Some Site Announcements

Hey guys, I have a few exciting announcements regarding the blog.

First-off getting the less exciting things out of the way, I have an announcement about the C-Gaymer Podcast. After Episode 10 the Podcast will be on Hiatus until the Spring. This is out of consideration to Mr. F.L.A.G. so he does not have to travel in the crazy winter weather we get here in the North East.

Don’t be sad though, as of next week Mr. F.L.A.G. will be contributing his thoughts and opinions too in his inaugural post on the blog. Please read them and enjoy his unique views.

Next, in the next few months or so I want to do a Q&A for the blog. Please send in your questions for me and I will answer them. I expect to post that once I have gotten 10 good questions I can give 10 good answers for.

Finally, I am considering doing a solo weekly news recap Podcast when season 2 of the C-Gaymer Podcast returns. If you have any ideas I would love to hear them!!

Thanks again guys for a wonderful 2018. It has been an awesome year and I could not have kept doing this without all of you. See you in the next year!!

My Current Editorial Dillema

Hey there everybody. Today is my 48th post since I started this blog. 2 more weeks and I will have hit number 50. And I have to tell you, every day I wake up and see more people have viewed my blog I think to myself, “Holy shit, they are still reading that shitty thing?” Just kidding, but seriously it has been a wonderful 48 so far and there will be more to come this year. I am hoping by the end of the year to have a few reviews of some Final Fantasy games up, and of course, expect a special post on December 18th to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Final Fantasy. That’s right, it has been 30 years since that shabby little game company that split from an electric power company was saved by a game that would become a legend of the video gaming industry.

But obviously as evidenced above, I am having a huge dilemma I need to solve. Going into this blog, I wanted it to be a unique showcase that shares who I am and what I am passionate about. A Blog about gaming and politics seemed awesome since those are my life. Then I had some life issues and had to take a Hiatus, and since I have come back my posts have been mostly about politics. I want more content about gaming though, as well as anime and technology.

Now, of course, you ask, “why this is so hard to achieve?” Well, I have explained some of this before. Of course, as I mentioned before part of the video game and anime reviewing is having to complete a video game or anime to review it. You also have to remember to take screen shots. I have plenty of games in the works right now and will hopefully be able to complete something at some point, but I have not been able to play as much as I would like due to life distractions. Some examples include health issues, issues with my sleep, and stress. These are obstacles to completing the games I want to review.

Another issue is this year itself. It is a politically charged year, and quite frankly there is not a month that goes by where I do not find 2 or more issues that I decide I need to write about. We have seen a lot this year that just needs to be written about because of its significance. There have been historical events, mass media lies, landmark court decisions, unfortunate scandals, roving gangs of politically driven bigots, and of course the left going totally unhinged. With all of this going on, it is hard for me to focus on finishing games and reviewing them. I mean there, of course, is stress from these events that plays a factor, but also the need to write about it. And I have been told by some friends who read the blog that they are glad I took the time to write what I have as it is informative.

Now I have been pondering for a while how to deal with this. The only conclusion I can come to is that there is only so much I can do as one person. I do not want to adjust my schedule again. So what I want to do is bring in another writer. And so I am adding a new page to the Blog.

On July 31st at noon a new page will show up on my blog entitled “Contribute”. Here I will outline my requirements for the job. If you fit these criteria just fill out the contact form with a small writing sample and some information about yourself, then submit it. I will review your writing sample and any other information that is relevant. A hint for you guys, if you have a WordPress blog/account already that will play in your favor.

Good luck guys, I hope I get a stream of interested individuals with bright ideas and sharp writing skills. Good luck to you all.

 

And here is last weeks really hot picture of Cloud again, cause damn. DX

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The (Not) Russian (Not) Hackers Story

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The Facade of the United States Supreme Court. Image from britannica.com

Editors Note: This post was originally Scheduled for 3/15/17, however, I have moved it forward because of an extremely dangerous situation that is currently emerging. In January of 2017, 3 Individuals filed a Writ of Mandamus to ask that the entire 2016 election be nullified because of alleged Russian Hacking. It was assigned docket number 16-907. Instead of throwing out this trivial and ludicrous claim, the court decided on February 21st, 2017 to distribute this petition among the justices and schedule a hearing for March 17th, 2017. You can read more of the details and why this is so alarming by clicking on this link here. This is a direct threat to our democracy. The fact that the justices even decided to hear arguments on this writ is extremely distressing since it means they are taking it seriously despite the extreme lack of real evidence which I will be explaining in this article. I am aware to some readers my articles are too long winded and wordy for them to digest but since expressing the actual facts of this case is extremely important, I will quickly summarize the points of this article so you can read the critical pieces of evidence that prove these claims are false:

  • Both Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange and Former British Ambassador turned Wikileaks Operative Craig Murray have repeatedly stated the DNC and Podesta Email leaks did not come from the Russian Government. Craig Murray states that they were DNC insiders and that he actually met one of them while picking up documents to be leaked in a Washington DC Park.

 

 

  • The report was authored in the Final Days of the Obama Administration. It has been proven that many times during his administration Information was altered by his agencies to fit the White House narrative. Two examples are the CENTCOM Scandal and Obama’s Unemployment Numbers. He and his party made no attempt to hide their visible fury over the Election of Donald Trump which accompanied by the facts listed above and recent revelations that he has remained in DC to coordinate efforts to get President Trump impeached makes it very hard to believe any information that was put forward under his Administration or by his Appointees.

The combination of these facts means the claim put forward by the plaintiffs has no legal merit and should have been immediately thrown out. This is why the hearing on March 17th is extremely alarming and should greatly concern the reader. Please contact your state’s Senator and House Representative to share your concern about this, or write to the Supreme Court in The District of Columbia. And please read my article for more information on why these claims of Russian Hacking are not just false but dangerous, and what motivation there was to spread this narrative. 

 

Editor’s Note 7/1/17: Last week another huge hole was punched into the fake Russian Hacking Narrative. First, on Monday, June 24th 3 CNN reporters were forced to resign after CNN had to retract a piece they wrote falsely connecting Hedge Fund Manager and Trump Ally Anthony Scaramucci to a Russian Investment Fund under investigation by the Senate. Then on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday admitting that the Russian Hacking Story has no validity and that they push it for ratings among other reasons. The Friday release also confirms that CNN has a hard left bias, and also features the subject of the sting admitting that CNN thinks American voters are “Stupid as Shit”. This is a huge development and will hopefully lead to the final death of this fake news tirade and punishment for those pushing it.

 

Last year’s election cycle was a real mess and has uncovered a lot of dishonest sore losers. I mean there have been protests, riots, calls to abolish the electoral college cause they don’t like it (of course there was nothing wrong with it when Obama was elected twice), attempts to legitimize violence against anybody even slightly Right of Left, boy if you name it we have seen it since November 9th, 2016. But the most dangerous tantrum, however, has been an irresponsible campaign of falsehood that has only demonstrated that US Intelligence and the Mainstream Media are acting as the obedient exemplars of this nation’s political left. It only serves as another in a long line of dishonest attempts not only to try and undermine the legitimacy of the presidency but to cover up the misdeeds of the Left. I am of course speaking of the factually inaccurate claims that the damaging email leaks which revealed the severely dishonest behavior of the Democratic Party and which ultimately cost Hillary the election, came from Russian Government Hackers.

This claim is on its face ridiculous. There is nothing to corroborate the claims, there is, in fact, plenty of evidence to the contrary. But of course, a little thing like the truth has never gotten in the way of the Media and the Left. They firmly believe that if they scream their false claims louder then they will somehow become true. Sadly in the minds of their dependent followers and the eager war hawks, this really happens.

The first leaks that started with the DNC emails happened on July 22nd, 2016, 3 days BEFORE the Democratic National Convention. It is important to remember that as it will come up later in this article. In any case, the documents leaked revealed among other things that the DNC and the Media had cooperated with the Clinton Campaign to not only actively rig the convention against Bernie but also smear the reputation of the Senator and his supporters. So there is inconsistency #1, the group that would have gained the most by leaking the Clinton Emails would be Senator Sanders Supporters working inside the DNC who would have been pissed to find out what had been going on. This has actually been pretty much corroborated by Wikileaks operative and former British Ambassador Craig Murray which by the way is inconsistency #2 in the Left’s narrative.

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Former UK Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray. Image from theneedleblog.wordpress.com

 

Of course, after this happened there was a 2 or 3-week tirade by Hillary and the left about how it was Russian Hackers. This was not only to deflect responsibility for her malicious rigging of her party’s primaries but to give her a bogeyman style figure to harp on about in an attempt to gain support by stirring up fear. Remember, just like with all parties of Fascism, the Democratic Party relies on both fear and propaganda. Still, though, after 2 or 3 weeks it died down and she shifted her shrill lying tongue to the sexual assault allegations against Trump that would later be proven entirely false as well. And of course no real investigation was done since the administration not only knew at the time that it was a false allegation, they felt no need to validate its authenticity with fabricated evidence, since they were convinced Hillary would win with the help of her Media Cronies making an effort to manipulate what information the public saw. (just a hint, we were not supposed to see ANYTHING negative about Hillary if they could help it.)

Pretty much the same thing happened with the Podesta leaks when they were incrementally leaked starting on October 7th, 2016. These, of course, being closer to the 8th, they focused their fury not on the imaginary Russian hackers but rather on Donald Trump. It is interesting to note these emails revealed more dishonest and potentially illegal behavior not just by Hillary but by President Obama himself. The leaks revealed things that ranged from outrageous to simply amusing. Among other things, it was revealed that Obama was well aware of Clintons Homebrew Email server and helped in the undertaking of a coverup, discussion about Obama committing voter fraud in 2008, the Clinton Campaign received debate questions in advance from former CNN correspondent Donna Brazile, illegal efforts by the Clinton Campaign to actively coordinate with a SuperPAC, and how the Clinton Campaign intentionally worked behind the scenes to boost “pied piper” candidates like Trump for the GOP Primaries. There were also the equally horrifying personal views and remarks of campaign workers that were revealed such as how John Podesta wished the San Bernadino Shooter had been white, how Clinton Staffers made disparaging remarks about Catholics, and many other embarrassing remarks. Also, let’s not forget that his email account was secured with “password” as the Password which made it so easy to hack a 14-year-old could have done it.

Anyway there was again no effort put into finding the so-called Russian source of the leaks because the administration not only knew it was a false claim, they were also still 100% convinced Hillary was going to win despite the FBI investigation into her improper use of a private email server during her tenure at the state department, and I submit this as Inconsistency #3 in the Left’s narrative. But we all know just how wrong they were. It is after this, after the calls to overturn the electoral college, after the protests. Only after the disastrously failed recount attempt that Jill Stein was put up to starting at the behest of the Clinton Campaign who didn’t want to look like the hypocrites they were. Only after all of this did these fake claims come up again with the ironic addition of claims that Julian Assange is a Russian Spy, and only then did Obama instruct the intelligence community to “investigate.”

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This Funny Meme pretty much sums up the Left’s 180-degree turn on Julian Assange, another example of transparent left wing hypocrisy. Image from onsizzle.com

By investigating I mean that they were to put together a flimsy set of data that the Joker in Cheif could throw around to impress the impressionable. Now before you accuse me of being a conspiracy theorist I have to point out this isn’t the first time Barak Obama instructed his agencies to manipulate information for him. Besides Obama’s totally false claims that he was leaving with only 5% unemployment which Gallup quickly debunked, there was a huge scandal revolving around CENTCOM rejecting information that didn’t reflect the administration’s narrative on how the battle against ISIS was going well. It is unsurprising to me then that the “Intelligence” Report that was supposed to be “Evidence” Russia was responsible for taking those emails only mentioned Russia 3 times, had multiple disclaimers, and didn’t make any mention of Wikileaks or Podesta. Even former House Intelligence Chairman Pete Hoekstra expressed extreme skepticism not only of the validity of the report but also of the motivations behind it.

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Pete Hoekstra Image from wikimedia.org

The only people who are satisfied by this report are Democrats bitter over their crushing election loss and Cold War Holdover War Hawks like John Mc.Cain. Even private bloggers have debunked the report entirely. The best one I have read is this one by Zero Hedge in which they prove that none of the over 800 of the ISPs which were presented as evidence of the “Russian Hacking” are related in any way to the Russian Government. No wonder the so-called intelligence agencies which authored this wrote disclaimers and were not willing to stand by their assessment. It will also interest you to know only 3 agencies, not all 17 as is customary, participated in crafting this document which lacked dissenting assessment. This, however, did not stop Obama from writing an executive order evicting 35 Russian Diplomats from the country under accusations of spying that are backed by practically no evidence, which I am pretty sure by the way is a violation of the Geneva Convention.

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Barack Obama Image from evil.news

Now that I have covered all of the facts of the matter its time for me to connect the dots. I asked you to remember a few key points in this summary because they are important inconsistencies. Even if you don’t buy those when I am done my outline here then you should still employ Occam’s Razor. After all the simpler narrative is always proven to be true over the far-flung ones. The Russian hacker narrative is as far flung as you can get.

The best place to start is with the people who documented the leaks, Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange, as well as Wikileaks Operative Craig Murray both swear that the documents were not given to them by anybody involved with the Russian Government. Say what you will about Mr. Assange, but over the last 10 years he has been nothing but honest in his crusade against government corruption and he makes thorough efforts to vett the documents he receives so he can guarantee their authenticity. In addition, as I said earlier, Craig Murray has said he personally met with one of the leakers, actually picked up documents from him in a DC Park that would later become part of the Election related Leaks. He also said these leakers are inside men that were angry over the fact that Senator Sanders was being screwed, and one would assume also because the Clintons were trying to manipulate the outcome of the entire US Election. So far it looks like the ONLY party trying to manipulate things from behind the scenes was the Clinton machine.

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Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) image from Buttfeed

Another thing to pay attention to is the timing of things. The major contesting claim of the Left is that the Russians wanted Trump in office, but if that is so why would they leak the DNC documents BEFORE the Convention and risk them coming out early enough to cause a wave of outrage against Clinton. That would practically be handing the nomination to Bernie Sanders who was already polling above Trump as Trump was Polling above Clinton in terms of favorability, it is conceivable the DNC would have had to hand it to Sander’s if there had been enough serious protest. Considering the earlier claim then by Craig Murray this reinforces the likelihood that the documents were leaked by angry Bernie Sanders Supporters. They have more to gain from the documents being leaked and would have had easier access to them.

Again with timing, I turn to the actions of the Administration themselves. I can say with 100% certainty that they knew there was no Russian Hacking and that this was a fabrication. If they had suspected there was any possibility of this there would have been an immediate and thorough investigation and Obama would have immediately taken punitive action against Russia. There was none taken though, there was no intelligence assessment made. It is quite clear the claims were made simply as an attempt to distract people from the extensive list of corrupt actions taken by the DNC and Hillary’s campaign which these Email Leaks revealed. And the only reason the claims were resurrected was to serve as a way to undermine the legitimacy of the incoming president and cover up possible crimes by the outgoing administration which made very little effort to hide their disdain and bitterness over the defeat of their preferred candidate.

Okay guys, so I have totally dismantled their “Intelligence” with proof that the list of IP addresses in their report is not connected with Russia, and also the fact that they broke procedure by excluding the assessment of 14 US Agencies who should have been consulted. I have destroyed their fabricated motive they claimed Russia acted on by proving the timeline doesn’t match up. I also showed you the Administration knew there wasn’t a security threat. I have given you evidence that points to a different set of perpetrators with a more solid motive that fits the timeline. And I have further established a motivation to tell the lie and commit to it.

Occam’s Razor Time Guys!! The simplest explanation backed by solid evidence is always the correct answer, so tell me which of these two scenarios sounds more probable to you. The first is that Russian Government Hackers spent untold amounts of money so they could Hack and Leak documents from the DNC and Podesta in order to put Trump in office before they could even be sure he was the nominee, thus influencing and undermining our election. The second is that a DNC Staffer who supported Senator Sanders got wind of the plan by Hillary and her backers to influence both parties primaries and angry at learning about this he/she and a few other supporters of Senator Sanders came together and acquired the documents which they would readily have had access to, then having acquired them they leaked them to Wikileaks hoping to damage Hillary for sabotaging their preferred candidate. I dunno guys, which one of these scenarios seems more likely and less batshit crazy to you?

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Hillary Clinton and Bat Boy Side by Side. Image from pinimg.com

My Thoughts on the recent Scandal surrounding Milo Yinnopoulos

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Recently there has been a lot of controversy surrounding Milo Yinnopoulos. On February 18th it was announced that Milo would be a Keynote speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference. This decision was made with some protest from certain members, but he was invited because of the UC Berkley riots as well as his work before that exposing Liberal Thuggery on college campuses. On February 19th however, a Twitter group called The Reagan Battalion posted a video that apparently shows Milo attempting to justify pedophilia. Despite Milo’s statement that the videos were heavily edited and that he, in fact, did not condone pedophilia; on February 20th CPAC disinvited Milo. The very same day Publisher Simon & Schuster canceled the publishing of Milo’s Autobiography entitled “Dangerous”, Citing the leaked video from The Reagan Batallion. The Next day on the 21st amid calls for Breitbart to terminate his employment, Milo held a press conference where he announced that he was resigning from his position at the media outlet.

Pedophilia is a reprehensible act. It is, in fact, one of the few criminal acts I feel should come with a mandatory death sentence for the adult criminal. There is no excuse for it whatsoever. I understand Milo comes from Britain where the age of consent is 16, that is all fine and well. Still, though, the age of consent in my home state of Maryland is 16 too but I could never engage in sexual relations with or date a 16 or 17-year-old much less anyone younger. I have a hard enough time as is trying to show interest in anybody under the age of 20 who pursues me even if they are extremely nice. “Why”, you ask? There is a clear difference in maturity as well as life experiences and besides the huge effort they would have to make to convince me of their maturity, the fact remains that at the end of the day we have very little in common for the most part and I feel much more fulfilled in a relationship where I can reminisce about the good ole’ times with my partner rather than one where I tell my doe-eyed partner stories about the good ole’ times. Relationships where there is an immense age gap, are rarely healthy, it’s a simple as that.

I personally have not seen this video nor do I intend to. Considering the reaction of Milo’s peers I have heard all I need to hear. Even heavily edited his remarks were reprehensible. However, considering the mitigating factors, I cannot condemn Milo. I also cannot defend him. He made his own bed and he now has to sleep in it, that is the sum of it all.

I can, however, condemn and criticize his detractors. Starting with the actions of The Reagan Battalion which claims to promote traditional conservatism. Their Guerrilla tactics stink of the same kind of sabotage that Social Justice Warriors employ against their opponents minus the veiled Homophobia. No, The Reagan Battallion indeed displayed outright Homophobia indicative of the Bible Thumping Fundamentalists that are nearly killing the Republican Party and the conservative movement. This cannot even be called righteous outrage on their part, if indeed it was they would have released this months ago however they waited until Milo’s  crowning moment to release it causing the most damage because he was gay. A newsflash for these Soros-funded bigots, you did just as much damage if not more to the conservative movement you claim to fight for. But that’s exactly what your Nazi master Soros intended right? These morons deserve a good portion of disdain as well as Milo since they enabled the downfall of a prominent conservative figure during a critical moment for our movement, giving the left-wing media something to gloat over.

There are also the Hypocritical Celebrity and Media detractors of Milo. While the Press celebrates with their smug and gleeful victory lap they prove once more that they are to be despised as the peddlers of fake news that they are. How are they doing that in this instance you ask? I ask you, isn’t inconsistency and the withholding of facts fake news just as much as a totally fabricated story? As Bill Maher and George Takei gloat in unison with the Media let us not forget how there has been total silence about George and Bill’s past promotion of Pedophilia.

It is a huge mess indeed, and there are guilty parties on all sides. Who are the real victims though? If you thought for a second I would say, “Milo”, then you don’t know me too well. The victims first and foremost are young gay men and victims of Pedophilia. Now that second one is easy to explain, any victim of pedophilia who is aware of being a victim will surely feel pain over such things. Hearing someone justify your victimization causes the worst emotional pain whether you were a victim of rape by someone much older than you or a victim of police/judicial corruption, hearing someone try to justify or trivialize something that has caused you a kind of pain you can’t put into words is like a punch in the gut.

This hurts gay men as well as the conservative movement too. Milo represented a new way, a new ideal. He was proof that contrary to the fascist indoctrination of the regressive liberal LGBT community, not all gay men (or women either actually) had to believe the same things politically or all act the same way. As the LGBT community attempted to shame guys who preferred fit guys and masc guys over fem guys and fat guys Milo attacked that supremacy they tried to exercise with his flamboyance and shocking statements. I don’t agree with everything he says (for instance I am an advocate for trans people), but when I first learned of him I was at a time in my life where I felt like I was a one of a kind aberration and there was nobody remotely like me out there in the world.

Yes, even though he also combatted toxic feminism and politically correct fascism on university campuses his most significant contribution was being that beacon of individuality. He represented the hope for young gays who didn’t agree with the hypocritical ideas they were taught gays were supposed to believe in. The very act of him, a gay man, standing on the stage and espousing ideals contrary to those of the LGBT Community sent a message that there were others out there just like us who were different and that there was some hope.

I know this first hand because despite kind of knowing I was gay since the age of 13 I was not even able to accept that I was attracted to men till I was 21 and I was not able to accept I was gay till shortly before I was 23. I spent my teenage years afraid to be who I really was not because I had a Catholic Family (Who with the exception of my grandmother readily accepted me when I did come out), or because people were less accepting of gays where I was from when I was a teenager; I could not accept who I was because I saw how selfish, ridiculous and irrational gay people acted back then and I was afraid. I didn’t know some of the decent gay people I know now and I didn’t know any gay conservatives, so I was afraid that if I accepted being gay that I would become just like the image of gay people that I saw back then and the thought of being that way frightened me and made me feel sick. I have come to accept who I am later in life than most and so I will always regret that lost time of my teenage years, but what hurts the most is that I now realize if there had been someone as prominent and well-known as Milo to show me I didn’t have to fit a cookie-cutter mold that I may have been able to accept myself a lot sooner and not miss out on all of the passionate romances and fulfilling relationships I could have only had as a teen. That’s who Milo may have hurt in the long run, conservative gay youth.

A few groups too will be affected but less drastically. In the short-term, college republicans will lack an energetic rallying point to encourage them to push back against liberal fascism in academia. The conservative movement will also lose another beacon of the diverse makeup of our ideology (one that has conservatives of every color, conservatives of many religions, LGBT conservatives, even  Conservative Environmentalists). Milo’s words, as well as the despicable actions of The Reagan Battalion, have set our movement back. Despite this, however, the movement as a whole is still going strong. But unless someone steps into Milo’s Gay Conservative shoes and shows the world there are gays who can be individuals, it’s young men a lot like I was who will suffer the most because of this.

Finally, before I wrap this up I have a personal message for Milo in case he ever reads this for some reason:

Milo, I am very disappointed in you. I can never say I looked up to you but I did admire what you had accomplished. Your downfall does not please me at all and what The Reagan Battallion did by sitting on this information till you were at the peak of your popularity and releasing it was wrong, but you did bring this upon yourself. A few words may have toppled all of the good you have already done and could have done. There is no coming back from this though. As much as it pains me to say this the fact remains that if you want to do the least amount of damage to the causes you care about then it would be best to let yourself fade into anonymity. I sincerely hope a charismatic conservative speaker who is also gay can come in to fill the gap you are leaving (I myself have considered trying to go for it), but even if one doesn’t you will do more damage now if you try to remain in the spotlight than you could do by just fading away. I am so sorry to see this happen Milo but what’s done is done and it cannot be changed.

Important Changes to my Site Schedule and New Subjects.

Hey there guys. So far you are accustomed to a new post every Wednesday and Saturday at Noon. This was my ideal vision, however, the reality of it has quickly hit me faster than I thought it would. Blogs, in general, can be pretty exhausting but gaming blogs present their own unique challenges. I hate changing things up so soon but then again it’s better to work out the bugs now rather than later. It’s less unsettling to readers to have a small change at the start than a big one later on.

Now back to these unique issues. The three issues I face are the stress involved with writing a post, the time required to research and play games, and the rate at which I am burning through the material. Again these are unique issues I am facing. Now I could fill more space with political posts but I think those are better in smaller doses and also because of aforementioned stress I am trying to avoid politics in general. The stress is actually deeper than blog posts by the way. In fact, let me elaborate upon these factors.

To begin let’s start with stress. Writing looks easy but it really isn’t unless you’re on Tumblr where the intellectual bar is so low it’s scraping against the dirt. I have to make sure I know what I am writing about and then try to organize it in a way that makes sense and that the reader can understand. This is pretty hard because as someone with an above average IQ my mind processes and organizes things differently than most people. (I’m not going to give an exact IQ number because I am not trying to brag or make people feel bad so let’s leave it at that) It thus becomes a struggle to try to put things in an order most people understand. And when the stress of this is compounded by my current life stress like my failing job search or this miserable presidential election then it ends up most days that while I feel an obligation to work on material for the blog I cannot emotionally handle it.

Next is the time required to make a post. Political posts and tech posts are relatively easy. Most of these I have a vivid knowledge of off the cuff and when that fails I can refresh my memory with a nice Google Search. Gaming posts, however, are a lot harder. Imagine you were making a blog about a TV show. You would have to watch that show every week or watch re-runs on streaming services and that takes time and effort. This is the same with gaming posts, while I often have to obtain screenshots online for some games that don’t change the fact that I actually have to sit down and replay some of these games and do additional research on the porting for them so I can give you a pretty vivid and accurate view of what gameplay is like and on which systems you can play. On top of that, I then have to write an article that makes sense to you and doesn’t contain too many spoilers so you can see how that adds to my stress.

Finally, there is the issue of limited material. I have a limited number of games I have played or have access to. I currently have 11 PS2 Games, 10 Hard Copies of GBA Games, 6 Emulated GBA Games, 22 Emulated SNES Games and 32 NDS games. There are a few mobile and computer titles I can review too and if I got my N64 fixed somehow I would have an additional 7 games I could add to that roster. Even with all of this though I would run through all of those games in less than a year and a half even with posts on tech and current events. From there I would have to use emulated games and I have really complicated views on these.

Now yes I do use emulated games but there are a few rules I abide by. First off, I only obtain ROMs of games for systems that are no longer operational like the SNES. I also only ever download games that I used to own copies of but they no longer produce and are impossible or extremely expensive to obtain. Other than that I do not condone emulating and I discourage the practice. If the game is new and actively available then go out and buy it people. Emulating, however, kills the gaming industry and hurts programmers. Why should they spend their time designing or coding a game when you are going to pirate it right out of the gate without any justification like the game being 20 years old or no longer produced?

Well with all of that covered this explains why I am cutting back to just Wednesdays and it may become every other Wednesday based on the stress level of my life, but I am doubting it will get to that. There are however some positive changes to address the issue of limited content and to diversify my pool of subjects to grab from. The first has already been implemented partially. To diversify my subject base I am rebranding this from just being a Conservative Gaymer Blog to a Conservative Gay Nerd Blog and I will now be writing about Tech, Anime, Sci-fi and other Nerd stuff in addition to Gaming and Politics. I am also adding a new page to this website with hand selected walkthroughs for games, walk-throughs which I found to be clear and helpful. I am hoping this will help enhance the enjoyability of the gaming experience for those of us prone to get lost or stuck in a game. This new page will be up at 3 PM today so be sure to check it out.

Be on the lookout for a special off schedule post-December 18th 2016/2017 to commemorate the 29th and 30th anniversaries of the release of Final Fantasy. I also am still committed to working on expanding to a YouTube channel and other interactive things for the readers of my site. I really hope that even with these cutbacks I will see an increase in site traffic. And for those of you already reading thanks for sticking with me through this. I’ll see you Next Wednesday with another regular posting.

Thanks for reading and Gaming. 🙂