After far too much deliberation, I’ve finally decided which book I’m going to write. I’ve been debating between two for quite some time (with a third outside contender), but I now know which way to go. Thanks, Cap.
The book I’ll be writing is Manosphere focused. I’ve read around enough for a common theme to gel together in my head, and I have the skills to match the goals I have in mind for the book. I’ve got an outline and know where I want to go except for a couple of random issues I won’t have to nail down until later.
The thesis is mine and the content will be structured according to what I think needs to be said and how I want to say it. However, I must humbly admit that I’ve reached many of my conclusions because of the ideas, writing, and experiences of other bloggers and commenters here within the ‘sphere.
Therefore, I intend to use a decent amount that’s already been written by others. Others have experienced certain things I haven’t. There are posts and comments floating around out there that say much of what I’d like to say myself, so I see no reason to re-invent the wheel so long as I give sufficient credit and obtain permission from the writers in question. The Manosphere has had an enormous impact on my life, and part of the purpose of this book is to spread the influence of both its individual writers and the Manosphere as a whole.
However, there’s a lot of great stuff out there I’ve read but don’t know when or where, and there’s a lot more I haven’t even encountered. That’s why I’ll be asking for help sometimes from y’all. Here’s my first set of requests:
First, I’m looking for posts or comments that do a great job describing the life of the average Game-less schlub. The three best examples of this I know are Confessions of a Reformed Incel by M3, The Life of a Beta by Free Northerner, Obsidian’s Tyrone posts.
However, I’m sure there are others. If you know of a post or comment that you thought really brought it home to you how modern guys are screwed, I request that you either put a link in the comments or send it to me in an email.
I reiterate that I have no intention of “stealing” anything from anyone. If I don’t get permission to use a blog post, I won’t, and everybody who reads the book will know where it comes from.
Second, I’d like good descriptions of the modern feral female. Two that spring to mind are Roosh’s Patricia’s Smartphone and Delicious Tacos’s These Kids Today. The problem is that each of these is a little over-the-top (although I’ll probably still use them), so if you know of another description that might be a little more accessible, please let me know.
Third, success stories. I know I’ve come across even better ones than this one at Heartiste, but I’m drawing a blank. (I’m looking more for changed lives, outlooks, and improved relationships than improved N counts or flags.)
If you’re a blogger and you’ve written something that fits any of these descriptions yourself, let me know. Fortune favors the bold.
Fourth, I’ll soon be setting up a private blog in which I’ll request advice, etc., and I’ll be inviting some of you to sign up. Some of you will be getting invitations whether you like it or not, but if any of you wants to help revise and/or consult, let me know. Either leave a comment with your correct email (firstname.lastname@example.org doesn’t count) or send me an email directly.
However, that blog will have to be reserved for people I trust. I trust some of you bloggers and frequent commenters. Unfortunately, if you’re a lurker who’s inspired beyond belief by my writing and you’re just dying to do this, if I have no idea who you are, I can’t trust you. You can give it a shot to try to get in, but I might have a couple of hoops for you to jump through first.
Pulling this off is going to take a ton of effort on my part. For a while life will basically be gym-work-write-sleep-repeat, so my apartment might start smelling, the car will remain unwashed, my toenails won’t get clipped as often as they should.
Nevertheless, I know what needs to be said, and I have this goofy sensation that I’m the one to say it. I need to work with a longer form than blogging. I’ll continue with the blog, but posting might be more erratic.
For I’ve found that most of the folks who comment here agree with me. That’s great, and I’ve learned a lot from many of you. However, I’ve got to start reaching people who aren’t as inclined to agree with me, and this is how I can do it.
In the meantime, thanks for everything. I’ll still be here. I’ve learned much from many of you, and hopefully I can effectively refine and amplify the best of what you have to say.