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I put Patrick Klepek in the same category I would put Adam Sessler and Victor Lucas in. They are (or were in some cases) incredibly positive people who look at video games and pop culture in general through a lens of positivity. Even in criticism there is often a sense of trying to better the medium. There are some odd music choices that do not work that well, but I figure subsequent videos will be more cohesive. 
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Here is a fun bullying story about a time someone "grew a pair" and stood up for themselves. This kid spent most of his early childhood and middle school years being bullied because he looked, talked and acted differently from all the other kids. He was a poor white kid who grew up wearing well-worn second hand clothes, listened to George Carlin records and would play fantasy games out in the field by himself rather than playing soccer with everyone else. One day, probably in grade 8 or 9, this kid had enough with all the bullying and punched one of his bullies on the nose, breaking it. The kid figured that he had won a major victory, but after serving his week-long suspension (because he was the one acting out with physical violence) and being advised to attend anger management, he did not feel like much of a winner. He felt less like a winner when he was jumped by the bully and two of his friends on his way home from school, with the promise of more severe beatings if he ever ratted them out. 
At no point did an adult step in and help this kid. There is no reason the kid should have had to walk his road alone and if more people had taken an active interest and tried to stop the bullying he received on a daily basis.
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Have you people never been in high school before? The truth of what actually happened is probably quite different from the reality. Joe said the cupcake included BBQ sauce, soy sauce and mayonnaise for sure while the other ingredients were only hearsay, passed from a friend of a friend who heard it from the girl. Everyone who has ever gone to high school knows that stories and rumors have a tendency to spread and get larger as they get passed along. In all honesty this is probably another form of bullying the poor girl, who tried to get back at bullies by getting them to eat disgusting mayonnaise-soy-bbq cupcakes. Instead of being the victor here, she is forever going to be known as the girl who served cumcakes. 
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Best. Dick joke. Ever.
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At the end of the day she is just a 14 year old kid that did not reason out what kind of consequences there could be for making a threat like that. It is even quite probable that it was part of some dare between friends and that peer pressure pushed her to do something stupid. I am fairly certain that just the act of getting arrested and detained for a few hours would be enough to give her a proper scare. Plus, if she has reasonably well adjusted parents, she will probably not be allowed on social media until she is old enough to pay her own rent.
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Damn. As a guy currently hitchhiking across Canada, I feel weird that my life as a traveling vagabond is about to be made obsolete by a robot.
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Some day, when I am not an embittered freelance writer that was just scammed out of two weeks of work and I am not sitting on the verge of being a homeless freelance writer, I will gladly contribute to a Kickstarter for something like this. I loved School of Thrones and am super stoked for Muzzled the Musical. At the very least I will post something on Facebook about this. Thanks for the funny.
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I do think people can have a moment of "clarity" and identify that the way they are thinking and speaking is wrong. I grew up in a crazy Canadian small town where the common vernacular and even beliefs were homophobic. I grew up thinking that being gay was a bad thing and using terms like "f**" as an insult or "gay" to say that I did not like something. My moment of "clarity" came a couple of years after I had gone away to College and was working with a guy who heard me call something annoying "gay." He took me aside and let me know that he was gay and that the words I was using were actually demeaning and hurtful. It was one of those moments that completely changed the way I saw the world because in a moment when someone had every right to be pissed at me, I was met with compassion and a chance to change my attitude. Though as I write this, I am starting to realize that I may be the exception to the rule as I do not know many other people that have had an experience like this.
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The only problem I have with the video is that the title of it heavily implies that it is an after-credits scene involving Spidey and the X-men together, which is not the case. Joey is very clear in the video itself that it is just an ad for DOFP. It kind of reminds of the sort of journalism you would see from CNN or Fox News where they run a misleading headline to get people to watch. I always kind of figured Roosterteeth was above that. I understand why they did it this way, it just disappoints me that they went this route.
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That George RR Martin bit was perfect. It is one of those jokes that make me angry because I did not think of it first.
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