Diary of a Narcissistic Misanthrope

I like to think I’m an acquired taste, like old whiskey or arsenic in your tea



My name is Clarence (Hello), born in 1988, i got my undergrad degree in Sociology (with a concentration in Women's Studies) and I'm utterly terrified. I'm scared of everything, people, my own feelings and sometimes even being but really there's nothing much to be done about that despite what I say. And I will say a lot about how my life has no meaning and i want to die (which is the majority of the time) but sometimes it seems like life is worth living for and everything in it is a spectacular explosion of awe inspiring wonder (which is usually a three week span some time in March). If it seems odd to read think what it might be like living it. So to get off the topic of terror I prefer stories es. I like to read them, I love to live in them and there is nothing better to me than a story so I guess this blog is a story mostly about me. Don't bother trying to find themes, connection or messages in what I post cause there really aren't any (unless they are completely accidental).



This blog is a story about what I find, what I feel and what I think so to that end I collect things to post or reblog. Its not meant to be anything truly meaningful or interconnected, just fun (mostly fun for me if you don't like it you can fuck right off) This is collection of all the the weird and interesting links from around the net that I find, comics, technology, comedy, current events, sociology, general geek/nerd interest, and more weird stuff. I think it makes for the closest representation to who I am that I've ever done and it just keeps growing bigger which is most of the fun. Please feel free to talk to me and don't mind the depressive tone i will probably be using. I like to think I'm somewhat fun if also a complete idiot.
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finally finished the last book of the Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson and while it was different from my usual fair it was excellent (I really need to remember to branch out more) So wow book list is up to 62. Next Craft Sequence by Max Gladstone and Jean le Flambeur by Hannu Rajaniemi are both out next week (15th) and Clockwork century is still on my to finish list.


  • Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)  by Cherie Priest 
  • Dreadnought (The Clockwork Century, #2)  by Cherie Priest 
  • Once In A Blue Moon (Haven 08) by Simon R Green
  • Breach Zone (Shadow Ops 3) by Myke Cole 
  • London Falling by Paul Cornell
  • Fated (Alex Verus 01) by Benedict Jacka
  • Cursed (Alex Verus 02) by Benedict Jacka
  • Taken (Alex Verus 03) by Benedict Jacka
  • Chosen (Alex Verus 04) by Benedict Jacka
  • Blue-Blooded Vamp (Sabine Kane 05) by Jaye Wells
  • Half-Off Ragnarok (InCryptid 03) by Seanan McGuire
  • The Undead Pool (Hollows 12) by Kim Harrison
  • Night Broken (Mercy Thompson 08) by Patricia Briggs
  • Ghost Train to New Orleans (Shambling Guide 02) by Mur Lafferty 
  • With Silent Screams (Hellequin Chronicles 03) by Steve McHugh
  • Red Delicious (Siobhan Quinn 02) by Caitlin R. Kiernan as Kathleen Tierney
  • The Tropic of Serpents  A Memoir by Lady Trent (Lady Trent 02) by Marie Brennan
  • Thicker Than Water (Felix Castor 04) by Mike Carey
  • The Naming of Beast (Felix Castor 05) by Mike Carey
  • Marked (Mindspace Investigations 03) by Alex Hughes
  • Green Mars (Mars 02) by Kim Stanley Robinson 
  • WebMage (Ravirn 01) by Kelly McCullough 
  • Cybermancy (Ravirn 02) by Kelly McCullough 
  • Codespell (Ravirn 03) by Kelly McCullough 
  • MythOS (Ravirn 04) by Kelly McCullough 
  • Spellcrash (Ravirn 05) by Kelly McCullough 
  • Influx by Daniel Suarez
  • A World Without Princes (School for Good and Evil 02) by Soman Chainani
  • Parasite (Parasitology 01) by  Seanan McGuire as Mira Grant
  • Neptune’s Brood (Freyaverse 02) by Charles Stross
  • The Magicians (Magician 01) Lev Grossman
  • The Magician King (Magician 02) Lev Grossman
  • The Law of Nines by Terry Goodkind 
  • Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
  • Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire
  • Insatiable Porn  A Love Story by Asa Akira
  • The Severed Streets (James Quill 02) by Paul Cornell 
  • Pax Demonica (Adventures of a Demon Hunting Soccer Mom 06) by Julie Kenner
  • Hard Magic (Grimnoir Chronicles 01) by Larry Correia
  • Spellbound (Grimnoir Chronicles 02) by Larry Correia
  • Warbound (Grimnoir Chronicles 03) by Larry Correia
  • Skin Game (Dresden Files 15) by Jim Butcher
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance 01) by N. K. Jemisin
  • The Broken Kingdoms (Inheritance 02) by N. K. Jemisin
  • The Kingdom of Gods (Inheritance 03) by N. K. Jemisin
  • Property of a Lady Faire (Secret Histories 08) by Simon R. Green
  • Fortune’s Pawn (Paradox 01) Rachel Bach  
  • Honour’s Knight (Paradox 02) Rachel Bach  
  • Heaven’s Queen (Paradox 03) Rachel Bach 
  • Shattered (The Iron Druid Chronicles 07) by Kevin Hearne
  • The Jennifer Morgue (Laundry Files 02) by Charles Stross 
  • The Fuller Memorandum (Laundry Files 03) by Charles Stross 
  • The Apocalypse Codex (Laundry Files 04) by Charles Stross 
  • Soulless (Parasol Protectorate 01) by Gail Carriger
  • Changeless (Parasol Protectorate 02) by Gail Carriger
  • Blameless (Parasol Protectorate 03) by Gail Carriger
  • Heartless (Parasol Protectorate 04) by Gail Carriger
  • Timeless (Parasol Protectorate 05) by Gail Carriger
  • Shield and Crocus by Michael R. Underwood
  • The Rhesus Chart (Laundry Files 05) by Charles Stross 
  • How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back (Angel Crawford 04) by Diana Rowland
  • Blue Mars (Mars 03) by Kim Stanley Robinson

just finished reading The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance 01) by N. K. Jemisin and i can already feel this is a book series that is going to take over my life after i finish it (Also book list is at 43)

Book Journal for the year 2014 first book read 1/6/2014
  1. Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)  by Cherie Priest 
  2. Dreadnought (The Clockwork Century, #2)  by Cherie Priest 
  3. Once In A Blue Moon (Haven 08) by Simon R Green
  4. Breach Zone (Shadow Ops 3) by Myke Cole 
  5. London Falling by Paul Cornell
  6. Fated (Alex Verus 01) by Benedict Jacka
  7. Cursed (Alex Verus 02) by Benedict Jacka
  8. Taken (Alex Verus 03) by Benedict Jacka
  9. Chosen (Alex Verus 04) by Benedict Jacka
  10. Blue-Blooded Vamp (Sabine Kane 05) by Jaye Wells
  11. Half-Off Ragnarok (InCryptid 03) by Seanan McGuire
  12. The Undead Pool (Hollows 12) by Kim Harrison
  13. Night Broken (Mercy Thompson 08) by Patricia Briggs
  14. Ghost Train to New Orleans (Shambling Guide 02) by Mur Lafferty 
  15. With Silent Screams (Hellequin Chronicles 03) by Steve McHugh
  16. Red Delicious (Siobhan Quinn 02) by Caitlin R. Kiernan as Kathleen Tierney
  17. The Tropic of Serpents  A Memoir by Lady Trent (Lady Trent 02) by Marie Brennan
  18. Thicker Than Water (Felix Castor 04) by Mike Carey
  19. The Naming of Beast (Felix Castor 05) by Mike Carey
  20. Marked (Mindspace Investigations 03) by Alex Hughes
  21. Green Mars (Mars 02) by Kim Stanley Robinson 
  22. WebMage (Ravirn 01) by Kelly McCullough 
  23. Cybermancy (Ravirn 02) by Kelly McCullough 
  24. Codespell (Ravirn 03) by Kelly McCullough 
  25. MythOS (Ravirn 04) by Kelly McCullough 
  26. Spellcrash (Ravirn 05) by Kelly McCullough 
  27. Influx by Daniel Suarez
  28. A World Without Princes (School for Good and Evil 02) by Soman Chainani
  29. Parasite (Parasitology 01) by  Seanan McGuire as Mira Grant
  30. Neptune’s Brood (Freyaverse 02) by Charles Stross
  31. The Magicians (Magician 01) Lev Grossman
  32. The Magician King (Magician 02) Lev Grossman
  33. The Law of Nines by Terry Goodkind 
  34. Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
  35. Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire
  36. Insatiable Porn  A Love Story by Asa Akira
  37. The Severed Streets (James Quill 02) by Paul Cornell 
  38. Pax Demonica (Adventure of a Demon Hunting Soccer Mom 06) by Julie Kenner
  39. Hard Magic (Grimnoir Chronicles 01) by Larry Correia
  40. Spellbound (Grimnoir Chronicles 02) by Larry Correia
  41. Warbound (Grimnoir Chronicles 03) by Larry Correia

I was not expecting the Grimnoir books to grab me the way they did but damn they were something else. On a side not finished all the Hugo Award (Novel) nominees for 2014 too

Book Journal for the year 2014 first book read 1/6/2014
  1. Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)  by Cherie Priest 
  2. Dreadnought (The Clockwork Century, #2)  by Cherie Priest 
  3. Once In A Blue Moon (Haven 08) by Simon R Green
  4. Breach Zone (Shadow Ops 3) by Myke Cole 
  5. London Falling by Paul Cornell
  6. Fated (Alex Verus 01) by Benedict Jacka
  7. Cursed (Alex Verus 02) by Benedict Jacka
  8. Taken (Alex Verus 03) by Benedict Jacka
  9. Chosen (Alex Verus 04) by Benedict Jacka
  10. Blue-Blooded Vamp (Sabine Kane 05) by Jaye Wells
  11. Half-Off Ragnarok (InCryptid 03) by Seanan McGuire
  12. The Undead Pool (Hollows 12) by Kim Harrison
  13. Night Broken (Mercy Thompson 08) by Patricia Briggs
  14. Ghost Train to New Orleans (Shambling Guide 02) by Mur Lafferty 
  15. With Silent Screams (Hellequin Chronicles 03) by Steve McHugh
  16. Red Delicious (Siobhan Quinn 02) by Caitlin R. Kiernan as Kathleen Tierney
  17. The Tropic of Serpents  A Memoir by Lady Trent (Lady Trent 02) by Marie Brennan
  18. Thicker Than Water (Felix Castor 04) by Mike Carey
  19. The Naming of Beast (Felix Castor 05) by Mike Carey
  20. Marked (Mindspace Investigations 03) by Alex Hughes
  21. Green Mars (Mars 02) by Kim Stanley Robinson 
  22. WebMage (Ravirn 01) by Kelly McCullough 
  23. Cybermancy (Ravirn 02) by Kelly McCullough 
  24. Codespell (Ravirn 03) by Kelly McCullough 
  25. MythOS (Ravirn 04) by Kelly McCullough 
  26. Spellcrash (Ravirn 05) by Kelly McCullough 
  27. Influx by Daniel Suarez
  28. A World Without Princes (School for Good and Evil 02) by Soman Chainani
  29. Parasite (Parasitology 01) by  Seanan McGuire as Mira Grant
  30. Neptune’s Brood (Freyaverse 02) by Charles Stross
  31. The Magicians (Magician 01) Lev Grossman
  32. The Magician King (Magician 02) Lev Grossman
  33. The Law of Nines by Terry Goodkind 
  34. Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
  35. Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire
  36. Insatiable Porn  A Love Story by Asa Akira
  37. The Severed Streets (James Quill 02) by Paul Cornell 

Still one Hugo Award nominee left, got to get on that Larry Correia series Grimnoir Chronicles

Been a while since i gave you a book journal update so currently making my way through the Hugo award (Novel) nominees

Book Journal for the year 2014 first book read 1/6/2014
  1. Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)  by Cherie Priest 
  2. Dreadnought (The Clockwork Century, #2)  by Cherie Priest 
  3. Once In A Blue Moon (Haven 08) by Simon R Green
  4. Breach Zone (Shadow Ops 3) by Myke Cole 
  5. London Falling by Paul Cornell
  6. Fated (Alex Verus 01) by Benedict Jacka
  7. Cursed (Alex Verus 02) by Benedict Jacka
  8. Taken (Alex Verus 03) by Benedict Jacka
  9. Chosen (Alex Verus 04) by Benedict Jacka
  10. Blue-Blooded Vamp (Sabine Kane 05) by Jaye Wells
  11. Half-Off Ragnarok (InCryptid 03) by Seanan McGuire
  12. The Undead Pool (Hollows 12) by Kim Harrison
  13. Night Broken (Mercy Thompson 08) by Patricia Briggs
  14. Ghost Train to New Orleans (Shambling Guide 02) by Mur Lafferty 
  15. With Silent Screams (Hellequin Chronicles 03) by Steve McHugh
  16. Red Delicious (Siobhan Quinn 02) Caitlin R. Kiernan as Kathleen Tierney
  17. The Tropic of Serpents  A Memoir by Lady Trent (Lady Trent 02) by Marie Brennan
  18. Thicker Than Water (Felix Castor 04) by Mike Carey
  19. The Naming of Beast (Felix Castor 05) by Mike Carey
  20. Marked (Mindspace Investigations 03) by Alex Hughes
  21. Green Mars (Mars 02) by Kim Stanley Robinson 
  22. WebMage (Ravirn 01) by Kelly McCullough 
  23. Cybermancy (Ravirn 02) by Kelly McCullough 
  24. Codespell (Ravirn 03) by Kelly McCullough 
  25. MythOS (Ravirn 04) by Kelly McCullough 
  26. Spellcrash (Ravirn 05) by Kelly McCullough 
  27. Influx by Daniel Suarez
  28. A World Without Princes (School for Good and Evil 02) by Soman Chainani
  29. Parasite (Parasitology 01) by Mira Grant aka Seanan McGuire

Just finished new book Marked by Alex Hughes. Third novel in the Mindspace Investigation really great (and if you follow my book recommendations you already read the first two) It goes further into the politics of the Telepath Guild and I found it deals with addiction in a deeper more thoughtful way than most books I’ve read before. Seriously go read it the Kindle version is only $6 today.

Book Journal update for 2014


  • Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)  by Cherie Priest 
  • Dreadnought (The Clockwork Century, #2)  by Cherie Priest 
  • Once In A Blue Moon (Haven 08) by Simon R Green
  • Breach Zone (Shadow Ops 3) by Myke Cole 
  • London Falling by Paul Cornell
  • Fated (Alex Verus 01) by Benedict Jacka
  • Cursed (Alex Verus 02) by Benedict Jacka
  • Taken (Alex Verus 03) by Benedict Jacka
  • Chosen (Alex Verus 04) by Benedict Jacka
  • Blue-Blooded Vamp (Sabine Kane 05) by Jaye Wells
  • Half-Off Ragnarok (InCryptid 03) by Seanan McGuire
  • The Undead Pool (Hollows 12) by Kim Harrison
  • Night Broken (Mercy Thompson 08) by Patricia Briggs
  • Ghost Train to New Orleans (Shambling Guide 02) by Mur Lafferty 
  • With Silent Screams (Hellequin Chronicles 03) by Steve McHugh
  • Red Delicious (Siobhan Quinn 02) Caitlin R. Kiernan as Kathleen Tierney
  • The Tropic of Serpents  A Memoir by Lady Trent (Lady Trent 02) by Marie Brennan
  • Thicker Than Water (Felix Castor 04) by Mike Carey
  • The Naming of Beast (Felix Castor 05) by Mike Carey
  • Marked (Mindspace Investigations 03) by Alex Hughes

Been doing all that good reading this week

  1. Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)  by Cherie Priest 
  2. Dreadnought (The Clockwork Century, #2)  by Cherie Priest 
  3. Once In A Blue Moon (Haven 08) by Simon R Green
  4. Breach Zone (Shadow Ops 3) by Myke Cole 
  5. London Falling by Paul Cornell
  6. Fated (Alex Verus 01) by Benedict Jacka
  7. Cursed (Alex Verus 02) by Benedict Jacka
  8. Taken (Alex Verus 03) by Benedict Jacka
  9. Chosen (Alex Verus 04) by Benedict Jacka
  10. Blue-Blooded Vamp (Sabine Kane 05) by Jaye Wells
  11. Half-Off Ragnarok (InCryptid 03) by Seanan McGuire
  12. The Undead Pool (Hollows 12) by Kim Harrison
  13. Night Broken (Mercy Thompson 08) by Patricia Briggs
  14. Ghost Train to New Orleans (Shambling Guide 02) by Mur Lafferty 
  15. With Silent Screams (Hellequin Chronicles 03) by Steve McHugh
  16. Red Delicious (Siobhan Quinn 02) Caitlin R. Kiernan as Kathleen Tierney
Still got to get back to the Clockwork Century at some point, still not sure what fantasy epic I’m gonna force myself through and Kim Stanley Robinson’s books are still on my todo list

If an author is doing their job properly when you reach the end of a novel series or final issue of a comic book there is an emptiness within you because an entire world comes to a complete and final end

So book list 2014 advances with London Falling by Paul Cornell. Nice title, thought at times It was a little too British for me to understand without a quick trip to google. Its was fun and really make a good show of what it would be like for ordinary people trying to deal with mystic and powerful manifestations that you usually take as par for the course in other modern fantasy novels

good book, good read
I recommend it


Book Journal for the year 2014 (first book read Jan/6/14)


1. Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1) by Cherie Priest
2. Dreadnought (The Clockwork Century, #2) by Cherie Priest
3. Once In A Blue Moon (Haven 08) by Simon R Green
4. Breach Zone (Shadow Ops 3) by Myke Cole
5. London Falling by Paul Cornell

So excitedly finished the last book in the military fantasy series Shadow Ops trilogy by Myke Cole (not the last book in the Universe but the last in this opening trilogy/using these characters)

The Great Reawakening did not come quietly. Across the country and in every nation, people began “coming up Latent,” developing terrifying powers—summoning storms, raising the dead, and setting everything they touch ablaze. Those who Manifest must choose: become a sheepdog who protects the flock or a wolf who devours it…

Now it might just be because I’m an annoying left leaning liberal douchebag that loves magic and shit but this book grabbed me. Men in power being confronted with horror because of the horror they unleased against people, cool powers and intense decisions to be made with people fighting against forces that declared them to not be people.

This book was fun and enjoyable. I have the general complain I get with all fantasy aka I needs more people of color but that’s something I’ve sadly come to expect with books I read (one of the main characters Oscar Britton is black but I can always use more) I’m not gonna spoil anything here but with the last book out I think everyone/anyone can take a shot with these books.

Go enjoy some fantasy!

Nothingman recommends this book 4 out of 5