19: The Curse of the Ghost of the Pantsless Scholar, pt. 1: Compliments Bereft of Ego

"I can tell you, with no ego... this is my finest sword."

Recorded over March 5th and 6th, 2015, BrianshipPotemkin has an increasingly personal conversation with his best friend of over twenty years, Greggs: The Pantless Scholar, the one who helped him, across that now seemingly short span of time, find the value in being an Autodidact, let alone mortal at all. In this series of "interviews," Greggs dispenses his valuable opinions about artists, "great people" and where inspiration comes from: the first one of their thousands of introspectively important discussions to ever be recorded.

We also attempt to figure out what it is we're all 'sposed to be afraid of.

These episodes are sponsored by a one-half gallon bottle of Bacardi Gold, shaken, not stirred with two decades of incontrovertible bonding and a twist of homemade Chorizo burritos.

There's nothing to read along to this time, but listening to Charlie Rose interview Quentin Tarantino is recommended for anyone with a serious artistic vision. Any combination of "Charlie Rose," "Tarantino" and the name of one of his films on youtube will bring up a Charlie Rose interview relating to the film; a wealth of inspiring information is there for people who want to get things done, whether or not one appreciates his work or not.

18: 'motaku, the "Simple Jack" of Games Reporting, Vol. 1- Role Reversal: "George Kamatani is the 14-year-old Boy and I'M the Professional"

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George Kamatani acknowledging the success of Jason's neo-puritanical, insultingly Eurocentric 'motaku trolling. 

At one point I mentioned that Dragon's Crown could not be played, as Jason Schreier says, "in public." I did forget that a version of Dragon's Crown exists on PS Vita. But my point stands, since no one takes the PS Vita itself into public. Even if they did, no one on the subway or the bus or on the park bench gives a shit about what "embarrassing," big-breasted art stylized, grind-based RPG you're playing, Jason; nor have they inherently accepted the "video games=boy's club" axiom, because, just like yourself (metaphorically if not also literally by coincidence) everyone else has their own head stuck far up inside their shitty, escapist mobile devices. You're projecting, Jason. And you're an ideologue. And you're an idiot. (See mid-section of article two for context, underneath the official "Dwarf" graphic.)

Not to mention of course, that (surely not all projection, here) a statistical majority of the supportive comments on these "down with 'objectification' in video games" articles are posted by folks who almost definitely "fap" to pornography, probably including hentai (even more ironic) if they're posting on gaming sites. Go fuck yourself, San Diego, you hypocrites.

17: Nathan "Insert Obfuscated yet Accurate Middle Name" Grayson- Something Almost Different, pt. 2

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After reading the second article, I'm no longer sure about how I feel about Grayson. The article surely humanizes him by being frank and straightforward about the violent personality he attributes to most of his life, something that apparently sends up a red flag when he watches a video game trailer like the one for "Hatred."

However, as much as I want to empathize with his weird mental fixation on violence, it's difficult for me to ignore why his name is even known by me now (yes, this article is one-sided, but I do not think that criticism of his "professional" demeanor is unwarranted). I believe, after reading the rockpapershotgun article "Gaming Made Me," where he talks about his childhood love of games (Warcraft in particular), that he is, taking from Les Claypool's "El Sobrante Fortnight," "a babe in the woods and a kid in the candy store all at the same time": he is now so far beyond the pale of the innocent excitement, being able to live the dream of professionally writing about his favorite art form, that the ability to rationalize his motives is in hyper drive.

If someone currently playing video games is mentally disturbed and potentially harmful, they are probably fantasizing about real murder while playing CoD and GTA; they don't need "Hatred" to piece it together nor enlighten them about the thrill of violence. Nathan Grayson did not, either.

 

16: And Now, for Something Almost Completely Different; Basketball and Hatred, pt. 1

Ferocious, aren't I? Hank Azaria's deer-in-headlights face is priceless.

A Basketball player disgusted "us" (or, perhaps... maybe just one sensitive or pitifully profiteering yahoo blogger) as much as humanly possible and Nathan Grayson of 'motaku rides the "Hatred" controversy wave.

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AlphaOmegaSin and Boogie2988 have opposing, but well thought out commentaries on the Hatred trailer.

 

13: I'm White, Male and I Can't Look at Myself in the Mirror at Night Without Throwing Up- The Jonathan McIntosh Story, pt. 2

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Update, 12-4-14: In lieu of a seventh video in the "Tropes vs Women in Video Games" series which was fully paid for two and a half years ago, Feminist Frequency has graced it's ripped-off fan base with an also long-awaited (sarcasm) video version of this ancient article, orated by white, male nobodies (my assumption based on it not including any of their names), industry pariahs (also white and male) and one awful, sentient mustache.

Mind you, this is a video for the Feminist Frequency channel. These are examples of $FullMac pimping it out himself; the key here is his admittance to it being a video that he made@femfreq (the far more popular company account) however, repeatedly uses a rather different pronoun when mentioning it's creator.

Many people have hilariously responded to it in video form, such as:

Commissar of Gamergate

and this dude, who I didn't know before this, but subscribed to immediately afterwards.

What did I learn from the video version that I didn't know while reading and recording this article? That Tim Schafer's voice sounds like he's been castrated. I was not aware of this.

12: I'm White, Male and I Can't Look at Myself in the Mirror at Night Without Throwing Up- The Jonathan McIntosh Story

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(I promised a link to the Jonathan McIntosh parody account, but it has, overnight, been suspended. Check @radicaIbytes for updates. Or @radicalbytes (the real Slim Shady) for a humorless version of the same trite rhetoric.)

Update, 12-4-14: In lieu of a seventh video in the "Tropes vs Women in Video Games" series which was fully paid for two and a half years ago, Feminist Frequency has graced it's ripped-off fan base with an also long-awaited (sarcasm) video version of this ancient article, orated by white, male nobodies (my assumption based on it not including any of their names), industry pariahs (also white and male) and one awful, sentient mustache.

Mind you, this is a video for the Feminist Frequency channel. These are examples of $FullMac pimping it out himself; the key here is his admittance to it being a video that he made@femfreq (the far more popular company account) however, repeatedly uses a rather different pronoun when mentioning it's creator.

Many people have hilariously responded to it in video form, such as:

Commissar of Gamergate

and this dude, who I didn't know before this, but subscribed to immediately afterwards.

What did I learn from the video version that I didn't know while reading and recording this article? That Tim Schafer's voice sounds like he's been castrated. I was not aware of this.

10: We Cunted the Mammoth, Vol. 1- The New Race Card, Tracked and Mocked

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In an ongoing set of AA Volumes, I will attempt to clean out and surgically disinfect the clown-shoe locker of a world-wide-web Big Top called: We Hunted the Mammoth: The New Misogyny, Tracked and Mocked.

I will periodically return to peruse the site in attempt to expose it for what I think is going on there: David Futrelle may be the kind of person who, continually seeking something to be indignant about, needs to catch someone, anyone politically opposed to him with a smoking gun (of any sort, no matter how petty) so badly that he consistently projects his own insecurities, self-disgust and lack of humor (about his politics and himself especially) onto everyone that he refuses to understand or purposefully misinterprets. Just an idea.

9: The Fat Acceptance Movement or, "Don't Worry! Mentally, You're a Size 1"

I have truly no issue with anyone being "fat," as I don't meet someone new and think, "hey, I'm talking to a fat person right now." But someone who identifies as fat, spending a good portion of their time writing or talking about how much they identify as and are accepting of being fat, definitely make it sound as if they are only trying to convince themselves that this self esteem exists.

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6: I Can Say "Rape" More Times Than You Can

This is a weird one; a story linked from the more lightheartedly obtuse article used for episode 4, I had to follow it up based on the statements made around it's use as a reference. All I've seen after researching this sad story for ten minutes is the repeated use of the words "rape" and "sexual assault," not only with no clarification as to what actually transpired between these two individuals, but a fervent application of the former term when every single one of these journalists is talking specifically about statutory rape.

Instead of saying "statutory rape of one legally considered a minor," they are repeatedly branding the teacher as a "rapist," in all of it's full on, disgusting connotations.

I implore the reader/listener of this to do a google search for "Stacey Dean Rambold," "Cherice Moralez," and "2008," then come back to me with some actual grasp on what happened here that is not prefaced and punctuated by the word "rape."

This is a good jump off point to the idiotic willingness people have to not question one sentence of what they are intellectually imbibing if it happens to appeal to their senses. Read it and the comments below. Notice the complete lack of professionalism when writing about this horrible story: "thanks to his victim, who was totally down for his D when she was alive."

Jezebel and it's "sister sites" are called "Gawker Media" for a reason; their articles are freeway pileups of mangled human bodies that rubberneckers with low attention spans are attracted to because their own lives are depressingly boring by comparison. Theirs should be considered a grain-of-salt "style" of journalism.

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Read (This is where the prior link must have gotten it's evil "girls of color" angle. It could have just said: "Predictably, there isn't a single mention of this child’s ethnicity, but I will mention it because I don't actually understand what racism is, so I am fine with pointing out this girl's race to emotionally charge my argument.")

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