Sam_Ursu, The Reader

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I live in Tiraspol, PRM (don't look it up on Google)

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Greetings! on 10/21/2021 5:50:42 AM

Jesus, fucking chill, bro.  How am I supposed to know this site can't parse Cyrillic for fuck's sake?

Greetings! on 10/21/2021 5:49:43 AM

Those weren't actually question marks LOL Turns out this ancient website is still in Cold War mentality when it comes to the Cyrillic alphabet.

Hi am a new person on 10/21/2021 5:48:16 AM

Love the enthusiasm.  Now rewrite your story 25 times over the course of three years, and then publish the link after getting your mom and all your friends to test it for you first.

CoG uses crypto currency for sex trafficking! on 10/21/2021 5:40:27 AM

I agree with you.  Just a bit startling to see the Twine "stories for everyone" Revolution turn straight into the Reign of Terror in real-time.

CoG uses crypto currency for sex trafficking! on 10/21/2021 5:39:04 AM

Where I come from, they used to say "You lie down with dogs, you wake up with fleas."  

Is this really the future of the business (as in making money) in IF?  

1) Aging computer nerds looking for a parser sugar rush.

2) Alphabet city Robespierres looking for traitors to send to the guillotine.

3) Inkle geeks sucking on the Hollywood/AAA videogame teat.

4) Scrapers feeding the Skynet AI beast.

If so, God, that's sad.

IF should be magical and fun and exciting.  And it is, still, for some people.  Just seems like the wrong folks are the ones making money.

Greetings! on 10/20/2021 10:04:00 AM


CoG uses crypto currency for sex trafficking! on 10/20/2021 10:01:52 AM

I guess I have too much time on my hands because I went through the entire thread on CoG, and I ended up going "holy shit, I agree with JSH on every single issue on this topic" minus the badgering and aggression, of course.  Shit, I even felt sorry for him!  And this is the guy who banned me for life.  Nuts...

Reading between the lines of BS, it's obvious that he was just putting a thought out there of how to pay the artists who do the cover designs more, both by evading the Global Banking Cabal's fees (seriously, Paypal takes 10% which is fucking pirate level theft) and through the kinda-cool way that the latest-gen NFTs allow for royalties. 

As for me, I work with too many folks in Asia, where NFTs are all the rage, so it's hard for me to follow the Western alphabet people's opposition to crypto.  But the morons at CoG are too busy typing "OH NOES, muh planet!" on their Chinese-made coal-powered phones to ever let JSH's one goddamn good idea that he's had in the past 10 years ever come to fruition.




Choose Your Story Discord on 10/19/2021 9:56:16 AM

Are you sure you're not in a Chinese re-education camp?

CoG uses crypto currency for sex trafficking! on 10/19/2021 9:40:00 AM

Got to say, this is even crazier than their usual stuff.

As far as I can tell (and I squinted my way through all those screencaps), the objection seems to be partly that a) crypto uses a lot of energy and is therefore "warming up the planet" or whatever BS, but mostly b) that crypto "launders" money.

Perhaps those folks haven't seen "Office Space," but it's pretty clear that they have no idea what money laundering even IS.  In a nutshell, money laundering is just disguising or hiding the origin of money from the government.  That's it.  That's all it is.  It's akin to cheating on your taxes - the only "victim" is the government.

I never thought I'd live to see a day when kids are out there in the (digital) streets to stand up for the government's right to MONITOR ALL YOUR MONEY.  As if they file a 1099 form every time they babysit the neighbor's kid (oh wait, they're too lazy to leave the house).  Laughing my fargin' ass off.

I truly do wonder if they'd complain if CoG mailed envelopes of cash to artists via the postal service.  Yah, of course they would.

New here on 7/7/2021 4:15:42 AM

Lots of French players in IF!  In fact, I just got my French friend here in town hooked on IF thanks to the huge back catalog of games from the 1990s.  Great stuff.