Discussion in 'Everyday Life' started by MichaelM09, May 10, 2010.
Man, there were a lot of crazies.
There where indeed a lot of crazies here some harmless, some not. I remember folks like The Edge, who was a conspiracy theorist that stated that there is no such thing as Islamic Terrorism and that all those attacks are carried out by CIA founded Arab Legions to make Muslims look bad so we could wage a perpetual war against them and steal their oil. He also said 9/11 was an inside job and that we would soon end up in FEMA camps.
Then there was this one guy who defended the 2nd amendment and gun rights by basically saying that the government is tyrannical and that if he would ever be stopped by police, he would shoot the cop and when suggested that Gangsters have automatic weapons he simply said he would shoot as many as he could before being killed himself.
Then we had this crazy right-wing Christian that hated gays and posted about how unnatural that is and how it makes him sick and I had to give him a basic school on Homosexuality in nature etc. The guy also tried to say that on Pride Parades they would have sex on the streets with photographic proof and whatnot. He was really rabid in trying to say that homosexuality is bad and that it needs to be stopped.
We also had Aseleri post here for a time who then got upset that someone suggested he would not be a good dad because he makes mean spirited insulting videos when they are around and got mad at this, and now hates Linkara because for some reason Linkara didnt put an end to this thread, even after Linkara posted to keep personal life out of things like that.
So what did Aseleri do? Well aside from creating that elaborate conspiracy about the 3rd year leading in Apollo Z Hack leaving and shortly after stopping reviewing altogether, he later send one of his buddies to try and troll Linkara who then took the wind out of said guy but later the thread became full of shitposting after more trolls where directed to it.
We also had folks from Busystreet here now and again to troll people like the Hardcore Kid and whatnot. I also recall the one bloke who ended up posting nothing but a nude 70s male porn star over and over because he did not like Doug trying new things and whatnot (that was when Doug stopped the NC and had those other shows, then came back with skits and whatnot).
The list goes on.
Wow, I haven't thought about Asa and Busy Street in years
Last full day in Cornwall. Not a bad day even though it rained in the early morning and raining now. Got to see my nephew feed some penguins.
Ooh, details, details!
*shudders* Don't remind me.
Same guy who linked to a pornographic My Little Pony body pillow. Y'know, if you ever wanted to fake-fuck Pinkie Pie.
I'm not digging for comical GIFs on that one.
Let me respond by bumping a six-year-old thread with nothing but a giant, often disturbing, image from a movie that's really only relevant in how absurdly irrelevant it is.
Yeah, there was something about him thinking furries were oppressed and that we should have PRIDE in our furry fandom, by publicly posting erotica no matter who it made uncomfortable, regardless of context.
*weepy* Makin' me feel all nostalgic...
There's actually two problem Dylans, believe it or not. The making-several-new-accounts-because-of-how-much-we-couldn't-stand-him-Dylan was the one who once tried to argue back against how disliked he was here by posting a thread about how he got a date to Prom, so we couldn't be mean to him.
Then there's the 30-year-old-man (30+, really) Dylan who had an unhealthy obsession with underage (at the time) actress Chloë Grace Moretz, and went on HUGE tirades about how awful she is, all because she never responded to a bit of creepy sexualized and insulting fanart he sent to her on Twitter.
Look what you did to me, @Ratin8tor!
There's a pun someone should be making here, but damned if I want to figure it out.
Shit, I'm gone for one day....
I'd be careful. I believe at least one, if not both of the Dylans still lurk here, and Shanete might as well. Though @Ratin8tor would know better than me, since those two became besties offline as well.
Well, we got Dodger (eventually), and (eventually) we got TheBanHammer too, and slowly but surely they cleaned the place up.
Man, we used to have a sort of Wild West vibe going on here. No law, just the occasional hope that Marshal Rob Walker would stop on by.
That's one I hear about, I believe was even before my time.
There was also a transwoman troll I heard about who (I think it was) Jim named an anti-troll tactic after.
I think there was a guy named Excalibur (might be misremembering the name, mind you) who would very much argue something deeply similar with me and... Jim, probably.
I mean, it wasn't AS trollish, but it was deeply troubling politically.
Has Dagan been brought up yet?
@Critic_Critic I got a Sharkoon Drakonia Black, its a 11 button gaming optical gaming mouse with laser technology. Its not wireless but thats okay. It makes up to 8200 dpi, meaning you can click pixel perfect if you have too and you can map all the buttons as you wish. Comes also with weights. Its a great mouse for 35 Euros. A logitech mouse that does all the same stuff costs twice as much.
The problem with salguod is that he wasn't really a troll, he was just a pain in the ass. He thought Doug was like a prophet who could do no wrong and there was A LOT of fighting here during the Demo Reel days. But salguod wasn't technically doing anything wrong so he couldn't get banned, until he stepped over the line once and finally got booted.
lol That was me.
JK i dunno.
Oh shit, I forgot all about Morbidorable. I didn't invent the Morbidorable Protocol, though. That was @Cotton, whom I still miss. Cool dude.
Gotta say, that one must have been before I was an active user.
Well, this was pretty cool. Archie Comics quoted one of my Tweets.
So throughout the last year or so, I've been doing a lot of research to debunk 9/11 conspiracy theories because so many people in my area are tinfoil hatters. I get along fine with the people who are willing to listen to reason and agree to disagree, but some of them are so fucking obnoxious. I've been reading up a lot about the attacks and it's aftermath but it wasn't until I watched the terrorism episode of CNN's Nineties series that it should be Pre-September 11 that I should focus on.
Holy shit, yo!
I'm so basic. Give me two buttons to click with and a wheel that scrolls and I'm a happy camper. Mind you, I cannot begin to express how unexpectedly enjoyable and convenient the wireless variety has been in my life.
Y'all needed a Dodger to help you out back then. #JusticeForGurningChimp #JokesNotAllThatFussed
I don't know why I keep forgetting that name. That's honestly a great name. Shame it had to belong to a shitty troll.
I was reading that and I'm like "that's not all that funny. I almost don't even think it was worth posting." And then I read "St. Louis Cremation".
I did a spit-take, and I wasn't even drinking anything.
I'm watching cartoons on my phone, while eating gummy bears. Clearly, I'm an adult.
You know what other troll I remember? pharmmajor, the guy who rode Gary Johnson's dick so hard for president in 2012 he physically mutated into Gary Johnson's fleshlight. He was the kind of guy who thought he was being a good promoter of his candidate when he accused you of not voting Johnson because you like watching Sudanese children get gangraped. In his mind, that's a convincing argument meant to turn me toward his imbecile patron.
I think he came over to Manic Expression for a while and I may have dealt with him on Twitter a couple of times.
Another one I remember from the early days of the Your Video Reviews section was this guy that had a cartoon raccoon avatar and would constantly badger everyone in that section to review some movie, I think called Stay Tuned, even if it didn't fit the type of reviews that they did.
Can't get the link to work, so here's a copy and paste that made me cry. Credit goes to someone who goes by the handle wendycorduroy.
when i was 5 years old my best friend was a boy named kyle who didn’t know how to knock on doors so he made dinosaur noises outside my window to wake me up in the summer until i demonstrated how to ball his fists and slam them against my doors. we collected caterpillars in my trailer park and built them houses while we traded pokemon cards. he wasn’t the only one. there was ben, and mitch, and noah—but kyle’s the only one who hurt me, because when he tried to kiss me and i asked him why, he told me “because you’re a girl and i’m a boy, shouldn’t we like each other?”
i missed him so much and i wondered why he couldn’t just be my friend like he always was
in the first grade there was rich and joseph and i got sent to detention with them almost every day with a smile on my face. we built block towers and sang to my teacher’s lion king soundtracks when she’d turn the lights off during lunch time. one day they got in a fist fight over me at recess, and i wondered why they felt they needed to share my friendship, like it was something they owned.
in the second grade zach and i played yu gi oh under our desks during free time and i got moved for talking to him constantly. everyone in the class would tease him and i for talking, asking when we were going to date already, asking him if he’d kissed me, and he stopped being my friend.
when i was 11 i met a chubby boy with the name of a colour who wore puffy vests and unwashed t-shirts, with greasy hair and bright blue eyes and a smile that hid hurt behind it. people didn’t like him because he was silly, but i liked him, because i was also silly. he became my friend the day he bought me 5 giant roses and asked me to be his girlfriend, and i politely declined but promised him i’d be his best friend because i’d always wanted a best guy friend that stuck around. we burnt our feet on the concrete during the summer and walked home with the sunset silhouetting us. he talked often about how he loved me, but never blamed me for being me, even though he refused to move on. that boy dyed his hair jet black and sat on the end of my bed playing songs to me on guitar, and all that pent up rage from before didn’t show until the first time he slapped me across the face and called me a dumb cunt.
in the 7th grade there was a boy named ryan who sat next to me on the bus and talked to me about manga. he’d ask me personal invasive questions but i didn’t mind because it was attention and i liked attention. i was dating another guitarist with curly brown hair, one who was much more kind-tempered than the other, and ryan mentioned how much of an asshole he was every day. i wondered, why, why does he think the love of my life is an asshole? but whenever i asked him, he just told me, “girls only date assholes. there’s no room for nice guys like me.”
i wondered, if he was so nice, why did he say such mean things?
he never stopped with me, taking me to movies, hanging out with me, you know. being friendly. i thought we were friends. but then, how many times had i thought that before?
how many times had i bonded with a boy, thought they got me, only for them to ask me if i wanted to make out?
how come when i told ryan i was coming out as a lesbian, he stopped being my friend, and said “damnit, the one girl i really want to pound into a mattress, and she’s only interested in chicks!”
there was a boy my junior year who stayed up all night with me until the sun rose, talking about life, past loves, hopes, dreams. beneath a million twinkling stars spanning forever, he brushed long brown hair out of his eyes and listened to me talk about the history that made me. then he asked me if i’d ever consider dating a guy, and complained about how he’d never get laid.
when i told him no a couple hundred times, he found new girls to listen to.
i would sit on the couch and play zelda with dakota, and he’d talk about all my favourite games with me. he was the closest thing to support i had, and the letters and poems he wrote me were always so kind and friendly. but he’d put his arms around me on the couch, and no matter how many times i told him i was uncomfortable, he’d still come over every day and do it.
“don’t you know how it feels to love someone and not have them love you back? don’t you know what it feels like to be friendzoned?”
when i meet guys who talk about the friendzone, who talk about the girls who don’t give “nice guys” like them i chance, i always want to just say
when i was 10 years old i met a girl whose brown hair fell across her shoulders and whos eyes sparkled when the sunlight hit them, whose voice was like velvet and whose scent was like mountain smoke, who made me dizzier than a fly climbing a sugar hill. and i’m 18 years old, and i still love her, and she knows, and she doesn’t love me.
but my first thoughts upon hearing her rejection were not “what a bitch,” were not “she just wants a douchebag and not a nice girl like me!” were not “im going to keep pushing her until she dates me,”
“she is the best friend i have ever had, and i am the best she’s ever had, and i would hate to take that away from her.”
so before you play the victim, mr. Nice Guy, before you angrily throw your fedora on the ground and blame the girl you claim to adore so much:
put yourself in the shoes of a girl who thought she made a wonderful friend, only to find out that he just wanted her for sex. that he just wanted her for a relationship. a girl who was just an object to win, a prize. a girl who’s trust you’ve just shattered.
maybe she friendzoned you. but you girlfriendzoned her, first.
I try to always give likes to people who embed worthwhile things into their posts, merely as a form of encouragement and appreciation for their shares. And perhaps I should give likes to the content creators themselves too, but most of the time, if I'm honest, the shares come from a platform where I either can't or simply don't give people likes at all on those platforms.
In any case though, at the current time, as far as I know, likes are next to meaningless when it comes to concrete worth. Like, a YouTuber doesn't see extra ad revenue, or even additional promotion based on how many likes they get. And most of the items shared already have more than enough likes for the original poster to feel the value of being appreciated for their content. You, the forum sharer however, may not.
That's just how I feel about it though. My humble opinion.
Eh, you know what, my sympathies all abound. Unrequited attraction, love, sexual obsession, whatever it is, is a rough deal for everyone involved. And it is very hard for some people to maintain platonic friendships with people they have intense feelings towards. It makes my stomach turn to see anyone vilify the other person in that dynamic, be it the profoundly ugly people she's met who attacked her and the people's she's met with awful awful words after being turned down, or the tendency of anti-friendzoners (or whatever you want to call it - I don't want to gender this notion, because honestly, it's not a strictly gendered notion) to mock those people dealing with rejection and (in some cases) heartbreak.
You want a genuine friendship with someone of the opposite sex? Be prepared for the risk you're involving yourself in, because while it certainly can work out, there's a long track record going wayyyyyy back of the many people it hasn't worked out for.
Man, it is so hopeless how conditioned people have gotten that the first thing I read on trending articles of ACTUAL NAZIS is people's knee-jerk reaction to defend them and attack leftists as though they cannot see or hear them actively crying "Jews will not replace us!"
I have noticed that the "President," the First Lady, and the Speaker of the House have all three tweeted in condemnation of the violence. Not condemnation of Nazis screaming about how they have to defend themselves against Jews or Nazis driving cars into crowds of protesters; just the violence, their tweets phrased to play to both sides so whether you're a Nazi or a human, you can read it to think they're on your side and are opposed to the other side's senseless violence. I also note they all three seem to think a 140-character "tut-tut" is all the response the situation calls for.
I was gonna try this embedded Tweets thing, but I've found no way to post an entire series of Tweets without hitting the media limit, so you're all gonna have to click the highlighted hyperlink to get to an excellent thread on the Virginia Supremacists.
Sleeping in a church 4.5hrs away that I've never been to, feels weird.
In this episode of "The Real Ghostbusters" they're fighting "Agatha Grisley's" ghost I find it hilarious and its a subtle joke I didn't catch as a kid.
That Twitter feed thing is similar to what both HBomberguy and ContraPoints have been talking about in the past (to a lesser extend Shaun and Jen as well) about how there is a precived feeling among those people that stuff isnt going their way because others get equal treatment. Its all about the fear of identity loss.
I mean look at Gamergate, one of the catalyst that spawned the Alt-Right: we had a bunch of white, CIS males who called themselves "Gamers" and had games as a safe space, they all had an Identity and then the whole Zoe Quinn mess happens and this whole idotic mess blows up into a culture war, where several media outlets question if Gamer is even a thing when everyone can be a gamer now thanks to mobile games. Of course, thats not something those males wanted to hear, but their identity was now muddled and lost to them, they could not ID as "A Gamer" because now everyone could claim to be one even those fucking casuals.
That was the fertile ground for all those old Neo-Nazis and New Right people to come in and say "See? They are oppressing you because you are a white, straight male and they dont like your opinions. Join us and you can be proud to be a straight white male again, together we are going to take this country back and show all those liberal communist jew feminist who is boss!"
And thats what leads us to today. We have a whole bunch of angry white guys who think that they where "cheated" out of a identity and that the current system is against them, so they all banded together to become white nationalists in the faint hope that they could somehow stop progress and bring back "the good old times".
all the while some of them basically brought a man to power out of spite because instead of actually trying to fix and improve things, they instead decided its better to make it worse fore everyone because thats what trolling is these days.
There are 2 ways this can end: either all this fizzles out over time because the momentum slows down and because the first outrage is over and people start growing out of this movement or its going to be stamped out and crushed like it was once before and that latter option isnt going to be pretty.
You forgot the third way. Where the dumbass they got elected into power starts a nuclear war with North Korea, which pretty much wipes out more than half the planet.
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