About

This blog is mostly about social issues and sociology, especially from a biological perspective, including the application of evolutionary psychology (“sociobiology”) to understanding human behaviour. In particular, I have always had a strong interest in the relations between men and women.

Sometimes I veer into other topics.

“David Collard” is an old penname. I now blog as Julian O’Dea, my real name.

79 responses to this post.

  1. So what’s this all “About” Dave?

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  2. Posted by Double E on November 6, 2010 at 7:09 am

    Glad you’re up with a blog. What ever happened to Cecilia / butterflysquash / alte?

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    • Black&German/Alte/Cecilia is still around. She comments a bit at Oz Conservative as Alte. She has closed her blog, but still comments occasionally on other blogs. She also has a website and a by-invitation-only discussion group, but I have been unable to access both the latter of late.

      She is a very clever woman, from whom I learned a lot.

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  3. Posted by ReaderLon on January 29, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    I could not find the links to your other blog. What are those URLs?

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  4. Posted by 蝶よ花よ on March 29, 2012 at 7:50 am

    [*I’ve been meaning to contact you, but I wasn’t sure how]

    Would you mind if I sent you an article I found in an old men’s pulp magazine? It’s titled “How to Keep Her in Line”. It reminded me of one of your comments on the blogosphere, the one when you talked about throwing a plate on the floor…? I’m moving so all of my old pulp magazines [I collected them for their scifi stories] are going into storage/put up for sale on Yahoo auctions.

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    • Hi Butterfly Flower. Why not just post it here? I am loathe to give out my email, as you can imagine. That time in my life was a very tumultuous one, and my wife and I are happier now.

      I hope you are OK. I always had a soft spot for you and I hope your health has improved.

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      • Posted by 蝶よ花よ on March 29, 2012 at 8:59 am

        I’ve been healthy. I had an odd bought of pneumonia in the middle of the month, but it was caused the weather. Here in NYC it went from about 2 degrees C, to 25 degrees C, in the span of a few days.

        I’ll try to load it on here:

  5. Posted by 蝶よ花よ on March 29, 2012 at 9:04 am

    I think my imageshack links got caught in the spam filter…

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  6. Posted by 蝶よ花よ on March 29, 2012 at 9:35 am

    & I hope saying that the article reminded me of you doesn’t come across as an insult. I know your a decent loving husband/father [The article is a bit condescending, towards women…]

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    • Pretty silly article, although it does contain a primitive form of “Game”. Of course, a man cannot expect a woman to once-and-for-all knuckle under. People, including women, just are not like that. A relationship is a continuing business and must be constantly renegotiated.

      [Redacted]

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  7. Came here looking for an email address. If you’ll send me an email, I think I can make our conversation of Disco and Barcelona more educated. You don’t have to use one connected to your real name.

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  8. Posted by Jacquie on July 1, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    You left a comment on another blog some time back that I liked very much and would like to use it on my blog. I wanted to make sure you had no objections to that. Thanks.

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    • Posted by David Colard on July 2, 2012 at 12:34 am

      Jacquie, that is OK.

      What did I say?

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      • Posted by Jacquie on July 2, 2012 at 1:01 am

        You wrote: Marriage is meant to be an adventure in which you follow a man through life’s perils and joys.

        I may change the wording just a bit to say ‘wife’ or ‘woman’ instead of ‘you’ but the message will be the same. I really liked this summation of marriage and how a wife needs to follow her husband through all of life’s ups and downs.

      • Yes, I remember that.

        Good luck with your new blog. I hope it goes well.

  9. What happened to Alte’s blog? She used to have blogs, such as butterfly, traditional christianity/catholicism?

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    • Alte’s blog, Traditional Christianity, went private several weeks ago.

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      • I saw that, just wondering how come?

      • She took offence, and went to sulk in her boudoir.

        More seriously, I think she got tired of some people in the Manosphere. She is a smart woman, but a little lacking in humility. A few, deferential, women can survive. But Alte wanted to be an honorary man. Sometimes. When she was ovulating, she would fetch virtual sandwiches.

        We had a good relationship, but my attitudes on virginity irritated her. And a few other things. She took a more feminist turn towards the end, and I found that she had a queenly tendency to banish people who displeased her.

  10. Posted by 蝶よ花よ on September 7, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Mr. Collard, I’d like to share this article [as well as the website] with you.

    I found this article by fluke; I had been Google-ing ‘Feminists hate girly girls’ [I plan to write a blogpost about the controversy surrounding girl-themed Legos. Feminists think girl Legos are too feminine, and that the girlish figurines sends the wrong message to young girls *facepalm*]

    …I realize now, that I gravitated towards Protestantism/Shinto-ism [I sorta got married in a Shinto temple…] because I perceived Catholic-womanhood as masculine. I disagreed with most [modern] devout Catholic womens’ interpretations of womanhood. I felt like Catholicism condemned my natural femininity. I didn’t want to be a frumpy, uncaring legalist that believes all non-Catholics are terrible people. I thought devout Catholic women should be classy [frumpy isn’t classy], kind, caring individuals setting an example to draw nominal Catholics back into the faith; as well as improve non-Catholics opinions of the church.

    When I was in High School [and a burgeoning fashionista] I considered Catholicism [especially the Traditional/Pre-Vatican II RCC] feminine. I used to collect vintage Catholic costume-jewelry; gorgeous pieces I still own, because I didn’t have the heart to get rid of them. & I wanted to get rid of them, so badly. When I’d open up my jewelry drawer and see the necklaces and bracelets…it just made me furious. The jewelry was trying to trick me; they were beautiful and feminine – but represented the exact opposite! I wanted to wear the jewelry, but I didn’t want anyone to think I was a judgmental “rhymes with Witch” that does not have regard for other people’s feelings.

    Although doctrinal issues certainly contributed to my apostasy; I think you were right about jealousy-fueled older women damaging my faith. I guess they damaged the church as well; considering naturally feminine women that attempt to practice the Catholic faith, are now singled out and told their natural femininity is a vile, evil flaw. When I stopped being a Catholic, I no longer felt ashamed of being girly. I’ve just realized this; and it all makes me very sad. I had started to believe Amaterasu appreciated me more than Christ, or the Blessed Mother. Now that I know it most likely isn’t true. While I doubt I’ll ever consider returning to the Catholic Church [I burned that bridge; I’d say it was for the best] I can begin to repair my faith. Start to believe that Christ appreciates me, and does not consider my femininity a flaw.

    So anyway, I thought you’d find this somewhat long winded soliloquy, interesting. You believe men are better equipped to provide spiritual guidance. My experiences might be proof of your belief.

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  11. Due to Svar & the others viciously cyberbullying me again [how Christian of them] I’ve decided to introduce my husband to the blogosphere.

    I don’t mean to be a bother, but, could you, um, talk to my husband? Or maybe write a post directed at him? You see, my husband has a terribly low opinion of Catholics [he’s seen how Catholics have treated me IRL; condemning my RA and whatnot…]. My husband thinks Catholics use sacraments as a “get out of jail” free card; he also thinks Catholics do not value virginity/do not believe premarital sex is a sin.

    I apologize in advance, I hope it’s not too much of an issue…

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    • Hi BF.

      Yes, I saw that and decided not to comment. They were rude to you, as well as Chris and Clarence, both of whom are decent guys.

      I quite like young Svar, but I am not sure he actually IS a Catholic yet, so his behaviour is kind of his own. On the other hand, there are plenty of Catholics who do behave badly.

      Your husband is welcome to comment here. As are you of course. But, as you know from some of my own posts, I am not an exemplary Catholic myself.

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  12. Yeah, they were pretty rude to my husband. Sunshine Mary put my husband’s comments in moderation [yet not Svar] and accused me of being a slut who sends my photos out to strange men on the internet.

    I only sent Svar my photo, ’cause Novaseeker [*Ubbi Dubbi insult*: Subo dubeep ubin thube clubosubet hube’s fubindubing Chrubistmubas prubesubents] went around telling blog-owners I’m a man.

    *sigh*

    Why do I even bother….

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    • I think people tend to treat Svar as an enfant terrible, and make excuses for him. I remember the photo incident. It was about proving you were really a young woman. I don’t remember Brendan being involved in that.

      I thought SSM was a bit hard on your husband.

      I decoded your remark about Brendan. I rather doubt that. As I have said before, you get a picture of a person on the Internet, and his is coherent. Very book smart, but not about women when he was younger … but still interested in and with a woman again.

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      • Brendan was the individual who told bloggers I was a man. I think he was experiencing personal issue during that time, because he officially quit the blogosphere a week or so after he launched the vicious personal attack against me.

        Hube subets uboff my gubaydubar, uband I lubivube ubin NYC – I hubavube prubetty gubood gubaydubar.

        I mubean, hube wrubitubes uball thubosube blubog cubommubents ubabubout why subex ubis ubevubil; hubis gubuubest pubost ubon Dubalrubock subaid Chrubistubian wubomuben whubo ubenjuboy subex ubin mubarrubiagube, ubarube slubuts… Thubosube jubust ubarube nubot ubargubumubents uba strubaight muban wubould prubomubotube.

        So, were you a fan of Zoom?

      • It is pretty hard to fake your sex on the ‘net. There are too many “tells”.

        I saw that piece by Brendan. I thought it was a reasonable argument at the time but I must admit I can’t remember the details.

        I have never heard of Zoom.

        Only a few percent of men are homosexual. The default assumption has to be that a man is heterosexual.

  13. I think people tend to treat Svar as an enfant terrible, and make excuses for him

    My husband actually accused Sunshine Mary of making excuses for Svar’s behavior. She was offended by my husband’s accusation, and my husband apologized. However, I believe my husband was correct; he shouldn’t have apologized. & she should have treated my husband with more respect. I’m not rude to her husband, she shouldn’t be rude to mine.

    Currently, I’m rather upset with Sunshine Mary. She will not approve my husband’s comments, or my own – comments that explain the photo-incident. So I guess she just wants people to think I’m a slut that sends photos to strange men on the internet. I thought she was a decent Christian woman, but I guess I was wrong.

    Oddly, this is a perfect example of what I talked about with you on your blog, last month. Older Christian women going out of their way to slander me. When I interact with older Christian women, they always somehow end up labeling me a slutty awful whore. I’m never treated well; hence, why I distance myself from Traditional Christians, IRL.

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    • Female bloggers seem (I think) to give preference to male commenters of longstanding. They tend to be less tolerant of females and new males. Just an impression.

      They remind me of queen bees: happy to have drones around, but not so keen on other potential queens.

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      • Posted by Butterfly Flower on October 6, 2012 at 5:30 am

        Actually, only the masculine, non-feminine female bloggers come-off that way [threatened by my femininity? lol]

        I’m involved on other blogospheres [Japanese fashion blogs, American fashion blogs] and we girly-girl ultra-feminine types are nice to one another. There’s brown nosing, never banishment.

        In teen movies, the unpopular girls always try to befriend the queen bee and get onto her court. The Lindsay Lohan movie Mean Girls, was actually a black comedy deconstructing said trope. Regina, the queen bee of Mean Girls, pretended to be very nice, so everyone love her. In reality, she hated the majority of her class, and wrote mean things about them in a “burn” book. Lindsay Lohan’s character was jealous of Regina, so she stole the burn book and sent copies to the entire school.

        Anyway, I’ll have my husband email Sunshine Mary in the morning. She should be slandering [well, libel since its the internet] me.

      • SSM doesn’t really know you. I do think you should be allowed to clarify the photo issue, viz. 1) you did it to prove your bona fides and 2) you did it before you were married.

  14. I saw that piece by Brendan. I thought it was a reasonable argument at the time but I must admit I can’t remember the details

    Really? I thought you got into an argument with him? I don’t really remember the piece, myself. I just remember finding it ridiculous and weird. Like, what sane straight man wouldn’t want his wife to enjoy having sex with him? Well, I guess someone with cuckold fantasies… Anyway, he came across as a closet-case railing against heterosexual marital sex.

    Only a few percent of men are homosexual. The default assumption has to be that a man is heterosexual.

    I automatically assume men are heterosexual. However, I can’t help but question the sexuality of men who claim it is wrong for a husband to engage in a healthy, pleasurable sex-life with his wife.

    I have never heard of Zoom

    It was the children’s show that invented Ubbi Dubbi.

    It is pretty hard to fake your sex on the ‘net. There are too many “tells”

    Than why did people question my sex? Do I sound butch online, or something? *eep!*

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    • You probably sound too femmie, if anything. Men pretending to be women often overdo the girly stuff, from what I have seen. Women don’t sound that different on the ‘net. The “tells” are subtle, although they are there.

      As I said before, you presented as a virginal young woman, and some of the net goddesses are anything but. They may just be jealous.

      If I had any problem with Brendan, it is that I think he has the faults of his virtues. He is a very intelligent man, who thinks deeply, and he gets a lot of respect for that; but he has “Hamlet’s Disease”, and I think he is a teensy bit prissy. I suppose my problem with his approach is that I think it is a mistake to be too cerebral in these areas. The problems decent young men have with women will not be solved by ratiocination, but by a more robust approach to women, including, as you imply, a return to what the Bible calls “the right use of women”.

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      • Posted by Butterfly Flower on October 6, 2012 at 6:00 am

        Hamlet’s Disease. Wait, isn’t that some-sort of rare inflammatory spinal disease? Brendan has that? Awh, poor thing; it must be terrible. I take back my criticisms of him. I cannot criticize a man confined to a wheelchair suffering from a degenerative spinal condition.

        Considering this revelation, we should take into account that he might be on a high dosage prednisone [considering it’s the main treatment for severe inflammatory diseases]. So that could explain his wacky comments and posts. Prednisone made me a jittery insomniac addicted to Fun Dip [it’s sticks of sugar…you can dip in SUGAR!] but I know it’s linked to a whole bunch of other stuff; like moodiness, and possible sexual side effects.

        Gosh, I feel so bad for him. Although I never really liked him that much, I wish him the best and will pray for his heath.

        As I said before, you presented as a virginal young woman, and some of the net goddesses are anything but. They may just be jealous.

        I’m still confused by that. I mean, you’d think Traditional Christian bloggers would have squeaky clean backgrounds. Or at least that’s what I thought. I mean, my heathen-pagan friends have cleaner pasts than them! It’s so weird…

        You probably sound too femmie, if anything. Men pretending to be women often overdo the girly stuff, from what I have seen. Women don’t sound that different on the ‘net. The “tells” are subtle, although they are there

        I think I just sound like a typical Japanese girl. Sacchrine cutsey-girlish giggles and Hello Kitty emoticons.

      • Well, yes, BF, but didn’t you educate me about some astronomical matter a couple of times? You are clearly pretty intelligent.

        Very sorry – in case there is a misunderstanding and you are not just teasing – but by “Hamlet’s Disease” I simply meant the tendency of over-thoughtful men to have trouble moving from thought to action. It was a reference of course to the indecisive hero of Shakespeare’s play.

        We discussed born-again virgins before.

  15. Posted by Butterfly Flower on October 6, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Very sorry, in case there is a misunderstanding and you are not just teasing, by “Hamlet’s Disease”, I simply meant the tendency of over-thoughtful men to move from thought to action. It was a reference of course to the indecisive hero of Shakespeare’s play.

    Sorry, I don’t remember that play. The only Shakespeare plays I remember are the ones made into movies starring hot guys. Richard Burton could smack me around, anyday.

    Wait, so Brendan isn’t suffering from severe spinal cord inflammation; he’s just some prissy jerk? So I prayed for his health, for nothing?

    In that case, I still think he’s gay. You said it yourself, he’s prissy. Straight men aren’t prissy.

    Well, yes, BF, but didn’t you educate me about some astronomical matter a couple of times? You are clearly pretty intelligent

    Femininity and intelligence aren’t mutually exclusive. High estrogen girly-girls can take an interest in Science.

    I like stars. They’re sparkley. And I like astrophysics; after all, gold came from outer-space. My jewelry is the product of a supernova! How cool is that?

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    • “Richard Burton could smack me around, anyday.”

      Ha, ha. Most unPC remark I have read in weeks!

      [Redacted re Morticia and Dalrock]

      But, no, prissy guys can be straight. I used to be a bit prissy. It tends to be a young man’s affliction.

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      • Posted by Butterfly Flower on October 6, 2012 at 7:21 am

        But, no, prissy guys can be straight

        Yes.

        But not Brendan.

        I mean, I’m pretty sure his handle is a line from that really annoying Bonnie Pink about getting divorced. So he’s pretty much out of the closet. Straight guys aren’t fans of Bonnie Pink.

        In Japanese, Novaseeker means “seeking recovery”. The Japanese character for “Nova” [as in supernova] actually means rebirth. It’s a poetic and beautiful handle; shame he translated it into English. Despite her irritating voice, Bonnie Pink is terrific lyricist. & I’ll admit, I kind-of liked her song “So Wonderful”.

      • Well, you have lost me with that argument. Brendan has a new girlfriend, with her own Internet handle, who sometimes posts comments too. I am pretty sure he is not homosexual.

  16. Posted by Butterfly Flower on October 6, 2012 at 6:23 am

    SSM doesn’t really know you. I do think you should be allowed to clarify the photo issue, viz. 1) you did it to prove your bona fides and 2) you did it before you were married.

    Well, can you tell her that? ’cause she deletes any comment I, or my husband makes, stating that. Like I said before, she is intentionally painting me as a whore that sends her photos out to strange men on the internet.

    If she does not respond by tomorrow, my husband will report he blog to WordPress.

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    • I’ll try to post a comment along those lines.

      I wouldn’t advise your husband to go to WordPress. I think it would be a waste of time and vexatious for all.

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      • Posted by Butterfly Flower on October 6, 2012 at 6:41 am

        Thank you.

      • It’s done. I notice VR thinks he is in moderation too. I wonder if this is not just a technical problem.

        I like them all, but I have to say that Chris, VR and Brendan all show signs of being a bit dense about women.

  17. Posted by Butterfly Flower on October 6, 2012 at 7:32 am

    I like them all, but I have to say that Chris, VR and Brendan all show signs of being a bit dense about women.

    I think Chris and VR are straight.

    Chris has mentioned that he misses intimacy. He never made any weird posts condemning marital sex. I always thought Chris had a bit of a wild-past?

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    • I doubt that Brendan has condemned marital sex. I think his argument was that sluttiness is really an attitude that puts sex too much in the foreground, rather than a matter of a person’s count (their “n”).

      In any case, you know my views. We are meant to work out our sexuality on our spouses.

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  18. Wow, Sunshine Mary sure is a b!tch. She deleted all the mean comments Svar made – only after you called her out for slandering me [She wouldn’t do that when my husband requested her to do so]. She actually deleted your comment, as well as my husbands comments.

    She didn’t even apologize to me. I pray she has the humility to admit her error. ’cause I’m pretty sure slander is a sin.

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  19. Well, you have lost me with that argument

    I was pointing out that his username is a line in a J-Pop song [well, it’s a line in more than one song. Like, I’m pretty sure it’s a line in a Gackt song, too]. I think it seems effeminate, to make your internet handle a line from a girly pop song.

    Brendan has a new girlfriend, with her own Internet handle, who sometimes posts comments too. I am pretty sure he is not homosexual

    So did Liberace. We can debate his sexuality, if you’d like.

    Did you know Liberace was a devout Traditional Catholic? [hence, his refusal to publicly come out as a homosexual – he feared excommunication]

    He had a beautiful collection of vintage Catholic jewelry; it was auctioned off recently [gosh, I wish I could have gone to that auction].

    Anyway, I’m teasing, now. If you claim he’s straight and dating, than I wish him the best.

    I still have my suspicions, though. I mean, I pulled the Devil card, King of Cups, and the Moon card. That’s pretty much the closet-case trifecta, in Tarot-terms. You know what they say – King of Cups might as well be called Queens, lol.

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    • Interesting. If I were not a Catholic, I can imagine being very interested in using Tarot. But it is not permitted. I like the Rider-Waite (Colman Smith) designs very much, as you know. As for using them as a long distance diagnosis of homosexuality, well I admire your faith …

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      • I’m about 80% sure. I could have used a more detailed spread [there’s not many “is this guy a homosexual” spreads…] Many people interpret the King of Cups as a bisexual; it could always be that. Moon and the Devil – perhaps he experimented in the past and now feels deeply ashamed of it? Heh. No wonder he was an absolute jerk when I admitted to being sexually confused. It’s obviously a sore spot. :p

        Gosh, I wish I had that highly detailed well researched cerebral rant he wrote condemning bisexuality, directed at me. He sure did a lot of investigation, on the subject….

        If I were not a Catholic, I can imagine being very interested in using Tarot. But it is not permitted. I like the Rider-Waite (Colman Smith) designs very much, as you know. As for using them as a long distance diagnosis of homosexuality, well I admire your faith …

        Apparently Pope John Paul II studied Tarot; there’s a photo of him with Tarot books on his desk.

        I wouldn’t say I’m a believer. After all, divination isn’t an exact science. Well, it isn’t any-sort of science. That’s why it’s so fun. There is no definite certainties. You just let go, and trust your intuition. You can’t do that with a Ouji board; you just end up spelling a bunch of jibberish….

      • If you have a reference or URL to JPII with tarot material, I should like to see it. He was a strange man.

        I would stay away from ouija boards. I have heard bad stories.

        I find the Colman Smith designs fascinating. But, as I said, I can’t …

  20. [realizes I drifted waaaay off topic]

    I quite like young Svar […]

    I’ll be honest, that kind-of makes me lose respect for you, as Catholic.

    Svar torments me, and he’s never called out for it. Not by you, or anyone else.

    It’s just like when I was bullied in Church, and no-one ever called said Catholics out for it. No, they were regarded as upstanding, wonderful devout Catholics. It’s okay to bully a sick crippled girl. Illness is caused by sin; I was just an awful ugly sinner that wasn’t welcomed in the Church.

    Maybe that permissive attitude, that disregard for evil – is what attracts people like Svar to the Catholic Church. That whole “Sacraments = Get out of Jail Free card” attitude extends to more than just sexual sins.

    Anyway, getting back to Satan’s spawn: Svar allegedly sent my photos to others, and told people I was ugly.

    *feels sad and upset*

    In January of 2011, I was hospitalized for organ failure [specifically lung failure – I rather not go into it, but it was quite serious. & by serious, I mean I almost died]. Although it was the spring, I was still rather ill in the photo. My skin was yellow, my body was swollen. That’s not a fair assessment. I’m pretty. Not as hot as my sister [she looks exactly like Formula 1 WAG Jessica Michibata] but I’m not ugly.

    Anyway, I guess I could always just post my wedding photos. My husband is really hot [6’2, muscular, strong jaw] so even if everyone does think I’m ugly, I still win, lol.

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    • I am sure you are attractive. I remember these incidents well.

      I think Svar has medical issues too.

      I don’t approve of a lot of what he writes. But he is only about 19.

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    • I have a fairly serious congenital medical condition myself. I don’t think illness is due to sin.

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      • Awh, I hope you’re okay!

        I know you don’t believe illness is caused by sin. It’s purely an American Catholic-belief. There’s a strong Pentecostal influence in American Catholicism.

        Also, is the woman in your icon, like, tying up her husband….?

      • It’s Bryan Ferry with some leggy girl.

        I am experimenting with icons.

      • Testing.

        BF, I have noticed the same thing. American Protestantism seems to have influenced American Catholicism. People notice its liberalising influence, but not its puritanical influence, for want of a better word.

        The new avatar is Bryan Ferry with Jerry Hall. I am watching a DVD of his now.

  21. If you have a reference or URL to JPII with tarot material, I should like to see it. He was a strange man.

    http://theosophist.wordpress.com/2008/04/24/pope-john-paul-ii-meditating-on-the-tarot/

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  22. I would stay away from ouija boards. I have heard bad stories

    I stay away; never actually touched one. Just used it to make a point.

    Although I’ve meddled in much worse; Witchcraft [I sure was a naughty Catholic-schoolgirl, huh?] voodoo dolls, hexes, amulets, and whatnot.

    It was easy; Witchcraft has become so commercialized. I would purchase pre-packaged spell kits in alternative/Goth stores. I mostly focused on the Romance spells.

    My husband said he’ll blame me if our baby grows up to be Voldermort, lol.

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    • There is a famous old bookshop in Melbourne, Australia, called the Theosophical Bookshop. I have been there once or twice. They sold books on performing magic. Strange.

      As I always say, if you are interested in religion, you must be interested in the occult. Two sides of the one coin.

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  23. This is sort-of weird and I don’t mean to make you go out of your way:

    Could you contact Dalrock for me? Or send him my email and ask him to contact me?

    You know how I’m a connoisseur of fine vintage reading material? Well, I found something in a vintage romance comic that needs to be sent to him immediately. It’s a 1950’s anti “EAP” divorce story. It’s like Dalrock time traveled to the 50’s and wrote a romance comic book illustrated by Jack Kirby.

    I’d contact Dalrock myself, but someone I’m not naming but you probably already know who he is – told Dalrock I was a man and got me banned from his blog [as well as a few others blogs]. I intend to attach my wedding photo to the email, to disprove said malicious rumor.

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    • BF, I don’t have Dalrock’s email. I think I am OK with him (he has quoted me favourably) but I don’t have personal contact with him.

      I am happy to vouch for you, if that helps. And you can direct him here for my vouching for you. I am sure you are a young woman and what you claim to be.

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      • Thank you; however I think I’ll ask CL, or maybe Clarence, for his email. I feel like it’d be easier to email him – especially since all my posts on Dalrock’s blog are automatically deleted.

        I still can’t believe people thought I was a man. My username is an idiom for “spoiled girl” in Japanese! Actually, maybe I’ll just give the comic to CL. In hindsight, Dalrock gave me bad advice, and I don’t think I’ll ever really get over him believing I’m a man.

  24. I don’t mean to impose, but do you know what happened to Chris’ blog, Dark Brightness?

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  25. I apologize, I would have contacted you sooner but alas I cannot locate your email in my inbox (its a bit messy and the search function doesn’t work well past a few hundred emails).

    I probably won’t be able to get you that article anytime soon. I have been quite ill these past few weeks (my autoimmune hepatitis began acting up and the new dosage of liver medicine sends me for a loop). So, um, maybe sometime in March?

    & a belated Merry Christmas/Happy New Year!

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  26. Posted by Manny Calavera on July 10, 2014 at 3:50 am

    Hey David, I’ve been lurking around the manosphere for quite some time and I like your blog. I’m a young man about to go off to college, and I would like some advice how to become an old school male chauvinist. Could you write an article explaining all the advice you would give to a young man to become that old school male chauvinist?

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    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on July 10, 2014 at 3:57 am

      I suspect, Manny, that you are teasing me. However, perhaps I will. Chauvinist is a derogatory term. A woman I knew once said that “masculine” is a better descriptor.

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      • Posted by Jim on April 10, 2015 at 5:22 pm

        Hell, the word “masculine” is now becoming a derogatory word. They like to call it “toxic masculinity”.

  27. […] “Manny” asked me recently how to be an “old school male chauvinist”. […]

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  28. Is there another word for polymath but without possessing the bodies of knowledge?

    Kind of like one who applies Socratic dialogue to any field in order to discern truth? A bit like being a jack of all trades but master of none because the process of discernment doesn’t change, but the content certainly does from one field of knowledge to another.

    I’m trying to think of a catchy word for a byline, that’s all.

    cheers,

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  29. Posted by Zeta on June 20, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Do you have a contact email?

    Reply

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