Being a loner can be difficult sometimes, especially when your enemies outnumber you! However, there are some advantages to being a loner. For example, an old proverb says: “2 captains will sink a ship”; Similarly, 2 narrators could ruin a story, 2 painters might mess up an art masterpiece…or even 2 gods might destroy a universe!(Especially if they oppose each other) Opposition is annoyingly challenging, especially if you’re a loner; but you can help yourself & this essay will give you some advice about that!

First of all, I’ll teach you what you should do to survive when your enemies outnumber you:

Is it possible for 1 person to beat 8 people? If the lonely person fights dirty, then yes, it should be possible. Fight dirty when you’re outnumbered, if you want to be victorious! It’s already unfair to you when your enemies outnumber you & attack you all at once, so don’t fight back fairly in that case… Even up the odds against you & fight dirty! (I’ll tell you why in the next 2 paragraphs…)

Considering that italicized question in bold in the previous paragraph, I was often outnumbered in my disputes when I got bullied in school due to having such a small circle of friends. For one thing, when you’re outnumbered, fighting fair won’t work at all because you’re facing several opponents at the same time! (Your enemies are already fighting unfairly since they outnumber you!) You could even up the odds if only you could self-duplicate!
Do what it takes to survive; seek victory, not fairness. If your enemies outnumber you, fight dirty because you can’t fight like you’re facing only 1 opponent at a time; focus on all of your opponents, otherwise, several or all of them could tackle you at once & overwhelm you. If 2 or more of them grab you, they could tear you apart! (If their combined strength is enough to tear you apart) Better yet, use attacks or moves that can hit more than 1 enemy simultaneously if possible. Or you can retreat for a little bit & get the threatening crowd to scatter so you can beat each enemy 1-on-1. Also, powerful weapons are very helpful when you’re outnumbered!

Hint: Becoming a 1-man army is necessary for loners with a bunch of enemies!

Returning to my life story, I was lucky enough to not get torn apart by my enemies of the past, despite the many times I was outnumbered. I defeated my enemies by outsmarting them. However, I couldn’t win every fight. I lost some battles but I won the war & winning the war is more important than winning a specific battle.

Another Hint: When you’re out-muscled or outnumbered & the rules say that you can’t hit them back, (probably because you’re a boy & your enemies are girls, considering gynocentrism…) then you have to outsmart them! That’s how you defeat them! That’s how you fight back!

Plenty of people I met in school chose to compete against me instead of cooperate with me. I really dislike having competition because competition is often associated with opposition! (In fact, those 2 words with the suffix “-tion” are synonyms.) Even if it’s just a game, remember that some people are sore losers. Plus, if they wanted to oppose/compete against you in the 1st place, then they’re hypocrites for whining about losing & being defeated by you! If they arrogantly gloat when they win & are disrespectful about it when they end up “defeating” you, then that makes them even more hypocritical! Sometimes, idiots think that they’re winners when they’re actually losers, failing to realize what they missed out on!

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Gary Ray, a former friend of my principal character Derek Cyannus Jr., was a hypocritical, over-competitive, arrogant, sore loser. His constant misbehavior cost him Derek’s friendship!

Now you may want to ask me this question: “Would people describe you as a loner?”

I sure count as a loner because I spend most of my time alone. I play video games alone, I draw cartoons alone, there are a lot of things that I do alone. However, I would rather be lonely than with someone who makes me unhappy. My circle of friends is small since I was an unpopular schoolboy. At least some people I met in school liked me a little, but I lost touch with most of them…
Still, bad company is worse than no company at all. If I met better company in my school days, maybe I would have a wider circle of friends. But in elementary school especially, I met all sorts of annoying idiots who drove me crazy! They didn’t make me happy at all!
And so, I became a loner as a result; besides, I decided that being an extrovert just doesn’t suit me. That’s for popular, more attractive people! I am what you can call an introvert. Introverts spend most of their time alone, while extroverts spend most of their time with others.

I think that in school, I tended to have more enemies than friends because for some stupid reasons, plenty of classmates & teachers I had just didn’t really like me…for who I was most importantly! (In fact, they hindered me from achieving my goals; that made them my enemies!)

It’s certainly easy to make new enemies: just offend someone intentionally or not & that’s it, you have a new enemy! Any nitwit can make a new enemy; making a new friend is a bit more challenging. You may want to be the other person’s friend, but if he/she DOES NOT want to be yours, then it won’t work out.

(According to my theory, it’s slightly easier to make new enemies than new friends!)

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My principal character Derek Cyannus Jr. jokes about the ignorance of his villainous enemy George Peanut-Brain the Number Hater! Ignorance is how idiots make enemies!

Even after making new friends, you might lose touch with them eventually as time goes on…

I was an unpopular schoolboy because during most of my childhood, all those jerks I met in elementary school weren’t thinking: “Derek needs some friends”, they were thinking: “Derek is a so-and-so!” They spent more time picking on me than focusing on being educated & that spoils the purpose of school! Often when I showed my intelligence & knowledge in elementary school, some pea-brain refused to appreciate it & just targeted me! (School bullies usually hunt the smart ones!)

Is it okay not to have friends? Well, it depends…

Some things are just beyond our control, like unpopularity. You can’t control whether other people like you or not, or whether they like what you do or not. Although, people should remember that being a friend does not make you a miracle worker.

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Burger Meat Food, my vice principal character, is relatively unpopular in my main cartoon world! Sometimes, I felt this unpopular in school! Goldilocks’ purpose in this cartoon is to simmer down the gun violence in the 2nd panel, because gun violence is considered totally extreme!

Also, as time goes on, things change & people lose touch. It’s very polite to say goodbye before you leave people, because the future doesn’t guarantee when you’ll see & meet them again, if you see & meet them again. Chances are, because of how huge the world is, that you most likely will never meet them again. But unhappiness is worse than loneliness; spend time with people who make you happy & during time you spend alone, focus on a career & chase success!

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Alice Pleasance Liddell, the Alice of “Alice in Wonderland”, decides to stop chasing her friend Mr. White Rabbit & chase success instead for more happiness!

Finally, if you try to regain touch with old friends, but you’re not successful about it, don’t blame yourself. People do outgrow each other for some reason or another. On the other hand, some people will be your friends for the rest of your life! Also, be considerate of others’ feelings. That’s the best you can do to make relationships last.

P.S.: If there’s anything I learned from Facebook is that you can’t keep in touch with everyone you meet forever. Plus, the planet’s way too big for an international game of hide-&-seek; no mortal has time for such a long, hapless journey. By pure luck, you find old acquaintances only to find out that they didn’t like you as much as you thought. They may even forget you & all the wonderful times they spent with you in the past & not welcome you back.

Don’t let unfriendly people waste your life away with their hide-&-seek bullcrap! Focus on a career; that will guarantee you more happiness!
Make new friends, but keep as many of the old ones as you can.

There must be good reasons why sexuality works the way it does for each gender. If the 2 genders cooperated more, there would be more romance & a species could reproduce sufficiently. Extinct species, such as giant dinosaurs & dodo birds, possibly became extinct because their species did not reproduce sufficiently enough. You can look it up for yourself why these animals became extinct; this essay is about how sexism prevents romance.

Below are some important words to consider in this subject:

  • Heterosexual – attracted to one’s opposite gender

  • Homosexual – attracted to one’s own gender

  • Misandry – hatred of men

  • Misogyny – hatred of women

  • Gynocentrism – favoritism of women over men

  • Androcentrism – favoritism of men over women

Perhaps there’s androcentrism in specific environments, but I noticed, as a male, that society usually tends to be more gynocentric! Gynocentrism has caused a lot of inconveniences for men… And in a way, it causes inconvenience for women, too, but some brainwashed women haven’t figured that out yet! They’ve been brainwashed by an ideology of gynocentrism, which has made them somewhat unromantic to the male gender! And without a sense of romance, long-term relationships end or never happen. However, there are unromantic men, too; these are the kind of men that are more likely to objectify women. Yet, some women always feel objectified by men, no matter what the men do! Maybe that’s why some people decide to become trans-sexual, but there’s a surgical procedure to go thru because the human body is NOT designed to just swap between the 2 genders so easily!

Click here to see a special animation at my cartoon Website starring the Connecto Sapiens, an alien species in which its members can switch genders by using a special potion & striped members can switch genders without the potion!

Sexism itself is the reason why some people, especially smart ones, do not bother dating!

Dating is hard for men because heterosexuality doesn’t work the same way with women as it does with men. Usually, the women are the attractors & the men are the attracted. A woman can attract a man with her appearance; she can enhance her femininity with cosmetics, cute accessories & sexy clothing, making her even more attractive. Now a man may be attracted to her, but she may not be attracted to him!

Men are naturally programmed to respond sexually to the visual, to the sight of female human flesh. But they can’t sexually attract women to them that easily because women’s heterosexuality just doesn’t work that way. It takes much more than just a man’s appearance to sexually arouse a woman. But if women’s heterosexuality did work the same way, maybe dating would be easier for both genders!

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Notice how my female characters are dressed & doing sexy actions with their body parts. These images are alluring because of what my characters do, which gender they’re in & how male heterosexuality just naturally works. Below is the sequel of this comic strip.

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Sexiness sells! This job that my female characters are doing is called modeling. Hopefully, more of you women have better understanding of this now! You can click either comic for a better view.

In dating, women can play the passive role, while men usually have to play the active role. Each role has pros & cons:

In the passive dating role:

  • You can attract potential mates. (Pro)
  • You aren’t expected to approach others. (Pro)
  • You might get “catcalled” or sexually harassed. (Con)
  • You have to do more rejecting. (Con)
  • You can wear sexy clothing & cosmetics…without much negative criticism. (Pro)
  • You don’t have to feel the shame of rejection. (Pro)
  • You have no risk of being accused of sexual harassment. (Pro)

In the active dating role:

  • You can ask women out if you want to. (Pro)
  • You have to risk being rejected. (Con)
  • You have to feel the shame of rejection. (Con)
  • You usually don’t get “catcalled” or sexually harassed. (Pro)
  • You can’t attract potential mates. (Con)
  • You can’t wear sexy clothing or cosmetics…without much negative criticism. (Con)
  • You could get accused of sexual harassment if a woman thinks you’re creepy. (Con)

Notice that the passive dating role has more pros than the active dating role. In dating, when men ask women out, the women can choose whether to date the men or not. So usually, the men have to be the choices while the women get to be the choosers!


My source of reference for the listed information above is from 2 videos I seen about sexuality & gender differences. They’re hyperlinked just below:

Street Harassment = Benefits of Being a Privileged Hot Girl (10 Hours of Walking in NYC As a Woman) – from Red Pill Philosophy Warning: The guy in the video tends to occasionally but appropriately use curse words! If you’re still a kid, then you’ll have to wait until you’re a little older to watch this one…

Men and the Power of the Visual – from PragerU


When it comes to searching for romance, there are 2 “pills” you can take:

If you take the blue pill, then you’ll have to deal with the consequences of the risks that come with looking for a date-mate.

If you take the red pill, then you go your own way, realize that loneliness isn’t so bad & avoid the sexist nonsense that makes dating dangerous!

I’m sure that women have some problems & dangers to face in the dating world, too, (considering rape & intentional sexual harassment) but generalized gynocentrism in society is what makes it even more dangerous for men! And then there’s hatred of either gender! After a lot of bad experiences with people of their opposite gender, some people start hating their opposite gender in general! And that’s not good for our species in the long run, if you think about it.

The infamous Elliot Rodger went on a misogynistic shooting rampage because he kept getting rejected by every woman he met & couldn’t handle his loneliness anymore, according to a video the gunman posted before he committed suicide in the end. Maybe he would have finally gotten a devoted girlfriend if he met a very nice girl & learned from his dating mistakes. On the other hand, if he was so mean & disrespectful to them in the 1st place, then he’s the one at fault. And there’s no excuse for his extremely violent rampage!

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Pictured here are the Meters of Sexism(or Hatred of a Gender) Check out the terms for the rating levels! Avoid those who rate up to the higher, more dangerous levels of misandry or misogyny. You can click on these 2 images for a better view.

Plenty of people seem think that the female gender is more important than the male gender since it’s the females that give birth! Males can at least help the females give birth, which makes the male gender important, too; but why do people keep forgetting that? There are even people who hate their own gender!

Below is a cartoon of one of my characters – Burger Meat Food – telling his friend Derek Cyannus Jr. how he defeated his imaginary enemy – Mr. Chivalry:

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Have you noticed how Mr. Chivalry hated his own gender? He even tried to convince Burger that he is expendable just because he’s male! You can click on this comic for a better view if you’re having trouble reading some of the word balloons.

What if it was vice versa which gender gives birth? In fact, did you know that it’s the male seahorse that gives birth instead of the female? I don’t think seahorses treat their female members like disposable beings just because of that!

Returning to the paragraph before the 3rd cartoon, I hate NEITHER gender because both of them are necessary & important in reproduction! It’s just the way biological nature works! Plenty of people make dating mistakes that frustrate them a whole lot! Then, if they’re crazy enough, they might just go on violent rampages because they’re so tired of being so lonely without someone else to date! Maybe there are rather good reasons why someone gets rejected… Furthermore, maybe it’s for the better because some people are just mentally incompatible with each other; they just think too differently & have opposite opinions that prevent them from being good companions! Searching for romance is a risk & these are the kinds of situations you have to go thru sometimes just to be sexually active.

Sexual activity is very risky & dangerous perhaps most of the time; hence, God’s 7th commandment!

What are my views on dating? Well, it is seemingly pointless…most of the time. I don’t make myself available for dating; besides, I’m an introvert because being an extrovert doesn’t suit me! Extroversion is for popular, more attractive people.

I’m decisively sexually inactive. There are several reasons why:

  • Love triangles sting!
  • Hypocritical women dress up themselves to look attractive to men, then when they DO attract a man successfully, they complain about it, which gets the man in trouble!
  • Some females are too business-like with the male sex! You date ’em & give ’em a ride in your car, then they repay you with misandristic bullcrap! Dating is for pleasure, not business!
  • There are deadly double standards against men when they have female opponents.
  • It’s usually more difficult for men to attract women to them than vice versa.
  • Since gay marriage has been legalized, your opponent in a love triangle might be in your opposite sex!
  • “The female of the species is deadlier than the male”, according to that old saying.
  • According to the rules, you can only have 1 mate at a time, otherwise, you’re “cheating”.
  • Bad company is worse than no company at all. It’s better to be alone than with someone who makes you unhappy.

{Smart guys don’t want to waste their time with stupid mind games of boy-bashing bullcrap!}

Also, male heterosexuality works in a funny but natural way; unfortunately however, girls often find guys’ sexual attraction to them annoying instead of complimenting! You could be polite & completely harmless about it…and still, girls will dislike you! Understandably, a girl will get angry if a guy uses the wrong approach on her, but seriously, don’t hate your opposite gender & assume that all guys just want to sexually objectify girls. (A gentleman would never just take away a lady’s free will.)

Long-term relationships require cooperation from both partners. And average girls commonly make the mistake of being lazy & expecting their potential boyfriends to do ALL THE WORK in the relationship! Then their boyfriends have a reason to dump them! Also, having a friend of the other gender doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re “cheating”; as long as you aren’t having an affair, your date mate shouldn’t be jealous… Yet plenty of people get jealous anyway because they see a potential threat to the relationship!

Unromantic mindsets are a BIG turnoff especially for smart guys like me! It can make a guy feel bad about his sexuality when a girl gives him an attitude of insecurity! I know sexuality works differently for each gender, but punishing someone for harmlessness is injustice!

 

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Since his past relationship with his ex-girlfriend didn’t work out, Buck Hastee goes on a dating strike. Observe what his sign says.

Men & women think differently. What a woman thinks is offensive, a man may not think is so offensive. And because of that fact, dating & relationships with those of your opposite gender can sometimes be even more frustrating! However, please don’t be hate-filled towards your opposite gender or even your own birth gender. Some people are homosexual probably because they enjoy their own gender more than their opposite gender, although they may not necessarily resent their opposite gender! (They may be born that way or not) But heterosexuality is heterosexuality; and if a man is at least harmless about it, then women shouldn’t punish him for it.

And finally, about specific statements describing people of either gender(in this case, women), is the statement “some women are gold diggers” misogynistic? No, it’s not misogynistic at all. The statement is describing some women, not all women as gold diggers. Insulting statements that have the word “all” in them are obviously hateful because they generalize every member of the mentioned group, although at least 1 member could be different from the others somehow.

The more romance there is, the fewer disputes there will be between people of opposite genders.

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Here are 2 striped connecto sapiens who swapped genders before Burger’s eyes, as they tell him that both genders are equally great!

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These images are from the epic comic strip of my cartoon series entitled: “Inversion of the Sexes 2: Gender Bender Mender Galaxy”.

 

Here’s an interesting question to answer:

“What would you do if you had more than 1 life to live?”

Do you have an answer for it? Well I have an answer for my own question!

If I had more than 1 life to live, I would surely feel more confident about facing danger because after dying once, I could come back from the dead if I had another life left! Depending on how many extra lives I have left, if I had a large number of lives left, then I would take more deadly risks because I would have a lot of backup extra lives to use! If I had a small number of lives left, then I would be more careful about taking deadly risks. And of course, if I had only 1 single life left, then I wouldn’t take any chances with danger. I would try to get what I need to have more extra lives first before facing more danger. (Like those green “1up mushrooms” from the Universe of Super Mario(TM) or a bottle of “mortonium” from my cartoon series: “Blueworld Adventures/Blueworld & Beyond”)

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Archy Ant is holding a bottle of mortonium in this image. This special liquid gives my characters extra lives. It takes a quarter of a liter to revive a common character.

Having more than 1 life to live shall be called multi-mortality. Since we don’t have that superpower in reality, we must be extremely careful about danger, whether it’s from nature or violently crazy people(human or non-human). Unfortunately, no person is multi-mortal or immortal(which means they can’t be killed so they can live forever), so we must protect these only lives we have because once they’re broken, they can’t be fixed to ever work again! Life may sometimes feel like a video game, but it’s not!

In fact, an early fraction of my life can relate to my subject:

For me, standing up against my bullies was like going to war…I felt like I was in a violent video game! I was usually the lonely main character of the video game I imagined myself in, where I had to fight for my life against monsters! (I considered my bullies the video game monsters) Now in video games, if your character gets caught by the monsters, your character loses a life; video game characters have what you can call multi-mortality(Having more than 1 life to live), but in reality, people get only 1 life to live, just 1 single life for each person.

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They were called Game Boys(tm) by the way! This image is used on 1 of my greeting cards, which you can find at my cartoon Website. Look for the greeting cards in the Extra Section: “More Stuff” hyperlink on the Index Page.

Some of my bullies had the nerve to threaten my life over bullcrap & that’s why I felt like I was in a violent video game! Because of that, I wished that I had more than 1 life to live. Now 1 life is enough to make your dreams come true, but it’s not enough when you happen to get murdered!(Not to mention that danger itself naturally exists…) 1 of my bullies who used to be a friend actually said this to me: “I always wanted a friend who plays video games, not one who wants to BE in video games!” I think it would be great to have more than 1 life to live so that if any of my bullies killed me, then I would have an extra life as backup & another chance to pursue my dream goals! Unfortunately, reality is NOT that flexible; multi-mortality is a fantasy, my favorite fantasy!

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T.V. Man’s screen in the 1st panel shows that same video-game-themed image with Derek C. Jr. in color!(Instead of just many shades of green) The blonde fairy Sabrina Pixie mentions those hand-held devices known as Game Boys(tm).

Why did these school bullies of mine threaten my life or bullied me in the 1st place? Because of all sorts of bullcrap! Bullcrap, in which mortality itself didn’t even have to be brought into! My disputes with my bullies weren’t so serious that mortality or death had to be brought into the situation! But the bullies made it that serious; and because of how overly aggressive they were, I had to defend myself!

By the way, bullies HATE smart people, the kind of people who can be counted on to solve tough problems & puzzles most of all! (Without geniuses, how would we have all of this convenient technology today?) Furthermore, intelligence itself is NOT really appreciated in schools!

Students should be made to realize that schools DON’T teach intelligence exactly, but rather obedience. If you’re very clever, smart & knowledgeable…and you show it in school, your teachers & classmates WON’T care, unless they’re truly your friends. By the way, true brilliance can’t be taught in a classroom…

Usually in school, teachers teach you how to be obedient instead of how to be intelligent!

• This is teaching obedience: “Don’t do this; don’t do that; if you do this or that, then you’ll be punished!”

• This is teaching intelligence: “You have a very good idea! That will solve the problem! Water douses fire, so you should use water to put out the flame on your shirt!”

See the differences?

You know you’re intelligent when you can think for yourself & use your knowledge to get important tasks done! But unfortunately, most of the people you will meet in school will be narrow-minded, genius-hating nitwits! In other words, idiots outnumber geniuses. Plus, they won’t care how many facts you know; they won’t even appreciate it, no matter how much you learn. (Bullies are unreasonable!) Beware, because often whenever I showed my intelligence in school, especially elementary school, some jerk(s) lambasted me for it! For example, it’s like when a brute punishes or attacks someone just for saying a fact like “1 + 3 = 4”! Being bad at math is NO excuse for hurting someone else who is good at math!

Before I return to the topic about multi-mortality, teachers/staff members don’t always punish the right person. If they think you’re the troublemaker & you look guilty to them somehow, then prepare to be unfairly punished; but hopefully, your innocence will be proven eventually. If fair trails were given in schools, then fewer innocent students would be unfairly punished… Or better yet, NONE at all!

Both intelligence & obedience should be taught in school, but nowadays, they’re focusing more on obedience! In order for people to be really educated & think for themselves, intelligence needs to be taught more! (Although obedience is necessary in right-from-wrong) And the knowledge that they get from the lessons should be put to good, time-worthy, constructive use; besides, what good is knowledge if you don’t get to use it?

Since plenty of my school bullies had the nerve to threaten my life over bullcrap, I have an imperative sentence for them: “Join the Army!” (Or the Navy, or the Air Force, or any other branch of the Military!) because apparently, these specific school bullies of mine have the right kind of mentality to be soldiers! Then if they get drafted & have to go to war, then they’ll have lots of enemies to kill; and legally during wartime, a soldier can kill an enemy soldier! However, soldiers do that to serve their home countries, to fight for the freedom of civilians; or contrary-wise, they could be on the wrong side…

Anyway, that’s how bullies turn schools into war zones: By mortifying their innocent targets!

Returning to multi-mortality, speaking of soldiers, if they each had some extra lives before getting killed at least once, they could come back from the dead to try conquering an obstacle or an enemy again. But if the enemies had extra lives, too, they could do the same thing! When 1 army runs out of extra lives, the enemy of that army would officially win the war.

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Lady Fingersandtoes is right: It is more fun to play a video game than to fight for survival in a video game, despite how many lives you have. She’s the character playing the video game on T.V. Man’s screen. Candy Stripes(the blonde) observes how her video game clone appears & makes a comment about it. The difference between reality vs. video games is that when people die in reality, there are no extra lives for the exact same people! But video games give the characters in them several chances to survive a challenge! (1 chance for each extra life) You can click on this image for a better view.

But the most important fact to remember about mortality is that death itself picks no favorites. The Grim Reaper doesn’t have a favorite person; he favors nobody! Even if multi-mortality was real, once you run out of extra lives, you’ll stay dead most likely forever. (GAME OVER!) But like I typed at the end of the 2nd paragraph, life itself ISN’T really a game! Sometimes, it’s a challenge; okay, maybe often, it’s challenging but it’s also a gift to us from God. It’s the Devil that creates all the drama from evil; in fact, the Devil is the main source of evil! (Have you noticed that the word “evil” is part of the word “devil”? Delete the D & you’ll see it!) If it weren’t for the existence of evil, life would be paradise. But since evil exists, we must find ways to deal with it; although, people don’t always get what they deserve. With evil came death. Fortunately though, our loving God always has a backup plan for when things don’t work out for humankind! Besides, as the creator of the universe, He cares about His creation!

In the meantime, until people can live forever in eternal paradise, just remember to take care of yourself & protect your only life. Do defend yourself against aggressors. Don’t let yourself get murdered. Also, whenever possible, avoid hazards that you might face in any of your trips. However though, if you were multi-mortal & had a few extra backup lives, you would have less to lose; but with only 1 single life, you have much more to lose…TOO MUCH MORE!

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Grover Ravel AKA Groundman wanted Smokey the Genie to undo his wish of immortality because he was tired of feeling “itchy footsteps”. Unfortunately, Grover’s wish to cancel the previous one couldn’t be granted. Smokey turned Grover into a ground-like being with specific weaknesses, just in case Grover uses his wish of immortality for personal gain. Perhaps there are some reasons why death itself just can’t & doesn’t choose favorites… If you were immortal but miserable, that would be worse than being dead!

 

Finally, readers, to end this essay, remember this old proverb: “Don’t take life or death too seriously”

I quit Facebook because after 9 years, 4 months & 14 days, I got tired of it. Those jokers at the Facebook company are making a business out of friendship itself! But friendship is not business, it’s pleasure. They are being very irresponsible with this sensitive, bond-related stuff, man! Facebook can’t be trusted because it doesn’t always tell you the truth about your relationships.
It’s a potential bond destroyer. It uses numerical data to manipulate your feelings about personal things about yourself! For example, in telling you how many friends you have or how many people like your images, it might say something like: “Oh you had 100 friends yesterday, but today, you have only 87 friends left; so you lost 13 friends!”. It verbally abuses you! However, true friendship is spiritual, not technological; you may reunite with someone in person & find out that person is still your friend after all… And that Facebook lied to you about the person no longer being your friend!
Also, if you quit Facebook & have your account deleted, it WON’T notify your friends! It’ll just tell them: “Oh this person is suddenly not your friend anymore!”. It gives them no closure. If the friendship requests you send out on Facebook get rejected, you don’t get notified about it; but after a while, you can conclude that your request was denied! If you reject others’ friendship requests, not only you might miss out on making a good new friend, but also the one you rejected probably won’t get any closure because Facebook won’t notify that person. As the one doing the rejecting, I don’t like that!

People can still be friends outside of Facebook, right? Love & friendship are spiritual, not technological. But when people’s names vanish from their “Facebook friend list” & the number on the “friend counter” decreases, it can make people question their relationships. Here are some questions they might ask for example:

• “Why did the name(s) of this person/these people vanish from my Facebook friend list?”
• “Does this mean that my relationship(s) with this person/these people is/are over?”
• “Did someone just unfriend me? Why? I don’t remember upsetting this person!”
• “Is this person/Are these people still my friend(s) even though his/her/their name(s) is/are missing from my Facebook friend list?”
• “How do I know for sure?”

Sometimes, it’s like the “friend list” & the “friend counter” are both telling you that someone you know & who knows you & likes you for who you are is NOT your friend, but that’s NONSENSE! True friends like you for who you are; they love you unconditionally & true love is unconditional! Remember that & you’ll have healthier relationships!

Also, Facebook is a money pit! The Facebook company wanted to sell the popularity of my own cartoons to me so I would have to waste my money to get them advertised; I decided not to pay them a cent! If a company advertises my cartoons, then I want my share of the sales! Popularity itself should have no price. Don’t try to buy popularity, folks; it’s a bad deal that damages your dignity. Besides, the idea of advertising is to make money, not lose money!
Since I quit Facebook, those jokers at the Facebook company probably deleted that Facebook page about my cartoon series before anyone could see the notification that I was quitting Facebook! But screw Facebook! Nobody needs a Facebook account to like my cartoons, right? Those stupid Facebook “like counters” can only count 1 “like” for each Facebook account, but it’ll subtract 1 for each “unlike”; however, there could be a lot of people without Facebook accounts who like your stuff! Plus, they could be your friends, too!

Also, remember the message of the image below:

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To the left is Susan Amy Martin of the Photonese Martins & to the right is her ex-boyfriend Buck Hastee.

By the way, I’m NOT tired of having friends, I just got tired of Facebook!

2 days before I typed this essay, the owners & moderators of Quora have temporary blocked me from posting at their Website & deleted a bunch of my answers to questions about subjects that are rather controversial. They took my words out of context! It’s hypocritical of them that they let people ask questions about such subjects at their Website but then punish or banish those who answer such questions just because they misunderstand or dislike the answers & take them out of context. (It’s the same thing with comments!) Apparently, the owners & moderators have bad senses of humor because “jokes” aren’t allowed to be answers either.

I decided that I’ll stop answering questions about controversial subjects there & just focus on ones about math, logic, art & color, when this blocking time period is over; or better yet, maybe I’ll stop answering questions at Quora, period, because Quora is apparently too darn sensitive! Plenty of my followers actually up-voted some of my best answers there, but even a few answers of mine that received up-votes were deleted by the owners & moderators of Quora, out of sheer narrow-mindedness & words taken out of context. So finally, if my followers are wondering why my answers are getting deleted & I haven’t posted any more in a while, it’s because the owners & moderators of Quora have decided to block me for a while & delete some of my answers that they took out of context, claiming that policies were violated.

But you know what? Before I conclude this essay, I just want to say that this world needs more open-mindedness! Narrow-mindedness is frustrating, even to the ones who have to do the explaining! When narrow-minded nitwits are bad listeners, it’s even more frustrating! Instead of being zealous, more people should open up their minds & hearts! Because when they don’t, it just creates more frustration for both the speaker(s) & the listener(s)! Life is frustrating enough without narrow-mindedness! (Don’t forget about danger & death. Besides, people can’t live forever.) Furthermore, if the student is narrow-minded, then the student misses out on learning important lessons & wastes the teacher’s time with ignorance; otherwise, if the teacher is narrow-minded, then the student’s extraordinary ideas get rejected & then the teacher misses out on learning something from the student. (Yes, teachers can learn from their students, too; in fact, you can learn from anybody, even your enemies if you have any.)

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Dorothy Gale learns how to grab with her toes & use her feet like hands from Lady Fingersandtoes & Patrick Pixelman. In fact, in the Spanish language, toes are called “dedos del pies”, which literally means: “fingers of the feet”You can click on the comic for a better view.

This subject might be a bit controversial, but sometimes, people may not be happy with their gender. On the other hand, they may be very content with it.

-Am I happy with my gender?

I have a question to answer that question: “Which gender do others want ME to be in?”

It seems that if you don’t want to be beaten up, you must be born female, since boys are told to never hit girls. However, some aggressive, alpha-brutes will pick fights with you & want to beat you up just because you’re another boy! Sometimes when girls get angry, they might & do hit boys; these boys can get into a hell of a lot of trouble for hitting them back! Boys seem to get harsher treatment than girls in this gynocentric society!
By the way, there are plenty of things girls can do that boys are NOT allowed to do because they’re “too girlish”. I’d show you the list, but it’s too large; I want to keep things short.

I ask this theoretical question because:

If you’re a man, then you can’t be happy in a misandristic environment & if you’re a woman, then you can’t be happy in a misogynistic environment.

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Pictured above is the truth table of the sexual logic of happiness. (According to your environment)

Each gender has strengths & weaknesses that are opposite in the other. But after enough studying, I decided that both genders are equally great, just different & sometimes opposite. It no longer matters to me which gender I’m in, as long as I can live a meaningful life. However, I dislike it when some creep makes a big deal out of my gender! I didn’t get to choose which gender to be born in! Neither did my creepy opponents of the past! (Some things are just beyond our control, like biological nature) By the way, it’s your chromosomes that choose which gender you’re born in.
After being in a gender for a long time, you get used to it. (And so does the rest of the world) If your gender suddenly changed, then it could cause dire consequences to your relationships! (What if that happened while you’re inside a public bathroom that’s reserved for your previous gender?) I don’t know if I can handle such a responsibility. Anyway, whether you’re male or female, you’re always a person!
And another thing: if a girl makes me feel bad about my sexuality & has an unromantic mindset, I’d dump her if she was already my girlfriend, because romance & sexual attraction are both important in a long-term relationship!
P.S.: Sex inversion(or gender-bending) has become science fact via surgery. However, trans-sexuality is not that simple…
And about my theoretical question: “Which gender do others want ME to be in?”, there are 3 possible choices:

  1. Male (My birth gender) 😊
  2. Female (My opposite gender) 😖
  3. Either (This choice will bring the most happiness!) 😊

So the odds of happiness of your choice are in your favor 2:1! (The probability of gender-related happiness is 2/3 versus 1/3 for unhappiness) According to the math, the same will be true for anybody else, no matter which gender you want that person to be in!

Note: The emojis represent how the other person & I would both feel about the other person’s choice since I’m male! And the human body cannot change its gender so easily!

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Burger Meat Food(in the top panel) & Dr. John Von Foolish(in the bottom panel) explain the math of the probability of gender-related happiness based on the 3 possible choices to the theoretical question.

 

I learned a very important lesson; it is about tests, success, failure, & especially intelligence. The lesson is:

Failing a test doesn’t always mean that you’re stupid.

Even the smartest people make mistakes sometimes. (Albert Einstein got a few F’s, too!) In fact, you can learn even more from failure than from success. Although I didn’t do so well in my GE101 tests, I still learned some things from the class, like this lesson.
Difficulty keeps you on your toes, but even too much of that is NOT good for you. Take as much as you can handle. When you can do something the easy way, do it the easy way; make the situation less difficult for you and you will solve more of your problems. Think hard until you figure out a solution. It pays to have a backup plan indeed, and if things don’t work out right away, just keep thinking & trying.
As the proverb goes: “At first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”

The title of this essay turns the OR in “Trick or Treat” into an exclusive OR by including the words: “But not both!” (Computers & calculators call the exclusive OR “XOR”; X as in “eXclusive”!) I turned the inclusive disjunction into an exclusive disjunction for a pretty good reason, which I’ll explain throughout this essay. (Disjunctions can either be inclusive or exclusive) Take a look at the truth table below:

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Trick or treat? How about trick or treat but not both because tricking someone who treated you (nicely) is absolutely unfair! That’s cheating & cheaters DON’T deserve any candy!

Isn’t it annoying when you get cheated, even on a specific, special day of the year? Christmas is the holiday that counterbalances Halloween. How? Well here’s how these 2 holidays work for people:

Christmas rewards the nice & punishes the naughty.

Halloween sometimes seems to reward the naughty & punish the nice!

So occasionally, these 2 holidays kind of oppose each other!

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The character in the middle is Quentin Clockwise the clock man from the Holiday Dimension. He went back there to stop the fight between Ms. Christmas(left) & Mr. Halloween(right) before they destroy each other.

The next 3 paragraphs are about my story in learning what Halloween was about thru school:

None of my elementary school teachers ever told me what Halloween was all about. All my elementary school teachers & classmates did was do all sorts of crap to scare me or each other! I quit trick-or-treating in my early teenage years. Plus, without an explanation about Halloween, I still had no closure about it.

Also, I thought about possible situations that could happen because of trick-or-treating. Then I didn’t think that it was a good idea. For example, due to a lack of experience about life, little kids could get lost if they wonder too far from home; that’s why they need a big brother or big sister or parent or even a babysitter to guide them. And not all children obey their parents; some of them could get greedy & gluttonous so they’ll start eating their Halloween candy before their parents check it to see if it has been tampered with! The thought is a little scary indeed!

When I was 17 years old, I started to lose respect for this specific day of the year. But in my early college years, I looked up what Halloween was about: honoring the dead & past loved ones. But according to the Bible, the dead doesn’t remember a thing of this life & is unconscious. Anyway, if 1 of my elementary school teachers or even a potential childhood friend just explained to me what Halloween is all about, maybe I would have never taken this day of the year too seriously…But what the hell do jokers expect people to think if they do all that scary, mortifying crap?!

(That scary, mortifying crap as I called it is known as Satanism, which is worship of the Devil, as church preachers describe it sometimes!)

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A scene from an episode of my cartoon series. This episode is entitled: “How Sabrina Hated Halloween!” (Note: The full episode can be found at my Blueworld Cartoons Website!) She got really scared when her former friend Kooshy played this Halloween prank on her!

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Kooshy takes off his werewolf mask & Sabrina Pixie finds out that it was somebody she knows, but out of anger caused by the prank, she stomped on his bare foot! And her shoes gave her more stomping power! (Women’s shoes are harder than men’s shoes, too!)

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5 years later, Kooshy ironically gets bitten by a real werewolf, so he becomes one himself! And since werewolves are mean, he turned to the Dark Side & kidnapped Sabrina Pixie for revenge!

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Kooshy’s werewolfism prevented him from reasoning, but he still knew right from wrong & decided to stop being nice completely. Even though Sabrina forgave him, he didn’t forgive her! That makes him a hypocrite because he wanted to receive forgiveness, but not give it back in return. Don’t worry, Sabrina was eventually rescued by her friends from this hypocritical, former friend! (This final panel is not even in the same episode! It’s from a sequel!)

As you can see, fear can make people crazy, because fear is illogical! (“Crazy” is the opposite of “logical”)

Fear is my #1 least favorite emotion because it can prevent you from getting some important stuff done. I hated it when bullies did mortifying dogcrap just to frighten me for Halloween! Sometimes, Halloween zealots say seemingly satanic remarks to others that sound very threatening! During the Halloween season, when these zealots use the word “kill” in their remarks, (as in: “We’re going to kill you!”) they do sound like real threats! Clothes can define someone’s character & personality, too; these zealots dress up as monsters or thugs & might act as such! And then they wonder why some people take Halloween too seriously… Why else do they think? “Kill” may not be a curse word, but you still have to be very careful HOW you use it! Although actions speak louder than words, words DO matter & have some power!

Killing an innocent person is murder! That is a crime! Halloween zealots are usually like: “On Halloween, you’re supposed to scare other people!” I don’t give a rat’s ass! If people commit crimes on Halloween, then they should still be arrested! Don’t break the law just to be scary; it’s no excuse.

(By the way, Halloween is NOT all about scaring other people! It’s about honoring the dead & remembering deceased family members.)

In conclusion, readers, about bravery: Being brave doesn’t mean that you’re not scared, it means doing what you need to do to fight back & survive, despite your fears. But seriously, folks, it pays to be nice to others. It costs nothing to be nice & niceness SHOULDN’T cost anything!

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Another female character from my cartoon series that isn’t a fan of Halloween either, like Sabrina Pixie was!

You can’t please everybody, but fortunately, you don’t have to; some people AREN’T worth pleasing! About pleasing people, do they really care about you? If not, then they’re not worth pleasing! Only try to please people who really care about you. 😉

Remember: It’s up to you to decide whether someone is worth pleasing or not! The other person’s attitude will help you decide!

If you’re somehow pleasing whomever, then apparently that someone likes you. But that also means that disliking someone means that you’re not pleased with that person for some reason, and there’s nothing nice about that. Unfortunately, not everyone will be nice to you. If people aren’t nice to you, then chances are that they just don’t like you. (You certainly won’t like them either since they’re mean to you!)

Q: How can people be nice about disliking you?

A: They CAN’T!

How do you make people like you? Well, it’s other people’s choice whether to like you or not. However, you can try your best to please them. But unfortunately, like I typed at the beginning of the essay, you can’t please everybody because everybody is a critic! People have opinions about things, positive or negative; some of those things are living things…and people.

Below is a truth table about liking or disliking someone:

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What a sassy conditional statement: “If you don’t like me, then you don’t like everybody!” (It’s true that someone doesn’t like me but false that he/she doesn’t like everybody? That’s a contradiction! Contradictions are ALWAYS false!)

When someone dislikes somebody, that means that the person is displeased about that somebody. And there’s nothing nice about disliking somebody! If someone likes you, then that person is pleased about you. How nice!

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…And there’s something that’s even worse than just being disliked: Being hated! Being disliked is just displeasure & failing to please another person, but hatred is much worse than that!

Hatred is refusal to understanding. I was once in an elementary school where almost nobody understood me. I tried to help the other people in the school understand me, but they didn’t want to understand me, so they hated me! If people don’t want to understand you, then they hate you; simple logic! Now I may not understand the Chinese language, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t want to understand it; I would like to understand it, but it takes a lot of studying, great effort & practice to learn a new language. And another thing: hating somebody for being/speaking Chinese is racism! I’m NOT a damn racist!

Below is a truth table about the logic of hatred:

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Nobody understands everybody, but misunderstanding people is no excuse to hate them. You can try to help other people understand you, but if they don’t TRY to understand you properly, then logically they hate you. You don’t want to be around people who hate you. So for your safety, get away from them!

It’s impossible to please everybody in the universe. (Sometimes, it may be possible to please everybody in a specific group, but the term everybody is extremely unspecific.) Why is it impossible to please everybody in the universe? Because:

  1. Everybody’s a critic
  2. Not everyone has the exact same positive or negative opinion about something, any specific thing
  3. Nobody likes everybody; in fact, not everyone can get along with each other
  4. Some people are just generally unpleasant for some reason & like to be killjoys!

Killjoys seriously need to find something better to do, because they are so serious & business-like that they’ll judge & criticize someone for doing even the most innocent actions! (For example, a really mean music-hater might lambaste a music-lover just for tapping her foot to the tempo of a tune she’s listening to!) Besides, it pays to be open-minded.

To continue answering the question, here’s a scenario to imagine:

If you do Action A, then you’ll please Person A but not Person B; otherwise, if you do Action B, then you’ll please Person B but not Person A; although both Actions A & B are 2 different, innocent actions! It’s a little bit upsetting to know that you displeased someone with your innocent action, but if the person gets too aggressive about his/her displeasure, then use some self-defense against the aggressor & continue doing your duty, despite his/her hindrance.

As a cartoonist, I’m apparently displeasing cartoon-haters. However, I don’t want to know why they hate cartoons, specifically mine, because who cares? (I don’t need to know why either because it’s not really my problem; it’s THEIRS!) Not everybody is worth pleasing! The people who are worth pleasing are the ones who really care about you; feelings, goals & all. Hecklers are NOT worth pleasing because they don’t really care about whoever they heckle, specifically you! They just want you to do something that will make you extremely unhappy, so don’t do it, whatever their stupid commands are!

In conclusion, dear readers, don’t let hate-filled people define you. Define yourselves thru your own successes & victories. Besides, haters are a waste of time. What haters think of you doesn’t matter. If they don’t care about you & refuse to like you, let alone understand you, then their nasty, negative opinions about you DON’T matter. If idiots do nothing but spew hate upon you, you unfriend them, you leave them, you ghost out, you defend yourself if they get too aggressive with you. Hate-filled idiots aren’t worth your time & time is a very valuable thing that cannot be recovered once it’s gone; don’t let haters waste yours. If jerks decide to hate you, tell them to go to hell! Besides, hating people is a sin.

Did you ever hear this saying: “Out with the old & in with the new”? Average people may eventually get tired of things when they get old, but fortunately, age doesn’t always make something bad. I would like to rephrase it with a better saying: “Value is more important than age.”

Sometimes, things decay & wear out as they get old, but that just shows their age. Plants may turn brown. Animals may slow down & get wrinkly. Machines such as vehicles may rust. However, museums have some of the oldest historical artifacts on display for visitors to see. 1 example is masterpieces of art; the art is proof that an artist existed. Of course that artist is no longer alive because unfortunately, people can’t live forever. (However in a way, death is part of life; it’s the end of it… The end is part of the story, too!)

Speaking of stories, sometimes the end of a story is the beginning of another! Without endings, a story would keep going until:

  • the viewers get tired of watching of it
  • the writers get tired of writing it
  • the readers get tired of reading of it
  • the actors get tired of participating in it

Anyway, breaks are important & necessary! We all need a vacation from something sometime.

Returning to the sentence I typed in the 1st paragraph, if everybody got rid of something just because it was old, then what valuable things would we own? How many treasures would we have? I’ll tell you: NONE! There are coins & dollar bills that are decades older than you. If you got rid of your money just because it’s old, then you could become bankrupt! Economically, that’s a stupid action to do. You can still use old money to buy things you want when you go shopping. As long as something still works, it’s still good to use it, despite its age.

An old machine that still works is better than a new machine that doesn’t work!

Here’s a short story to explain my proverb:

My MAC started to slow down during its startup, but other than that, it worked just fine. But I got tired of a slow startup & decided to do something about it. I figured that maybe it had too much junk somewhere in its system. So in an attempt to eradicate junk from my MAC, I reformatted it. Unfortunately, I also deleted necessary Web widgets from it by mistake! I tried to get those lost widgets back, but Apple stopped supporting my MAC just because it got old, so I couldn’t get all of those lost widgets back onto it. To enjoy the Internet to the fullest again, I got a new MAC. Although the old one still works, the new one has added features that I need to enjoy the Internet. However of course, it cost a lot of money to get this new MAC. My new MAC is new now, but sometime in the future, it’ll get old. Will Apple stop supporting this one, too?

You see, I never liked that “out with the old” attitude! I like things for their value, not just for their age! And have you noticed how TV shows get cancelled, too, when they get old? Collecting them on video is not a bad idea because they’re masterpieces of art. As they get old, they become classic antiques. Treasures. Maybe they can be passed down to your descendants someday, too… Also, you can re-watch them as many times as you want once you have copies in your collection!

Below is a scene from 1 of the epic comic strips of my cartoon series “Blueworld Adventures/Blueworld & Beyond”. The episode is entitled: “Derek’s Old Age Anxiety”

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This is probably how cartoon characters would feel if their shows got cancelled.

It’s the law of history: things get old as time goes on. Jokes lose their punch when they get stale, so people no longer find them so funny. However, they can be represented in a fresh way to bring back the humor! Sometimes, with the right kind of work, old things can be refreshed & rejuvenated! Besides, you don’t want to completely forget the past; how would history classes be like if nobody remembered the past? So the next time you hear someone say “Out with the old & in with the new”, consider the value that an old thing might have!