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Scratchh LFT S31
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This used to be an LFT thread.

This used to be an LFT thread.
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Scratchh1. The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race. They have greatly increased the life-expectancy of those of us who live in “advanced” countries, but they have destabilized society, have made life unfulfilling, have subjected human beings to indignities, have led to widespread psychological suffering (in the Third World to physical suffering as well) and have inflicted severe damage on the natural world. The continued development of technology will worsen the situation. It will certainly subject human beings to greater indignities and inflict greater damage on the natural world, it will probably lead to greater social disruption and psychological suffering, and it may lead to increased physical suffering even in “advanced” countries.

2. The industrial-technological system may survive or it may break down. If it survives, it MAY eventually achieve a low level of physical and psychological suffering, but only after passing through a long and very painful period of adjustment and only at the cost of permanently reducing human beings and many other living organisms to engineered products and mere cogs in the social machine. Furthermore, if the system survives, the consequences will be inevitable: There is no way of reforming or modifying the system so as to prevent it from depriving people of dignity and autonomy.

3. If the system breaks down the consequences will still be very painful. But the bigger the system grows the more disastrous the results of its breakdown will be, so if it is to break down it had best break down sooner rather than later.

4. We therefore advocate a revolution against the industrial system. This revolution may or may not make use of violence; it may be sudden or it may be a relatively gradual process spanning a few decades. We can’t predict any of that. But we do outline in a very general way the measures that those who hate the industrial system should take in order to prepare the way for a revolution against that form of society. This is not to be a POLITICAL revolution. Its object will be to overthrow not governments but the economic and technological basis of the present society.

5. In this article we give attention to only some of the negative developments that have grown out of the industrial-technological system. Other such developments we mention only briefly or ignore altogether. This does not mean that we regard these other developments as unimportant. For practical reasons we have to confine our discussion to areas that have received insufficient public attention or in which we have something new to say. For example, since there are well-developed environmental and wilderness movements, we have written very little about environmental degradation or the destruction of wild nature, even though we consider these to be highly important.

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MODERN LEFTISM

6. Almost everyone will agree that we live in a deeply troubled society. One of the most widespread manifestations of the craziness of our world is leftism, so a discussion of the psychology of leftism can serve as an introduction to the discussion of the problems of modern society in general.

7. But what is leftism? During the first half of the 20th century leftism could have been practically identified with socialism. Today the movement is fragmented and it is not clear who can properly be called a leftist. When we speak of leftists in this article we have in mind mainly socialists, collectivists, “politically correct” types, feminists, gay and disability activists, animal rights activists and the like. But not everyone who is associated with one of these movements is a leftist. What we are trying to get at in discussing leftism is not so much movement or an ideology as a psychological type, or rather a collection of related types. Thus, what we mean by “leftism” will emerge more clearly in the course of our discussion of leftist psychology. (Also, see paragraphs 227-230.)

8. Even so, our conception of leftism will remain a good deal less clear than we would wish, but there doesn’t seem to be any remedy for this. All we are trying to do here is indicate in a rough and approximate way the two psychological tendencies that we believe are the main driving force of modern leftism. We by no means claim to be telling the WHOLE truth about leftist psychology. Also, our discussion is meant to apply to modern leftism only. We leave open the question of the extent to which our discussion could be applied to the leftists of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

9. The two psychological tendencies that underlie modern leftism we call “feelings of inferiority” and “oversocialization.” Feelings of inferiority are characteristic of modern leftism as a whole, while oversocialization is characteristic only of a certain segment of modern leftism; but this segment is highly influential.

FEELINGS OF INFERIORITY

10. By “feelings of inferiority” we mean not only inferiority feelings in the strict sense but a whole spectrum of related traits; low self-esteem, feelings of powerlessness, depressive tendencies, defeatism, guilt, self- hatred, etc. We argue that modern leftists tend to have some such feelings (possibly more or less repressed) and that these feelings are decisive in determining the direction of modern leftism.

11. When someone interprets as derogatory almost anything that is said about him (or about groups with whom he identifies) we conclude that he has inferiority feelings or low self-esteem. This tendency is pronounced among minority rights activists, whether or not they belong to the minority groups whose rights they defend. They are hypersensitive about the words used to designate minorities and about anything that is said concerning minorities. The terms “negro,” “oriental,” “handicapped” or “chick” for an African, an Asian, a disabled person or a woman originally had no derogatory connotation. “Broad” and “chick” were merely the feminine equivalents of “guy,” “dude” or “fellow.” The negative connotations have been attached to these terms by the activists themselves. Some animal rights activists have gone so far as to reject the word “pet” and insist on its replacement by “animal companion.” Leftish anthropologists go to great lengths to avoid saying anything about primitive peoples that could conceivably be interpreted as negative. They want to replace the world “primitive” by “nonliterate.” They seem almost paranoid about anything that might suggest that any primitive culture is inferior to our own. (We do not mean to imply that primitive cultures ARE inferior to ours. We merely point out the hypersensitivity of leftish anthropologists.)

12. Those who are most sensitive about “politically incorrect” terminology are not the average black ghetto- dweller, Asian immigrant, abused woman or disabled person, but a minority of activists, many of whom do not even belong to any “oppressed” group but come from privileged strata of society. Political correctness has its stronghold among university professors, who have secure employment with comfortable salaries, and the majority of whom are heterosexual white males from middle- to upper-middle-class families.

13. Many leftists have an intense identification with the problems of groups that have an image of being weak (women), defeated (American Indians), repellent (homosexuals) or otherwise inferior. The leftists themselves feel that these groups are inferior. They would never admit to themselves that they have such feelings, but it is precisely because they do see these groups as inferior that they identify with their problems. (We do not mean to suggest that women, Indians, etc. ARE inferior; we are only making a point about leftist psychology.)
[spoiler][quote=Scratchh]1. The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race. They have greatly increased the life-expectancy of those of us who live in “advanced” countries, but they have destabilized society, have made life unfulfilling, have subjected human beings to indignities, have led to widespread psychological suffering (in the Third World to physical suffering as well) and have inflicted severe damage on the natural world. The continued development of technology will worsen the situation. It will certainly subject human beings to greater indignities and inflict greater damage on the natural world, it will probably lead to greater social disruption and psychological suffering, and it may lead to increased physical suffering even in “advanced” countries.

2. The industrial-technological system may survive or it may break down. If it survives, it MAY eventually achieve a low level of physical and psychological suffering, but only after passing through a long and very painful period of adjustment and only at the cost of permanently reducing human beings and many other living organisms to engineered products and mere cogs in the social machine. Furthermore, if the system survives, the consequences will be inevitable: There is no way of reforming or modifying the system so as to prevent it from depriving people of dignity and autonomy.

3. If the system breaks down the consequences will still be very painful. But the bigger the system grows the more disastrous the results of its breakdown will be, so if it is to break down it had best break down sooner rather than later.

4. We therefore advocate a revolution against the industrial system. This revolution may or may not make use of violence; it may be sudden or it may be a relatively gradual process spanning a few decades. We can’t predict any of that. But we do outline in a very general way the measures that those who hate the industrial system should take in order to prepare the way for a revolution against that form of society. This is not to be a POLITICAL revolution. Its object will be to overthrow not governments but the economic and technological basis of the present society.

5. In this article we give attention to only some of the negative developments that have grown out of the industrial-technological system. Other such developments we mention only briefly or ignore altogether. This does not mean that we regard these other developments as unimportant. For practical reasons we have to confine our discussion to areas that have received insufficient public attention or in which we have something new to say. For example, since there are well-developed environmental and wilderness movements, we have written very little about environmental degradation or the destruction of wild nature, even though we consider these to be highly important.

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MODERN LEFTISM

6. Almost everyone will agree that we live in a deeply troubled society. One of the most widespread manifestations of the craziness of our world is leftism, so a discussion of the psychology of leftism can serve as an introduction to the discussion of the problems of modern society in general.

7. But what is leftism? During the first half of the 20th century leftism could have been practically identified with socialism. Today the movement is fragmented and it is not clear who can properly be called a leftist. When we speak of leftists in this article we have in mind mainly socialists, collectivists, “politically correct” types, feminists, gay and disability activists, animal rights activists and the like. But not everyone who is associated with one of these movements is a leftist. What we are trying to get at in discussing leftism is not so much movement or an ideology as a psychological type, or rather a collection of related types. Thus, what we mean by “leftism” will emerge more clearly in the course of our discussion of leftist psychology. (Also, see paragraphs 227-230.)

8. Even so, our conception of leftism will remain a good deal less clear than we would wish, but there doesn’t seem to be any remedy for this. All we are trying to do here is indicate in a rough and approximate way the two psychological tendencies that we believe are the main driving force of modern leftism. We by no means claim to be telling the WHOLE truth about leftist psychology. Also, our discussion is meant to apply to modern leftism only. We leave open the question of the extent to which our discussion could be applied to the leftists of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

9. The two psychological tendencies that underlie modern leftism we call “feelings of inferiority” and “oversocialization.” Feelings of inferiority are characteristic of modern leftism as a whole, while oversocialization is characteristic only of a certain segment of modern leftism; but this segment is highly influential.

FEELINGS OF INFERIORITY

10. By “feelings of inferiority” we mean not only inferiority feelings in the strict sense but a whole spectrum of related traits; low self-esteem, feelings of powerlessness, depressive tendencies, defeatism, guilt, self- hatred, etc. We argue that modern leftists tend to have some such feelings (possibly more or less repressed) and that these feelings are decisive in determining the direction of modern leftism.

11. When someone interprets as derogatory almost anything that is said about him (or about groups with whom he identifies) we conclude that he has inferiority feelings or low self-esteem. This tendency is pronounced among minority rights activists, whether or not they belong to the minority groups whose rights they defend. They are hypersensitive about the words used to designate minorities and about anything that is said concerning minorities. The terms “negro,” “oriental,” “handicapped” or “chick” for an African, an Asian, a disabled person or a woman originally had no derogatory connotation. “Broad” and “chick” were merely the feminine equivalents of “guy,” “dude” or “fellow.” The negative connotations have been attached to these terms by the activists themselves. Some animal rights activists have gone so far as to reject the word “pet” and insist on its replacement by “animal companion.” Leftish anthropologists go to great lengths to avoid saying anything about primitive peoples that could conceivably be interpreted as negative. They want to replace the world “primitive” by “nonliterate.” They seem almost paranoid about anything that might suggest that any primitive culture is inferior to our own. (We do not mean to imply that primitive cultures ARE inferior to ours. We merely point out the hypersensitivity of leftish anthropologists.)

12. Those who are most sensitive about “politically incorrect” terminology are not the average black ghetto- dweller, Asian immigrant, abused woman or disabled person, but a minority of activists, many of whom do not even belong to any “oppressed” group but come from privileged strata of society. Political correctness has its stronghold among university professors, who have secure employment with comfortable salaries, and the majority of whom are heterosexual white males from middle- to upper-middle-class families.

13. Many leftists have an intense identification with the problems of groups that have an image of being weak (women), defeated (American Indians), repellent (homosexuals) or otherwise inferior. The leftists themselves feel that these groups are inferior. They would never admit to themselves that they have such feelings, but it is precisely because they do see these groups as inferior that they identify with their problems. (We do not mean to suggest that women, Indians, etc. ARE inferior; we are only making a point about leftist psychology.)

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#33
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keep my name out of your mouth tadpole

keep my name out of your mouth tadpole
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#34
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flanhttps://imgur.com/p4CYlog

Sorry I have Tourette’s

[quote=flan]https://imgur.com/p4CYlog[/quote]
Sorry I have Tourette’s
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#35
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scratch the more you post (regardless of what other people say) the worse you look

scratch the more you post (regardless of what other people say) the worse you look
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#36
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#37
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bump ignore that garbage fire ^

bump ignore that garbage fire ^
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#38
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Bump seasons over :(

Bump seasons over :(
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#39
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he has rly good dm and wasnt toxic

he has rly good dm and wasnt toxic
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#40
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He's funny to play with in pugs

He's funny to play with in pugs
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#41
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Good dm, still just said a lot of shit about other people which did come off as kind of toxic, but as a teammate he was funny and fine to play with. Game sense still needs some work, but he's learning fast, he seems to respond to criticism well for the most part. Mid IM+ for sure.

scratchh please just turn off ur chat my guy

he also really does deserve an IM team that sticks together for the entire season, as this season was pretty rough.

Good dm, still just said a lot of shit about other people which did come off as kind of toxic, but as a teammate he was funny and fine to play with. Game sense still needs some work, but he's learning fast, he seems to respond to criticism well for the most part. Mid IM+ for sure.

scratchh please just turn off ur chat my guy

he also really does deserve an IM team that sticks together for the entire season, as this season was pretty rough.
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#42
4 Frags +

Bump!

Bump!
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#43
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https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/478446364318105602/557257100955484161/image0.png

[img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/478446364318105602/557257100955484161/image0.png[/img]
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ScratchhBump!
[quote=Scratchh]Bump![/quote]
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#45
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ulthttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/478446364318105602/557257100955484161/image0.png

game sucked

[quote=ult][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/478446364318105602/557257100955484161/image0.png[/img][/quote]
game sucked
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#46
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will never stop being a retard

will never stop being a retard
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#47
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carterwill never stop being a retard

hey pyxelize i know you're really good at this how do I remove this post from my lft?

[quote=carter]will never stop being a retard[/quote]
hey pyxelize i know you're really good at this how do I remove this post from my lft?
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#48
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bump! :)

bump! :)
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I have never interacted with Scratchh before this point so maybe this was a one-off thing, but I'd like to share either way.

Yesterday, Scratchh added to my arena in MGE and lost. He then went on an hour long shit spewing fest in the chat about how I was retarded for using an MGE alt to play MGE and how autistic I was. To avoid further conflict I played MGE with a friend before leaving the server.

Today, I was in MGE again and Scratchh joined my arena. He managed to beat me and then shit-talked me in the chat for a few minutes while I was MGEing other people. I guess Scratchh then decided that hopping off of his main and hopping on to an MGE alt was the best plan of action as he rejoined on his alt (https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198812385770) and readded to my arena. I then won two games in a row and taunted him because it was painfully obvious it was him on an alt account. (Remember how he called me autistic and retarded for using an alt?) I guess this made him so furious that he then went to my profile and sperg'd all over it for an hour. This is definitely the type of player I would love to have on my 6s ESEA League team!

https://steamcommunity.com/id/redddddddddd/
Make sure to check out his comments.

I have never interacted with Scratchh before this point so maybe this was a one-off thing, but I'd like to share either way.

Yesterday, Scratchh added to my arena in MGE and lost. He then went on an hour long shit spewing fest in the chat about how I was retarded for using an MGE alt to play MGE and how autistic I was. To avoid further conflict I played MGE with a friend before leaving the server.

Today, I was in MGE again and Scratchh joined my arena. He managed to beat me and then shit-talked me in the chat for a few minutes while I was MGEing other people. I guess Scratchh then decided that hopping off of his main and hopping on to an MGE alt was the best plan of action as he rejoined on his alt (https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198812385770) and readded to my arena. I then won two games in a row and taunted him because it was painfully obvious it was him on an alt account. (Remember how he called me autistic and retarded for using an alt?) I guess this made him so furious that he then went to my profile and sperg'd all over it for an hour. This is definitely the type of player I would love to have on my 6s ESEA League team!

https://steamcommunity.com/id/redddddddddd/
Make sure to check out his comments.
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#50
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reddddddddddi make alts for tftv.

1. half of this is a lie
2. you're akemi and you're stupid enough to tell ekh0

cant believe you can be so stupid to try and tarnish someones name over MGE points. Actually pathetic

[quote=redddddddddd]i make alts for tftv.[/quote]
1. half of this is a lie
2. you're akemi and you're stupid enough to tell ekh0

cant believe you can be so stupid to try and tarnish someones name over MGE points. Actually pathetic
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#51
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Scratchhreddddddddddi make alts for tftv.1. half of this is a lie
2. you're akemi and you're stupid enough to tell ekh0

cant believe you can be so stupid to try and tarnish someones name over MGE points. Actually pathetic

I don't know what's more embarrassing the fact that you think that I would give out my real identity or running to hide behind your own MGE alt to save face :(

[quote=Scratchh][quote=redddddddddd]i make alts for tftv.[/quote]
1. half of this is a lie
2. you're akemi and you're stupid enough to tell ekh0

cant believe you can be so stupid to try and tarnish someones name over MGE points. Actually pathetic[/quote]

I don't know what's more embarrassing the fact that you think that I would give out my real identity or running to hide behind your own MGE alt to save face :(
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#52
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reddddddddddScratchhreddddddddddi make alts for tftv.1. half of this is a lie
2. you're akemi and you're stupid enough to tell ekh0

cant believe you can be so stupid to try and tarnish someones name over MGE points. Actually pathetic

I don't know what's more embarrassing the fact that you think that I would give out my real identity or running to hide behind your own MGE alt to save face :(

https://www.teamfortress.tv/38065/akemi-3-lft

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n34Dd3SHLa4&feature=youtu.be

[quote=redddddddddd][quote=Scratchh][quote=redddddddddd]i make alts for tftv.[/quote]
1. half of this is a lie
2. you're akemi and you're stupid enough to tell ekh0

cant believe you can be so stupid to try and tarnish someones name over MGE points. Actually pathetic[/quote]

I don't know what's more embarrassing the fact that you think that I would give out my real identity or running to hide behind your own MGE alt to save face :([/quote]
https://www.teamfortress.tv/38065/akemi-3-lft
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n34Dd3SHLa4&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]
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#53
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redddddddddd ...I guess Scratchh then decided that hopping off of his main and hopping on to an MGE alt was the best plan of action as he rejoined on his alt (https://steamcommunity.com/id/styles_tf2) and readded to my arena...
.

why are you linking to my account

[quote=redddddddddd] ...I guess Scratchh then decided that hopping off of his main and hopping on to an MGE alt was the best plan of action as he rejoined on his alt (https://steamcommunity.com/id/styles_tf2) and readded to my arena...
.[/quote]

why are you linking to my account
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#54
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eddie_calderonredddddddddd ...I guess Scratchh then decided that hopping off of his main and hopping on to an MGE alt was the best plan of action as he rejoined on his alt (https://steamcommunity.com/id/styles_tf2) and readded to my arena...
.

why are you linking to my account

I updated the link to a permanent one so you guys can't be trolls anymore! :)

[quote=eddie_calderon][quote=redddddddddd] ...I guess Scratchh then decided that hopping off of his main and hopping on to an MGE alt was the best plan of action as he rejoined on his alt (https://steamcommunity.com/id/styles_tf2) and readded to my arena...
.[/quote]

why are you linking to my account[/quote]

I updated the link to a permanent one so you guys can't be trolls anymore! :)
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#55
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https://i.imgur.com/u4TLNKA.png

16:43 to EST is 4:43 PM.

:)

[img]https://i.imgur.com/u4TLNKA.png[/img]

16:43 to EST is 4:43 PM.

:)
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#56
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https://steamcommunity.com/id/PRlNCESS-/

akemi may be stupid but he's not actually stupid enough to give himself away :)

https://steamcommunity.com/id/PRlNCESS-/

akemi may be stupid but he's not actually stupid enough to give himself away :)
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#57
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reddddddddddhttps://steamcommunity.com/id/PRlNCESS-/

akemi may be stupid but he's not actually stupid enough to give himself away :)

Humanity… All of my suffering on this world has been at the hands of humanity, particularly women. It has made me realize just how brutal and twisted humanity is as a species. All I ever wanted was to fit in and live a happy life amongst humanity, but I was cast out and rejected, forced to endure an existence of loneliness and insignificance, all because the females of the human species were incapable of seeing the value in me.

[quote=redddddddddd]https://steamcommunity.com/id/PRlNCESS-/

akemi may be stupid but he's not actually stupid enough to give himself away :)[/quote]
[u][h][b]Humanity… All of my suffering on this world has been at the hands of humanity, particularly women. It has made me realize just how brutal and twisted humanity is as a species. All I ever wanted was to fit in and live a happy life amongst humanity, but I was cast out and rejected, forced to endure an existence of loneliness and insignificance, all because the females of the human species were incapable of seeing the value in me.
[/b][/h][/u]
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#58
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reddddddddddhttps://steamcommunity.com/id/PRlNCESS-/

akemi may be stupid but he's not actually stupid enough to give himself away :)

are you going to trust anything from an account that looks like this

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/468998035578290186/558408424791212032/akemi.png

[quote=redddddddddd]https://steamcommunity.com/id/PRlNCESS-/

akemi may be stupid but he's not actually stupid enough to give himself away :)[/quote]
are you going to trust anything from an account that looks like this
[img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/468998035578290186/558408424791212032/akemi.png[/img]
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#59
0 Frags +
Scratchhhttps://www.teamfortress.tv/38065/akemi-3-lft
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n34Dd3SHLa4&feature=youtu.be

@2:52 'u wanna put me on scout' lmfaooo

[quote=Scratchh]
https://www.teamfortress.tv/38065/akemi-3-lft
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n34Dd3SHLa4&feature=youtu.be[/youtube][/quote]
@2:52 'u wanna put me on scout' lmfaooo
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#60
6 Frags +

Scratch’s team, through so many roster changes, was able to live and go even in his first season of IM. That is a great accomplishment and shows a willingness to improve. All mid IM teams should give him a chance imo.

Also akemi sick troll bro XD LMAO HEHE

Scratch’s team, through so many roster changes, was able to live and go even in his first season of IM. That is a great accomplishment and shows a willingness to improve. All mid IM teams should give him a chance imo.

Also akemi sick troll bro XD LMAO HEHE
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