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Thursday, October 1, 2020

KoopaTV's September 2020 Review Newsletter

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - We're three quarters through 2020, which is somehow STILL getting worse and worse.

I think I have somewhat of a history of having the September newsletter opening paragraph talk about how summer is gone and now it's fall and maybe school is starting for you, if you're in that kind of age range (or you're going to higher education which you can do at any age after secondary school). Or maybe I do that in the August newsletter written in September. Either way, this year, concepts of seasonality and going back to anything are all screwed up, so let's just talk in terms of KoopaTV.org, alright? And we've been consistently great, with or without a Chinese Communist Party Virus plague.

KoopaTV's Top Five Recommended Experiences of September 2020


I'll prove KoopaTV's dominance as a place to have a great time (for entertainment, information, or literary worth) with our five most recommended articles from September 2020. Of course, everything on KoopaTV is worth checking out, even if it misses this chronologically ordered list:
  1. Kamala's Continuous Californian Corrupt Cop Culture — Aside from great alliterative appeal, this article goes, in detail, over Kamala Harris's record in California as a district attorney and Attorney General, including the impact that her corrupt presence had on defence attorneys like Phoenix Wright.
  2. Ever Notice How Indeedee are Similar to Teletubbies? — Ever since publishing this piece of cursed content, I think of it whenever I see an Indeedee out in the world. Which isn't too often, but often enough that I'd like to remind you that this exists. Also, the comments are fun, too.
  3. Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo: Profiting off Chinese Forced Labour (Uyghur Internment!) — ...But if you're looking for serious information, this article outlines yet another despicable activity from the Chinese Communist Party: ethnic cleansing and forced human labour. Even worse, the videogame industry is profiting off it and is therefore complicit. Bad stuff, and it's documented.
  4. What happened to Shinzō Abe? Who is Yoshihide Suga? Does Cappy have to do with it? — Japan has a new prime minister. Will he be compromised by Cappy (Mario's ally) like the previous one?
  5. After TWO Years, Nintendo Switch Online is Still Unsafe and Anti-Consumer with Auto-Renewal Policies — Nintendo Switch Online has achieved a two-year anniversary in the marketplace, and it's still a scummy, dangerous, and consumer-hating ordeal. This article explains why, step-by-step.


Best Three Comments and One Worst Comment of September 2020


Let's move on from my content to... YOUR content! (Well, if you provided a guest article or art in the past month, that content would've been in the top five experiences section and not this one, but anyway...) These are the three best comments from September 2020 (chronologically ordered), followed by the worst comment, as decided by... me.

  1. “I personally don't feel threatened being told women in general prefer casual games. I do understand why this observation is so hated though. Women and girls who do play the categories that aren't considered casual have probably dealt with sexism such as the gatekeeping of "name ever official enemy name in the entire game series" or something, faking for male attention for a potential boyfriend and the like. So to see lists that have the causal games is considered to give ammunition to the sexists. I don't feel I need to prove anything and why should I bother with random idiots anyway? Those sexists who gatekeep most likely are the "forever alone" whiners anyway because they fulfilled a self defeating prophesy on themselves instead of taking a girl/woman at her word so now no one wants to date them.

    Reminds me of right wingers who wonder why women don't like being told men generally are better at STEM stuff and why it isn't enough to say they are better at stuff like empathy and verbal skills. Maybe it is because STEM is considered more valued in society or something and women have the negative stereotype of being chatty so why should they be told they are better at verbal skills?” — ShinyGirafarig
  2. “...I need to unsee this. I need to unsee this entire article. Did a demon possess you and ghostwrite this? Sentences like "Laa-Laa, much like female Indeedee, is also said to be very motherly and nurturing, being the group mom of the Teletubbies" and "Tinky Winky fits male Indeedee's valet role perfectly, which is why he's always carrying around that red handbag" should not exist.” — Lheticus Videre
  3. “FINALLY A GOOD ARTICLE THIS IS MUCH BETTER THAN YESTERDAY'S TELETUBBIES ARTICLE WTF EVEN IS THAT. TY FOR WRITING THIS BUT I THOUGHT U WERE ISLAMOPHOBIC??? WOULDNT U LIKE ETHNIC CLEANSING OF MUSLIMS?? EITHER WAY, I OBVIOUSLY AGREE WITH THE PREMISE OF THE ARTICLE WHICH I DECIDED TO READ TODAY SINCE IT WAS RELEVANT TO MY LIFE. AS TO WHY TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS ARE ENGAGING IN MODERN DAY SLAVERY, THE ANSWER IS OBVIOUS- THE UNFETTERED CAPITALIST SYSTEM THAT RULES THE MODERN WORLD! WHY WOULDN'T CORPORATIONS TAKE THE CHEAPEST OPTION REGARDLESS OF HUMAN RIGHTS IF IT DRIVES DOWN THEIR COSTS AND INCREASES PROFIT?

    WHY WILL WESTERN MEDIA NOT COVER THIS MODERN DAY ISSUE? A SLIGHTLY MORE COMPLEX ISSUE, BUT ONE THAT I THEORISE WITH TWO MAIN IDEAS- 1 BEING THAT CHINA IS OBVIOUSLY AN INCREDIBLY POWERFUL STATE ECONOMICALLY, AND CRITICISM AND/OR BOYCOTTING OF THE NATION (ESPECIALLY BY MUSLIM COUNTRIES THAT WOULD BE MORE LIKELY TO TAKE ACTION) RELY ON CHINA'S ECONOMIC SUPPORT WHICH WOULD BE QUICKLY WITHDRAWN WITH ANY ACTION. THIS ISN'T ONLY RESTRICTED TO MUSLIM COUNTRIES, HOWEVER, AS CLEARLY MANY LARGE WESTERN CORPORATIONS AND GOVERNMENTS ARE INVESTED IN CHINA AND CONTINUE TO EXPLOIT THE LOW WAGES AND BRUTAL CONDITIONS IN THE COUNTRY. THESE PARTIES WOULD ALSO THEREFORE LIKE TO CONTINUE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SYSTEM FOR THEIR OWN ECONOMIC BENEFIT AND/OR TO NOT DEAL WITH THE WRATH OF THE CHINESE.

    RELATING TO THIS, THE SECOND MAIN REASON THAT I HAVE COME UP WITH AS TO WHY MEDIA REFUSES TO COVER THIS EXTENSIVELY IS SIMPLY DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ENSLAVED ARE MUSLIMS, AND COVERING AN ATROCITY RELATING SPECIFICALLY TO A MUSLIM GROUP WOULD ABSOLUTELY CONTRADICT THE AGENDA OF WESTERN MEDIA, ESPECIALLY IN THE UNITED STATES. FOR THE AMOUNT OF TRASH TALK TRUMP SHOOTS TOWARDS CHINA, HE HAS NOT SPOKEN VERY MUCH ABOUT THE UYGHUR SITUATION AND FOR OBVIOUS REASONS-HIS BASE DOESN'T LIKE MUSLIMS, SO WHY WOULD HE RISK A POLITICAL MOVE TO SAVE MUSLIMS? I'M SURE TRUMP AND HIS ADMINISTRATION WOULD RATHER KEEP THE STORY QUIET, SO THEY JUST DON'T ADDRESS IT. BOTH THE LIBERAL AND CONSERVATIVE WING OF AMERICAN MEDIA ARE ISLAMOPHOBIC, THE CNNs AND NBCs ARE JUST DOING IT ON THE DOWNLOW COMPARED TO FOX. IN ADDITION THE AMERICAN MEDIA IS FAR TOO SELF-CENTERED AND BARELY CARES ABOUT THE REST OF THE WORLD ANYWAYS UNLESS THEY ARE DIRECTLY INVOLVED LOL!

    ok anyways idk what else to write but finally good article gj lol!” — Sam 

On the topic of gatekeeping, by default I think I have a welcoming attitude, but pretty much all of the KoopaTV staffers and other friends (women and men and robots alike) have a we-should-gatekeep attitude. So I feel like I'm being tugged. That said, the gatekeeping isn't based on sexism, but based on keeping people with radical social justice agendas away from things. I understand it's possible to read “it's not sexist, it's just against social justice warriors!” as inherently contradictory, but there's a difference. Anyway, I like the comment.

I also like the implication that I'm not normally demonically inspired when I write KoopaTV articles. If you'd like to see more sentences like the ones quoted in Lheticus's comment, just check out that article...!

I understand that Sam's comment is quite hard to read because it's three paragraphs of screaming, so I will convert his comment into a more readable format. I think it's worth hearing his perspective when he's not trolling the comments section, because he makes good points that are very under-represented on KoopaTV.org:
Finally a good article this is much better than yesterday's Teletubbies article wtf even is that. Ty for writing this but I thought u were Islamophobic??? Wouldnt u like ethnic cleansing of Muslims?? Either way, I obviously agree with the premise of the article which I decided to read today since it was relevant to my life. As to why transnational corporations are engaging in modern day slavery, the answer is obvious- the unfettered capitalist system that rules the modern world! Why wouldn't corporations take the cheapest option regardless of human rights if it drives down their costs and increases profit?

Why will Western media not cover this modern day issue? A slightly more complex issue, but one that I theorise with two main ideas- 1 being that china is obviously an incredibly powerful state economically, and criticism and/or boycotting of the nation (especially by Muslim countries that would be more likely to take action) rely on China's economic support which would be quickly withdrawn with any action. This isn't only restricted to Muslim countries, however, as clearly many large Western corporations and governments are invested in China and continue to exploit the low wages and brutal conditions in the country. These parties would also therefore like to continue to take advantage of the system for their own economic benefit and/or to not deal with the wrath of the Chinese.

Relating to this, the second main reason that I have come up with as to why media refuses to cover this extensively is simply due to the fact that the people who are enslaved are Muslims, and covering an atrocity relating specifically to a Muslim group would absolutely contradict the agenda of Western media, especially in the United States. For the amount of trash talk Trump shoots towards China, he has not spoken very much about the Uyghur situation and for obvious reasons-his base doesn't like Muslims, so why would he risk a political move to save Muslims? I'm sure Trump and his administration would rather keep the story quiet, so they just don't address it. Both the liberal and conservative wing of American media are Islamophobic, the CNNs and NBCs are just doing it on the downlow compared to Fox. In addition the American media is far too self-centered and barely cares about the rest of the world anyways unless they are directly involved lol!

Ok anyways idk what else to write but finally good article gj lol!

While he's wrong on implying that I support ethnic cleansing (and I like both that article and the Teletubbies article), much of the other stuff Sam wrote about is pretty valid. That said, the President Donald John Trump administration is actually now doing quite a bit about the Uyghur situation, including the Department of Homeland Security on economically disencouraging what's going on. The State Department has also put up a page outlining the abuses and has detailed sanctions and travel restrictions on Chinese executives.

Now, for the worst comment...
  1. “At first I thought this was a joke but I’m starting to think you’re actually a retard” — Penis

I had many options for the worst comment, but I ultimately chose that one. (Though I was considering some other comments in that conversation. It's pretty rough.) First of all, Penis is a poor name. Second of all, no one's commented here by Penis before, so I have no idea what his (it's safe to assume Penis is a boy or man, right?) first impression involved or how he came across that conversation in an article from over two years ago that's just now getting comments. Third, both myself and the other guy in the conversation have no idea whom Penis was directing that comment towards. Neither of us appreciated it, though. It's an uncreative insult, and it's unclear whom it's directed to, so it's just icky (and in this case, dicky).

Corrections Corner; September 2020


We have two firsts. One, KoopaTV has finally made a grave material factual error that's worth awarding FIVE points to in the KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program. That's as high as it gets. I've awarded one, two, three, and even four points before, but never five. I very much regret the error, which was me writing that you have to participate in the Mario Kart Tour event, in addition to buying Super Mario 3D All-Stars, in order to receive the Super Mario Bros. collectible pin set. However, as Lheticus Videre pointed out, playing Mario Kart Tour is NOT on the critical path towards qualifying for the pin set. He's absolutely right. (The second first, by the way, is Lheticus Videre making a correction for the Corrections Corner. He's never done that before.)

By the way, the pin set is no longer available.


KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program Round 34 Mid-Round Leaderboard


Do you want to be part of the KoopaTV Nintendo Switch Online Family Group? For a whole year? ...For FREE? Well, then just win the KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program Round 34, which ends October 31, 2020. Since it started a month ago, we're halfway through the round, and here are the standings as of publishing this newsletter:
  1. Lheticus Videre — 37 points
  2. sam — 28 points
  3. Samantha Lienhard — 15 points
  4. ShinyGirafarig — 9 points
  5. Kody B. — 7 points
  6. Opie Teller – 5 points

Do you want that top spot? Then take actions to get yourself there. Learn all about the KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program, including how points work, here. There are quite a number of easy point-getting methods that are underutilised that can quickly propel you to a better spot. For example, you can get up to fourteen points by completing (with accuracy) the current KoopaTV Quiz and Feedback Form (Part XXVI). And remember what I wrote about guest content? That's a really quick way to get points. There's a lot more methods than those, so check out the point table on the KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program page.

KoopaTV VS. China; September 2020


There was quite a bit already mentioned in this newsletter about China, and it's been a goal of KoopaTV's for months to have our website be banned by the Chinese Communist Party, because they hate freedom, we love freedom, and we hate them and think they should lose their control over the Chinese people.

This month, I'm getting contradictory information. Sometimes when I test it, it says we're blocked. Sometimes if I try it again (or on other testing sites), it's accessible. I'm not sure what that means, but maybe it means we're really close and on a watch list or something. We'll continue monitoring this.

I knew I should've asked the Chinese guy who randomly talked to me on Pokémon Online today if he could access KoopaTV, instead of messaging him the phrases Free Hong Kong, Winnie the Pooh, and Tiananmen Square. The fact that he immediately logged off and disappeared after that was pretty funny, though.



KoopaTV is full of funny things, and more than just at the expense of Chinese peasants. Share KoopaTV with your friends, family, enemies, whomever. You'll become slightly less popular, but that's alright. It's for the recipients’ own benefit that they're made aware of the greatness of KoopaTV!


Last month's August 2020 newsletter can be found here.
Last year's September 2019 newsletter is here. This one had a staff change.

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    1. That's it? By length, you got the most attention out of anything in the newsletter and you just "nice i guess."?

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  2. Can't say I expected THAT comment to make the Top list. XD

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    1. The fun part is that this could apply to two of the three comments there.

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    2. I mean. I was most certainly referring to my own. I apologize for not making it obvious, in hindsight I'm not even sure why I didn't phrase it as "THAT comment of mine" in the first place.

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    3. ...lol
      'cause "THAT" could easily refer to the one that's also in ALL-CAPS.

      Clearly I'm either silly or I want to plug the Teletubbies article at every opportunity.

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    4. Mmm, I don't think it's an "either" situation. I'm more thinking both.

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