“Great was that chase with the hounds for the unattainable meaning of the world.” Czeslaw Milosz
I was a reader of the manosphere not from its early days but from its middle or late middle days. It wasnt long after I came across it that people started saying it was dead or dying.
I wonder what forms all that energy has now taken. The sense I have of it is a chunk of it went into Vox Day’s projects and a chunk went into Rollo’s projects and meetings. The Roosh and Roissy pieces have more or less dissipated. The only minor writers I know of Matt Forney and Sunshine Mary are basically gone. I read that Matt Forney went to Eastern Europe somewhere.
For me personally it was transferred to Zippy, until he died, and largely to Vox Day and his projects, some of which I’ve donated to. Ever since, as a result of Zippy, I started to actually believe in God and not just a concept of God that I played with in my mind, I have become in a way less religious. Because who is God? The eternal creator spirit who was always there long before anything was ever written down.
My internet commenting has largely shifted to Twitter and away from blogs. I’m getting more serious about work and making money and buying land and planning on building a house. For me and my mental energy has shifted away from thinking about game and more about thinking about traditional architecture like Wrath of Gnon highlights, getting a big dog, livestock, and maybe a wife. Also traveling to Lithuania and that region instead of South America again.
I’ve also started writing more seriously. I reached out to an old teacher who is a great writer and she is helping me with a memoir. I haven’t really discussed my life online but have stayed largely anonymous. But I have had a fairly interesting life since I’ve been reading the manosphere, uprooted with a lot of travel and adventure by average standards. However, I haven’t really dug in and done anything substantial with deep roots.
I have been on the edge of starting several businesses and have backed out. But I now have a sense that my life is about to get real.
How about you guys? Where has life taken you since the manosphere died?