Adam Piggott

Gentleman adventurer

An unseemly obsession.

Cappy has a review up of Roosh V’s new book, Game. I have not read the book myself, and nor do I plan to, but I found some aspects of the review interesting. The book is essentially a manual for picking up women, and by the sound of it Roosh has hit it out of the park in this respect. But something was bothering Cappy while he was reading the book and in the review he manages to identify exactly what this was.

Roosh has written the most pro-female book ever written, and that includes anything written by feminists.

I came to this conclusion when I noticed I was becoming increasingly pained, even depressed as I read “Game.” In part it was because it reminded me of my past and just how much effort, energy, and resources I poured into chasing women (with varying levels of success). In part it was the painstaking detail Roosh applied to every whim, desire, outcome, and variable of women and what they wanted. In part it was the new and Orwellian countermeasures men had to take as precautions against fake rape, assault, and harassment accusations. And it was the fact that Roosh has been at this for 15 years, reminding me of not only what he had to have gone through, but what I and millions of other men have as well.

I couldn’t put my finger on it until I was almost done with the book, but the reason why I was so pained, even depressed was because it showed how Roosh, of all people, had dedicated his entire youth to making women happy.

Which in other words means that Roosh has been chasing a mirage for the simple fact that you can never make women happy.

If you are a young man just starting out on your pursuits of the opposite sex and you are not inordinately gifted with physical and psychological traits that ensure your natural success with the ladies, then I would not hesitate to purchase such a book. But I feel that it must be opened with a great word of caution, and that is to keep Roissy’s 3rd commandment of poon uppermost in your mind:

III. You shall make your mission, not your woman, your priority

Forget all those romantic cliches of the leading man proclaiming his undying love for the woman who completes him. Despite whatever protestations to the contrary, women do not want to be “The One” or the center of a man’s existence. They in fact want to subordinate themselves to a worthy man’s life purpose, to help him achieve that purpose with their feminine support, and to follow the path he lays out. You must respect a woman’s integrity and not lie to her that she is “your everything”. She is not your everything, and if she is, she will soon not be anymore.

I was lucky when I was a young man as I stumbled into the lackluster profession of guiding rafts for a living, a pursuit which provided no financial benefits of any kind. But it did provide an unending stream of women who wanted to sleep with me. My idea of foreplay was to extend a finger and beckon, and that is not much of an exaggeration.

With such a groundwork my natural inclination is to not make that much of a big deal of pursuing a gal. As far as I’m concerned, either she’s into me or she’s not. I’ll make a certain amount of effort up to a point but when it’s time for her to reciprocate if this does not transpire then I will simply move on.

The point is that women are great, they’re a lot of fun, and they complement us when things work as our wise forefathers intended them to work. But they can easily become an obsession; an endless quest of the next notch count, the next gratifying admission of intimacy, until the whole thing morphs into an unhealthy perversion of itself where you as a man find yourself in the constant pursuit of what essentially is positive gratification that you are okay because people want you, even if such desire was artificially manufactured by what are just tricks of the trade.

Which all boils down to deceiving yourself through pretty lies. So to all of you young men out there, open such a book as this with great caution. And remember at all times the very first trait of the modern man which is applicable in all things. It’s number one for a reason.


Grifters and shysters.


First London falls, then England.


  1. Lexet Blog

    Do not give your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy kings. – proverbs 31:3

    • Lexet Blog

      Hahaha. Must be a reason she became an informant. To have law enforcement from major agencies sit down with you and ask questions that could cross the line of privilege is a very uncomfortable position to be in.

  2. earl

    While Cappy posted a probable blasphamous image of Roosh on the cross and seculars like Roissy get close to the point…their advice really points to this:

    Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. Matthew 16:24

    One of our temptations as men is making women the priority and putting them on the pedestal…which doesn’t work out well in the end. That doesn’t mean avoiding them altogether…it means understanding there are things in life that should come first and it isn’t women.

  3. Gensies 3: 16 And to the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy pains and thy groanings; in pain thou shalt bring forth children, and thy submission shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.”

    Prov 6:25 “Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids…”

  4. TechieDude

    I’m about halfway through Game. Not that I need it, but he’s a good writer and I figured I’d throw him a bone after what Amazon did to him.

    I also read “Dead Bat in Paraguay” and “Why can’t I have a Smiley Face?”

    They are entertaining reads, but I came away with the same impression as Cappy – Damn that dude is expending massive energy just to bust a nut. Must be one horny m-f-er.

    Having grown up in the same DC area as Roosh, I relate to his trials and tribulations, especially when he visits home. That area has never been great for meeting women, far as I’m concerned. The clubs were horrible back in the day (I have a different recollection of the period than Roosh, although I’m older). And most women struggled to hit a “7” on a 10 scale. I remember one of my first trips back thinking “Damn, were the women here always this homely?” Tis a matter scale or perspective I think.

    That said, Roosh and all like him miss a huge point – If you’re going to hang around the barnyard, don’t complain about the smelly pigs and cows. These books and strategies are mainly for picking up sluts. Don’t dive into the slut pool and complain you can’t find a traditional, halfway virtuous woman. They aren’t there for the most part. I’ve always found that scene useless. When I figured out so much, my dry spell was broken and I started getting girls.

    Cappy had a great a-hole consulting video on this, advising the dude that he was too young, and to build interests and live his life doing stuff. That way, he’d become more interesting and the girls would be there. That’s where the good ones are – out doing things other than clubbing.

  5. purge187

    That’s what I don’t get about the PUA community. If you have to disguise who you are as a man to score with women, odds are good that those women aren’t worth scoring with.

    • didact117

      True. Those women are usually good for little beyond casual sex. And that is precisely why pickup artistry evolved into what it did.

      PUA was a recognition that the rules of dating and sex had changed radically from the norms of the 1950s. The early PUA gurus understood that women control all access to sex, that they have vastly greater economic and political freedom than they used to, and that as a result they now have society’s full permission to engage in purely hypergamous behaviour free of consequences.

      So the PUAs started putting concepts from evolutionary biology, psychology, and sociology to use, and came up with a theory of attraction and seduction that they went out and field-tested very heavily.

      But their original intention was never to develop relationships with those women. Their goal was purely sex-driven and short-term. And their approach involves putting on an over-the-top persona that is largely disconnected from the real man underneath.

      That is why, as I wrote late last year and Adam commented upon, PUAs tend to do extremely badly when they try to build actual relationships, because they are still operating in a very childish mode of trying to get sex.

      To use the transactional analysis paradigm created and popularised by Eric Berme, relationships only really work between parents and children, children and children, and adults. Any other pairing usually results in conflict and breakdown. PUAs never understood this, because they never had to.

  6. Dave

    “Roosh, of all people, had dedicated his entire youth to making women happy”….

    It’s not just Roosh, it seems like bloody civilization as a whole is now dedicated / focused upon this one task, forsaking the importance of all others.

  7. Jeremy

    In Game, Roosh says early on that after 10 notches, one needs to define what he wants and not develop an obsession as he did . The main value from Roosh’s work is expectations and why game or approaching women has become more necessary than before. Social media ,increasing atomization, people are getting laid less and less, if Game was purely a pickup guide, it would not be banned on almost every platform. Most other books about getting laid/ meeting girls don’t clearly spell out what one can realistically expect and steps needed to get what one wants in a non tony robbinsesque way

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