I know most people would ask why would anyone want to be a laughing stock town fool of the internet? But way back to childhood days, the only options I ever had were to be an ignored quiet mouse or a loud wacky cartoonish entertainment monkey. Mouse or Monkey thats it. And so I became a local celebrity of my school days. Sometimes I would get resentful that they were laughing at me, not with me, mocking me, teasing making fun. Like the lolcows of the internet. But after trying to be serious in college, and just being totally ignored, I realized that attention beats isolation, and its the only means of socialization I know. For the last few years I've retreated back into my mouse role, and have had almost no human contact. 75 posts and 2 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
Its just seems like the cringe lolcow role of the internet, is basically like being the local clownish celebrity that I spent my whole school years being. Its a way to turn the strange weirdness into a commodity. I see folks who are less weird and less comedic getting audiences of millions. Maybe I could do it. Although I have the flaw of speaking in a way thats so cringey its boring, rather than so cringey its hilarious. But it just seems like my old weirdo class clown cartooning but with an audience of millions. Maybe it was my calling.
And then some of these guys actually make money on this shit through youtube ads and patreon, being a cringe is literally their full time career.
I feel like if I died today, it would be like I never existed. But if I at least became a lolcow, it would be like "remember that lolcow who killed himself"?
It might sound fun to play the role of an internet clown, but you should honestly know by now, especially as someone that browses this site (which is an explicit target of these kind of people), that the internet is home to incredibly mean & vicious who are more than happy to take the "joke" too far, and torment the shit out of you (often in real life) for an extra giggle. Do you see how "lolcows" tend to end up? It's not just social humiliation, they have their lives destroyed by endless fuckery, and once you open yourself up as a "lolcow", you are literally never left alone ever again.
This, there have been multiple examples of this in the past.
There was some fat German neckbeard who made youtube vids about heavy metal and was stalked by a group of people claiming they were going to kill him.
ReportoftheWeek, the food reviewer, claimed to have been stalked and harassed for several months, to the point where he basically started driving around the country to avoid it.
WingsofRedemption, the fat CoD streamer, has been fucked with in various ways. People have sent escorts to his house multiple times.
Various autistic speedrunners have had pizzas sent to their house every weekend, been swatted, or had their fetishes exposed to their parents.
Being a lolcow sounds fucking awful honestly. Maybe years ago it was innocent fun but now there are entire dedicated communities of assholes dedicated to just fucking with specific people all the time.
Its weird that they even harass people who vlog about "neutral" topics, calling their homes "fuck you for your food review"
Yeah it should be remembered places like 4chan used to be the home for psychos where they'd encourage people to kill their pets. I remember one thread where a succubus microwaved her housemates rat before putting it in a blender, setting it on fire, and posting images of it on her naked breasts. The internet has many more places for people like that to congregate and many more people brain-dead from drug abuse who are just aggressive retards now. The line between lolcow that's funny and lolcow they want to punish and hurt is a thin line. Failed-normans are a malicious crowd online.
Well, of course. RotW is a somewhat abnormal person (not even a "lolcow", really, he just dresses funny and is kind of awkward) and has meme-status, so they'll torment him all the same. It really has nothing to do with the subject of their videos, if you're slightly outside the norm or (over)react to provocation in abnormal ways, you open yourself up to these rotten people.
his voice reminds me of me
I notice some of the more "self-aware" lolcows who think of themselves as minor e-celebs, really work to cultivate their fan base and community. They don't just hang aloof as performer to be watched. They actively engage their community. Hosting their own forums or discords. Constantly chatting back and forth with their "fans".
Its not like hes the show, and they are the fans. But like they are one community, and he is both a member and participant in the community and also the object of it.
Don't reveal too much info about your real self, Chris chan and dragonlord are great examples of why you should not do this, hell even then theres a chance that someone might recognize you….
Revealing info about yourself doesn't really matter imo, unless you have some big and ridiculous personality no one will care enough. Say, if you are just NEET #5001 that lives with his mom and plays video games and browses the internet all day, why would anyone follow that, it's not funny or entertaining.
Your opinion is shit and even nobodies have had their lives totally destroyed just because some edgy asshole felt like it that day.
Better yet why not become an adult entertainer on cam?
I've not thought about becoming one myself, but I've definitely spent time thinking about how people like DSP (Darksydephil) and LTG (LowTierGod) live.
Like, assuming its an act, how do they live not being taken seriously by anyone, being treated like a clown by everyone, everyone looking down on you as idiotic scum of the earth
>>159790>even nobodies have had their lives totally destroyed just because some edgy asshole felt like it
Everything from getting people fired with lies, to swating, to harassing family members, to doxing to radical groups and lying thus sending crazies after them to physically harm them, to 24/7 abuse and harassment campaigns, to full on scams and fraud, and so much more.
How long have you used the internet? How are you not familiar with how monstrous and shit people can be with no provocation if they think they can get away with it.
Your argument doesn't really make sense, most people keep facebook and other social media pages containing detailed info on themselves available to the public and I don't hear about this ever being a problem. Maybe you just think yourself more important and interesting than you really are, in reality no one really cares about what you do enough to bother with all that crap you're talking about, they have their own lives to live and unless you personally did something to them I just couldn't see any of that happening. After all, most crimes that are committed are between people that know each other in some way, you rarely get the types like serial killers who just rag random strangers.
>>159807>I don't hear about this ever being a problem
Because you don't pay attention.
How many people do you actually interact with, how much news do you watch, how much e-drama do you see. This shit happens all the time. It is common. It isn't some obscure happening. Actually pay attention to the world around you.
It ain't about me because I am not retarded enough to put my info out there, but mistaking obscurity for security is some mac user level stupidity.
DSP is one of those people who will always find problems external to him rather than performing any sort of introspection. It's the game's fault when he loses, people who criticize him for being a dick to fans are just haters or trolls, anyone covering his retardation with the 'this is how you don't play' vids are lifeless losers. He exhibits it in pretty much everything he does.
the fact gossip and harrassment imageboards exist terrifies me
Nope, because that will be hell for me.
The fact that this place might be one saddens me
>>159595> There was some fat German neckbeard who made youtube vids about heavy metal and was stalked by a group of people claiming they were going to kill him.
That's Drachenlord, the german version of Chris chan. Thing is he took the trolling too far because he profits from it, he's in thr middle of being a normgroid and cringe. He wrote a book and has even a pornhub account where he uploads videos of himself fucking plush dolls, inserting stuff on his urethra, etc.
i think i have nearly been an inverse lowcow (if that is even possible) kek
it was the usual bullying, lying, stalking, etc… but i think it was MOSTLY due to politics. because i didn't had to change anything about my (non cringy) behavior, and i've been vindicated on everything i've ever said since then
people really really really hated me. it was really hilarious attending college and having everyone think that i was so dumb that i was worthy of contempt, and yet the reality was that i was better than everyone in that shit, but they just couldn't possibly realize that.
there was a dude that i'll never forget. he spent months and months throwing tantrums at me and i'd just ignore him, and then during a final test (that bailed him) he peeked over my test and noticed that one of his answers was the same as mine, so later when discussing about that with someone he said "even a retard can get that right", and little he knew that everything else on his own test was wrong cause he was indeed a retard. god that was so priceless.
but apart from funny shit like this. getting gratuitous hate is really annoying, that place was just too insufferable. you got to be a literal retard and have your brain in shutdown mode not to be affected by it in a negative way. being a public figure without all the perks of a real celebrity is a huge no no
>>160093>i think i have nearly been an inverse lowcow (if that is even possible) kek>i think it was MOSTLY due to politics
Dude you're a turbo lol-cow, nothing inverse about it
nah by definition i'm not. no one wastes their time doing any of that shit anymore. i don't exist to anyone
things completely changed
>>159816> anyone covering his retardation with the 'this is how you don't play' vids are lifeless losers
Yeah anyone who obsesses over lolcows like that are probably just as much of a loser
I guess anyone can become internet famous if you make yourself a local clown in an existing online community.
Some of my online projects are "famous" at least by viewcount and mentions. Its not directly tied to my IRL persona. But idk if tying it to the real identity of a fat NEET with glasses would add anything to it. Maybe my fame is meant to be anon. Live through the project not my stupid given name.
>>159807>Be a Christian baker>Going about my life happily>Gay guy comes in after going to fifty other shops first>"Can you bake my wedding cake?">"No, sorry that's against my religion but you could try these other shops, they're really good too">Complete shit storm erupts because you tried to live your life peacefully in accordance to your belief>End up in court multiple times with constant media smear campaigns
Yea this would NEVER happen. There clearly isn't a huge group of people on a constant witch hunt for others.
>Be into pheasant shooting>Go to shoot with some friends for a nice day out in the country>Bunch of antis turn up>Start trying to provoke people into fights or running in the way of people with loaded guns>Police refuse to remove them>Antis follow some people home>Try attempt to kidnap their dogs a few days later
Yep, never happened, not even once. Not a problem.
>Be an indie game dev>Working on a little game>Asked a question about trannies>Say you don't believe you can change your sex through hormones and surgery>immediately get bile spewed at you for years and outcast
These things happen you shut in retard. I once had someone try to dox me because I didn't like gay fanfics shitting up a forum.
wow, do you really expect me to reall all your greentext, you nigger?
Nail on the head.
I read your greentext, anon. Let me say that you could've gone on a lot more than that, and with much more 'mundane' people.I haven't heard the pheasant shooting story, though.
>>160261>Can't read>calls other people a nigger
Those stories aren't about random neets minding their own business being harassed, all of them are motivated by some action some normalfag took.
Animal rights faggots have been doing this for decades now. They try to bait shooters into attacking them so they will get assault charges and lose their gun licenses. >>160266
Not everyone's a NEET. And there's NEETs who get harassed too. Chris Chan wasn't asking for the shit he got just making stupid autistic sonichu videos.
Though, in my original post I believe I was talking about neets just minding their own business. Also, chris chan is a legitimate retard that pulls idiotically funny antics constantly, it's pretty clear why people follow him.
I was always the laughing stock of my group but I accepted it because it was either this or having no friends whatsoever
I know the only reason they hang out with me was because they could feel better about themselves and have someone to shit on who won't talk back
>>160260>These things happen you shut in retard.
Its clear you identify more with public normies who share your views, than with the Wizard lifestyle.
I'd off myself if I had to endure what some of these lolcows have to endure from groups like KiwiFarms. I just want left alone honestly. Most of the people they document are failed normalfags and wizards that don't have enough self-awareness to watch what they say online. I don't really feel bad for them, but I wouldn't want to be in their shoes.
Is it possible to make $30,000 a year being a lolcow?
apparently weird YouTubers can certainly make some money.
I am kind of a local lolcow. It brings nothing but negativity, harassment and bullying. No idea why anyone would want that. This will not stop until I am dead.
"What should I talk about, how should I say it? I don't know. This was how I happened to invent my clowning… I was aware only of my own unspeakable fears and embarrassments. Before anyone realized it, I had become an accomplished clown, a child who never spoke a single truthful word."
That was touched on in the first few chapters of no longer human by Osamu
Chris basically lives on donations from trolls.
Last time I checked he was on disability.
Thread should have ended here.
Do you think I could make a career being a public spokesman Aspergers advocate? Speaking at conferences, being an Aspie talking head when they need an insider perspective
Feels like there's already a crowded market for that sort of work. Whenever I look for new autism-related material online I see a lot of aspies trying to do that.
Is it possible for lolcowing to backfire?
Is it possible for it to do anything else but backfire?