Pokémon Go Idea Similar to greenYgrey

Travel between the real world and the virtual world of Pokémon with Pokémon GO for iPhone and Android devices.
Travel between the real world and the virtual world of greenYgrey with ebooks for iPhone and Android devices.

Similar ideas, different augmented reality worlds. The first sentence above is the first on the Pokémon GO site, and the second is my greenYgrey adaptation.

There are even greenYgrey characters in the Pokémon world:

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I must admit that Pokémon GO seems more exciting than reading a book, but once you’re tired of chasing around after pokémon creatures maybe you’d like to continue travelling the google maps world with greenYgrey’s adventures in North America, Australia and Europe.

greenYgrey’s augmented reality adventures by google maps are available on Amazon, and Werewolf of Oz is currently free in July 2016 for ereaders from Smashwords.


Free Fiction and Poetry E-Books Download 2016

I’ve made my latest poetry collection 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections, and the second of the greenYgrey fantasy rambles by www maps and info, a new concept for the modern digital age by a graduated Doctor of Philosophy (Britain’s best value, if not best overall), free to download in July on Smashwords, which provides a service for many e-readers, such as those provided by Barnes and Noble, Amazon and Apple.

My Sacrifice was Real, but not as Much as Soldiers etc

They represent about three years of hard thinking and editing work, finding time between working part-time and exercising for my marathons ambition. I probably would have earned about U.K. £100,000 – £150,000 / U.S. $150,000 – $225,000 more within academia.

As they’re free, I don’t have to sell them to you, but I know from my own experience, that now time is like a commodity, and you have so many options for how you spend your spare time; and if you do decide to read anything extensively, there are many, many choices too.

Those who believe the books are good, and written with good intentions are right, and those who believe the opposite are wrong. Simples! (Aleksandr Orlov – Compare the Market/Meerkat).

As the above is company/comedy blind, the following example of my comedy and mental agility is colour blind, as were (sic) supposed to be, apparently:

It also has nothing to do with gender superiority, or physical attraction. The comedy is an in-joke for the greenYgrey world, which may only be in my mind, but hopefully some great greenYgreyliens get it too, about me trying to be a good feminist with a small f.

I could have included white versions, such as Simply Red for the first, but that may have been seen as racist in a whitewashing way, by Double Negatives; or in a football way by football supporters!

In reality, it’s just comedy using the songs, and the musicians are not part of the joke. I am. For your entertainment.

Free Books

The initial reason for the decision to make them free to download is because it was suggested by Smashwords, but thinking about it, I dedicate it to a combination of the Somme remembrance; and as they are downloads, to this year’s good and nice Download attendees, including Rammstein, who have a song called Sonne, which is probably unrelated except in letters similarity; and those who wanted to attend but couldn’t. And all the great greenYgreyliens of course.

The Books

Werewolf of Oz

242 Mirror Poems and Reflections

Amber Heard not Amber Rudd

When I heard Amber Rudd going into No. 10 Downing Street yesterday I thought of this blog.

No offence to all the middle-aged women out there, but if I’m open to any relationship, I’m looking more for Amber Heard than Amber Rudd.

If I’d married an Amber Rudd when young, who still looks nice, hopefully I would love her enough to remain faithful to her.

However, now she doesn’t provide the kind of spark to provide lift-off for a loving relationship with her.

Amber Heard definitely still does, despite her troubles with Depp. Although her name sounds like herd, Amber is also very independent in mind and personality.

This is not about UK v US, but all about that little thing called mixed-up vole.

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Available to buy or borrow on Amazon and all great big bookshops.

Mirror Poem Reflection on Political and Social Spin

Reflection 49 of 121 in 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections reflected Distraction in Spin Action, which was posted on fmpoetry.wordpress.com in July 2011. The reflection is an explanation and update on the poem, so I include both below. The grooming scandal was the main reason for the reflection highlighting left-wing and counter-culture spin action.

Last year, after twenty years of cover-ups and inaction, the full extent of the child exploitation abuse cases under the New Labour regime were finally revealed.

Ironically, it was followed by liberal corporate publishers and the left-wing mainstream media launching and promoting the ‘new Jimmy Saville’ Russell Brand’s ‘anti-capitalist’ Revolution!

Distraction in Spin Action
the deadly bee
said the
spider to me
in the web
you can look
here now
my milked prize

Reflection 49

This poem was about how people demonise others to win popularity and distract people’s attention from their crimes, ambitions or failings.

When I started studying at university I focused my attention on how right-wing elite society did this, before the political, banking and media scandals brought it all to the surface.

But by then I had widened my scope to all of humanity, as I had seen ‘left-wing’ New Labour involved in those scandals, and the ‘counter-culture’ lying, spinning and censoring as much as those they criticised.

I used to think that the left and ‘counter-culture’ were the goodies, but now I just see them as the other side; one half of a self-perpetuating human whole that lives off competition, division, power and greed. When ‘rebels’ gain power it usually corrupts them, and they become like those they considered not fit to rule.

I saw the documentaries of Adam Curtis (All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace) between writing the poem and this book, and they seem to provide a good overview of the competition at the heart of humanity and society.

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Poem Reflection about Charity and Freedom of Information

Marc Latham left university in 2005 hoping to make a difference while creating a writing career, and set up the greenYgrey website. I don’t know if it made a difference at all, but it was there, and he’s had his say. Edward Snowden said he’d already won his mission, just by releasing the information he did.

I don’t know if Snowden was right to do it, or if it has done more good than bad. I don’t have any state secret information, just my own thoughts, and some interesting experiences. Some of it pushes the boundaries of right and left, but it always tries to maintain a greenYgrey perspective.

Freedom of Information Reality Check

Marc had a similar attitude to Snowden when a student, but it has been tempered by the rise of Islamism, which is much more fascist and murderous than the ‘West’. The ‘East’ doesn’t believe in much freedom of information either. So, Marc now supports the ‘West’ more than he ever has done: not because he believes in them any more than before, but just because he doesn’t believe there’s any better viable alternative: the world isn’t going to follow Bhutan’s lead, because humanity likes power, consumerism and religions that promise redemption and rewards.

Charity is still Great

A decade a go, Marc was a staunch socialist, and charity supporter, but his enthusiasm had subsided somewhat by the time he wrote and published What’s Your Work Worth? on fmpoetry.wordpress.com in April 2011. That was probably because New Labour had spent all the country’s money, and a lot of it was spent on making Britain into a breeding ground for Islamism, while covering up the grooming of children, which was probably partly funded by ‘charity money’.

Since then we’ve had the Jimmy Saville revelations, Russell Brand taking over the role, and a 92-year-old woman committing suicide because she’d given up on humanity, apparently after being hassled by charities.

Charities apparently give good salaries to those at the top, but say it is worth it. I don’t know the ins and outs, but still give to some.

Reflection 47

Who is good, and what is good, depends on the person, culture and society. There is no clear consensus, just different people with their own opinions and cultural norms.

The high pay of some charity workers and public sector employees has blurred the picture between working for good or money, and even if some people have an interest in helping a cause, it doesn’t mean they are necessarily nice people in the rest of their lives.

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Grooming Culture and Tactics at Work Same as University

I think that one of reasons more wasn’t done to stop the child exploitation abuse grooming cases in Britain was that there is a grooming culture in most British institutions, with tutors and managers using their power and position to groom underlings, according to my experience in university and my day-job.

Bully the Boys, Groom the Girls

I was witness to this as a student and low-level worker, and also a victim of it, as one of the tricks the Head of Departments and some Managers impress the girls with is bullying the male low-level workers. If the low-level worker isn’t being a problem, they  make him out to be a problem, so they can appear as the all-powerful leader that seems to impress many women.

This was seen in last year’s rise to sex stardom of Russell Brand and Jihad John.

While Brand’s fans might think him the dandy rebel, he is in fact a rich robber baron, manufacturing consent (I could use a rude female genital word with sense there, but this is a family blog) with a few Chomsky quotes that any first year politics student knows, while sadistically bullying those with less power and influence, such as the father of one of his victims, Andrew Sachs, and the unpopular at the time chancellor of the exchequer George Osbourne.

Women bosses can be just as sadist, and Anne Robinson implied on the Weakest Link that the ones who usually gain power are those who sleep with the boss, or those who give up their morals, compassion and integrity, and sign up for the traditionally male behaviour role of being clinically cutthroat.

Hopefully times are changing now, but they still seem the same from my recent experience.

A Million Fascist Bosses Instead of One

Most people wonder why the world is the way it is, but as soon as they get a little power a lot act the same way, so the downward spiral continues.

While they may support workers’ rights in their workplace, they support a sadistic boss putting them before the workers when they are a consumer.

The mass psyche is often shown on social media, which seems like a Pandora’s Box for sadistic bullies.

The rise of Islam and fall of the unions in Britain seems a double whammy for a socialist utopia in the U.K.!

Mirror Poem Reflection 46

All the above is an introduction to Reflection 46 of 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections, which is much cheaper, original and more revolutionary than Brand’s revolting book; supporting women without trying to use it to groom them.

This reflection mirrored Simplicate, Implicate, Complicate, which has revolutionary wordplay dating from March, 2011.

Happiness is Elusive

The masses can be asses,
and I am one I think,
but you just gotta love ’em,
cos most search for happiness,
which isn’t always easy to find,
I’ve always found,
in fact it’s often seemed
buried six feet underground.

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Mirror Poem Reflection about Communication being Spun Negative

For new readers who’ve just found this blog, I’ve been serialising the reflections from my last poetry collection, 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections, and I have now reached Reflection 44 of 121, which reflected Twist and Shake the Snake.

This topic is close to my speciality, and maybe even my heart, as my PhD was in Communications Studies.

Communicating Your Conscious, Barriers to Belief

The Folding Mirror poem, using a form I invented with inspiration from similar forms like haiku, and Caroline Gill helped to develop, was described at the time (February, 2011) on fmpoetry.wordpress.com thus: ‘Here’s a quick stream of consciousness ditty by Marc Latham, about how whatever you do can be spun negatively, and especially if you are isolated/in a minority group. Not saying it’s always that way of course, as sometimes the majority’s criticism of the loner/minority is deserved.’

I talked about this subject again recently, as it’s a constant problem in human society. Only a small portion of your inner self survives in the outer world:

  1. People who don’t know you judge you by your appearance.
  2. People who know others who know you judge you from their opinions.
  3. People who know you judge you from their needs, values and outlook: and can misinterpret you, either intentionally or unintentionally.

Dangers of Playing Parody with Alphas

That’s particularly true with spoken communication, but can also be the same for written, unless you review and clarify everything you write. With parody, I guess that by the second or third person to be told about the joke it can be perceived at face value, even if the first person gets the parody; the second or third person and anyone communicated with further down the line, as messages always get blurred upon multiple telling, might understand the parody as being what the parodist believed and meant, rather than it being a self-parody or a parody of how the parodist viewed the topic or situation.

While group  alphas such as unofficial friend-group leaders and middle-managers/tutors are often the most deserving of parody, it can be dangerous if other group members believe in the alpha, as if the alpha passes it on to them at face value, they are likely to accept it as that.

Anyway, here’s the reflection, which along with the poems on fmpoetry, I share in line with the freedom of information ethos, but also in the hope that you might buy the cheap and ethically self-published book. Despite being a doctor, I try and communicate with you as an equal, rather than a great revolutionary leader!:

Reflection 44

Struggle is reward
for something worth effort
to put yourself out there
in the cold and rain
but if it’s thrown back at you
it’s time to complain.

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