Top 10 Traumatizing Things in Fiction as a Child

I haven’t done a top 10 list in ages, and because I am so original, I want to piggy-back off this concept one of my favorite YouTubers put out – traumatizing things in fiction as a child.  As a kid, I had a love-hate relationship with fear.  I loved getting afraid of things, just so I could become more enamored with them.  Today I have a relationship with fear that it’s just being wasted.  Gory horror films do nothing for me.  Deep psychological thrillers, or horror films that actually take the time to build atmosphere (there are so few) are my jam.  As a kid, the stuff that scared me tended to grab my attention.  But that doesn’t mean that it didn’t fuck me up all the same.  Here is a list of the top ten things in fiction that REALLY messed with me, growing up, in a scary way.  Won’t be including any visual aids for this.  Sorry if that’s a deal-breaker.  I just have some of these attached to memories I’d like to forget.

10. Turning into lizard creatures
Star Trek Voyager
In one episode, Lt. Paris had discovered that it was possible to go to warp 10.  He wanted to test this, and he just so happened to take Capt. Janeway along for the ride.  What followed was them turning into these weird lizard creatures. But it wasn’t what you’d expect from Star Trek.  They weren’t some big bulky thing that you can clearly tell is a costume or prop.  They turn into these small creatures that look real.  It was so unsettling to me as a child.  For whatever reason, it just scared me out of my wits that I would turn into one of those things one day.

9. Pig head girl
Goosebumps
This one just fucked with my head.  An episode of Goosebumps featured this city that people could warp into.  It was a two-part episode where you had one of the main characters being turned into a pig because of her greed.  That image just fucked with me so hard.  Looking back on it now it’s ridiculous.  But at the time it just fucked me up so hard.

8. Back monster scene
Phantasm II
As a kid I had this bad habit of going over to my uncle’s house.  He is hardcore religious, and had a pool.  But he also had another thing that he did – watch movies that were SO not appropriate for children.  And as a kid who liked to do things I wasn’t supposed to, I would sneak over sometimes and watch them.  One such film was Phantasm II.  In it, we have a scene with a woman who is covered by a black cloak.  They pull it off her face, and see that her mouth is taped shut.  What else is under that cloak?  They pull back more to reveal that there is a monster inside of her back, eating her.  That scene stuck with me so hard.  Scared the living shit out of me.  But I couldn’t tell my parents about it because I would have gotten in trouble.  The things I dealt with in silence.

7. The covers
Scary Stories (series)
Remember what I said about things that scared me enticing me to know more?  Well, this was one such instance.  I am so fucking pissed that they redid the covers for the new editions of the stories.  The reasoning?  Because they are too scary for kids.  Bullshit!  That is fucking stupid, and people who think that way are stupider.  Yeah, they are scary, but sometimes things that scare kids also intrigue them.  We like a little fear.  I read all of those books because of the covers.  And the neat fact is that the stories themselves were usually about sources of fear who are just misunderstood.  I hate this idea that we have to make the world less difficult for children.  Yeah, because kids can’t handle some scary imagery.  Give me a fucking break.

6. The Witch
Hansel and Gretel
I honestly don’t know which version of this story I saw as a kid, but I remember that there was one version with this character who just fucked up my head so hard.  Something about her screaming at these two children who she had chained up in a cage just messed with my head so fucking hard.  I wish I could remember which version I saw.  This story has been done to death.  Another relic from a time gone by – when we could scare the shit out of children and it was okay, so long as the story has a happy ending.  Don Bluth became a household name in the 80’s because of that philosophy, and he is absolutely right.

5. The threat of nuclear annihilation
I honestly don’t remember what specifically it was that got me scared of this.  Maybe it was a movie, or the news, but I remember that the idea of a nuclear weapon attacking my house scared the piss out of me.  To the point that I slept in my parents bedroom for ages.  We had these mattresses that you could move around, and I was sleeping on one in the corner of their room for a long time.  Now that we could be facing down World War III with North Korea, and the fact that my home state is in their launch radius, that thought has come back to me.  Only this time I think I’d grab some marshmallows and enjoy the roast.

4. The Oompa Loompas
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
I’m talking about the original, not that weird Tim Burton shit.  In this film, the only thing I found truly frightening as a kid growing up with those orange-faced bastards.  They are fucking creepy!  Their creepy faces and their creepy green hair and their creepy songs.  I hated them so much.  To this day I’m not a huge fan.  If I will say what the remakes did better, it is the different songs.  One good spot on a terrible movie.  That’s something, right?

3. Slappy the Puppet
Goosebumps
Oh my Groj, this fucking puppet.  One of the times that something didn’t entice me through fear and just freaked me the fuck out was this puppet.  Everything from its creepy face to its creepy voice, the thing was just so scary!  The guy they got for this puppet was just amazing.  To this day, that creepy face makes my skin crawl.  I’m well-aware how fake it all is, but it’s all in the performance.  The guy they got for that was just too good.

2. Chernabog
Fantasia
The quintessential example of fear compelling me to fascination.  As I am sure many who read my site know, Fantasia is not only my favorite Disney film, but my second favorite film of all time.  And nowhere was that quality better exemplified than in the final number.  In it, we see a powerful demon by the name of Chernabog summoning forth all of the damned for what must be one hell of a party.  That creature mesmerized me.  I loved everything about it.  It had size, presence, and a creepy smile that just played into how scared and captivated I was at the same time.  This character has become a staple of what I love about that film.  Just made me want to go to the party that much more.

And the thing that freaked me out the most in fiction as a kid…

1. Expanding feet
Full House
A disclaimer – I didn’t like this show growing up.  It was stupid, but I was young enough to be stuck watching it when the rest of the family was.  And one scene that really fucked with my head growing up was when the youngest child in the family had this scary dream about her feet expanding really huge, and seeing it.  That shit fucked me up!  For weeks I had bad dreams about that concept, and to this day I feel a little weird when I see it.  Old trauma, maybe?  In any case, in a series devoid of any real tension or darkness, that one element has stuck with me.  Hell, it’s the only thing I can actually remember about the series, outside of the Nostalgia Critic’s review of it.

So, what stuff from fiction fucked up your life as a kid?  Let me know in the Comments

Until next time, a quote,

“Like I said before, I think kids like being scared because it pulls them much more into the action. If they didn’t like being scared, they wouldn’t go out for Halloween, or watch High School Musical” – Nostalgia Critic

Peace out,

Maverick

YouTube is Strangling the Talent From Their Site

I remember back when I first started really watching YouTube.  It was 2008 or 2009.  I was into college and I remember hearing about this YouTube personality called The Amazing Atheist.  I tuned in, and I remember really liking what I saw.  So I decided to see what other voices there were.  There was Thunderf00t, King Heathen, Dark Matter 2525, Coughlin 666, gogreen18, and others.  An atheist movement came together on YouTube.  And it was awesome.  This little community that was fighting against organized religion.  What’s more – it was winning.  In the end, organized religion lost out.  Atheism won.

From there, I had personalities that were fun to watch and I got invested.  I still watch The Amazing Atheist.  I still love his content.  I love the podcast he is on.  It feels like I have some friends.  What’s the term now?  “Para-social relationships,” I think?  Yeah, I feel that.  It’s what led me to briefly be on a livestream show.  God how I miss that.  I have been with TJ and my compatriots through it all.  I have seen the destruction of the YouTube atheist community from SJW influence.  I watched the battle go from YouTube to gaming.  I have seen the battle go to the news.  All the drama, all the turns of what was happening.  It feels so familiar to me.

So when I see what YouTube has decided to do to the people who got them where they are today, it legitimately hurts.  What’s more, people’s lack of being upset bugs me too.  See, the old media has decided that since they can’t win the war against new media on a level playing field, they will attack their main platform’s money and then try and bankrupt the competition.  The really depressing part is it worked.  All of the major anti-SJW YouTube personalities are talking about how they can find a way to keep their content going.  Others are already saying that they are going to throw in the towel.  That they won’t try and make content if they can’t get paid for it.  New media showed how weak they are, and instead of having to up their game, they instead are trying to just burn down their competition.

And they’re winning.  Corporate old media is winning the online war.  What’s more, they have the people who view this content siding with them.  Lots of these fucking assholes going “better go out and get a REAL job, YouTubers!”  Yeah, because what they do isn’t a real job.  If it’s so easy, then why doesn’t your uniquely lazy ass working at Starbucks go out and do it?!  Go ahead!  Show me what you got!  Since corporate media is turning YouTube into a PG zone so no one’s fee-fees are hurt, show me what you got.  The old media is winning, and no one seems to care.  That just blows my fucking mind.

I love the YouTube personalities I watch.  Sure, most of the ones I watched long ago are gone.  I don’t even know what Coughlin is up to these days.  Probably getting no views as he keeps spouting SJW bullshit.  Haven’t seen a GrapplingIgnorance video in years.  King Heathen, whatever happened to him?  We all know what happened to Laci Green.  So many personalities, and they’re gone.  TJ continues.  So do others, who have found a way to make a living putting out incredible content.  Content that has been with me for so long and even helped me get through rough times.  These people’s livelihoods are threatened, because YouTube has decided that instead of standing up for YOUTube, they are going to try and be another Netflix or Hulu clone.  They want to have content that only caters to people who bring in Coca-Cola ads.  Like TJ and his ilk didn’t do that.  Like the people who say that SJWs are full of shit didn’t do that.

If this the direction that this platform that I love is going, then I won’t be a part of it.  I don’t go on there to watch fucking cat videos.  I go there to watch content about political and social issues.  I go to watch personalities I like make fun of the butthurt losers who feel the need to have their feelings be deified.  That’s what I am doing on that platform.  YouTube wants to take that away from me, and they have the support of the people who do NOTHING to try and stop them.  Who else is complaining?  Who else is saying that this is wrong?  Does @TeamYouTube even care what their audience thinks?  Probably not.  After all, every sign points to them planning to weather this out.  They figure that people will come back.  Well, I don’t mean to.  I can go to ACTUAL Netflix and watch something else.  I can go to whatever platform comes up next for the people I love to watch to migrate to.  Hell, I’ll blow hours upon hours of time on Drunken Peasant’s new monthly subscription site.  $5 a month to watch the content I want to watch?  Fuck yeah!

I am a patron of The Drunken Peasants.  I love so many personalities on YouTube.  If I get to see all of them go because they can’t make a living on this anymore, then fuck it.  I don’t want to watch the fucking cat videos.  Guess I am one of the few who feels that way.

Until next time, a quote,

“It’s better to burn out than fade away.” – Kurt Cobain

Peace out,

Maverick

Onision the Pedophile

I genuinely thought that today’s person to hate was going to be Lena the Sister-Fucker Dunham.  What she said about wishing she had had an abortion was pretty fucked up.  But nope!  That isn’t the person that I will be talking about.  Instead, I am going to share one of the most morally reprehensible stories that I have ever read, about a YouTuber who everyone already knew to be a scum-fuck, but now we get to see that he is also a pedophile.  At least, if you examine the fact that he runs a forum where he asks teenage girls to submit their underwear pics for him to judge on his YouTube channel.  I am, of course, talking about Onision.  Onision the pedophile.  Don’t believe me?  Here is a fantastic article by Heatstreet.  Read for yourself.  It will blow your fucking mind.

As I said, I already knew that Onision was a scum-fuck.  He’s been using his Internet fame to troll for 18 year old pussy for years.  That’s been pretty common knowledge.  A man on the cusp of 30 is trolling for barely legal pussy.  The guy has also been implicated in some ugly shit that involved an 18 year old girl who he was with for a time, got pregnant, and then broke up with because of some insane drama involving her and a musician that she was talking to on Twitter.  Check out that shit for some drama madness.  But that article just blew my mind.

Think about this, for a moment.  If some 40 year old man was asking for girls to send him pics of them in their underwear on a forum, would you think that that is anything other than morally disgusting?  Would you see that person as anything other than a pedophile?  Of course you wouldn’t.  And the worst thing of all – these girls want this.  They want to give a sexual predator pics of their nearly-naked bodies for him to judge in front of the entire Internet.  I cannot begin to comprehend the fucked-up mentality that goes along with this kind of behavior.  Teen girls will defend the actions of this guy, when if it was anyone not seen as attractive by their crowd, they would see him for the pervert that he is.

But here’s the thing that really gets to me – since Onision is riding the SJW train now, I wonder of he can get some of the support that Butts got.  Remember Butts?  Sarah Nyberg?  A wonderful trans pedophile that got all kinds of Internet support because she is part of a community who died on the hill defending that piece of shit.  There was one person who actually sent that immoral sack of shit a pic of their child to help cheer her up.  Yeah, that’s not disgusting and basically giving a treat for the unmasking of a sexual predator.  Thankfully, that situation was set right when the authorities were involved.  Hopefully that piece of shit gets to see the inside of a prison cell.  Maybe she can share it with Jared from Subway.

Really, though, the person I feel bad for are not only the stupid teen girls who are too fucking ignorant to know that they shouldn’t be putting their bodies out for all to see, but for their parents.  None of the crazy shit going on on that website would have been thrown into the public eye, were it not for the mother of a 13 year old girl who was as disgusted as everyone should be by seeing their child being exploited by an amoral prick like Greg.

For years, I have seen this guy just go from bad to worse.  He is a con artist who will piggyback on whatever he can in order to troll for views.  First he did his hackneyed comedy, which includes the best video he ever did where he got in a banana suit and danced around.  Then he tried to troll The Amazing Atheist and even get him to go onto the Steve Wilkos show with him to drum up the drama.  We then see him make a video where he is debating “Repsock” for almost an hour because Mr. Repzion wouldn’t debate with him, all while his 18 year old wife is pregnant.  The guy then makes feminism videos where he is clearly trolling for SJW pussy.  I haven’t seen the SJW crowd speak favorably of him.  Maybe he finally found a crowd that he can’t manipulate.  Now we find out he makes videos using the pics of teenage girls in their underwear to critique their bodies.

But perhaps worse than all of that is that probably at least one of the teenage flying monkeys (that is an actual psychological condition) will come on here and defend this behavior.  Just like the women who defended Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold because they were considered attractive.  Just like women who defend serial rapists who are good-looking.  There is something in the female psychology that says that you should be sexually attracted to people who do terrible things, so long as they are conventionally-attractive.  It always blows my mind.  These girls send him these pics!  Do they not care that he’s a sexual predator?!  Or maybe it’s more repulsive, and that appeals to them even more.  The very idea makes my skin crawl.

Which brings me to the fact that, as disgusting as Onision is, these girls are not innocent in this.  This isn’t victim-blaming.  However, they have every opportunity not to make the choice to send in their nearly-nude pics.  They could have been born with some sense, or taken a moment to stop and think about the fact that they could end up having their nearly-naked bodies on the Internet for all to see.  They could have stopped and actually used that gray matter that they are apparently wasting to realize that these videos will follow them around for the rest of their lives.  Or maybe they are too stupid for that.  Maybe not one of these girls was born without a single ounce of common sense.

As for you, Greg, you are a fucking pedophile.  You are openly asking teen girls to send you pics of them in their underwear.  I know for a fact that you jerk it to that.  If I was a religious person, I’d think that there is a special place in Hell for people like you.  But you and Butts are cut from the same cloth.  The difference is that Butts is disgusting and repulsive.  Teen girls want you to exploit them.  How long until you aren’t just having them send underwear pics in?  How long until it’s nude pics?  That’s assuming you don’t already get those.  That’s assuming that you haven’t already acted on this.  Either you have, or it’s only a matter of time.  A fact that fundamentally fills me with rage.  Fuck you, and your fucking hipster face.

Until next time, a quote,

“Mr Worf, villains who twirl their mustaches are easy to spot.  Those who clothe themselves in good deeds are well-camouflaged.” – Capt. Jean Luc Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation

Peace out,

Maverick

Five Things I Hate Challenge

I’ve seen this idea making its way around the YouTube community, and since I am as original as a Subway Reuben sandwich (a concept that sounds disgusting beyond words), I thought that I would get in on the fun and do my own list of five things that I hate.  Rather than do some easy over-the-plate answers like SJWs and modern feminism, I thought I would talk about things that actually apply to my daily life.  Things that I have to deal with that just get under my skin and piss me the fuck off.  Here is my list of five things that I REALLY hate.

5. People who tell me to be more positive
I get this one all the fucking time at work.  I work a customer service job for a state industry that involves children and money.  You can probably extrapolate what it is from what I’ve said.  It is the most thankless job in the world, and I have to deal with some of the biggest scum-fucks ever.  But I am professional with everyone who calls.  I keep the same level tone with everyone.  Sure, there has been a slip-up or two, but I have always been at my very best.  However, once I hang up the phone from call with worthless parent #24 for that day, I sometimes need to vent.  Sometimes I have to call the lazy cunt who is bitching about having to pay because she is a worthless parent.

This has gotten people to be like, “you need to be more positive!”  I hear this shit all the time, and it never fails to illicit at least a little of my annoyance.  Let me have my moment of negativity.  I have to put on a happy face for every fucking asshole who calls in to scream at me about how me and my organization are thieves.  I deserve to have a moment to acknowledge how unpleasant it all is.  If there wasn’t this entire division singing about how it is so valuable and we are such wonderful people, maybe we could have an honest conversation about how miserable the job is.  Maybe then, real change could be made to make things less shitty.  Like getting a pinball machine for the break room or something.  You know, little ideas like that to make the day suck less.  Oh, but we can’t have that.  Instead, we have to find bullshit ways to pretend that it is just the happiest place in the world.  These people are insulting my fucking intelligence every time I have the super-cheerful boss come in and say how great every day is.

Fact is, I don’t get why everyone is so insane about trying to be positive all the time.  Life isn’t that great.  If a person needs to let some dark thoughts out into the zeitgeist to get through their day, why does everyone act like they took a piss in their coffee?  Does the attitude of someone that you don’t actually like all that much really bother you?  If you are so needing all life around you to be sunshine and roses then you have much deeper insecurities that you should probably address.  As for me, I live with depression caused by brain damage.  I’ll do what I do.

4. The endless sequels, remakes, and reboots
This goes for both video games and movies.  I am really hating the way things are nowadays.  Seems like every thing that is made is either a sequel, a remake, or a reboot.  The sequels are the worst.  Marvel has become a sequel machine.  Sure, there are the diamonds in the rough, like Civil War, Winter Soldier, and what I am hoping will be Spider-Man: Homecoming.  But for all the truly fantastic stuff, you have to slog through a bunch of complete shit.  I don’t have the energy for it.  I have never and will never watch any of the Thor movies.  Nor did I watch Ant-Man, or the original Captain America movie.  I didn’t want to.  This gets even worse for video games.  Seems like every major AAA game is a sequel.  This just bores me to no end.

Then we get the remakes.  Part of me is glad that we are seeing some truly toxic remakes coming out.  This year we got to see a Ghostbusters remake crash and burn on impact, which is for the best.  Hollywood is clearly out of ideas.  We can make fun of some of the bonkers and outright stupid shit that came from the 90’s, but you gotta give it this much – it was at least original.  I miss the days when studios would take huge risks with movies all so that people could let their creativity flow.

Finally, there are reboots.  These are no better.  The worst offender in recent memory is The Force Awakens.  I swear, there was a movie in there, but I couldn’t see it over this sheen of another film that came out 40 years ago that was so much better.  It’s like this movie was trying so desperately to riff on it.  You get the defenders coming out like, “it’s introducing a new generation to Star Wars!”  To those fucks, I say – you do own a DVD player, right?  You have Netflix?  Then what the fuck do you need this movie for?!  Watch the originals then, you stupid fucks!  This movie was boring.  It was dull.  I knew where the plot would go from beginning to end.  Not one thing surprised me or even got my attention.  The humor was cringe-worthy at best.  The “empowering female stormtrooper” has no face and barely any lines.  Harrison Ford looked medicated the whole time.  Daisy Ridley can’t act for shit.  Nothing about that movie was nearly as good as people said it would be.  I won’t be seeing the sequel in theaters.  Hell, I doubt I will see Rogue One in theaters either.  Spoilers be damned.

Every time I see a sequel, remake, or reboot coming out, I think of all the wasted potential that could have gone to a legitimately good film.  The wondering about what could have been, all the while realizing that I am just watching the same shit come out, over and over again.  Maybe the reason that DC films are being panned so much is that they are coming out and riffing on Marvel, and it just looks tacky at this point.

3. When people ask why I’m not dating
Yeah, this one was coming.  Every fucking year at the holidays, I have at least one person ask, “why aren’t you dating anyone?”  Oh, fuck off!  Yeah, like finding a relationship is just something I can go down to the corner store and do.  Meeting people is time-consuming, and I don’t even have time for friendships with this job.  Or rather, friends don’t have time for me because they have all their own adult shit.  I’m sad and lonely, so I got nothing but time when I’m not at work.  I don’t do the bar scene or the party scene, so where exactly am I supposed to meet people?  Everyone acts like all I do is just sit around and jerk it.  I keep trying to meet people, wherever I can.  But with this job and my limited finances associated with my shit pay, there’s only so much that I can do.

For so many years, I have had people who don’t know shit about me telling me about how I am doing this thing wrong or that thing wrong and judging me for not being married and talking about having a baby by now.  The reality is that the longer you are single, the more likely it is that you will stay single.  Statistically, I am totally fucked.  Oh well.  It was fun while it lasted.  Hope is a curse, after all.

2. When a person is about to say something critical of me, then stops, refusing to continue when I ask them to elaborate
Any of you have this problem?  Someone who you trust to be honest with you has their dander up and is all annoyed and just when they are about to tell you what bug has crawled up their ass, they suddenly stop.  When you ask them to elaborate, they just shrug it off like, “nope!”  So there you are, knowing that they are upset with you about something, and now they are just going to peace out.  Which means that now I have to wonder about it all day.  And you just KNOW that they aren’t going to forget about whatever it is that was pissing them off.  It becomes a cycle of the person being all pissy and passive-aggressive with you until they finally explode about it.

Why can’t people just be honest about how they feel and work things out with people?  We live in a generation of people who have to have safe spaces and don’t want to be honest because they fear confrontation.  Where I come from, if you are mad at someone, you have it out.  Then it’s done.  No dwelling, no passive-aggressive.  It’s just done.  Over the years, I have had so many people who have this problem.  Refusing to talk to me about what was bugging them has ruined at least one relationship, and a couple of friendships.  Anytime that someone is actively avoiding talking to me about something, that’s a red flag that it isn’t some stupid thing but something actively important that shouldn’t be ignored.

The worst thing is that I am all about resolving conflicts.  Having watched so many relationships fall apart due to not talking about things that needed to be talked about, anytime that I sense something is wrong, I press the issue.  Granted, if a person tells me that they don’t want to talk at that point, but they will get with me about it later, that’s fine.  However, if they then do not do so and start with the passive-aggressive bullshit, I will call them out on it.

1. SNOW!
For the last few years, winter in my state has been pretty awesome.  It barely existed.  That has been pretty fucking sweet.  All this climate change stuff has been a real boon to me.  Sure, pretty much is bitching and complaining about there not being enough snow, but fuck that noise!  I think it was awesome.  However, it seems that the good times are over and now things are back to a much more typical winter.  Oh boy.  Isn’t that just swell.  Which means now I have to deal with the white shit.

Sure, it is pretty to watch fall, but here’s the thing – I have a commute to work in the morning!  You know what that means?  That means that I have to deal with this shit every day.  And because I am an actually safe driver, I have to take more time out and get to work early.  I also carpool with my lady friend, so that adds even more time.  I’m not complaining about that part.  I only get so much time with her before she leaves, so I gotta take what I can get.  But it sucks that everything in my life gets immediately more difficult because I gotta deal with all this white shit everywhere.  And since everyone gets really fucking stupid when it snows, the chances of me getting killed by some dumbass goes up exponentially.

In the end, snow is just more of a challenge than it is something to like.  If you are one of those people who thinks that snow is awesome and whatever, I have no words for you.  You’re a weird fuck.

What are some of the things that you hate?  Let me know in the Comments.

Until next time, a quote,

“I’m getting real sick of your shit, winter.” – meme

Peace out,

Maverick

Your Logic about Romantic Preferences is Retarded (A response to Riley J. Dennis)

Let’s dive into the maw of stupid SJWs and dredge up this trans person with a giant Adam’s Apple.  I have talked about this creature before, but never in a proper response like this.  This chick, guy, whatever has had some very stupid opinions before, but this one takes the cake.  He/she/it is about to state that unless you are openly sexually attracted to all groups of people equally, you are discriminating.  That’s right, by having one group of people that you find more attractive, you are deliberately attacking the groups of people that you do not.  That logic is so stupid that it hurts.  I’ll let you all see this ignorant diva’s video, then we’ll talk about it.

So, first he/she/it asks if I would date a black person.  It isn’t a group I am predominately attracted to, but if a black girl got my attention and I found her attractive, absolutely.  A trans person?  Depends on how good the transition was.  Not you with your giant Adam’s Apple.  No joke, the biggest reason why I can’t decide what to describe you as is because that thing is fucking huge.  You’re like a dude in drag.  But if it were a trans woman like Blaire White, absolutely.  She’s hot as fuck.  A fat person?  That depends.  A few extra pounds, maybe even a little overweight?  Absolutely.  Obese?  Absolutely not.  I can’t be with a person who is destroying their body with their eating habits.  Sure, there are those who cannot help it, but the reality is that if a person is destroying their body because they can’t plug up the top hole, I don’t want that in my life.  The last girl I ran with was more than a few pounds overweight, but she was a fun girl.  I take people as they come.  Lastly, disabled.  Again, it depends.  I was REALLY into this girl who was so smoking hot with one leg in college.  She ran every day, and was in such good shape.  That woman was a goddess.  A one-legged goddess.  As for somebody with Down Syndrome, probably not.  I have my preferences, and so do you.

He/she/it then postulates that it’s a race thing (of course it is), and that if you don’t like every ethnicity, you’re racist.  By that logic, because I don’t find women with black hair as appealing as women with red hair, I hate black-haired women.  Do you hear how stupid that is?  Then comes what is CLEARLY projection on he/she/it’s part – if you don’t want to date a trans person, it’s discriminatory.  Well, Riley, I’m sorry, but no it’s not.  See, if I’m with a girl, and we’re getting intimate, and I see that there’s a dick there, then I’m immediately turned off.  I am bi, so I am open-minded, but if I am with a girl and I expect there to be a pussy down there, and there isn’t, then I am not attracted to her anymore.  If that hurts her feelings, I genuinely am sorry.  However, if she has seen fit to either not tell me or lie to me about her being in-transition (we’re not talking about the transtrenders like Milo Stewart, though if she wasn’t so annoying, I’d hit that.  I get the feeling that once she gets past all the sjw bullshit, she’ll be a fun girl to be around), then she didn’t trust me enough to tell me before taking the step of intimacy.  Can you not see why that would be insulting to me, Riley?

I hate that he/she/it is projecting this hard.  That’s what this entire video is.  See, Riley’s Twitter has he/she/it identifying as a lesbian.  Okay.  Then that means that he/she/it has been into girls before.  Part of that process involves having to talk to women you are interested in.  I’m guessing that they saw his/hers/its giant honking Adam’s Apple and maybe were a little put off.  See, women are just like men in that they have their own preferences.  And not all lesbians are going to magically just accept you because you are “non-binary.”  They will see the Adam’s Apple and while some might be understanding, I get the feeling that others have been immediately repulsed.  Or, failing that, they saw what I am assuming to be your average sized penis between your legs and were immediately turned off.  A few bad experiences in would-be relationships, Riley?  That’s how this reads.  It reads like you have had some bad experiences and instead of just accepting that you are in an unfortunate position of being sexually unappealing to a larger portion of your target sexual orientation, you chose to believe that it’s bigotry.

This entire fucking video is just Riley crying the blues about people not wanting to be with him/her/it and the belief that it says something about them and their “biases” (I fucking hate that term.  Just be honest about what you mean, you fucking hypocrite.  You want to say that they are prejudiced.  Just own that and be done with it) is just a dodge to pretend that you aren’t hurting about someone not being attracted to you.  I don’t like obese women because I am not attracted to someone who abuses their body with massive quantities of food.  I’m not attracted to women with a bobcut because I think that hair style looks good on NO ONE.  I’m not attracted to bleach-blonde hair because no one’s hair is naturally that color and it also looks good on NO ONE.  The girl I am into now is curvy as fuck, and has a few extra pounds on her.  She can’t do anything about the curvy hips, she was born with it.  An awesome person, though.

And I just KNOW that when he/she/it talks about people and their “biases,” they are talking about white people.  More specifically, white men.  I bet that if some black person came up to him/her/it and said that they find white people completely unattractive, they wouldn’t have some negative reaction.  It would probably be some statement about their empowerment or about how white people were oppressive or some dumb bullshit.  I don’t know.  These SJW critiques of how other people see things always comes back to the white devil.  Whitey is an awful fucker, isn’t he?  Us honkys are just the worst.  If only we were more like Riley, who I am certain is completely romantically and sexually open to all people.  Even though, by his/her/its logic, if they aren’t attracted to women, that means that they have “biases” against them.  Or if any gay man is only attracted to men with bushy beards, they are biased against men who can’t grow facial hair.  Or if a woman is only attracted to tall women, she is biased against short women.  There is no end to the combinations I could make with this bullshit argument.  It’s just that stupid.

Until next time, a quote,

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

Peace out,

Maverick

I’m Not Alt-Right, Dusty (A response to Dusty Smith)

Anyone remember the good old days of YouTube?  The days before it became a corporate cash-cow and before SJWs had so much sway in the media?  I remember those days.  They were good times.  You had a “community” of skeptics kicking the ass of creationists and life was alright.  There’s someone else who remember those days.  Another person who pines for the era before the modern one.  His name is Dusty Smith, aka Cult of Dusty.  I know that I’m not the first to come to this party bus, but I wanted to make my position to this ill-informed buffoon very clear.  Because the thing is, I pride myself on the fact that I take the time to learn about people and groups before I mock them.  It’s the reason why I am certain beyond any doubt that Anita Sarkeesian is no feminists.  She’s a con artist.  Likely the greatest who has ever lived.  Although, maybe I’m wrong.  The real greatest con artist is Donald Trump.  He actually convinced a bunch of conservatives that he is one of them, when his ENTIRE history up to this point was as a centrist.  Funny how that works.  But I digress.

Dusty is making the argument that the online skeptic “community” is now full of people who are “alt-right,” and how he thinks that is just the worst.  Ah, I remember the days when Dusty’s channel wasn’t a giant sack of shit.  There’s something I pine for.  Let me share the video with you, so you can have all the necessary context, and then I’m going to rip this guy a new asshole for lumping all people who are part a community that he takes umbrage with into a category when some of them clearly do not fit.

We first have Dusty bitching about the way things used to be in such a way that makes me think that he has the “back in my day, sonny” mentality.  He is a southerner, after all.  Then he makes one of the most bafflingly-stupid statements – that the alt-right has taken over the YouTube atheist community.  He goes off to list a series of YouTubers, and I am in shock of how little research Dusty must have done for his video.  He lists Sargon of Akkad, who has openly said that he is left-leaning, Chris Ray Gun, who has openly said that he is left-leaning, Armoured Skeptic, who has openly said that he is center-left leaning, and The Amazing Atheist as being members of the alt-right.  That last one baffles me.  TJ has made very clear that he is part of the libertarian-left.  As am I.  TJ openly calls himself a liberal and has no shame about that.  Do you research, Dusty, or did you need to just list off names to make a point?

I think the problem here is that Dusty doesn’t get how the alt-right works.  He’s a guy who yells into a video camera, so I don’t expect him to get into the nuance with people.  The thing about the alt-right as I have come to understand it is that it is full of all-kinds of opinions.  You have flamboyant gay men like Milo Yiannopoulos, some angry MGTOWs, some crazy white nationalists, you got all kinds.  The reason is because these people see themselves as right-wing, but not the right wing as it has been in American discourse.  They seem themselves as kind of a counter-culture to that.  But the thing that all of these people have in common – they call themselves alt-right, Dusty!  It’s a designation that they chose.  I guess your dumb hick ass didn’t realize that to be a part of this community, it has to be something you choose to be, rather than something foisted on you by a southerner who can’t logic much.

The video goes on about how the atheist community used to go after religion, but now all it does is go after SJWs.  Dusty, here’s the thing you need to understand – the atheist community did go after religion.  But then something happened.  Atheism + happened.  That little cabal of radical feminists and social justice warriors ripped the atheist community, such as it was, right down the middle.  It got us fighting each other.  So the big names at the time, Thunderf00t, Mykeru Media, and The Amazing Atheist decided that they were going to fight back against this.  Because religion was no longer the big issue that they had to deal with in their daily life.  Creationists had gotten their ass kicked and limped their way back to their little hovels in obscurity.

And the reality is that social justice did become a bigger problem.  It still is.  Social justice warriors are like ideological locusts.  They invade communities, co-opt them, and they destroy them.  That’s what they did to atheism.  They took over the community, got us to fight among ourselves, and left.  Then they spread their wings to every outlet.  They have completely taken over education, though there are signs that some universities have decided to stand their ground and not let these infantilizing bigots take over their campus.  Props to them.  They took over the media, with virtually no resistance.  Then they turned their eye onto a medium that I dearly love – gaming.  But something happened when they went after gaming.  Something they didn’t expect – gamers stood their ground.  The gaming community said, “NO!  This is our hobby!  You can’t have it!”  And the battle has been raging ever since.  But there are signs that the tide is turning here too.

I say this because Dusty has this ignorant idea that we all just decided that social justice is bad one day and to talk about it.  Wrong, dumb-dumb!  We saw the real negative effect that these people were having, and chose to fight back against it.

But then Dusty makes one of the stupidest statements I have ever heard.  He claims that the atheist community decided that instead of supporting Hillary, which he claims is the “traditional liberal candidate,” we all joined the alt-right in supporting Trump.  Sit down, Dusty.  We need to have a talk.  I did not support EITHER of those people.  But I especially did not support Hillary.  Why?  Because that woman is a two-faced snake in the grass.  She has been proven by leaked emails to have used all the power and clout she could with the establishment to get her way.  She is a corporate insider of the highest caliber, who basically wears on her sleeve that she can and will be bought, if you give her enough money.  What on Earth would make you think that I will support a candidate who has no charisma, no trustworthiness, and who has been saber-rattling with Russia to cover her ass with WikiLeaks?!  As for Trump, I saw him as a troll who is having fun with the conservatives and probably never expected his little game to get as far as it did.  I cast my vote during the primaries for a candidate I could believe in.  I refused to help support ones that I do not.

The reality is that all of Dusty’s bitching stems from this idea that all the YouTube skeptics are doing this for money, and they are making a lot of money off it.  Dusty sounds salty about it.  He goes on to say that instead of focusing on SJWs, we need to be more critical of Islam because they are a bigger threat.  My response to that is – not where I am, Dusty.  Here in the good ol’ US of A, we are pretty safe.  If I was in Germany or France, you bet your ass I would be much more openly critical of Islam.  Islam is a real threat to them, and I genuinely do wish that their governments would stop tip-toeing around the issues.  Though here’s something that I guess Dusty either didn’t know or didn’t care about – the people who are the biggest apologists for radical Islam right now are the fucking SJWs!  Because these people think that Islam is a race and if you insult Islam, you are a hateful bigot.  I have seen people in this community actually say that the Prophet Muhammad (gays be upon him) was a feminist.  One publication said he was likely the very first feminist.  Did that ever occur to you?  Oh, right, you can’t logic much, so I bet you either didn’t know, or didn’t care.

I get that nuance is hard for Dusty, so he has to yell and hope his point gets across, but it makes you look really stupid when you make a blanket statement about people in the YouTube atheist community for what appears to be salt that they are making much more money than you.  And finally, another thing – I am NOT part of the alt-right.  I am part of the libertarian-left.  Want proof?  Here ya go, son.

PoliticalI think we’re done here.

Until next time, a quote,

“Stupid is as stupid does.” – Forrest Gump

Peace out,

Maverick

Let’s Answer “Reasonable” Questions SJWs (of YouTube) have for Anti-SJWs

After all the response videos that have been made by my side of the ideological fence and the questions for SJWs video that TJ collabed with people on, it should be no surprise that SJWs on YouTube finally decided to make a compilation of “reasonable” questions that they have for us.  I figured that since I did a response to the questions on BuzzFeed Yellow, I would take a crack at this.  Now, this video is rather long video, in comparison to the ones on BuzzFeed Yellow, so I will be shortening down some questions.  Otherwise we’ll be here all day writing this.  Here is a link to the original video, so you can see for yourself what the questions were in their entirety.  But I will not be taking these out of context.  Just getting at the bare minimums to answer them.  Let’s do this!

Do you see the irony of responding to the reactionary things on the left with hypersensitive reactionary videos of your own?

I’m sorry, when did my side of the fence go after someone job because we don’t like their points of view?  When did one of us go to a rally of the SJWs and start screaming, “no more hate speech on this campus!” while waving her giggly arms about?  I don’t see the irony, because while my side of the fence can be just as oversensitive as those they mock, we haven’t gone to NEARLY the lengths they have to make our disagreement known.

Why do you have an aversion to being called “right-wing” when you criticize the left and defend the right?

Because I’m not a conservative.  I have many left-leaning values.  I am for gay and trans rights.  I am economically liberal.  I am socially libertarian.  I believe in sensible gun regulation (not banning.  SENSIBLE regulation).  I am pro-choice.  The reality is that I am not a conservative, and I don’t like to be called something I’m not.  I don’t call myself a liberal these days either because both sides of the ideological fence are equally full of shit.

How do you reconcile being rational and evidence-based with having Twitter accounts with inflammatory statements and things that I believe are completely irrational?

It occurs to me that I’m making these shortened versions of these questions a lot more reasonably than the are.  As for the question, it’s because my Twitter account exists to promote my website and have fun.  Sometimes that means trolling the likes of Jonny McIntosh about his sad pathetic excuse for manhood.  I don’t claim to be some great academic.  I’m an asshole on the Internet.  But I still need evidence for claims that people are making.  I left religion because it couldn’t give me evidence of its validity.  Why should the identity politics of the regressive left be any different?

Are you aware that the buzzwords you have created have lost all meaning they once had?

Yeah, actually.  Are you aware that calling everything under the sun, including staring at a person rape has taken so much of the validity away from what should be a very serious crime?  No joke, go to Google and type in Stare Rape.  Or, better yet, type in Birth Rape.  That’s a real thing.  If we’re going to talk about who has done more damage to the usage of words, I would much rather be on the side that is making words that are used just to rub people the wrong way be the ones we rendered useless.

I believe that anti-SJWs take on weak feminists positions and make videos about them.  Instead, why not take on the most “robust” positions that you can find and take them apart?

Such as?  No joke, come on here in my Comments section and tell me which concepts you want me to attack.  I’m all ears.

Since I actually want to take on issues like male suicide and male addiction rates in society, would you be willing to put aside your differences with feminists and work together on this issue?

Absolutely.  Tell you what, if you have some advocacy group or whatever that just focuses on those issues and leaves the rest of your identity politics at the door, I would be all over shouting you out.  But again, you have to leave the rest of it at the door.  We can be allies on this issues, and there are others that I would be willing to do, if you were willing to hash it out with me.  Leave links on the Comments if you are up to it.

What is third-wave feminism?  I hear you all have objections to this specifically and not others.  So what is it in your eyes?

Hey Steve.  To answer your question, it’s this recent brand of feminism that is all about identity politics, word-policing, tone policing, social justice, and taking all the agency that women have and basically robbing them of it.  Granted, even you all can’t agree on how it is supposed to work.  Anita Sarkeesian said that “choice feminism” is wrong because she believes that women don’t actually have any real choice.  However, there are women in your camp who disagree with that.  There is severely sex negative feminism and then you have the people like Laci Green, who is desperately trying to ride the line between them in order not to be attacked like the last time she transgressed against the feminist mob and they turned on her like a pack of rabid dogs.  Not to mention, I would also definite third-wave feminism as ineffectual.  First wave feminism got women the right to vote.  The second wave got women the rights to their own body.  What has your group done?

Why does Trigglypuff represent all feminism but this inflammatory men’s rights activist doesn’t represent all men’s rights activists?

Never said she did.  In fact, I think both of them are idiots.  I don’t call myself an MRA.  I think both sides have the exact same problem – trying to solve the issues between the genders by focusing specifically on the issues of one of them.

Why am I being told to answer for the views of feminism that I don’t specifically agree with?  Does that mean that you are in tandem with those of your side of the fence all the time?

Nope.  I have views that are all my own.  That’s why I don’t live in an echo chamber.  I also don’t hold you personally accountable or that you are in line with those on your side of the fence.  I take on SJWs one at a time.  I denigrate the views of Steve Shives because they are his views and his alone.  I don’t know what Trigglypuff’s views are, but if I did, I would take them on individually.

If we’re so bad because we don’t talk about the “problems,” then how are you any better when you complain about us?  Why aren’t you talking about the problems?

Because you all and your values systems are part of the problem.  We talk about you because your single-issue voter camp is doing real harm to all sorts of fields, from academia to culture as a whole with the identity politics and the rest of that bullshit.  Now we are seeing the identity politics take on real serious tones when you have BLM advocating for the murder of cops.  That’s partly on you.  You all are part of the problem.  At the moment, you’re the biggest problem I can find, because all the best of the YouTube anti-SJW camp has been pretty diligent about showing why your ideas are harmful.

Why aren’t you concerned with “feminist theory” in academia as you are in taking on feminist videos for views?

For the same reason that I attacked Venom Fang X and didn’t go after the views of Thomas Aquinas – the former is fun and the latter is boring.  This isn’t that complicated.  Tell you what, find me some video that is engaging and not in some dull, monotonous voice talking about feminist theory, and I’ll see if I can slog through the bullshit academic language long enough to make a response to it.

What about second wave feminism do you like so much?  Which second wave feminists have you studied in some academic way to get this opinion?

Hey again, Steve.  I didn’t study them in an academic way.  I admire second wave feminism because of what it accomplished.  It got women the rights to their own bodies and it also was part of the sexual revolution that got women to have control of their sexuality.  That was a great step in the right direction for women in this country.  Meanwhile, your group is doing fuck-all to help women in the third world who are being treated like second-class citizens, or in the case of women in the Middle East (specifically in respect to ISIS-controlled territory) having no free agency and even being sold as sexual slaves.  Second-wave feminism can show that it accomplished a lot.  What does your side have to show?  That you got game developers to not make female characters as scantily-clad?  “Progress.”

How can you critique feminists when you don’t examine enough of their material to truly understand what they’re talking about?

You know what would help there?  A citation.  You talk about how we just watch the first 15 seconds of a video or read the very slimmest of an article and then make judgments based on that.  So far as I’ve seen, TJ and the like on YouTube use videos clips in their videos to rail against SJWs points.  Never seen Steve Shives do that.  Who is it who is doing this?  All ears.

You claim that you can separate the religion of Islam from those who practice it, but based on what I see in your comments sections or in hangouts and I don’t see you addressing it.  How can you claim to have that point of view if you don’t condemn those people?

If you are looking at a YouTube comments section and think that that is indicative of anything other than cancer, then you are REALLY uninformed about the nature of the Internet.  I don’t scroll through the comments sections of YouTube for the same reason I don’t jump on the /pol/ board on 4chan to see if humanity is worth anything.  It is not going to help.  If we were supposed to go after every troll commenting something negative of everyone who has called some Muslim a camel-fucker, then we’d be here all day.  I do believe the religion of Islam is toxic bullshit, and I don’t believe all Muslims are.  Savvy?

If you think systemic racism isn’t a thing, why don’t you use your platforms to talk about actual solutions to race issues rather than vilifying groups like Black Lives Matter?

Oh, I’m sorry that it’s all over the Internet with that BLM protest chanting, “what we do want?  Dead cops!  When do we want it? Now!”  I have talked in detail what I believe is a good approach to ending police brutality, but I just don’t see it as a race issue.  I see it as a lack of accountability issue.  There are plenty of people of all sorts of ethnic groups who get the long end of the law.  I see it as a police problem and an unchecked power problem, rather than a racial issue.  There you go, I used my platform to talk about a solution.

When will you do a video on white-on-white crime and what we can do about it in our communities.

I did say that I’m in favor of reasonable gun control, did I not?  If so, there’s a good step in the right direction.

You say that you are for equality of opportunity, so why don’t you discuss the fact that there is discrimination that has been well-documented (without a single citation of ANY studies)?

I take instances of “discrimination” on a case-by-case basis.  If you come to me with an instance of what you believe is discrimination, then I’ll examine it.  And sure, it exists.  But when I hear you lot saying that there is a huge amount of racial discrimination all over the board and doing as you have done and not cited any of these sources that you so cavalierly declare exists, it leads me to question the validity of your claims.

Do you not get why saying that All Lives Matter in response to Black Lives Matter is ridiculous?

Nope.  You want to make it about one group.  I want to make it about what I see as the bigger problem – unchecked power in law enforcement.  We give cops guns, badges, and virtually no oversight.  What kinds of people do you think such lax rules will draw in?

If you consider yourself an egalitarian, will you go after those in your community who use buzzwords that I don’t like?

Nope.  See, unlike your side of the fence, my fee-fees don’t get hurt when someone calls me a faggot.  I actually grew a thicker skin than you all did.  Sorry if that’s such a problem for you.

Are you willing to acknowledge that your fans attack people?

Sure.  I publicly acknowledge that people have free will and can do what they like.  Do I agree with people on my side of the fence who do bad things?  Nope.  Do I believe that they have every right to do them?  Yup.  I can’t control what other people do.  I can condemn things like doxing and harassing, but that’s it.  So there you go.  I made a public statement of condemnation.  How about when your side of the fence does things like sending Milo Yiannopoulos knives in the mail?  There’s an idea.

And that was the last of these questions that I want to deal with.  That was sad, and pathetic.  And REALLY boring.

Until next time, a quote,

“And by the way, next time you want to tell one of these stories – have a point!  It makes it so much more interesting for the listener!” – Neal Page, Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Peace out,

Maverick