2/13/14

Eve's Brooklyn Winter 2014 breakdown- Focus, Empire, Jungle Killer


Hey folks, Eve here - as we speak, a major storm is moving into my lovely city of Brooklyn - but my attention is on that other white powder, bringing you the scoop on what's been heading my way (and through my veins) lately. However, as a quick aside, I'd like to mention the attention dope has been getting (and this blog) in the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman's overdose. It seems I can't turn on the TV without hearing the same sad stereotypes, and it's tragic to me that the public perception of users hasn't changed much since then 80's; people seem to think junkies have zero common sense and are bound to kill ourselves. Harm reduction is important people, and remember - you can always do more, but you can never do less. Anyway, sorry for the digression, onto the reviews:

FOCUS

  I really dig the art work on this, the stamp is really clear. Otherwise, this is mediocre trap house dope, like the difference between a generic corner slice of pizza (which this is) vs. a gourmet pie. I'd give it a 5/10.

Empire

I like the double entendre here with the empire state building. However this stuff is pretty poor quality, probably a 4.5/10, and the count is definitely a little low.

Jungle Killer

The artwork on this stuff is definitely superb, and really clean and crisp, though I feel like there is a reference here I don't get, if anyone does, please enlighten me. I'd rate this stuff a little better, at a 6/10, but it's a little grainy for my taste which usually signifies a poor quality cut and the rush is really minimal. Average gear that will keep you from getting sick but not much else.

Anyway, that's it for now, I hope you guys are doing well, and as always, you can hit me up at eveandthesnake@gmail.com. Happy shooting/sniffing and stay safe!
-EVE

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe this will be deleted because it's not pro user. But I think that if you weren't a user you would think differently about the "stereotypes". People convince themselves that it's just a lifestyle choice when really it's an addiction.
I lost two very good friends to heroin overdoses. One was only 20. A third friend of mine, I took in after her dealer boyfriend beat her up and threw her out. Within 48 hours she had stolen and cashed two of my checks, stolen my boyfriends camera ( that I had borrowed), stolen from my roommate. And she even took my lucky two dollar bill. That she used to rip off a dealer with later that day ( she folded it to make it look like a $20). She had been my friend for a decade. These are the reasons there are "stereotypes".

And I'm not a user. I just knew a lot of people who got into it young because of the area I grew up in. But I no longer have people like that in my life.

Jynxie said...

@anon 2/13/14 11:24am---

Thanks for your comment, I never delete comments unless they are excessively rude or contain solicitation.

Of course there are exceptions, but I don't believe there are many habitual users of opiates who would not also categorize themselves as addicts.

Unfortunately, unlike other substances people develop unhealthy relationships with, opiates present the additional challenge when used or abused habitually they become extremely physically dependent.

I don't mention this as an excuse to some people's predatory and illegal behavior but it can maybe help explain why SOME addicts are driven to do things they would never otherwise dream of..

Also, this is just my personal opinion, but I've always said that being an addict may have a million poor repercussions, but drugs don't MAKE you steal from your family and do unconscionable things to your loved ones.

I've been an addict for many years and of course, I have done some things I am less than proud of. We all make mistakes. But I have never used being an addict as an excuse for not learning from said experiences, or from doing anything intentionally malicious to others, especially to the people who love me and whom I love.

Being an addict often does cause one to lose sight of their self-worth and become far more careless with their own well being. (Which in itself, can surely be painful for a loved one to witness..) BUT, anyone who tries to claim it was their addiction that "made" them steal their mothers jewelry or forced them to shoot up in front of their toddler (imho) is full of shit.

People don't commit hurtful offenses because they don't care about themselves. They do so rather in spite of that fact, because they don't give a shit about anyone or anything else.


There are MANY selfish, awful individuals out there. Some people suffer from mental illness or personality disorders that seem to highlight these traits.. Some are straight up sociopaths. Most often though, they are good at disguising their true colors until they find themselves under pressure (withdrawal, anger, jealousy..pick your aggravator)

It is unfortunate that many people seem to misinterpret the "addiction-as-disease" model as an excuse for being an incorrigible asshole while under the influence.

It's not.

If someone did something malicious to you and they happened to be an addict, their impulse very well could have been influenced by their state as an addict, but it sure as hell is not responsible for inspiring devising, condoning, carrying out, and dismissing the consequences of their actions.

Sorry, but that is on the individual. Some people just seem to have the asshole gene (and clearly fail at managing it.)

Jynxie said...

That being said, I'm very sorry that happened to you, anon. It really sucks that someone you knew and cared about for so long time violated you and took advantage of your generosity.

I'd just hope that you can come to see that it is not simply "the drugs" or addiction that makes people do shitty things. Yes, sometimes addiction can be a factor, but ultimately that factor is more broadly defined as desperation and it's pretty normal for people to do *stupid* or *impulsive* things when they are desperate.. but I can think of very few circumstances that would drive even a decent person to be intentionally malicious to a loved one.

You sound like a really good person who, unfortunately, was taken advantage of by someone who did not deserve your affection or loyalty. It's super shitty. It's totally understandable that you may be more cautious in the future with who you choose to help, but please don't let it totally jade you!

Chris Scott said...

Addiction is most certainly a disease.
One with an unknown cure and one that is also fatal.

Addiction is like most major diseases. Consider heart disease, the leading cause of death in the developed world. It's partly due to genes and partly due to poor life style choices such as bad diet, lack of exercise, and smoking. The same is true for other common diseases like adult-onset diabetes. Many forms of cancers are due to a combination of genes and life style. But if your doctor said that you had diabetes or heart disease, you wouldn't think you were bad person. You would think, "What can I do to overcome this disease?" That is how you should approach addiction.

Addiction is not a weakness. The fact that addiction crosses all socio-economic boundaries confirms that addiction is a disease. People who don't know about addiction will tell you that you just need to be stronger to control your use. But if that was true then only unsuccessful people or unmotivated people would have an addiction, and yet 10% of high-functioning executives have an addiction.

If you think of addiction as a weakness, you'll paint yourself into a corner that you can't get out of. You'll focus on being stronger and trying to control your use, instead of treating addiction like a disease and focusing on stopping your use.