(above) Ghost in the Shell Geisha. Finding topics for writing that hold together aren’t as easy to find as you’d think. To me, the topic must be relatable to people (not just me) and you have to generate interest in the characters.


It’s Confusing

Some stuff flew over the transom here at Virtual Mirage that I’d never heard of before. Apparently:

“Young women feel pressured to sleep with trans women ‘to prove I am not a TERF [trans exclusionary radical feminist]’.” 

Let’s say that your name is Richard and everyone calls you “Dick” and you are a biological male. One day you wake up and feel that you are a woman. Thus by the present conventions, you are undisputedly female. You can use women’s restrooms and go to women’s day spas and walk around with your courting tackle on display and biological women are bound to respect your decision. It extends to predatory males in schools who dress in drag.

It’s gone even farther and biological women are expected to engage in “lesbian sex” with you, Dick. If they decline, they are labeled a TERF, and canceled, and can lose employment, etc.

We’re way past my body my choice.


In France

Member of the French National Police’s RAiD unit, their equivalent of GIGN.

Groupe d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie National (GIGN) is an element of the French National Guard (Gendarmerie), similar to US 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-D. In the modern world, everyone wants their own commandos.

Then there is the Brigade de Recherche et d’Intervention that falls under the French Ministry of the Interior (Ministere de l’Interieur),  operating exclusively in Paris.

RAID, operative pictured above, deals with special operations throughout France,  also run by the Ministry of the Interior.


H/T Ed

Let’s Go Brandon!


For Riverrider – man doesn’t live by bread alone




Loki’s Fire the second book in the Red Mist series, by Jules Smith and myself is on sale now in digital format or in paperback. The Wolf God, the third book in the series, should be out in February 2022.



Finding the Right Costumes for Halloween


  1. “We fiercely disagree with any government dictate that forces a private company to discriminate against customers who choose to patronize their business,” the [In&Out} statement said. “This is clear governmental overreach and is intrusive, improper, and offensive.”

  2. “Ministere de l’Interieur”

    Theirs runs the national police. Our Department of the Interior runs parks. To the great annoyance of our elitists in office.

    • In fairness, our parks also have cops, who work for Interior.

      AFAICT, ALL Fed agencies have cops. Like Amtrak.

      • Even Social Security has its own, dedicated police. When Secret Service de-frocks their Special Agents, they sometimes land there – truth.

  3. Ah, the old TERF v. TRA fight. Well, it’s a new thing, radical dykes attack predatory trannies and vice versa. Causing quite a stir. And you never know, perhaps the left will eat itself.

    Forgive the horrid image.

  4. thanks LL, i needed that, to clear my brain of the morning news. still can’t get over a jersey hospital mandating employees get a booster jab. THIS WILL NEVER END.

    • I think that it’s ending, too slowly, but people are standing up to it. American Airlines had 1500 flights canceled last weekend.

      • It does seem to be sort of winding down, even around here in the Autonomous Indigo Oblast.

        Most people just seem too tired of it to bother to bend the knee anymore, and are just ignoring most of the BS. You only really see Cultists and some of the very elderly in masks outside of work environments, any more.

        I suppose general apathy can work for us, as well as against us. Here’s hoping.


        • If people are fearful, or if they’re ill and don’t want to spread the flu with a sneeze, I have no problem with a mask. My issue is with mandates when there has not been ONE study that said they work. The boxes on the paper masks that litter the nation have a cautionary warning that they don’t work to do anything.

  5. Regarding the French cop, that is the most complicated looking firearm I think I have ever seen. What is all that all that “stuff” bolted on, I think that’s an Eotech sight but can’t figure out the rest. Did they forget the bayonet?

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