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Pssst, read this book
https://sta.sh/0208hmu2jaee
C’mon, do it: https://chapotraphouse.com/book/
After I bought it at my local bookstore one sunny morning on September 15th, I spent the night chuckling in either amusement or bitter acknowledgment as I read it.
Starting on a light note, there are a lot of funny insults in there.**
(**except for calling Richard Hofstadter a “shitlib par excellence” despite his work contributing more to educate Americans and others with comprehensive scholarly treatises. Why the fuck did they insult him for??)
Anyway— As the subtitle of this book implies: logic, facts, & reason won’t save our futures, won’t save any of us. Because those 3 things no longer matter. The same goes for any ostensible “checks & balances” that might have existed.
It also emphasizes that civility, decorum, and playing fair will never triumph over depraved reactionaries & elitist bullies who never gave half a damn about any of that in the first place.
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No one reads these journal entries anyway.

Hahahahaha God I fucking hate this “community.” It’s like trying to talk to a coat stand. You people simply do not give a shit!

The last time I sincerely talked with a friend on this site, it was late October, and I was at another level of rock bottom depression. I've only gotten deeper since then.

Even when I write about something I genuinely enjoy, nobody wants to talk about it with me.

I don't bite, for god's sake!

For the love of movies and moreThere are literally 40 million people who are members of DA and not a single one want to talk about movies with me? Come on. You people fucking SUCK.
https://expandedramblings.com/index.php/deviantart-facts-statistics/
Anyway, it’s Oscar night, although I have not actively watched the Oscars since I was in high school. But it’s nice if a movie (well, the cast and crew involved) I enjoyed won any kind of award/accolade.
Here’s hoping that “A Quiet Place” wins an Oscar for Best Sound Editing.
As I write this, Hannah Beachler did win for Best Production Design. I'm happy for her. Seeing Wakanda on screen like that was astounding in the way the details were. You try to look everywhere and each part, each area in the movie is as remarkable as the others. She really made a nation from a comic series come to life.
https://www.npr.org/2019/02/22/696687965/she-designed-wakanda-and-might-win-an-oscar-for-it
But I'll use Oscar night to talk about recent and future fi


I haven't finished a fictional story in about 4 years now. Nobody wants to read them.
Not even my own family is interested in them.

Doesn't that suck?

My stories have been rejected from magazines and other publications 23 times. I keep track of what's pending, whats accepted (nothing), and what's rejected (everything, repeatedly).

...It doesn't matter. you people don't care.

I'm only on this website to look at artwork. I try commenting when I can, because I feel guilty if I don't.

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Victoria
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Current Residence: Weird New Jersey!
Favorite genre of music: Industrial, Electronic (& EDM), Gothic Rock, most types of Rock and Metal
Favorite gaming platforms: PS3, PC, PS2, GameCube, Gameboy Advance
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Wallpaper of choice: Anything spooky or sci-fi
Favorite cartoon character: Courage the Cowardly Dog, Calvin & Hobbes, Batman, Soul Eater cast, Invader Zim, Dib, Miss Bitters, The Simpsons cast, Futurama cast, the SWAT Kats, Looney Tunes cast, Thundercats, Hetalia cast,

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:
Reading, writing stories, video games, criminal investigation & true crime, psychology, history, astronomy, space & ocean exploration, the paranormal/supernatural, Goth stuff, cyberpunk, steampunk, creepy paintings, bizarre unnatural-looking creatures,

FAVORITE WRITERS:
Stephen King, H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Edward Gorey, J. K. Rowling, Fyodor Dostoevsky, George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Franz Kafka, Erich Fromm, Hermann Hesse, Voltaire, Clive Barker, H. G. Wells, August Derleth, Frank Belknap Long, Jules Verne, Jim Kjelgaard, Joseph Heller, Osamu Dazai, Cormac McCarthy, Pat Barker, Juan Diaz Canales, Dmitry Glukhovsky, Vaclav Havel, Karel Čapek, Ralph Ellison, Thomas Ligotti, Ambrose Bierce, Shirley Jackson, Arthur Machen, Bram Stoker, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Joe R. Lansdale, Frank Herbert, James Baldwin, Kenneth Oppel, Bill Watterson, Anne Rice, William Gibson, Robert Bloch, Toni Morrison, Koushun Takami, Roald Dahl, Harlan Ellison, Tananarive Due, Zora Neale Hurston, A. Lee Martinez, Warren Ellis, Alan Moore, Robert Jay Lifton, Robert Altemeyer, Pamela Pettler, and all of the writers of my favorite manga/anime series (mentioned below).

FAVORITE ARTISTS:
M. C. Escher, Zdzislaw Beksinski, Sidney Sime, Edward Gorey, Junji Ito, Stephen Gammell, Salvador Dali, Otto Dix, Mana Neyestani, Don Kenn, Francis Bacon, Tim Burton, H. R. Giger, Yoshihiro Takahashi, Juanjo Guarnido, Hieronymus Bosch, Al Hirschfeld, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Giorgio de Chirico, Francisco Goya, Bill Watterson, Jhonen Vasquez, Antonio Prohías, Yugo Yuuki, Stan Kelly/ Ward Sutton, Syd Mead, Norman Rockwell,

FAVORITE VIDEO GAMES:
Mario series, Crash Bandicoot series, Ratchet & Clank series, Star Fox series, Silent Hill series (1,2,3, Origins, & Downpour), Bioshock series, American McGee’s Alice, Alice: Madness Returns, System Shock (1&2), Oddworld series, Devil May Cry series, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Resident Evil series, Haunting Ground, Dishonored series, inFamous series, Alan Wake, Metal Gear series, The Witcher trilogy, God Hand, The Evil Within, Star Wars: KOTOR (1&2), SOMA,

FAVORITE BANDS:
Metallica, Iron Maiden, Disturbed, Grendel, Funker Vogt, Voltaire, The Misfits, Black Sabbath, Rammstein, Running Wild, Depeche Mode, The Sisters of Mercy, London After Midnight, The Cruxshadows, VNV Nation, God Module, Anders Manga, Aesthetic Perfection, The Cure, Omega Lithium, Evanescence, Suicide Commando, Front Line Assembly, :wumpscut:, Joy Division, Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Theatre of Hate, Die Sektor, Motörhead,

FAVORITE MOVIES:
9, Akira, Felidae, Black Swan, In the Mouth of Madness, Metropolis, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Sweeney Todd, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, The Crow, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Escape from New York, They Live, Inland Empire, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Pacific Rim, Blade Runner, Dark City, District 9, Elysium, Chappie, Megamind, Jacob’s Ladder, Chronicle, Only Lovers Left Alive, The Woman in Black, A Clockwork Orange, Dr. Strangelove, Beetlejuice, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Little Shop of Horrors (original & musical remake), Suspiria, We Need to Talk About Kevin, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Get Out (2017), Event Horizon, Alien, Aliens, Spaceballs, Chinatown, The Dark Knight trilogy, Seven Samurai, The Hidden Fortress, Kagemusha, Yojimbo, Sanjuro, Hidden Figures, Scanners, The Thing (1982), Goodfellas, Inglorious Basterds, Hellraiser 1&2, Scream series, Eraserhead, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, The Lion King, The Iron Giant, STALKER (1979), Smokey and the Bandit, The Help, Inherit the Wind (1960 version), The Intruder (1962), Star Wars series, Indiana Jones series, The Godfather trilogy, The Silence of the Lambs, lots of other 2D animated movies, a bunch of classic black-and-white horror flicks, and anything with zombies.

FAVORITE TV SHOWS:
Courage the Cowardly Dog, The Simpsons (s1-10), Futurama, Rick and Morty, South Park, The Addams Family, Metalocalypse, The X-Files, The Twilight Zone, Hannibal, River Monsters, Cosmos, True Detective (s1), The Outer Limits, Twin Peaks, Stranger Things, Ash vs. Evil Dead

FAVORITE FILM-MAKERS:
Guillermo del Toro, Tim Burton, John Carpenter, David Lynch, Wes Craven, Martin Scorsese, Hayao Miyazaki, Stephen Spielberg, Akira Kurosawa, Stanley Kubrick, David Cronenberg, George A. Romero, Clive Barker, Quentin Tarantino, Roger Corman, Sergio Leone, John Huston,

FAVORITE ANIME & MANGA:
Ginga Nagareboshi Gin, Ginga Densetsu Weed, Death Note, Soul Eater, Wolf’s Rain, Franken Fran, Hetalia, Wolf Guy: Wolfen Crest, Bio-Meat: Nectar, Bokurano, Attack on Titan, Sengoku Basara, Uzumaki (anything by Junji Ito), Akumetsu, One Punch Man,

FAVORITE COMICS:
Nil: A Land Beyond Belief, Blacksad, The Crow, Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, Squee, I Feel Sick, Calvin & Hobbes, Bone, Transmetropolitan, Spawn, V For Vendetta, From Hell, Lackadaisy, Preacher,

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I've apparently been gone for so long that the layout completely changed. The site looks and feels like it's over 15 years old now-- it's annoying. It's a chore to remove pictures and other things from my inbox. And the inbox is badly fragmented now.
No one reads these journal entries anyway.

Hahahahaha God I fucking hate this “community.” It’s like trying to talk to a coat stand. You people simply do not give a shit!

The last time I sincerely talked with a friend on this site, it was late October, and I was at another level of rock bottom depression. I've only gotten deeper since then.

Even when I write about something I genuinely enjoy, nobody wants to talk about it with me.

I don't bite, for god's sake!

For the love of movies and moreThere are literally 40 million people who are members of DA and not a single one want to talk about movies with me? Come on. You people fucking SUCK.
https://expandedramblings.com/index.php/deviantart-facts-statistics/
Anyway, it’s Oscar night, although I have not actively watched the Oscars since I was in high school. But it’s nice if a movie (well, the cast and crew involved) I enjoyed won any kind of award/accolade.
Here’s hoping that “A Quiet Place” wins an Oscar for Best Sound Editing.
As I write this, Hannah Beachler did win for Best Production Design. I'm happy for her. Seeing Wakanda on screen like that was astounding in the way the details were. You try to look everywhere and each part, each area in the movie is as remarkable as the others. She really made a nation from a comic series come to life.
https://www.npr.org/2019/02/22/696687965/she-designed-wakanda-and-might-win-an-oscar-for-it
But I'll use Oscar night to talk about recent and future fi


I haven't finished a fictional story in about 4 years now. Nobody wants to read them.
Not even my own family is interested in them.

Doesn't that suck?

My stories have been rejected from magazines and other publications 23 times. I keep track of what's pending, whats accepted (nothing), and what's rejected (everything, repeatedly).

...It doesn't matter. you people don't care.

I'm only on this website to look at artwork. I try commenting when I can, because I feel guilty if I don't.
Given all the shit that's been going on for the past 18 months, and even longer than that, we might as well learn something.

I've read all this stuff throughout the past 10 years or so (some works more often than others), but I certainly don't object to rereading.

If anyone has more recommendations, by all means, let me know in this journal entry.

NON-FICTION

-The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
-Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us by Dr. Robert O’Hare
-The Sociopath Next Door by Dr. Martha Stout
-The Origins of Totalitarianism by Dr. Hannah Arendt
-Escape From Freedom by Dr. Erich Fromm
-The Sane Society by Dr. Erich Fromm
-The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Dr. Carl Sagan
-Raised to Rage: The Politics of Anger and the Roots of Authoritarianism by Michael A. Milburn and Sheree D. Conrad
-The Family by Jeff Sharlet
-Dark Money by Jane Mayer

-The Mass Psychology of Fascism by Wilhelm Reich

-The Anatomy of Fascism by Robert O. Paxton

-The Rebel by Albert Camus

-The Power of the Powerless by Vaclav Havel

-From Dictatorship to Democracy by Gene Sharp

-American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America by Chris Hedges

-Why Is It Always About You? The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism by Sandy Hotchkiss

-Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed by Wendy Terrie Behary

-Rethinking Narcissism: The Secret to Recognizing and Coping with Narcissists by Dr. Craig Malkin

-Conservatives Without Conscience by John W. Dean
-The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity by Carlo Cipolla
-Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter
-The Age of American Unreason by Susan Jacoby
-Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky
-The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
-Freedom is a Constant Struggle (collected speeches) by Angela Davis
-Revolutionary Suicide by Huey Newton
-Common Sense, Rights of Man, and The Crisis by Thomas Paine
-The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason
-The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
-Seize The Time: The Story of The Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton by Bobby Seale
-Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools by Jonathan Kozol
-Malcolm X Speaks
-Manufacturing Consent by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky

FICTION

-1984 by George Orwell

-Animal Farm by George Orwell

-Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

-The Iron Heel by Jack London

-Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler

-The Man in the High Castle by Phillip K. Dick

-One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

-The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

-The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood

-Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter

-Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

-It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
-The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

</span>I also recommend the bibliography of Ayn Rand, for a "know thy enemy" kind of thing. It definitely gives insight into the indignant dog-eat-dog variety of selfishness.</span>

Also please read the essay "Ur Fascism" by Umberto Eco (RIP):
www.nybooks.com/articles/1995/…

And this essay by Masha Gessen:
www2.nybooks.com/daily/s3/nov/…</span>
  • Listening to: Spit out the Bone- Metallica
  • Reading: Baptism of Fire by Andrej Sapkowski
  • Playing: Dishonored 2
Deeply unfortunate news about the death of actor Peter Mayhew, age 74 (best known as Chewbacca). I just found out.
Earlier this week, there was the far-too-early death of director & writer John Singleton, 51 (Boyz n the Hood, Rosewood, Poetic Justice, Higher Learning).
And lest we forget the eldest here, Julie Adams (Creature from the Black Lagoon, Murder She Wrote), who died on February 3rd at 92.

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Hey I know this might seem out of nowhere but I just wanted to say i'm sorry for dumb shit I said in the past to you.

I was younger and much more reactionary of certain things than today. 
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Hey dude! A long time ago you've commented on one of my CWC related doodles, but sadly it got covered up by DA's weird notification stacking system (or at he very least I was dumb to notice you can scroll through them), an I haven't noticed it till a couple months ago. I remember you mentioning you liked Mary Lee Walsh the most, and I just happened to upload a new doodle with her at front and center, so I thought I'd let you know. Thanks for your time and cheers!

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As a completely different topic, I've read good reviews on DMC5.
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