An Ode To The Human Ken Doll

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Interviewer: Do you identify as a male, or a female, or somewhere in-between, or not-at-all?

Alves: I define myself as…unique. And special. I don’t want to be like an average person.

One of the topics I follow in the news is body modification. Back in the Nineties, many of these stories focused on mods that reflected “Modern Primitive” and even sort of “Goth” aesthetics…extreme piercings, cuttings, implanting horns, etc. The classic text regarding this subculture was the 1989 RE/Search book Modern Primitives.

Today…the quest to expand the limits of body modding has sort of blended with the reality show plastic surgery vibe, most exemplified by the “living doll” phenomenon: the Human Barbie Doll, and the Human Ken Doll.

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Did Society Fail The “Indigo Kids?”

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I may be completely off-base and wrongheaded about this theory—so let’s just call it “wildly speculative.”

I was listening to the late Delores Cannon speak about different waves of “helping souls” that have chosen to incarnate upon this planet in order to assist humanity. And the Third Wave—which, coincidentally, is also the name of an uncanny futurist book by Alvin Toffler—are these type of ultra-smart, ultra-enlightened “miracle kids.” You know: basically, what has also be referred-to in general New Age circles as “indigo children.”

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The Wonder Woman Paradox

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There is no art, no poetry, no song, no human expression, in which the female breast is not celebrated and adored.
—Robert Anton Wilson, “The Book Of The Breast”

Wonder Woman is pretty much the most prominent “goddess”-type figure there is in the mythology of contemporary pop-culture, perhaps only second to Princess Leia. Though humans have seemingly “evolved” over the decades and millennia, this primal need throughout the masses for archetypal icons of femaleness remain, whether we want to admit it or not (new archetypes are another matter, and I’ll get to that in a future post).

But Wonder Woman, the subject of an upcoming big-budget motion picture, has had an extremely strange and ideologically-charged past. She is, ultimately, an enigma, a paradox…as contradictory, battled-over, and fluid as the archetype in our current era itself.

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Stripping Away The Psycho

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There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me: only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable… I simply am not there.

I researched James Holmes for two months in preparation for a comic book I was writing. I read his college transcripts, I watched his school presentation, I watched multiple re-enactments of the crimes he committed in a Colorado movie theater in 2012. Read hundreds of articles, tracked down photos from his camp counseling days, and more.

But to back up: I was diligently collecting news stories about so-called “Joker-related” crimes for several years before that; the first one taking place maybe a week or two after The Dark Knight came out, the worst being two mass murders.

A question I repeatedly asked myself through this entire process was:

“who do we blame?”
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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Reptilians But Were Afraid To Ask

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What if it was not a hologram that Cathy saw? What if these reptile-like extraterrestrials can manifest in human form? I know it sounds fantastic, but with each month that passes I am more convinced by the weight of evidence that this is the case.
—David Icke

And with those words in the 1996 book I Am Me I Am Free: The Robots’ Guide To Freedom, conspiracy author David Icke set off on the path that would bring him (once again, if you count his previous careers as football star and TV personality) to worldwide notoriety. While his densely-packed self-published tomes contain a soup-to-nuts collection of every major esoteric and conspiracy topic from the last 100 years, there is one subject that has become virtually interchangeable with the man: reptiles.

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On Getting Triggered

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As a person who has gotten triggered often in her life, my observation is that letting yourself get triggered can open yourself up to all manner of manipulation—not the least by the media, but also by politicians, assorted demagogues, and so on.

This situation needs to be confronted head-on, as it is difficult to make the necessary thoughtful choices in this chimeric and volatile political/financial/ideological landscape when continually triggered by persons, narratives, and so on to sway you this way and that.

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