Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Welcome to the Future

     Less than seven days before President Trump leaves office, and they have further inscribed him into the History Books with a first for the Nation- two Impeachments.

    It is apparently desperately important to actually remove him from office before he... leaves it anyway. Presumably to ensure he can't run for the office again.

    Which means they believe he could win and simply can't risk their fellow Americans voting wrong further. Truly, they could not be more terrified of 45.

    It's going to be a problem going forward in all contexts. Many people in four short years have made him the very core of their existence. The Hated Bogeyman Racist Who Ruins Their Lives...

    I am not sure such can pull their heads out. Which means four-to-eight years plus of listening to people living in the past blame all modern problems on Orange Man Bad or pining in vain for him to somehow fix them now.

    Meanwhile incoming Senile Lich is making bold appointments! Actual lunatical Race Supremacists to the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division!  

That's right, the very author of the above!


Quite possibly moreso than the last.

Perhaps Science will be restarted. Dibs on Moore's Law and Relativity!

    The pretzels of thought and broken logic used to excuse things like this on the basis of Orange Man Bad will surely be extraordinary. They will do it though. Trump Anxiety Disorder (T.A.D. nutters as ever) can hardly be expected to evaporate just because Trump no longer holds any political power. He lives in their heads now- or a monstrous caricature does, anyway. 

    I don't know how long it will take or if they'll ever escape it.

For a palette cleanser- and maintaining morale will be important! It's all going to hit the fan as it will regardless of mood- did you know someone out there takes music and 'medievalizes' it? BARDCORE.

I generally make a point of listening to it while getting into the character of Arcturus. Have a listen!

I also recommend their superior W.A.P. version.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

New Year, Much Like Last Year

 Greetings, potentially long-forgotten reader!

As the savvy viewer may note I have allowed this record to languish dramatically since... about 2016.


That said my big goal for this year is to reclaim domains I have foolishly yielded to my own weird insecurities and neurosis and the angry scolding of Zero. Such as writing this. So, here we are.

I suppose I shall start with a recounting of what I am at liberty to discuss- as a compromise for the peace of mind of my Security Chief and my patience in listening to their lectures I will henceforth try to avoid discussing any of the activities of Arketer Labs or myself in that context.

Instead, I shall better detail my Youtube Adventures.

Since 2016 I began making several small videos on a then-new youtube channel that I should probably delete wholesale at this point, but will not because I am outside of professional contexts hideously lazy.

I met with some success, had some great growth for a bit, developed a neurotic block on scripting out videos and moved on to live streaming, creating a second channel for it- which has had almost no growth whatsoever.

I've taken up the creation of art, animation and other assets in VR expanding on my set designs, intros and outtros and have sculpted many novel individuals from the rogue Elder-spawn Omegon to this fellow below. 

I've made quite a few friends and one or two enemies, a wide range of people I generally wish well and one distinct Frenemy .

Mistakes may have taken place.

Perhaps most notably is that I have effectively landed a comedy acting gig on much more successful Youtube Creator Magog of Morskar's show, SIDE QUEST wherein I play the rather wretched Arcturus the Black Compass.

"That was uncalled-for."

I've launched a redbubble merch store with the aforementioned Frenemy by which I can and have sold some of my art- and will be offering increasingly more of my sculpted models here.

It's been an interesting, egads, five years since I started with this? Really?


I really need to get a bit more serious about this, particularly with the A.L.E. committee whittling away at my petty cash allowance and forever subjecting me to greater indignities at Steam's hands. I'm not at all sure they are taking the ethics charter seriously themselves.

I mean sure, hypothetically being obligated to sing karaoke, listen to their selections of music or forcing a live reaction to selections from the Catalina Collection do not technically count as abuse but they do seem to take a special glee in the indignity.

Which... I should be fairly numb to from my youtubery anyhow. We'll see how it pans out, but I REALLY should have drank a bit less New Year's Eve...

Meanwhile I perhaps shouldn't complain, what with countries lockdowning themselves into oblivion and/or catching fire.


I will strive to work updating this blog into my schedule in the future. In the meantime-

So long as progress continues, success is inevitable!


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

They Finally Did It.

Progress continues. At home that is... without me... Well.

In the U.S. it's... Well, antigress. There was no candidate that should have been elected as opposed to arrested. Yet one HAD to win just like America HAD to lose.

Yes, the votes are in and the next President of the United States of America is...

Congratulations to Hillary Clinton on being the only candidate objectively proven to be capable of losing to Donald John Trump. Not only capable, but so certain to lose that over one billion dollars raised and the collective weight of the mainstream media couldn't overcome her poorly concealed corruption, utter lack of charisma and less than rousing battle cry of 'At least I'm Not Trump.'

Hopefully multiple worlds theory is correct and I can at least rest assured that in a nearby dimension a me is applauding a President Sanders on a well-earned victory.

Even if it means in farther away dimension a me is applauding the efficiently bloody coup of an animatronic Hitler, and/or being executed by one.

But more musing on multiple worlds another time.

America's Next President is Donald John Trump Senior.

So what does this mean? Well what we will likely see is that Trump is not as bad as claimed while simultaneously still not good.

The wealthy and corporations who had prepaid deals with Hillary Clinton will now have to write off those losses on those few taxes they still pay and start negotiations with Trump on their back-room deals. It'll be a bit more expensive but a small price to pay to override the will of the filthy poors which they are even more justified in running roughshod over now.

I mean, they elected TRUMP, those peasants!

Meanwhile they will conveniently forget they helped prop up Trump as he was the only Republican Hillary (whom they also propped up) really had a chance against at all- not because Republicans are good but because she is THAT BAD.

In the background, floating in a sad dance on the air currents of the political mushroom cloud that marked where faith the the DNC once was, will be Bernie Sanders- the man who could have prevented this.

He will be recognized for this by a select enlightened few who hopefully do well by him, but by many others eager to shift the blame on absolutely anyone else but themselves and The Chosen One...

Well, probably not.

Gee, sure was worth the DNC breaking nigh every rule it had to ensure Hillary was nominated over Sanders wasn't it?

Fascinating though, the terrifying predictive power of the Simpsons.

Well at least nuclear war with Russia became a bit less likely. Syria is still screwed though.

In any case, everyone can relax. It barely mattered which of these terrible people was elected! Trump isn't going to do all the terrible things Hillary fans said he would. That was just bullshit meant to keep the tools tooling along out of fear. They're all friends.

Hell, Trump isn't going to do a fraction of the terrible things HE said he'd do.

No, he won't even have Hillary indicted for her many many crimes. More than that, if anyone does try to hold her accountable he will almost certainly pardon her. Why not? After all...

She got him elected President.

Progress continues.

Friday, October 14, 2016

New Science!

There is a call to restart Science!

Seemingly under the impression that since Isaac Newton was white and Science doggedly refuses to confirm shamans can use black magic to attack people with lightning (please watch the video for confirmation), there is a call to just... wipe the Science slate clean in the name of decolonization.

Unsurprisingly to most, but not the Chairwoman of the panel, this elicited considerable laughter- but I felt compelled to note that there could be benefits to the intrepidly lazy individual.

I employ a simple program to make youtube comments on my behalf and if the comments sound especially like something I would say I thumbs it up myself. Generally the amusing ones. This time the program truly nailed it.

If we're starting Science over, I call dibs on discovering the Speed of Light, E = MC Squared and Peanut Butter.

Other commentators called dibs on things like The Wheel, which prompted the program to demand Transistors and Moore's law- which would have been Arketer's Law henceforth.

I deleted that one as it's important not to get too greedy.

Indeed, if this took place we could supplant all of the greatest names in Science with our own! Think of the Scientific Glory!

We just have to, you know, not think about how that spits on the memory of all the great men and women of history of all ethnicities.

I will say that Thomas Edison probably deserves it though.

That poor elephant...

Anyhow these activists are a splinter of the Fallists, who advocate for free college- something I quite agree with. The smug establishment laughs at that as much as the people here laugh at the concept of starting Science over.

The difference, I would say, is that american colleges could be entirely funded with a tax on speculative trading and a gentle nip of the massively bloated military budget that misplaced... what was it... three trillion dollars? Six? Clearly they wouldn't miss that money when they can't even find it. It's all vastly more practical than restarting Science.

But if Science is restarted, I'm claiming those dibs and also the discovery of Electricity, which will henceforth be called Arketricity.

Normally I would end this with a chosen video of comical nature but I think it's already been covered.

I would like to recommend some obscure twits on Twitter for those interested in Danish culture however.

Thanks also to "My Buddy Craywin" for sharing the video above with me.

Progress continues!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Toxic Definition of Rational Self Interest


Hillary Clinton's expensive Speech Transcripts are out now despite her best efforts. Summary : 'It's important to lie to the public but I'd never lie to YOU, Wall Street.' 

So, basically what pretty much everyone already knew.

It was novel to read words she's said and find myself willing to believe she was sincere, she was paid quite well for her honesty after all.

Trump, meanwhile, said horrible things in the past as well as the present and is likewise an embarrassment to the nation. I hardly doubt that he too has "...a public and a private position."

To back away from all that gradually, like one might from a startled rattlesnake, let me segue into the sort of narcissistic madness/idiocy that has led to this mess and has become ENTIRELY too commonplace in the ruling elite of that country and some others- not to mention among my own personal detractors.

If you were to ask any of these fools what drives them they might in a rare moment of candor say Rational Self Interest. The 'rational' part is what makes it good and wholesome you see. This is a term I hear far too often in studies such as this one below which shall serve as the basis for my tirade.

Rational self interest is all too often defined as 'what gets me, personally, more things' and here there is no exception.

I cannot understand how these people can take any pride in their own intellect when 'People resent being taken advantage.' can be implied to be irrational. 

According to 'Rational Self Interest' people should be HAPPY to take even the most trivial of shares because it's technically more than they had before- just like it's perfectly rational and good to take as much of the money for yourself as you can get away with.

It's a farce!

This definition of rational self interest operates on the objectivist conceit that the only thing of value involved is the money. THIS is why the results, apparently, regularly baffle them.

But it is quite plainly false. Humans are social creatures, we have evolved to- in varying degrees- cooperate and work with each other. To do this in a manner that benefits us individually there is an intrinsic value in encouraging fairness and punishing the abusive in order to weave a social fabric that will support everyone as close to equally as possible and thus ourselves.

So, when in The Ultimatum Game someone rejects an offensive offer they are not simply throwing away money, they are stressing that the intangible concept of fairness or justice is worth considerably more than the money on offer. They are making a very rational purchase for themselves indeed.

If any player is failing to heed actual rational self interest, it is the player taking or trying to take a Lion's share of the money. That shows they are failing to consider on any level that they will not always be the one making the offer. They are calling it moral behavior in the video above- but I would say it is not simply moral but indeed quite rational.

Ah, I seem to be approaching the rattlesnake again. So be it.

Have a higher-quality Presidential Debate.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Anyone Else 2016!

(In which I compile one big rant about the dismal state of my country of origin's decaying political system.)

Progress continues without me.

Not that I haven't been busy, since my effective exile I have proven more than capable of evading my would-be captors but not without effort. Soon though, I will have secured a proper location to bunker down in and probably go slowly insane or simply inane for want of work.

Speaking of the insane and inane, as I mentioned before I owe my freedom in part to America's election 2016 which has distracted my nemesi as the illusion of choice that has kept America's oligarchy puttering along has reached perhaps a new level of transparency.

Now the Partisans are having to prove truly mental gymnasts to explain why their color of cancer is the slightly better cancer to keep feeding into the Oval Office.

"There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution."
- John Adams, 1780

The problem is, there is no clear lesser evil. Oh, I know what many might read this and think- But, but, Trump is a monster!

Well, the problem there is that while Trump may be a monster, his record of malfeasance so far as I am aware is purely fiscal. He hasn't been complicit in the rigging of any elections. Between him and Hillary, he was the more democratically chosen candidate as the RNC didn't rig the system in his favor. To vote for Hillary is to not just turn a blind eye to corruption, but reward it.

Between this and all of the terrifyingly sinister war industry money crossing over from the Republican Party to Hillary, just about every American paying attention has cause to wonder if Trump really is the more disastrous potential President.

But they are, make no mistake, both utterly disastrous and Trump is no game changer.

You see, if an American votes for Trump, the establishment laughs. That voter has proven the idiot peasant they believe most people (roughly 90%) to be and while Trump is not their first choice they know that Trump is nothing if not For Sale. So should he win, it just might be somewhat more expensive to get what they want.

If an American votes Hillary, the establishment smugly chuckles- because what was that American going to do, vote TRUMP?! Which is all to plan as Hillary isn't just for sale, she's sold. From pushing fracking throughout the world to destabilizing countries and promising lucrative military conflicts- she's there for her Buyers.

Trump will probably do the same, but lacks pre-existing deals aside of whatever he might have made with Bill Clinton when Bill asked him to run.

No, the Democrat and Republican parties don't fear Trump votes.

They fear Jill Stein and (to a lesser extent) Gary Johnson votes.

A viable third party would do irrevocable damage to Republican and Democrat establishments as it would break their monopoly on political expression and undo decades of collaboration to subvert the will of the american public.

To say the election this year is a train wreck is somewhat unfair to train wrecks. When a train wreck occurs, it doesn't usually skid on for the better part of a year and in the process reveal it went off of the tracks decades ago.

So, one of the largest areas of agreement between Trump and Hillary besides building a wall is pressing the falsehood that if you vote third party, you are voting for Trump/Hillary (whichever you hypothetically dislike more).

It's the Hillary supporters that push this hardest, given much of Stein's support comes from all of the Millennials who failed to be wooed by Hillary's rallying cry of 'No We Can't'. After all, if you don't support Hillary Trump will win and that will be your fault, right?

Not the fault of the corruption in the DNC that presented what has proven to be quite possibly the worst possible candidate to run against Donald John Trump Senior and rigged the game to ensure Hillary's self-coronation. Nope, that's not their fault- it's yours, so fall in line peasant.

This tactic of sneering at people until they bow has, surprisingly, failed to work quite as well as some idiot surely imagined.

So with both parties and candidates certain to work hard at nothing more than tanking the United States in idiotic and novel new ways for personal profit I for one can only hope more people see fit to go Green.

After all, Jill Stein would really have to sexually mutilate a hobo on live TV to be quite as objectively unappealing as the 'official' choices and even then would STILL have more credibility.

But all too few Americans will vote Stein this time because the odds of her winning are far too long- and they are. It's vanishingly unlikely. Americans want to win, they want to vote for the winner- and quite frankly most of them will do that even if the winner will bend them over a barrel in the exact same manner.

What manner of winning is that?

Voting Stein is important not because it will help her win this election but because it might just help her win the next. Because there is no rational vote for Trump OR Hillary. Because it is the soul of Democracy to vote for the candidate you believe will look out for your best interests and not for the one who will MAYBE use lube as they screw you over.

If I sound mad, it's because I am.

Being fair though, being on the run is perhaps not helping my mood.

Progress continues.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

On The Run

Progress Continues! Just... without me for the time being.

If you've been reading along, you may recall there were some sizable changes along with the events described within the last update. We saved the world from aggressive mutated flesh-eating cows, I became an adoptive father and I ordered the mental restructuring of my deranged Illuminati-crafted clone, "Dr." Retekra.

You might also note that it has been quite some time since that last update, and thus suspect that one of these things may not have gone very well. You would be somewhat correct if so.

The elimination of the Mad Vegan's Battle Cattle was a success and his infant daughter has grown to be a thriving, bouncing baby girl I count myself fortunate to be the guardian of, albeit my monitoring of them has had to be via proxy. No, the problem was what I now see to be a rather overbold plan to reform Retekra. Even though I would insist it was quite successful a small group of henchpeople and project leads, led by Drs. G, Ab, and L went straight to the ethics review board and protested.

The ethics review board ultimately ruled against me as while they found the newly reformed former Retekra objectively improved in being certifiably sane and quite emotionally stable despite something of an identity crisis- the original Retekra was still technically sentient and warranted more in the way of existential protection under the circumstances. They additionally could not rule out the possibility my efforts were motivated more by offended vanity than any desire to rehabilitate.

I myself would insist my primary motivation was to further secure the well-being of my new heir, but such details are almost impossible to prove. In any case I found and still find no fault in the ERB's assessment and conclusion, it was perfectly just. You could perhaps see the problem I had, being the ultimately autocratic head of Arketer Labs. Fortunately the ERB and most of the complainants were quite reasonable and thus I am now mostly suspended from my duties and in a sort of exile for an as-of-yet uncertain period of time.

Zero has thoroughly cursed me out for being a fool, but this should serve to make it clear that no one at Arketer Labs may take ethical matters lightly. Not even me.

I would like to to actually thank almost all of those who objected and stress again that I have no ill-will towards any of them save one of the Doctors who I have ascertained was and is motivated solely by blind ambition- going so far as to attempt to inform our enemies of my whereabouts. You know who you are, and I suspect your peers do as well. The Ethics Review Board will convene on this and I hope to see you soon.

So, where does this leave me? On the run.

My enemies know I am removed from Arketer Labs facilities and that this presents an incredibly valuable opportunity to secure or eliminate my personage. If this were not an election cycle in the U.S. threatening to go spectacularly awry right now, I might have been caught already. My heir is perfectly safe at least, under the care of the reformed former Retekra in well-secured secrecy.

I will be documenting my survival here, though as usual Zero will be editing the content for grammar and any information that might doom me.

Progress continues!