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06/26/09 @ 04:05:58 pm, Categories: Baka-chan vs. Stupid People, Baka-chan vs. The World, 448 words, 1177 views  

Okay, let me paint a picture for you.

Religious groups in Iran start a stink about American pornography, calling it obscene. They start putting pressure on the US government to do something about it, and— giving in to demands —the government begins the process of banning pornography outright. Adult video and book store owners are arrested under existing ‘obscenity’ laws, pending passage of the legislation that will actually make their wares illegal.

If I laid out this scenario for you, you’d say I was fucking crazy wouldn’t you? Guess what? It’s happening.

Prompted by the outcry of feminist groups and soccer mom nanny patrols in the US, Canada, and Europe, what started out as an at least semi-reasonable attempt at industry regulation is quickly starting to look like it will become a blanket ban of all illustrated erotic material in Japan.

It started with outcry over a game that people are calling a ‘rape simulator’— and let’s be honest, the game in question was exactly that —which led to a reasonable attempt to cut down on the amount of rape scenarios in eroge. In all honesty, it was a measure that I had no problem getting behind, because I am a reasonable person and yeah, rape is bad okay?

Lolicon stuff? Sure, fine. The more extreme end of that spectrum disturbs me. After that, things started getting out of hand. Kemono-mimi? (Cat ears, bunny ears, etc) Really? Well let’s just ban maid outfits and schoolgirls while we’re at it. Wait I didn’t mea— FUCK!

So yeah, the ’slippery slope’ just got re-graded, and they sprayed it with fucking teflon while they were at it, because if it becomes illegal in Japan, you can bet your ass it will be illegal here, TWICE. If things keep up, wanting to whack off to ero drawings will be a crime itself.

They’re CARTOONS. What’s the big deal? If an illustration can be obscene, you are validating it as a form of pornography. Meanwhile, there’s plenty of non-illustrated women getting raped, and non-illustrated children being exploited and abused. Not to mention the still perfectly legal non-illustrated pornography in Japan, some of which is more bizarre and disturbing than ANYTHING I have EVER seen in any eroge or manga. So get some fucking priorities or get some fucking consistency or just simply GET FUCKED. Because honestly, it’s not even MEANT for your consumption, so you don’t HAVE to fucking approve of it.

There must be no mistaking what this really is: Ignorant, xenophobic, westerners who scour the internet for things to get offended about so they can spend their free time trying to HATE IT OUT OF EXISTENCE.

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FAILPOINT Episode III: THE REVENGE OF THE FAIL
 
  

06/17/09 @ 04:40:18 am, Categories: Baka-chan vs. Stupid People, 392 words, 1147 views  

Well, I’m behind a good couple weeks on this followup to my previous posts. When Comcast came by on the 28th, I did in fact get high-speed internet and digital phone service. FAILPOINT however, managed to land one last kick in the balls as a parting shot.

My digital phone service was assigned a new temporary number until I could get my old number ported over. That was supposed to take place over the course of a week after making the request… The problem? It was incumbent upon FAILPOINT to relinquish control of the number. In fact, what it finally came down to was Comcast withdrawing our new number (In good faith) and FAILPOINT not following through on their half. So indeed, for an entire three day weekend, calls to my new number would be told the number is disconnected, and calls to my old number would ring and ring because there wasn’t a phone on the other end.

Yes, you read that correctly: For three days, there was NO WAY to reach my phone from the outside. I could call out, but my phone did not have a phone number. At any rate, FAILPOINT got off their asses and got it done without being leaned on TOO much.

Epilogue:

With that finally over, I would like to take an opportunity to gush a fair amount about Comcast. First of all, the internet is ridiculously fast. I get a constant 800kB/s down, with boosts up to 15mb/s for the first hundred megs or so of a transfer. (Meaning small files finish almost instantly) And even when I have 800kB/s of usenet transfers going, I can browse with no slowdown whatsoever, because loading webpages takes advantage of the speed boost. I also have an upload in excess of a megabit, which is nice. These are typical speeds, though I have noticed a FEW ‘anomalies‘.

The phone service is nice too, now that it has a phone number. The digital is nice and clear, good sound. Free local and nationwide long distance, every conceivable service; caller ID, call waiting, caller ID for call waiting, web-accessible voice mail, three kinds of call forwarding, conference calls, all manner of craziness. Together with the internet, the whole package is $10 less than I was paying for nearly featureless phone service and slow DSL from FAILPOINT.

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