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Dissection of a Misanthrope

The Writing Diary of M Brace DeFreak

The Popularity Of Hitting That Thing

Does a provocative dress provoke thoughts? Yes, and you see the linguistic relationship between the words (provoke and provocative). My title refers to Ariana Grande‘s offense to a guy saying he would like to “hit that”. Grande wears lingerie onstage and sings the song, “Love Me Harder”, so she obviously conforms to standards of sexual objectification and had little reason to be overly upset by a guy saying something “he would hit that” and the funny thing is–the statement is truthful. Sexy implies sex and I’m certain the guy was honest and Grande obviously sings songs; which, endorses such sexual lexicons.

The group, The Offspring Lyrics, sings the song, “Hit That” and such songs pass regularly through Pop music–Grande’s industry. I should write a song about how Grande’s tight g-string causes brain damage–she’s got her head up her ass if she doesn’t understand the hypocrisy in her outrage about such a phrase as, wanting to hit that” She plays the game–accept the rules

I came back to this topic because; The Big Bang Theory actress, Mayim Bialik and fashion designer, Donna Karan brought up the subject of provocative dress. Guys will make mistakes in etiquette, but there are limits to how much a woman should take. Grande should have brushed off the “hit that” comment, but Weinstein’s actions go too far (if true), but Hollywood is ripe with enablers; they let Bill Cosby get away with stuff, way too long.

Another story involves a Pussycat Doll (Kaya Jones) claiming the group was part of a prostitution ring. She had to know she pimped herself; the prostitution claim needs validation from other members. If true the founder would exemplify the type of members in my fictional cult. My novel brings an ancient fertility cult into the modern world.

 

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The Best Book No One Will Ever Read

Optimism isn’t my forte. I’m to the point where I must ask. Am I editing or stalling? A few people may read my novel, but I lack the marketing clout to be noticed. A dwarf would have better luck because dwarfs have a role in the series.

Several apps indicate great readability statistics and I’m certain my storyline is interesting, but I likely need further editing because I often omit words and I doubt I caught every instance.

My Dwarf Would Kill The Doctors

In book three of my series, my dwarf acts as protector and would kill the doctors who harm her child, as doctors have done to me. My main character will probably go on a killing spree, early in the novel and doctors are a likely target. Nine out of ten doctors are incompetent or unethical and my dwarf won’t put up with either.

Statistical Stack Up – Me vs Ulysses

I overuse three modals (Can, Will, and May). but statistically, I stack up well against James Joyce. An earlier sample had me worried, but the sample was extremely small, larger samples eased my mind. If I had my druthers, I would reduce my use of these three modals, but I’ve already reduced my use of the word, ‘will’, and reducing farther would be difficult and I began an attempt to reduce my use of the word, ‘can’ and that didn’t go so well.

My nominalization use has already been reduced by turning a couple of pronouns into nouns and I probably should consider attacking other pronouns, but this task is extremely boring and statistics show I’m in a comfortable range. Lower numbers are better but I’m not sure a reduction is worth the trouble.

The statistics on the left come from the Expresso app; which, I originally reviewed poorly because it highlighted weak verbs; which, I didn’t consider weak and I do a much better job than Joyce, in my 5,oo0 word samples.

Our use of extremely short sentences show the biggest statical difference but my percentage looks good and Joyce’s looks high. I’m running out of editing techniques and motivation. Professional editing seems economically pointless. I saw early profit, a professional edit would be likely, but the difficulty in reaching an audience seems daunting.

Pondering Poison

My main character shows an interest in plants, in the latter half of my novel and I blatantly tell the reader that these books signal her true interest–poison. I may rewrite the paragraph and obey the commandment of ‘show don’t tell’ but for now, it’s an outright–tell.

I’ve read about William Bartram’s travels through Florida, but don’t remember if he noted any poisons, but I mention this book to show interest in Florida’s flora. Bartram was a 18th-century botanist, so he had reason to note which plants are poisonous.

The books help introduce the decor of my main character’s office. I’m adding pertinent information in scenic descriptions to my novel, so it’s not a simple office–it’s a lair.

Flesh-Eating Maenads

Maenads were the orgiastic followers of Dionysus. The wild women tore various forms of wildlife apart and one unlucky man (Pentheus). Plausibility exists within this myth because crazy people can show crazy amounts of strength and cannibalistic tendencies. Wine by itself does not provoke this effect, but a combination of factors may do the trick.

My novel entails a drug frenzy, but never strictly follows this myth. I may consider Maenad-like characters for the next book. Donna Tartt uses Maenad mythology in her novel, The Secret History, but I’m surprised by the lack of use in film. Wikipedia lists a few films on their page for The Bacchae.

Images from Wikimedia:
Description: Maenads A detail view of two Maenad figures, part of the Rites of Dionysus, an installation sculpture by Tim Shaw, within the Hot,Dry Biome.
Date: 27 March 2006
Source: From geograph.org.uk
Author: Phil Williams
Camera location: 50° 21′ 38.61″ N, 4° 44′ 34.61″ W
Description: Pentheus being torn by maenads. Roman fresco from the northern wall of the triclinium in the Casa dei Vettii (VI 15,1) in Pompeii.
Deutsch: Pentheus wird von Mänaden zerrissen. Römisches Fresko von der Nordwand des Tricliniums in der Casa dei Vettii (VI 15,1) in Pompeji.
Date 13 March 2009
Source Marisa Ranieri Panetta (ed.): Pompeji. Geschichte, Kunst und Leben in der versunkenen Stadt. Belser, Stuttgart 2005, ISBN 3-7630-2266-X, p. 366
Author WolfgangRieger

The Freakish Desire To Freak

Many people desire a deviation from the norm and my fictional fertility cult relies on such people. I use the SuicideGirls logo because they also represent such people. Tattoos and piercings are commonplace, nowadays, but some take these practices to further extreme. Tattooed ladies were sideshow novelties, but the SuicideGirls prove some things never change.

If genetic splicing allows people to have tails, many women will grow a tail because women love accessories. Men will have tails, too, but I wager women will have more.

The Road To A Barony

A pretty face goes a long way. Peggy O’Neal Timberlake Eaton caused a ruckus in Washington when wives of Cabinet members started gossiping about her–historians nicknamed this incident the–Petticoat Affair; which led to John Henry Eaton, Peggy’s second husband, becoming Governor of Florida Territory; and afterward, becoming the U.S. Minister to Spain; which led to a third husband and another scandal; she married a much younger man who later ran off with her money and a granddaughter who he later married.

How does this relate to the Baroness? Olga de Meyer is Peggy’s great-granddaughter and the events above led to a European connection. My interest involves the lesbians of Les Ruches with whom the Baroness had relations. Peggy Eaton and the Baroness are members of my fictional cult.

 

Images from Wikipedia have the following credits:
Description: Olga, Baroness de Meyer
Date 1907
Source http://jssgallery.org/Paintings/Mugs/Baroness_de_Meyer.htm
Author John Singer Sargent († 1925)
Description: Olga, Baroness de Meyer
Date 1907
Source http://jssgallery.org/Paintings/Mugs/Baroness_de_Meyer.htm
Author John Singer Sargent († 1925)
Description: Old Cigar box lid depicting Margaret O’neal who became the wife of the Secretary of the Navy under Andrew Jackson.
On the left we can see the President Jackson offering flowers to Margaret O’neal after the scandal with the Washington wives. On the right picture, we can see her husband during a duel with a man who insulted her.
The original size of this Old Cigar box is about 6 inches by 10 inches
Français : Illustration d’une vieille boîte de cigares : portrait de Margaret O’Neal, qui fut la femme du sénateur John Eaton, et qui fut au cœur du scandale Petticoat.
Sur l’illustration de gauche, on voit le Président Jackson lui offrir des fleurs après que le scandale a éclaté et qu’elle a été l’objet de la haine des épouses des autres sénateurs. Sur l’image de droite, on peut voir son mari tuant un homme durant un duel provoqué par des insultes proférées à l’encontre de Margaret O’Neal.
La taille original de la boîte de cigares était d’environ 15 cm par 25 cm
Date 15 September 2011
Source Cigar box
Author Unknownwikidata:Q4233718

Edith Bunker the wise fool

We have too many Bunker-heads and Meatheads, if you’ve seen the TV series, All In The Family, you understand the reference. The extremism in society presses the people, in the middle. I finally had a day without depression that allowed me to send out queries to literary agents, but that sent me into a world of extreme liberalism. Extreme conservatives drive me nuts, too, but I’m fed up with White Elitist meatheads.

I spent many years, in the manufacturing industry, and it is depressing to see no matter how hard you work—you job can get shipped overseas. I understand and sympathize with immigrants who want a chance, but I’ve been placed into the wringer myself and no one is more native to Florida than me unless they are related to me; even the Seminoles are foreign invaders compared to me. The liberals seem to want me displaced. Immigrants have somewhere else to go, I have no other affiliation with another country and I feel alienated.

I get attacked for being a White Native American in Florida and this dumb retarded nuke is struggling to control the anxiety and rage of today’s society. Almost all the literary agents I researched on twitter were extreme liberal meatheads. Get off my land, I’m native to Florida and you are not I’m sick of being attacked and I’m most likely much more dangerous than you. The point I make with the title was that Edith was in the middle and she defended one against the other. Archie and Meathead were often wrong in different ways.

I wrote this post a long time ago, and I just decided to post it.

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