Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Razorfist on the Patreon Purge

Razorfist puts aside the persona to talk Sargon's deplatforming and why the entire trend is dangerous.

Razor's take of this being Lefties out-grouping others is valid; that is the result desired. He's also right that it doesn't require a conspiracy to do this; the tech heads can just talk openly on a call and arrange the hits. It's openly championed within the companies, as all of them are converged. I think Razor's on to something here, and I think what he presents makes the problem even worse due to popular support within the tech companies.

It's going to take government regulation to stop this. Get used to it.

Monday, December 10, 2018

My Life As A Gamer: Razorfist Reviews Red Dead Redemption 2

I am not surprised to see Razorfist come out in favor of the game. Everyone that's played it has come to some similar conclusion. This is going to be a game that Rockstar will more than recover its investment in; it has legs, and I expect that with some good DLC and online addons it can remain popular well into 2019. There is room in the market for Western action games. Now it's up to developers to figure out how to do that without cloning Red Dead.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

My Life As A Gamer: Mechwarrior 5 Gameplay Footage

Speaking of big stompy mech action, here's a gameplay video for Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries.

It's looking good so far. Piranha's choice to return to the cockpit view, real-time approach vs. Harebrained Scheme's adaptation of the tabletop game will find its audience, as that cohort hasn't been served outside of the MMO for years now and want a new game. Hopefully the final product that ships will deliver on the hype.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

The Business: Why "Muh Representation" Rings Hollow For Asian SJWs

When Hollywood cries "Muh Representation" about Asians, this is why. All Asians in the West can go back and hustle in the massive entertainment business across the Far East, especially if they are Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. There is no need to work in Hollywood at all, and everyone knows it.

The takeaway: When you've no less than three long-thriving entertainment business nodes, each with global reach and influence, "representation" isn't a thing.

Friday, December 7, 2018

My Life As A Writer: The Consequences of DNA-As-Code

Tron:Legacy continues to be a smarter film than one expects. This clip is in Act 3, a short one to cover reviving our heroine, but our mentor implies that what he did to Quora could be done to ordinary people on the outside. It's short, but the audio is soft so do what you must to hear it clearly.

Take a look at what Kevin Flynn manipulates. That's DNA. He goes through it like a coder looking to isolate a bug, and then he rips it out. The DNA, being self-replicating, respawn new strands to replace the broken ones. These strands are, in effect, rolled out backups brought online. When Kevin reattaches the disc to Quora's back, that's when the change-sync begins and the repairs take place.

And I remind you that Quora comes into the real world at the end of the film. Kevin's implications turn out to be correct; the question thereafter is how to make that happen in real-space.

So I put you the question: once this capacity becomes reality, what are the implications of it? In light of things such as CRIPSR, this is not far fetched or far off.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Razorfist Has His Masterpiece: Metal Mythos - Black Sabbath

Cancel your evening plans. Razorfist released his first two hour Metal Mythos video, premiering at midnight last night, and this is the man topping himself.

You watch that and you witness a man displaying his masterpiece. Every era of the band, every controversy, every music business bullshit event, all documented and covered. This video was a massive undertaking and its completion marks a turning point for the Eloquence of Elocution. He's taken about 15 years to reach this point, and it shows when you look into his archives. This is attained mastery in action, folks. Stick with it, and you'll get there too.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Narrative Warfare: You Can Buy Them That Cheap?

This is more significant than it appears.

Bad enough that celebs do it for free, so it was a matter of time until some celebs figured out how to monetize it. This is hidden influence peddling, as often as not for petty concerns, but when someone major wants to shift the narrative this is now an option. Its got to be cheaper than the usual ones, and until now there was no scrutiny from the Federal Trade Commission to contend with.

It's got to stop. Report this to the FTC when you find it.

Monday, December 3, 2018

The Business: The Supreme Dark Lord Can't Be Shut Down Anymore

If you shut a man out of your platform, he may well build his own. If the man you shut out is Vox Day, then you guarantee that he will build his own. Today, at his blog, Vox announced the launch of Alt-Hero: Q 2.1. This is the debut of Vox's own crowdfunding platform. He has no intention at this time to expand it beyond something he publishes due to bandwidth reasons, which is reasonable, but the point stands: he can't be shut down by the REEEE Brigade anymore.

As a bonus, Voxiversity 010: Rhetoric & Dialetic

Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Business: Arkhaven Comics Continues To Deliver

The Supreme Dark Lord hosted an Arkstream tonight:

The long and short is that feedback from retailers and other parties has been heard and heeded, leading to changes in format, which will be seen shortly. The success of Arkhaven continues, and soon Swan Night's Son will begin its journey to the stands as one of Arkhaven's non-supers offerings. Unlike DC or Marvel, Arkhaven actually listens to its customers and partners and as a result the upstart continues to upset the business and take over abandoned territory.

Imagine if a powerful corporate publisher moved in like this. Marvel and DC would be eliminated within five years. As it is, Arhkaven could do it in ten.