The Thin Girl and Mictlantecutli are still at my side, reminding me of the impermanence of all things human.

My friend is OK, and fuming at the idiot that gave her (and us) the scare of her life; apparently a badly calibrated piece of equipment and a worse ability for diagnosis gave my friend 2 weeks of hell for nothing. 2 other opinions and a...
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We hadn't seen each other for 14 years, and things had changed almost to the point of being unrecognizable. Here was this girl, formerly the most staid of my sister's pretty, conventional friends (by her own admission), talking about motorbikes, her biker friends, riding, and enjoying the free life... about having learned the system's traps and pitfalls and looking for an excuse...
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8treasurez:
@lidryem Really good, isn't it? I might try to convince someone to make it (I'm just terrible at  cooking sweets)
8treasurez:
@shines I know I will... It's just a matter of finding out where the future will lead

"There is love. There is life. There is no love of your life"

"There is no 'us'. You exist. I exist. 'Us' does not exist"

Words may seem cruel. But the hormones and the system that breeds unfulfillable illusions in the heads of women everywhere are far crueler.

Eleanor of Aquitaine must have hated her congeners with an unquenchable fury, in order to have invented...
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mania:
Sad, but true. 

I just won't do "relationships" any more.

Because I fly
I laugh more than other men
I look up and see more than they,
I know how the clouds feel,
What it's like to have the blue in my lap,
to look down on birds,
to feel freedom in a thing called the stick…

who but I can slice between God's billowed legs,
and feel then laugh and crash with...
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freyahz:
Great
miiel:
❤️❤️❤️👌

Dates, romance, relationships, on the other hand…

My experience with real dating is short and very disappointing; I can’t say I dated before October 2015, and not a lot since then, mainly because the whole exercise is so disagreeable to someone like me who is looking for a good time, literally and not as a euphemism.

Relationships before had to wait until the lady...
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I have now realized why I don’t like the whole construct of dating, romance, love, relationships, etc.

(Well, apart from the entitlement, the treatment of the other person like property, the irrational and wholly unfulfillable expectations)

The simple reason is… there is so much arbitrariness in it! So much falsehood and pretense!

Right after my last date (and it will be the last, ever...
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8treasurez:
Well, the system teaches us to view sex as a medium of exchange and an instrument of power, and many people find it hard to decouple sex from its systemic meaning and handle it as another expression of affection towards a friend...
8treasurez:
And, yes, being sincere and straightforward would make things much easier for some of us... but it would deprive the conventionals of their cherished complications, and they are a much larger bunch =D 

Well, I finally discovered WHY exactly I am so bad at dating and, generally, love/romance/hookups.

I default to safe. Or, in engineering terms, fail safe.

What this means, generally, is not that I always look for the safe alternative; it means that when I cannot calculate a risk, I return to the safest course of action, which is, normally, to do nothing, or...
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