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pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

Here are some classics to start it rolling

Help me make a pasta sauce!
https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...40&pagenumber=1

Chickencheese Thread
https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3498320

BlueStory, or the Tale of Star Wars Toys and Oral Allergies
https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3722319

One of the Zaurg Threads
https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...40&pagenumber=1

Hiking Across America: A Death March in 30 posts
https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...40&pagenumber=1

Who can out-chili my chili
https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3406045

And one of my personal favorites, Don't Marry an Airforce Intel Officer
https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...2#post412934769

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pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

Granos

https://forums.somethingawful.com/d...=3&topicid=1424

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

Off the heels of the recent spree of bans and permabans its a great time to mention the other historic mass bans and permas.

2003-the original culling of adtrw that led to the creation of 4chan (allegedly) where dozens of outright pedo defenders and apologists were banned in quick succession

2010/11- Another mass ban of pedos who started outing themselves in adtrw for the sake of "art"

2019- mass ban of pedos from adtrw for arguing that sexualized kids in manga is no different from Renaissance paintings of cherubs.

Any others? I know the banhammer means something but I assumed it was a D&D or old LF thing.

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

Schmeichy posted:

Romeo Rose. Goons found some creep looking for love on Craigslist, and a goonette ended up going on a date with him. Hijinks ensued.

And some actual crimes I think? There were a lot of accusations in both directions I can't even remember why.

Goon Love is the Best Love eventually got shut the gently caress down hard because of similar reasons like goons going a dates, then stalking or harassing the gently caress out of the other goons. Also may have been a crime involved.

There was the coach surfer who posted a whiny screed about being sorry he creeped out a certain female goon, then she kramer'd into the thread and outright called him an rapist and abuser and she was banned for "offsite drama"

Speaking of crimes Morally Inept and his animal surprise sex. What was a "shucks guys I was young and desperate" ended up following him every time her ever posted, until finally he tried to "own" it and was permabanned with a great excuse of "maybe this wasnt worthy of a perma but we don't need any admitted dogfuckers here either so gtfo"

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pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

Actually on the topic of goon crimes wasn't there a goon who openly bragged about getting his straight friends drunk then having anal sex with them and acted like it was no big deal? Something like they were grown adults and they knew what they were getting into to?

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

Antivehicular posted:

My favorite forums sagas are when some random nobody suddenly busts out amazing oversharing, terrible ideas, or criminal confessions. You've got the guy who dumped his fairy-torture fanfic into the Minecraft thread with no lead-in, the long-time YOSPOS poster who confessed to anal surprise sex out of nowhere (yes, a second unprovoked anal-surprise sex confession; bless this mess), the guy LPing some boring Fire Emblem hack who started talking about his fetishes...

After 6 months of posting in the Minecraft thread about building traps, dungeons, trap dungeons he drops this gem
https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...6#post392676833

quote:

Thanks to NOW, I now have a glass-block chamber full of about twenty fairies. Since I literally wrote the book on how to torment fairies, I've been performing various experiments on them. But, alas, I have more of them than experiments given Minecraft's limited toolset in that area, so I'm open to suggestions on what to do with the survivors, ahem, remainder.

I can say that they despawn when out-of-sight unless given a headband of flowers, stay spawned if headbanded as long as you stay within the 81-block mob management radius of Minrcraft, and make a lot of very annoying noises when in close proximity. Also, setting the queen on fire and letting her die that way makes it far easier to capture her flock of groupies.

Finally, I found that replacing fairies' pain and death sounds with actual scream sounds makes for a far creepier experience when, say, setting them on fire with a flint and steel. (If anyone wants those I might bundle 'em for download.)


I've head tell that some consider me heartless. Not sure where they get that idea...

The bold part originally contained a link to his "book" he was so proud of.

Here are the follow ups.

quote:

Never would've pegged SA as prudish on literature. Oh well.

quote:

Actually I didn't delete it, just broke the link. It's posted on Gurochan and in their archives, and has been for a few years. Given the reaction it provokes I'm not sure whether to retain or flush it, TBH - it's hard to get genuine feedback on horror fiction.

quote:

Never said I wasn't a few tacos shy of a combination plate. However, I've seen far, far worse here.

quote:

I'm proud of how I wrote it, but not proud of what I wrote about - thus my earlier statement that I don't know whether to delete it or not. Looking back on it, and after a few more years of aging, it'd probably be for the best to just nuke it from orbit. My earlier post basically was an attempt to test that theory, and the results speak for themselves.

And on that note, how 'bout that superdoor jeb made? Who aside from me plans to build a few dozen of those bad boys?

And here's the Fire Emblem thread where OP made a Fire Emblem mod and then later
https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...1&userid=216341

quote:

Right now I'm currently debating between Gender Bender DNA Twister Extreme, an entertaining romantic comedy visual novel about a group of scientists who end up becoming girls after a lab explosion causes them to inhale gender swap gas, and DIDnapper, an RPGmaker game about kidnapping girls. I have yet to play the latter, but I'm currently getting it rn and will play it a bit first before I make my decision. You guys are free to suggest other ideas if you want, just know that they should be games that are good for SSLPs, as while I'd like to eventually start doing video LPs, I don't have the proper equipment to make a good video LP first. Plus, I figure it'll be easier to make an entrance into the world of video LPing if and can develop a fanbase via SSLPs first.

quote:

Both games I'm considering are rather fetishy btw, but that's part of why I think they'd be fun to LP. Not to mention both appeal to my yuri fetish, with DIDnapper also appealing to my bondage fetish. I also have a thing for bare midriffs, which both games also have, but bare midriffs are so common in works of fiction(and hell, even real life, especially among young people during warm weather) that it's not really notable when something includes them.

I don't know what SSLPs are but I'm guessing its some fetish poo poo.

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pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

Ghost Leviathan posted:

Bronies seem to have mostly imploded in the latter half of the show, and the finale apparently broke a few brains. (One pony married Weird Al and another married Q)

It went from a Steven Universe-esque cartoon fascination to straight up escapist fetish porn in the space of one year. By the 2nd year of its existence you had giant sweaty fatbeards in the same convention lines at young girls to meet the VAs only these adult men wanted to ask if the VAs thought their character was banging other characters and asking them to sign drawings of ponies getting railed or abused by other ponies/humans/objects.

It became so bad that every single depicted character became a source of sexual drawings to the point of where the creators had to have a weird rear end social awareness message that searching google for the ponys would likely bring up porn in just a small handful of clicks.

Someone somewhere posted a really good breakdown of what became the "brony" phenomenon in that MLP has existed for 30+ years and suddenly a ton of maladjusted nerdy men are huge fans? It's all about the porn. Porn and other weird as poo poo borderline sexual stuff. And the fans had a stunning, stunning lack of self awareness. The whole "sad pony in Holocaust photo" really sums up how mentally broken these people are.

The loving "Fallout Equestria" which just google it because I'm not quoting it was a 1000+ page gore/surprise sex/violence fanfic about ponies living in the Fallout setting and was trumpeted as a massive literature accomplishment.

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

ExplodingSims posted:

My all time favorite pony related thing will always be the first MLP thread on these forums.

The very first post was someone getting probed for calling the OP a pedophile..

By Aatrek

Aatrek is something you just cant make up.

- Petty mod overlord of TVIV
- Probates people for "wrong opinions"
- Institute a ton of house rules for no reason
- massive, massive star trek fan and polices the star trek thread with an iron fist
- has a photography hobby where he has a lot of photos of young kids in nature (at the time, merely odd)
- massive contributed to a big star trek fan site
- Outed as a convicted pedophile, proceeds to treat it like no big deal.

For the last one, aside from the start of "mods knew" the word at the time from other mods admins was how shocked and disgusted they were at Aatreks non-apology.

He gave a "im sorry you feel this way" apology and said he regrets it impacted the forums at the time. Not that, you know he regrets raping a child, but because mods were getting slammed in PMs and people screaming for his head.

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

DemoneeHo posted:

I'm not sure of the exact details, but aatrek committed the crime and was convicted during his tenure as mod, correct?

Someone in another said that his cover story for going to jail or whatever was him taking a year off in Africa to do volunteer work.

No it was several years in the past. He became a pariah everywhere, even the Trekcore fan site he was a editor/major contributor of. They scrubbed his name off everything in a 24 hr window.

He admitted his past to the mods but with some super gross non apologetic terms. However he did it the immediate responses from several mods were how disgusted they were at his attempt to "come clean"

Imagine Louis CK's apology in the NYT after he was outed. A lot of it is how much it effects him and not the people he hurt. Now imagine the people being hurt were 9/10 year olds that he was trusted to babysit for months/years. And now end it with "It's sad that this has come about because people don't like me and feel the need to dig up my past"

Edit: the passage of time may blur the actual facts but unless anyone has the threads from that time I'm pretty sure aatrek wasnt remorseful or sorry for his crimes just that people wouldnt leave him alone years later because they didnt like his modding on a TV discussion forum.

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pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

Wasn't tribute.wmv a SA creation?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AYujWCCHRk

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.



The thread for anyone wanting to read the subsequent responses.

https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...2#post412934769

Spoiler Alert: She married him anyways.

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.


Is that after or the same as the psycho religious cult she was raised in?

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

Ariong posted:

I vaguely remember a story about a man who was eating a whole pizza while sitting on a park bench, saw a small group of young black men walking in his direction (presumably because the bench was right next to a sidewalk), and being so terrified that he threw the pizza in their general direction and ran away. I do not remember if it was a story that somebody here told, or one from somewhere else that was simply discussed here. Does anyone remember this more concretely?

He wasn't eating it he was walking home with it and some kids where hanging out nearby on a bench or something, made a comment to him and he freaked out and threw the pizza and ran in the other direction.

Oh and here's the OG pedocaust thread from ADTRW in 2003
https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...threadid=429748

The sheer abundance of permabanned posters posting in that thread can give you an idea of how well the "no child porn" rule went over with the regulars at the time.

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pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

Alien Sex Manual posted:

Never change, guys making justifications for spanking it to prepubescent bodies.

You're missing the best quote on that page

quote:

And what about Kiddy Grade? Lumiere and Eclair are obviously not 10 and 16, but their bodies are (and I don't even think that's the case anymore with recent events.) Is KG hentai off-limits then because they look young? Mahoro's got A-cups and certainly looks underage, but she's the equivalent of a 19-year old. Plus, not only is she not real in actual terms, she's not even a real human in fictional terms.

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

The original

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

Heath posted:

Early SA was wild west as gently caress. I get nostalgic for the early internet sometimes, but then I actually look at the remaining bits of it and, uh,

Its pretty crazy how they predicted the shut down of FYAD 17 years later.

"First they came for the hentai, then an entire generation later they came for FYAD. No one is safe"

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

DemoneeHo posted:

Did eggplant wizard actually write incest surprise sex erotica or was it just horny sasquatch erotica?

I might be confusing her with a candidate in a recent state election

Werewolf pseduo incest erotica, surprise sex possibly but not sure.

It was less the actual erotica and more the high handed closing of all "pyf butts/boobs/ porn scene" etc with a moralistic attitude about how gross and demeaning it was and anyone trying to start again would get banned.

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

I Said No posted:

All of the various Animes That Must Not Be Named (iirc there's at least two of them) are straight up actual unironic pedo bullshit, to save you some time. Now you don't need to go looking it up!

Its pedo, incest, extremely creepy relationship dynamics, or all them. There's usually at least on every anime season.

Don't ask, don't look unless you really, really need to know which specific pedo/incest/old man marries teen anime was getting people probated and banned in Adtrw.

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

Snow Cone Capone posted:

I worked at PAX East the 1st or 2nd year they did it, and the head guy for all the peon security people was basically this guy. Big pasty nerd with a bunch of tactilol poo poo (also one one of the days he wore this loving tactical kilt thing, it was hilarious)

They're called utilikilts.

https://utilikilts.com

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

Pick posted:

Yeah you couldn't have imagined a nastier bomb to drop at the time. Also not fake since it was sourced so people couldn't pretend it was faux shitstirring. Among other things I think the person came out after already going to prison or something? Huge mess.

The thread was a general fabgoon trans discussion thread, someone came in to post a memoriam/opinion piece about Jane doe, a MTF transwoman who commited suicide in jail.

There was evidence and issues that jane doe had been misgendered and harassed in jail, that her gender identiy was ignored and in general she had a rough time.

It was a screed about the trauma inflicted on trans people in the prison system and how it is contributing to the problem.

Someone then found out Jane doe was a convicted child rapist who recorded herself raping her young child child on multiple occasions. The thread then spilt into 2 distinct camps the goons who went "yeah, convicted pedophile rapist, but can we focus on how she was misgendered" and the others who said "gently caress that person they deserved every bad thing that happened to them"

It got pretty messy when camp 1 started accusing camp 2 of trans-hate.

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

quidditch it and quit it posted:

All this and no links? I wanna see where the penny drops.

The part of the original posters in eulogizing the rapist has been dramatically underestated. Here's an example

quote:

Q) What's the message in Ashley's life and death?

A) Ashley Jean Arnold was a brave, beautiful, proud transgender woman. Her light will continue to shine and her story will without a doubt result in changes to the world around us. Other trans women will be better protected due to her sacrifice. Her death will count for something. And for now, that is enough.

https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...0#post442031869

It was the source of this post by Ruddha

quote:

A really long, sympathetic post, and as you read through it you gradually realize I'm describing the sadness of Hitler being forced into suicide

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pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

Heath posted:

Holy moly this is worse than I remembered.

It's pretty shocking. The sentiment of "people still deserve basic human rights despite their crimes" is noble but that was the absolute worst possible example to ever try to shine a spotlight on trans issues and the inability of some of those posters to not understand that is staggering.

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

Crocoswine posted:

I'm amazed at the number of people (see: more than 0,) throwing out any kind of defense whatsoever. It's such a heinous situation that the only correct answer is to wash your hands of the entire thing because jesus christ

The only reason Karma Monkey even posted it is her circle of friends were all convinced this was the lightning rod of a case that would change minds and they needed to publicize and rally around it to advocate for major change.

I thought it was said somewhere in the thread, but there was a stellar quote like "Gay/Trans people are already facing horrific levels of abuse and discrimination, and one of the most common attacks is to accuse them of being child molesters; holding up a trans child molester as a martyr for the cause will do far more harm then good"

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pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

Araenna posted:

Yeah I remember posting what I did because I was getting riled at people defending transphobic takes on it but ugh I shouldn't have at all. There's no defense at all for being friends with a child rapist

Even the most objective reading of that thread derail would not be kind to the people standing their ground and insisting the real problem was how the child rapist was being misgendered and how she was a lovely beautiful person who's death was a tragedy.

You can pretty much guess who the good fyad posters were from the bad ones in that thread. The permabans from that thread are pretty indicative of the people who felt that making lovely trans comments about the whole thing "ironically" was more important then actual humor making light of the entire context of posting that child rapist as a martyr.

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pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

Pastry of the Year posted:

I have asked that an admin do this if possible. That not being a permaban is a really bad look.

Especially when the "oops lol i goofed " comment that attracted so much heat got replaced with


quote:

<Done having this post be quoted and wild, inaccurate assumptions made>
I'm assuming it was something like

"Guys what is wrong, my straight buddies will get drunk and get a little grabby so when they are blackout wasted I have sex with them they should expect it getting all flirty around their gay friend. If they didn't want to get hosed they shouldn't tease me like that"

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

Shoehead posted:

Azure Horizon was the first time I'd really seen a Goon who's posting I was very familiar with just self sabotage in some random thread like that. I usually read about people in threads like this months or years later, but AH was right there. And it was such a horrible thing to even cop to. Like he was so far up his own rear end that saying he raped his friends didn't even register to him as a hosed up thing to admit to.

I'm also glad his LPs got deleted from the LP Archive

Actually, good idea. What other goons basically nuked themselves with a single post or ended up making something so bad it followed them forever?

Morally Inept- the dog fucker, then tried to make it his gimmick

Landerig- posting that SA alignment chart

Tokarii- full throated defense of men having sex with young teens for some weirdo biotruths reason burned all cred he had as a old time Chicago cop with funny stories (that in retrospect were basically admissions of serious civil rights violations)

I know a few others, guy who hated his son and kept loving the kids babysitter and was a "tough love i don't baby them" rear end in a top hat

Zaurg- really just a flaming tire fire of a human

Brother Jonathon - I can't remember what but it was around the same time that everyone was posting "nig nog need a hand breezy" to mock him and something about trains

Shadowcatboy - semi big time LP, I heard it all second hand but some weird furry poo poo?


Louisgod - the fatty jerky comments

EPW - the self published erotica

Aatrek - duh

Hondarider27 - rehab is garbage just do lsd instead

Three Olives- his goddamn keurig machine, eating crustables, getting super mad about the poors loitering near his condo building

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

When there was an active sex work/workers thread in GBS there was one goon who relentlessly posted about his pay for sex adventures and not in a cool way in a "I save at least 10% per visit by doing the following" and try to offer tips to get sex for super cheap.

One post was something along the lines of "you can find girls on the street who suck dick for $50 who then post on backpage in sexy photos asking for $300. Lol at all you morons paying that rate when I'm getting everything I want for less then $100"

It was someone with a gross looking avatar and I'm almost certain has eaten a permaban. I think it was jastiger that name just rang a bell in my head.

The A/T sex worker thread was also a delight since one of the sex worker posters had an army BF and was constantly posting in GiP about having a military partner and how to cope with the typical relationships problems of military/civilian life.

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

In following up on my "1 trick posters" I present WickedHate

https://forums.somethingawful.com/b...p?userid=203591

Not entirely sure what her gimmick was but it was a ton of weird attempts at defending underage anime porn and incest coupled with absolute broke brain takes on "nerd" media in general.

I think she was also the one who jokingly mentioned being run off of lots of other anime forums, or that might've been the anime weirdo who couldn't stop obsessing about every single male-male interaction in anime being gay subtext and comparing it to a specific gay anime; also ended up getting banned with a "you clearly need help but you won't get it here"


When it came up FAU didn't want to ban her and be the reason she killed herself she followed up later with this

quote:

I'm 20. I think I've occasionally mentioned being younger than most people on the forums when that sort of thing comes up but I don't think I've ever "played the teenager card". As far as I can recall, I've never asked that I be taken less seriously because of my age or anything like that.

Anyway, I want to comment on this because I feel like it's necessary given FactsAreUseless' comments which I've only just seen. Laying everything on the table here:

It's true that SA is pretty much my largest source of social interaction and I'd be pretty devastated if that was taken away. It's also a source of real, considerable stress when I feel like I'm not fitting in well enough or that too many people here don't like me. I try, I really do. Maybe I should just stick to posting exclusively in BSS, where I feel a bit more welcome.

But I also don't wanna be kept around with a sword hanging over my head just because people are afraid I might kill myself. It feels like cheating. If I should be permabanned, then just get it over with. I wish I could make things work but if that's just not working might as well rip the band aid off fast and mercy kill my account.

I'd appreciate FactsAreUseless or someone else giving me a heads up via PM or otherwise talking with me about it, but 'sup to them.

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pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

The Zombaby thread

https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3121857

TLDR: A woman was pregnant, and her child was diagnosed with anencephaly, i.e born without a brain. The mother decides to blog about everything on a daily basis with photos and religious affirmations to proclaim that despite not having a brain her baby is 100% healthy. She named the baby Faith Hope. The blog is still up with all the images and the thread was basically a live watch of the entire saga including the father, a local scumbag named Dan Lirette who decided to threaten the forum. Lowtax gets an strange email he responds to with a wtf? and this comes next

quote:

From: Dan L dan.moncton@live.com
Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2009 11:24 PM
Subject: RE: megan and rich

You're about to find out rick. you see, your goons thought I was someone to laugh at. Now, there are some locals who are stirring up debate and two individuals in the USA who'd like to meet you. Your home addy is going up all over the place rick and I'm making sure of it. Try getting yuor SA pals to delete the thread located here: http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Myah_Walker and here http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Dan_Lirette

The links at the bottom show the SA forum thread.


I'm not an internet tough guy. I'm in canada but two USA residents are coming for you rick. To talk. Call (347) 492-2293 sometime. Someone is looking for you rick. Not for violence. Just to talk. I promise.

Thankfully it's not a crime to post addresses online or to have another individual closer to you than I am pay you a visit.

I'm 32 years old Rick, and own a small business. If your forum posts are not down by Tuesday, I'm never writing you again. I'm coming for you, Rick.


edit: The original "your mom seems pretty cool" thread
https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3488521

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

Sleeveless posted:

It's incredible how many people will spend years nursing grudges and following a poster across threads and subforums to continuously snipe at them over perceived slights and grievances instead of just of just ignoring them and moving on with their life. Like actively going out of their way to make their own lives and the forums as a whole worse because their forums bushido won't allow them to ignore.

I'm pretty sure by this point its just wherever you show up and post the regulars quickly come to hate you and want you gone.

No, of course that can't be true, after all there's no reasons that posts like this

Sleeveless posted:

le me, herpin and derpin to le hardware section of walmart where five gallon buckets of food-grade plastic with airtight lids are only a couple bucks



badass 40 year-old computer janitor dual-wieldling leathermans to get at the last six-pack of fiji water



(USER WAS PUT ON PROBATION FOR THIS POST)

Would ever turn an entire community against you in a general sense.

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pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

Sleeveless posted:

white noise

Speak louder I can't hear you from all that way up on that cross.

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pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

Pick posted:

People mostly seemed to rag on him for having a condo and a keurig, which are both pretty normal things. I'm one of the only people I know without a keurig because I don't drink very much coffee.

He defended his habit of eating crustables.

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

Here's the hidden forum that 2 posters were using as a personal love chat session that was eventually discovered

https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...40&pagenumber=1

It is 100% worth a read. Spoiler Alert one of them is a 16 year old the other is a grown adult

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pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

CannonFodder posted:

There's a possible uplifting story that started in the r/relationships thread and moved to E/N:
Mushmouth listened to the people in r/relationships thread and is getting the help they need.

It all leaked out in r/relationships in GBS when she casually dropped a hint about having to scour the house to find his hidden bottles of alcohol and pour them out and lol his spycraft was pretty bad because she always found them.

Her posts about their relationships are a doozy and 2 years prior she posted in one of the GBS letters to a person about how her (same) bf had such a problem with alcohol she had to drive him to the ER and he was too drunk to even walk or give any of his personal information. Now is apparently different then before since he got a DUI and lost his job, but still, addicts...

It's like reading about an abused spouse who's back with her abuser and saying "no this time he's promised he'll be better". It's going to take a hell of a lot of help from people outside of a web forum to deal with that situation and most people would advise just walking away while you still can (i.e don't marry him)

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

Crocoswine posted:

Summary for those without archives?

It's "End White Affirmative Action" and for a GBS thread from 2009 you can imagine how polite and respectful the discourse on racial equality was.

Here's a random example

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No, I'm questioning that everyone who is white is enjoying white privilege. You can't make that statement with any kind of certainty. Only 4.8% of whites in the south owned slaves. Forcing an entire nation to pay for what 1.4% of the country did over a century ago is silly.

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

Heath posted:

This is what I never got about the guys who creep on teenagers. Like how could you possibly connect with that person? The emotional and experiential rift between someone who is 17 and someone who is 28 is immense. And if you yourself are the older one, you must know that intuitively.

They can't connect unless they themselves have never matured past their late teens and/or have no desire to. The sheer number of reddit tales of 30s men who can't cook, clean, do laundry, wipe their rear end, shower regularly seem to indicate that it's not exactly a rare set of circumstances.

Ideally they find someone 10+ years younger that they expect to always defer to their age&wisdom and never question them on things like doing all the cooking, cleaning, raising the kids, paying the bills, and not criticizing a man for playing video games for 8 hours a day.

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

This is a wall of text so I'll include the key parts.

Piece of poo poo weak willed goon is bullied into marriage, has a pie in the sky fantasy about an old female friend and decides he's in love with both, somehow cheating on/betraying both and at a loss for what to do

https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...9&userid=146071

Jan 14 2016

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I knew I loved her, but I always had an idea in my head that we would date for 2 or 3 years before I’d really feel comfortable considering popping the question. The next month, my brother proposed to his fiancee, which quickly brought up a serious discussion that weekend of when I would consider doing the same. I told her where I saw things going for us, but she seemed impatient with my answer, and quickly told me that she didn’t want to be unmarried before she turned 30. She then pretty much point-blank asked me if I was going to make that happen, and without a lot of further contemplation, I took her hand and promised that we would be married before she turned 30, the end of 2016. I loved her and even though I had some doubts, who doesn't? The decision was made, right then and there

.......

I consider myself to be a pretty strong willed guy, but if anyone had to pick they’d say Daisy wears the pants in the relationship. She’s is very assertive and independent, and while that’s one of the qualities that was attractive to me, approaching two years the downsides of that are starting to grind on me. She can be, how do you say, not very nice in a lot of circumstances, and she would admit this too. She is very direct with how she feels, and if you waste her time or annoy her in any way she’ll let you know. She’s a perfectionist and if things aren’t done her way, a lot of the times they’re not done at all. Don’t get me wrong, she can be very sweet and kind as well, but this leads me to a situation where I feel like I’m walking on eggshells a lot, where if I say the wrong thing she turns from sweet and happy to sullen.

There are a lot of situations where I become uncomfortable talking with her because I’m afraid if I screw something up, “harsh” her will come out and ruin the mood, leading to a lot of uncomfortable silence. But she's never been abusive to me, and I do believe that she is a genuinely good person, which makes my decision all the more difficult.

Mar 7 2016

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Going to counseling, things are much better, still getting married, maybe still an idiot, I don't know!

Oct 12 2016

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Hey it's me, the OP. I bailed on the thread because after counseling and time, I though I had things figured out and was secure enough in my relationship to move forward. But now I'm 3 days away from getting married, and things are even more hosed up than before if that's possible.

A month or so ago, my former best friend and kind-of ex reached out to me out of the blue. My relationship with her probably could take up a thread in its own right, but many years ago we became friends when we were working at circuit city (like I said, it was a long time ago). Tanya as I'll call her was just an awesome chick, and I liked her from the beginning. She's beautiful, quirky, nerdy, has an adventurous spirit, basically all the things I'd never known I'd wanted in a woman in my young and naive view of dating at the time.

.......

I made things worse last night, because I met up with Tanya one last time before I went away for my new life, and it was amazing. We talked and talked, some about just fun stuff and some about our relationship. Then we hugged, and held each other for a long time. And then we kissed, because there's still something there between us, some unfinished love. I felt like a horrible person, because even though that's where it ended we both wanted more, and I'm basically cheating on my fiancée, emotionally if nothing else. But in a way I feel like I've been cheating on Tanya this whole time too, because I left our relationship without a resolution, and went with the first person I found online because I was lonely, and now im marrying her. She kept asking me why I couldn't wait, and I wish that I had held out a little longer. It's like we had something, but the stars didn't align and we missed each other. I'm at the point where I could tear myself in two just to give myself to each of them. And suddenly I realized a terrible thing; I was in love with two women, but I was about to marry one and leave the other one heartbroken.

edit: I'm working my way through all 900 pages of the old thread for any gems and like every 10 pages the thread is a bunch of slap fights over the mods, lowtax, and lovely posters either not being banned or being banned. It's like Schrodingers' Thread where it the posts are existing simultaneously in 2017 and 2019 and you can't tell which year it is until you look at them.

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pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

twistedmentat posted:

Oh yea Troper tales thread was great, because it was full of stories like "the bully came at me with a yard stick but my quick reflexes from playing Sonic The Hedgehog enabled me to move my head at the last moment so he missed. A companion in the crowd thew another yard stick to me and I began my counter attack in ernest".

Yea that happened. I also remember from the TVTopes threads was the people who wrote a million words on how the magic system worked or how their totally not Hogwarts Magic school was organized but never actually wrote their story. Do they not know how writing actually works?

My favorite description ever of TV tropes came from this forum. I'll try and do it justice.

Normal human beings are capable of taking a whole work and understanding the idea in context and appreciate it as such. That same person would go through the process of baking a cake by combing the various ingredients of milk, flour, egg, sugar, etc to make a cake and present the whole cake as is for the enjoyment of a group.

A tv troper would make a cake by laying out each individual ingredient, explaining its purpose and use exhaustively along with other ways its used, and then step back and smile expecting the group to respond the same way as they would to a cake. Other tv tropers would crowd around and apllaud over what a great cake was made.

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

Moon Slayer posted:

I've had you on ignore for years, the only reason I'm seeing this is because someone quoted it.

I have him on ignore too but I've seen the phrase "months-long cross-forums grudge" posted by him a dozen times before then no matter who he is referring too. At this point its basically gang-stalking in his mind.

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pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

luxury handset posted:

i've always liked people getting mad and saying things like "you follow me from thread to thread" as if the forums were some large city where a stalker is noticeable, instead of a particularly large and smelly dive bar where the same degenerates get in the same arguments every day

Yeah somehow he gets banned entirely from CD but any thread he posts in he's being gangstalked.

Holy lol that buddist thread guy is a huge piece of poo poo and even if Ruddha didn't show up it's pretty clear that level of arrogance and condescension probably disqualify him from being buddhist.

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You and PricklyPete are not Buddhists yet. That's fine though, I would bet a lot of people in this thread are not Buddhists although they claim to be. It is a common trap to fall into, and hard to avoid without sincere deliberation. You might like the teachings of the Buddha and subsequent Buddhist teachers, but you do not understand them yet. I said everything I needed to say in previous posts. Please read them again in order to better understand. I have already addressed your points.

When the subject of Chogyam Trungpa came up. Bold quotes are the prime rear end in a top hat.

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I was in Boulder in those days. There's no little of both, he was a monster.

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I can see why you would think that. I like some of his teachings though, and I don't totally agree that he was a monster, just troubled. I go to Naropa now by the way. The school does not succeed at much of anything it sets out to do, and I guess it wasn't based on a very effective foundation. I'm happy to be a week away from graduating.

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Are you defending the dharma credentials of someone who, despite vows, did piles of coke, drank, and slept with his students while at the same time you're calling other well respected teacher charlatans?

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And Chogyam Trungpa is enormously controversial. I personally think he had good qualities. He also had a lot of lousy ones, which he was very upfront about. Most of his students weren't really that bright though, and just wanted to pursue hedonistic nonsense. That's the sense I get. If you're trying to trap me here, I don't care. I am going to defend him to the extent that he was eloquent and made interesting connections. I admit the way he lived his life was slightly ridiculous. But what are you looking for, a God? He came from Tibet, an enormously conservative and even backwards society, and realized quickly he could probably have sex with any white woman he wanted. He had charisma. And so he took advantage of it. What would you have done?

Later on

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No it just means you might not be very smart. My arguments have always been logical and NEVER been based on some kind of authority. I am starting to think you're not exactly my audience. Nor WaffleHound, nor Paremetic, or some other people. Maybe Mr. M. (I get a sense of intelligence from him) and everyone who has said nothing but only read silently.

That's why this so frustrating. I rarely say "this is true because it's true". I make a logical case for it.

You aren't my target here, your faculties are limited apparently.

For instance, you, for pages, demanded to see a Mahayana teaching said by the Buddha himself. That is a ridiculously stupid thing to continue to ask for.
And you didn't correct me when I said Talmud instead of Torah, that was funny. You even quoted it.
And asking for "evidence" instead of thinking it over yourself is generally the mark of a fool in my experience. Think for yourself. Don't ask to be spoonfed.

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I asked for some textual evidence for your claims, which of course you could not provide. And asking for a Mahayana sutra said to contain the teachings of the Buddha is not ridiculous at all, given that Mayahan schools attribute plenty of sutras to the Buddha. I am sure you are familiar with the Diamond sutra.

Asking for evidence is a sign of critical thought. If I wanted to be spoonfed I would just blindly accept this twisted version of the Dhamma you are claiming as the true, correct path.

It's a pretty crazy ride and also self evident that anyone that angry posting on a forum board is probably not as near to "true inner peace" as they incessantly claim.

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