The faith based vilification of Diversity & Comics

The social justice wing of the comic book industry has a boogieman to rally against and that boogieman is a guy named Richard C. Meyer. He’s better known to his viewers on YouTube as Zack, the proprietor of Diversity & Comics. Ask any of the most prominent social justice comic book professionals and their sycophants who … Continue reading “The faith based vilification of Diversity & Comics”

Boogie2988 admits YouTube random giveaways are fixed

Steven Williams, the man who plays Boogie2988 on YouTube, admitted on Twitter that when he and other YouTubers do “random” giveaways, they vet the winner online to see if they are an “asshole” and if they decide they are, they then randomly pick someone else. Just so you know… when social media accounts and youtubers do giveaways … Continue reading “Boogie2988 admits YouTube random giveaways are fixed”

Why I will no longer use the term ‘Social Justice Warrior’

I’ve decided to stop using the term Social Justice Warrior. Instead, I’ll use the term Social Justice Advocate. I believe it conveys the same meaning, but it’s less insulting and demeaning, both to the people whose actions I’m trying to describe and to real warriors. For example, YouTube personality and fellow Western Maryland resident Steve Shives … Continue reading “Why I will no longer use the term ‘Social Justice Warrior’”

Mark Waid, Antarctic Press, and the current state of comics

Longtime comic book writer Mark Waid reportedly didn’t like the fact that Antarctic Press, a small independent comic publisher, was publishing Jawbreakers: Lost Souls. It’s a comic book written by Richard C. Meyer with art by Jon Malin and Brett Smith. The project has had a very successful run on Indiegogo, a crowdfunding website. That’s a bit of an understatement. The … Continue reading “Mark Waid, Antarctic Press, and the current state of comics”

Allow me to mansplain the fallacy of ‘white male privilege’

For a while now I’ve heard about something called white male privilege. As a white male who has never felt especially privileged, I never quite understood what the term was trying to refer to. I think I first heard about it when one of my favorite science fiction authors at the time, John Scalzi, wrote about it … Continue reading “Allow me to mansplain the fallacy of ‘white male privilege’”

Orioles beat team with a similarly losing record for the win

The Baltimore Orioles (9-27) beat the Kansas City Royals (12-24) last night. The final score was 3 – 5. What last night’s game shows is that if the Orioles focus on playing teams who’ve lost at least 20 games so far this season, they have a real fighting chance. Chris Davis even hit a three-run … Continue reading “Orioles beat team with a similarly losing record for the win”