The working title of the book Jan and I are writing is “Spin the Bottle”. It is about a young, beautiful (naturally) psychiatrist who has lost both parents and, in their place, has created an imaginary brother. They often talk. Her mother killed her father. The mother committed suicide awaiting trail. The psychiatrist has an unusual attraction to blood, specifically the menstrual blood of young teenage girls. Here is a short cutting from the beginning, one must start somewhere.
“Black on the edges of movement, distorted figures without faces, turning to the side … need to lie better, blood smells like iron, blood smells like red rust heating in the sun
She was dressed in panties and a t-shirt, as she walked out onto the third-floor balcony. Her butt leaned against the railing and then she bent backward and went over. Her wings failed. The dawn paused.”
Her name is Fiona Butters. She is suffering, perhaps, from the Electra Complex, fantasizes of being a vampire, has a split personality, or is actually a vampire. We are going to explore each one as the plot unfolds.
Recently I have become interested in crypto coins. (A. Mole, you can help me out here.) If you don’t know much about them, here is my take. There are two kinds of coins, the memes and the ones with utility. Memes are cultural movements designed to fuck the man and make money, nothing more than that. Utility coins, on the other hand, are about what can the coin do and make in the way of goods and services. Utility coins are normally backed by computer engineers and mathematicians trying to make a blockchain better. A blockchain is a group of computers used to authenticate all kinds of shit. These blockchains use either “proof of work” or “proof of stake”. The former is centralized computation, while the latter is a network of computers linked all over the world. “Proof of work” is bad for the environment, “proof of stake” is much better, like a lot better. An example of a coin’s utility might be the security of transactions. Programming code is necessary to make transactions secure. So, in short, meme coins are essentially utility free, while utility coins have some obvious point to their existence (unlike say people in rural Texas). However, making money is essential to attracting buyers to both memes and utility coins.
One of the first rules of crypto investment is don’t tell anyone about it. Family and friends will hit you up for money, local governments might take interest, and hackers now have you as a target. I know people who have invested in Shiba Inu coin. Shiba is in a dog fight with Doge coin. Elon Musk favors Doge. Fuck him, although there is much good in other things that he does. Shiba has, perhaps, the all-time record for a “good investment”. A little over one year ago, somebody bought $8,000 dollars’ worth of Shiba. Today that investment is worth around six billion US dollars. The volatility of the crypto market is legendary. Again, I know someone who gained $17,000 in less than ten minutes and then lost it in half the time. At the bottom of this post, I am putting up a crypto meme about the Crypto Gods, the Bogdanoff Brothers. This video will give you a good idea about what it is like to trade crypto.
Okay, back to “Spin the Bottle”.