Salty Droid Ten10 Jan 2018 :: by Jason Jones :: Comments
Welcome to SaltyDroid 2018.
I’m Jason Jones. I write this website.
We’ve never really talked before. I’ve spent almost a decade inhabiting the voice of an angry internet robot, hiding my real self behind an abstractionist curtain.
It’s been fun. It’s been funny.
I’m a nice person … and a bit of a stable genius.
Did you know?
Avant-garde troll is just a hilarious costume I wear to make my do-gooding less cloying. Most of my enemies fail to figure that out in time.
Internet troll is a high probability internet outcome, while internet do-gooder is low probability internet unicorn. People expect the expected, and so always assume that I am the horror that I pretend to be.
Fighting a troll is easy (if you know what you’re doing). Fighting a me is hard (even if you know what you’re doing). Fighting a me while you are under the misapprehension that I am a troll … is impossible.
This joke / technique was good enough to last almost a decade without staling. But now, given the near total collapse of our civil discourse, and the associated decay of our community spirit, I wonder if it’s time for a bit of a change.
Suddenly, I’m feeling like it’s overt kindness that’s become the most subversive tone. I’ve got that spec lying dormant in my skill tree, and I think I’ll embrace it by writing increasingly as myself during SaltyDroid Year Ten.
Oh my gosh, ten years.
Year Ten is going to be all about lawyering, and I will need to post a bunch of stuff without snark…
With minimal snark…
Well, with less snark.