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  • LadySpark
    Apr 13, 2015

    I really enjoyed poem #10 of your NaPo.

    Karzkin Aw thanks :) Yours are nice too, I like 12.
    Apr 13, 2015

    LadySpark Thank you, darling! <3
    Apr 14, 2015

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  • PenguinAttack
    Feb 23, 2015


  • Button
    Jan 10, 2015


  • Ever notice that the folks on that respectability politics/tone policing stuff always say things like “acting that way isn’t going to convince anyone to support your cause”. 'Our cause' is asserting that oppressed people deserve the same dignity, safety, and respect that is afforded to those that oppress them. If you need to be convinced that those things needs to be supported then you’re a slimy, disgusting nightmare of a person and you should feel awful.

    CowLogic There are no good or bad people. There is a vague collective cultural morality and sense of justice, yet everyone goes about it differently. The problem is, most go about it destructively, greedily, and violently, then teach their children to act in the same manner, which is why the oppression takes place.
    Dec 31, 2014

    Karzkin I understand why oppression exists in a meta sense. What I want to know is why people allow it to exist in a practical sense.
    Jan 1, 2015

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  • My life-force is sustained by straighty tears.

    Burrow That is low.
    Dec 28, 2014

    Karzkin Power level... rising...


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  • Burrow
    Dec 26, 2014

    May you please stop calling people who are straight, straightes. One is is highly rude and offending, and you make it out like being straight is a bad thing. You want everyone do think that being homosexual is ok, then you need to accept the being straight is just fine. SO stop calling people straighties and use the proper term, as you would get cross if I called you gays, or gayboes, so stop it.

    Karzkin Here's the thing though: people do call lgbt+ all sorts of horrible things. And then they assault us or kick us out of home or kill us. So here's a tip. You want lgbt+ people to be nicer to straighties? Instead of crying to us about your precious straight feelings, why don't you talk to the other straighties and stop them killing us? Maybe then we wouldn't hate y'all so much.
    Dec 26, 2014

    Burrow well, the fact is, not all "straightes" do that, I know many do, but many don't, and many try and stop it. So generalizing people is wrong. Hating people for there feelings is wrong, as I see it is wrong to hate you because you are homosexual. Why should you hate me?
    Dec 26, 2014

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  • CowLogic
    Dec 22, 2014

    Who's your favorite jazz saxophonist?

    Karzkin Tough question. Probably John Coltrane or Wayne Shorter. Chris Potter is up there too. Why do you ask?
    Dec 22, 2014

    CowLogic Curiosity. Those are some good ones. I would add C. Adderly as well. Good era overall.
    Dec 22, 2014

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  • SoundsOfLife
    Dec 6, 2014

    Hello Karz, remember me buddy?
    Perhaps not... I'm the Chemtrail conspiracy theorist from a few years back that you ran off the serious topics page of YWS.
    I been going around to notice that you're an amazing person, amazing in a lot of different ways like being persistent on making harsh comments to other members comments on this wonderful site.
    Whats the point of me saying this to you since how everyone here knows what I just pointed out? Because I'm worried about you man, yes I called you a man, I know your gender emblem says that you're a girl but I know that you're a guy. I'm worried that you're feeling left out from the crowd, therefor making you want to stand out a little bit more than others by making harsh comments on the serious topic pages and other places on YWS just so you can make yourself heard. I just want you to know that... we love you Karzkin, all of us do so vary much, even the ones that hate your guts.
    Just thought I would shine a little light on your gloomy days, not just me, but all of us here man!
    We're here for you, if you need anyone to talk to I'm here for you dude, I'm online almost every evening.
    Take care! ^_^

    Karzkin I remember you. Thanks for the sentiment I guess, but that's not what I need. What I need is all the homophobes off this site (and ideally, off this planet).
    Dec 7, 2014

    SoundsOfLife I do understand why you're so upset when it comes to 'homophobes' making fun of you for who you, or mocking and hurting you with words of unkindness, it's so unfair! But do you know what's even worse than people hurting you with rude and unkind words? What's worse is people like you who have no one to talk to about life with and to share your feelings with, I say this because so many members of this great site has told me about you and your feelings, and I do feel sorry for you, and I even kind feel bad in a way for the things I thought about you. I use to think you were such a jerk and a know it all, but know I know, and feel sorry for you man.
    Dec 7, 2014

  • Rubric
    Dec 5, 2014

    Looking back at it, I knowingly baited you on the debate thread, and I apologize for that.

    Karzkin No hard feelings. Our little tit-for-tat thing is actually starting to grow on me.
    Dec 5, 2014

  • Just remember... FH8 is pro-LGBT. That is, if the BT part stands for "buy t-shirts."

    (That is what it means, isn't it?)

    Karzkin haaaaahahahaha yes that's exactly it.
    Nov 15, 2014

  • Karz, in response to your comments left on my profile page, I believe there is a book you would benefit from reading - 'On Offence: The Politics of Indignation'. Here's what the publishers have to say about it...
    One of the books of the year … an intellectual map for our times’
    MARTIN FLANAGAN, Saturday Age
    A lively and passionate defence of reasoned debate

    Everyone has taken and given offence; anyone who claims they haven’t is either lying or uniquely tolerant. Yet in recent years, offence has become more than an expression of annoyance — it’s now a form of political currency. Politicians and religious leaders have mastered the art of indignation to motivate their supporters or deflect unwanted attention, and the news cycle has become increasingly dominated by reports on these tiny tempests.

    In this provocative account, Richard King explores how the politics of offence is poisoning public debate. With hurt feelings being paraded like union banners, we’ve ushered in a new mood of censoriousness, self-pity, and self-righteousness. Unofficial censorship has even led to official censorship; blowing the dust off old blasphemy laws, we are moving forward into the past. Yet King contends that freedom of speech is meaningless without the freedom to offend, and that the claim to be offended should be the beginning of the argument, not the end of it.

    Politeness is a noble quality, and decorum will always have its place. But when respect comes at the cost of honest criticism, it’s time for us to think again.


    ‘An extended essay of uncommon eloquence and brio.’
    GEORDIE WILLIAMSON, The Australian
    ‘I dare say a great many people will be offended by Richard King’s On Offence. Good. They can take a deep breath, count to ten, pull themselves together, and come to terms with what King convincingly demonstrates is integral to the functioning of civil society. This is a calm, clever, and lucid book.’
    ‘Richard King is one of the most interesting of the new generation of Australian journalist/critics.’

    On Offence - Scribe Publications

    PenguinAttack It might be interesting to you, Sean, to know that Australia doesn't have free speech laws. So the jargon and rhetoric around 'free speech' may not be of any interest to Karzkin.

    I find the idea that you should be allowed to be offensive terribly interesting. And wrong. There is no reason I or anyone else should have to listen to someone else's offensive opinions just because they have them.

    Nov 3, 2014

    Karzkin This whole thing illustrates the wider point perfectly. It's not, nor ever has been, about what is offensive. Hurt feelings aren't really a big deal to me. What is a big deal to me is the culture that your sort of speech fosters. anti-trans rhetoric might hurt the feelings of trans people, but it also incites transphobes to hatred and violence, often to the point of torture and murder of trans people. That is a big deal to me. This isn't about political correctness; it's about the lives of real people that are lost every single day because of transphobes like you and the culture you foster.
    Nov 4, 2014

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  • homophobia is not an opinion. transphobia is not an opinion. ableism is not an opinion. racism is not an opinion. these things just make you a bad person and you can’t defend them at all. i don’t want to talk to you if you think these things are okay, and i don’t care about your feelings if you’re upset that i’m mad at you for these things, because you obviously don’t care about the feelings of the people effected by it.

  • Still he/him/his, thanks for asking.

  • Karzkin I'm not sure that's a fair comparison. Bush jr is a scumbag, sure, but I'm pretty sure he's not literally a nazi. It actually kind of upsets me when people accuse not-really-nazis of being nazis, because there ARE actual, for-reals nazis around, and doing this diminishes the danger that fascists actually do represent.
    Sep 6, 2014

    Snoink Oh snap... sent you the wrong link. That was for somebody else who was actually American (and thus actually cares about those things and how our politics goes). Sorry about that!

    This is the correct link! You'll find it actually relevant to your life. XD

    Also, if people are making full-length feature films about chain letters and getting a killing from all the profits, I think I am going to make a film about Nigerian princes...

    Sep 6, 2014

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