Goodbye to the giant whose shoulder I stood on

Nick B Steves has put an indefinite end to his infamous This Week in Reaction series.

Now it happens to be a well-kept secret that I have acted as Nick’s minion for TWiR for a while, and by ‘a while’ I mean for about three weeks, tops.

I don’t know how it came about, likely a random comment here and there, but I do remember asking Nick instructions on how to assist him. ‘Here’s a list’ he replied and he sent me this Excel list with, I kid you not, upwards of 200 blog links. ‘Just see whats newsworthy and summarize it’ he helpfully added. I spent an evening plowing through the list; a quarter was defunct, a quarter had not been updated in a year, another quarter was unintelligible and not newsworthy, and the final quarter might be intelligible, might be newsworthy, but damn did it take a lot of time to make that decision. I must’ve spent about 2 hours on sorting links for just one week after I realized I’d only gotten through the first 50 links or so. Nick does this every week?

So, in short, I do not blame Nick in the slightest from taking a break, though I will definitely miss my free promotion. No doubt that the disappearance of TWiR leaves a gap in the spread of anti-establishment propaganda, but what’re you gonna do. Maybe publish a monthly magazine with only cool people writing in it? Say you’d have a roster of guys like Spandrel, Jim, Steve Sailer, Weev and BAP writing for one magazine. Wouldn’t that be cool? Perhaps. Just an idea.

Back to the imitable Nick B Steves: thank you for all the work you put in. All the best.

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5 thoughts on “Goodbye to the giant whose shoulder I stood on

  1. I hope that other writers/bloggers in this sphere start taking on the mantle of having their own regular “links posts.” As an outsider/lurker in all this, I appreciated TWiR for giving me a handful of really interesting sites for me to add to my RSS reader. I don’t know if I would have discovered them otherwise.

    1. Andrew ‘Weev’ Auernheimer is a non-ironic nazi hacker who writes about how cocaine is laced with poison specifically targeted at whites.

      BAP is Bronze Age Pervert, a prominent if not the most prominent face of frogtwitter.

  2. And then when your done sifting through the dreck in search of brilliant gems someone has to pick out the artwork. I’ll miss the jpgs.

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