Pre-Crime:The Future is Now

Copyright © 2018 by Karl R Reed Jr, aka Xavier Kage

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Kage, Xavier (1986- )

Introduction
What you hold in your hands is a hypothesis of over a decades worth of research, putting together the big picture and finding the clues that lead to the ability to predict criminality before it has even happened, better than anything in the past has. It has been tried before, but never has it come to fruition quit like I hope it will here. The travel to this destination has been a long and arduous one, paved with long hours analyzing data, drinking myself to the point of almost dying, thrice. Many nights of my friend crying and sobbing over negative things that have happened to her from an abuser, her former “lover”. Watching the ramifications of those actions from her teenage years impact her being as a twenty something adult and even banging my head on my parents kitchen table, crawling under it, in an attempt to console my best friend from fits of PTSD meltdowns. My twenties was far better than my own youth, in a lot of ways, but still no spring break in Cancun or any partying, outside of drinking by myself or with my best friend. Besides a best friend, I’ve also dealt with issues that my mom and sister have gone through within their lives from similar events and I don’t want to see others go down this same dark path. It would be fitting that I should possibly be the one to end pedophilia, among other things that plague our world, but when it comes down to it, Pre-crime is the second best thing to happen to criminals, short of a holocaust!

One

Crime can easily be defined as anything that is currently against the law. Quite obvious and easy, that doesn’t really say much. Humanity, regardless of era, is willing to outlaw acts for which it thinks it abhorrent or horrible, sometimes with logic, but more often without, such as smoking marijuana, for instance. What does nature think of law? It doesn’t, it does not care for it at all. Technically, there is no such thing as crime from a nature standpoint. It’s a societal construct, as much as I hate delving into postmodernism, it is true! Think about our ancestral environment, there was no cops to stop crime, there were no politicians to create law, no one to stop anyone. All you had was yourself, someone who loved you, or at the very least, didn’t entirely hate you. Why is that? Society didn’t really exist, there were only tribes and most humans are prone to only being able to deal with 100-250 people at a time. During the entire span of humanity, people have committed some of the worst things imaginable to one another. Tribes killed other tribes, rape was kosher, and pedophilia wasn’t as frowned upon, with the exception of the parents, if even, given that children were more often married by 12 in our ancestral environment, due to short life expectancy. The Wild West also allowed for child prostitutes. Human decency didn’t really exist in any context, in any epoch. Nearly everything was allowed for and most people engaged in it.
Greece is an excellent example of allowance in regards to sexuality, allowing for modified forms of pedophilia. Homosexuality, of both varieties, were also considered ok.

As the years rolled on and civilizations came and went, so too did the idea of crime itself. Each civilization had its own ideas of what was and wasn’t allowable. Paganism wasn’t frowned upon is ancient cultures, but you would have been burned at the stake in 1600’s Salem, Massachusetts. Humans have never been the greatest species to walk the planet, but it sure is the most apt to reflect upon our experiences better than any other ones; at least to our knowledge.

This is where the idea for pre-crime comes into view. It knows nature does not care about humans in any way, shape or form, whatsoever and whatever our little malignant heart desires is basically cool. Since crime doesn’t exist, by nature’s viewpoint, there is only human nature. If there is only human nature, it’s predicable. If it’s predicable, it can be thwarted long before a criminal has the chance to hurt an innocent human being.
There are already ways of “predicating” crime, but it’s only deals with some aspects of human nature. It doesn’t predict the victim. My hypothesis does, making pre-crime true to its word and you don’t have to put as much work into it as I have had to, as I’ve already done the heavy work for you.

So, allow me to create a list of crimes that we will be looking to predict. At present, it works best with blue collar crime, but will ultimately still predict white collar crime with a few tweaks.

1. Rape, Including, but not limited to, pedophilia.
2. Murder, including, mass, serial and “random”.
3. Theft of all kinds.
4. Drug dealers and their victims.

These are the most important blue collar crimes that are currently committed and the only ones that really plague society. While I could use the algorithm to predict children spray-painting the ground or a stoner smoking weed, we’re not concerned with these, as while the former is uncouth and the latter is a freedom, there is no long term consequences for these actions.

Two
While often overlooked for being the equal of astrology, the Myers-Briggs or from here on out the MBTI, is actually a very powerful tool! It allows us to see how people engage the real world. Contrary to popular belief, it’s really couldn’t care less if all ENTP types are devil’s advocate or if all INTJ types are inflexible. All it cares about is the system and that system is used to navigate the murky waters of the world. I believe, given the ability to test this, it might even be genetic and the next chapter will deal with how to test it to see if it, indeed, is.

Here is all you’re going to have to know in order to start analyzing the hypothesis and see this exist.

There are two types of people, Extroverts and Introverts. Whatever you think you know about the terms, forget it. It’s really an energy exchange. Extroverts usually gain energy fromsocial exchanges and introverts lose energy. We can back up this up with Richard Dawkin’s The Selfish Gene (1976) in regard to cost/benefit analysis. Extroverts gain energy from socializing, so it is beneficial. Conversely, for the introvert, socializing can be masochism. Both are observable in the outside world and the inverse can be true of the Extrovert and Introvert as well, but other factors cause the inverse. Most will adhere to the norm.

I find and I hate to be anecdotal here, that intuition and sensing can be quite literal. In other words, a seemingly innocuous mistake, may be the system alerting the user to danger! It’s like looking at someone and calling them a serial killer. Imagine being right? How do you know? Looks can be deceiving, but it’s not as absurd as it seems as I’m sure we as a species has evolved to utilize such to protect ourselves and our kin, in the same way we have evolved other traits. Rational types, as they are referred to in the theory, would be wise to disregard such, but in doing so, they could be in peril. Irrational types, also the MBTI’s technical word, are prone to listening to it. Think a detective in a movie with no more than a hunch.

Humans as a species have evolved to gossip and accept such, sometimes without reservation or vetting, from people we trust. Sometimes, they even do it to the point of ignoring evidence to the contrary. These types are irrationals! Now those are 4 unique things regarding the system to look for. In regards to Perception vs Judging, while it seems difficult and we can test their adaptive behavior, it can be even more observable than we think. J’s tend to have a structure when engaging the world. Let me look at the ENTJ for instance. Let’s say you’re in a conversation with them and they express something, say just “I hate rap.” If they’re a Judging type, they may very well then reconsider the thought, but it would be structured, say holding their chin and rethinking it, but quite involuntary, like snapping your head towards a topless woman or muscular hunk! A Perspective would be less structured and may just redact something, say, because it makes them seem closed minded or salty. It’s quite easy to trigger off once you’ve understood how to look for it and while it seems arbitrary, it will seem genuine in the moment.

The last observable trait for seeing the MBTI in the real world is some of these traits that are imbued from the personality type that isn’t something stupid like enjoying a martini in the middle of summer or liking rap, those actually come from a different aspect of our nature altogether. Sensing types for instance are concreate and literal, seeing is believing and this why some don’t always understand theory, and while their literalness can sometimes be associated with autism, just one trait doesn’t make them autistic, which is why we must look to ensure that it isn’t their system first. Intuition as well, since it seems to imbue upon the person a so called “third eye”.

All of these can easily be discerned through observation and those are the most important. The hypothesis doesn’t care if you’re an Aries with a bad moon rising nor does the MBTI.

In the next chapter, we will be dealing with major histocompatibility Complex.

Three
Major histocompatibility Complex from here on out this will be called MHC for short. The MHC is like a unique blueprint in all of us, which allows woman to see a man’s suitability for reproductive purposes. This can be done in one of two ways, through kissing or through olfactory glands. While the idea of human beings and phenomes have been “controversial”, the idea has merit to it. The idea goes that it’s a check and balance
system to impede pseudo and real incest between people too close on this spectrum to ensure diversity in gene reproduction and healthier progeny.Everyone has a MHC and it is unique to everyone. Like a thumbprint, no two people are alike. Even twins do not have the same MHC.This seems to be one of the biggest driving factors between not just sexuality, as even gay humans use this, but friendships between the opposite sexes as well. The dreaded “friendzone” that millennial men complain about, might in part, be caused by the MHC complex.

The idea works like this, birth control does alter a woman’s biology. It tricks the body into thinking it is pregnant, the hypothesis in regards to pregnancy is when a woman is pregnant, she is prone towards being around family for protection, since the suitor would have been long gone, had they not pair bonded and raring a child is no easy task. The female would need to stay near men who could help in raring a child, which would be male siblings and her own dad, in order to protect the progeny and their genetics. This, it should be noted, is different from “dad” types as they are called, since there would be good reason for helping to rare future progeny as
she is older and mature enough to make these decision, since nature favors the female choice in reproductive mates.

This would also alter her sex drive, causing her to reject different MHC and instead seek “Dad” types to assist in child rearing. If a woman is on Birth control, this will cause her to reject the right suitors and instead go towards men with similar MHC, ergo, in one way causing this “friendzone.” Without birth control, she will seek the right suitors for her. The other two possibilities for “friendzones” exist in the man not picking up on female signals and thus costing himself and downright entitlement towards sexual relations with the opposite sex in general. This causes incels. I.E. not being the right man to breed with and getting bitter over this.

These things are extremely important to note, because they relate to criminality and how nature “views” it, as opposed to most humans!
Sex and crime go hand in hand as I will show in the next chapter, since pre-crime was born out of understanding pedophiles and how this equates to other “criminal” behavior, we will start to put this all into perspective.

Four
What is a pedophile? Well, the technical definition of a pedophile is one with a preoccupation with prepubescent children. A hebephiliac is one with an emphasis on middle school children and Ephebophila is someone with a sexual inclination towards 15 to 19 years of age.

It is important to note, none of these are sexualities, as age is not a sexual orientation, and it’s a preference. Preferences are developed, sexual orientations are static. I have always liked older woman, but my desire is not sexuality, as there is no “Milfsexual” orientation, nor should there be, because it is preference! So, a pedophile who likes young girls, is a straight pedophile with a preference for prepubescent girls, just as I am an adult man with a preference for middle age woman, mostly. This is no different from a woman preferring muscular men or a mustache, the preference isn’t exhibited by all and may even change with time.

Pedophilia doesn’t even meet the criteria for sexuality anyways, as sexuality doesn’t involve strong, hard to overcome urges that result in rape or other nefarious activity! Pedophilia, instead, is a form of cuckoldry, though. My logic for this is as follows. Woman decide which male is best suited to pass on their genetics through reproducing with the female. As in the last chapter, the female who is pregnant would stay close to male relatives in order to gain help in the form of child rearing. If the girl is too young to make such a decision for themselves or being so young, force could be used to get the girl to make such a decision, the father would be the one to bare reproductive cost for another man’s child in much the same way as if he had to bear the cost of his own wife being impregnated by another man. This would be horrible for him and why, I think, some conservatives are fine with abortion due to rape or cases of incest. When it comes to a man’s young boy, sometimes the opposite seems to be the case. This is sometimes seen as a double standard, but it really isn’t, since a woman would have picked the man’s adolescent son for intercourse, showing casing to him, successful reproduction had indeed happened for him, giving him feelings of elation and pride, instead of what idiots refer to as “toxic masculinity.”

Albeit, rape, at one point was most likely a strategy used in the ancestral environment, which men with poor genetic material, would of engaged in, in an attempt to sire progeny. While I am on the subject, pedophilia might occasionally be the same, as there is such a thing as “surrogate” pedophiles, but the results for finding them would be the same, since it would be steeped in
preference for certain types of woman, but rather than be a crime of desire, it’s an act of sexual poverty and a crime of opportunity, since most these people would rather fuck an adult than a child.

In fact, the old argument of “LGBT marriage will equate to pedos” is absolute BULLSHIT! It was actually oversights of old, such as allowing girls as young as 11 to marry in the 1800’s and before that allowed for LGBT marriage, not vice versa and we have since become more Enlighted to not allow for child sexual acts of any types to be performed, albeit 16 is legal in most states. Homosexual sex acts are 100% normal.

With that out of the way, we turn to the aspect of how this fits in with the last chapter! While not a sexuality, it acts like one because of the sexuality of the pedophile. This allows for us to predict with the utmost accuracy, the exact victims a pedophile will seek. This also allows for us to predict the exact victim’s murders and other criminals as well. In effect, predicting crime before it happens.

Alright, so here is how everything breaks down in terms of human tribalization. First, when you’re younger, you’re usually attracted to that which is akin. This is mostly likely to protect a child from straying away. The skin to skin contact forms a parental bond as protection. The MBTI personalities will be similar on a spectrum as well. Here is some instance from my own youthfor instance, two big influences on me as a writer. Both of which, in the MBTI are most likely Intuitive types. Both come off as a J types. One comes off more introverted and the other comes off more extrovert. One was a systems analyst. Normally a spectrum of the INTJ, albeit it, plenty of P types have exhibited such. I too am a system analyst and intuitive. The other isn’t, as far as I know, a system analyst, but it is all in the same spectrum of J’s and P’s. A lot of one of the authors books involved intuition as a major trope. This isn’t to liken myself to famous celebrities, but rather showcase that I liked a lot of things within my own spectrum. Involving other things I enjoyed, like Professional wrestling, the personality types have been similar as well. You’re not guaranteed to be 100% akin to your favorite celebrity, but closer to home, your friends are.

While not everything is 100% exact, I have liked the odd sensing type, but it is extremely rare instance.Your friends, opposite and similar sex, will most likely share similar genetics to you. For instance, a few of my friends and I share the MCR-1 gene, which is responsible for red hair and our I.Q.’s are in the same spectrum, among a slew of other genetics. For the sake of not self-aggrandizing myself, since the actual number is unimportant to the hypothesis, I will omit it. While they don’t think I.Q. is genetic, it still very real and people are likely to gravitate towards those people and form tribes with them.

I came to this conclusion accidentally. Apparently too inept to work a McJob in the town of Biddeford, Maine. I took it upon myself to criticize my performance as I am prone to doing and ensuring I improved in order to be hirable anywhere, including better jobs later on. Obviously, like most of my readers, all four to six of you, I wanted to be successful. As I analyzed the system, I noticed the patterns on hirable people. All of them were within the spectrum of MBTI personality type, all had similar genetics, I.Q. and backgrounds. All exhibited a lack of consciousness and most were inclined towards being musically absorb. It should be noted that Maine in general ranks low in contentiousness, while Florida is ranked one of the highest for it. It should also be noted that 90% of major companies use the MBTI during their hiring process. It should also be noted, the army use a similar test to sort people out. So, life is basically a caste system that is exhibited in both the real world and in the business world. Some people have better genetics than others and a more in demand, we have always known this in part, as good looks grant great privilege.

While some people reject the notion of alpha and beta men, the evidence posits otherwise. Yes, humans form hierarchy, but that is built on similar principles.
So, jobs breakdown as follows, each one corresponds to the MBTI and with enough knowledge, you can figure out what types they are looking for. One instance, a company that shan’t be named, discriminates against Intuitive types, looking only for sensors. The test you take to get the job, ask if you use intuition and then rejects you if you say yes, among other pro sensing questions. I was rejected because I wasn’t a sensor.

Even when they don’t ask on online test, I have taken plenty that have rejected me, where the entire company has been nothing but sensing types. In fact, I’ve been unemployable for pretty much 14 years, because I live in a town of 96% white sensing types. This isn’t to be poor me, this is how I have uncovered the human tribal system, which in turn, then deals with criminality.

Now, in those 14 years, I have managed to walk into manager jobs a decent number of times, which perplexed me. Who the hell walks into manager? It’s running a company, especially in a town full of sensing types, mostly P types, whom normally show preference for experience.
Albeit my aunt did it in my hometown, but me being a teenager, I assumed and erroneously, it must be a “who you know” type of situation.
I have done everything under the sun that has ever gotten a person a job and none of it has worked, because I am unable to peg off solipsism, which, normally turns out to be correct in their assumptions that we’re in fact, not alike.
It was anything but luck and I have been able to replicate these finding over and over, time and time again.

Now, in regards to hierarchy, it seems to have some component with masculinity. In each tribe, regardless of which of the 16 personality types they have, the coordinator or the “alpha” will always be masculine. As we go down the clock, so to speak, the more effeminate the male will become. “Beta” often possess almost as much masculinity as the “Alpha” themselves, they’re just not as good as coordinating the tribe and this can change with time. This results in everyone being an integral part of the team and is very important to every business. It should be noted that, with modern transgender studies, like those of Harvard in 2012 or 13, that a person’s masculine/feminine make up are decided entirely in the womb, by testosterone and estrogen levels in the natal environment.
It should be noted, that besides the personality types, there is two types of people in the world. Independent people and team workers. Others can work between them. These independent people will only be employable at jobs that need people who are “self-starting, go getters” who do not need to be coordinated. Freelancers, contractors, pro-wrestlers, business owners, ect. These types are often referred to as sigma.

So, now that we have that all out of the way, it important to note, all these aspect as quantifiable. Also, everyone’s experiences is in part, right. People attract that which is similar and occasion that which is opposite, because that is what we need to get along in the work force. The opposite almost always comes into play when a person is at the height of maturity and while it seems anecdotal, it is 100% provable.

This too, is how crime plays out. Criminals will almost always share, not just personality type, but genetic components as well and this is how pedophiles pick their victims. It’s not always a constant act, but the more hits on these multiple spectrums, the higher the chance the person is going to be choose, so let’s make a list of how my algorithm would work in finding the potential victim of a known pedophile with 100% accuracy.
List
1. MBTI type.
2. Genetic similarity
3. Graduation of masculinity/femininity.
4. I.Q. levels
5. Backgrounds
6. Sexuality
7. Looks on the golden ratio
These seven keys, with potential for uncovering more, are how human beings come together and form a tribe. Serial Killers, regardless of habitual nature, will almost always choose the exact personality type. So let us give another example of how this would look.

Serial Killer Guy, is a guy who has been spurn by a lover. She’s blonde, 5’4, rosebud lips and an ass that goes for days. As we already know, he will continue to seek 5’4 blondes with similar features to the woman that hurt him. How many 5’4 tall blondes can there be in any given city? Innumerable, I’m sure. Which is why these additional steps make a more specific algorithm for knowing which he is likely to kill. So our killer is a ISTJ who was spurned by a ISTP, both are roughly 120 in IQ, straight, employable at jobs that need a manager, but neither of which are managers, each one has the genes for blue eyes, expressed in his would be lover but dormant in him.
By knowing this information before hand, we can, to a T, realize who his victims are going to be. If we factor in things such as the lack of free will humans possess, we can even figure out where they will strike and I believe, when they will strike, due to these types of offenders always doing at the height of their stress, when they need to relive their impulse or the stress of daily life.

Five
It should be noted that pre-crime is not perfect, and I am not suggesting arresting people for thought-crime. With the right amount of research, we can possible severely reduce crime though and even get to it before it happens. Right now I am unable to predict infant sexual attacks as more research is needed, but I have enough evidence, non-anecdotal, to showcase there is merit to the hypothesis and plan to start rolling out the algorithm to police stations when it is peer reviewed and firmly science. Also, it can be used in reverse to predict the past with absolute accuracy. I never went to school with a baby
boomer for instance, but I could predict their entire sexual history with just those six keys as if I had been there. While I would like to delve extensively into the genetics of criminals and their victims, I may not get that opportunity for all, but that’s ok, as genetics that are mostly visible, without having to get thousands of people into MRI machines and constantly vetting their genetics as it works fine with just the quantifiable genetics, thanks to the likes of Darwin and Johann Gregor Mendal and that is all that would be needed to start breaking out pre-crime as actual fact and really preemptively saving lives in the process. One last thing, because such may trigger people, say, in Facebook science groups, that race plays no factor in who is and isn’t a criminal. Nor does it mean a white person and a black person would never be matched. Skin color is merely an expression of pigmentation and either way, blacks, white, Asians and more will share similar genetics. It’s not like Black People are Lions attempting to mate with a white puppy. No one is free from any of the keys of human tribalism and diversity isn’t as diverse as it seems when you look at the structure of humanity anyways. A black and white couple will be, in a lot of ways as similar as a black and an Asian. This was completed in an all-white town, but has been observed in many other cities, with a lot of diversity and it always plays out the same way.

Ultimately, though I could make a lot of money off of selling this algorithm once it is 100% legitimate science, that isn’t my goal, even with sacrificing my twenties in order to complete it. It comes down to family and friends. Anyone who has ever loved a victim knows how hard dealing with the issues caused by being hurt by pedophiles or other criminals. I’ve spent the better part of my 32 years on this planet dealing with the outfall of such atrocious acts, having a mother and sister who have been assaulted and a best friend, whom, thanks to her pedophile abuser, messed her up real bad and caused me to bump my head, whilst drunk, on my parents kitchen table. I may have been unemployable for nearly 2 decades, but boy, did I recover Steller! It is because of this that I wish to help distribute and further research more and contribute it to as many law enforcement offices as humanly possible with due time, in hopes crime is extinguished, once and for all!

Halloween Movie Novelization Book Review

INTRODUCTION
When I was a child, almost all movies had a novelization. Why? Most likely because Hollywood wanted to make more money and much like a McDonald’s Happy Meal toy, this was one more worthless item to shill to kids or fans of popular novels. Sadly, the novelization was almost always terrible prose, aimed at the lowest common denominator and forgotten about with glee, shortly after you bought it. Remember the heyday of these is pre-DVD, when extras weren’t as easy to come by via VHS and some audiences were clamoring for more of these favorite flicks, so you cannot really blame anyone for giving them a gander, as they weren’t all terrible, but they weren’t very good, either. My reason for buying these as a child, they often could give more insight into scenes that were cut from the movie, as well as hopefully develop characters past the confines of the movie, whilst giving us more depth in general as well. Few ever lived up to that, that is until Halloween 2018, went retro and made a novelization for its movie and that is one reason for me to buy it, as I am waiting for the DVD or a Double feature of this and the original 1978 classic to finally see it. So is this little gem worth it?

SYNOPSIS
Jason Micheal is accidentally released back into Haddonfield on the eve of his transfer, exactly 40 years to the day of the babysitter murders. Laurie, estranged from her family, finally gets a chance to end her nightmare that started back in 1978. Who will rise victorious? (Hint: it’s Hollywood, it’s almost never the bad guy.)

PROSE
Finally, a novelization that does prose well. Holy shit! Not only is this guy hyper competent, but he adds a bit too much description. There is very little errors within this book, minus like one that you can discover for yourself should you read this. Not only is the description spot on, but the word use makes this one of the smartest novelizations ever. Mea Cupla for instance, is Latin. That is high brow for this type of book and I am very happy to see such. It also adds a bit of physics and quoting of Nietzsche. If all this sounds right up your alley, you will love this.

CHARACTERS
They’re developed enough, but not really in a memorable or you will care sort of way. Most the cast is simply there.

SUBTEXT/THEME
Not much, but they occasionally add a tiny insight when it comes to evil in the word and like I said, it’s a novelization.

CONCLUSION
While this book is sadly just relaying the movie with no real additions via different scenes or extrapolation to the world that is Haddonfield, the myth of Michael or developing the characters more, it still one of the better efforts that a novelization has ever undertaken, even if it lacks suspense, has kills which are weak and is longer than it should be. Overall, I think this and the movie are going to be worth your time.

3 ½ out of 5

Heffalumps and Woozles:The Raping of Ava Desantis, Book Review

INTRODUCTION

     I don’t what to think about this novel, whatsoever. I ordered it a few days ago, started it at 1pm today and just finished it about 8:30 pm. When I first looked up this novel, it was to investigate what it was about. Apparently it was a multi-award winner in 2015, but I never heard a damn thing about it, nor of the awards it won. It claims they’re industry related, but it is hard to have industry related awards when none of them are well known brands. I mean, I have an award for best critic of the year, but I made it up just now, so I’ll be like Donald Trump and Barrack Obama and put it on my book, just to sell more copies, because why merit anything when you can just pull bullshit out your ass, because the sorry ass consumers cannot be bother to do so much as the bare minimum of research in order to vote, never mind buy a fuckin’ novel. One “reviewer” claimed it made 50 shades of grey look like a training manual. Did that idiot even read either book or does he/she have rape fantasies? It isn’t even a horror novel. Goosebumps have more horror. So much seems wrong, but whatever, let us look at this novel a lot deeper than other “reviewers” have.

SYNOPSIS

     It is 1991, nerdy introvert needs to help jock type get good grades, invites her to frat party, even though cliché stock character doesn’t like her. The basic bros do too much drugs, and rape the chick to kingdom cum. The mother pays her off to keep, well, mum. She gets paid, but decides to avenge herself.

CHARACTERS
     This book isn’t black and white, but it isn’t color either. The only thing less developed than the characters in this book is the infrastructure the GOP keeps promising to fix. This book is like John Hughes took a copious amount of blow and forgot what he was able to accomplish, ala Steven King in the 1980’s.

PROSE
     Shallow, uneven, but with bits of competency as a writer, strewn throughout. It is super concise and can be read quickly. She knows how to paint a background, showcase humans, but everything else ultimately make this novel wonky at best. It is a debut novel, so perhaps she could be forgiven? Well, she claims to have been a Hollywood ghostwriter for years and to be fair, it shows, when she writes her onomatopoeia in all caps like this RING. In screenplay writing, you do that in order to show where the camera is to place emphasis. It is lost on most readers in this novel and doesn’t add anything.

THEMES AND SUBTEXT
     This isn’t the book to be looking for such, it is shallow as a puddle. I mean, we don’t even have a motive for why she is bothering to kill these people in the first place. The only thing I can gather is the following: 1. the writer has the mind of a man. 2. She is possibly bi-sexual. 3. She likes redheads, which I can relate to, but I still like brunettes and blondes too. 4. She has possibly engage in very weird, kinky sex or wants us to think that. 5. She has a fake publishing LLC just to post reviews of her own book and drum up publicity, including hiring actors. 6. The awards are dubious. 8. She clearly wants to be famous. 9. She is at least semi competent. 10. She will probably fare very well in the future.

CONCLUSION
     Mylo Carbia has managed to write an entire book that is like a episode of Seinfeld. I mean, nothing happens, yet, is has some appeal, or enough to have keep me reading it. It has uneven prose, zero suspense, shallow characters, a dumb double twist that was never set up nor is it actually a twist. The references are understandable, even to a younger audience. I mean, I’m confused as to if I enjoyed it, even with the flaws or not, to even recommend. Still, Mylo shows promise and clearly a drive to succeed, if you’re faking an organization just for reviews. With a few tweaks, she could have a hell of a lot of potential, even if she is the equivalent of a Millennial in GenX form.

3 out of 5.

Kageoween: Carmilla Book Review

INTRODUCTION
     Carmilla is one of the earliest vampire stories and the inspiration behind Bram Stoker’s Dracula, apparently. Besides this, the only other known source for vampire mythos prior to Dracula is Varney the Vampire, a penny dreadful, which was sold on the streets for a penny back in the 1800’s.

     Much has been said about this novel, mostly the balls on J. Sheridan LeFanu, for adding Sappho eroticism in a time frame when such would have been on par with child molesting today.

     So, what does it come off as in 2018 and is it really any good? The answer, probably won’t surprise you!

STORY
     A young woman lives with a family when strange occurrences start to, well, occur, leading to a less than suspenseful build up to the climax of wow, vampire.

PROSE
     The prose has moments of sheer beauty throughout its page. If written in a modern voice, I think the story would fail even more. Part of the charm is that 1800’s style narration with beautiful prose in some places and misplaced telling aspects that could of be written better.

CHARACTERS
     The characters are mostly shallow, but still enough to get an idea for their personalities. No one character really sticks out in my mind, except for the father of the young woman who is friends with the vampress title character. He is a weird scientist of sorts and I don’t mean a literal scientist, I mean, he looks for the simplest explanation of a situation, but in the same breathe is glad that it wasn’t witches. I like this weird, juxtaposition between science and superstition. The original inspiration for Van Helsing is also present, but he isn’t as developed as he is in Dracula, but you can see where the inspiration came from, but it was less homage and more a “Hold my beer” moment, as Bram Stoker showcased he could do it better.

SUBTEXT
     Unlike other reviewers, most of whom are also male, I don’t find lesbianism to be a subtext of this book. I think it is inferred by men with an inkling of homoeroticism for other men, who have projected their desires on two characters.

     I know Vampires are known for their sensual nature, but they’re predators mostly, they’re also dead, thus they really don’t have a sexuality at all. I also find it weird that these same reviewers never spot male homosexual subtext in Dracula or other novels about vampires. Interview with the Vampire comes to mind with blatant male homoerotism, of which no one ever points out or holds up in esteem. The homosexuality is especially noticeable in the movie of Interview with the Vampire, where the sexual ambiguity between Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise is so thick, you could cut the fuckin thing with a knife. Just like this book, 90’s male homosexuality would have been considered loathsome and horrible, but no praise for pushing the envelope there.

CONCLUSION
     This book is really short and sparse of form, while giving some of the future tropes for the vampire mythos that we either all know and love or find to be horrible clichés. I wouldn’t say Bram Stoker was so much inspired by it, as being a flat out plagiarist on quite a bit, while extrapolating with better fleshed out characters, subtext and themes. Ironically, Bram himself would later be plagiarized with Nosferatu, a lawsuit ensued which he would win, even though he really had no grounds, notwithstanding his own plagiarism. Still, the story is good, the prose is decent and while the lesbian subtext is inferred by Horny men, the book still has a lot going for it and is well worth picking up.

3 out of 5 stars.

Cult of Personality

Today’s topic of interest is the cult of personality, also known as the celebrity fetish. While America isn’t unique in its love of other people business, it does it best and with typical American swagger. This isn’t an indictment of the country, but rather the throngs of “human” beings that worship other people for what they themselves will never be able to accomplish, which is apparently “greatness.”

There is a quote I’ve always been fond of and it comes straight outta 1985: If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything. Spoken by a Doc Brown, in Back to the Future. Penned from the hands of writers, through the mouth of an actor and forever ingrained into the public consciousness.Writers are the modern day philosophers, but rather than stand on a podium, we have a plethora of ways to let out some of the pithiest aphorisms of our day. The privacy challenged (Celebrity for the Layman) are no different from anyone else, in fact, I mean to prove it within the confines of this blog.

What is a Celebrity?

I want to have a look at basic definitions. It’s integral to understand what it is we’re dealing with, before we dissect it to its root.
1
: The state of being celebrated : fame
2
: A famous or celebrated person

The definition of celebrated is as follows

: Widely known and often referred to

These are too fucking vague. Allow me to rewrite a definition that better encompasses what people seem to think about celebrities.

Celebrity (U.S. Edition)

1. Anyone who is of interest to the public for doing what they themselves wish they could do, but for whatever reason, are unable to do.
2. Idolatry
3. A person who is in the “Public Eye.”

4. Someone who is considered, by the worshiper, far more “fascinating” than the person from whom the worship occurs.

5. A person who is ill-equipped to be a role model for the nation’s youth.

6. A built up fantasy from the primitive mind

7. “Hero.”

8. “God.”

9. Pinnacle of perfection

10. Someone who ignites religious fervor.

11. A Flawed HUMAN.

This is what the term has seemingly evolved into and it’s come to mean by today’s standards.

I’m taking a position here that we’re all celebrities. Not even the 15 minutes of fame, but rather in a much more realistic way. Allow me to express now, how the United States seems to see celebrity.

Let’s start out with a small anecdote to give background into my train of thought.When I was a child, I met a few “celebrities.” Not by my own desire, but because I was usually dragged along or in the wrong place, wrong time. Given the choice, I don’t bother with most of them. The list is quite paltry and meaningless to me. Some off the top of my head, Sam Kennison, A Celtics basketball player, Ted Kennedy, and a few musicians. Quite frankly, as a child, I didn’t understand who I was meeting, why I was meeting them and who the hell they were. I’ve managed to maintain this worldview well into my adult years and quite frankly, I still don’t get it. Not a single one of these people have done a single thing that you are incapable of. In fact, I know so.

One of my problems with the term is how fucking vague the definition is. I’ve been searching for something that goes a bit deeper than it does. I’ve found nothing, so allow me to make some arguments as to the needed change and why we should take a step back as to what celebrity is and isn’t.

If you refer to the definition above, it’s a celebrated person. Celebration is straightforward. How many people are celebrated every day? We celebrate people every day. Loved one, friends, ancestors, children and even the beautiful woman that makes one hell of a cup of coffee. We celebrate these people on a lesser scale, though and not a massive scale. Yet, I would venture to say they are no less celebrities than the superstar.

Now I want to bring light to the part of celebrated that is even vaguer than the definition. “Widely known.” What does this mean, does it have to be state wide, nationwide or worldwide? There are people in my city that have followings. They are known, but you might not considered them a celebrity. Is celebrity, then, only people who are known by a certain sect of people or do you have to be known even by people who detest you or indifferent to you?

The president should be considered a celebrity, he fits the known by loved, hated and indifferent. That just might be nationwide, though. Other countries have presidents you might not even know of. Maybe they don’t cause a ruckus that sends them through the internet or newspapers. They run their country efficiently and retire when their term is up, like ninjas, you never knew they were there.

Here is one other thing to really get to the crux of the matter when it comes to celebrity and that is “Public Eye.”

What does this mean? Aren’t we all in the public eye? A famous character one said the “How to we first begin to covet?”
The answer, of course, is that we covet what we see every day.

A little aside here. I was bullied in middle school, everyday, from 6th to 9th grade. Four years of brutal harassment that would have made a lesser man break down and lash out. I didn’t. I kept going, despite my detestment of school and outright loathing of those who would attack me, verbally or sometimes, violently. I’m not an angel, I fought back with fist and words, myself. One day, after being told by the principal that I was being called something horrible, which I won’t repeat here, but it was slanderous, she refused to express which students were saying such, due to fear of recourse. In other words, I having my name sullied was far less important than what I might do, such as sue the school. After all, the football team needed New jerseys, didn’t they? She had knowledge of slander and I had no recourse. Sound familiar? Apparently being in school made me a “celebrity.”

Sounds familiar, right? I’m aloud to scrutinize someone like Glen Beck, which I have, to the point of what would be considered slander and he has little to no recourse.

The government isn’t allowed to interject on freedom of speech, so most of this is covered as freedom of expression. When all it is, is the principal protecting the bullies and blaming the victim.

To add another bit of fact into the mix, some places, such as the state I live in, allowed for anyone to take a picture of you, your kids, friends, relatives, etc. Their only recourse was that if it was done enough, perhaps they could get a restraining order. Sounds a lot like, well, celebrities.

When celebrities have no more rights afforded to them than the “Commoner” then why are protecting slander? Why can I take pictures of them with their kids and make a profit off of it?

Not everything is open to the public unless you make it so. Yet a person’s sex life can be when they’re in the “public eye.” Even when the details of which have no bearing on their ability to do a job well done.

High School never ends. When they say high school prepares us for life, they don’t kid around. Not with knowledge, but with the typical assholes we’re going to have to deal with the rest of our lives.

When someone goes to a WWE event, which is televised, they can become a meme just like anyone else. A child. Let that sink in. They are not a celebrity by anyone standards, but apparently being in the public eye makes him/her open to scrutiny, I guess. I hope the kid doesn’t have a “deviant” sexuality, such as homosexuality, because the public has a right to know.

I’m not asking for special rights for anyone, in fact, quite the opposite. I’m asking for this to extend to anyone and everyone. If privacy is for a privileged few, those are special rights and it’s something I’ve always been against, baring few instances.

Some people can take the abuse. I’ve run for office and loved every second of it. Nothing like being so squeaky clean they have to lob fallacies and other bullshit at you, in an attempt to discredit you. Yet not everyone is like me and should not be subjected to it. No one really ask for it, they accept it as part of the job they desire to get into. Yet, once more going back to the definition, celebrity is someone who is regarded in their field as a go to person. This is encompasses even less people than the vague definition above, which means a person is only a celebrity when they become a master in their field, which I think, is a much more appropriate definition, since mastery of one’s craft, career or field is a lot more appropriate for such a status. Kids should not be celebrities, regardless of what they’re doing.

I know this is a long piece, so if you stuck with it so far, thanks, but to paraphrase a famous song from the 60’s. Human respect is disintegrating and this whole crazy world is so fucking frustrating.

I personally think something should be done and if I can add something, I’m going to do so.

Why Religion is Important:An Atheist Perspective

     I’m an Atheist. Maybe more important than that, I’m a Satanist. So what I am writing is more than left of center, it seems at first, but as I slowly put this into perspective, it will make a lot more sense.
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