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CURRENT MOOD:

Anonymous asked: people seem to think that if you are no longer allowed to make clear, direct statements about your opinions once you become "internet famous" because apparently that just means you're pandering and you are no longer a Real Actual Human Being with Thoughts and Feelings

I guess there’s something to be said for it?
Some of those youtube guys who were outed as sexually abusive were known to post and reblog feminist stuff. The internet is full of pandering. I don’t think the answer is to remain silent about anything political though.
For me, publicly shitting on bad people is a really important teaching tool. Watching bad people get made fun of was formative for me, and a lot of them make it very easy. Maybe posting on tumblr is kind of preaching to the choir, but even here there’s backlash, so I assume this stuff reaches yet-neutral ears as well.

I am receiving heinous insults such as “you care about your brand”

Anonymous asked: "does 4chan still exist, I don’t know" but you do know because every time dumb nerds with gross wrong politics get attention you've been right there to roll your eyes at them on twitter or wherever for some social capital. holding down the hip Neil brand. keepin the 'Rega in the right camp.

No, I’m literally perplexed that 4chan is still a thing and the undercurrent of edgy conservatism in modern teens is something I don’t understand at all. It’s worrying as fuck and I’d like to use whatever power I have to make them look bad.
Also the cynicism you assume in me (even though you apparently agree with my stances) is some sociopath shit, cut it out.

spacemandoestheshopping asked: "does 4chan still exist, I don’t know because I’m not fucking 12" that's right neel, you're so mature, that's why you post fine material like snackfucker and images modified through content aware fill and still ride on rowling's coattails for half of what the planet is aware you do

benryhenson:

neilcicierega:

I think the way I treat people has more to do with it tbh

LOL That’s right. Snide responses to people you dont actually know using the Internet. Real mature. Best way to educate someone

oh god no not SNIDE

edit: wait i’m not sure if you’re talking about me or the OP

spacemandoestheshopping asked: "does 4chan still exist, I don’t know because I’m not fucking 12" that's right neel, you're so mature, that's why you post fine material like snackfucker and images modified through content aware fill and still ride on rowling's coattails for half of what the planet is aware you do

I think the way I treat people has more to do with it tbh

Anonymous asked: C'mon Neil you're better than 2006 4chan/FBI jokes. No websites are cool and you know this.

why would anyone have any knowledge of post-2006 4chan

antichrist-superhitler:

neilcicierega:

tumblr folks, no matter the outcome of the great 4chan tumblr war of 2014, take solace in the fact that you have a conscience and probably aren’t on any FBI watchlists

"maybe if i pander harder i’ll get even more internet famous"

maybe if i become a teen conservative i’ll gradually perish in a weird sad hole of my own making

I have noticed approximately 0 effects except a bunch of people on 4chan and tumblr I don’t like getting worked up. I support this war 100%”

apparently they’re posting gore and fucked up shit on certain tags to try and trigger people

and the tumblr side are, talking about it and trying to warn people, I guess

Yes both sides are wrong

tumblr folks, no matter the outcome of the great 4chan tumblr war of 2014, take solace in the fact that you have a conscience and probably aren’t on any FBI watchlists

Anonymous asked: What's your opinion on the whole "4Chan and Tumblr war"?

does 4chan still exist, I don’t know because I’m not fucking 12

this

Anonymous asked: I don't know why, but the concept of Vidcon seems a bit self-indulgent to me. "A convention for famous people on YouTube? Where do I sign up?!" Could you do your best to sell me on the idea?

You’re not wrong. A huge amount of the con was just sort of a freefloating mega-meet-‘n’-greet for swaths of very young fans and extremely famous youtube stars I’ve never heard of. The con has grown from 1,400 attendees to 18,000 in four years, and youtube culture has changed similarly. I saw lots of mobbish fan behavior going on, but honestly, the fans who approached me we more relaxed and polite than I’ve met in other places (maybe because I was extra Z-list at this con.)

There were also a bunch of panels that got into interesting concepts—I wish I’d been able to check more of them out. Oh, and there were some fun stage performances and bands.

There was a big “expo hall” featuring a lot of non-internet-related corporate sponsors with gigantic displays, which I thought ran counter to the homey feeling a con ought to have, but there were enough cool things going on to give it a carnival midway feel at times (arcade games, scavenger hunts, indoor Quidditch.)

If you have any affinity for modern day youtube culture it would be worth going to. The majority of attendees were teenage girls who are hella into youtube personalities and their worlds. If you’re not either of those things, it’s probably not for you.

(Hank Green seems keen on making GOOP REALM 5000 happen. It will be the truest of conventions.)