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As of two nights ago, I am no longer living with the same sister with whom my mother is currently living, the one mentioned in this post. I am now living with my eldest sister in a different location. This is likely going to be the more permanent arrangement than the temporary situation of the past week.

The purpose of this post is simply to say that, because where I'll be living now does not currently have dedicated Internet, I will next have access to the Internet on a timetable of "when the hell ever." Might be next week, might be next month, I don't know. She does have a hotspot which she uses for work purposes and the occasional checking of her own Facebook, which I could use in a pinch for necessary things like paying bills online and such, but I wouldn't want to be using that for just futzing around on the Internet doing whatever.

After I make this post, I will be unhooking this computer (my desktop at the old house my mother and I used to live in), loading it up, and taking it to my sister's house, where it will most likely remain unhooked until such a time as A) space is made for it in the room in which I will be residing and B) we have Internet access there.

So yeah, bottom line TL;DR version is this: definitely don't expect me to post on here or Facebook or Twitter anymore any time soon, and don't be expecting me to answer emails or anything like that for a while. I won't be gone forever, I hope, but it might be a while before things stabilize to a point where I can starting giving a shit again about social media and whatnot (and this may continue to be the case for a while even after I get access to dedicated Internet again).
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Just gonna copy/paste from Facebook (which mostly just links back to here, so whatever):

Initial post:

So Pewdiepie is currently trending on Twitter because he said a racist slur during a Twitch stream. That tells you something about Twitter, I guess.

As far as this particular Pewdiepie bullshit goes, I think Scalzi said it best, so I'll just link to his tweet here:


As for Pewdiepie in general, I've pretty much already said far more than I'd have thought I'd ever need to say about this asshole, so I'll just link to that as well:


First follow-up comment:

Also, this: https://www.polygon.com/2017/9/10/16285188/pewdie-pie-racist-slur-firewatch-retaliation-dmca

All the luck and good fortune to you, Mr. Vanaman.

Second follow-up comment:

Also also, this: https://twitter.com/AnneWheaton/status/906997271241277440

Bwahahaha, fuck Pewdiepie.


Third follow-up comment:

Oh, and for all the morons trying to claim something along the lines of "Well, if Pewds had just said 'nigga' instead of hard-R 'nigger,' it would've been fine" or whatever nonsense as that... nope, sorry, that's not how it works, either.

A white dude like Felix Kjellberg does not get to throw out any variation of that word to an audience of thousands without consequences.

See also: https://kane-magus.dreamwidth.org/49410.html

And no, once again, this is not a fucking "free speech" issue. Here, have that xkcd explaining this yet again: https://xkcd.com/1357/

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Here is the article on which the Twitter thread is based.

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Hell, at this rate, maybe I should just bring the Trump tweets tag back. ¬_¬
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I started to say "Late night" instead of "Late-at-night," but didn't want it to be confused with Late Night as in the television genre. Can "Late Night" be considered a "genre" now? *shrug* Hell, if I know. I don't watch it anyway, except when it's reposted on Youtube or something and then linked to me via Twitter or Facebook or whatever.


Warning: incoming bizarre, tangential, fucked up, quasi-stream of consciousness Twitter thread embeds.

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(Note: "My Immortal" has a rather extensive page on "the other wiki" as well, for what that's worth.)

And then, instead of going to bed, I wrote a Dreamwidth post about it, and then crossposted it to Facebook. And then went to bed.
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For reference.

Yeah, that is still ongoing. I'm not sure whether it rates a "Holy shit, really?!" or a mere eye roll, because of course it is still ongoing because of course the fat cats in the video game industry are still being utter shitbags about the whole thing.

Twitter thread embeds below.

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Warning: incoming Twitter rant.

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So this bullshit is happening yet again. *weary, frustrated goddamn sigh*

Twitter rant embedded below.

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Just to note: it was only on the weekends that my brother was putting the newspaper in the box himself. The rest of the week, I was reporting it every single time I'd go out there to get the newspaper and it wasn't in the box like it should have been. Had I known that my brother was the one putting it in there on the weekends, and not the paper carrier, I would have been reporting the fuck out of it on those days as well.

For shits and giggles, here are copy/pastes of the complaint emails I sent, starting as of about six weeks ago:

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So very MUCH beyond sick and tired of this goddamn fucking horseshit.
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This is the "war room" shit I'm referring to, if you hadn't already heard about it.

(If you'd rather view this in the original Twitter, just go here.)

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I'm going to embed my tweets below, but if you'd rather read it on Twitter itself (where it'll probably be prettier), here is my Twitter thread response to this other Twitter thread (as retweeted by [personal profile] tokoz's [protected] Twitter).

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This is, of course, assuming that we still actually have a chance to pull the emergency brake on this runaway train before it sails over the cliff. This is assuming the original thread above isn't correct about the GOP allowing Trump to somehow get away with something utterly, ridiculously, irreversibly[1], abjectly asinine, like getting rid of any further elections altogether.

[1] - Well, not irreversible in the sense that the rest of the country would let him get away with it, of course. (Civil War 2.0, anyone?)
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(EDIT) Added some more tweets, 4-19-2017, which show that I'm kinda a bit dumb. ^^; (/EDIT)

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TL;DR version: It seems that I am a "Goodreads Author" now, thanks to some fanfics I wrote that someone other than me added to Goodreads.

Mostly unrelated issues: 1) Twitter embeds obviously don't look the same on Dreamwidth as they did on LiveJournal, though that's okay as long as the content is there, and 2) I've got to get used to using just <cut> instead of the old <lj-cut> tag.

(EDIT) And I could edit my page all along. It's just that I was trying to change my name to... well... my name, but apparently someone else who has the same name as me already had an Author page on Goodreads. I was able to use my full first name instead of the nickname, though, and that worked okay. (/EDIT)
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TL;DR version: Atlus is threatening to file content claims on anyone who LPs Persona 5 beyond a certain point, ostensibly because they don't want the game to be spoiled, and I think that's bullshit for a multitude of reasons, even if I had zero interest in watching any such LPs myself.
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After trash-talking Irredeemably Toxic Shithole for at least the past two years now, a few of the whiny shitbags have finally started harassing me on Twitter over it. *eye roll* Half of me is vaguely annoyed by it, and half of me is idly wondering what took them so long. Either way, it doesn't matter at all. It just lets me put Twitter's Block button to good use.

In particular, they're taking offense at my recent repetition of something I said long ago, which is that many GamerGaters try to claim that any of the asinine dumbshit that GamerGaters are wont to do is actually not done by GamerGaters at all but is instead the result of "false flag" operations by anti-GGers/trolls in some vast conspiracy to discredit GamerGate. Additionally, trying to counter that by saying that one, as a GamerGater, actually did try to legitimately call out the doxxing, rape-threatening dumbfucks in GamerGate is like saying "Just because I'm a member of the KKK doesn't mean I hate black people. I totally called out the KKK members who are acting like white supremacists and burning crosses."
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"We noticed that Trump's tweets are basically the lyrics to an early 2000s emo song, so we turned them into one."

(EDIT) Okay, instead of posting everything here individually, I'm just going to leave this here. And that's just their Trump-related stuff. How have I never heard of these guys before now? (/EDIT)


Feb. 8th, 2017 01:11 pm
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So yeah, I'm going to try to cut back on the anti-Trump rants. Not because I don't care, but because I just no longer have the energy for it.

Like I said up there, there are plenty of other venues for you to get that sort of thing. In addition to the above, I'll also suggest George Takei, Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi, and, of course, Keith Olbermann (and I'll still continue to post each episode of "The Resistance" here as they get uploaded to Youtube).

Not saying I'll never rant about this horseshit ever again, because of course I will, but I'm going to try to take it easy for a while, all the same.
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I've already made my opinion of the whole Hillary Clinton email brouhaha evident in previous posts here and elsewhere, most recently over here in this Twitter thread.

But since Trump and Trumpster fires, as Keith Olbermann said, cannot. Leave it. Alone. Let's talk about this shit, one more time.

Let's talk about how the Clinton campaign had already floated the possibility that the leaked emails, at least some of them anyway, were probably fake. Whether this was done by the Russians who first got their hands on the emails prior to handing them to Wikileaks or by Wikileaks itself, we don't, won't, and can't know, really. But the possibility is there and has always been there.

However, this possibility that at least some of the emails (likely the most damaging ones) were doctored has flown almost entirely under the radar. It seems to me like just about everyone, on both sides of the issue, has more or less just accepted at face value that all of these leaked emails are legit, when there's a very real possibility that they're not to be trusted, considering the source.

The source? Russia, again. This was a calculated operation, ordered by Putin, specifically to cause to happen what did happen, i.e. Trump is now the Dumbass Elect of the United States of America. Why would Trump help the Russians? They probably have dirt on him. Trump says it's all "fake news," but then, of course, Trump is a well known pathological liar, so...

As such, it is my not at all humble opinion that anyone and everyone who has been within smelling distance of Donald Trump and his presidential campaign for at least the past year or more needs to be investigated to within an inch of their lives. Start with Trump himself and work down, or start from the outside to build a case and save Trump for last, I don't care, but it needs to happen. This includes everyone on his campaign staff. This includes everyone on his transition staff. This includes Mike Pence. This includes everyone Trump has picked for his Cabinet. This includes Trump's staunchest supporters in Congress. This includes Trump's potential SCOTUS picks. And this includes, at the very least, James Comey of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (but likely others within that organization), given that it was Comey's asinine letter to Congress just a couple weeks before the election which brought the whole email issue roaring back into the public consciousness (not that Trump or his Trumpster fires had ever truly allowed it to leave the public consciousness), even as Comey admits now that the Russians hacked the Republicans as well, but just didn't leak any of their shit.

And, hell, if anything, this should throw a shadow of doubt over everything that has ever been leaked by Wikileaks, not just the DNC and Clinton emails, but also the stuff that had Sarah Palin calling Assange "an anti-American operative with blood on his hands" and had Donald Trump musing about death penalties. (But if it's something that helps their side, they're all for it. Go figure.)

But but but Hillary... but what about her emails...

Hillary Clinton has been mostly out of the public eye since the election. (Though the few times she's been seen, she appears to be doing okay.) Hillary Clinton is more or less a non-factor at this point. I don't think anyone, now, is truly still expecting a bona fide miracle to happen that will somehow get her into the White House, and for Trumpster fires to continue to harp on Hillary and her emails just shows how desperate they really are.

No, this is about Donald Trump now, pure and simple. Trump, as I said in that Twitter thread above, is the one still in the news, still saying and doing asinine bullshit. Still harping on about the Russian hacks, even though it actually would be in his best interests to shut his stupid fucking mouth, for once, before he really sticks his foot in it. Though, by all means, if Trump wants to continually risk saying something that he truly can't walk back the next day, he should go right on ahead and do so. The more fuel on the fire building under him the better, as far as I'm concerned.

Trump and his Trumpster fires called her "Crooked Hillary" and chanted "lock her up," when it's really Crooked Donnie who should be in prison, rather than in the Oval Office. It's actually kind of amusing that it was this attempt by Trump and his Russian buddies to discredit Hillary that will, in a truly just world, be the thing that is the ruination of Trump. Sadly, though, we don't live in a truly just world.
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I'm going to stop making the "Trump Tweets" LiveJournal posts (though I'm almost assuredly not going to stop tweeting about Trump). It just takes too much time and effort to copy/paste the embed codes for all of that shit over here, for little to no gain aside from catharsis on my part, and even that dubious benefit is draining away to nothing, now that the asinine asshat has somehow actually fucking won the presidency. If you still want to see my tweets or whatever (and I [occasionally] do [re]tweet about things other than Trump and politics, believe it or not), and aren't already on my Twitter follower/followee lists, there's an easy enough way to do that. Or not. *shrug*

(EDIT) I've since switched over to Dreamwidth (obviously, since you're reading this on Dreamwidth), so all of the below is pretty much irrelevant now. (/EDIT)

I know I've said this at other times in the past, but I pretty much think I'm just about done with LiveJournal, anyway. I'm still not definitely committing to giving up on it altogether yet, and I doubt I ever fully will (i.e. I currently have no plans to straight up delete my LJ, even if I were to ever stop actively posting to it), but my apathy to continue posting here is gradually strengthening with every passing day.

As such, I'm still half-assedly looking for better alternatives to doing more-than-just-140-characters-repeatedly blogging on the Internet. While I am admittedly more active on Twitter than I used to be, I still don't really care to make that my "main" online "presence" (such as it is), though I suppose that Twitter has sort of de facto become that lately. I'm still not too awfully interested in Tumblr, though I'm willing to have my mind changed on that score, if compelling enough reasons present themselves. As for Facebook, I'm more and more coming to the conclusion that Facebook can simply go fuck itself. Lately, I've been disallowing the members of my direct family who also happen to be on my FB "friends" lists from seeing my posts, thanks to political bullshit (on the ever increasingly rare occasions that I bother to make posts to Facebook at all). And I'm not really interested in posting general blogs on the more "specialist" sites like Steam or Goodreads or whatever else, either.

I guess my main (only?) criteria for switching to a new actual blog service is probably "how easy is it to backport LiveJournal posts into the new shit, and does the new shit have comparative (or better) functionality/features to (than) LJ" at this point, because if I don't find a service that allows easy importing of old LiveJournal posts and which maybe lets me preserve the tagging and such, I doubt I'll ever bother to make the switch at all, even if LiveJournal (and my usage of such) is more or less dead otherwise.
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And it's not even really Trump himself at the moment, but all his fucking dumbass supporters (and, also, even some anti-Trump people doing some seriously goofy shit).

Previous post, as always.

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I almost feel like I'm going to need to "detach and detox" from social media, or even just the Internet in general, for the entire next four years, at this rate. Guh.
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Previous post.

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Just... man, fuck Donald Trump. I'm already way long past sick of this asshat, and he's not even in office yet and won't be for over two months.
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I know I'm pretty much shouting into the void here with these Twitter rehash posts on LJ, but fuck it, I don't care. It's cathartic, if absolutely nothing else.

Previous post in this annoyingly ongoing series.

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Yep, the previous one has turned out to not be the final one after all.

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Just don't forget, President (*ugh*shiver*) Trump: half the country still hates your goddamn guts and thinks you are a fucking disgusting asshole. Prove us wrong.


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