Careercow Jim Sterling / James "Stephanie" Sterling / James Stanton/Sexton & in memoriam TotalBiscuit (John Bain) - One Gaming Lolcow Thread

UzumakiLeaf

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I really hate how much things deteriorated since 2012. Sure, 2016 brought a lot of the fringe post-tea party right out of the woodwork, but the encouragement of purity testing every fucking person you meet to make sure they share your exact same values is fucking ludicrous.
I've been voting blue for the last near decade, but that doesn't mean that I expect everyone around me, friends and family to be bleeding heart liberals just for me to even look at them. I'm not friends with only liberals. I despised Trump for the entirety of his presidency, still doesn't mean I can't be friends with Republicans. I think Trump is a fucking stupid boomer lolcow of a celebrity who fumbled everything he had in his hands, doesn't mean I hate every person who voted red. Voting red doesn't mean you're a qboomer larping trump fanboy.

People like Jim only look at politics through a social lens rather than things like economy or infrastructure, which Scott stated was why he supported Trump. To Jim, when Scott votes, he's totally voting only thinking about smiting the trannies rather than things that affect his business and life personally.

With this "you're either with me or against me" shit, some boomer like Scott is lumped into the same category of fringe grifting retards like Nick Fuentes or Qfaggots. Jim sounds like every schizo right winger who recites Sam Hyde's joke mantra "They want you dead. They want you raped. They want you jobless." whenever he goes "THESE PEOPLE LITERALLY WANT ME AND MINE DEAD!!" and talks about trannies literally being genocided because someone thinks a certain way. Hysterics has taken over politics and now it's given people like Jim a platform to shriek hyperbole without being rightfully laughed at.

What people like Jim and those mad at Scott don't get is that you don't know celebs like Scott. People expect their favorite online personalities (or online personalities in general) to play by the rules of their sphere of the internet, otherwise they're bad evil horrible people who don't deserve to exist in the same space as them and shouldn't be seen ever again. They don't spend enough time outside to realize that people are multifaceted and not everything is black and white.
Nobody sane likes fringe political types, and it's super childish to think that all of the right wing is like the loud fringe that dominated the last 5 years. That's the folly of the two party system, you have to make concessions for the greater "good". The fringe gets lumped in with the center. The politicians you vote for don't match up 1:1 with every single person in the voter base.

From now on Jim better purity test each and every single person he consumes a product from. Which is to say, Jim shouldn't watch or play or consume anything, because, chances are a right winger or conservative's hands were involved in the process of creating it at some point.

He'd better never touch another Japanese RPG game ever again either, there's a good chance that the older members of the staff are nationalists who deny Japan's WWII war crimes like Nanjing and are homophobic, like the composer for Dragon Quest.

and, again, it's really fucking stupid for these people to idolize random people they've never met and assume that a middle aged man in Texas will match their woke coastie politics 1:1. I've seen over and over people saying "go find a new game dev to idolize, not a transphobe like Scott!" or "Stan [random indie dev that these people still don't know, yet still assume that they're left wing]!" with no hint of irony. It's a really unhealthy way to live. Much like living in perpetual anger over politics.

"Groups I belong in" This tribalist shit is so annoying and I hope it goes away. Identity is the new religion for zoomers and millennials.

The most amazing thing here is that Scott's politics don't interfere with his work. There's no hint of his republican views or Christian faith in FNAF. He keeps his work as its own fictional entity that exists within itself, which is why it's so beloved. It sticks to serial killers shoving kids in chuck e cheese suits and doesn't delve into shit like the sociopolitical climate of the Reaganite 1980's and how hard it was to be a closeted black lesbian in the Bronx or whatever. As it shouldn't.

I'd laugh my ass off if Scott did the same thing leftie game devs Jim praises did and insert dumb unnecessary right wing political slogans and quotes from the Twitter. Let's see Jim crow about how "every video game is political" when the shoe is on the other foot, and see how irrelevant bipartisan mantras ruin works that don't require them. But Scott won't, because as he's shown in the past, he knows how to separate his art from his life and beliefs.

Jim would have to say the quiet part out loud: "Politics in video games are good [but only when it's left wing politics]."
My SO and I were talking about how crazy everyone has become when it comes to politics.

It seems like with the rise in people owning smartphones correlates with the rise in political insanity. People seem to be driven insane by being constantly connected to the internet. The real world seems like a break from the digital world now compared to the digital world being a break from the real world. In a lot of cases it is one and the same.

Being terminally online people are not talking to each other anymore and conservatives and liberals are constantly being presented with parodies of each other. Like the other side are cartoon vilians.

In early 2013 51% of the American population owned smartphones, by 2015 it was close to 70% of the population. I really do think a large part of the issue is people being terminally online and not connecting with their neighbors anymore. Maybe seeing that Joe down the road is a good guy even if he is conservative or Jane may not be so bad even if she is a bleeding heart liberal. It is easy to be harsh with someone over the internet but when you are face to face most people tend to hold back.

I don't think Jim has any friends outside of the internet. Sure he may see them in RL occasionally, but it is not the same as a personal connection. Being online makes it so much easier to be in the bubble and most people embrace the bubble the algorithm puts them in. Jim does and all he hears about is how evil conservatives are and in his reality they are.

Edit one last thought. By personal connection, I mean are your online friends real friends where they are close enough to you where they would have your back? Or will they throw you to the mob at the drop of the hat? Are the friends you make are friends that you will have their back in turn.

Jim has demonstrated he is the type who will throw other people to the mob. I don't think his friends are real friends, but just allies.
 
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Noebel

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It seems like with the rise in people owning smartphones correlates with the rise in political insanity.
Counterthesis. For close to a hundred years US and their friends had this universal uniting idea of winning against communism. In 90-s it finally happened, and there are no significant idea of that scale left. Space enthusiasm kinda died off before that, because at this stage shit still takes much more money than it brings back. I have a theory, that people en masse need some grand idea, or they would start to make their own little ideas and undercut one another. Smartphones just made it possible for people to engage in this 24/7, meaning it's a contributing factor, but not a defining one.
 

BHWuser

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I remember that video, and I remember at the time thinking it was an extremely retarded argument because Phil Fish was a gobby prick who always drew first blood, so attempting to paint him as the victim made no sense.

'You don't understand, it's not just you calling him an asshole: It's everyone!' Yeah, because Phil was a fucking asshole Jim, just like you.

It can't be denied Jim has done good work in the past, (he also helped expose chronic plagiariser Philip...Mucin(??) and tore into his pathetic apology video,) but I think it's very much a case of a stopped clock being right twice a day.

Jim just loves to go on self-righteous rants about anything he can get his swollen little hands on; it's simply a matter of odds that every now and then he'll land on a topic that's actually worth talking about.
Even the stuff that was just him repeating consumer positive stuff that TB better articulated, at least Jim stayed on target, offered a perspective that was cohesive and thought out, and could offer some new info from time to time. The shit he does now is so far from what he used to do, if it wasn't for the unmistakable blob of trash talking you'd think it was a completely different show. I'm sure he could compare his early work to modern stuff and somehow claim "look, it's exactly the same... I'm just trans now" but the leaps in logic and the very VERY loose comparisons he could make would be so laughable he literally would be the only one to actually believe it's the same.
 

Jaimas

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There is one reason Jim attacked Scott with the fervor he has: Having the temerity to tell his cultist buddies "No."

There is no greater offense than defiance in their eyes.

Contrary to what many think, Jim never cared about consumer advocacy and never cared about games journalism; his doing what he has was always solely for his own bloated ego. If he cared about consumer advocacy, he wouldn't throw so much flak at customers who call devs out on their shit, and wouldn't constantly run interference for his fellow assbags. The worst, and most offensive part, however, is him whining about the harassment received by himself and his buddies, while cheerfully weaponizing his Autistic audience to attack others, or coordinating with shitheads like LKD.
 

SlipNHonk

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It seems like with the rise in people owning smartphones correlates with the rise in political insanity. People seem to be driven insane by being constantly connected to the internet. The real world seems like a break from the digital world now compared to the digital world being a break from the real world. In a lot of cases it is one and the same.
No, smartphones aren't the issue. You don't see many non-Western countries have this much inner turmoil despite having smartphones. This snowball has been in the making for half a century now and it started with the counter culture movement that dominated the US, UK, France ect. Ex-hippies with heavy socialist/communist ideological beliefs eventually got themselves into prominent roles in society primarily with public schools and universities and it just went off from there. It's why you see so many liberal boomers easily conform to every single radical push that occurs because it's what they believed in their college days but had to hide it when they got a career.
Here's a clip from Penn and Teller's Bullshit episode about colleges in 2004. Almost 20 years ago. This has been the state of most major Universities since the 1980's as the political correctness dominants the curriculum and gets increasingly worse.
You don't change shit over night, you bide your time and chip away at the structure. It's one reason why Pelosi gets fed up with AOC, not because she disagrees with her, but because she knows AOC is not clever or cunning enough to push the agenda without exposing all her cards. One is playing the waiting game while the other wants it all now.
 
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Oliver Onions

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Counterthesis. For close to a hundred years US and their friends had this universal uniting idea of winning against communism. In 90-s it finally happened, and there are no significant idea of that scale left. Space enthusiasm kinda died off before that, because at this stage shit still takes much more money than it brings back. I have a theory, that people en masse need some grand idea, or they would start to make their own little ideas and undercut one another. Smartphones just made it possible for people to engage in this 24/7, meaning it's a contributing factor, but not a defining one.
I'd say it's significantly more than a contributing factor, even though I agree with you that a lack of a clear universal goal/struggle is the reason for all these slacktivist's championing their increasingly niche pet causes. Without smartphones allowing for 24/7 access you would never be able to achieve the kind of complete saturation necessary to break people down and brainwash them, and it would be much harder for them to co-ordinate and spread their bullshit further once the indoctrination was complete.

I remember before Dick Masterson went completely insane he made a really good point about furries, and why they've become such complete degenerates: it used to be if you were a furry, you were likely the only one in your town, so you kept it to yourself and definitely didn't indulge in the darker side of the hobby for fear of being found out. Then you get online and suddenly you meet others who not only share your interests but actively encourage you to go deeper.

It certainly wasn't impossible before smartphones, but they've made it so easy it's almost a foregone conclusion you'll end up radicalised in one direction or another once you become Terminally Online.
 

303 D0L3

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It's wild to think that Jim is 37yrs old.
He acts like an early to mid 20 year old American, who recently graduated from a coastal University. I know he has always been flamboyant, annoyingly so. He's so much more pronounced and corny with it.

It's rather fitting that he is so into modern-indie wrestling because a lot of that is bad re-enactments of old 90s-00s stuff.
(Example Bullet Club vs. NWO.) The fact that he has not updated his main video series since I last watched him until this week back in 2018 is pathetic. He uses the same the cartoons, stock photos, only difference is more convention toy shit at his podium.

The beautiful thing is he'll keep going down like a failed video game company because he adamantly refuses to change his style. There are so many channels out that do what he does, or did, that're much better.

I, for one, am curious for how long it'll take this Fat train of madness to go off the rails.
 
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Noebel

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I'd say it's significantly more than a contributing factor, even though I agree with you that a lack of a clear universal goal/struggle is the reason for all these slacktivist's championing their increasingly niche pet causes. Without smartphones allowing for 24/7 access you would never be able to achieve the kind of complete saturation necessary to break people down and brainwash them, and it would be much harder for them to co-ordinate and spread their bullshit further once the indoctrination was complete.

I remember before Dick Masterson went completely insane he made a really good point about furries, and why they've become such complete degenerates: it used to be if you were a furry, you were likely the only one in your town, so you kept it to yourself and definitely didn't indulge in the darker side of the hobby for fear of being found out. Then you get online and suddenly you meet others who not only share your interests but actively encourage you to go deeper.

It certainly wasn't impossible before smartphones, but they've made it so easy it's almost a foregone conclusion you'll end up radicalised in one direction or another once you become Terminally Online.
Exact amount of influence caused by phones or mass internet connection is definetly up to debate. But these are only means of connection. They can only amplify whatever is in people, not create something new on their own. If we think in retrospection, people always had a thing for shitposting. But back then the bar was much higher. And most text slapfights were going in newspapers or other publications, so a single post per week or even less. That, and the fact, that publications of that kind were acessible only for people with classic education, meant, that each post was a product of a cohensive thought. Not so much now, when communication became fast. Stupid people were already there when smartphones arrived.

As for furries, I agree partially. Spread of information made people with pre-existing aptitudes find a concrete symbols that satisfy these aptitudes. I doubt that an average normal person can progressively come to recieving sexual amusement from looking at nipple-shitting bipedal wolf intersexes with horsecocks. Also furries became known as a society that easly accepts all kinds of social rejects. Like nerds, but for people, who were excommunicated by normal nerds. No wonder it attracted many degenerates.

Being terminally online just sped up the process.
 

Corn Flakes

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I remember before Dick Masterson went completely insane he made a really good point about furries, and why they've become such complete degenerates: it used to be if you were a furry, you were likely the only one in your town, so you kept it to yourself and definitely didn't indulge in the darker side of the hobby for fear of being found out. Then you get online and suddenly you meet others who not only share your interests but actively encourage you to go deeper.

It certainly wasn't impossible before smartphones, but they've made it so easy it's almost a foregone conclusion you'll end up radicalised in one direction or another once you become Terminally Online.
Exact amount of influence caused by phones or mass internet connection is definetly up to debate. But these are only means of connection. They can only amplify whatever is in people, not create something new on their own. If we think in retrospection, people always had a thing for shitposting. But back then the bar was much higher. And most text slapfights were going in newspapers or other publications, so a single post per week or even less. That, and the fact, that publications of that kind were acessible only for people with classic education, meant, that each post was a product of a cohensive thought. Not so much now, when communication became fast. Stupid people were already there when smartphones arrived.

As for furries, I agree partially. Spread of information made people with pre-existing aptitudes find a concrete symbols that satisfy these aptitudes. I doubt that an average normal person can progressively come to recieving sexual amusement from looking at nipple-shitting bipedal wolf intersexes with horsecocks. Also furries became known as a society that easly accepts all kinds of social rejects. Like nerds, but for people, who were excommunicated by normal nerds. No wonder it attracted many degenerates.

Being terminally online just sped up the process.
So, in short, the Age of Information took speds who would normally attempt to blend in with civilized society because they felt alone in their insanity, and gave them a way to connect with other speds, which then "validated" their collective insanity into the shit we see now.

This is one of those unironic "the internet was a mistake" situations.
 

Tom B

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As much as Jim is going to gloat over this, I really don't think this is what he truly wants. He wants to feel persecuted and humiliated. This guy didn't put on a wig and fifteen pounds of make-up to be accepted: he did it to be judged.

The man has posted pictures of him covered with another dude's jizz. Your normal fag is not going to do this. Jim is not a normal fag, but an unpleasant person who has allowed his fetish to consume his entire life, so he's going to seek out whatever persecution and humiliation he can find.

In a way it's sad that, instead of getting the mental help he needs to combat obviously unhealthy fetishes, he is instead being validated by health professionals and Patreon to continue his downwards spiral. I think this has less to do about politics than Jim claims and more about him wanting to live out his fantasies.
He posted what???

He has another man's skeet on him?

What have I missed...someone enlighten me please. Search function isn't returning anything because I'm typing in the wrong stuff and can't find the words.
 

Oliver Onions

Stop sinning, that's literally all you have to do.
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Exact amount of influence caused by phones or mass internet connection is definetly up to debate. But these are only means of connection. They can only amplify whatever is in people, not create something new on their own. If we think in retrospection, people always had a thing for shitposting. But back then the bar was much higher. And most text slapfights were going in newspapers or other publications, so a single post per week or even less. That, and the fact, that publications of that kind were acessible only for people with classic education, meant, that each post was a product of a cohensive thought. Not so much now, when communication became fast. Stupid people were already there when smartphones arrived.

As for furries, I agree partially. Spread of information made people with pre-existing aptitudes find a concrete symbols that satisfy these aptitudes. I doubt that an average normal person can progressively come to recieving sexual amusement from looking at nipple-shitting bipedal wolf intersexes with horsecocks. Also furries became known as a society that easly accepts all kinds of social rejects. Like nerds, but for people, who were excommunicated by normal nerds. No wonder it attracted many degenerates.

Being terminally online just sped up the process.
As far as influence goes, I think you're right shitposting has always existed in one form or another and smartphones haven't made people more of a certain way, just accelerated what was already in them to begin with in most cases; although I do think there are cases of otherwise normal people getting exposed to this stuff and going crazy --seems to be the case with a lot of troons-- but that again is nothing new. Cults of all sorts have always preyed upon the weak and vulnerable, so the internet is just a new vector.

What I think smartphones have done in a way absolutely no other means of communication before them possibly could have is exponentially increased the scale of these activities. Crazy lives everywhere, but it used to be in more isolated pockets, (like the Westboro Baptish Church, Heaven's Gate, Waco etc,) their reach was always limited by geography and physical resources; you needed capital in order to establish a base and do the legwork to go spread your message or make people come to you. And even then, unless you had crazy amounts of money your reach was always going to be limited to your town or, at best, state.

Today, through smartphones, someone like Jim or Controonpoints can instantly reach millions of people with almost zero investment and without ever getting off their fat/bony arses to spread the gospel of their insane degeneracy.

There's no longer even the barrier to entry you mentioned the internet used to have, where you at least had to understand how to set up a computer properly to access the internet then learn how to navigate to, sign up for and post on newsgroups or fuck around in chatrooms. Nowadays you buy a smartphone and it already has Twitter pre-loaded; just enter your e-mail address/phone number and you have instant access to all the degenerate nutters you could ever want.
 

Corn Flakes

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As far as influence goes, I think you're right shitposting has always existed in one form or another and smartphones haven't made people more of a certain way, just accelerated what was already in them to begin with in most cases; although I do think there are cases of otherwise normal people getting exposed to this stuff and going crazy --seems to be the case with a lot of troons-- but that again is nothing new. Cults of all sorts have always preyed upon the weak and vulnerable, so the internet is just a new vector.

What I think smartphones have done in a way absolutely no other means of communication before them possibly could have is exponentially increased the scale of these activities. Crazy lives everywhere, but it used to be in more isolated pockets, (like the Westboro Baptish Church, Heaven's Gate, Waco etc,) their reach was always limited by geography and physical resources; you needed capital in order to establish a base and do the legwork to go spread your message or make people come to you. And even then, unless you had crazy amounts of money your reach was always going to be limited to your town or, at best, state.

Today, through smartphones, someone like Jim or Controonpoints can instantly reach millions of people with almost zero investment and without ever getting off their fat/bony arses to spread the gospel of their insane degeneracy.

There's no longer even the barrier to entry you mentioned the internet used to have, where you at least had to understand how to set up a computer properly to access the internet then learn how to navigate to, sign up for and post on newsgroups or fuck around in chatrooms. Nowadays you buy a smartphone and it already has Twitter pre-loaded; just enter your e-mail address/phone number and you have instant access to all the degenerate nutters you could ever want.
And people complain when we talk about troons being an internet cult. Look at Jim, dude is a textbook case of someone lost in life being gobbled up by a cult that gives him a purpose. Even if that purpose makes him look even more like a fool than he already looked.
 

Scarmaiden

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Jim's sperg about Scott Cawthon caused another sub exodus and once again he pretends it's what he wanted all along:
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Oh yeah and they're spinning it as "Scott Cawthon donated to anti alphabet people candidate" (because if you donate to a candidate it definitely means you subscribe to every single position they hold) instead of "he donated to republicans", because of course they do, how else will they feed their persecution complex:
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