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Which is worse?

Posted by Kevin Owens , Dec 23 2014 · 158 views

The fact that there are bigots on BZPower, or the fact that the same people are consistently bigoted on this site and still somehow have posting privleges?


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The Spirit of the Ultimate Warrior

Posted by Kevin Owens , Apr 09 2014 · 126 views



No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own. Every man's heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe their final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them bleed deeper in others something larger than life, then his essence, and his spirit will be immortalized by the story tellers, by the loyalty, by the memory of those who honor him and make the running the man did live forever. You are the legend makers of ultimate warrior. In the back, I see many potential legends, some with in their Warrior spirits. And you will do the same for them. You will decide if they will live with passion and intensity, so much so that you will tell your stories and make them legends as well. I am Ultimate Warrior. You are the ultimate warrior fans. And the spirit of Ultimate Warrior will run forever.


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DEMOCRACY

Posted by Kevin Owens , Mar 08 2014 · 254 views

 
There is but one god that that is the Dome Fossil. Flareon is his prophet. All hail our new democratic overlords. All hail the Dome Fossil which will lead us to victory.
 
Believe in that.  Believe in the Dome Fossil.
 


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Blog Entries

Posted by Kevin Owens , Aug 20 2013 · 321 views
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Alright, hey, check this out.

I have an issue I want to talk about. Maybe it's something that hasn't come up recently. Maybe it's something that the mods are pulling their hair out over and telling people to let it drop. Whatever the issue is, it's like a live wire. You simply mention it and people are at each others throats. People don't know this mainly because it doesn't get mentioned often, but dropping a bombshell issue like that could feasibly considered trolling. But it won't stop me. I'll post this entry no matter what.

Now I need to decide on a modus operandi. Maybe I'll be passive aggressive. Delicately, or perhaps not so delicately, skirting around the issue. Make a vague reference to it. "The recent hot topic on BZP is..." or perhaps if you wanted to be more direct you could say "The content in people's signatures..." or "The Staff on BZP are..." Go ahead. Fill in the blanks. But perhaps I'll be more brash. Drop the passive and skip right to the aggressive. Name drop. Skip words like 'offensive' and go straight to more potent ones like 'disgust.' I dunno, I'm just making this up as I go along.

But whoa! Slow up Daniel-San. Before you can go on the offensive, you need to learn balance. Good balance, good troll entry. Bad balance, pack up and go home. Your balance will be in your topic of choice. You pick a good topic, you'll be sure to troll people. Bad topic, and either no one will bite or the staff will be on you so fast you'll wonder where your proto went. Here are some of the classic issues. Take heed. While potent, these topics have been cycled through so often that most staff will recognize them for what they are. Use at your own risk. The common issues include: sexuality, sexism, the legitimacy of certain kinds of art and music, bullies, anime, and the impact of neo-western cultural imperialism on Japan.

But wait, there's more. I'm like the Billy Mays of bad blog entries, and I'm here to tell you about our latest offer. Call now, and I'll throw in my "Lock It And Drop It" mini-booklet absolutely free, just pay separate shipping and handling. The 'Lock It And Drop It" technique is your crane kick. If you can do it right, there's no defense. It's the ultimate passive aggressive method. In this informative booklet, I'll give you my fool proof guide on how to lock entries and then drop 'em into the blogs for maximum effectiveness.

Now then, so you've got your perfectly crafted post, topic, or blog entry. Perfectly designed to incite the most trouble. One post. One flame war. Before you hit that post button, there's one last step you need to do. It's the most crucial one, and if you goof this one up then you're done for. Here's what you do.

You move your cursor over to the little red x in the top right hand corner of your browser and click it. Exit out, and don't post it. Trust me, your proto will thank you later. So will the staff.

I thought about locking it as per the 'Lock It And Drop It' technique, but I figure I could get some more out of this by keeping it open and answering questions in a vague, mysterious, and passive aggressive manner that will infuriate just about everyone.
 
Rebumping this back up to the top with a new addendum:  Perhaps you see the heated topic you just posted spiraling out of control.  People are calling you out for being wrong!  They're being respectful in doing so!  They're intelligently discussing their points.  You decide to retroactively lock the post so that it stops.  After all, you never really intended to cause a 'fight.'  You never intended to be called out for your hurtful words.  You just want to take it all back so that way people don't call you 'hurtful' things.
 
Discussion is allowed and encouraged on BZPower.  Hate and intolerance is not.

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controversial opinion

Posted by Kevin Owens , Aug 16 2013 · 258 views

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NAME CHANGE

Posted by Kevin Owens , Aug 02 2013 · 152 views


 
I would embed this but I don't know how :(


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Name Change Time

Posted by Kevin Owens , Aug 01 2013 · 164 views

My name is due for a change.  I have no idea what to change it to.
 
Send help.


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Princess Grace is a total tool

Posted by Kevin Owens , Jul 30 2013 · 200 views

I want everyone to know that.
 
I will never be able to forgive this.
 
He hung it up with tacks.
 
Tacks.
 
EVEN IN THIS CASE IT IS COMPLETELY INEXCUSABLE.


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The system is broken

Posted by Kevin Owens , Jun 27 2013 · 1,322 views

Alright. Normally even my most serious of entries contain a healthy amount of depreciating humor that I'm just as eager to use on myself as I am on those around me. There's very little I approach without a quick wit. It's something of a coping mechanism that I use to deal with the world I find myself in. We all have to do what we have to do to survive, and I'm the same.

Because I'm approaching this without making a joke or an obscure reference that only Smeag or Wrack 'n' Ruin would get, I hope you all can appreciate just how serious I am about this. It's something I take extremely serious, and I hope all of you can respect that.

In case it isn't blatantly obvious, I am referring to a topic related to sexuality. Specifically I want to talk about BZPower's rules on the subject. While for the most part I've been happy with the ruling, but in the recent months I've become increasingly aware that it is an insidious double standard and one that simply must be done away if BZPower is to maintain its claim as being for equality.

This is a bold claim to be sure, but one that I am positive is demonstrable. The staff has claimed multiple times that sexuality is not a political nor a religious issue. I used to agree with them when it comes to this, and in many ways I still believe that claim. However ideals do not exist in a vacuum even if we want them to. While sexuality should neither be a political nor a religious issue, the sad fact is that sexuality is very much so both a political and a religious issue. To think otherwise would be to deny the reality that we find ourselves in. Sexuality is inexplicitly tied to both religion and politics even though it shouldn't be. My blog entries and the responses therein are a testament to this fact. An attempt to deal with sexuality as anything but a political/religious issue is an attempt doomed to failure. If we want real, permanent change we must accept this fact. To deny it is not only foolish. It is detrimental to progress.

I say it is time for the rules to change. The system is broken. The rules as they stand now do not line up with the virtues espoused and harbored by both the staff and the members. We stand for equality. We stand for the dignity of every single human being, regardless of their beliefs or orientation. If this is true, and I'm sure that we are believe in it, then I must pose this question: why am I being silenced alongside the bigots and the hateful?

There is no mistaking it. That is exactly what is happening. The rules that once kept the floodgates from breaking have become antiquated. They are suppressing those who are already suppressed. I am not allowed to voice events surrounding my rights and liberties. I am not allowed to talk about serious events that have a serious impact about me. Why? Because bigots might raise their voice. Because those who would seek to hate me for who I am would do exactly that. So to prevent them from doing so, I am prevented from talking. If I do wish to talk about these events, I am forced to do so in a manner that skirts around the issue at best and only thinly veils it at worst.

If you don't believe me, consult this entry. What exactly have I done wrong here?  People were being supportive and there was no flaming or bigotry. Apparently mentioning the DOMA by name was the reason the entry was closed. Suppose I removed the reference. Suppose I said "Today some big event happened in relation to the GBLT community. I have mixed feelings." I suppose that would be an acceptable substitute in the eyes of the rules, but nothing as changed. It's clearly obvious as to what event I am mentioning, and it won't stop the bigots from coming in and being hateful. It's insulting to both parties to dance around the issue when it's cut and dry what we're really talking about.

In a twisted way I suppose it's a sense of equality. I'm not allowed to talk about serious events in relation to my sexuality, and the bigots aren't either. Then again the idea of silencing a person about their sexuality just because people won't take kindly to it doesn't exactly sit well with me. Mainly because it's erasure. Which is a bad thing.

It's for this reason I left staff a few months ago. At the time the current rules and their implementation didn't sit well with me, but I didn't quite understand why. I knew something was wrong. I didn't know what. Now I have realized the reason. I am being silenced alongside the bigots. Because my sexuality and reveling in progress might upset people. It might cause people to use hateful language. It might cause people to express bigotry.

Anywhere else this would be called victim blaming. On BZP we call this equality.

Now don't get me wrong.  I'm not saying the staff are all monsters who are suppressing me.  I was once staff.  I've stood in their shoes.  I know what it's like.  You often have to make the best of an absolutely terrible situation, and it's rarely an easy thing to do.  I really do emphasize with them, and they have my sympathies.  However my empathy will not prevent me criticizing the really culprit here.  The rules are to blame, and they need to be changed in a way that does not silence those who are oppressed.
If people are going to be bigots in response to my blog post about DOMA, then let them be punished for being bigots. Do not silence me because they might be bigots. Do not ask me to not talk about my sexuality. Do not try to hide behind the veil of 'equality' by silencing both parties. Do not insult me by offering me small, narrow gaps with which I can express my sexuality.

And don't tell me nothing good ever comes out of this. Kakaru stands as a shining example of the good that comes from confronting bigotry head on. He made some offhand remarks like how "My religion doesn't agree with your sexuality but I still like you." I challenged him on it. He changed. Change does happen when you don't silence people because of their sexuality.

My name is Gato, and I'm done putting up with this disgusting double standard.


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Defense of Marriage Act

Posted by Kevin Owens , Jun 26 2013 · 340 views

One one hand I feel as if people are overestimating the impact that the overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act will have.  While yes it is rather important and represents a large step forward when it comes to GBLT rights, it also only represents a relatively small drop in the bucket when it comes to equality.  Except we're dealing more with an Olympic swimming pool rather than a bucket.The verdict was a bit too narrow for my tastes, but then again anything short of completely legalizing marriage of all sorts would have been in my eyes.  I feel it to be difficult to get too excited, knowing that many more harder battles lie ahead of us.
 
On the other hand, there's still that optimistic side of me that is acting like this while my inner pessimist scowls in a corner.
 
Tomato tomato.






About Me

"I have never seen such a cocky and egocentric man (or woman) with such an inflated, festering wound of self entitlement as yourself." - Hothead
 
"He's an easy guy to love, but really hard to respect." - Princess Grace
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Personal Pronouns: He/She
Age: 24
Height: 6'
Status: Remember.  You're stuck here forever.
Temperament: Fickle
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Current goal: To find a new job
Currently learning: How to overcome the pains that addictions bring
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