July 18, 2012

The Second Story Of Echo And Narcissus - Audio



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Buy Now-- mp3 format

Buy Now-- m4a format

m4a for Apple products, everyone else mp3 unless you know what you're doing.

18 minute story.  $2.00. After you pay, you'll receive an email with a link to the download. 

In a few months I will make this into a free video, and I will post the free text of the audio as well.  So it's up to you whether you value... whatever this site is. 

Don't tell me I shouldn't use a Blackberry mic.  I know that now. 


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Execution on this medium wa... (Below threshold)

July 30, 2012 11:35 AM | Posted by Echo: | Reply

Execution on this medium was wonderful - headphones were needed for full appreciation. I imagine you had some fun writing the script for this. What was the inspiration? I hope this was successful as I'd be happy to continue supporting your ideas.

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Bought it, loved it, urged ... (Below threshold)

July 30, 2012 12:31 PM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

Bought it, loved it, urged friends and family to buy it. I hope and expect this sold well enough to continue producing this kind of content.

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I wish I could purchase thi... (Below threshold)

July 30, 2012 4:38 PM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

I wish I could purchase this, but I'm really uncomfortable with using paypal. I'd be willing to send cash to a PO box or something along with my email if I can get in contact with you about it via email first, but the idea of paying money for stuff via the internet creeps me out, especially if it's through paypal.

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Brilliant stuff! I... (Below threshold)

July 30, 2012 4:47 PM | Posted by Canadian Reader: | Reply

Brilliant stuff!

I am currently revisiting Greek mythology and trying to think about the stories as warnings, as case studies. Thanks for the insight.

I love the fact that a child was the narrator (toying around with authority, eh?) and that song is just gorgeous. I'm looking forward to seeing the video. Great job. I also hope that the idea of a book is still under consideration.

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Long three days.Do... (Below threshold)

July 30, 2012 5:47 PM | Posted by HP: | Reply

Long three days.

Do your parents know you're writing on the internet?

Also, sweet kazoo performance.


Alright, that's about enough sarcasm for a while. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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My bank doesn't allow me to... (Below threshold)

July 30, 2012 5:54 PM | Posted by zceyee: | Reply

My bank doesn't allow me to get my money to paypal. Will you, dear pirate, spread your knowledge for free? I wish I had money on paypal.

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This was fantastic. Althoug... (Below threshold)

July 30, 2012 7:35 PM | Posted by Or: | Reply

This was fantastic. Although now that I know you're an eight-year-old girl, I must admit I'm concerned about all the rum.

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After the initial li... (Below threshold)

July 30, 2012 11:06 PM | Posted by Andy: | Reply


After the initial listen, I decided to listen to it with my friends on LSD.

It worked exactly as expected. Thanks. Great work.

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I didn't completely underst... (Below threshold)

July 30, 2012 11:51 PM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

I didn't completely understand the last few minutes (I'm supposed to be Narcissus, I know, but it didn't feel like a huge revelation...more like a "oh...k."). Really entertaining story though.

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Well done! I need at least ... (Below threshold)

July 31, 2012 12:21 AM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

Well done! I need at least another listen to take in more.

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Gold as always. There's loa... (Below threshold)

July 31, 2012 7:59 AM | Posted by Rookie: | Reply

Gold as always. There's loads there we could all learn from. Very talented reading there too, was that your daughter?

Hell I'd pay for every TLP post, cause I care about what this site's about.

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Hey, do Icarus next, only t... (Below threshold)

July 31, 2012 8:06 AM | Posted by Rookie: | Reply

Hey, do Icarus next, only tell us how it was Daedelus's fault because he set inadequate limits for his son, and trapped in a small tower Icarus fantasised that he was as powerful as the sun. Gotta be able to make a nice metaphor out of the labyrinth too... we are trapped by our own twisted designs etc...

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... text coming any time so... (Below threshold)

July 31, 2012 8:14 AM | Posted by f'ing foreigner: | Reply

... text coming any time soon for us poor bastards without American credit cards and unable to open paypal accounts?

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TLP should consider accepti... (Below threshold)

July 31, 2012 1:43 PM | Posted by Jim D: | Reply

TLP should consider accepting Bitcoin.

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Really, a proud pirate who ... (Below threshold)

July 31, 2012 2:00 PM | Posted by bill brassky: | Reply

Really, a proud pirate who takes every opportunity to shout out torrent sites and slam the entertainment industry posts an 18 minute audio file for profit? At least Narcissus looked in the mirror...

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My main takeaway from the p... (Below threshold)

July 31, 2012 3:12 PM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

My main takeaway from the piece is that Alone Junior is obviously a little boy.

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It was $2, and he'll put it... (Below threshold)

July 31, 2012 4:52 PM | Posted, in reply to bill brassky's comment, by Rachel: | Reply

It was $2, and he'll put it up for free eventually. We're only really paying for our own impatience.
Now people who criticize the entertainment industry have to die of starvation?

Unless you were being ironic... In which case, I'm an idiot, didn't get it, so disregard this.

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I'm not able to pay AND GET... (Below threshold)

July 31, 2012 5:43 PM | Posted, in reply to Rachel's comment, by Anonymous: | Reply

I'm not able to pay AND GET IT .. even if I have money. I feel like I think to understand my personality when I read any article from TLP. There is no reason to wait .. there is an article about it too, there is something about percentage, investments and improvement. You can call me a typical consumer.

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Loved it. Worth all 200 pen... (Below threshold)

July 31, 2012 9:50 PM | Posted by shakingfist: | Reply

Loved it. Worth all 200 pennies. I also loved being able to do my part to enrich someone who I feel worthy of my hard earned government paper. Please keep it up.

To the whiners who don't like Alone making a buck: Take a cue from Alone Jr. and please grow up. Besides, the vast majority of people don't value something that they are freely given.

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"It was all a kind of chara... (Below threshold)

July 31, 2012 10:13 PM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

"It was all a kind of charade...."

He's used this phrase before:

http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2012/01/supermans_a_baby_but_hes_still.html

Anyone have any ideas?

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Prometheus might be good as... (Below threshold)

July 31, 2012 11:42 PM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

Prometheus might be good as well, and enjoyable. Icarus is a no-brainer.

I liked thinking of myself as a bit of everything in the piece- he water/the abyss, the narcissist, Echo...Nemesis

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Amendment to the post at 9:... (Below threshold)

August 1, 2012 12:07 AM | Posted by shakingfist: | Reply

Amendment to the post at 9:50 pm

I meant to write, "given freely."

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If you're really worried ab... (Below threshold)

August 1, 2012 4:34 AM | Posted, in reply to Anonymous's comment, by Anonymous: | Reply

If you're really worried about linking internet payments with your bank account, you can get prepaid cards that paypal will treat just like a credit card.

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Yes, the successful psychia... (Below threshold)

August 1, 2012 5:23 AM | Posted, in reply to Rachel's comment, by nope: | Reply

Yes, the successful psychiatrist will starve if he doesnt make enough money from a website hes been running for free for over half a decade.

Id like to see someone set this up as a torrent and link it in the comments. Is Alone pro-piracy when it concerns his own intellectual property?

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Note the donation button to... (Below threshold)

August 1, 2012 5:38 AM | Posted, in reply to shakingfist's comment, by swarm: | Reply

Note the donation button to the right. You've had the power to enrich someone worthy of your hard earned government paper all along! Just click the button 3 times and say "There's no place like $$$". Note that the author had to tell you to enrich him before it crossed your mind. Guess he just wasn't worthy enough before.

Does Alone value the movies he downloads freely? Does he mock the people in the industry who are also trying to make a buck? Since he advocates piracy should he also take a cue from his child and grow up? Did you value Alone's writings before this audio file, or did you dismiss them because they were free?

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If I give you $0.50 can you... (Below threshold)

August 1, 2012 6:56 AM | Posted by Nigglesworth: | Reply

If I give you $0.50 can you tell me I might not be a narcissist, just to mess with my head..?

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pretty sure the narrator is... (Below threshold)

August 1, 2012 2:42 PM | Posted by tim: | Reply

pretty sure the narrator is not TLP's kid..don't think he has kids

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I think everyone should sen... (Below threshold)

August 1, 2012 3:13 PM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

I think everyone should send in an extra $2.00 for the child who reads so well. It's not that Alone doesn't deserve it--- although I like to think of him as financially solvent--- although i don't know what 'solvent' means in this context, really. But I know it's a good thing. Anyways- I'm sending in more money on the third when I am temporarily financially solvent myself, maybe the child will get it--- although it isn't a lot :-( . Maybe I'll send more. Like 5 or 10.

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as for whoever downvoted my... (Below threshold)

August 1, 2012 6:08 PM | Posted, in reply to tim's comment, by tim: | Reply

as for whoever downvoted my comment, and anyone else who disagrees...take a quick look at his twitter feed. in reply to another tweet saying that the narrator is his kid, he says "??? Do I sound old enough to have kids?"

just because he has a lot to say about parenting does not mean we should conclude that he is a parent himself.

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only one person down-voted ... (Below threshold)

August 1, 2012 6:50 PM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

only one person down-voted you. this is a tough crowd,they down-vote everything. watch and see what they up-vote versus what they down-vote, it'll tell you something.

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Nice story. I listened thre... (Below threshold)

August 1, 2012 8:46 PM | Posted by Tone: | Reply

Nice story. I listened three times and forced my wife to hear it too. The child sounded great and added to the story. Very high quality likeable voice and 95 out of 100 performance. If it is a single take, no editing kinda thing, then it was a 100 out of 100. I would pay 2 bucks again and for the rest of the time you do this. Though going with the spirit of the times...99 cents is typical pay to play podcast pricing. But experiment and let the market and you suss it out. Thanks and keep writing, podcasting etc. I check back to your site like an online gambler. Guess there are worse addictions.

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My preference is to support... (Below threshold)

August 2, 2012 1:13 AM | Posted, in reply to swarm's comment, by shakingfist: | Reply

My preference is to support through commerce and not charity. It allows for more self respect for the recipient. It's one of the reasons I prefer not to give to panhandlers holding cardboard signs at street corners. Sure, it makes me feel swell, but that's all it's done at most, but reinforcing parasitical behavior at worst.
But because of what you wrote, I don't expect you can understand this at all.

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I cannot believe there is s... (Below threshold)

August 2, 2012 1:22 AM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

I cannot believe there is such discussion over the goddamn 2 dollars. He feeds you in his on way, with words and ideas and a community of sorts. Somebodies should be feeding him back. Quibbling at all over 2 dollars is bad form. It reflects only on those who do it, says nothing about Alone one way or another. Sniping at all about it is biting the hand that's fed for a long time. Maybe it was more light-hearted ribbing than I realize and if so I apologize. I think the idea he's creating employment (I hope the child who read got paid) with this is fantastic.

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Judging by how his lingo is... (Below threshold)

August 2, 2012 3:20 AM | Posted, in reply to tim's comment, by Or: | Reply

Judging by how his lingo is so "down" and "hip" with the groovy young dudes and dudettes, no, he doesn't sound like it, but if what little he reveals about himself is true and he's not the Doogie Howser of psychiatry, then he's certainly old enough to have kids.

Anyway, I think it's his niece, to whom he recounted the plot of Inception as a bedtime story.

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I just bought the file, bec... (Below threshold)

August 2, 2012 3:42 AM | Posted by Ànno: | Reply

I just bought the file, because I expected it to be interesting. Didn't have any thoughts about positive or negative side effects that the 2 dollars would have.

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we don't know, it's a bit p... (Below threshold)

August 2, 2012 4:21 AM | Posted, in reply to Or's comment, by Anonymous: | Reply

we don't know, it's a bit pointless to argue about it. all i was doing was reiterating what he said elsewhere. i'll take him on his word since anything else is based on speculation and ultimately it doesn't matter.

pretty sure he hasn't indicated his age anywhere either, fwiw.

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everyone slow down. Are you... (Below threshold)

August 2, 2012 10:04 AM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

everyone slow down. Are you sure alone advocates piracy? I read a commenter here saying it so. I think alone advocates piracy in the same sense that he advocates being a voyeur or a drunk, ie he doesn't, he just admits it and jokes about it. Or maybe I'm wrong? Admitting doing something is not the same as advocating it.

I repeat that I might be misremembering alone words about piracy, feel free to contradict me with precise quotes

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Tim I had the impression al... (Below threshold)

August 2, 2012 10:10 AM | Posted, in reply to tim's comment, by don't downvote this post: | Reply

Tim I had the impression alone had one or more kids (impression I got from reading most of his articles here on this site) and that he was joking on twitter.

Of course there is no way to be sure and it may not be important at all

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don't downvote this post

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I don't know if I believe s... (Below threshold)

August 2, 2012 11:08 AM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

I don't know if I believe shrinks when they say they do or don't have kids or a spouse. I mean, when i taught preschool I invented kids and a spouse so that people would listen to me when I talked to them about their children, they'd take me seriously. But if I were a shrink, I'd lose the spouse and kids fast, since the nature of it seems so intense, screw at times, personal anyway that I would want to keep them as safe as possible- by pretending they didn't exist, if necessary. On the other hand, to a lot of people nothing says 'stable and normal' like a spouse and kids, so I don't know. Is that weird?

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Oh, God! Not 'screw at time... (Below threshold)

August 2, 2012 11:10 AM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

Oh, God! Not 'screw at times,' that's a whole 'nother problem. 'Screwy.' Complicated, wacky, volatile, activating, ...

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Alone responded to my tweet... (Below threshold)

August 2, 2012 1:52 PM | Posted by Justine: | Reply

Alone responded to my tweet and said "Do I sound old enough to have kids?" which felt a tad manipulative, since the timeframe he has vaguely outlaid here for his med school career and being a Gen Xer make him obviously old enough for kids. Yeah, being 35-45 age range is usually old enough to have bred. Why you throwing us off your trail?

What's weirder is if he didn't have kids and he plucked this VO child actor from central casting; either that or this child is his niece or nephew? A friend's kid? How long did the coaching take to get the emphasis right? Did Alone himself recite the piece with the appropriate emphasis added and then had the voice actor rehearse and record it?

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More recent July news on ... (Below threshold)

August 2, 2012 3:07 PM | Posted by Harry Horton: | Reply

More recent July news on the risperdal legal activity.
"Report: J&J will pay 2.2B in Risperdal settlement" July 19, 2012 BoombergBusinessweek.
Quote fromt he article:
"johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay as much as 2.2 billion to resolve an investigation into its marketing of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal, according to a published report.
The wall street Journal, which reported the settlement THursday, said the settlement will include a $400 million criminal fee and that the final amount will depend on how many states accept the settlelment." end quote. The justice department evidently was coming down thorough and hard on the company in order to exact such an amount.

Other articles on risperdal.
"Antipsychotics for Anorexia?" daily Rx - ul 23, 2012.

"Angel: stop misusing antipsychotics for seniors." Newsday.

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jokes, what are they?... (Below threshold)

August 2, 2012 3:26 PM | Posted, in reply to Justine's comment, by Anonymous: | Reply

jokes, what are they?

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someone just respond to the... (Below threshold)

August 2, 2012 4:01 PM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

someone just respond to the tweet and say, "yes, you do sound old enough to have kids." boom, done.

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dunno, u tell me... (Below threshold)

August 2, 2012 4:36 PM | Posted, in reply to Anonymous's comment, by Justine: | Reply

dunno, u tell me

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Maybe it's not a child spea... (Below threshold)

August 2, 2012 5:51 PM | Posted, in reply to Justine's comment, by Anonymous: | Reply

Maybe it's not a child speaking. Maybe it's an adult's voice modulated to sound like a child's.

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You've really done a great ... (Below threshold)

August 2, 2012 6:11 PM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

You've really done a great job on the execution of this, dude. Good shit.

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speaking of down voting, i'... (Below threshold)

August 3, 2012 9:48 AM | Posted, in reply to f'ing foreigner's comment, by Anonymous: | Reply

speaking of down voting, i'm just curious... why would anyone down vote the f'ing foreigner's comment about not having an American credit card? it leads me to be believe the majority who vote are just trolls that like to stir the shit.

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I just came here to say tha... (Below threshold)

August 3, 2012 10:18 AM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

I just came here to say that the girl's voice wasn't good and really distracted from the piece. I liked the idea of having a ten year old girl narrate though.

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The correct answer, of cour... (Below threshold)

August 3, 2012 4:35 PM | Posted, in reply to swarm's comment, by DGS: | Reply

The correct answer, of course, is who cares. Pay if/how it's valuable to you.

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Sucks that these comments a... (Below threshold)

August 3, 2012 4:41 PM | Posted by DGS: | Reply

Sucks that these comments are some of the worst in history. Why can't we discuss the issue.

"He loves himself because he ran out of people to love"


How does one own his own feelings and feel like he is being himself fully? Far too often I am not sure who is in control - and it's not like I am actively trying to be someone else, but I can pick up parts from "what I think cool XYZ would act like" or something - but what is ME? How to feel more, yo?

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Two things help me: ... (Below threshold)

August 3, 2012 5:46 PM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

Two things help me:
1. Schedule special time for this and structure an activity specifically chosen for this purpose.
2. Give myself permission, consciously, to feel.
Alternatively, some people might do better with designating a time without a structured activity.

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How old are you? Issues of ... (Below threshold)

August 3, 2012 10:09 PM | Posted, in reply to DGS's comment, by Anonymous: | Reply

How old are you? Issues of authenticity and identity are very important to young people-adolescents, young adults. That would make your issues to be expected. But i]f you are older, did anything happen when you might have been able to work on these issues to make it so that your attention and energy were directed elsewhere?

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How old is 27 but feel more... (Below threshold)

August 4, 2012 12:37 AM | Posted, in reply to Anonymous's comment, by DGS: | Reply

How old is 27 but feel more like 24?

Well, I am only child raised by single mother & grandmother who are control freaks.

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<a href="http://www.control... (Below threshold)

August 4, 2012 12:59 AM | Posted, in reply to DGS's comment, by Anonymous: | Reply

http://www.controllingparents.com/Signs.htm

Very helpful website. Important to remember that it may bring up painful memories or feelings and to make a point of being kind and gentle to yourself if you look at it and it does so.

27 is very young and being authentic is a lifetime task even if there is a particular concern with it in the younger years. Better to look at it now like an aware human being than to wait until you're older and feel as if you missed out on experiences you would have liked to have had. There is an opportunity in that you recognize you feel this way now.

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are you me?... (Below threshold)

August 4, 2012 12:59 AM | Posted, in reply to DGS's comment, by justine: | Reply

are you me?

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"What's weirder is if he di... (Below threshold)

August 4, 2012 4:28 AM | Posted, in reply to Justine's comment, by Or: | Reply

"What's weirder is if he didn't have kids and he plucked this VO child actor from central casting; either that or this child is his niece or nephew? A friend's kid? How long did the coaching take to get the emphasis right? Did Alone himself recite the piece with the appropriate emphasis added and then had the voice actor rehearse and record it?"

I noticed that her cadence was extremely close to what I hear in my head when I read this blog. So the last scenario you mentioned is plausible. Or if she is his niece, and he speaks anything like he writes, maybe she's picked up on his idiosyncrasies and instinctively knew how to perform the piece the same way he would.

But why are we putting so much effort into speculating about all this? We don't really want to unmask the Batman. We want the unmasking to always be in the future. So I'm gonna shut up and get back to reading Fear and Trembling now.

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It made no sense at all, bu... (Below threshold)

August 4, 2012 5:43 AM | Posted by Dean Arnold Corll : | Reply

It made no sense at all, but your son has a beautiful voice.

Dean

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Ok, I was in bank and I'm w... (Below threshold)

August 4, 2012 5:34 PM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

Ok, I was in bank and I'm waiting for my credit card to come so I will be able to pay for this. Will take 14 business days.

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Interesting night, had two ... (Below threshold)

August 5, 2012 5:26 AM | Posted by DGS: | Reply

Interesting night, had two encounters that almost resulted in blows, one of which did, the other was with a semi-good friend. Then my girlfriend gave me a variation of that "God, you are toxic" speech, which I think might help some...as I am trying to solve it too:


basically, when ego is so big that your identity is so attached to you - and then you make judgements, a lot of them, because you are right (you can't be wrong - I suppose because if you are wrong about X, then may be Y, and then what are you right about?!) So, in a nutshell, you are a shitty person and people don't want someone to judge them.

meaning not being nice, not being tolerant.. not being patient.


I don't fucking know, why this attachement? Why so many questions about basic human interrelations. Where was I when this was taught in school?

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it was never taught in scho... (Below threshold)

August 5, 2012 6:36 AM | Posted, in reply to DGS's comment, by tim: | Reply

it was never taught in school, not the kind of thing you learn there. your parents would teach you that sort of thing, or not. and the issue probably comes out of disordered relations with them.

if it's really a problem and you really want to solve it, psychodynamic/psychoanalytic therapy is good for that.

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I'd be interested to know h... (Below threshold)

August 5, 2012 11:55 AM | Posted by B For Bandana: | Reply

I'd be interested to know how much this sale took in, once it's all over. Is Alone about to be the Louis C.K. of insane anonymous bloggers?

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Echo reminds me of women wh... (Below threshold)

August 6, 2012 1:22 AM | Posted by just another soul: | Reply

Echo reminds me of women who suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder. There are so many of them making a hell out of the lives of their children. Would love if Alone wrote about them. If narcissists are the scourge of the world nowadays, borderlines are the ones who get dinner ready so they can keep on scourging.

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He did a little bit, in his... (Below threshold)

August 6, 2012 1:31 AM | Posted, in reply to just another soul's comment, by justine: | Reply

He did a little bit, in his post on Penelope Trunk http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2012/01/penelope_trunk_abuser.html

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August 6, 2012 1:59 AM | Posted, in reply to justine's comment, by just another soul: | Reply

Thanks! I had read that one. Sometimes it's so easy to think of Borderlines as Narcissists and the other way round. I wish he'd write more about that.

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My mastercard came and I bo... (Below threshold)

August 6, 2012 6:01 AM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

My mastercard came and I bought it. Can I upload it for free? :D

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yes, you can upload it for ... (Below threshold)

August 6, 2012 9:00 AM | Posted, in reply to Anonymous's comment, by pirate: | Reply

yes, you can upload it for free, open an account at pirate bay and upload it there... then the rest of the whats-yours-is-mine crowd can download it for free.

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I'm a part of that crowd. A... (Below threshold)

August 6, 2012 9:13 AM | Posted, in reply to pirate's comment, by Anonymous: | Reply

I'm a part of that crowd. And I don't use pirate bay.

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Oh, how precious. I am sure... (Below threshold)

August 7, 2012 1:47 PM | Posted, in reply to Anonymous's comment, by DGS: | Reply

Oh, how precious. I am sure none of the people who downloaded it had thought about that..and didn't, because that's a shitty thing to do to Alone.

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August 7, 2012 4:58 PM | Posted, in reply to DGS's comment, by Anonymous: | Reply

Don't worry, I won't spread it throughout the Facebook.

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August 8, 2012 3:09 AM | Posted by BTSTU: | Reply

Interesting view of Narcissus, I guess that's why I always loved Greek "mythos" because they felt like true warnings, although I never ever even thought of thinking how deep the implications each story 'could' have, which led me to attribute most of the bizarre aspects of each mythos as simply an interesting desire for the Greeks to be creative with realities presented to us by life (it was just their style period).

However, when you put Narcissus's and Echo's story into that perspective, with the implications of how they were raised affecting them and the fact that ultimately what matters is that they could have changed their destinies but didn't, I can't help but wonder if that's the whole point of the story...a lot of us follow a different yet similar path to that of Narcissus (or should I say Narcissus wasn't as unique a character as we like to think), but maybe LIKE Narcissus himself we have the luxury of having Nemesis look at [us] even through stories to remind us that there lies danger in looking at ourselves/fantasying (that powerful last revealing part the little girl let us experience).

In any case, this was an interesting piece shrink. 2 bucks, not too expensive. Kudos to the little kid, she did well I hope she can use this as a project for school to teach the other children about what happens to those who obsess about how evil, beautiful, good, intelligent, dumb, quiet, talkative, funny, observative, charismatic, angry, strong, weak they are.

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August 9, 2012 6:44 AM | Posted by Canadian Reader: | Reply

Hymn to Nemesis
By Mesomedes of Crete
Translated by A.Z. Foreman

Nemesis, winged tilter of scales and lives,
Justice-spawned Goddess with steel-blue eyes!
Thou bridlest vain men who roil in vain
Against Thy harsh adamantine rein.
Great hater of hubris and megalomania,
Obliterator of black resentment,
By Thy trackless, churning, wracking wheel
Man's glinting fortunes turn on earth.
Thou comest in oblivion's cloak to bend
The grandeur-deluded rebel neck,
With forearm measuring out lifetimes
With brow frowning into the heart of man
And the yoke raised sovereign in Thy hand.
Hail in the highest, O justice-queen

Nemesis, winged tilter of scales and lives,
Immortal Resenter! I sing Thy song,
Almighty Payback on proud-spread wings,
Lieutenant of fairness, Requiter of wrongs.
Despise the lordly with all Thine art
And lay them low in the Nether-dark.

The Original:

Ύμνος εις Νέμεσιν
Μεσομήδης ὁ Κρής

Νέμεσι πτερόεσσα βίου ῥοπά,
κυανῶπι θεά, θύγατερ Δίκας,
ἃ κοῦφα φρυάγματα θνατῶν,
ἐπέχεις ἀδάμαντι χαλινῷ,
ἔχθουσα δ’ ὕβριν ὀλοὰν βροτῶν,
μέλανα φθόνον ἐκτὸς ἐλαύνεις.
ὑπὸ σὸν τροχὸν ἄστατον ἀστιβῆ
χαροπὰ μερόπων στρέφεται τύχα,
λήθουσα δὲ πὰρ πόδα βαίνεις,
γαυρούμενον αὐχένα κλίνεις.
ὑπὸ πῆχυν ἀεὶ βίοτον μετρεῖς,
νεύεις δ’ ὑπὸ κόλπον ὀφρῦν ἀεὶ
ζυγὸν μετὰ χεῖρα κρατοῦσα.
ἵλαθι μάκαιρα δικασπόλε

Νέμεσι πτερόεσσα βίου ῥοπά.
Νέμεσιν θεὸν ᾄδομεν ἄφθιτον,
Νίκην τανυσίπτερον ὀμβρίμαν
νημερτέα καὶ πάρεδρον Δίκας,
ἃ τὰν μεγαλανορίαν βροτῶν
νεμεσῶσα φέρεις κατὰ Ταρτάρου.

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August 10, 2012 9:21 AM | Posted by Cait: | Reply

Hey, I paid and the link never showed up in my email.

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August 10, 2012 10:07 AM | Posted, in reply to Cait's comment, by Anonymous: | Reply

Check your spam folder.

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August 11, 2012 1:06 PM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

On twitter, Alone posted about the younger generations needing to unlearn everything about self-esteem.

Recently, teen idol Justin Bieber made a statement saying that Prince William should use chemical treatment on his receding hairline, and that he doesn't understand why he hasn't already.

So my question is, does Alone's idea that the perception of others is very important support Bieber's statement?
Why, or why not?

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August 11, 2012 3:14 PM | Posted, in reply to Anonymous's comment, by Anonymous: | Reply

Be weary of anyone who claims to have a prescription for "the" problem or your problem.

TLP has his reasons for rejecting certain aspects of American and western culture. These reasons are his and his alone. He may claim that the younger generations "need" to do this or "ought" to do that, just as a Christian will say we "need" to be right with God.

The fact is that one cannot derive an ought from an is. Nobody "needs" to do anything. People who prescribe these oughts for other people are merely projecting themselves on the rest of society.

TLP talks a lot about how narcissism is bad and such. But make no mistake -- there is nothing wrong with being a narcissist. It is only TLP's opinion that such things are undesirable.

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August 11, 2012 3:53 PM | Posted, in reply to Anonymous's comment, by HUh: | Reply

Is it after your friends would hypothetically stop calling you that you'd realize narcissism is not good?


Or when you release you were acting like an egomaniac?


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August 12, 2012 11:36 PM | Posted by mackybizzle: | Reply

alone are you still there? =/ i hope your posts don't get more and more infrequent

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August 13, 2012 12:23 AM | Posted, in reply to mackybizzle's comment, by Anonymous: | Reply

I know. I worry about what is going to happen when he dies sometimes. Like- does he just disappear, and we never hear anything? Ugh. What if he gets sick?

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August 13, 2012 5:52 PM | Posted by HP: | Reply

Rum bender. Again.

But he's getting older, so he needs more and more rum to recharge between posts. Soon, it'll be nothing but rum fueled by the proceeds from children reading his posts from sweatshops.

Would that we could all be so classy.

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August 23, 2012 10:16 PM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

paypal won't let me use a credit card without logging in, and i cant use the account i made just for this until i send them pictures of my drivers license and utility bill(???). is there any other way i can obtain this mp3 while supporting the site. please, let me give you money

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August 24, 2012 3:39 AM | Posted, in reply to Anonymous's comment, by Anonymous: | Reply

Click "Buy MP3" and press "Don't have a paypal account".
That will take you to a page where you can use your CC without a paypal account.

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August 25, 2012 2:22 PM | Posted, in reply to Anonymous's comment, by Anonymous: | Reply

right, but paypal wont let me use my credit card that way, which is the whole problem. google tells me i'm far from alone on this.

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September 10, 2012 9:02 PM | Posted by Eponymous Biro: | Reply

Really enjoyed it, and so did my Dad :-). Excellent work.

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October 6, 2012 9:08 PM | Posted by Viola Brandstatter: | Reply

Has anyone else noticed that, at 18:06, a man's voice speaks, very softly: "At least you'll still look like you"?

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October 7, 2012 2:14 AM | Posted by buy a research paper online: | Reply

Click "Buy MP3" and press "Don't have a paypal account".
That will take you to a page where you can use your CC without a paypal account.

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October 7, 2012 2:16 AM | Posted by buy a research paper online: | Reply

Click "Buy MP3" and press "Don't have a paypal account".
That will take you to a page where you can use your CC without a paypal account.buy a research paper online

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October 22, 2012 12:25 AM | Posted by Robert: | Reply

That was terrifying.

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October 22, 2012 9:32 AM | Posted by Amass: | Reply

Very interesting story! The creepiest part is when that man gently whispers "At least you'll still look like you". Gave me shivers!

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October 22, 2012 9:34 AM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

Very interesting story! The creepiest part is when that man gently whispers "At least you'll still look like you" . Gave me shivers!

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October 22, 2012 9:34 AM | Posted by Amass: | Reply

Very interesting story! The creepiest part is when that man gently whispers "At least you'll still look like you" . Gave me shivers!

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October 24, 2012 9:48 AM | Posted, in reply to Andy's comment, by Braco: | Reply

What was the trippiest/most interesting part?

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October 26, 2012 8:26 AM | Posted, in reply to Braco's comment, by Auto: | Reply

That, sir, is a conversation that needs to be kept private. But if you find out, forward the answer to me, please? lol

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October 26, 2012 8:27 AM | Posted, in reply to Or's comment, by Sm-art: | Reply

No no, you misunderstood. She's an 80 year old pirate, mate!

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October 30, 2012 5:18 AM | Posted by Climatizare Termice: | Reply

That's a fascinating story.My grandmother told me about it,but I never successed to read it all.With this mp3 version,I'm sure I will do.

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November 2, 2012 5:55 AM | Posted by Unikashop: | Reply

Great story!I'm fascinated about mythology and Narcissus is the most controversial character.I'm sure gonna buy it!

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November 4, 2012 5:34 PM | Posted by Galimex: | Reply

That's a low price to pay for such a wonderful story!I can't wait to buy it!Thank you!

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really your post is really very good and I appreciate it. It’s hard to sort the good from the bad sometimes, but I think you’ve nailed it. You write very well which is amazing. I really impressed by your post.

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December 3, 2012 4:06 PM | Posted by android uygulama: | Reply

That, sir, is a conversation that needs to be kept private. But if you find out, forward the answer to me, please? lol

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December 3, 2012 4:09 PM | Posted by google android: | Reply

No no, you misunderstood. She's an 80 year old pirate, mate!android uygulama

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December 3, 2012 5:58 PM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

re the identity of alone: the author died a long time ago, these spam bots took over the site and now they just copy\paste sentences from old articles and jam them together for new ones. Family guy boxset season 1 dvd

joking love the site

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March 18, 2013 3:34 AM | Posted by TheNewGuy: | Reply

"In a few months I will make this into a free"
Please make it happen!

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April 3, 2013 8:49 AM | Posted by seo4trick: | Reply


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April 24, 2013 10:44 PM | Posted by ANON: | Reply

So, where's my freebie?

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June 7, 2013 2:14 PM | Posted by Danilo: | Reply

Would buy if (just had a typo which said "id" lol) I had an international credit card. Will wait for the free download.

Nevertheless, have to say I'm pleased that a friend presented this site to me.

Greetings from Brazil, enjoy your international fame narcissistically, I've earned that.

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