Monday, January 25, 2010

I Say It Again, I Have A New Blog

I thought I'd give you guys a link to the new blog if it hasen't kicked in yet. It's called Solve Et Coagula and it's at

Hope this helps.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The New Blog Is Up

Hey everybody, I thought I'd tell you I have the new blog set up. I'm calling it SOLVE ET COAGULA and I hope it will be the start of a renewal in my blogging and hopefully allow me to re-evaluate my life.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Could this be the end of The Aspie Diaries?

Very probably.
I am very tempted to just go on about how shitty I feel at the moment, and despite the fact it's almost Christmas I'm not feeling alot of that cheer. I have been working on my final exam, the one for the Jesus class and it has largely been driving me nuts. Or more likely not getting enough time to write it has been driving me nuts. Much worse is that my sleep patterns are off, my schedule is a mess and I'm not blogging as much as I should.
Which brings me to what I was thinking about doing for awhile, starting a new blog. I'm not the same person I was when I started writing this thing, and to be honest most of this blog feels like dead weight to me. Maybe a new refreshing blog is just what I need right now.
So for the next few days I'll be getting this stupid paper done and coming up with a new blog to replace "the Aspie Diaries." I'll still keep this blog up and officially my last post will be an announcement that the new blog is up and running. I hope that this new blog will help me rediscover my passion for internet journalism.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Fun with Alternate History

I joined the Alternate History Discussion Group yesterday and so far I've put forth two alternate time lines. One, Hermetic studies remain a legitimate field of study that is not just limited to New Agers and Fringe people. The Second, Howard Philips Lovecraft assassinates President Calvin Coolidge. These are both for my amusement. The Hermetic one is more thought out, as I wanted to write a novel that would basically be something like William Gibson if William Gibson had worked under Numerology and Kabbalah. I call it Hermetpunk, or maybe Occultpunk. I prefer Hermetpunk.
I seem to be getting more and more into science fiction again. Ever since I started reading Philip K. Dick I thought, I should read some more science fiction. I feel like I'm getting back to my roots again. I'm also coming up with sort of science fiction stories, which I may go into at some point. Probably not though.
Also, update on the alternate history. The Lovecraft assassinating Calvin Coolidge turned into Lovecraft attempting to assassinate Coolidge and failing horribly. So far all it's done is eliminate the Cthulhu Mythos from the time line, and probably keep Coolidge from making any more public appearances for awhile. Which he didn't do much of anyways.
That's it for now. Bye.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

The Aspie Diaries 2: Return of the Aspie Diaries

Hey everybody, I'm back. Let's hope I can get back in the swing of things.
So, new news. Exam season is but a few days away. I have two take homes (both in RS), and one regular (my English Lit class). I feel very good about myself concerning these and feel that I can take at least one day off after that. Once the weekend is done I'm going to have to sit down and get to work on my Kabbalah take-home. I have to write three papers all of which should be three pages. I won't go into that anymore on this though. Mom, if your reading this and we haven't talked we will.
This was an alright term as Religious Studies go. Both were fields that I was interested in and I enjoyed the teachers. The English class was so so. It was necessary for an English major, but a bit dull. It was kind of like my trip to Italy, were we basically had to rush everywhere so we could see all the spots. Survey of British Literature Part 1 was like that. I sense Survey of British Literature 2 will be like that as well. At least we'll be getting into the Romantics and Modernism in that one. Medieval Literature was kind of interesting, and I think that may be my favorite part of the class, except for maybe John Donne and most stuff dealing with Courtly Love. I read a bit about Courtly Love, or some form of it, in an R.U. Sirius book on Counterculture before I even knew who R.U. Sirius was. I found the aesthetic kind of cool. Seems kind of artificial in the course material, especially stuff about Philip Sydney. But I'm rambling on in English major talk so I'll stop. Maybe I'll go into it again at some point.
As some of you may notice, I have grown a beard. I have officially decided to let my hair grow out again and this time I'm doing my beard as well. I'm going to try this look out for awhile while I'm at University. I may need to loose it to get a job, or maybe I can try the starving artist thing for awhile and see where that gets me.
Spiritually I'm no farther then I thought I'd started out at, or maybe I'm not. I've officially read all the gospels, in some cases twice and plan on going over them again. I also feel that I have a much better foot on Kaballah, particularly Jewish Kabbalah. I also know that most Jewish Kabbalists are probably damn pissed off at Gentiles such as myself and Pico della Mirandola and Eliphas Levi messing around with it. I also know they probably aren't going to do anything because A) It's been going on since the Reinsurance and B) the Jewish people basically want to be left alone and will return the favor, especially if there Hasidim. (This is what my Professor said and he's Jewish and a Jewish Studies Professor so he would know). I still wouldn't go as far to call myself a Kabbalist of any stripe, and I may not be. I still plan on doing a lot of reading on Kabbalah.
Finally, Alan Moore has an independent zine. Yes, that's right, Alan "Greatest-Comic-Book-Writer-Alive-Today-Who-Is-Also-A-Wizard" Moore is running an independent zine. It's called Dodgem Logic and they gave me a free CD, which they will give to you as well. I can't make a link on this page, but if you go to, you can see all the stuff Alan Moore and his friends are up to. You have to buy a copy of the magazine though, which I will probably do at some point. I don't think it's the kind of thing I'd ask my parents to buy for me for Christmas. Besides, it's only...okay I'm not sure. But I'll probably buy an issue after Christmas, or try too. My job options aren't looking pretty good at this point.
Well, that's basically part of what's happening. I'll update you on some other things as time goes buy.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Lady Gaga: Is She a Zeitgeist or Something? What's the Deal?

I want Lady GaGa to find religion. Not because I fear for her soul in anyway, I just want her to join some wacky religion like Thelema or something so that her aesthetic can get a bit more organic.
Since she came out of God knows where Lady GaGa has been a peripheral interest of mine. I don't go after any tabloid stuff to see what she's up to, but if there's an article about what she's doing at the moment readily available to me I'll check it out. I'm haven't really heard much of her music and I'm not really sure if that's the point. Her music videos and whole persona is what I find really interesting. It takes a certain, I'm not going to say balls, it takes a certain guts to do the kind of crazy shit she does and make money of it. I am also going to go out and say that Lady GaGa is a sort of poster girl for a lot of what is wrong with our society. She is the embodiment of a plastic disposable sexuality that I see as largely empty. The difference with most other pop stars is that she seems to be aware of this and is taking pop to it's logical conclusion. She's is also Madonna's true spiritual offspring. Since nobody is really going to be shocked by overt sexual and religious imagery being juxtaposed anymore, Lady GaGa is basically free to do whatever crazy shit she feels like.
But again, I seriously think Lady GaGa should find religion at somepoint. Preferably something with incredibly vague and complex symbols. Let's all cross are fingers. If we wish hard enough, she may become an Alchemist.

Monday, November 02, 2009

The Ideal Apartement

  1. The Neighborhood should be inexpensive, but safe. I like the idea of living in a building with a lot of other artists but this seems to much like an idea that Hollywood has sold me. Either way it shouldn't be to gentrified.
  2. I'd like to live in an urban area, and I'd like to have windows to look over the street so I could watch people go by.
  3. I should be within walking distance to the following. A grocery store, my place of work, an independently owned cafe, one or more bookstores (preferably one that deals with new releases and one that is used), one movie rental place that specializes in independent releases and has a good foreign films selection.
  4. The apartment does not need to be large.
  5. The apartment should not be dirty. It should not have rats or cockroaches.
  6. The apartment should have a lot of room for books.
  7. The apartment should have the following rooms. A bedroom. A bathroom. A living room. A kitchen/dinning room. It may also have a room totally devoted to books and my writing, but this is not completely necessary.
  8. I will have begun to develop a music system that isn't totally dependent on Itunes. I will have a vinyl system and a collection of vinyl.
  9. I will have a cat.
  10. I will leave as small a carbon footprint as possible. This may be hard, as I'm running a minifridge, an Ipod dock, a lamp and a fan at the moment.
  11. I'll have various foreign artifacts, such as African masks, Persian rugs, Tibetan Murals, statues of Buddhas and certain Hindu gods, a few Celtic and Mennonite artifacts to celebrate my heritage, and posters of artists I like, i.e. posters for concerts, the odd psychedelic thing...alright that's about it. I'll probably buy some from artists I like. Don't expect much high art though.
  12. I don't know if I'll develop much of a movie collection. I've thought about it, but mostly I just like to rent movies. If I want a movie, I'll rent it. If the library has it I'll get it from them. I do have a DVD player that is pretty portable. I like using that, so I'll rent movies (see 3)
  13. I'll probably have a phone.
  14. I'd have really good cooking skills. I know that this isn't dependent on an apartment, but my kitchen would have a good supply of food and I'd make really good meals.
  15. I don't know what it would be I'd do. I'm not sure I can write as a career, because my writing mentor has talked me out of it. I'm going to have to look around in the job market for awhile until I can find something that fits.
  16. I'm still thinking about the ex patriot thing. Odds are this will be somewhere in Canada. The vast majority of my friends are in Canada, so I'll be staying here in all likelihood.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Blog Vacation

I haven't been blogging recently. To be honest I don't really see much of a reason to. I'm not saying I'm abandoning my blog, but I'm not going to be writing for a while. I don't know how long exactly but blogging is not something that is taking up much of my time these days. I might start in the new year, but otherwise I don't feel I have anything to say on my blog.

Friday, October 09, 2009

End of the World Scenarios

I finished the first draft of my essay last night. I think I can do better on it, but I'm taking a break and will get back to it tonight. Anyways, I'm back home for Thanksgiving and look forward to much turkey and stuffing. In other news SCIENCE WILL DESTROY US ALL!
Yeah, you heard me. Science is going to destroy us all. Look what I found on Stumbleupon. Yeah, that's right. The top five ways science can kill us all, and recreating the Big Bang is not even the top one. A lot of this has to do with something called the Large Hadron Collider, which is supposed to bang together dangerous particles or something. I'm not really up on all the sciency details. Apparently scientists have made this thing somewhere in Switzerland and plan on turning it on in mid-November this year. First off, after reading all this I am now going to say that I am afraid for my life and the life of my loved ones if this thing goes off and recreates the Big Bang or opens a wormhole to the future or something like that.
And that's not even the scariest thing. Number One way science will kill us all is nanotechnology, which in the wrong hands can create an army of desructo-bots that will devour all organic matter in there path. What really scares me is that my campus is working on a place that will build nanobots. This makes me feel uncomfortable, by which it means it scares me shitless. I am seriously considering making a sign and marching in front of were the building is being made and starting a protest on the grounds that this building could lead to the destruction of all life on earth.
Well, I need to get some cold water and calm down. Figure out a way to calm down. I can't link to the wikipedia article on the Large Hadron Collider. Look it up on wikipedia.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Feeling Slightly Overlooked

Hey folks, it looks like I'm three-for-three on RPG posts. I've posted three times and tried to start part two of the game three times and so far I've gotten nowhere. I can never get everyone in the same comfy lounge at the same time. I'm starting to wonder if this game was meant to be.
Well, aside from the whole RPG thing I am also in the process of putting the finishing touches on my Kabbalah paper. I'm just going to write up a final paragraph that will put rational philosophy and mysticism in the Jewish context up against the future development of human society or something like that. Shouldn't be to hard.
Still wish I could get this game running. I know in my heart it is a freaking awesome game, and it would be if I got everyone to get here on the same day.