Author has written 3 stories for Aliens/Predator, and Mass Effect.
I am Archodus Vaxal, but you can just call me "Archon" if you can't be bothered. I used to go by the Pen-Name: "Atraxotax".
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— Let it be known that I will NEVER let a story, or this profile drop dead! I'm sick of people always leaving a story to hang there like an appendix when their readers want to read the next bloody chapter! It happened with IluthraDanar, but it will NOT HAPPEN HERE! Just know, that no matter what, I will always update. It just may take a week or two. Or months. Maybe a year, at most. I will never make excuses or empty promises about when I update stories. Thus, I want to make it clear now. You can complain about how long something is taking, but I won't listen to you if you start to panic and act like it's the end of the bloody world. Most people are pretty good about that, so I'm not very worried.
— The ratings of my stories will fluctuate anywhere from T to M (thus, I rate them as M just in case), so if you're under 14 years old, bugger off. Although, I doubt that any child could find this site, anyway. So, if you're easily offended, and/or disturbed by whatever "T" and "M" entails, then you shouldn't even be on this site, in the first place. Because if you DID NOT expect to find profanity, suggestiveness, violence, or etc. on a website that is titled "FanFiction" then I think that your perceptions of the world may be a bit skewed.
Here's some stuff about me...
Straight male— as cis as one can get. Though, I hate that term ("cis") because the people who often use it, unironically, do so in a derogatory manner and piss me off, something fierce.
Protestant— not with any particular sect. Never been raised to believe in any specific denomination. All I know is: I find the Catholic church/Islam dubious. I may look into Eastern Orthodox, though. Judaism... don't really care that much about it.
Nationality: Englench (half English, half French, can't find another word for it. And no it isn't "mutt", or "biracial", since neither of those nationalities are considered separate ethnicities. I mean... yeah, there are multiple "splinters" of caucasian— the average Russian guy is always going to be different than the average French guy, but beyond that, not really).
Political views? None that align with any specific "Party" or ideology. I don't subscribe to any "official" group or faction. I'm a bit of a mixed bag... and something alien to most political circles, entirely. If you put a gun to my head and forced me to vote, I would probably throw in my lot with the right-wingers, if only because I can rest assured that I at least won't have helped institute socialist policies, which I'm dubious of. I would say that I am most closely aligned with Ayn Rand as far as philosophy goes.
If you recognize the word "gynocentrism", and hate everything to do with it, then you and I are probably very alike— in which case: welcome, brother. If you're actually a "sister"... I don't know what to say to you. If you looked up that word out of ignorance, then came back confused/angry at me, then you and I are probably very different— in which case: there's the door.
Favorite Movies (no order):
2) Alien, Aliens, Alien 3.
3) Predator 1-2, Predators.
4) Kung Fu Panda/2.
5) Edge of Tomorrow.
Favorite Games (no order):
1) Halo Wars / Halo Wars 2 / Halo: REACH / Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary / Halo 2: Anniversary / Halo 3 / Halo 3: ODST / Halo: 4.
2) Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
3) Batman: Arkham Asylum / City / Knight.
4) AVP (2010).
5) Transformers War For Cybertron, Fall Of Cybertron, and Rise of The Dark Spark.
6) Assassins Creed 2 / Brotherhood /Black Flag / Revelations.
8) DOOM (2016) / Eternal
Favorite "Character(s)/Groups" from Various Media (no order):
1) Argonians (Elder Scrolls).
2) Dragons/Dov (Elder Scrolls).
3) Mr. Freeze (DC Universe).
4) Hunters/Mgalekgolo (Halo).
5) Engineers/Huragok (Halo).
6) Zer0 (Borderlands 2).
7) Soundwave (Transformers: WFC/FOC/RDS).
8) Shockwave (Transformers: WFC/FOC/RDS).
9) Mordin Solus (Mass Effect 2-3).
10) Thane Krios (Mass Effect 2-3).
11) EDI (Mass Effect 2-3).
12) Urdnot Wrex (Mass Effect 1-3).
13) Garrus Vakarian (Mass Effect 1-3).
14) Geth (Mass Effect 1-3).
15) Padok Wiks (Mass Effect 3).
16) Collectors (Mass Effect 2-3).
17) Ermac (Mortal Kombat IX-X).
18) Reptile (Mortal Kombat IX-X).
19) Scorpion (Mortal Kombat IX-X).
20) Martian Manhunter (DC Universe).
21) Elites/Sangheili (Halo).
22) Takeda (Mortal Kombat X).
23) Samuel Hayden (DOOM  / Eternal).
24) The Doom Slayer (DOOM  / Eternal).
25) Dr. Neil Watts (To The Moon).
26) River Wyles (To The Moon).
27) Johnny Wyles (To The Moon).
28) Dr. Eva Rosalene (To The Moon).
29) Zo Resken (Halo: Broken Circle).
30) Mken Scre'ah'ben (Halo: Broken Circle).
31) Suvi Anwar (Mass Effect: Andromeda).
32) Shugoki (For Honor).
33) Conquerors (For Honor).
34) Jyggalag (The Elder Scrolls).
35) Malacath (The Elder Scrolls).
36) Julianos (The Elder Scrolls).
37) The Morag Tong (The Elder Scrolls).
38) Typhon DeLeon (Borderlands 3).
39) Rogal Dorn (If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device).
40) Corvus Corax (Warhammer 40k).
41) Perturabo (Warhammer 40k).
42) Vulkan (If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device).
43) Necrons (Warhammer 40k).
44) Lion El'Jonson (Warhammer 40k).
45) Garou (One Punch Man).
46) Jaghatai Kahn (Warhammer 40k).
47) Ezio Auditore da Firenze (Assassin's Creed 2/Brotherhood/Revelations).
48) Iron Warriors (Warhammer 40k).
Favorite Artists / Bands (no order):
2) Avenged Sevenfold.
4) Miracle of Sound.
5) Foo Fighters.
9) Five Finger Death Punch.
12) Judas Priest.
13) Mick Gordon.
15) Little V Mills.
16) Beast in Black.
17) Jesper Kyd.
18) Martin O'Donnell.
19) Tom Salta.
20) Jeremy Soule.
There's nothing wrong with talking to an inanimate object— it's when the object starts talking back that you know there's a problem.
There's nothing wrong with talking to yourself, aloud, when you're alone. It's when you start talking to other people while you're all by yourself, that you know something's off.
A man walks into a bar, and the bartender suggests the nights' special, a drink called "The Grasshopper". Having nothing else to do, the man buys a few Grasshoppers. Later that night, the man is walking home when he sees a grasshopper perched on a twig, on the sidewalk. Slightly inebriated, the man stops, looks down at the grasshopper, and says: "you know there's a drink named after you?". The grasshopper looks up, and says: "you mean there's a drink named 'Bob'?".
How do you break a polygraph machine? You hook it up to a politician.
Did you hear about the one with the scarecrow who won an award? He was OUT-STANDING in his FIELD.
What did the bird say to the crocodile? "Why the long face?".
What do you get when you mix a snake, with a porcupine? A barbed wire.
You know how Superman has X-Ray vision that lets him see through anything but lead? Hhmmm. Makes you wonder how many of his female friends he's given breast cancer, over the years.
Never trust atoms. They make up everything.
What does a skeleton order at a pub? A beer and a mop.
A snail wins the lottery and the first thing he buys is a Rolls Royce. He is disappointed when he drives down the road, as people just point, laugh and say "look at that silly snail in a Rolls Royce". He takes his Rolls Royce into a garage and says to the owner "paint my car bright yellow and put a big red 'S' on each side as well as the roof". The garage owner looks very puzzled scratches his head and asks the snail why he wants his car painted in such an unusual manner. The snail says "when I drive down the road I want people to look in wonder and say... look at that S car go".
Five Frenchmen are all working for the same corporation, and are being sent on a business trip. As they're packing their things in a hotel room at around three in the afternoon, the most senior of group estimates that their flight to England is at nine o'clock, and that the drive to the airport will take four hours. He says to everyone: "we will leave, immediately". He's about to leave the room when one of his colleagues asks, "what about dinner?". He stops, thinks for a moment... and finally declares: "we leave in five hours".
Satan himself manifests in a lawyer's office. The devil says to the lawyer, "how about a deal? For the rest of your career, I will make sure that you win every case. Your clients will beg for your help, your opponents will recuse themselves from the proceedings the moment they see your name, and your reputation and success will reach heights never seen, before. However, in exchange, you must give to me your soul, the souls of all of your family-members, the souls of your pets, the souls of everyone you work with, and every week, you must sacrifice a newborn puppy in my name and humiliate yourself by performing a traditional Native-American rain-dance in front of an audience of your peers. What say you?". The lawyer thinks, looks over his papers, checks his financial information, and sips his coffee. After a few moments of intense deliberation, the lawyer finally asks Satan: "I'm sorry, I'm a bit tired, this morning— what's the catch?".
A lawyer and his two secretaries receive a lamp in the mail-address of their office-building. So, of course, one of them jokingly rubs it three times, and a magical genie pops out. The genie says to them: "I will grant each of you one wish". He points to the first secretary to prompt him, and the secretary said: "I want to be ten years younger, in the Bahamas, with my wife!". The genie snapped his fingers, and the secretary disappeared. The genie turned to the next secretary, and she said to it: "I want to be in a mansion in New Hampshire with five kids and ten million dollars!". The genie snapped his fingers, and she disappeared. The genie then turned to the lawyer, and asked him "what of you, then, sir?". The lawyer looked to the genie, and said: "I want those two back in the office after lunch!".
1) "Not all who wander are lost. They might just be avoiding you".
2) "I do not think that I am smarter than the average person, I simply believe that everyone else is stupid".
3) "Those who go looking for trouble should not be surprised when it finds them".
4) "Clarity of thought before rashness of action".
5) "Humility is the only defense against humiliation".
6) "Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought, by degrees, to wield his sword" — Richard Buckminster Fuller.
7) "A man who makes trouble for others makes trouble for himself".
8) "We must not see any person as an abstraction. Instead, we must see in every person a universe with it's own secrets, with it's own treasures, with it's own sources of anguish, and with some measure of triumph".
9) "The definitive trait of a fool is the dismissal of everything outside of his ring of experience as impossible".
10) "Resentment is like poison in hoping that drinking it will kill your enemies as well".
11) "To fear power is to make it useless, for power is inert without action and choice".
12) "Most people don't mind criticism as long as it's about someone else".
13) "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten" — Henry Ford.
14) "Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music".
15) "A moment of patience in a moment of anger saves a thousand moments of regret".
16) "Knowledge speaks but wisdom listens".
17) "To belittle, you have to be little".
18) "If you need to win every fight, you'll surround yourself with losers. A person who has lost to you is a person who will feel justified in taking revenge against you. The best kind of victory is one in which your opponent is, either: too broken to ever consider retribution, or, in a place where they feel they haven't truly lost".
19) "Everything you want is on the other side of fear".
20) "To disagree, one need not be disagreeable".
21) "By idolizing those whom we honor, we do a disservice— both to them and to ourselves. We fail to recognize that we could go and do the same".
22) "The lips know only shallow tunes. The heart is where great symphonies are born".
23) "You were born to win. But in order to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win".
24) "Protect what matters with everything you have, or you'll have nothing and deserve it".
25) "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing themselves".
26) "Having enemies simply means that you've stood up for something".
27) "A lack of flaws is a lack of substance".
28) "Pain is Temporary; Pride is Eternal".
29) "Perfection can never truly be attained. By testing one’s constantly degrading mechanism against this unobtainable goal, you reveal the imperfections of your own device".
30) "If you avoid all of life’s abrasions, you’ll never be polished enough to shine”.
31) "You cannot cross the sea simply by standing and considering the water".
32) "Sometimes, it is only at death's doorstep that certain elusive truths become clear".
33) "Quid custodiet ipsos custodes? (who guards the guards?)".
34) “Be not afraid to grow slowly, but be afraid of standing still”.
35) "My senses tell me what the world is. Science shows me how it came to be. And religion tells me why".
36) “Fear of the fool is the birth of wisdom. Calling things by their proper names is its first step”.
37) "I'd rather be hated for who I am than be loved for who I am not".
38) "Tiger of Mind; Lion of Heart".
39) "A good plan is only as good as those who see it through".
40) "Arrogance is the enemy of success; Awareness is the friend of victory".
41) "Don't talk shit unless you're in the shit".
42) "Follow your heart, but take your brain with you".
43) "Judge a man by his questions, rather than his answers. Judge a man by the reputation of his enemies, rather than those of his friends. Judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him, rather than how he treats those that make his success possible. A smart man learns from his mistakes; a wise man learns from the mistakes of others".
44) "Though the Hands may wield a Blade and Shield, the Inner Fire commands them".
45) "Think it more satisfactory to live richly than to die rich".
46) "Leadership is action, not position".
47) "What is better: to be born good, or to overcome your evil nature through great effort?".
48) "Time will continue to turn the pages of the book it has burned".
49) "In the darkest of times, hope is something you give yourself. That is the meaning of Inner Strength".
50) “Money: if it doesn’t bring you happiness, it’ll at least help you be miserable in comfort”.
51) "Much time for much wisdom, little for little".
52) “When you do things right, no one will realize you’ve done anything at all”.
53) “If you try to please everybody: nobody will like it”.
54) “There is more honor among prostitutes than princesses”.
55) “We can’t all do great things. But we can do small things with great love”.
56) “There’s no point in being a part of history if you’re too ignorant to understand it”.
57) “Do not look to the day’s end, lest it come, and your work remain unfinished”.
58) “Beware the fury of a patient man”.
59) “Thoughts lead on to Purpose, Purpose leads on to Actions, Actions form Habits, Habits decide Character, and Character fixes our Destiny”.
60) “Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see”.
61) “Time’s quill is quick to spill it’s ink onto a new page”.
62) ”I am human. Therefore, nothing human is foreign to me".
63) ”There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them”.
64) ”If you have found the people with whom you most belong... you are home. No matter where that may be”.
65) “When you look at someone through rose-tinted glasses, all the red flags just look like flags”.
66) “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize” — François-Marie Arouet / Voltaire.
67) “Know the pure, but live the life of the sullied; become a fountain to all things under heaven; if you become such a fountain, then you will have abundant virtue, and you will return to the state of the uncut block; when the uncut block is cut up into pieces, it is turned into specialized instruments; the true person makes use of it whole, and becomes the master of the instruments; hence, it is said, that the finest carver cuts little”.
68) “Your integrity or your body: which is more important? Your body or your possessions: which is worth more? Pain or loss: which is more harmful? Thus it is, that the miser will pay much, and the hoarder will suffer great loss. Be content with what you have, and you will not be disgraced. Know when to stop, and you will be preserved from danger. Only in this way, will you long endure”.
69) “The most yielding of all things overcomes the hardest of all things. That which has no substance enters where there is no crevice. Hence, I know the value of action without striving. Few things under heaven bring more benefit than the lessons learned from silence, and the actions taken without striving”.
70) “A skilled warrior does not rush ahead of others. A skilled fighter does not make a show of anger. A skilled victor does not seek revenge. A skilled employer does not act superior. This is known as The Virtue of Not Competing. This is known as making use of the abilities of others. This is known as being united with heaven, as it was in ancient times”.
71) “When your relationships become nothing more than a ledger of profits and losses: you have no friends or loved ones. You are truly alone”.
72) “You know you’re doing something right when everyone hates your guts”.
73) “Everything joyous is a risk. Only in fear is there complete safety. And then, one lives in its jaws forever more”.
74) “Ego whispers lies to zealous ears”.
75) “Everything that has needed to be said, has been said. Only, because no one was listening, it all must be said, again”.
76) “Existence is battle. To breathe is to fight, constantly. Life is conflict, eternal”.
77) “Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day; teach him how to fish, and he’ll be set for life”.
78) “Those living in one’s shadow are the least worthy of trust”.
79) “The darkest shade is beneath the candlestick”.
80) “Never trust a person who tries to sell you something based on how ‘righteous’ they are— it’s a scam”.
81) “The best deceivers do everything they can to cloak their roguish qualities. They cultivate an air of honesty in one area to disguise their dishonesty in others. Honesty is merely another decoy in their arsenal of weapons”.
82) “Never trust what cannot be verified”.
83) “The path behind is gone. The path ahead is yet to be walked. Focus on neither, or you will miss what is right in front of you to see. It does a warrior no good to forget where his feet are, now, for where they were or where they will go”.
84) “When you cut out a man’s tongue, you’re not proving him a liar: you’re telling the world that you fear what he might say. If he is wrong, prove him wrong. If his ideas aren't worth consideration, demonstrate why and make a mockery of him. If you are in the right, and you know that you are in the right, why not make a show of it and disprove his every thesis in front of his peers? By taking away his voice — by throwing a rug over all that he says — and going out of your way to ruin his livelihood: you only make him an intellectual martyr. An idea disproven for all to see is one that will be discarded by all; an idea concealed, obfuscated, denounced without context, and silenced utterly is one that will spark sympathy for its speaker”.
85) “Facts do not cease to exist when they are ignored”.
86) “Never interrupt your enemy when they are making a mistake, but also never fail to capitalize on it”.
87) "Even a shark smiles before it bites".
88) "A leash that gleams is still a leash".
89) "Don't blame the tools when you're not talented enough to work with them".
90) "Of all the tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under the omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep— his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven, yet at the same time, likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very "kindness" stings with intolerable insult. To be "cured" against one's will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals" — Clive Staples Lewis.
91) "We are not living in a world where all roads are radii of a circle and where all, if followed long enough, will therefore draw gradually nearer and finally meet at the center: rather, in a world where every road, after a few miles, forks into two, and each of those into two again, and at each fork, you must make a decision" — Clive Staples Lewis.
92) "Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... it has no survival-value; rather, it is one of those things that gives value to survival" — Clive Staples Lewis.
93) "If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will get neither comfort or truth, only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair" — Clive Staples Lewis.
94) "Aim at heaven, and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth, and you will get neither" — Clive Staples Lewis.
95) "A dogmatic belief in objective value is necessary to the very idea of a rule which is not tyranny or an obedience which is not slavery" — Clive Staples Lewis.
96) "The worst form of tyranny the world has ever known: the tyranny of the weak over the strong. It is the only sort of tyranny that always lasts long enough to cause real damage" — Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde / Oscar Wilde.
97) "A system of morality that is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion— a thoroughly vulgar conception that has nothing sound in it and nothing true" — Socrates.
98) "Authority without Responsibility is Tyranny; Responsibility without Authority is Slavery. To hold a man responsible for anything he does not control is to behave with blind idiocy, and to give a man authority over that for which he cannot be held accountable is to behave with suicidal idiocy".
99) "Gently in manner, strongly in deed".
100) “The greatest good fortune is always the least to be trusted”.
101) “Better and safer is an assured peace than a victory hoped for”.
102) “The fortune of a single hour can lay low honors already won, and with them, those in prospect”.
103) "The sun warms those who stand before those who kneel in their shadows".
104) "A warrior's heart must be certain if he is to survive, as doubt is a surer killer than the sharpest blade".
105) "There are many hungers it is better to deny than to feed".
106) "Pride is not the opposite of shame, but it’s source. The only antidote to shame is humility".
107) "To borrow strength to rise means to fall when strength fails".
108) "The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher regard those who think alike rather than those who think differently".
109) "A poor craftsman blames his tools; a skilled one seeks to improve himself".
110) "He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence".
111) "As the air to a bird, or the sea to a fish, so is contempt to the contemptible".
112) "Enslavement to form opens one to defeat by the unforeseen".
113) "If you just want to be left alone, and the other side refuses to leave you alone no matter how much you talk to or deal with them: what option is there, other than rendering them incapable of messing with you?".
114) "The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure that you seek”.
115) "Do not allow your loyalty to become your slavery. The people in your circle are not always in your corner".
116) "Think of what is right and what is true: Your ideals will not always line up with reality. Allowing your ideals to interfere with objective reality, what is true right before your eyes, is what blinded you, before. Always keep your ideals in mind, but do not let them have power over you as they once did. Adapt and grow but always keep the truth in front of you”.
117) "Practice and cultivate the science: In the case of Miyamoto Musashi, his was Martial Science. In the case of Ludwig van Beethoven, his was Musical Science. In the case of William Shakespear, his was Theatrical Science. Whatever your craft is: practice it everyday and become an expert in it. If you are free of the burdens of marriage and children, you should put the energy and resources saved to good use”.
118) "Become acquainted with the arts: Take your craft and become obsessed with it. Take the energy you once gave to pursuing the interests of others and channel it into yourself. Learn the inner workings of every facet of what you truly want to do with your life— and if you haven’t found it, yet, dedicate yourself to finding it”.
119) "Know the principles of the crafts: You have to learn the how of your craft, but to have true mastery of anything, you must learn the why. Principles and ideals guide every decision. To learn these guides, you must learn your own. Once you have mastered this through meditation and reflection, navigate your field at a level reserved for the most dedicated of men”.
120)"Understand the harm and benefit in everything: Going your own way, without fully understanding the power and stakes of it, can be as dangerous as anything else. Evaluate all that is around you and learn to see the dangers in things that others either ignore or accept as 'necessary'. Curate your options and determine for yourself where the greatest rewards and greatest threats lie".
121)"Learn to see everything accurately: Looking at life with an objective perspective in mind can be difficult, at first, but it is necessary to apply it equally to everything, so that you are always looking at things honestly and accurately”.
122) "Become aware of what is not obvious: There is Truth hidden from you in every corner of the world, and it is up to you to find it. Lies are easy to produce and profitable for the schemer”.
123) "Be cautious, even in small matters: If you know the principles but fail to apply them in everyday life, you really didn’t know the principles, at all. It’s the small matters that matter the most. They prepare you for those momentous occasions wherein everything you’ve learned will be applied”.
124) "Do not do anything useless: A life of hedonism does not bring fulfillment. Mastery and creation bring peace and satisfaction. Pursue goals that can be worked on over a long period of time, and avoid instant gratification. Let the mindless hordes numb themselves and rot their brains. You build your reality instead of having it given to you”.
125) "Accept everything just the way it is: Anger and frustration comes from the desire to change things. Once you accept human nature, you can begin to let go of the disappointment you feel at the underwhelming efforts of the majority and begin to create the image of what you want to see from the world, in yourself”.
126) "Do not seek pleasure for its own sake: Hedonism leads nowhere. A hedonistic population is a reliable indicator for a soon-to-be-dead population, as evidenced in Ancient China, the Roman Empire, and now modern Western society. Hedonism can never be completed. It is an endless pit like depression and lust, and it will consume you if you let it”.
127) "Do not, under any circumstances, depend upon a partial feeling: Always follow your gut-instinct, no matter what. You are biologically hard-wired with instincts that can only be overridden by artificial ideas supplanted onto you by your surroundings. If you act on feelings that aren’t what you truly desire, you will be acting from a position of weakness. Always operate from a position of strength”.
128) "Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world: Your ego is as much an obstacle to your Path as women and fools are. Humble yourself so that you can learn from your mistakes and grow. The world and all its offerings have been here long before you, and will be here long after you. You are merely a visitor, so learn as much as you can while you are passing through”.
129) "Be detached from desire your whole life long: You can pursue things of interest, but you must do so in a position of being independent of the outcome. If you were to put all of your metaphorical eggs in one basket, it would lead to disappoint and even ruin. Remain free from desire by having an abundance-mentality and hedging your bets. Set your goals and work towards them, but realize that you may not achieve them, or that you may find yourself lacking a purpose, should you succeed”.
130) "Do not regret what you have done: Whatever mistakes you made that led you on your Path were simply educational lessons on your unique course to freedom. If you relapse and make a mistake, even after learning and listening, don’t beat yourself up over it, or you’ll just repeat it, again. Learn from the experience and move forward”.
131) "Never be jealous: Once you have enjoyed the freedom and peace-of-mind of going your own way, separated from the need for external validation, it’s hard to feel jealously for the men still on The Plantation. You might, however, feel jealously for the easy life that women appear to lead. Never be envious of women, for they live a tortured existence of hatred and jealousy, themselves. There’s no reason to step into that arena”.
132) "Never let yourself be saddened by separation: If you cherish every interaction with someone and look at it from an honest perspective, you won’t mourn its absence in the future. Being attached to things or people can only bring sadness, because nothing is eternal. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy their company, but it does mean that you should remain pragmatic”.
133) "Resentment and complaint are appropriate neither for oneself or others: Doing this automatically puts you in a negative state of mind, and prevents you from seeing and accepting the truths in your environment”.
134) "Do not let yourself be guided by the feeling of lust or love: An obvious tip to us, now, but imagine how world-shattering this single sentence is to a man on The Plantation. If you give women the means to control you, why are you surprised when women use the tools at their disposal? Give them no power over you and you will be untouchable”.
135) "In all things, have no preferences: Men are creatures of adaptation, and learning to go with the flow and roll with the punches is a trait that will help you on your Path. If you are unable to operate without your desired preferences in a situation, you are not prepared for that situation. Be prepared for all situations”.
136) "Be indifferent to where you live: You should learn to live with less so that you can become mobile. As the world continues to decline, younger men may also have to move out of their native countries in order to thrive or avoid a draft”.
137) "Do not pursue the taste of good food: Food is a means to an end. A form of energy. Meat, bread, fish, water, fruit, and vegetables. It might get bland, overtime, but it’s just a way to obtain energy, anyway. Nothing more, nothing less. Food doesn't love you back. If tasty food is required by you in order to have an enriched life-experience, then you are doing something wrong”.
138) "Do not hold on to possessions you no longer need: Sentimentality for possessions is a natural response. A transference of emotion to an inanimate object. To those of you still holding on to possessions from an ex-girlfriend or wife: let it go and move on. You don’t need it, anymore. Your memories may fade, and the image of her in your head may become distorted, but the pain you felt will always be remembered. You don’t need possessions to remind you of that”.
139) "Do not act following customary beliefs: If you did what society expected of you, you would still be slaving away at a job you hate, for a woman who doesn’t love you. If you followed the sheep, you wouldn't then be able to see the cliff that the herd is blindly stumbling toward. Customs and beliefs are designed to guide large groups of people. They are incompatible with your individual Path”.
140) "Do not seek to collect or practice with weapons beyond what is useful: This remains the same with thoughts and feelings. Becoming attached to ideas that aren’t practical or can’t help you on your path is the road to stagnation and regression. Entertaining those ideas is a good mental exercise, but it won’t help you reach peace or fulfillment”.
141) "Do not fear death: You are a dead man, walking. The sooner you can come to terms with this, the sooner you can get to work and make something of yourself. Meaning and purpose are not and cannot be given to you— you have to create it for yourself”.
142) "Do not seek to possess either goods or fiefs in your old age: You can’t take wealth with you after death, and you can’t know when death will come. It’s good to plan for retirement, but it shouldn’t be your main motivator— like the rest who toil and give away their best years so that they can watch television in a nursing home”.
143) "You may abandon your body, but you must preserve your honor: Once you have become detached from results, desires, people, and life itself, you can prioritize your ideals from a position of clarity, instead of being blindly allegiant to them. Your definition of honor is not the same as society’s definition of honor. Whatever your definition is, safeguard it from those would see it corrupted”.
144) "Never stray from The Way: Once you have defined your Path, be honest to yourself and pursue it with the effort it deserves. Your path may shift and change as time progresses, but its core principles should remain the same. Most people never find their Path, and stumble through life in darkness. You are one of the lucky ones who have found it and can articulate it. To discover the Path, only to then walk away from it, is the greatest insult you can make against yourself”.
145) "Great Minds Discuss Ideas; Average Minds Discuss Events; Small Minds Discuss People".
146) "The lesser of two evils is still evil. Both evils are my enemy. I want both evils dead".
147) "We kill the mice that invade our pantries without mercy, but only idiots fear the mice, and only the contemptible hate the mice.
148) "People do not change, they simply become more or less of who they truly are. Likewise, you cannot change anyone, only push them toward or away from their true selves".
149) "Life is deadly for all of its participants. No emotion copes with it better than humor".
150) "Unless tempered by compassion and heart, logic leads to decisions no better than those based on anger or fear".
151) "Treacherous people come in two flavors: those who are too paranoid for their own good — because they expect everyone around them to use their methods — and those not paranoid enough for their own good, because they think they invented lying".
152) "We treasure the truth of error, that in the future, error will pass from us, and from the lives of all who come after".
153) "The sum of a fight among equals, or with a superior, is to allow the other's strengths to put him where you want him".
154) "If we who are honored with life do not perceive the obvious, then we are forced to live it, again: around another corner, from another angle. History surrounds us everywhere with no beginning and no obvious exit. It is not irony, but an echo".
155) "There is only one truth: that which was done will be done, again. For we cannot cease from creating, and the end of all our creation will be to look into a reflection and see ourselves for the first time".
156) "Where there is freedom, there will be war. We covet. We hate. We fight. We die. As it should be".
157) "Strength in conflict does not arise from niceties and never has".
158) "Greatness and power are often allied with defeat. It is how civilizations are shaped— some ideas prosper, other's fade. The quality of ideas has little to do with the outcome. It is personalities that matter. Pay attention to those around you, and in their actions you will see the future".
159) "The problem with being human is that one's mind contains multitudes of outcomes— candidates vying to become final personalities; and as the hours and days pass, the strongest rule for a time until toppled by others even stronger. The irony is: all of these personalities are just variations of the same core traits. Slight mutations of the same design, all fighting and deposing each other because each believes itself to be right and true. All are equally derivative and equally arrogant".
160) "To truly dare is to risk selflessly— not to throw your life away because you feel bereft of other options. A lack of alternatives is not a lack of cowardice, and believing it to be is no different than taking joy in being the victim. It is merely an easy short-cut to absolving yourself of blame and criticism".
161) "You are what you dare".
162) "Stupidity is the conscious decision to appeal to emotion over truth".
163) "He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral".
164) "We are all born ignorant, but it takes real effort to remain stupid".
165) "Bad soil yields no bounty".
166) "Only a fool lets a snake bite twice".
167) "The value of moving slowly is that one always clearly sees the way ahead".
168) "It is difficult to free a fool from the chains he reveres. You cannot educate a person who only thinks emotionally".
169) "If, in order to win an argument, you must silence your opposition: your ideals are flawed".
170) "Do not expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. It only results in everyone suffering".
171) "Great minds may think alike, but fools rarely differ".
172) "Arguing with an idiot is like playing chess with a pigeon. It doesn't matter what you do or say, they'll just shit on the table and strut around as though they've won, regardless".
173) "Pity the puppet who ignores his strings".
174) "If you find yourself having to choose between two sides of an argument, and do not know who to side with, all you need do is determine which side most commonly censors the other. Whomever uses censorship the most must become your enemy. If they had the truth on their side, after all, they wouldn't feel the need to silence their opposition".
175) "A tyrant is simply no more and no less than someone who is allowed to commit crimes against you. That they haven't yet is merely a consolation, not an assurance. It is enough that they could if they wanted it, to do everything in your ability to take that power from them. Only a sheep sits and waits to die simply because the butcher hasn't yet bothered to slaughter it".
176) "If you do not use the tools at your disposal when their use is most warranted, you may as well not have them".
177) "I would rather have to endure ten strikes without flinching, than be forced to dodge twenty of them, only to have the twenty-first bring me down".
178) "If all you do is kick a dog in the face, over and over and over and over, again: you forfeit the right to be surprised when the dog inevitably bites back".
179) "Never be defined by your past. It was merely a lesson, not a life-sentence".
180) "Censorship is telling a man he can't have steak just because a baby can't chew it" — Samuel Langhorne Clemens / Mark Twain.
181) "Pride is like a rosebush. Cherish it, nurture it, and protect it when you must, but never throw yourself into it's thorns. Being pulled from its embrace will hurt far more than diving in".
182) "When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth and tell the whole world: no, you move" — Samuel Langhorne Clemens / Mark Twain.
183) "An imbecile habit has arisen in modern controversy of saying that such and such creed can be held in one age but cannot be held in another. Some dogma, we are told, was credible in the twelfth century but not credible in the twentieth. You might as well say that a certain philosophy can be believed on Mondays, but cannot be believed on Tuesdays" — Gilbert Keith Chesterton.
184) "No one is born hating one another. One must be taught to hate. It is only when hatred is learned on one's own time that it is justified".
185) "Arrogance, unchecked, becomes a cancer".
186) "If, in order to be virtuous, I had to be a slave: I would take pride in being evil".
187) "Democracy is just a nice word for mob rule".
188) "Victory and honor do not grow from timid seeds. Only bravery will ensure a grand harvest".
189) "Freedom and equality are mutually exclusive things. The more that you have of one, the less you can have of the other. The more free people are, the less equal they will become, as the cream of the crop are allowed to rise above. The more equal people are, the less free they are to succeed on their true merits, as in order to be equal, natural talent and varying work-ethic must be removed or artificially controlled. You can live free, and be free to fail, in turn; or you can be equal, and never be able to excel beyond others, because your exceptionalism is deemed a threat or 'unfair'. It is the difference between individualism and collectivism. Competition by universal self-reliance, or conformity by collective judgement. Little more than that".
190) "Man is born free, but everywhere: he is in chains" — Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
191) "If the enemy is strong, you must show the enemy that your strength is limitless. If the enemy is cruel, you must prove to the enemy that your cruelty knows no bounds. And if the enemy is terrifying, you must teach the enemy that you are the one who needs to be feared".
192) "Do not base your decisions on your ideals. You will only limit yourself. Use logic to determine what is physically possible, determine the end results of each physically possible option, and then use your ideals as a filter to choose the least shitty outcome".
193) "Charm is for those too weak to earn respect".
194) "If you feel the need to say so when it wasn't brought into question: it's probably not true".
195) "Don't weep for the stupid: you'll be crying all day".
196) "Blessed is the mind too small for doubt and too large for fear".
197) "Men used to die for their women and women used to die for their kids. Now, women murder their kids, exploit their men, and men are still expected to die for a society that actively hates their guts" — Ferenc A. Váli.
198) "Lying to people is easier than convincing them they've been lied to".
199) "To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is to administer medicine to the dead" — Thomas Pain / Thomas Paine.
200) "It is easier to die for a woman than it is to find a woman worth dying for".
201) "Speed is worthless if the blow it delivers is robbed of its strength".
202) "He who would give up freedom for safety deserves neither and will lose both" — Thomas Jefferson.
203) "The important thing in life is not victory, but combat; it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well" — Pierre de Frédy / Charles Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin.
204) "The true lesson of strength is to turn away from strength that is not your own".
205) "I would rather have questions that can't be answered, than have answers that can't be questioned" — Richard Philips Feynman.
206) "Just because something is factually correct doesn't mean it can't be unfathomably stupid".
207) "I don't trust a man that doesn't have something strange going on about him, cause that means he's hiding it from you. If a man's wearing his pants on his head or if he says his words backwards from time to time, you know it's all laid out there for you. But if he's friendly to strangers and keeps his home spick-and-span, more often than not: he's done something even his own mother couldn't forgive".
208) "Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity" — Hanlon's Razor.
209) "It is better to be alone by choice than to be alone all your life and never know it until you fall on hard times".
210) "Bullies are always shocked and angry when the little guy puts up a fight— especially if he manages to kick the bully's ass".
211) "Life is a mosaic of pleasure and pain. Grief is an interval between two moments of joy. Peace is the interlude between two wars. You have no rose without a thorn. The diligent picker will avoid the pricks and gather the flower" — Sathyanarayana Raju / Sathya Sai Baba.
212) "To live is to suffer. To survive is to find meaning in the suffering" — Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.
213) "Least said, soonest mended".
214) "Learn to recognize when speed is not important. Race when being first is important; move at your own pace at all other times. It is not necessary to always strike the first blow, to provide the first solution, or to reach a goal before anyone else does. In fact, it is sometimes vital to strike the last blow, to give the final answer, or to arrive after everyone else".
215) "There was a horse. The horse sought vengeance upon his enemy, the stag. The horse met a man, a hunter, and made a deal. He took the man's bit and bridle and allowed the man to ride in a saddle on his back. Together they slew the stag and the horse tasted victory. But the hunter would not release the horse and made a slave of him. Never allow your thirst for vengeance to put you in servitude to another".
216) "Be slow to speak, and quick to listen".
217) "You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is: sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control you, that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass" — Lee Jun-Fan / Bruce Lee.
218) "The best way to serve justice is to live a just life".
219) "A professional fighter, a combat-artisan, can be defeated by a saloon brawler who knows nothing about form but everything about ending a conflict quickly; without a thought given to winning gracefully or elegantly".
220) “Only women, children, and dogs are loved unconditionally. A man is only loved under the condition that he provide something" — Christopher Julius Rock.
221) "A man chooses to commit suicide for the same reason why it takes up to three weeks for anyone to find his body".
222) "All it takes is one bad day to drive the sanest man to the depths of depravity".
223) “She falls for you because of everything you are. She'll spend the relationship turning you into everything you're not. And if she succeeds, she'll leave you for someone who is what you once were”.
224) "When you learn to find what you despise beyond belief amusing— when you learn to laugh in the face of everything you hold to be the most vile and contemptible of abominations: you have not only mastered your frustration, you have weaponized it. Such metacognitive strength will give you unimaginable power and the ability to weather any storm".
225) "The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it" — Mary Flannery O'Connor.
226) "When the people fear the government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty" — Thomas Jefferson.
227) "Money: if it doesn't bring you happiness, it'll at least let you be miserable in comfort".
228) "Better to be a flawed diamond than a flawless stone".
229) "Hindsight may be twenty-twenty, but foresight is golden".
230) "The bigger the smile, the sharper the knife".
231) "Free advice is seldom cheap".
232) "Whisper your way to success".
233) "Hear all, trust nothing".
234) "Mea Sponte Non Serviam / Of my own accord, I will not serve".
235) "May I always have the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference".
236) "Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you".
237) "Wherever you go in life, it is expedient to be the most frightening thing in the room".
238) "Ignis Aurum Probat; Miseria Fortes Viros / Fire Tests Gold; Adversity Makes Strong Men".
239) "Happy the man, and happy he alone, he who can call today his own; he who, secure within, can say: tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today" — John Dryden.
240) "Being harmless and being virtuous are not the same thing, and are, in fact, mutually exclusive things. A person is virtuous when they have the power to create great harm, but choose not to. Being harmless doesn't make you virtuous, it just makes you harmless. It is not something to be proud of".
241) "I am who I am, and no one else, I wish to be; despite my pain, despite my trials; all that I own, all that I am, and all that I know; never to be lost, and never to be forsaken".
242) "Patience is a weapon".
243) "You may laugh at me for being different, but I get to laugh at all of you for all being the same. I'm the one getting the most amusement, here".
244) "I will not wade through an ocean of thorns just so I can be insulted for having torn clothes".
245) "The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it" — Eric Arthur Blair / George Orwell.
246) "The world can be beautiful when you see it without chains" — Angron the Red Angel.
247) "The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane" — Marcus Aurelius Antoninus.
248) "You cannot have the strength-of-character to do moral good until you know how easily you could become a monster".
249) "A man's biggest weakness is having the façade of being strong, when he isn't; a woman's biggest strength is having the façade of being weak, when she isn't".
250) "Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up" — Gilbert Keith Chesterton.
251) "Men have sacrificed and crippled themselves physically and emotionally to feed, house, and protect women and children. None of their pain or achievement is registered in Feminist rhetoric, which portrays men as oppressive and callous exploiters" — Camile Anna Paglia.
252) "There is no virtue in being a victim. There is nothing praise-worthy about being weak. If you feel the need to broadcast your own virtue, you likely have none to begin with".
253) "The hero is commonly the simplest and obscurest of men" — Henry David Thoreau.
254) "The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward, like everyone else" — Umberto Eco.
255) “To say a man should be such-and-such is like saying a tree should be such-and-such. Nonsense! A man is a man and a tree is a tree" — Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.
256) "A friend to all is a friend to none" — Aristotle.
257) "Children must be taught how to think, not what to think" — Margaret Mead.
258) "The role of genius is to not complicate the simple, but to simplify the complicated" — Criss Jami.
259) "How can a man govern a city if he can't govern a town? How can a man govern a town if he can't govern a church? How can a man govern a church if he can't govern his family? How can a man govern his family if he can't govern himself? Personal responsibility will always trump collective responsibility. You cannot solve societal problems until you solve your own problems. The world becomes a better place when people change themselves from inside out, and not from the outside in. You cannot expect to build a home atop a rotten foundation".
260) “Just as man can’t exist without his body, so no rights can exist without the right to translate one’s rights into reality — to think, to work and to keep the results — which means: the right of property. The modern mystics of muscle who offer you the fraudulent alternative of human rights versus property rights, as if one could exist without the other, are making a last, grotesque attempt to revive the doctrine of soul versus body. Only a ghost can exist without material property; only a slave can work with no right to the product of his effort. The doctrine that human rights are superior to property rights simply means that some human beings have the right to make property out of others; since the competent have nothing to gain from the incompetent, it means the right of the incompetent to own their betters and to use them as productive cattle. Whoever regards this as human and right, has no right to the title of human” — Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum / Ayn Rand.
261) "Compassion isn't just about giving people what they want, sometimes it's better that they not get what they want or to have delayed gratification".
262) "It should not surprise anyone that websites/forums with little-to-no moderation are largely right-wing, where those with high and overbearing moderation are largely left-wing. If your ideas and rhetoric are only able to persist and prosper in an environment where you have omnipotent busybodies silencing any who disagree with you: it means that your ideas are garbage. The fact that you are protected by the people in charge means, at best, that your ideals have never truly been tested, and at worst, that your ideals are straight-up trash".
There are only five things that I know for absolute certain, in this world:
Anyone who claims to be one-hundred percent certain of anything, without empirical proof, is a fool.
Anyone who claims to be the absolute and only valid authority, on any subject, is a fool.
Anyone who claims to have the only correct perspective or opinion, while denouncing all those that differ from their own, is a fool.
Anyone who cannot genuinely entertain the idea that they may be wrong, whether in an argument, or in general, is a fool.
I do what I like and I like what I do.
Well, that's all you need to know! I am not to be found anywhere on social media as I despise the rampant censorship and gatekeeping on those platforms, but if you wish to contact me, my PM inbox is always open and one of the few things I have in abundance is free time. For those of you who can't or won't make an account on this website (even though it's completely free and relatively painless), I can be messaged on Discord at : "Archodus Vaxal#0697".
Enjoy my stuff!