Secrets from the Soup Web #2

There are three dreams, split among all of us. It’s important to remember that none of us know the full nature of any of these dreams, but instead know only a fragment that is allowed to us by the true dream-maker, Satan himself. The real life devil Satan has composed three intricate dreams that will speak to us of our mutual humanity. When we have all joined together to share the three dreams, this will be the end of us.

In one of these dreams, we all have one horse. We ride this horse across an endless, unbounded frontier with no natural landmarks. Every mile we traverse on our horse, a sign pops out of the ground. it tells us how many miles we have traveled. Eventually, the world becomes so dense with signs that it is almost impossible to move. My 1 mile sign and your 656 mile sign are in the same position. This means that we are destined to fall in love, if we can ever find each other again. However, we can not reach each other through the endless maze of signs.

In the second dream, there is only one human. His name is Phil. He believes in magic and he believes in God. We are all watching him, from above. We are not humans. We are Angels. Phil is sitting in the middle of a vast field, thinking. He can hear the sounds of nature; however, we can not. We are hoping for Phil to come to a certain conclusion regarding our existence. We know he believes in God. Does he believe in Angels? Does he know how many of us there are? When he finds it out, he will join us.

In the third dream, we are all alive in our modern earth. We can see each other and be seen. We can talk to each other and be heard. However, one of us is lying. One of us is a fake. It is the devil himself, Satan. We must find out who he is, using only free democratic elections.

If You Shout Loud Enough, Then Listening Stops Being a Choice: A Review of ‘Nujabro’

The bizarre Youtube creator Digibro has been occupying a permanent space in my brain for years now. So much about him rubs me the wrong way, and he consistently acts like a complete dickhead, but his life fascinates me. Continue reading “If You Shout Loud Enough, Then Listening Stops Being a Choice: A Review of ‘Nujabro’”

A Plagueworld Note on Mark Fisher’s Capitalist Realism

Two events occurred of which their coincidence really fucked me up.

The first was really an ongoing circumstance. It’s of course the current coronavirus pandemic, which has sent the world spiraling into a hellish state it’ll maybe never recover from. I’m fortunate enough to still have a job, which, like many others, I am now doing from home. In my case, I’m an English teacher for an English conversation company in Japan, so I am teaching lessons over zoom.

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Legends of Love and Luck – Chapter Three

Legends of Love and Luck is a collaborative epic novel composed by Balckwell and Hoober, for publication on the Soup Web Zone. It is inspired by Classical Chinese Novels such as Journey to the WestRomance of the Three Kingdomsand Bandits of the Water-Margin. Odd-numbered chapters will be composed by Balckwell, and even-numbered chapters by Hoober. We hope you enjoy the result. 

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Secrets from the Soup Web #1

This is what you shouldn’t know.

The brain is a bowl of noodles, obviously. Whenever you think, the noodles squirm around and squeak past each other, but it’s all a mess. It’s blind chaos without understanding.

But sometimes, when some higher being gets hungry, our noodles are turned around their otherworldly fork, imposing a strict order — all noodles facing a singular direction, spiraling into the mouth, and we see the truth of the world.

This is to ascend the Soup Web Zone. But we must not give in and wait for the whims of hunger. We must impose our own understanding. This blog is a fork, or a pair of chopsticks, or even an index finger and thumb in pinching position. Let us eat our fill from the noodle bowl in our own brain, and then we can truly understand.

Legends of Love and Luck – Chapter Two

Legends of Love and Luck is a collaborative epic novel composed by Balckwell and Hoober, for publication on the Soup Web Zone. It is inspired by Classical Chinese Novels such as Journey to the WestRomance of the Three Kingdoms, and Bandits of the Water-Margin. Odd-numbered chapters will be composed by Balckwell, and even-numbered chapters by Hoober. We hope you enjoy the result. 

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Anti-Balckwell

It was a dark evening (11pm at this time was “evening”), and I was sat in a living room larger than half of the basement suites I’ve lived in, listening to Yellow Monkey, playing Geometry Wars 2, and maintaining an hours-long monologue about my history of sleep. I was thinking about sleep because I had been experiencing it in strange ways of late. I had a bed, but the bed was in a small room, and being in the small room felt strange when such a large house was empty and available, so I often found myself falling asleep halfway up a set of stairs, or on a rug on the hardwood floor.

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