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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Pretty sure it won't be



Ethan Van Sciver's fourth video and counting about QUANTUM MORTIS A Man Disrupted #1: By the Book and me. Which, by the way, is still the #2 New Release in Kindle Comics & Graphics, just behind Marvel's Darth Vader #10. I have no idea what he's going on about now, as I didn't bother watching it. But perhaps it will prove entertaining if this sort of thing amuses you.

The good news is that due to the unexpected success of our first release, I can announce that BOTH of Arkhaven's first two digital comics will be released on a monthly schedule for the foreseeable future. RIGHT HO, JEEVES #1: A Binge at Brinkley will be out later this month and QUANTUM MORTIS A Man Disrupted #2: Zero Zero Tango, will be out in February. The first print editions are still expected to appear in February.

We will also be making an announcement about a second comics imprint soon. And about the ability to preorder the following.

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95 Comments:

Blogger The Observer January 11, 2018 8:04 AM  

Oh my. Gary Kwapisz. The stakes just keep on getting higher and higher.

We will also be making an announcement about a second comics imprint soon.

The winning, it does not stop.

And about the ability to preorder the following.

I'd love to hear about this.

Blogger Shimshon January 11, 2018 8:07 AM  

Four videos in how much time? Next, Ethan will tell how much of a ZFG kind of guy he is. I bet his wife/SO gives him a ZFG mug too.

Blogger Desdichado January 11, 2018 8:08 AM  

Shimshon wrote:Four videos in how much time? Next, Ethan will tell how much of a ZFG kind of guy he is. I bet his wife/SO gives him a ZFG mug too.
If not, his wife's son can maybe step in.

Anonymous Blume January 11, 2018 8:15 AM  

This is one of most entertaining things to wake up to in a long time. Did Chuck Dixon create the wodehouse idea or did you think of it and he volunteered?

Blogger wreckage January 11, 2018 8:17 AM  

If you were someone who outright hated Vox, as opposed to merely being baffled, his ability to back up his big mouth with big projects would be especially infuriating.

I recommend bafflement leavened with professional respect as a healthy response to Vox Day. Try it! It works!

I'm surprised at the number of people out there who seem never to have encountered a contentious yet competent person before. I put it down to very sheltered lives.

Blogger Cleveland Screamer January 11, 2018 8:19 AM  

15 minutes. Jesus.

Anonymous Looking Glass January 11, 2018 8:21 AM  

This isn't a suggestion, just an observation, but we're about to enter a period where a huge amount of the early 1900s books are going to be Public Domain finally. The explosion of book & magazine publishing from 1880 on is well noted, but there is going to be a treasure trove of "public domain" works to adapt into other mediums.

Considering we're well into the age of the Smartphone, most children are going to be exposed to Words + Pictures going forward as the baseline interaction with storytelling. I have no idea which works would work best, but it's such a large supply of content to adapt that it'll be nearly unending.

Blogger wreckage January 11, 2018 8:22 AM  

I listened to about ten seconds. He starts off basically saying that he's concerned you aren't taking the project seriously, or, not maximally seriously.

In which case I think he need worry no more...

Blogger VD January 11, 2018 8:32 AM  

Did Chuck Dixon create the wodehouse idea or did you think of it and he volunteered?

I thought of it and was going to adapt it myself with Gary. Then I made the mistake of telling Chuck about the idea, and he volunteered to pitch in and help. Later that week, he sent me eight pages of finished script before I'd even started doing anything, so I gave up and turned the adaptation over to him.

It was the right decision too. He did a better job than I could have. At this point, I'm better at writing comics from scratch than adapting them. Adaptation is a real art.

Blogger Dave January 11, 2018 8:34 AM  

The 1st vid by EVS was enough for me. Is he still eating while talking?

Please tell me these will be on Comixology soon or let us get our hands on the PDF or CBR files.

Blogger David January 11, 2018 8:35 AM  

Looked at a few seconds of the video. Skips over the paragraph where you say its about story and hiring the best. You know, to create a real alternative- not a sermon. No, its about him and how he is important and how you can't take criticism- you know, the portion he skipped. Tool.

Anonymous Looking Glass January 11, 2018 8:39 AM  

@5 wreckage

You've run into the corollary to MPAI: there aren't many really competent people around. Though the bigger issue is that most people can't understand people outside of their own assumptions, a problem that's exacerbated by Leftist thought. Most can develop 1 or 2 really competent skills then capitalize upon them with significant amounts of effort.

Vox has been publishing Story Content for, what, 25 years? Moving into Comics isn't some revolutionary step for what he's been doing for years. Now, if he founded an aerospace company, that'd be something different.

Blogger c0pperheaded January 11, 2018 8:40 AM  

I've been reading here for over a decade, so it was funny watching the video and hearing him say that Vox needs to be willing to "humbly listen crticism" or is being "passive aggressive" or is "whining".

Blogger VD January 11, 2018 8:42 AM  

Please tell me these will be on Comixology soon or let us get our hands on the PDF or CBR files.

Depends on them. We can't sell outside of Amazon right now.

Anonymous Looking Glass January 11, 2018 8:46 AM  

Moving into Comics isn't some revolutionary step for what he's been doing for years. Now, if he founded an aerospace company, that'd be something different.

I've been laughing about "Dread Air" since I typed that. "Dread Air: Vile Faceless Minions there in 24 hours or you're dead any".

Anonymous E Deploribus Unum January 11, 2018 8:58 AM  

Then I made the mistake of telling Chuck about the idea, and he volunteered to pitch in and help.

Sounds like Chuck is a good fit. Can't wait to read it.

Anonymous Naga January 11, 2018 8:59 AM  

@10 Dave, if there is no DRM, you may be able to use 'Kindle for PC' to download the books and then read or print to PDF using Calibre. I do this with his AZW books.

I still haven't gotten around to reading QM #1, so I don't know if it will work here. You may also be able to use the Android Kindle app to download, but I haven't tried that either.

Blogger Matt Robison January 11, 2018 9:04 AM  

I am so looking forward to Right Ho, Jeeves adaptation. It was my first Wodehouse book, and so still one of my favorites.

Blogger James Dixon January 11, 2018 9:05 AM  

> This isn't a suggestion, just an observation, but we're about to enter a period where a huge amount of the early 1900s books are going to be Public Domain finally.

Give Disney time. They're working on it.

Blogger VD January 11, 2018 9:07 AM  

Dave, if there is no DRM, you may be able to use 'Kindle for PC' to download the books and then read or print to PDF using Calibre. I do this with his AZW books.

Can confirm that works.

Anonymous Jo January 11, 2018 9:09 AM  

Goodness, but it's painful listening to this Ethan fellow. Sounds like the kind of guy who gets out of the shower to take a piss.

Blogger James Jones January 11, 2018 9:11 AM  

Congratulations Vox. I loved Quantum Mortis and I'm eager for the second one. And very excited about Right Ho. Ignore the naysayers and keep up the good work.

Blogger Matthew January 11, 2018 9:11 AM  

IT'S THE BASSETT. SEEK COVER.

Blogger Al From Bay Shore January 11, 2018 9:12 AM  

Ethan seems very concerned.

Anonymous Viiidad January 11, 2018 9:16 AM  

These people...

I mean, geez. Here you are, sitting on a quarter-million-dollar war chest, hiring the best and launching multiple new comics... and you're not serious enough.

If I were in the industry I'd be racing to join up and see if I could be part of the momentum.

Blogger Brad Matthews January 11, 2018 9:18 AM  

Not familiar with RHJ.
4 videos and counting. New stalker.

Blogger SmockMan January 11, 2018 9:36 AM  

Looking forward to it.

Blogger Johnny January 11, 2018 9:38 AM  

What I find entertaining is your Adventures in Real Life Land, the script you are playing out in real time with the critical reviews adding a little depth and color along the way.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan January 11, 2018 9:46 AM  

Speaking about books out of the private domain, that reminds me of the adventures of Jim Corbett, British army officer turned game manager and naturalist and his adventures in India. One of his books is still in my memory from reading it as a young man.

Anonymous Mr. Rational January 11, 2018 9:52 AM  

All these snowflakes going REEEEE...

and giving Arkhaven whole piles of free advertising.

My sides are literally quivering.  MOAR POPCORN!

Blogger James Dixon January 11, 2018 9:52 AM  

> We will also be making an announcement about a second comics imprint soon. And about the ability to preorder the following.

All is proceeding as I have foreseen. :). Though to be fair, I didn't expect it to be Wodehouse.

> If I were in the industry I'd be racing to join up and see if I could be part of the momentum.

Oh, I'm sure people are sending out feelers. But it's a bit too risky yet to make the jump. Doing so will almost certainly mean a lifetime ban from the big two. Give them a year or so and a couple of successful launches under the independent imprint, then see who wants onboard.

Anonymous Jeigh Di January 11, 2018 9:56 AM  

A few years ago someone did an adaptation of Heinlein's Citizen of the Galaxy. There was talk of another adaptation, but that's the last I've heard of it. I would love to see his short stories and juveniles done. Would you consider doing those?

Blogger VD January 11, 2018 10:11 AM  

Would you consider doing those?

Certainly, but I expect the rights would be expensive.

Blogger Silly but True January 11, 2018 10:18 AM  

Jesus. Gary Kwapisz too? The comics lines are debuting strong!

He's a great catch. One of the comic grandmasters now. His cross-over appeal with Castalia House readers is his Conan issues.

He's also always been more on the realistic side of superhero realm with Punisher and Moon Knight back when they were good.

Blogger tuberman January 11, 2018 10:18 AM  

VD wrote:Did Chuck Dixon create the wodehouse idea or did you think of it and he volunteered?

I thought of it and was going to adapt it myself with Gary. Then I made the mistake of telling Chuck about the idea, and he volunteered to pitch in and help. Later that week, he sent me eight pages of finished script before I'd even started doing anything, so I gave up and turned the adaptation over to him.

It was the right decision too. He did a better job than I could have. At this point, I'm better at writing comics from scratch than adapting them. Adaptation is a real art.


So happy with Chuck Dixon working on these adaptions.

But, just could not watch another of these narcissistic videos claiming to be reviews. Still, these will get the word out for the whole line of ArkHaven's comics. I'll read the first comic this weekend.

Not just on time, ahead of schedule. Alt*Hero Train is fine. Thank You.

Blogger VD January 11, 2018 10:18 AM  

Oh, I'm sure people are sending out feelers.

We welcome hearing from any established industry pros who are interested in working with us.

Anonymous Sorcerygod January 11, 2018 10:19 AM  

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The goal of any new entrepreneur should be --

[continues:]

https://starofmagic.wordpress.com/2018/01/11/circle-of-blue-fire/

Anonymous 360 January 11, 2018 10:23 AM  

God what a pussy.

Anonymous My eyes, my eyes... January 11, 2018 10:28 AM  

@37  Do you have to paint your page in headache-inducing colors?

Anonymous CrystalBlue January 11, 2018 10:41 AM  

At the risk of running afoul of two rules, first, it's "Van Sciver", not "Van Scriver", is it not?

Second, someone should do a review of his CyberFrog to compare first comics work against first comics works.

Blogger VD January 11, 2018 10:52 AM  

it's "Van Sciver", not "Van Scriver"

Right, thanks. Corrected.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab January 11, 2018 11:05 AM  

The great ogre heard 'Conan' and somewhere deep in the mossy cave of the brain came growling, shuffling forward looking for coffee and Conan. The breakfast of champions.

Anonymous Eduardo January 11, 2018 11:10 AM  

We should just call him scriver just for the heck of it lol.

Vox, Sciver seems quite the nice guy, he just doesn't ressonate with you. Your narcissistic epicness is just not for the faint of heart, and you do have the ability to give the middle finger in 60 different languages as you ride a tank right through their mainline of defense. It's... Funny!

He seems worried that you are delusional about your own abilities; that you are so conceited that you are unable to acknowledge the industry and it's members. That seems to be the thing that bothers him.

So we will see, January 2019 is just around the corner, let's see if ScRiver will keep his word, and cheer you up when you succeed.

Although! I do see his point about doing each chapter a sort of own unique entity, so it can appeal to anyone new. Don't know if Quantum Mortis is meant to be picked up at any point (Which I doubt) or just the very first chapter is meant to be an entry point, but he might have a worthy discussion there.

Anonymous Avalanche January 11, 2018 11:11 AM  

@36 Vox: "We welcome hearing from any established industry pros who are interested in working with us."

I wonder if any of them are ... trying to figure out how to send a feeler without having it surveilled/surveillable... Like visiting a 'dangerous' site and having the URL hang around?

S'pose they could snail mail some pages to Castalia?

Blogger The Kurgan January 11, 2018 11:13 AM  

Good God.
What a passive aggressive, scared Gamma runt.
Utterly and completely irrelevant is being generous.

And when at about 4:00 minutes he says how you need to talk to the current audience that reads comics and you can't just create a new audience, I mean... just how bad is his cognitive dissonance?

THERE IS A QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS THAT SAYS VOX LITERALLY HAS DONE BOTH.

Some people really are stealing oxygen

Anonymous Eduardo January 11, 2018 11:16 AM  

You have a headache with blue?

How?!? Lol

Which reminds me I can't see anything near the ultraviolet, it gets all out of focus... Want my eyes back t_t

Anonymous Eduardo January 11, 2018 11:19 AM  

avalanche

I am pretty sure that is why you meet over a stone bridge for. Under the rain obviously.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab January 11, 2018 11:20 AM  

Lots of artists fall into the trap of, "My art is Serious! and Real!" Any hint that someone is not doing it right or worse yet doesn't care is anathema to the, Real Serious Artist.

Nothing's worse than seeing someone failing to meet your standards of piety and decorum in church.

Blogger VD January 11, 2018 11:23 AM  

He seems worried that you are delusional about your own abilities; that you are so conceited that you are unable to acknowledge the industry and it's members. That seems to be the thing that bothers him.

He's not "worried" about any delusions, he is just offended by my arrogance. That's normal enough. This is just another example of an unathletic gamma totally unfamiliar with the confidence of the elite athlete. I've walked onto tracks, fields, rings, and stages in exactly the same manner and kicked ass for decades. It doesn't matter if it is First Avenue or some nameless soccer field in Italy, I know what I can do and I expect to do it. Again.

Van Sciver doesn't know me, he doesn't know my track record, and he doesn't understand my degree of confidence, so he assumes I'm posturing. Not the first guy to do so, not the 1,000th guy to do so. Not a big deal and not a problem. As always, time will tell.

I do see his point about doing each chapter a sort of own unique entity, so it can appeal to anyone new

Not even remotely relevant to QM. Ironically enough, he is one of those people who doesn't bother to learn anything before spouting his opinion. That's why he assumes that I am ignorant about the comics business, not that I am actively rejecting its "rules". But I have my reasons for doing so, which will become apparent over time.

Blogger VD January 11, 2018 11:28 AM  

And when at about 4:00 minutes he says how you need to talk to the current audience that reads comics and you can't just create a new audience, I mean... just how bad is his cognitive dissonance?

There are those "rules" again. He's a rules-obsessive gamma. People like him have zero capacity for understanding how people like me operate. As should be eminently clear by now. He'll genuinely be surprised when we're successful, and his instinct will be to decry it as being somehow unfair. Because even if we succeeded, we didn't do so in "the right way."

Whatever.

Blogger Dave January 11, 2018 11:39 AM  

@Naga, @VD

Thanks, I've only used Calibre to convert Kindle stuff to epub. Glad to hear converting to PDFs is an option.

Blogger S1AL January 11, 2018 11:52 AM  

'He's not "worried" about any delusions, he is just offended by my arrogance.'

It's not arrogance if it's true. That's why a lot of the people here are so willing to throw in with anything you advance.

And that's what people like Crier don't get - winning is winning, real is real.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab January 11, 2018 12:00 PM  

Is comics a business or is it an exclusive club? My guess will be that lots of people who think of themselves as, 'comics pros' will be surprised to discover it's a business.

It's as if the coffee and donuts crowd after Mass discover you don't need to have Communion to open a coffee shop.

Anonymous DeeJay January 11, 2018 12:12 PM  

Madeline Bassett is hilarious, so looking forward to the Wodehouse stuff. And isn't that the same excellent illustrator who did the editorial cartoons here and in SJWAL? Looks like his style.

Anonymous Eduardo January 11, 2018 12:17 PM  

So I guees you will be collecting his Scalp in a near future in a form of a comix written by Sciver, Published by Arkhaven, entitled: "Vox and I"

Or maybe: "Chad Day Vs Virgin Sciver"

"I've walked onto tracks, fields, rings, and stages in exactly the same manner and kicked ass for decades"

And that is why I need to put Vox inside a video game lol.

I mean who wouldn't want to play with Vox...

I mean, AS Vox!

Blogger Markku January 11, 2018 12:34 PM  

Yes, it can be arrogance even if true (note that I'm not saying that arrogance is bad).

"an attitude of superiority manifested in an overbearing manner _OR_ in presumptuous claims or assumptions" (emphasis mine)

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit January 11, 2018 12:38 PM  

@7 Considering we're well into the age of the Smartphone, most children are going to be exposed to Words + Pictures going forward as the baseline interaction with storytelling

There is nothing new under the sun.

Which is why if you're old enough, you remember when "book for children" = "illustrated" so much that the old stories are inseparable from both the writer and the artist.

Narnia and Pauline Baynes, horse stories and Wesley Denis, Oz and John R. Neill (who is also a lesson in not torquing off the writer), Dahl and Quentin Blake, etc.

Speaking of the latter you seem to have nailed the Wodehouse visual vibe. Very much looking forward to this!

Blogger James Dixon January 11, 2018 12:49 PM  

> And when at about 4:00 minutes he says how you need to talk to the current audience that reads comics...

Ignoring the fact that, just as with SF, a lot of people have given up on comics over the past 20 years. Vox has a ready audience just waiting.

Anonymous kfg January 11, 2018 12:53 PM  

I'm not going to knock Ethan. He's just a young man and a comic otaku with a very tight focus. He knows he has learned things, but doesn't know what he doesn't know and, more to the point, will never know, because it is outside of his focus.

Ethan, if you got your ears on. I have bought many comics. Many Green Lantern comics. But, I have never once bought one of yours, nor have I ever once been in a comic book store. Ever. Nor do I intend to.

If the comic book industry is going to thrive, it is not the thousands of people who currently buy comics that are the market, it is the hundreds of thousands like me who no longer buy comics.

And the millions who have yet to buy their first comic.

If you were not so tightly focused on drawing Green Lantern, you might put some thought into why we aren't buying comics and what you could do about it.

Moving merch is a speciality and isn't a "comics industry" speciality. It's an industry speciality.

You're a good artist. Keep being a good artist. The people who are good at moving shit by the mountain load are good at that. Leave them to it.

Blogger Markku January 11, 2018 12:56 PM  

Personally, I like arrogance. It establishes the tone for the discussion in an unambiguous way. It means that I'm free to share my views exactly as they are, in exactly the tone I intend them.

Blogger Tinidril January 11, 2018 1:02 PM  

This looks great! Very excited to support this one.

Blogger Edwin Boyette January 11, 2018 1:03 PM  

VD wrote:it's "Van Sciver", not "Van Scriver"

Right, thanks. Corrected.


Vox, Ethan Van Sciver has offered to host you on his livestream. He generally has a good audience. If you look at any of his previous livestreams, he's hosted some of Marvels most loathed artists and just has a conversation with them - so it's not hit piece stuff. Please consider this, there's huge overlap between his audience and the audience for the Arkhaven imprint.

Blogger Gordon Scott January 11, 2018 1:06 PM  

Video is not a good medium for fisking a blog post.

Blogger L. Jagi Lamplighter Wright January 11, 2018 1:13 PM  

I don't spend a lot of time reading comics, but I must admit I'm kind of excited about the Wodenhouse thing!

Anonymous Charlie Baud January 11, 2018 1:19 PM  

@6
@34

Do you worthless cocksucking faggots mind not taking the Lord's name in vain?

Blogger VD January 11, 2018 1:32 PM  

Vox, Ethan Van Sciver has offered to host you on his livestream.

Fine by me. Have him shoot me an email. The contact address is up on the upper left.

Blogger Were-Puppy January 11, 2018 1:33 PM  

Congrats VD

I've never seen a youtuber get triggered into a hamsterwheel of videos like this before !

Blogger Silly but True January 11, 2018 1:40 PM  

@VD,
Your competition is pulling out all the stops. How will you ever be able to survive:
https://twitter.com/MagsVisaggs/status/951096555133693952?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Em5%7Ctwgr%5Eemail%7Ctwcon%5E7046%7Ctwterm%5E3

Blogger Were-Puppy January 11, 2018 1:48 PM  

@42 Brick Hardslab
The great ogre heard 'Conan' and somewhere deep in the mossy cave of the brain came growling, shuffling forward looking for coffee and Conan. The breakfast of champions.
---

Same here :P

It's time for someone to force Von Cucker to say KA NAMA KAA LAJERAMA

Blogger Were-Puppy January 11, 2018 1:54 PM  

@55 Eduardo
Or maybe: "Chad Day Vs Virgin Sciver"
---

A special monthly comic "Vox Day vs X" where X is the flavor of the month Cuck, SJW, or Churchian.

Anonymous E Deploribus Unum January 11, 2018 1:59 PM  

I've never seen a youtuber get triggered into a hamsterwheel of videos like this before !

Just more pre-release attention for Alt★Hero. It's all good.

Anonymous E Deploribus Unum January 11, 2018 2:11 PM  

As someone who has bought probably 10,000 comic books in my lifetime and had stopped ENTIRELY prior to the Alt★Hero Freestartr and QMAMD, I do not buy comics expecting perfection the first time out, or the second time out, or the tenth time out. I suspect any real comics fan is like me. We pick up a new series because there's one or maybe two things we really like about it, and we stick with it as long as it continues to improve. It doesn't have to come out of the gate as Frank Miller's Daredevil, Watchmen or Dark Knight.

I don't really see Vox as arrogant about this, though if he and Markku like the label they are welcome to it. I see it as plain old confidence borne of consistent winning and good planning, and an unwillingness to engage with the more timorous while they stand in the middle of the tracks shouting to the engineer that the bridge is out. But I have watched Vox accept constructive criticism consistently over the years and I have no doubt Ethan's concerns are non-issues.

Not only is the train fine, it's probably not even on the same track as that aforementioned bridge.

Blogger Markku January 11, 2018 2:14 PM  

The arrogance is not in being confident, it's in the abrasive way of informing certain critics about said confidence.

Anonymous 360 January 11, 2018 2:17 PM  

@65

Well you've just outed yourself as biblically illiterate. Back to the kid's table, the grown-ups are talking.

Anonymous E Deploribus Unum January 11, 2018 2:22 PM  

The arrogance is not in being confident, it's in the abrasive way of informing certain critics about said confidence.

Fair enough. You and Vox may have good use for it being in a public forum and dealing with this kind of thing constantly.

Blogger SirHamster January 11, 2018 2:23 PM  

It struck me in Ethan's first video that he misunderstood what Vox meant in calling him a "moderate" - he showed off his first comic book where a woman gets decapitated in the opening pages. Edgy.

That is not moderate in one sense, but Vox used moderate in the context of politics - whether one takes sides. The political moderate is defined by his preening that he does not take sides, which means he implicitly supports the status quo and the "strong horse". Ethan's attempts to stay out of the culture war actively being waged in his industry is the behavior of the political moderate. His showing off his shocking first comic book as a response is a category error.

In a similar way, his opening remark in this 4th video here misses the mark - he points out Vox's statement caring more about SJWs than comics as a "Gotcha!" confession. To not care enough, to not have enough passion, is the standard he judges Vox on.

But caring is a separate thing than results. One can passionately pursue a hobby one has no talent in and find mediocrity; one can deliver great product and results while not caring.

Not to mention Vox was making a relative comparison. SJWs are an existential threat, it is rational for everyone to care more about them. One would tend to care more about the rabid dogs attacking everyone in the neighborhood over tomorrow's lunch plans.

This irrelevant "Gotcha!" reinforces the charge of being a moderate. They care more about feels, and feeling good (look at me above the fray between extremists), than the truth or results.

Blogger Gordon Scott January 11, 2018 2:49 PM  

It is charming in that Ethan seems determined to pick a fight, and Vox just smiles, nods, and asks if Ethan is interested in some well-paying work.

Anonymous Eduardo January 11, 2018 2:51 PM  

@70

Were-Puppy

I think Vox is gonna do something like that in Voxiversity no?

Blogger Markku January 11, 2018 2:53 PM  

SirHamster wrote:(look at me above the fray between extremists)

C.S. Lewis - Screwtape Letters:


He can be taught to enjoy kneeling beside the grocer on Sunday just because he remembers that the grocer could not possibly understand the urbane and mocking world which he inhabited on Saturday evening; and contrariwise, to enjoy the bawdy and blasphemy over the coffee with these admirable friends all the more because he is aware of a "deeper", "spiritual" world within him which they cannot understand. You see the idea — the worldly friends touch him on one side and the grocer on the other, and he is the complete, balanced, complex man who sees round them all. Thus, while being permanently treacherous to at least two sets of people, he will feel, instead of shame, a continual undercurrent of self-satisfaction.

Blogger Gordon Scott January 11, 2018 2:54 PM  

Sir Hamster wrote: "In a similar way, his opening remark in this 4th video here misses the mark - he points out Vox's statement caring more about SJWs than comics as a "Gotcha!" confession. To not care enough, to not have enough passion, is the standard he judges Vox on."

This is better than you realize. The thing is, Ethan cares about comics. But for Vox, comics is just one segment of the program. Vox is thinking about books, video, games, comics, soccer and large dogs. Of course SJWs are high on his concerns. Their actions impact all of those things except the large dogs, and given time, dogs also.

Blogger Edwin Boyette January 11, 2018 3:31 PM  

A conversation between Vox and EVS is full of win. EVS's audience purchases comics, a lot of them, and EVS is probably the most well liked artist in the industry and the most visible on YouTube. Some of EVS's audience knows Vox but likely not thoroughly. On the other hand EVS is caught significant grief from the SJW portion of the industry for being a Republican (even if a moderate one). So there's potential for both sides to gain. Fight what needs fighting but not everything needs a dustup. There will probably be some prickly moments, it will be interesting regardless :)

Blogger James Dixon January 11, 2018 3:38 PM  

> Of course SJWs are high on his concerns. Their actions impact all of those things except the large dogs, and given time, dogs also.

Of course dogs also. They bark, they've been known to bite, they're potentially dangerous to small children, and they are impervious to SJW appeals to authority.

Blogger tublecane January 11, 2018 3:48 PM  

@7-A huge amount of early-1900s books are already public domain. The "from 1880 on" period has been entering the free zone since like 40 years ago.

When I was a kid I read abridged versions of classics I wouldn't have been able to understand, with copious illustrations. Dickenson, Stevenson, Verne, Shelley, Stoker, etc. That's a proven idea, and it's only getting easier.

But I'd like to point out there's nothing stopping people from bypassing copyright restrictions altogether by writing their own new classics. Except that our culture is garbage.

Anonymous JAG January 11, 2018 3:54 PM  

c0pperheaded wrote:I've been reading here for over a decade, so it was funny watching the video and hearing him say that Vox needs to be willing to "humbly listen crticism" or is being "passive aggressive" or is "whining".

Sounds like projection. From what I've gathered reading and commenting here for a little while now is that Vox listens to criticism where it's warranted, never whines about anything, and is the opposite of passive aggressive.

Blogger VD January 11, 2018 5:27 PM  

Drop the theological bitching, gentlemen. Off-topic.

Anonymous Jim January 11, 2018 6:15 PM  

I listened to part of his video, but it was repetitious, saying the same thing over and over again in a hundred superficially different ways: That people who read comics are supposedly diverse and progressive, and that if you provide comics that are undiverse and unprogressive, you are hurting your readers.

Blogger Were-Puppy January 11, 2018 6:16 PM  

@79 Markku
SirHamster wrote:
(look at me above the fray between extremists)
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That makes me want to read Screwtape Letters sometime soon.

Was talking with someone about "The Curse of the Moderate". They try to appear as if they are appeasing all sides. But they have maybe even if unconsciously already chosen a side but are too cowardly to embrace it.

Blogger Were-Puppy January 11, 2018 6:19 PM  

@81 Edwin Boyette

That's a good perspective. In reality, what if EVS came out in full throttle support of alt*hero. He'd be run out of his current life fast as shit by the SJWs.

Hold out our hands, in one, a blue pill, in the other, a red pill.

Blogger SmockMan January 11, 2018 6:40 PM  

EVS has been throwing shade on ALT hero for almost a week and called vox "antisemitic". I saved some of them, but Im sure there are more now. https://twitter.com/Detective_Calvi/status/951224567015583744

This was after EVS was called a Nazi. I guess he thinks he can curry favor with SJWs. https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/08/14/ethan-van-sciver-not-nazi/

Anonymous Anonymous January 11, 2018 6:51 PM  

daily reminder
this is the gamma in question
https://imgur.com/a/V9X1s

Blogger Were-Puppy January 11, 2018 7:26 PM  

I looked into him some more. He's nowhere near as bad as I thought. Hopefully there are just some misunderstandings here that can be ironed out over time. Once VD produces a high quality product, I'm hoping EVS will continue reviewing honestly from his viewpoint.

Blogger James Dixon January 11, 2018 7:55 PM  

> Once VD produces a high quality product, I'm hoping EVS will continue reviewing honestly from his viewpoint.

The obvious question is whether EVS would know a high quality product from Vox if it bit him in the posterior. I'm guessing the answer is no, but I'd love to be proven wrong.

Blogger wreckage January 11, 2018 9:31 PM  

EVS has to keep his head down, as advised in SJWAL.

Blogger LP9 January 12, 2018 12:43 AM  

very 2004 2005 ankelbiters.

Well this is key https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WLxkspxKYiU/WldVLyV31-I/AAAAAAAAC3Q/Fsp-y6C8obQYz8DKpGd6n7JDKa9gE8lMwCLcBGAs/s1600/RightHo_1-title.png

No this sort of video is absurd to me, I will listen thought and suffer thru it...

To the creator; wow ok, heeeeard it all...Please chill, rest up then happy new to alt hero.

Anonymous Charlie Baud January 12, 2018 4:25 AM  

@85

Don't act like you haven't tolerated even more off-topic posts. Proper reverence for the Lord is a precondition for a for the success of the West. To fail to do so is to condemn the movement to failure. Without it, all other principles are meaningless.

The alt-right needs more people with conviction, not more edgy faggots just trying to go back to an earlier stage of decline.

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