also updating the journal again to make up for a lack of content of about 10 years
so, uh, you're probably wondering why I'm updating the journal on a 12 year old account I stopped updating due to stupid high-level admin drama...
...well, to put matters simply, one of my friends found this ridiculously old account, so I might as well put a massive disclaimer that literally nothing else here is representative of me or what I support or believe or whatever anymore.
Okay, some things stayed the same. I still like Rozen Maiden, for some reason, even though I know it just heralded the rise of hopelessly generic moe cash-grab shows. Yet I somehow wound up watching and enjoying the shit out of Squid Girl, Watamote, Umaru-chan, and a whole bunch of other gimmick comedy shows I found on Crunchyroll.
So maybe I just have shit taste. I dunno. I'm literally making a dating sim JRPG called "The Six Loves of Mana", the main character is Dark Magician Girl, and I have apparently not actually progressed my actual interests one bit since 2004. And this shit was continuous too -- I actually made a second DA account, and guess what one of the things I drew? DMG, in Lucky Star art style, because I apparently have some disturbing obsession with the Yu-Gi-Oh! Magician archaetypes.
Call it a shitpost 12 years in the making. I don't know. Maybe I'm mentally 12.
I didn't usually talk politics on here but I was mostly a 14 year old with no clue about actual politics and just liked 2004-era GOP politics because that's what my parents voted for. Let me fill you in on the cringeworthy crap that I got into after I left DeviantArt (on this account):
When I actually had a chance to form my own political opinion, I swung Libertarian for a number of years because that's what pretty much everybody in the technology industry does. Yes, I wrote long rambling screeds on Reddit about the merits of anarcho-capitalism. I thought the world needed the gold standard like it's the stone age or something all over again. I read Snow Crash, and I didn't get the joke.
I actually never went full "Men's Rights Activist", though. Thank god.
The natural progression of libertarianism is to realize that individual rights are kind of in conflict with the wealth-worshippers of the Libertarian party, so I cycled through left-wing anarchism, some kind of generic political agnosticism, and now I just live in fear of the neo-reactionaries that have come to murder us all. Yes, I support the Shit Reddit Says Fempire's progressive takeover of all of Reddit.
So naturally, literally everything on this account is cringeworthy, not only to you but also to me in 2016. Every journal, every deviation (that I forgot to erase when jark got sacked), every comment. If it wasn't for the metaphysical implications I would totally go back in time and smack myself on the head with a frying pan.
Don't worry. I'm sure in 2026 when I discover this account again, I'll realize:
- I'm still obsessed with Yu-Gi-Oh! magicians
- I was stupid 10 years ago, I mean seriously come on, amiibos? Nendoroids?! WTF, me!?!