A Film which Captures What it is Like to be in a Relationship with a Narcissist

Last night I watched - Hansel and Gretel (2007) - a South Korean film which takes the fairytale and flips it around in ways that are equally charming, fascinating and intensely creepy. It is a beautiful, visually captivating, and brilliant film as is…If you’ve had or have a relationship with a Narcissist, this film is... Continue Reading →

How We See Ourselves… How Others See Us

“The difference between how you look and how you see yourself is enough to kill most people. And maybe the reason vampires don’t die is because they can never see themselves in photographs or mirrors.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Haunted I disagree, perhaps wrongly, but I think the reason vampires don’t die is because they can... Continue Reading →

My Apple is Poisoned

I'm not going to reveal my greatest fear to you Daily Post or to anyone else. Why do you want to know? Why do you keep asking? You've done similar prompts recently about fear. In fact many of your prompts recently seem to be aimed at profiling WordPressians. You want us to tell you everything... Continue Reading →

Plastic Fantastic

Expect the unexpected. But if you expect it, it's not unexpected anymore. But if you don't expect it, then everything has the potential to become unexpected. An ordinary piece of plastic. Manmade litter in amongst nature's leaf litter. Something ordinary, so much so that your eyes don't see it. Or maybe they do, but it's... Continue Reading →

Being Thankful for the Narcissist in your Life – The Gift in the Curse

In many ways we all have a relationship with a Narcissist. That Narcissist is known as Society. For the past few decades Society has become increasingly Narcissistic. Image has become more important than anything else. We are judged as members of Society on how we look, not just in terms of physical attractiveness and fashion... Continue Reading →

The Subconscious Speaks…

For those who only know my WordPress self... which is a chatty, often too chatty, self... here's who I am on tumblr. When I can get on tumblr thanks to my internet connection being a hiccuping messy challenge. Descent by vegarden “The mind is its own beautiful prisoner…” ― E.E. Cummings agony,ecstasy by nothought “My... Continue Reading →

Mind Food – That’s my Hard Rock Hallelujah!

What tempts me? Not food, not the edible by mouth kind anyway. Unless I'm hungry, then it's whatever is available, that'll do to shush the physical hunger. Sure I prefer some foods to others. I hate chocolate. I can't eat ice cream, or cheese, or any kind of dairy because it is allergic to me. ... Continue Reading →

A Ruthless Burst of Ego Energy – When Mars and Pluto Join Forces

Wrecking Ball by Paul Goyette “You know how, like in cartoons, when the building gets hit by the wrecking ball, right before the building falls down, there's always like this moment where it's perfectly still right before it collapses? We're in that moment. The wrecking ball has already hit all of this, and this is... Continue Reading →

Narcissism 101 – Ask me a question

Okay, so here's the thing, my internet is a mess of hiccups, sometimes I can connect and it is fluid and sometimes just loading one page takes an age. I haven't got that kind of patience. My mind, right now, is a bit cloudy thanks to dealing with the Narcissists in my life and the... Continue Reading →

Want To Go For An After Midnight Ride in my Van?

Want To Go For An After Midnight Ride in my Van? I don’t think there is a woman on this planet who could resist such an offer. “Hey I’m a strange man who approached you after midnight, even though you had a very definite leave me alone vibe. I ignored it because it didn’t apply... Continue Reading →

A Plane Lands Just… in Time for a New Future Where We All Agree and Speak The Same Language

Words and composition by Slartybardfast | Original image by John Martz It's a bird, it's a plane... it's my rambling reply to The Daily Post's Daily Prompt! Eine flugzeug landet gerade. A Plane Lands Just. That’s it. The extent of my German. That little sentence is completely useless to my life which is perhaps why... Continue Reading →

Contrary To Popular Belief

One of the first posts I wrote when I started blogging was about labels, the ones which others give us and the ones which we give ourselves. It was inspired by the use of tags, and having to write an ‘About’ and other aspects of labelling which come with the territory of blogs. I haven’t... Continue Reading →

Fill in the Blanks

The Duel After The Masquerade by Jean-Leon Gerome * “It was strange to see someone you have only known alone begin interacting with other people, for that somebody known to you disappears and is replaced by a different, more complex, person. You watch him revolve in this new company, revealing new facets, and there is... Continue Reading →

If You Have No Enemies Find a Way to Make Them – Love and Friendship with a Narcissist

The title of this piece was inspired by a line in a chapter in Robert Greene’s - The 48 Laws of Power. It is a very interesting book, one which I enjoyed reading. I did not read this book because I was a wannabe Bond villain hoping to learn how to take over the world.... Continue Reading →

Layering With Fire

Some bloke named Prometheus is rumoured to have been the original twisted fire starter. He broke into a Big Wig’s home and stole a valuable lighter. He was fed up with living in the dark. Bored of having to get up really early with first light, do a bunch of work, then go to bed... Continue Reading →

Infrequently Asked Questions

“Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider,... Continue Reading →

Stop Kicking the You Who You are Now because of the You Whom You Once Were

That's an ideal. To stop punishing the me today by regretting the stuff that who I was, even yesterday, did do or didn't do, or said or didn't say. Ideals are there to inspire not become a reality. If I try to make the ideal a reality, I'll end up getting annoyed at myself if... Continue Reading →

Home… Where is that?

To me everything is a writing prompt, or more to the point a thinking prompt, an inner conversational starter. I'll see an image or read something and my mind kicks into gear, talking up a storm and a bunch of words burst out of my fingers onto the page. Sometimes I ramble all over verbal... Continue Reading →

A Chinese Dragon in an English Garden

When I moved into the place where I now live the garden was a bit wild. It is still wild as that is the way it likes to be. I tidied it up a bit and then left it to do its thing, mainly because I gave up trying to tame the wild. I'm not... Continue Reading →

A Ginger-faced Man and an Angry Woman make a Superb Film

I watched Sightseers (2012) last night and was blown away by its brilliance. It captures so many nuances about life, people, relationships and so much more in a tightly written, wonderfully acted, and superbly directed film. The seemingly utter randomness of how we get from A to B in life, and the undercurrents which guide... Continue Reading →

Playing with Cats…

“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.” ― Terry Pratchett This photo is of my partner's hand scrungling (what you do to cats' bellies with your human hand at your own peril, they may accept it and purr approvingly or attack it, sometimes both) our neighbour's cat. It's kind... Continue Reading →

Perspective and Focus… in life and through photographs.

One of the reasons I like taking photographs is because I can see something from a different perspective or point of focus. I like to do that with thought too. To see things from a view other than my own, to expand my own view. It is not about positive or negative, black and white... Continue Reading →

NSFM – Not Safe For Men – but is it safe for women?

“Most men fear getting laughed at or humiliated by a romantic prospect while most women fear rape and death.” ― Gavin de Becker, The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence Men just can't understand, even when they try because men do try very hard to understand women (they do and it... Continue Reading →

The Heaviest of Burdens…

Milan Kundera by Elisa Cabot “The heaviest of burdens crushes us, we sink beneath it, it pins us to the ground… …The heaviest of burdens is therefore simultaneously an image of life's most intense fulfillment. The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become. Conversely,... Continue Reading →

Neptune and Narcissism – Further explorations into Astrology and Narcissistic Personality Disorder… and me.

When I first started blogging I did not have a plan for my blog, I still don't. This is characteristic of the way I am and have always been. I am a Jack of all trades and master of none. I have Gemini on the MC/10th house and Mercury in Aquarius. I start things and... Continue Reading →

Wherever You Throw Me, I Will Stand

The Three Legs of Man, Ronaldsway Airport by Kevin Rothwell via geograph.org.uk The title of this post is a loose translation of the motto of the Isle of Man - Quocunque Jeceris Stabit - which goes with the symbol, the triskelion, of the three legs on the Manx coat of arms. I was actually searching... Continue Reading →

Tears of Autumn

Nature is poetic. It speaks the language of the soul. If you sit and observe the movements of the natural world, pressing the pause button on thought, nature can touch you in a place, the heart, the soul, somewhere known yet unknown, and inspire a feeling, a sense, a something in that somewhere known yet... Continue Reading →

Am I a Terrible Person?

"If them men wanted a decent burial, they should have gotten themselves kilt in summer." Rooster Cogburn, True Grit. Someone once asked me that question - Am I a terrible person? What kind of a question is that, and what answer does the person who asked it want? A while ago I would have rushed... Continue Reading →

Mist Trees…

For the Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie   I live in an area which is exposed to the elements. Nature can be very gentle in her beauty, she can also be uncompromising. When it is windy here it feels like the Big Bad Wolf is trying to blow my house down and the front door is... Continue Reading →

On the Eve of the 3 November Solar Eclipse, A Refresher

For many people Astrology is... well just another thing which says some stuff about who you may be... which may be true and it may just be true because you want it to be true. Or not. Is it science or something else? You decide. For me it is a way to start a dialogue... Continue Reading →

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