2019 In Review

2019 In Review

January 1, 2020 0 By Elaine Arias

Happy New Year!

2019 is officially history. Once summer hit, I didn’t post as much, and that’s partly due to a wedding I attended, and I also got a full time job in October. So to make up for all the topics I didn’t actually cover, here is this Year in Review.

Author Feuds

So two things I missed out on discussing, and that’s this stupid pile-on started by friends of YA author Sarah Dessen.

The 2017 College Grad Who Got Attacked by a Horde of YA Authors Had No Idea What She Was Getting Into

For the past 10 years, Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, has assigned all of its first-year students the same book to read. The Common Read program, funded by local donors, then invites the author or a related speaker to discuss the book on campus.

A 2017 college grad made the big mistake of stating that a Sarah Dessen novel was not challenging enough for college students, and suggested a novel on race relations instead. Sarah Dessen’s fangirls and other famous novelists such as Jodi Picoult. The usual bitchy YA authors also piled-on, and the university in question initially issued an apology to Dessen and not the poor grad student.

Of course, everybody involved deleted their tweets and issued apologies, including Sarah Dessen herself, but the damage had already been done. It’s just another example of how horrible Twitter really is, and how horrible leftists are. Why are they so butthurt over what one college grad has to say? And were they even aware of the book the girl had suggested instead? I thought fighting racial strife or whatever is important.

The Climate Change Goblin

I hate this brat. I’m not even going to bother with her name. She’s a goblin. I call her a gremlin, but everybody in the blogosphere calls her a goblin. Either way, this mentally ill brat needs to shut the fuck up and go back to school. Obviously, the mainstream media thinks that we’ll all of a sudden surrender our freedoms and liberties and quality of life because this gremlin thinks her “childhood” was stolen or some such shit.

The Destruction of Franchises

I’ve already done two posts on this, but yeah, Hollywood is hell-bent on remaking every popular franchise in their (shitty and feminazi) image. The latest casualty is the James Bond franchise, as the title character has been replaced by a snotty black woman with a rod firmly shoved up her ass. Wow, sounds like so much fun, to be lectured on feminism and race relations and god knows what else by a fake spy. UGH. I hope No Time To Die fails horribly at the box office.

Chick-fil-a Sells Out

So it turns out that Chick-fil-a has been donating money to pro-homo groups, and decided to stop donating money to The Salvation Army because a bunch of activist alphabet people complained long enough. WTF? Are we not allowed to have anything left? I am sick and tired of gay people and other assorted Professional Victims claiming they’re oppressed or whatever when they have Chick-fil-a, a supposedly Christian company, bowing to their demands. Oh, and this wasn’t enough for them.

The Fucking Tranny Cult

I am sick to death of transgender everything. There are only two genders – male and female. Only males can have dicks. Only females can have vaginas. You cannot change from one to the other.

Stating such simple scientific facts is enough to get you imprisoned in some places. I’m fucking serious. This shit has gotten entirely out of hand.

Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself

Well, duh.

The Clintons had him “suicided.” I am absolutely sure of it. An awful lot of their friends and associates end up mysteriously dying or committing suicide in very odd ways, and it’s no surprise that yet another of their associates would meet the same fate.

Too bad that the only one of Epstein’s associates being held responsible for any of this is the Duke of York. Good luck prosecuting him – that definitely isn’t going to happen. He probably did have sex with Virginia Roberts and everything, but he will never be held responsible for it.

As for Epstein, hopefully more will come to light, but I doubt it.

The Hallmark Channel Sells Out

So the Hallmark Channel is known for wholesome, family-friendly content, especially during Christmas, when they air loads of cheesy Christmas romance movies. This article from The Federalist has a good rundown of what happened:

Lesbian Ads On The Hallmark Channel Are Just The Beginning

If the LGBT mob wouldn’t let us celebrate cheesy Hallmark Christmas without celebrating sin, they won’t let us celebrate Jesus Christmas that way either.

However, the left is hell-bent on ensuring that their politics permeates everything and they’ve started to whine about how the Hallmark Christmas movies aren’t “diverse” enough.

So you know what that means. That means we need more Christmas movies with Muslim, gay, lesbian, black, transgender characters, or any combination thereof, because leftists are raging narcissists who need to see themselves reflected in EVERYTHING on Earth.

I don’t have a problem with Christmas movies that have a black or Latino cast, as long as it’s the same cheesy romance the Hallmark Christmas movies are famous for. But that’s pretty much where I draw the line. I don’t see why Hallmark needs lesbian Christmas movies, or transgender Christmas movies, or some Christmas movie about illegals trying to have a Christmas where they aren’t legally allowed to be, or whatever. There’s plenty of cable networks that can cater to the left’s Professional Victims.

For example, you want a gay Christmas movie? That’s what the Logo network is for. Want some annoying feminazi Christmas movie about how men are evil and ruining everything? That’s what the Lifetime Movie Network is for. I’m sure BET already has a few Christmas movies in the pipeline. I don’t watch cable much anymore, so I don’t know much about any other cable network, but there’s loads of cable networks out there perfectly willing to cater to the aggrieved leftist activist crowd. Why can’t they leave Hallmark alone?

Because we conservatives and Christians are not allowed to have anything, that’s why. Because they want to force this shit down our throats no matter where we go, no matter what we do. Because, as I said before, they’re raging narcissists, totally obsessed with themselves and how the world sees them.

So anyway, the Hallmark channel aired a few commercials featuring a lesbian couple, the group One Million Moms or whatever protested the ads, Hallmark removed them and the alphabet cult whined even louder and Hallmark started airing the ads again. Oh, and in the midst of all this, their CEO promised more “diverse” films in the future.

The Ongoing Fallout 76 Fiasco

Technically, Fallout 76 was released in late 2018, but that didn’t stop it from being a dumpster fire of epic proportions. I was hoping it would improve the way Hello Games improved No Man’s Sky, but nope. It’s still buggy, each new update add some other problem, I still got dumped from the servers at random (and my game just froze on other occasions, which results in me rebooting my Xbox). Oh and Bethesda wants to charge a zillion of the game’s special currency (called atoms) for stuff that really should have come with the game.

Then they released the update that introduced the extra subscription, called Fallout 1st, of which was modeled off of the ESO Plus subscription from Elder Scrolls Online. One of the perks of getting that subscription was that you would get an extra place to stash all your materials (called a scrapbox), along with private servers. Well, in the early days of that update, some people lost the entire contents of that stash, losing a lot of building materials. And now the PC version of the game has issues with the private servers.

Sadly, this year has not been a good one for Fallout 76. I eventually just stopped playing. It wasn’t fun anymore and wasn’t worth the trouble. After a few weeks of it sitting on my Xbox’s hard drive, I finally deleted it to make room for some other games I got off of my Xbox Game Pass subscription, and the games I got for Black Friday (including the complete edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, of which I am so excited to play).

The Utter Disaster That Was Game of Thrones

I was way, way too angry when the final season of this show aired to actually write much of anything about it. I started a blog post and never finished it. Needless to say, I was seriously not ready for this show to end in the first place, and was heartbroken at the way it ended. It also looks as if I’m far from the only one to feel this way. Hopefully there will be another show as amazing as this one was (in its early seasons anyway), but we might be waiting a while.

The Ongoing Disaster that is Star Wars

Yeah, I saw The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi in theaters, and I was, and am, so fed up with all the stupid bullshit surrounding this franchise that I haven’t bothered to see The Rise of Skywalker in theaters, especially after reading the spoilers that were leaked prior to the release of the film, all of which turned out to be true. Whatever or whoever Rey is, she’s no fucking Skywalker.

I don’t even have a problem with the protagonist being female – in fact, I think it’s pretty cool, but I wish someone better had developed and written this particular trilogy. The first female protagonist of Star Wars (although I’d argue that that was Princess Leia, but for some reason, she wasn’t good enough for Disney) deserved better. She deserved to be a fully rounded character with depth, not some stupid feminist power fantasy with no flaws and no room to grow and nothing to actually learn.

Not only is Rey a Mary Sue, she’s nothing more than a feminist power fantasy. She is the most powerful Jedi to have ever lived, she finished what Luke Skywalker, the previous protagonist and previous “most powerful Jedi” started, basically rendering the entire original trilogy null and void AND destroying Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader’s redemptive arc.

Instead, she should have simply had her own story, with the original characters popping up as cameos or something. I won’t write much more than that, I guess. The Mandalorian is fairly successful, and I have a free year of Disney because my carrier is Verizon, so I might get around to watching it and seeing just how cute baby Yoda really is.

How I feel about Star Wars and Game of Thrones is exactly the same – sad at the massive lost potential.

The Bullshit Impeachment Farce

This makes me so angry. The left has been agitating for impeachment ever since it was announced that Trump was winner of the 2016 Presidential Election.

First, the Clinton campaign came up with this “Russia hacked the election” excuse (read Shattered if you don’t believe me – they basically admit to it in that book), then accused Trump of colluding with Russia, and when that stupid shit was fully debunked, Eric Ciamarella decided to listen in on the President’s phone calls and found one that he thought might be impeachable – a call in which the President congratulates the then newly-elected President of Ukraine on his win and basically says, “hey, there’s something suspicious about Joe Biden and his son’s ties to some company in your country, you should probably look into that” and the Democrats ran with that, but was only able to impeach the President on stupid, spurious charges like “obstruction of Congress” or something. Fucking stupid.

And now, the impeachment they rushed through, the impeachment they said just HAD TO HAPPEN NOW OMG BEFORE HE GETS REELECTED…is now sitting on drunken Nancy Pelosi’s desk because she knows damn well she cannot control how the Senate conducts their investigation (and, technically, they don’t even have to have the articles of impeachment nor do they have to hold a freaking trial, but Cocaine Mitch is dragging this out for whatever reason).

Which means that fugly-assed weasel Eric Ciamarella might actually have to testify, and the Dems can’t have that.

In Conclusion

This year was shockingly good for me. My sister got married this summer, I was one of her bridesmaids, I got to visit my family and I FINALLY got a full-time job, which is one reason I don’t post as much anymore. I make resolutions half-heartedly and never follow through on them, but I am going to make a public one anyway, and it is this: simply to write more this year, no matter how tired I am after work.

So let’s hope the second Roaring Twenties are amazing and that America becomes even greater.