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Colonel-Knight-Rider #psycho deviantart.com

[Not the whole post; this is the main psycho bit.]

I've gotten numerous reports from others of bot activity—up to 99 now, 52 of which have been deactivated. I like to think the bots stopped fave'ing my work after realizing I'm on to them like a real superhero.

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Colonel-Knight-Rider #homophobia deviantart.com

I thought it was too late, but, due to the calendar period ever Emmys ceremony covers, Steven Universe episode “Reunited” got the Creative Arts Emmy nomination I thought it would.

*Sigh,* Does it really need to be said why? :roll:

Oh, well—now I can give the episode in my review journal the parody title I always wanted: “Creative Arts Emmy Bait IV: By the Power Vested in Me through the Animators and CN Executives who Willingly Resort to Using a Lesbian Wedding as a Cheap Gimmick to Boost Ratings, I Now Pronounce You Rubellen and Sapportia.”

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Colonel-Knight-Rider #racist fav.me

(The title of the journal entry was “'Be Politically Correct!' Reprise Revised” and is colonel-knight-rider’s reworking of the Be Prepared song from The Lion King.)

[Spoken]

[HYENA MESSENGER]
Scar! Guys! Good news!

[SCAR]
Silence, fool! Can you not see that I’m taking a moment to grieve the loss of my most famous musical number?

[HYENA MESSENGER]
That’s what I was coming to you to talk about! We’re gonna sing our song after all!

[SCAR]
Oh? Do go on.

[HYENA MESSENGER]
Yeah, but…uh…the vocals and lyrics are reworked to sound all shouty and scary and psycho. So, it might not capture the spirit of the original. It’s also a lot shorter.

[SCAR]
[Pauses]
Very honestly, I’m not sure what to make of that. It certainly sounds intimidating, but is it worthy of my original piece, especially when the new me lacks the human facial characteristics?

[2019 SCAR]
You’re just saying that because my voice actor is black, aren’t you, RACIST? Now, give me my privilege!

[SCAR]
*Gah!* What are you even doing here, Reboot Me?! I thought you were above getting triggered like social justice warriors. The problem isn’t the voice actors. It’s the realism. The very disturbing near-shot-for-shot reshoots of classic scenes with too much realism and not enough colorful facial expressions, body language, or other ways of expressing human emotion.

[SHENZI]
Yeah! And your hyenas ain’t even a little funny!

[BANZAI]
Get out before we eat you alive!

[Singing]

[SCAR]
It’s time Favreau came to his senses!
“Be Prepared” will receive an encore!
But, as per the audience consensus,
The Uncanny Valley’s in store.

[HYENAS]
Amid all the feuding and rages,
There’s one thing we do know for sure:
O.G. Disney lasts through the ages!
Live action remakes don’t endure.

[SCAR]
So, prep—

[2019 SCAR]
2-D films are yesterday’s message!
A clapped-out, distracted regime
Whose failings undoubtedly presage
The need for a different dream!

[SCAR]
*Hah!* You just plagiarized your own thesis,
Which now shows how lazy you are!

[HYENAS]
Like your film!

[SCAR]
I don’t care how lifelike your face is.
YOU’LL NEVER OUTWIT CLASSIC SCAR!!!

Still, prepare for a dark age for Disney.
Be prepared for the brand’s suicide.

[HYENA #1]
I heard they’ve for sure made
A black Little Mer—

[HYENA #2]
If we don’t spill details,
It might increase gross sales!

[HYENAS]
Our lack of emotion
Will lead to commotion!

[SCAR]
The Disney we once loved has died!

[ALL (–2019 SCAR)]
SJWs won’t leave us spared.
Be prepared!

[HYENAS]
SJWs won’t leave us spared.

[SCAR]
Be prepared!

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Colonel-Knight-Rider #homophobia fav.me

[Parts of CNR’s journal included extra information just about the project they were working on. I edited those out for (relative) brevity’s sake.]

Back in January, [name of person who CNR has an issue with], whom I enlisted as Nintendo Cinematic Universe fanfiction project collaborator four years earlier, made a controversial move by attempting to squeeze a gay couple in to the Pokémon movie idea he had planned, but there was no character development reason why they should be gay. The fact that he wanted to include them simply because “other shows are doing it” means he included them solely to follow a trend for diversity points. I refused to allow such a thing, as I do not support (but that doesn’t necessarily mean hate) the LGBTQ+ ideology for secular reasons way more than religious ones. My goal was to protect the innocence of children, who, from my observation, don’t even know what that sort of thing means until it’s taught to them in schools (in contrast to heterosexual relationships, which they are naturally aware of as part of our survival instinct). You, the reader, have every right to disagree, and I respect your right to your point of view. But all I ask is for my point of view to have some respect, too. What some call “homophobia" and "censorship," I call respect for the innocence of youth.

My mother has always said, “If everybody jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge, would you?” This is her poetic way of saying, “Don’t do something just because everybody else is doing it. Think for yourself!” This is why I want to stress that Realshow unconsciously admitted riding the bandwagon was his entire motivation for including gay Pokémon. He alluded to the presence of this “inclusivity” in other TV cartoons such as Adventure Time and Steven Universe, believing that we should follow their trend. He called the values I was raised with “wrong” and argued that “Times have changed, and so should you.” He did not understand that, when someone says things like that to me, that person not only insults me, whom he/she has met, but also my entire immediate family, whom he/she hasn’t met. Given the choice between remaining faithful to my family and their virtues and rebelling against them just to make one random stranger I know nothing about happy, I chose the former. Realshow has since adorned his avatar with a rainbow graphic, as you can see—his way of spitting in my face.

That aside, remember: if I really did hate gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders, etc., I would have sooner barred them all from watching me, but I haven’t and never will.

Seriously, though—he says he doesn't want to reopen any old wounds, but one of his hashtags is "not homophobic." It's hysterical.

Anyway, after realizing he had blocked me because of our gay Pokémon argument, I felt the urge to confront him in some way. Impulsively, I evaded his block with an alternate account to call out his behavior, leading to my one-day suspension.

Let’s face the facts: 2019 hasn’t been an easy year for me so far on DeviantArt. I’ve failed to get DA’s support staff to do anything about a smear campaign digging up my past about decisions I regret making on other forums (hence my “Vengeful Heckler” comics). I’ve mistaken an agnostic for a militant atheist bigoted against Christians, not realizing she adopted one of us as her figurative brother. And my efforts to end a toxic friendship and to put a project on pause indefinitely resulted in a five-man revenge journal post. In my church, we teach that things go wrong when people don’t listen to God, and my actions against Realshow’s controversial journal leading to my suspension only proves that.

However, not all hope is lost. As long as I continue to receive inspiration from the wonders of nature, cartoons drawn by my friends, scheduled artistic challenges, and life in general, the Colonel Knight Rider artistic enterprise will continue as happily as it has these past few years. If there’s anything my Internet history proves, it’s that, no matter how many times I get knocked down, I stand up 20 feet taller than before. No one other than God can turn things around for me, so I will listen for His voice.

In the meantime, one question remains. Should I go after this guy for copyright infringement? Or should I just accept that I’m outnumbered five men to one and move forward with what makes me happy?

Thanks for understanding. Keep being awesome, everybody. May you never have to deal with relationships as toxic as some of my past ones have been, and may whatever Pokémon some of you may catch be as asexual as they are in the games!

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Colonel-Knight-Rider #homophobia deviantart.com

I sometimes like to joke that July is when the REAL month for Americans to be proud begins, but one radical SJW I met in a spirited game of RuneScape—an old MMO game that I started playing a couple of months ago since I needed a real game again after getting bored with smartphone games—told me that it's impossible for me to be proud to be an American unless I've done something to earn it. Not only does that statement make absolutely no sense (if interpreted literally, it only applies to the Founding Fathers and the Continental Army who liberated America in the first place), but it's also flat-out hypocritical. Being part of the LGBTQ+ community is not something one technically accomplishes any more than is having a certain skin color or being an American citizen. And I can be proud of others' achievements such as my brother earning his Ph. D., the historic Revolutionaries leading the Revolution, Civil Rights activists ending racial segregation, and so on.

Some people just aren't worth my time or attention.