Sorry Not Sorry | Actually, Yes You Do

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The featured image of this post is from this article that’s been making it’s way around social media as of late. Condescendingly titled, No, I Don’t Have to Tell You I’m Trans Before Dating You, this article, posted on The Odyssey Online is a BuzzFeed-esque winge fest of stuck up, ill-witted progressive turdstains to regurgitate their self-entitled, self important and self-indulgent rhetoric onto the evil hetero masses and give them yet another reason to vote republican. Not only is it another ego-stroking ploy for the fringe section of the LGBT community to hand out another arbitrary checklist of things not to do or say in the presence of the ever-so omnipotent gods of the transgender community, it’s also as ass-backwards as it is supercilious. Now, usually, I stay the ever-loving fuck away from anything that includes the words ”cis” ”problematic” or ”—phobia” unironically, but the sheer ignorance and ass-backwards nature of this and the fact that so many people are actually buying into and agreeing with this (including a close relative of mine) is too much too ignore. It’s another example of how directionless and warped the far left has really become.

The article talks about the case of Joseph Scott Pemberton, the US Marine who murdered Jennifer Laude, after having sex with her in 2014 after finding out she was a trans woman. It’s not about the actual gruesome crime itself however, but more about the outrage that it sparked, not about the murder, but about how Laude didn’t disclose the information to Pemberton that she was trans. As awful and fucked as that is, that isn’t the full focus of this article. What it does revolve around, however, is the disdain that some trans folk feel, not for the murder that took place, but the apparently ”transphobic” expectation that cis men have for their own to disclose the fact that they are trans right up front before anything romantic or sexual takes place. To me, that’s totally reasonable and I don’t get how it isn’t or how it’s even debatable (then again, whether or not pedophilia is wrong is also up for debate nowadays, so I guess anything is). Bringing up information of that caliber is absolutely essential at the start of any potential sexual encounter and it CAN be a matter of safety or even life or death. It’s unfortunate, but some men just don’t mess around with that kind of thing.

When it comes to potential dating or sex partners, being transgender isn’t a trivial thing that just casually comes up in a conversation. It’s not something like say, what kind of car you drive or what your natural hair color is, it’s something vital that needs to be put up front straight away. I thought that was just common sense, but then I remember, we’re in 2017; that isn’t exactly an essential thing to a majority of the young tikes of this generation. To them, entitlement is much more important than common sense or their own safety. See, the funniest thing about the LGBT community and the progressive left is that they either want to have their cake and eat it too or just don’t know which direction they’re going in. On one hand, they want to protect their own and those of the LGBT community, but at the same time, they want to demonize and wage some kind of petty war against their heterosexual and straight counterparts, which will only lead to more danger. If a guy is out looking to get laid and goes to a bar and runs into you, you tell him nothing, you end up hooking up and go back to his hotel room, apartment, whatever, things get hot and heavy and he unzips your pants and something he doesn’t want pops out, what do you think will happen? Now, some guys may be nicer and let you walk away or walk away themselves, but others just aren’t. In fact, some of the things they’ll do can be very lethal, and how will this belief of not having to disclose that one important piece of information hold up when you’re laying in a hospital bed, possibly with broken bones and close to death? I doubt it will hold up very well, if at all.

Do I condone that kind of violence? Absolutely not. Am I blaming the victim? No. but the case of Jennifer Laude is a prime example of how dangerous this way of thinking is and how contradictory those who hold this narrative really are. If you want a safer environment for your fellow LGBT folk, then you need to be honest and up front, not secretive. Privacy is one thing, but there’s a difference between privacy and secrecy. Hiding your identity from a potential partner is dishonest and unfair to them. If you think otherwise, then you shouldn’t be actively searching for love or sex. That may seem like a harsh reality for you, but your sense of entitlement will only take you so far and will inevitably become your downfall. Just like you don’t have to live as the gender you were born as, the rest of us don’t have to date or fuck you. We as humans have preferences, and sometimes you’re not one of them. That’s not a transphobic thing, it’s just the way it is.

So understand, i’m not advocating for violence against trans people, nor am I demonizing them in any way, but this kind of mentality and way of going about things is what WILL lead to violence and even murder. Spreading this message of deceit and trickery will ultimately lead to the exact thing you’re trying to fight against, and it’s honestly the most ass-backwards way of thinking that I’ve seen by the left to date. This whole “I don’t owe anyone anything” culture that exists today also plays a role in this, as I read in a comment under a link to this article. It’s not about owing anyone anything, it’s about responsibility. You have the responsibility to yourself to disclose the fact that you are a trans person to a potential partner of any kind. People have preferences, as foreign of a concept as that is to most people nowadays, and you could ruin any chance you have with them and put yourself in harm’s way. There are a lot of homicidal maniacs out there who give no fucks. So please, anyone who is spouting off this sentiment and anyone who is buying into it, just take notice of this and rethink it. The world doesn’t revolve around you and it isn’t going to cater to you or your needs and preferences. It’s your responsibility to put vital aspects of your being up front from the jump and make it clear right away. You DO owe it to them, as well as yourself. The consequences of not dong so can be life threatening. Not every guy is like this one:

And remember, I’m not sorry.

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Until next time.

-Scvm

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Sorry Not Sorry | Workers are Assholes Too

One thing we see all the damn time on social media nowadays… one VERY annoying thing I might add, is (mostly) young whippersnappers complaining about their jobs. Pretty common, right? I mean, we’ve all done it. We’ve all had jobs that we’ve hated and would have quit in a heartbeat if better opportunities presented themselves. It’s one of the most common patterns among humans. Well, what annoys me about it is the hypocrisy that seems to fuel it nowadays, particularly in the minimum wage field (retail and fast food). Now, i’m not saying all customers are innocent. Not at all. There are some real fucking assholes in and out of every store every day. I totally understand that. I don’t agree with that bullshit-ass saying “The customer is always right”. Fuck that shit. However, what some of these people on the worker side of the fence fail to realize is that sometimes, just sometimes, the actions of these customers don’t always fall on their heads. A lot of the time, it’s due to the incompetence of you or your fellow apron or uniform-wearers.

I speak from experience on both ends when it comes to this. Sometimes it is the customer’s fault for being a dick, but sometimes, it because of some of you not knowing what the fuck you’re doing. Some of you can’t work a cash register to save your lives, some of you don’t know your ass from a hole in the ground when asked about certain products or where certain things are located, and some of you are just downright rude and nasty. Thus, contributing to the ”shitty mood” of an ”asshole”’ customer. I can’t even count on both hands the number of times I’ve seen a schmo who works at my local CVS roll his eyes at someone for simply wanting to know where the deodorant isle is or some stuck up cunt give people attitudes behind the counter at KFC for simply being asked to fix a botched order. It’s a very common and very real pattern that has existed for years and years, but now in 2017, employees, like many other people, seem to ignore that and refuse to open their eyes and acknowledge their own faults and put all the blame on the customers. Blaming their ”bad mood” on getting upset because your mouth-breathing asses can’t make a meal right, blaming them for not having the first clue how to handle a cash register and for various other petty, insipid factors that are no fault but your own!

Still not convinced? Well, to cement my point, here’s the most damning proof of all. The biggest testament to the hypocrisy of minimum wage workers and why a great deal of the blame rests on them and why it’s a problem that needs to be acknowledged:

Because THIS is what it leads to.

Around 2015, protests (as if we need any fucking more of those) began to arise among fast-food employees all across the nation in demand for a hike on their pay wages. The demand was for their pay to be raised to 15 dollars an hour. $15 an hour just for flipping burgers and pulling fries out of a deep-fryer. Tremendous. You know, it’s hilarious how we live in a culture who believes that they don’t owe anything to anybody and that every bullshit, juvenile act they pull is justifiable because it’s ”self-care”, because those same people who state those angsty claims clearly believe that they are the ones owed something. The irony is endless. You see, i’m in no way a role model or a fucking millionaire, nor do I have a perfect life or living situation, I have my faults and I do what I can to get by just like everyone else, but even I can see the absolute ludicrousness in this deal. These jobs, fast-food and retail, are minimum wage for a reason. They’re not hard jobs, they don’t require a wide array of knowledge or skill, and to pay that big a salary to dozens of employees just isn’t tangible for these chains to thrive financially. It just isn’t. You can whine and complain all you want, but what you cretins were demanding would benefit you initially, sure, but certainly not in the long run. It could hurt your employer’s wallet more than anything and lead to your workplace closing it’s doors. Then what?

Also, let’s talk about competence. There’s a reason the fast-food industry has a reputation for a majority of it’s workers being considered to be of substandard intellect. A lot of you don’t know what the fuck you’re doing, or just don’t give a shit. I know most of you are disgruntled for being ”underpaid” and having to do things you don’t want to do, but when you’re providing such wonderful services like this

Maybe there’s a good reason for the way you’re treated and looked at. So your protests and outcries are the biggest indictments of your ignorance and unwillingness to improve yourselves, and don’t give me that shit about how you’re ”just trying to survive”. If you think you can ”survive” flipping burgers or stocking shelves, you’re hopeless.

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…and how did that work out for ya?

Bravo!

So, young workers, especially retail and fast-food employees, the next time you go online and piss and moan about every Tom, Dick and Nancy who walks through the doors during your shift or make a Tumblr or Facebook post mocking someone you interacted with for being an ”asshole”, first, make sure it is indeed their doing and not your own. I know that’s an incredibly tough concept to fathom for a lot of you, because a majority of you are degenerate misfit chuds, but the blame doesn’t always lie on everyone else but you. Sometimes it IS you, sometimes it’s one of your co-workers, sometimes, it’s your own incompetence and stupidity that’s your own undoing. Again, I get that there are some shitlords out there who want to ruin your day, I really do. The customer is NOT always right. I agree with that 100%, but don’t be ignorant. Your jobs aren’t the be-all, end-all of making a living and you’re not owed anything for being in the position you’re in and you’re not entitled to being respected or treated differently because you have it just a little harder than some others. Wake up, smarten the fuck up and do the best you can, or else shut the fuck up and go home. Enjoy homelessness and poverty.

“If you run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole. If you run into assholes all day, you’re the asshole.” – Raylan Givens, Justified

And remember, i’m not sorry.

Until next time.

-Scvm

Sorry Not Sorry | 6 Annoyingly Popular Bands That I Can’t Stand

There are bands on this planet that I just don’t care for, for various reasons, whether it be because their sound or style just doesn’t do it for me or i’m just not a fan of their respective genre. Then there are bands who I think suck. I don’t pay them any attention, I just scoff whenever I see their name pop up and go on with my day. Most of those bands aren’t annoyingly popular nor do they have a fanbase of insufferable cretins who put them on an unnecessary pedestal that deprives better bands of attention while they hog the spotlight, so it’s whatever.

Then there are these bands.

These 6 bands that i’m about to tackle ARE guilty of those offences and DO either have an appeal that the majority clings onto or have fanbases of clueless, autistic buffoons who blow so much unwarranted smoke up their asses that if anyone dares utter a single opposing sentence in there direction, out come the torches and pitchforks and you best prepare for your hanging… or at least your digital crucifixion.

So let’s just get this over with. These are those 6 bands.

Ghost

The 5 ‘mysterious’ costume-dawning, gimmick-relying goofs from Sweden who I briefly ripped on in my last Random Recs post while talking about the far superior Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats are the first entries on this list. Over The last 5 or so years, Ghost have taken the Metal & Hard Rock world by storm by fooling a bunch of naive imbeciles in both of those scenes with their lame ‘mystique’ and needlessly elaborate live shows while trudging out some of the most generic, boring and idle “Occult Rock” that a bunch of poorly versed ignoramuses wrongfully classify as “Doom Metal”. DOOM METAL.

I don’t mean to sound like a pompous elitist nerd here, but if you actually think the product these hacks are selling you is Doom, you’re either young and new to this form of music (been there, trust me) or one of those casual listeners who only listens to this form of music while visiting your Metalhead cousin for Thanksgiving. Ghost is a decent at best band who used their flashy gimmick as a crutch to get to where they are now and without it, they’d be just another decent Rock band who swings from Coven’s nuts. They’re not Doom, they’re a cheap imitation of it. Hopefully you’ll realize it when you’re older and realize YouTube and music blogs are your friend.

Mastodon

Speaking of cheap imitations, Mastodon is next. These guys have been at the top of the world of Sludge and Southern Style Doom for the last good number of years now, without actually playing a lick of what could be classified as either of those genres. The two bearded buffoons, along with the other two skinny, clean shaven buffoons are known for their ‘proggy’ style of what some consider ‘Stoner Sludge’ or ‘Doom’ or whatever. When compared, however, to the likes of High on Fire, Soylent Green or even Eyehategod, it’s pretty substandard. I wouldn’t place Mastodon anywhere near the same class as those acts or even include them in the same conversation. This is another case of a band being put on a pedestal by naive youngsters and given far too much credit for something done far better and by far more bands before them.

Mastodon is just another boring, overhyped, second rate act who, much like Ghost, plays a cheap knockoff of a certain genre and gets wrongfully classified as such as a result. Once again, YouTube is your friend, young bucks and clueless mooks.

Carach Angren

When you can easily compare one fanbase to another, it’s rarely a good thing. Almost never.

Carach Angren is a band that i’ve gotten flamed for ripping on on Twitter and called an elitist and a misogynist by fat, pseudo-intellectual, Social Justice Warriors dollar store-Goths a while back, because I said that they’re the only Black Metal band with Tumblr fangirls who call them their ‘Daddies’ and create disturbing fanfictions and fanart and spam their followers’ dashboards with dolled up pictures of them and pictures of other bands like HIM & Cradle of Filth. Basically in short, Carach Angren is Black Metal for Tumblr Goths and lovesick Ville Valo-worshiping teenagers. Bam Margera probably loves them too.

On top of that, they play a style of Black Metal that i’m already not fond of, but even worse. Symphonic Black Metal was never my thing (except maybe for Lymbonic Art), but if it were, these three experts in American Horror Story-level ghost and paranormal storytelling would be at the bottom of my fucking barrel. Their sound is a showcase of some of the most artificial sounding keyboards ever put on record that they rely on far too much, poorly toned guitars, weak, almost inaudible drumming, crappy vocals and topped off with the cheesiest of visuals and aesthetics that one can only subject their eyes & ears too so much in life.

So, basically, Carach Angren is yet another sideshow act only for the ears of the cretins mentioned above. If you want to flame me for it, go ahead. It’ll change my opinion on them just as much as the losers on Twitter did. In other words, it won’t.

By the way…

Everybody point and laugh!

Slayer

What can I say? One of the most overrated bands in the entire history of Thrash, one of the most repetitive and painfully generic bands in existence who have been releasing the exact same album since 1983 and one of the 4 bands that make up the superficial, circle jerk brigade known as the “Big 4”, the other 3 being the just as overrated and generic Megadeth, Anthrax & Metallica. I understand they’re influence on the Thrash and general Metal landscape as a whole, but to call them the ‘greatest’ and give these 4 groups the moniker The Big 4 while other and far superior bands who have been around for just as long as they have like Exodus, Kreator, Sodom, Testament, Destruction, ect exist? To me, that’s always been absurd. Slayer, in my opinion offers up just a modicum of what Thrash as a whole has to offer. The fact that they, to this very day, sit on a pedestal higher than the twin towers stacked on top of one-another thanks to a bunch of greasy, closed-minded mutants who don’t know anything beyond 1985 proves absolutely nothing.

Slayer isn’t the most successful because they’re the best, they’re the most successful because they’re the most popular. To me, at this point, they’re nothing more than a nostalgia act for those aforementioned greasy old cretins who ignore everything else outside the so-called Big 4. Nostalgia doesn’t mean talent. The same repetitive 12 albums with the same repetitive riffs over and over again and with the same tired yelling over and over again doesn’t mean talent. It mean you’ve conned people into thinking you were the be-all, end-all of Thrash for over three decades and for that, bravo! But when it comes to who brought the better brand of Thrash over those last 30-plus years, you and the rest of the self-proclaimed Big 4 reside at the bumbfuck bottom of my list… or not even on my list at all.

Behemoth

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When a band starts out great, only to become too ambitious for their own good and ultimately get caught up in their own self-fellating ego and become a boring, mediocre shell of their former selves as a result, it’s sad. What’s even worse, is when as a result of that, not only do we get a bunch of overproduced, self-serving piles of polished turds (like Evangelion & The Satanist), but the majority appeal of the band delves more into the realm of insufferable, fawning imbeciles like the ones mentioned in the Carach Angren bit.

Behemoth are another victim of what I call the Tumblr bug, where the direction they take musically and aesthetically leads them into the fandom territory of those aforementioned dollar store goth, daddy issues having SJWs who, if the opportunity presented itself, they would run on stage, yank Nergal’s pants off and suck him off for the entire onlooking crowd to bear witness to. Once again, I know they exist because I’ve dealt with them online as well. Say one thing about the band they have a shrine of in their closet and suddenly it’s World War 3. Part of this can be attributed to Adam “Nergal” Darski himself and his pompous, rockstar ways that he seemed to undertake in the later years of Behemoth’s existence. Especially after his bout with Leukemia in 2010. The Polish pretty boy of Blackened Death Metal has not only transformed physically into someone I wouldn’t want to associate with by just looking at him, but also regurgitates his holier than thou swagger allover his artistic presentation, including the band that got him to the dance in the first place.

Behemoth used to be great. Starting out as a really good Black Metal band who brought forth 2 really good albums, then delved into more Blackened Death territory and met that with success for a while, with albums like Thelma 6, Zos Kia Kultus & Demigod. I can’t hate on those albums too much. After that, the production got cleaner, the sound got duller and it all just fell apart. Nowadays, I just can’t get into anything Behemoth brings to the table. There is plenty of better Blackened Death Metal that isn’t completely full of itself available if you search long and hard enough. When it comes to the polish pretty boys, however (had to say it again), it just doesn’t do justice for me.

Cannibal Corpse (w/ George Fisher)

We all know and love the 4 classics that Cannibal Corpse gave us in the early 90s when Chris Barnes was at the helm. The raw, filthy, gory, and vicious brand of Death Metal that they were capable of in their heyday. Some of the best Death Metal albums ever made and ones that helped put the genre on the map. Then 1995 came along and Chris Barnes split from the group due to musical differences. Enter George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, the giant, thick-necked mongoloid that would take over and remain to this very day. From then on, a snowball effect would commence that would roll the band down the hill into a ditch of dullness and repetitiveness as they took on a more polished style of generic, insipid, pseudo-technical Death Metal that would only get worse as the years went on and albums came about.

I’m not going to totally trash these guys because unlike the previous entrants, they don’t have a fanbase of knuckle-dragging mutants attached to them or an ego the size of 10 Godzillas. They just play a style of Death Metal I just can’t get into and don’t get the appeal of. I also realize that the change may have been inevitable and needed anyway, considering Chris Barnes isn’t anywhere near what he used to be and especially seeing where he is now. Not pretty. I’m sure they’re cool dudes either way.

I’ve always said that Cannibal Corpse are the Metallica of Death Metal. The first 4 albums were great, they lost an important member, then it went all downhill from there. Sad but true.

Well, needless to say, I won’t be reviewing any of these band’s albums anytime soon.  Maybe I will, but it will only be for shits & giggles if I do. I do love verbally tearing things to shreds, so who knows. For now, however, just enjoy my verbal shred tearing of the bands themselves that I present to you today.

And remember, i’m not sorry.

Until next time.

-Scvm

Sorry Not Sorry | Introduction

What’s one thing in today’s society that everybody just loves to have? You know, that one thing that they love to flaunt around, scream at every stranger, write on every wall and regurgitate on every goddamn street and especially on every social media platform? That one thing people just like to throw in your face at any give opportunity? That’s right…

Unpopular opinions!

Yes, unpopular opinions. Everybody has them, everybody loves ’em and everybody wants everybody to hear them. Especially me. I feel like pissing people off is something that has been lacking on this blog as of late and I think this may be the antidote for that issue. This blog is made almost entirely out of my opinions and views already, but it barely scratches the surface. So, i’m gonna dig deeper. This feature will present some of my more obscured views that may differ from most, if not all. Each post will have a number of random topics that I choose and a paragraph of why I feel that way. Everything will be covered, including music, movies, wrestling, politics, society, science, religion, art, literature, you name it, nothing is off limits and my views, as always, will be expressed in the most raw and unapologetic way humanly possible. So if you’re easily triggered, I suggest you steer clear of this one.

That’s all for now, the first batch of these will be coming in the next couple weeks.

And remember, i’m not sorry.

Until next time.

-Scvm