Okay, I realized that the psychological stuff is kind of bringing the blog down. Still, it's a semi-healthy outlet for me, so I'd like to keep it around, but at the same time, Tales To Mildly Astonish should be more upbeat, dammit.
Solution: A new blog, Michael Whines. That sort of stuff will go there now, and the pop culture, weird ruminations, reviews, and non-depressing personal updates will go here. Choose what to read as you wish.