Thursday, October 26, 2017

Facebook Foolishness on Last Names, Ghosts, and You Mad Bro?

Oh man, Chris has been really active on Facebook, and there's been some really stupid comments as noted by my informant.

So the other day, a local Ohio CBS affiliate had Chris on to talk about ghost crap. It's the standard "My work is so hard, I use psychology" and all that bullshit. Chris claimed the report went viral. ... You should probably look up what that means Chris, the report barely got attention even by local news standards. If you want a local news story to go viral, you need to fall on your face, or say the f-word, nobody cares about your stupid ghosts.
Anyway, Chris has been surprisingly talkative to the comments.

One comment brings up the pronunciation of Chris' last name. Wondering if the interviewer (who pronounced it Bor-ess) was saying it right. Chris said she was. But then he goes on to say "it was one of the funniest things about hate videos, they always butchered my name"
Chris, it's not our fault it's spelled that way, and people assume that it's pronounced how it looks. You never went out of your way to correct people about it, so most people assumed your name is pronounced "Boars". It doesn't help that your content is notoriously boring! So many of Chris' issues could be fixed if he actually addressed them. But apparently his "psychology class" told him it's better to bottle it up. Uhhh no, pretty sure psychology tells you NOT to do that.

One comment says he wants to see more videos of his work.
"Thanks. I hope to one day. I've been doing a lot of private work behind the scenes, helping people and such. Not really suitable for the masses.hopefully in the future" 
Not suitable? In what way? Did one of your ghost trips end with a ghost flaying someone alive and you caught it all on video, effectively making it a snuff film? Or maybe it's like the blowjob scene from Ghostbusters? No wait I know the real answer, you have nothing. You've just been too busy with your toys.

In fact, several comments have been saying "I want more IG" and Chris responds "I don't have the time". Liar! Why won't you come clean about Puppet Steve? Your fans deserve to know what you're really doing. And to any of IG's remaining fans that are possibly reading this, confront him about Minecraft Puppet Steve. Point out how he somehow has time for that but no time for Irate Gamer. I mean, he has time to release six Steve videos in a week, ranging from three to twelve minutes. Yet he can't do an Irate Gamer video. Fans, question him, call him out. If he blocks you, then showcase what a coward he is and realize something we've known for years.

One comment asked where he airs his ghost videos.
"I haven't been recording them recently. I've been doing alot of private work for the time being and fleshing out a few skill sets"
Translation: I've been playing with toys all day. Toys toys toys. Fuck you fans that want my gaming content, I just want toys.

Now, there's one more comment that really needs to be addressed, and it is a doozy.
A couple years ago, our good friend Shaolin Dave read and reviewed Chris' book. Attached to his review was an image of the book inside his toilet. We all had a good laugh at it.
Dave then posted a screen capture of the review to his own Facebook. Chris found it. Here is how he responded. Wall of Text incoming.

"I feel sorry for you. I’ve taught to psychology majors and they get it just fine. You said the book is boring and it’s because it’s over your head. This is what happens when you try learning something other than video games. Psychologically speaking, your post here speaks volumes about your state of mind: You are not happy with just posting this on amazon, no, you need to post it to other forums because it’s not good enough for you. This reveals your unhealthy need of acceptance and maybe daddy issues as well because you suffer from misery and depression in your every day life. Just look at your facebook profile, you chose a picture where you are surrounded by people because you are trying to project a lifestyle full of friends and happiness but you can’t fool me. If showing the public your level of education by throwing a book in the toilet gives you that fleeting moment of pride, then you really need to pull that back out of the toilet and read chapter 6 because you could use some wisdom I’ve laid out on meditation and calming the mind. you’ll continue to walk around in your autopilot state of misery until you do."

Someone's maaaaaaaad. This is DSP levels of salt, but without all the f-bombs.
It basically amounts to "I'M TOO SMART FOR YOU" and several ways of calling Dave a loser without actually saying it. The use of "daddy issues" only further cements how Chris and Linda are the same person (she used that insult all the time).
This continues to showcase Chris' crippling inability to take criticism. Whether it's blocking everyone and deleting their comments, outright lying, or being a salty little punk as shown here, Chris has somehow never been able to deal with criticism. It's been 10 years!
I wonder if Chris read any of the other negative reviews, or maybe he just amounted that to "mindless haters" like he normally does. He better not read TVTropes then...
I wonder if there's anything else that would get a reaction like that.

EDIT: It turns out I have assumed wrongly. Shaolin Dave did not post that image, but rather a YouTuber creator named Dave Parks posted it (you can view his channel here). He is not Shaolin Dave. Chris however assumed it was Shaolin Dave and left the above scathing comment. When Mr. Parks tried to respond to Chris, he was already blocked (ultimate cowardice). My assumption came from my knowledge that Shaolin Dave wrote the review where he placed the book in his toilet (which according to him was inspired by Chris' E.T. review where he flushed the GBA game down the toilet) so it was an easy mistake to make. I would like to apologize for my error, and also would like to state I no longer have access to most of Facebook as I have chosen to lock my account. Thanks to Shaolin Dave for letting me know all about this.


Monday, October 16, 2017

More Facebook Buffoonary on Hollywood and Machinima

More stupidity from Facebook, and by popular demand I have been asked to cover it. So I shall.

First we’ll look at a few sentences posted on October 12th. Here’s the image.

For those unaware, film producer and co-founder of Miramax Pictures, Harvey Weinstein, has been hit with several allegations of sexual harassment ranging from “inviting actresses to his bedroom” or “forcing a kiss on them” or “outright masturbating in front of them”. Essentially, a serial sexual predator. It has since opened the floodgates as several actors & actresses have come out with their own stories of harassment, and in the case of Ben Affleck, his attempt to condemn Weinstein has lead to a callout from Rose Mcgowan and a groping accusation from Hilarie Burton. It’s insane, and I hope it leads to some major changes in Hollywood.

While I will applaud him for calling out a monster, it’s highly disingenuous of him to say someone is “out of touch with reality” when he’s a ghost-hunting, Alex Jones listening, consumer of sensationalist tabloids found on Facebook. Chris once again shows his complete lack of self-awareness, and I think it’s too late for him to realize it.

Speaking of tabloids, here’s the second post, where he once again cries about the Irate Gamer channel failing.

Hoo boy where to begin?
I won’t post the article, I checked it myself and it’s clearly something made for clicks. The biggest red flag is that it cited Project Veritas as a source. For those unaware, they’re a “non-profit” organization that claims to be about “exposing corruption and truth” when really they’re scumbags that record without permission and much like Infowars, they perpetuate unfounded conspiracies.
Basically, Chris saw this on Facebook because it’s clear he’s one of those morons that place themselves in the social media bubble and only gets news tailored to them because “everything else is scary”

Now, he claims here that Machinima was created as YouTube’s Gaming Division. Wrong. While the concept of machinima (taking in-game character models and making a movie with them) has existed since the 80’s, the company, Machinima Inc., has been around since 2000, before YouTube was even a thing. Once again Chris fails at research.

Apparently they wanted Chris to join. I’m not surprised, outside of the Super Best Friends Play, most of Machinima’s partnered channels were pretty bad (hell they championed DarkSydePhil for years before finally wising up and dropping his giant ass). The next part of the story sounds like bullshit. They tried to bury his channel? Here we go again, Chris accuses someone of sabotage without any proof. “James tried to undercut me”, “YouTube isn’t the same” “Machinima tried to bury me”. At no point has Chris realized he needs evidence to back up his claims. Explain how it happened, show us how it happened, help us help you. Instead you just want us to take your word for it and believe it without question. Not how the world works.
Also, funny how he calls it a "gaming channel" when for years he claimed he was an "entertainment channel". Hell in the early years of his YouTube career, he tagged himself as a "comedian" (clearly not a very good one).

You want to know the real reason your channel failed, the real culprit behind it all? Look in the mirror Chris. You are the reason the Irate Gamer failed the way it did. You didn’t upload on a regular basis, you didn’t evolve, you kept the videos stagnant, you didn’t grow up with your fans, you weren’t getting new ones, you refused to network and branch out to other notable YouTube personalities, instead relying on cheap sponsorship deals, and you ended up killing your channel with a deluge of paid promotional videos that everybody hated. Your channel somehow didn’t grow past 145k subscribers, and I know you tried throwing everything at the wall to see what stuck, and that failed so hard. But instead of blaming others, you should have looked into yourself. Instead, you gave up and now you do vapid kids entertainment with zero educational value. You’re basically dangling keys. But it’s somehow more successful, Puppet Steve surpassed 200k subscribers, a number Chris only dreamed of as he edited the 400th scene of him falling from his chair.

If you’re wondering about Puppet Steve, same old shit. Fidget Spinners, FNAF, Minecraft, and Bendy (who even cares about him now that Cuphead is out).
He did however post a video of DBZ figures, and it actually caught my eye as one of the words in the word salad title was “Figuarts”. I thought “Nooo way, Chris didn’t spend that much money did he?” Figuarts are crazy expensive.
He didn’t, all the figures in the video were donated to him by some site. Great marketing strategy, work with a channel where the majority of the audience has no disposable income.
The video itself was the usual shit, overuse of “cool”, getting things wrong, the worst being when he looked at a Goku Black figure and called him “Goku in the black shirt” and claiming he came from “the Xenoverse video game from last year”. No Chris, he came from Dragon Ball Super, and he’s meant to be evil (he never really stated that in the video).
Also he uses music from the Faulconer soundtrack. Absolutely pathetic.

That’s it for now. His latest post is more ghost garbage, going to another stupid convention. Oh hey, there’s another reason IG failed, you never went to nerd culture conventions. I don’t just mean E3, you never went to Comic Con or MAGFest or PAX or even anime conventions. Then again, I imagine they wouldn’t go well. Lots of people asking questions you refuse to answer, or can’t answer.