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« Reply #3125 on: October 27, 2013, 01:27:32 PM »
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tend to limit myself to performing in audiences who will appreciate me.

Yeah, locking yourself in a hugbox. That's definitely what every veteran comedian would recommend as a way of honing your craft.

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« Reply #3126 on: October 27, 2013, 01:27:37 PM »
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tend to limit myself to performing in audiences who will appreciate me

Good call. Who knows what horrors might happen if you were *gasp* FORCED TO DEVELOP YOUR CRAFT AND GROW AS AN ARTIST! The horrors.

BTW, between the two of us, one of us continuously begs for money online because HE has no money. Good career ya got goin there, Owns-a-dick McFlannagan.
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« Reply #3127 on: October 27, 2013, 01:33:23 PM »
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Eh, knowing and playing to your audience, can't blame a comic for that.


HE can't even get HIS audience above a muffled, polite chuckle once every couple of minutes. If you're going to claim that you 'stick to the crowd that knows you' like Larry the Cable Guy or Bill Maher or David Cross, you'd better be slaughtering them.

Besides, HE isn't even there yet. You don't get to cherry pick your crowd until you've paid years of dues. George Carlin, Bill Hicks, David Cross, Bill Maher, Richard Pryor ALL, ALL started out doing solid (but somewhat safe) comedy that could be enjoyed by most general audiences. As their fame grew, they developed a direction, honed it, and the crowds follow.

THIS faggot, a penis owning male btw, is a weak open mic at 7 PM on a Sunday. He can't get off the bench in pee wee football and he's bitching that his future Packers contract won't have enough endorsements,
I have a pet conspiracy theory about Lil Yachty. The Jews made him famous to put all the marginally talented blacks like Jay-Z and whomever on notice that their fame and fortune has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with any talent they might have. Jewish producers can take the most retarded nigger they can find, a guy so dumb he can't even write his own name, hook him up to autotone, and make him a star. They don't need Jay-Z; Jay-Z needs them.

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« Reply #3128 on: October 27, 2013, 01:41:52 PM »
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Well, this has been about as productive as I imagined it would be.

Some folks have been decent in the chat. Thanks :)

Again, I'm 100% serious about talking about this stuff one-on-one. Email me - the address is not hard to find.

Lastly, we all seem to have different ideas about how comedy works. That's cool. The whole landscape is going to change dramatically in the coming years, and I think my particular tack is going to be more relevant than that of many comedy veterans. Could be wrong though. Excited to find out.

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« Reply #3129 on: October 27, 2013, 01:42:50 PM »
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The whole landscape is going to change dramatically in the coming years, and I think my particular tack is going to be more relevant than that of many comedy veterans. Could be wrong though. Excited to find out.

Do you have any basis whatsoever for this prediction or is it just wishful thinking that oh-so-conveniently means that you'll be a successful comedian?

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« Reply #3130 on: October 27, 2013, 01:43:35 PM »
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Well, this has been about as productive as I imagined it would be.

Some folks have been decent in the chat. Thanks :)

Again, I'm 100% serious about talking about this stuff one-on-one. Email me - the address is not hard to find.

Lastly, we all seem to have different ideas about how comedy works. That's cool. The whole landscape is going to change dramatically in the coming years, and I think my particular tack is going to be more relevant than that of many comedy veterans. Could be wrong though. Excited to find out.

Sympathy pity sure is a long-lasting strategy that will work out in the end!

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Re: Trrroooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnsss
« Reply #3131 on: October 27, 2013, 01:44:14 PM »
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Lastly, we all seem to have different ideas about how comedy works. That's cool. The whole landscape is going to change dramatically in the coming years, and I think my particular tack is going to be more relevant than that of many comedy veterans.

the tranny snowflake syndrome

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« Reply #3132 on: October 27, 2013, 01:45:22 PM »
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Do you have any basis whatsoever for this prediction or is it just wishful thinking that oh-so-conveniently means that you'll be a successful comedian?

Well, in only a few years, with no mainstream exposure, I've amassed an online audience of 10,000 people, and about a thousand of them regularly give me money and enable me to spend most of my time doing comedy. So...

Okay, for real now I'm out of the thread. Any more questions like this, email 'em.

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« Reply #3133 on: October 27, 2013, 01:46:32 PM »
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Yes, soon the not-funny will rule the comedy landscape with an iron fist! No more, the shackles of meritocracy, where the evil ignorant laugh-getters dominate the industry! Soon it will be us, the whiny folk who refuse to actually hone our craft and get a solid foundation of joke-writing skill before taking to the stage, it shall be WE who dominate!

Yeah, and I think all those people who never really learned guitar or the foundations of songwriting are gonna be getting all the grammys soon too.
I have a pet conspiracy theory about Lil Yachty. The Jews made him famous to put all the marginally talented blacks like Jay-Z and whomever on notice that their fame and fortune has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with any talent they might have. Jewish producers can take the most retarded nigger they can find, a guy so dumb he can't even write his own name, hook him up to autotone, and make him a star. They don't need Jay-Z; Jay-Z needs them.

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« Reply #3134 on: October 27, 2013, 01:51:13 PM »
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Well, in only a few years, with no mainstream exposure, I've amassed an online audience of 10,000 people, and about a thousand of them regularly give me money and enable me to spend most of my time doing comedy. So...

getting a job is for chumps. im a tranny! GIVE ME YOUR MONEY I DESERVE IT

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« Reply #3135 on: October 27, 2013, 02:01:58 PM »
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Do you have any basis whatsoever for this prediction or is it just wishful thinking that oh-so-conveniently means that you'll be a successful comedian?

Well, in only a few years, with no mainstream exposure, I've amassed an online audience of 10,000 people, and about a thousand of them regularly give me money and enable me to spend most of my time doing comedy. So...

Okay, for real now I'm out of the thread. Any more questions like this, email 'em.

10,000 people and you run a kickstarter offering nothing while begging for money, huh?

Humor is a social construct! These jokes are funny regardless of actual content, because he says they are! Because he FEELS like they are!



You guys just don't get transhumor....

I get it.

*Shuffles up on stage*

*doesn't tell a single joke*

*begs for money*
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« Reply #3136 on: October 27, 2013, 02:12:36 PM »
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I was going to just go right ahead and troll this and try to trigger your anxiety or whatever it is that makes you start LITERALLY SHAKING when you find something you don't like on the internet.

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So I get that this is a forum pretty much based around hating things, and I get that what I'm about to say is going to have no impact whatsoever, but it's a Sunday afternoon and this seems like a good way to while away a few moments. I just want to gently suggest that maybe, just maybe, the level of hate on display here is a little unhealthy. Or, at the very least, detrimental to your mental state. It's no good to be this angry at someone. Especially someone you don't even know.

We ain't even mad, bro. Or if we are its in a :clint: sort of way the world turns into a bunch of driveless do-nothings who have been told their whole lives they are special and demand to be treated as such without putting forth any effort, and direct their hate onto anyone who manages to exceed in a non-genderstudies related field.

Do you have a sarcasm tag here, or anything? Just imagine it applied to that last sentence, okay? Awesome. Thanks. Thank you.

Ok, this self-depreciating roll-with-the-punches? Not working for you. It can, but your delivery blows. Tighten that shit, or sharpen it up. Generally if you have to mark your sarcastic comments by saying they are sarcastic, you have failed at sarcasm. For example "I'm exactly like Martin Luther King. Except I'm white, British, transgender, and alive. So actually nothing like Martin Luther King."

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Maybe just... let some of that anger go, okay? I know it's infuriating when someone you don't like does okay in any pursuit, especially comedy, but it's not like I'm holding you down and forcing you to watch my videos, am I? Just ignore it. As I said in that recent blog post - I am absolutely not for everyone. I am for very few people, in fact. Maybe 1-in-100,000 people find me funny. Which, sincerely and from the bottom of my heart, is okay. There are plenty of people I don't find funny. Of course, I'm not compulsively posting about them on hate-forums, but swings and roundabouts, right?

Seriously, we don't find you funny or are angry that you're "succeeding" (except in that your 'success'[ie: not starving on the street] is letting you continue your delusions of adequacy and  stopping you from getting some therapy that might actually help you).  We hate that people are giving money to your pity party only because you are claiming the only oppressed status open to a straight white man, that of being a white transgender lesbian.

To address some specific points before I sign off:
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1) I don't have any autism spectrum disorder.

Wrong, guess again.

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3) I don't feel like I've "scammed" anyone out of money. When my girlfriend's parents paid some of my college tuition, it's because they liked and loved me as a person, and also because they enjoy the things I create and wanted to further my ability to do that. The same is true of my recent Indiegogo to get me back to England - nobody donated who didn't want to (again, I wasn't holding anyone down and grabbing their wallet), and the people who did donate did so because they enjoy my comedy (or serious writing) and want to see more of it. How is that a scam? It would be a scam if they didn't like me, or if I wasn't honest about my intentions, but they do, and I was.

Ok, this worries me a bit. I'd say you didn't scam your girlfriends parents so much as waste their money (I'm assuming they knew about you being trans, of course). I wouldn't say you scammed on indiegogo so much as parted some fools with their money.

But that justification, combined with Bipolar, makes me a little worried. legit question, how'd you do on the narcissistic personality disorder test?

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4) My "curation" of YouTube comments. Yep, I delete stuff that I don't want below my videos. I want that to be a positive space, and it's my space, so I'm within my right to do that. I don't owe anyone any space next to my videos. Sorry :)

Again, this makes me wonder if you aren't just hearing the things you want to hear. But, its better than screaming bigot and ranting about oppression and the patriarchy.

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5) With regard to the validity of gender identity dysphoria, obviously I'm not going to change any minds on this one - after all, this is a 130+ page thread about how "trans is the worst lol". I would argue, though, that you guys are on the losing side of history, and nobody on my side of the divide will be mad at you if you do some reading, talk to some trans folks, and reconsider your position that we are inhuman scum. If you would like to talk about this kind of thing, I'm 100% willing to chat with you. I'll even Skype with people, if it'll help keep things civil and lead to some dialogue.

So here's where I decided to realtalk. Yes, its 130 pages of being angry at people who are trannies, but not at trannies. Troon, which is a combination of "Trans" and "Goon", is our short hand not for all transgender individuals but for those that use their gender-identity (or lack there of) as an excuse to be a special snowflake and demand the world cater to their delusions.  Look through some of the images in this thread at the zero-effort transexuals here. Look for any post where we quote Aelph Null, a MtF who, after his wife had recovered from cancer and her mother was dying, emotionally blackmailed his wife to stay with him by threatening suicide.

I don't even know if its fair to call a lot of the troons we discus legitimate transsexuals or sufferers from GID; many of them have histories of abuse or obvious personality disorders not related to their sex/gender who refuse to explore any avenues of therapy that don't involve mutilating their bodies.

Myself, I feel a great swell of pity for someone who feels they were born into the wrong body - but that doesn't change the fact you were still born into that body. When transpeople run around saying they are precisely as much woman as someone who was born as one, and their penis and testicles don't invalidate their argument to such (and that lesbians totally need to hop on their lady penis or they are bigots), that's where we have the problem: they expect reality to change to match their delusions.

re: Troons vs. Trans*, there was a Troon complaining that straight guys would not suck his dick, because he's too caught up in the delusion that he's a woman to realize that "Not sucking on dicks" is kind of a cornerstone of what makes a guy straight.

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Finally, let's end with some declarative statements: I am beautiful, for my definition of beautiful. I am successful, for my definition of success. I am funny, for my definition of funny. It's perfectly fine if our definitions don't line up. It would be a boring world if we all thought the same thing.

I love you all, and wish you the best.

And here's the other thing that made me decide that you might be worth some realtalk and not a quick dismissal. You seem to accept other views that disagree with your own. You've not come in screaming about pronouns, or how you are real woman, or stuff like that.

You aren't funny though (in the way you think you are).
I'm going give you the realest of realtalks here, starting now. You could be hilarious. You've got a pipeline into a comedy source that isn't heavily exploited by those in the community (generally because those in the community turn into emotional wrecks when someone thinks they are their birth gender). You could do comedy that is both funny and thought provoking
But you need to work on your delivery, and either make the self depreciation funnier or ditch it.

Example, your "Oh wait, you probably don't" bit on that image that's here. That shit isn't funny, and you might get a few pity laughs/uncomfortable chuckles out of it. If you want to do a bit about be worried about passing, phrase it in a story people can relate to - it doesn't need to be real, just believable and entertaining.

I've move this bit here to the end.

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2) I do not fill my audiences with friends.
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You sort of do. Your 'humor' style is try to befriend the audience, make them like you and laugh not because you're funny but because they feel sympathetic for you. That is what's holding you back. You want to bond with the audience, but you're doing it wrong. Watch fewer episodes of "Tim and Eric" because those guys are unfunny and terrible.
Let me know when the next SASS spinoff starts.

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« Reply #3137 on: October 27, 2013, 02:15:29 PM »
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Let's be serious here guys-- Avery has a point. And I have to respect the fact that she came in here, conducted herself with nothing but the utmost of respect, and informed us about the rigors of being a minority comedian in this greasy, uncaring world.
 
You've convinced me, Avery. I'm surrendering my penis tomorrow and starting an Indiegogo to beg for money. Maybe then I can be as relatable and world-wise as you.

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« Reply #3138 on: October 27, 2013, 02:17:02 PM »
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Let's be serious here guys-- Avery has a point. And I have to respect the fact that she came in here, conducted herself with nothing but the utmost of respect, and informed us about the rigors of being a minority comedian in this greasy, uncaring world.
 
You've convinced me, Avery. I'm surrendering my penis tomorrow and starting an Indiegogo to beg for money. Maybe then I can be as relatable and world-wise as you.

You are just like Martin Luther king.....

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« Reply #3139 on: October 27, 2013, 02:23:25 PM »
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I don't have anything against what few legitimate trans people there are. Before you go getting all worried about our mental health, known that I'd put our members up against any cross section of troons, and pound for pound I guarantee you that we would come out more "mentally healthy" by a wide margin using any metric you can find. If you don't already know that, you are delusional. Which would surprise no one. Other than that, I don't always follow this thread closely, and have no idea who you are.

Gapo, I don't think you want to make that claim. Technically Vilepilot is one of our members. I don't care how fat Aran is, he's not going to be able to balance that out.
Let me know when the next SASS spinoff starts.

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« Reply #3140 on: October 27, 2013, 02:34:46 PM »
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Even real transsexuals hate troons and the tumblr sjw pussy baby shtick.



I don't think you will find much of an audience outside your social circle, Avery.

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« Reply #3141 on: October 27, 2013, 02:35:53 PM »
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 :beepboom:

So the same obsessive narcissistic behavior that drove you to write an entire essay about not being able to stick your lady dick into some chick has sent you here to write yet another essay about how comedy is just in the eye of the beholder and some people really find you funny. I'm sure you'll be getting tons of kudos from the SJW for coming into the vipers den, but I for one am not shocked you're here as you display the typical ear marks of a true narcissist. You're here because you can't stand any push back against you carefully crafted persona.  I bet your tl;dr post makes you feel far superior to all us bigots and that you truly are funny, we're just too stupid to get your subtly, but you'd be wrong. You know deep down that you're fucking shit and this is why you desperately try deflect that and grasp at gender de jour trends, lesbianism to make yourself seem like a unique special snow flake and not the broken being you truly are. " PEOPLE AREN'T LAUGHING AT ME BECAUSE THEY'RE TRANSPHOBICCCCC" " PEOPLE ARE LAUGHING AT ME BECAUSE THEY'RE TRANSPHOBIC!!!" Avery, take the laughs where you can get em.

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« Reply #3142 on: October 27, 2013, 02:40:34 PM »
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Well, this has been about as productive as I imagined it would be.

Some folks have been decent in the chat. Thanks :)

Again, I'm 100% serious about talking about this stuff one-on-one. Email me - the address is not hard to find.

Lastly, we all seem to have different ideas about how comedy works. That's cool. The whole landscape is going to change dramatically in the coming years, and I think my particular tack is going to be more relevant than that of many comedy veterans. Could be wrong though. Excited to find out.

Sympathy pity sure is a long-lasting strategy that will work out in the end!

Comedy: perfect job for the perpetual victim.

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« Reply #3143 on: October 27, 2013, 03:02:58 PM »
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I am beautiful, for my definition of beautiful. I am successful, for my definition of success. I am funny, for my definition of funny. It's perfectly fine if our definitions don't line up. It would be a boring world if we all thought the same thing.

Just redefine reality when reality doesn't suit you  :obama:

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« Reply #3144 on: October 27, 2013, 03:04:32 PM »
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What I don’t understand are the absolutes that people on these cesspits keep throwing around. “She is not funny”, “nobody could ever like this”, “she is the worst comedian”. Like, just from a logic standpoint… that doesn’t make sense. People laugh when I perform, as evidenced in the same YouTube videos these guys are talking about. So I’m funny to somebody, right? There just seems to be this complete obliviousness to the concept of humour being subjective.
One or two people giving you sympathy laughs while the rest of the room chats, drinks their beer and waits for talent to arrive is not success. I've taken shits which were funnier than you.


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« Reply #3145 on: October 27, 2013, 03:06:25 PM »
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According to posters on a 135+ page thread dedicated to hating transgender people, I have: autism; narcissistic personality disorder; borderline personality disorder; and –worst of all– not-funny-itis.

"Don’t feed the trolls" is a saying that implicitly enables bigotry, so I joined their forum and went in and calmly stated the case for humanity. It went as well as one could expect, but I feel good about it.

In instances like this, sunlight is important. If you feel like taking a look at this cesspit (starting with my post, but you can head a few pages back to see the disgusting, vile language they use to talk about me and other transgender people)
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Guess he didn't get the responce he was hoping for so he's calling all troops. I honestly thought the majorty of you were really patient with this little faggot and he got way more civility than he deserved.

http://blog.averyedison.com/

Disgusting Vile language: not using preferred pro nouns 
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« Reply #3146 on: October 27, 2013, 03:06:51 PM »
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Hey guys.

I know the standard advice in situations like this is "don't feed the trolls", but I think we'd all be living in a worse world if someone had said given that advice to Martin Luther King Jr, right? And yes – I am comparing myself to Martin Luther King Jr.

Do you have a sarcasm tag here, or anything? Just imagine it applied to that last sentence, okay? Awesome. Thanks. Thank you.

So I get that this is a forum pretty much based around hating things, and I get that what I'm about to say is going to have no impact whatsoever, but it's a Sunday afternoon and this seems like a good way to while away a few moments. I just want to gently suggest that maybe, just maybe, the level of hate on display here is a little unhealthy. Or, at the very least, detrimental to your mental state. It's no good to be this angry at someone. Especially someone you don't even know.

Maybe just... let some of that anger go, okay? I know it's infuriating when someone you don't like does okay in any pursuit, especially comedy, but it's not like I'm holding you down and forcing you to watch my videos, am I? Just ignore it. As I said in that recent blog post - I am absolutely not for everyone. I am for very few people, in fact. Maybe 1-in-100,000 people find me funny. Which, sincerely and from the bottom of my heart, is okay. There are plenty of people I don't find funny. Of course, I'm not compulsively posting about them on hate-forums, but swings and roundabouts, right?

To address some specific points before I sign off:

1) I don't have any autism spectrum disorder, but I do have bipolar disorder (II). It has, on occasion, affected my delivery on stage, which sucks. But it mostly just slows down my speech a little - now that I'm aware that it can happen, I try to keep on top of it. Everything else about my stage persona is a conscious choice. Nothing is an accident, including the knocking over of a mic stand in one set, which was arranged with the club owners beforehand (we even switched out the mic with a shitty one, in case any damage did occur). Some (very few, as noted) people enjoy my persona and material. It seems you guys don't. Please avoid any show which lists me on the bill.

2) I do not fill my audiences with friends. Most comedians will tell you that it's easy to get friends to come to shows at first, but once they're attended a couple of times, it's tough to make it sound appealing. I don't do open mics where the audience is, according to one poster here, primed to laugh (side note: I'd love to visit the open mics you're attending, since most I've been to have had an audience of eight glum comedians and one civilian, and none of them are particularly thrilled to respond to anything). In fact, I don't do very many open mics at all - I mostly do shows when asked to, because I'm recognised by my peers -working comedians- as good at this. Lucky for me, these shows aren't booked by anonymous jerks on the internet :)

3) I don't feel like I've "scammed" anyone out of money. When my girlfriend's parents paid some of my college tuition, it's because they liked and loved me as a person, and also because they enjoy the things I create and wanted to further my ability to do that. The same is true of my recent Indiegogo to get me back to England - nobody donated who didn't want to (again, I wasn't holding anyone down and grabbing their wallet), and the people who did donate did so because they enjoy my comedy (or serious writing) and want to see more of it. How is that a scam? It would be a scam if they didn't like me, or if I wasn't honest about my intentions, but they do, and I was.

4) My "curation" of YouTube comments. Yep, I delete stuff that I don't want below my videos. I want that to be a positive space, and it's my space, so I'm within my right to do that. I don't owe anyone any space next to my videos. Sorry :)

5) With regard to the validity of gender identity dysphoria, obviously I'm not going to change any minds on this one - after all, this is a 130+ page thread about how "trans is the worst lol". I would argue, though, that you guys are on the losing side of history, and nobody on my side of the divide will be mad at you if you do some reading, talk to some trans folks, and reconsider your position that we are inhuman scum. If you would like to talk about this kind of thing, I'm 100% willing to chat with you. I'll even Skype with people, if it'll help keep things civil and lead to some dialogue.

Wow, this was long. At least I'm a quick typist, and I the time I spent here is time not spent playing Candy Crush. Turns out that game is addictive. Who knew?

(Again, imagine a sarcasm tag there^.)

Finally, let's end with some declarative statements: I am beautiful, for my definition of beautiful. I am successful, for my definition of success. I am funny, for my definition of funny. It's perfectly fine if our definitions don't line up. It would be a boring world if we all thought the same thing.

I love you all, and wish you the best.

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I WAS SO HIGH I THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD IDEA TO PUNCH MY WIFE IN THE BACK OF THE NECK TO PROVE THAT WHAT I WAS EXPERIENCING WAS NOT REAL.

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« Reply #3147 on: October 27, 2013, 03:07:42 PM »
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Totally passing up in here.

I dunno. If he's going for the "Jade Goody's mother" look, then give it a few years and he'll be spot on!


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« Reply #3148 on: October 27, 2013, 03:12:45 PM »
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Dude, you aren't even qualified to be a middle and you wrote a great big carepost like that?

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« Reply #3149 on: October 27, 2013, 03:14:58 PM »
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Eddie Izzard is a decent trans comedian with widespread popularity. But I really don't see how an internet active trans comedian will ever gain that same popularity. Everything is a trigger warning, everything is offensive, and everything is bigotry to them. Part of being funny is being able to take your offense, or the offense of others, and make comedy out of it. I see nothing but the tumblr crowd taking the comedy out of everything everywhere else, not creating it.