Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Business: Liars Lack Logos

I came across this in my Twitter feed today.

And this follow-up summarized the issue.

This is what happens when you forsake Logos and think that you can literally make up your own truth. You lose the ability to discern propaganda from reality (i.e. Logos) which is what parables rely upon for their impact, and is what justifies literature's existence. The SJWs in SF (et. al.), having swallowed Satan's lie due to their own pride, see only the utility of literature as a propaganda tool to brainwash populations- an inversion of Logos.

Ultimately this embrace of madness degenerates those that do so, weakening them to the point of decrepitude, and the proof is in the work that they produce- both the quality and the quantity. Normal people may lack the language, but they notice the effects and react accordingly with closed wallets and moving feet. They want entertainment, not propaganda, and entertainment has to have Logos to maximize its value and impact. You can't lie and get away with it forever; every con man knows it, despite being unable to stop grifting. Forsake Logos and that doom comes for you.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Narrative Warfare: Gatekeeping Isn't Optional

Whether it's the rich and famous or just influencers in very niche culture segments, the SJW playbook remains the same:

  1. Get gatekeeper positions.
  2. Turn a scene into a fake community.
  3. Use fake "community" language to justify gatekeeping enemies out of the scene.
  4. BANHAMMER! (They'd kill you if they could, but they can't.)

Two examples of this in action. The first is that Jack Dorsey wants to ban James Woods (Yes, the actor.) from Twitter over the latter's unrelenting support for the God-Emperor, but can't because doing so would bring more pressure than relieve it. The second is the RPGPundit being hit by this exact scam to justify shutting him out of the OSR subreddit at Reddit because the mods are SJWs.

And yes, Jack is a Gamma faggot. His appearance on Joe Rogan's podcast made that crystal clear; he'd ban Woods if he could in a heartbeat.

That the Pundit gets so much hate from SJWs in tabletop gaming should tell you two things: he's more influential than he gets credit for, and the stakes are not what they think they are. (What they are I'll expand upon in another post.)

At least the SJWs in TRPGs can't destroy D&D. The Open Gaming License makes this impossible.

The lesson here is simple. This is a situation akin to nuclear weapons or firearms: if you don't pursue them, your enemies will and use them against you. Gatekeeping is not an option anymore; if you don't seize those positions and use them to keep the SJWs out, then they will seize those positions and use them against you. Take and hold all the gates; firm boundaries form free societies.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Narrative Warfare: Goodbye Gun Control

I enjoy a solid world-historic Fuck You to Empire. If I hadn't had something bigger for the weekly Empire post, I'd put this there instead of here.

Below is a Big Deal. It's the release of all the files needed to craft your own AR-15, provided you have the tools, from scratch. This is bigger than the release of the Ghost Gunner CNC machine; this is the practical follow-through of Cody Wilson's promise to make gun control impossible due to The Internet Is Forever. It got posted about a month ago and I can't believe that this didn't get bigger attention.

Sure, you can probably get parts commercially for a sufficiently cheap price, but having the ability to roll your own ensures that you always have the capacity to equip and maintain yourself no matter how bad things get. All you need to have are the tools to make these files useful and you're good to go; focus on acquiring, by trade or crafting, the necessary ammunition instead. Never fear bans again once you've got these files, but first you'll have to endure the freakouts of Empire's Thralls as they grasp with the reality that they can never again count on a disarmed populace.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Signal Boost: Unauthorized, a Video Network for Dissenters

The Supreme Dark Lord is relentless in his ambitions against the world. Today he formally unveils what he informally did last night on the Darkstream: Unauthorized.TV.

We launched this a little sooner than we'd planned, due to the fact that YouTube demonetized the Big Bear yesterday afternoon. But we already have over one hundred hours of content, including the Darkstreams, Voxiversities, and Owen's shorts and live shows.

The premium content is coming soon, but there is no real difference between the $10 Basic subscription and the $25 Premium monthly subscriptions, it's just about how much support you're willing and able to offer the channel. Most of the content is, and will remain, free. The $5 Feed the Bear subscription is a replacement for Owen's YouTube memberships and primarily supports the Big Bear.

This is NOT a YouTube replacement.

This is meant to be a content network syndicated to other sites, so the website is meant to be a repository that subscribers can directly access rather than the destination in itself. It reminds me of how Red Ice runs their content, which also has a subscription-based members site, but in a smarter manner. I don't think all of you will like it, but I do think enough of you will to make paying $5 or $10/month worth the effort to budget for it.

Expect contributors to be selected, vetted, and invited. Expect content to be similarly centered on quality contributions over quantity of uploads. Assuming that this works as intended, and doesn't become a containment site for stuff YouTube doesn't want (which I expect will be the case for other such sites like Full30), Unauthorized should quickly be a network of content providers that a good part of the population wants made available to them. Good luck, Supreme Dark Lord.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Narrative Warfare: A Tale of Two Inversions

Razorfist released a rant on a new Doom movie no one wanted or asked for.

This is not just a right-retention movie. It's also a tax writeoff for the parties concerned, and that they could shove some SJW bullshit in the process is just gravy for these people. Spreading the Narrative was not top priority here; keeping control over an IP that has some hotness going for it was. Razorfist is on target here, and that's why I've already filed this film away under "Not even if they pay me to watch it." This film is an inversion, but not purposefully so. This is incompetence on display more than malice.

No, if you want a film where the SJW Narrative was the top priority, look to Brightburn. This movie inverts the Superman mythology into a horror film, complete with Clark as Always Chaotic Evil Demigod. Both trailers make it crystal clear that this is a Superman movie, but inverting everything so as to make Supes into a Cthulhu-grade villain.

As I said earlier this week, deliberate destruction of a culture's heroes is a display of dominance meant to demoralize them. That's what Brightburn does, using just enough obfuscation to provide legal deniability vis-a-vis DC claiming copyright infringement, and while this film isn't going to have the reach of a blockbuster it has all of the things that the film festival crowd--which includes a lot of people who make blockbusters--want out of a film. In short, this film is a Proof of Concept for a superhero subversion that would complement the SJW convergence of Marvel's films and give DC a reason to do the same.

The only question that remains is what "heroes" replace those subverted and destroyed in our media like this. Brie Larson's take on Carol Manboobs is the mildest example of what to expect; we can look forward to worse if this is not stopped. Supporting those willing and able to uphold true heroism in defense of Civilization is more important now than it was previously, as this is a clear sign of the acceleration of the SJW agenda. The incompetents like this Doom movie only provide cover for the real subversives like Brightburn; the sooner we can Fork & Replace them, the better.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Mess With a Man's Money If You Want To Suffer

Nick Rekieta talks about Tortious Interference in this video, and it's short enough to watch over your lunch break.

Vic Mignogna was fired from Funimation and Rooster Teeth and disinvited from conventions. We've been lacking a critical piece of tortious interference with contract...until maybe right now.

Uh oh! Shane asked a good question! How do you PROVE that there was knowledge of a contract? Well, ma'am...maybe we can do just that...

Grab some whiskey and join me!

Some SJW dun goofed.

This is going to be very interesting regarding the whole Vic Mignogna affair. If this pans out as I think it will, then Vic's lawyers at Beard & Associates will have a good time wrecking Vic's accusers and those abetting them in court. This goes beyond the interference that Mark Waid is alleged to have done to Diversity & Comics, and I would expect that these Very Smrt Boys and Grrls would finally get the point their Rhetoric-focused social media schemes aren't going to save their asses. We'll see if any of them lawyer up, and shortly thereafter shut the fuck up.

I am pleased to see the support for Vic out there. Based anime fans need to step up at this time and push back against the SJWs in their midst, especially in the con scene (where such resistance would be most effective), where SJWs converge the cons as a means of controlling the scene and gatekeeping thereafter. Remember that we've got the books on SJWs out there, so spread the word. They can be beaten.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Poke That Bear Harder, SJWs.

No one accused SJWs of being intelligent. The ones involved with the failed hit I mentioned yesterday are doubling down.

The stupidity on display makes me wonder how they make it through the day. These people already prompted one round of legal action, and this is how they respond? Knowing that deposition letters are on the table, they attack someone who knows the law better than them with means that are no less legally dubious than those employed against Vic. They are so programmed to display the Three Laws of SJWs that they're doing them routinely on Twitter alone; expect them to be engage in some gay ops behind closed doors because coordinating SJW swarm attacks is their thing.

I do hope that Vic's lawyers come at them soon, and come at them hard. I hope that Nick counter-punches legally also. In the meantime, I repeat that we are not without remedy. In Minnesota, defamation is a crime, and if I catch folks talking shit you can be certain I'll press charges. Check your local laws, folks; if you have similar remedies, or easier civil options, then let slip the dogs of war and use them. Lawfare is on the table; feast good and hard with it. No amount of Muh Feels matter when you get caught up in a legal action.

Show them that poking the bear is as stupid as going into a predator's zoo enclosure and expecting to cuddle them. In the meantime, mock their weaksauce without mercy.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Narrative Warfare: The Failed Hit on Vic Mignoga

It's all fun and games for SJWs until someone lawyers up and forces them into court.

Recently the North America anime scene saw a SJW Swarm Attack commence on 20 year veteran Vic Mignogna. It's the usual sexpest accusations made up to a decade after the fact by female voice actors and the soyboys who white knight for them, attempted to #MeToo him out of the business. Fellow travelers at Funimation and in the convention scene picked up on the Narrative Warfare signal and shut him out, denying him work and side revenue doing paid appearances (i.e. messing with his money). All this looked to be working until Vic decided that lawfare was fine with him, hired Beard & Associates out of Dallax, Texas, and set to work on a Defamation civil case against all concerned.

This got the atttention of Nick Rekieta, a Minnesota based lawyer, who does legal commentary on his YouTube channel. Nick interviewed Vic's lawyer, Ty Beard, and also operated a successful crowdfunding campaign on Vic's behalf. This did not make the SJWs happy; they went after Nick with Internet Lawyer weaksauce that got them blown out badly both on Nick's show and on social media (especially Twitter). After Nick concluded a very entertaining interview with Ty, he went on this epic rant.

While you can't go to prison for Defamation in Texas (unlike Minnesota), you can get taken to the cleaners if you're enough of a moron. We have a pile of morons here, and that includes Funimation. In return, the SJWs are now going after everyone that they can who stands up for Vic Mignogna while they gaslight people into believing their narrative. The recent hit piece by totally-not-Japanese Japan Times is the most blatant scam, trying to convince people that the IP holders in Japan would side with the poz. (Nope, it's SJW fraud yet again.)

This is a failure of Narrative Warfare. Vic's going to get his name cleared, and his career back, while his accusers and their enablers are going to get wrecked for certain- and, God willing, found to have committed crimes. (Please, Texas AG, someone's had to have crossed the line here; look into this for some easy scalps.) I recommend Nick's show as the primary place to keep up with this and other legal issues of interest to us, so hit up his YouTube channel and follow him on Twitter. Watch as the SJWs find that courts care about facts over feelings, and drink deep of their tears, and learn from Vic: Lawyer Up!

Sue the SJWs, take them to court, and hear the REEEEs of their inability to feels their way out of it. Lawfare is your friend.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Narrative Warfare: It's a Symbolic Display of Conquest

Our friends at World Class Bullshitters put out a lunchtime video on Captain Marvel.

Jeff's got it right. This is a mediocre film being hyped as the Second Coming, and all the bad Public Relations surrounding this film is what's going to sink it. I fully expect the same thing that we saw with The Last Jedi to repeat here, and for the same reasons. I went into the bigger reasons for why this is going down yesterday at Empire Must Fall, which you can find here.

Let's get a bit more specific here. Why is the Mouse doing this to the only other film franchise they have that's worth a damn?

For that, let me again point back to a previous Empire post, this about the aforementioned Mouse Wars film:

Anciently, when a conqueror completes a conquest one of the things done do cement control and establish dominance is to change the mythology of the conquered nation. Their heroes get degraded, their deeds defiled, and the conqueror's heroes supercede them in all ways- often with ease. To the generation surviving the conquest, this is insult added to injury, but left unchecked the generations that follow will accept this degenerate mythology as normal- and if the conqueror is wise, they leave an out for the subjects to go all the way and buy into their control. It's the mythological equivalent of killing a man, taking his wife for oneself, and slaughtering his children by her before seeding your own to both remove loose ends and make her accept the conquest as inescapable.

The people running the House of Mouse hate the West and Christianity. It's that simple. They're doing this to signify, by symbolic manipulation, that you're a conquered people due to be displaced and replaced by them and their agents. The comics side of this was the dry run, the shakedown cruise, to see if they could pull it off; as far as the Social Justice Death Cult is concerned, they can and they have, so now they're scaling up to the film versions. Expect all of the outgoing characters to get degraded in fundamental, if subtle, ways before being yanked off the stage for good; expect their replacements to wear the iconic legacies like grotesque skinsuits as they ape the actions without any of the substance that gave the prior actions meaning.

Yes, the people who make those new movies and characters happen will be incompetent. That will be by design; film and TV is a deliberate process by its nature, starting with the producers and other stakeholders. If they want to symbolically degrade before destroying and replacing heroes with their own, putting fuckups in positions to do that and cutting them checks is how you deniably do that thing. This is Basic Bitch Narrative Warfare. You change the stories, warping the past to create the present and put out the future you want to happen, and fuck the other guy. It's straight up 1984, coupled with the insult that many will be compelled to lie so blatantly about what's going on if they want to stay employed.

While the Bullshitters are focused on getting clean entertainment back, and by that they mean "No Propaganda", I know damn well it's worse than that. Fortunately, normies are not yet wholly indoctrinated; they vote with wallets and feet, so I expect a repeat of the aforementioned Mouse Wars film's box office crash and burn next weekend and those to follow. So, I suspect, does the Mouse; Endgame is a month and a half away for a reason, and that has to do with making this film's performance irrelevant in fiscal terms so its narrative impact can be maximized without fear.

This is why you have got to stop being paypigs to these people. Stop giving them your money and your attention. There are alternatives, especially from overseas, such as My Hero Academia if you want superheroes made by people that like you and want to entertain you. Domestic alternatives include Jon del Arroz's Flying Sparks, and there's more to come out of the indie world. Walk away from Omelas, folks, before you find yourself to be the forsaken child powering the utopia.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Star Knight's First Fan Art Has Arrived

Reavers of the Void has not yet been officially published yet, and I already have fan art.

Fan art is a good sign. It means that whatever you created made someone happy to celebrate it by drawing what they liked about it. and then share it with others. Even if it's not your thing--e.g. the Stark/Banner slash pics in the wake of the first Avengers film--the evidence of audience engagement with your work in a positive manner is something one ought to regard as a good omen that you've done something right.

This is good to see. I hope to see more of it, and not just of the mecha in the book. As the series goes on, I hope to see even more fan art; there's a moment in the next book that ought to have artists racing to their sketchbooks, especially if they want to sequential art such as comics, because nothing sells something like word of mouth and fan art is the visual form of spreading word of mouth.

And that fan art can bring about official works of awesome and glory. The more Star Knight fan art you folks possess, the greater the odds that someone like JAM Project will do the Opening Theme to the inevitable anime adaptation, like this song--"Stormbringer"--they did for New Steel God Jeeg a decade or so ago.

And if you want more proof that this group is the go-to for all your hot-blooded anthems, check out the samples from their 2018 concert film here, here, and here. There's a reason why the folks from Super Robot Wars keeps calling on them for each new game. Your support can help make a JAM Project Star Knight anthem happen!

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Getting Back Into The Saddle

If you wondered where I disappeared to, it was to the local emergency room.

That's right, I've been hospitalized. The reason? I had a blister on the arch of one foot. I drained that blister. It got infected while I caught the flu, advancing apace while I was bedridden for two weeks. I fought it at home until I couldn't, at which point I went to the hospital; they had to amputate, and they diagnosed me as diabetic to boot. About a week and a half after the surgeries, I'm moved out of the hospital proper and to a residence facility for rehabilitation.

I'm still here. At least I have a room to myself, and I'm making great progress in my recovery; I'm now working towards acquiring a prosthetic leg and relearning how to walk. I still have most of that afflicted leg--it was a Below The Knee job--and I've put in the work to recover my strength as well as get my diabetes under control. As of this post the stump has mostly healed up; I can afford to take off the clamshell protector to wash it now.

It's been quite the trip for me, mentally and emotionally. For what I lost physically, I've gained greatly otherwise, and the first manifestation was when most of the Metro City Boys (and Peep) made a road trip to visit me in person. The second was in keeping contact with my fellow #AGundam4Us and #PulpRev writers, especially seeing Brian Niemeier's Combat Frame XSeed launch and hit like a colony drop. (We all know that Sydney was begging for it.) His second book is up at Indiegogo as of this post, so go there and back it while you still can.

I needed my PC before I could get back to my productive life, including writing to this blog. Today that happened. It's set up in my residence room, and I am now getting back up to speed on what I need to do and how to go about doing it. Those of you Star Knight backers who emailed me since I went into the hospital should have copies of Reavers in your inboxes by now; I want to go about fixing any manuscript errors, maybe put the chapter names back into the manuscript, and get my Kindle account in order over the next week. In short, I'm getting back into doing the runup to launching the book and will do so as soon as I'm ready. That will be a few weeks, at worst, and then I will

And the backer feedback continues to be positive:

Yes, Book Two is already outlined. I just need to flesh it out some before I go HAM and put out a first draft. The outline for Book Three is still in the works; figuring out where to put the high spots is making things difficult. I've had plenty of time to write down, by hand in a journal, a lot more Star Knight lore and that means more lore posts to come to this blog as well as the writing blog.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Vox Day: "Jordanetics" Available In Audiobook Now

Vox Day announces the audiobook release of Jordanetics tonight on his livestream. He'll talk about some related topics and take questions, but the big deal is that his book busting Jordan Peterson as a fraud and a lunatic is now available in the format that a lot of book readers seem to prefer. The expanded reach of this book will make its impact more apparent, and we'll see this in more deliberate attempts to promote him as counter-signalling. This will be fun. More info here.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

My Life In Fandom/Gaming: My Wishes For 2019

I welcome the coming collapse of the current pop-culture machine.

Marvel's zeitgeist ends this year with the fourth Avengers film, which will open the door to all of the SJW bullshit that's killed Marvel Comics. The tell is Captain Marvel, which is all about that poz, and if that film fails to meet expectations I will be pleased. Depending on what is done to undo The Snap, we'll see if the SJW meme-disease comes quick or if they're going to be sly about it.

Mouse Wars whimpers its last this year. Be grateful.

If DC turns about and focuses on fun action adventures, like how Aquaman appears to be, they'll escape the collapse and take the lead.

I expect that more people will realize that SJW bullshit in vidya comes from the presence of delusional fucktards who think it's about playable movies and not actual games; the backlash against narrative in vidya will pick up and the reaction will be telling because few SJWs can code for shit, so they resort to writing positions to get their disease into the mix. Kill the Storywank and you cut off a lot of SJW entryism.

Once you show that games don't need stories, you open the door to purging the disease by culling these useless twats from gaming companies. Commence REEEEEing. Couple that with demonstrating the impotence of their "journalism" and you have the one-two punch to take them out. You just need to do it.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

My Life As A Gamer: Turns Out I Want The Same From Vidya

In light of my recent decision to quit all things Activision-Blizzard, down to purging them from my hard drives, I figured that this was also a good time to think about what I want out of a videogame experience. I did this with tabletop RPGs a while ago; it's only reasonable to do this again for another medium.

To make a long story short, my preferences with tabletop RPGs carried over to videogames. I want a wargame scenario, no narrative logic whatsover, with defined objectives and end states. No respawns after I clear an area; it's cheating. No magic bullshit adds; make the possibility clear before the fact so I can counteract it. I want to know the scenario parameters, what I have to work with, what my objective is, and what the end states are. Then? Get the fuck out of my way and let me get to work; I'll do it my way and that's enough.

Of the well-known titles to come in the last few years or so, we have the Sniper Elite series set in World War 2 as coming closest to my ideal. Super Robot Wars is actually close, as the narrative interruptions are predictable and thus can be prepared for. If Harebrained's BattleTech was a pure wargame to conquer a peripheral territory, it would be up there. (But Seattle, so no.)

With one exception: arcade games.

Side-scrolling brawlers in particular are my jam. They hit most of the wants I have, and being repeatable the bullshit adds and other narrative bullshit can be accounted for and prepared against. If only the Capcom brawler pack would go on sale.

Now to get a proper arcade stick. I think those fight sticks will do. Doing Warriors of Fate on a controller is wrong.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

New Year's Day 2019

It's long been my tradition to mark New Year's Day by posting U2's song of that name. Here you are.