BADGERY THING

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Location: A somewhat self-important little island just off the coast of France.

Joined Jul 17, 2012 at 04:17PM EDT


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I tried editing articles once. Then I decided I was better suited to hanging around comments sections being pretentious at people.


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Commented on Nice Guys

I don’t think I even need to state that anyone talking about “friendzones”, “nice guys finish last” is, if anything, more of a sexist than the jerks they whine about; we’ve trodden that ground many times before. (at least those jerks are aware of what women find attractive and tailor themselves to it rather than assuming they deserve sex because they’re just nice)

I don’t aspire to be a gentleman because I feel it makes me entitled to anything, I aspire to be a gentleman because a gentleman is, intrinsically, a dashed good thing to be.

Jan 20, 2014 at 02:37PM EST

Commented on Bikini Bridge

I produce something approaching this effect, and I’m male…

Enjoy that image, kym!

Jan 09, 2014 at 08:04PM EST

Commented on The Best Business Card Ever

Well, my eyes see the text he put there, but my mind translates it all to but two words: “self-righteous wanker”.

Jan 09, 2014 at 08:02PM EST

Commented on Cicada 3301

My money is it’ll be some sort of viral ad campaign reminiscent of “have you dreamed this man”. Certainly it’s far too public domain to be what it says it is. Heck, I’ll bet the brains at GCHQ probably solved it in a tea break.

Jan 09, 2014 at 02:57PM EST

Commented on Alpha Boyfriend

The horrifying thing is, there are guys out there who actually hit their other halves reasons as petty as the ones expressed here. I can only hope the guys making these are doing so as a black comedic attack on such types rather than implying we should envy them. So great example of Poe’s law, if nothing else.

Regardless of intended purpose, though, 4chan’s vast woman-hating wing is going to LOVE this.

Jan 05, 2014 at 05:17PM EST

Commented on Duck Dynasty Controversy

Surely, if you think about it, the same arguments apply for firing for someone for their political beliefs as firing someone for their religious beliefs. To me it is categorically wrong to punish someone for thinking something. If he acted on his prejudice that’d be different obviously, but he hasn’t.

That said, there’s something about the idea that some people are homophobic racists and that we should just live with it does kinda grate. It must be so much easier not being a liberal – you’re allowed to just hate people without having to be all balanced about it.

Dec 30, 2013 at 05:04PM EST

Commented on 96d.gif

Quickly, Robin, hand me the bat gay porn mag!

Dec 28, 2013 at 06:05AM EST

Commented on Justine Sacco's AIDS Tweet Controversy

You know that feeling when you see someone get badly injured in a particularly grotesque way, like a intensely dislocated shoulder or something, and you kind of hurt on their behalf; it sorta makes you squirm? Well I’m getting that, except with shame rather than pain.

Dec 22, 2013 at 12:25PM EST

Commented on Surprise, Bitch

A surprise bitch? Wouldn’t that be when you find yourself talking shit behind someone’s back despite previously believing you actually quite liked them?

Dec 20, 2013 at 01:32PM EST

Commented on C Plus Equality C+=

Sorry, allow me to make this clear: they believe that mathematics as it currently exists is pushing some kind of agenda, and so needs to be changed? Please tell me I’m wrong about this, lest we end up e-petitioning the laws of physics to allow protons and electrons to choose their own charges…

God this is retarded.

Dec 19, 2013 at 10:24AM EST

Commented on C Plus Equality C+=

Yes, of course, we’ll just change an entire programming language, I’m sure that will have no ramifications whatsoever!

Dec 19, 2013 at 06:21AM EST

Commented on 2fb.jpg

You think you Americans have it bad? At least you still have a free press…

Dec 18, 2013 at 09:55AM EST

Commented on Santa Claus is White

St Nicholas was Turkish, if I remember correctly.

But I can see the point that the whole idea of a black Santa is an unnecessary intrusion of political correctness. Our bearded jolly fat man is just a tradition to make kids happy, and what colour he happens to be shouldn’t matter. Sure he can be black if a given family wants him to be, we all have our own traditions, but he’s supposed to be a lovable everyman who brings people together, and I don’t see why he has to be a certain colour to be able to do that. In fact, it strikes me that trying to change his colour is bringing politics of racism into an area in which it never previously existed – the discussion is propagating racism by saying that skin colour has to matter.

Dec 18, 2013 at 09:47AM EST

Commented on You Spoony Bard!

You’re saying we have an example on ‘you spoony bard’ with no reference to the Spoony One who takes his name from it? This needs rectifying.

Dec 16, 2013 at 08:13PM EST

Commented on Breaking the Fourth Wall

Y’see I’d argue that there’s no category for it because this isn’t the right site to catalogue it. I’ll explain: what kym has articles on, by, is jokes and ideas that originate on the internet and spread themselves through it via sharing from user to user (our so-called ‘memes’, and the individuals, events and subcultures that create and spread these memes.

The fourth wall is slightly different because it’s an idea that was created and spread outside of the internet; specifically it describes particular storytelling concept; a trope if you will. While the trope appears in lots of stuff the internet likes, and as such plays a part in online culture, it would have been playing a part in the culture within similar groups long before the web. It’s only spread online because of people who knew about it beforehand and as a feature of shows which would become part of online culture. it’s a subtle distinction, and I probably haven’t explained it very well, but in my view it’s an important one nonetheless. So I’d say that if it’s going to be on here at all I’d argue, counter intuitively, that it ought to be a subculture. But again, I’d say this is probably the wrong site for it.

(NB: my view doesn’t matter anyway; it’s up to the mods if this gets confirmed or not. also, sorry about the wall of text…)

Dec 13, 2013 at 04:43AM EST

Commented on Breaking the Fourth Wall

Not bad, and I can see where you’re coming from putting it in here, but this is a literary concept not a meme, so I’ll have to give a begrudging +1 deadpool. If you’re into this kind of thing, OP, I’d recommend you swing by tvtropes.org, if you haven’t already.

Dec 12, 2013 at 07:46PM EST

Commented on Mighty No. 9

(@Supreme AND I Need Tea)
Both valid reasons for the fans to be angry – I can certainl;y appreciate that some outsider more or less muscling her way in and perverting the concept into something not only away from its base but towards various political baggage must be frustrating.

However, be careful how the opposition is put forward. Putting anger into this sort of legitimate argument is good, but evidence of flaming because the main character is now a girl, even if this isn’t the root reason for the anger, plays right into Whatsherface McFeminist’s hands.

Dec 12, 2013 at 07:40PM EST

Commented on Mighty No. 9

Considering the anger at a nominal gender change with zero effect on gameplay, one wonders if this feminist might not have a point. Assuming the character design was substantially improved, would it really matter?

I’m not really on the hype train for this game – I’ve never played Mega Man, so maybe there’s some kind of affront that I’m missing here, but the only thing I can really see to be annoyed about is a change in design purely to make a point, and that doesn’t seem to me to be what people are angry about here.

Dec 12, 2013 at 07:45AM EST

Commented on Gay Waitress Tipping Controversy

Gay waitress tipping isn’t cool, guys. While it is true gay waitresses sleep standing up, that’s no reason to push them over – it can cause stress and serious injury, and you’re sick if you find that funny.

I have got this right, haven’t I?

Dec 10, 2013 at 12:02PM EST

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