The Red Pill Best of 2013

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December 18, 2013

It's been an interesting year folks, and what started as a small subreddit a little over a year ago has turned into one of the most talked about subreddits on the entire site, from 10 subscribers likely to cross 26,000 by the end of the week!

As a mod, I've had a lot of interesting experiences. A radio interview on BBC radio, random reporters contacting me and misquoting me (thanks Business Insider!), a few run-ins with trolls (maybe one or two), and probably a thousand or so link flairings (come on guys, flair your own links dammit).

But every so often I run across a member who details how the red pill has improved their lives, helped them through hard times, or opened their eyes to the world around them, and it reminds me why we're here and doing this. I'm happy to see how things have turned out so far, and I'm looking forward to another year in the manosphere. We're getting too big to ignore, so let's see what happens next.

I've been alerted that the 2013 best of awards are now taking place and I think it would be good to take part and see just what our community has achieved during the year.

There will be five categories, the winner of each category will receive 1 month of free Reddit Gold!

The Categories

Most Thought-Provoking Submission: What submission was really insightful and caused the best conversation to take place?

Most Paradigm Changing Revelation: Comment or text-submission, must be text on our sub, not a blog post. What tidbit or diatribe really changed your perspective on everything you understand? What has rocked your world view the most?

Best Overall Submitter: Who has submitted the best, most consistent quality content this year?

Best Waking-Up Story: What story of somebody taking the red pill did you connect with the most?

Best Field Report: What field report demonstrated red pill ideas in the field the best?


  • One nomination per comment, and take care to comment in reply to the category you're nominating for.

  • Nominations can only consider posts and data from the year 2013.

  • The nomination must have a clear winner. It must be a single person who has not deleted their account or removed themselves from their submission. This includes posts and comments which have since been removed or deleted.

  • Please include as much data as possible when nominating, and make a good case. Provide a url to the user or comment. Our automod is being modified to allow links in this post.

  • Winners will be chosen by highest number of upvotes, and due to brigading downvotes will be ignored.

Post Information
Title The Red Pill Best of 2013
Author redpillschool
Upvotes 258
Comments 104
Date 18 December 2013 04:40 PM UTC (7 years ago)
Subreddit TheRedPill
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[–]Modredpillschool[S] 28 points29 points  (15 children) | Copy

Best Waking-Up Story: What story of somebody taking the red pill did you connect with the most?

[–]TRP VanguardHumanSockPuppet53 points54 points  (6 children) | Copy

This was the best damn awakening I'd ever read about, hands down:

[–]TheEyeUrnShaft10 points11 points  (1 child) | Copy

Brutal cliffhanger though:

And with that one word, I swear, it was like a light came on behind my brother's eyes. I could actually see the instant he

[–]dimmak4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy

...discovered how much his "friendship" with a woman was worth to her.

[–]through_a_ways2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy

One thing didn't make sense. If the girl knew almost nothing about this guy, how did she know where to find his brother's (OP's) house? Or was that info mentioned in the phone call?

Entertaining and believable story nonetheless.

[–]randomkloud2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

he mentions that she was a family friend.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

I agree this one was amazing. Well written except for the last sentence

[–]dimmak0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

The last sentence became the tl;dr.

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (0 children) | Copy

I nominate /u/GoinDownDaRabbitHole. He submitted his first post to relationships, or some other sub about his fat wife and her two kids from a previous relationship, and wound up here, after which he got results applying RP theory to his relationship, then filed for divorce and is now on his way to becoming a true man.

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (3 children) | Copy

Not sure if I can nominate myself, but whatever.

Omega To Red

Waking up story

[–]Hypnot0ad2 points3 points  (2 children) | Copy

Don't forget who brought you here!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

Yeah, dude! I practically owe you my life. I'll send you an Internet beer.

[–]Hypnot0ad0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Haha thanks! But I just kid. After being treated how you were I'm sure you'd have found your way here eventually.

[–]Modredpillschool[S] 25 points26 points  (26 children) | Copy

Most Paradigm Changing Revelation: Comment or text-submission, must be text on our sub, not a blog post. What tidbit or diatribe really changed your perspective on everything you understand? What has rocked your world view the most?

[–]PinkfloydPurplefloyd28 points29 points  (10 children) | Copy

An explanation on why women cheat from The_Pua_Punnany as well as why it is important to have a self-esteem independent to women. It's accessible and slightly humourous and for me its one of the most mindblowing posts I have read on this site barring the sidebar material itself.

[–]puaSenator9 points10 points  (7 children) | Copy

Everything this guy says is golden. Too bad he's been banned. Seriously. I hope he wins this so he can start posting here again. It would be of tremendous value to the sub. Instead, he's just posting in his private sub of 100+ people which doesn't do the community as a whole a lot of good.

[–]PinkfloydPurplefloyd3 points4 points  (6 children) | Copy

Banned? When was this?

[–]md6192 points3 points  (5 children) | Copy

A couple months ago. I have no idea if it's true or not, but if I remember right he said he was banned because his views were too extreme for /u/redpillschool's taste.

[–]Modredpillschool[S] 1 point2 points  (4 children) | Copy

I don't remember the details of the ban, but it was related to his attitude towards the mods. I wasn't the one who banned him but I do stand behind the mod team's decision.

[–]md61915 points16 points  (3 children) | Copy

That's ridiculous. You're going to ban a guy that dropped huge amounts of redpill knowledge and was a big asset to this community just because he didn't like you guys? You run a community with thousands of users, some of them are bound to have problems with you guys. That's just the reality of being in charge.

[–]Modredpillschool[S,M] 13 points14 points  (2 children) | Copy

This isn't a debate. You are operating on limited knowledge of the situation.

[–]puaSenator20 points21 points  (0 children) | Copy

I have knowledge on the situation, and at the end of the day he's in the wrong, but at the same time he's a great contributor. Quality content all around even though he can be a dick.

[–]sadshark1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

Wow. That post is abslotely amazing.

[–]Rawhoth23 points24 points  (6 children) | Copy

This post is easily my all time favorite. I think about it at least once a day. It resonates with me and I'm sure many others on an impacting level. It really lays out all that is good about freedom as opposed to settling into uncertain commitment. Thanks /u/json_

[–]hashtagpound2point22 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Never saw that post, but I absolutely love it.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Wow, that's a fantastic read

[–]migukin0 points1 point  (3 children) | Copy

Can I just ask a certain question as I'm still unsure whether or not I fit in with the ideology of this sub. Do you believe that a slightly altered - but equal - set of cessations would have to be made by a woman when deciding if a man is worth it? Just curious.

[–]Rawhoth1 point2 points  (2 children) | Copy

Absolutely. It can go both ways. In a way, this post is a sort of manifesto for anyone who wants to live their lives as untethered as they see fit. Only settling with someone if they are absolutely 100% sure they cannot go without that person in there life (Which ideally should be extremely rare). So yes, it's just as fitting for women. It's ultimately up to the individual to decide how to balance their freedom and commitment. This post is more an advocate of freedom and strict definition of the word "worth."

[–]migukin0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Excellent. I consider a lot of what feminism preaches ridiculous but I also wanted to make sure I'm not extreme on the other side. Because I know the classic female response to this would be "what makes you think YOU'RE worth it to ME? You egotistical prick." And outside of this being a genderless statement, they would have a point.

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Of course. Making the playing field uneven is to give feminists ammunition with which they can stir something out of proportion. As you said it's best not to deal with any extremities. One could rub people the wrong way and inadvertently toss all TRP knowledge out the window.

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[–]1 TRP SupporterFred_Flintstone2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

It may be a grey area whether this is actually by json_ , as its originally from the cracked article but he edited it...

[–]dongjwa-2 points-1 points  (1 child) | Copy

This is not "paradigm changing" at all, it is barely even related to TRP, just some standard realist-motivational crap.

[–]md6193 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

PimpinLarge talks about how the mental construct men make of women is superior to reality and what to do about it.

[–]dvrzero2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Dark triad. Machiavellian specifically. That shit is fucked up pragmatism.

Props to illimitableman!

[–]dvrzero-2 points-1 points  (0 children) | Copy

It's not one post. It's the general idea of everything. Sorry I can't be more proactive.

[–]Modredpillschool[S] 25 points26 points  (37 children) | Copy

Best Overall Submitter: Who has submitted the best, most consistent quality content this year?

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[–]TRP VanguardYouDislikeMyOpinion7 points8 points  (0 children) | Copy

Solid submissions all the time.

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[–]Miamiheat871 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

What a fitting name.

[–]Beast6686 points87 points  (7 children) | Copy

/u/scottishredpill Love his FRs

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (6 children) | Copy

Seconded. If this is the official voting.

[–]Modredpillschool[S] 2 points3 points  (5 children) | Copy

Make sure you upvote

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (4 children) | Copy

Looks like my upvote is just offsetting a downvote unfortunately. Thanks

[–]Modredpillschool[S] 2 points3 points  (3 children) | Copy

We will only be counting upvotes.

[–]TheLoveOfWisdom2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Spam filtering my counter-act this. They randomly add an equal number of upvotes and downvotes in order to obscure a spam bot's ability to gauge whether they're successful

[–]1 TRP SupporterFred_Flintstone1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

Scottish red pill has been nominated twice - you need to rectify this fast before this messes up the whole vote

edit: nice one

[–]Modredpillschool[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Thanks. Taken care of.

[–][deleted] 39 points40 points  (1 child) | Copy

/u/IllimitableMan has my nominaion

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You can just tell that guy is balls-deep in TRP and not projecting some power fantasy.

[–]_whistler0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Agreed. I've been waiting for the next episode of 'As The Harem Turns' for months now, though...

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (2 children) | Copy

/u/Archwinger spits knowledge

[–]TRP Vanguard: "Dark Triad Expert"IllimitableMan3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

I concur. I like this guy.

[–]still_very_alive2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

I was wondering why it took so long for him to be nominated. He has some of the most consistently good stuff, even if it seems his life situation is somewhat atypical of RP.

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[–]wh40k_Junkie1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Seconded. Bud drops knowledge and in a humerous way. I always read his shit

[–]DeckofLuckyStrikes5 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy


Dude always has something interesting to post. Picks his battles for sure.

[–]12FAM0US7 points8 points  (1 child) | Copy

/u/2FAM0US overall most insightful. is living proof that RP can work. extremely handsome. volunteers at a children's hospital in his free time. also voted most famous.

[–]Modredpillschool[S] 18 points19 points  (0 children) | Copy

And most modest!

[–]ButterMyBiscuit2 points3 points  (10 children) | Copy

/u/TheeRyanGrey makes good points while making me laugh.

[–]SE172 points3 points  (3 children) | Copy

Except he got called out on his bullshit story and then deleted it.

[–][deleted] -2 points-1 points  (0 children) | Copy

there are 2 things i've never done on reddit

1.check my karma. 2.delete anything

if anything i've ever said isn't there, it's because someone removed it. so if you're going to run your mouth at least try and do it right

[–]TooTurnt0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Alot of great candidates, but this guy has been awesome. Consistently.

[–]Evers890 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Lol yeah except I always seem to be fighting with him. Most of his points are solid though.

[–]atlas87-2 points-1 points  (2 children) | Copy

Agree with this. The one guy that has stood out to me the most has truly getting it.

[–]TRP Vanguard: "Dark Triad Expert"IllimitableMan11 points12 points  (1 child) | Copy

  • This guy is obnoxious, often attacking other people like a rabid feminist rather than defending his points with logic. -1 point.

  • This guy was exposed for telling some fake story, then deleted it and ducked out of the sub. Credibility is a huge part of who you are as a man. -10 points.

  • You're all enamoured with how much of a fucking absolute cunt this guy is like a bunch of teenage girls getting played and then nailed by the high school jock. This guy is definitely not best submitter considering his track record. There are far more rational, intelligent people posting here such as /u/Archwinger or /u/TRPSubmitter.

To quote RebuildVer1 from:

While I'm all for keeping this sub to a high standard of content, I don't think you're really one to give instructions or pass judgement on what defines "real men".

I remember only a few days ago, you posted a preposterous revenge fantasy and tried to pass it off as the truth to everyone here. It was ironically named "Non Alcoholic Beer Sorority Girls and the Truth" and you can revisit it here:

www. reddit. com /r/ TheRedPill/comments/1qnffg/nonalcoholic_beer_sorority_girls_and_the_truth/.

I'm sure that you'll recall that in that thread, you were called out by a number of people for inventing the entire story. When confronted, you responded by redoubling your lies and insulting everyone who called you out. Then days later it appears you deleted the thread and all your comments from it to hide your mistake. As far as I can tell, you've never owned up to your mistake or apologized for it.

You tried to gain validation here in a way that showed a serious lack of character and when called on it, you responded in a childish and dishonorable way. So with all due respect, I don't think you have the authority to judge people in this sub for "throwing tantrums", "crying", "not being a man" and posting good content as you clearly have a lot to learn about those areas yourself.

Oh, and your post here is just a concern trolling attention grab. So again, you really lack the moral high ground on this issue.

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[–]Modredpillschool[S] 25 points26 points  (21 children) | Copy

Most Thought-Provoking Submission: What submission was really insightful and caused the best conversation to take place?

[–]thecollegeplayer.netBostonsboy30628 points29 points  (2 children) | Copy

The two most powerful weapons by /u/excessory

This is a solid overall post. Not a wall of text, just a quick synopsis of the best power moves you can pull in a relationship

[–]Noxor00 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I like the simplicity of this one. Responds to OP nicely.

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Great post, I listen to the beige Phillip podcast and one of his rules is "you gotta be ready to take the L" which basically means you have to be ready to drop it and leave

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[–]TRP VanguardHumanSockPuppet2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy

I liked this one too. He gets to the heart of RP ideology, and he adds the power of a strong yet succinct "sound byte" that perfectly snapshots the whole post.

[–]chill_geddy1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Dam I almost forgot about this one, this definitely gets my vote this post was one of the post that hit me right in the chest

[–]HarveyMushman720 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

This was my favorite post this year, it sold me on the RP.

[–]1 TRP SupporterFred_Flintstone14 points15 points  (2 children) | Copy

Insight from a Tarot Card reader

Best parts:

  • "Sometimes I told them the guy was very dominant and was used to all kind of dirtiness, and the cards were afraid she will not be prepared because she has a limited sex experience. Women were never scared about this part, always interested in this kind of guy, no matter if I spoke about soft BDSM, anal new experiences or lack of sexual protection." - this really opened my eyes to the fact i was too vanilla in bed. I embraced being dirtier with excellent results on all women rather than just experienced women. I'd heard this before, but it was when this guy who was talking to the inner mind of woman-kind anonymously said all women were like this did things click for me.

  • "They always wanted to cheat their partners, just wanted to be sure the other guy was what they imagined and only wanted to leave the husband once they have the other guy confirmed (and fucked)."

  • The part at the end about inability to see fairness/equality.

A very unique post.

[–]a10041 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Thanks (I submitted this), but some of the others nominations are far better than that.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

This one could easily go into the best waking up story. Very good post, interesting read.

[–]16 TRP VanguardTRPsubmitter10 points11 points  (2 children) | Copy by u/rp_manifesto

I think this one was good because it is very personal/meta in the sense that is 100% internal game. Leave out all the exterior material things and focus on yourself for improvement. Take a step back if/when you need to. Look at your body, health, finances and make the necessary adjustments because it wont happen on its own.

[–]Ormild7 points8 points  (0 children) | Copy

It's posts like these that people never see when it comes to TRP. It's ones like these that shape who I am over the other posts about women hamstering their way out situations. I personally don't care much for those type of posts, but they help open my eyes to the different thought process between men and women. At the end of the day, I know if I keep developing my hobbies, dressing better, continue getting bigger from lifting, finishing school, getting a good job and moving up, and develop my game, then I can live a life of abundance.

People from other subreddits will never understand the core principles of TRP unless they bother digging past the front page.

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The first comment in the thread is almost more important imo

[–]Endorsed ContributorInvalidity18 points19 points  (3 children) | Copy by /u/RedSunBlue.

I wouldn't say it was the most intellectual post but it was stirring enough to make waves in TRP. Personally, I felt it was a much needed post to demonstrate the harsh realities of our world around us and it generated a lot of replies. People who weren't ready to accept the truth were turned away.

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Why the hell are there so many deleted comments in this thread?

[–]RedSunBlue6 points7 points  (0 children) | Copy

It got too real in there.

[–]TRP VanguardCyralea2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Reforming betas who didn't quite enjoy how bitter the pill was.

[–]16 TRP VanguardTRPsubmitter2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

I really enjoyed the simplicity and effective post here by /u/whisper

Straightforward and good for beginners and excellent incorporation of real world examples so you can sit back and say "yeah...I know exactly what he's talking about".

[–]1 TRP SupporterFred_Flintstone4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy

What male escorting told me, and what I learned from my mistakes

A lot of strong insight, with a bonus love story!

[–]Modredpillschool[S] 24 points25 points  (7 children) | Copy

Best Field Report: What field report demonstrated red pill ideas in the field the best?

[–]1 TRP SupporterFred_Flintstone57 points58 points  (1 child) | Copy

"Had dinner with an engaged couple - girl is saving her virginity for marriage. Caveat: She's had sex with me 3 times."

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children) | Copy

Such an awesome field report. My favorite part:

I made a few underhanded comments about how I would never wait even a week (to have sex). Mainly to redirect drama back to a climate that I’m comfortable with, everyone shaming me.

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[–]DingoManDingo5 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy

S-class hamster: Even though we both banged other people after the break-up, mine is justified because girls feel emotional stress and since you're not a girl, you're just a piece of shit.

[–]thecollegeplayer.netBostonsboy3062 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy

Hey thanks man, glad you enjoyed the read. That story was basically the start of my self-improvement process.

[–]dvrzero1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Good on you, son. Let no one detract from your personal growth!

[–]_whistler1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

I'd missed that one before, but that's a damn good FR!

[–][deleted] 34 points35 points  (0 children) | Copy

I just want to take the chance and thank all of you guys (mods, contributors, people writing the blogs, hosting the websites and all that) for what you've done not only for me but a lot of guys out there. TRP is probably the most controversial/hated subreddit on reddit and you guys still make it usable. Thanks.

[–]AlmostRP1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Realniggasstandup and gaylubeoil need to be here somewhere.

[–]9000sins2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

I've been here since the beginning, and let me say that I have seen my life improve drastically since lurking here for a while. Thank you.

You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea.

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