July 6, 2013

Still Alive

WHERE DID YOU GO?

I flatter myself by thinking you are asking this question.  I am writing a book of and about porn.




IS IT ANY GOOD?

Not sure.  I am trying my best.  It's a lot of work, complicated by relentless self-doubt.  The good news is I am drinking more.


ALMOST DONE?

Yes, guy who asks all the right questions.


WILL YOU THEN RETURN TO THE BLOG?

Yes.  The blog is very good practice.


IN THE MEANTIME, DO YOU RECOMMEND ANY OF YOUR OLD POSTS?

No.  Read at your own risk/tolerance, I distance myself from everything older than, say, the last four or five posts.  Everything else is thinking out loud, work in progress.  I could go back and try to revise the old posts, but there's no point.  Life is change, have to keep moving forward.


IF YOU HAD TO PICK ONE OR TWO...?

The Second Story of Echo and Narcissus and The Boy Who Cried Wolf.


WHY A BOOK?

I didn't want to put a porn story on the blog, I felt there should be a buffer.  Wait-- are you asking me why I didn't just shoot a sex tape?  Huh.


SO YOU WROTE AN ACTUAL PORN STORY?

Yes.


HARDCORE PORN?

Yes.


IS IT HETERONORMATIVE?

Sigh.

The book is in two parts. The first part is a straight up porn short story.  There's penis and vagina and lots of cum/ming.  I have deliberately not written the story "well", whatever that means, I am imitating the flow and style of that kind of story. I didn't try to make it sensual or unusual; while it is hard core pornography it is a fairly vanilla story-- boy vs. girl, no vampires, no one dies-- obvious in its language and plot and etc. My goal wasn't to elevate the genre but to photograph it.  I did this so that you could assure yourself that there is nothing meaningful there, no symbolism-- just explicit porn.  And then to business.


DO YOU TRY TO EXPLAIN THE PSYCHOLOGICAL MECHANISMS OF PORN?

No.  It's not the deconstruction of a text, it is the interpretation of a dream.  I make no attempt to explain what porn means in general, only what it means to you. 


HOW CAN YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO ME?

The important thing is to say whatever comes to mind.










Comments

C'mon man, But we love you ... (Below threshold)

July 6, 2013 5:26 PM | Posted by sumerishere: | Reply

C'mon man, But we love you so much(unlike your parents)
Also please start to write better, I mean if your writing in that book is as bad as it is on this blog, you're doomed.

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July 6, 2013 5:34 PM | Posted by wannabie: | Reply

Good to hear from you and good luck!

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July 6, 2013 5:57 PM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

I hope you notify us as to the title of your book when it is finished.


"I'm make no attempt to explain what porn means in general, only what it means to you." Hm. In what other way could you explain what porn 'means'

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OMG BREAKING NEWS ALONE PIC... (Below threshold)

July 6, 2013 6:07 PM | Posted by moron: | Reply

OMG BREAKING NEWS ALONE PICKED HIS FAVORITE WRITINGS!!!!

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July 6, 2013 6:29 PM | Posted by Si: | Reply

You've written a lot of great pieces over the years, mate. I look forward to reading your book.

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July 6, 2013 6:29 PM | Posted by Tyrannos: | Reply

So... will there be an audio version of this story too?

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"I am writing a book of and... (Below threshold)

July 6, 2013 6:31 PM | Posted by American Yogi: | Reply

"I am writing a book of and about porn."

Of course! If you are an American that's just about all you can write about!

The other day I was asked in a meeting, "what do is the singlemost important American value"

I answered: Porn.

People looked at me with disgust thinking I was promoting it.

I was like "People, as soon as I turned 18 I left this country for one with culture so that I could finally learn some culture and become cultured. Do you really think I embrace American values as my own?"


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Book title, "Sadly, Porn."<... (Below threshold)

July 6, 2013 7:27 PM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

Book title, "Sadly, Porn."

Sort of reassuring/sad to see you admit to relentless self-doubt.

"I'll make no attempt to explain what porn means in general, only what it means to you." Your whole blog feels this way. It's a hard perspective to adopt. Worse, you can only be so general or specific. So you will always have readers who come to watch you admonish others. Or who they delude themselves into thinking are the others. But as you say, "Read at your own risk/tolerance."

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I'm extremely excited. Can... (Below threshold)

July 6, 2013 9:00 PM | Posted by Valkyrie: | Reply

I'm extremely excited. Can't wait for the book, and can't wait for more posts. You're one of my favorite people ever.

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8=====D ~ ~ ~... (Below threshold)

July 6, 2013 9:56 PM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

8=====D ~ ~ ~

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July 6, 2013 10:01 PM | Posted by ed in texas: | Reply

OK, I'll go for the cheap one:
"Will it have pictures?"
(I'll stop now...)

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July 7, 2013 12:45 AM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

I want to see a post analyzing the Zimmerman trial.

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Your book sounds like it mi... (Below threshold)

July 7, 2013 2:17 AM | Posted by Dale: | Reply

Your book sounds like it might be a shit book.

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Alone had a breakdown. Mayb... (Below threshold)

July 7, 2013 2:26 AM | Posted by Delirium: | Reply

Alone had a breakdown. Maybe not even practising psychiatry anymore, definitely not trying as hard as before. Certainly changed his view on things. Definitely discovered something among the clutter, hope the discovery is more than a delirious dream. Reality hits hard after you wake up from those.

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When/where can we get your ... (Below threshold)

July 7, 2013 2:27 AM | Posted by BCM: | Reply

When/where can we get your shitty erotica?

I've never been able to fap to this site. Soon... soon my precious.

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Your blog has taught me how... (Below threshold)

July 7, 2013 2:48 AM | Posted by me: | Reply

Your blog has taught me how to think. Will your porn do the same?

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yes, think with your D... (Below threshold)

July 7, 2013 3:12 AM | Posted, in reply to me's comment, by Anonymous: | Reply

yes, think with your D

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When the book is ready I su... (Below threshold)

July 7, 2013 3:35 AM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

When the book is ready I suggest you ask buyers to name the price themselves.

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Woohoo! I've been waiting ... (Below threshold)

July 7, 2013 4:26 AM | Posted by VoraciousReader: | Reply

Woohoo! I've been waiting for this book for a long time and am pumped that it may be available soon. I see a lot of negative comments here, which is just plain sad. Who goes to a blog and complains about the writing? Just go somewhere else (and die).

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How long is the book?... (Below threshold)

July 7, 2013 6:35 AM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

How long is the book?

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Hi Alone,Turns out I... (Below threshold)

July 7, 2013 6:48 AM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

Hi Alone,
Turns out I have no hang ups about paying for a physical book like I do donating on the internet. I'm glad you'll soon let me pay you, I was starting to get something of a complex.

Someone's probably already told you about this, but have you seen Channel 4's Pornography: A Secret History of Civilisation.

I'm reading D. M. Thomas' The White Hotel which sounds similar to what you're working on, if you invert the lyricism and a couple of other things that are the point of the work. :P

Keep your liver viable til publication please, and thank you for the recommendation of The Boy who Cried Wolf as I have missed that post in my reintroduction to your highly enjoyable blog.

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July 7, 2013 8:09 AM | Posted by Anon: | Reply

Refreshed a thousand times, glad to hear you're still there.

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So the book is about narcis... (Below threshold)

July 7, 2013 8:40 AM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

So the book is about narcissism.

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July 7, 2013 9:40 AM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

Thanks for the update

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July 7, 2013 10:08 AM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

I can't wait to buy this book.

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July 7, 2013 10:34 AM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

Well how far along are you so I know how long I have to wait

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"I did this so that y... (Below threshold)

July 7, 2013 11:57 AM | Posted by Hilarious Bookbinder: | Reply

"I did this so that you could assure yourself...

He writes as a modern day Kierkegaard. For the one and only one he calls his dear reader. The infinitely concerned subject.

To explain anything objectively leaves you with an out. And there will always be another explanation around the corner to diligently concern yourself with. To explain anything subjectively defeats the purpose entirely and it can't be done. So one is forced in a socratic manner to help you give birth to the idea yourself.

Sort of like a plain, behind the scenes midwife. Of course, the more she stands out, the more you assign her a role and the more you thank or curse her for the way she plays that role. Which is to say the less you notice the birth of an idea that may be your very own. Which is also to say quite possibly and more than likely your first very own thought.

I know. You thought you should have had many of those by now. But you were wrong.

...it is the interpretation of a dream.

If you have ever read the ancients who interpreted dreams you realize that there was never THE answer that only they had. The good ones, I will just go ahead and call them prophets explained what it meant for the King or whoever was the main character looking for an interpretation.

Since you are a narcissist, you can't help reading everything as pertaining to you, the lead character.

In this way Alone is able to address you quite directly without seeming to because you walk into it like you do every scene, as center stage. But to just give you the answer like an answer to a math problem would not help. It would actually be counterproductive. As you would inevitably come to the conclusion that an answer, the answer, actually exists.

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You can't be alive; God is ... (Below threshold)

July 7, 2013 2:24 PM | Posted by MT: | Reply

You can't be alive; God is dead.

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I love you.... (Below threshold)

July 7, 2013 5:12 PM | Posted, in reply to MT's comment, by Anonymous: | Reply

I love you.

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how did you get so smart, a... (Below threshold)

July 7, 2013 5:54 PM | Posted by KYLE: | Reply

how did you get so smart, anyway? is there a reading list you could recommend?

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If you have to ask, you ain... (Below threshold)

July 7, 2013 6:36 PM | Posted, in reply to KYLE's comment, by Lou Finch: | Reply

If you have to ask, you ain't never gonna know.

One has to have a 'nose' and an 'eye' and an 'ear' for these things.

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I bet Alone has asked this ... (Below threshold)

July 7, 2013 7:55 PM | Posted by Theodore: | Reply

I bet Alone has asked this question some times.

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July 7, 2013 11:30 PM | Posted by Ψ: | Reply

Thanks for the blog, Alone; it's been both helpful and problematic. I've been depressed and anxious for as long as I can remember. A while back, when it finally got so bad I could do nothing but confront it, I decided to start seeing a psychologist. Given how effective this blog was at explaining my difficulties with relationships, I decided to look for someone that took a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic approach to treatment.

But then I thought about what you wrote again, and chose a solutions-focused/CBT practitioner instead.

I'm doing much better.

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July 8, 2013 3:04 AM | Posted by V: | Reply

Fantastic post; would recommend.

Not everyday you lay out your posts' stylistic and philosophical framework.

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July 8, 2013 6:06 AM | Posted by Cato the Jungest: | Reply

I am so excited about this book that I will offer to proofread it, just so that it can get into more mitts more quickly.

Finished "Narcissus and Goldmund" today - if an author set out to write this book today, what would it be like? Would Narcissus spend his time hounding celebrities on Twitter, instead of critiquing the instructors at the cloister? Would Goldmund backpack through Southeast Asia, coming to love ladyboys with all of their unique qualities?

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There is no book you numbsk... (Below threshold)

July 8, 2013 7:54 AM | Posted by Johannes de Silentio: | Reply

There is no book you numbskulls. Goddamn, you all are like the asinine audience at a Jerry Springer show. Hootin' and hollerin' about the stage antics without a clue that you are the subject.

Read Alone as if he is writing just to you. Only to you. That what Alone says is meant for you. And then act. Of course, since I just told you to do it, you will automatically say that I should do it. And the vicious circle goes on unimpeded.


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Well yeah, I have been wond... (Below threshold)

July 8, 2013 9:24 AM | Posted by orionxl: | Reply

Well yeah, I have been wondering actually.

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July 8, 2013 11:27 AM | Posted, in reply to Johannes de Silentio's comment, by Dovahkiin: | Reply

There is a book. I think the Porn part is our comments and the rest is his posts. Narcissism on a grand scale, and of course all the narcissists will buy it and argue about it until the end of time. Or proudly proclaim why they aren't buying it.

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so will there be little gir... (Below threshold)

July 8, 2013 11:39 AM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

so will there be little girls in this porn story of yours? Please say (write) yes.

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Other than some of the bett... (Below threshold)

July 8, 2013 12:28 PM | Posted by RiverC: | Reply

Other than some of the better tidbits of Alone's thought, this blog is mostly a demonstration on the necessity to ruthlessly police the comments section.

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I am confused.... (Below threshold)

July 8, 2013 1:20 PM | Posted by Also Alone But Not Alone: | Reply

I am confused.

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July 8, 2013 2:07 PM | Posted, in reply to Johannes de Silentio's comment, by Anonymous: | Reply

No.

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> HOW CAN YOU KNOW WHAT IT ... (Below threshold)

July 8, 2013 3:45 PM | Posted by Kat Fud: | Reply

> HOW CAN YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO ME?

> The important thing is to say whatever comes to mind.


Sort of a porn rorschach test, then?

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Why, yes, I was wondering w... (Below threshold)

July 8, 2013 4:54 PM | Posted by Mary: | Reply

Why, yes, I was wondering where you had gone. And I'm glad you're planning to return to the blog after you finish the porn book.

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Can we get a psyche thresho... (Below threshold)

July 8, 2013 5:13 PM | Posted by DGS: | Reply

Can we get a psyche threshold test before you release this thing, otherwise I feel like I have a good chance of joining a monastery thereafter.

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This was a triumph. I'm mak... (Below threshold)

July 8, 2013 6:51 PM | Posted by GLaDOS: | Reply

This was a triumph. I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS.

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No vampires? How disappoint... (Below threshold)

July 8, 2013 7:51 PM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

No vampires? How disappointing.

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Alone has recommended Notes... (Below threshold)

July 8, 2013 9:12 PM | Posted, in reply to KYLE's comment, by Anonymous: | Reply

Alone has recommended Notes From the Underground.

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Fuck you.... (Below threshold)

July 8, 2013 9:14 PM | Posted, in reply to RiverC's comment, by Anonymous: | Reply

Fuck you.

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July 8, 2013 9:38 PM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

I'm happy about the update

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Newbie question: Where on t... (Below threshold)

July 8, 2013 10:09 PM | Posted by Kalvin: | Reply

Newbie question: Where on the blog does the writer refer to himself as "Alone"?

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Its going to be a sensual d... (Below threshold)

July 8, 2013 10:36 PM | Posted by Argus: | Reply

Its going to be a sensual description of how everything is because of narcissism. And he's going to honestly think that its the hottest thing ever.

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July 8, 2013 10:43 PM | Posted by Gift Returns Desk: | Reply

Thank FSM all the groupies can now project new themes about their Profile of This Blog's Host.

You know how people criticized Neil Young's most electric solos by pointing at his limited range of notes and frequent repetition of themes?

Yep.

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July 8, 2013 10:48 PM | Posted by Dr Zempf: | Reply

Thank you for the update. I enjoy reading your blog entries (haven't read them all) and the ensuing "conversations" in the comments section. Your worldview has much in common with mine and, time permitting, I will be making my grand debut in the comments area shortly. Looking forward to pursuing your back-catalogue and jumping into the fray.

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July 9, 2013 4:42 AM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

I'm gonna buy multiple copies and give them to friends so they can see how smart I am. Good luck, Alone.

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I eagerly anticipate your b... (Below threshold)

July 9, 2013 6:35 AM | Posted by Libera: | Reply

I eagerly anticipate your book.

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Huh. How do I say this with... (Below threshold)

July 9, 2013 7:22 AM | Posted by Christina: | Reply

Huh. How do I say this without automatically exposing my narcissism? Just clicking "post a comment" exposes it, right?

Fuck it.

I'm a bit bummed.

Whatever the book is about, I'm bummed merely that there *is* a book, because book-writing seems to break bloggers. Waiter Rant lost all purpose and appeal when he stopped being a waiter and started being a writer. Ditto Belle de Jour with prostitution. Cleolinda was never the same afterwards, either, nor the Pioneer Woman, and who the hell is reading April Winchell's work now that Regretsy is gone?

Those were the first few that came to mind, but there have been many others, enough that I now groan sadly whenever a blogger announces their book, it is a herald of the end.

I hope Alone can prove me wrong.

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July 9, 2013 2:22 PM | Posted, in reply to Kalvin's comment, by Hilarious Bookbinder: | Reply

Newbies: The email name in the about section is "alone" and in the early days, when comment traffic was much much lighter, TLP would post Admin replies to some comments under the name Alone.

I highly recommend that you spend a few evenings, starting in the archive section at post numero uno and start reading. Slowly and contemplatively. This isn't a race. The pharmaceutical posts will be tough to slog through if your not familiar with the science and jargon but they contain wonderful insights in HOW to think. Ignore the desire to figure out WHAT to think and just stick to the how.

Might change your life....

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July 9, 2013 2:22 PM | Posted, in reply to Ψ's comment, by Anonymous: | Reply

Hilarious, considering that psychodynamics use different modalities depending on the patient, hence it being 'dynamic.'

People who pump up CBT and eschew analysis are just terrified to look under the rug. Sad, really.

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July 9, 2013 3:52 PM | Posted by nnn: | Reply

The book is about hardcore American porn, right? As in, no separate handling of differences to the styles commonly found in Euro or especially Japanese porn? (Not just standard JAV, also the manifold varieties found in seijin/anime pornography.)

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July 9, 2013 6:59 PM | Posted by Adam: | Reply

Can't wait. Hopefully there's gonna be a video version as well.

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July 9, 2013 9:01 PM | Posted by Bonze Anne Rose Blayk: | Reply

O Final One?

PLEASE consider this advice, learned through hard experience…

DO NOT write yourself into the plot.

No, no, no… not now, not ever.

Sincerely,
- bonze blayk

PS: My last name? Yes.

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July 10, 2013 3:36 PM | Posted, in reply to Anonymous's comment, by not: | Reply

admitted publicly, 7 inches. privately, only about 4. on camera, as long as 12, but thats forced perspective.

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July 10, 2013 4:33 PM | Posted by David: | Reply

I can only hope it won't be expensive. You are, without a doubt, my favorite writer. Your blog posts are amazing. Well written. Your wit and real demeanour make for a light read, yet, your ideas and insights make it all the more profound. I can't wait to read your book and I honestly hope it'll be priced low for all to enjoy. Also, please, make it availabe for the Kindle or at least in PDF, that would avoid the hassles of importing a book to Israel. (Outrageous delievery costs by most major book sellers.)

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July 10, 2013 8:46 PM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

Yay?

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Alone, have you read Houell... (Below threshold)

July 10, 2013 10:38 PM | Posted by M: | Reply

Alone, have you read Houellebecq's The Elementary Particles? You'd probably enjoy it.

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Recently he referred to him... (Below threshold)

July 11, 2013 7:40 AM | Posted, in reply to Kalvin's comment, by JoeG: | Reply

Recently he referred to himself as Alone in the first line of the following post. But really, if you read enough of his articles and read the comments, when he makes a comment, it's under the name, "Alone".

http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2013/03/dont_hate_her_because_shes_suc.html

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July 11, 2013 5:39 PM | Posted by scissor: | Reply

Oh, Alone. Something tells me that your audience is so jaded by porn that not one of us will masturbate to your story, no matter how hot it is. I look forward to many dry, intellectual deconstructions of it.

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July 12, 2013 3:38 PM | Posted by Harry Horton: | Reply

ROllo May stated the the most useful barometer of western civilization dying out is porn. The end of an historical era, the modern era is. THis phase of western civilization draws to a close, as Rollo may notes, a western civilization splinters up, receding further adrift in a valueless sea of anxiety and grievous loss of its once underlying myth's and value's vitalities. He made reference to the last time this dying out of a civilization occurred with Europe, thus was in Europe in the 1300s. England and the Black Death happened then. Where the cultural conditions got so bad that it was highly questionable England would survive. They had famines due to environmental warming at that time. People were down to eating cats and dogs, at that time where today there are some college course one can take where students can explore their experiences of having sex with cats and dogs. Yale for example. Both are probably barometers of culture's end. Also Barbara Tuchman's book: A Distant Mirror too, is a historical investigation of the end of the Middle Ages that dies out and eventually gives way to a new world ahead, the Renaissance. That is around the 1300s-1400s. They are two good areas to check out---Rollo may's Love and WIll and secondly the Tuchman book. Rollo May explores sex and death, the daimonic, and the banalization of sex in cultural media and entertainment, along with the increasing meaninglessness in psychotherapy patient's lives. Also meaninglessness in modren art over the past 120 years or so is related by Rollo May and how the essence of modern art meaninglessness evidently is the same for what is found in the psychotherapy patient's state of being of anxiety. In the Love and WIll book and his COurage to Create Book, sex and creativity and civilzation's end are two subject areas explored by Rollo may.

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July 12, 2013 4:47 PM | Posted by Harry Horton: | Reply

Also the institution of marriage started to dissipate in the 1300s Middle Ages decline and dying out period. The plague took young lives and left the old immune to its effects. A strange situation in that the viable younger groups of children and young adults all died from its effects, while the older citizens appeared to weather & survive the Black Death. For whatever the scientific reasons for that is, I don't know. Environmental warming was present during that time like it is today. But its interesting that sexual activity became more looser and open with marriage's dissolvement during the 1300s. Something that exists today with the breakdown of the cultural and social mores and customs. And such 1300s dissolvement of the institution of marriage occurred with the dying out of the Middle Ages. Thus a porn situation came into being perhaps to whatever extent with marriage's denoument at that time. The historian Huizinga also give portraits of what life was like during the middle ages when the era was dying out. I can't remember his book though, its title that is.

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July 12, 2013 5:17 PM | Posted by Rachel T: | Reply

Leaning towards "The Story of O"? or more "50 shades of grey?" Hoping the former...

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July 12, 2013 7:38 PM | Posted by Gabriels Twin: | Reply

Would you be so kind as to blog about the raging narcissism that has been demonstrated with the recent NSA revelations? Too many individuals seems to think they are interesting enough for a government agency to waste analyst hours on them.

We all know that analysts are way too busy lingering at the coffee point across from where Wendy, the hot intern, is sitting.

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July 12, 2013 8:54 PM | Posted by HurDur: | Reply

Is there a scene where all the sycophants who post in your comments section line up to chug your cock?

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July 12, 2013 11:28 PM | Posted by Scissor: | Reply

I chugged Alone's cock and let me tell you, it was like a fine wine, fruity and intoxicating.

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July 13, 2013 3:27 AM | Posted, in reply to RiverC's comment, by Dr Zempf: | Reply

Limiting free expression serves no useful purpose here. Posters, even the morons and the trolls, should be free to post what they want. Let the readers decide which posts they want to read in-depth and/or comment on.

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July 14, 2013 12:31 AM | Posted by Samantha: | Reply

Amazing

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July 14, 2013 3:53 PM | Posted by Cat: | Reply

on a unrelated note: oh man.. i would love to know your thoughts on snowden or trayvon.

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July 15, 2013 11:01 AM | Posted by dude: | Reply

Speaking of porn and TLP, I was recently watching an interview with one female porn star who claimed that she liked giving blowjobs because they felt empowering. Unlike intercourse, she could control the pleasure she was giving.

I couldn't help but be reminded TLP's "No Self-Respecting Woman Should Go Without Make-up" article. Talk about a woman allured by the "trappings of power"! Maybe one day she'll be a senator.

anyway, best of luck with the book mah dude.

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July 15, 2013 8:34 PM | Posted by Havana Club: | Reply

Can we at least bribe you with sweet, sweet rum?

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July 15, 2013 11:11 PM | Posted by Therac-25: | Reply

If you need preorders, just point at the place to do that.

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July 16, 2013 7:12 AM | Posted by Tim: | Reply

So sad to hear about the lack of vampires. As a firm rule, I only read things involving vampires. This blog mentioned twilight once, which makes it okay. Is it too late in the edit cycle to add one?
Anyway author, thanks for the blog. I don't agree with your world view, but reading it has certainly changed mine over the years.

I'm fascinated by the ongoing impact of porn on society. Every male under 25 is addicted to pornography, and has been since their early teens. I'm loath to predict the effect of this on their behavior and thinking, but we should expect one.

Anyone dated a 20 year old recently? The things girls consistently expect you to want in bed these days make me uncomfortable. Because they are oriented to visual spectacle over mutual pleasure. In the 00s, we had tie and tease, which can be nice, but these days, a girl expects you to want to choke her. I'm presuming there is a push matching this pull from the guys.

But that's the effect I'm least interested in. Just the most obvious. I'm seeing a wave of males who stay home (often with parents) into their 30s, indulging their addiction. I wonder if, with their sexual needs met, with their sex drive suppressed by thrice daily indulgence, they don't need conventional achievement to win them a woman (which has historically been a major motivator). They give up on... everything really, happy to live in a cycle of gathering porn they don't use, and using porn that must always be different from the last, wherever that leads.

Whether you are a rat in the race, or a chimp pressing the pleasure button, the matrix has you, right? The thing you seek is symbolic, is an imitation of the real that you may not even remember exists. So I can't judge.

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July 16, 2013 12:17 PM | Posted by scissor: | Reply

Btw if you're one of those guys Tim just described (like me), there are places to go to make a start on getting out of that cycle of porn-sustained patheticness. yourbrainrebalanced.com for starters.

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July 16, 2013 8:22 PM | Posted by guido_actor: | Reply

I was born in Mechanicsburg. My daddy worked for Pontiac til he got hurt. Now he's on disability and I've got his old job in the factory.

We got a kid that's two, got another one due, we get by on the best we can do. Factory's got a good medical plan - because of that, I'm a union man, saying 'yes sir, no sir, yes sir, no sir!'.

I think I'm the only one on this blog that is human...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l1bW0QyOD0

Why is that text not hyper!? Curses, I say! And also I say, where is the methylphenidate hydrochloride shortage when you really need it?

I bet you can't answer that, now can you, Alone?

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July 16, 2013 8:24 PM | Posted, in reply to guido_actor's comment, by kickin_asbestos: | Reply

aww sh*#, I guess there is a shortage.

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July 17, 2013 12:24 AM | Posted by G: | Reply

What about the second part?

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July 18, 2013 5:13 PM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

"IS IT HETERONORMATIVE? Sigh. The book is in two parts. The first part is a straight up porn short story. There's penis and vagina and lots of cum/ming. I have deliberately not written the story "well", whatever that means, I am imitating the flow and style of that kind of story. I didn't try to make it sensual or unusual; while it is hard core pornography it is a fairly vanilla story-- boy vs. girl, no vampires, no one dies-- obvious in its language and plot and etc. My goal" ...

my goal is to avoid having sex. So, I wrote about it. =)

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July 19, 2013 5:32 AM | Posted, in reply to Gabriels Twin's comment, by jonny: | Reply

Would you be so kind as to blog about the raging narcissism that has been demonstrated with the recent NSA revelations? Too many individuals seems to think they are interesting enough for a government agency to waste analyst hours on them.

Why do you presume narcissism? It's seems as if they're indirectly telling you something but you're not listening.

In a world choking on universal lies where everyone is exploiting their own (is there another kind of exploitation?), it gets a little comical when paranoia is sneered at. It's not really paranoid to presume that people who are lying have something to hide; suspicion of those who fail to provide transparency is hardly unwarranted.

How is it that you know what dark and creepy shit is going on in the private lives of individuals (who might not even know the half of what they do themselves, what with this traumatised species' propensity to rewrite history in near real time)? When someone values their privacy, logic suggests they have a reason to be alarmed.

"If they're doing something fucked up, the government needs to know about it."

I don't think power 'works' that way. There is no capital in making arrests; you don't gain power by throwing it away. Power is accumulated not by arresting those who do wrong but by not arresting them; if it were up to power, the wrongdoing would continue. It is for this reason that you are on the side of those who want privacy from surreptitious surveillance (no matter how heinous their crimes are).

The more heinous the crime, the more compromised they'll be. Only poor or innocent (or very unlucky) people are arrested in this world. Though it isn't often discussed, the Church doesn't arrest anyone. They prefer to forgive. I don't think they forget.

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July 19, 2013 4:34 PM | Posted by pulchism: | Reply

I believe what Plate-o said about artists not knowing. Thanks for reading my comment.

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July 20, 2013 12:25 PM | Posted by Lang: | Reply

Well I haven't been reading your recent posts so this is my first time hearing you write this book. So why exactly are you writing this book? Why are you writing it about that topic? How did you even choose that topic?

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July 20, 2013 4:44 PM | Posted, in reply to dude's comment, by Clicheguy: | Reply

What? There's a woman that enjoys pleasuring a man? Must be insane.

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July 21, 2013 12:32 PM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

Aw babe where you been I missed you so much!

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July 21, 2013 11:20 PM | Posted by essay: | Reply

Writing a book about porn will always be controversial- is what you have written is something that is close to the 'Fifty Shades' series - then it's been-there-done that.

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July 21, 2013 11:21 PM | Posted by Ells: | Reply

Writing a book about porn will always be controversial- is what you have written is something that is close to the 'Fifty Shades' series - then it's been-there-done that. - Ella of http://essays.mightystudents.com/.

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July 22, 2013 1:45 PM | Posted, in reply to Clicheguy's comment, by dude: | Reply

"What? There's a woman that enjoys pleasuring a man? Must be insane."

You misunderstood my comment. There's nothing insane about her enjoyment. But the fact that she enjoys it BECAUSE its "empowering"? It may be tons of fun, sure, but there is nothing empowering about sucking dick in a porn movie. She isn't insane (never said that either) but she is surely misguided in her justifications...

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July 25, 2013 7:02 AM | Posted, in reply to dude's comment, by Anonymous: | Reply

Perhaps it's empowering to be in control of the sex?

Unless you are working from the assumption that any woman's involvement in sex is submissive, which is kinda sexist.

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July 26, 2013 6:40 AM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

I was going to say something about Toni and it was going to be nice, until I read this stupid porn post and got nauseated again. Now, this is the best I can do. Who do you think you are, Norman Mailer? Too complicated for me to deal with sick. Shirley P.S. As it was I wasn't feeling especially sex-positive. :-( You could have fixed both computers at any time, I wouldn't have gotten you in trouble, based on the fix what you break theory. Now it is kind of too late. Since I had to say that. God- all I do is talk to you at all, instant nausea and headache and irritability. I better go- this is what is not good for me.

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July 30, 2013 12:10 AM | Posted by Randy: | Reply

Not sure why, but now I must read this book. So many questions about you and this site.. Can't help but to be fascinated..

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July 30, 2013 8:28 AM | Posted by gnsjdiagna: | Reply

Guess it is a cliché. She want him to do something, but won't say what because he is supposed to know already. It must come from the inside.

Anyone found a cure for this one?

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July 30, 2013 9:25 AM | Posted, in reply to gnsjdiagna's comment, by jonny: | Reply

Guess it is a cliché. She want him to do something, but won't say what because he is supposed to know already. It must come from the inside.

Anyone found a cure for this one?

A cure for being a corrupted Toddler? They imagine what is obvious to them should be obvious to anyone; because it's obvious to them.

How could you not know? They know without even thinking about it. That's how obvious it is.

Maybe you're insane? The corrupted Toddler knows that everything they don't understand is insane.

They understand sex (they hate sex!) as sex is their sole interest; in fact, if they're not having sex or preparing to have sex or doing something that will enable them to have sex, they'll be irritable and belligerent.

They also enjoy lying because - *teehee* - lying is so much FUN!

The only cure for being a malicious Toddler is growing up. That is unlikely to occur for as long as their johns keep paying.

That is why everyone needs to be alone.

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July 30, 2013 9:44 AM | Posted, in reply to jonny's comment, by agdsg: | Reply

What if someone I know is a malicious Toddler and need to grow up? Grow up? How?

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July 30, 2013 2:02 PM | Posted by James: | Reply

This, and therawness.com, are the only two blogs I give a fuck about. Both are on hiatus and/or slowed down to Molasses speed.

Why, God? Why?

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July 30, 2013 4:59 PM | Posted, in reply to agdsg's comment, by jonny: | Reply

Grow up? How?

Sink or swim? Growing up is a function of understanding and learning, independence, Self-reliance and a total absence of need. It's the need that enslaves.

"Fear nothing. Depend on no one. Only when you reject all help are you freed."
- the Buddha

I'm still working on growing up and can't see how I ever will; I'm too damaged, too scarred, too susceptible to Maya (illusion, enchantment, corruption). I still need so I'm still broken but I know a few truths.

That's how I started growing up; as my mood crashed from artificial high (love) to artificial low (betrayal), my perceived reality was drastically altered in front of my eyes (from delusional to delusional but I saw truth in the shattered illusion and the subsequent realisation that I knew nothing). Human minds are broken with lies accepted as truth; it stands to reason they can be fixed by learning truth over the lies. Lies reduce, truth should heal and allow for growth but I dunno really.

I think Alone knows. This book might be a game changer.

I'm pretty sure the Buddha knew. This is what I understand of the Buddha's light. I think my interpretation is right. The logic just seems too perfect to be wrong.

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July 31, 2013 12:34 AM | Posted, in reply to James's comment, by jonny: | Reply

therawness.com is written by a seemingly very sharp guy but an otherwise excellent essay on shame equalling immaturity which fails to address either;
a) girls being slut-shamed by women for being true to their biological desire; or
b)clothes and how clothes come to be worn by toddlers?

His stuff on narcissism is pretty good but NPD, BPD, ASPD and all mental disorders that don't have a purely genetic basis are the product of mothers who do not want children so much as they need dependants. You only have to look at how mothers feel about genetic retardation carrier status to get a glimpse of the truth about their motives (they're not having children for the sake of the child). They're pro-Life (pro-Pain) because they are breeding in need. Children (and men) are supposed to suffer to please them.

Attitudes toward fragile X mutation carrier testing from women identified in a general population survey.

The most salient finding of this work is the apparent lack of relevance of carrier status to these women. Many expressed that although the information could be relevant in the future, it is not relevant at this stage of their lives in terms of family planning (either with respect to having unaffected offspring or to premature ovarian failure) and personal relationships. Although issues of abortion seemed prominent in the focus groups, we found that carrier status did not have an apparent effect on women's attitudes about termination.

It's not relevant to them. They were already planning to retard the minds of their children with lies and emotional poison to make them dependent so retarded children suit mothers who need children just fine.

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July 31, 2013 10:29 PM | Posted by GL: | Reply

Why lie? New posts give me vaginal tingles. Come back soon.

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August 2, 2013 8:56 PM | Posted by Signifier: | Reply

It becomes difficult to extract from one's commentary what is projection and what is interpretation. We are all swimming in analytic third space.

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August 3, 2013 7:06 AM | Posted by J: | Reply

^ If your favorite writer is a blogger you've really got to do better for yourself.

Anyhow I look forward to the book but I don't buy porn and in any case I don't read it. Good luck though.

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August 4, 2013 4:31 PM | Posted, in reply to Anonymous's comment, by scissor: | Reply

"Perhaps it's empowering to be in control of the sex?

Unless you are working from the assumption that any woman's involvement in sex is submissive, which is kinda sexist."

Saw that HBO special on the changing ways of female sexuality, the one where they followed the family with the 13 year old girl and her friends. Mom and dad don't care what she does, "as long as she's in control of her sexuality."
Then they talk to a stripper who says she's in complete control of her sexuality, she does the dance, gets the money, the guys look and pay and don't even get to touch her.

Which makes me wonder if women being "in control of their own sexuality" isn't just a joke, but one that requires men to give up all control over their own sexuality. The guys don't get to touch the stripper, let alone screw her. They get to pay, go home and masturbate to the memory. Guys don't get to hoot and holler at sluttily dressed teenagers on the street. They don't get to rape beautiful women at bars or clubs who won't give them the time of day.

To the extent that women have control over their sexuality, it's always given to them by men.

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August 4, 2013 4:44 PM | Posted by scissor: | Reply

Let me rephrase that:

"To the extent that women have control over their sexuality, it's always given to them by men."

In order for women to have more control in the situation, men have to have less control.

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August 4, 2013 5:00 PM | Posted, in reply to scissor's comment, by jonny: | Reply

The parents are talking about "slut-shaming"; they don't care what she does so long as she's not slut-shamed. It's noble enough but the problem is women want the icing off the cake of misogyny and they're trying to return the cake to the baker with psychotic intensity considering they've eaten all the icing.

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August 4, 2013 7:38 PM | Posted by noob: | Reply

does anyone really think that this "book" will be about pornography? what is porn?

nothing meets the eye with TLP, so I'm sure this is connected vaguely/explicitly with his continous theme of cultural narcicissm. Essentially, in my mind, porn is a symbolic replacement of the "real" (sic: Lacan, Baudrillard) intended to placate, entertain, and above all preserve the ego of the masses (is the mass ego basically the superego?)(and because our culture is overtly sexually "hidden" -- read: "repressed" -- is porn basically the selfshaming dynamic inherent to the negation, albeit PRESERVATION of the superego? i'm guessing this has got more to do with mass media than D in V action.

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August 5, 2013 3:35 PM | Posted by Hilarious Bookbinder: | Reply

The important thing is to say whatever comes to mind

It occurred to me that this repetitive suggestion found throughout TLP's opus is of course the key.

Because the meaning of a movie, doctrine, book, ideology is not in what "they" say (whoever they may be) but what it means to me. And the only way to determine what it means to me is... to say whatever comes to mind.

When I do that for myself I am at the very least stirring up subjective truth for myself (the how) over an illusive, always-up-for-debate objective truth (the what).

When I use my narcissism for good, that is to allow the many voices inside me that are trying to interpret my identity from the outside, have their own say, I can learn from them.

I suspect that Alone's insights are partially obtained by giving the voices in his own head full on, developed characters. Reread a post like "Part 2 The Limits of Control: The Dream" and imagine the female character as being made up by Alone. As a conversation Alone is having with himself via the character he/she has created to get at the many sides that an issue presents. Or how one minute Alone sounds convincingly like a male and in the next most definitely female.
Hell, for all we know, PastaBagel is Alone and Alone is Pastabagel.

Does it really matter?
I can't answer that for you. I know today what my answer is.

All this also aligns nicely with Alone's post titled "God's cheat code for accuracy". Read it.

That cheat code being the "wisdom of narcissism", or to hone in on what we excel at most... just to "pretend you are someone else".


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August 5, 2013 11:52 PM | Posted by scissor: | Reply

It's true, it can be hard to tell what sex Alone is. I have to assume Alone is male if only because sitting at home, writing blog entries with gin in hand is more a male thing to do.

And let's face it. If Alone is a man, then he's a tortured genius. If Alone's a woman, then she's a monster.

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August 6, 2013 2:29 AM | Posted, in reply to Hilarious Bookbinder's comment, by Anonymous: | Reply

The important thing is to say whatever comes to mind

It occurred to me that this repetitive suggestion found throughout TLP's opus is of course the key.

Because the meaning of a movie, doctrine, book, ideology is not in what "they" say (whoever they may be) but what it means to me. And the only way to determine what it means to me is... to say whatever comes to mind.

You're absolutely right to pull this out as a key element of his writing...but it isn't TLP's idea. It's the central tenet of all psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theories. The rorschach inkblot test works exactly the same way. So does dream analysis.

The important part being that the objective content gives us something to project the unconscious onto, and to make it evident and open to examination.

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August 6, 2013 7:42 AM | Posted by the executive monkey: | Reply

Been eating up the archives of this blog; loving it. Hope the porn is going quite well!

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August 6, 2013 2:05 PM | Posted, in reply to Hilarious Bookbinder's comment, by Adam Kotsko: | Reply

Quite right. Another theme I hear is that the inability to see things from another perspective is almost always a failure of will, not of intellect.

That's why we are asked to choose. You are not bound to a fate. My shitty parents, my crumbling community, my inadequate education are all overcome by my will. Choose.

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August 6, 2013 4:08 PM | Posted, in reply to noob's comment, by Dovahkiin: | Reply

My personal "guess" is that it will be a selection of the best replies to this blog, sold to readers of his blog. Porn, indeed.

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August 7, 2013 1:26 AM | Posted, in reply to scissor's comment, by jonny: | Reply

Why would she be monster if Alone was a woman?

I don't really understand this demented war between the sexes; it's an artificial construct of misogyny. Truth isn't considerate of gender.

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August 8, 2013 10:09 AM | Posted, in reply to jonny's comment, by Anonymous: | Reply

Johnny said: "It's not relevant to them. They were already planning to retard the minds of their children with lies and emotional poison to make them dependent so retarded children suit mothers who need children just fine."

Man, I am glad I persevered and read this far down. This is great.

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August 9, 2013 8:43 AM | Posted by Joseph: | Reply

Come on now, I beg of you. I'm miss your words. Hurry up.

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August 20, 2013 11:34 AM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

Come on, boss. You know you want to.

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August 23, 2013 12:16 PM | Posted by Gaveideer: | Reply

Sounds like an exciting book. When will it come out? :)

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August 27, 2013 2:51 AM | Posted by Ironhans: | Reply

I hope all of you read http://partialobjects.com/

Lots of (current) TLP tidbits there, if you are interested.

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September 1, 2013 6:31 PM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

Alone: Any thoughts on this article about loneliness being deadlier than thought? http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2013/08/dangers_of_loneliness_social_isolation_is_deadlier_than_obesity.html

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September 19, 2013 10:18 AM | Posted by Joseph Conrad: | Reply

And thus Alone sailed towards an unattainable goal. Forgetting his own words of wisdom (http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2009/12/how_to_create_motivation_for_2.html) he set forth to complete a masterpiese. One page followed another, one revision followed another revision. "Maybe tomorrow it will be perfect, maybe tomorrow I'll be ready" he said...

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September 25, 2013 11:40 AM | Posted by Mcgruber: | Reply

Maybe Alone is annoying us into action. Teasing us with a book as a way of spurring us into doing that thing, you know, that one thing you yourself have been meaning to do. If only xyz would happen first, you would get that thing done.

As your annoyance with Alone's sporadic posts and ever finalizing book, you begin to overlook xyz and just start doing.

Perhaps.

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September 28, 2013 3:35 PM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

yayyyyyyyyy!

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October 29, 2013 1:09 AM | Posted, in reply to Christina's comment, by seymourblogger: | Reply

May I recomment Masha Tupitsyn's Love Dog which is on tumblr and is published by penny something or other and has great reviews and wonderful interviews with masha. Read her on twitter. also her book Laconia - 1500 tweets on film.

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November 11, 2013 8:38 PM | Posted by slj: | Reply

Im late to the game. is the author here a boy or a girl? any which way this is good sh*t

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November 11, 2013 10:39 PM | Posted by Texler: | Reply

HAY HAVE SOME FREE GARBAGE

pre-narcissism (I am what I do) -> narcissism (I am how I look) -> irony (I'm not even how I look, only intent matters) -> apollyon

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December 15, 2013 2:25 PM | Posted by Bryan: | Reply

You should start a Google+ account because I think it would be a better writing medium than your blog... plus you can post pictures in high quality format... just sayin'

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December 15, 2013 5:03 PM | Posted, in reply to me's comment, by seymourblogger: | Reply

If you like learning how to think then come read me too. moviesandfilm dot blogspot

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December 15, 2013 5:08 PM | Posted, in reply to Hilarious Bookbinder's comment, by seymourblogger: | Reply

Alone is following Nietzsche's prescription to writers. That is Nietzsche's style. He writes only for you, only for the reader who is reading him, and the reader reads him singularly. Avoiding what Baudrillard calls the "psychological swamp of interpretation."

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December 15, 2013 5:12 PM | Posted, in reply to Anonymous's comment, by seymourblogger: | Reply

OH you need to read Robbe-Grillet!He loves little girls. He even followed one and married her. He never had children because he says, What if.....

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December 15, 2013 5:24 PM | Posted, in reply to Anonymous's comment, by seymourblogger: | Reply

You can only look under the rug as far as your analyst has looked under it. Greenson wrote the classic text on transference and he was Monroe's analyst at the end of her.

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December 15, 2013 5:27 PM | Posted, in reply to M's comment, by seymourblogger: | Reply

And EVERYTHING else by him. His Map of the Territory is incredible.

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December 15, 2013 5:33 PM | Posted, in reply to scissor's comment, by seymourblogger: | Reply

You will masturbate to mine whether you want to or not. Orgasms by imagination, Virtual Orgasms are not to be "sneezed" at. Irresistible Destiny is at theirresisibledestiny at blogspot dot com It's hot.

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December 15, 2013 5:56 PM | Posted, in reply to Harry Horton's comment, by seymourblogger: | Reply

Oh I would so love to get you to read Foucault, Baudrillard, Deleuze, Derrida to dazzle your thinking. You are so close.

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December 15, 2013 6:37 PM | Posted, in reply to Tim's comment, by seymourblogger: | Reply

Yo will like my reading of the movie Don Jon on this subject. You nailed it. No pun intended. http (colon)//moviesandfilm (dot) blogspot.com/2013/10/reviewdon-jonreading-through (dot) html

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December 15, 2013 6:48 PM | Posted, in reply to Signifier's comment, by seymourblogger: | Reply

The signifier is separate from the signified now. Just "floating signs."

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December 15, 2013 6:57 PM | Posted, in reply to scissor's comment, by seymourblogger: | Reply

Which increases the rate of raping. The Matrix.

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December 15, 2013 7:06 PM | Posted, in reply to Signifier's comment, by seymourblogger: | Reply

Particles in an accelerator have the same problem. The subject/object blurry boundary eh.

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December 15, 2013 7:39 PM | Posted, in reply to noob's comment, by seymourblogger: | Reply

Disagree with your reading of Lacan and Baudrillard on porn. Porn is "produced" sex - in the Order of Production. Meaning it is irreversible and metastasizes. Seduction is in the Symbolic Order and you "cannot produce seduction," which is reversible depending on challenge. The "real" is being stolen in homeopathic doses. Baudrillard's The Perfect Crime. The movie Don Jon is a movie about this: http (colon) //books (dot)google (dot) com/books/about/The_Words_to_Say_it (dot)html?id=cDwPAAAACAAJ This fucking software!

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December 15, 2013 7:47 PM | Posted, in reply to Anonymous's comment, by seymourblogger: | Reply

It's Nietzsche and everyone who is influenced by the master. Including Ayn Rand.

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December 15, 2013 7:52 PM | Posted, in reply to jonny's comment, by seymourblogger: | Reply

Category confusion here. Gender is a social construct. A woman may be sexed female but gendered male. The inverse may be true for a man. I said "may."

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December 20, 2013 12:33 PM | Posted, in reply to Anonymous's comment, by Anonymous: | Reply

There are others.

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January 17, 2014 9:25 AM | Posted by thanks: | Reply

Thanks so much for writing all of the excellent information!
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January 21, 2014 9:44 AM | Posted, in reply to jonny's comment, by toby: | Reply

"Artificial construct"? As opposed to?

Back in the good ol' Middle Ages, they said "unnatural," when we would say "supernatural."

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March 26, 2014 5:13 PM | Posted by Anonymous: | Reply

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April 13, 2014 4:25 PM | Posted by dactylion: | Reply

Please write something about Piketty and the hype around Capital in 21st Century. Piketty's analysis reminded me instantly of your section on feudalism in the Iraq post. Re-read it and there are some parallels, I think.

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July 21, 2014 6:20 AM | Posted by Richard: | Reply

If I were you, I'd flatter myself constantly.

This post, especially the title, remind me of something special. Guess it's kind of a secret, but I don't really know.

- Where am I?
I'm somewhere wondering why people - you, they, I - should use metaphors, hints, doublespeak and to conceal our primary.

The following does not contain any concealed thoughts, it is as specific as I'm able to without compromising anyone.

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There is this guy. In my imagination, which may or may not be accurate, he is suspicious. He want to to know more about the Truth, but dare not reveal it. To ask openly would be like crossing a point of no return, which is an uncomfortable thought to him. He is afraid of people. At the same time he is a person of integrity, so it isn't exactly appealing for him to communicate an affinity for democrats to me and republicans to his wife. So, he need an out, which is precisely the end metaphors serve for him, an out. Think plausible deniability.

What do you think about it? Does it have a realistic sound to it? Does it agree with your sensitive reasoning?
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I'm flattering myself but in case you're wondering, I plan to approach him three times. Of course I make road on the go but I plan to first address his fear, then cultivate his curiosity and at last be explicit even if it only involve a minuscule namedrop.

Please comment someone. I'm asking because I suspect that particular individual to be representative for millions. I'd be thrilled if Alone would comment, but it seems like he hasn't contributed with a comment since the days of napoleon. It's a shame since most people regard him as the focal point of the history of learning, I guess. I like the smartness but what really captivate me is the flashes of passion, like "psychiatry is war" just to mention one of the numerous. It feel like witnessing something dramatic, like seeing something you'll never be able to forget, not that you'd want to. After reading, it become a part of you.

Yeah boring. I guess he won't accept a compliment for real unless he can smell it. Speaking of compliment...hmmm. Something came up. Ah no - complement, that's different. I'm sorry. Confused. All sort of thoughts is floating around all over. Never mind, proceed. Please. Ahh screw me and end life. It feels like being shot for something that never happened. I don't want people to see things from my perspective. Never mind, focus on the main point. The first point.

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October 20, 2014 10:53 AM | Posted by jayex0x0: | Reply

I am slowly working my way through your blog. Slowly because it's dense and stressful, but also good. I am visiting the posts out of order.

There is a really large gap between the first and second question. I was disappointed there were no illustrations.

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October 20, 2014 11:22 AM | Posted, in reply to jayex0x0's comment, by abbeysbooks: | Reply

I guess this one was a difficult one to start with.

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