Archive for September, 2009

Test Card

September 23, 2009

Normal service resumes.


The Death of Mr. Spikey

September 23, 2009

The more observant of you will have noticed that my gravatar is different. The cheeky spikey haired guy has gone. Despite my attention-seeking headline, he is not dead. He has just retired from active duty. He will still come back to perform some of the disk jockey duties and will often appear on the lighter threads.

The Soundtrack in Your Head

September 18, 2009

In my previous post I discussed the fact that introverts have more “noise” going on in their brain, that they have more internal dialog. While this is true, I also believe we all have an inner soundtrack. The thing is that soundtrack may not always be useful or encouraging.

So if you do not like the soundtrack in your head, why not replace it with something better.

Extraverts and Introverts II

September 17, 2009
Part 1 is also available

Extraverts are loners, introverts have partners.

Introverts need to process the world internally. They need to have an internal dialog to sort out the information the world sends. Before they say something they run it by their internal editor. The editor may suggest amendments or may just let is pass as is, but the editor is always consulted.

Dating Graphs II

September 16, 2009

More of the dating and attraction world explained in neat graphs.

Extraverts and Introverts

September 15, 2009

One of the common mistakes is to confuse introversion with terms like shyness, dorkiness, or antisocial. While these things often go together they are not synonyms.

On Being Alpha

September 13, 2009
This is an edited form of replies I made on a few threads here. Once again I took the advice of Hope to make a full post of some them.

There is a lot of dogma in the game community and at Roissy’s. However dogma can be good for clarifying ideas. When you have grasped the ideas you can let go of the dogma.

The MR Matrix

September 8, 2009
OOPS!: An update
There seems to some misunderstanding here. I was proposing The MR Matrix as a discussion tool. I was not volunteering to be the keeper of it. I thought such discussions might fit in well with Welmer’s meta blog idea. [The “meta blog” now exists. It is called The Spearhead.] Indeed, I believe if people are interested in the idea it would be probably be better discussed on one of the more trafficked blogs. Ferdinand Bardamu linked to this post. His blog might also be a better discussion venue as he covers these issues far better than I do.
Updated September 10, 2009, The Spearhead link added March 16, 2010.

The growth of what might be called the men’s movement leads to the problem of classifying the various strains of thought. Some concentrate on game and pickup to the exclusion of all else. Some are concerned with changes in society and either disdain game or ignore it. Some men effectively ignore women and focus on finding their own place (perhaps without any woman). Some are concerned with society but see game as a way to help recover some balance either for society as a whole or for individual men.

Taking inspiration from the Nolan Chart I created what might be called the Men’s Rights Matrix. It aims to provide a rough way of placing yourself on others in the MR space.

The Real Beta Revolution

September 2, 2009
This is not terribly well written. I was struggling to get my thoughts expressed clearly. I decided it was time to scrap or “submit.” So for what it is worth this is the result of hitting the “submit” button.

There seems to be a recent growth in discussions of the plight of the beta male. Whiskey, Novaseeker, ‘In Male Fide’, Roissy’s sometimes contains discussions on this. There is even a blog called The Beta Revolution, and A. J. Travis’s 2nd American Revolution (2012).
[I imagine Roissy would shudder at the thought of been part of anything beta.]

Each blogger has a slightly different take and the exact definition of beta varies, but the general consensus seems to be that that feminism and societal changes are hurting him.