Lucien’s Unpopular Opinion: The Left Looks Worse in the ‘Nazi’ Debate

It’s all about who’s a Nazi.  The term Nazi is just as void and empty as the term “rape” in the world of SJWs.  After all, they say that birth is a form of rape.  Seriously, Google “birth rape.”  That shit will blow your mind.  There are articles written by feminists saying that any form of sex between men and women is rape because the penis has to be “forced” into the vagina.  Maybe with you, frosty-cunt, but other women get aroused.  I know, it’s something these women who write stuff like that wouldn’t know thing one about.  Their love caves have cobwebs, that’s how void they are of sexual thoughts.  Oh, I’m sorry, did that sound insensitive?  Well, it’s about to get worse.

I am just about sick and tired of all this “Nazi” bullshit on my feeds. Facebook, Twitter, just about everywhere I fucking go, it’s all about the Nazis.  You have the right-wing idiots in Charlottesville who decided to get together and get tiki torches and do a white nationalism parade.  Just about the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen.  Something like that should have just been mocked and have people rolling their eyes.  Instead, it got a massive amount of counter-protesting.  Which the police were just fine to allow and then be totally cool with both sides coming to blows.  Don’t we pay these people to stop stuff like that?  Funny how that works.  Even had the mayor of that town saying that he would tell the police to let that happen.  Of course, the ACLU was quick to point out that that is illegal, but in the end, that didn’t really matter (a Linkin Park reference.  RIP, Chester).

Then there was one really sick fuck who decided to smash his car into a bunch of innocent people.  Fuck that guy.  He was rightfully vilified by the media, and I have no problem calling what he did an act of terrorism.  Of course, we have a Muslim in Barcelona who smashes a van and kills 13 innocent people, while the guy in Charlottesville only killed one.  Seems the Muslims are better at this than the “Nazis.”  Oh, wait, they’re a religion of peace.  Yeah, sure.  Never mind all the unrepentant killing in Europe by people connected to a religion that tells people to murder those who don’t believe.  Sure, why not.

What has me pissed off is the fact that it seems like everyone on the left has decided that while the extremists on the right may wear the symbol and name of the Nazis, they will take the mindset of fascists to heart.  What do I mean?  I mean that they are totally cool with doxing, harassing the employers of, and even driving people out of communities?  Why?  Because they have opinions that they disagree with.  Are these people killing anyone?  Are they burning cars?  Are they throwing firebombs at cops?  Are they doxing people?  Nope.  Not one.  Meanwhile, the people who are attacking them have those on their side who have done ALL of the aforementioned things.  Killed cops, burned cars, rioted and destroyed property, threw firebombs at combs, attacked people just for having an opinion they don’t like, kidnapped and tortured some kid because he was white, pepper sprayed a woman who was also voicing that dissenting mindset, and doxed those who have an opinion that differs from their own.

Some people have called these people the modern equivalent of brownshirts.  An interesting comparison.  Chris Ray Gun did a very charming musical rendition of the concept, which I think is more prescient now than EVER before.

I don’t.  These people are more of the modern equivalent of Mao’s Red Guard.  A paramilitary force of students who fought in favor of a fascistic mindset.  That’s what we see here.  College students who don’t see the historical irony in using tactics that fascists used to make sure that their mindset is the only acceptable one.  Might as well just put them in an SS uniform.  They certainly love propaganda and punishing thought-crimes.  Since they seem to love marxism, I wonder if they know that they’re doing Stalin proud.  Wait, maybe that’s a little extreme.  Then let’s say they’re doing Kim Il-sung proud.  Yeah, that seems much more fitting.

But you wanna know what really pisses me off about all this?  The fact that I am out here defending fucking white nationalists!  I’m out here defending these people’s rights to believe their retarded bullshit.  Why?  Because I’d MUCH rather we have a society where these idiots can get their fucking tiki torches and go out and protest their stupid crap than one where everyone walks in lock-step to one way of thinking.  Where we have Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and seemingly every major social media outlet sucking the cock of the “progressive” mindset, and Google firing people who dare to say that ideological purity destroys the potential of good ideas.  Oh, that’s right, he said that women are dumb and don’t belong in tech.  Says people who clearly never read a single word of the memo that was so infamous.  One where the writer comes out and says he is totally for diversity, but not when it’s forced.  The gall!

I, a man who wears the banner of liberal, am defending the rights of white nationalists to believe their retarded bullshit.  That’s what it’s come to.  Fuck the regressive left.  They can take their notions of “tolerance” and shove them right up their fucking ass!

Until next time, a quote,

“The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.” – H.L. Mencken

Peace out,

Maverick

Jordan Peterson and the Dirge of YouTube

It seems that YouTube, and Google by extension, has decided that rather than let what the people who made the site big in the first place want to watch, they are going to decide for us.  Yes indeed, they are going to tell us what is okay to watch, because after all, we aren’t adults who can make up our own fucking minds about things.  We are stupid children who have to have this website tell us what is appropriate to watch.  They said that to Jordan Peterson today.

Without any warning and without giving a single reason, they decided to suspend his YouTube account.  When he tried to go to his GMail account to ask what was going on, that was suspended too.  Upon seeing this, he appealed the suspension.  It was denied.  No reason given for that, either.  Peterson did get all of his accounts back.  How?  Because he is a popular person.  After he put the heat on YouTube with social media posts and writing articles, they reinstated him.  Had they not, this post would be another Bad PR post, because they would have started a garbage fire.  But Peterson was popular.  And the new bad day is just starting.

See, YouTube has released a new press release saying what they are going to do with YouTube channels that make controversial content in the future.  It will be done to videos that haven’t violated YouTube’s policies in any way.  That’s right, someone in a position of power is going to basically let us know that the thing we wanted to watch is bad.  Why?  Because YouTube said so!  They will immediately be unable to monetize their videos.  They will never be in anyone’s Recommended videos section.  They will also have features like comments, likes, and suggested videos removed.  It is being called the “Limited State.”  What’s more, all of this is going to happen without a SINGLE person being involved.  An AI program will do this for YouTube.  In essence, YouTube has told a computer what is appropriate for people, and now that computer is going to go out there and do everything they can to purge this content without openly deleting it.

YouTube has also said that this is just the beginning.  More and more types of videos are going to be added to their self-proclaimed blacklist in the months ahead.  They’ve promised that.

I remember the good old days of YouTube.  When it was the wild west.  Sure, you had to slog through a massive ocean of “YouTube stank,” as Jello Apocalypse put it, but you could find whatever you wanted to watch.  It was a golden age where people were able to make a stable living, peddling their views to the marketplace of ideas.  Don’t like that person’s views?  Well, you can bet that there is someone who is preaching to your choir that you can go see.  Or you can start your own channel to preach about how My Little Pony now caters to the alt-right.  No joke, there was an article where SJWs say that.  It’s amazing.  Whatever your point of view, it was open to make money off of and be in that marketplace for all to see.

But those days are gone.  Now we live in the days where the Wall Street Journal could run a hit-piece a PewDiePie and how a racist video has ads from Coca-Cola and some fashion brand all within two refreshes, which I contend is bullshit.  If it did happen, then that is the biggest jackpot of all time.  Especially since YouTube is very good about targeting ads to your demographic.  A museum in my state is in most of my ads that I see, unless it’s gamer content I watch. YouTube knows what’s-what.  And since advertisers are the biggest pussies in the world and are afraid that someone may see a video saying that Islam is bullshit with an ad from their company, now YouTube has decided to basically castrate their own service.  Why?  Because if someone’s offended, that makes them look bad!

No, YouTube, this makes you look bad.  You’ve basically decided to be the teacher who punishes the entire goddamn class for the actions of one dumbfuck kid.  That’s the meat and potatoes of this entire thing.  And rather than nut up and have a person involved in ANY of this bullshit, you said, “eh, fuck it!  Let’s just let some AI do the job!  Because that TOTALLY hasn’t backfired on us already.”  Anyone remember when YouTube had a bot mass-flagging videos with content ID matches?  It was a huge to-do a few years back, when a ton of film critics basically lost all their revenue because of the fact that the YouTube bot saw a clip from a movie in that video.  What’s more, just like with Peterson, there was NO communication from YouTube about any of this.  I swear, the more I see that company not talk to people who support it, the more I wonder if the inside of that place is like Mundus’ bank in DmC: Devil May Cry (I like that game, so fucking sue me).  It wouldn’t shock me.

I just know that this “limited state” bullshit is going to extend to anti-SJW content.  I just know it.  Because after all, Google has openly supported these kinds of people.  So podcasts like The Drunken Peasants?  Am I going to have hunt them down to see their stuff?  If they are completely unable to monetize any of their stuff at all, or have Super Chats for when they are live, then their income is effectively destroyed.  So they’re gone.  So many of the YouTubers that I watch and love will be crushed by this, all because YouTube and by extension Google are too pussy to tell the advertisers to nut up and deal with the fact that the video with Roosh V may have their products advertised on it.  I’m sure they’ll survive.

This is how YouTube dies.  If they go the distance with this, then effectively they will be destroyed.  And I guarantee, once the breeze changes, some young thing will come out there to capitalize on it.  “Do you wanna watch something other than cat videos?  Come to our site!”  I am not going to keep watching YouTube if the content I want to see is buried behind their Chinese wall.  I’m just not.  If YouTube wants to turn into TV, I’ll just go and watch Netflix.  Don’t have to wade through as much crap there.

Until next time, a quote,

“Bad decisions made with good intentions are still bad decisions.” – Jim Collins

Peace out,

Maverick

Disfigurement Article Totally Fucks Up Representation

I just love how everything is now a virtue signaling thing.  No matter what you do, you have to find a way to make everything that people like somehow bad.  There was this great article in The Onion about how a girl takes a brief break from being a feminist to actually enjoy something.  That’s how I feel about every single piece of click-bait crap that is on display these days.  If these people could take a break from their latest pet issue, who knows what they would enjoy.  Let’s see an example from an article from some teen magazine.  I won’t be talking about the article, but rather the images they use to sell their narrative.  Because it’s all so stupid.

Okay, let’s break this down.  I could go into all of these characters, but I want to focus on just one.  But before I get there, let me make a point about the characters shown here.  First, they are all heroes.  Second, they are known for their disfigurement.  Third, their deformity is part of their narrative in an important way.  Like how Big Boss (second from top-left, for those who don’t game or pay attention to modern culture in any way) lost an eye because the Boss took it from him.  His predominant eye.  The goal was to hurt his ability to fight, and it was achieved.  Or how Old Snake (top-left) was disfigured stopping Liquid Ocelot’s plan.  Or maybe I could get into how Deadpool’s *second from bottom-left) whole arc in the film is that he is grotesque and deformed, but desperately wants to get the woman he loves back.  How about Darkman (second from bottom-right)?  His whole story is depressing.  Underrated superhero movie.

The one that I really want to look at though is the character on the far-right – Auron from Final Fantasy X.  Let’s get into the fact that he’s disfigured and really show how featuring him in an article this stupid is fucking ridiculous.  There’s a story about why he is so messed-up, and it is equal parts tragic and central to his character.  See, Auron went with Braska to fight Sin.  In the end, when Braska called the Final Aeon, he used his other Guardian, Jecht.  After seeing Braska die, and seeing everything that happened as all for nothing, he chose to go back to Zanarkand and confront Yunalesca about the futility of it.  After a very grueling battle, he was defeated.  The battle killed him.  But instead of simply allowing himself to die, he chose to fight it, and came back as an Unsent.  He crawled his way out of Zanarkand and back up Mt. Gagazet, before nearly dying again on the side of the mountain.

Aside form not being able to follow that story if you never played the game, did you catch something about it?  Like how Auron was a good man who became disfigured from the cruel injustice of the world.  Now one of his arms doesn’t work right and his eye was destroyed.  He’s arguably the coolest character in the entire game.

Here’s my point – fucking know what you’re talking about when you use shit like this!  Are there a lot of disfigured villains?  Sure.  But there are also a lot of disfigured heroes whose disfigurement is part of their character.  A central part.  Like Nice from Baccano, who blasted half her face because of her love of explosives.  Tsume in Wolf’s Rain, who has a massive scar on his chest because of a sin he committed.  Edward Elric, in Fullmetal Alchemist, who lost an arm and a leg in a horribly-botched alchemy attempt to bring his mother back to life.  Just got done watching the first season of Westworld, and you see Ed Harris character go from being an unlikable monster to an almost-sympathetic character, because we learn what got him to where he is and it’s kind of depressing.

This idea that pop culture at large says that only villains are disfigured is laughable.  I hate how every little thing is some stupid social justice thing.  Like some guy who said that Game of Thrones doesn’t have enough black people.  Are you fucking kidding me?!  So, a series set in a medieval world, with the largest amount of focus on a very Anglican part of that world doesn’t have enough black people?!  No!  Really?!  You’re putting me on!

For all the legitimate points that are made about pop culture and the flaws in it, we then have to deal with shit like this, and it is insufferable.  I hate this crap.  But everywhere I look there is more and more of it.  Can we please grow the fuck up?!

Until next time, a quote,

“When you don’t know what you’re talking about, it’s hard to know when you’re finished.” – Tommy Smothers

Peace out,

Maverick

Get a “Yes” Every Ten Minutes During Sex, or Else It’s Rape!

That’s what students in California are being taught, anyway.  That’s right, in an age where even the act of giving birth is considered rape (seriously, check this link out.  It will blow your mind), there will come a day when I honestly believe that some SJW chucklefuck is going to come out and say that vaginal penetration of any kind is rape.  Oh, wait, that’s already happened!  Now we have your tax dollars going to telling the youth of the future that if they don’t get a verbal yes at least every ten minutes, it’s rape.  Don’t believe me?!  Here’s a link to an article which goes into it!

I cannot believe that I live in an age where we have decided to eschew intimacy or being able to read your partner’s body language in favor of now a constant stream of verbal recognition of the act of sex being okay.  Hey, ladies, if you are getting hot and heavy with a guy, do you want him to continually interrupt to make sure you still want sex?  Yeah, that seems like a great time.  A girly-mate of mine I used to livestream with had this great rebuttal to this line of thinking – “if I’m having sex with someone and he keeps asking if I consent, I’m gonna tell him to get the fuck out.”

Part of me wants that app to come back.  You remember the one?  Where both parties verbally acknowledge consent of sex before having it?  So when the girl comes back later and says that it’s rape the accused would have it on record that she consented.  Because the world we live in now is one where men are always seen as the potential predator.  If the man doesn’t constantly get proof that the other party wants it, he is an animal.  Not only that, but even if he does do this, the woman can STILL come back later and say that he raped her!  I am not some MRA douche, but for the love of Groj, this is ridiculous.  I am so tired of men being treated like amoral animals who are one not getting a “yes” away from being a rapist.

You notice that this shit isn’t being said to girls?  What if the girl wanted to fuck?  Is she then required to get a verbal “yes” every ten minutes?  Well then, that means at least three of the women I have had sex with raped me!  Because they were the ones who initiated the intimate contact, so I guess that means I was the victim of rape.  Except, oh, wait, I wasn’t!  Because they could tell that I was into their sexual contact!  Just like I could read their body language and knew them well enough to know where their limits were.  But no, let’s just treat every man like they are a potential sexual predator while women are the victims.  Of course they are.  Had a feminist come into the comments of a post I linked above who totally agrees with that assertion.

The thing that bugs me most about this, besides how it vilifies one gender while placing the other on a goddamn pedestal, is the fact that we are now canonizing it in high school.  We are canonizing making students dumber!  In a time where our youth are more and more disconnected from subtlety and nuance, we are now saying “fuck body language, fuck intimacy, you need all sexual interaction to be overt to the point of stupidity.”  Hey, teenage girls in California – your schools actually think you are too stupid to be able to communicate if you are uncomfortable in a way that your partner can understand clearly.

But I can already hear the counter-argument – this is for the girls who are too afraid to say something!  Body language, you dumb fucks!  Not to mention, do you know whose not going to care if their partner is trying to signal them being uncomfortable?  Rapists!  For all the teenage boys who take this bullshit to heart, the person who actually wants to force themselves on a girl are not going to give one dusty fuck even if she says no.  I just don’t understand what the purpose of this exercise in futility is for.

Hell, that same article even makes the argument that when a girl says yes, it might still be no!  There is no winning with these fucking people!  And you know what the grand result of this sort of education is going to be?  Boys are going to stop trying to have sex with girls.  They’ll just jerk it to porn, because after all, even if a girl says yes, it can still be rape!  Boys might be horny buggers, but fear of being called a rapist is a powerful thing.  It’s already having an effect.  Universities that have this mindset propagating are seeing sex culture around campus dying off pretty fast.  Now it’s going to filter down to hormonal teenagers who desperately want sex, but don’t want to be called a rapist.

Part of me hopes this is an elaborate method for population control.  Let’s just teach all boys that even a girl who says yes can call you a rapist, and you can watch the birth rates decline like crazy.  Japan is at a point where they are about to have the first population drop in thousands of years.  You know, where the death rate overtakes the birth rate.  The rest of the First World isn’t far behind.  Man, if that is the case, then bravo, feminists.  Because after all, when no one is breeding and everyone is afraid of any kind of intimacy, feminists can have their wonderful utopia.

As for me, I don’t want to live in a world where I have to live that way.  I want a world where I can read if a girl is into it by seeing her body language and knowing her well enough to know when she is uncomfortable.  Because I don’t do one-night stands.  I want to at least like the person I am fucking.  And I feel for the generation coming up in this “progressive” world.  Because why should we teach critical thinking?  All that nuance is hard.  Best to just go with the retarded approach.

Until next time, a quote,

“I’m a firm believer in the idea that this world would not be very interesting or stimulating if we all thought and felt the same.” – TJ Kirk

Peace out,

Maverick

The Fall of Zinnia Jones

It’s so weird to me being on Facebook and seeing these memories things, where you can see the things you posted years past.  It’s kinda cool in that I can see where my head was at all that time ago, but it is also kind of depressing in that I can see how some avenues of my life have changed in the time that I have been around.  One such area is my watching of the YouTuber Zinnia Jones.

Time was, just like Richard Coughlin and so many other atheist YouTube personalities I watched back before 2011, Zinna Jones was one who I actually found enjoyable.  She made content besmirching religion and the anti-LGBT conservatives in this country.  It was cool stuff.  My favorite was the video she did against ICP that they actually responded to.  That was funny shit!  However, after 2011, when Atheism + reared its ugly head, Zinnia decided to get the SJW bug up her ass.  And from there we see where she has come today.

And where is that?  Let me tell you.  Just recently, Zinnia actually made the contention that photo footage showing Muslims in the Middle East throwing members of the LGBT community off a roof is fake.  That they were committing suicide and that the person who shared it should be ashamed.  When the person who posted that rightfully came back at them with the point that they were being thrown off, she then followed up by saying that the people doing the throwing are trying to stop them from jumping.  The level of how asinine that is just blows my mind.

Hey, Zinnia, maybe that was too subtle for you.  After all, it’s hard to know the context of a photo.  Perhaps we can use video evidence?

Is that a little clearer?  Amidst the charming ditty by Syetenatheist you get to see video evidence of ISIS members throwing LGBT people off roofs.  And if that doesn’t kill them, one clip has members of the crowd rushing in to help finish the job.  Oh, and the video also includes passages from the Quran and Hadith which show that the religion of Islam hates you and what you are.  Much the same way that the religion preaches that women are lesser and that because men are stronger, if their women get uppity they have every right to beat them!  That’s the religion that you and your fellow chucklefucks like Steve Shives defend.  Something that never ceases to blow my mind.

But when she’s not busy defending Islam from us evil culturally-appropriating white people, she is also harassing people in her neck of the woods who don’t agree with her!  Like when Blair White came onto the scene, Zinnia made a video where she publicly denounced her and has gone on Twitter saying that doxing of people like Blair is okay.  Because she is the LGBT equivalent of a race traitor.  The trans version of an Uncle Tom.  It never ceases to amaze.

Oh, and let’s not forget when Zinna came out publicly saying that there needs to be a campaign to ruin Laci Green’s livelihood and life because she decided to actually give the other side of the culture war a chance to have their ideas heard.  Zinnia was so outraged that she was not subtle about wanting to ruin Laci Green’s career and declaring her the feminist equivalent of an Uncle Tom.  I always am amused when these people are so quick to turn on allies like rabid dogs the moment they say anything that violates the Church of Social Justice’s teachings.  That’s right, Zinnia, you are a member of a faith.  Your church has teachings, values, demagogues, Original Sin, and is quick to punish apostasy.  Man, no wonder you defend Islam.  You pretty much have the same ideology in some ways.  I think SyeTenAtheist made a video about that too.

Just today, however, the thing that Zinnia said that took the absolute cake came to me.  I’m going to show you the screen-cap, because this blows my fucking mind.  In one statement, the bitter hypocrisy of her and hers is laid bare for everyone to see.  To the point that they spit in the face of their own values system.  It’s pretty incredible stuff.

Let me get this straight, Zinnia (pun intended) – you want to tell people who are not attracted to a certain physical gender that they need to have their orientation changed?  Did I get that right?  Because if so, holy shit, woman!  Did you just tell someone that their sexuality isn’t something they’re born with, but instead a choice?!  It sure as hell looks like that from where I’m sitting.  This is the EXACT same thing as a person saying that a lesbian will like dick if they just try it.  There’s no difference.

When idiots like Riley Dennis say this kind of crap, I get the feeling that it comes from a place of not wanting to have people hurt by being rejected, sexually.  But not you, Zinnia.  You believe this shit.  On some level, you actually buy into the idea that the sexual preferences of people are not something they are born with.  It’s something that can be changed.  But only in respect to straight men.  Why do you believe this?  What informs this knowledge?  After all, all the evidence that exists holds that the sexual preferences and orientation of an individual are ingrained.  You can no more be attracted to what I am attracted to anymore than I can become attracted to all the things you are.  It’s part of who we are.  If all the scientific evidence spits in the face or your point of view, then where exactly does this values system you have come from?

That’s easy – your religion.  Your church espouses this view.  And just like the conservatives you used to mock or the Muslims that you go out of your way to defend, your faith is blind.  The leaders of your church tell you how to think.  Even when it spits in the face of reality, that’s no problem.  Your church will tell you why this view is correct, and without questioning it even a little, you will accept the teachings of your church.  It’s amazing, really.

Zinnia’s fall is not in the fact that her content became terrible, though it did do just that.  It’s not the fact that she has become a champion of doxing and harassing and ruining other people’s lives in order to spread her church’s message, though that is bad too.  Her fall is when she went from an atheist who thinks critically about things to buying in to a different dogma.  One that does what the most prolific churches do – get past people’s critical thinking and appealing directly to their emotions.  Because if you don’t like trans women, you are a bigot!  You have church leaders telling you so, so naturally that’s all you need.

Social justice is a faith.  A college in Toronto actually had an event where straight white men could go into a confessional and confess their sins.  While I am sure that was meant to be satirical on some level, given these people’s belief in the Original Sin of being a straight white man, part of me wonders how not on the level it really was.

In the meantime, if I am intimate with a girl and I find out she has a penis, I am very likely to be turned off.  Because if she was not honest with me about the fact that she had one (I don’t do one-night stands, so don’t even go into the “if you’re just hooking up with a girl, she doesn’t have to tell you”), and I have to find out like that, I am going to be upset with her.  I am likely not going to be attracted to her anymore.  I expected one thing, there was another.  If that hurts you and yours so much, then here’s some cold hard facts of life – suck it up, buttercup.  Life’s hard.  Not everyone is going to be attracted to you.  Just like how lots of women are going to find Riley’s giant Adam’s Apple unattractive.  And you can’t change this behavior in people.

To use a phrase that clearly you don’t buy anymore – they are born that way.

Until next time, a quote,

“The meme for blind faith secures its own perpetuation by the simple unconscious expedient of discouraging rational inquiry.” – Richard Dawkins

Peace out,

Maverick

Please Stop This Stupid Battle (A response to Kathy Griffin)

What do you do if you are an aging “comedian” whose relevancy has long since passed and you weren’t all that funny to begin with?  Easy – stir up controversy.  She’s not the first to do it, won’t be the last.  In this case, it was by making a video where she holds up a fake decapitated bloody head of Trump.  Riffing on Manson, I see.  Just like Amy Schumer, a woman steals material from a man and nobody calls them out for it.  I just love when it’s female comedians.  When Carlos Mencia and Dane Cook did it, their careers were effectively destroyed.  When these two women do it it’s radio silence.  Hell, hasn’t been a word about how unoriginal that creepy harpy is for her publicity stunt.

After that blew up in her face, what do you think the logical thing to do would be?  Maybe just sit back and wait it out?  Hope that if people don’t pay attention long enough that they’ll forget?  Not a bad idea.  The Internet has a short attention span.  President Trump is a continuous supply of golden material to make fun of.  The guy is fucking bananas, after all.  But nope!  She couldn’t even have the common sense to do that.  Instead, she went out and hired herself a lawyer and organized a big public event where she says that her career has been ruined and she attacks Trump for ruining her life.  Not only that, but she recently came out and said that it’s because of sexism that she is in the doghouse right now.  Really?  It’s because of sexism that people don’t like you anymore?  Not this stupid stunt that you did for the express purpose of ruffling people’s feathers?  You knew EXACTLY what you were doing!  Hell, you said as much in the apology video that you did.  You said that the goal here was to rile people up and do something tasteless, but it backfired and you were sorry.  Could have just left it there.  But no, now you hired a lawyer and are crying that you are the victim here.

What is it with people who do stupid shit and then have to cry tears about what victims they are of the results?  We’ve seen it time and time again.  From the unending salt mine that is the entire modern video catalog of Steve Shives, to the crying foul from Milo Stewart after she went out of her way to say inflammatory things.  People on the far left have a bad habit of doing really stupid shit and then crying the blues about how they are the victims of not their bad behavior, but instead everyone else.  See how well that’s working for Hillary Clinton.  She recently said that the reason she lost is because of the DNC.  Oh really?!  The people who rigged the primary for you are the ones responsible for why you lost?  The ego on that cunt-rag never ceases to amaze.  It’s everyone’s fault but her own.  A trait that Kathy Griffin seems to share.

But the truth is, Kathy, you brought this on yourself.  And this is coming from someone who doesn’t think what you did is that bad.  I actually think that you are being unfairly vilified by the media.  And the conservative reaction has been the definition of retarded.  I mean, as bad as ISIS?  Come the fuck on.  Yeah, because that head she held up was real, right?  The one that ISIS held up is.  Oh, wait, Trump’s retarded kid Baron thought it was.  Never mind, because no he didn’t.  That story is bullshit.  If that kid believes this his father, who is the President of the United States with a constant detail of Secret Service around him at all times that would notice of a hair on that rat’s nest he was out of order, wouldn’t notice that he had died then he is dumb with a capital D.  I think what you did was tasteless and stupid, but you have to go a lot further to get my dander up than some dumb stunt.  I got more annoyed at them announcing that the retarded-ass Resident Evil movies are getting a reboot than I did about you holding up that clearly fake head.

Here’s what needs to happen – you need to walk away from this.  Like, now.  You never should have called that lawyer.  Part of me can’t help but think that you are pulling a Brianna Wu and trying to take the victim narrative just so you can extend your 15 minutes of fame and get the SJW points that you feel you so rightly deserve.  Because if you can’t earn the respect of an audience, why not simply lie and play up the tragedy for cheap points?  A good tactic, if you are utterly drawn at the talent bank.  All of you want to be the next Anita Sarkeesian.  But you can’t be, because she is a very talented con artist.  You are just losers milking the fame for whatever it’s worth.

Just like with Steve Shives, this needs to stop.  You say your career is over?  If you keep this up, then it will be.  Thoroughly and completely.  Nobody will want to have you on their shows and nobody will want to have you involved in anything because they don’t want to be roped into your latest bullshit controversy that you’ll start spinning.  Maybe you’ll write a book about this someday.  Some nice revisionist history that you’ll use to cash in.  See how well that is working for Zoe Quinn and her book.  Well, she got Wil “Shut up Wesley” Wheaton to endorse it.  I bet that’s working wonders.  Be a fucking adult here, Kathy.  Just step back, be quiet for a while and the Internet will get bored.  The conservative “she’s a domestic terrorist” retards will move on to the next thing.  The longer that this narrative goes on, the worse you look.  Just let it go.

Until next time, a quote,

“Half of art is knowing when to stop.” – Arthur William Redford

Peace out,

Maverick

Lucien’s Unpopular Opinion: LGBT People Have No Right to Complain About Representation (In video games)

I read an article in some “news” site where they were complaining that the LGBT crowd (I limit my acronym to four letters.  Unless your acronym rolls off the tongue, you don’t get longer) don’t get enough representation in Hollywood.  One of my longest-running arguments against that sort of thing is that if they want to have more representation so bad, they should make their own stuff.  I mean, Stephen Universe came into being because SJWs wanted to make a cartoon.  Props to that.  However, thinking about films, I will at least acknowledge that it is harder.  After all, movies cost millions of dollars.  They take a ton of time and resources.  And while some filmmakers are able to do amazing things with the budget of a ham sandwich and balls of steel (that’s how one of my favorite movies Monsters got made), I at least will give that making movies is a hell of a venture so them making their own stuff would be more difficult.  Which would make me prouder still if some of the SJWs bitching about this decided to get together and make a film of their own.  Props.

However, I have no such sympathy for this argument when it comes to video games.  None whatsoever.  Why?  Because in a medium where it has been shown that making quality products can be made with smaller and smaller resources, these people bitching about their representation not being enough are fucking stupid.  After all, an Indie darling that was Kickstarter funded and got so big that it competed with AAA games at game awards was made by one guy.  One guy!  Most of you probably know what I’m talking about – Undertale.  That game was made entirely by one extraordinarily gifted individual.  One person can make a game so good that it competed against industry juggernauts at the Spike TV game awards.  What does that tell me?  It tells me that with the right people and enough effort, making truly fantastic games can be done on a shoestring budget with one person.

I can hear the counter-argument – but Lucien, games made by SJWs already have been ridiculed across the board!  What games?  Games like the cleaning-simulator Sunset?  Or maybe you are talking about the garbage fire that was Crypt Keeper Wu’s project Revolution 60?  In both of those games cases, the reason people hated them was because they are trash.  They sucked.  Their mechanics were dull and their respective elements were the absolute worst.  Which leads into my next – “what about Gone Home?  That game was all about a lesbian girl and people hated it!  Doesn’t that show you what people think of LGBT people in video games?!”  No.  See, the problem with that game was that it was hailed as this revolutionary piece of artwork and gaming prowess by the ENTIRE game’s media.  This was a status that the game simply didn’t deserve.  I actually happen to like games that are deemed “walking simulators,” but only I don’t call them perfect visionary masterpieces.  I will NEVER give a walking simulator as 10 out of 10 unless it transcends the medium in a way that has never been seen before.  The lost Silent Hills playable teaser is the closest that the genre has ever come.

So, what is the next counter-argument?  I think I hear it – “Making games is hard!  Why should we have to go so far out our way to learn this medium if we just want to play it?”  Because if you aren’t willing to get off your lazy ass and make something great on your own, then you have no right to complain that nothing is ever made for what you want.  The tools to make games are becoming more and more accessible now than ever before.  Game engines are out there in the public domain to make your own products.  One of my favorite Indie games was made in my home state by a team of eight programmers and a shoestring budget working with local natives.  Those people wanted to make a game about Alaskan Native culture and legend.  And guess what – they fucking did it!  After taking the time to learn and become incorporated, they did what they wanted and made the game they wanted to make.  Even made a tiny DLC for it that while it was super duper short, was still a cute story.

A person at one of my favorite Indie gaming companies broke away from them because he wanted to take on a mission that sounds utterly impossible – create a video game which is ENTIRELY a water level.  A concept that has so much negative history behind it that the fact that they made it at all is impressive.  But it was one of my favorite games of 2016 – ABZU.  These products are made by people who want to make the games that they do.  They left bigger companies because they had a vision and a drive to make it their own.  Are you honestly going to argue that the LGBT community does not?  I don’t buy that for a minute!  Not for one second do I believe that there aren’t tons of LGBT people who may work for the industry or want to learn it.  My sentiment is that I believe if they are wanting to make a game for their demographic, go for it!  Make it that best that you can.  And I may actually play it too.

But here’s the thing to keep in mind – pandering to a demographic means that your game is going to be niche.  That’s just how it is.  Unless you have the muscle of companies like Naughty Dog or Quantic Dream at your back, you won’t be able to hit the mainstream if you want a game that is going to be for a demographic you want to see represented more.  I say embrace that.  Some games do, and they are able to make a brand all their own.  Like how Telltale created the episodic point-and-click genre that will never be mainstream, but has its dedicated audience.  If you run with what kind of game you want to make and put enough effort and passion into making it a good product, even if you aren’t huge, you’ll still be liked.

Another piece of good advice – don’t read YouTube comments to see what people are going to think of your game when you start releasing trailers and the like for it.  YouTube comments is indicative of one thing and one thing only – cancer.  It’s a cancer on the Internet, and everyone who has been doing it for long enough knows that.  Expect the usual bigoted comments.  That’s just par for the course.  But here’s the thing – you’ll also get constructive ones.  I remember when the first trailer for Life is Strange came out.  Everyone was calling it “SJW: The Video Game.”  But I wasn’t convinced.  I wanted to see what the final product was before I condemned it like that.  It’s good that I gave it a chance, because despite the retarded-ass Mass Effect 3 levels of bad ending, it is my favorite game of 2015.

So if you got the grit to try and make your demographic represented in video games more, go for it.  But don’t expect the gaming audience to go easy on you if your game sucks.  We are a finicky bunch and if your game has flaws we will rip it to pieces.  But if it’s good, you will find an audience and can make your message heard.  I wish you luck.  No joke.  Even if you message is “Fuck straight white men,” if you make a product of your own, I support you doing so.  I wouldn’t like a product with that message, but at least I will support your right to make it.

In the meantime, for those in the LGBT community crying the blues about gaming not having them represented enough, learn to program with the Unity engine and get to work.  There is no excuse for you not to get involved if this is your passion and you want to see it change.  Don’t go expecting ANYONE to do it for you.

Until next time, a quote,

“You shouldn’t wait for other people to make special things happen.  You make your own memories.” – Heidi Klum

Peace out,

Maverick