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Journo, Critic & Disabled Otaku✍️♿ Host of the CultureScape Podcast & YouTube Show👾
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Dec 1 9 tweets 2 min read
my big thing if you follow my work is that I have opinions

but I try to be respectful w/ those who disagree & am always willing to admit if I got something wrong I talked yesterday w/ @Dixonverse about my thoughts on the positives & negatives of the @TheRippaverse & it was a great & polite discussion

we disagreed some & that's totally fine;

that's how it should be; rational normal adults discussing topics & being open to learn
Nov 15 15 tweets 3 min read
unpopular opinion:

i love @EricDJuly for what's he's built & his passion, do i have criticism, of course, but overall i think Rippaverse is a net positive

My concern is little to do w/ Eric & everything to do w/ his supporters & how little energy is spent on the comics themselves
Here me out:

A major problem of the big 2 over the last 15 years was pretending & focusing on sales numbers as if that could prove comics were still mainstream

Little attention went to the books, most of it went to using comics as a totem for the woke left
Nov 15 9 tweets 3 min read
this is legitimately an insane take
not only because it's being reported unskeptically

But how in the world would game videos saying they don't like Last of Us 2 compared to the original has anything to do with Nancy Pelosi or her husband It's a total non-sequiter, as in this is not news.
Or at least it's not news in the sense it's for the front page
Nov 11 7 tweets 2 min read
Do I want to get more canceled?

2005 reboot of Doctor Who is the most pro-gay show ever made

at no point in the entire run of RTD did he lecture you about mistreating gays

Instead he created a welcoming universe & made a positive case for why gays should be included in society Lecturing viewers about how vile they are is ALWAYS A BAD CHOICE

it means you come in supposing your audience are bad people that need to be educated

if that is what this new run will do, it will fail & people will turn off & go watch something else
Nov 5 8 tweets 2 min read
What non-disabled folk never get; when the pain medication works, I don't feel a buzz 99/100 times I feel closer to normal.

I'm freed from my shackles for but a few hours
I can live my life & get stuff done;

By denying me access to my meds, you deny my ability to live my life. This is why when you deny pain medication to a chronic or intractable pain patient,

you are not just denying them some pain relief. You put them into poverty, misery & much fuller disability.

But by taking away opioids, you have doomed us to the wastes.
Oct 16 7 tweets 2 min read
i like @EricDJuly a lot
but @cyberfroghd is right

happens all the time, especially FNT crew; don't need to say anything cuz their actions say everything

many people on nerd YouTube make it clear if u don't play the game & compliment & grovel then u don't get to be in the club I have massive respect for so many on here & personally have no problem w/ any of them

But it astonishes me that so many of the right don't see how they are doing the same thing that the "SJWs" been doing

They just want it for their team
which is the only difference
Oct 16 7 tweets 2 min read
I've never interacted with this guy in my life,
must be @jondelarroz fault😂
Image ironically i probably have a crap-ton in common w/ this dude

oh well, his loss🤷
Oct 13 8 tweets 2 min read
I'd appreciate it @jondelarroz & anyone else covering this link back to my thread I RTd here; not just for clout but also in case the video gets taken down

I'll add my own read into this tweet below Sounds like negotiations either didn't happen officially or Rippa didn't come to the table after the initial offer

From @EricDJuly sounds like the initial offer made money demands. This seems to confirm that
Oct 13 9 tweets 2 min read
I'm surprised to see a video response at 2 am,

Here is the official response video to @EricDJuly & the RippaVerse from @ceoisomorg, owner of Good Shephard / ISOM, about the video response to the lawsuit

@BoundingComics @CyberfrogHD @BleedingFool @FayeBlackWrites @TheRippaverse According to Berin, they had wanted to figure out a compromise with Rippaverse, but they failed to respond by October 10th & because they didn't respond to communications, they went forward with their suit.
Oct 11 6 tweets 2 min read
Looking through the evidence available this is not looking optimum for Rippaverse

If I were Eric I'd try to settle immediately, and not take this to court

If this goes to court I'm not sure his company will survive it, but I hope I'm wrong mistake everyone makes is u think can win when lawyers are involved

Impossible, even if Eric won the suit, he'd still be in the hole for tens to hundreds of thousands in lawyer fees

Cuz ISOM made such a pretrial effort to compromise that will look greatly in their favor
Sep 23 13 tweets 3 min read
it's often a no-win situation for patients & physicians when it comes to ER interactions

physicians will get in trouble if a signal is flared that something more serious is wrong & ignore it

but patients will lose out if they can't divulge a more accurate medical history ER's are so important, seriously use ER's,
I've had some awful ER docs & i've had good ones

Most i believe want to do good, unfortunately they are the entry portal for many very bad cases & people who are not mentally well or in otherwise in a good state of mind
Aug 1 7 tweets 2 min read
You can literally find an expert to say whatever you want as long as you are rich enough or hot enough It's actually hilarious because I know the studies that the emotions from the hips thing comes from and it's about emotional attachment in people who are paralyzed after a spinal injury

And the fact it's now being used to grift twerking is deeply and darkly funny
Jul 24 8 tweets 2 min read
really interesting study,

it looks at the rate of medical interventions to turn the death aspect of the opioid crisis around

it concludes that it's possible, but it would require much more time & money than so far given… that makes sense, 100,000 dead, you have to track these people down,

they are using drugs off the black market so they aren't advertising that information &

then you have to have enough naloxone & emergency care available to help them & the money to pay for it all
Jul 20 6 tweets 3 min read
"Real reason companies like Vice & Buzzfeed are going out of business is they no longer have any readers"

"No longer have any readers because web traffic is now entirely controlled by a handful of tech companies"🤯
@TaylorLorenz @GenePark… "September 2022, those tech companies decided to stop sending traffic to news publishers.

I’ve talked to the CEOs of a lot of those companies & they’re all shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic."

@stillgray @BoundingComics @chadfelixg…
Jul 9 5 tweets 2 min read
One Piece is peak art,

I don't know how any person with a soul could watch stories like Wano & not be moved

I pity all of you who thumb their noses at people for watching anime

There's this incredible world of art & light & beauty & goodness just waiting if u could drop your judgement for half a second & give anime a chance

Truly powerful life changing stuff, shame so many have closed your hearts off from it
Jul 8 15 tweets 5 min read
would anyone like to learn about lighting attack survivors? cuz i'm ready, i got a whole bunch of mostly useless facts about this topic I'll share just a taste of this subject,

but basically being a lightning survivor is a top contender for being the rarest disability you can possibly have

on average only 28 people get hit by lightning in US on any given year…
Jun 21 6 tweets 4 min read
Star Ocean: Second Story is my fav game of all time,
so i've got mixed feelings on this;

new art looks great; new combat additions seem interesting;

I hate the the new angles for the maps & everything looks washed out with the light effects & smoothening but as you can tell the style is basically digital fmv backgrounds with ps1 era sprite models;

Close angles almost always only show up in cutscenes & there is lighting effects but they don't cover up the models

This new version looks messier to me ImageImageImageImage
Jun 21 4 tweets 2 min read
This takedown is exactly like @dickmasterson
No explanation or citation, just a takedown I'm seeing more & more of this lately;
I have some theories; but I'm saving those for the article
Jun 20 4 tweets 1 min read
Apologies @nberlat & anyone else that feels like I am not sufficiently aware of how what I post isn't w/ concerns about the discussion on the larger issue

I'm honestly terrible at that aspect of communications; being blunt has been something I've always struggled with Blame the ADHD or the long bouts of social isolation;

but I do struggle sometimes with keeping in mind the feelings of people outside a conversation or the push & pull regarding whatever issue is at hand

This is why I always say: Pls Feel Free To Disagree!
Jun 20 4 tweets 1 min read
social Categories are an interesting topic;
Disability & LGBT especially; race to some degree;

Where society gives benefits or allows for certain expectations to meet deficits

And why people who aren't those things taking advantage of it can actively harm real people It matters because determining social programs like disability welfare is very much dependent on how society deems what is a disability;

but we can barely talk to each other; so we never make any progress on these topics; just constantly attacking & calling one another out
Jun 20 8 tweets 3 min read
that's always been the problem after adding categories after gay & lesbian; the more letters got tacked on the more straight people got to play pretend with what should have been a uniquely meaningful designation Queer means everything & nothing;

U can ask a convention full of gays & you will get 1000 different answers or more

So loads of younger people just glomp on; use pronouns to put up a rainbow so they can get super rainbow points without actually having to do or prove anything