Bleeding Heart$

I live in Texas, where the minimum wage is the same as the national minimum wage: $7.25. I work at a place that started out slightly above minimum wage, to later paying at least a dollar more than the minimum. The living wage for 1 adult with no children, as of 2018, $11.48. for the last couple of years, I proudly (I suppose) made just a little over that, and had been doing all right for myself, despite still living with a couple of roommates in a house.

20181013_203240In 2016, I met a wonderful girl via an online dating app, and at first we were very smitten. She was working on her Masters in Art History, and working at a museum downtown. Things seemed all right, and then Hurricane Harvey hit, and that was very rough. Shortly after that, we broke up, which was devastating… but it was in one of those wishy washy “I’m trying to focus on my studies,” spare my feelings kind of ways… that was suspicious but sort of believable. I attempted to make contact later that year in an attempt of desperation that failed.

On February 13th 2017, out of nowhere, she contacted me and we had lunch before I worked that day. Things seemed nice, and I impressed even myself when she dropped a cup and I caught it instinctively. The lunch was very nice.

I admit that after our breakup, I took things hard and ate my feelings, so I had gained some weight. Sucks. So I was self conscious about that alongside my lack of education next to her… you know… getting ready to finish her MASTERS.

Bulma Gohan KrillinShe grilled me at work via text, and I should have realized that I was under an interrogation on what I wanted to do with the rest of my life and what not, but I had no idea as I was just trying to talk to her despite the fact that I was AT WORK.

While working the Valentines Day tent at the Grocery store that I work at, she  texted me that she was going to break up with me. The worst part about doing this stuff over text is knowing that it is going to happen and is happening at like… a snails pace. Someone who I thought I once loved, and thought I could have a life with, dumped me within 24 hours because I was ‘not active’ and did not think about the future. So.. I’m fat and wasting my life… all of my largest fears realized. Awesome.

When that one huge museum over seas burned down and I wanted to stay friendly and talk to her about it, she was all ‘Get over me.’ and ouch. I try to stay friends with exes.

In August of 2019 I attempted to quit my job and they instead offered me full time. I then got a raise even that month, so now I’m making $15.25. I was already making a living wage when she dumped me, not that she knew that, and now I’m doing pretty good for myself. Not amazing, but able to really have a life, ya know?

mrskullheadI feel like she was a confused hypocritical monster. I dunno. I just… think about it from time to time, and it’s weird and funny and sucks. Maybe if she would have asked me how things were? Eh… I don’t want to keep picking at my brain with scenarios that never happened for a future that isn’t there.

Life is kind of funny.

Where I’m at on this whole… Vic situation

While most of the world sees #Kickvic vs. #ISTANDWITHVIC as just the dorky #metoo scandal of the year, I’m constantly reminded of Gamer Gate.

anitacolbertGamer Gate was the situation where a Kotaku game journalist had a relationship with the indie game creator Zoe Quinn, it was not disclosed until a huge letter from the guy came out, and a bunch of women hating guys weaponized the video game fandom against women who talked about games, women in gaming, gaming news outlets, etc. claiming that it was all about ethics in games journalism.

Both sides ended up using shady tactics, which should not come as a shock seeing as how they were all nerds to begin with. For some reason, Anita Sarkeesian who dared to talk about tropes in games against women was targeted, and Gamergate made her more famous/powerful than she could have ever hoped, and more hated than she would ever want.

supergirltrappedAt the time it was all happening, I was Gamer Gate neutral to Gamer Gate light. I did want ethics in games journalism, and the end result of it all… Kotaku especially became much more transparent about relationships with between it’s bloggers and industry folks. Unfortunately, people were doxxed, swatted, were afraid to go home, etc. and ultimately… dude. It’s games media. It should never be that serious. Gaming fandom still hasn’t completely healed over all of it.

Edward Elric Fullmetal AlchemistJumping back to the whole Vic Mignogna situation, I sit directly on the #KickVic side, which is a similar side to the Anti-Gamer Gate side… sort of? The movement started out as a twitter thread about Vic’s past bad behavior by one woman around the time of the Dragon Ball Super Broly movie. Than a friend of mine started the hashtag movement. Vic’s fan club was weaponized, voice actress stepped in around the same time as Rooster Teeth and Funimation announced that he had been let go. Vic released some apologies that later he would admit were not true ones.

Then all hell broke loose. Lawyer/Youtube Shock jock Nick Rekieta stepped in with a Gofundme for Vic, and the lawyer Ty Beard was brought in despite not practicing defamation law. He started sending tweets at people to intimidate them, and finally the wheels started turning for defamation suit as well as tortious interference. They were seeking a million dollars, which in Vic’s later deposition seemed to be a bit of a surprise to him? Which is odd.

Then law twitter showed up, and several lawyers made fun of Ty Beard, Nick Rekieta, and Vic’s entire case/situation as it wont win. One of these lawyers, Greg Doucette, created a thread for it called The Threadnaught, and it kind of showed the limits of twitter’s capability to house such a large thread. All of the lawyers kept trying to explain why Vic wont win. Step. By. Step. They seemed to be right, but #ISTANDWITHVIC had Nick Rekieta to keep them energized.

bulma_vegetaEarly this month, Vic Mignogna’s case was thrown out against Monica Rial, Jamie Marchi, and Funimation. It’s been strongly hinted at that Vic will appeal. Nick accidentally leaked in a video that Ty was having some problems convincing Vic to appeal… which makes sense, seeing as he might have to pay for the defendants lawyers, as well as the emotional toll of the situation.

Did I mention that former convention staffers came out of the woodwork to share negative experiences with Vic Mignogna? Because that happened. Also Variety did an article, The Dallas News, etc. Oh, and during the deposition video that his lawyer friend and possible lover Nick Rekieta leaked, Vic Mignogna admitted to several infidelities against his former fiance of 12 years. Oh, and hiring a sex worker which is a crime. And technically pulling one of the actresses hair at Funimation.

DSCN1275The craziest part, is that Vic’s fans still believe in him, his lawyer Ty Beard that lost all 17 claims against the defendants in a type of case he had no experience in, and Nick Rekieta who is manipulating them both financially and emotionally.

It was recently leaked that Nick has bounced off ideas for Ty amongst the high tiered donors of Vic’s Gofundme, which implies that he has acted as legal council for Vic despite claiming otherwise.

Some of the high tiered donors are using Vic and this case as a way to get back or get even against women and cancel culture. They don’t care at all about Vic, and this is all a proxy war in their crusade, and it’s really messed up.

Youtuber Aquatic Observer made this fun/short compilation of Nick and Ty for our amusement.

I’m tired. I don’t want to have to think about Vic Mignogna or these players again. I hope they don’t appeal. I feel that Nick and Ty have ultimately had more of a negative impact on Vic’s career than #KickVic has, honestly. Nick might care about Vick, I’m not sure honestly. He likes to stir shit up and hates cancel culture. I know if I liked Vic though that I would never have leaked his deposition.

Hopefully the world is better after this whole thing is finally over… which it could or could not be already over in some part?

Happy Birthday Monica Rial! Now RAGE internet!

Today is Monica Rial’s birthday, and her’s and Funimation’s BFF TOEI wished her a happy birthday, and once again showed support of her being Bulma in Dragon Ball Super!

Some people were not okay with Toei Animation wishing a happy birthday to one of the women involved with Botox Chad, AKA  Vic Mignogna, loosing his shit and suing a bunch of people and Funimation of defamation because they didn’t want to have sex with him? Here’s a pic of someone who complained about a threat of violence against Toei.

monica rial bulma toei kickvic

VickyVic Mignogna>Toei? Seriously… fuck off internet. He has admitted cheating on his fiance of 12 years, hiring a prostitute, and the pictures show him being unexpectedly clingy towards young women in photos without asking if he could kiss them beforehand. He has a sick sense of humor towards young children. He tried to bang early 20’s twin sisters, no not his new super young fiance and her twin sister, and struck out despite how fit he is. He is a silver tongued devil, not some sort of victim or heroic saint.

Vic Mignogna is still fired, Happy Birthday Monica Rial!!!!!!

Good Friday, 2019!

After failing at mediation, Tarrant County State District Judge John Chupp dismissed what claims were left from Vic Mignogna’s case against voice actresses and anime company Funimation. Below is the tweet from Dallas News columnist 

For transparency, I have a personal connection to this case as I am friends with the creator of the hashtag movement that helped start all of this, as well as someone who has worked anime conventions for years, including one that even had Vic Mignogna at it and was brought up in Vic Mignogna’s deposition. Also, I have proudly traveled twitter on the good ship known as the USS Threadnaught, under north Carolina’s T. Greg Doucette Esq.

Vic_MignognaYou can read the Judges order to dismiss here:

Fuck Vic Mignogna… Fuck Ty Beard… but most of all? Fuck Minnesota lawyer and wannabe jounalist Nick Rekieta for helping tear a huge divide between the anime going community, by convincing Vic bo-tox Chad Mignogna that this LOLsuit was a great MILLION DOLLAR idea. I really hope that the Minnesota schock jock faux lawsplainer chokes on all of the ad revenue he’s made off of Vic’s case.

So here’s to all of the appeals that Nick and Ty are going to try and convince Vic’s fans are a shoe-in for them to win over the next 6, 12, or 24 months?

Whatever… this is a good Friday for us to celebrate.

I’ve lived my life in fear since Trump won

My liberal roommate said soon after Donald Trump won the election that he… kind of wanted to buy a gun. My roommate is a 40 something year old liberal from California who truly believes that things can go south very very fast in this country. I don’t want to believe it myself, but hey… I live in Texas so I could totally purchase a gun, no problem.

Below is video from the The Young Turks that’s theme troubles me as it highlights the words from The President as well as right wing militias who are ready for a civil war if Trump is impeached.

*sigh* I just… I just hate everything that’s going on lately. It sucks.


Judge Chupp is tired of #ISTANDWITHVIC’s bullshit.

Vic Mignogna’s fans might have, at one time, been his best asset. They would beg conventions to let Vic come back whenever there was even a hint that he could be banned from a con, and hey… his fans would then go to the convention.

In fact, he’d even whip them into a frenzy and have them post good encounters with the VA. So people who complained about his inappropriate behavior, and fans would then find the tweet or whatever and go “Vic can’t be bad! He’s a Christian who used to be a cop and he told us how he got stabbed by someone!”

Well… with this whole lawsuit against voice actresses, a husband, and Funimation has reached a new level of wtf. Journalist Sharon Grigsby shared this on twitter:

Apparently fans attacking and threatening a judge online does nothing for your defamation case. Now the case has been ordered into mediation, and if there is no settlement by October 3rd, Judge Chupp will rule that very next day. In short… #ISTANDWITHVIC Nick Rekie… Ricka… err… Screech.  Judge Chupp is tired of your bullshit.

Jojo Rabbit?

What the fuh… Taika Waititi… What did you do? Disney is releasing a movie with Hitler in it? Huh?! Fox Searchlight’s Twitter description for this movie reads as follows:

JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

So yeah… this looks maybe awesome? I shouldn’t have watched this a week after Inglorious Bastards as well as the episode I watched today of Glow where they mention genocide… but yay! Fun imaginary Hitler friend!

*sigh* Here is hoping that this movie goes over well? I think it could be amazing?