Check out my main site for supplements and hacks to change your life no matter how “abnormal” or broke you are
  • You can get all the information you need from the manosphere for free, it’s not that hard to use google on a game blog and go “<search term> site:<url.com>” to find what you need.

Barring some terrible physical disfigurement or disability, celibacy is not “involuntary.” There are people who are truly mentally or physically disabled, and given the opportunity, they wouldn’t take their “normal” status for granted or use “logic” to defend a fallacy-ridden lifestyle philosophy.

Humans are flexible, changeable, and malleable. If you can’t shape yourself, you’ll let the world shape you.

fat-to-fit

Long story short, people see you as ugly when you’re bigger. I was never the attractive one, always skipped over, always “friend zoned”. The friend zone exists by the way due to lack of confidence. This is very generic, but fake it until you make it. Stick that chin up and pretend you’re the fucking man/woman. When you believe in yourself, so do others.

I dropped the weight, my confidence peaked, I got an incredibly kind and beautiful girlfriend. Before I was ignored, now I am on two banners for our college’s website (the banners that rotate when you first land on the homepage) and the other day I was asked to look into a modeling contract from an agent at work (photography company). Things are great.

Is dating easier? Incredibly.

Does everyone seem shallow? You bet. The difference between fat me and “attractive” me is all aesthetics. I’m still a loser.

21 People On How Life Has Changed Since They Went From Ugly To Hot (A non-manosphere link)

The “manosphere” to me is about understanding your inner nature and transforming yourself into what you wish for your world to become. Current issues like the effects of liberal humanism, feminism, globalized corporatism and a shitty economy are merely the terrain we have to navigate to reach our goals, and the manosphere is merely custom-tailored to that, and is written by ordinary people who are concerned with those issues and their solutions.

Here today, gone tomorrow. Who gives a shit?

Whether the manosphere exists or not when feminism is gone and all our problems are magically solved, or whether you think the manosphere is a “scam” because your mom won’t spend her pocket money on your P90X DVDs and pickup artist fedora doesn’t matter. These victim rationalizations will never end, and the solutions to the problems incels complain about will always exist but in a different form.

Know that there will always be new, recurring issues to conquer. Time is cyclical and the problems will never end. Neither will the creative solutions, and they’re there if you seek the answers.

Recognize this and the world is your god damn oyster. Adapt and thrive. Fail to see this, fail to escape the prison that your hungry ego has created, and you will drown in your own tears and no one will miss you.

If you want a one-time, easy**** solution to “involuntary celibacy,” take some LSD or psilocybin or smoke a lot of weed and sit in a comfortable dark room and think about everything. your life, your desires, your beliefs. If you’re unsure, study about these drugs on erowid.org which is a scholarly site about psychoactive substances.

Slightly more difficult than taking drugs just once is learning to lucid dream. Try lucid dreaming while you continue to be an incel and think about that. You’ll see that phrase “living the dream” in a whole new light.

Footnotes

*** Incel could just be so unbelievable to me that I think it could be some kind of sockpuppeteering maneuver, possibly by feminists or tumblrina social justice warriors. But then again, they, like the incels, aren’t smart enough to see outside of their own self-victimization long enough to calculate something like this.

**** it’s only easy if you’re ready for your ego to die. this is not valid nor professional medical or psychological advice and your mileage may vary

Reddit Trolling 101 – Intro to Reddit and the Hivemind

Reddit is an interesting site. It took over Digg’s reign in the early 2000′s and is still growing today. It’s somewhat similar to an older site called Slashdot, with its comment voting system. One of the features it boasts is the ability to create subreddits, which are basically subfora for discussion on various topics. Just about any interest you have will have a subreddit. Even our own community has two main subreddits: /r/theredpill and /r/RedKings

The more well-established subreddits have their own insular cultures and share certain opinions on certain things, much like any other in-group. This can be good for community bonding, but when a single subreddit becomes one’s only community (even the only one IRL because you’re a lonely fuck) and only view of the world, you get an echo chamber that tells you what you want to hear so you can feel the same about something that may be completely unrealistic and crazy because you’ve insulated yourself from differing viewpoints that may challenge your fragile ego.

Reddit as a whole has a diverse group of people who hold different opinions and come from many walks of life, but the majority of reddit users are young suburban liberals. Though most users of the internet are white males, the ones on reddit tend to lean heavily left and will mercilessly destroy anyone who disagrees with them, or does not agree with their typical opinions. Consciously or not, they seek to be upvoted, and they seek group cohesion through the symbolic bond of sharing upvotes.

echo-chamber-man

This process destroys a diversity of opinion, and leaves people with a narrow viewpoint presented to them by suburban white liberal males. This is reflected on common and popular boards, where social justice warriors attempt to use these boards to advertise their agenda, such as /r/cringe or /r/todayilearned. In reddit terms, this subreddit echo chamber is called a “circlejerk.”

Contrary to Redditors are 4channers, whose beliefs are not in allegiance with anyone in particular. They give no platform to people who want to showcase their ego, so their beliefs inevitably echo those of the K-selected conservative type. Interesting, no?

btard-feminism

4chan /b/tard on feminism

On 4chan, each post gets an equal chance to be viewed by people no matter how ridiculous it is. No votes are there to sway your opinion toward that of the majority; you have to decide for yourself what to think on anything that is posted there. If you are female, you have to post tits or GTFO which nullifies the “im a girl plz give me attention” behavior. Your gender, your race and your beliefs are irrelevant. You are judged by the content of your post, and if you are the OP you are automatically a faggot unless you prove otherwise.

In short, Reddit is a bastion of liberals with weak but gigantic egos who absolutely require the vainglory of upvotes and approval of their peers, while 4chan is a fraternity of anonymous/pseudonymous independently-thinking conservative young men who don’t give the time of day to attention seekers and write fiction all of the time. Liberals abhor 4chan because it doesn’t magically give them the attention their fragile egos need. So naturally, they prefer Reddit.

shit reddit says

/r/ShitRedditSays, letting angry Redditors downvote what they couldn’t downvote before

Anyway… back to the Reddit hivemind. Because it’s operating on the flimsy hotbutton egos of liberals with computers, it’s actually highly responsive to cold and calculated expressions. This can be used to your advantage and to reap many lels.

To destroy someone on Reddit means to have the masses downvote them to irrelevance. Get enough downvotes and your comment is hidden by default. Upvoting something gives a comment or a post the spotlight, and the post threads with the highest votes are shown in descending order.

Whether or not your comment is infallible, people will think “I disagree with this even though I can’t say anything against it” and attempt to downvote your comment to irrelevance. Don’t worry when this happens, you will live to post another day.

Gaining hivemind approval

Here is what you need to say to reap the most “Karma points” and gain the approval of the hivemind:

  • Agree with anything that is in social justice in topic. Make it “insightful”, example for race-based topics: “Man, I wish these people knew how good they had it. I know I did, I’m white” Don’t be too wistful or white-guilty about it though.
  • Where appropriate, always agree and proclaim that religion is bullshit, especially christianity and its variants, but don’t shy away from islam
  • Always agree that women are still the most disadvantaged people in the world (even though they are the most privileged in the first world)
  • Always explain how people who believe in “right wing christian” beliefs (creationism, no gay marriage, et cetera) are morons even though you’ve likely never encountered these convenient strawmen in real life. Seriously, you can randomly spout off how these people suck in an irrelevant thread and you’ll get upvotes.
  • Always talk down on people who exclaim the risks of GMOs in foods, the risks of constant vaccinations, and so on
  • Always malign the “red pill” and anything perceived as contrary to the liberal hivemind
  • Call everyone who disagrees with you a euphoric fedora-wearer or some variant thereof, hinting at their neckbearddom or virginity. It’s the male parallel of “slut shaming” online.
  • Being vegan, gay, transsexual or female is an advantage. Always make it known that you belong to one or more of these groups.
  • Always be “lighthearted” and make no reservations on taking jabs at people who don’t agree with the hivemind
  • Puns are going out of fashion on Reddit, so be careful
  • Shorter and succinct comments are best, as are hella sick burns

Conversely, to get downvotes, you must do the following:

  • Explain the forbidden topics (gun freedom, “red pill,” masculinity, femininity, GMOs/vaccination, anything remotely religious or insightful) in a logical and reasoned manner
  • Explain the forbidden topics in an emotional manner
  • Explain your opinion on the forbidden topics in any way that isn’t negative toward them or the people who believe in them
  • Explain your experience as a person who is of European descent and/or male.
  • Ridicule anyone expressing one of the sacred reddit beliefs in LGBT, womens rights, and everything else the liberals believe in
  • Criticize any of the sacred liberal tenets
  • Give any platform or validity to anyone who would dare to criticize any of the hallowed liberal tenets
  • Use words and sentences that are too long, writing walls of text, and never linebreaking where appropriate

Get the picture? After a while you understand that in places where you’re not “safe” on reddit, it becomes an emotional contest of upvotes and downvotes rather than a place for simple discourse on a topic.

You may be wondering why I’m writing about this. I’ll explain why it’s relevant to the manosphere/androsphere in a following post.

Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad

What I learned from writing my first e-books

It’s been about a month since the Male Health Protocol and Testosterone Black Book were first released.

So here’s everything I learned on my own from this experience:

  • Start with a mailing list next time so readers will know when your books come out so they have the option to buy
  • Don’t worry about the book echoing some information you’ve already covered on your blog. They don’t want to google-fu their way to the golden nuggets of info.
  • IF you do echo any information, write it so that it flows together as a book
  • Remember that your reader wants to know EVERYTHING you know on the topic. my problem when writing my first book was that I was looking at it from how I wanted to read – keeping everything short, concise and to the point, like notes. The problem is some readers felt like the information was useful, but it wasn’t thorough enough, and I can see why now.
  • Who, what, when, where, why, how – if you don’t answer at least four of these, you’re doing it wrong.
  • Conversely, figure out how you can express the most useful information possible with the least words possible.
  • Revise and edit, revise and edit, and revise and edit again before you release it. The excitement of releasing my first set of books drove me to push it out a little prematurely.
  • Revise by putting the writings aside for a long time.
  • Get feedback. Revise again.
  • Hire someone to format your book layout for you on Fiverr. There are some talented designers on there who seem like they can do a great job. I thought I did okay on my own but I see there are more talented formatters out there.
  • Hire someone to write your squeeze page
  • Invest in the OptimizePress (to-do)
  • More dudes are interested in testosterone and sex rather than general health, judging by the number of sales of Testosterone Black Book over Male Health Protocol.
  • Affiliates can definitely drive sales. All affiliates (in total) have made over $200 for sales. Some more than others.
  • One or two people will be completely or utterly disappointed in their purchase, and will demand a refund without giving you a logical reason. Refund them anyway.
  • One or two people will be genuinely dissatisfied with the book and will be the best people who can tell you what you did wrong and what you did right. Refund them and thank them for their time.
  • Dissatisfied or not, ask your readers how they liked the book. Sellfy has a feature that lets you email everyone who purchased your product.
  • Generally most people will be happy with their purchase unless you’ve promised them something and did not deliver. Based on feedback, I feel like I delivered what I promised.

I think my biggest issue was just jumping head-first into writing, revising just a tiny bit and then releasing it. I had done little research on writing and releasing e-books prior to doing so. However, I did learn a lot from the whole process. With that, I will be continually improving the book since I’ve taken a step back and taken a long look at what I made, and figured out what I shouldn’t have done, what I should have written, and so on.

Writing, especially writing a book, is a lot of damn work and takes a lot of patience.

The books at the present moment are OK in my opinion, but I know I can make them better. I feel like I delivered what I promised, but I feel the need to deliver a lot more and give readers more bang for their buck. The information is good, but there’s so much more I know I can do now that I’ve dipped my feet in the water. It’s much more difficult than just writing a really long and thorough blog post, especially if you’re coming from writing blog posts and have never written a book before.

As for revising and editing, I feel like I’m ready to take a whack at it. Taking a month away from looking at your books or reading them really gets it out of your head so you can come back to it with a more objective mind. With all that said, if you’ve purchased the books already, you will be able to receive the updated versions at no extra charge when I release them.

As for using Sellfy as my sales platform, I’m considering moving to e-junkie even though it’s a paid service, it’s the same one that Victor Pride uses over at Bold and Determined, and the same service Roosh V uses to sell his e-books. e-junkie seems to have a lot more features, plus I want affiliates to be able to earn commission if they refer readers to my site in general and if they eventually purchase my product rather than having to sell the book on their own without my site in context, just to give a little more incentive for linking back to me.

Sellfy is okay, especially if you’re a software vendor or something, but it doesn’t integrate into your site that easily without a little elbow grease. I had to butcher a lot of HTML and CSS to get it to fit.

And that’s that. If you read the books, what did you think and what would you like to see in the revised version?

Review: Red Pill Orgasm by Halfbreed

Recently I got in touch with Halfbreed, a fellow writer over at redpillgame.com about checking out his new book Red Pill Orgasm. I decided “hell, why not?” and it ended up being one of the best guides I’ve come across in recent years.

What’s Red Pill Orgasm?

  • It’s a 96-page downloadable PDF e-book — read it on mobile or your computer
  • It takes you through the nitty-gritty of sexual intercourse with a woman…
  • …anatomy, foreplay, sex, climax, you name it
  • …it’s detailed enough for a beginner
  • …it contains enough information to teach an old dog some new tricks

Overall, I was impressed by this book and I’m glad that I had the opportunity to read through it and actually try many of the techniques out for myself. I’d say about half of it was review for me, but review keeps the knowledge fresh in your mind.

Red Pill Orgasm - How to give a woman the best orgasms of her life - by Halfbreed, Red Pill Game

My experience with Red Pill Orgasm

I’m not a sex master, nor do I bang a new girl every night, but it’s not my first rodeo either. That said, I learned a lot of interesting techniques and this book has just about anything for any man curious about sexual technique.If you’re new to sex (hey, everyone’s gotta start somewhere) Halfbreed doesn’t skimp here. He explains everything as if he were talking to a virginal man who had never taken Sex ed, let alone fingered a girl. Hell, I’ve done that before plenty of times and I still learned some new things.

If you’re the type who would be put off by how “analytical” it seems, just realize that once you’ve internalized Halfbreed’s tips and techniques you won’t even be thinking about it. It’s just like learning any new skill.

As far as sexual technique goes, inside Halfbreed covers:

  • Foreplay — women are water, men are fire — bring her to a simmer!
  • Oral sex — positions and techniques
  • Slow entry — a great way to transition from foreplay
  • “Screwing” — not what you think! It’s a technique.
  • Basic Sex Positions — Great if you don’t want to refer to the godawful techniques by Cosmo on the internet
  • The Sets of Nine — a great thrusting technique
  • Making It Last — techniques to delay ejaculation, great for premature ejaculators

First of all, I have to say that “The Sets of Nine” technique is killer! The way Halfbreed explained it was much better than a similar, more dated technique I had come across once before and never tried again until now. Make sure to lube it up though since it can get dry after a while. If she’s in the mood for hard-and-fast, save this one for a lazy night. (And I use lazy ironically since it’s a hell of a core workout.)

Interestingly, the book centers around the female orgasm. Men pretty much know how to have an orgasm for themselves, but women are usually out of luck.

Halfbreed explains that the orgasm keeps the girl coming back for more, making it a win-win for the both of you. In this regard, this makes men the sexual “gatekeepers” since female orgasm is like an arcane magical power to most men.

However, with Red Pill Orgasm, you don’t have to be a sexual wizard carrying a big staff. Whether you are a quick-fling kind of guy or you have a steady girl, an orgasm a day keeps the hamster at bay. What’s more, if you pick up a copy of this book, it’s a great excuse to try out and learn some new things.

In fact, there’s a lot of things I didn’t know about or need to try. Halfbreed wrote about some “energy techniques,” and I have yet to try it out, but don’t be fooled into thinking it’s just New Age woo-woo — A lot of these things are good for getting yourself out of your head and ready to shake the bed. In Red Pill Orgasm, there’s something for everyone, like the chapter on anal sex.

One other interesting thing is that Red Pill Orgasm also centers around themes of male dominance and its role in the bedroom. Halfbreed discusses this in terms of Game, relationships, and how sex plays a very central role for both the man and the woman. If this knowledge sounds oppressive to you, don’t read this book. But let me tell you, you’re missing out on some prime sexual knowledge.

Conclusion

Red Pill Orgasm is a great sexual guidebook for men from all walks of life. The author, Halfbreed, is experienced in just about everything he’s written about here, and he genuinely knows what he’s talking about.

If you’re like curious old me, you’ve probably pored through sex books and magazines like Maxim or even Cosmo looking for techniques and came short with irrelevant, non-factual and even dangerous information.

Don’t bother with those anymore and just download a copy of Red Pill Orgasm while it’s still just $20. You’ll thank yourself later.

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R vs K selection in men and women – Oversimplified

I read raywolf’s article over at Return of Kings, “The Brain Science Behind Game Explains Why Men Are Wolves And Girls Are Nervous Rabbits” and thought a couple of things about it. It’s a good read but I think he’s missing something.

If you didn’t read the article, here’s the tl;dr. First of all, raywolf gets the gist of what it means to be a calm K-type with a healthy amygdala vs an r-type in a constant defensive panic mode. I think he does a great job here.

If you’re unfamiliar with r-selection and k-selection, read up on Anonymous Conservative and look at this little graphic:

r selection and k selection wolf rabbitNow, this is where he goes awry: raywolf tries to put the K and R selection types into the context of game, painting alpha males as calm K-selected individuals and painting women as neurotic r-selected types. When dealing with the majority of modern women, it may certainly seem that all of them are neurotic r-selected squirrels. I follow his reasoning, however, I think raywolf is incorrect in his simplification.

First of all, while the female amygdalae (plural of amygdala) are smaller than healthy male amygdalae, the amygdala of a healthy female simply needs more external cues of reassurance that everything is OK, such as a calm demeanor, a strong arm to hide behind from danger, etc. This is why women enjoy the company of strong, calm and collected men – the quintessential “alpha male” persona. This is healthy to want for a normal woman.

On the other hand, a woman who doesn’t seek the company and safety of a strong, trustworthy “alpha” is developmentally damaged, which is why feminists hate strong male figures. Their fathers walked out on them or were otherwise weak figures in their lives, and so their brain rewired them to be more “strong and independent” sothey don’t need no man. This leaves them high and dry because their tiny amygdalae are not up for the challenge.

strong-independent-black-woman

Secondly, a more sensitive fear response would allow a woman to evade any threat of imminent danger more quickly than men since she is less likely to be able to fend for herself. Because women tend overwhelmingly to be the sex that carries the babies during pregnancy it makes sense that they be the first to get the fuck out of Dodge when something goes awry.

Third, while women do tend to have smaller amygdalae than men, there are K-selected women with healthy amygdalae. These are the homemakers, the housewives, the women who don’t need “feminist” empowerment (read: government coddling) to be independent and empowered. They aren’t as easily swayed by populist thought and will be more likely to be willing and able to care for their young, unlike r-selected neurotic women who will dig out a rusty coathanger at the slightest suspicion of pregnancy-related tummyaches and demand that your government pay for her birth control.

Anyway… in one respect raywolf may be correct that women tend to pile onto the liberal side of things because it appeals to their more delicate nature, however I will have to state that part of this is a side effect of being neurotic due to not being involved with strong masculine men. The most stalwart feminists and leftist women suffer from the long-term ramifications of daddy issues, and not having that fatherly bulwark against the storm to let them grow into healthy delicate flowers. The only thing that survives these battles are weeds, and that is essentially what these women become.

Where do r-selected men fit into this? They’re the eternal betas, the white knights, the unsure closet cases. At their worst they let their ego-based emotions dictate everything, they throw hissy fits, they lie, manipulate and steal and always read any trivial thing as “someone out to get them.” Barring some nutritional deficiency that screwed up their amygdalae in childhood, the r-selected male likely had some strong emotional distress during the formative years, rewiring their brain in a defensive manner.

These are the same types who pine for leaving the friend zone of some girl that hardly cares for them and sees them for the beta they are, and these hopeless betas never understand their own situation, blaming it on this or that because their ego is too fragile to admit the problem is theirs.

friendzoned

Some r-selected neurotic types have some of what we call “alpha male” and “dark triad” characteristics which is why some of these more effete and fucked-up men can pull girls despite being total narcissistic+sociopathic divas with the emotional stability of a Saturn VUE driving at freeway speed on a slight turn.

kanye-emotional

I suppose in trying times like war, famine or disaster, K-selection survives, resurfaces and usurps r-selection while r-selected types die off. Otherwise it’s a slow uphill battle to recover society-wide K dominance.

Surrogate pursuits and the trifecta

2014 is off to a great start.

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the Manosphere and how it connects to our lives. How much of the manosphere is essentially “surrogate activity” for some of us, and how much of it is a wellspring of knowledge to help us maintain or achieve our 3 basic needs: health, wealth and love.

Mystery wrote about the balance of health, wealth, and love in his Mystery Method book (which is OK; very formulaic and not as good as what classic manospherians have to offer) and explained that you really only need those 3 things to maintain your physical and mental well-being. All 3 of them exist in a delicate balance. To be deficient in one area can drag the others down with it in a death spiral. If you’ve got those 3 aspects of your life worked out for you with little maintenance, then you’re living on easy street.

In case you’re wondering about “surrogate activity,” the notorious Ted Kaczynski has defined it in his “Industrial Society and its Future”:

38. But not every leisured aristocrat becomes bored and demoralized. For example, the emperor Hirohito, instead of sinking into decadent hedonism, devoted himself to marine biology, a field in which he became distinguished. When people do not have to exert themselves to satisfy their physical needs they often set up artificial goals for themselves. In many cases they then pursue these goals with the same energy and emotional involvement that they otherwise would have put into the search for physical necessities.[...]

39. We use the term “surrogate activity” to designate an activity that is directed toward an artificial goal that people set up for themselves merely in order to have some goal to work toward, or let us say, merely for the sake of the “fulfillment” that they get from pursuing the goal. Here is a rule of thumb for the identification of surrogate activities. Given a person who devotes much time and energy to the pursuit of goal X, ask yourself this: If he had to devote most of his time and energy to satisfying his biological needs, and if that effort required him to use his physical and mental faculties in a varied and interesting way, would he feel seriously deprived because he did not attain goal X? If the answer is no, then the person’s pursuit of goal X is a surrogate activity. [...] On the other hand the pursuit of sex and love (for example) is not a surrogate activity, because most people, even if their existence were otherwise satisfactory, would feel deprived if they passed their lives without ever having a relationship with a member of the opposite sex. (But pursuit of an excessive amount of sex, more than one really needs, can be a surrogate activity.)

Kaczynski said this to point out that if you’re doing something beyond or irrelevant to your needs, you’re pursuing something surrogate. However, he wrote this back in the early 90′s when the economy was still pretending to be good and nearly anything could be considered surrogate then. Nevertheless I think even so-called “surrogate activities” can actually benefit one’s survival and quality of life. We live in an interesting time with unique challenges and struggles.

I may have explained this before, but years ago I first discovered Roissy and Roosh V’s blogs because I had been so utterly disappointed in the women I had been with and turned to the Internet for a solution. In just a few months I was totally redpilled into the game. I lurked a lot, for a few years before I ever began writing, probably around the time that In Mala Fide had been born.

In the interim, I had achieved “love,” that is, I found myself in a steady relationship with real feminine woman who understands my needs as a man, and ironically this came about when I least expected. I know – impossibru – but this is because she’s not Amerikanized. You *do* need to look outside of western culture for viable girlfriend/wife material if you have a hard time finding any in Amerika, and for that I might recommend much of Latin America, parts of Europe and parts of Asia.

Anyway, I probably couldn’t have done it so well if I hadn’t learned “the game.” I most likely would have been burned and jaded so many times like elder manospherians who were tricked by the saccharine promises of our PC culture and turned to pump-and-dumping before I ever learned to game for myself. I may never have understood the baffling enigma of the female mind, but we know now and it’s now a non-issue for me.

With that knowledge, I totally respect everything that the pump-n-dumpers out there have contributed to the art of seduction. I also know that sort of life isn’t for me. I have to have sex with someone I care about, since it leads to more quality and fulfilling sex. Personally I get so annoyed with a stupid “informed” or “edjucated” girl that I’ll go flaccid with an innie the moment she opens her facehole to blather some stupid learned opinion.

But anyway, this is a testament to the beauty of game. For one, I would have never known that I would rather be in a steady relationship than to be a jetsetting poon-hopper. Game gave me the opportunities to learn that about myself. Plus, if shit hits the fan, I know I have options. Game is a tool that gives you unlimited options, and with these tools you create your world as you see fit. All restrictions are illusory.

I suppose that what I want to point out here is that the Manosphere as a whole is an entire knowledge base for men who want to become the men they want to become. If you’ve got the girl(s) already, you can still come here to learn how to get muscled and stronger, live healthier, and make some spending money on the side.

Fulfill what you need, not what others expect from you, and you’ll know if you’re living with surrogate activities, or living to really live. Life is meant to be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be a dreadful one.

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