Link: Geek, nerd subculture and SJW entryism

Once they are cool, they have to start worrying about people coming in because they are cool, or because they are something that is happening that can be captured and redirected for other purposes.

Simple test: can they contribute? No? Only Critical Theory? Boot them out. They are parasites and leeches of status and money. Apolitical topics should never allow politics. This is common sense. They’re using you as a platform.

Would it be a cheap shot to say they can’t police their borders?
Let alone remove treasonous violators who would sell them out? Clue: if they’re trying to change who you are and what you do (the things that define you), they are Other.

They seem to think playing by the rules is better than winning.

If the other guys are cheating, the game rules no longer apply. There’s nothing noble in losing and it doesn’t make you the better person to lose deliberately for a vague excuse of principle (I’ve heard it called winning the moral battle).

are you kidding me rn seriously wtf da vincis demons

How many abortions is it a year now, Conservatives? Sure, ‘moral’ battle….

When it comes to the culture war….

They choose to lose and call it Principle.

Redux: An Open Letter to Feminists Pushing In On Fandom Fun

formerly on ROQ, April 30, 2014, archived here:

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Hi, I see you there, over by the yaoi table. Brightly coloured hair to make you look interesting, long sleeves to hide self-harm and fake glasses or an ironic t-shirt. You’re new here. We can tell you’re new because you complain how we do things.

We don’t care about you. We’re here for the convention.

We don’t care about your opinions as they pertain to anything other than the material at hand. You don’t play Dark Souls? Well I guess your opinion on it is worthless. You haven’t read the “A Song of Ice and Fire“? There goes a whole conversation I wanted to engage in with you, out of the window, like Bran. Oh, I could go there and try to include you anyway, but you’ll accuse me of “trolling” (since you’re new to the surface net too) or ‘shaming’ because you don’t know what you’re talking about and I’m smart enough to notice: You’re a fake. Here for attention of you, you, you and whatever ‘issues’ you’re pushing to chew our ear with. Your intent is deceptive. You are a liar and a peddler. There are fakes in each hobby coasting along on false appearances and wow, just wow are you all about appearances.

You’re talking to people who immerse themselves in a fictional world as a hobby. We ‘go’ here to chill and forget about our everyday for a while. Exceptions have unhealthy obsessions requiring professional intervention and we avoid them overall. We don’t give a fig about real world woes while here and we resent being pestered/patronized with them by whiney losers who pretend to be our ‘friend’ (social manipulation) and pretend to be into the same stuff (a mild form of lovebombing) to then try and segue into an indoctrination on your pet policies (a cult of permanent irrational anger). You’re like a pusher on a street corner and we will never buy it. We’re too smart for you to convert to The Cause. I don’t care if you think Wonder Woman’s costume cut is sexist. She isn’t real! We get that, why don’t you?

You’re confusing fiction with reality or deliberately lying. If you think ‘solving’ fiction will solve your reality problems, you are deluded. Fiction per se is harmless and the purpose is entertainment. You have a monopoly on higher education, isn’t that enough? Regular people aren’t as impressionable as you. We have the ability to dissociate from viewing an act and carrying it out. Or does watching Girls make you a slut?

You take the fun out of everything. Nothing is allowed to be fun or funny. You squash what’s original or creative until it’s bland and mediocre. Why aren’t there more fat superheroes? Because superheroes are about idealization. Wonder Woman is genuinely Rubenesque because Rubens portrayed feminine curves in a flattering way. He didn’t glorify fat as beautiful, he glorified and sexualized the opulence of wealth, the one percent of his time paying his commissions, and fat was fashionable among the richest who could afford to waddle among the starving peasants. Your understanding of history, as everything else, is backwards.

You complain with the expectation that other people (usually evil men) will fix your problems for you. How is that either strong or empowered? You want “feminist” videogames? Make them! You can’t program? Learn! You won’t buy comics or games that don’t appeal to your ideology? No one does! If you aren’t consuming the products, the producers have zero reasons to care what you think. Become a productive member of the society or shut up.

We’re here to have fun and you’re pushing in. You’re trying to take away our release. Imagine if we shut down your activities on tumblr. You’d be on the warpath.

If you want to be accepted by us, you need to do two things.

  1. While at geek meeting places, talk about nothing with real world implications. We will never care.
  2. Realize no one cares about you specifically, we are defined by collective knowledge and channel your focus into the book/game/manga material of your choice. If most of your statements start with “I think” or “You should”, we will reject you. This has nothing to do with what you are, THAT IS THE POINT.

What do you know? What can you give? What are you doing?

If you cannot handle our subculture, you know where the door is. We call your bluff. You don’t want to leave. You want to control us. You want to be Queen of the Geeks. It would massage your bloated ego. You want to be accepted and adored without putting the work in and consuming the material. It takes years of moderate effort to become a real, true fan. You are a fake. You are posing for selfies with our stolen symbology, declaring to speak for us and deigning to speak down to us and it is offensive. We were bullied at school for that hobby, you didn’t care and now you appropriate it for yourself? How dare you.

I, and my fellow fans, pray that geek stuff is falling out of fashion. Why? We won’t have to put up with you people. You fakes and phonies and brats, who stamp your foot when you don’t get your own way. An entire subculture that existed before your birth isn’t about to change because you raised ‘awareness’ of ‘issues’ aka raised your voice. We respect creators and contributors. You are a hater and a parasite.

We know you’re a marketing gimmick, a wealthy demographic on Mummy’s money, a social construction with no authenticity and you hate that we can tell. You hate that we test you. You hate that you fail. You can’t even make it among us freaks, huh? The people you still bully and tease within our own ‘safe spaces’ for the lifestyle you are attempting to emulate. Hurts, doesn’t it, when we reject you? We don’t expect you to know everything, but we expect you to know some things. Some basic things which allow you into our club. You choose to remain ignorant. You can’t come in.

When we do fall out of fashion, as it’s inevitable, where will you be? Will you publicly and loudly proclaim you’ll stick with us? Will you bet money? Your precious reputation?

Or will you slink away to the next thing NY scene kids and Hampstead hipsters decided was alternative? Creeping like weeds, worms or leeches.

We all know what you’ll do. Every subculture dreads your plague. You’ll probably flip us off while leaving, saying how you never wanted to be accepted by us “losers” anyway. You were just kidding. You wouldn’t be seen dead with us before our subculture got on TV and billboards. We remember. You have no loyalty and you will forever be chasing happiness. We pity you. Leave us to our bliss.


A real geek, who happens to be a girl and who works in STEM. Take that, bitches.

The Real Revenge of the Nerds

Increasingly, there are only two basic human types populating this planet. There are autistic nerds, who alone are capable of participating effectively in the advanced technological processes that characterize the emerging economy, and there is everybody else. For everybody else, this situation is uncomfortable. The nerds are steadily finding ways to do all the things ordinary and sub-ordinary people do, more efficiently and economically, by programming machines. Only the nerds have any understanding of how this works, and — until generalized machine intelligences arrive to keep them company — only they will. The masses only know three things:
(a) They want the cool stuff the nerds are creating
(b) They don’t have anything much to offer in exchange for it
(c) They aren’t remotely happy about that

Politics across the spectrum is being pulled apart by the socio-economic fission. From Neo-Marxists to Neoreactionaries, there is a reasonably lucid understanding that nerd competence is the only economic resource that matters much anymore, while the swelling grievance of preponderant obsolescing humanity is an irresistible pander-magnet….

Seemed a good time to post this.
What with all the robots.
Although most people in tech aren’t autistic, they merely appear standoffish to idiots because they’re avoiding them.

“yet each man kills the thing he loves”

We’ve had a black Spiderman.
A Muslim Ms Marvel.
Archie is sacrificing himself for a gay guy.
We’re getting a female Thor, flying in the face of a real religion (isn’t that offensive?)
and a black Captain America.

Yeah, geek culture is rapidly de-cooling. What these feminazis don’t realize with their controlling behaviour, they are pushing out the very people, the real, genuine, Original fans, who made these things cool in the first place. At LFCC, I don’t know any real fans who went this year. I stayed away, and I know one girl who showed up, saw the number of fake hipsters forming a massive queue and decided not to bother. Like a real geek, she didn’t wanna be jostled by that many people, no matter what it was.
5 years would be a stretch for how much longer this can continue, and certain films are gonna bomb at the BO, catastrophically for the movie companies stupidly trusting the SJWPBS they read on Tumblr. They couldn’t just do a Black Widow movie and a Black Panther and see how those did. They had to fuck with the formula and characters the best part of a century old.

If they ‘win’, and geek culture is ruined (I’m not reading Thor anymore for example they could’ve used Sif), hopefully it’ll show up what these people are like. You can’t have your own subculture, they’ll take it away from you. You can’t have your own characters, unless they fit their ugly moulds for the sake of percentages over art. The fascists have crossed over into fiction, and I believe this will ruin the case for feminism for the rest of this century with young people (who love our fandom). Their urge to control normal people and what we choose to patronize or consume always poisons them. Expect the backfire.

Data diving: 2TB of antique papers available for free download


“Early Journal Content is a selection of pre-1923 materials from more than 350 journals and includes articles in the arts and humanities, economics and politics, and mathematics and other sciences.”

I shouldn't get this happy over old papers but I do