The Majin Among Us is my latest writing project I plan to get published. It’s pretty much guaranteed to be getting a paperback release at this time, so good news for all you people who prefer paper to ebook.
The further I get in to this project, though, the more one particular worry hits me. That concern is that my book immediately gets dismissed as social justice tripe. I’ll be posting a sample chapter within the week, but for now, take my word on it when I say that this thing may be a little preachy.
Make no mistake, I’m a lefty at heart. True, I abandoned the democrats completely in 2016 after the stunt they pulled, and I’ve spoken highly of various aspects of libertarian ideaology, but in my heart of hearts, I’m still a lefty in many aspects. I believe gays should be allowed to get married. I believe abortion should be legal. I believe net neutrality should’ve never been repealed. I believe marijuana should be legal for recreational use, although I’d settle for medicinal if that’s how we have to start out. I believe if someone wants to mutilate the shit out of their body in order to resemble a woman, why not? Really, the only things I DON’T agree with my fellow lefties on is gun control (I’m pro-constitutional carry), and the death penalty (hang ’em all!), but that’s pretty much it.
Then we get into the kind of nonsense that passes for modern day liberalism: a horrifying checklist ideaology known as neoliberalism, or social justice warrioring. I may think of myself as a liberal, but jesus tap dancing Christ, the SJW crowd makes me feel legitimately embarrassed to admit out loud that I vote democrat in public.
I could go on, but many other classical liberals have probably made all the points I’d probably be making. Furthermore, they probably did it more intelligently, and with fewer swear words, because I’m a rude-ass boogan with no shame in using me some colorful language.
This is a crowd I generally want to distance myself from… Except looking over the rough draft for The Majin Among Us, and making all the edits and additions I feel needed adding, I fear this book may come off as social justice tripe: the very thing I’m NOT going for.
The Majin Among Us is a tail of xenophobia. A majin and her family find that their cover has been blown by the worst representation of their race: a cannibalistic serial killer with no concepts of restraint, social skills, or diplomacy. The people take one look at this horrible majin and his wicked ways, and like people are prone to doing, they immediately assume EVERY majin is wicked, unspeakable evil. From there, it’s a combination of trying to mend the bridge while keeping the guy who ruined it for everyone as far away as possible.
Pretty SJW-ish, right? Honestly, I’ve based the story on all the stories I’ve heard of retards beating hindus and Sikhs to let us all know Muslams ain’t welcome in Amrrrica. Or like the local dumbass who lost the mayoral election after running under the most blatant anticimetic platform… Probably in the history of Kansas for all I know and care, then went on a shooting spree with all the intention of killing as many jews as possible… Only to end up missing all the jews, and killing a couple Methodist Christians instead. There are several examples of this caliber of retardation, and I could probably fill an entire blog with nothing but those stories alone. However, I instead decided to draw influence from those stories when describing the level of ignorance displayed.
Unfortunately, one can’t write a story about racism in this day and age without immediately being labeled some sort of antifa level socialist ideaolog (as if being a right-winged libertarian anarchist somehow isn’t being an ideaolog). You’re labeled an SJW, and you’re accused of virtue signaling to your fellow SJWs while pandering to the left’s lowest common denominators.
Need proof? I refer you to the bullshit going on with Marvel comics right now. A lot of what I can tell you is pretty much second-hand information at best. Plus I’m strongly in favor of people actually looking it up and formulating their own fucking opinion instead of expecting my dumb ass to spoonfeed it to you. But in any case, the current state of Marvel… Well, the movies are doing all right, but the comics are a bit of a disaster right now. I could probably forgive Ms. Marvel, on the grounds that Ms. Marvel (according to my own research) is less of a character, and more of a mantle handed down from heroine to heroine. Then you get into things like Captain America just fucking off and shouting “Hile Hydra” so they can get the black guy the roll. I’ve also heard of things like “Girl Thor”, “Asian Hulk”… I think Storm might be transgendered now? Or maybe I misunderstood my friend’s latest rant. In any case, nobody asked for this. I sure as shit didn’t want to throw Bruce Banner under the bus so some rando Asian guy could help Marvel show off how PC they are, bruh. Wearing their sweet-ass Oakleys, and reminding us PC is the way to be for me. And you. WOO WOO!
Comparing my work, a work of fiction still in development with virtually no preestablished fanbase (unless fanbases from my previous novels counts, anyway), to Marvel, a studio that’s been around since the 1960s with an impressive legacy some SJW editor decided to wipe his ass with so we can recolor the heroes and find fascinating new ways to scream “FUCK WHITEY!” in approximately twenty-two pages, is probably not fair to me. Or to Marvel, for all I know and care. Dude, I WISH I was making Marvel cash at this point in my life, but I digress.
It’s an unfair comparison, sure, but it gives me an idea of the sort of fiction I want to desperately avoid. Financially speaking, because according to the previously mentioned friend who’s given me all this information, it’s a direction that has thoroughly buttfucked Marvel’s sales. Culturally speaking, because I’m not a social justice warrior. We have some common ground, sure, but then you guys go and take it to a very psychotic level of nonsense that even I can’t agree with.
People will, and probably have accused me of having biases. They’ll probably point out the liberal is the one in Charlie’s Chocolate Factory of Unspeakable Horrors is the soul survivor amongst a conservative, a libertarian, and a communist. They’ll mention HikikoMorey takes potshots at The Tea Party. They’ll mention how The Gael Saga demonizes capitalists by making Dan Adelson the A-list villain. Right after the SJWs accuse me of using Gael as some sexist way of living out some foot fetish fantasy that demeans women, because fuck you for being a male. Or whatever.
In all those cases… Fair enough. Even I’M not one-hundred percent unbiased. But boy, the last thing I want to do is associate myself with a crowd that makes people like me look bad by association.
Once I’ve picked out a chapter or two I’d like to use as sample chapters, you’ll probably have a better idea of where these concerns are coming from. Until then, I just want to get this off my chest, and out of my mind.