Mentatul brings you fully involved analysis of popular and essential topics with a side dish of opinion-style writings on art. Spicing things up is a bit of satire and a writer’s musings on life today and in the future. It’s a place where you will often find that respect is being given to all sides of a bitter argument. This is a completely independent website with no bias whatsoever towards any social group, except perhaps for an obvious and intense respect for life and the rights of all beings.
My name is Axonn Echysttas and I’m a writer and software developer, with a strong interest in the evolution of our society, science and technology. My purpose is to bring you useful information and encourage you to seek out more than what you read here. I enjoy playing with words and ideas so you’ll find that I approach a wide range of topics. And since I love writing so much, I also share various real life adventures of mine with the hope to entertain.
If any of my writing reminds you of interesting stories or important facts you found during your life’s journey, I would be grateful if you share these with me and all those that read these pages.
I believe in perpetual improvement so criticism is always welcome. This is why the comments section is there. For me, engagement with my readers will always be important.
Mentatul is also my outlet for recommending and promoting art. This is what the opinion-style writing that I mentioned earlier consists of. My art interests are mainly focused on music, games, literature and movies – in that order of priority.
There is a focus on quality writing on Mentatul, meaning that I do my best to keep all compositions free of mistakes and pleasant to read. I tend to keep my posts below a thousand words. It’s the least I can do to try and fit inside the time-box of today’s online roamer.
When I started this project, in January 2016, I wrote three entries which outline the pillars of my craft. These are worth a read if you wish to know more about me and the purpose of this website.
“Why Am I Writing?”^, which details my motivations.
“Mission Statement”^, which details my purposes.
“Micro Biography”^, which covers the essential history that brought me here.
In the weeks that followed, I wrote another three entries of importance. There, I am addressing fundamental matters regarding writing style and publishing strategy, with an emphasis on how they are applied to this project.
“Opinion or Analysis”^, which compares two very different approaches when discussing any given topic.
“Perfectionism: Curse or Blessing?”^, which covers a thorny problem that many artists face.
“Dealing with Criticism”^, which addresses the sometimes challenging task of integrating feedback.
As the website evolved, in May 2017 I wrote another entry describing recent changes on Mentatul. Namely, the addition of five new categories: Satire^, Travel Log^, Life Fragments^, Parenting^ and Futurology^.
Last but not least, in case you’re curious about the name of this project, I explained it in this entry that I wrote for the website’s one-month anniversary.
Through these compositions, I hope that I managed to make the purpose, trajectory and structure of Mentatul.com abundantly clear. If there’s anything else that you’d wish to know, don’t hesitate to contact me^.
Thank you for reading this and enjoy your stay here!