Saturday, October 8, 2016

New blog location:

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Open Thread: October 2016

After receiving an increasing number of comments that were only tangentially related to my blog posts, I began posting the (mostly) monthly 'Open Thread'. This has been working very well so far.

In short, if you think anything you're going to write is "off topic" to the current post, but still related to pickup, women, gender politics and other topics I discuss on this blog, then please leave a comment to the most recent Open Thread, such like this one. Just post below.

Thank you.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

The figurative and literal dumbing down of video games

I barely play video games these days, and part of the reason is that I disapprove of publishers shoving a political agenda down my throat. Just look at The Last of Us or Uncharted 4! A related reason is that since gaming has become part of the mainstream there are just too many idiots involved in it. Case in point: look for a gaming forum online, or go to YouTube. You'll be surrounded by people who are unable to write properly or make a coherent argument, and then there is the SJW plague that has infested gaming journalism.

At the BBC, being white and male is now a fireable offence

I just came across this:
Bafta award-winning comedian Jon Holmes was axed from The Now Show – the hit Radio 4 programme he has appeared on for 18 years – when bosses told him 'we're recasting it with more women and diversity'.
The (archived) article is here.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Reader feedback on using "Minimal Game" in Singapore

The other day a reader from Singapore contacted me, telling me that he has been doing well using the information contained in my book Minimal Game on his home turf. As I don't have many readers from Asia, as far as I know, I asked him to elaborate. This is what he wrote (I'm posting this with his permission):

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

What do desperate women do when nobody wants to marry them?

I think we all agree that women have a much harder time getting married. For that insight you don't even need to encounter some woman in her late 20s or early 30s who asks you whether you want to move in --- after a one night stand. Just look around. The desperation is real. However, the solution is rather simple, at least in Japan, where chronically single women simply marry themselves (!):

Monday, September 26, 2016

Would you fuck Hillary Clinton?

Fuck no. Of course you wouldn't.

Yet, with the first debate between Crooked Hillary and Donald "The wall just got 10ft higher" Trump, it seems opportune to point out one of the fundamental differences between the sexes. Shillary and Trump are about the same age. She is 68; Trump is 70.

The fundamental difference between male and female streamers

I'll move on from discussing "Twitch whores" soon enough, but there is one aspect I wanted to highlight: women on YouTube or Twitch tend to focus on themselves. They show cleavage, most of the screen displays them. They are central. More concretely, their looks are. The most popular topoic women cover on YouTube must be makeup. On the other hand, men focus on topics. That's no surprise as you probably wouldn't watch a dude with a PhD in motorcars or Japanese video game trivia for hours on end. Some of the most well-researched channels I have come across just have dudes narrating over video. You don't even see their face.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

A note on the coming evolution of "titty streamers" and Twitch whores

Do any of you guys watch streams of video games on Twitch? Well, I don't, but I have a guy named Birdman in my YouTube playlist. He has some pretty hilarious videos, like one in which he is hitting on an alleged milf on voice chat on Xbox or his run-in with the "cam girl community". His persona is a bit silly, but he has quite a knack for presenting rather mundane events in an entertaining manner. This goes back to the issue of dullness --- dull minds don't even grasp when something funny or interesting is happening right in front of them.

Anyway, through one of his videos I learnt about the Biggest Twitch Whore Ever. Take a few minutes of your time and watch that video. It is about "LegendaryLea". It's not quite clear whether she is acting or whether she is really that dumb (I'd bet money on the latter). Instead of playing games on Twitch, she shows off her legs, ass, tits, and even vagina. It's quite incredible. She puts on her webcam, shoves her vag into the screen and salivating idiots throw money at her. I don't really care about "LegendaryLea", don't get me wrong.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Clubs vs HD Porn

Alek Novy made the following remark on my recent post on the economic struggles of clubs:
I'd say that guys waking up to "pussy being overrated" & "porn is better than most chicks" are a huge factor too. It isn't just that girls dressed slutty to get male attention. But guys also went to clubs so they can see sluttily dressed girls as well. With HD porn that's no longer that special... not worth dressing up, waiting in line for, and paying a fee in order to see it. Remember, most club guys in the history of clubs never got a single lay. (...) Most guys went for the factor of "omg i get to see a slutty-dressed chick in real life". (...)
This makes perfect sense. To me, the only plausible reasons for going to clubs are 1) wanting to get laid and 2) enjoying to hang out in a particular scene. On the other hand, the average dude only dreams of 1), and 2) isn't really a factor for him because he has no particular taste. Instead, a club is a place to consume alcohol and ogle chicks.