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1. Football. Not gonna post much of that any soon since season is over. :S
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5. Unacceptable humour: Anything and everything is fair game here. As long as I don't get rounded up by the ISA. -.-'

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The Known World=Fantasy world building in process. I: Used to be glossary, now devoted to random rambling; II: Character Concepts; III: Lore.
7. der Wolf=my Fictionpress account under the moniker Tsumujikaze no Soujutsu. A Ranger's Tale is hosted under this page. :)
8. New section now upped. Maybe I should also gun for upping A Ranger's Tale here since I do have this funny feeling that traffic coming to here is way more than whatever I'll get in FP.

Statement of intent: Everything said here is a figment of personal opinion, be it me or anybody commenting. I try to be responsible, but my parents=/=parents of the world.

@Druid of Luhn: Crap. Should have remembered far earlier to give you the credit for your CSS text box code. :(

A/N: But sadly, it seems that your CSS text box code has now been halved efficiency wise. :(

That most important note I should have added: Any images posted in this blog are NOT my own stuff. I got them from Google image search, I don't earn any shit by being a thief and liar. Those responsible for the pictures, rest assured that you all are great artists in your own regards. Sadly, we all know what limited space means in terms of posting.

Latest Note: Changed alignment for my page widgets due to my worry that I can't centre align the thing.

Note on A Ranger's Tale: In case any complaining fella wants to have a legal case with me, let this be known that A Ranger's Tale is rated M by default. I've upped the swearing and somewhat a bit on the dark/gritty factor. You all have been warned, let no little boy and girl enter the forbidden realm.

Latest on ART: A Ranger's Tale now starting to kick back in gear. But I really hate the insanely fluctuating climate here in S'pore.

P.S: Oh, and one more thing. Vid below is yet another ideal OP for A Ranger's Tale.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Kork.M.Hancock, Rogue Economist: Media and the global economy (Part 1)

Disclaimer!
Parody/satire means you need to the brains to understand it. If you don't know what is fiction, then too bad.
Lowdown on the columnist
Kork.M.Hancock is a leading young star of the Rogue Economy Institute. Supposedly a promising student from H@rv*rd Uni dual majoring in political studies and economy, he was promptly expelled due to getting caught in the middle of watching porn while jacking himself off. Claims of intentional bullying went to nothing as Kork was... well left with nothing until REI offered him a spot in the Analysis Faculty.

Lowdown on the institute
Rogue Economy Institute is an unlisted think tank unaffiliated with any political party or even any given nation. Due to their inability to conduct terrorism (some say they're pretty much law abiding citizens although such claims were shot down just as fast), anything said in the columns should be taken with a grain of salt. Or so says the current Government regime. Whoever that may be anyway.


Foreword
Due to overwhelming(?) demand for things way too politically incorrect to be aired in any mainstream media, online or otherwise, I'm being forced to do this again. Apparently, Highest Prof Simisai believed that I possess genes of steel and that I sho.uld utilize my unorthodox talent to net a not-so-lucky girlfriend. Therefore, after thinking up of various subjects to write about, I'm being requested right now to do one on media itself.

What is media?
Media comes in three types: Important media, not so important media, and popular media. Yes, you're not seeing things. Media being separated into mainstream and social is nothing, but a myth. Simply put, you can easily call a social media a mainstream social media and no one will correct for this correct logic. In order to understand how media will always propel the global economy, one must understand that such a manner of global system has never been about a route one pattern. Rather, you say it's three sub-types, three types of means in making money.

Some ideas on how media propels the economy both regionally and globally
"I could have been a failure, consigned as a loser in the grand scheme of things. But yet why am I able to have a seat in the local politics? The man who defeated me utterly before offered me an olive branch. That all should work for the common good and I know why he said that. Every system has its own media authority and no first world government can ever open wide both eyes so as to speak. The notorious Kim Jung Gook tried to do that with dreams of creating a global superpower. He failed spectacularly and that's coming from a person who can remain objective despite never liking this fella." ~ Guerrilla Domesticated Product: Memoirs of Che Soon Lia

"The media feeds on the public masses. The greater the hysteria, the more gains to be taken. The bigger the potential to sensationalize, the more money waiting to be made. No news will always be good news to the minority and bad news to the majority" ~ Retired journalist, Quit'gone Case

"When you see the news, be very sure that you are seeing the truth. Be it online or on the TV screen, no sane presenter will ever dare to lie over something that is truly there. They say everything about the news and media is lying, cheating and stealing. This is grossly off the mark. Because there will always be the truth. Nothing but the truth, for everything is the truth." ~ Retired celebrity, Clinton Eastwood

Example of important media: The Aimin Cheong Sua incident
The lowdown on this local turned global news was actually sparked by a certain somebody who got so stressed out, she made an insensitive comment and hence, one certain picture being uploaded on FartBook actually made an otherwise local affair little known beyond its shore into some way much more.
Despite this being an altered picture not done by anyone from the Rogue Economy Institute, conspiracy theorists in online forums actually believed in a certain Mr Julius Assam hiding somewhere in one of our faculties.
In fact, everybody now knew where Aimin Cheong Sua was living at when an alleged non-racist made a racist mistake. The reason why I use "was" is very simple. In order to escape the resultant storm, she was forced to hide away somewhere.

Now with the foreign countries truly curious about why racial and religious harmony is so important, the media reporting on it has never been sensationalizing anything nor are they lying through their teeth of course. But yet, any global news failing to do a prompt follow up will be sure to lose out to its competitors. And hence, a growing sense of hysteria to actually sustain the global economy.

Now in an exclusive interview with The New Nation Times, Aimin Cheong Sua actually revealed the reason why she made that Comment-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named.

ACS: I never meant to do so. I'm truly sorry to all whom I've offended. I've got friends of that particular race back during my schooling days and they know my character. And yes, I''m still keeping in touch with them. But when you're being a light sleeper while being disturbed by noise, you will tend to snap and do stupid things. Or in my case, saying stupid things.

Interestingly enough, Aimin Cheong Sua was actually telling the truth as per found out by my colleague in the Covert Faculty, Steve "Wonder Stevie" Ang Soon Hock. And hence, I will like to quote the famous radical proponent in the school of moral evolution, John Cavalier:

"In this world of morality, growth will always be subjected to situations and circumstances. The mettle of one person will never be the same with the other. Those having superior mental fortitude are far and few in between. They are destined to be leaders in their own right, yet being victims of stupid moments so sporadic, it actually seems too fake to be true. So where does that truly leave the common folks then?"

Simply put, Aimin Cheong Sua is not a racist, but she did make a racist comment. Seems inconceivable? The common masses seemed to think so judging from all the angry remarks. As the result, people ended up buying the newspapers while tuning into the social media if they didn't get what they want in the former. In fact during those very rare occasions, there were also people voicing their support in their own ways despite having NOTHING to do with the Cheong family. Shares of major social media networks skyrocketed just like that of the major newspapers and news channels whenever there were signs of developments.

This very whirlwind actually lasted for a whole three months in total before a compromise was made between Aimin Cheong Sua and the ethnic group she insulted by mistake. Apparently, she changed her mind after understanding that there's NO such thing as a fifty bucks wedding and everything ended well for both sides. The people has now forgotten this very episode, and hence the permission granted for me to use this example demonstrating how important news can earn the big bucks. Simply put, if there's no need to embellish anything, it means that the relevant news is way too important for the people to forgive and forget.

Of course the only loser in this win-win conclusion? The media plus the economy.

To be continued...