So, some time has elapsed since last I updated this blog. I am not retiring this blog, however. I have republished some of my older posts from here on The Progressive Flame, but I have also (as some of you already know) started a YouTube channel, previously known as "Liviana t'Charvanek," then "Liviana Philosopher," and now called "Giovanna Liviana's Philosophy," which you can find here.
In this post, I will embed (and link) all my videos to date.
My first video, production code 00001, is about an hour and a half long, a response to the first topic in a livestream by others (which eventually led to my being a guest on their show, and which guest appearance you can find in the "Other Appearances" list on my channel). It is called, simply enough:
A Response to Late Night Echo Chamber EP2, Topic 1
The second video, production code 00002, was a continuation of the first, and was a response to the other topics in the same livestream. It is less than 30 minutes long, and is also simply named:
A Response to Late Night Echo Chamber EP2, Topics 2-7
My third video, production code 00003, was my original channel trailer/intro. It was called simply:
but has since been renamed, now that I have done a new channel trailer/intro.
Video production code 00004 is called
World Goth Day & Why Do I Call Myself "ProtoGoth"?
Video 00005 is
Comments About Gamergate
Video 00006 is
Laci Green & the 'Red Pill,' Evergreen State College, Dialectic vs Debate, & Progressives vs SJWs
Video 00007 is
Video 00008 is
My Thoughts on the So-Called "Gamergate 2.0"
Video 00009 is
Encounter with a Púca, Gamergate Factions
Video 00010 is
Video 00011 is
Gamergate Factions Revisited
Video 00012 is
Partisanship, Rhetoric, & Bifurcation Fallacy
Video 00013 is
Ideology & Ideologies
Video 00014 is a mirror upload of the upload to my original channel, featuring Dr Margaret Flowers' response to Donald Trump on the question of Healthcare, wherein she discusses HR 676 in some detail (used with her permission):
Response to Donald Trump on Healthcare by Margaret Flowers, MD, 2017-02-28
Video 00015 is just a test video, wherein I was testing a livestream plug-in with the assistance of some friends (fellow players from Star Trek Online), and a few answers to questions they asked in the live chat:
Testing Livestream Plug-in + Chat with Friends
Video 00016 features me in a sleep-deprived, disjointed rant about semantics, semantic revisionism, political rhetoric, the history of political parties in the US, and assorted other matters, which was to some extent a response to the events in Charlottesville and subsequent bullshit both from political figures and in the mainstream media:
Sleep-Deprived, Disjointed Rant
Video 00017 is where things get really interesting. It was supposed to be an
Interview with James Desborough, Author of "Inside Gamergate"
... but something happened on YouTube's end, for which I have yet to receive any sort of explanation or apology. Four hours before the streamed interview was to start, I received a "Community Guidelines Strike" on my account, which would have prevented me from doing any livestreams for the ensuing three months, a message told me that YouTube had reviewed my video (which did not even exist yet!) and found it to be in violation of their Community Guidelines (which is awfully peculiar, since there are plenty of videos about Gamergate on YouTube and plenty of people livestreaming about Gamergate from various perspectives). This happened on a Saturday morning. I appealed, and by Monday evening the strike had been removed from my account and I was once again able to livestream, but YouTube has, to date, given me no explanation of this incident, nor any apology for it. I will include a link to a playlist about this at the end of this collection of my videos so far. In the playlist, you will see an interview with me by the YouTuber Netscape, another video by another YouTuber, the livestream interview which did eventually happen (which will also be linked in this collection), an ad for Jim's book, and his own videos which are an audiobook reading of the book itself. It is important to get more than one side of the story, and for too long, the anti-Gamergate crowd has dominated the narrative, especially in the video games media and the mainstream media. Jim's book is an insider account by someone who was involved in Gamergate from the earliest days, and does a great job of putting the whole thing into a wider historical context of other "moral panics," as well as going into detail about what happened when and why.
You can see the link to the supposed interview on the page in my account which shows my videos. It has no video, no time, and no start date, because there never was a video made. The only thing there is a thumbnail (shown only on my account Videos page) and my original video description, which I was trying to edit when all of this went down, so I never got to finish even the video description. Here's the link for those interested: Non-Existent Video. And here's the embed, showing the thumbnail:
Video 00018 was a livestream test to see if I really could livestream again after the incident just discussed, with some further discussion of the incident:
Liviana Live Stream
Video 00019 is my new (current) channel trailer/intro, called
Who Is Liviana and What's This About?
Video 00020 is the interview with Jim about his book which was scheduled to take place earlier and was unceremoniously and rudely interrupted. This was hosted by the "Honey Badgers," a group of YouTubers with a much larger subscriber count than my own, and streamed live on various video platforms including YouTube, Twitch, and others. They contacted Jim and myself and asked if we would like to take advantage of their hosting, and I had had no dealings with them prior to that, apart from having watched a handful of their videos over the past several years. I have since had few dealings with them, apart from watching a couple more of their videos and some minor interactions via Twitter, yet I was condemned by another YouTuber for my "association" with them because of some past history between her and them ... ::shrugs:: Anyway, I mirrored the interview on my own channel, with the title
00020 The Forbidden Interview, Mirror of HBR Fireside Chat 66 (2017-08-28)
(HBR stands for "Honey Badger Radio")
Video 00021 was my first actual livestream interview done on my own channel, an interview with Nicholas Goroff, actor, political organizer, journalist, and YouTuber, about his experiences in the Occupy movement, his view of the so-called "Antifa" movement, and his experiences with Gamergate (Nick is a very interesting guy, and I highly recommend that you check out his work on the Occupy.com website as well as his own YouTube channel):
Interview with Nicholas Goroff 2017-09-12
Video 00022 is largely a reading of an older post on this blog, with some additional comments and explanations:
Ethics, Morals, Scruples, & Folkways
Video 00023 deals with one of the compelling issues of our day ... sort of, and was my first video with some additional visual effects to make it less visually boring:
My Answer to the Question 'Are Traps Gay?'
Video 00024 is a response to renewed calls for "Gun Control" following the mass shooting in Las Vegas, and what I believe would be an actual solution instead of a kneejerk reaction which would solve nothing:
What Is the Answer to the Violence?
Video 00025-A is the first part in a new video series I am doing, dealing with Postmodernism, Outrage Mongers, Puritanism, Calvinism, Zoroastrianism, Existentialism, and so on. This first video in the series is primarily introductory, and over half of the video is taken up by a digression from the main topic, which digression deals with the differences between Progressives and Limousine Liberals, as well as debunking the idea that the Democratic Party is in any way Leftist. In this video, I used many more visual effects and images than in any previous video. This took me some time to do, and I hope my efforts are appreciated. This video is called:
'Postmodernist Outrage Mongers - Historical Context, part A'
As promised above, here is a playlist for the Inside Gamergate audiobook, with some introductory stuff from my own ordeal trying to get an interview with Jim Desborough to be allowed on YouTube, and the interview which did eventually finally happen:
Inside Gamergate Audiobook Playlist
Planned future videos will continue the series on Postmodernist Outrage Mongers, will include an interview with a somewhat well-known journalist and Second Wave Feminist, will also include an interview with a Professor-Emeritus of Theology, and interviews with assorted other persons and discussion of sundry other ideas.
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