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Saturday Morning Rant: The Battle of Avoiding Mass Effect Spoilers

I have been looking forward to Mass Effect: Andromeda before it even had an official name, the second I finished Mass Effect 3, I was ready for the next one. Since the series started, while I loved the trilogy, I wanted something specific from the series, something I knew that if any series could do it, Mass Effect was the one. I wanted a space epic where I was an explorer finding new planets, new civilizations, new races for the very first time. I didn’t want to start as a space military juggernaut, as much as I loved my many Shepards, I wanted to be the guy who found shit!

And now the game will be in my hands in less than a month. But unfortunately because we’re so close, a new challenge has arrived:

An endless supply of spoilers.

My standpoint on this particular game is simple. This is a game where you are discovering things, new planets, new races. Why in god’s name would I ever want to know any information on what these planets look like, how these races look, how these new characters will act?! I don’t want to know what anything looks like, how it’ll act, any of that! Why? BECAUSE THEN I WOULDN’T BE DISCOVERING IT!!!

Now I’d understand this kind of thing if this was the first game of a new IP. But Mass Effect has three games that have proof that the team knows how to do a space epic. So why are so many people wanting to see this? Well it’s a simple case of we’re used to it, so we expect to have a flood of information before the game comes out. And in most cases, I’d be okay with that, I’d absolutely want to know what the next Call of Duty game will have for modes and weapons in multiplayer, I’d want to see the new features in the next EA Sports game. But in the case of Mass Effect: Andromeda, why would I want to know anything beyond the main character? It’s a story-driven game and when the story revolves around discovery, why would anyone want to know anything pertaining to the new things you’ll see. Now if it was an Asari character, or another human, who gives a shit, but if we’re talking a brand new world with a brand new race, I don’t want to know a fucking thing.

If I know anything, my decisions could change drastically heading into the game. My goal for Andromeda is to make this the first game that I do everything without looking at other people’s choices to see what the results were. And yes, this could include losing a party member. Because I didn’t start Mass Effect when it came out, I was exposed to so much that told me what not to do. This time around, if I feel being an asshole is the correct response, that’s what I’ll do and not worry about the consequences.

I’m not mad at anyone specifically for this, I’m just annoyed of how fast my reflexes have to kick in to avoid reading any material that tells me anything pertinent towards the game, or seeing any pictures that might show off something new. I’ve come across some pictures, but didn’t catch enough to burn it into my memory.

But seriously, folks…it’s a story-driven game about discovering new things. Why are we revealing so much?!

Saturday Morning Rant: Just Watch It!!!

So I re-discovered one of my biggest pet peeves the other day. So I wanted to show someone the trailer for the upcoming film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, that’s all I wanted to do. Show this person a two-minute trailer. That’s it. Two minutes. Two. Instead of that, I got a long conversation before the video even started and then finally, FINALLY after starting the video, it was paused within the first ten seconds, because this person saw something they liked that reminded them of something else entirely and decided to turn that into a multi-minute conversation.

Okay okay okay. So I might be overreacting a little bit here, but holy fucking shit! To anyone who feels the need to pause a video to stop and talk about something, you are just the worst kind of person to do anything with. These are the people who enjoy hearing their own voice, who enjoy being the center of attention and I cannot stand them. It’s one thing to talk about something related to the video being played, but it’s another thing to pause the video and start talking about a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TOPIC!!! It’s a two-minute video! It’s not two hours, it’s two fucking minutes! Let it finish! If you forget what you wanted to talk about when the video ends, then I guess that topic you wanted to talk about wasn’t fucking important. Oh and spoiler alert, that conversation was completely uninteresting and not important in the slightest, it’s literally this person talking for the sake of talking.

There are people out there that I can’t wrap my head around, most of the time it’s for much larger things, but this is one of those little things that really troubles me and I can’t understand what possesses someone to act in this manner. It’s now at the point that I’m unsure if I’d ever want to watch a full-length film with this person, I’m afraid two hours would turn into five. I’m not even convinced I want to take this person with me to watch a movie at a theater, even with the addition of this person not having any way to pause the film, I’m convinced this person would try to talk about shit with me while I’m trying to watch the damn movie!

The biggest problem I have though, is honestly how rude it is. If this person wanted to show me the Valerian trailer, then sure, they might pause the video to show off something cool they saw, that’s fine, but I’m the one who brought up this video, I wanted this person to sit down and watch only two minutes of video in succession, that’s not asking for much. But this person thought not only that it was okay to pause this video almost as soon as it started, but thought that it’d be a good idea to talk about childhood memories. Wow! What a nice person, y’know?

Yeah…I’m going to try and avoid watching anything with this person from now on. I’m afraid so many things I love will get tainted.

Saturday Morning Rant: My Golden Rule For Pre-Orders

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The reviews are starting to pour in and for Horizon: Zero Dawn, it did not disappoint. A lot of people who pre-ordered the game will likely all be breathing massive sighs of relief that their purchase will not have been a mistake.

When I saw the initial reveal of the game at E3, I was amazed by what I saw and I wanted to see more of it! But when the release date was official and pre-orders opened, I still held back. This is a game that I thought in my head had Game of the Year potential and I wasn’t going to pre-order it?! Am I crazy?! Well, yeah I am a little crazy, but this isn’t a reason as to why. I honestly sat there and thought to myself “How many times has a game looked so good and then ended up being terrible, or a broken mess?” and that was enough for me to say no.

I have a single golden rule for pre-ordering games, folks. It’s not complicated and it’s easy to follow.

Only pre-order games that are from an already established series that you have already played and enjoyed.

That is the easiest and most effective way to not get burned on release day. When you pre-order a game you’ve never played a game in the series before or a completely brand new game, you’re essentially gambling with your money. Sure, are you doing it as well when you’re pre-ordering the next Call of Duty when you’ve been playing since the first game? Yes, but at the very least you’ve played games in the series and enjoyed them, you know what you’re getting into and you know at the very least that you have enjoyed it before. With a new game, how do you know you’ll like it? Just because it’s a genre you like, a developer you like, anything of the sort, this is a brand new experience for you. You might not like the design, the story, the characters, the gameplay, there’s so many things you could have happen to make you not enjoy the game you paid full-price for.

Another reason you should hold back is the price point. There are a lot of games that if you wait only a month, it will drop 10-15 bucks, maybe even more when someone puts it at a discounted price. I’ve seen games go from $79.99 to $24.99 in less than two months before, if you’re patient enough it’s more than possible to find a good deal on a game that you definitely want to play. The bright side as well is that by the time it goes on sale, you’ll know for sure whether the game is in your wheelhouse or not, as reviews, let’s plays, Twitch streams and much more will have come out for the game and you’ll know what you’re walking into, especially with a brand new IP such as Horizon.

I can understand worries that people have about things like lesser-known games having less copies on store shelves, being spoiled parts of the story, things like that. My honest opinion is that if you really, REALLY want to play the game, just wait a few days so the reviews come in and you get an idea of where the game’s at. Then buy it on Friday when it’s the weekend and you can really enjoy the game. But if it’s something you can wait for, then give it the couple of months for a store or website to discount it heavily and take advantage of that.

I only have three pre-orders, all three fall into my golden rule:

  1. Mass Effect: Andromeda – I’ve played every game in the series, loved them all at a 8/10+ level
  2. Persona 5 – The previous two games in the series are the last amazing memories I have with JRPGs, both games 9/10+ with me
  3. Kingdom Hearts III – A long-running series whose main games have always been tremendous experiences with me

It’s not that I don’t want to play games like Horizon, but when it comes to games I’ve never played before, games that I’ve never seen before, I can’t fully trust them, there’s been too many games that have proven me right in that situation. Think of The Order: 1884, sweet Jesus think about No Man’s Sky!!! We’ve seen it proven time and time again where games have come out, had plenty of hype behind them and ended up being awful games.

Putting money down on a game you have not played is such a ridiculous gamble, so if you’re going to take that chance, set some rules for yourself so that you can avoid cases of games you spent full-price for and at best would rate it a 6/10 after finishing the game, if you even manage to do that.

Just be aware, folks. Not every game will live up to the hype like Horizon reportedly has.

Saturday Morning Rant: An Eye For An Eye-Raising Suspension

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I don’t often talk about sports on this page. Like wrestling and other topics I sometimes talk about, I try to steer away from it in the hopes of sticking to just two topics: gaming and anime.

But this is an issue I’m not walking away from. For those who haven’t seen the Gustav Nyquist spear that nearly took out Jared Spurgeon in game this week between the Detroit Red Wings and the Minnesota Wild, here’s the video. Hopefully it’s still up when you read this article.

Now doesn’t that look ugly as all hell? It really does look like he intended to carve out Jared Spurgeon’s eye, doesn’t it? Thankfully, he missed Spurgeon’s eye and got him in the cheek, which still hurts like hell because these composite hockey sticks ain’t soft! So with a horrifying action like that, you’d expect Gustav Nyquist to be thrown out of the game, right? After all, HE NEARLY TOOK OUT THE MAN’S FREAKING EYE!!! But nope, he just got a 4-minute double-minor penalty for high sticking, the same call you get when you accidentally hit a guy in the face when you raise your stick and make the guy bleed a little bit.

I’m not done though. Now the NHL has released the number of games Nyquist will be suspended for. Now keep in mind the massive suspensions given in NHL history, via a 2012 article by The Canadian Press:

  • Life: Billy Coutu, Boston Bruins, April 1927 for assaulting two referees and starting a Stanley Cup bench-clearing brawl. The ban was dropped after 2½ years, but Mr. Coutu never played in the NHL again.
  • 30 games: Chris Simon, New York Islanders, Dec. 19, 2007, for slamming his skate into the foot of Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jarkko Ruutu.
  • 25 games: Jesse Boulerice, Philadelphia, Oct. 12, 2007, for cross-checking Vancouver centre Ryan Kesler across the face in a game on Oct. 10.
  • 25 games: Chris Simon, New York Islanders, March 11, 2007, for the rest of the regular season (15 games) and playoffs for his two-handed stick attack to the face of New York Rangers forward Ryan Hollweg. Since Islanders played only five playoff games, suspension extended to first five games of 2007-08.
  • 23 games: Marty McSorley, Boston, Feb. 2000, for knocking out Vancouver’s Donald Brashear with a stick-swinging hit. On Nov. 7, 2000, the suspension was extended by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman to Feb. 20, 2001.
  • 23 games: Gordie Dwyer, Tampa Bay, Sept. 19, 2000, for abusing officials and coming out of the penalty box to fight in an exhibition game against Washington.
  • 21 games: Dale Hunter, Washington, May 1993, for a blindside check of Pierre Turgeon of the N.Y. Islanders after a goal in a playoff game.
  • 20 games: Steve Downie, Philadelphia, Sept. 28, 2007, for leaving his feet to deliver a deliberate hit to the head Ottawa forward Dean McAmmond in a pre-season game Sept. 25.
  • 20 games: Todd Bertuzzi, Vancouver, March 11, 2004, for his sucker-punch of Colorado forward Steve Moore on March 8. Bertuzzi’s suspension was for 13 regular season games, plus playoffs. Bertuzzi was reinstated 17 months later, after the year-long lockout.
  • 20 games: Tom Lysiak, Chicago, Oct. 1983, for intentionally tripping a linesman.
  • 20 games: Brad May, Phoenix, Nov. 15, 2000, for hitting Columbus’ Steve Heinze on the nose with his stick in a game on Nov. 11.

There’s some real doozies in there, especially Chris Simon’s bullshit. Looking at the list, we’ve got skate stomping, slashing guys in the head with sticks, hits from behind, even basic “head shots” during a game. So for a play like what Nyquist did, a play that if his stick was an inch higher, he could’ve blinded Jared Spurgeon and ended the 27 year-old’s playing career after only six years, what does one get for such a play? 20 games? 25 games? Maybe a little lower around 15 games?

Nope. Six games. Six. Six games. Fucking six games.

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How in the blue hell does the NHL justify such a low number of games? I don’t care about the usual reasons. He was a first-time offender? So what?! He nearly stabbed a guy in the eye! He didn’t seriously injure Jared Spurgeon? So what?! He nearly stabbed a guy in the eye! He didn’t actually intend to hit Spurgeon in the eye, in fact he was intending to raise his stick up and over him and then cross-check him? SO FUCKING WHAT, HE STILL NEARLY STABBED A GUY IN HIS FUCKING EYEBALL!!!

Even crazier, Antoine Vermette is getting a 10-game suspension for lightly slashing a referee, because the rule book says that’s the minimum suspension. How does the NHL expect anyone to take them seriously when touching a referee gets you a minimum of a 10-game suspension, but nearly blinding a player and ending his career doesn’t have an automatic suspension and can get much lower than that?! I understand you don’t touch the officials, I get that, but explain to me how the Vermette play is a bigger suspension than Nyquist’s play!

The NHL has always been a joke with suspensions, they rely on things like precedence, repeat offenders and things like that. You wouldn’t give a man who kidnapped a child and then brutally raped and murdered them only six years in prison because he was a first-time offender, you’d throw the freaking book at him! If you want to send a message to players in the NHL to take close care of their sticks during a hockey game, this was a fantastic moment to do so and instead of doing what they should have done, which was give Nyquist a minimum of 15 games, they did half that and made this into a joke!

But then again, that is the NHL. They are so lucky us Canadians will watch it no matter what…

Saturday Morning Rant: How Did We Deal With Dial-Up?!

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As I said recently, I’ve moved into a new place and have been running on terrible internet. This unfortunately for me hasn’t changed, as the person who is paying for the current connection is being a tad bit stubborn on the issue? Why? Beats me. When someone’s willing to toss in an extra $20 so the speed gets tripled (because 7mbps is nothing nowadays) and they’re digging their nails in the dirt for whatever reason.

The WiFi connection is so bad that I’m barely getting 1mbps, I might as well be running on dial-up. I can’t screenshot my anime on my PS4 anymore, resorting to having half a window watching an SD version of each episode, with the other half window being the post as I write my synopsis of the episode. Hell, I can download tiny update on my PS4 (a 5MB one yesterday took 10 minutes), but the connection’s so weak that my account can’t log in, it’s literally just a miniscule internet connection. Watching YouTube at 144p, Google Image searching is suddenly a massive task, this is absolutely ridiculous!

And it makes me wonder how the hell we were able to put up with 56k dial-up back in the day.

I still remember that fucking sound like it was yesterday. That screeching sound every time you booted up the internet, I can’t believe that sound was necessary to log into the internet. Then doing anything online, how slow was it?! Granted, the pages then were far less complex, there weren’t these crazy heavy elements like HD videos and stuff like that, so some pages did load relatively fast. But I can remember waiting a good minute for a hentai picture to load while being a young and VERY curious 13 year-old wanting to see what Misty from Pokemon looked like naked. Seems like nothing’s changed 15 years later, right? The range of anime girls just expanded. I remember as a huge wrestling fan finding a site that had a bunch of WWE entrance themes and waiting a HALF-HOUR to download a 3MB mp3 file!

How the hell did we do it? Looking back on it now, it should’ve been the most frustrating thing in the world. But then again, this was a new thing going around, something we had never seen before. In reality at that time, this was such an amazing and cool thing to be able to surf the web and do all these cool things with people somewhere else in the world. It was amazing and while it took fucking forever to happen, in the 90s and early 2000s, this was the coolest thing ever!

But now in 2017, here I sit, waiting 10-15 seconds for a 640×360 pixel image to upload so I can post it in this article.

…Yeah, fuck dial-up. I don’t care how cool it was back then. This current situation is bringing up nightmare memories of it.

Saturday Morning Rant: A Muslim Ban? Yeah, That’ll Stop Terrorism

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When I started this blog, there was never an intent to talk politics on here. What I wanted to do on this page was talk about nerdy things and the occasional sociological topic. But I think this recent event that is challenging my perceptions of reality grants me a little rope to talk about something I don’t normally want any part of.

Now I don’t pretend to know a whole lot about American politics as a whole. I’m Canadian and I have zero fucks to give when it comes to learning politics, I’ll leave the in-depth research and vast amounts of knowledge to the folks who actually care and bother. For this issue I’m talking about today, this is purely my opinion on the matter.

So a Muslim ban, eh? Specifically seven Muslim-majority countries in Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Iraq. It’s a 90-day period, includes dual-nationality US citizens and there were reports of green card holders being refused as well. Even crazier, the ban doesn’t include Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. And because it’s America, in countries from the Middle East, they’ll give preference to Christian refugees over Muslims.

Let that sink into your head for a moment. The ban is extremely specific towards a single race of people, targets specific nations and gives preference over another religion. The “Land of the Free” is essentially trying to censor a specific race and culture. Why? Because a small percentage of the 1.6 million Muslims in the world are terrorists? I suppose Trump and his parade of Republican lackeys are forgetting about the fact and reality that there are terrorists among everyone. Do not pretend that there aren’t black female terrorists, do not pretend that there aren’t white male terrorists, every race, every gender, every religion, every culture has radicals in their ranks.

I love how American politicians continue to show how they are some of the most idiotic, manipulative human beings with a total lack of self-awareness. They want to ban all Muslims because they go into public places and kill tens of people with guns. Yet not only do they not want to ban guns, they want to make them even more available? Do we not see the hypocrisy and the plain stupidity of this?! And the Republican party especially, for being the most blatantly biased political party I have ever seen, it’s so obvious they are trying to “take their country back” by reducing the number of coloured people and bring the white numbers back up and once again prop up Christianity as the only religion. I’m not even saying this as an atheist, but religion HAS TO BE SEPARATED FROM POLITICS! This is not up for debate, anything that will bring bias to certain decisions in politics need to be removed. And as for the “white dominance” subject, I’m a white male and I could care less if I’m not the dominant race where I am. As an egalitarian, I could care less who’s around me in terms of race, so long as we’re all on equal footing. You treat me like anyone else, I’ll do the same and we’re all good.

And how in the blue hell does Donald Trump and the Republican party believe that banning Muslims from entering the US will reduce terrorist acts in the country? How fucking stupid do you have to be to believe that making a race of people despise you more because you locked them out and left them in places of war and poverty, that will prevent them from wanting to take a plane and crash it into a major building, from buying a gun and shooting up a school, a mall, a nightclub, whatever the fuck. How fucking insane are you to believe that?!

Tell me this. You’re a Muslim US citizen (you might not be, but work with me here, okay?) and you’ve been living here all your life. You’ve practiced your religion in peace to whatever degree, maybe you’re very serious, maybe you’re very lax, it’s not important. You are more than aware of the radical groups out there that take your religion to a much higher, more dangerous level, but you don’t look at them as the same as you. But then one day, you’re told that you and every single member of your race that you are dangerous and aren’t welcome in the country. You may not be getting deported, but if you ever leave the country, you might not be allowed to come back. Imagine if this ban isn’t a small period of time, it’s throughout Trump’s entire term in office. Do you think that you’ll be able to comfortably live with this clear racism and degradation for four years? Don’t you think that there will be very impressionable Muslim men and women (especially teenagers) who will suddenly start looking at what the radical groups are doing, now that the hate they have for the country they thought was their home to be free and do whatever they like, so long as it’s within the law? I guaran-fucking-tee you that if this ban actually sticks, you will see a rise in crime and certainly a lot more shootings, when the access to guns are so easy in America and there are plenty of Muslims in the country that will certainly turn over from a peaceful life to one full of hate.

Fucking hell, man…I believed Trump would’ve been more inconsequential than anything else. A week in and he’s already hung all of us with the rope I gave him.

Saturday Morning Rant: Less Games Need To Be Censored

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Yakuza 0 has come out and unlike pretty much 99.9% of all Japanese games when released in the West, it hasn’t actually been censored. At all. Like nothing has been taken away. Not the phone sex minigame, not the catfight minigame, none of it. It’s all still there in its glory. Hell I got the “Business Edition” of the game which came with a fancy business card case and it had a card with five sexy hostesses on it. That’s some fun shit!

What this game has done is remind me of the ridiculousness when it comes to censorship here in the West, it continues to mystify me how the most offensive thing right now is Donald Trump and then the second most offensive thing is someone who isn’t attracted to a transsexual AND THEN the third most offensive thing is probably a piece of fictional media with a woman looking sexy in it. Once again, it’s a case where I have to point out how absolutely immature and overly fragile society is right now that a girl in a swimsuit fighting a girl in a nurse outfit (ALL WHO ARE NOT REAL PEOPLE!!!) is extremely offensive and shouldn’t exist here. It’s okay to have games where thousands of people are killed by the character we play as, but a single pair of titties is just too much!

Fire Emblem: Awakening had to alter a picture of Tharja in the Summer of Bonds DLC where she was trying on a swimsuit so it would be “acceptable” in the West. A girl in a swimsuit needed to be censored. A single fictional girl in a bikini was too much for a Western video game release, but murder after murder after murder, that’s okay. Same goes for Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, they had swimsuit costumes for the characters and those were censored here as well. Why is death okay, but a girl in a bikini not okay?

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The longer I’ve been writing post on this page, the longer I’ve taken issue with the censorship of sexual content in various forms of media, the bashing of anime and video games for engaging in such content, the endless barrage of articles, tweets, comments and whatever else from people who are so unbelievably easily offended that it really makes me wonder if they’re actually offended or if this is the battle they just decided to pick and are just fighting blindly to whatever they see. I don’t understand why this sort of content gets such a nasty response from so many people when there are so many more important things out there to be fighting. I don’t pretend there isn’t a problem with sexual content, as I’ve said before, I firmly believe that games and anime especially could really do everyone a huge favour and stop devoting the extreme majority of sexual content in their media solely to women. There’s nothing wrong with a guy also wearing something a little skimpier than a normal person would wear, there’s nothing wrong with a guy being seeing in the shower. I don’t care about anyone who is homophobic or whatever the fuck else, it’s a fictional guy, you’re not going to turn gay because it’s there.

Instead of censoring everything, why are feminists also pushing for men to be put in more roles that women traditionally are in. Why is there never a conversation about men being sexualized along with women, why aren’t men held captive more often, things like that? Why are the only conversations we hear from feminists (who have some level of prominence and reach) about how games and anime have too many sexy girls in them?

Maybe for once we ought to think about including rather than excluding. Not a bad idea, eh?

Saturday Morning Rant: January Is So Boring!!!

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The latest Destiny expansion, Rise of Iron has completely lost its new game smell and I have no reason to turn the game on now…

I’ve finished essentially 90% of Final Fantasy XV, there’s only a couple hunts and sidequests left to do, so I’m not hankering to play it some more…

Other multiplayer games I play like Overwatch and Grand Theft Auto Online are only good in small bursts…

There’s nothing of interest to me coming out until March…

…OH MY GOD, I’M SO BORED!!!

I find January to be the worst month when it comes to keeping myself busy. Generally speaking anything in terms of games that get released in the month aren’t all that great, if there’s much at all to take a look at, the same goes for films. It’s winter (granted right now it’s above 0°C, but it’s raining a lot) so the usual co-ed sports I play aren’t running like soccer and baseball. I do play floor hockey, but the fall and winter seasons have such a huge break, we finished in early December and the new season finally starts this Wednesday, so I’ve played nothing in over a month.

Honestly I’m coming to the conclusion that January just isn’t the month for keeping you busy. If anything, I’m finally learning that I should be planning ahead for the dreaded month now. I should consider holding back on playing a major JRPG, hold onto a free month trial of an MMORPG, something that’ll devote the majority of my attention.

Now I could binge watch stuff, after all there’s a ton of anime I’m still looking to tick off my list on Crunchyroll, however I find that when it comes to binge watching shows, I get bored really quickly of it and want to move onto something else. Like if I finish a 12-episode series in a day let’s say, there’s a pretty good chance I won’t pick up another show and try to finish that for at least a few days, if not at least a week. That’s why I aim for things like video games that can offer me at least 60-70 hours so at the very least, it’s going to kill almost half the month!

So yeah, January sucks the big ol’ bag of dicks. I’m amazed I’ve made it three weeks into the month without wanting to just hunker down in a cave and try to hibernate for another two months. I have days where I literally sit on my couch, playing every game on my PS4 for 15 minutes and then getting bored and moving onto something else.

Man…why does all the shitty/boring stuff have to start off the year?

Saturday Morning Rant: You Can’t Say Anything Bad!

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So it’s been just over a month since I released my extremely angry rant after finishing the main story of Final Fantasy XV. This video while it hasn’t gone crazy viral, it’s sitting at around 1200 views currently as I type this. But the peculiar thing about this video unlike anything else I’ve ever put out is that the comments on this video are extremely high compared to anything I’ve ever released. At the time, the comments are now over 100 and are varied in tone and opinion.

The one opinion I’ve noticed a lot of though, stem from something I cannot stand with internet commenters. It’s this opinion that people have where they don’t want you or anyone else to say anything bad about the thing they’re defending. They will vehemently defend everything you criticize and try to stop you at every turn, as if they don’t understand how it’s possible for anyone to feel anything negative about the thing they love so much.

There’s a simple lesson to teach these idiotic internet crybabies. Nothing and no one is perfect. Stop acting like Final Fantasy XV was the best game ever made and there’s nothing wrong with it, stop acting like Hillary Clinton was completely perfect and would’ve been the best U.S. President in history, stop acting like Walking Dead is the greatest piece of television ever made. Whether it’s fiction or not, there are people that will defend these things without hesitation and without the ability to listen to any criticism, whether it’s founded or not. It’s another problem of this snowflake generation, where they want everything in their collective bubble to be perfect and to have zero negativity surrounding it. That’s sounds nice and all, but good luck trying to accomplish that, even something universally liked still has internet trolls saying it’s the worst thing ever.

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We even see this happen a lot to things before they even come out, games, movies, TV shows and more. No Man’s Sky is the prime example of fans defending everything under the sun, trying to eliminate any criticism of the game and it hadn’t even come out yet. Spoiler alert, IT WAS A BAD GAME!!! But for months and months, anyone voicing the opinion that the game might be a bit rough around the edges or worse, they felt the wrath of the fanboys who would travel a thousand miles through the harshest of weather to defend their favourite game THAT HADN’T EVEN COME OUT!!!

So look, I get it, you really like these things you defend. You don’t like how people take issue with it, say bad things about it, challenge it, anything of the sort. Now first, dig through the trolls, it’s not that hard, you can figure out the real comments from the bullshit ones. The real ones? Tough luck, they exist and you will have to put up with them, stop crying about it, stop insulting them for not liking the thing you love. No one is the same as you, everyone will have a slightly different opinion to yours, so quit trying to convert everyone to taking your exact side. Grow the fuck up and accept that not everyone thinks what you like is the second-coming of Jesus Christ.

…You know you can just not read internet comments, right? The only comments I ever read are on my own videos. It’s really not that hard to do, folks.