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A Tale of Two Approaches
Lisa raised her wine glass to her mouth in the dimly lit strip club just as she saw out the corner of her eye a man in his early twenties with a goatee and reeking of too much cologne approach her and place a hand firmly on her shoulder. “Hey, pretty young thing!” he started while Lisa rolled her eyes. His cologne nearly caused her to puke. “So, that short skirt really speaks to me and it's pleated too!” he leaned in close to Lisa’s face and whispered in a hush “So, you going on the pole next? Maybe a school girl routine?” as he sniffed her hair causing Lisa to grunt.
Lisa turned herself around from the stool, pulled his arm aside, glared at him and said “Okay, first of all, the name’s Lisa and you’re wearing too much cologne. Secondly, why are you touching me? Thirdly no, I’m not working here, I’m just here supporting the arts and hanging out and lastly, I’m only into other women so, you’re wasting you
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Not A Life
To life, I want to bury my face
Sick and tired of this rat race.
Forced into a bleak scenario I didn’t chose
No matter how the dice roll, I’ll always lose.
Run away or stay here?
Those aren’t real choices, I fear.
Knowing the situation won’t get better makes me tear
Being swallowed by the abyss is near.
I can’t even rest my head because the call I always dread
From my cruel masters, at all times twenty-hour the beasts must be fed.
“No is not an answer we’ll not accept” my uncompromising masters said.
I drudge on because there’s none to leave to this task in my stead.
Day and night, night and day I’d love if my cruel masters would one day,
A period where I could do what I chose and need not pay heed to what they say!
Days that start in the afternoon if I choose, to get this, there’s no way
Condemned for the rest of my days, in this situation I will seemingly stay.
Hope is fleeting and futile, no light at the end of the tu
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Yes, It Does Blend
The whole town of was in an uproar the night a house was suddenly turned to twisted shards seemingly from the inside as if a whirlpool appeared underneath it and pulled it apart. Once it got outside of the town, it became a global phenomenon that occupied the news as people speculated how the house got destroyed while everything else was untouched.
The most auspicious thing about it was the only thing that remained untouched was a Pot Luck Corporation brand blender with fruit inside. This was when the home office of Pot Luck called Theodore Shives to investigate the matter.
Scratching his long, black beard, this man in his early forties investigated the closed off site, especially the area around the blender itself. Theodore chewed his thumbnail and decided to take the blender with him to his desert workshop when he suspected something might go wrong with something he was investigating.
He dusted for fingerprints and Theodore discovered that the blender was set to liquefy with no other
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Literature
Newfound Purpose
I’m a mimic; one of those shapeshifting creatures that’s known for taking the form of a treasure chest. Since the middle ages I’ve dined on many a foolish adventurer and got pride from feasting on those who trespassed on the treasure trove I guarded for my master. Then I got a rude awakening once the world got modernized and I was put out of a job not only because of morality evolving (so much for objective morality) but with the invention of the safe along with highly sophistic security systems that put me out of work.
I wandered the world for years, trying to find someone in need of my services, but due to my methods, I wasn’t a desirable hire. So I then tried acting because, well, I’m a shapeshifter. That dream was squashed because the only roles I could do well was children, thus limiting my acting opportunities.
Then when I was able to pull myself out of my depression to pay attention to the news around me, I learned of a rash of outbreaks based on pe
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Press Release From Pot Luck Corporation
Good evening, I’m Katrina Dalas, President and CEO of Pot Luck Corporation, and it appears that some products we’ve released over the last seven months have caused some undesired side effects.
First of all, it was irresponsible of the quality assurance team to let the Pot Luck brand mace go out as it was. What was suppose to help people tragically ended up blowing off the limbs of anyone trying to spray it.
Secondly, was the Pot Luck brand toothpaste responsible for rotting teeth in a day. We’re especially regretful for what happened to Tommy Tsung and costing not only the United States the hot dog eating world championship, but also deeply embarrassing him.
Third was the Pot Luck brand sunscreen that caused terminal cancer when someone applied it and was exposed to direct sunlight.
Lastly, we’d like to apologize for defects in the kids brand of healthy sodas, Juicy Fizz. I know a lot of people were cause distressed when our product was found out to not only be
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Lisa on SkRy 01 - Rockets in Odd Places

Maiden of Strife: Oh, hey, what’s up?
Shades of Rainbow: Hey, I was looking through your gallery and was wondering if I could ask you a personal question. Its okay if you don’t want to.
Maiden of Strife: What kind of “personal question”?
Shades of Rainbow: It’s about sexual attraction.
Maiden of Strife: Oh, that. Go ahead. ^_^
Shades of Rainbow: You said you’re a lesbian, but I’ve seen you draw yourself with a dick on your personal site. Wouldn’t it be odd for a lesbian to include a penis on herself?
Maiden of Strife: No, not really. Sexual attraction is a lot more complicated and nuanced than a lot of people think. Hell, I know a straight guy who did gay porn (as a bottom) because he was in a tight spot for money.
Shades of Rainbow: You mean, bi.
Maiden of Strife: No, I mean straight. There’s this term called “gay for pay.” where you’re, well,
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Lisa's Nook 25 - Amazons of Gynosys (Part 15)
The environment was starting to go black and any attempt to move felt like I was weighed down. On top of that, I was starting to see everything in triple. Every noise was magnified three times.
“I told you we’ve had all sorts of weapons to keep people like you in line. You thought I was bluffing!? I just needed to wear you out to make sure I got you. I take no pleasure in killing you, but you’ve forced my hand.” she spoke in a somber tone while tears streamed down her face. I edged myself over the tree and pressed against the bark just as she forced a kiss on me and said softly in my ears “Goodnight, sweet princess.” just as I felt myself slipping away just as the darkness crept in.
I could hear Troy’s voice as my mouth started to foam over and things went black.
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I woke up in a bunker next to Troy and a team of doctors. She hugged me as soon as I came around. “My Goddess! We got to you in time!”
“Usually, I’d be all
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Lisa's Nook 24 - Amazons of Gynosys (Part 14)
The crowds started to widen as Elizabeth’s purple aura flared and engulfed her. She formed a sword out of it reaching high into the sky as she brought it down upon me, I barely dodging the blade as the ground I one stood on vanished. She took a huge swing, nearly shaving off my legs as I focused all my energy on evasion.
“You started this fight and the best you got is dodging? This is you only warning, Lisa. A war of attrition against me is a losing battle, and I doubt you got the mental stamina to keep this up for long!” she warned as she picked up the pace and lept into the air.
Usually, I just rely on disabling (or if I have to, killing) someone as quickly as possible so  fatigue doesn’t become an issue, but against her, I didn’t have that option!
Our fight in the sky led us over the ocean where Elizabeth’s missed swing vaporized the entire ocean. All the sea life flopping around, dolphins killed instantly and boats smashed up with people eit
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Lisa's Nook 23 - Amazons of Gynosys (Part 13)
Elizabeth laughed as the crowds were filled with both joy and dread. Here we were, looking upon a woman who could destroy anything on a universal scale with as much effort as stepping on an ant and could shred through most defenses with ease. Destruction made flesh and in possession of a will.
“Now that I have your attention, ladies and have granted you undeniable proof of my power I have an announcement to make.” Elizabeth began floating downward as the reporters timidly encircled her. “Why are you trembling? You have nothing to fear from me. If I wanted you all dead I’d have done so already.”
Troy was softly muttering to herself “the Goddess protects” while clinging to my arm. Her heart was in so much turmoil I couldn’t tell if she meant what she was saying or was just in shock. All I could say was “I’m not sure if I can protect anyone from her.”
Elizabeth then began to monologue to the reporters. I decided it was best
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Lisa's Nook 22 - Amazons of Gynosys (Part 12)
“She wasn’t a threat to you!” I roared.
Elizabeth sneered “Though she did attack me first and was guilty of high treason. Therefore on both counts I’d say my actions are justified in dealing with a threat to Gynosys.”
“I might not be able to polymorph or kill you, but I’ll figure out some way to stop you.”
“Oh, do go ahead and try. I need to kill some time before my global proclamation. So, why don’t we make this into a game to pass the time, eh, quippy?”
Not having much of a choice in the matter, I asked “What kind of game?”
“Neither of us is capable of killing the other for keeps. You’ll just come back and I can’t die. So I’ll offer you a chance to at least walk out of here with Troy.”
I narrowed my gaze and asked “What’s your game?”
“I’m feeling benevolent. I suggest you take my offer.”
“What is it?”
“I’ll give
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Lisa's Nook 21 - Amazons of Gynosys (Part 11)
If killing Elizabeth was off the table, then I’d just have to disable her. I took a firm stand and roared “If you take another step, I’ll make you into a stuffed toy!”
“You mean a step like this?” Elizabeth took one large step forward and was breathing down my neck. “Oops, I guess I overstepped my bounds.” I let loose a beam of pink energy from my eyes and it was met with a purple aura that nullified it. “Your polymorphing bullshit isn’t going to work on me.” she cooed while placing a hand under my chin. “I said it once, but it bears repeating. Killing you will bring me no satisfaction because I’m destroying something precious and unreplicatable.”
“Troy, run!” Crystal ordered with her emotion flaring back up.
“No, I won’t abandon my Goddess!” Troy retorted.
“You idiot, she’s destruction personified. Killing you will be like taking a breath for her. What can you
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Lisa's Nook 20 - Amazons of Gynosys (Part 10)
When the field of energy cleared we saw Elizabeth standing before us, hands on her hips and sporting a smile that projected confidence in a black pantsuit.
“Hello, Lisa. Did you have fun playing queen?”
“How? I killed you!” I cried.
Nightly laughed. “Your creation forgot to chew.”
“Okay, that still doesn’t explain how you’re alive, or WHOLE!”
“Oh, that’s an interesting story. I thought I was done for too, but thanks to the desperate situation you put me in, I was forced to do some out of the box thinking that opened up a whole new world of possibilities!” Elizabeth raised both arms to the sky.
“Alright, I got time to hear you monologue.” I insisted. As my dad told me, if the enemy is stupid enough to explain things to you, then you never interrupt them.
“While I was in the belly of the beast, I was struggling to hold my breath as I saw not only that my legs were across from me but the shark
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Lisa's Nook 19 - Amazons of Gynosys (Part 09)
My phone alerted me to an emergency news broadcast. Reports were coming in from all over the world about an entire continent that was engulfed in a purple light that vanished in an instant! “That’s where Stayoska used to be!” Troy cried.
“You’ve visited it before?” I questioned.
“I wouldn’t call it a visit. We were at war with them for nearly a century over a huge territory dispute. Queen Nightly was able to force them into surrender five years ago after she razed their capital and forfeit half their nation on threat of total annihilation.”
“Wow, that’s rough.”
“I would know, I was the queen’s bodyguard.” admitted Troy. “We know now that someone has the axe.”
“You think they might want to destroy Gynosys too?”
“If they wanted to destroy Gynosys then they would have already done so.” Troy paused the video and skipped back to the overhead map. “See this sect
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Lisa's Nook 18 - Amazons of Gynosys (Part 08)
While the axe being missing was alarming I couldn’t just ignore the job crisis I made. So this week was going to get busy. I decided that I needed to lay the groundwork first, smooth out the lumps later and fix the cracks as I found them. Firstly, deciding on a symbol. After some thought I decided to go with a downward pointing blue nautical star with a yellow-gold heart inside. The star is a signifier of power and the biggest deity of most pantheons are associated with the sun. Blue because that’s when the sun is young and youth is related to unlimited potential and it points downward because, well, unlike most religions that spit on the material and cardinal, mine was to embrace it. As for the heart, its of course symbolic of love, passion and life.
Second was to decide on a name (and they were really pressuring me for one with how excited they were). I went with Lisaism.
Third I met with all the cult leaders (twenty in total) in the throne room to give them the rundown o
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I heard it said that those that do not codify the type of audience they're looking to court will have an audience of people you don't want that may also in turn drive off the audience you do seek.

Rather than listing off the kinds of people I'd wish not to gravitate to my work, I'll instead list off the type of people that I'd find most desirable to engage with my work along with a statement as to why I made that choice. You wouldn't have to match all of these markers (or any of them), just being tolerant of such people would be more than enough (and realistically, all I can ask of you).

Are 18+ years of age: Given the kinds of things I'm into and passionate about, my preferred audience would be adults. I think it would also help for maintaining an audience in the long term since you can't “age out” of being an adult which means you won't “age out” of the work...hopefully.

Prefer character driven stories: I'm of the mind that good characters can save a horrible story but a good story can't save horrible characters. I also find that I enjoy these kinds of stories more than plot driven ones. If a plot driven story meanders, it ticks me off, but if its a character focused one I don't mind it anywhere near as much.

Delights in the fantastical, abstract, absurd and surreal: Let's face it, real life sucks sometimes! If it didn't, there wouldn't be people making fictional stories. The ideal audience would be fine with just enough realism to make sense of things and not a molecule more (otherwise, why is it fantasy!?).

With that in mind, the ideal audience would be welcoming (or at the very least tolerant) to, say, someone attacking with a sparkling unicorn that explodes into puppies and rainbows to kill a skyscraper sized monster with the only requirement being that it make sense by the logic of the story.

Sees nothing wrong with Slice of Life stories: I think this is underutilized in non-Japanese works. Sometimes things just happen and happen to us with no point whatsoever and sometimes you just got to have a more peaceful escapism (especially in the climate in which this manifesto is being written in).

Wants horizontal progression over vertical progression: While I think vertical progression has its place and in some instances might be unavoidable depending on the story or genre or just happens to go hand-in-hand with the horizontal growth in some instances, if I am to shake things up, the growth in power wouldn’t be in the form of getting stronger, but having more options and/or resources available in the future.

Serial escalation is something I have a problem with because, if the only redeeming factor to your show is ever increasingly high stakes, then when you’ve had your character kill both Satan and God (or your settings equivalent of them and that’s assuming that you have the setting designed in such a way that they’re the highest landmarks of power with no other contenders in existence) then what!? You can’t use the character anymore because there’s no one else that can pose a believable threat to them because the series is focused first and foremost on the stakes with everything else being non-existent, secondary or so weak on their own that it fails to engage anyone. Or worse, having to NERF THEM to keep using them (thus rendering all the power they’ve acquired pointless if you were just going to throw their power in the trash just so you could make the story work).

I prefer to emphasize horizontal progression because that means that “raising the stakes” isn’t the draw of the story (even if I might want to elevate them now and then for the sake of thematic purposes, so for me it’s not an attraction its a tool) and I don’t have to depend on making the next threat more dire than the last (or can even lower them) to keep drawing people in or have the audience revolt because the new guy isn’t as or more threatening than the last one. Not to mention it just gets exhausting for me to write and you to read.

Horizontal progression isn’t a meme.

Are sex-positive: The kind of audience I'd ideally seek would be one that doesn't find things like breasts larger than a b-cup, short skirts/dresses, form fitting (or fetishistic) clothing (be it impractical or no clothing at all), sexualization of any degree and unapologetic promiscuity of a woman (especially if she happens to be the Main Character) to be a deal breaker or problematic. If the woman happens to be a sex worker the ideal audience would still be able to take them seriously and sympathize (and perhaps, connect) with them as the moments called for it.

I’m of the mind that depictions of sexual purity in women being a good thing are grossly overrepresented and depictions of it being dashed against the rocks to be a good thing are infinitely underrepresented (far as I’m concerned you can never have enough of the latter). Words such as slut and whore should be neural descriptors or considered good things rather than (as I write this, I hope one day the conditions I wrote this under to be dated) being used as weapons against anyone that dare not conform to this (horribly dated, needing to die and never return under any capacity) notion of sexual purity being glamorized and lionized. If I got into exactly why I feel like this, this section of the manifesto would be really long.

Some would say after reading this that I’m romanticizing “degeneracy” but given the choice of two extremes I’d rather live in a slut culture where literally everyone has slept with everyone else at least once and the most some people have ever worn were two thin strings and talked about the kind of sex they had last night in public than a puritanical culture where any hint of sexuality is worthy of scorn, hidden in the shadows and being scrubbed out of existence where women are forced to encase their entire being in sacks.

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