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What people aren't saying about Amber Heard


 "Everyone in the world is lying, except moi."
 



What people aren't saying about Amber Heard.


Amber Heard has revealed herself to be a complete narcissist. Unable to accept any responsibility for any of her actions and words and blames the entire world rather than herself. Johnny Depp. His fans. Men. The 'patriarchy.' The lawyers. His and hers. And the ones initially used to approve the Washington Post article. The police. Social media. The jury. The media. 'Paid' campaigns against her. And she covers her lies with more lies. She can't stop. Nor will she. This is what narcissists do. Any attention is good attention. We know this now.



'Forget evidence. Just believe me!'


Yet, it wasn't long ago that most people believed her. They believed that Johnny Depp indeed was an abuser. His career and reputation were destroyed while hers went on. What is really telling is that at no point, was there any evidence of her being abused and yet there was evidence of her abuse, in the infamous audio recording. 

"Tell people you are a victim of domestic abuse and see how many people believe you."

If not for that recording, Johnny Depp may still be viewed as a perpetrator. 

Why then, in the face of such polarizing evidence, was she believed and not him? Simple. She's a woman and he's a man. Read this crap article which shows the type of bias against him. "Nicki Norman, chief government of Women’s Aid, stated: “The allegations of home abuse towards Johnny Depp had been extraordinarily severe. Everybody who has skilled home abuse deserves to be listened to and believed."

Here's another pro-Heard article, from that great woke monstrosity, the BBC. 


Many are now saying, rightly so, that she has done a great disservice for domestic abuse victims. But where were these people when it was so obvious that Heard was lying for years? They stayed silent. Or contributed to ensuring others stayed so. Many supported her. And still do so. Hollywood was another. Shame on them. They should publicly apologize for deliberately destroying his career after he made billions for the industry over three decades. At least. 




Amber gets in with the right crowd

There's a lot more to it than the Washington Post article. She had already aligned herself with several women and human rights groups, bolstering the notion that she is a victim. She filmed a commercial for the GirlGaze Project as a 'victim of domestic violence,' in 2016, two years before the infamous article.

She was able to bolster her public standing, her career and become a 'hero' while doing it. All based on her word only. No wonder people bypass the judicial system the way they do.

Even the judge in the UK Sun trial found her 'credible' in regards to her testimony on the abuse and that she would pay the money she pledged (which she still has not).

Now we know that Heard is unhinged. She's been caught in far too many lies. But she's hardly the only one. Unfortunately, there are many people out there with an axe to grind. The classic, 'get back at the ex syndrome', which is what this case is. These situations should be played out in court or not at all. Certainly not in the realms of the media and social media. Companies and society in general should follow the policy of the law. That is, a person is innocent until proven guilty. The reverse has been true for far too long. Rather than report an incident to the police, people will go to the media. It pays better and has far more positive outcomes. 


'Woman of Worth'


Victim credits

For years now, those who publicly decry themselves to be victim are treated with public sympathy. And a whole lot of attention. Unfortunately, narcissists, which social media encourages, have lined up to get a slice of the popularity pie. All you have to do is write it. You don't have to prove it. Much of the me too movement was the same. Anyone can write five letters. And there was no distinction between a serious assault and a look. 

It extended until all women were victims and all men perpetrators. Any sort of alternate viewpoint or even a defence, such as 'Not all men', was branded as sexist. It's a lose-lose mentality. And this is what led to a giant demonizing of all men. It got to the point that men couldn't even defend themselves at all. Only women could do it, and are, because no one will listen to a man. Amber Heard certainly knew that. That's what people aren't talking about. The giant machine in operation that led her to become so powerful.



'Ain't popularity just the best?'




The end of Equal Opportunity

Unfortunately, this case won't change the tide in any significant form. It will rubber band back to how it's been for years now. Thee are too many powerful groups making a lot of money and getting more power in the process. Too many individuals are gaining from it. Like Amber Heard tried to do. And did do, for five long years. It's not about the plight of the downtrodden. Since when has power ever cared about those at the bottom? Never have and never will. Power looks after itself, no matter who has it. 

If Johnny Depp wasn't as famous as he was, he would have disappeared without a trace, his career, ability to earn a living, reputation and perhaps even freedom, taken from him based solely on a woman's word. The 'believe all women' edict has left a trail of discrimination and injustice in it's path. While good intentioned, it has gone too far. The media have fed the flames and self interested groups keep up the pressure. Companies want to be seen to be doing the right thing, only because they don't want to be seen to be aligned with anything negative, especially in regards to 'sexism', 'violence against women', 'racism' etc. so they simple cancel anyone who doesn't fit the mold. Innocent or not, it doesn't really matter.

It's really ironic as the people, media and groups who purport to be against discrimination are indulging in it themselves. And justifying it. There hasn't been such sanctioned bigotry for decades. You'd have to go back to the seventies or even prior to see it dished out the way it is now. It's become policy.


"I'm a woman and a lesbian! They can't touch me! ahhhahahaha"



Example, the Equal Opportunity Act was established in 1984, primarily to protect women from being discriminated against when going for jobs. (It followed the Racial Discrimination Act of 1975).

In just the past couple of years, they changed their laws so that they could employ people based solely on gender. After 35 years of protecting people from discrimination, now they want to indulge in it and pass it off as 'doing the right thing.' Forget education or experience. Now you simply have to be of a particular identity. Why bother to study or work hard at all? It's awful to even have to state it but it's widespread and simply unjust. It's legalized discrimination, all under the banner of equity. 

It's not just gender of course, but anyone who isn't white, straight or male. It began on social media with a vocal minority, many of them simple Marxists. Now people are scared of being ostracized so they're lining up to join in. 

Its no wonder then, that people like Amber Heard shouldn't try to rort the system to profit by it. It's been set up that way. She didn't even have to try. Self-interested groups and the media were all too keen to oblige her. This now populous ideology doesn't stand up to scrutiny but if anyone tries, they are censored. Cancelled. Ruined. The media have had more impact on our lives than we know.


In the era of social media driven narcissism and the mass medias need for more and more salacious content, there are many thousands, perhaps millions of Amber Heards lining up to take advantage. You might not know their names but don't expect them to go away.


'I'll be back.'


(Many points here really deserve to be expanded upon but there's simply no room. I have no wish to do more on this but it was worth doing one, as too many were looking to the person and not the system that helped create the situation).




Is he a PERVE? Or is there more than meets the eye?




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Feel Good Video #6 of 10 - Undercover


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Wow it's 10 years. Bottomless River - New Video


Bottomless River - 10th Anniversary

Regret runs deep


Three teenage friends are growing up carefree in the country when something goes terribly wrong, setting in motion events for the next twenty years.







The debut Novella 

Based on my country upbringing, Bottomless River is a decade old this month, June 2022. 


It was an exciting time to finally have something significant published, thanks to Gininderra Press. While a small book, being a novella, it meant a lot to me to be acknowledged in some form after years of quiet toil. 

I have put together a new video to celebrate, combining the original two trailers. Below that are some photos of the book launch in June 2012 plus how you can read it for FREE.




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The initial draft of Bottomless River was hand written on a train going to and from work over several days in 2006. It was a simple story then. Every year it was given another draft, grew in scope until it was finally submitted in May 2011. A month later they came back with a yes. It took a further 11 months to get it released. 


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Short Feel Good Video #5 of 10 - Creation

  

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Feel Good Video Series #4 of 10 - Flee

 

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Pervert! Is a novel fiction or how the writer thinks?


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Let's put this to bed. Excuse the terrible pun.  As we analyze the dirty novel.



Disgusting!  The writer must be a pervert


Fiction. How much is it about the writer and how much is made up?


I've had this question posed to me several times, through genuine interest. And I've had others make direct assertions that my books, Lone Wolf World, and Perve, must be about my life, and/or my views.

It's a fair enough question. Though making assumptions without asking or investigating shows a lack of insight. If this were true, then J.K. Rowling is stuck in her school years living some magical fantasy. And Stephen King must be the sickest person on the planet. Best to lock him up. Same with Clive Barker and many other horror/sci-fi/literary and even erotica writers. (That 50 Shades author is definitely a perve).

While I can't speak for all, I can speak for me and I suspect it's similiar for many writers.


That sick bastard


1. A writer does draw on their own experiences, particularly for their early works when they are still crafting their skills.

2. A writer draws on what they see and read. Personally, I've been inspired by events I've heard of, read about etc. While some may copy those exact situations, for me, I imagine a 'what if' scenario.  Take it that step/s further.

3. Some of the writer's own views can end up in their books. A character may represent them. It's possible. However, what may end up in the work is not beliefs or opinions, but a writer's likes or behaviors. Eg, the character drinks tea at night or hates crowds or is into oral sex (Perve) or loves trees. 

4. A good writer of fiction will make up characters and story that has nothing to do with how they think. It's using their imagination, the writer's greatest strength. To suggest that a particular character, situation or train of thought must be the writer's, is simply false.



I wrote my novel about a serial killer on a wall,
then went and killed a bunch of people.
#authenticitymatters


5. It is true that writer's will at some point, 'write what they know.' For example, my first book, Bottomless River, (available as a free download or book), was based on my years growing up in the country. Some of that book was true. Other parts were made up. 

6. My personal goal as a writer is to imbue it with truth. Universal truth. Characters should speak and act in ways that feel completely real. If a reader thinks it must be based on a real person, that's a compliment. For me, if I create a realistic character, then how those characters think will drive how they act. And how they act will drive what takes place, ie the narrative. Sometimes, they completely surprise me. I end up in places that I had no idea was coming. For me, this is the best way to make the story feel as real as possible. 

7. I'm often shocked/disappointed when I read or watch in a film, a character acting in a way that's not in their personality. To me, this is weak writing. I'm not suggesting I'm better than some well known writers or films, but it is a flaw. The Girl on the Train was a perfect example of a writer coming up with a character, in this case, an alcoholic, that they had no personal experience with. It was full of false notes and inconsistencies. As a long time booze hound, I know that alcoholics don't behave that way.

Another great example was when the book A Million Little Pieces by James Frey came out. Lauded by critics and Oprah and others, I was barely a quarter of the way into reading it when it was clear that the writer was full of shit. I stopped reading. It later eventuated that it wasn't based on his life, but made up. He got caught out. The fact that so many took it as real, including publishers, was embarrassing. And if publishers can't see it, how can they possibly see when something is genuine?


Despite being a giant FRAUD, his career continues to flourish. Shitbag. Shit writer. 


Conclusion

The answer to the original question is both. It's partly the writer but mostly made up. I don't believe this question would get levelled at filmmakers so it's interesting that it's oft applied to authors.

The novel or story is either completely made up, or it could be based on a real life story from the news, or that the writer overheard or that they researched and used a real person from history. It could be a part of themselves but not all. It could be a family member or personal incident. Generally it's a mix of many things, regurgitated in a creative fashion.

If people assume it's me, I'll take that as a fact that the writing works. When people assume it's me when they haven't read a word, then that says everything about them and nothing about the writer.


I was lying. I'm really just a weird sicko terrorist in waiting.


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Would love to hear your thoughts. Have you ever read a book that you thought was false? Or that the story was really about the writer? 


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Feel Good Video #3 of 10 - Hear

  

Feel Good Video Series - #3 / 10



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