13th most pretentious person on YouTube. Moral surrealist. Monogamist ally. Pinko. The block button is self-care. PFP by @AlchemPunk he/him.
Sep 29, 2023 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
"well-regulated capitalism" means having a law that says a business can't hire 13-year-olds to work machinery that can, will, and does mangle their limbs and break their bones, because we know it's what they'd do if they weren't prevented
"well-regulated capitalism" means having a law that says a business can't pay you in their own special currency you can only spend in company shops and prices are set such that you will build up an unpayable debt, because we know it's what they'd do if they weren't prevented
Oct 9, 2022 • 17 tweets • 1 min read
I am watching the Mexican Week ep of Bake-Off with one (maybe two) native Spanish speakers
Jun 25, 2022 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
There is no coherent liberal agenda.
We can't enact policy the way Republicans do because that's authoritarianism, but we need to uphold the policies passed by authoritarians because that's democracy, and we have to vote for Democrats, but we can't expect them to do anything,
so we have to vote for blue dogs to get a majority, but the blue dogs are why our majority can't accomplish anything, and we need to hold the White House for Supreme Court appointments, but if Republicans have a Senate majority they won't let us appoint judges,
May 9, 2022 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
seems like the folks saying the dems could do nothing to prevent this - couldn't appoint Garland, block Kavanaugh, pass an amendment - are saying democracy has failed utterly and the left is fucked without highly unlikely majorities
and they seem distressingly calm about it
weird that the people who, by all rights, should be rioting in the streets are, in fact, saying "get out of the streets, this is nbd"
Mar 23, 2022 • 30 tweets • 9 min read
been having A Time so I've blown off work for a couple days to play games where you shoot things
burned through the newer maps in the Prodeus alpha. game just keeps getting better. you can feel the influence of the modding community, as elements established in the earlier levels are remixed in new and unexpected ways.
Apr 2, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
I cannot fucking believe anyone needed this explained to them.
you shouldn't save lives because it saves the economy, you should save lives because doing otherwise is unambiguously evil
but I still can't believe not one of the fifty states thought "maybe lots of people dying will hurt the economy"
Sep 17, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
New CO-VID (!!!) about 90's first-person shooter design and why Ion Fury's arsenal of weapons, despite seeing good on paper, never really *works*.
Ion Fury was made - in part - by transphobes and me discussing it is not endorsing it. If you were interested in the game before the transphobia came to light, rest assured, it's also frustrating to play.
new vid uploading 😬
two housemates are in Zoom meetings so my upload speed is... not fast
Sep 5, 2020 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
I contested YouTube age-restricting the new video, saying the pornographic material is heavily censored, I can't talk about the racist underpinnings of "cuck" without talking about porn, and under-18s use the term and should know its origins.
In response the deleted the video.
Not blocked or restricted.
I can make changes and reupload but all the views and comments are gone and I have a community strike against my channel.
They said they determined my video was for "sexual gratification."
Sep 2, 2020 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
I dreamed both Wolfenstein: The New Order and BioShock had gender select options and I was replaying them as a woman. The player character in both was played in FMV by Rachel Bloom and the stories made her an adorkable ditz. She called this out as sexist on Twitter.
Wolfenstein opened with her crashing a fighter jet behind enemy lines by spilling a smoothie on the controls.
Aug 31, 2020 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Alright, let's do this.
New CO-VID: the semiotics of "cuck"
This is gonna get weird.
The outro song I used (h/t to @AndyEyeballs for introducing me to Sarah and the Safe Word) got copyright flagged, but I like it too much to replace, so I'll be getting no ad revenue on that one.
To compensate, I'm throwing $100 of my own money at Critical Resistance next month.
Aug 26, 2020 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Years ago someone left a YT comment saying "are you the cuck who [some concocted narrative that I'm pretty sure confused me with Anthony Burch]"
and I said "no I'm the other cuck."
I want to screenshot this but YouTube Studio's comment search function is extremely broken. 😕
how YouTube has terrible search functionality when it is owned by a search engine is beyond me
Aug 25, 2020 • 23 tweets • 3 min read
so I'm just hopping in a bathysphere? no compression chambers? I've seen The Abyss, I'ma get high-pressure nervous syndrome.
opening theory: the plot of this and all subsequent Shock games is a paranoid delusion.
no Q & E to lean left and right 😢
Aug 25, 2020 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
I'm grumpy and wanna disappear into a game but I finished Dishonored the other day. Decisions are hard, make them for me.
Next genre should be:
Looks like it's an immersive sim.
Aug 23, 2020 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
Big Top Burger functions as a portrait of how different personality types deal with the irrational/impossible, from "this is fine" (Penny) to "this is not fine but it can be reasoned with" (Tim) to "this cannot be reasoned with but I only sort of care" (Billie) in this essay I wi
While Tim's "the ways in which this is strange are normal" perhaps best personifies it, each character's response to Steve - deflection, minimization, and acceptance - typify the bone-deep unwillingness to engage or confront collapses of reason core to American centrism. Furtherm
Aug 19, 2020 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
I am scratching my immersive sim itch by finally playing Dishonored, and it is *really fun*.
Didn't realize almost every major character is voiced by a famous actor doing their career-blandest.
I nominate Brad Dourif for Best Actor To Be Reliable Awful In Video Games.
Jeff Bezos makes $19 million an hour 24 hours a day, meaning, if we took every red cent he owned, he would be a billionaire again in just over 3 1/2 days.
He'd be a millionaire after 3 minutes.
(yes this is mathematically impossible because you can't take his wealth without taking his stock and without his stocks he doesn't have the income, I just NEED YOU TO UNDERSTAND THE SCALE HERE)
Aug 14, 2020 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
(psssssst announcing a general strike should be the culminating moment of months or even years of collective action and laying groundwork not the first step)
(the first question people are going to ask when you announce a strike is "ok how do I feed myself while I'm not working?" and if your answer is "sign on help us figure it out" they're not going to join you)
Aug 14, 2020 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Why do you hate poor people so much?
— alright, story time:
when the recession hit - a recession caused by hypercapitalist business practices/conservat… curiouscat.qa/InnuendoStudio…
wow huh it's just like really weird how the worst recessions of the past 40 years all happened under conservative leadership even though poverty is caused by socialism
Aug 9, 2020 • 19 tweets • 3 min read
I am now playing Half-Life: Black Mesa. Interesting comparing a fan remake to fuzzy memories of the last time I played HL all the way through, which is at least a decade ago.
Noticing the stuff that's missing most.
Thumpy tentacles in the sand after the minefield are gone. No great loss there.