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Jon Mollison on Why Appendix N Started a Literary Movement

Your world is about to change.

You don’t realize it, but you have scales on your eyes. You have spent a lifetime steeping in a culture that has spent enormous amounts of time and effort to pull your attention away from where your heart naturally directs it. Those scales were put there deliberately by everything from your government to your educators to those who produce the media you consume. They have been carefully crafted to support a narrative that is at odds with the reality you see around you every day. This false narrative is supported by those in government, education, and media to serve their own purposes, and not your own. Bear in mind, this is not a conspiracy of a shadowy cabal of dark robed figures meeting in a secret chamber, but rather the result of hundreds of individual actors, some of whom know full well what they do, but most of whom are just like you – they didn’t notice the cathedral of lies until they had become willing participants in the charade. In your distracted state, you probably didn’t notice the role you yourself played in maintaining the illusion.

You may not have noticed it, but your brain sure did.

And that’s left an increasingly frequent feeling in the back of your mind that something just isn’t right.

There’s something missing from the world today, and you feel it. You know it. You just can’t put your finger on it. Your soul is thirsting for something that the culture simply refuses to provide. If you knew what that thing was, you’d slake your thirst. But you don’t . Because no one ever told you. In fact, everyone you look to for guidance has told you the opposite for so long that you’ve internalized their message. Everything is fine. Ignore that itch. Ignore that thirst. Drink deep of the culture that’s starving your soul. Everything is fine.

Believe me, I know that feeling well. I was once like you. I once felt the same way. But I got better. And this book was a large part of my recovery.

Brace yourself, because this book represents the scalpel that Doctor Jeffro will use to cut those scales from your eyes. When you’ve finished this book, you are going to start noticing things. Things that have been staring you in the face for years. You’re going to understand why you were told to ignore those things, and how they distorted your views on comics, films, and literature, and how they served others at your expense.

It’s not going to be easy. You’ve been training your brain to reject this medicine for so long it may take some time and thought to fully comprehend what Doctor Jeffro is telling you.

Trust me, the reward will be worth the effort.

The sky will be bluer. The flowers will smell sweeter. The girls will be prettier. And you will start to reject the comics, movies, and books that try to paint your world drab again.

In fact, you may be so enthralled by this new brighter vision for the day and the future that you may be inspired to join Jeffro in the fight to liberate more sleepwalkers from the grip of their fugue state. You may start drawing your own comics, writing your own books, or even just talking about media that honors the world as it is, rather than the gray and mournful world your “betters” wants you to see.

That’s what happened to me. I went from an anonymous fan in the wilds longing for something to enjoy to a man with a mission. A man who made contact with other writers and dreamers and creators who wanted to serve up media that celebrates a brighter future and inspires virtue and strength and adventure. A man doing everything he can to inspire other fans to embrace the pain of rejecting decades of abuse at the hands of lesser creators, and to embrace the joie de vivre and esprit de corps of a publishing revolution that looks back to the pulp tales of yesterday to produce inspirational work for today that we might leave behind a better tomorrow than the one planned for us by a woefully misled culture. A man proud to stand on the barricades with Jeffro and wave the banner of the Pulp Revolution.

When you finish this book, you’ll never see the world the same way again. And you may just want to become a part of the revolution, too.

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One response to “Jon Mollison on Why Appendix N Started a Literary Movement

  1. JonM January 17, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    I’m Jon Mollison, and I approve this message.

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