All Capys are Beautiful! Thank you @christmaspathianflorist for yesterday's submission. Well done Carp!
Here is yesterday's thread https://rdrama.net/post/28680/marseykweenxmas-advent-calendar-day-6-support
If you haven't seen them, The Princess Switch movies are hilariously bad Christmas movies, worth watching to get into the seasonal spirit.
Bonus round this program being stopped apparently, in the long term, caused this
For those of you who have been researching mathematics and philosophy in a Montana cabin, Sam O'Nella Academy is a history/science edutainment YouTuber with a knack for comedic timing and beloved, absolutely dogshit art. As of today, it's been nearly two years since his last video upload.
Since the Academy's last lecture, there's been a schismatic issue in the mind of the content-starved fandom- whether channels that take inspiration from Sam O'Nella are heroes or talentless hacks. You don't have to look far in Sam's official twitter to find users linking copycat channels to "let him know" (or covertly shill their favorite substitute teacher), and siring comment chains full of bickering.
Of all the Academy alternatives, Jake Farm seems to be the best produced. I'll let the channel's sole video speak for itself. Jake Farm is the semi-recent rebranding of a much more maligned channel, Sam O'Nella Shorts, after allegedly coming under new management. Shorts created animatic-monologue videos in the style of the original channel, didn't make the lack of official affiliation clear, and used audio clips of Sam O'Nella ripped from non-YouTube content like streams, podcast features and patreon bits. And boy, did it get SHAT ON.
Sam comes out of his year long slumber to name the imposter: https://twitter.com/Sam_ONella/status/1439374410637578241
Guide on how to report Scam O'Nella: https://old.reddit.com/r/SamONellaAcademy/comments/p0gu5u/how_to_report_the_fake_sam_onella_shorts_channel/
Screenshot of what appears to be a straight up rehost of an Academy video: https://old.reddit.com/r/SamONellaAcademy/comments/ok1f55/ok_theres_a_difference_between_posting_short/
Subreddit search for "shorts" gives you everything you could want and more: https://old.reddit.com/r/SamONellaAcademy/search?q=shorts&restrict_sr=on
Under intense community pressure and mounting channel reports, Shorts went to ground. Disabled comments and stopped posting entirely. Eventually, an adventurous redditor reached out, posted in a weirdly sympathetic way towards Shorts, and was awarded the channel. This gentlesir has his doubts, and the comment attracts replies from suspiciously low karma accounts.
Posting on Reddit did nothing to actually help Jake reach out to Shorts, and did everything for establishing a public "paper trail". It took Jake Farm about 0 seconds to delist all of the previous videos/evidence that was getting reported anyway, obliquely beg for monetization back, and as he helpfully points out in his posts and his video, you can donate to him through Ko-Fi or Patreon. Draw your own conclusions.
TL;DR Imitation youtuber got caught clipping the OG, and the coverup job is unconvincing. Perpetual niche seethe is possible.
And it brought me more joy than any amount of DramaCoins™ ever could.
Guess that makes me a bundle of stumps.
You need to know about Big Normal.
Big Normal is the people behind normies. There are as many people in the conspiracy behind Big Normal as there are people: the conspiracy runs deep, to the natural forces of the human race which must normalize the behavior of its weirdos so that the civil organism can function. Civil organisms which destroy other civil organisms, civilophages as they were, are how we got to this state of affairs.
Rich people don't know shit.
But to the Wise, the Conspiracy Theory is never about the particulars.
Who really killed JFK?
Doesn't matter. What matters is that it illuminates a portion of the civil organism which has been referred to, with great precision, as the Deep State.
Deep State is just people in jobs tasked with securing us from attack in a dangerous world. Some of them, it must be said, are good people. The rest are unthinking automatons who are a danger to us all.
Some fantastic, truly fantastic things happen in the public mind when the presence of the Deep State becomes immanent upon the stage of concepts, as it were. That's what happens when a term develops for something. Deep State.
That there was a Deep State that opposed the president the boomers elected in their feeble old age as a pitiable attempt to hearken back to the days of their strength, when the United States stood above its vanquished enemy and glowed with the power of the Golden Age that was the 90s.
And Golden Ages never last. (So saith Civilization, the living word of Sid Meier, God's prophet. Few have dared sketch human existence itself with such precision.)
When I say fantastic, I mean colossally convoluted stuff. Postmodern fascism is all about what you don't know or can't prove. You can't prove people aren't racists, you can just notice when they upvote racism. If there are a bunch of people around upvoting racism then what you are around is a bunch of postmodern fascists at work. Generally speaking. It's not 100% true, but the times in my life I've been around upvoted racism have also been the times in my life I've seen the most sincere arguments for authoritarian strong-men to come in and set things right.
Big Normal shifts fast. What's normal in one age is not normal in the next. The people who believe that they are outside of participating in the normalizing forces are those who propagate them the most. The biggest reason discourse failed is politeness is more elegant cruelty in service of normalization.
But if we're talking politics here let's talk politics.
If you lay it out so people can understand, maybe they'll understand:
IF AMERICA WERE A DND SETTING
You have religious fundamentalists who imagine themselves to be the heirs to the legacy of a long-dead civilization famous for conquering the known world and instating its variety of Order everywhere, where Order basically meant transporting the troops, and a lineup of national stories revolving around the resurrection of this legacy. There is a problem with leftists and this is that they learn to see through the lies of nationalism and forget that the national story has a reality to it.
These religious fundamentalists: their religion was founded and its spread was abetted by the size and standard nature of that civilization's hegemony.
And the present Empire spans the entire globe and comes with these ultra-cool carrier ships.
This is an anime.
Sometimes the bad people really are just bad people in front of other people. This is the thing I have the hardest time getting across to people who seemed to think that plots are competent, in our history. No. They're incompetent; all the time there have been incompetent plots.
All the time.
That doesn't stop them from working. You fucking numbskulls.
We have this anime setting where the religious fundamentalists long for an end times battle and an aging dementia-ridden population is along for the ride, they have built the same industrial capacity for dealing with humans and processing them dead en masse.
And there are people who still don't think that this is fascism. That we have a political party full of these religious people continuing to insist upon a reality which is specious and false.
They will try again. There is no learning the lesson. There is only one problem we have right now politically, and it is the existence of a fascist movement on US soil, taken root in the boomer mind fog and a party willing to believe anything their leader says.
I'm not going to say you're either with me or against me. I'm just going to say you're either with me or you're fucking stupid as shit.
In order to counteract the rampant transphobia on this forum, we are requiring everyone, not just agendaposters, to include "trans lives matter" in every comment. Slip up once and you're permabanned, so don't test me!
Will @jinglebelljihad sue for copyright infringement?
No, seriously, fuck you. Kids can't wear rainbow shit anymore without people thinking they are queer. I have several young relatives that I am close to. I like to sometimes do art with them. And I buy presents for them. I ask their favorite colors. One of the young women said, "I really enjoy orange and pink together like the sunsets." She goes to school and they are doing art and are asked favorite colors. She says, "I like orange and pink!" Some other kid says, "Those are the lesbian flag colors! Are you a lesbian or something?" Fuck all your queer colored flags. You have ruined colors for other people.
Thread: I've noticed a trend with most of Nintendo's recent Black & MENA characters in that they aren't voiced by Black or MENA actors (at least in English)
Comment: Something something, voice actor pools or not wanting to go union and some more things that would be a better explanation than "Nintendo bad". Casting ain't easy.
Ban reason: User Banned (2 Weeks): Dismissive commentary concerning representation and institutional racism
Thread: The Phobic Crimes of Katsura Hashino (Director/Producer, ATLUS)
Comment: I'm not sure Hashino, or anyone at Atlus, is really transphobic or homophobic. Those games, that I've been playing for decades, are made by people that simply don't understand what they are talking about. Most of the plot points of Persona 4 and Persona 5, or the thematics of Catherine, come from stuff they read in the newspaper or heard about on TV but not something they have first-hand experience with. Their sin is not hate but ignorance and naiveness.
Ban reason: User banned (1 month): Dismissing transphobia
Thread: CNET - PSN Vice President fired after appearing in libertarian sting video
Comment: Sony really be parroting "think of the children" when it comes to crossplay and then have a libertarian as a PSN VP. Put this guy in jail.
Reason: User banned (1 month): Inappropriate drive-by in a sensitive thread
It’s all cumming together..
I don't understand how filmmakers still think animated characters doing "R-rated" things is novel and funny in and of itself when you can turn on any comedy focused cable channel at any hour of the day and see things like South Park, Family Guy, Rick & Morty, etc. doing just about every crass thing a cartoon can do. I'm sure there's more to this show's comedy than that, but in the first few seconds the jokes are a cute little elf swore and a different cute little elf flashed her breasts. I haven't been entertained just because a cute cartoon did something dirty since junior high.
stop noticing things!
It doesn't seem to be funny? Like it's just regular dialogue with swear words thrown in?
Hopefully the story is compelling on its own.
Looks really stupid to me. They just put the word fuck in every sentence and hope you laugh.
This is also what they did with Faye in the new Bebop
This joke of putting hiphop on a character that wouldnt be caught dead listening hip hop, was not funny 20 years ago and now is less funny cos everyone listens to hiphop.