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CURRENT MOOD:

Anonymous asked: Don't you think it's a little weird that your response to assholes on the internet is to be an asshole to those people on the internet? Doesn't that seem a bit Alanis Morissette ironic? I don't disagree that most of the people you shit on are shits, and probably deserve a taste of their own medicine. But by trying to browbeat the conservatism out of teens on the 'net, aren't you just reinforcing the notion that it's ok to be a jerk to anyone on the web as long as they disagree with you?

Assholery isn’t a problem, just Don’t Punch Down

Anonymous asked: people with different viewpoints than I do that I dont understand oh no, oh nooo, oh noooooooooooo, ohhhhhh nnnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

sometimes different viewpoints are straight up shit and that’s all you gotta understand

Anonymous asked: "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." Wow I didn't take you for a Fox News commentator

wow yeah Fox News, famed for their condemnations of conservatism

Anonymous asked: You get mad about people using "retard" as an insult but do you actually do anything for neurodivergent people and children that might actually be affected by ableism? Like yeah anyone who uses "retard" as an insult is trash but if you're going to language police as a means of coming off as superior in an argument you'd better fucking be doing something ACTIVELY to help the people you're supposedly trying to stand up for.

damn, airtight. Guess the trash was me all along

edit: to the people saying “this is some sjw shit” it’s probably just some concern troll feebly trying to short circuit me

Anonymous asked: Just here to point out that a lot of people who go to 4chan actively hate the reputation the site has and think /b/ is a cesspool of shit. I primarily hang out on /vr/ where all we do is talk about old video games and nothing else, and if you start acting like a retard, we call the moderators on you.

Seems like a pretty chill place for relaxing and saying “retard” in 2014

Sorry For The Text Posts

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