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Jan 1 32 tweets 8 min read
hey just on a quick serious note, as i guess this is part of my situation i have not mentioned for a while, if 2022 is the year youre trying to get straight and stop drinking and smoking weed all the time or doing drugs or something, you can do it even though it seems difficult in fact in the beginning it seems impossible. u can still do it though. to be totally honest if you are a drug and intoxication based person, as in, that is what your general vector of energy has been pointed towards for some time, it might be the hardest thing you have ever done
Dec 31, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Dec 31, 2021 9 tweets 2 min read
if u dont know already, if u see a footnote or background historical note for something unless u actually go check + prove to urself that its real you should not believe it. once i started following footnotes and looking into it people literally just make things up all the time. before the internet + searchable texts, i mean they probably still do it now, people apparently just made up church father quotes and stuff quite often. most times i have attempted to source a strange augustine quote for example the only thing that comes up is the book im reading
Dec 29, 2021 12 tweets 3 min read
theres some fascinating inverse correlation for how the pop caricature of liberals and conservatives relate to individuals vs groups that i can almost articulate but cant. ie liberals are supposed to be worried about “offending” but this only applies to groups of people. [...] in practice whenever im around them they invariably assume aspects of your own worldview are actually extremely offensive without even pausing for a second to consider it. likewise the pop caricature about conservatives is that they dont care about helping others. [...]
Dec 28, 2021 19 tweets 8 min read
hello my friends. how you you. still half on half off for the holidays but i thought it would be cool to do a [RECAP] thread for what we got done this year, as we are gearing up for the craziest year at the studio yet (next year). lets do it. flashback. montage. roll the tape: will probably just slowly continue this thread until the new year.

i think this was the first thing i dropped this year: the inverted soviet propaganda series. honestly this took forever, but im really happy with how it ultimately turned out. heres the thread:
Dec 28, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
one of my favorite closed loop / back door thought implications that is never discussed is that telling someone they dont have the credentials to fully understand or analyze something cuts both ways. its used to dismiss doubt but it also consequently dismisses certainty. said more simply, if someone doesnt have the background knowledge or degree or credentials to question something, that also means they dont have the means to accept it - intelligently anyway. “you’re not equipped to analyze this” goes way farther than the way its normally used.
Dec 27, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
now that the first day of christmas is over i feel pretty good weighing in on the “what do you tell your kids about santa” situation. im going to tell owen jr “i dont know” and use it as a learning experience for figuring out something society wide and mythological for yourself. a big part of our theory of children here comes from steiner, so, on one hand the magic of childhood thing and kids living in a somewhat imaginary world and experiencing things on those terms is relatively central, yet i also am not comfortable “straight up lying”, to be harsh.
Dec 23, 2021 6 tweets 1 min read
e-guru: your thoughts create your reality

guy trapped in a burning car: my bad new age never really went away it just became the default spiritual system. explicitly identifying with crystals and people channeling entities from the pleiades then leading seminars in holiday inn conference rooms just became tacky but its the same continuum and heritage
Dec 22, 2021 9 tweets 3 min read
- pathologizes everyone (everyone needs it)
- no null hypothesis (it never [doesnt work], you just need a different one or didnt do something correctly)
- personal eternal eschatological endpoint that relieves any further responsibility (yes, im working on it, im in therapy) if everyone needs to be in therapy (not saying no one needs it), then that means that every single person simply by virtue of existing requires a institutional + accredited trained merit badge holding experts just to function

thats why. if thats true then that changes everything
Dec 15, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
every single persons worldview has this built into it, its just that you deploy it or skepticism of it selectively if someone feels an antithetical way about catholicism they’ll say something like this and then instantly turn on a dime and say the vatican and church authorities were systemically covering up XYZ for years, which, if you take their view of it, would be as vast as anything else.
Dec 14, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
friendly PSA reminder that most people u talk to dont have any larger framework that their ideas are hooked into and theyre just saying whatever comes to mind in that instant, so you literally cant reason with them. these two replies were posted within 60 seconds of each other: 99% of people will take something as evidence for their view, but if that same evidence was presented for a different view, they would reject it outright. if u tell them this theyll just get mad and reach for whatever comes to mind first to pathologize u to dismiss what ur saying
Dec 11, 2021 6 tweets 4 min read
posted this morning: you may have heard about the tornado situation in kentucky. in my friends town like 70 homes were destroyed. its not much but we are selling some stuff here to raise money for it. we’re like 30% of the way to todays goal here already (~$1100). check it: hello i will now tell you things that i know about kentucky to raise awareness for our little micro operation here

did you know kentucky has an esoteric connection with japan (its real). in fact colonel sanders went to japan many times (did u know this)
Dec 11, 2021 9 tweets 5 min read
alright some of u may have seen this + things like it (below video). gonna pause day three of book promotion to see if we can get some cash together to donate to some people here.

THE OP: described in red pic below
the short thread: happening
the link:

owen-cyclops.myshopify.com/products/four-… THE TALE: i have a bunch of these stickers here that i have previously only packaged with art people buy from me. people have asked to buy them. wasnt sure how to ship them out but my friend said he uses envelopes all the time and its fine so, i have 50 sets ready to go.
Dec 9, 2021 31 tweets 11 min read
alRIGHT day one (night one) of bookposting. might have something cool coming up tomorrow if things go according to plan (if you know a lot about discord maybe dm me)

for now, lets take a little thread tour through the real cutting room floor - some things that did not make it in lots of things i found going through the archives that hovered on the edge of memes and comics (ie., below). u could kind of call them either. i really didn't want the book to feel like a collection of memes, its really the story of the comics, which form a cohesive metanarrative Image
Dec 6, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
in his writing jefferson davis calls kentucky “the eldest daughter of virginia”, reminds me of various catholic writers referring to france as “the eldest daughter of the church”. i am unfamiliar with how common that particular phrase is but interesting seeing it in both places as he apparently attended a catholic school, in kentucky, wherein he was allegedly the only protestant there.
Dec 5, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
two humorous footnotes here: a) i believe this screenshot was saved on a mormon facebook page and thats how it started making the rounds again, and b) i am currently writing this tweet on the floor of my studio underneath a baby (fr) did you know that when babies are hungry they headbutt you (its real). very powerful. he will just straight up bash his head into me to request milk. before crying. thats the first maneuver. bam. forehead smash into clavicle: “give me breast”
Dec 5, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
do you think that, if we take our current model of the solar system, if you zoomed out from earth and kept zooming out, that eventually it would look like a star? self luminous? do you think the dirt and water around you would look like a bright star from really far away? i kind of feel like it wouldn’t.
Dec 3, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
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Dec 2, 2021 18 tweets 4 min read
slightly cheesy evangelical programing actually goes super hard sometimes. you drop into a show and its like "a firefighter was recently convicted of negligence for letting a family of 5 burn alive in their home.

actually

thats you, when you fail to share the bible with others he sat in his car listening to music with headphones on while the mother of five children screamed for help, agonized by the searing pain of the flames as her home crumbled to ashes around her. actually, this never happened. still you. we just made this story up. but the moral is
Dec 2, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
tapping the sign by my door that says local village idiot but after looking through a lot of 1800s stuff it really really kind of seems like everyone acted like and spoke as though states had the right to secede and leave the union right up until some of them actually did it. i mean are we really supposed to think that when the states entered the union they all thought explicitly that if they ever tried to leave the other states would come there with soldiers and kill them. thats really really really not the vibe you get at all looking at this stuff.
Dec 1, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
inner sanctum patreon CREW: alright its been a minute since i made one of these tweets (although we have been doing patreon posts). this weeks update is up. scanned part of a book and got you guys at least like two weeks ahead on the new comics project / situation. come through. Image my wife kind of roasted me and did an impression of me like "i'm owen, i work really hard on my patreon every week but uhhhh i dont want to like bother you so, ill just post the link like twice a year, if thats okay, uh you can check it out, if you want"

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