Friday, January 20, 2017

Aftermaths and Proof the Internet Eats Itself (Plus: DeviantArt Trump Rage!)

No-one is really interested in the How to Get Thrown Out of a Wikipedia Conference piece; I sent it to a ton of San Diego area publications, tech sites, other limited-run publications - no dice. Wikipedia either bores or scares a lot of editors - some people found the footnote on child groomers hanging out on Commons disturbing and wanted me to call the FBI (!), as if the Fibbie cybercrime people don't already track Wikipedia and others for image trading and finding out which scuzzos are active. The Wikipedia people are trying to act like the video I shot of the conference isn't disturbing them, but I know it is, and I think the People in the Know on the Internet are embarrassed as hell that Wikipedia has come down to being that paranoid and controlling. I will probably have to rewrite it, make it longer by sticking in a load of background information, and then try to sell it to some publications I didn't hit the first time around.

We can't say much about the Amorrow mess except that people have been notified, specific things are being done by a number of people, and Andrew Morrow really needs to be institutionalized.


 Proof the Internet Eats Itself


There is a "guy" who uses this very platform to run a series of blogs slamming....game/movie reviewers from the Doug Walker stable of That Guy With The Glasses/Channel Awesome "internet personalities"; i.e, Brad "The Cinema Snob" Jones, "Angry Joe" Vargas, Noah "Spoony" Antweiler, possibly others. We stumbled across the Brad Jones one looking up why Jake Norvell was no longer appearing in Jones' videos....and found this blog which reads like a Mexican soap-opera. Literally "Dirk Diggler" has taken the Encylopaedia Dramatica articles on these people, snooped through Facebook and 4chan, then reformulated it into these slam-blogs. Not that the people don't deserve the nasty mockery that ED gave them when Blip.tv was still a thing, but at the end of the day the Channel Awesome people are doing something reviewing all this pop-cultural crap; meanwhile "Mr." Hillock can only give us blogging's US magazine alongside translations of Japanese comic books.


Bonus: DeviantArt Trump Rage!

Even though Trump "won" the Presidency some of the GOP artists are still frothing on DeviantArt....a good example is CaciqueCaribe, who gives us such gems as:


TheyCallMeDeanWormer is happy about Trump, but a few weeks ago he was giving us stuff like:

 

Also angry is LiberalLaxatives, the most incoherent of the bunch:


The image above was the most coherent one. Literally if you took one of those crazy emails your uncle was forwarded and then forwarded to you in the late 1990s, but updated all the references and then made it into "visual art", that would be these DA accounts. The trick is, these guys are out-numbered on DeviantArt by the anti-Trump artists 9000 to 1....and those guys have the talent as well.

(Thanks to E. A. Barbour for the tip.)


                                                                                                                                                                   

6 comments:

  1. > No-one is really interested in the How to Get Thrown Out of a Wikipedia Conference piece; I sent it to a ton of San Diego area publications, tech sites, other limited-run publications - no dice.

    Hmm, why could that be... maybe because you have a typo in the article's very first sentence, which you still haven't corrected, and also you spelled drama as "dramah"? Maybe because you start your article by ranting about random crap before you get to the point of the article... and then after the reader finishes reading the article, it turns out there is no real point to it? Maybe because you don't sound like a very nice guy? Or maybe... it's all three.

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    1. "Hmm, why could that be... maybe because you have a typo in the article's very first sentence....."

      Name that typo.

      "....and also you spelled drama as "dramah"? "

      Notice I put it in quotes.

      So what is your Wikipedian handle?

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