Saturday, September 21, 2019

Geek Gab Presents: Sword and Planet Adventure with Alexander Hellene!

This week's episode is all about the oldest form of Science Fiction, the original and foundational form: the Planetary Romance. The boys bring on author Alexander Hellene to talk about his new novel, The Last Ancestor.

I appreciate the shout-out by Hellene. Paperback for Reavers is in the works; update is at the Study.

When they finally get around to the topic, the conversation about Science Fiction is actually worth listening to and taking into consideration. The comparison between the Men With Screwdrivers and the Romantics is an apt one, and gets at the root of the conflict within the field that includes what is nominally considered separate- fantasy and horror.

Friday, September 20, 2019

My Life As A Gamer: (RPGPundit) News Flash: RPGs are not BDSM, SJWs!

Tabletop's Little Red Book has had all the predictable responses by all the usual suspected. The RPG Pundit cut a video responding to one of the co-authors attempting to defend his work against the right reaction of disgust and contempt that it deserves.

The key is that the SJWs are weaponizing the BDSM fetish culture against tabletop gaming, inverting the norms of tabletop RPG organization using an unrelated perversion to normalizing their desire to dictate what is allowed and who is allowed to be at the table. This is some wizardry, some sophistry, and even as something as innocuous as a game hobby the Commie faggots WILL NOT LEAVE YOU ALONE!

This is done with moralizing, religious language and fervor and that betrays that the SJWs are in fact a religion of their own in direct competition with Christianity and Christendom. Brian Niemeier's Witch Test should be applied: let none go on playing the priest without making the confession of faith required- Jesus is the Christ, and God raised Him from the dead.

You'd be surprised just how often this results in the challenged party shutting down entirely. You have to see it in action to comprehend its power; they are so in thrall to what powers push this false faith that they cannot so much as utter the name of God's only begotten son. For a people so committed to lying their way to power, they cannot falsely utter a creed alien to their own, and that is profound. They'll dissemble, get irate, and so on as an excuse to duck the issue- don't let them. They confess, or they go away and never come back.

Suffer no witches. Test them and see for yourself. You want this matter settled? Get your Van Hellsing on, get out the Holy Symbol, and be the Cleric. Turn the witch, and watch them flee before that which they cannot deny: God.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Death Cult Fears Gamers, Not Players

As much as I want to respect the guys promoting the Manosphere, I know damn well that they are not as effective as they think they are, and shit like this is why.

Let me put this into very simple terms: Gamers did real damage to the SJW Death Cult. The SJWs hate and fear gamers. Their behavior shows this, daily and repeatedly. Those same SJWs also show by behavior that they do not fear or hate the Manosphere. Why? Gamers are effective at hurting them, while the Manosphere is not.

Shit-talking gamers is the tell that proves the SJWs' take to be the correct one. We can see with the 'sphere that there is a split going on, and it's down the line of those with families vs. those without- players vs. patriarchs. The patriarchs aren't the one shit-talking gamers like this; they see that gamers actually cultivate Delta-grade habits, especially a tolerance for doing the grind, that translate well to real-life environments. Why do the patriarchs see this? Because they are the Alphas and Betas that lead the Deltas, and thus hone a skill at finding teachable people to lead to success.

When you shit-talk gamers, you reveal that you haven't gotten there yet and your claims to being able to do so are just that- claims. Patriarchs, having had to run households and manage wives and children, comprehend that you have to speak the language of your subordinates if you want to successfully lead them. You don't speak a gamer's tongue when you come at them; you don't even challenge them. You're telling them to fuck off, and they will, especially if they have actual results that you don't match.

And the players of the Manosphere are actually lacking in achievements worth a damn.

"But Muh Revenue!" you say. "I make 10K a month!" you say. SO FUCKING WHAT! Your money is worthless if it's gotten via worthless, parasitic means or put to pointless, narcissistic ends- and that's most of you players in a nutshell. At least the patriarch comprehends that he's got to build something substantial enough for his wife and children to live on if he dies, which means he builds a business that deals in real, eu-civic affairs such as architecture and not buying watches for 50 cents to sell for $5000 because you put your brand on it.

Look at Roosh, player. He gets that you're living a pointless hollow sham. That's why he bent the knee and repented, a real latter-day Saint Augustine. Even if he never marries and enjoys fatherhood, he's already proved more effective at defeating SJWs than you ever will without doing the same. Gamers get this, because patriarchs produce real results and players just piss around peacoking and preening like the rabbits they are- and not the wolves the patriarchs have to be. Patriarchs are winners because they get results that are solid and permanent; players are pussy faggots because they can't handle the grind to build something greater than themselves. Gamers know the difference. Gamers respect the grind.

And that's why, at the last, I may take note of what the Manosphere says and does but until the patriarchs complete their takeover of the scene and reorient the affairs accordingly I can't take this scene as a serious threat to the SJW Death Cult. Players ultimately serve Molech by being complicit in providing the material for the sacrifices; patriarchs, having taken responsibility for what they issue, resist Molech's attempts to consume their posterity. You want me to take you seriously, oh Manosphere? Put your skin in the game, marry, and produce legitimate children: Be a Patriarch.

When you do, you'll see what the grind is really about, and maybe then you'll grok why gamers are a real threat to the cult and you're not.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Narrative Warfare: It's About Human Sacrifice

It's all so tiresome, and predictable.

Razorfist rants about the second coming at Justice Brett Kavanaugh, repeating the discredited allegations made during his confirmation hearings and double-down by claiming that he committed perjury in answering them, in order to yank him off the Supreme Court. More likely is that this is meant to attack the Court's legitimacy in order to facilitate a new round of state-level nullification campaigns meant to ignore Federal law and regulation.

It's not about guns. For all the hysteria about guns and gun control, this attack on the Supreme Court isn't motivated by that issue. No, this is about abortion, and it's about abortion because it's coming out more and more that abortion is nothing more than well-disguised human sacrifice to the demon Molech.

But something's shifted, and the cultists sense it. They know something's going to go down, and against them, in the near term and their usual safeguards are gone thanks to the God-Emperor. With Ginsberg hanging on by a thread, the rabbit-thinkers are in a fluster and that's what's driving this hysteria. They are so used to having it free and easy that any constriction is catastrophic to them.

That's all this is about: keeping the human sacrifices coming. To that end they are willing to do anything, and that's going to quickly expose who among the American population serves Molech and whom remains true to their loyalty to their Creator and his only begotten son Jesus.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Razorfist Presents: The Shadowcast #2 - THE SHADOW/GREEN HORNET: Dark Nights

It's time again for Razorfist's podcast on The Shadow. Description reads as follows: In our continuing exploration of The Birth of a Dark Legend, we discuss two other prominent firsts: The Shadow's first-ever crossover with THE GREEN HORNET in DARK KNIGHTS (2013) and his first encounter with BATMAN in BATMAN #253! For some reason embedding is not enabled, so the link is here.

The episode's focus on crossover treatments by someone other than original scribe Walter B. Gibson reveals the problem with corporate ownership of intellectual property, where we see incompetent, maleducated writers and publishers treat valuable property with all the care they would a roll of toilet paper. While some works are better than others, the overall trend remains a bad one and as such I have to question the wisdom of allowing anyone but the creator to own the creation.

And we're going to see more of this as Razorfist continues his focus upon this topic, something that even the 1994 film ran afoul of, as he goes over other crossover stories and other works by someone other than Gibson. Much like the case with Robert E. Howard and his creations, few that attempt to write The Shadow grok The Shadow- and even fewer attempt to try. The media adaptations across the generations show just how badly this comprehension is to successfully executing any Shadow story, meaning that what we see with Mouse Wars is not unusual in the least- and Disney certainly made his fortune off of fan fiction of others' properties long before the Devil Mouse arose.

The Futurians, their fellow travelers, and their inheritors have much to answer for.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Narrative Warfare: BPS on California's Collapse

Like I needed another reason to stay away from California.

Black Pigeon Speaks lays it out clearly that the degeneration of the state comes from the degeneration of the state's demography from the American Nation to aliens and foreigners who have no problems voting as a block to use the state to loot everyone else for their benefit.

How?

The welfare state is first. It incentivizes poverty, drawing the poor from elsewhere to come here and get on benefits because it beats being where they came from. Once gotten it becomes Danegeld, and any denial of them provokes violence from the benefit-takers.

The result is the police state. The need to keep the underclass in line requires an occupying army of paramilitary law enforcement agents ready, willing, and able to use lethal force to put down violence and "maintain order". That order is on the behalf of the functionary class that keeps this regime running, and it runs for one other group.

That group is the kleptocrats looting the place for their own benefit. They're the super-rich that dominates it all through ownership of all the things, formally or otherwise, and that includes its politics and culture. They are very small, stick to their secured enclaves, and use the functionaries and police as meatshields to wall themselves away from the underclass they exploit coming (via shit employment and exploitation) and going (taxation and welfare).

This is a Third World regime, and California is exactly that. New York City is in a similar position, as are other big American cities and their European counterparts. If the example of California's decent from First to Third World status isn't sufficient to turn you off of what the Left wants to do, then consider that the elites supporting all of these policies already live as if this were the case.

Yes, even in places where the full effects have not taken hold yet, they live like this. That is the tell; they have no skin in the game, and when it collapses they fully expect to bug out and relocate to someplace else--with all of their wealth intact--and do it all again there. Their biggest fear is that someone will find them, fix them , and finally do unto them what they've done to everyone else. Hence George Carlin's "Big Club" bit, and why seeming enemies somehow unite when a real threat manages to manifest- such as the God-Emperor.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

My Birthday Approaches

My birthday comes up in a few weeks. There isn't much I'm expecting, but that doesn't mean I don't want anything. In addition to what I have linked in the Gifts & Support tab, there is one other thing I want. No, it's not a firearm; I can list those separately- see the Comments. It's not a car; you need to put all the controls on the wheel for me to use one anyway now that I lost my right foot. It's something that Sentai Filmworks put out a year ago, and still--barely--in stock. It's the ONLY commercial release for the original OVA release of Legend of the Galactic Heroes, and you're going to need to pass the hat because it's still $800 (albeit with free shipping).

You get a LOT for that price. Given most US BD anime release prices, you're looking at a steal. Not even the Kickstarter for Megazone 23 (25 hours left as of this post) is quite that good for value.

There's only one thing I want more than this: an anime adaptation for Star Knight, with music by the Living Goddess who inspired its heroine- Yoko Kanno.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Geek Gab Presents: David V Stewart, Author and Musician!

This week on the Gab it's David Stewart, and we're talking about--after some WOW Classic talk--Science Fiction both as art and as business today.

You can find David's YouTube channel here, which the Gab boys forgot to link in the Description. Pay attention to his writing videos, emphasizing the skillset behind writing a 20K word novellette and putting it out on Amazon in both paperback and ebook on a 6-8 week cycle. That's a killer thing, and well worth your time to get into regardless of your place in the writing world. When I get around to rounding out Star Knight's side stories, this could be the model I use for shorter works.

Friday, September 13, 2019

My Life As A Gamer: We Have a Little Red Book

Monte Cook Games published a free PDF on "Consent in Gaming". The RPGPundit cut a video about it. I'll let him get you up to speed.

As predicted, the SJWs are wanting to take "voluntary" and make it mandatory.

They aren't even trying to keep the mask on anymore. Some combination of Trump Derangement Syndrome, standard Leftist degeneracy trending, and overconfidence regarding their actual position has this school of fish flipping out harder and faster than before. While not the Satanic insanity that is deliberately getting knocked up just to abort mid-term as a form of pleasure, this is nonetheless an inversion of the proper form enacted by wielding one deliberate perversion (BDSM; the authoress is into that scene) into a context where it doesn't belong (tabletop RPGs, a wargame derivative) as a means of wedging in a control lever upon individual home games and (more to the point) public games such as those at conventions and stores.

And, again as the Pundit demonstrates, just like clockwork the SJWs--sad and pathetic as they are--are already hard at work using the reaction to this Little Red Book as justification for its existence in a typical Kafkatrap manner. No, reasoned argument will not dissuade them; the point therefore is not to persuade the SJWs, but to show those looking on from the sidelines that these people are Full Tilt Bozo and should instead be told--and I quote Soph--"Kill yourself, faggot." with utter contempt.

*ahem*

Attempting to turn my game into a Struggle Session for your Cultural Revolution will end with the offender(s) taking a Great Leap Forward into a helicopter courtesy of Pinochet Express.

Commie punks, fuck off.

On a lighter note: Over at the Study, another update on "Reavers" in paperback is up.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

My Life As A Writer: "Justified" & The Pulp Reformation

Friend of the blog Wolfman At Large posted this review of Jon del Arroz's new Space Opera novel Justified today. It's under five minutes, so give it a listen.

With the massive success of this book's debut--hitting #1 in its category at Amazon--came the recognition of an emerging genre to satisfy a long-unmet demand. Brian Niemeier took a shot at naming it.

I'll take it.

And if you don't think there's something to it, go to Amazon and search for "Deus Vult In Space". Jon's book isn't the only one that comes up. Mine does also. This is not just the return of the Pulps, but their full restoration. Read the old stuff and you'll see the very Christianity on display, but not explicit as having a Templar as the hero. All of the morality, the conflict, the temptations, and so on are built off of a robust and thriving Christianity assumed as the norm for Civilization. Yes, even my own far-future favorite of the Lensmen series does exactly this, with equally implicit showings of how deviating from those norms becomes the vectors for barbarism and savagery that is all about Boskone despotism.

Yes, this does--believe it or not--include the Cimmerian himself; skeptical as he was, Two Gun Bob was no less a man of Christendom and wrote informed by those norms. You see it far more explicitly in his tales of the Crusaders and other historical fiction than with the Hyborian Age stuff he's famous for- especially with Solomon Kane. What's coming is the next step, where Kane leaves off--where a lot of implicitly Christian fiction leaves off--and becomes explicitly so in uncompromising, earnest ways heretofore unseen since the Reformation.

Congratulations, shitlords. You've memed Deus Vult one step closer to reality. Soon you'll have plenty more fodder for your meme machines to remix into better quality memes, and you're going to get more and more fantastic fiction that doesn't suck to inspire you to do so. Pick up Jon's book, pick up mine, and everyone else putting out stuff like this that is available. There's something inspired going down, and you want to be there for every moment.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Narrative Warfare: On 9/11's 18th Anniversary

The one thing we can be sure of is that the official story is utterly false. For many of us, that became apparent for the first time 18 years ago today. Even as I watched it happen live, I knew what I was being told was bullshit, and what's come out since has only reinforced that opinion. While elder generations came to this realization with the assassinations of President Kennedy, his brother Robert, and several other high-profile assassinations of the era (as well as the U.S.S. Liberty, the Gulf of Tonkin, Pearl Harbor and the Lusitania) for the younger post-Boomer generations this is the big one.

Yes, the U.S. Federal Government lied to the world. Again. Yes, with Establishment assistance. Yes, to this day- despite the God-Emperor's presence. Narrative Warfare didn't start a few years ago. It began centuries ago; only since the rise of mass media did it begin to take its current form, and thanks in part to said God-Emperor are more people finally noticing how fake the Narrative is- and noticing is a big step towards fixing the problem.

So lets start someplace simple: Building 7 of the World Trade Center. That fires weakened its structure sufficient to make it collapse at free-fall speed into its own footprint is an insulting claim, but that's the official story, and fortunately one that's still so poorly defended that poking holes into it is easy. Independent journalist Ben Swann did a retrospective on this the other day, embedded below, including new developments gainsaying said official story.

Now, if they'll lie about this, what else do they lie about? Answering that question puts you on a lifelong quest, and the more you pursue it the angrier you'll get until you reach a moment not unlike what happened to Roosh V recently and either succumb to nihilistic despair (ala Jim, aka Mister Metokur) or find something greater to rely upon to be your rock- as Roosh did. You'll need it, because your quest ain't going to be unopposed.

Never forget: 9/11 Was An Inside Job.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

My Life In Fandom: The Shadow, Civilization's Avenger

After listening to Razorfist's first Shadowcast episode, I got to thinking about this character and I think I noticed something regarding his enduring appeal--even now, when he's mostly forgotten--that I think is overlooked.

The Shadow knows his agents and his enemies very well, often better than they know themselves. He picks his agents from those at their lowest, brought down by combinations of vice and misfortune that should have undone them- and without his intervention, would have. He takes these flawed men and women, gives them new--proper--purpose by putting them into his service, and through them exerts his will to see crime punished and order restored. His signature laughter terrifies the guilty and the wicked, and his omnipresence has friend and foe alike baffled.

Does this sound at all familiar to you?

It should. It's the very basis for Western Civilization turned into a masked avenger, a mystery man, and one of the first superheroes. That's God, folks. Redemption found in the service of something sacred, something superior to oneself, despite being broken and nearly destroyed when found and recruited? Straight up out of the Good Book itself. Batman, at his best, only approximates this much as half-assed Churchianity only approximates authentic Christianity; the refusal to render final judgement upon the unrepentant is far more of a big deal than it seems.

And yes, you'll see me come back to this in my writing when I conclude Book Nine of Star Knight.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Signal Boost: XSeed on Superversive Sunday

Brian Niemeier not only did Geek Gab on Saturday this past weekend, but also hit up Superversive Press's podcast yesterday. In case you missed it, here it is below.

If you haven't backed the campaign for CY 40 Second Coming, skip the pumpkin spice stuff for a week and give it to him instead. He's already proven that he's able to deliver, and the perks allow you to easily pick up the previous books--ebook or paperback, depending on the dosh you doll out to him--that you missed. If you love giant robots on the Gundam end of things, with a dose of Tom Clancy, you're where you need to be for maximum entertainment value.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Razorfist Presents: The Shadowcast #1 - THE LIVING SHADOW

ATTENTION #PULPREV! Razorfist has a Shadow podcast. REPEAT! Razorfist has a Shadow podcast. THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

Spread the word, folks. The Eloquence of Elocution has taken the time to turn his previous videos on the subject into an ongoing podcast series. Listen, listen well, and spread the word to all and sundry. Also like, comment, and subscribe; throw the man a few shekels if you can spare it.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Today On Geek Gab: Brian Niemeier Talks "CY 40 Second Coming"

Today, on Geek Gab, my editor--the Dragon Award winner and multi-time nominee Brian Niemeier--make another appearance to promote his Indiegogo campaign for Combat Frame XSeed: CY 40 Second Coming.

And if you want to contribute, look here. For this week's Study post, go here.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Narrative Warfare: Five Years On, Still Lying About Us

The Supreme Dark Lord is on fire today. You may not see it, but he's spitting fire, and it's over a consistent issue with him: people lying, baldly and boldly, about things he knows very well from personal experience.

On Cathy Young's #Gamergate retrospective:

Consider what Jung claims to be the moral of the GamerGate story for conservatives:

For critics of the left, the main moral of the story is that it’s important to repudiate unsavory allies.

In other words, please cuck. This is absolutely and entirely false. If you want to understand GamerGate, you'd do far better to simply read chapter 8 of SJWS ALWAYS LIE, Striking Back at the Thought Police, which explained the relationship between GamerGate and Donald Trump back in 2015 at the very start of the chapter.

In short, Bitch Done Lied and he ain't having it. Hit the link above and read the man he quotes from an Instapundit thread; that's the real lessons of #Gamergate.

On Benny Smallhat and Brietbart's scalping of a Commie in Alabama's gov't:

This is a clear-cut win for the Right. And yet somehow, for some reason, (((conservatives))) such as Shapiru and Ekaterina Jung are very, very determined to convince the Right that winning battles is the way to lose the cultural war.

Ben Shapiru@benshapiru

I disagree with this person’s tweets. He shouldn’t lose his job. Also, those on the Left who are livid he lost his job should take a look in the mirror about the world they’ve built, and in which both sides will now play by their ugly rules.

The rules are what they are, Benny. Ugly or not, they are the rules and if you don't play by them, you cannot win. That's true of everything from backgammon to basketball. So, the obvious question is, why are you so intent on preventing the Right from winning, Benny?

Remember, they assert that the main lesson of GamerGate for conservatives is to never ally yourself with anyone unsavory or unseemly who might actually help you win a battle or two.

"Conservatives" are professional liars, and therefore not to be trusted because their real objective is to play shepherd and keep you--their sheep--in line so the Commie faggots can shear or cull you and they get a kickback as payment for playing Judas. That's why they are so insistent on cucking good and hard to the Left; they aren't your friends, or your allies, but 5th Columnists--traitors--and should be dealt with accordingly.

After all, you can't have successful Narrative Warfare without someone gaslighting targets that somehow aren't accepting the Narrative.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

My Life As A Gamer: Classic Crushes Expectations

From the "Eating ALL the crow" department comes today's Bellular Gaming video.

Yeah, we do want it Brack. Enjoy that crow.

It's been over a week since Classic released. The poopsocking hardcore cohort are hitting 60 now, so we're going to see how soon Molten Core gets cleared and put on farm shortly. I'm thinking by the end of the month, and I'll make it brief as to why: every single part of the game is ridiculously well-documented, so nothing is a mystery. All of the top-tier character builds, gear lists, boss guides, etc. are already out there. It's a solved problem; apply the solution and get on with it already.

Which means that I also expect that once Molten Core is on farm, some Classic players will go away until the next phase of release or they'll downshift their playtime to just raid-logging and maybe related stuff like rep-grinding. Others will switch to an alt and get them up to speed. Blizzard wants those returning players to shift over to the live game, so the news of Classic players getting Battle For Azeroth for free as soon as they get their first character to Level 60 (complete with a free character boost) came with an "But of course." reaction from most of us.

I am not surprised at all by any of this. We told them this would hit like the fist of an angry god, and it has. We expected that they'd use this as a retention scheme, and they have. We knew they'd try to get returning old-school players to try the new stuff, and they are. We know now that much of the game's commercial success comes from microtransactions and not just subscription fees; you'd think they'd cut the players a break and reduce the fees or go wholly Free To Play, but no. And those old-timers, who have long joked that only WOW can kill WOW, they're proven right.

If only Blizzard's counterparts in related media would get the hint and bring back proper support for the editions that made their game. Looking at you, WOTC.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Narrative Warfare: "Breakpoint", Rogue Soldiers, & Collapsing Empires

After watching Russian Badger's latest video about this game, I bothered to watch the trailer done to introduce the villain. Anonymous Conservative, please come to the white courtesy phone. Anonymous Conservative to the white courtesy phone, please.

When a Canadian AAA developer presents a narrative wherein an American Special Forces operator decides to go rogue, take over an isolated island, and go to war against the empire he once served in the hopes of accelerating its collapse and does so with Hollywood actors and budgets to match you're not just looking at a videogame offering. You're looking at a Narrative Warfare move.

This is not a new scenario. Back in the '90s, Jerry Bruckheimer made his bones in part with a movie dramatizing this sort of thing: The Rock. What got my attention here was not that we had a rogue soldier scenario, but the rhetoric written for our actor to perform- and he did his part well. In addition to other Hollywood productions of this sort over the last decade or so, I'm wondering if some folks in the shadows aren't so much concerned about if a collapse comes so much as trying to shape one to their liking.

Anonymous Conservative routinely talks Narrative Warfare, but he's focused mostly on the political and economic reporting and not so much on the cultural end, but this should get his attention. What he routinely emphasizes is that the real fighting, as per Sun Tzu, goes on well before a single shot is fired. I'm thinking this game--in addition to being a legit videogame product--is also meant to shape the battlefield to come where it counts: in the minds of the population, especially the young adult men who will bear the brunt of any conflict.

I'm not talking about some Col. Grosman "Muh Murder Simulator" bullshit. I'm talking about defining the terms, and thus the boundaries, of a conflict well before anything jumps off; in short, I'm talking the Frame Game. By taking all of the legit and valid criticisms of the Anglo-American Establishment and tying them to the villain of this game, the hope is to create a subconcious association of that criticism with both the villain's actions and his proposed solutions therefor, and by beating that villain to create a discrediting of those criticisms. In short, "I win because I'm right; you're wrong, so you lose." and thus (a) invert cause and effect in order to (b) invert the moral level of the conflict to make the pro-globohomo side--the side the players support in this game--appear to be the moral one.

I wouldn't point this out if I hadn't seen it before, and I know this wouldn't be tried if it didn't work previously. Someone's trying to win a war before it starts here. Anon, if you see this, I want you to give your take on it; Secret Society or no, and how?

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

My Life In Fandom: Do You Feel A Tremor In The Force?

The folks at World Class Bullshitters, following their colleagues at Geeks & Gamers, put out a less-than-hopeful video on Episode 9.

TL/DR: Abrams is a fuckup, the plot violates the established limits of the franchise, and what doesn't suck is rehash from the older--better--films anyways so this is going to be a very pretty dumpster fire that tries so very hard to glad-hand the very audience it shat upon all this time. Skip it.

It's going to go badly for the Devil Mouse, and part of that is due to relying on the audience for this film bothering with any external media such as the Clone Wars and Rebels TV series. (The latter is where any Force concept not seen in the Original or Prequel Trilogy comes from, and the latter introduced the time travel element.) Part of it is lingering fallout from the last catastrophie, and part of it is going to be coming from flat-out Force Fatigue.

But we can count on the media to do the Devil Mouse's bidding and grossly distort and inflate the numbers in order to bambozzle the masses one last time, ignoring the fact that Mouse Wars merch still rots on the shelves, the official tie-in park is an utter failure, and the Mouse itself allegedly inflates its revenue across the board and has for years.

We could not be in a better position to push the alternatives to Mouse Wars as a united front this December. Let's get on that.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Narrative Warfare: It Always Comes Back To Child Sacrifice

Neon Revolt posts this Crowder clip about Epstein, and it got me thinking.

I have never heard a conspiracy theory that, at some point, didn't come around to child abuse and human sacrifice- often of those same children. Aliens? Yep. Ancient Aliens? You betcha. Satanic/Heretical cults? Routine. Illuminati? In spades. Muh Lizards? Massive numbers. And let's not go into the nigh-genocidal numbers that anything involving the Nephilim--the giants, the titans--routinely get into. It's just where the pedophilia enters into the scene, not if it's done or not.

Which means that what Crowder above says was going to happen sooner or later. Sooner or later someone like Epstein gets exposed and the claims validated by being suicided, which just ensures that the eventual exposure of the full global pedophile/human sacrifice network comes that much sooner since yet more eyeballs come on to this and push more minds to accept this as the reality that it is.

And once they come to terms with reality as it is, then comes what the network fears.

You know it. I know it. It's going to happen. Witches get ditches.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

My Life In Fandom: Mouse Wars Confirmed For Corporate Fan Fiction

In case you needed yet another reason to skip the final Mouse Wars film, here's Jeremy from Geeks & Gamers coming at you with another video.

Fine, it's a purported leak. Blah-blah-blah skepticism; you know the drill by now. I'm posting about it because a leak like this one--something with multiple parties saying is mostly correct--has come forth about this far out from each previous film. Yes, I saw a leak spelling out the plot of the film months before release in 2015 and 2017; these leaks played a big part in my decision to see (or not, rather) each film. (If my sister wasn't buying, I would never have seen The Force Awakens in the theater.)

Oh Christ, this is dire. J.J. Abrams is notorious for being incompetent at ending a story, and it shows here in spades. This is the sort of stupid Fan Dumb crap that would be shat on good and hard during the heyday of West End's Star Wars Adventure Journal, and did get shat upon good and hard during Dark Horse's run of the licensed comics series. (Dark Empire was the best received iteration, and that was before the whole Clone Emperor reveal.)

This is not just corporate fan fiction. This is everything that fan fiction routinely gets shat upon put forth front and center, and passed off as "original". Yes, right down to all sorts of contradictory narrative incompetence and Very SMRT Boy signalling. Yes, we get exactly what Rey Sue was going to get at the end: a galaxy where she's the only Force User, making The Force Is Female a literal fact. We get the last of the Original Trilogy notables dredged up and abused in service to Rey Sue before being removed from the stage. We get our one character with any narrative potential undergo one last ritual humiliation before being dispatched.

And yet.

And yet.

And yet you can be damned sure that some folks, who you'd think would know better, will still act the paypig and give the Devil Mouse their money despite being shown the total and utter contempt and hatred held for them. They'll see it in the theater. They'll buy merch. You know the excuses by now, so I need not repeat them. What needs to happen NOW is to start emphasizing that (a) they can't save someone who wants to damn themselves (i.e. no saving this franchise), (b) they're better off walking away from Omelas and taking up alternatives instead, and (c) point out what those alternatives are and where to get them.

And, of course, my own Star Knight Saga is part of those alternatives. Why put up with pozzed globohomo poison when there's clean independent originals in the same spirit and Japanese space operas old and new that hit all the same notes? We don't need the Devil Mouse. We don't need corporate fan fiction or propaganda, and we need not put up with it. We just need to be stop being paypigs, have some respect for ourselves, go where we're wanted and give them our money instead.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

"Flying Sparks", Today on Geek Gab!

The gang at Geek Gab had Jon del Arroz on today to promote his new Kickstarter campaign for Flying Sparks.

Speaking of which, here's the Kickstarter so you too can give Jon your hard-earned money and get in on this fantastic comic book action.

Jon's a reliable producer. He delivers, and he's figured out how to deliver routinely. You won't go wrong by backing his project. If you want original superheroes and you don't want the poz that DC and Marvel insist upon, then this is one of best ways to get that itch scratched without going over to reading manga or watching anime.

Side note: This week's Study post talks paperbacks for Reavers

Friday, August 30, 2019

My Life in Fandom: Stick Burning Continues

As promised, Nick Rekieta followed up last night with a disclosure of Funimation allowing the abuse of Toei intellectual property in violation of both internal company policy--that shit you're supposed to get fired over--as well as the license agreement. Pornographic audio skits and lines, often involving incest, child molestation, and buggery were most of them. The open contempt for the audience and the fans is on display, and now that they're out the reactions are predictable.

This on the heels of Nick revealing Ron Toye as a proven wife-beater, via legal documents, giving a new motivation behind this conspiracy to unperson Vic Mignogna.

The cancer is truly widespread at Funimation, and we know that this cancer is in place at Crunchyroll also. North American Anglophone anime dubbing is in deep shit because of these revelations, and quite frankly the actors so expose should be confronted about this at appearances. This is not acceptable professional behavior and it cannot be tolerated. Sony needs to be pressured to clean house, and Toei needs to do their duty to oversee their licensees, because Funimation and the #KickVic crowd are damaging the Dragon Ball brand with these amateur hour clown college antics.

As much as I think some North American voice actors would be decent for Star Knight, I can't trust this scene to do as I instruct unless and until this cancer gets cut out.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

My Life In Fandom: Burning Stick Bundles Abound

Last night on Nick Rekieta's show he played a teaser from a pile of material he's intending to display tonight regarding the #KickVic case. It concerned the North American (English) actor Sean Schemmel, the voice of Goku for Funimation's English dub of Dragon Ball Z/Dragon Ball Super. Listen for yourself.

Oh ho, what have we got here? Is this a hypocritical violation of the Narrative? Why yes it is, and the fundamental dishonesty on display--on Schemmel for shitting on Vic over this sort of thing, on Chris Sabat's part for archiving this (as he owns the studio where recording is done), and on Funimation's part for hypocritically allowing hired talent to violate policy in this manner--doesn't help the case against Vic. Oh no, it damages an already strained credibility by demonstrating an unwillingness to live up to the standards professed and enforced upon Vic.

Yes, it's pure Alinsky. Alinsky used it because it works. He didn't discover it or invent it; he just published it.

Tonight's livestream should be interesting. I'll be tuning in. Nick's YouTube channel is here, and his Twitter account is here. He Tweets out well beforehand if he's going live tonight, and archives his streams on his channel so you can watch them after the fact.

What this lawsuit reveals is astonishing. First, it reveals that the North American anime business really is an amateur hour clown show. Funimation is run by morons. The con scene is as overrun by SJWs as I'd expected. Most voice actors are just schmucks who lucked into the job, or real actors who couldn't get steady work elsewhere, and even then they rely on con appearances for the bulk of their income; Vic's the proverbial big fish in a small pond.

We can see this incompetence and petty stupidity at play with Crunchyroll also, and since those two are the biggest players in North American anime we can conclude that most of the rest are either smaller-scale counterparts or earnest competitors who just ain't making the grade yet. I hope the latter focus upon being properly professional, stridently anti-SJW, and respectful of their Japanese partners- something neither Funi nor Crunchy are.

Until this is fixed, my previous decision to disallow any of these companies to touch Star Knight stands. There will be no English dub, and I will write the sub scripts.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The Queen Saves Brexit

The Queen of England agreed to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's request to suspend Parliament in order to guarantee Brexit happening. It's about time the matriarch of that dysfunctional royal family did something useful, and I'm glad Boris' desire to be remembered like Churchill has already produced a good result. Fuck the European Union. My relatives across the pond deserve a free, independent, and wholly sovereign United Kingdom. Far better to deal with Westminster than Brussels, and hopefully this leads to further devolution and increased subsidiarity- something we need restored in the United States.

Have a good time at the pub tonight, my British friends and relations. You deserve a pint.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

You Think You Don't, But You Do: WOW Classic's Launch

Yesterday, at 5pm Central Time, World of Warcraft: Classic went live and official Vanilla WOW finally became a reality. Some folks are having to eat crow today.

I suspect J. Allen Brack--whom I willfully misquote in the title--is taking this all far, far better than the #fakenews fraud like Ramalamadingdong here will. Being so very wrong doesn't sting so bad when it means making a tidy bonus of some sort by the end of the year, and Classic did just that purely by having massive numbers of lapsed players resubscribe just to access the Classic servers. Even Mark was all happy about playing; he streamed his play live earlier today on Twitch.

As I write this post, the login queues to all but the most pathetic of servers remains significant. I can get to a North American RP realm easily. Anything else? Might as well leave it open and do something else, including going to work and putting in a full day, because the queues can get that stupidly long. (10:30 hour wait time just for ONE PVP server? Madness.)

Of course I'm playing. Hell no, I'm not racing to the cap this time. Nor am I rolling a class that's going to suck as solo play, or be very dependent on gear. That means I'm sticking to Rogues and Hunters for now, as I'm going to be casual about Classic and take my sweet time to arrive at Level 60. I don't care about raiding; I'll go once things are on farm so I can get Profession-related drops that only come out of raids that I can't trade for. I plan on being an in-demand crafter, not a World First raider, who does PVP on the side.

So what does this mean? That we're officially experiencing the popular emergence of the Old-School Renaissance in MMORPGs, following Runescape's example previously. As with tabletop, I fully expect most people to swap between Current and Classic WOW as the current game ebbs and flows; Classic is intended to be a customer retention scheme to keep the subscription numbers up, and as the game is truly static--no, phasing the content to emulate patch releases doesn't mean it's not static--you eventually reach a point where you're done with a character. Current will need Classic and Classic will need Current, and both will make WOW a better game in the long run, assuming the two dev teams don't fall into a pointless dick-measuring contest.

But the real hope is that Classic's massive success shows the Current team that a lot of the changes made that took away the RPG in their MMORPG weren't good for the game and need to be reverted, starting with all the catchup mechanisms that turn Current from playing the expansion to playing the patch like it's a seasonal thing ala Path of Exile or Diablo 3 and working back from there.

We'll see in due course what comes of this development, but for now here's to the return of the game that broke MMORPGs into the mainstream--to the D&D of MMOs--and the many people who've decided to come home again. Blizzard even cut an ad for it.

Spot the celebrity cameos. Also, the woman who plays the current Warchief, Sylvanas Windrunner, gets a spot. Good ad. Well done. See you in (Classic) Azeroth.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Signal Boost: Combat Frame XSeed Book 3 On Indiegogo

My colleague, and editor, the Dragon Award winner and multiple-nominee Brian Niemeier has launched his new crowdfunding campaign for the next Combat Frame XSeed novel: Combat Frame XSeed: CY 40 Second Coming.

And here's the pitch:

It's Not Over

Genius or madman? Monster or savior?

HALO mastermind Arthur Wake is missing in action. His fragile grounder alliance shatters under the Coalition’s counterattack.

Desperate to recoup their losses, the Coalition turns to a young combat frame pilot with a grudge against HALO. Brutal false flag attacks soon jeopardize Hainan Island’s hard-won independence.

Sullia Zend uses the fray on Earth as cover for her secret agenda. But can even the Sentinel manage a ruthless lawman, her own estranged sister, and a HALO defector on the eve of a cataclysmic reckoning eons in the making?

All of you Mobile Suit Gundam fans need to get in on this series, as this is aimed squarely at the very form of Real Robot mecha fiction that you want for your entertainment. Great, original designs. Fantastic action. Thrilling intrigues. Characters where the sort of characterization one usually says of Char Aznable is the minimum level of quality, not the ceiling. And yes, there is some real science behind the fantastic fictional technology, and Brian ain't shy about sharing when asked.

You'll get the quality entertainment that you're seeking here, and you'll want to see this put into the hands of some top-flight talent in the manga and anime fields so they can bring his vivid prose to life in those media- complete with moving music by the rising stars and reigning masters of anison. Imagine being part of the early Gundam fandom, before it all took off and blew into what it is now- that's what it feels like when you read Combat Frame XSeed, and you'll want to see it get even bigger just like I do once you're through reading just the first novel.

So back this today if you're able. You won't regret it; check the Perks if you're new, because there's a catchup bundle deal that's too good to pass up.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

My Life In Fandom: Support Your Local Straw Hats

This is why I don't entirely buy the "Competition is good" meme.

Count on piracy making a comeback when there's too many sub-based streaming services and too little content worth a damn between them, which is already the case depending upon your interests. The reason competition like this is bad is because the service is nothing more than a fucking storefront; it exists solely to provide customers with finished goods to purchase and consume, and as such there is no need for there to be more than one.

The result is predictable. More than one can be tolerated. Much more, without specialization, turns into resentment and a desire to simplify by removing useless redundancy. In this context, that means piracy and it's entirely justified by that point because you're made not being a pirate (once again) more of a bother than being a pirate and thus you've played yourself into failure. Good job, morons.

Side effect? You stop giving money to people who hate you. See? There is an upside to this corporate stupidity.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Narrative Warfare: Of Course They Project About "Muh Predatory Males"

Beware the cartoon avatar crowd. They're using camoflage to disguise their true predatory nature.

And feminist women wonder why they think all men are predators. They should stop hanging around such a crowd, or they would if their r-selected rabbit-brains would allow them to cease making it easy for predators to prey upon them. This? This is r/K Theory in action, and once you grok this so much about SJWs and their fellow travelers becomes crystal clear to comprehend.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Narrative Warfare: Steve Bannon's Huawei Drama

Mike Cernovich made this Tweet regarding a film involving former Trump man Steve Bannon.

This movie is aimed at low-info voters and Boomers who do the film festival circuit. Most of us who pay attention to such things already figured out, or were already informed, that Huawei was nothing more than an arm of the Chinese Communist Party. The site for the film is up (here) but we're still early in its hype cycle, so it's not much more than a landing page for its promotional materials combined with an official point-of-contact link. This is not a documentary; it's a drama inspired by the actual events, and likely reveals far more than it officially acknowledges as to what has gone on.

The film focuses on the concept of "cyberwar" while actually being a shot in the ongoing narrative war between pro-Western elites such as the God-Emperor and those who want it to fall, which does include--for their own reasons--the CCP and their Hollywood allies. The narrative war target here is Hollywood; this film is outside their system, and this is a show of force to demonstrate that outsiders are capable of producing material that Hollywood claims implicitly to be theirs alone to command.

No doubt it has some faults to it, but that it exists shows that Bannon gets Narrative Warfare better than most on the God-Emperor's side. The media will react, for now, by freezing it out of their media entirely and trying to freeze it out of the festival circuit. The reaction will be to demonstrate that viable alternatives exist, paving the way for others to follow such as the Alt-Hero movie Rebel's Run.

And that's good for us, because once the better-heeled players blaze the trail we smaller ones will have a road to follow that isn't converged by SJWs.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

My Life In Fandom: It's Not Work If It's Fun

It can't rain all the time.

I went looking around YouTube for some Warhammer 40K stuff the other day, and I found this video reviewing Relic Entertainment's excellent Space Marine action game. Take a coffee break and watch this. It's hilarious.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

#StarKnightSaga Lore: Loveheart

Loveheart (Pigeon-class)
General & Technical Data

Class: HMS-SCM-07
Name: Pigeon
Ships of the Line: Pigeon (retired), Loveheart, et. al.
Unit Type: Scout/Courier
Manufacturer: CMH Manufactures, Second Salisbury
Operator: Grand Duchy of Great Britain
First Deployment: 2901 A.D.
Length: 156ft. (48m)
Width: 26 ft., (8m)
Height: 22ft., 9in. (7m)
Crew: 3 standard (pilot, co-pilot, navigator), 1 minimum.
Armament: Two fire-linked anti-mecha blaster cannons mounted in a dorsal turret.
Compliment: (Standard) A wheeled ATV for manned ground missions, a ship's boat for manned space missions, short-range drones for unmanned scout missions; (Loveheart) Gabriela's private car and a ship's boat or lifepod.

Technical & Historical Notes

The noble families comprising the aristocracy of the Grand Duchy of Great Britain remain noted for their affection for the cultural traditions of their ancestral homelands, and one of them is a tradition of seamanship, including naval architecture at all scales. A preference to retain a successful design for as long as possible is one of them, and the courier vessel originally commissioned at the beginning of the 29th Century--the Pigeon class--to be a fleet scout and courier. Its armaments reflect this mission profile, with just enough gun to protect against enemy strike craft while making a run for it, and run it can.

The ship's auxiliary craft capacity is small, and forbids carrying mecha of any size, again in conformity with its mission profile. Compensating for this is a sensor suit and communications package outsides for its small, cigar-shaped size as well as an engine design emphasizing stealth and efficiency; Pigeons are meant to run, not fight.

To ensure a long service life, the architects at CMH Manufactures went with an adaptable and easy-to-fix naval frame; this had a deliberate secondary objective, which was to sell refit vessels to private users, especially the noble families of the Archduchy. They routinely acquired such vessels as couriers and yachts, and by the dawn of the 4th Millenium in 3001 A.D. many families had small fleets of older Pigeons in their hands. One of these, refit as a yacht and rechristened "Loveheart", was the personal yacht of Countess Gabriela Robin- the Songbird of Second Salibury and the catalyst sparking the Matter of the Milky Way.

Misfortune would become the infamous mark of that name, as the Countess would go through several Pigeons over the course of playing out the Matter, with each successor adding a numeral to its designator. The first would be lost shortly after the beginning of the Matter, when she attempted to bring the instigator of her own abduction by the pirate warlord Red Eyes to justice at the Court of Stars on Earth. Another got sunk after she lent it to Lord Roland's squire for a courier run, who arrived at the same time as the invasion fleet at the start of the Siege of New Vienna.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Countess Gabriela Robin
First Appearance: Reavers of the Void
Original Mechanical Designer: (TBD)

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

#StarKnightSaga Lore: The Dragoon

Dragoon
General and Technical Data
Model Number: VSG-GV-045
Code Name: Dragoon
Unit Type: Mass Production Powered Armor.
Operator: Vatican Solar Guard, Church Military Orders.
First Deployment: 2932 A.D.
Accommodation: One pilot in torso cockpit
Dimensions: Height: 12.6 ft. (3.85m), Width: 3.9 ft. (1.2m)
Armor Materials: Classified.
Powerplant: Aramaki Type battery-powered engine.
Propulsion: 2x wheels in the feet.
Performance: 100 mph (wheeled), 60 mph (running).
Equipment & Design Features: Wheeled feet, UI feed into pilot helm.
Fixed Armaments: Beam Saber kept in hip socket, Beam Rifle stored on the back.
Optional Fixed Armaments: Grenade, Missile, Rocket Pods in shoulder mounts.
Optional Hand Armaments: Ordinance (grenade, rocket, missile) Launcher, Beam Lance.

Technical and Historical Notes

The Church needed a smaller unit to act in the roles that larger mecha would be awkward at best to handle. The current model fulfilling this role is the Dragoon, introduced as a mass-production robot-only derivative of the Cavalier, and meant for primary use as a garrison and paramilitary unit to provide security at Church facilities throughout the galaxy. While the Vatican Solar Guard's use is most prominent, the Church's military orders also make routine use of it for their facilities; Dragoons in Hospitaller colors are the second-most common sighting.

As a mass-produced model, its stylings are far less sophisticated than its transformable counterpart; if Cavalier is the knight in shining armor, Dragoon is the army of mail-clad men-at-arms under its banner. The wheels in the legs are intended to allow for speedy deployment and maintain some chase capacity while reinforcements converge on any pursuit. Most use of its standard rifle is at a low-powered state, intending to minimize damage to just the intended target; its full power state does allow it to take on larger targets and pose a viable threat in numbers, especially when some are outfitted for firepower.

The unit is well-regarded by its users, and a space-specific variant exists that swaps the wheels for magnets so it can be deployed to defend the exteriors of stations and ships; the Church looks to make the next iteration of the design such that it has both by redesigning the feet servos to incorporate them into the structure directly rather than swap out the wheel subsystems. It remains in service throughout the Matter of the Milky Way, first out of institutional inertia and then out of necessity.


Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Various Guardsman and Brother-Knights
First Appearance: Terror In Terra
Original Mechanical Designer: (TBD)

Monday, August 19, 2019

My Life In Fandom: The Megazone 23 Kickstarter Is Live

One of the most influential anime of the 1980s returns in a brand-new Kickstarter project by AnimEgo co-founder Robert Willson, and it aims to release a Blu-Ray quality physical release and get out as much additional material as possible.

Having any of the originals involved, and willing to contribute if stretch goals are met, is huge. And yes, we're already talking stretch goals because funding has already been met just two days in as of this post. I won't waste space here repeating what the campaign video and page spell out, so watch it and read that to get more info; if I had the cash to throw at this, I'd do it in a heartbeat because the artbook alone is worth the price of that minimum backer tier.

They don't make 'em like this anymore, literally, so get your hands on a classic while you can.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

My Life As A Writer: Wait, Those Are Still A Thing?

Until my colleague Scott Lynch Tweeted out that WorldCon was going on, and thus the Hugos got awarded tonight, I forgot that they were still a thing.

Not that they mean much these days. My editor, colleague, and fellow #AGundam4Us author Brian Niemeier correctly nails the value of the Hugo Award.

Boxed wine may be too upscale. Nightrain or Boon's Farm may be more appropriate these days. That's how relevant the Hugos are in entertainment.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Happy Anniversary, #Gamergate!

It's the 5th anniversary of #Gamergate, and they're still both mad and clueless about it.

Satanic Death Cult gotta hail Satan, so here's a basic bitch bullshitter spewing some stupid half-assed gaslighting. Notice that he presumes regret on the part of the pro-side, and none of his own; that's the tell that this NPC, in his arrogance, remains completely unaware that his own behavior justified--and continues to justify--the truth of #Gamergate.

It's been a wild ride since the Zoe Post, and there's been plenty of twists and turns--overall for the better--but as this anniversary post, and the NYT shitfest it's commenting upon shows, it ain't over yet. They're still gaslighting like mad and plenty of basic bitches still believe it. But a lot of us have decided to build upon this, and the results continue to show in the culture war, and it will continue to do so as long as the Death Cult continues--by behavior--to validate its existence.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Rawle Nyazi: "Defeat The Witch!"

My colleague Rawle Nyanzi had something big to say today, and you had better take the time to listen to it. See for yourself at his blog.

You wonder if there’s something — anything — you can do. Sure, you can avoid the cinema and cancel Netflix, but that can only do so much. Deep down, you want to replace the shows on those services, but you don’t think that’s possible.

You’re correct — right now, it’s not possible. Emphasis on right now.

But you can help change that.

What did he make using what he can do right now? This.

You want better? Then quit being a paypig, cut the cord/cancel Pozflix, and give that money to Rawle instead. He's opened a Patreon account if you want to fund him directly, or you can buy his books if you'd rather fund him indirectly by reading his books.

It is necessary, BUT NOT SUFFICIENT, to not give money to people who hate you. It is also required that you give your money--your material support--to those who want to entertain you properly. They like you; TAKE YOUR OWN SIDE and give them your money instead.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

My Life As A Historian: Sabaton Celebrates The White Death

The man who I turned into a saint in Galactic Christendom is the focus of this week's Sabaton History video.

It's not without reason that my ficitonal future Church canonized him. What he did is amazing, even if you just stick with his official confirmed kill count of 505. He did that with a bolt-action rifle, on his own, using just iron sights. For all that American snipers venerate Carlos Hathcock--rightly so--he is not Simo Hayha, nor has any other sniper bested that Finn's deeds since.

And yes, I do want a M28 Mosin-Nagant.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Admin Notice

My landlord cut the cable to my house, literally. He did so trying like a Boomer to clear a dead branch. I am stuck with my phone until my ISP can get here to fix it. Should be tomorrow before service is restored.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Narrative Warfare: The Revelation Of Generational Power

In case you missed it, this livestream by BlackPilled done on the 10th should replace whatever TV or movie or whatever you have on your To Do list today.

Monday, August 12, 2019

My Life As A Writer: Superversive Sunday Show!

I recorded my appearance on the Superversive Livestream yesterday afternoon. Here it is.

The loss of Hangouts On The Air has had an effect on the podcasts for those of us who aren't up on the full extend of streaming tech, so we recorded this instead of trying to do it live, and hopefully Ben will figure this out in time for the next guest on the podcast so he can do it live again.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

My Life In Fandom: The NHK Documentary On Mobile Suit Gundam

This came as a pleasant surprise after a week of suck and blow in the media. It's just over 45 minutes, and it is in English. Enjoy yourselves.

And it's summarized thusly:

"Mobile Suit Gundam" is a science fiction anime about a war-torn future where humanity has colonized outer space. Over the decades Gundam has become one of Japan's most iconic media franchises. But when the original series debuted in 1979, ratings were low, and it was initially deemed a flop. So how did Gundam become beloved by generations of people? What was the making of "Mobile Suit Gundam" - the beginning of this cultural phenomenon - like? We spoke with the people who were there to hear the inside story.

Interesting, no?

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Narrative Warfare: Epstein Got Suicided

Billionaire pedophile and trafficker Jeffery Epstein was found dead in his cell today. The official cause of death is suicide. No one believes this. Not Crazytown, not Normieville, not Dems, not Cuckservatives, not shitlords, NO ONE. It's such an insulting display of arrogance to call it such that we have a term--going back well over a decade when this happened to threats to the Bush 43 regime, at the least--to mock this: "suicided".

He was murdered. You know it. I know it. That homeless crackhead on Skid Row knows it. The Twitch thot scamming boys out of their lunch money knows it. The famous whore servicing a Saudi prince on a yacht in Monaco knows it. Your grandma knows it. Your baby brother knows it. Ash from Pokemon knows it, and so does the artist doing Rule 34 fan art of Misty. Only the dead and the unborn aren't certain to know it, and we're not so sure that they don't anyway.

And yet there's nothing to distract our attention away from this as of this post. I'm expecting just that to happen before Monday, and that means more hapless "white" guys being wound up and set off in a gun-free zone to massacre another batch of hapless innocents while someone who just happens to have survived recent high-profile incidents of this sort is mysteriously on hand to give yet another eye-witness account to a waiting media establishment.

I don't call this "warfare" out of some sense of hyperbole. Real people get slaughtered over fucking narratives; if that ain't warfare, then no one knows what it is.

I'll finish this with Stefan Molyneux's reminder on the matter. Someone panicked. It wasn't Epstein. This is the result.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Narrative Warfare: Razorfist Rants About Games & Guns

Razorfist talks the truth on the 2nd Amendment, videogames, and gun control.

Death Cult gonna cult, but nonetheless Gun Control Is Treason and politicians who push it should be summarily executed for doing so.

Related note: Progress on Book Two of Star Knight is up at the Study, which you can read here.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Narrative Warfare: What It Takes To Replace The Pozzed Pillars

Dragon Award winner and nominee Brian Niemeier began a Twitter thread today on the Star Wars franchise, with the aim of helping people recreate its success in order to make new Intellectual Property that can supercede that dying franchise and its influence on the culture.

You ought to take the time to read it, and participate if you can contribute. In the meantime spread the word about those of us who've begun this journey and are trying to satisfy the audience that the Devil Mouse Empire forsook, abjured, condemned, and defamed in their malice and folly.

My contribution can be found at Amazon, as can that of Mr. Niemeier and several others. Each of us takes the issue from very different perspectives, but we're all out to satisfy that underserved audience and give it what it wants- and needs.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Narrative Warfare: It's About Hatred of God

Ever notice that "whiteness" is not about being Causcasian, anymore than "Western" is about being European? They're not. They're codewords for God and Christianity. Being, at heart, unable to even say His name they have to pervert and invert words to dance around the truth they wish to murder. They use "whiteness" as code for God because of a superficial fact: Christianity arose in the West, where the white nations reside. This ignores the historical Christian nations outside the West, and the rising presence of Christianity outside the West (especially China), because it doesn't fit the Rhetorical aim of the wizardry at issue.

In short, they hate God. They can't admit this or they would lose support, so they cloak it in terms they already control. Rub their face in it; don't let them deflect. They won't stand up to the truth when it burns brightly so close to their face, and they will freak out accordingly. There's a reason that SJWs and Muslim terrorists bizarrely work together against Western Civilization; they hate God, and God is (for now) most present in the West where the white nations reside. This persists when aimed at targets outside the West, as the targets are places where God has a presence.

It's about hating God, folks; it's cosmic Daddy issues run rampant, and it has the same solution as earthly Daddy issues do. Apply accordingly.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Narrative Warfare: Gaslighting You To Surrender Your Advantage

"If you don't like flight, don't use it."

That fallacious argument comes up a lot in World of Warcraft threads regarding player-controlled flight and competitive advantage. Nevermind what the object is, or the context; focus on the "competitive advantage" part because that's the one with real-world applications here.

The reason for why not using flight in WOW is not an option is because those who use it utterly dominate those that do not. It's that big of a competitive advantage. The same principle applies to everything else; if you don't do a thing that the other side is using to screw you, then you lose and you get no other outcome. It doesn't matter if you can't do it or you won't do it; you still lose to those who can and do.

There are only two useful responses to such an advantage: adoption or negation. The reason is that only these two responses actually address the issue of the advantage by either zeroing it out, much like you're doing one of those "Solve for X" problems in Algebra, via taking up the same thing (adoption) or changing the situation to remove its utility (negation). Flight is fantastic, but useless when you're underwater or in confined spaces. Firearms are great so long as you can feed them ammo, you're able to ignite the primers, or you're not armored past their ability to penetrate. You get the idea.

So when someone demands that you (a) surrender your access to a competitive advantage you can bet that they are trying to (b) negate yours while (c) keeping theirs. It's an old trick, but effective more often than not, until you see how the wizard pulls off his trick and then it never works again.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

My Life As A Gamer: Straight Out of EVO - New Guilty Gear

For all my fighting game friends, get aboard the hype train.

That's right, new Guilty Gear. That teaser is all there is right now, so I can't make any comments. Enjoy, friends, and I hope you get the game you're longing for.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

My Life As A Gamer: Monologue Are For After The Fight

In a bit of irony, this clip from The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly demonstrates why gaming isn't storytelling.

In practice, Tuco would've shot him before he got a word out. There's a time to talk, and it's not when either hot iron or cold steel has been drawn. I can't count the number of times I've seen players gank an opponent who--operating under narrative logic--tried to talk during or just before a fight only to get cut off, often by getting cut down.

GM: "Evil Roy says-"

Player 1: "I waste him with my crossbow." (Rolls, hits, kills)

GM: ?!

Player 2: "Either he knows nothing, or what he knows we can get without putting up with stupid, risky bullshit or worrying about if he's lying to us."

In short, Evil Roy talked when he should've shot and got punished for it. Narrative logic is how you can get away with talking when you should be shooting. Narrative logic doesn't apply in a proper RPG, and frustrated storywankers need to let go of that false conception or they're going to have a bad time until they do. Don't believe me? Go look at TORG, where they have to hard-code narrative tropes into the rules, because gamers--as a class--don't do dumb shit like that otherwise. It's part of why the Fake Gamer crowd went all-in on gaslighting via fake shit like Critical Role; they think they can program gamers to obey this bullshit, only to find out that most of the audience doesn't even play at all.

And that crack about getting intel without needing to listen to the NPC? It happens. Perfect interrogation powers, alternate paths to the same info, etc. are routine- as is powering through without bothering at all because the info is not critical to the players' success. Note, I mean "players"; what the GM or anyone else thinks is irrelevant. If the players got what they wanted, they succeeded.

Friday, August 2, 2019

RIP Mombot

One of my favorite Twitter people, Mombot, got nuked off the site. Journalist Brad Glasgow got in touch and confirmed that Mombot won't be coming back. Video below.

Goodbye, Mombot. You were one of the best, and ran one of the best stings against the enemies of gaming ever, and went down only due to the consequence of the Mouse Empire's refusal to let Steamboat Willy fall into the public domain.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

My Life As A Gamer: Religion - Of Course It's Done Wrong

The RPG Pundit talks religion in tabletop RPGs. Chances are you are doing it wrong.

Most people in gaming don't get religion at all, even if they are nominally religious, because they never spent any time thinking through how a religion operates. This is not just confined to Christianity. Authentic Judaism, Islam, Shinto, etc. all operate under different paradigms and therefore manifest different systems of behaviors, beliefs, and institutions through which that paradigm becomes a culture- and from that culture comes the basis for conflict, and therefore of both true RPG gameplay as well as storytelling.

Instead, religion in gaming is actually treated as nothing more than a drag outfit for the powers that a Cleric (or whatever your healbot is called) possesses, if it's at all different from being a Magic-User at all. It's rather sad, because (a) it's both very close to how most pagan religions work and (b) still manages to be complete wrong about how it works.

This is because our contemporary world--East and West alike--is so divorced from any concept of the sacred that it comes as no surprise that religion in gaming is nothing more than an excuse for superpowers. Without that sense of the sacred, religion in gaming cannot and will not be played properly.

Side Note: Stop using the Cleric class as a generic priest. It's Van Hellsing as a Templar; it's an explicitly Christian archetype. Other religions don't get there from here. For most pagan priests and cult leaders, the Magic-User is your huckleberry. That's because "priest" does not equal "healbot" outside of gaming, and then only in D&D and those like it (e.g. WOW); it's almost a strain of Mech Piloting, where you treat a class as a robot chassis with a core loadout.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Practical Eucivics: The OODA Loop Is Not Just For Military Affairs

One of the Metro City Boys, Oliver Campbell, decided to do something eucivic and practical. This is "Oliver Explains It All", a new video series about the man imparting his wisdom to a people that could use it. Follow the man on Twitter and Twitch, and catch the show on Sundays on YouTube.

You don't need to do a big production number to make things better. You can have a profound influence merely by being present in the life of another. We know this to be true; we wouldn't be cracking jokes about parental abandonment, emotional unavailability, and intimacy issues if it weren't true- and neither would we praise people for having well-mannered children.

Remember what "OODA" stands for: Orient, Observe, Decide, Act. That's two steps of not-yapping to, at most, one step of running your mouth. Col. Boyd coined this term because he figured out how people think in general, not just in combat, and in everyday life this translates into bring present. Watch that video again; see how it squares with what Oliver's talking about. Mastering this is a key element to making life--yours and others--better. That is practical eucivics.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Aesthetics of #StarKnight - Overview

The technology of Galactic Christendom, while often fantastic by today's standards, is not of uniform development. Part of this is historic. When the nations went their separate ways in colonizing the galaxy, they left at different times and met different situations along the way to their eventual destinations.

Some of their colonies failed, some became lost for a time and only recently returned to the galactic fellowship, and some suffered losses that destroyed previous capacity or retarded existing ones. Couple this with an ethic that emphasizes local economy over galactic trade, and an aesthetic that prioritizes wise use of local resources--natural and Man alike--over creating the stereotypical steel-and-chrome trope of Science Fiction.

In short, this is what you should be expecting out of Galactic Christendom:

Monday, July 29, 2019

My Life In Fandom: #KyoAni Update

We finally got some good news after all the death and destruction.

Which translates to: Kyoani collects data from burn-out-free servers It is said that it took it out to work with the cooperation of the expert. The data included digitized originals. The article, in Japanese, is here. TL/DR? They saved the servers, so the digital assets survived the fire.

Then came this statement from the company's CEO, translated into English and several other languages:

Sunday, July 28, 2019

The Business: Union Threatens YouTube (Good!)

This is not a drill. Finally, a union that isn't fucking useless or run by gangsters and similar crooks. This is a real threat to Google, and you need to know about it.

Sure, this relies on the size of the European Union to act as leverage, but that's always been the case when abusive corporations aren't yoked by government power. Keep an eye on this matter and track its development, folks. Yes, even you folks like Anonymous Conservative; you would know better than all but a few if this is a legit threat or not, and to what extent.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

My Life As A Gamer: We Have a Leak For WOW Mk. 9.

It's that time again. Time for speculation on what's coming next for World of Warcraft. This is from Pyromancer, one of the long-timers and after Nobbel (sic) the Noble he's a lore expert- such as lore is in this franchise. Here he is talking about a suspected leak for Version 9 of the game. This leak comes from 4chan's /vg/, which has been the source of many fakes and as well as hits in the past. You can follow along here; pic is here

Friday, July 26, 2019

My Life As A Gamer: Handling A Superteam Game Sensibly

"Hey, Walker. You know a lot about running tabletop RPGs. How would you handle a Superfriends sort of thing?"

Better than DC or Marvel does.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

K Selection Intesifies

It's a good start.

The process needs to be expedited, as this is a two-decade backlog of walking dead that need to be cleared out. No need for ceremony here. Designate a space, form up a firing squad, and march them out somewhere between five and ten at a time. Get on with it already. These men are already convicted criminal predators, and of capital offenses at that, so there is no need to dramatize the inevitable. Be clean, be efficient, be detached, and be done with it- something that electrocution, lethal injection, and hanging are not.

And we're going to need that room on Death Row once the God-Emperor finally gets the very large wheels into motion and begins grinding up his enemies to a find powder. We've already had Guantanamo renovated to deal with internal threats. This? This is the signal that the G-E is not going to let them merely sit in a cell, waiting to be released by a fellow traveler down the road; they are going to die as condemned men, one and all, as they should have been long ago.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

#StarKnightSaga Lore: The Barsoom War College

The Barsoom War College

In the Year of Our Lord 2543, the 7th Terran Crusade succeeded in pushing the last Nephilim warlord out of the solar system. A pause in the action arose. Rather than allow the incredible energy generated and focused by the Crusade dissipate and risk falling into infighting, Pope Simon V called the crowns of the nations together to counsel.

Now recorded as The 7th Terran Counsel, this meeting resulted in two key decisions. The first is the agreement by the nations to regard Holy Terra as neutral ground, to be direct administered by the Church. The second is the command to spread across the galaxy in all direction, with the aim of carving out new domains--new kingdoms--wherein the nations of Christendom may thrive.

The first of the core institutions that comprised Galactic Christendom arose at this time, the Barsoom War College. Founded by Papal decree that same year, the Church took over a shipyard and its associated colony holding a geostationary orbit over Olympus Mon, Mars. It was meant to be an archive and clearing house for the military arts and sciences, and the shipyard was to be as much a museum as it is a college.

As such, the College's initial academic staff were retired war heroes from every nation, be they clergy or laymen. In time, the College became dominated by the Vatican Solar Guard and the Military Orders with only a minority of students or professors being from one of the many domains across the galaxy. Far more common are pilgrims visiting the College's museum, wherein students often voluteer as docents for the touring groups.

In time, as the nations founded their new kingdoms, the people of Galactic Christendom would build their own parallels to the core civil institutions of the Church using these as models and establishing institutional fellowship--and rivalry--with one another. In addition, the College continued to have guest speakers and teachers come from time to time, all of which turned the College into a well-known place for laymen and professionals alike.