Sunday, October 14, 2018

tearing through each doubt and sin, the train was an iron wind

Next up, we're traveling to Yalu, and the Spooktacular Haunted House 2018. The bio just seems to be buzzwords:
"Gather your friends and visit our annual haunted house. Complete interactive haunted house free to explore and to put you in the Halloween spirit.
"Haunted House, Haunted Castle, Halloween, Spooky, Scary, Halloween Ball, Dance, Creepy, Monsters, Ghosts"
Okay...



Oh, good, we get to start with media rips, this one being the bat form from Bram Stoker's Dracula. I think they know that, too, because the sound effect--repeated far too often--is "I can't wait to drink your blood".



Okay. That's not terrible. Things may be looking up.



I have no idea. One skeleton on the ground rezzes two others. They dance around each other, then tilt strangely, then line up and lay back down. It's...art?



Yeah, we all get it, we miss P.T., stop ripping off game properties. Also note the trio of Alices from F.E.A.R. circling in the background.

I'm done here.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Rockwell Haunted House and Maze

Everything is sounding familiar this year, but let's go see the Rockwell Haunted House and Maze, shall we? Their bio seems...scattered:
"s,creepy, Halloween,Haunted house, scary,spooky,maze, monsters,view on midnight,graveyard, cemetary,horror,clowns,ghosts,grave,tombstones,hunt,tour,demon.blood,dark.skeleton,murder,death,zombie,greedy"
I have dread. Let's go.



Well, that's interesting. I don't know what the gears relate to, but that's different.



Don't even. From F.E.A.R. again. Boudoir should know better. And Chucky ran past me in the hallway getting here, but at least he's not a direct game rip.



Did I mention I'm really getting tired of seeing game rips? This is going to be an ordeal.



She's from some game, too, an indie horror game. She started out tied up and hanging, and the player needs to wiggle the mouse to 'free' her, then she's able to move around and interact with things in the game. I forget which one, but she's definitely ripped from something.



And this is a low-rez gif from Grave Encounters 2, a found footage film that actually managed to be slightly better than the original. Why it's being used in the maze, I couldn't say, but obviously they don't care about video game rips, so why care about intellectual property in other media?



And we're back to the Boomer game rip from Left 4 Dead. I'm done.

my bad luck boots and my hard luck hand

How about Haunted House Halloween? Their bio is a bit more expansive:
"Awesome Haunted House, Haunted Hospital, Haunted Tour, Haunted Woods, and everything scary. This haunted mainland tour includes, zombies, monsters, ghouls, werewolves, witches, insane doctors, creepy crawlies, and some of your favorite characters from ho"
Though I don't think I have any favorite characters from Ho.



Oh, good. Couple of game rips from F.E.A.R. to start things off. Wonderful.

But there is a ride, so let's go find that, at least.



There's not that much going on in the main house itself, beyond some jumpscare action like this chainsaw clown. Everything else is kind of startlingly minimal.



Cue aggrieved sigh.

I mean, listen, haunts can involve established properties. There's a haunt ride I've covered a couple times now, very old-school, that relies entirely on movie properties--Jason, Freddy, Evil Dead...but it works precisely because that's the point of the house--movie monsters and the fear they can inspire.

This? This is a full-bright tombstone of Jason Voorhees on a bridge. That's pointless in two directions.



Great, and just inside the barn past the bridge, the Boomer from Left 4 Dead. Another game rip. I'm so done here.

Honestly, it may be judgmental, but if you can't pull off a haunt without ripping off intellectual property, why should I bother properly reviewing your work?

Friday, October 12, 2018

sometimes we drift too far

Have I done this one before? Their info's pretty minimal:
"Click around if you dare come and play with us in our haunted castle. Don't forget to grab your free candy and lm to our sponsored store's"
I guess off we go, we'll see what we see.



NEVER MIND BEEN HERE MOVING ON--

How about another haunt called Haunted Castle? Their info is slightly more descriptive:
"What Goes Bump In The Night"
"Haunted House, Clowns, Skeletons, Snakes ,Demons, and so much more. So make sure you click on everything to see what it does."
It's on an Adult sim, so keep that in mind.



Or...don't. They seem not to be there.

Okay, so Caste's Haunted House. Their bio cuts off:
"Sweetwater Estates welcomes you to come join in the Haunt and the hunt in our Haunted house. Follow the story to solve the mystery and win the bounty of the House. Or simply take a walk through the grave yard to see what awaits you. . . . . .Or bring a f"
I don't have an F, so I'll just bring me.



The skeletons are very seasonal, and the cemetery quite overgrown.



A very intense witch with a bicycle.



Wait...darn it, I've been here before, too! Though the last time, admittedly, everything wasn't magenta. It was just dark.



Huh. I guess, go if you want to do the mansion hunt again, or see what's changed, otherwise...well, we'll move on to other haunts.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

good lord, it only brings me tears

Well, this was a brief bit of weirdness:
[11:08] Mxxxxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx: do not any one im me any more some girl out of your group did im me make sure it dont happen anymore
So this is the second line I see after logging onto the grid in this group. This is a freebie and sales group, btw, just for context.
[11:08] Jxxxxx Dxxxxx: ??
[11:08] xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx: ?
[11:09] Mxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx: wonders if its ok to Im [Mxxxxxxxxxxx]
[11:09] Jxxxxxx Gxxxx: i didi
I think she's joking? But just in case, I pulled his profile:
i am a bdsm master but it will be 3 years before i get any slaves or sub i will let you all know when i feel better i am sick in rl its not something that gose away from me it never stops but we will see then how i am it maybe sooner then you think but time will teil i dont know when but i am not into sex at all not my thing so dont go there asking me for sex it wont happen uk male 38 next year
That's his SL bio. No punctuation. Nearly everything lower-case. I mean, I get he's sick, but...it's just weird, with his name, you know? Which I know you don't see, but trust me, it screams Wannabee Dom.

I'm just confused.
[11:10] sxxxxxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx: oooo...in a Masterly tone no less..magic words always work -- even in a D/s world but especially in THIS group
[11:10] xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx smiles
[11:10] bxxxxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx giggles
[11:10] txxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx: he could have said it a little bit nicer
[11:10] Jxxxxxx Gxxxx: must be a noob if that was his solution..
[11:10] dxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx: 2 days old
That's another thing. Supposedly a "BDSM master", but two days old? Really? It's not completely impossible that someone with RL experience in a thing creates a new account on SL, but...the perception in the BDSM community at large is, if someone has "Master" in their username, and then further claims to BE a "BDSM master" somewhere in their profile? They're a fake.
[11:11] sxxxxxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx: i can't think of a single time in life when 'please' is NOT appropriate
[11:11] xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx: lol
[11:11] xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx: ikr
[11:11] sxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx: never IM anybody is a sin
I wouldn't say it's a sin, but it is terribly odd phrasing. And here's the thing--if he really had a problem with being contacted by someone, why not a) tell THEM to stop, or block THEM, or b, talk to the group owners? Either would work better than snapping at the entire group at random.
[11:11] txxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx: he's probably an alt, with a name like that
Probably, but...still strange, right?

No picks, no FL bio, no SL or RL picture. Oddity.

Anyway, I went to another haunt today, the Haunted Garden of Whimsy. This is their description:
"It's creepy, it's gorey, there's zombies and dead things in the mist. Halloween comes early to the Garden. Come and explore if you dare. Photos, fishing, tours, residential rentals, carnival"
I hate zombies, mainly because I'm bad with shooting guns and I hate having my face eaten off. But okay.



So, this is the landing point. It's not a bad little space--good view, if dark due to enforced Ghost Windlight settings, a HUD giver for the sim's Skeleton Hunt, a guestbook where folks can leave comments. Sure.



Turned to the left and saw the haunted house, or at least the first one. It's not a bad build, we've seen it a lot, it was made by Death Row Designs and it's a pretty good base haunt style.

Though this fellow didn't seem to want to let me in.



Not even five steps in the door and I'm hit in the face with copyright violation. This one American McGee's "Alice: Madness Returns", in particular the "Patient Alice" rip that hit the grid several years ago.



The decorations seem on the sparse side, I'm not entirely sure why. Not every haunt needs massive clutter, but to go full-on the other way...Minimalism seems an odd choice, is all I'm saying.



And I should mention the lag. There is lag. There are tremendous amounts of syrupy, frozen-molasses lag. I stood here for five minutes trying to get a clear shot of this ghost. This was the very best one I got.



And another rip, really? This one of the child Walter Sullivan from Silent Hill 4: The Room.

I give up. I didn't explore the rest of the sim. You want to, knock yourselves out. But two full-on blatant copyright rips in my face in fifteen minutes? No. Not interested. I won't go back.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

there was a place in the pines, a little spot, I called it mine



Welcome to Shadow Woods. It's sitting in a slightly laggy sim, and the parcel was more rectangular for some of the houses I was considering, but...I think it turned out pretty well.



Of course the cottage is haunted, but they're relatively quiet. (I'm still pondering putting sounds out, not sure if I will.)



There is a fire if you get chilled, and places to sit, both in the cottage and outside.



This is the one glitch, and it is kind of glaring. The cottage is no-mod. Which is mostly fine, it's a great little build. But the window seating area with the curtains? Has an invisible, non-phantomed prim across it. Once you sit on the windowseat, you cannot move past it.

Now, it's easy enough to cam out and find another seat, but...it is an annoyance. I apologize for that, there's nothing I can do. (I did try.)



The piano, outside, I discovered has some lovely animations. I'm so glad I found it. It came from Loggia Dei Mastri's Hallows line.



There's a quiet little cemetery on the other side. Nothing that screams in your face, nothing will pop out and terrify you. I guess...I wanted a haunt this year, but I didn't want anything that would fray the nerves.



All in all, I like the way it turned out this year. It's not a huge haunt, it's not intended to be. It's just a quiet place to wander, sit, take pictures. I'm happy with that.

Come visit if you like, it will be open through November 1st, at least.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

my coal black thoughts reappear, reprimand

There's an exhibition I must make time for at the Museum of Caledon by Fitch Levkoda, called "Disturbia". It seems to feature dolls...and their deconstruction. Sounds kind of up my alley.

In the meantime, I went to the Secret Affair event mentioned yesterday, and...yep, I was right, parts are extremely cringeworthy.



Don't get me wrong, Gothika is one of my favorite films. Along with Session 9 and Shutter Island. Jacob's Ladder (upon which Team Silent based much of the look of the original Silent Hill games) haunts me to this day. But are these honest, open portrayals of how most mental institutions operate? Not really.

And depictions like this don't help. While there have been some really horrific abuses of the mentally ill--Willowbrook State School immediately comes to mind--by those who should have had their best interests at heart, by and large places that care for the mentally ill are at most, understaffed and run-down. These days, you won't find bloodspattered psychopaths armed with cleavers skulking the halls, eating live rats and screaming about the ticking of burning clocks.



In fact, you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone in a mental hospital armed with anything more damaging than a taser. Most orderlies rely on communication skills, or just muscle and help to calm someone down, and even a childrens' ward housing only extremely violent patients would never feature one wandering the halls brandishing a knife longer than her forearm.



Sure, in abandoned institutions--some, in which, truly terrifying things took place--you will find signs of decay, broken floors, broken windows, rust and vermin. But while they were operational? No, nothing like that. And even in the abandoned ones, the only rotting corpses you'll find are homeless men who crawled in and died of an overdose, or too much time outside.



And oh, how I loathe game rips. I count three in this room alone: the patient Alice from Alice: Madness Returns (the other big Alice game rip across the grid being the Crying Alice fountain), the floating caged corpses from the first Silent Hill, and the caged, 'Flesh Lip' monsters from Silent Hill II.

So no, I'm not thrilled by something playing to the norm of 'mentally ill people are scary'. It's a trope I think has been more than played out, right up there with 'if it has brown skin it's a terrorist' and 'lesbians will bathe in your blood'. None of these things are true, they're all just lies of convenience.

(If anyone still has doubt about the link between stigma against the mentally ill and horror films, try these articles on for size:

Movies Misrepresent Mental Illness in Every Way;
Horror movies portraying the mentally ill as violent;
Horror Movies and the Exploitation of Mental Illness; and
Why the Depiction of Mental Illness in Horror Films is Damaging.)

That being said, I did track down Adam n' Eve's 'cell' and buy at least one more color to start from their shoe line.



This is the red version, which isn't specifically haunted, but I'm tucking it into the Hallows folder anyway, because they're built to last and will go with a lot of my red Hallows outfits.



And this is a look at the soles and the heels. Near as I can figure, only the white shoes have the bloody variant, which I suppose makes sense--the darker tones, like this red, wouldn't show blood, after all.

(Both of the shoe shots were taken at Carrie's, by the way, where it was much less grim.)

Friday, October 5, 2018

but you can weave the unraveled strings

This listing is none of the things it says it is. It's not Victorian, it's not busty, what on earth, people? I am disappoint.

Anyway, let's talk a new event, this month's iteration of Secret Affair, where the theme is "Asylum". So I full expect some cringe-worthy offerings, but at least one maker's doing something really fun.



These are Adam n' Eve's "Straight Jacket" shoes, in white (plain), from the event. Just for full revelation, I loathe peeptoe shoes. I don't know why--I like sandals, I like painting my nails, some styles are definitely cooler in the summer...but...peeptoes. Most of them deeply bug me.



These are the white shoes (bloody). Which are really well done. And these peeptoes...I can handle. I think they're really fun, they could so fly with a 'sexy nurse' costume, or even just a bloody dress for an evening out!

According to Seraphim's entry on the event, each shoe will retail for L$290 a pair, I think each pair comes with just one plain shoe, or one bloodied shoe, but I'll check and follow up on that when I go. I'm definitely interested in other colors, though. These have potential.

There are thirteen different colors in all, and the fatpack is only L$860 for everything. Sounds like a good deal to me!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

crawl on me, sink into me, die for me, living dead girl

The dream started out in a way that should have been shocking, but for some reason, wasn't. A vision of a bloated, limbless, headless female corpse, floating naked down a river. Slow drifting of this...thing...through the summer sun in my mind's eye. I have no sense of smell in dreams, but considering I was just "seeing" it, not actually standing there "experiencing" it, the smell of rot and decay would not have come up.

I have strange dreams. I have a lot of nightmares. The nightmares I have off and on, but in all fairness, I haven't had the easiest life, and my subconscious does like to play with the generated themes.

I see this thing behind my eyes off and on, and while it is confusing, it is not horrifying. What becomes horrifying, the slow creep of dread as is often in dreams, is watching the people around me--I seemed to be working in some sort of law enforcement capacity in the dream, so family members, friends, and co-workers I was dealing with--slowly start to...turn. Lose aspects of their personalities, change from what I knew of them and their behavior, into...fairly mindless, shining-eyed drones. Cult members. Talking about the wonderful words that they were hearing. Every time I heard them talk, their eyes fever-bright, I had that strange vision of that bloated, floating corpse in the water again.

There's a lot I don't talk about, mostly because I still try to keep some distance between my "real" life and my Second life (though anyone who knows me, knows I talk about my RL a fair bit if I feel comfortable). That being said, some of my dreams just seem to be a collection of random events. This seemed...lyrical, but direct.

And then they started changing their names. To Story. Instead of Lisa Carlton, say, she began to insist that her name was Lisa Story now. That she was a listener to Story, so she would become a part of it. That was the direct corollary, and they all started sounding the same. "I listen to Story. I am a part of the Story. I will take Story's name, it will be mine, as I am hers."

There are also things I haven't shared about my work. About drama and painful events that have taken place behind the scenes at Sakura. Staff disputes, firings, viscerally emotional rumors being spread about us simply because the rumor-spreader can. I've tried to keep a great amount of this private, because I felt we didn't need any more drama and derangement than we already had.

And that's when the penny dropped, in the dream. I knew what this dream meant. I knew who Story was.

And I'm not going to address it now, but I do know what the dream symbolism meant. I still don't know why the storyteller's corpse was headless, yet speaking, but I absolutely know why she was female, and why others fell under her sway. I know exactly who she represents.

This dream has stuck with me for several days now. I'm hoping that by addressing it even in the terms of the nightmare, that it will begin to ebb now, dissolve into memory, become just another tattered shred in the dark.

That's the hope, anyway.

I will say this. As Laurell K. Hamilton says, you can't prove a negative, and I won't even try. But I am going to formally state some things for the record.

I am not involved in a real-life sex cult owned by the person behind India Canning on the grid.

I am not involved in a Second Life sex cult being run by Lynn Mimistrobell.

No one involved with Sakura in any capacity has ever reached out to my family RL and threatened their lives if I did not do something for either India Canning or Lynn Mimistrobell.

You draw your own conclusions. People will anyway. But I know these things are true. And I know the lies being spread about us, about Sakura are just that--ridiculous rumors, insane lies, being spread by someone who has no clue on who we are or how we operate.

And also for the record? "How we operate" involves solely the day-to-day operation of Sakura and Bellefleurs as businesses on the grid. No more, no less.

Hopefully I'll have a haunt or two to cover later, but I just wanted that out there, for whatever it's worth. Though I'm pretty sure that whenever I hear of one particular teller of stories from now on, I will see that rotting corpse on the river. Maybe it'll be a good image to reinforce how toxic she is.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

ain't it dark wrapped up in that tarp, Earl?

Someone I follow on Twitter put together a revenge song playlist on Spotify. I don't have Spotify, but reading through the thread, and doing a little Googling, brought me a much longer list that I have now made playable. Buckle in, folks, this just might become my Disturbing Songs Playlist for this October.

(Also, this is not typical alphabetizing. I'm being lazy, so first letter, first name, that's where they're dropped. Also, I expanded the list to not just revenge songs, but also fight songs, female empowerment songs, recovery songs. And I KNOW I still don't have everything!)

And just fair warning: there are no real categories. As it's turned out, there's a lot of country, but there's also rap, folk, filk, rock, pop, blues, metal, punk, and varying degrees of alternative. Enjoy?



3LW - No More (Baby I'ma Do Right)
7 Year Bitch - Dead Men Don't Rape
7 Year Bitch - Kiss My [A**] Goodbye
7 Year Bitch - M.I.A.



Adele – Rolling in the Deep
Adele - Rumour Has It
Adele - Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
Aerosmith - Janie's Got a Gun (male singer, but definitely about female revenge)
Alanis Morissette - Right Through You
Alanis Morissette – Uninvited
Alanis Morissette – You Oughta Know Alanis Morissette - Your House
Alessia Cara - Scars to Your Beautiful
Alicia Keys - Superwoman
Amanda Palmer - The Killing Type (this is one of the most brutal videos for a song, hands down)
Amy LaVere - Killing Him
Amy LaVere - Washing Machine
Amy Rigby - 20 Questions
Amy Rigby - Keep It To Yourself
Amy Winehouse - Me and Mr. Jones
Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own
Annie Lennox - Thin Line Between Love and Hate
Aretha Franklin and Lauryn Hill - A Rose is Still a Rose
Aretha Franklin – Chain of Fools
Aretha Franklin - Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
Aretha Franklin - R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Ariana Grande - God is a Woman
Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea - Problem
Avril Lavigne - Everything Back But You
Avril Lavigne - I Can Do Better
Avril Lavigne - My Happy Ending



Bea Miller - Fire n'Gold
Bette Midler - Miss Otis Regrets
Betty Blowtorch - Love/Hate
Bikini Kill - Feels Blind
Bill Jones - William Taylor
Billie Eilish - You Should See Me in a Crown
bis - Popstar Kill
Birthday Massacre - Superstition
Blondie - One Way or Another
Blu Cantrell - Hit 'em Up Style (Oops)
Blue Eyed Blondes - Maneater
Brandy – What About Us?
Brandy Clark - Stripes
Britney Spears – Don’t Go Knockin’ On My Door
Britney Spears – Stronger
Beyoncé - Diva
Beyoncé and Jack White - Don't Hurt Yourself
Beyoncé - Grown Woman
Beyonce - Hold Up
Beyoncé - Irreplaceable
Beyoncé - Ring the Alarm
Beyoncé - Run the World (Girls)
Beyoncé - Sorry
Bonnie Tyler - It's a Heartache
Boomkat - The Wreckoning
Buffy Sainte-Marie - Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Buffy Sainte-Marie - Johnny Be Fair
Buffy Sainte-Marie - The Uranium War
Butcher Babies - They're Coming To Take Me Away (I've heard a lot of variants of this, but this is the first metal cover I've heard, and it is INTENSE.)



Camila Cabello - I Have Questions
Candles - Hey Monday
Carly Rae Jepsen - Tonight I'm Getting Over You
Carly Simon - You're So Vain
Carrie Underwood - Before He Cheats (The ultimate cautionary tale against angering telekinetics.)
Carrie Underwood - Blown Away
Carrie Underwood - Church Bells
Carrie Underwood - Nobody Ever Told You
Carrie Underwood - Two Black Cadillacs
Carole King – It’s Too Late
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Hit 'em Up Style
Carolyn Dawn Johnson - Georgia
The Carter Family and Johnny Cash - On the Banks of the Ohio
Cher - Believe
Cher - Dark Lady
Chicago - Cell Block Tango
Christina Aguilera - Can't Hold Us Down
Christina Aguilera - Fighter
Christina Grimmie - Liar Liar
Christina Perri - Human
Ciara - I Bet
Coeur de Pirate - Carry On
Crass - Reality Asylum
Cyn - I'll Still Have Me



Dar Williams - Flinty Kind of Woman
Daya - Sit Still Look Pretty
Demi Lovato - Confident
Demi Lovato and Cher Lloyd - Really Don't Care
Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry
Destiny’s Child - Independent Women (Pt. I)
Destiny's Child and Da Brat - Survivor
Dido - Don't Think of Me
Dixie Chicks - Goodbye Earl (the ULTIMATE 'take a bad man down' song)
Dolly Parton - Eagle When She Flies
Dolly Parton - Just Because I'm a Woman
Dolly Parton - On the Banks of the Ohio
Dolores Grey and Bert Lahr - If You Hadn't, But You Did
Dolores O'Riordan - Loser
Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand – No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
Dresden Dolls - Missed Me
Dua Lipa - IDGAF
Dua Lipa - New Rules



Ella Eyre - Comeback
Ella Fitzgerald - Miss Otis Regrets (I don't care who's singing it, I offer several versions on this list, and there are others--but this is one of the most powerful indictments of domestic violence ever penned)
Ellie Goulding - Burn
Ellie Goulding - On My Mind
Eliza Carthy - Blood on My Boots
Emma Cole - High Times
Emilie Autumn - Fight Like a Girl (the anthem for all girls driven mad by injustice and lashing out)
Emilie Autumn - Gaslight
Emilie Autumn - Girls! Girls! Girls!
Emilie Autumn - God Help Me
Emilie Autumn - Gothic Lolita
Emilie Autumn - If I Burn
Emilie Autumn - I Know Where You Sleep
Emilie Autumn - I Want My Innocence Back
Emilie Autumn - Let the Record Show
Emilie Autumn - Liar
Emilie Autumn - Scavenger
Emilie Autumn - Swallow
Emilie Autumn - Time For Tea
Emilie Autumn - We Want Them Young
Emily Vaughn - Better Off
Empress Of - Woman is a Word
En Vogue - My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)
Erykah Badu – Tyrone
Estelle - Conqueror
Ethel Waters - Miss Otis Regrets
Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind
Evanescence - Call Me When You're Sober
Evanescence - Going Under
Eve and Faith Evans - Love Is Blind



Faith Hill - Wild One
Fifth Harmony - Miss Moving On
Fleetwood Mac - Chain (though I'd point to the 1997 video of this song for The Dance live performance, where she is all but hurling the words of this song like daggers at Lindsay Buckingham.)
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
Fleetwood Mac - Landslide
Fleetwood Mac - Silver Springs
Florence + The Machine - Kiss With a Fist
Frankee - [F*ck] U Right Back (a reaction song to Eamon's [F*ck] It (I Don't Want You Back) song.)
Freda Payne – Band of Gold



Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
Gloria Jones – Tainted Love
Gossip - Fire With Fire
Gotye and Kimbra - Somebody That I Used to Know (sure, it's his song to her, but her retort crushes him)
Grace and G-Eazy - You Don't Own Me



Halestorm - I Miss the Misery
Hailee Steinfeld, Alesso, Florida Georgia Line and Watt - Let Me Go
Hailee Steinfeld - Love Myself
Hailee Steinfeld - Most Girls
Hamilton - Burn
HANA - Clay
Helen Reddy - I Am Woman (one of the original female empowerment songs)
Hole - Violet
Human Switchboard - (I Used To) Believe in You
Human Switchboard - Refrigerator Door
Human Switchboard - Say No (To Saturday's Girl)



Ice-T - Big Gun (again, male singer, but from the Tank Girl soundtrack, about the lead character)
Ida Cox - Wild Women Don't Have the Blues
Ingrid Michaelson - Hell No
Issa - Poison
Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora - Black Widow



Janelle Monáe and Erykah Badu - Q.U.E.E.N.
Janet Jackson - Nasty
Janet Jackson – What Have You Done For Me Lately
Jann Arden – Insensitive
Jann Arden - Not Your Little Girl
Jazmine Sullivan - Bust Your Windows
Jeannie C. Riley - Harper Valley PTA
Jean Shepard and Ferlin Husky - A Dear John Letter
Jenn Colella - Number 5 With a Bullet
Jennifer Lopez - Ain't Your Mama
Jennifer Nettles - Hey Heartbreak
Jenny Lewis - Just One of the Guys
Jessie J - Masterpiece
Jessie James - I Look So Good (Without You)
Jewel – Foolish Games
Jewel - Stronger Woman
Joan Jett - Bad Reputation
Jo Dee Messina - Bye Bye
Jo Dee Messina - My Give a Damn's Busted
Jody Watley – Looking For A New Lovebr /> Johnnyswim - Let It Matter
JoJo - Leave (Get Out)
JoJo – Too Little, Too Late
Joseph - White Flag
Julia Fordham - Foolish Thing



K. Flay - Blood in the Cut
K. Michelle - Cry
Kacey Musgraves - Follow Your Arrow
Kalie Shorr - Fight Like a Girl
Kandi – Don’t Think I’m Not
Kate Nash - Foundations
Katy Perry - Circle the Drain
Katy Perry - Hot n' Cold
Katy Perry - Part of Me
Katy Perry - Rise
Katy Perry - Roar
Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj - Swish Swish
Katy Perry - Wide Awake
Ke$ha - Praying
Ke$ha - The Harold Song
Ke$ha and The Dap-Kings Horns - Woman
Keala Settle - This is Me
Kelleigh Bannen - Famous
Kellie Pickler - Red High Heels
Kellie Pickler - Tough
Kelis - Caught Out There
Kelly Clarkson - Because of You
Kelly Clarkson - Behind These Hazel Eyes
Kelly Clarkson - I Don't Think About You
Kelly Clarkson - Low
Kelly Clarkson - Miss Independent
Kelly Clarkson - Never Again
Kelly Clarkson - Piece by Piece
Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone
Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
Kelly Clarkson – Walk Away
Keyshia Cole - You
Kim Stockwood - You Jerk
Kristina DeBarge - Goodbye
Kristin Chenoweth - If You Hadn't, But You Did
Kristine Sparkle - Devil Woman
K.T. Tunstall - Suddenly I See



L7 - [Sh*tlist]
Labelle - Miss Otis Regrets
Lake Street Dive - Call Off Your Dogs
Laura Mvula - Phenomenal Woman
Lauren Aliana - Road Less Traveled
Lauryn Hill – Ex-Factor
Lee Ann Womack - Does My Ring Burn Your Finger
Leela James - Baby, I'm Scared of You
Legally Blonde (Musical) - Positive
Legally Blonde - So Much Better
Lesley Gore - You Don't Own Me
Leslie Fish - Bring It Down
Leslie Fish - Female of the Species
Leslie Fish - Jirel of Jorey
Leslie Fish - Signy Mallory
Leslie Fish - Walk Through the Nightside
LÉON - Liar
Lights - Savage
Lights - We Were Here
Lily Allen - Hard Out Here
Lily Allen - Smile
Linda and Richard Thompson - Walking on a Wire (this song was recorded, and largely performed on the tour following, by a couple who had parted ways with EXTREME acrimony at that point. Multiple reports verify that during Linda's verses, she would frequently walk over to Richard onstage and kick him in the shins.)
Little Big Town - Better Man
Little Mix - F.U.
Little Mix - Salute
Little Mix - Shout Out To My Ex
Little Mix - Wings
Liz Phair - Divorce Song
Lorde - Writer in the Dark
Loretta Lynn - Fist City
Loretta Lynn - The Pill
Lorrie Morgan - Good As I Was To You
Lorrie Morgan - War Paint
Lorrie Morgan - Watch Me
Lotte Lenya - Pirate Jenny
Lucinda Williams - Come On
Lucinda Williams - Joy
Lush - Ladykillers



Maddie and Tae - Girl in a Country Song
Maddie and Tae - Shut up and Fish
Madison Beer - Unbreakable
Madonna - Human Nature
Madonna - What It Feels Like for a Girl
Maggie Linderman - Pretty Girl
Maggie Rose - Looking Back Now
Mariah Carey - Clown
Marianne Faithfull - Why D'ya Do It
Marina and the Diamonds - Can't Pin Me Down
Marina Dalmas Kaye - Live Before I Die
Marion Cotillard - Take It All
Martha Wainright - Bloody Mother [F*cking A**hole]
Martina McBride - A Broken Wing
Martina McBride - Independence Day
Martina McBride - This One's for the Girls
Mary Chapin Carpenter - He Thinks He'll Keep Her
Mary J. Blige - Good Woman Down
Mary J. Blige – Not Gon’ Cry
Mary Lambert - Secrets
Melissa Etheridge – I’m The Only One
Melissa Etheridge – Like The Way I Do
Mendoza Line - 31 Candles
Mercedes Lackey - Threes
Meredith Brooks - Bitch
Metric - Glass Ceiling
Michelle Branch – Are You Happy Now?
Michelle Branch - Goodbye to You
M.I.A. - Bad Girls
Miley Cyrus - 7 Things
Miley Cyrus and French Montana - F.U.
Miley Cyrus - These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball
Miranda Lambert - Gunpowder and Lead
Miranda Lambert - Kerosene
Miranda Lambert - Mama's Broken Heart
Miranda Lambert - Over You
Miranda Lambert - White Liar
Missile - Dorothy
Monica – Like This And Like That
MUNA - Loudspeaker
Mya - Case of the Ex (Whatcha Gonna Do)



Naked Aggression - Leave Me Alone
Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walkin' (sure, it's her one big hit, but it's a GREAT sentiment)
Nicki Minaj - Fire Burns
Nicki Minaj - Tragedy
Nicole Scherzinger - Don't Hold Your Breath
Nina Simone - Pirate Jenny
No Doubt - Don't Speak
No Doubt – Ex-Girlfriend
No Doubt - Just a Girl
No Doubt - Sunday Morning
Norah Jones – Miriam



Olivia Newton-John - On the Banks of the Ohio
Orianthi - According to You
Orianthi - Heaven in This Hell
Orianthi - How Do You Sleep?
Orianthi - The Blues Will Never Leave Me Alone
Otep - Menocide
Otep - Nein



P!nk - [F*ckin]' Perfect
P!nk - Funhouse
P!nk - Revenge
P!nk - So What
P!nk – There You Go
P!nk - U + Ur Hand
Peaches and M.I.A. - Boys Wanna Be Her
P.J. Harvey - Rid of Me
Poe - Control
Phyllis Hyman - This Too Shall Pass
Pussycat Dolls and Missy Elliott - Whatcha Think About That
Rachel Platten - Fight Song
Pistol Annies - Trailer for Rent
Paramore - That's What You Get
Pat Benatar - Invincible
Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Pussycat Dolls - I Don't Need a Man



Queen Latifah - U.N.I.T.Y.



RayLynn - Love Triangle
RayLynn - WildHorse
Reba McEntire - Consider Me Gone
Reba McEntire - Fancy
Reba McEntire - I'm a Survivor
Reba McEntire - Night the Lights Went out in Georgia
Reba McEntire - Take It Back
Rihanna – Breakin’ Dishes
Rihanna - Cold Case Love
Rihanna - Man Down
Rihanna – Take a Bow
Remy Ma - Another One
Remy Ma -ShETHER
Robyn - Don't [F*cking] Tell Me What To Do
Robyn and Kleerup - With Every Heartbeat
Rozzi Crane - Half the Man



Salt-n-Pepa - None of Your Business
Santigold - Girls
Sara Bareilles - Brave
Sara Bareilles - Love Song
Sara Evans - A Little Bit Stronger
Sarah Johns - The One in the Middle
Scrawl - Cold Hearted Snake
Scrawl - Vi Ploriontos
Selena Gomez - Love Will Remember
Selena Gomez - Slow Down
Selena Gomez and the Scene - Who Says
Shawn Colvin - Sunny Came Home
Skylar Grey - Final Warning
Shania Twain - That Don't Impress Me Much
Shania Twain - She's Not Just a Pretty Face
Sheila Ryan - Johnny Be Fair
Sheryl Crow - Anything But Down
Sheryl Crow – If It Makes You Happy
Sia - Big Girls Cry
Sleater-Kinney - Anonymous
Sleater-Kinney - One More Hour
Sonic Youth - Kool Thing
Sophia Grace and Silento - Girl in the Mirror
Sparkle – Be Careful
Storm Large - Beautiful
Storm Large - Call Me Crazy
Storm Large and the Balls - I Want You to Die
Storm Large - Ladylike
Storm Large and Le Bonheur - Long Black Veil
Storm Large and Pink Martini - The Lady is a Tramp
Sunny Sweeney - Staying's Worse Than Leaving
Super Chick - One Girl Revolution
Sweet Spirit - The Power
SZA - Supermodel



Tammy Wynette - D-I-V-O-R-C-E
Tanya Tucker - No Man's Land
Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar - Bad Blood
Taylor Swift - Better Than Revenge
Taylor Swift - Clean
Taylor Swift - Dear John
Taylor Swift - Forever and Always
Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble
Taylor Swift - Picture to Burn
Taylor Swift - Story of Us
Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together
Tegan and Sara - Proud
Tina Turner – What’s Love Got To Do WIth It
TLC – Creep
The Band Perry - DONE
The Civil Wars - Oh Henry
The Cranberries - Promises
The Divine Comedy - Something for the Weekend
The Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin - Sisters Are Doing it for Themselves
The Horrorpops - Sob
The Interrupters - She Got Arrested
The Judds - I Know Where I'm Going
The Pretty Reckless - Why’d You Bring a Shotgun to the Party
The Veronicas - Revenge is Sweeter (Than You Ever Were)
The Veronicas - You Ruin Me
Toni Braxton – He Wasn’t Man Enough
Tori Amos - Silent All These Years
Tori Kelly - Unbreakable Smile
Tove Lo - Habits (Stay High)
Tracy Chapman - Give Me One Reason



Utah Saints - What Can You Do For Me



Veruca Salt - Seether
Veruca Salt - Volcano Girls



Wanda Jackson - My Big Iron Skillet
Waitress - Everything Changes
Whitney Houston – Heartbreak Hotel feat. Faith Evans and Kelly Price
Whitney Houston – My Name Is Not Susan
Whitney Houston – It’s Not Right But It's Okay (Thunderpuss mix)
Within Temptation - Frozen
Wolfmother - Victorious
Womack and Womack - Baby, I'm Scared of You (This one, and the song below this, were both recorded by a married duo of singers who had a fair amount of understanding about familial dysfunction, and how bad relationships can go off the rails.)
Womack and Womack - Love Wars



X - Johnny Hit and Run Paulene (Mostly male-voiced punk duo, but this scathing condemnation of drug-fueled rape was penned by both John Doe and Exene Cervenka, his co-writer and alternate vocalist, as well as the reason for the band's name.)



Yolanda Adams - Never Give Up



ZZ Ward - Put the Gun Down

The hardest part of this list was trying to find some song for every letter of the alphabet. I've done my best.