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Monday, July 13, 2020

Gammas with power

If you ever want to understand how horrific a world run by gammas would be, consider the current state of the mainstream comics industry, which is collapsing amidst declining sales, a shaky distribution system, and widespread accusations of sexual misconduct by its leading lights.
The month of June saw the comics industry rocked by successive waves of predatory conduct allegations, amid similar reckonings around sexual harassment in the affiliated worlds of video games, twitch streaming, tabletop games, professional wrestling, and professional illustration. Some of the allegations, as with superstar writer Warren Ellis, were new. Others brought renewed scrutiny to lingering problems like the allegations against Dark Horse editor Scott Allie and DC writer Scott Lobdell. Most of the stories came from marginalized creators who’d previously been silent for fear of being blacklisted. In June, that wall of silence cracked, and what showed beneath was red and raw and deeply, viscerally angry....

There have been many conversations over the past month about how to change the culture of the comics industry. But June’s storm of allegations is not a sign that the comics industry is broken. It's a sign that it's running precisely as designed.
The reason the comics industry is a socio-sexual nightmare for women is because it is run by low-status men who have no idea how to responsibly handle their power and influence. But regardless, you simply have to love these SJW vs SJW wars.

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Blogger Shane Bradman July 13, 2020 9:36 AM  

Why would women be interested in comics that are made specifically for teenage boys? What's even weirder is that women were let into the secret comics club. Low status men hate women so they should avoid them, but they idolise women so they try to get close to them. Creepy little gollums the lot of them.

Blogger ScottC July 13, 2020 9:45 AM  

Why are women in the comics industry to begin with?

Blogger Daniel July 13, 2020 9:54 AM  

The Social Justice Wars within the Social Wars should tip some interesting scales. Trotsky is doomed again.

Blogger VFM Bear July 13, 2020 9:57 AM  

SJW vs. SJW, kind of made me think of the old Spy vs. Spy from Mad, something else I'm sure that couldn't be made today and must be memory-holed.

Don't remember them making cartoons, but found this when looking it up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onR7PD3Grc0

Blogger DangerSemiconductor July 13, 2020 10:10 AM  

VFM Bear wrote:SJW vs. SJW, kind of made me think of the old Spy vs. Spy from Mad, something else I'm sure that couldn't be made today and must be memory-holed.

Don't remember them making cartoons, but found this when looking it up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onR7PD3Grc0



Spy vs. Spy cartoons appeared on Mad TV in the '90s. Perhaps this is from that.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 13, 2020 10:15 AM  

From the article:
The comics industry has long been synonymous with exploitation. The early comics publishers were wheeler-dealers and back-room grifters, with their hands in everything from the pulps to softcore pornography. They cut vague handshake deals, crushed attempts to collectively organize and built their industry almost entirely on “work for hire” contracts and freelance labor. The result is a history of dirty dealing that has, over time, been reduced to a litany of names, a Mount Rushmore of the fucked:
Gee, it's a good thing there's no identifiable group that behaves this way, and that had, and still has overwhelming influence, ownership and control of the comics industry. It would be very bad if anyone could identify a (((group))) and predict this behavior.

Blogger thechortling July 13, 2020 10:16 AM  

Anyone who followed the idiocy encapsulated in the "OK Boomer Girl" tik tok escapade had a reminder that women are emo-driven creatures subject to raging hormonal influences that men cannot begin to fathom. Women bristle at the suggestion but then fall to pieces in the face of brutality like that offered by BLM ... even though their "but, but... the poor little destitute, abused and baby momma-raised little darlings!". And as tiktok girl demonstrated, she has a vote on par with anyone else's and her vote is for deranged, Free Stuff Castro (aka Bernie). What she doesn't get is that Castro lied, lied some more and then lied about the all the people he killed because they believed his lies.

I don't see a way to un-ring the suffrage bell and the resulting cultural tsunami of public welfare, prostitution of logic and never ending giving in of law and order in the face of hatred and lawlessness. Civil war or World War may have to purge this mess with blood. Our ground cries out with the blood of innocents. It may be that we're at the point where only blood will cleanse it.

Blogger camcleat July 13, 2020 10:18 AM  

the affiliated worlds of video games, twitch streaming, tabletop games, professional wrestling, and professional illustration.

One of these things is not like the others.

Blogger Imposta July 13, 2020 10:19 AM  

The amount of guilt a gamma feels when he gains power will always lead him to self-destructive behaviour

Blogger Glen Sprigg July 13, 2020 10:30 AM  

I consider it a point of pride that I've never read anything by, or even heard of, any of the people mentioned in this article (except the historical ones like Kirby and Shuster, of course). I'll get older comics for my sons, back when they didn't suck, written and drawn by people who weren't (at least publicly) complete gamma losers.

Blogger Silent Draco July 13, 2020 10:36 AM  

Spy vs. Spy cartoons appeared in MAD magazines and in collections, starting in the 50s and 60s. May have a couple of the paperbacks boxed up here.

Those and some of the adult-shaded comic humor couldn't be printed now. Some were 'sexist', others required cultural literacy and that time's 7th grade reading level (or 5th grade visual learning ability). Badthink, you know.

Blogger rikjames.313 July 13, 2020 10:42 AM  

When I was a newer lawyer and doing backstopping on corporate sexual harassment investigations (internal and state)*, I wondered why so many geeky/creepy guys were sexually harassing.

Older lawyer told me that when the hot guy did the same behavior it made the women hot. We didn't have alphas then but that is what he meant and I understood.


*the HR lawyer role is almost 100% bottle blonde women lawyers now, who punched out of firm 65-70 hour weeks when they met the electrical engineer or internist, and came back 1/2 job sharing after the second child

Blogger Grooveware July 13, 2020 10:46 AM  

The good news is there can't be much more for them to destroy.

Blogger Caesar Rodney July 13, 2020 10:54 AM  

I think a television channel dedicated to coverage of the corporate he-said she-said game, a la ESPN News, would be watched by many. Formerly accused and/or fired executives could be panelists!

Blogger Reprehensible Adam July 13, 2020 11:11 AM  

Teach me how to be a man.
That’s what comics should be.
Learn to live by a code of conduct that will befit men and women.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd July 13, 2020 11:12 AM  

thechortling wrote:I don't see a way to un-ring the suffrage bell ...
We have to first stop saying it can't be done. Assume the sale.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella July 13, 2020 11:16 AM  

Ahem...women got the vote when they were expected to balance the vote of incoming immigrant men. Fix immigration, fix the women voting. You cannot say with a straight face that some immigrant from some far away place is more American than a woman raised here, and the mother of patriots. That was the argument then, it is the argument today, even though nobody is addressing it.

And, quite bluntly, when this argument was happening, we were all open race realists. People did openly call women the weaker vessel, and not as bright. People also had eyes, and could see that immigrants were not as tall a candle as native stock Americans. That's when all the birth control leagues went into overdrive. Irresponsible manufacturers had let in low-life factory workers. Farmers, and their descendants, were trying to cope with the distortion.

You are aiming at a late stage development if you are aiming directly at your wives, sisters, and mothers. Aim at the people not related to you: immigrants, fat cat manufacturers with iffy senses of patriotism, and riotous destroyers. When that is solved, then you can go all Switzerland- armed, safe, polite, and male citizens voting.

Blogger MichaelJMaier July 13, 2020 11:31 AM  

So this just proves, yet again, that women are stupid, emotional and legal children and don't know how to live their lives without men to protect them from the horrors of the world.

Blogger Jack Amok July 13, 2020 11:47 AM  

Why are women in the comics industry to begin with?

They're not high status women, they're looking for any group that will have them. When you have 15 year old girls running around loose at conventions with 30 year old men, you have a pretty good idea how valuable their fathers thought they were.

Blogger MichaelJMaier July 13, 2020 12:35 PM  

ScottC wrote:Why are women in the comics industry to begin with?

To be fair, there have been some good to great female comic book writers. I cannot recall a SINGLE good female comic book artist, though.

HA! I recognized exactly ONE name on the artist list here, Wendy Pini from Elfquest. At least she earned her spot on the list with actual accomplishments... have no idea about the rest.
https://www.cbr.com/top-50-female-comic-book-writers-and-artists-master-list/

Blogger Wazdakka July 13, 2020 12:35 PM  

Dash it. I like Warren Ellis books. Now I fear reading them in a new light, and noticing unpleasant details. Much like happened when I re-read Isaac Asimov's foundation books. :(

Anonymous Anonymous July 13, 2020 12:38 PM  

Nah, I've watched EVS video about this topic.
Women in comics created private facebook group where they conspired to ruin careers of male comic book writers, in order to take their place.
If I were to use VoX Day hierarchy I'd say comic book writers(in general) are omegas, they just suck with women, they are competely awkward, but they have some sort autism that helps them draw or write entertaining stories for a small niche of people.

Blogger VFM Bear July 13, 2020 12:48 PM  

'Ahem...women got the vote when they were expected to balance the vote of incoming immigrant men. '

Say what now? What was the immigrant situation when women got the vote?

Women got the vote in the US in 1920.

The Immigration Act of 1917 introduced a literacy test and prohibited entry of most others born in the Asian-Pacific region.

In 1921, Congress passed the Emergency Quota Act, which drastically scaled back the number of entries to the country and assigned new birthplace quotas. An annual quota was set at 3 percent of the number of immigrants in the 1910 census (about 358,000 people total). The quota was divided proportionately according to the birthplaces of the foreign-born listed in the 1910 census. This quota was meant to ensure that the nation would continue to have similar ethnic demographic as in the past.

Women. NAWALT my ass.

https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/us-immigration-in-the-1920s/

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 13, 2020 1:10 PM  

I am very amused that the article ends by calling for the creation of HR departments at comics companies. SJWs gotta look out for one another.

Blogger camcleat July 13, 2020 1:21 PM  

Caesar Rodney wrote:I think a television channel dedicated to coverage of the corporate he-said she-said game, a la ESPN News, would be watched by many. Formerly accused and/or fired executives could be panelists!

Would someone sentenced to an effective life sentence in prison be eligible to be a contestant?

Know a guy in prison as I type this on a "he said-she said" conviction that did not even rise to the level of "he said-she said." The court conveniently and knowingly ignored numerous pieces of exculpatory evidence, openly stating on the record they can hide exculpatory evidence from the jury, despite numerous Federal and Supreme Court rulings saying the law they hid behind does NOT allow that.

In a motion for new trial moving that the State did not prove the case because the State did not show the "victim" was telling the truth - after being caught in numerous lies throughout the 2 year hearing process prior to trial - the judge ruled, "Nah, we're good. She wasn't lying, and if she was, that's normal for sexual assault victims."

How can you win?

Just wondering how would your game show work out in cases like this?

Blogger Akulkis July 13, 2020 1:38 PM  

>> Why are women in the comics industry to begin with?

Because women absolutely REFUSE to let *anything* or any place be a men-only.

Blogger Doktor Jeep July 13, 2020 2:07 PM  

Is this new abundance of gammas or are more gammas apparent when women invade the space?

Blogger Ahuehuete July 13, 2020 2:27 PM  

"I'll get older comics for my sons, back when they didn't suck"

A lot of those are published in "omnibus" format.

I find the storytelling in the new stuff to be appallingly bad. Yeah, the artwork (thanks to improved printing) looks great, but the stories have become so hopelessly woke that they are painful to read.

There's a reason why most superhero movies use stories written 50+ years ago.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan July 13, 2020 2:27 PM  

The author of that no doubt earned her $25 fee especially for the hit on Milo, he is an "actual nazi" who knew?

Blogger Kraemer July 13, 2020 3:07 PM  

I think it's a convolution of factors. Absent fathers cannot stop their son's gamma tendencies, gammas are glorified in popular media ( Harry Potter etc ), and certain industries just draw them in. Have yet to hear of a gammacalypse in plumbing

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella July 13, 2020 3:55 PM  

There's your quote: "...drastically scaled back..." at some percent. As in, even at that percent,for regular Americans, that percent was way too high. Wouldn't you like to go back to that?

The founding stock of English did not even like the percent of Germans.

Blogger Glen Sprigg July 13, 2020 3:57 PM  

Ahuehuete wrote:"I'll get older comics for my sons, back when they didn't suck"

A lot of those are published in "omnibus" format.

I find the storytelling in the new stuff to be appallingly bad. Yeah, the artwork (thanks to improved printing) looks great, but the stories have become so hopelessly woke that they are painful to read.

There's a reason why most superhero movies use stories written 50+ years ago.

I had a collection of Marvel Masterworks, where they reprinted the early Marvel stuff. Which was exponentially better than the stuff they are spewing out now. My son even enjoyed the early Ant-Man stories (which were among the worst Marvel produced in the 1960s).

Blogger AngryGreek July 13, 2020 5:05 PM  

If your joining HR, does it really matter which industry?

Blogger AngryGreek July 13, 2020 5:13 PM  

Currently, most feminist organizations are still led by those women born in the 1940s-1950s. (The ones with ample government grants and corporate donations at least.) The future mass deaths of that leadership class due to old age will create a big political vacuum. The subsequent power struggles will paralyze the movement for a while. Boomer feminists never expected to ever die, so grooming nominally competent replacements was never REALLY planned ahead.

Blogger Dark Herald July 13, 2020 7:05 PM  

Doktor Jeep wrote:Is this new abundance of gammas or are more gammas apparent when women invade the space?

My wrist is busted, so here is my cut and paste answer to that:

The Gamma Male has always been among us. But it was usually curable if caught early enough. In the days of arranged marriages, their needs were taken care of by their new wives at about fifteen or sixteen.

But then assortative mating displaced arranged marriages and Gammas had to flail desperately for themselves in a marketplace where they didn’t have a lot to sell. However, they weren’t too badly off yet because society stepped in to help...

... From my Mom’s generation on back to the earliest mists of time, women NEEDED husbands. It was a matter of dire economic necessity. Any man would do past a certain birthday. Hell, a woman would be happy enough to snatch up a Friends of Dorothy and look the other way once a month when he went off to the all-night “lodge meeting:” with his buddies.

Consequently, the Kays of the world grabbed the Nicks when it became clear that the Jeffs were out the question.

And then the Kays would set about making improvement projects out of them. Honestly, it wasn’t that hard to move him up the ladder from Total Loser to Every-day Joe. You will note that Kay was already nudging Nick firmly in the right direction before they had even held hands.

Blogger Amethyst Dominica July 13, 2020 7:27 PM  

50 years ago, media writers were more likely to be veterans of some war or other, or people who grew up watching media produced by veterans. They were men who were more likely to have gotten out and experienced the world. Nowadays, you can get a comics or cartoon writing gig just by having a portfolio on DeviantArt and a Twitter presence in genre fandom, or by going to the right art school where they'll whittle away any distinct style you may have and replace it with the "lazy beanmouth" style. Having a dysfunctional LGBT relationship that you can milk as inspiration for a gay romance plot is a definite plus if you want to get into the kiddie cartoon industry.

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants July 13, 2020 8:12 PM  

As a woman, let me explain 5o ScottC as to why women are in the comics industry-

BECAUSE
THEY
CAN.

No one bothered to make it an impregnable place that was strong and kept women out by discouraging them early. Because a bunch of low status men who are pussies and likely wanted to help them with an in because they delusionally thought they might get laid for their gud boi action. Because women will enter and ruin everything on Earth if you let them because a subset of women are jealous of men and deep down are angry they don't measure up to men, because their Marxist education told them they were equal to men.
That's why. It won't stop until actual men make it stop.

Blogger Tatooine Sharpshooters' Club July 13, 2020 8:35 PM  

Ahem...women got the vote when they were expected to balance the vote of incoming immigrant men.

Bollix. The Progressives pushed for female suffrage on the braindead but still somewhat popular notion of the moral superiority of the "the fairer sex". I've never even heard the "balancing out immigrant men" argument, which would also assume immigrant women don't vote, and non-citizen immigrants, which was many of them, don't get to vote anyhoo.


You cannot say with a straight face that some immigrant from some far away place is more American than a woman raised here, and the mother of patriots.

Voting patterns indicate they are often equally anti-American. And if "raised here" meant anything, any second generation immigrant would be as American as any "mother of patriots".

Blogger Tatooine Sharpshooters' Club July 13, 2020 8:39 PM  

Why are women in the comics industry to begin with?

To queer it up and feminize it, of course.


Is this new abundance of gammas or are more gammas apparent when women invade the space?

Even if the percentage of gammas stayed relatively stable, simple population growth would account for the apparent profusion. The new era of the never-ending news cycle, the ubiquity of social media, and a far less indulgent attitude to such behavior would also make them appear more numerous when they may simply be more visible.

Blogger Unknown July 13, 2020 10:26 PM  

25. camcleat July 13, 2020 1:21 PM
How can you win?


shoot the judge.



34. AngryGreek July 13, 2020 5:13 PM
Boomer feminists never expected to ever die, so grooming nominally competent replacements was never REALLY planned ahead.



most women suck at Strategery, Boomer Feminist or not. they make up for it with Interpersonal Dynamics.



37. Zeroh Tollrants July 13, 2020 8:12 PM
because their Marxist education


no, this far predates Marx. the Bible itself has injunctions telling women that they are not to dress as men. why do you think that was necessary?

Blogger flyingtiger July 13, 2020 10:53 PM  

Russ Heath told me that he thought he was a swinger. When he moved to to DC comics in NYC, he learned that he was a rookie. They wewre wild in the 60s.

Blogger L.Fairchild July 13, 2020 11:55 PM  

Comics aren't all superhero stuff... they're art and storytelling, and some of it is very feminine(shoujo manga for example). Women do just fine at that kind of stuff.
Woman CEOs, cops, and soldiers is one thing. Woman illustrators is another.

Blogger OvergrownHobbit July 14, 2020 1:12 AM  

@42 Yes. See Kaoru Mori's A Bride's Tale or Minna Sundberg's Stand Still Stay Silent.

Terrific illustrators and visual storytellers up there with legends like Moebius and Mike Kaluta.

But! They are not telling super hero comics. That's a male space. Men do it better. I'm sure there's the rara avis like the lady who created Portal, but trashing an entire genre for the AWFLs is madness.

Blogger Hates the Wicked July 14, 2020 1:39 AM  

That is great perspective. Gammas need Christianity even more than most

Blogger MEGAMUS Maximus July 14, 2020 4:43 AM  

A lot of those women act this way, even when they aren't 15 years old. It was said that Gamma Males are what happens when you have men who act like women. This is just the literal demonstration of it.

Blogger JohnofAustria July 14, 2020 12:46 PM  

Women want into anything that men spend time, money, and attention on, because they want it instead. Look at the invasion of WH40k.

Blogger Akulkis July 15, 2020 9:47 AM  

Which is nothing new. They used to invade the Fletcher Pratt naval games, too.

Blogger Th3 J3st3r July 16, 2020 12:10 PM  

Women are like kids. When one kid has a ball, another kid wants the ball. It's never really about the ball. Good thing Vox got his own ball. His ball will be the best ball, and soon all the other kids will want his ball, but they won't be allowed that ball.

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