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Hey folks. I got an itch to look up an old book I was enamored with for some bizarre reason in college  - a tiny cloth-bound thing I found in an antique mall that smelled like heaven itself - and it turns out that motherfucker was a required reading classic in France back in the late 1700's - early to mid 1800's. 

I'm unfortunately not the book connoisseur that I used to be. I have tighter focus on my time and spending more that ten minutes reading a book sends me to sleep. That bothers me a bit, but I'm sure that will pass as life relaxes with time. 

I found out about the book's history through Peter Owen's publishing website, located here: www.peterowenpublishers.com/ I puttered around here and discovered a bunch of other books that were either huge hits back in the day but now are forgotten entirely ("Looking Backward" by Edward Bellamy, for example) or are considered unbeatable classics in one country and one country alone ("Kokoro" in Japan and Norway's "Alberta Trilogy", for more examples). 

Ever since I was a kid I've been FASCINATED by the idea of an artist or a work of art that was incredibly important to many people but is currently "lost", either to time or to societal boundaries. Why was that piece important? Why did we forget it/ Why wasn't it spread to the rest of the world/ If it was, why didn't it have the same impact? Why were so many people's hearts struck by this one special thing? 

So, lovely readers from around the world and all walks of life, I'd like you to suggest any lost or localized classics that you know of. Tell me about something unique to your country that everyone who speaks your language with immediately get any reference to. 

Tell me about this one time you found out about a movie, book, painting, song, artist, or writer who burst onto the scene only to fade when outside of their elements. This shit tickles my brainy bits. 


If anyone's interested the book that started this train of thought is called "Paul and Virginia" and you can read it online here: www.gutenberg.org/files/2127/2… though you really need to be sitting in an isolated wild blueberry field with your back against a tree on a hot day with a thermos of sweet milky black tea in your hand and your face pressed into that glorious old-book smell to get the full experience. That's my personal description of heaven right there. 

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Hey folks. I got an itch to look up an old book I was enamored with for some bizarre reason in college  - a tiny cloth-bound thing I found in an antique mall that smelled like heaven itself - and it turns out that motherfucker was a required reading classic in France back in the late 1700's - early to mid 1800's. 

I'm unfortunately not the book connoisseur that I used to be. I have tighter focus on my time and spending more that ten minutes reading a book sends me to sleep. That bothers me a bit, but I'm sure that will pass as life relaxes with time. 

I found out about the book's history through Peter Owen's publishing website, located here: www.peterowenpublishers.com/ I puttered around here and discovered a bunch of other books that were either huge hits back in the day but now are forgotten entirely ("Looking Backward" by Edward Bellamy, for example) or are considered unbeatable classics in one country and one country alone ("Kokoro" in Japan and Norway's "Alberta Trilogy", for more examples). 

Ever since I was a kid I've been FASCINATED by the idea of an artist or a work of art that was incredibly important to many people but is currently "lost", either to time or to societal boundaries. Why was that piece important? Why did we forget it/ Why wasn't it spread to the rest of the world/ If it was, why didn't it have the same impact? Why were so many people's hearts struck by this one special thing? 

So, lovely readers from around the world and all walks of life, I'd like you to suggest any lost or localized classics that you know of. Tell me about something unique to your country that everyone who speaks your language with immediately get any reference to. 

Tell me about this one time you found out about a movie, book, painting, song, artist, or writer who burst onto the scene only to fade when outside of their elements. This shit tickles my brainy bits. 


If anyone's interested the book that started this train of thought is called "Paul and Virginia" and you can read it online here: www.gutenberg.org/files/2127/2… though you really need to be sitting in an isolated wild blueberry field with your back against a tree on a hot day with a thermos of sweet milky black tea in your hand and your face pressed into that glorious old-book smell to get the full experience. That's my personal description of heaven right there. 
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Enjoy documentaries like:

The Perfect Vagina

Porndemic

The Female Orgasm Explained

Sun, Sea, and Satan

My Small Breasts and I

Zombie Apocalypse 2012

Transvestite Wives A Story of Sodomy

10 Things You didn't Know About Orgasm

Mystery Quest - Hitler's Escape

An Original DUCKumentary

How We Got Gay

Ancients Behaving Badly

And I'm a Midget
I mean, this is some fucked up shit. 
This is not the product of a healthy mind. 
I love you. Keep it up. 
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My favorite part is after it's extremely clear that the world is ending and horrifying shit is flingin' all over the goddamn place the dad is just "See y'all niggas I'm off to work" and dies like two seconds later just lol. 
Hans first entered my life while rummaging through a bin of plastic-sealed graphic novels, trying to find something that wasn't shitty hybrid manga or Chris Hart garbage. Among the shrapnel was "Chloe". It looked different. I took it home. 

Wow. That was a good purchase. 

We've all seen/read stuff like "Chloe" - psycho-sexual nightmares and slow burns that lead to shocking imagery. Everyone who ever drew pictures as a pre-teen tried to do this, so without any further inspection it can be easily dismissed. 

Alternatively, I'm sure there are people who look too hard into his work and think he's announcing something profound, that the cats that crawl out of people's spines represent a drive for predatory innocence or something of the ilk. 

Looking back, "Chloe" is a bizarre, haunting mess of mental decay that, surprisingly enough, has a structure and rising/falling action, which is much more than I can say about most other "weird books". We want to know what will happen next. We wonder what the hermit is communicating with that brings him those bizarre "gifts". We want to see the bullies get punished (and holy shit is it brutally satisfying). We want to see Chloe escape her unhappy surroundings, even if it means allowing her madness to take over. 

In short, Hans knows what he's doing.

I don't know what to say about Mr. Rickheit other than he has some serious psychological issues and has found a positive way to vent them. He, like many of us mentally-troubled artists, brings to the world something from deep within him that could never have existed anywhere else. I feel honored to be shown something this unique. 

Thanks, Hans. Keep being you. 



"Chloe" is now up to read online - www.chloecomic.com/index.html
Warning - includes really disturbing stuff. Like, taking a headless monster that has two perfectly good vaginas but the guy slashes the torso open and fucks the bleeding wound kind of disturbing. 

"Ectopiary" is his much less disturbing online comic. It involves mostly real-life horror, which is brutal enough. www.ectopiary.com/

"Cochlia and Eustachia" is the least weird and the most playful. Two idiot girls run around and clumsily flop all over the place with their giant deer-headed male companion, trying to catch an armadillo that hatched out of his face. It's mostly concerned with butts, so every page is graced with lots and lots of adorable butts. NSFW, obviously. 
www.chromefetus.com/

More Rickheit at his blog:
chromefetus.blogspot.cz/p/abou…
HELLZ YEAH, BOYYYYYYY!!!!

Got my second shot, and hot damn I was just about floating out of the clinic I was so happy. 

Free heart surgery in one of the world's best cardiology centers and a week later transgender hormone therapy. Sweet Jesus. 

Goddamn do I love this country. 


Edit: Almost forgot to add change updates!

- Multitasking is gone. Fucking GONE. I'm taking a phone call and need to open a soda NO CAN DO SODA EVERYWHERE BITCH. C'est la vie. 

- Gross stuff - menstruation hasn't stopped, but it's gotten significantly easier. Almost no abdominal cramping. I probably won't have any more after this month. Yay!

- Focusing has gotten hard. I can't focus on reading any more. I read two pages and fall asleep, regardless of whether I'm in bed or in a chair or keeling over onto some old lady on the bus. Books are dangerous unless they contain pictures. The more pictures the better. Nude pictures are best. 

- The stuttering I had in childhood came back but it hasn't been terrible. I really think it goes along the same lines as losing my ability to focus - if I have to talk and think really hard about the subject at the same time, my words just skip all over the place and it's a frustrating experience for everyone. Hopefully this will get better with practice. 

- One tit shrank. Like, by an entire cup size. Wasn't expecting that. 

- The way I perceive people I'm attracted to has changed a lot, and in all ways positive. Before T I saw everyone as a competition and as someone to compare myself to/against. it was a struggle of anxiety and self-hatred. Now, not only do I see a wider variety of men as physically attractive, but there's almost no self-comparison. I just feel a nice warm affection for them that my ego has no place in. This feels wonderful. 

- My orientation has gotten much more obvious. Yep, I have zero attraction to women. I don't feel any disgust or unease or anything like that, but you know that warm affection I mentioned earlier? It doesn't appear with women. That's all. 

- The in-between stage is weird. Right now from the waist up I look like a lumpy but passable 16-year-old boy and from the waist down there's this bammin' slammin' bootylicious female ass and thighs. I see people staring at me, looking confused, which I take as a positive since it means progress. Awkward, sexy progress. 

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Hello.
I was born in South Candyland under the rule of Queen Frosting. I was raised in a strict Necronomic household by Nigerian parents who died in a freak child-rearing accident that left me alone and homeless at the tender age of thirty-four. After traveling Asia via balloon and sniping those FUCKING MONGOLIAN FUCKERS for ice cream money I started drawing cartoons about a homosexual super villain with a debilitating spinal disease.

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