The options are:
"The Dice Man" - Luke Rhinehart
The cult classic that can still change your life...Let the dice decide! This is the philosophy that changes the life of bored psychiatrist Luke Rhinehart -- and in some ways changes the world as well. Because once you hand over your life to the dice, anything can happen. Entertaining, humorous, scary, shocking, subversive, The Dice Man is one of the cult bestsellers of our time.
"The King in Yellow" - Robert W. Chambers
'I read it and reread it, and wept and laughed and trembled with horror which at all times assails me yet'.
With its strange, imaginative blend of horror, science fiction, romance and lyrical prose, Robert W. Chambers' The King in Yellow is a classic masterpiece of weird fiction. This series of vaguely connected stories is linked by the presence of a monstrous and suppressed book which brings fright, madness and spectral tragedy to all those who read it. An air of futility and doom pervade these pages like a sweet insidious poison. Dare you read it?
This collection has been called the most important book in American supernatural fiction between Poe and the moderns. H. P. Lovecraft, creator of the famed Cthulhu mythos, whose own fiction was greatly influenced by this book stated that The King in Yellow 'achieves notable heights of cosmic fear'.
"I Am Legend" - Richard Matheson
An acclaimed SF novel about vampires. The last man on earth is not alone ...
Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth ... but he is not alone. Every other man, woman and child on the planet has become a vampire, and they are hungry for Neville's blood. By day he is the hunter, stalking the undead through the ruins of civilisation. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn. How long can one man survive like this?
Bonus graphic novel option: "Batman: The Long Halloween" - Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale
From the early days of Batman’s crimefighting career, this new edition of the classic mystery involves a killer who strikes only on holidays. Working with Harvey Dent and Lieutenant Gordon, Batman races to discover who Holiday is! Collected from the original 13-issue series!
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This thought occured to me last night after a Meetup group outing. Waiting outside with a few people for their Lyft, one woman made it so I was blocking the breeze (it was cold). I noticed and unzipped my jacket and opened it up to block it more for her. She backs up into me, so I go with it and wrap my jacket around her and she puts her head on my chest and we just stay like that and chat.
It didn't last long, as her Lyft arrived a moment later. It occurred to me a short time later that that's the most physical contact I've had since I broke up with my ex last year.
Despite the short unexpected moment, I was happy and wanted to drown in it. I didn't want it to end.
So, the question for my fellow Kraft Singles: how often/rare is physical contact?
I finished my masters of science this past summer. I despise my job because of the environment and the people. I was just curious what gets some of you through the day.
I'm 24 btw. This month 2 years ago, I was diagnosed with testicular cancer. I ended up having my left nut removed, my left kidney removed, and some nasty scars from my chest down to my remaining ball. It pretty much destroyed my self confidence.
Pre cancer- 5"10, weight varied between 160-180lbs. I was pretty confident. Oblivious, but confident. I could easily walk up to girls and strike a conversation. I was mainly a committed guy. Wasn't ever much on one night stands, I preferred dating and being exclusive. I mainly relied on getting laughs or showing the ladies something out of the ordinary. I wasn't the best with words or women, but I managed.
During and post cancer- I ended up dropping down to 125 lbs, I'm now at 145-150lbs. At first, I stayed confident. I tried to get out there. Not at clubs or bars, but at stores or on apps like Tinder and such. However, once I lost my hair(one of my personal favorite features), I started to get depressed. My friends were supportive, but I know I looked like shit. I have a baby face, so with my beard and hair falling gone, I looked like a toddler. Weeks turned into months, months into a year. Eventually, I just accepted the fact that I'd be single for quite some time.
When this year came around, my friend got me a job working on the road with him. I'm in remission, my hair was back. It was great. All my old high school friends working together. Plus, I'd have some guys to boost my confidence, right? Wrong. After a couple months, they start ragging on me about how I "can't get a girl" Bunch of assholes. It's not like I didn't try. To be fair, I only tried with one girl. We had the same taste in music, we we're both fairly nerdy, and smoked weed. We chilled in my hotel room quite a bit, so I made a move. She rejected me and went on to explain that she was into someone else in our crew. I wasn't mad or jealous honestly. I understood and asked who. I told the guy(my cousin), he asked if it was cool, and I assured him it was. Honestly, it was. However, it made my self esteem go even lower. If a girl I had so much in common with couldn't even find me attractive, then who the hell will?
I'm sorry for the wall of text, but I'm honestly stuck. I'm lonely, my best friend is my dog, and my one friend has a gf and is very social. Tinder doesn't work, I'm awkward as shit now, and I have no confidence. Like, how will a girl react to one nut? To a nasty scar from my hip to my dick? A scar from my chest to my dick? Oh, and I can't even ejaculate. Instead, it gets shot into my bladder and I gotta piss it out. Major turn on, right? Granted, there's no mess to clean up, but it fucking sucks. I can still get an erection, though. I seem calm and happy on the outside, but I am not. I'm lonely, horny, awkward, shy, and have a fucked up package.
I know other men have had TC, so how did you guys get back into the dating game? What's your advice? How did they react to a uni-nut? To the no ejaculation?
TL;DR : I was diagnosed with TC 2 years ago. In remission now. Had a ball removed, can't ejaculate, and lost all my confidence. Haven't had a date in 2 years and need advice.
I definitely working on myself everyday to get better and better, and focusing only on my goals, but sometimes I feel like my would be much better I have someone to share it with.
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Female here. Is it possible for a guy to get too caught up during foreplay when genitals are touching and start having penetrative sex without a condom, even if you've agreed to only have sex with condoms? Or would the heat of the moment not interfere with that?
For years I've tried working out right after work, im usually too emotionally drained. Even with a packed gym bag ill dread it, sit in the parking lot for 30 mins sort or just defeated, loss of motivation and hope.
However waking up an hour earlier, pounding coffee and water, dressed to work out and showing/changing for work at gym is soooooo much easier. Like it's hard to wake up but once I'm there i do what i gotta do and i forget about it all day.
Am i doing something wrong?
I'm having one of those days feeling shit about life lmao. Need to hear some positive things to turn my day around.
I'm 23M. I've recently kinda lost interest in sex, completely out of the blue. I dont really feel the need to jack off, I'm not checking out girls, and I cant keep my dick hard when having sex with my gf. I dont feel like pursuing sex or asking for it. It feels like a chore for me.
Just a couple weeks ago I was horny as hell, masturbating like 3 times a day. Should this be concerning or can it happen sometimes?
My SO found his first job in the city and is looking for his first serious watch to try and look more sophisticated at work. Any tips/advice on finding reputable brands that don't cost an arm and a leg?
So I'm wanting to go wipe-clean down stairs for reasons of a carnal nature, but my only prior experience as a youth lead to some severe discomfort. What's your secret to keeping a fresh set of cueballs without the chafing, stubble rash and general all-round discomfort?
(I tried to use my partner's hair removal light, but I'm blonde so it doesn't work)