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About the Gunlord:

I don’t want to reveal too much about myself yet, though I may in the future if I am so inclined. Suffice it to say that I’m moving here from Livejournal due to the decline and lack of activity on that platform. I considered Tumblr, and I may get one eventually, but I’ve heard too many bad things about it to join at the moment. I also thought about Blogspot, but I’ve also heard (and experienced) terrible things from it as well; an unwieldy interface, uncaring administrators, and unwieldy comment moderation do not make for satisfactory blogging. WordPress, on the other hand, has given me nothing but relatively positive experiences as a drive-by commenter over the past few years, and several of my friends have chosen it as well. Thusly, I decided to put my new roots down here.

Now that you know why I’m here, perhaps you’re wondering what you can find here. Well, this blog is not intended to replace my Livejournal entirely–remember, I just said I was coming here from LJ, not moving entirely. My little own journal will still remain a place for me to screw around with my friends and make irreverent, lulzy entries, even if few read them anymore. My LJ, however, is private, while this will be public. Thus, in general, most of the entries here will be a bit more serious. I don’t mean levity will be entirely absent, of course–in fact, you can expect quite the opposite! I’m just saying that I’ll try to keep my writing here more professional, well-researched, and well-thought out than typical of my livejournal fare. I aim to be provocative in the sense of “thought-provoking” rather than offensive, flippant, or offensively flippant, so to speak 🙂 I’ve written a few LJ entries in the past which have gotten me in some hot water (more on that later, maybe), and while perhaps my writings here will do the same, no-one will be able to accuse them of being poorly conceived.

So, what can you expect me to write about? Here’s a list, though keep in mind I won’t limit myself exclusively to it:

1: Posts on videogames in general

2: A few posts on Fire Emblem from the perspective of someone who’s losing interest in the series and plans to leave the fandom entirely in a few years. More on this later, perhaps, but I used to be a big fan of the FE series and somewhat prominent in the fan community, in fact. To this day I’m still active writing fanfiction for it, though as you’ll see in the next entry, I’ll eventually cease writing for it as well. I plan to talk about what brought me to the series, why I no longer find it as engaging, and what I’ve learned from Fire Emblem games and their fans over the years.

3: Relatedly, posts on fanfiction–the whys as well as hows of writing it. I’m the author of Wayward Son, which is, so far as I’m aware, the longest single Fire Emblem story yet published on fanfiction.net. Once I finish it, along with a few other shorter ones, I think I’ll be done with FE fiction, if not fanfiction as a whole.  Thus, before I make my exit, I’d like to write about why I write, the process of writing such a long piece of derivative fanwork, the challenges I’ve encountered along the way, and the things I’ve learned while doing so. I hasten to add that I’m a mediocre writer at best–I am blessed with obstinacy and determinacy, but not much literary skill. Even so, if my musings on the “epic” (note the quotation marks) author’s life are useful to my friends, other writers who might happen upon this blog, or even my enemies ( 😉 ), I think that’s good enough.

4: Posts on Vindictus and League of Legends, the two games I spend a particular amount of time on these days.

5: I have an affinity (and some professional experience with) history, particularly African-American and religious history. Expect a little bit on that!

6: Anime, particularly mecha anime! While I’m not as active and probably won’t be as active in the FE fandom anymore, I am quite busy in communities devoted to giant robot Japanese cartoons, such as the /m/echa image board and its related fansubbing group, /m/subs. While I am lamentably ignorant of the Japanese language, I have been honored to help those who actually can understand it create fansubs for some previously untranslated mecha gems, such as Armored Trooper VOTOMs and Da-Garn. I serve as a timer, making sure subtitles show up in the right places and at the right times.

7: Quotes from famous historical figures, friends of mine, or myself personally that I find amusing. XD

8: A sundry assortment of posts on my other interests, ranging from pet budgies to computer science and fitness.

9: Perhaps a handful of political posts, though not too many.

10: And, last but not least, pornography…Japanese and otherwise. In keeping with WordPress’ TOS, I will not post explicit pictures, movies, or otherwise NSFW material, but I will talk about “adult” matters at least occasionally. Still, I must make it immediately clear that I am very tolerant of pretty much all sexualities and fetishes–straights and gays, futanari fans and MILF conoisseurs, all are welcome here, and may find something that appeals to them. I’ll even tolerate bronies and furries, though I’m not generally fond of either group. As a result, I must warn those who take a dim view of alternative sexualities (for religious or secular reasons): I won’t mock your convictions, but I do not share them. If you are offended by such content, please do not look at entries marked NSFW. If that’s too much, don’t look at my blog at all.

This is, of course, not to say anyone can just go crazy here. Again, I wish not to cross the TOS, so while I welcome discussion, I would request you not post explicit material in the comments. Also, I must go out of my way to strictly deal with “extreme” stuff like loli, child porn, guro, and those sorts of things. Posting those will earn you a swift ban, of course, but even advocating for such things in real life may be cause for moderation from me. I don’t want to get into legal trouble.

So, what else can I tell you…well, depending on where you go, and when you’ve spoken to me, I can be either famous or notorious. A few years back, I used to be a Livejournal troll of some (dis)repute, constantly getting into fights and all sorts of trouble. These days, however, I’m much more laid back and have a much more positive outlook on life, largely due to gaining more experience (both IRL and on the Internet), and meeting wonderful people in the fandom for the Castlevania series. Another source of growth was, oddly enough, my friends on /m/ exposing me to several fantastic Japanese anime series and Western science fiction novels which taught me a great deal and very much improved my perspective on life. It may be strange to learn a lot from Japanese children’s scifi cartoons (though, in my defense, OVAs such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes–one of my primary inspirations–are very much not for kids, and novels such as Haldeman’s The Forever War are certainly “mature” enough for anyone), but hell, it’s better to find wisdom in strange sources than not find it at all, right? XD So…yeah, I may have been angry and offensive a few years ago, but nowadays I’m concentrating much more on being virtuous. Helping fansubbers and having good discussions with my fellow science fiction fans is much higher on my list of priorities than calling people names, and I actually go out of my way to avoid trouble these days. I hope my readers will assist me in that endeavor 😉

Well, that should be it for now. I hope you enjoy the blog!

P.S: I have absolutely no relation to the recent Dreamcast shooter “Gunlord,” which can be found here:

http://gun-lord.com/

It’s just coincidence that the game and I share a (screen)name. Please don’t get us confused…or accuse either of us of ripping the other off, I’ve been known as Gunlord since before 2004 and they had no idea I even existed when they came up with their game XD

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17 comments

  1. Hey GL! So… since I don’t want to derail your posts any longer, I noticed you’ve joined reddit! Haha. How are you liking it?

    Also… vent mode. But god, oh god, there is nothing, nothing I hate more than the Asian dork enlightenmenter: http://www.donotlink.com/bli1

    Btw, I think you mentioned somewhere that you are Bengali? If true, then hooray, we are both Asians! (though you south, me east, lol)

    Why do you think Asian men (but not women) are so overrepresented in the online reactionary spheres?

    1. Hey, nice to see you again! Don’t worry about derailing my post, when I make my weekly post tomorrow I’ll put another post up in the sidebar for off-topic stuff 🙂 As for reddit, yeah, I’m liking it quite a lot. I rather like /r/thebluepill, but I also like the videogame subs, namely XCOM and Bloodborne. 😀

      As for that Asian dork enlightenmenter, aaaaaaahahahahaha holy shit, what a tool. I guess Asians aren’t immune to the same disease that afflicts white nationalists: That guy’s ranting about the Han reminds me a whole lot of WN moaning about ~*Aryans*~.

      Yep, I’m Bengali. I guess we are both Asians 😀

      As for Asian men being over-represented…a few reasons. First, neoreaction appeals disproportionately, if not primarily, to tech nerds, and a very specific type of tech nerd: Computer/software engineers, with a healthy dose of other “practical” engineers (technicians, aerospace engineers, etc.) as well. The reasons for this I can get into in another post, but since Asian men have a strong presence in those sorts of engineering fields, it’s not too surprising they’d be overrepresented in the Dark Enlightenment.

      Second, as the “socio-sexual” argument goes, a lot of asian men feel neglected and shunned by American women (both Asian American and white american) and end up getting drawn into the Heartiste crowd that way. Now, I think that’s foolish, as IMO the “disadvantages” faced by Asian men are severely overstated by the “Dark Enlightenment” crowd. A lot of them say Asian guys are “effeminate;” I say they haven’t seen Frank Yang (look him up on youtube). Still, a lot of Asian men feel that way, and that’s what sucks them into that scene.

  2. That’s what weirds me out, the fact that the neoidiots think that Asian men are destined to be betas cause biotroofs, yet the Asian guys still flock to them! I get the other reasons why it would appeal, but why cling to guys that think you’re a failure cause biotroofs?

    The appeal of the dorkosphere seems to be an issue for both East and South Asian dudes, so there’s that. Funnily enough, even the white nationalist sub-sphere attracts them. Dafuq? lol

    Though as an Asian American lady, I’m fascinated to see disproportionate AA men flocking to Steve Seiler, heartiste, TRP, etc etc. And I think, ironically, this makes those guys see way more unattractive than any of the common asian male stereotypes.

    Btw, are you still talking to jayman? I just noticed he made it into rationalwiki, lol. I think it’s written a bit childishly, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he did indeed have… issues deep down. But don’t we all? http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/JayMan

    1. Rationalwiki can be funny at times, but that article seems as if it was written as a parody of an SJW. It’s possible to believe in “biological” differences between races, sexes, etc. without going full-out Dark Enlightenment. The thing with Jayman is that while he’s may believe the races and sexes differ in intelligence, etc., he isn’t obsessed with that and doesn’t believe anyone should be oppressed on that basis or that society should be organized entirely around it. That’s what makes him more tolerable than Dark Enlightenmenters, IMO.

  3. Oh my, I am terrified, LOL.

    It’s really ironic, but I think the internet (specifically the spheres we talk about here, on reddit, on cinzia/bodycrimes) is turning me into that stereotypical evil asian lady who dosen’t like asian guys. And funnily enough not because of the standard stereotypes. But because on a knee-jerk level I’m thinking “What a bunch of misogynistic, white worshipping pathetics with no self-respect!”

    But once I log off the computer, all that disappears. Because most people in real life are totally cool and chill…

    1. Yeah, it’s understandable. Still, keep in mind that even though Asian guys are disproportionately overrepresented in that scene, they’re still a fairly tiny minority–the vast majority of the DEs are white. And they still represent a tiny minority of whites in general, most white folks hate ’em just as much as we do.

  4. Okay, okay, final post for the night.

    On the topic of asian dorkers, if you really want to see a piece of work, check out “dota.” I won’t link to the blog directly, but here’s some of his stuff posted to a different website:
    http://fstdt.com/Search.aspx?Fundie=dota
    http://imgur.com/rkY9HcA
    http://www.donotlink.com/framed?45213

    http://imgur.com/IDH5vn5

    1. Yeah, I’ve seen a bit of that Occident Invicta guy. Honestly, I have to wonder if he’s actually an epic troll or sockpuppet from somebody. An Asian guy who keeps ranting about the “west” like he thinks he’s at the National Vanguard or something? What a maroon, that shit can’t be serious…at least I’d hope not. XD

      1. Nah, I think he’s real. His interview suggests a guy with a south Asian accent. From what I’ve gleamed from him, his also recently in an arranged marriage and just brought his wife over from the old country :/

        Dude has issues

      2. And… That arranged marriage hasn’t stopped his misogyny

  5. Awwww: http://www.reddit.com/r/iamverysmart/comments/2g74dq/so_enlightened/

    Sorry gun lord. There’s just nothing I hate more than the asian male dorker :/

  6. Regardless of your views on Obama, lol, what a piece of work this chick is: http://imgur.com/Rt2Wjdv

    Citing heartiste cause he’s an expert: http://www.donotlink.com/bt90

    1. Think you meant to post this in the off-topic page XD But yeah, what a loon.

  7. RPW makes me want to shoot myself

    1. I keep telling you, post this on the off-topic page XD

      1. Sorry my bad gunlord :p

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