Monday, May 24, 2010

The Internet Never Forgets

One of my favorite blog posts of all time was written by a fairly well known Eve pilot named Skira Ranos. I was informed a couple days ago that this incredible post had been removed from his blog and was no longer accessible. In a fit of despair, I browsed to my favorite search engine and verified that while the result for "skira ranos python cartel" did still appear, it didn't resolve and the actual page had been deleted. Fortunately I also noticed the "Cached" link in the Google result entry and clicked that as well. Bingo! It still existed in the memory of Google, proving that the Internet never, ever forgets what you share with it. To ensure that this absolute classic post never dies, I am going to post it in its entirety right here. For your viewing pleasure:

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2009

Python Cartel

Many of you may know about the Python Cartel's current PR war against me and my alliance. Several people have asked why I haven't posted about this yet, and when I'm going to etc.

So here it goes: the first and last post on this blog about the Python Cartel.

The Python Cartel likes to grief. They like to grief in game, and they like to grief out of game. Their tools of choice are station camps, scams, and carriers in game, slander, insults and MS paint out of game.

To all this, I have one thing to say: I'm not interested in your penis-measuring contest Python.

You win.

Lo! have far bigger e-peens than myself! I hail your combat prowess, mighty fleet commanders and massive ships! You are badasses, certifiably. I myself am a giant asshole, with an ego that generates its own gravity well. I pity myself, I am pathetic. I admit it. I fail at life, and I fail at EVE. You sure have taught me and my corp a lesson, you glorious rascals you!

Now while you're all patting yourselves on the back (or perhaps constructing new blog posts to call me a doody-head, or whatever you plan on saying today), I'll be out pirating and having fun.

-Skira

25 COMMENTS:

Andrea skye said...

quite frankly... im offended. I dont have an E-penis, I have an E-vagina.

Rettic said...

Well griefing is one thing, if that's what they're really doing (I have no idea), but I have to say I was hoping this conflict would be embraced in the spirit of piracy, to an extent. Piracy is piracy, and you're both scoundrels (which I hope you take as a compliment), which understandably brings friction when one of those forces collides with another. Dirty tactics, shit talking, whatever… I'd be shocked if this didn't come with the territory. It kind of sounds like, however, you were hoping for some mutual unsaid truce based on the fact that you're both pirates. If I was a pirate, I might be just as shocked as Spectre.

Again, I don't know your experience with these guys, and it's none of my business… but for sheer entertainment value, I was selfishly hoping for some dirty pirate on pirate action. :P

Just a mercenary's unsolicited opinion. Good luck either way Skira. Keep bloggin'. I enjoy your stuff.

Lars Lodar said...

With all due respect if you haven't behaved so rudely and arrogantly, none of this drama would have happened. Instead you insulted our corp then asked us to go away (within days of us showing up), showing weakness and fear.

Yvangier was only supposed to be a vacation spot but you gave incentive for Python to move in. I really don't care if you insult us but you'd get far more sympathy if you posted chat logs and killmails to illustrait your point.

At any rate good luck.

Anonymous said...

Everything you have said about us is true! Thank you for finally bowing down to our superior powers! FEAR THE PYTHON CARTEL! Remember, we will not only station camp you, we'll also sneak into your house and kill your dog while sending your wife photoshopped pictures of you with a few sailors!

Let this be a lesson to all the doubters, Python Cartel is pure evil incarnate! HAIL SATAN!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

This isn't worth posting. Seems like you have nothing to do in eve but suck.

Elliya said...

I am not really up to speed, but aint you a big pirate alliance? Dont back down from a small piratecorp just cuz they talk big.. show yer mettle and give em a fight!

Skira Ranos said...

Predictable flame war in my comments is predictable.

Jaxxon said...

MS Paint is now on the DHS watchlist as a WMD.

Seriously, how the hell did anyone ever think you were a scary pirate? You are more like a emo carebear who just had the bare minumum nutsack to actually fit a gun and fly into lowec while trumpeting in local that you 'beat' pirates cause they couldnt hold your warpcore stabbed failboat and you managed to get away.

" Their tools of choice are station camps, scams, and carriers in game, slander, insults and MS paint out of game."

I am gonna snicker all day, every time i think of that.

Josh (GH) said...

It's funny how an MS Paint drawing, which has nothing whatsoever to do with BMC in the least, is considered griefing. Poor, poor butthurt BMC.

Nice system, we'll take it.

~Golden Helmet

Skira Ranos said...

*gives the trolls some candy*

Ooops, damnit, I'm not supposed to do that...

=D

Endless Subversion said...

You sure do have a lot of Python Cartel readers

Morgan Rose said...

"You sure do have a lot of Python Cartel readers"

Many of whom have missed the point of Skira's post entirely.

Anonymous said...

o/ Endless the only real pirate here

Skira Ranos said...

Missed the point so badly I can't decide if the comment are hallarious or just depressing...

Interested Bystander said...

please elaborate on the missed point, because I am finding the entire thing 'hallarious'.

as far as i can see, you guys talked smack and got your ass handed to you, then you cried and called python griefers when according to the publicly available killboards a significant percentage of the kills were solo's.

Then you seem to be trying to take a 'high road' position that is completely ludicrous when so many of the chatlogs are now posted and anyone who cares to look can see that you smacked and acted all badass to start with.

The MS Paint thing is kinda funny though, since it had nothing to do with you but your ego demanded it must, so you called it a grief tactic.

I had never heard of you before Skira, and now I see why. Your guide isnt totally fail, but apparently someone else must have written it.

Helicity Boson said...

oh sweet jesus, I'd stayed out of this mess until now, but you really are a whinging egomaniacal crybaby douche... christ on a crutch.

No wonder people leave your corp, learn to laugh at yourself a bit more, internet spaceships are not serious business.

Honestly... wow.

Anonymous said...

Pathetic.. your such a deuchey deuchebag.. ha, ha! HAHAHA,go fuck yourself :)

Bear Minimum said...

wow someone does not like you skira... lol still i agree you are quite a deuchy deuchebag =/ maybe you should go back to wow...

Anonymous said...

Blood Money Cowards

Ancy Denaries said...

People really take this game far too seriously. I was in your corp once with my PvP character, Skira, and I liked you. Still do.

Don't let those lolbears get you down. When people start acting like this, I really start questioning their maturity.

Endless Subversion said...

zit's a shame you stopped posting blog updates, I enjoyed them a good deal.

234234 said...

Seems to me like the BMC upset the bigger kid and got into a bit of discomfort when that kid didn't wanna play fair.

The BMC are a good bunch of guys for most part and I can't say I'm fond of Spectre3353 or his lackeys, but there's something not quite right about a pirate complaining about griefing.

Complaining about station camps and capitals won't do any good, it was only to be expected.

Anonymous said...

Skira, fuck these guys. Sure, they can station camp. Sure, they have carriers. Big woop. You still rock, so they can screw off.

As for PC, I don't know you guys. I think smack talk is stupid, tbh. I was out of corp doing other crap during all of this, so I'm only vaguely familiar with the "Issue" but, I don't see an issue now. IMO, let it go. Get over it. Go get stoned, roam about killing shit, and have some fun. That's what we'll be doing.

~Eddie

Anonymous said...

Oh come on, don't tell me you've given up on this blog.

Skira said...

Sorry guys, I can't get over this.
I need to go cut myself

-Skira

5 comments:

Andrea skye said...

delete that!

Skira Ranos said...

I can only be amused at the deep irony of this post.

Balsakian said...

Ol' Skira Ranos can't ever catch a break can he, lool.

Don't know if commenting on it would improve matters much though. >.>

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