Spicy Gamer Vibes and the Banality of Karen: Level 5- Lazy Content Recyclers are as Chill as Fans of Emulation (and bank robbers)

There doesn’t seem to be a way to criticize people for “recycling” content. YouTube channels just trying to exploit the algorithm……video game sequels that change hardly anything……news articles that practically steal from somebody else……tracing somebody else’s art…..releasing your own archive of content and branding it as something new and special…it’s kind of gross, right? ButContinue reading “Spicy Gamer Vibes and the Banality of Karen: Level 5- Lazy Content Recyclers are as Chill as Fans of Emulation (and bank robbers)”

Cultural Rave – Wikipedia’s Conspiracy Theory Vibe that I don’t like

The good folks at Wikipedia like to begin articles about conspiracy theories with “________ is a false conspiracy theory which ________” or “__________ is a conspiracy theory in which unproven claims have been made and no one has any evidence for”. I’m no proponent of blatantly desperate, politically motivated conspiracy theory activism, but I can’tContinue reading “Cultural Rave – Wikipedia’s Conspiracy Theory Vibe that I don’t like”

Original Comparisons: Why Censorship is like Gambling

Censorship is something that we all want to say something about. Censorship is a subject that’s woefully cliche. Everyone seems to engage in it on some degree, despite saying they are not really pro-censorship. I could whittle it down to the making of exceptions beyond exceptions, of alleged dignity so strong it defies expectations. ButContinue reading “Original Comparisons: Why Censorship is like Gambling”