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The Nature of Monsters

“Monsters come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it’s the very people who are supposed to be protecting us. A cop, a parent… the splatter guy.” ~Dexter Morgan It’s hard to say what defines someone as a monster. The dividing line, if I...

Whatever Doesn’t Kill You…

…leaves a scar, makes you stranger, and makes you stronger. That’s a juxtaposition of three different variations of a sentiment I’m rather fond of. Sources, in the same order as each of the above: Marilyn Manson, The Joker, and Friedrich Nietzsche. Whatever...

A Knife and A Rose

A Dark Masters Warning To Aspiring Students One threatens your life, The other threatening your pose. Before it’s decide you need a little extra, a little more, You’ll be offered a scent that’ll shake you to your core. Beautiful blooms drawing you in,...

The Flowers of Evil

Interview With A Dark Side Devotee What are “The Flowers of Evil”? Every word, every action, every post… these are all flowers. You could tamper with that meaning and apply it to the number of things said in a single breath/post, but for the purpose of getting across...

Leading the Followers

There are plenty of options for someone in a position of leadership. Some involve being a crutch. Others involve showing how to act without a crutch. And still more dimensions of the process call for nurturing a desire to be angry at the crutch, to want to break it....

Worthy to Whom

There’s a hang up I’ve seen, in people… and in the past, I’ve even seen it in myself, of which the tendency of younger newcomers begging for a master is a crude and easily recognizable example. The hang up: that the knowledge of other practitioners with more...