2017 Dec 18 ~ 26

“I recently called Isis an Israeli and Saudi puppet state and it wasn’t even denied, by the conservatives present. The response was just “that’s politics”.

The conservative that throws Moore under the bus for sexual indiscretions will openly acknowledge and consent to the yzidi sex slavery of Isis cause muh machiavellianism.

Cons are machiavellians in dismantling their own interests.”

“The official press demonizes Chinese soft power, calling it “sharp power“. When the State Department does this sort of thing, it is called Soft Power, and is supposedly holy and good, but when other nations do this sort of thing, supposedly evil, unholy, and heretical, requiring us to kill people and blow stuff up. Supposedly, grounds for holy war.”

“Literally no backstory. He’s just the emporer because “fuck it”.

I though Hollyjew had good writers?”

“Palpatine wasn’t even in the first SW, and it was implied he was an ineffectual puppet leader.

Wasn’t till Empire Strikes Back that he was even briefly shown and the cartoonishly super evil portrayal of Palpatine was introduced. Even then nothing more was needed to explain besides that he was Adolf Dracula.

Everything after that was just painful retconning.”

“From the first movie (that he didn’t even appear in) we hear that he dissolved the galactic senate and became emperor
Bam boom, we know that there’s a guy that overthrew some government and is in charge now
Second movie we see that the big bad guy from the first is so scared of this dude that he drops everything to have a chat with him when asked, he’s an intimidating old dude that treats Vader like he’s nothing
Third movie we finally see him in action, he plays the entire rebel alliance like a damn fiddle and easily overpowers the hero of the story, is only defeated by the power of friendship and underestimating Vader’s capability for compassion

Most importantly, unlike Snoke he wasn’t introduced in the 8th fucking feature length movie in the series and introduced as “now this guy’s in charge for some reason I guess, who cares how””

“he didn’t need a backstory because at the time, we were unaware of ANY OTHER previous dark lord. At the time, he was just some evil space wizard who we presumed rose to power the same way evil wizards typically do in every fantasy story.

The problem with snoke is, HE WAS PRESUMABLY ALIVE DURING PALPATINE’S REIGN, therefore, he is REQUIRED to have some sort of explanation as to how he went unnoticed by one of the most powerful darkside users in history.

Keep in mind, sheev was strong enough to SUPRESS the entire light side of the force, weakening jedi, yet he couldn’t sense a rival powerful darkside user? Yeah nah. Fuck off.”

“How the fuck is the First Order STRONGER than in Episode 7? Is Disney physically unable to come up with a plot that’s not Heroic Underdogs vs. Ebil One Dimensional Bad Guyz? This doesn’t make any sense on a fundamental level. The worst part is that the First Order is so incredibly unintimidating that any stakes or danger they might’ve presented evaporated with their concept, but they still keep pushing them as a force to be reckoned with when they are the equivalent of Nazi LARPers.”

“Nah breh wait till the next movie, first order is going to be literally the entire galactic gooberment and rey will just walk in and click her fingers then everything will be fine.”

“The First Order just fails on a fundamental level. Legitimately the WORST writing and execution of a villain organization I have ever seen
>supposedly a fragment of the Empire, yet is clearly shown to have exponentially more resources than the Empire
>leaders are all shown to be literal manchildren, yet the viewer is expected to view them as a threat
>despite having their base of operations blown up (which somehow escaped the notice of the Republic despite being a FUCKING PLANET SIZED DEATH STAR) they are even more “fearsome” and take control of the entire galaxy

The way they’re presented and the role they play in the story are just at massive odds with eachother. I had a little bit of hope after Episode 7, like maybe they would show had badly the New Republic ended up being leading to their control, or how they manipulated other planets into joining them, or something, but nope, you’re just supposed to accept that they gained power because Disney needed to rehash the Rebels vs Empire scenario.”

>so who was Snoke?
>bad guy
>yeah but who?
>bad guy who was around
>like…during the events of the previous movies?
>and..didn’t do anything during them?
>and now he did all of a sudden, only to die?

Star Wars: The Last Jedi expected to make $425 million on opening”

“It’s shit because of 7. There was no interesting story to tell after the ending of TFA. (Which makes TFA even worse in retrospective by the way.)
I’m also pretty sure the whole movie is a big middle finger to JJ Abrams, and maybe to the Mouse as well.
>what story are you expecting me to show? Well no, fuck you.
>TFA rides on OT nostalgia’s cock, right? Well let me make ‘fuck nostalgia, let go the past’ one of the big messages here
>let me depict the original hero as a creepy almost-child-murderer in THREE(3) occasions – making him a liar on top of that in the process
>let’s still copy some ESB and RotJ scenes here and there, making it obvious I know there are copies (‘it’s salt, it’s totally not snow like on Hoth, ahah!’), just to show what I think of your previous movie as well
>also I’ll kill some of your useless characters, good riddance
>but I won’t kill the only character it would make the most sense IRL to kill on-screen! No, instead I’ll make her last appearance ever in a Star Wars movie be the most ridiculous capeshit ever, out of nowhere
>you want Marvel quips in? I’ll make the worst jokes ever at the worst moment, to destroy every bit of dramatic tension wherever it could be
>the fans want answers to those questions JJ suggested? I’ll give as little as I can, and put frustrating closure to as much as I can

The only way I can make sense of it all is by having Rian Johnson making his movie purposefuly shit.”

“Hanukah – celebrates massacring Romans
Purim – celebrates massacring Persians
Passover – celebrates massacring Egyptians”

“Lol Jews are trying so hard to make Hanukah a Kosher version of Christmas. They have Hanukah houses instead Gingerbread houses, decorating kits for dreidels and Stars of David and I’m surprised they don’t have a Hanukah bush instead of a Christmas tree.”

“He’s a bad and dangerous madman with access to nuclear weapons also he’s a traitor because he is not belligerent with Russia enough

RESIST! Peace.”

“Beer commercials were banned in Thailand so the biggest beer companies created bottled water having the same color code as their beer, meaning you could be watching TV when an ad comes on with people sitting in a bar drinking mineral water.”

“well evolutionarily speaking, males are spinoffs that branched off from the original female genotype. Its been a long time since I read this so im having a hard time properly explaining it with the terminology etc but basically females are the original sex and males are something that emerged from the greater kin of female proto-sexual organisms to be their specialized slave drones suited for specific tasks to offload risk

so it makes sense that the entire physiology of the woman is built around posessing and controlled and enchanting males”

“>oh no I have to play the game to get rewards this is so foreign to me as a millenial”
“hell yeah man, us oldfags right, grinding dat exp for the best weapons in doom, quake, unreal and half-life! radical dude!”

“The thing that annoys me with a lot of gamers, and this seems especially bad with Xbox gamers, is they don’t want to admit they purchased something flawed in any way, so they say the big issues are not a big deal, never pressuring the devs to fix them.”

“Suckers think that you cure greed with money, addiction with substances, expert problems with experts, banking with bankers, economics with economists, and debt crises with debt spending”

…and then he turns around and sides with the hype man who’s promising to cure traffic congestion by increasing traffic capacity? next he’ll tell me I can cure obesity by buying looser clothes lmao”

“Surreal how aoi nagisa and other gods tweeted him in minutes.”

“Because Raita is living the dream. He’s more wealthy than most hentai artists.

You know it was his personal money that made the Mahou Shoujo Absolute Girls Anime, right?

He also works for a mainstream video game studio like Sega. He has a stable career.

You can’t really say the same for Aoi Nagisa.

Every hentai artist wishes they were Tony Taka or Raita.

Tony Taka is likely richer than Raita, though. He is the most mainstream you can get after being a hentai artist and still releasing hentai to this date.”

“The moment the therapist speaks, he stops being a symbol of knowledge and becomes a person to be fooled (or loved or devalued or punished or whatever the nature of that particular transference is.) A post, a story, and the (mostly) silent therapist are the opposite: a screen to project on so that patient or reader can then ask, why does this make me feel like that? (Or, more rigorously: “what do you want from me?”)

This is why readers probably find the my posts about other readers’ problems so powerful. When you read a post about my interaction with someone else, you are assuming the role of that outside neutral observer that is impossible inside the dialogue. Not completely, of course, there is always some fantasy about who I am and who Joe is, what we are like, but clearly you are more outside our transferential situation than we are.

For these reasons, I am becoming convinced that the only real way to “personal growth” outside of direct action is through careful study of fiction. Of course stories may have an intended meaning, but a well written story allows you to ask not just “what does the story mean?” but “why do I think that this is what the story means?””

“If you want to observe the extent to which you are not in control of your countertransferential feelings (women included), get a swimsuit model as a patient– and let someone else watch you do the therapy. Do you dare? I once had the magical opportunity to watch as a resident was told in rounds that the patient being transferred to him by the graduating resident was “gorgeous, a model”. Someone threw a switch, he changed immediately: more professional; softer, more articulated speaking; more mature– all before he ever saw her. It was as if some part of him said, “yes, it makes sense I would be chosen.” But even more impressive was how the rest of the residents treated him over the course of the year. There was some envy but his patient elevated him in their eyes, as if he was a better person, a better therapist. (Similarly: all on-call psychiatrists have had the secret feeling that a doctor’s chaotic patient is a reflection on the doctor.) They asked his opinion on matters when it was neither necessary nor even… a good idea. His proximity to a beautiful woman who came to see him made him more of a man– and of course he wasn’t dating her, it was random chance he was picked– but it gave him a kind of merit as if he had had something to do with it, which was in retrospect silently justified, “he must be good if she stayed with him.” This was true of the female residents as well, and, most importantly, the attendings. (I wonder how they would have interpreted it if she stopped coming.) The simple fact that he was appropriate in the sessions was enough to indicate his talent. It should be no surprise that with this amount of unexplored countertransference from him (and all of his colleagues) that no progress was made in her therapy.”

“I honestly don’t care what “laws” or “ethical principles” Donald Trump violates, even “Constitutions,” as long as he’s sticking it to people I don’t like. The enemy only has Kafka traps, catch-22s, and double standards for us. Why do them any better?”

“The second they got big enough, they suddenly put on their robe of morality, entered the “legitimate” market and fucked over the entirety of the community that got them there in the first place in the process.”‘

“The main problem is that no one considers what Sensei is planning. The moonies just think he’s broken, the gems have just decided to trust him by default, LaPhos doesn’t know what to think and has totally given up on trying to understand him.
All their plans fall apart if you consider that Sensei is an intelligent being with his own thoughts, plans, and reasons. From the scenes we’ve seen of him alone, we know he is. If he either does or doesn’t do something, there’s a REASON for it, there’s purpose behind every one of his actions.
As long as no one understands his actions, they can’t possibly control him.”

“Jesus Christ you’re an absolute idiot. Here you are, acknowledging that post as something that’s shit and only there to get the attention and a reaction out of people, and yet instead of just ignoring it, you’re giving the poster precisely what he wants, perpetuating the further posting of this garbage. You’re like some kind of fucking retard who hears about this mystical gloryhole that tricks people into sticking their dick into it, only to have it cut off by a guy with garden shears. So you go up to this gloryhole and you announce loudly with pride “haha, clearly this is a ruse. What sort of fucking idiot would ever fall for this? Clearly there’s a guy on the other side who would just cut your dick off if you stuck it in there. I am very clever to see through this ruse.”, only to stick your dick in anyway. Because you’re not actually clever. You actually are retarded enough to think you’ll get your dick sucked, and your boastful announcement is only a defense mechanism in case your little stub does get snipped and everyone starts ridiculing you for being such a goddamn mouthbreather. You can just turn around clasping your crotch with tears in your eyes while stuttering out a pathetic “I told you so”. Because you are the kind of pathetic newfag to fall for the shittiest trolls but you want to look cool and composed anyway so you spew a shitty canned defense phrase. Too bad everyone can see through it, you frail minded pathetic little shit.”

“Some people call it “operation Barbarossa.” I just call it millions of individual Germans fleeing authoritarianism and war in search of a better life in the East. It was really very bigoted of the Russians to insist it was exclusively their land. They weren’t even using it all. Yeah, I mean the Germans were all dressed the same. What are we, the fashion police? Yeah they were armed. Do we not believe in the right to keep and bear arms? Sure, the Germans fought back against Soviet forces who attacked them without provocation. Do we not support diversity and the right to self-defense? Some people say the Nazis committed heinous atrocities. But I say #notallnazis. National socialism was an ideology of peace. The tiny minority who committed war crimes and genocide were not even real national socialists. It’s unfair to judge the rest by association with them. Crimes against humanity have no nationality. I think the real danger, that we always must be on guard against, is germanophobia. If we give in to germanophobia, the fascists win. That’s exactly what they want…”

“Suppose you have two theories, A and B. Both completely different psychologically, different ideas and so on. But all the consequences they computed are exactly the same. They may even agree with the experiments. The two theories, although they sound different at the beginning, have all the consequences the same. It’s usually easy to prove by doing a little mathematics ahead of time to show that the logic of this one and this one will always give corresponding consequences. Suppose we have two such theories: how are we going to decide which one is right?

No way. Not by science. Because they both agree with experiments there’s no way to distinguish one from the other. So two theories, although they may have deeply different ideas behind them, may be mathematically identical, and usually people say then in science ‘one doesn’t know how to distinguish them’. And that’s right.

However, for psychological reasons, in order to get new theories, these two things are very far from equivalent. Because one gives a man very different ideas than another. By putting a theory in a certain kind of framework you get an idea what could change. Which in theory A would talk about something, you say I’ll change that idea here, but to find out what corresponding things you’re going to change in B could be very complicated. It may not be a simple idea. In other words, a simple change here makes maybe a very different theory than a simple change there. In other words, although they are identical before they’re changed, there are certain ways of changing one which look natural, which don’t look natural in the other. Therefore psychologically, we must keep all those theories in our head. Every theoretical physicist that’s any good knows six or seven different theoretical representations for exactly the same physics, and knows that they’re all equivalent, and that nobody is ever going to be able to decide which one is right – at that level – but he keeps them in his head, hoping that they’ll give him different ideas.

Incidentally that reminds me of another thing, and that is that the philosophy or the ideas around the theory: a lot of ideas, ‘I believe there is a space-time’ or something like that in order to discuss your analyses… these ideas change enormously when there are very tiny changes in the theory. For instance, Newton’s ideas about space and time agree with experiment very well. But in order to get to get the correct motion of the orbit of Mercury, which is a tiny tiny difference, the difference in the character of the theory with which you started with is enormous. Reason is, these are so simple, so perfect. They produce definite results. In order to get something that produces a little different results, it has to be completely different. You can’t make imperfections on a perfect thing, you have to have another perfect thing. So the philosophical ideas between Newton’s theory of gravitation and Einstein’s theory of gravitation, their differences, are enormous.

What are these philosophies? These philosophies are really tricky ways to compute consequences quickly. A philosophy, which is sometimes called an understanding of the law, is simply a way a person holds the laws in his mind so as to guess quickly at consequences.

Some people have said, and it’s true for instance in the case of Maxwell’s equations and other equations, ‘Nevermind the philosophies, nevermind anything of this kind, just guess the equations. The problem is only the compute the answers so that they agree with experiment, and it is not necessary to have a philosophy, or worry about the equations’. That’s true. In a sense. Yes, and no. It’s good in the sense if you’re only guessing at the equations, you’re not prejudicing yourself and you’ll guess better. On the other hand maybe the philosophy helps you to get it. It’s very hard to say.

For those people who insist however that the only thing that’s important is that the theory agrees with experiment, I would like to make an imaginary discussion between a Mayan astronomer and his student. The Mayans were able to calculate with great precision the predictions, for example, for eclipses and the position of the moon in the sky and Venus and so on. However it was all done by arithmetic. You count some numbers you subtract certain numbers and so on. There was no discussion of what the moon was. There wasn’t even a discussion of the idea that it went around. There was only calculate the time there would be an eclipse or a time when it would rise full moon and when it would rise half moon. Just calculated, only.

Suppose that a young man went to the astronomer and said, I have an idea. Maybe those things are going around, and they’re balls of rock, we could calculate how they move in a completely different way, rather than just what time they appear in the sky.

So of course the Mayan astronomer would say Yes, how accurate can you predict eclipses? He says I haven’t developed the thing very far. He says But we can calculate eclipses more accurately than you can with your model and so you must not pay any attention to that, this mathematical schema is better.

There’s a very strong tendency in people to say against some idea, if someone comes up with an idea, says let’s suppose the world is this way, and you say to them what would you get for the answer for such and such problem, and he says I haven’t developed it far enough, and you say well we have already developed it much further and we can get the answers very accurately.

So it is a problem as to whether or not as to worry about philosophies behind ideas.”

“As the science developed and measurements were made ever more accurately the tests of Newton’s laws became ever more stringent. And the first careful tests involved the moons of Jupiter by careful observations of the way they went around over long periods of time one could be very careful and check that everything was according to Newton and – it turned out not to be the case. The moons of Jupiter appeared to be first sometimes 8 minutes ahead of time, and sometimes 8 minutes behind schedule, where schedule is calculated value according to Newton’s laws. It was noticed that they were ahead of schedule when Jupiter was close to the Earth and behind schedule when it was far away. Rather odd circumstance. Mister Rømer, having confidence in the law of gravitation, came to an interesting conclusion: that it takes some time for the light to travel from the moons to the Earth, and that what we’re looking at when we see the moons are not how they are now, but how they were the time ago that it took the light to get here. Now when Jupiter is near us, it takes less time for the light to come, and when Jupiter is further away it takes longer time, so he had to correct the observations for the differences in time, and, by the fact that they were this much too early or that much too late, was able to determine the velocity of light. This was the first demonstration that light was not an instantaneously propagating material.

I bring this particular matter to your attention because it illustrates something: that when a law is right, it can be used to find another one. That, by having confidence in this law, if something is the matter, it suggests perhaps some other phenomenon. If we had not known the law of gravitation, we would have taken much longer to find the speed of light, because we would not have known what to expect of Jupiter’s satellites.”

“I must also point out to you that you cannot prove a vague theory wrong. If the guess that you make is poorly expressed and rather vague, and the method you use for figuring out the consequences is […] indefinite, then with a little skill any experimental result can be made to look like an expected consequence. You’re probably familiar with that in other fields.

A hates his mother. The reason is of course, because she didn’t correct him or love him enough when he was a child. Actually if you investigate you find out that, as a matter of fact, she did love him very much, and everything was quite alright. Well then, it’s because she was overindulgent. By having a vague theory, it’s possible to get either result.

The cure for this one is the following: It would be possible to say, if it were possible to state ahead of time, how much love is not enough, and how much love is overindulgent, exactly, then there would be a perfectly legitimate theory against which you could make tests. It is usually said, when this is pointed out, oh you’re dealing with psychological matters, things can’t be defined so precisely.

Yes. But then you can’t claim to know anything about it.”

“When we’re all finished, and we have a mathematical model in which to compute consequences, it really is an amazing thing. What did we do? In order to figure out what an atom is going to do in a given situation, we make up a whole lot of rules, with marks on paper, carry them into a machine which opens and closes with switches in some complicated way, and the result will tell us what the atom is going to do.

Now if the way these switches open and close was some kind of a model of the atom, in other words, if we thought the atom had such switches in it, then I’d say, well, I more or less understand what’s going on.

But I find it quite amazing that’s it’s possible to predict what will happen, by what we call mathematics. We’re simply following a whole lot of rules which have nothing to do, really, with what’s going on in the original thing.

In other words, the opening and closing of switches in a computer is quite different, I think, than what’s happening in nature. That to me, is a surprise.”

“You can recognize truth by beauty and simplicity. It’s always easy when you have the right guess, make two or three little calculations to make sure it isn’t obviously wrong, to know that it’s right. When you get it right, it’s obvious it’s right, at least if you have any experience.

What happens is more comes out than goes in. Your guess, in fact, is that something is very simple, and the moment the guess is simpler than you thought, then it turns out that it’s right, if it can’t be immediately disproved.

Doesn’t sound silly: If you can’t see immediately that it’s wrong and it’s simpler than it was before, then it’s right.”

““…the facts show that all martial races are prone to passionate attachments either to men or women. It was the attachments of the latter sort which were common in Sparta; and the result was that, in the days of her hegemony, affairs largely fell into the hands of women.”10 Later in the text, “…some of the Spartans come to possess an excessively large amount of property, others have been reduced to the merest fraction…”11 and then “…about two fifths of the whole country belongs to [a few owners, and those few] women; this is due to the number of heiresses and the practice of giving dowries.”12 The problem was this: women would marry and, as customary, the new husband would be presented with land from the daughter’s family (which, let’s say, is part of this two-fifths, already). This woman would then have as many children as possible, as there was a law on the books in Sparta that stated if a man had three sons he was exempt from military service. But, as was the case for most Spartan men (including this man’s wife’s father), the husband is killed in battle, allowing the wife to inherit the land that had previously belonged to her mother, and before that her father. The problem was that, while this was not always the case, it was becoming the case more and more, and wealthy women that had no voting power as far as the city-state were concerned had political power under the oligarchy system.13”

>Inquisition asks if she’s in God’s grace
>this is a loaded question: saying yes is the sin of presumption, saying no means you’re evil
>Jeanne answers with “If I am, may God keep me there. If I am not, may God bring me to grace”

>Inquisition asks if she can hear the words of the Saints
>Loaded again: if yes, she’s lying because she did not know Latin, and apparently they only spoke Latin. If no, her entire crusade is a lie since she supposedly heard the words of God and the Saints to give direction
>Jeanne answers with “whatever they speak in, it is certainly better than your French”

>Inquisition would often ask the same question over and over
>Jeanne would then say they already asked that question, along with the exact time and date
>the scribe would then check and realize she was right
>Jeanne would then say to get on with it and stop wasting her time

>Inquisition would sometimes mumble to themselves or insult her under their breath
>Jeanne would say “I heard that” and mock them

>It took them almost two weeks to just accurately get her to swear to tell the truth with the usual pre-trial crap because she kept trolling them.

When the alter-version is closer to the actuality than the vanilla, something has definitely gone wrong somewhere.”

“”The world doesn’t owe you shit.”

is code for

“It’s ((the current year)), you starting off at the same spot or worse than your parents because they didn’t build or save or care to give anything to you is because working pointlessly harder builds character! Nevermind that they never demonstrated that it ever built their character, and nevermind that they didn’t endow any of their character onto you either!””

“Men statistically work more hours anyway on top of their own chores. 90% of workplace injuries and deaths are attributable to men. Apparently the guy should work more hours than her roofing houses while she works less hours in an air conditioned office and still be expected to come home and help her clean the house.
Men shouldn’t expect women to be mommy, but women go on expecting men to be daddy. I guess that’s why married men out earn women and unmarried men – because women in gender equality land still expect breadwinners.

So, looking at the statistical picture, men are expected to make as much if not more money than her or else risk never even having a wife and children in the first place. That’s probably not something you’re familiar with since men don’t shun women from the most important aspects of social existence for failing to earn professional and financial success like a mule. Equality, right? On top of that, he’s expected work more hours than her at what will often be a much more demanding job physically and be expected to do the chores that only men do while also being expected to do the chores that women do? This is what you’re complaining about?

I mean, if it’s so terrible, then just divorce him. You’ll get the kids, half of what he owns, and you can expect child support. What’s the problem?”

“A general rule of thumb is that the second people notice something is off is always when it is already too late to stop it. ”

“In this new groundbreaking work, entrepreneur, _______ researcher, and TED talk contributor Dr. _______ takes us on a journey through two decades of pioneering research on the new life-changing science of _______ that is sparking a revolution in how we _______.”

“When [Diogenes of Sinope] was sold as a slave, he endured it most nobly. For on a voyage to Aegina he was captured by pirates under the command of Scirpalus, conveyed to Crete and exposed for sale. When the auctioneer asked in what he was proficient, he replied, “In ruling men.” Thereupon he pointed to a certain Corinthian with a fine purple border to his robe, the man named Xeniades above-mentioned, and said, “Sell me to this man; he needs a master.””

>to this day I don’t understand the fascination with Fate.
Attractive female and male characters, unlike those series who commit to one, Fate has both, plus chuuni battles and lore. There’s fantasy and sci-fi and more SOL, depending the series, so basically anyone can get whatever they want.”

“This. Fate has literally everything. We combine the lore obsessiveness of Tolkien with the divisiveness of Star Trek, the powerlevels of DBZ with the waifu wars of Sailor Moon and the grimderp of Berserk with the word salad of GitS and pretentiousness of Eva. Truly we are the apex predators of animu fandom.”

“Evil preaches tolerance until it is dominant, then it tries to silence good.”

“Before, the experience of addiction was entirely subjective, is it messing up your life? Now, it’s been objectified, the subject’s relationship with the drug is is no longer relevant, it is the fact of the drug that is relevant. The obvious example of this sleight of hand is that there’s alcohol use and alcohol abuse, but there’s no such category as cocaine use, even though the vast majority of its ingestion has nothing to do with addiction. The reinforcement is from the outside to comply with this idiocy: say you party down one weekend, then a random drug test at work, oops! So two things can happen, Guess What Happens Next: you could tell the truth that the coke was on her ass and how could you not? doesn’t make you a bad person; or pretend/admit you’re an addict and agree to go to rehab. So it’s unanimous? You keep your job at McDonalds and the system gets another data point confirming it is right. I hope the parallel between this and anything written by Solzhenitsyn is immediately obvious, if not, read anything by Solzhenitsyn. The Matrix doesn’t need you, but it will offer you a free pass if you help get the other batteries in line.

“so is this just steven universe”
“Its bionicles but with feminine rocks instead of masc robots”


2017 Dec 06 ~ 17

“We low hardness gems have nothing if not for our courage.”
“There are things I just can’t do.”
“Because you never try.”
“I do the things I can as best I can.”
“And so you never accomplish anything new.”

“We might say that there are two categories of people around us. Some live with a Soul that is without the Nous (meaning without this divine part of the Nous) and another group lives with a Soul that has the Nous. When I was a philosophy teacher it was really easy to see who was able to question himself, and who had no clue what it means to think about something beyond the material world.

For many people there is no spark, whether we are talking about the Soul, destiny, or God. Their whole life is not an action, but a reaction. They copulate, work, have children, and die. They can think, but not in a way that allows them to develop a critical and personal mind. We should not despise these people, but as a matter of fact they are really different. Theurgists called them a ‘herd of men who are subject to fate.'”

“It’s all a matter of whose perception you entrust your sense of self to. Is the “real” self the one that you observe, or the one that others observe?”

“But if you focus too much on that kind of stuff, you end up losing sight of what you wanted to accomplish in the story itself… It’s not enough to just show them fighting. You need to clearly show why someone acts the way they do, and firmly establish things on a dramatic level before going wild creatively.”

“I’m used to working with characters in their teens, who have obvious desires and acting on simple motives. As for Phos, they’ve spent 300 years not doing anything, so even their frustration lacks resolve and has an air of resignation to it, or so I was told by Ichikawa-san. […]

To be more specific, Phos has a wide range of emotions and you see them angry or sulking, but they’re never terribly serious about it. Even when they ask Master Kongou to be placed in battle, they’re surprisingly lax about it. In creating them, I’ve put forward all I can before pulling away, so it’s less that I’ve put myself into Phos, and more like I’m standing far away from them.”

“Kurosawa-san, who is the voice of Phos, gives off the sense that she was born to play the role. When we had auditions, she was the only one physically acting out the lines without looking at the script. It’s like she had become Phos right then and there. That may have just been her way of trying to sell it, but it really felt like she had embraced the character, and I’m glad we were able to have her for the anime.”

“I both agree and disagree. I think she has a really great use of space, expression, and a certain emotional resonance in her compositions. I love the animation and the animation certainly does a LOT better when it comes to fight scenes because if I were just looking at the manga it’s difficult to picture what action is meant to be communicated sometimes. But on the other hand, I think certain scenes in the manga feel bleaker, or more oppressive, or on the flip side more open and wondrous – it’s all very loose, not as technically well-drawn as many other mangas, but it has impact and evokes feelings and states of mind very well.”

“So what’s the point of killing off such a pure and innocent character like Phos? Can’t we have nice things?”

“>what’s the point of showing the loss of innocence that comes with experience
gee i wonder”

“but that send a wrong message though. Innocence tempered with wisdom>>>ptsd wreck”

“Wrong or right is irrelevant, it’s an accurate message.”

“Phos might not remember this, but everyone here should. Of course he cares if she’s learning about humans. But I also bet it’s all a distant second in importance to Phos being returned alive and safe. His main concern is protecting the gems. Just like when Cinnabar told Phos they all know something connects Sensei and the lunarians, but don’t act on it. The gems only want to be happy. One gem wants the world to burn in the pursuit of a truth she doesn’t need to know.”

“People who are art illiterate only think that more detail means better. The manga is gorgeous in its simplicity.”

“It’s just a way of artists making use of the limitations of the media, manga artists that are more used to drawing action would probably take a different view angle and then showing the arrows heading straight to the character and the character with wicked fast sword movements blocking the arrows depicted with action lines, that is a cool way of doing it since everything can be seen, all the action that happens is drawn inside the panels.

This manga takes a different approach to action, instead of all the movements, it chooses to have no character movement at all, only the arrows. The manga organizes the panels and characters accordingly.
First panel, you see the Lunarians aiming down and to the right.
Second panel, you see a profile shot with the arrows coming down from upper left, the arrow stops at the sword to depict them blocking all of it, this panel is two dimensional, only upper left against bottom right.
Third panel you see Morga on the ground blocking some of the arrows that went through the previous panel.
It’s a very different way of handling the action, the action doesn’t actually happen in the panels, it happens between the panels, unseen by the audience, it is supposed to only exist in the minds of the reader, we only see before and after.”

“That’s not an excuse, but it also isn’t the problem; She takes all the sensibilities of a middle-aged buddhist woman to drawing action scenes. It reads more like tapestry than manga.”

“No anime series has consistently impressed me as much since Rakugo S1 (sorry S2 was disappointing) or maybe even Ping Pong. An almost perfect amalgamation of excellent storyboards and direction, emotionally concise layouts, captivating crystalline aesthetic, searingly human psychological observations, naturalistic humour, low-key worldbuilding, understated character drama and stylistic and bombastic spectacle.”

“women treated terribly” = treated the same way everyone else is on internet

women of all stripes complain about stuff that doesn’t even rise to level of consciousness in men.

perhaps a sign politics isn’t for women?”

“Wtf is wrong with women? Everything they do is stupid and fake. They love those reaction gifs like they’re unable to express themselves without ceding to some dumb whore gif doing what they idealize. Females in the west always act like they’re on a stage and like there’s an audience of other women that they imagine on their side giving imaginary pats on the back and clapping for their unreasonable and dramatic behavior. Literally the “and then everybody clapped” worldview which is running constantly in their peabrains like a film projector.”

“tbh anarcho-feminism makes a little sense if you mean to imply feminism is your way of acheiving anarchy”

“what is a choice?”
“I mean, you can choose not to support something in a free market, you don’t care to build a library? your taxes will still go to building a library, you disagree with welfare? your money still goes to welfare[…]”
“can you choose to not have internet?”
“can you choose to not drink water?”
“Yes and No, if you are arguing that a government should still provide water than I agree with you.
I argue it should be as small as possible, not non existant”
“that’s an argument that goes into details i dont really care about at the moment
my aim is to determine what is a choice and what the value of a choice is to a self-proclaimed libertarian
what is the “yes” answer to the question? “you can choose to die”?”
“Well I think suicide should be a choice you can make”
so choices that lead to death are still choices.
why is it not a choice to not pay taxes then?
you “don’t” have a choice in paying taxes, but you “do” have a choice in not drinking water?
am i getting this right?”

“At this point I think you are just being anal tbh”

“that’s fine
i’m just entertaining an imbecile.
hard to do it without fucking up here or there.”

“The (((establishment))) lies and cheats and plays dirty tricks every single chance they get and yet there still are morons out there who are suprised when it turns out the Alabama election was most likely rigged. OF COURSE ITS RIGGED YOU DUMMIES. Like seriously you see them conning you in every area of society but somehow you expect elections to be this holy line that they wouldnt cross? Of course they would. The question is what are you gonna do about it?

Are you going to b0mb the people responsible and lynch your political enemies (not that i would ever support such an action huehuehue) or are you just gonna cry about it to your web psychologist Stefan Molyneux. Bawwwww Dr Molyneux look at what these mean jew- errr I mean leftist humanists are doing to us noooow!!! Please Dr Molyneux take my 5 dollar donation”

“investing is like 30% skill, 70% reading people faster than they read themselves.”

“Systems that work with money are attacked hard and often, by intelligent skilled people… Spectacular failure is your destiny if you don’t work very hard to prevent it. Spectacular failure may be your destiny even if you do work very hard to prevent it. You should plan accordingly.”

“Bitcoin is worthless because it is not backed by anything”

Yeah, and a word has a meaning because it’s “backed” by a dictionary.”

“I think the economist is a really trashy publication. And I don’t mean trashy in the sense that all journalistic outlets are trashy. The economic analysis in the economist is honestly lower grade than you can find in the average newspaper, even the Guardian. It seems less aimed at people who want real understanding and more at these fuckin Tai Lopez business studies types so that they can name drop hot lingo like “gig economy” to show that they’ve got their finger on the pulse of all the issues of the day, but the analysis is normally utterly superficial dinner-party level crap.”

“I can’t really blame Boomers and Xirs now, everyone knows stocks are overvalued, everyone knows the very idea of a pension bond is retarded, if you try to store value in your community the govt will feed that value to its voter base, if you try to store value in your house the govt will take it out in the form of property taxes, so the only store of value is your own children themselves, which, of course, you’re instructed to feed carbs at steak prices, communist propaganda, and pay for a worthless college degree for after which they compete with the rest of the world and lose because all the White male slots in the workplaces are taken by essential people with decades of experience.

But the Boomers, whose generational slogan is “I got mine, fuck you”, and the Xirs, slogan “I didn’t get mine, fuck you”, are going to demand their gibsmedats after having, as generations, eaten their seed corn, and are going to do what they can to prevent the kind of change we need. They’ll double down on communism over and over before they accept that their money is gone and they’re never getting it back, ever, from anyone.

It’s easier for Millennials who have lost years of their working lives directly to accept that they don’t have anything to show for it.”

“economics major
it will crash down to c~500 or so in the next 5 years
screenshot this”

“Okay but how high will it get before the crash and can you screen cap when I should cash out?”

“When you do things on computers, especially online, you leave indelible trails that are permanent, very shallow, very cheap to access. Meatspace trails are temporary, deep, expensive to access. What you send, what is delivered, what is handed off is impossible to detect and prove without expensive and time sensitive meatspace operations.”

“Gold also has problems, in that transporting gold from one place to another is slow and risky. Easier to leave the gold in one place, and transfer ownership. This, however tempts the proprietor of that place to misconduct (fractional reserve and term transformation) and exposes the proprietor to attack. So the most trusted proprietor winds up being the most powerful state, which is to say, the USG. Banks around the world leave their gold with –(Fort Knox)– the New York Fed, and simply move ownership of it. And that state then steals the gold. Banks that are owed gold by the USG have been asking for their gold back, asking for physical gold, and not getting it.”

“The supreme aspiration of every man alive is to be rich, to earn “Fuck you money”. Early Parliamentary systems were arranged so that only rich people could participate in politics. What happened? They spent most the time telling “fuck you” to each other.”

“Any system ruled by political parties will always move to the left. Their business model is based on getting low status people to work for them. Obviously they must give them something in exchange. And they must motivate voters to vote for them. Their promise is simple: You, low status people, help us out, vote for us, obey our commands, and we will give you high status. Don’t vote for us, disobey us, let the right win, and you will remain low status.

Once the left wins, which it always does, because they are better organized, better able to form majorities in comparison to rich pricks who have no good reason to coordinate. High status people have been in the losing side in politics for 300 years. So what? They’re still rich. Life is good. Yeah taxes are higher. And women are incomparably more annoying. But they put out better now, so there’s that. Anyway, who cares. The Son also Rises.

The left always wins. But once they win they become higher status. Come on, they got power. They try, very hard, to convince everyone that they’re not really in power. No, the forces of reaction are lurking everywhere! We must keep on the struggle! 80% of the Left’s energy is in producing propaganda about how the Right really runs everything. When the Left had 90% tax rates, they still talked as if they were in Charles Dickens world. After 60 years of feminism, affirmative action, and Jews in all resorts of power the Left of 2017 is obsessed with “systemic racism”, “toxic masculinity” and “anti-semitism”. Right.

But of course the Left has been in power for 200 years now. Once they got power, they got enjoyed their hardly fought high status. Naturally they lost discipline, until a party further Left appeared, and then won. And so on and so forth. Cthulhu always swims left. That’s where power is.

“It would be nice to have your assets in a form that perhaps was unlikely to generate value, but did not need to be defended.

If, at the time of Caesar, a wealthy Roman invested in income producing properties, what would his wealth be worth now?

Absolutely nothing.

And this has been typical over most of the world throughout most of time, including most of the world during most of the twentieth century. If, on the other hand, he buried gold in a hole in the ground, what would it be worth now?

About what it was worth then.”

“For me personally, I tend to draw the line way before anything like Bitcoin, but I entirely take your point. After all, possession of physical cash is increasingly seen as likely evidence of criminality. In fact having any money at all and not blowing it all on garbage *is increasingly seen as evidence of criminality*.”

“What might come as a surprise to some, however, is that the entire meme of Nazi violence is itself based on an even bigger lie.

Whatever one may think of the former Austrian painter, it goes without saying the man known as more as a speaker than as a fist fighter. Throughout the decade of the 1920s, he communicated his ideas to his fellow Germans with the spoken word, and built his entire movement on the power of free speech. Yes, speech: that same sacred right enshrined in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Hitler didn’t force the German people into his meetings with clubs and bayonets. They came willingly under the democratic Weimar constitution to listen to what he had to say. He argued passionately, forcefully but convincingly for his point of view. But there were other forces in Germany and throughout Europe at the time who were determined to reply not with words, but only with violence.

By 1920, bloody communist revolutions had already overthrown governments by force in Russia, Hungary and in Hitler’s home province of Bavaria. The Red Terror of Bela Kun, the unspeakable atrocities of the Cheka, the murders carried out by the Bavarian Soviet Republic all gruesomely demonstrated to patriots everywhere what treatment they could expect under the tender mercies of Marxism. Like ISIS today, the communists believed any atrocity was justified in the pursuit of their utopian future state, and that initiating violence was morally justified by their own radical worldview…

In Germany, as the young leader of the N.S.D.A.P. attempted to build popular support for his party, he found his meetings confronted again and again by apostles of communism determined to put Trotsky’s words into action. This was the era of the infamous S.A, or Brownshirts, the Nazi paramilitary force whose very name is today a byword for violent intimidation of political opponents. Yet the S.A. was first organized informally as a defensive force to protect National Socialist speakers against violent attacks. The original name of the Brownshirts was Saalschutzabteilung, or ‘meeting hall protection detachment,’ and Hitler writes about their origin in his autobiography: ‘Its first task was limited: it consisted of making possible the holding of meetings which without it would have been flatly prevented by the opponents.'”

“What’s with all these women who have men hovering near them in their Tinder profiles? Answer: Classic female projection. Women are more attracted to preselected men (i.e., men who have other women interested in them) and assume that men must be the same way and desire women who are surrounded by men. Wrong!”

“Everyone loves a pretty face – except those women who might see it as a threat. With eyes on the competition, women of childbearing age rate other attractive women consistently lower than women who have entered menopause, according to a new study.

“It’s almost as if they’re putting down other attractive women,” says Benedict Jones, a psychologist at Aberdeen University, UK, who led the study of 97 middle-aged women.”

“If the mantra “Cthulhu always swims left” were true, we would never have been able to build society in the first place, because building society involves creating order, not consuming order. Prime examples of this are in the strong reactionary shift post-Roman-empire, which allowed the creation of Christendom. Late Rome was pozzed out the butt. Middles ages were not. How does this occur? Is collapse necessary? What are the necessary criteria for Cthulhu to turn his ass around?”

“Participatory movement is what triggers the leftist ratchet. Rome had elections: the plebeians slowly but steadily grabbed more power until Caesar destroyed the Republic.

Caste societies are very stable. But they’re also poor and backwards, so there’s that.”

“SOME participation is necessary, because to handle a high-tech society, you need a large number of educated people, and they at least will demand a share in ruling. That´s why NeoreactionTM doesn´t really go anywhere. It´s incompatible with technological progress.

So is Egalitarianism in the long run; because it destroys competence. We must think outside the box.

If our only choice is between “Progressive” Equalitards and “Reactionary” Libertards, we are all doomed.”

“China. QED.

Whig history is retarded. Try again.”

“I have no idea what you are meaning to say.

What exactly does China prove?”

“China proves that educated people won’t necessarily demand participation in government. And even if they did, there’s no need to grant their wish.

The theory that democracy follows development is pure Whig history. It’s leftist propaganda and it’s a lie.”

“Who said anything about Democracy? I said SOME participation.

And the educated in China CAN have some participation in power if they join the Party. It´s not as ideologically monolithic any more I hear.”

“The communist party isn’t free access. It has completely arbitrary hiring practices. Nobody has a right to participate in politics, and that means that the usual tactics of leftist agitation don’t work in China.

The party isn’t ideologically monolithic because it has no ideology. It has factions, which are personal networks of patronage. They have no need to appeal to the public and so they don’t use ideological cover for their patronage networks.”

“The medical-industrial complex exists for one reason: old people have money they can’t use and that they have neither the vigor nor reason to defend.”

“Imagine an MMORPG where a level-60 player goes around kicking the shit out of level-1 players just to piss them off. Eventually, the game runners will step in.

Corporate capitalism doesn’t have that.”

“I spent the last two days hacking together a hard AI problem (language generation) using gcl. It was largely a desperation move – Python was just too clumsy and tedious. It was my first experience using a functional language, and I was struck by (a) how easy it was to pick up, (b) how easy it was to propagate changes through the code, (c) how quickly one could go from ideas to results, and (d) how easy it was to iterate to the best result. Not only that, but it was much easier to keep my code clean. I am thunderstruck. Why did I not try this before? Why was I wasting my time with Java and C++?

[…] I’m wondering if C++ and Java – using bastardized OOP – were more appealing because the practice of doing this reflected the noise, slowness, tediousness, and brutal hierarchy of corporate life. Using them was less productive, but it was something management could understand and, more importantly, control. Reading this JPL story, and doing this project, has convinced me that, in corporate life, control trumps productivity every time. I want to be productive, I must wage a private war.”

“The main innovation to come out of venture-funded technology has nothing to do with science, computation, or technology itself. It’s the disposable company. The true executives of this brave new economy are venture capitalists, and so-called “founders” are middle managers who must manage up into Sand Hill Road. The difference is the ease with which a company can be crumpled up and thrown in the wastebasket. Pesky workers want a union? No Series D for you! Founder-level sexual harassment issues causing bad press? Scrap the company, start again, and try not to get caught this time.

[…] In this less-than-ethical climate, institutions rust quickly. People realize their employers have no sense of loyalty or fair play, and they reciprocate. I’d guess that eighty percent of people lie on their CVs, and it’s hard to blame them in an industry where bait-and-switch hiring is the norm, and where dishonesty to employees is business-as-usual. (Lie to investors, though, and that’s “pound-me-in-the-ass” prison.) If a company can lie about the career benefits of a job it offers, can’t an employee fudge his own political success– or, shall we indulge the fiction and use the term “performance”?– at previous jobs? I don’t care to unpack this particular topic; what’s moral is one debate. What is, is what interests me here. We don’t have a culture that strengthens institutions or builds durable ones. We have one that builds flimsy companies that either decay rapidly or “disrupt” some other industry, capturing great wealth quickly at some external expense. We have a culture where everyone lies and no one trusts anyone, and where everything’s falling apart.”

“Corporate work is somewhat of a joke these days. People spend 8-12 hours per day defending an income and their professional status, and very little of that time is spent actually working. The weird irony of American life is that people’s leisure activities are more work-like than their paid jobs. They hunt, read, write, hike, run, garden, and sail on their weekends. What do they do at “work”? Sit an office and try not to get fired. If that means slacking, they slack; if that means working, they work. Their only real goal is protect an income. It’s not intellectually or physically demanding, but it’s obnoxiously stressful. Until we establish a universal basic income (which will save work, not destroy it; as the New Deal saved capitalism) this will be a reality for most white-collar Americans. We recognize corporate “work” as a stupid game people are forced to play.

Automation will destroy jobs. Good. Fuck “jobs”. If we had a universal basic income, no one would shed a tear about the elimination of unpleasant labor from human life. We don’t miss death by “consumption” in 2017, and no one in 2117 will wish he’d been around to spend 50 hours per week in a box, doing a job that a robot can do using 53 cents’ worth of electricity. At some point, we won’t have to work in the way we do now. We can recognize the grand joke that is American-style office work as an anomaly. Will it go away soon, without pain? I doubt it.”

“Years ago, I remember a company that had a layoff, and actually took out newspaper ads in its headquarters city to say that these were good people and other companies should take a good look at them.
We don’t see that now.”

“The presumption in the corporate world is that people peak in all non-managerial skills five minutes after graduating from school. And that applies to most people, because corporate life makes you stupid if you take it seriously.”

“The mentoring culture got killed when the sociopaths who run Corporate America fired all the 50+ workers who’d plateaued as individual achievers and wanted to pay forward the next generation.

As a result, the young feel no sense of loyalty to their employers, since companies no longer invest in their people, and will (metaphorically) take anything that isn’t stapled to a wall.”

“The original Japanese text uses mostly masculine pronouns, this is part of the presentation of the story as it is later explained the rocks are simply mimicking human culture, the fact that they look and act so feminine but refer to each other in a masculine way is supposed to drive the point that they are genderless and not human.

Frankly, I can understand why the official translators chose to change things to gender-neutral even if it does change the presentation of the original work somewhat, because gender is a stupidly hot issue for western audiences and most of them wouldn’t be able to catch the very simple artistic choice of using masculine pronouns.
The official translations are fine the way they are, if people want to experience the original text, they’d have to learn Japanese and read the Japanese version.”

“It disheartens me that with an anime whose themes revolve around identity and the path to enlightment (if we get on the 7 treasures boat), people just have to make it about gender.”

“The androgyny of the gems, their immortality, and their relationship with Sensei are all depicted by the narrative as unique features of their strange crystalline nature. It is very clear by the fact that the show chooses to focus on other things that these features were included for narrative purposes and not as some sort of attempt at political signalling. Idiots like the people who wrote this article do the shows they enjoy a disservice when they insist on injecting odious political demagoguery into their interpretations.”

“I’m so jealous of that old me that clung to the benevolence of others”

“Am I the only one who gets continuously more pissed off as they avoid using masculine pronouns and keep making egregious changes to the script anyone with ears can notice? They keep subbing in their names instead of “brother”, and rephrase Phos’s dialogue to be incredibly awkward and hard to understand just to avoid those deadly pronouns. Why the fuck is the translator so obsessed with this?”

“Ichikawa herself asked them to.”

“Why would she do that when the Japanese script doesn’t?”

“The whole decision to use gender neutral pronouns for all of the characters came from the series creator. Before I even started I was told that they wanted to keep the characters essentially genderless by avoiding using “he” or “she,” which really only left the option of “they” because using “it” or something horrible like that was absolutely out of the question.
In the Japanese script, the characters use what is actually the generic pronoun for “he” from time to time, and a lot of the characters use what are typically considered more masculine versions of the word “I,” which is something we don’t really have in English. But it can feel as though it has a bit more room for ambiguity in Japanese, whereas in English it feels like it very clearly assigns them one way or another, which is not what the creator intended.”
t. the Sentai translator, Deven Neel”

“To continue the quote which you lifted that from.

>We did consult with the author and the Japanese editorial team about the series, and ultimately, the decision to use gem’s names (or the use of “gem” as a pronoun!) was from our side, to keep clarity in the English language version of this wonderful story with a large cast of characters who may or may not be on-screen for the dialogue.

“ultimately, the decision to use gem’s names (or the use of “gem” as a pronoun!) was from our side”

This basically debunked everything you tried to say anon. Nice job trolling.”

“So basically, they were westernized SJWs who wanted to make them agender to score diversity points. Got it.”

“Jade and Rutile constantly missing the point of Phos’ critical statements and questions gives me a brain aneurysm. I’m sure it’s a conscious effort to downplay their importance since everybody suspects Sensei but has resolved to place their trust in him.”

“Thing is, it is.

They see Phos is realizing what they all realized, and downplay her questions to try and distract her from thinking about it too much.

Or to say it better…since, like Cinnabar said, there is an unspoken agreement to trust Sensei, they never really heard anyone voice out loud their doubts and questions like Phos does, they’re able to keep their own thought at bay by not outing them, silencing them in a “it’s not real if i don’t say it” way, so when someone says those thoughts out loud, they remain speechless for a second and try to “silence” her thoughts too by pretending to miss the point.

I remember a scene from a movie where a mother refused to admit to herself that her son was a drug addicted, and when he went out to buy a dose, someone pointed it out to her saying something along the lines of “you know he’s going to his dealer again, don’t you?” to which she just replied “…..i guess it’ll be just you and I at dinner tonight uh?”

It’s just a form of denial”

“Whether this is a directive from above is not clear,’’ he said. “But for C.D.C. or any agency to be censored or passively made to feel they have to self-censor to avoid retribution — that’s dangerous and not acceptable. The purpose of science is to search for truth, and when science is censored the truth is censored.”

>The purpose of science is to search for truth, and when science is censored the truth is censored.

I’m glad you feel this way, now let’s talk about statistics and race.”

“”Black not a nigger” is a nice appealing slogan. But when you really break down the meaning, it’s just a way to justify hate against blacks, without the wiser intruding.”

“It’s not hate against blacks, it’s hate against barely human creatures who are more dangerous than any animals living within our society”

“And the term for these “barely human creatures”, just happens to only apply to blacks.”

“Show me people from other races acting like niggers and I’ll call them niggers for you”

2017 Nov 23 ~ Dec 05

“The reason to kill tank-mages and ICS is that a single, dominant strategy actually takes away choice from a game because all other options are provably sub-optimal. The sweet spot for game design is when a specific decision is right in some circumstances but not in others, with a wide grey area between the two extremes. Games lose their dynamic quality once a strategy emerges that dominates under all conditions.”

“Someone took a video I posted on here and uploaded it to YouTube, I guess trying to get me fired. In it I talk about how women shouldn’t have jobs.

So I emailed a woman about renting her basement and she got back that she had watched my YouTube video… and wanted me to come still.

I just talked to her, she said she likes me and could tell from my video that I’m very philosophical and smart!

She is Eastern European so probably more traditional and she teaches philosophy at some adult school.


“Pakman brings up how there are no race genes, and this is a really pubby talking point.

The way it actually works is with variation at gene locations. “Allele” refers to the variant loci, and all humans have the same gene location. It’s just that at each location, you have different variance of a gene. And populations differ in allele frequencies, or, gene variant frequencies, at these locations. But they all have the same locations. All the genes do the same things, just differently depending on this or that S&P being different.

For some perspective, we can compare the male-female genetic differences to the race genetic differences.

You can treat male-female genetic differences as just an allele frequency difference. It’s just a difference of 100% at a very small number of locations. While the allele frequency differences between the races aren’t typological like the gender differences, i.e. you don’t have “race genes”, they’re spread out over many more genes.

If we assume that every single gene on the Y chromosome differs from the analog genes it deactivates on the X chromosome, the FST distance between male and females would be 0.021.

Which is just slightly more than 1/8 of the difference between Europeans and Africans in terms of magnitude (0.166).

So you have gender genes, but you don’t have race genes… but so what? The total magnitude of the allele frequency differences between the races completely dwarfs gender differences.

“Rising IQ scores over time is about as meaningful as rising heights over time. We know that IQ is about 80% heritable within the US, and height is also about 80% heritable in the US and in Western countries. Heights are greater they were in the past, therefore what?

Therefore the height gap between men and women is totally down to environment? Because women today are taller than men were in 2000BC?

It’s the same form of argument you get from the Rising IQs.”

“An allegory I like to use is cakes. A cake has its ingredients, but also the mixing and baking process. So is the cake a result of its ingredients or is it a result of baking and mixing process? That’s a stupid question. It’s both. You can’t disentangle the two as the cause of the characteristics of the cake.

But what you can do is compare two different cakes.

You can say these cakes have the same ingredients, but one was baked longer, that’s why it’s different. That’s why it’s harder or softer or whatever trait you’re measuring. Or you can say these cakes were baked identically, but they have different ingredients, that’s why they’re different in these ways.

Similarly, when comparing either two individual cows or two groups of cows, you can, in principle, infer if the differences between them are a result of environmental differences, genetic differences, or most of the time, a mixture of both.

But it doesn’t make any sense to say “the weight of the cow is 50% genetic 50% environmental.”

So when Pakman talks about IQ tied to genetics, like, no buddy, you need to sit down, you really, literally, don’t know what you’re talking about. That statement is not even wrong. It’s like saying the color of three is unicorn.”

“If I tell you Bob is a “murderer”, well you know what that is. Obviously you’re going to want to know evidence and who he killed, but I don’t have to define the charge in the first instance.

If I tell you Bob is a “piece of shit”, then I have to define the charge. I have to say why he is a piece of shit.

“Racist” works the same way.”

“Whatever asswipe ghost wrote this shit knew that the vast majority of readers wouldnt care much about facts, logic or consistency very much.”

“this is what america does. it uses unprecedented and unsustainable prosperity to import illegals to slaughter animals and fry their meat so that we can stuff it down niggers’ throats until they’re too fat to walk

it literally trains people in the cutting edge of math, science, finance and management to erect offshore platforms to suck up the carbonized remains of extinct species in order to provide the necessary fuel for the spic-nig cycle

i guess i never really grasped the goal of civilization before. why did newton discover calculus? what are maxwell’s equations for? why did mendeleev deduce the periodic properties of elements? the answer to these and to all questions is: to stuff nigs with fried meat until they become crippled from overeating, then to provide them with heroic medical care until they gracelessly expire.”

“We do not and will not block, throttle, or discriminate against lawful content. We will continue to make sure that our policies are clear and transparent for consumers, and we will not change our commitment to these principles.”

“We never will, but it’s very important that we be able to. But we won’t. So let us do it. Because we won’t do it. Which is why we’re spending so much money to make sure we can. But we won’t. But let us.”

“Ok Hitler”

“Yeah I still prefer having a law preventing you from changing those policies when they’re no longer convenient.”

“I trust Comcast less than Hitler.”

“>Arthuria is based off a blonde foreign student at university that Takeuchi had a crush on in university that he never had the balls to ask out
>now he makes billions off drawing saberface

“Mass politics ascended toward its peak when firearms combined with industrialized logistics. We may not appreciate now how revolutionary it was to have an army of hundreds of thousands of trained soldiers in the field at once in the Napoleonic Wars for prolonged periods, millions by the mid 19th century, and tens of millions in the 20th century. Mass production, pasteurization, railroads, the telegraph made possible a condition of total war that was new to agrarian peoples.”

“Some suppose a coalition of single women, gays, and impoverished races holds the key to political power in the future because their helplessness makes them dependent and therefore fanatically loyal. Yet once reality inevitably returns, a furious trans-genderist in a dress can shriek at the top of his lungs all he likes only to be sent tumbling into the mud with a saber slash to the face from a smug, mounted noble wearing a powdered wig. A coalition of the weakest is by nature opportunistic and requires the support of the strong to hold power at all. At best, they are tools who are ultimately discarded the moment they cease to be sufficiently useful as a legitimizing priesthood. That moment always comes sooner than ascended undesirables think because a successful religion helps pacify the masses, save the ruler energy, and keeps the army inspired and loyal—a church of obnoxious political commisars inflames and sabotages things instead.

“What happened is that Swedes escalated the definition of rape, so that looking at a woman sideways was rape.

Then they de-escalated the punishment for rape, so that it was similar to letting your dog poop on the pavement.

And then they imported a million or so brown Mohammedans.

And when anyone noticed that a million old style knife to the throat rapes of white women by brown Mohammedans were happening, old fashioned actual rape type rapes, the criminal noticer got severely punished, hate speech being treated far more severely than mere rape. And if police attempted to arrest the brown guy with the knife: “Racism! Islamophobia! Police Brutality” Cars would be set on fire, and police would ticket the scorched ruins of the car for being illegally parked.

So police decided it was a lot more urgent to ticket people walking their dogs, and rapes by brown men got left on the back burner.

Swedish males are a little bit unhappy about this but, after all “We are not your women”, so they are not all that disturbed.

And what is the reaction of Swedish women? It is “bring in more refugees! We are not your women!”

Female resistance to rape is a shit test. It is not that they don’t want to be raped, it is that they don’t want to be raped by insufficiently powerful males. I say again: Female resistance to rape is a shit test. It is not that they don’t want to be raped, it is that they don’t want to be raped by insufficiently powerful males.

There is no college rape crisis, because if there were, female enrollment would be much higher.

Also, there is no college rape crisis, because the Obama Department of education subjected colleges to extreme and extraordinary pressure to identify and punish heterosexual white male college student rapists, and the colleges subjected coeds to extreme and extraordinary pressure to say that they had been raped, and despite all this storm and drama, the poster boy white male college frat rapist that they managed to turn up was glass rapist Haven Monahan, indicating that the number of affluent white frat boy rapists, the rapists that Obama was twisting the arms of university admins to find, is indistinguishable from zero, that every single rape accusation made against such men is false, for if one of the accusations was plausibly true, he would be the poster boy instead of Haven Monahan. Such a ridiculously low rate of rape indicates that our college boys are disturbingly emasculated, hence the female rage directed against them, and conspicuously not directed at groups that have a very high rate of actual no kidding rape type rape.”

“Which way do you want to go on this? Do you want to try to rehabilitate the central demon because you care so much about a central European regime from 72 years ago, or do you want to do that which advances white nationalism?

Lets say that it’s all bullshit. Say the holocaust is a Soviet fairy tale, the general plan has no supporting documentation and is literally just nuremberg testimony, that I left out a ton of context re: Arab and Japanese allies against the British, that Hitler actually loved Britain and tried to end the war at many points.

Obviously these are just hypothetical things, the Holocaust DEFINITELY HAPPENED because it’s illegal in several countries and against youtube’s TOS to question it. That means IT’S TRUE and Google is a great company. And certainly the general plan WAS PROVEN at a trial where evil nazis weren’t allowed to sully justice by having the ability to question any documentation or testimony.

To understand my videos where I say things about Nazis, viewer, please, you have to be able to read the stitches on a fastball. And you just gotta know what’s real and what I’m saying because I have to – what happened vs.

I’ll just say this happened: Hitler was not a white nationalist, and the conflation of Hitler with normal thinking is what caused normal thinking to be pathologized and is causing us to lose our civilizations, and it was in fact white nationalists who defeated Hitler. Hitlers views on the slavs were also very offensive, whatever the reality of atrocities and the general plan, and have no place in a pan-European white nationalist movement. But most important of all, there’s so much more to be gained by pointing out the white nationalist views of those who fought against Nazis.

On the other hand, the holocaust and the general plan are THINGS THAT DEFINITELY HAPPENED and things I will continue to say DEFINITELY HAPPENED because denying it being against youtube’s TOS makes it true.

But what it really comes down to is – do you want to win or do you want to be pro-Hitler? You cannot do both.

Our enemies have fanatics and I have philosophers.

“You’re correct in saying that modern White Nationalism has little to do with Hitler’s ideas, but that’s not the point. Hitler needs to be de-villified because Hitler-as-demon is their most powerful rhetorical weapon. You can’t let your enemies keep their most powerful weapon, you have to counter them somehow.

It’s not just a question of winning, it’s simply a matter of truth. If we let them lie about Hitler, we’re ceding ground to them and giving them permission to lie about other things as well.”

“It’s never going to work. Hitler and white nationalism are linked in the zeitgeist. It is far easier to convince someone that everything about WW2 is a lie than that Hitler was wrong on everything but one thing.

It’s just not how people are wired. They need something equally emotional to provide counterweight or they need to channel their emotions elsewhere.

You definitely can’t make them emotionally motivated in favor of ethnonationalism while at the same time they are emotionally demotivated by a luring conflation with Nazism in the public eye. You need to resolve this internal conflict for them and you are not.

No one can be passionately be for and against something, it’s just too mentally straining.

That’s how the general public works. It’s cute how you think lying about the Nazis will in any way help you, Faulk.”

“Overturning net neutrality is basically “The Millenial Tax””

“Its magic, because it gets rid of all of these complexities and backstories that simple minds can’t handle, and focuses just on snapshots and simple statements.”

“Next time some conservative (i.e. liberal democrat) tries to claim Communism and NS are the same, just point out that it was his side who teamed up with Communism against NS.”

“I wouldn’t stress about it too much. Focus on making money first, and then when you have enough of it, you can put that into an LLC if you think that’s the right move. You only have to worry about how it’s filed when it’s filed.”

“The fact that backlash is hitting is a sign of growth”

“I have the servers, resources, and knowlege. Time is the biggest enemy.”

“For the steam version, did you have to change sexually explicit text, or just censor images/visuals?”

“I only had to censor actual penetration.
Which, by penetration, they meant two models clipping into each other.. lol.”

So Steam didn’t care about text?”

“Nah, nor content. I had a full on blackmail scene, and they were totally cool with it. A lot of people speculated that was the reason the game got pulled, but they only cared about depicting sex.”

“Let’s be real here.
Most of us on this discord would kill to get insulted by Rock Paper Shotgun
That sounds like an excellent way of making money”

“Basically SFW = 1% chance of success but it’ll be huge, 99% chance you never make more than a few hundred bucks for years of work

NSFW you’ll never become a success like Undertale or Counterstrike but you’ll definitely have decent success if your game is remotely decent and if it’s really good you’ll have really good success”

“Obviously Sparta was in the right. Just make a movie with a Spartan bias already. Athenian democracy-fetishizing gaylords declare war on fashy Sparta bros. What more is there to know?”

“”Old” in German is “alt”. I doubt this was a coincidence when the term ‘alt-right’ was coined.”

“He tells me to only refer to him and his Nazi friends as ‘The Traditionalist Worker Party,’ and I agree to do that.”

Huh? Then why did he in that very sentence violate that agreement?”

“How NOT to apologize: “We regret the degree to which the piece offended so many readers.” Instead try, “We regret the way in which we wrote this article, which was tone deaf and poorly considered.””

“why do people still play Pokemon”

“force of habit
i dont expect new games to be any good but i enjoy talking with /vp/ about them”

“Easy to make a fish soup out of aquarium, but difficult to make an aquarium from the fish soup.”

“Why do games offer a “remove blood” option but not a “remove homosexual content” option?”

>We’ve removed this chart because people are using it to spread a false narrative of the Destiny 2 player population. Daily Unique users is a misleading statistics to use as basis for the active population of the game, any game in that matter. Not everyone plays video games 24/7, besides maybe at launch. We hoped our article would’ve cleared this up a bit but it seems it hasn’t. To halt people from making false narratives based on the numbers we provide we decided to stop showing them in this chart.

It’s totally dead”

“Each of those may be desirable, but when placed together as an equation it is revealed to be nothing but outward branding, and the consequence is that even if you get all three you will still be unsatisfied.”

“Amazingly on purpose, in the cacophony of economic debates, it’s no longer acceptable to talk money. You can talk about unemployment vs. employment, class, titles, debt, growth, seats at table– but not money, unless they are actors or sports stars. If I told you Katniss was making $10M or $90M you wouldn’t know the difference, but try to get $1/hr more from your manager and you find out what a dollar is worth. “I’d like to see you take on more initiative,” says your manager, “then maybe we can come up with some solutions that are right for both of us.””

“Anything both Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos support is a government grift disguised as market dynamics.”

“The western-Japanese cultural dynamic is interesting. A lot of people of all races who are stuck in a raceless society end up liking the intactness of Japanese culture and a lot of that coming through anime etc. A lot of the time, if a black dude likes anime, he’s probably decent. Only a decent person can understand Japanese culture it seems. But on the flipside, Japanese references to European culture is almost always at the latest the mobster era or WW2. Tons of Victorian, German, Medieval, Italian. European culture basically died in the mid 1900s and you can see it here. There’s nothing interesting about Europeans after 1950 or so other than the rise of consumer appliances and brightly lit supermarkets. Hitler’s Germany was the last of it.”

“When the slave auctioneer asked in what he was proficient, he replied, “In ruling people.””

“She got invited to a rich guy’s pool party a few months ago and died the night after from immediate “health failure” and the case was closed right there.

Foul play is most likely suspected but what are you gonna do against rich chinese billionaires?”

“golddigger gets rekt
alternatively: don’t fly too close to the sun
alternatively again: this is how you know there’s something else up when some powerful rich guy is brought down by the media “for the public good””

“Throne because a stationary bandit is better than a mobile bandit; Altar because we have to shut down open entry into the state religion: Harvard needs an Archbishop and a Grand Inquisitor to stop America’s officially unofficial state religion from holiness spiraling out of control into ever greater holiness.”

“Instead of governors failing to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, low level bureacrats are failing to give approvals of immediate and pressing importance, and senior bureaucrats are utterly neglecting to attend to them.

This is the crisis of socialism. In Venezuela socialism takes the form of rationing and price and wage control, here it takes the form of Human Resources and Accounting, which are tentacles of the state inserted into every corporation, and the mere owners of the business are powerless before them, because they armed with laws that no one can comply with, that everyone is guilty of breaking, as fathers and husbands are castrated by family law that defines being a husband and a father as domestic abuse. Thus those that provide the capital have no power, those responsible for making payroll have no power, those that are responsible for closing deals with customers have no power, those responsible for delivering product to customers have no power, because all of them are criminals before the power of human resources and accounting, just as all fathers and husbands are guilty of domestic abuse.”

“Charles the first lost his head, but George the Fourth lost his stature of a man, which was more devastating to the power of Kings. If he could not control his women, obviously could not control anyone.”

“This is the crisis of socialism, explained in “I pencil”, which makes the point that no one actually knows how to make a pencil, hence socialist production of pencils will fail.

In order to manage complexity, you need walls, so that one man can make decisions without having his decisions fucked up by another man’s decisions. Hence, private property and local authority, the authority of the father, the authority the business owner, the authority of the CEO. And, not so long ago, the authority of the local aristocrat, who tended to be a high officer in the local militia, a major employer and landowner, and related by blood or marriage to most of the other high officers in the local militia.

Ideally all the consequences of a decision should be contained within those walls. Of course they never are, but if you try to manage all the externalities, things very quickly slide of control. Every attempt to manage the externalities has unexpected consequences, and attempts to deal with the unexpected consequences have additional unexpected consequences, because trying to control matters that have externalities connects everything to everything else, resulting in a tangle beyond human comprehension.”

“Power needs to be transferred back to patriarchs, even if some patriarchs abuse the power horrifyingly, for the family court and the ever growing collection of family services are doing a job that is increasingly horrifying in its evil and incompetence. And even if they were doing a fine job, their predecessors screwed King George and will screw whoever is nominally in power, with the result that we get ruled by mobile bandits rather than a stationary bandit.”

“We have a saying in the software business: “Adding more people to a late project makes it later””

“The state must be one, but society must be many. You need many independent actors to operate the economy, but the state must be one actor, and must restrict itself to things where only one actor can operate.

“Just remember, when your normie friend laughs at you for paying for waifus, they are nearly 100% betting hundreds of dollars on fantasy football they have a zero chance of winning and fifa contracts”

“what about playing an older version of the game without the jew player contracts”

“playing odler verstions of the game
fantasy football/basket ball
makes fgo gacha
look downright forgiving
So, you pay 100-1000 dollars
to be allowed the privillage
of betting money
against people who are literally using chinese super computers
you have absolutely no chance of winning EVER
but the tumfuckery
doesnt end there
you need to agree to play
and bet
on a minimum number of games”

“sports are the de facto entertainment and distraction of the masses
the goverment here PAYS to keep football channel available to everyone
Nigga the organizations can do whatever they want
You give someone so much power, you cant take it out easy”

“He kept saying unapproved things, so the Times was sent in to investigate and raise awareness. He is now in the process of being un-personed.”

“When the head of the World Bank says something should be outlawed that is 1000 percent proof positive that it will benefit the masses and not the most powerful people in the world”

“How do you lose a graduation
Did you check your other pair of pants”

“Wow, women confronting political opponents with police protection and male allies. So brave.”

“>Kiritsugu treated Saber how she treated Mordred

“Hahaha oh wow, it’s true. She got so upset about the whole thing, too. And that’s not even going into how Kiritsugu was acting like SABER did during her reign – a kind-hearted person putting on the persona of a cold, distant machine.

Saber getting mad over Kerrytugu is the height of hypocrisy.”

“What was his name again?”

“Brendan “gamers dont understand how hard it is to optimizing a battle royal game, except that EPIC did it on the same exact engine 2-3 months later for fortnite and its completely free” Greene”

“i always had the thought “do these guys have nothing better to talk about” when watching/reading the news, but only just now am i making the connection that this actually means news is a giant continuous make-work project.”

” Women are excellent vectors for ideas/memes, so we do actually need them. This is a balancing act. It’s easy to bash women but 90% of men in this movement are also less than Chad-like.”

“90% of women are less than stacey-like, men dont need any special permission

and women are bashed because they do shit like Tara is doing.

[…] They have to be completely loyal and willing subjects of a male manager/leader. They have to be completely publicly deferent to the commonly accepted Movement authorities (all male ofc), and they have to say the things that they are told to say. Of course this would involve no personal lashing out at trolls (who any professional knows to just ignore) and certainly no bullshit feminism

These broads either ended up where they are because they are ambitious and good marketers or they ended up where they are because some zog honeypot gave them a soap box, and now we see the outcome – they are trying to legitimize the ZOG feminist narrative not because they are secretly jewish wreckers, but because they are silly, insecure, solipsistic, LITTLE GIRLS, who think their feelings are more important than the struggle

like FUCK every single man who takes the lead and spot light may not be trolled for their GENDER but they get it A LOT HARDER for EVERYTHING ELSE. They are called every name, smeared with every lie, attacked in the street, etc. But you dont see any men saying things like “UMM CAN WE NOT CALL EACH OTHER FABBOTS QUESTIONING MY MASCULINITY IS REALLY HURTFUL AND MAKES ME TOO ANXIOUS TO CONTINUE FIGHITNG ZOG” like fuck can oyu imagine that.

They roll with the punches and any man who would run off because he couldnt take the heat is not a man we want leading us, we want the strongest and toughest, we want the most committed and reliable, that these women think their FEELINGS take priority over ANYTHING is proof that they particularly are unfit for anything.”

“>2005 – Comcast was denying access to p2p services without notifying customers.

>2007-2009 – AT&T was having Skype and other VOIPs blocked because they didn’t like there was competition for their cellphones.

>2011 – MetroPCS tried to block all streaming except youtube.

>2011-2013, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon were blocking access to Google Wallet because it competed with their bullshit.

>2012, Verizon was demanding google block tethering apps on android because it let owners avoid their $20 tethering fee. This was despite guaranteeing they wouldn’t do that as part of a winning bid on an airwaves auction.

>2012, AT&T – tried to block access to FaceTime unless customers paid more money.

>2013, Verizon literally stated that the only thing stopping them from favoring some content providers over other providers were the net neutrality rules in place.

>2017, Verizon caught throttling customer data in direct violation of FCC Net Neutrality rules”

Verizon wireless customers have noticed their video streaming being throttled when testing their speeds on Netflix and YouTube. The telecom giant later confirmed that video streaming speeds were being temporarily capped.

>were being temporarily capped.

just coincidentally, all testing of claims can only happen temporarily.”

“”Markets are great because they’re decentralized.”

“Globalization is great because production of goods is centralized to places where labor and materials are cheapest.””

“The janitor owns a house in a declining area and can’t sell it. The janitor’s child graduates from high school in a couple years. The janitor’s parents require extra care. Econ 101 said labor was mobile – but, in real life, not so much.”

“It’s a sad fact, but most of what we do in technology is destructive. Very few of us make new things under the sun. Most of us make business processes cheaper. There’s nothing wrong with that; we might think, naively, that the value we create would be invested into research and development. That’s not what happens. Businessmen lay people off to pay their own bonuses. We’re the ones who make that possible. Society gets worse with each iteration, and it’s our fault.

Then, is it a surprise that we fail to arouse public sympathy when we can’t afford houses in the Bay Area? Or when we suffer age discrimination at 30?”


2017 Nov 16 ~ 22

“>Believe that cops get away with unjustified use of force against Blacks
>Whine until cops are forced to wear body cameras
>Body cameras prove that cops are justified
>Whine that body cameras are racist

“Well, the USA oil embargo against Japan was justified because Japan was attacking China in a bloody war!”

Let’s ignore the minor invasions that took place in Europe (the fights between Poland, Hungary, Romania, etc).

The USSR invaded, occupied, and annexed land from Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, and Poland.

The United Kingdom and the USSR both jointly invaded and occupied Persia.
All this before America’s entry into war, and before Pearl Harbor. Where was the USA’s embargo? Their condemnation of these actions? Did it impact arms shipments to belligerents?

The ONLY excuse for the oil embargo that is consistent is geopolitics and empire. And if that is the reasoning than it is hard to morally condemn the Pearl Harbor attack.
Furthermore this moves nicely into the follow up point: the geopolitics of the USA were aligned with those of the USSR. Despite overwhelming majorities of people being against communism, and against the soviet union, the government of the USA, and the UK, did all they could to help it.

The only way to answer this without naming jews is to again say “geopolitics”. But even this runs into some nonsense. Why was is that the “geopolitics” or “strategy” of such a diverse set of world powers was totally fixated on the destruction of Germany?

That the above simple exercise of logic and consistency checks completely collapses the post ’45 narrative that has been espoused, analyzed, and explained in thousands of words, books, media, and reports goes to show just how fragile the moral system is, and just how much effort is needed to keep the whole thing going.”

“>discussion about Trump
>someone brings up Hillarys crimes and Bills sexual assault stories
>discussion about al Franken

“It’s a staple of the right to speculate about why intellectuals hate capitalism. Reagan had a lot of quips about it. As usual, the right was good at cracking jokes, but it just never understood the problem. Which is why it lost, and keeps losing, and now we have gaymarriage and black transexuals running for office.”

“A state, like any organization, but even more so, wants to get things done. It wants to grow, expand its power and influence. And so feudalism led to absolutism. And absolutism led to liberalism. Liberal states were strong, had armies of bureaucrats and tax revenues that feudal states could only dream of. But while they were effective, they were a mess. Feudalism is good at generating loyalty. Liberalism is awful at that. And loyalty is very important. The fundamental problem of politics is the distinction between friend and foe, said Schmitt. A friend is someone who is loyal.”

“Intellectuals are always the reserve army of the bureaucracy. They want the government to get things done.”

“There is no social value on acknowledging truth: everybody can see that. The signaling value is in lies. In the unnatural. As Moldbug put it:

“in many ways nonsense is a more effective organizing tool than the truth. Anyone can believe in the truth. To believe in nonsense is an unforgeable demonstration of loyalty. It serves as a political uniform. And if you have a uniform, you have an army.”

Or as the Chinese put it, point deer, make horse.

“There are other modules in the brain; one allows you to see, another to hear, another to recognize faces, another to find your way home, another to make accurate predictions about reality. All of those are useful, which is why we evolved them in the first place. Brain tissue is expensive. But the SP optimization module likely has higher priority. It is nice to see; but blind people can make a living. It’s important to recognize faces; but face blind people can make a living. Being unable to appraise one’s status and try to improve, however, leads to likely social death, and human groups being what they are, social death leads with almost complete certainty to bullying, scapegoating, and eventual death. In the best of cases you are ostracized and sent to starve or be eaten by wild animals in the forest.

It thus shouldn’t surprise us that something as completely absurd as Progressivism is the law of the land in most of the world today, even though it denies obvious reality. It is not the case that most people know that progressive points are all bogus, but obey because of fear or cowardice. No, an average human brain has much more neurons being used to scan the social climate and see how SP are allotted, than neurons being used to analyze patterns in reality to ascertain the truth. Surely your brain does care a great deal about truth in some very narrow areas of concern to you. Remember Conquest’s first law: Everybody is Conservative about what he knows best. You have to know the truth about what you do, if you are to do it effectively.

But you don’t really care about truth anywhere else. And why would you? It takes time and effort you can’t really spare, and it’s not really necessary. As long as you have some area of specialization where you can make a living, all the rest you must do to achieve survival and reproduction is to raise your SP so you don’t get killed and your guts sacrificed to the mountain spirits.”

“You can’t blame people for being logically inconsistent; because they can’t possibly know anything about all these issues. Few have any experience or knowledge about evolution and human races, or about the history of black people to make an informed judgment on HBD. Few have time to learn about sex differences, and stuff like the climate is as close to unknowable as there is. Opinions about anything but a very narrow area of expertise are always output of your SP module, not any judgment of fact.

“I think it’s brilliant of the Singapore government to deal with agitators not by imprisoning them, but by suing them for money. Prison gets you Cathedral attention and a cool heroic past as a brave fighter against injustice. Being in debt only makes you poor and forces you to ask others for money, which is completely uncool.”

“Say SP are like a gas. Society is an air-tight bag. Once you open a small hole in the bag, the SP start leaking away.

You can’t turn off consumer demand. Gimmedats are a constant. They must be. Once there is a leak in the pool of SP, everybody is going to run automatically to grab some for themselves. That’s the obviously fit strategy.

Now of course operationally is easier to get support to equalize status than it is to argue for more status for someone else. If you want to take status form group A; everybody outside group A is going to agree. But if you want to increase status for group B to the expense for everyone else; well then you gotta change tactics. The way it usually works is you divide non-B into group C and group D; and tell group C that by supporting higher status for group B, group C will have greater status than group D for their efforts. Group D being evil rednecks, racists, bigots etc.

In your example, if group C (liberals, women) fail to comply with supporting greater status for group B (Muslims), they are threatened with demotion into group D (racist men). Supporting group B may not give group C more status; but it maximizes SP because the alternative scenario is a huge loss of SP by being demoted to group D. And so I for one welcome our new alien overlords.”

“* Left must fight for SP more aggressively because theirs is built on tenuous social consensus… Subjective value of art and odd lifestyle choices.. Tendency to construct and defend social bubbles with censorship and exclusion for the same reason.

* Right points to tangible things like family, bank account, muscles and heritage as proof of SP. These do not require social consensus, and are only weakly attacked by the extreme left as being bad things.”

“Socialism is Christianity after industrial productivity means you can actually deliver on your promises.”

“boycotting does absolutely nothing – the whole point of these microtransactions is that a few individuals provide massive profits. A few people who weren’t gonna buy microtransactions anyway not getting the game really doesn’t hit their bottom line.

Probably the easiest avenue to take to advocate regulation is the similarity to gambling and the potential for addiction. The ESRB is a self-regulation body and will never enforce something like loot boxes increasing a game’s rating.

In terms of actual policy you could either restrict the sale of games with loot box systems or slap massive taxes and fines on said systems.”

>government intervention
Quit being cucks. Just dont buy the fucking games and keep giving them shitty reviews and shameing microtransactions and you’ll meme them towards a different path.”

“If you were being stabbed would you consider a police officer pulling your attacker off of you cuckolding? And yes, I know that being so redpilled you always carry a loaded AR-15 (which is only considered dangerous because it looks scary!), but for our hypothetical you were snuck up on.”

“>libertarian babby calling anyone a cuck”

“Any capitalist would say that the market would dictate if these practices are acceptable or not.”

“Capitalism isn’t involved because of IP law. Remove all IP laws and loot boxes and every other disgusting practice will be gone.

The scope of IP laws could not be imagined by people of the past, the idea that a big company can shutdown competition because an icon design was similar to one they had patented is insanity, rockstar/blizzard shutting down private servers because they compete with their horrible money making schemes is the the problem.

‘digital goods’ = magic combinations of ones and zeroes that you don’t own but are expected to pay for. Removing IP laws fixes so many problems with all media .

You say capitalism, but this is law protecting giant companies from capitalism. Rockstar for example claims a monopoly on GTA5, despite all their money coming from selling the game, they then turn around and say, ‘look goy, you don’t own anything, you can’t play on your own server and bypass our shitty server, my friend in government has seen to that’

They sell things that don’t exist as physical goods then tell you you didn’t buy that game, you don’t own it, read the small print you paid for nothing.

The best we can hope for is that these companies just break off from actual gaming and just do console/casual/phone shit and then people who actually care about games will be left to their hobby again. but this is /v/ where adults buy consoles and argue over branding and cartoon animals, it isn’t about games.”

>Another thread where /v/ wants games to be cheap as fuck because they are too poor to support their hobby

When are people going to understand games are way more expensive to make than any other time in the fucking history of videogames, games can’t be $60 anymore when they do 4k textures that takes a lot of resources and money.

Fucking underaged and manchildren.”

>When are people going to understand games are way more expensive to make than any other time in the fucking history of videogames

Ah yes hearthstone is so expensive and demanding on even the strongest hardware
And bethesdas copy pasted engine on every game since fallout 3
And oh man call of duty, don’t get me started on how they’ve been recylcing the same engine/recycling assests and shit since cod 3
Most companies spend a lot of money on those cartoony graphics am I right?

Games costs the same as they always did, inflation makes it seem more expensive though. Most game costs are sunk into marketing. Your whole argument is a product of marketers and they got you hook line and sinker.”

“If you don’t like loot crate then don’t buy them.

What’s the problem?”

“>If you don’t like internet companies just stop using the internet.”

“>If you don’t like capitalism just stop living”

“Because for every one of us who don’t buy them, 2 more do. I seriously wonder why some of you think this kind of fucking mentality would work.”

“”Don’t like it don’t buy it” is just shorthand for “shut up and stop complaining”. You don’t actually give a shit if people actually buy them. You just want to shut down people who don’t buy them with “then why are you complaining???” like a fucking tool”

“So Disney are the good guys? Huh.”

“Don’t think they’re wonderful people or anything. Disney is just as crazy about money and owning people as EA. It’s just that they actually care about looking nice and friendly to everyone where as EA just laughs every time someone calls them evil. My guess is that Disney is worried about the whole “Starwars is promoting gambling to kids” thing.”

“Nah, disney’s just a much bigger monster who’s goals currently happen to align with ours.

Disney’s like a an enormous elder god, and EA made a $7 billion offering in return for the power of Star Wars it accepted.
Now, normally this dark god doesn’t care about the affairs of petty gaming mortals but one day it wakes up and finds that the cultist it patroned has stirred up some shit by overtaxing our villages and now there’s a chance a crusade is coming that could fuck up it’s plans for the next few years.

Disney is not pleased.”

“It’s the equivalent to the villain being an overachieving lackey who tries to go into business for themselves only to fly too close to the sun and get their shit slapped back into line when the real boss finds out the shit they’re getting associated with”

“Why is the mouse considered evil, isn’t he everyone childhood memory?”

“Disney has completely ruined copyright law. It used to be that after a while media properties would become fair use for everybody to use, but Disney is the company that wanted to hold on to their assets so much they extended it to effectively as long as they need.

Copyright law means that there is far less competition in entertainment and ultimately huge corporations get a monopoly on every media property you enjoy and squeeze the life and anything interesting from them.”

“Ironically they are also big abusers of expired copyrights.”

“What I see happening down the road is governments will create their own blockchains and ban competing non-government cryptos under criminal penalty. The benefits for government to take this approach will be to totally destroy the black market economy and to allow governments to trace every transaction in the economy. This will result in much greater tax revenue and the end of privacy as we know it, as third parties will be able to trace your every purchase and market to you accordingly.”

“College offers access to reliable high-status social capital in a modern society where any sort of non-adversarial, high-trust social interaction is extremely scarce. For most people entering adult life with even slightly above average IQ, campus is the funnel they must squeeze through to avoid the wasteland of service jobs where they’ll live without prospects surrounded for the rest of their lives by people they cannot really connect with.

“I don’t understand why feminists are mad about this WhatsApp thing. Weren’t they always complaining about how makeup was an oppressive institution of the patriarchy?”

“The axe forgets what the tree remembers.”

“Modern Westerners have the strange disposition of wanting to be cultural relativists across space, but moral absolutists across time.”

“Actually, another suspicion I’ve often had is that much of that massively-promoted total nonsense like transexualism and Gay Marriage is meant to flush out and expose potential troublemakers potentially lurking within ranks of the elite before they can rise high enough to become a serious problem. In support of this hypothesis, the leading purge victims are usually found within the fields of popular culture, entertainment, celebrity, and the media, which constitute a crucial chokepoint in controlling our society. It’s obviously much easier and safer to detect and purge a future Mel Gibson while he’s just a rising young actor than after he’s spent a dozen years as Hollywood’s #1 star.

the reason the King walks down the street naked in his imaginary suit is to draw out and catch those people unwilling to say they see what isn’t there.

In an actual historical example, the Emperor Caligula appointed his favorite horse to the highest official government position in the Roman State. How better to break the spirit of potentially disloyal Senators and military commanders, and determine which of them might have independent thoughts.”

“According to the script Jumaane’s Jewish special ed instructors helped him memorize, the weapon is dangerous because the single fire, hand loaded rifle… can be used for mass shootings.

[…] Logistically, using this for a mass shooting is impossible, so that’s just the easy to digest excuse for Goyim ears. The reason they are afraid of this weapon is what really drives the gun control debate: the prospect of Goyim using their guns to resist the government.”

“Everything in the world is about sex, except for sex, which is about power.”

“But power is mainly just about sex, sooo…”

“Many modern women believe themselves to be “oppressed” by the patriarchy. They would be wise to read Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey to be reminded of the fate of princess Iphigenia, King Agamemnon’s daughter. She was ritually sacrificed by the king before the Trojan war. Why was she sacrificed? As a reminder that many Mycenaean sons would give their lives for the cause of defeating Troy. The king demonstrated his commitment to the parents of those sons by sacrificing his own daughter. Today women have the luxury of men protecting them without such a “burden” as sacrificing their own lives.”

>See Elon Musk’s Game Recommendations
>Tesla and tech mogul loves ‘Overwatch just like the rest of us

>>just like the rest of us

every once in a while, they tip their hand.

after i learned that it’s actually standard procedure for MBA types and bigger big shots to write their own recommendation letters, i just assume stories about people are just stories until i decide otherwise.”

“Yeah he was like “you need physics to make the perfect cut”
I need good anatomy lessons and a good set of eyes

I will hold on to this story forever, back when i was in my first semester taking the dubious “college algebra” my professor told a story about how he came from a redneck family so him being a college professor made him the black sheep

His brother was a plumber and i forgot the minor details but basically he was teaching his brother how to cut pipes with perfect accuracy using math while his brother was just like “yeah i just pick up a ruler man””

“You could do anything on 2007-2012 twitter. I showed ppl how to cook crack in da microwave and nothin happened. Now I can’t even call a fat bitch fat”

“To the average soldier, the military is just a paycheck and that’s true for the United States as well where all the effusive praise and near-worship just papers over the fact that it’s a government jobs and training program for millions of Americans who would otherwise be barely employable with their high school diplomas. The military is welfare for the working class.

Just as no one in Lebanon wants to charge territorial border tax anymore, the different ethnic groups in the military can all agree to sit on the easy paycheck even once bullets are flying and simply revolt or desert if someone tries to actually send them into battle.

Those soldiers who want to actually fight leave the military and join their group’s militia.

We can look at the Mexican military as a supporting example. They go through the motions of following their orders for the most part but they have little appetite for challenging the power of emergent narco-states anymore than they need to.”

“If the middle class are the ones who make revolutions, It would follow that a strong middle class would be the biggest threat to existing elites. It appears they want a societal structure similar to what many Latin American countries have.”

“The policies of white nationalism are not a bad deal, but the politics are. Most white people are well off and don’t directly suffer any bad consequences from the browning of the nation. Whites don’t compete with the browns, they compete with other whites (and jews & asians), and they can use the browns to virtue signal their generosity without giving an advantage to their competitors. White nationalists are for the most part whites who are so dysfunctional that they have to compete with browns, and are currently useful idiots at best.

In short, saying that you are competing with browns is stating boldly that you are powerless and incompetent, it’s a losing proposition.”

“If you have women in your organization, they need to stick to making coffee and such. The smarter ones can do a decent job at database organization and some kinds of database programming, and there are plenty of good female content creators, though the top ones are always male. But women are maladapted to large group dynamics. […] Now someone is going to say NAWALT (not all women are like that). But if you have any group of substantial size, the rare exceptions, supposing the rare exceptions exist (and the lack of credible poster girls suggest that they do not exist) are too rare to have much effect on the overall group dynamics. And a group of women, or a group containing any significant number of women, cannot keep its eye on the group goals.”

“there’s several games i’ve played which i would’ve gladly paid over 80 for in retrospect, but would’ve at least needed a decent length demo for beforehand to be sure.

but they’ve burned that bridge repeatedly with fake E3 trailers, so now we have DLC and microtransactions instead.”

“In “Screen Schooled,” Clement and Miles make the case that wealthy Silicon Valley parents seem to grasp the addictive powers of smartphones, tablets, and computers more than the general public does — despite the fact that these parents often make a living by creating and investing in that technology.

“It’s interesting to think that in a modern public school, where kids are being required to use electronic devices like iPads,” the authors wrote, “Steve Jobs’s kids would be some of the only kids opted out.””

“Holy fuck I totally believe this. Anyone who watches this soft talking little creep and doesn’t think there’s something up is delusional”

“Jobs that no longer exist?
I didn’t know there was a job market for feminist dance therapy or whichever other worthless arts degree they’ve most likely obtained.”

“The jobs they exported to India, Mexico, and China.”

“So manufacturing? It makes sense. With all the taxes millennials voted for to pay for their social services, it doesn’t surprise me that companies are going to cheaper options for labor.”

>millenials voted for taxes that were implemented by boomers

Yes, that totally happened”

“The Khmer Rouge started out as a bunch of very smart western educated intellectuals. Who proceeded to torture each other to death. They wound up with cadre that could not read numbers. Observe the obvious collapse in intelligence and competence among our elite. You could not trust the scientists building to ITER to build a chicken coop unsupervised. Recollect Obama’s struggles to get the Obamacare website up. Remember the inanity and stupidity that was revealed in the Challenger inquiry, and ITER is a long way downhill from the Challenger.

But we should no more buy in to this doctrine of the innate purity of women, than we should buy in to the allegations of CIA, fascist, and capitalist influence in the Khmer Rouge.

It is great that Harvey Weinstein is getting the shaft, but these women are not victims. They are whores.

“You need to apply the Mike Pence rules in the workplace: If you are with female coworker, leave the door open, because if you close the door, it is like watching television with a large economy size bag of potato crisps beside you.

Sex is pre rational and pre verbal. If you are alone with a pretty woman, no one is going to open the door, and there is a horizontal surface, you will, perhaps unconsciously and unintentionally, emit certain stimuli, and likely she will react to these stimuli with certain other stimuli, quite likely without conscious awareness of doing so, and you will, perhaps unconsciously, react …

And pretty soon you are both horizontal on the floor.

But since she probably did not intend any of that to happen, under the current rules, she gets to call it rape. The mating dance has the form of pursuit and predation, conquest and surrender. So if she subsequently decides she was raped, it is always plausible, at least to her.

Its like having a bag of potato crisps beside you while watching television, except that she gets to claim that the potato chips forced her.”

“The concept of consent requires verbal and verbalizing consciousness. And sex predates verbal and verbalizing consciousness by a very long time. The part of your mind that decides to have sex is far older and more powerful than the part of your mind that is capable of making up a narrative about what you are doing and why.

We can meaningfully apply the concept of consent to marriage, where a woman consents to move from one household and the authority of one male, to another household and another male, but trying to apply it to sex winds up with the absurdity that each thrust needs a legal notary.”

“The rape allegations against Roy Moore are so credible EVEN *republican* leadership has turned on him” – Cenk Uygurs big slamdunk argument in every single video

YEAH oh wow those fucking hypercucks in the mainline GOP who can’t wait to spread their buttcheeks and preemptive fault to Democrats on every single relevant issue and who opposed Moore in the first place have turned (LOL) against him wow its over debate settled”

“profit oriented corporations are refusing to supply Andrew Anglin and numerous youtube content creators right now. But just keep ignoring observable reality in favor of your autistic libertarian fantasy world. If net neutrality is abolished you can bet your fucking ass that ISPs will make a point of refusing service to EVUHL RACIST WHITE SUPREMISTS so they can get public brownie points for being brave culture warriors.

“go find a different provider then lelel and if no other provider wants u to bad huh xdd”

how about you go fuck yourself. YES, I 100% support providers being FORCED to provide content that I agree with. YES, I 100% totally absolutely support threatening you with a gun to the head if you dont want to host Daily Stormer. And if I was in a position to decide I would absolutely pull the trigger on you

Oh and don’t worry, I can already tell you the autistic screeching argument that lolbergtardians will come up with when ISPs start censoring people and this abuse of their power has become blatantly obvious

“REEE NOT TRUE FREE MARKET!! The reason why verizon shut down 4chan is because its a crony capitalist politically connected corporation that uses government regulation and sweetheart deals to raise barriers to entry and create a cartel XDD thats the only reason why they are able to do this!!!11”


“Lmao @ thinking competition exists in leasing public utilities

“Hey guys lets bid on access and then charge an ethical rate”

“even if you dont think that this will lead you to the nightmare scenario why would you take the risk. Like this is a total non issue. Nobody ever thought to himself “you know what really sucks? the fact that my ISP cant selectively charge more for faster internet to the websites i browse imagine how cool it would be if they did that””

“here’s the issue: if government regulations to “prevent” this armageddon are the way it starts to regulate the internet”

“except that this has been the status quo for decades now and it hasn’t led to a slippery slope of government censorship as far as I can see. Like I understand the argument you’re trying to make but it just hasn’t worked out that way in the real world. Governments (at least in the case of the US) are, right now, much less likely to politicize public utilities than corporations

also do you seriously believe even without a precedent of government regulation the government would, if it really wanted to, not still find a way to censor the web to any extent possible?

Like do you really believe if race war were to break out tomorrow the government would say “oh gee I would really like to crank down on these anti-government insurgents but the FCC repealed net neutrality oh damn guess I can’t do anything to control the web”

No, if shit hit the fan they would just hold a gun to the corporations heads anyways and order them to shut anti-government sites down. We live in a totalitarian society. Stop thinking in terms of a society based on rule of law.”

“I enjoy being able to browse any part of the internet at any given period of time without having to pay a premium to do that. It’s funny how libertarians constantly talk about minimising costs but then when they allow corporations to slap on more of them their excuse is “you aren’t entitled to it if you can’t afford the costs.””

“their excuse is “you aren’t entitled to it if you can’t afford the costs.”

That’s backwards. It’s not an excuse. It’s the intended result. 95% of politics, that is to say, not the 4% which prevents a revolution or invasion from happening or the 1% that keeps the water and electricity on, is about signalling, and signalling means “I am better than you”.

As with most things,”You aren’t entitled to it if you can’t afford the costs” or its variations isn’t a value neutral statement. You think they say it like “Oh. Sorry to hear your dog died. That’s rough man.”? Or “Haha fuck you niggaaaa”?”

“Imagine gauging an economic system by wheter or not Andrew Anglin has am easy time making fun of women and non whites online”

“yeah imagine gauging an economic system by wether or not those speaking truth to power are systematically marginalized and shunned

Andrew Anglin has devoted his public name and life to fighting for what is objectively true. That alone makes his liberty 10000x more valuable and morally poignant than the freedom of fucking jew corporations to nickle and dime everybody so they can virtue signal their obedience to the local party line”

“Kill all libertarians
Yeah except that this thinking has been peddled for decades now and it just keeps getting worse
Yeah or we can just ban your fucking kike industry practices and regulate them like we do with all other industries and then shoot you in the head for being a kike fellating piece of shit. That way we can instantly have the change we need instead of arbitrarily waiting for the slight chance that in 10 years the magical hand of the market will finally do something good”

“does somebody have that link to the conspiracy theory that the NSA uses software to randomly/procedurally generate fake faces and portraits of people that dont actually exist”

“Wikipedia has less information, and less useful information, than it used to. This reflects its policy of presenting the official view on everything. Where there is no official view, facts tend to get deleted as unsupported, or not encyclopedic, or some such. Truth and knowledge is supposedly what comes from universities and the mainstream media. If not in the universities or the mainstream media, is supposedly not truth. This leads to particularly bitter contention in political fields like climate science, evolutionary psychology, race, and Darwinism, but causes widespread damage in many non political fields, for example on computer science, since the vast majority of computer science knowledge is not academic.

Contributors are instructed: “Wikipedia is an encyclopedic reference, not an instruction manual, guidebook, or textbook. Wikipedia articles should not read like … instruction manuals. ”

When I look something up related to computer science, it is normally because I am working on a project, and need to know how to do something, so I need something that reads like an instruction manual, guidebook, or textbook. Further, anyone who knows computer science stuff is usually an engineer, so is apt to write like a textbook or instruction manual. The effect and application of the not-a-manual rule is to prohibit contributions from people who actually do stuff, which contributions they intend to share with other people who actually do stuff, in favor of contributions by people who do not do stuff, and are incapable of doing stuff – which is to say, in favor of academic knowledge.”

“They did not pretend to believe in order to become rich and powerful, rather the regulatory apparatus efficiently selected stupid people who sincerely believed stupid things to become rich and powerful. If their beliefs had been feigned and cynical, a lot more of the disappeared money would have stuck to them.”

“Participation in such Red State activities as high school ROTC, 4-H clubs, or the Future Farmers of America was found to reduce very substantially a student’s chances of gaining admission to the competitive private colleges in the NSCE database on an all-other-things-considered basis. The admissions disadvantage was greatest for those in leadership positions in these activities or those winning honors and awards. “Being an officer or winning awards” for such career-oriented activities as junior ROTC, 4-H, or Future Farmers of America, say Espenshade and Radford, “has a significantly negative association with admission outcomes at highly selective institutions.” Excelling in these activities “is associated with 60 or 65 percent lower odds of admission.”

all other things being equal, being an officer in the ROTC is likely to get you excluded from a prestigious university – any fool can see that political correctness counts more than ability or experience – whether in college admissions, or Obama’s picks for the federal reserve, or the post of CEO of HP, people are chosen primarily for their theology not their ability.”

“Laws and regulations nowadays are longer than ever because length is needed to specify how people will be treated unequally. For example, the health care bill of 2010 takes more than 2,700 pages to make sure not just that some states will be treated differently from others because their senators offered key political support, but more importantly to codify bargains between the government and various parts of the health care industry, state governments, and large employers about who would receive what benefits (e.g., public employee unions and auto workers) and who would pass what amounts to indirect taxes onto the general public. The financial regulation bill of 2010, far from setting unequivocal rules for the entire financial industry in few words, spends some 3,000 pages (at this writing) tilting the field exquisitely toward some and away from others. Even more significantly, these and other products of Democratic and Republican administrations and Congresses empower countless boards and commissions arbitrarily to protect some persons and companies, while ruining others. Thus in 2008 the Republican administration first bailed out Bear Stearns, then let Lehman Brothers sink in the ensuing panic, but then rescued Goldman Sachs by infusing cash into its principal debtor, AIG. Then, its Democratic successor used similarly naked discretionary power (and money appropriated for another purpose) to give major stakes in the auto industry to labor unions that support it. Nowadays, the members of our ruling class admit that they do not read the laws. They don’t have to. Because modern laws are primarily grants of discretion, all anybody has to know about them is whom they empower.”

“If someone is important and under pressure to perform (perhaps the board, being composed of major shareholders, wants the CEO to make a profit and will fire him if he does not) he will surround himself with the smartest people he can get – the Google policy. But if he is under no pressure to perform, he will prefer that those lower in status than him are not quite as bright as he is, other wise he is apt to find himself in the uncomfortable position of Mr Mulloy, wherein a low status person explains why he is wrong about something, and he fails to understand the explanation.

Since our ruling elite exclusively works in fields where there is no pressure to perform it naturally finds itself more comfortable inducting new members of the ruling elite that are dumber than the existing members, so that with each generation, our ruling elite gets stupider and stupider.”

“With the abolishing of tribal based societies the average human has been breed by the priest class to serve them and not question things.”

2017 Oct 25 ~ Nov 15

“Live in the country: cheap cost of living, few good jobs.”Live in the country: cheap cost of living, few good jobs.

Live in the city: expensive cost of living, better jobs.

I’d rather be gainfully employed in a small apartment then work at Wal-Mart with a house.”

“”Here I was, a man, owned this business, been coming to work every day like a good old guy for 23 years, and I show up at work that morning – I was in here doing my books from the day before – and the police just f***ed my life,” he said.

Nothing ever came of the case. The single charge levied against Renelli of receiving stolen goods was dismissed after he demonstrated that he had followed proper protocol in purchasing the sole laptop computer he was accused of receiving illegally. That said, despite no official charges and no jury trial, Ranelli has been trying, to no avail, for nearly 7 years now to recover the items the officers took from his business.”

“I was writing out stuff on an axiomatic level trusting readers to understand the implications. I’ve since learned I had it backward. I have to catch someone’s interest with something relevant and maybe then they’ll be interested in the principles I’m reasoning from.”

“[T]he fact is most people just aren’t open to persuasion. Because there’s no reason they should be. Ideas aren’t about logic. Ideas are badges of group membership. They are Schelling points. Ideas aren’t things we hold in our “minds”; ideas are things we say. To others. For a reason. A social reason. A Dunbar reason. If saying the same things that NrX says isn’t going to make you more friends, well you aren’t going to say it. If saying what the Alt-right says isn’t going to make you more friends, well you aren’t going to say it.

[…] Any change is welcome, as long as it doesn’t make people lose status. No change is welcome, no matter how good, if people feel the process involves them losing status, even a little, even just a tiny little slight embarrassment in the short term. These of course means there’s a limit to what one can sell; you can only deviate so much from the status quo if you want people to buy in. But the power of compound interest is vast, if the will is there to keep on pushing.”

“I can easily answer all of your questions. But what would you differently if you knew what would happen if you lose? If that’s what you want to know, I’ll tell you everything. But there’s no way for any of you to confirm if I told you the truth.

Do you still want to know?”

“Literally Jim Sterling tier faggotry

>So I was totally fucking wrong but imagine if I was right IT WOULD BE A HUGE PROBLEM OKAY?!

“Anything that comes from nature cannot be patented. [So] they’re not interested in that. So you translate that into the real world of FDA approval – these drug companies aren’t going to spend twenty million dollars or more testing any substance from nature because they can’t be patented. That, and the FDA says it’s illegal to use unless it’s been tested for efficacy and safety.

You see the Catch-22? Nothing from nature, regardless of how effective it might be, will ever be proven safe or effective, according to the FDA.

Therefore everything from nature will always be condemned by the FDA as “unproven”.”

“How do we know it is a consequence?

The fact that it’s there is a fact. Whether it’s a consequence is an interpretation.”

“Sometimes the truth is right under our own nose. It’s so close we cannot focus on it.

There is no such thing as “the” truth.

Truth is not something you can think of possessing. Truth is search. Truth can only be found by stretching the limits of your horizon, by widening your way of thinking.”

“You sure have it easy, spouting off poetry.”

>Birth control is good for business! Commit to providing birth control coverage.

Yeah if you don’t have any responsibilities or people to support you can devote yourself entirely to the multinational corporation you work for. That’s great for business! And as conservatives, we only care about whatever makes businesses the most money.”

“If you take food, it gets used up, but if you take pictures, they’re here forever.”

“Two stories literally right next to each other:

* Hillary Clinton and DNC paid someone to fabricate a dossier, paid news agencies to cover the fake story with no vetting, and paid internet firms to spread the false rumor, all with the explicit goal of swaying voters.

* RT and Sputnik kicked off Twitter for using legal, up-front channels to promote true stories with vetted sources and multiple agencies reporting because it “may” have swayed voters, although no intent to do so, or evidence it did so, has been established.

In other words, Twitter is banning RT for “maybe” doing what Hillary DEFINITELY did- as if anyone needed any more proof that these guys are running a dog and pony show.”

“The only reason Syrian forces have been successful has been because of the air support they have received from Russia.”

“Yeah well the only reason Isis has been successful is because of their air support from America.”

“I just find it hard to take people seriously who… who use ellipsis in a formal post to make it seem more dramatic…”

“I’m just reminding you that women will rarely tell someone the truth if the truth makes them look like they’re somehow responsible for the hardships they endure. She wants to elicit sympathy from you, not judgment. She will convince herself that she did nothing wrong. “

“DuPont says a 40 mile long smoke cloud from their burning warehouse is harmless. I say we replace their children’s oxygen supply with the harmless smoke and see if they stick by that statement.”

“If you focus on ideas to the exclusion of blood and soil, well, you’re gonna lose your blood, you’re gonna lose your soil, AND you’re going to lose your ideas.

You’re going to get nothing.”

“A lot of parks (national and state) saw huge upswings of attendance during the recession and drained their budgets upgrading to handle the traffic but had their budgets cut at the same time. So lots of parks are currently in huge debt they will never be able to repay on their slimmer budgets. Enter chickenshit gerrymandering politicians who need to make noises about the budget to stay in office and need to ruin as much govt infrastructure as possible so their friends can privatize it.”

“I have no sympathy for my fellow man, fuck everything except the bottom line”

Yeah everyone wants to talk like this and sound like a badass til they’re living in a box under a bridge after having their shit pushed in by insurance companies and (((corporations))). This is just a shitty attitude to have. Ruthlessness is a sign of weakness, not strength.”

“If you’re so unhappy, why not just quit?”
“Is that what you do every time you are unhappy about something?”

“Maybe he will be different from all the soothsayers and storytellers, who just proclaim, “Institutions!”, as if institutions weren’t created by people with genes.

Let’s say you have the white people and the brown people. The white people work hard and farm before winter and store the food, and the brown people just do enough to get by, and then they all starve during the winter.

Now if someone asks, “Why did all the brown people die?”, Coach could say, “It’s because they didn’t store food to survive the winter”.

And this would be a true explanation, but also a stupid explanation. Yes, we know they didn’t store. WHY didn’t they store food? Yes, we know the Arabs and Africans developed totally different institutions. WHY? WHY are they STILL this way? Then you can say “oh they didn’t develop the same institutions as Europeans because of their culture” well golly, where did that culture come from? Are males more violent than females because male culture is more violent?”

“No, but it’s funny, and it gave all the nips more ammo to use and you’d have to be insane not to use free ammunition when you’re already flinging shit at somebody.”

“I don’t think nips know who scathach was before this game”

“Scathach (and Cu) are both incredibly famous here in EU, can’t speak for JP but with how prevalent European mythology is in their media it wouldn’t surprise me if people knew who she was.”

“Dude maybe on your shitty little potatonigger island but I’ve lived in England for years and have spent several months in France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, The Netherlands, and Belgium for work and ive never heard of him except for in fate”

“I’m German, Cu Chulainn’s myths are pretty common knowledge here. It’s not any different from stories about King Arthur, the Edda, or even the fucking Egyptians.

Sure, if you don’t read and don’t watch anything but Hollywood shit and mainstream daytime TV you probably won’t come across too much of it, but it’s there.”

“Here in France maybe some people in Brittany know about Cu, but if you ask people in general they will have no idea who the fuck Cuhullin is. Granted, the French don’t know much about their own history and folk tales since the people lost their roots during the Revolution, and all we really hear about in History lessons is “muh holocaust”.”

“Is there anything the Revolution managed not to fuck up in the attempt to fix things?”

“Its a miracle some cathedrals were mostly saved”

“liberty was a mistake.”

“There’s nothing ‘cool’ or ‘edgy’ about killing nazis. It is literally the safest position one can have. Nothing rebellious about it.”

“Under pacifism and democracy, the individual is literally dying of boredom, rather than living and dying heroically.

Ours is an age in which everything is based on the premise that it is best to live as long as possible. The average life span has become the longest in history, and a monotonous plan for humanity unrolls before us.

Once a young man finds his place in society his struggle is over, and there is nothing left for youth apart from retirement, and the peaceful, boring life of impotent old age.

The comfort of the welfare state ensures against the need to struggle, and one is simply ordered to rest.”

“You’ll rot if you stay in there. […] Those people aren’t looking at the possibilities. Their emotions are crushed under their situation, and they’re closing off the small path to victory they have left.”

“Your reasoning isn’t wrong, but one wrong move, and it creates a blind spot. Once a person believes a theory is true, he no longer doubts it. Especially not someone who used that theory to win the entire time.”

“At a glance, [this game] looks like it’s all based on luck. But its essence is a game of realization. If you don’t figure it out, you might go to hell like that last guy. It’s difficult. It’s more complicated than it looks.

It’s a battle of concepts. Aside from the rules given to us, there’s also a set of inner rules hidden between the lines. We discovered one of those by banding together. There should be plenty of people who haven’t realized that yet.

Now that we figured out what it really means, we have a chance.”

“What if you lose?!”

“Shut up! Then I’ll die when that happens!”

“No one wants to entrust his last star, his very life, to someone else. They only banded together for the sake of what they had to gain. Those two will never agree to it.”

“Even a forward-looking idiot has some chance, but a backward-looking coward has none.”

“Stop it! It is partially his fault for not developing a true friendship with that Sakai, but you still shouldn’t put it like that!”

“Don’t get so pissed. I’ll stop if you tell me to, no point in kicking a dead dog.
But uh… you said something about a “true” friendship. What exactly is that?”

“Manhattan horse trading and sausage making– a network of “my guy gets reviewed or the next call is from my boss to your boss” conversations– determines a book’s early success.”

“Tesla recently disguised a layoff as a performance-based firing. Some might say the jury’s still out on what exactly happened. No; it’s not. Every Silicon Valley company hides layoffs this way. In order to avoid what’s perceived as negative press, the firm wrecks the careers of departing employees with a public statement that the people let go, all of them, were dead weight.”

“Stack ranking is mostly about scaring the performance middle classes– people who won’t get promoted and therefore have no incentive to push themselves, but who are skillful and productive enough that the company still needs their work– and has little to do with the people affected. The people let go in “low performer initiatives”– and, again, only a third will be actual low-performers– aren’t hated; they’re just collateral damage in management’s effort to squeeze the middling workers, and to transfer wealth from the workers (lower salary expenses) to themselves (executive bonuses). Second, stack ranking enables the people in power to stay there by pitting those below them against each other. It creates a culture where no one feels safe and people will destroy each other to get to the top.

“What is our main product, in private-sector software engineering? Well, very few of us are curing cancer, or exploring, or even making it easier for authors to bring joy to their readers. No, most of us are helping businessmen unemploy people. Fuck that till it dies.”

“See, a Boomer could be tripping balls at Woodstock in 1969 and be a CEO’s protege in 1970 and a CEO himself in 1981. They could meander into their 30s and 40s and get their shit together in a week and have executive jobs. Meanwhile, a Millennial who doesn’t have a prestigious internship in his freshman summer in college is fucked for life. How is that fair?”

“It should be clear to anybody that if whites were actually running things that the white privilege narrative wouldn’t exist. Therefore, there is a group which is more powerful than whites. […] but if we call them out for nepotism and exploitative behavior that they project on us, they say we are just jealous of their power and success. Only a fool could not see this game for what it is.”

“Make no mistake, you damn brats: Money is worth more than life!

Whether they want to or not, people use up most of their lives for money. In other words, they are eroding their own lives just for that. They’re exchanging their own existence for money!”

“I don’t know how to describe it, but there’s something else mixed in. Like they’re viewing and ridiculing people’s mistakes, foolishness, and misfortune. Like there’s a way out, but the unfortunate don’t choose that path. Their laughter at those kinds of people… it has that sort of cruelness.

In other words…

Something is there!
A secret path to survival!”

“Hesitating right from the start? This won’t end well for you.”

“Using these ambiguous cards in psychological battles ends up with each person looking into a mirror. You try to read into the other person’s mind, but end up asking yourself what you would do in that situation.

When you realize it, you’re only tracing your own steps.

In other words, if you saw me as a snake, you’re the snake yourself.”

“Christ nibbers are fucking retarded. They will believe anything that flatters them. They whine about cultural appropriation and wypipo stealing their magic powers while claiming ownership of every race on the planet’s history”

“OKAY OKAY I get it. Everybody is equal, whether you are black, white, asian, reptilian.

But what about the other 6.5 billion people?What about the indians, chinese, pakistanis, arabs? WHY THE NIGGERS EVERYWHERE? WHAT IS THIS AGENDA?”

“What are you, an idiot? This isn’t going to work! Are you trying to be smart? Prudent? Trying to avoid unnecessary losses? Even so, this just won’t do. “Bet small when you’re losing, but big when you’re winning”? Snap out of it! If that were possible, then gambling would be a piece of cake!”

“Because he rarely ever wins, he becomes exceedingly happy when he does when, and soon becomes overconfident!

The type to fail at life 100%!”

“Stop playing with idiots then”

“oh wow dude what a random ass comeback just to deflect the argument because you have nothing to say. fuck off already kid. you could just mentally say “yeah whatever pff” and dont reply at all. as i said before, you are not adding anything.”

“Are these women lying or just insecure or what”
“stated preference vs. revealed preference”

“What’s wrong, sir?”
“I need to go see for myself. Not through a camera.”

“Even in this situation, I can’t feel his intensity… It just doesn’t feel like he’s planning to kill himself. It feels like it’s all just an act.

But if he’s just acting, why is he doing all this? He’s not getting anything out of this except the crowd’s attention, by pretending to be insane…



“That’s as much as you’ll play! Stop the game! We won’t let you purchase any more cards!”


“What do you mean “what”!? Just look! Anyone can see The Bog’s in no shape to continue on! Look at it!”



“I don’t really mind…”

“Wha!? The hell are you playing at!?”

“I’m not playing at anything! The path to the plates was miraculously cleared by the gods of luck! Why would I just let this chance go?”


“Ichijou, let me say this… The Bog being broken is your fault, not mine! It’s your fault for improper maintenance! It even says on the notice there that once a player starts playing, he may continue to play, no matter how disadvantaged the casino is… and that you definitely won’t temporarily pause to fix or change any of The Bog’s settings…”

“You little prick, you think I don’t know that!? Take a closer look at the notice! It says that the player may continue to play as long as he wants, as long as he doesn’t cheat or break any of our rules!”

“Cheating? Who, me?”

“Don’t play dumb with me! It’s as clear as day! 6 days ago, you smashed The Bog, and later switched one of The Bog’s parts to be repaired! I don’t know exactly what you did to what part, but you definitely switched it with some kind of fradulent part! Do you still deny it!?”

“Ha ha ha… I was wondering what you were going on about, but that’s all you have to say?

What you just said is all just your assumption! Don’t you think you’re missing one very important thing? In other words: the evidence that Sakazaki and I tampered with your machine!”

“Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Who gives a shit about that!? The bent paddle supports are evidence enough! There’s no doubt about it that you cheated!”

“That’s not going to cut it, Ichijou… I’m not just gambling for 1000 or 2000 yen here… There’s 700 million yen on the line! You can’t just stop a gamble of this magnitude just because of your baseless accusations! Moreover, you’re the ones who are cheating with those paddles!”

“W-what are you talking about!”

“Those paddles should let 1 in every 3 balls in… but just think about how many balls were consecutively deflected by those paddles up until a minute ago. It’s probably around 200 balls… why don’t you calculate for yourself how astronomically improbable that is?

But even so, I turned a blind eye to all of that.

Understand? I had no choice but to keep quiet, because I had no concrete evidence. I couldn’t do anything about it.

And that is how a real match should be.

You can’t just let something unfair slide by when it’s to your advantage, and yet complain about it when it turns against you.

Don’t make me laugh… as if I’d accept that!”

“I’m not saying that you need to play fair, but at the very least, you must make the customers feel that it’s fair!”

“The heavens did not make humans above humans, nor humans below humans.”

The meaning of this phrase is that the successes and failures of humans are not because of their innate superior or inferior nature, but because of chance! Evan an idiot or scum can become the victor by seizing that chance, and that chance is closer than one might think. As long as you keep your eyes open and don’t give up, it’s possible to make a comeback.”

“Ironically, the integration of public schools and the promotion of sports that appeal to blacks helped make the Fake, Jewish “jerk jock” stereotype a reality.”

“i see a lot of people saying dota 2 is better.. but isn’t dota 2 basically dead now days?”


“From google: Riot said in October 2013, the game had 12 million active daily players and 32 million active monthly players. In January 2014, the game had 27 million active daily players, 7.5 million concurrent players at peak times, and 67 million active monthly players

Steam says 1,291,328 is the all-time peak”

“Compare prize pools and you’ll see that one of these companies is lying about the size of their playerbase”

“Multiply [screenshot: 278,816 viewers] by about 20 you’ll get the active player base. It’s definitely not what they say it is. The only reason I support LOL is because it’s introducing games into the norm and making it legit in a pro environment. Shit on it all you want but you’re probably shitting on your future.”

“I gotta say, this years script was a lot more exciting than last years”

“those theories are fantastical and are a great way to escape from a shitty boring life”

“the thing is, if I learn to endure the scathing criticism then I can learn to coexist with it, and my whole masochistic personality is such that I kinda see it as partially my fault if I’m making a femMC game and maleMC hate me for it. I didn’t want to antagonize those folks, hope they get their stuff and they must surely by annoyed that they aren’t getting it.
at one point you can’t learn much, and you can’t bring people over
but you can try to make peace at your own expense”

“that is wasteful
training to tolerate the stench of sewage by standing in the sewer for an hour of every day isn’t an intelligent use of your time”

“na I don’t believe that you are intrinsically an ideological enemy if somebody disagrees with you and you just don’t care about anything they have to say
that is a one way problem lol
nobody has enough time to thoroughly evaluate every upset somebody has with them
that is a logical fallacy
assuming that you are worth somebody else’s time
one fairly central to the ‘chans”

“I once worked for a large company that acquired another large company. Why? Patents. The goal was to reach a “mutually assured destruction” state with other software companies that held patents and were fixing to sue. What was in the patents? No one had, or took, time to read them. How would they play out in court? It didn’t matter; most were unenforceable, because most software patents are ludicrous and over-broad, but that was known. The number was what mattered. If all the major software companies hold patents (most of which are unenforceable bullshit patents) in approximately equal number, then they are in a stalemate and no one gets sued.

[…] Kristine Kathryn Rusch does an excellent job of summarizing these changes in trade publishing. It’s no longer about improving, marketing, and distributing books. It’s about financialization: the acquisition of intellectual property for less than it’s worth. From an expected value perspective, a debut novel written by anyone persistent enough to suffer literary agents’ bullshit (the long waits, the finicky submission guidelines, the aggressive negging that agents deploy in order to get authors to accept bad deals) and land one is probably worth $5,000.”

“Qin, the first emperor of China, created the first highly centralized state, with a centralized bureaucracy instead of a distributed aristocracy. And of course, wound up with a far too powerful prime minister – the classic evil vizier.

The prime minister wanted to kill the next emperor, but was not sure he could get away with it. So, to test whether he can get away with it:

brings a deer into the palace, calls the emperor to come out, and says “look your majesty, a brought you a fine horse”. The Emperor, not amused, says “Surely you are mistaken, calling a deer a horse. Right?”. Then the emperor looks around at all the ministers. Some didn’t say a word, just sweating nervously. Some others loudly proclaimed what a fine horse this was. Great horse. Look at this tail! These fine legs. Great horse, naturally prime minister Zhao Gao has the best of tastes.

And next thing you know, anyone who doubted it was a horse was executed, and shortly thereafter the emperor.”

“Imagine a world in which it’s okay to be a pedophile, but considered morally wrong to say “it’s okay to be white”, you live in that world.”

“How is PUBG different? Is the company and its devs are saints? Far from it. They sell lootboxes which are totally cosmetic (I’m sure that if you spend a bigger sum, the circle centers on you for a few games), and they openly declare streamers above the law.

But the PUBG game design is inherently unfair, which is refreshing compared to the “we are totally fair game” schemes. It’s 1v99. Everyone on the map is your enemy. Everything tries to kill you. Losing 1v99 is much less frustrating than losing a totally fair game. Winning 1v99 is much more rewarding than winning a fair 1v1. Also, the autoaim cheaters, dev’s friends and crate buyers are not necessarily killing you. They are also killing each other, giving you a chance to climb high.

A game of open chance, where circle placement heavily influences the outcome, where random loot can decide if you are fully decked after a house or have nothing but a pump-action shotgun after 10 is better than one where you expect fairness but there is none. PUBG success is the symptom of the frustration with lack of game fairness. The abandonment of the hope of fair 1v1 and embracing 1v99 instead.

“Why are Japanese mechs in video games so ridiculous and unrealistic?”

“Westfags just don’t get it, they see all of their inventions and machines of war as nothing but tools. Giant robots are the most powerful personification of a single warrior on the battlefield fighting larger than life circumstances. They have a personality and style that can’t be matched by simple tanks and jets, and often become characters in and of themselves, perhaps because of the human form, and people often even find themselves caring when they get damaged or destroyed, just as much as the pilots inside.

They are symbols of man’s determination and spirit, being a mechanical tribute to himself. They are more like warhorses than tanks, companions in battle instead of tools. The mecha is man’s projection of his desires and willpower on to a body with the power to achieve them, the human serving as part of the machine’s soul. They are the “men” that surpass man’s limits, and they look damn cool.”

“Wow I can’t believe the people that castigated us about Trump’s pussy grabbing were all in on a Jewish Rape Cult managed by ex-Mossad spies”

“The law is a chain.
Only when he is chained does a savage become a man.”

“Aha. So this is a crucial battle to the bosses.”
“Indeed. If you want to get a reputation, this is the place to do it.”

“Thorkell! We have you surrounded! We are two thousand strong, serving Ragnar and Prince Canute!”
“Two thousand?”
“Any number they tell you will be a lie.”

“Are they biting, old one? Even the fish should be preparing for the winter by now.”
“Whether they bite or not doesn’t matter. My real job is to man the ferry.”

“You’re going to talk about this out in the open?”
“It’s safer this way. Here, every wall has ears.”

“The crown possesses a will of its own. With its power you control a thousand ships, ten thousand warriors. It can bring you the treasures of far-off lands. The crown’s power is akin to that of the gods. But… it is not the king who wields this power… but the crown’s own will.

The crown commands the king to do but two things. To use power… and to gain power.

It is futile to resist. The crown does not desire you.”

“Ain’t that bad news, then? They’ll know everything we just said.”
“Not a problem. I didn’t say anything I didn’t want them to know.”

“You wretch… do you have any idea what you’ve done?! You’ve killed the king!”
“Whatever do you mean? I’m standing right here.”

“Such insolence in front of the men! Majesty! You must not let this wanton behavior pass!”
“Why not? He is a loyal, valuable subject with a point. In public or in private, the man has one face. It must be quite an experience to live as he does.”

“You fools! Dueling is prohibited by the law here!”
“A law no one obeys.”

“People say that slaves were “meant to be slaves by their weakness.” Every man in his proper place.

I don’t think that way. A slave simply didn’t have good luck. If you or I’d had worse luck, we could have been slaves.”

“King Canute had his eye on our farm from the very start. You were nothing but a means to make his play.”
“But it was me… who gave them their excuse to fight.”
“Don’t you know how war works? They’ll find a way to twist things to their ends no matter what! If it wasn’t you, it would’ve been me or dad.”

“I’m exhausted today. I’m not ready to listen to him lecture me about how a woman can’t be a sailor.

Oh, if only I hadn’t learned how vast the world is.”

“Hild… there is anger in your heart. Anger clouds your eyes and ears. You won’t see anything, much less the mountain.

Animals are better. They eat and are eaten… no anger, no hatred.”

“Well, while I would be happy, only a youngster without a regard for consequences would say that. It would be overdoing it.

If you think about it that way, maybe you can’t be both manly and grown-up. A proper man appears childish, and a proper grown-up appears cowardly.”

“Even when there’s an answer there are some questions in this world that can’t be answered so easily.”

“If there’s a good story about its positive effects, even worthless junk will go for a high price.”

“People who don’t give up are the type that see things no one else sees.”

“When someone lies, it is not the lie itself that is important, it is the reason why the person is lying.”

“If you get upset when you are tricked, you will not get very far.”

“I’d wager that the makeup industry is more destructive to our natural resources than coal production. Every type of foundation is made with kaolin, a natural clay whose mining is quite destructive. Lipstick is derived from palm oil, which is farmed in massive monoculture plantations. Talcum powder is derived from talc, a member of the asbestos family of minerals. Mascara is typically laden with nylon or rayon fibers to increase the length of the eyelashes, not to mention a litany of dyes and additives to attain the desired aesthetic result.The worst part is, at the end of the day, most of this makeup just goes down the drain, only to be applied again tomorrow.Most women’s skin looks pallid and diseased when their makeup is removed because their skin is never exposed to sunlight underneath their porcelain masks, only getting a chance to breathe at night – provided that the woman doesn’t sleep in her makeup. There’s a reason why it’s called makeup, they’re either making something up or making up for something.”

“The biggest issue is that it’s not just roasties wearing fucktons of makeup. I used to work at a high end beauty products store and around Christmas they’d fill the store with bins of the cheapest garbage lotions, lip glosses, eye shadows etc. Like a 5 for $20 deal. These young girls would be waiting outside with their moms before we even opened the doors. These little girls are literally covering themselves with chemicals from head to toe starting before puberty. The lotions are the most insidious, because they smell delicious, like cookies or honeydew melon, but they are loaded with alcohols that dry skin as well parabens which have been linked to breast cancer. Use organic, cold pressed coconut oil for dry skin, rashes and healing skin, for both men and women.As far as the high end products go, it’s exactly like fashion. You are paying for a brand name. $80 for foundation, $40 for one lipstick, $30 for one shade of eye shadow. And perfume? Put a celebrity on a bottle and we couldn’t even keep it in stock. Women are extremely proud of how much their makeup costs. Quality is rarely factored into it. One thing I learned from the experience was that very few women care whether something is worth what the price tag is asking. They simply buy to be able to signal to others that they can afford it, all the better if it costs more than what another woman has. Advertisers and the companies that make the products know this all too well. That’s why often the same exact product will cost more if it says “Womens” or “for Her” on it than the one marketed towards men.”

“Actually, the zaniest part about all of this is that probably the people most likely to use the app are women against other women. Women are fucking savage beasts that should in no way allowed near technology. My own woman, who admits all of this and then some, taught me a shitload of things about the average woman’s brain: they’re like little vengeful children that, unless they’re from a countryside background or are just candid at heart, will do whatever they can to bring down others while pretending to be a complete angel.”

2017 Oct 01 ~ 24

“Ask me no questions and I’ll tell you no lies.”

“They died for what they believed in.
Don’t make them any less dead. So were they right… or wrong?”

“Just because I don’t care doesn’t mean I don’t understand.”

“Direct approach only works on a level field. No level fields here.”

“No one wins without knowing the opponent. Too many variables. Know the enemy.
Do that without him knowing you… that much better for you.”

“But… But what if…”
“Banish that thought, little man.”

“You’re asking me to trust people I don’t know. Would you?
Scratch that. Of course you would.
News flash: I’m not you.”

“Doing the right thing… what good is it if you don’t know why?”

“You can’t keep yourself under control, no way you’ll ever control a situation.”

“How does anyone get that close to perfect?

Denial. Deny yourself satisfaction in the act. Always yearn for more. […]
You got the touch. No doubt about it. Problem’s with the way you touch. You’re way too aware it’s you doing the touching. Not all too different from the way you deal with girls, come to think of it. You’re getting in your own way. You’ve got to learn to see past yourself.

Denail. Never be satisfied. It’s the only way you’ll ever fall short. See past yourself. Refuse to settle for your very best, and never, ever let anyone stand in your way.”

“Listen to you… not even worth calling out. Petty shit. That’s all guys like you know. Live with the lie, then. Life’s too short. Just don’t ever expect fuck-all from me. You’ll never be lonely. There a lot of people like you out there.

I’m not one of them.”

“They always take your trust first. Innocence is next. Taken away and gone forever…
All for love. All taken for love.”

“This is almost too easy. Go ahead, geek. You take the knife… and I take control.”

“[L]et’s be honest about the novel. It’s subversive. It’s right there in the word; novelty shakes things up. It’s a hundred-thousand-word lie that somehow ends up being more truthful than 99% of the things people say.

“They’ll feel self-righteous. This generation is lost. They’ve been trained their whole lives to think that someone telling them they’re wrong is evidence that they’re right. They think someone trying to take them down means that they just have an important message that needs to be heard. They think that they’re making someone mad only because they’re right and the other person doesn’t want to hear it.

There’s nothing anyone can do. If you try to take them down it just means they think they’re fighting the good fight and they’ll double down and press on. If you do nothing, their echo chamber will make sure they keep going.”

“The problem is that videogame journalist have a vested interest in games being easy.

The easier the game is, the quicker it is to beat, experience all the content and churn out a review. Anything requiring them to invest time in the game, like developing a familiarity with the game’s mechanics to improve their success, is considered a barrier to them doing their jobs.

Time spent learning how to play Cuphead is time that could be spent playing an A-to-B walking simulator for their next review or searching social media for something to be outraged about for their next opinion piece.”

“Why are western devs so dedicated to making ugly female characters?”

“The west is obsessed with realism and pandering. Whoever has the largest voice wins and in this generation that voice is comprised of feminists, cucks, and betas. This results in ugly looking games with 4K grass and men with makeup on. The east dosn’t give a fuck about any of that and only really care about cute girls doing cute things. It results in a lot of shovelware tier trash but they’ve got modeling girls down to a fine art.”

“the east build women based on their ideal picture of a women, in other words they are building their ideal waifu while the west only hires faggots and cucks who are afraid to make a woman sort of attractive because it might offend landwhales and get fired by their faggot director”

“The west can’t make anything look good, thanks to muh sexism. Real women are ugly as fuck anyway, so they get offended when fictional ones look younger and better than them. It’s just more women being spiteful and taking it out on an industry they don’t even contribute to. They have vaginas, so they think they can make people do what they want. And the men that buy into their bullshit are either gay or cucks. In the end, women never deserved the kind of power they were given.”

“The basic problem with Western game development is that publishers feel the need to make games pander to all demographics, even tiny ones that don’t buy games.

Jap games are usually mostly made by one guy with a specific vision, and a ton of talented people working to make that vision come true. Western games are made by committees of producers who have never touched a game before and don’t know who their target audience is.

Bioware is a great example because their games started going downhill as they joined with EA and got larger. It’s not just because EA is evil and kills everything they touch. It’s because there were too many cooks working on a game. Mass Effect started off as Karpyshyn’s story, and he had about five or six other writers. Then he left and a bunch of other people started joining the team, and the story started getting more confused. Bigger, but less focused. Quantity over quality. This culminated in Andromeda where you can tell everything was done by committee. Someone makes a face, and then ten other people all add in their two cents on how to improve it, and it turns into an abomination that bears little resemblance to the original concept.

The same thing happens with movies, TV, and novels, but those mediums are so large and diversified that you can safely ignore all the mainstream garbage and still find tons of entertainment. There are really great Western games but you can play through them all in a few years, whereas there’s always another hidden gem to be found among Jap games.”

“Eastern girls actually like being feminine and pretty so of course their games will reflect that.”

“Mom owned a corvette, boat, paid off home and vacation home on a part time green bean factory line worker salary with no education and went to work for the state, got full retirement benefits and then went on disability at 41.

But I’m lazy and can’t manage money because I work 90 hour weeks to make less than she made working 30.”

>’Dear World’: Syrian girl Bana Alabed launches book
man I sure wish I could stay 20 years old as long as this girl has been 8″

“The same question can be asked in every monetized game: why pay anything unless you go full whale? Either enjoy the game for free (if it’s enjoyable), or pay enough to be the king of the hill and enjoy pwning “n00bs”. I believe more and more people will realize this and stop paying/playing. Which in turn creates the wrong impression that potential players are either free or whale, making the games more monetized.”

“You shouldn’t say stupid shit like this, anon. You might attract people who actually feel that way.”

“The game has toplist implemented for a reason. If you don’t like it, don’t play PUBG. Sure, you can make up your own win condition, like “most mounts” in WoW, but you aren’t playing the game, you are just fooling around in the client.

By the way the “running L4 in highsec” is definitely more “winning” EVE than winning Frig 1v1 where the kill report is less than a mission LP reward.

However your attitude explains why PUBG sells like candy. Assuming you are fighting hard enough, your rating will tank to the point where you’ll be facing bad enough players for “OMG Chicken dinner” and feel victorious, honestly believing that you are better than those in the top 0.1% of the official toplist.”

“The developers got so lucky to sell so little for so much so many times. This piece of software runs horrible, it sounds horrible, and it feels horrible. It suffers from ArmAitis, in that after you’ve seen three structures you’ve seen them all. Considering that most of the gameplay involves structures, it’s going to feel like the same thing every single run. This game has two purposes. One is that it panders to streamers exclusively. Without this software, streamers wouldn’t be able to eat. It’s like a bitcoin mining rig but for Twitch. The other goal of the game is to take dollars and reunite your friendships. Precisely like any and every other video game, it’s better with friends. You’ll go on grand adventures spending 40 minutes driving around and 2 minutes shooting up the bad guys, making great journey memories like talking about how poorly the game runs or talking about other video games you should play next. After those two reasons to exist, this piece of software is pretty bad.

Are there reasons people would want to buy it? Of course. Marketing. Are there reasons people would enjoy the four seconds of adrenaline you get when you hear the ear piercing THK noise of being shot from a bush? Of course. Boredom. Was the sales count justified? Hell no. This game for this price in this market with that Early Access tag should have been a quick flash burn of excitement followed by some gruelling years of the developers really putting in effort to earn their keep. Instead, that flash burn of excitement led to the most stable high volume high value digital trade marketplace this side of the NYSE. Now the developers can earn their crispy millions the easy way, and everyone who has a stake in those four seconds of adrenaline feeds that behavior into a beast.

For those of you poorboys out there who can only afford something like this once a year and jumped on it: bless your heart. Weather out the storm.”

“I always lurk on the common cheating forums and I wonder about the people who are desperate and pathetic enough to buy cheats for horrendous prices. I know about 8 providers which are declared “legit” (there are tons of scammers, seeing the scammed shitters crying on the forums is always nice). Some of these providers want you ID uploaded so they can see where you life, how old you are etc. After that you have to write a fucking essay why you would like to have the cheat and what experience you have in cheating. Afterwards you have to pay 200-800$ invite fee (which depends on the provider) whith continuing costs of around 100$ per month. “

“Funny how people don’t control their facial symmetry any more than they control their base intelligence, but I’m perfectly comfortable mocking the latter even as I respectfully decline to comment on the former.”

“Now that the dust has settled, what went wrong?”

“everyone was and continues to be autistic, retarded and hypocritical, but now nobody cares”

“Good intentions quickly redirected to serve american political bullshit cause #0458958749”

“The beliefs that 1) unorganized masses can by sheer power of shitposting and memery defeat an organized group, and 2) the truth speaks for itself.”

“They had a legitimate grievance, but they chose a shitty, boring incident to get mad over and use as a catalyst for a culture war.”

“I never got this culture of activism americans have going there. It’s so blindingly obvious that they do it for themselves because they feel guilty about their closet full of skeletons.

Nobody cares about you, generally speaking. Whenever someone professes to deeply care about others, without doing the groundwork beforehand, watch the fuck out.”

“In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is…in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”

“Morning TV talk shows will run 5 segments a day about why cheating makes marriage more fun, how to break up with someone for another woman/man and why you shouldn’t have kids but won’t run segments about talking to your partner, why empathy makes marriage stronger, or how to show your partner you appreciate them even when you’re mad and then cap the day off with “Why aren’t Millenials getting married? Why do Millenials marriages fail? It’s clearly because they’re irresponsible.” Seriously if you don’t support journalist genocide I wanna know why not and it better be good.”

“Tried to watch Paglia and Peterson ranting together about post-modernism, but all this seems to me is an angry, left-behind leftism complaining about the current iteration of leftism.”

“Conservatives have lower IQs so they are more likely to make bad decisions!”
“Does that mean blacks are likely to make the worst decisions?”
“No they’re oppressed!”

“How about instead of free college, we just have free houses? I know I’d rather have a house than a college degree. If it’s true that it costs something like $35,000 a year for a college level education, then four years of that is $140,000. I’ve lived in full sized houses that cost less than that.

Why is the former so much more popular than the latter?”

“Unlike most of /v/, I went to graduate school and earned my degrees. Now I have a good paying job and more money than time. I love lootboxes, because I can skip the bullshit and grind to dunk on fools. My success is your benefit because I’m subsidizing your game development budget. No need to thank me, just die to me a few dozen times and that’s thanks enough.”

“why cant all indie games be this satisfying.
its not a magnum opus, it aint no AAA masterpiece, but its totally fucking worth it”

“its basically what aa games in the ps1 era have been. Amazing weird games with heart.”





“You small-minded fool. You’re only looking at things right now instead of seeing the trajectory that this is on.

Back around 2010 or so, CoD MW2 came out on PC. It was significant for being the first PC game (at least major one that I can think of) to be 60 dollars instead of the standard 50. It was also probably the first not to have private servers. People made a stink, and others (similar to you right now) said “well if you don’t like it just don’t play games that do these things”

Fast forward a few years and suddenly 60 dollarydoos is standard, and more and more games (like ovewatch) now have no private servers. You can keep saying “well don’t play games that do the things you don’t like” but that doesn’t change the fact that this shit becomes more and more pervasive. It’ll expand until every fucking game has lootcrates and other bullshit.”

“If that actually happened, then fine. But women throwing out accusations when the timing is right don’t exactly inspire my trust. I think it’s quite possible he was just a disgusting perv as Anglin is saying and these women who are ashamed at being such whores are now making up stories to reconcile the whole sordid deal.”

“Put this in perspective. She’s likely leaving to go ahead with divorce to get the money before it’s all gone in judgements. Could have been his idea to.”

“All we actually know that this Jew Weinstein did was hire willing prostitutes. All of these women are saying “yeah to get the job I had to suck on this fat Jews dick – he told me he would give me the job if I did that.” This is the definition of prostitution. He directly exchanged money, in the form of a job, for sex. […]

They are crying “NEW RAPE,” but every single one of them had the option to be like, “sorry, no, I don’t want to suck your Jew cock, I’m going to have to refuse your offer.”

Furthermore, actresses have always been considered at the level of prostitutes, because they sell their bodies for men’s entertainment. Usually, in theaters across the ancient world, the women who acted on stage doubled as prostitutes.”

“During the Song dynasty the famous washe goulan (pleasure quarters), where zaju was performed, was an alternative name for brothels, indicating places where men could find pleasure, something like the red-light districts in the West. Even though an actress might never exchange sex for money, she would still be considered a prostitute because she sold the sight of her body to male viewers and provided them with entertainment. Therefore, actresses were as low as prostitutes in social status, for acting was regarded as a form of prostitution.”

“Hence, the only reason that the kikes would have decided to kike Weinstein is that they know worse things are going to come out, and they need to start building a pile of bodies before that happens to create enough noise to cover it up. Because that, I can assure you, is how the newsmedia works: outrageous stories are used to cover up more outrageous stories.”

“imagine the backlash across all social and meanstream media if tinder ever were to make even the most tame version of this for females. Regardless how politically correct they tried to make the corners of the triangle, the mere suggestion that female desirability may be contingent on a semblance of a standard or certain criteria is anathema in todays society”

“this girl that was with me in HS that I follow on instagram literally seems to be in a different country every other day. how do these fucking girls do that come on”

“I know a Jewish girl who got a job working for Google despite being a total thot retard. I asked her what her job entails, because she’s always traveling to exotic locations. “I help with a Google charity to get clean drinking water to third world kids”.”

“you know I would like to think that doing an honest job and working hard is more fulfilling, but I can’t lie. Sometimes I do wish I could be some bluepilled retard living a “normal” life with 5000 people following me on instagram talking about how awrsome I am”

“Why is it always a cvilizational level crisis when women have to face the consequences of their shitty decisions?”

“The pathological individualism of “average is over” is ultimately the delusional idea that you can have a rose without the bush.

“I hate this sort of idea that you’re better than someone because you phrased it in a sentence.

“I am good. And you are bad. Because I would never do what you did.”

[…] It has become so important how people publicly perceive you that people will act against what they think is the right thing to do.”

“The core problem is that – unlike real world industries – IT is very scalable. Serving 2x customers costs zero in development costs, you just rent some more server space and bandwidth, double your customer support staff (that’s a “hire today, train in a day” job) and you’re ready. A real world shop or factory has to invest serious money into growth, doubling operations costs nearly as much as the company is worth. So without regulations, all kind of IT services will be monopolies.”

“No one is ever “evil” for a reason or a cause, because that might set people to thinking “well maybe there’s something to this cause””

“Once you get people to believe your enemies are literally 0 dimensional insane guys who do evil just because they are evil, then all propaganda after that point becomes just a matter of abitrarily making shit up, because all inconsistencies, absurdities and questions of motivation for supposed atrocities can just be chalked up to “it doesn’t HAVE to make sense you dumb goy because these guys are just that irrational and evil

you saw this with Assad too. Oh, why would he gas innocent children a few days after the US government said they would stop intervening in a war that Assad was already on track to winning anyways? It doesn’t have to make sense, because Assad is an irrational evil man who just wants to kill sunni babies for no reason”

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

“notice we’re focused on Harvey Weinstein, a sleazy man there is no doubt, but mostly interested in adult hetereosexual situations.”

“Male privilege is wearing the same outfit multiple times to events while girls cant wear the same dress twice no matter how cute it is”

“There isn’t a signle straight man on earth that cares if u wear the same cute dress twice. The negative comments come from other women.”

“The servers are just that bad.

It’s hidden because they’re dumping so much extra load on your client to make it seem like you’re playing a smooth game, but the servers are easily two seconds behind. There’s plenty of screen comparisons on youtube to look at if you want to see what’s going on.

The first time you probably shot a single bullet or so before dying on her screen, the second time you probably only had two real hits and probably got shot back 4+ times.

Nothing you see is what’s really happening in this game at all. Blood splatters are client side and aren’t an indication of actual damage occurring, smokes are client side and aren’t even slightly covering you on other people’s screens, etc. etc., it’s that bad.”

>get fucked by circle
>propose to drive there and use the car as cover
>b-but we’ll make noise
Yeah sure let’s run in while using all our first aids and then get sniped by the people in front of us because we arrived at an open field that’ll be much better”

“well, you can either follow their lead, get fucked, and then go ‘maybe we shoulda driven’ or you can just jump in and start honking the horn until they succumb”

“One man with courage is a majority.”

“An assassin is really just a serial killer who takes requests.”
“Excuse you, they take commissions”
“”hey man can you kill this guy?”
“alright that will be 10k”
“ugh cant you just do it for the exposure?
whatever you suck at murder anyway””

“The problem with the lootbox/microtransaction shit was never the randomness or gambling (see baseball cards, etc.).

It’s the fact that the consumer is 100% in the dark about the market they are buying into, and meanwhile the corporation has ALL the data they could ever need. They can twiddle all the knobs and dial in drop rates and such to keep you hooked forever, and 99% of people would never even notice.

It’s literally worse than gambling, because in a casino they don’t rig the slots to give you a payout right when you planned on leaving.”

>Loot boxes in single player games with $40 season passes
>Loot boxes that give gameplay bonuses in multiplayer games
>Bethesda selling people mods
>Microtransaction engine that literally makes matchmaking worse to try and sell shit
Burn it all to the ground”

“Don’t forget:
>call out sexism on a game
>’sexist’ thing is instantly changed
>call out that unlimited resources and alternate costumes used to be cheat codes
>get called retarded by the developer

“What “educated” means can be easily changed, don’t operate on such fragile concepts.”

“Keep in mind that suicide is the most final decision you can ever make. There is no going back from it ever, so regardless of how much you may fuck up trying new stuff, once you reach the point where you seriously consider suicide you don’t have anything to lose anyways so you may as well try whatever comes to your mind.”

“does anyone really believe that? like seriously is there a single person on the planet who honestly thinks that is the case? If not, then that is all the proof I need to know that the graph is meaningless. Its just a picture somebody made with the unspoken suggestion that there is somehow solid data behind this when there isnt”

“The “single most underappreciated fact about gender,” he said, is the ratio of our male to female ancestors. While it’s true that about half of all the people who ever lived were men, the typical male was much more likely than the typical woman to die without reproducing. Citing recent DNA research, Dr. Baumeister explained that today’s human population is descended from twice as many women as men. Maybe 80 percent of women reproduced, whereas only 40 percent of men did.”

“the ps3 lost more money than the ps1/ps2/ps3 made combined. That’s BEFORE you factor in the cell development that was swept under the rug(shoved into the computer division they were closing) to make the company look better to investors.”

“The video game industry today is a disaster. There are no mid tier publishers anymore. Either you make all the money or none of it. You’re either GTA5 or an animu dating sim. The top tier publishers are all playing a dangerous game that’s more like high stakes gambling. They’re all teetering on the brink of collapse because they invest everything they’ve got into a handful of products.”

“you can’t be good at sales and acquisition if you’re a decent and honest human being.”

“If you don’t fire this guy for bad opinions, we will treat your entire company like it endorses his opinions.”
“Kind of like how we treat all blacks as representative of their race?”
“It’s not the same at all, BIGOT!”

“They say we love war, this is not true, we despise the destruction and death of war but we do not shy away from what is necessary. There are things worse than war, worse than death and this is why we shall not back down against the living death of bolshevism.”

“people are freaking the fuck out over something that, having been in this business for a really long damn time (like decade+) is a really classic move done by thousands of businesses where they act one way to the public to protect thier image but keep their actual coworkers/employees/people that use the site safe by allowing them to skirt the rules in private so that everyone wins, it’s not a conspiracy theory, games aren’t getting permanuked, content isn’t being asked to be removed from the game itself, and patreon still is trying to help out h-devs, and if they really wanted us off the site they would have done so long ago”

“>Search Google for the Neoplatonic order to read Plato’s works (there was a highly specific and important order)
>no matter the wording (I tried several), through all its (((metadata))) it cannot give anything reasonable but a brief highschool overview of Plato himself”

“They could just create a new character and storyline of whatever arbitrary description, but they won’t.

They don’t want to make a new character because the point isn’t to have something of their own, the point is to sever our connection to something so we can no longer identify with it.”

“It seems pretty annoying, but realize some of these guidelines have been there for awhile (like the non-con rule). The update made it more explicit in the wording and adding more fetishes, but I think they realized for legal coverage they couldn’t be as vague. (it’s still pretty vague in some spots)

Because honestly, that is what this mostly is. It’s so if someone complains about them having a specific patreon open they can be “No no look here, see? Guidelines. We banned them. Thanks for telling us!” It’s not likely they would drop a good quarter of their own income with a blanket ban for guideline breaks.

Remember when Blizzard got like super gung-ho on deleting Overwatch porn for about a month? That was all because Kotaku had a front page spread about the huge Overwatch porn community. At that point Blizzard has to do something as a “show of force” for the “general masses”, because inaction is seen as another form of acceptance, and can hurt the brand among the more prudish. Once the heat died down they stopped caring, because in the end it’s another form of free publicity and helps the brand among us demented perverts. Similar deal here.

Still, it’s annoying because it does mean we have no protections should we get on the radar enough to be considered a “problem”, and I will be watching other Patreon creators that do even darker stuff then me just in case, but I am looking into changing my methods on Patreon itself as a form of protection.

Stay safe my fellow creators.”

“[T]he secret to the success of Israel’s wall isn’t its architecture. It’s the fact that people know how cruelly the Jews treat infiltrators, how they’re put in dirty concentration camps.”

“Wherever they went, a broad line of blood marked the track behind them; and, as far as their dominion reached, civilisation disappeared from view.”

>Mods jump ship because admin made a drunken pass on a woman

>Don’t do shit when another mod is actually fucking arrested for being a pedo

Really makes you think desu”

“What’s funny is that this is an “own goal” in the culture war. They literally destroyed the most significant opposition website in gaming culture to 4chan. All on the unproven word of a roastie who willingly leaves her boyfriend behind to go roadtripping with a strange man, stay in his hotel room, drink with him, but is totally not asking to have sex. What’s even better is even if she was telling the truth Evilore was a good boy and left her alone after she put her foot down and blue balled him. ”

>Gawker dying gets a sticky on /v/
>Neogaf dying gets a sticky telling people to go to /pol/

>We don’t want to discuss a video game website going under because “Muh /pol/ boogeyman”
>The Escapist is fine though


“Once when I was told that “we need you to come in Saturday because we’re behind schedule and we must meet schedule or face serious losses”, my answer was literally “not my problem, I’m not a stockholder” and I wasn’t fired because – go figure – if they need someone on Saturday, they surely won’t fire him to not have him Monday-Friday.”

“We can argue the morality of Weinstein’s accusations but only in the context of a wider question about the morality of prostitution. The women were not forced to do anything. They willingly agreed to do whatever necessary to have their shot at fame. Some refused and sued for nice chunks of money. Some refused and didn’t get their jobs. And some agreed. We can guess which group is represented the most in the current crop of Hollywood stars.”

“you say that these women did what they did because they were unqualified. In the next breath you say that all qualified actresses probably made the same choice. Aren’t you in effect saying that sleeping with a producer is what qualifies you for a job as an actress in hollywood? And don’t you see a problem with that?”

“I don’t see a problem with that. I believe that there are much more qualified actresses than jobs, so the only effective selection method is sleeping with Harvey.”

“They are all unqualified until they get their first big role. Stars are stars because we know them. This is what gives the Harveys of Hollywood so much power: they can “qualify” any random girl by giving her a role in a high-budget movie. Who cares if she can “act” when her role is nothing but “smile and get fucked by the male co-star”. Any woman can do it.
As Gevlon just noted, being sexually permissive is what makes the job, because when the pool of applicants is so flat the producers must pick SOME criterion to choose their stars.”

“Listen to me, “PUBLIC”! In cultural anthropology, you don’t even EXIST as an entity until you are addressed by a discourse! I AM that discourse.”

“seems to be a bunch of groups attempting to landgrab a bunch of patents for various technologies, anything they think might have the slightest chance of being useful somehow, and rentseek off those patents rather than attempting to integrate with anything currently existing. those omni-directional treadmills with the flimsy guardrails are the literal QED.

the future has two factions: focus group guys and vc guys. VR is run by the latter.”

2017 Sep 21~30

“When open allocation is in play, projects compete for engineers, and the result is better projects. When closed allocation is in force, engineers compete for projects, and the result is worse engineers.”When open allocation is in play, projects compete for engineers, and the result is better projects. When closed allocation is in force, engineers compete for projects, and the result is worse engineers.

When you manage people like children, that’s what they become. When you manage people like children, that’s what they become. Traditional, 20th-century management (so-called “Theory X”) is based on the principle that people are lazy and need to be intimidated into working hard, and that they’re unethical and need to be terrified of the consequences of stealing from the company, with a definition of “stealing” that includes “poaching” clients and talent, education on company time, and putting their career goals over the company’s objectives. In this mentality, the only way to get something decent out of a worker is to scare him by threatening to turn off his income– suddenly and without appeal. Micromanagement and Theory X are what I call the Aztec Syndrome: the belief in many companies that if there isn’t a continual indulgence in sacrifice and suffering, the sun will stop rising.

Psychologists have spent decades trying to answer the question, “Why does work suck?” The answer might be surprising. People aren’t lazy, and they like to work. Most people do not dislike the activity of working, but dislike the subordinate context (and closed allocation is all about subordination). For example, peoples’ minute-by-minute self-reported happiness tends to drop precipitously when they arrive at the office, and rise when they leave it, but it improves once they start actually working. They’re happier not to be at an office, but if they’re in an office, they’re much happier when working than when idle. (That’s why workplace “goofing off” is such a terrible idea; it does nothing for office stress and it lengthens the day.) People like work. It’s part of who we are. What they don’t like, and what enervates them, is the subordinate context and the culturally ingrained intimidation. This suggests the so-called “Theory Y” school of management, which is that people are intrinsically motivated to work hard and do good things, and that management’s role is to remove obstacles.”

“Closed allocation is irreducibly political. Compare two meanings of the three-word phrase, “I’m on it”. In an open-allocation shop, “I’m on it” is a promise to complete a task, or at least to try to do it. It means, “I’ve got this.” In a closed-allocation shop, “I’m on it” means “political forces outside of my control require me to work only on this project.”

People complain about the politics at their closed-allocation jobs, but they shouldn’t, because it’s inevitable that politics will eclipse the matter of actually getting work done. It happens every time, like clockwork. The metagame becomes a million times more important than actually sharpening pencils or writing code. If you have closed allocation, you’ll have a political rat’s nest. There’s no way to avoid it. In closed allocation, the stakes of project allocation are so high that people are going to calculate every move based on future mobility. Hence, politics.

What tends to happen is that a four-class system emerges, resulting from the four categories of work that I developed above. The most established engineers, who have the autonomy and leverage to demand the best projects, end up in the “interesting and important” category. They get good projects the old-fashioned way: proving that they’re valuable to the company, then threatening to leave if they aren’t reassigned. Engineers who are looking for promotions into managerial roles tend to take on the unpleasant but important work, and attempt to coerce new and captive employees into doing the legwork. The upper-middle class of engineers can take the interesting but unimportant work, but it tends to slow their careers if they intend to stay at the same company (they learn a lot, but they don’t build internal credibility). The majority and the rest, who have no significant authority over what they work on, get a mix, but a lot of them get stuck with the uninteresting, unimportant work (and closed-allocation shops generate tons of that stuff) that exists for reasons rooted in managerial politics.

“One of my regrets is that at a prior company I never got to hold a training session I’d planned for our development team, where our accountants would come talk to them in tax code, to convey a sense of what developers often sound like to their coworkers.”

“At the same time, be cautious of over-performance. This isn’t like college where challenging your professor’s ideas could earn you an ‘A’ if you argued your point well. Over-performers often generate extra work for their superiors and colleagues and draw unwanted attention (see: McNulty in The Wire) and are more likely to be culled for “performance” (98 percent of “performance management” in companies is politics) than under-performers. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t work hard and do a good job and learn as much as you can. That’s not necessarily over-performance; in my experience, though, over-performance—being recklessly ambitious, perhaps—is much more dangerous than under-performance. It can get you just as fired and it will happen a lot faster. If you end up stuck between the two, ebb towards under-performance.”

“Never ask for permission unless it would be reckless not to. Want to spend a week investigating something on your own initiative? Don’t ask for permission. You won’t get it. You might not actually be doing your boss a favor when you ask for permission; from their perspective, you’re asking for the right to pass the buck if your project doesn’t pan out. Since he can deny you and your buck-passing after-the-fact, in any case, because he outranks you, you don’t really gain anything from such a promise you might extract in the first place. So there’s no upside in asking for that permission.”

“Never apologize for being autonomous or using your own time […] It sets a precedent of you as a subordinate who needs more supervision.”

“If your company won’t let you work on something during normal work hours, then don’t do it on their behalf for any reason. Respect your time. Or no one else will.”

“Remember: it’s always better to ask forgiveness than permission.”

“Women by their very natures are not truly members of any people.  They are heavily selected by nature to smoothly transition from one tribe to another whether by marriage or warfare.  White knighting is such a destructive force for nations because women have no nation.  They do not care where the high status men come from and they happily absorb the language and customs of wherever they happen to end up.   That blond-haired, blue eyed goddess who can do no wrong orgasms just as hard with the swarthy Mongol who burnt her village and slew all her Darwininan loser brothers.

“One trait of true professionals is that people inside the profession never criticize each other to outsiders. That’s not necessarily for the purpose of secrecy, but because the outsiders will lack appropriate context and become dangerous, even if they don’t mean to be. For example, let’s say that two engineers disagree about source code formatting. It’s just one of those stupid topics that programmers get into heated conflict over, because there isn’t one clear right way to do it.

What happens, though, when such a dispute gets escalated to non-technical management?”

“Because I was a model contributor, my ban caused a substantial loss of faith, among Quora’s community, in its moderation. User engagement, especially among users deemed to be high-value content creators, began to decline. In reaction to this, Quora asked me to rejoin its community in February 2016, and offered a cash settlement. I turned their offer down.”

“The problem here isn’t that we have disagreement in the level of required supporting evidence within the claim itself. It’s simply that you’re unable to function with common social courtesy. […] I don’t live to provide you with stats. That doesn’t make me wrong. It makes you an asshole to say citation needed on every word that is typed.”

“Once, a Wise Man could write a hundred words and inspire a million Men.
Now, a billion bloggerz write a trillion words and inspire one Man.”

“An insult does not need to be true, all that matters is that the speaker makes it stick.”

“Index S3 was announced but it was greatly overshadowed by the news that Tatsuki was removed from his directorial role for KF S2 by Kadokawa.”
“Index S3 was leaked not announced.”
“They leaked it right after Tatsuki posted the news that he was fired because they know that they must cool down the backlash
Dumb idiots never thought they would ignite a wildfire. Index 3 is going to flop as a collateral damage”

“Didn’t KF make shit tons of money though? Why fire him?”
“They got rid of the farmer who raised the cow because they’re just going to hook the poor thing up to an automated milker and leave it there until it dies.”

“Nobody really cares about KF unironically”
“The anime had the biggest profit margin for Japanese TV anime. Ever.”

“>guy directs KF, something which wasn’t expected to be as successful but it ends up being incredibly, incredibly successful

>Kadokawa kicks him out so they can put their own yes-man in charge”

“He is a contract worker, they just don’t contract him for 2nd season.”
“Being cut off from something you wrote and directed is equivalent to being fired, unless it’s mutually agreed upon.”

“Kemono Friends will die as they got born: Soulless cashgrab run into the ground by greedy suits in corperations.”

“Kadokawa’s plan isn’t quite like that. Let me cite what a Taiwanese with Nip corporation experience said.

3 things will get you axed in a nip corporation:
1. Causing a scandal so rivals force you out
2. Implicated in scandal so rival force you out
3. Get axed by the boss because you did too well

Your typical twitter storm will be received with
“Bunch of neet kids thinking that they know better.”
“Totally into the net, that’s how they got raised.”
“Can’t put the future of Japan in these losers’ hands.”

As such, Kadokawa’s more or less trying to
>Make Kemono Friends into a longterm IP.
Similar to Pokemon and not letting any director become the brand. ”

“Sales determine success”

“Success does not determine quality”

“It determines lifespan”

>get given an IP based on an almost dead failed mobile game
>no budget
>turn it into a super popular series>merchandise sales through the roof
>worldwide recognition

>”Thank you for your services. You have ten minutes to clear out your desk before security escorts you from the premises.””

“At least tell the reason first.”
“It always boils down to “creative differences”, the most magical PR term to ever exist.”

“This is WAY worse than if the series just got cancelled.”
“The actual worst outcome is if he just had to sit on his hands for the next few months with some bullshit “executive director” role.

At least he had the balls to tell his fans.”

“You guys are jumping to conclusions a whole lot.

For one thing, you don’t know why Tatsuki was fired. Maybe he had terrible ideas for what to do with a Season 2. Maybe he was an asshole and difficult to work with. You can’t just assume that the people in charge of the IP don’t care about its future, particularly when they are making controversial decisions like firing the acclaimed director.

Besides, haven’t you all been watching anime long enough to see a series you love change directors? It’s not a big fucking deal. He’ll move on and do something original and his notoriety will help him succeed in that. KF will carry on for better or worse, and if nothing else the seiyuus will infuse it with the enthusiasm that we feel in the first season.”

>the person who single-handedly saved the series>terrible ideas for S2


“And I’m supposed to believe that some executives have a better vision for the show than the series director?”

“Are you insane? Tatsuki is the whole reason this exists and we’re sitting here talking about it. Mine created the concept and designs but Tatsuki breathed real life into them, he’s the impetus for this entire movement. It doesn’t matter whether some hanger-on like you or some suit thinks his ideas are “bad”. What we want is whatever he creates. He’s completely earned the trust of the people who would never have even been fans of this series had he not been the one in charge of this incarnation of it in the first place.”

“So the man who single-handedly saved an entire franchise got fired for having “terrible ideas”? Bullshit, they just want to replace him with some studio lackey who will do it much cheaper.If you want an example closer to home, look at what happened to Walking Dead between seasons 1 &2.”

>some studio lackey

Why do you just assume that a new director won’t be passionate and creative? That’s how people get jobs as directors. Some young upstart might be put at the helm and get the same opportunity Tatsuki originally got to show what he’s made of.”

“You’re so sweet and pure anon, what are you doing here?”
>Why do you just assume that a new director won’t be passionate and creative
I don’t have a smug enough anime girl for this. Can anyone lend me one?”
>Why do you just assume that a new director won’t be passionate and creative?Statistically speaking any other director has a 99% chance to just make more generic uninspired crap that is the whole reason why the existence of Kemono Friends is so monumental in the first place. KF really isn’t “just another anime”, the reason it’s become such a massive phenomenon in Japan and in our small pocket here is because someone with talent and genius like Tatsuki was able to create something fresh and revitalizing that people who’ve been getting completely sick of anime as a medium for decades have been longing for. Replace him with anyone else and you’re just back to the same old bland disposable instantly-forgotten MAL checklist item series that created this need.”

“Name a single time an IP survived the firing of its main creative visionary.”
“Fallout and Deus Ex”
>two beloved original creations that were reworked by much larger studios, gaining huge sales after being dumbed down to forgettable, uninspired masses-appealing franchises
Thanks for such perfect examples of what we have to look forward to”

“>dumbass suits fucked up KF once
>got saved by miracle hobo they picked at comiket
>fucked it up again anyway”

“It was never supposed to succeed. Kadokawa execs have totally legitimate independent investors reminding them of that daily. This is their last desperate attempt to get out from under this franchise.”

“I’m not sure I understand what you’re trying to say.”


>Man given a potato for a budget and 3 sticks for a team
>Manages to create a small cultural pheonmenon, revive a dead IP, and inspire people to even visit the fucking zoo
>Corporate rips it away from him on his birthday

There is nothing good in this world”

“FGO is already a terrible corporate product designed only to pander.
KF will be exactly that now.”

“But that’s the endgame of any successful franchise when money is involved. This should not have come as a surprise.”

“There are four reasons why the Cynics are so named. First because of the indifference of their way of life, for they make a cult of indifference and, like dogs, eat and make love in public, go barefoot, and sleep in tubs and at crossroads. The second reason is that the dog is a shameless animal, and they make a cult of shamelessness, not as being beneath modesty, but as superior to it. The third reason is that the dog is a good guard, and they guard the tenets of their philosophy. The fourth reason is that the dog is a discriminating animal which can distinguish between its friends and enemies. So do they recognize as friends those who are suited to philosophy, and receive them kindly, while those unfitted they drive away, like dogs, by barking at them.”

“One of the most common things right wing people say is “We just want to be left alone.”  There’s no such thing as being left alone.  A polity either has enough power to defend itself or it is subjugated by a stronger power.  Only on a North American continent where opposition was relatively weak after the early 19th century could such a notion be seriously thought of. Just imagine how expecting to be left alone would sound to Polish or Ukrainians?

“Let this show that in the real world. Greed and hate will always prevail. Ironic, based on the shows values. Really makes you think.”

Don’t use buzzwords without thinking about what they mean”

“You do realize this decision was fueled by jealous, hatred, and spite from the executives, right?

Kemono Friends was supposed to fail. That’s why they gave it no budget and out a bunch of “nobodies” on the production team.

But the genuine talent and love for the show made it better than anything Kadokawa backed in the last decade. Imagine how pissed off the execs with their own pet projects were. They wanted revenge, but they still wanted the golden egg that Kenobi Friends ended up being.

They wanted golden eggs but not the hen that laid one. That’s how stupid these guys are. They genuinely thought they could get away with this and market it afterwards.
Corporate executives can be some of the pettiest and hateful people in the planet.”

>Kadokawa hates money

The accumulation of money has nothing to do with expertise, that’s why terrible decisions from higher-ups tend to happen and the primacy of capital in life means the suits who deal with the business will always feel they know better than the artists.”

> suits who deal with the business will always feel they know better than the artists.

They actually do. Artists tend to be very bad with money. One only needs to look at Kickstarter and see how all the artists have been mismanaging their funds.”

“Lick the boots of those in charge some more, will ya?”

>kancolle goes from no name game to massive hit.
>Kadokawa fucks up hard with anime and side material.
>KF goes to from no name game to massive hit and kadokawa fucks up everything.

I’m starting to see a pattern on it. Shame that those retards pretty much have monopoly on a lot of stuff together with Aniplex.”

>OMG someone made a sleeper hit! Keep forcing him to make more of it!

>OMG someone made a sleeper hit! We NOW KANGZ N SHIET”

“And people wonder how Sunrise/Bandai able to milk Gundam for almost 40 years”

“It’s ironic how one big corp killed KF, it was revived and then killed again by another big corp.

Is there nothing good in life?”

“The IP system is real fucked up and gives companies way too many rights to hold over, you know, the people actually making this stuff

The cuckolded logic is that without producers/investors there wouldn’t be art and they deserve recognition for the “risk” of investing (when these failures wouldn’t put a dent on their fortunes anyway)

In my humble opinion this ultimately degrades the concept itself of being a creator and puts all that creative process under a horrible capitalist logic”

“I think kadokawa ceo and photobucket ceo would get along well”
“Wait what?”
“new ceo takes over photobucket and decides without warning to change what has been for a decade free image hosting and change it to $399 annual fee. Billions of images in forums and blogs worldwide are now broken images because people refused to pay the ransom. CEO: zero fucks give.. said let them go. And this change happened overnight no warning no announcement just a single sentence in their TOS updated”

“No, inflation should be zero. But debtors need inflation to decrease the real value of their debts, and the US federal government is the biggest debtor in human history… so yeah, they’re only going to hire economists that support more inflation. Economics is probably the most blatantly distorted subject due to political necessity.”

“As you get successful you ramp production up to match.
Most important is just sustaining the effort.
If you take on too much, get overwhelmed and quit you have no game.
If you don’t plan very tightly, get lost and waste all your money, you have no game.
Above all else pursue that “minimum viable product”.
And then build out from there.”

“My great-grandfather owned a large grocery store chain. Nice guy, very charitable, gave food to whoever needed it in an era before social safety nets. He brought in a fellow who was his right hand man, taught him everything he knew. The guy then went across the street, used all that expertise to open his own store and drove my grandfather out of business. And so we grew up in poverty.

Don’t be too trusting, and never count on knowledge staying secret.”

“The whole reaction towards Tatsuki being fired is honestly proof that Kadokawa was right about him having too much pull when it comes to projects relating to Kemono Friends.

Sure they could have laid him off in a nicer way, but they needed to make sure that a franchise of theirs isn’t completely controlled by an outsider.”

“The vast majority of the time a company needs to kick someone off a project and replace them with someone else, they put on a huge dog and pony show in which the baton is passed with great ceremony so as to grease the transition for everyone involved. In this case it didn’t work out.”

“1. First, if you push hard, something will always collapse.
2. When that time comes, internal blame will be pushed onto someone.
3. In addition, successful cases will have many politics brought into them.
4. Businesses prefer obedient creators who are easy to handle.
5. Adjusting that is down to the skill of the site producer, but with no weapons he cannot really put up a fight.
6. In summary, to have the copyright (or a part of it) at the production company is the most healthy production environment…

These are the things that I have learned up to now.”

“After what Lucas pulled off with Star Wars, every studio is careful with IPs
But seriously, it being so averse to risk after it paid off the first time, that they decided to stop it all together is just so stupid”

“The thing I hate is that while Kadokawa deserves the hate they get and any violence that comes to them, the second something like that DOES happen, Kemono Friends will instantaneously lose support from all sides cause in one stroke the positions have been reversed.”

>Happy Salesmen are driven solely by profit and will drop their “pride” at a moment’s notice.

You underestimate them. Their pride does not forbid them from grovelling, whining, begging, or anything. But they aren’t in anyway humble. Pride without honor”

“fuck anyone who tries to say the animation was bad in this show

good animation doesn’t even mean that you have well choreographed movements that flow realistically, in fact animation is completely secondary in anime, as long as you have memorable characters with recognizable style, you have a likable show”

“How many years do they have to wait until the IP expire? Does it even apply to fictional chinese cartoon? They are going to be stuck on the boat for a very long time.”

“70 years after the owner (a corporation in this case) dies.”

“How can a “corporation” die? Be legally removed from the taxroll? Until every, single employee is dead? That seems ridiculous”

“Bankruptcy, or having its charter revoked. By design, that should almost never happen, but even if it does, the project will be long forgotten by the time it hits public domain.”

“It’s not about being a piece of entertainment, it’s about a person’s labor of love that touched everyone’s heart. Then squandered over by corporate greed.”

“And that labor of love is just a Chinese cartoon. You’ll get more labors of love in the future which may or may not get fucked over by management. Don’t try to kill yourself for once over one of many series where you become disappointed with what happens to it.”

“That’s like saying that losing a daughter is fine. You can always just breed with your wife again

Stop oversimplifying things what the fuck”

“It’s not a daughter or a wife. It’s a cartoon. Don’t lose sleep over it is all I’m saying you fucking moron.”

“It’s an artist’s child.

Do you even understand why captains go down with their ship?Or why /k/ cries at the sight of dead tanks?”

“Characters are people too.”

>protecting this work, protecting the fans, the animals as we hold true to the original aim of the project.

That kind of moral posturing doesn’t hold when your project started as a gacha, a wasteful use of smartphones, requiring rare earths to make.”

“Just how big is this in Japan that a sport news take this scoop?”

“Kemono Friends is the biggest hit of its season if not the whole year. And more importantly it was re-aired in child friendly time slots so it is something normal Japanese actually watched.”

“Why is it that you anon outside of Asia-Pacific remain skeptical about how big kemono friends have blown up in Japan?

The re-airing of episode 12 took precedence over north korea firing missile near Japan during broadcast, and the whole success of Kemono Friends were repeated in business section all around, never mind just within the anime industry.”

“It’s the biggest anime in years”

“These are the kind of posts that remind me that a lot of people here live in a bubble and think that everything they don’t know is not true or unbelievable to the point that even if the facts are already in being dangled in front of their faces, they’ll still deny it to their last breath.”

“>Kemono Friends
>from miracle anime that saved a dead franchise and made it a national phenomenon
>to whistleblower on nepotism practiced by large corporations and anime production committees

Truly, the miracle of our times.”

“Hahahaha, this is fucking hilarious.
How will kadokawa recovered from this? Not even their sponsors corroborate with their story.”

“This may really be the point when everyone Kadokawa bullied comes out to shit on them.”

>the artists cannot even draw anything with that ip again.
Wait, even fanarts?”

“Fan art has always technically been ilegall”

“The end of S1 will be a gut punch though because of what could have been”
“Better dead and buried in peace than having your rotting corpse paraded around.”

“Why does steam punk always mean sepia tone?”
“Beacause that’s the way the era is presented to the modern audience. If you went to a museum and such, you’ll just find half-rusted machinery, or machinery that was rusted so they got the rust off which leaves you with that sort of color, bare metals from hot stuff as those things killed the color rather quikcly, brownish photographs tend to be all that’s left from that era and so on.

It’s like how people imagine Classical Greek cities to be all white marble ‘ala the numerous Panthenon copies around the world, Ancient Egypt as nothing more than sand and mud huts, &c.”

“You can’t compare yourself to others. Same reason intelligent kids end up doing nothing. They compare themselves and then never reach their potential. “

“so what happens if the entire industry is bending the rules and you have no one to work with who isn’t bending the rules”

“If the law can’t do it, and your business is at stake, thats what people do
THen you leave the industry cause it killed itself
Or report people and inform authorities”

“lol you can’t just leave an industry you’re deep in like that unless you have $$$ saved up or insane connections
inform who? nothing they’re doing is breaking the law
and if you report people, welcome to blacklisting
you’ll never get a job in that industry again(from experience with two different industries i was in when i blew the whistle on people being dumbasses and never could get a job in those industries again as a result)”

“I think that applies at any job though”

“well yeah
i’m just saying basically no one was following ther ules
that’s why they passed that law”

“>What is this?
>read it just now
>read the real life case
I think I’m going to site outside for a little while”

“Much nastier shit is going on in warzones and under druglords in Asia, you’re just sheltered from exposure to it.”

“One dead soldier is a tragedy, a hundred dead is a statistic”

“I mean even if they aren’t number, when anything become a normal occurrence unrelated people generally stop giving fucks about each individual case.”

“there was a law team at AX a few years ago which threw a panel basically to learn doujin economics
copyright laws aren’t really that different in Japan, it’s just that franchise owners see an uptick in sales whenever doujin works appear
but that may not be culturally universal
so in Japan it’s considered free advertising that actually contributes to original work sales”

“also know your companies
doing porn of nintendo characters = haha good luck, @akairiot got his 20,000+ follower tumblr canned from nintendo reports/art
doing blizzard = dont care as long as you dont use official models
sega = RNG, they freak out over the most random things (shining force) but don’t seem to give a fuck about sonic, they used to though
atlus = also RNG
square enix = don’t seem to care, ever
touhou = basically welcomes it, just dont say you’re a westerner because the creator of the game hates westerners”

“When luck isn’t with you, everything goes wrong! When you’re unlucky, no matter how much you struggle, you will always feel betrayed.

So that’s why, when luck is with you, you need to win as much as you can! You gotta climb to the top! Keep going higher and higher! Head to the summit!


“Ah, him, an old classmate of mine! He spoke back to me one time,  so I challenged ‘im to a gamble… and KKTHK! Off with his head!

‘Course, officially, it was considered a suicide.

They all just said, “He was having a difficult time, and had a lot to deal with.” The teachers and police all said that! It’s just like an assembly line! None of ’em wanna question something if it’s too much trouble!”

“Be fair? What kinda bullshit is that? I know what this talk of fairness means!
It means you have no intention of protecting me! Doesn’t it?

You scum!”

“Look at us. Our shoes and clothes are tattered and torn. That’s why… we can’t steal. It’s because we’re as poor as we are that we have to do what’s right.

It’s so we can live with pride.”

“That’s right! He’s not making any sense. Being in front of them? Seeing them off? None of that shit matters! It doesn’t change anything about the fact that you’ve chosen to make them die! So why the hell are you getting so immersed in this sense of heroism? What he’s trying to say is that even though he’s done something like this, at the very least, he’s not gonna run away from what he’s done. So in other words:

He’ll be manly about being weak.

This guy found a way to make inhumanity look aesthetically pleasing. He’s so shameless, he can make himself think he’s going about it the right way.”

“Akiyama is impressive not because he exposed Yokoya’s schemes, but because he exposed Yokoya’s true nature. It is as you say, Yokoya currently holds the advantage. But if Yokoyoa encounters a game-changing situation, that will be the moment when Akyiyama’s move will become effective.”

“I’m having an interesting discussion about h-games right now. Its surprising revelation might be relevant to you: Basically, betas want to play the “beta fantasy” of conquering women. Be nice to them, hang out with them, buy them things, eventually the player is rewarded by the game|the girl with sex. They are actively uncomfortable with other framings. They’re the ones that hate “NTR” because the typical cheating story is usually a deconstruction of the beta fantasy.”