Seems like a good day to GO KICK ASS!

16 May 2010

Answers To Crazy Basement Dwellers (you) -part III

Why do people either try to cover up their mistakes with excuses or blame others instead of admitting their being wrong?
I am curious as to whether you include yourself in the "people" or not.
The way I see it, we all grew up wanting to be something amazing. After all, I don't think anyone's dream was to be a failure in life. Depending on our ideals of success, we built up personas over the years; some alter-egos who DO all the things we consider to be badass, SAY all the things we consider to be badass, LOOK like what we consider to be badass, frankly because they ARE all the things we think are badass. Over the years we all form a personality using that persona as a role-model. When one's problems are just in his/her head, it's easy to keep up appearances and really convince him/herself and others that he/she actually IS that badass up to an extent at least. When real problems start knocking on your door though (which after a certain age starts happening at a disturbing frequency), you can't keep acting like the superman you supposedly are. Making mistakes is of course in the programme, but always finding excuses for yourself and being really hardcore in defending your choices, usually starts taking place when you become an "adult", meaning when you start taking yourself seriously. It's as if the fact that you now have responsibilities for your mistakes gives you the right to turn a blind eye on the fact that you ARE prone to making mistakes. Besides, after all this time of "being" someone, it's really hard to admit to yourself that you aren't always right, that the persona you chose might actually fuck up -either cause it's not really you or cause that persona isn't perfect, even if it HAS become you-. We all want to be known as something and whatever that something is (from party animal to intellectual to anything at all), it definitely isn't someone who is wrong. Someone who makes mistakes. Someone weak in other words. Almost anyone can say without feeling embarrassed that they have been fucked over, but how many people have you heard saying that they are weak? There are so many macho complexes in the modern-day society that we have all developed guilt syndromes that make us perceive making mistakes as being weak/stupid. It's not about being afraid to face the music about making a mistake. I think it's more about being unable to accept that you ~the all-powerful, god of smartness and coolness~ fucked up. It's about admitting it to yourself. So, naturally there's no reason to admit one is wrong if he/she can't accept he/she is wrong. As you said, people basically have two options after the fuck-up: either bullshit others in an effort to keep their social-status intact or blame others. Eventually I think they'll do both. One of the many problems of society nowadays is that we don't really have respect for anyone. So, blaming and bullshiting people is not a problem. Besides that's the idea social-status is based upon in the first place: that we are not all equal and that some people (most of them) deserve to be blamed and bullshited.
In other words, the problem is:
a) that we are retarded and can't accept that we DO fuck up and we HAVE to take the blame.
b) that we desperately need to preserve our social status and therefore don't do anything (like admitting we make mistakes for example) that might make us the laughing stock of people whose opinion we care about (since everyone is insecure about some shit, thus in need of self-validation, "people whose opinion we care about" means practically everyone).
c) that this didn't start happening last night. By now we have all more or less accepted that being honest and somewhat "moral" is kinda stupid and the best thing to do is become a better liar than the ones surrounding us-> bullshiting+ blaming= smart thing to do/ it's o.k. to do it, cause everyone else does it.
I think we have taken bullying to the next level, by becoming the bullies of ourselves who just won't let the real "us" be fragile, weak, wrong from time to time.

Why do you not like Godzilla?
I haven't seen any of the Godzilla movies, so I can't really say that I like/dislike him. I can, however, state the reasons why I haven't seen the films in the first place:

  1. Godzilla is a dinosaur-like monster that served, especially at the time the first movie was released in 1954 -only 9 years after the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki-, as a reminder of all the reasons why atomic radiation is a bad, bad thing, on a symbolic level. He was portrayed as a destructive, amphibious monstrosity (his physiognomy was inspired by a mix of a variety of dinosaur kinds and some crocodile features) with super-powers caused by nuclear radiation, that -at least in the first movies- attacked Japan.

Being Japanese myself and having visited the war museum of Hiroshima, I don't feel at ease with the topic of nuclear energy in its catastrophic form ...the horror of entire cities filled with dead and dying in flames and trapped under debris... flame burns, radiation sickness, mutations... Generally speaking I may not respect many humans, but I respect the human rights and any situation where the dead are luckier than the survivors makes me a pissed off Homo sapiens.

__2. Godzilla is one ugly moffo. I can't really sympathise with T-Rex-like reptiles (perhaps because I used to play Dino Crisis as a kid), even though I have a big head and weak arms myself (eating makes me feel like a hydrocephalic reptile attacking innocents and using my tiny arms to catch them).

__3.When it comes to gigantic monsters I prefer King Kong who is a less personally painful movie icon. I also find the concept of beauty&beast-that-proves-to-be-more-humane-than-humans more interesting. Big, male mammals with nice, shiny hair are more my type, anyway.

In reality, the only reason for not liking Godzilla, despite not having seen the movies, would have to be that I have this friend who has an everlasting passion for Godzilla. Since he likes Godzilla, I have to dislike him by default so that we can have pointless rants about retarded issues like this. Come to think of it, my hydrocephalus, non-existent arm muscles and reptilian bitchiness must mean I'm a goddess in his eyes. I'll have to work on developing a death-breath as well.

Whence came these seeds of corruption that are sown within this flesh of mine?
(whence..within...of mine...wtf is this Shakespeare?!)
Well, these seeds of corruption were planted within you the moment you massively started being disappointed by people -it started with someone important in your life, spread like a disease which magically turned most of the anthropoids into things: something to play with, something to break. From time to time, you would encounter not absolutely lobotomised people with whom you could actually share some things. So, not all seeds produced something. But, from one of them, a warped, twisted, eerie apple tree finally managed to grow. An ugly -yet strong-, cursed tree which produced blood coloured apples. Naturally you were curious, a curiosity which so many times has lead you out of the righteous path, the path of the normal, the usual, the safe, the sane for most of the "anthropoids". You bit it. Something changed inside you, but you would only realise this later on when you would reminisce about your "old"self. From the moment you bit the apple, you were forever expelled from a life of self-sacrificing and not speaking out. You would only compromise with yourself's behavioural patterns -no one else's. Righteous or not, your path in life would from then on be a straight line. No turning around for others. No stopping.
You have the seeds now. You can go plant them in other people's hearts and deform their souls. Be aware that this is something that was done to you by that first important person who disappointed you. That original farmer created what you are now: someone who willingly or not, can "break" others. Someone dark, someone twistedly addictive. In order to plant those seeds, you have to find someone for whom there's mutual respect and affection. And then disappoint that one person that means more than anyone else to you, incurably.

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13 May 2010

Caterpillar With Butterfly Wings

It took me 10 years of being a 65% asexual, 6 years of being a deluded partly due to hormones
and partly due to misleading myths -generously provided by parents/ friends/ movies- teen and 4 years of working as a shit distributing ditcher/ ditched dysfunctional young adult to finalize my theory on the behaviour of the sexes. The results of this ambitious empirical project are:

1) Men can not understand women.

2) Women can not understand men.

3) Anyone in between understands both, but it usually takes them too long to figure out themselves.

There is no solution. -You lose.

There is no cure. -You die.

There are no secrets, no tips, no promising methods.

There isn't even perversion, because there is no "normal" behaviour.

If , however, I had to make some definite remarks, those would have to be:
  • Men get bored by women as easily as they get intimidated by them, even though they hardly ever know what they want.
  • Women try too hard even though they never know what they want.
  • I'm sorry for all you ugly motherfuckers out there, looks DO matter. BUT->
  • No matter if you look like the two-headed retard product of incest, you're still in ~the game~ as long as you keep in mind that good hygiene is very, very, VERY important.
  • Women just HAVE to shave.
  • People shouldn't be wasting brain cells philosophizing about what they like and why they like it because you always end up liking the exact opposite sooner or later. They should however state to the idiot standing in front of them, how long they are willing to put an effort to the whole process, from the very beginning of the attempted approach that will hopefully lead to the degeneration of the idiot. Also known as romantic relationship in its best form.
  • It's quite impressive that we make things more complicated than maths considering that in the end of the day, we all are breathing, walking, problematic shitbags with the same insecurities and more or less the same issues. Our fucked up-o-meter should be the thing to unite us in the moments of uncertainty and awkwardness about how to approach each other. We should begin conversations with icebreakers like "man, I feel fat as shit today because ____(<-insert insecurity/ cause of depression) has fucked me up and now I sometimes have this do-or-die urge to eat sweets with more calories than my I.Q. multiplied by itself will ever be... plus, going to the gym doesn't make me feel healthier -it just feels like I'm torturing the fatass in me", "I want a rebound partner to recover from my previous abusive relationship and I want him/her NOW", "sometimes I get so disappointed by people that I think I should paint smiley faces on my toe nails, so that I can have some understanding and accomplished individuals in my life" or "occassionally I spend so much time online that by the time I finally log out, I'm convinced I'll soon have to be watered twice a week". In fact I believe this could solve many problems.
  • No matter how good you are at expressing yourself and generally speaking knowing what the fuck is going on with yourself, most of us are worse than babies: we don't know if we're hot or cold, hungry or thirsty~> in love on in lust, in lust or have a crush, have a crush or are in love, are genuinely attracted to the other person or just bored as fuck.
  • I have to invent an emotional thermometer that will be defining what exactly it is that people are feeling. This will make me a billionaire and then I'll be adopting children from Africa or Asia. Most probably I'll adopt no one though and just spend it all in pointless purchases with little hope of changing the world for the best.
  • In life -let alone in relations-, it's not about being clever, shrewd or dumb as fuck. It's not about being daring or being a pussy. It's not about being an optimist or a pessimist. It's not about S or M. It's about being a "never" or an "always" person.

According to this latest bullshit theory of mine, the main distinction between people my age, nowadays, is this:

"Never" (AGAIN) people are the heavily disappointed misanthropes who at some point unfairly -according to them- ate shit and declare that they will "NEVER, EVER" do something again.

"Always" people are the heavily disappointed misanthropes who at some point unfairly -according to them- ate shit and declare that from now on they will always have a certain mentality/ attitude; a take all, maim all and fuck all cosmotheory.

In other words, everyone has been fucked over by pretty much everyone else, but the difference is that "never" people shut down in a persistently depressive manner and reduce everything to shit by choosing to keep a distance from the main events experience so far has proven to be the highlights of social life, whereas "always" people reduce everything to shit by accepting e v e r y t h i n g to the extreme. Overpartying both metaphorically and literally speaking.

That being said, I'm not sure this really is about two different categories. I think it's two subsequent phases, "always" being the stage of the deadly disease called life, that follows "never". So, it's Never-> Always for the more stubborn and a vicious circle of never and always for the indecisive.

Personally I'm somewhere in between those two phases, still having some nevers left, but an overkill attitude as well. I kinda feel like a caterpillar with butterfly wings. Freaky mutation released to cruelly reject, but also chase pleasure for the sake of it.

Having "nevers" means one is self-contradictory because at some point you're doomed to cross those personal lines. Besides, if you've done it in the past, you've already pushed the repeat button subconsciously... or frankly are not strong enough to not push it later on.

The "always" overkills on the other hand are a fast way to self-destruction, which for the religious can be translated as "fast way to HELL".

My advice to all of you out there? Burn bitches. Burn and let others burn, BUT try not to "burn" others.

~Bonus Feature~
Never/ Always Quiz


  • reading this made you think of old flames/ exes / disastrous past relationships and what you should have done/ said or what-to-dos regarding present crushes, and also got you in a melancholic mood
  • you were offended by the language used
  • you predict a long, hard road ahead of me but can't be arsed to warn me




  • you think everything mentioned in this post was an enormous, gigantic, colossal pile of shit and already are on your way to get more booze



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12 May 2010

Answers To Crazy Basement Dwellers (you) -part II

Who really is the Schismarch?

Is the situation in Greece really as bad as the Media portrays it?

If the Media portrayed anything accurately, it wouldn't be called the Media; it would be called Bloggers United! ;P
From an economic perspective, nobody in Europe is doing well.
The difference here is that people don't quite accept that if Athens has to borrow its total requirements of 53 billion euros this year at current market rates, it would cost AT LEAST an extra 500 million euros a year in debt service charges. We're being raped by interest rates, paying a 12.5% when Germany -Europe's only country that isn't majorly eating shit at the moment- pays less than 3%. After years of political corruption and recent bank bail-outs, the result is that we -along with Portugal, Italy, Spain, Ireland and now Belgium-, owe hundreds of billions. It is estimated that this year, every greek citizen (population: 11.000.000) owes 23.600 euros. Basically, I already owe 23.600 euros and I don't even have any loans -not to mention an income. or a porsche.
Being a member of the European Union and all that jazz means they won't let us go bankrupt because the euro will get fucked if we do. Which means we have to borrow more and more and more at unbelievable rates, making it quite impossible to pay back anytime soon, not to mention that corporations are withdrawing funds from greek banks. In the meantime, austerity measures here include a 10% cut in wages, increased taxes, higher retirement ages and of course an increase in fuel prices. Greeks don't have the mentality of yeah-let's-eat-shit-for-the-following-ten-years-because-our-politicians-failed-miserably-and-we-owe-the-good-people-who-lend-us-money-at-excruciating-rates. So we take it to the streets, rioting and all...
The crisis here became obvious almost half a year ago. That's when we started running around in an effort to do bond deals with other european countries -which basically means Germany because everyone in Europe knows that Germany is the one who calls the shots. Germans didn't want to be arsed, basically saying that we screwed up and it's not their problem. That makes sense, only it doesn't because in a union such as the european, if one country gets screwed, they all will eventually, one after the other. Now, 6 months later, germans are starting to realise this and wish to lend us money, only it's kinda late. The euro is starting to get fucked and the financial problems here are much more difficult to be solved than they were 6 months ago, because that's the way things work in economy: you have to react fast, or the situation dramatically changes from one day to another.
-What the fuck do we do now?
Greece cannot devalue its currency or print money because we gave up those sovereign powers to the European Central Bank, upon becoming a member of the euro-zone. So, foreign economists suggest getting out of the euro-zone. If we get out of the euro zone, and therefore go back to the old currency (and therefore GO BANKRUPT) we will starve. As simple as that.
Not that there's any way to control the downfall in a worldwide scale even if we were left to starve on our own: all of the countries central banks are printing money (Euro, UK, US etc.) as they are engaged in continuous competitive devaluations of their currencies. In other words, economy can only be understood as a global phenomenon and shitty economy even more so.
Basically, there's no solution, I predict all four riders of the apocalypse throwing a party over Europe's remains, capitalism dying, and me becoming a farmer girl growing potatoes.

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08 May 2010

Answers To Crazy Basement Dwellers (you)

Ask anything. And try sounding more interesting than my grandpa while you're at it. Full Anonymity will be granted if you wish so. Send that shit to either TheSchismarch@windowslive.com or http://www.formspring.me/TheSchismarch
Bring it on!

Why isn't the whole plane made of the same material as a black box?
Black boxes aren't indestructible. They aren't black either. The information recording shit is contained within a three layer box (hardened steel/titanium-> insulation box-> thermal block-> information recording shit), which is very compact and therefore heavy relatively to its size. Even if black boxes were partially manufactured from some super metal, (weight and cost not being an issue), human beings wouldn't be able to survive the impact of the crash.to survive the impact of the crush anyway.

Are the videos that show the murders of journalists (like the Pearl video) snuff films?
First of all, a definition of what a snuff film is must be provided -> A snuff film is a motion picture that depicts the r e a l murder of (an) individual(s) for financial exploitation. So, even though I originally thought that snuff films are about sex as well, the main equation is videotape+real murder= money making distribution.
Cases of recorded murders as seen in:

  • newscast (September 11nth, Saddam Hussein's execution)

  • documentaries (the assassination of J.F.K.)

  • footage videotaped by murderers (the Rotenburg Cannibal AKA Armin Meiwes who videotaped the mutilation, the feeding of his dog body parts of his victim -there is huge controversy as to how much of a victim Jurgen Brandes, the man he killed, was since Brandes had fully agreed to be consumed-, the stabbing of J.B. to death in the throat, the hanging of his body to a meat hook and the tearing chunks of flesh from it)

cannot be therefore considered snuff films, since they were not intended to be for-profit films. If I were to be a smartass about this I would make a reference to an actual murder that happened on camera, on set, in a movie we have all heard of/ seen (The Crow, starring Brandon Lee), but frankly, snuff films are one cinematic urban legend that should not be material for witticisms.

The Pearl video was a 3 minutes 36 seconds video made by the NMRPS (National Movement for the Restoration of Pakistan Sovereignty) to promote their demands and behead an American journalist in the process (so, no for-profit factor). Man, some ideas are just bad...

Sadako...from the Ring series...yeah, is she a hermaphrodite?
Yes. In the books, she has Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS). That means she has male chromosomes, but her body lacks the receptors to androgens. Androgens are male hormones that would cause the development of a 8====D. So, she basically has female genitalia. If by now you aren't totally confused, you should have already asked yourself what having androgens means. Well, it means she has internal testes. Insensitivity to androgens means these women don't develop any male characteristics (which explains why they are more often than not extremely beautiful like Sadako). Also, women with AIS are usually very tall as well. They are infertile, but their life expectancy isn't reduced by the syndrome. Some models are thought to have AIS. By the way, only the Boreoeutherian land mammals have external @@. Having internal testes isn't THAT weird.

The jews...do they burn well?

...you are fucked my friend.


...you are still fucked my friend.

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