Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Garden of Earthly Delights

My last post on A Hero of Our Time emphasized the theme of endless striving, endless consumption, never reaching fulfillment – a theme very topical to modern life, sexual and otherwise. The story of Hieronymus Bosch’s painting The Garden of … Continue reading

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Alpha Is Not The Same Thing As Manly

One of the basic insights of game is that success with women does not require that a man be a true leader of men, or an admirable man from a man’s perspective. The modern condition has only increased the distance … Continue reading

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Social Conservatives to Young Men: Forward the Light Brigade! Charge for the Guns!

Bill Bennett recently caused a stir in the manosphere with his article on the failure of modern men. Grown up boys all over the internet squealed that they played video games all the time, and they were good men. Big … Continue reading

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Game and Family Formation

Concerning the value of game, Bruce Charlton writes: This conversation could only proceed on the basis of assumptions of what is being aimed at – my assumption of the ‘ideal’ for sexual relations is pretty close to the Mormon ideal … Continue reading

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A Hero of Our Time, part 10: The Sense of Ultimate Futility

Ah, well! If I must die, I must! The world will lose little, and I am weary enough of it all. I am like a man who yawns at a ball and doesn’t go home to sleep only because his … Continue reading

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Is Game the Antichrist?

Bruce Charlton writes: I’m afraid you are utterly deluded: ‘game’ is fundamentally about seduction, about manipulation; not about ‘attracting women’ – it is exploitative, it is based on hatred. It is part of the problem, not part of the solution. … Continue reading

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Schools of Game

The Game blogging world has really grown up over the last few years, and started to relate to related schools of thought. The history of game / PUA / whatever you want to call it (i.e. men thinking systematically about … Continue reading

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