Friday, December 28, 2018

Comic books aren't real, of course

You know what's missing from the "reality" of comic books and movies?

Tit punches. 

You just know Deadpool would so be there, and Joker (sadist) and Kingpin (ruthless) and fucking Ozymandias (if no one was looking).

I mean, seriously, targets that big and asshat prigs not going to take that shot every third panel? 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Healthcare costs more than taxes

Just so we're clear, as a percentage of my household income:

* Taxes (state, federal, disability, blah, blah): 7.75%

* Health Insurance Premiums (NOT including dental, life insurance, vision or short-term disability, JUST the Cigna Health Premiums for doctor, prescription and hospital): 9.72%

Taxes: 7.75%

Cigna: 9.72%

That's HOUSEHOLD. If we were single-wage-earner household, that 9.72% would be higher. (One year, it was 15% [!!] thenk-yew-not-very-much)

Fuck your "free market capitalism" bullshit. I fucking want a goddman "Medicaid for All" safety net, in case I lose my fucking job, or just can't fucking afford it.

Fuck the GOP and Trump and they're "don't let anyone know Obamacare is still available for those people who desperately need health insurance and can't find it any other way!

Fuck GOP governors who refused Medicaid expansion for the low-income of their states - that is to say, they refused billions of dollars of money that could have come into their state, and the lost billions of potential wages and tax dollars those poor people might have earned/produced if they had been able to afford medications or doctor visits.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

GOP Despotic Control Irony

"We demand the names of one thousand private citizens, so WE can dissect their private lives and WE can decide if they are good patriots or agents of despotic control," says a politician who shares the name of the most psychotic control freak ever to soil the US Senate.

Oh, the irony.

We outnumber the elitist bastards

Good meme. It is possible to focus on more than one thing at a time. Trump and Wall Street and all the rest of the elitists bastards need to be watched. 60 million people can focus a lot of attention on all the bastards at the same time.

Butthurt over "White Christmas"

I haven't heard this one yet, but in 2018 where actual Nazis are nakedly walking the streets of America, one ran for political office on a major party ticket (and saod party leadership, proven assholes who don't give a fuck about ethics shrugged and as I "Oh, gee, see we can't stop him," but neither did they try to stop him using their private corporate brand or did they denounce him), and the President calling open white supremacists "very fine people."

The song "Dreaming of a White Christmas" is unambiguously about SNOW.

But, you know somewhere, a room full of white-skinned special snowflakes is dreaming of a world filled by only other special white snowflakes.

Butthurt over "Cold Outside"

"It's Cold Outside"

You either like the song, or you don't. Put your personal butthurt aside for a minute and pay attention.

The song has been around for about a hundred years.

The most famous version is from 1959. This is the version we hear most on the radio.

In 1959, the average American had a bigger vocabulary than today. How's that for sad?

Also, in 1959, there is a serious chance that "gentlemen" were indoctrinated with a better set of behaviors than they are today, including "if she really means 'no,' then be a gentleman and back off."

This is 2018, where the reality if that if she really means "No," there is a very real chance he's going to turm aggro and rape her.

The song, as performed, is clearly intended to be fun and flirty. She's an adult trying to play the coy "But, I'm a good girl, and good girls don't just stay over at a guy's house," game, but she clearly wants an excuse to stay over.

The revolution of the last 30 years has turned that bit over, and women are now allowed to say "if I want to stay, I'll stay, and Hell with decorum."

Some men whine that this "strong women" thing has confused them, and now they're all threatened, but that's a tangent.

If you actually listen to the lyrics, then the entire fucking song he is literally saying "I don't care what you want, I wamt you to stay, and I'm going to get my way."

Yes, literally. And that's the part that - in the era of Bill Cosby and Brock Turner - is chaffing people's butts.

The song lyrics haven't changed. The song lyrics have always had this dual aspect of "fun and flirty" and/or "date rape," but 2018 has been a really aggro year, and the year of #MeToo where women and men are coming forward in droves to say "enough!"

So, if you're feeling butthurt that people are butthurt about the song, pull you're head out of your ass.

The song hasn't changed, but the world is a bit more woke, and in a year or two, we'll all be back to just accepting it as part of Christmas.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Musical Monday - Sam Perry on The Voice Australia

Well, holy shit.  Check out Sam Perry (looping artist).

Artistically, my favorite part is that he tweaks each musical piece and makes it his own.  The technical skill is amazing, and his vocal range is extraordinary.

Each song is clearly recognizable as the original, yet some of them are tweaked to Paradise and back.

Someone was also willing to invest a LOT of money in set pieces for him.  I mean, individually, he puts on a great show, but the set pieces really boost him from a one-man sound symphony to a one-man show-stealing headliner.

He does a great job sharing the stage with others, too.  This makes sense, given he toured with other artists for a couple years, before stomping The Voice Australia.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

To dream

I caught myself literally thinking "I'm not even going to bother to dream, anymore," about having something in my life that is deeply important, but there are a lot of hurdles.

I know what needs to be done to achieve this, I just need help with how to keep perspective that dreaming is important and how not to give up.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Trump laughs at you

Donald Trump is an opportunist weasel who laughs hardest at the fools who worship him. He was born this way. He exploits anyone and everyone, especially those who worship him. He always has. Only fools worship him, and he laughs at them harder and harder every day. Losers.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Perspective: GOP Senate = GOP are Losers

When the fake conservatives (aka fantasy land jackasses) crow about how the GOP gained +1 seat in the US Senate, try this:

"There were 26 Democrat seats up for grabs. The GOP gained ONE.  For a year in which Trump's team has 'so much winning,' you guys screwed the pooch and failed to steal 25 seats.  Not a lot of 'winning' going on there, Losers."

It's all in the perspective. Remember, they'll try to make you feel bad about not "winning" - so remind them, they didn't win shit.

Senator Mitch McConnell,

Monday, November 5, 2018

No Blue Wave

I hope I'm wrong, and I put this off a long time, but tomorrow has come

There won't be a Blue Wave Nov 6.
The Democrats won't rule Congress, and rhose sack of shit Republicans will claim a mandate from Heaven and People that doesn't exist.  In other words, the GOP will lie and gaslight and create a fantasy world and those of us living in reality will say "What the fuck?"

Why no Blue Wave?

Well, the obvious

  • Gerrymandering
  • Roll culling
  • Unnecessary voter ID laws
  • Closing polling places
  • And general hurdles to being allowed to vote
I mean, for fuck's sake, for the third election in a row, I'm getting told my signature doesn't match the one on file even though I called a month ago and did exactly what they told me to do, and still my ballot may not be counted because why? And I live in fucking libtard central Western Washington.

But, the bigger and more insidious reasons:
  • Apathy
  • Ignorance
  • Hatred
  • Pettiness
  • Fear
  • Greed
  • And the NEED to believe the lies, no matter how they collapse like tissue paper at the slightest sneeze of truth and reality.

People want to believe the lies so badly, they ignore what the GOP have done to them. They ignore reality.

Given what Sen Ted Cruz has done to fuck Conservatives and America, there is zero Christian or ethical excuse to vote for him, yet the sick creten is polling 50%, because people want to believe in the lie that he gives a rats ass about anything they care about.

There are literal Nazis openly running on the GOP ticket.

There are millions of people openly voting for accused child molestors and rapists and those voters scream "Fake News!" except when it was Sen Al Franken, when somehow one woman's claims were enough, but a dozen are not enough to stand against Kavanaugh or that dirtbag in the Spring out East, whatever his name was.

People are selfish, petty and stupid. People want comforting lies about the magic of guns instead hard truths about dead kids.

That's why there won't be a Blue Wave. The shit hasn't gotten deep enough yet for people to admit they're being drowned in it by the Republicans and their oligarch masters.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Big Problem

They know the Flock has been programmed to distrust everything, believe nothing, and worship the Magic Man who promises to save them.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Memo to White People

To the snowflakes who chant-scream-whine "We will not be replaced!":

By really generous - even liberal generous - standards, y'all - and I mean ALL Y'ALL - make up maybe 20% of the world population. Than means the ONE ethnic group of Han Chinese already outnumber ALL Y'ALL.  You've already been "replaced

Now, if you're worried about being "relevant," lemme borrow some of your own talking points: 
* get a job
* get job training
* learn a useful skill
* go read a book at the library
* save your money instead of buying pretty shoes, big televisions, over-sized gas-guzzling pickup trucks or - wait for it - GUNS.  OMG stop wanking off on $3000 still-ain't-full-auto guns.

For fuck sake, either take some personal responsibility and stop whining about being outnumbered, or shut the fuck up already. 

Get a job.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Fiction Friday - Melody Mac - Epic Brawler

Background & Origin: She was working as a lock keeper, before she gained superpowers.

She was born at a University hospital. She was raised by close family members: grandparents, an aunt/uncle, or similar. They were royalty by blood. They are alive and well.

She has the following siblings:
  • A younger brother that still lives with her childhood caretakers;
  • An older sister that she dislikes because of some past transgression;
  • An older sister that still lives with her childhood caretakers;
  • A younger half-sister that hates her for some past transgression.

She has experienced the following important events:
  • Blind luck provided her with a financial windfall, found cash, an inheritance, or something similar;
  • Word of her deeds spreads, and she gained fame or notoriety;
  • She became involved in a serious relationship that lasted at least a year;
  • She made a friend, someone younger than her that she feels protective about. They are an important figure both locally and beyond the immediate area;
  • She made an enemy, an angelic being or other extra-planar entity. Constant verbal warfare is the norm. They have military connections. Racial, religious or political bias caused the rift.

Combat Tactics: She focuses on enemy brawlers, martial artists and fools with guns, since she is basically immune to their attacks, and gains strength and power when they do hit her.

Personality Traits: considerate, lonely, rude. She thinks of herself like a mountain: enduring, implacable, and destructive force of nature when she cuts loose.

Quotes:  "Today seems like a good day to conquer the world. You in?"

Appearance: 6’1”, 200 lbs.

She favors clothing that contrasts with the local styles, changing at need. She wears her hair long and flowing.  Every tattoo reflects an important decision in her life.

Powers: She automatically absorbs kinetic energy, such as punches and anti-tank rockets. The energy enhances her strength and stamina, to the point she can lift/press well over 100 tons under optimal conditions (the exact value has been impossible to measure). Normally, she can lift/press approximately 12 tons under optimal conditions. She is resistant to other forms of harm, and immune to sonic and sound attacks.

Notes: Model LouLou D'Vil. Character by I.A. Riley, September, 2018.

This is a classic variation - soak punches to make bigger punches. A big part of the concept is “immovable like a mountain.” I just liked the idea. She is still vulnerable to energy attacks, and does not have a ranged attack, both of which kind of suck, but within her scope as a hardass melee tank, she is pretty cool.

On average, even without Density Increase or Rolling with the Blow, a Kinetic attack would have to cause more than 16 points damage to cause any knockback. If she rolls with the blow, or has her Density Increase active, pretty much only Superman or the Hulk could cause knockback just by punching her.

Melody Mitrodora "The Mountain" MacClellan - Mighty Protectors

Strength 32 (Carrying Capacity 12,288 lbs., Basic HTH 2d8)
Endurance 32 (Save 14, Heal 5.1)
Agility 16 (Save 11)
Intelligence 12 (Save 11)
Cool 18 (Save 12, Initiative d8+1)

Hit Points 39
Power 92
Physical Defense 2
Mental Defense 2
Move 27, leaping 128
Inventing Points 6
Wealth d4
Luck 10-
Weight 190 lbs. (570 lbs.)
Total Cost BCs (110) + Powers (110) + Gear (0) - Weaknesses (20) = Total (200)

Absorption: Kinetic (linked to Invulnerability) (0), Effect 25 points (10), Modifiers: Split Points (the first 13 absorbed points go to ST, until it maxes out at 50, then the rest replenish Energy/Power) (+0), Replenishment (+0) (10 CP)

Adaptation: Disease, Poison, Sonic, Toxin (15 CP)

Armor: Kinetic 2, Energy 2, Biochemical 2, Entropy 2 (12.5 CP)

Density Increase: Weight ×3, ST +5, Protection Kinetic 2, Energy 2, Biochemical 2, Entropy 2, SR3/Quartz, PR=0 (7.5), Modifiers: Reduced PR (+5) (12.5 CP)
  • ST 37 (density, no absorption), Carrying Capacity 39,936 lbs. (about 40 tons, Pushed), Basic HTH 2d10, Hit Points 22, Power 67, Move 20, Leaping 140
  • ST 45 (maxed Absorption, no density), Carrying Capacity 245,760 lbs. (about 250 tons, Pushed), Basic HTH 3d8, Move 21, Leaping 2587 (12,935 feet, or about 2.4 miles)
  • ST 50 (maxed Absorption, plus density), Carrying Capacity 786,432 lbs. (about 800 tons, Pushed), Basic HTH 2d8+d10, Hit Points 22, Power 67, Move 23, Leaping 2759 (13,795 feet, or about 2.6 miles)
Experience Levels: Attack +0, Defense +1, Skills +1 (5 CP)

Heightened Endurance: EN +12, AG +6 (included above)

Heightened Strength: ST +6, EN +4 (included above)

Invulnerability: Kinetic (20 CP)

Knowledge: TBD (2.5 CP)

Natural Weaponry: Attack +4, Damage +4 Blunt Kinetic (20 CP)

Physical Ability: Inertia +2, Super Leap ×2 (7.5 CP)

Super Speed: Add one turn per round, PR=4 per round (10), Modifiers: Increased PR (-5) (5 CP)


Public Identity (-10 CP)
TBD (-10 CP)

Combat Summary:
Initiative: d8+1 (avg 5)
Unarmed: Attack 18-, Damage d10+3 (avg 8) or 2d6+3 (avg 10) or 2d12+1 (avg 14)
Combined Protection: Kinetic 4 (¼ damage, +8 save) (Sonic ⅛ damage, +13 save), Energy 4, Biochemical 4, Entropy 4
Knockback Resistance: d4+2 or d6+3


Document Copyright (C) 2018 by I.A.Riley. All rights reserved. Portions Copyright others; no attempt is made to infringe upon their rights.

Mighty Protectors and the Monkey House Games logo are trademarks owned by Monkey House Games, ©2017 Monkey House Games. All rights reserved. Made in the U.S.A.

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I just wrote this on a thread. I need help. I just can't seem to stop loathing sheer vapid stupidity. It's like I have to seek it out and stab it.

"This thread makes my brain want to murder me in revenge for making it read it."

The NPC meme myth

The sad thing is that the "NPC" makes more self-congratulation rwNJ tools masturbate by an order of magnitude more than it makes libtards care.

The most irritating thing to libtards about "NPC" isn't the meme itself: it's the dumbfuck self-congratulation masturbation that rides along with the myth that libtards care about it.

Not that rwNJ tools have the mental faculties to grasp what I just wrote.

It's called psych warfare, and Trump is waging it on you

It's called "psychological warfare," and it doesn't require half a brain to accept reality and see that "conservatives" are being played for suckers and saps. Wake up people, and stop letting yourselves be played like puppets. You don't have to give a shit about "libtards," but quit being naive about who is pulling your leash and you're worshipping them for treating you worse than dogs.

Monday, October 15, 2018

The oppression of Stupidity

Stupidity is the most powerful force in the universe. History proves this.

Toxic Train Wreck - G+ Comm

Come hang out in "Being Liberal on G+" - more effective at killing brain cells than alcohol, because those brain cells either get trapped in a mindless echo chamber of rwNJ feel-good soundbite solutions, or the brain cells commit suicide to escape the mind-numbing Stupid - whichever.

It's like a fucking toxic-fume spewing train wreck I can't seem to stay away from.

rwNJ flogging points - so boring

It's probably good for my health that G+ is coming to an end.

(secondary source / comments section, assuming it survives the death of G+)

Moral relativism

I'm tired of hearing:

“It's okay that Trump is a liar, because Clinton was, too.”

NO. It's not okay that either of them were liars. 

To claim "It's okay when my guy lies," is moral relativism, and bullshit.

Lying is either wrong, or it isn't.
(Hint: It's wrong.)

This isn't rocket surgery.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Rambling West

Kanye West and James Woods are perfect examples of why people say "celebrities should just shut up and be entertaining."

Yes, they absolutely have a right to say whatever the fuck the want. That doesn't mean what they have to say is meaningful or even coherent. In the case of Woods, it is coherent, but conflated fantasy bullshit, so actually has negative value to the world.

The only not-classified-as-insane person I've heard ramble more incoherently than West is Donald Trump. (Ironically another example of a celebrity who ought to have shut up and just stuck with entertaining).

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Why I am generous

Thankfully, I've never actually been homeless, but I have had times where I had to live with someone else, when I would much rather have had my own home. I learned to share, because it could be me.

I'm also a big tipper. Not because I'm wealthy, but because I know that even small compliments - small kindnesses - can go a long way.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Right Way to Protest

Protest makes people uncomfortable. No one wants to be uncomfortable. Protest points out that something is wrong, somewhere.

Sometimes, the wrong is real, other times it's imagined.  This history of the United States is absolutely rift with racial bias.

In the begining, there was the genocide of the Native Americans.
Then we had the import of brown-skinned people as slaves.
White people even expressed racism against other white people.

Funny thing, you know, those "anti-darkie" immigration laws keeping white people out of the country.

Newspaper illustration, circa 1910, by unknown artist. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The right way to protest is non-violence. Gandhi, for all his creepy faults, lead the country of India in non-violent protest against the British government, and the Indians regained control of their own country - peacefully and without gun-fetished war that would have resulted in tens or hundreds of thousands more deaths.

Trump is the Ultimate Troll

President Trump (barf in my mouth) flapping his gums on television. He is literally the ultimate interweb troll.  Lies, misdirection, self-congratulation, misrepresentation, distortion, constantly making everyone else out to be the villain, and ultimately _always playing to the audience_, simply using everyone else as the "straight man" for his talking points of the moment.  No wonder I loathe the man.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

American Values: Guns over Education

"We should have more guns in schools."
"We should allow college students to carry guns on campus."
"We need to cut teacher salaries."
"We need to cut public school funding."

THESE are not bullshit headlines.  They're fucking American "values."
Americans - as a national class of idiots - have their priorities screwed up.