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The Death & Resurrection in The Hero's Journey: A Gold 45 Revolver NEOGAF Case Study: "This is the greatest thread on NeoGAF I've ever read. "

The Death & Resurrection in The Hero's Journey: A NEOGAF Case Study. Dr. E was summoned to NEOGAF so that the fanboys could deconstruct his work and write him songs such as "Slow Pimpin'" only to be forever shut out, exiled, and made to walk the streets.

"Men of Neogaf, I honor and love you. . . "

The Death & Resurrection in The Hero's Journey: A Gold 45 Revolver(TM) NEOGAF Case study

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." --Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788 - 1860)

I write these as a ghost, celebrating my recent exile and death in the NEOGAF world: (RIP Dr. E 2009)

But just as the force grew stronger when Ben Kenobe was put to death by Vader, and Neo found his life when he lost it, so too is NEOGAF's foreordained exile and execution of the late Dr. E but part of the greater, epic story; as no fanboy mba has the power to stop the renaissance in gaming.  One cannot halt the exaltation of classical ideals in tomorrow's games by mashing delete buttons in mom's basement, in-between mind-numbing, endless, meaningless locust killing sessions sprinkled with unarmed-women killing sessions, wherein fanboys are commanded to take out their hatred of the fiatocracy's feminsit movement, as the fiatocracy always funds and plays both sides.

Such is the tragic nature of the modern fanboy MBA CEO that he would rather see his investors lose billions of dollars and witness the layoffs of thousands under his/her iron-fisted, tyrannical, vane, innovation-free rule, than serve art, truth, beauty, the Constitution, and virtue.

 I think this guy has golden humour

Is this a patent or the insane ratings of mad man?

This thread is so full of win I hardly know what to do with it.

Can you imagine having the guy as your physics professor?


It is funny how it mocks its detractors and suggests that people 'Get over it' . . . it is as if he knew in advance that it would become the object of ridicule . . . which it is right now.

I cannot wait for the first object to appear that fully uses this next-gen technology.

Funniest shit i read since a long long time hahahahah

saw this when I was banned.


L.O.L. this goes on for almost 120 pages!

Do a Google search on Dr. Elliot McGucken, the dude who filed for the patent.

It will blow your mind.

I knew that someday the fiatocracy's feminized fanboi (fanmba) corporations would send their legions of loveless neogaffers--their finest fanboys as not just anyone can post at neogaf--forth to scale the epic walls of text in my patents/research:  What they didn't know is that I would be waiting for them behind those walls of text (epic lit which has been downloaded more than most games on Steam) with The Gold 45 Revolver.

A living artist is of little use to the corporation, which is why fanboys are sent forth to kill indie thinkers and innovators in the above picture, so the corporation can take control of the individual's innovations (devouring them), generally debauching them while trying to profit from them.  The hilarious irony is that the fanboy is conditioned to think he is working for freedom in debauching property rights, calling the Constitution a giant wall of text, and snarking the Great Books and Classics while killing unarmed women in metallic bras, whereas in reality he is only eroding the soul that keeps us free, as he serves the growth of the fiatocracy's burgeoning corporate-state; never questioning the illusions and virtual realities where he can kill unarmed women with no real, moral consequences (which train him for Grand Theft Wall Street and Washington's Fallout), but only raging against the truth and independent thought, as the school system also trains him to do. 

I just got back from a fun, hilarious, Neogaf thread, foreshadowing the epic
Gold 45 Revolver sea-change in the industry that is going to make playing fallout/gta/l4d/gears of war feel like playing Atari Combat.  And that is no slight towards Combat, as at least all the women were armed in that game--many in tanks and biplanes.

Long ago it was foreordained that I would be called to adventure in a neogaf thread, so that the fanboys could put me to death, so that the corporations could lay claim to my innovations and inventions "for the greater good of all. " Although I of course knew this, having studied the Great Books and classic Hero's Journey, I didn't expect it to be quite this fun.

And because the fanboi mbas never read Aristotle nor Homer nor Matthew--because they were so shaped by their single moms and denied the true, epic fathers of their soul in the modern university, they did not foresee the ghost of Johnny Ranger McCoy returning on home on a thundering pale horse, his 45 Revolver glowing gold and shooting bolts of Zeus's lightning, just as Odysseus alone strung the bow and rid his home of the false suitors.

From an early age fanboys are trained to hate anyone having fun in a manner that is not profiting a major corporate entity.  In grade school they will rip apart anyone reading books and not killing hookers in fallout/GTA, as of what use to EA's/Bethesda's faltering bottom line  is someone reading Shakespeare? Of what use to to the fiatocracy is someone who seeks out the greater, epic, timeless truths of the Constitution?  Of what use to the divorce and debuachery lawyers are enduring marriages? And so the fiatcrats banish love in video games and any mentions of the Constitution in GI Joe, as both the family and constitution are bdrocks of our freedom.  Imagine a video game which allowed the fanboy to satiate his greater longing to exalt true romance amd classical, epic, exalted ideals, rather than mash meaningless buttons while grunting to fellow fatherless fanboys on xbox live?

The NEOGAF thread's ~40,000 views demonstrated the  vast demand for the Gold 45 Revolver / Ideas Have Consequences / Moral Premise Technologies.  The thread gained far more views than many actual video games discussed on NEOGAF, and not one penny has yet been invested in building a game!  The thread was a favorite of many, and thus I had to be banned, as again, no major corporation was profiting from the content of the thread, which the fanboys learn early on is strictly prohibited, along with independent thought, creativity, classical, epic art, reading the Great Books, and thinking for oneself.

OMG!  We're surrounded by fanboys!  & we forgot our Gold 45 Revolvers at home! 



Many of them must be feeling guilty for enjoying the exalting wisdom in the Gold 45 Revolver thread--I bet many have been called into the CEO's office at their respective gaming companies, where they are right now apologizing for partaking in such banned, unseemly activities--for enjoying life, liberty, and the pusruit of happiness in a way that does not profit a corporation nor corporate product.  And later this afternoon, the smirking MBAs will have powerpoint flowcharts prepared, complete with the Gold 45 Revolver technology, and the weak-souled fanboy will be convinced that the innovations came from their CEO's and upper-level MBAs, even though they saw them earlier with their own two eyes at neogaf, in the greatest neogaf thread of all time.  But who are they going to believe?  The corporate PR/spin or their eyes? If they ever, ever want to work in this town agai, they had better go along to get along and believe the fiatocracy's agents/CEOs, while also denying its existence, for the first rule of fiat club is that there is no fiat club.  Otherwise, they will end up like the innocent, unarmed women in Fallout/GTA/other games--in metallic bras and dead.

Read the NEOGAF words below, and you too will see the vast opportunities of the Gold 45 Revolver technologies.   You will perceive the vast yearning for epic story and exalted games (to which the corporate fanboys give the finger while shedding thousands fo jobs and losing billions of market cap), as well as the heavy-handed, tyrannical iron fist of the corporate-fanboy moderators, who must smash conversations not centered about goods and services which profit the fiatocracy's major corporations.  And so, as sure as Prometheus was punished for stealing fire from the gods, the CEOs had to punish me even as they tried to steal my thunder.  And so I went to my death while serving the exalted ideals which will guide tomorrow's renaissance in gaming--which will be resurrected stronger than before.   I was banned from neogaf for only trying to exalt and entertain in that higher manner marked by truth's unyielding quest, just as Socrates was sentenced to death for speaking Truth to Power and posting pictures of hot chicks in swimsuits:

Men of Athens (fanboys of neogaf), I honor and love you; but I shall obey God rather than you, and while I have life and strength I shall never cease from the practice and teaching of philosophy, exhorting anyone whom I meet after my manner, and convincing him, saying: O my friend, why do you who are a citizen of the great and mighty and wise city of Athens, care so much about laying up the greatest amount of money and honor and reputation, and so little about wisdom and truth and the greatest improvement of the soul, which you never regard or heed at all? Are you not ashamed of this? And if the person with whom I am arguing says: Yes, but I do care; I do not depart or let him go at once; I interrogate and examine and cross-examine him, and if I think that he has no virtue, but only says that he has, I reproach him with undervaluing the greater, and overvaluing the less. And this I should say to everyone whom I meet, young and old, citizen and alien, but especially to the citizens, inasmuch as they are my brethren. For this is the command of God, as I would have you know; and I believe that to this day no greater good has ever happened in the state than my service to the God. For I do nothing but go about persuading you all, old and young alike, not to take thought for your persons and your properties, but first and chiefly to care about the greatest improvement of the soul. I tell you that virtue is not given by money, but that from virtue come money and every other good of man, public as well as private. This is my teaching, and if this is the doctrine which corrupts the youth, my influence is ruinous indeed. But if anyone says that this is not my teaching, he is speaking an untruth. Wherefore, O men of Athens, I say to you, do as Anytus bids or not as Anytus bids, and either acquit me or not; but whatever you do, know that I shall never alter my ways, not even if I have to die many times.  –Socrates, The Apology

Socrates was sentenced to death shortly thereafter, just as I was sentenced to death for the epic precepts in my patents which are immortal, and which shall be resurrected in tomorrow's renaissance in gaming--a much-needed renaissance which will bolster the botton line with billions of dollars, and save millions of jobs.  Such is the tragic irony of mankind, that he must first kill the messengers of those precepts from which all greater, enduring value derives. 

For it was not me NEOGAF was banning, but rather the future of gaming--a future set down by Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle--by Moses and Solomon--resounding throughout the following words of my fellow Neogaffer citizens, whom I love and honor:

completely awesome.

This is the greatest thread on NeoGAF I've ever read.

gold45revolver, after reading the first page of this thread (my first post was based on purely on the stereotypical responses of others) i have discovered that this ideas you possess are of great value and may have a great influence on the younger generations. i do however have two questions:

1. what are the chances of this being actually developed and released?
2. If this game a trilogy? If so, how many games will there be?

I think you'll like it Dr. E! Here's the song:

What do you think?

gold45revolver, you have earned a special place in my heart.

lol i skimmed this saw branching paths with prostitutes, vampires, lenin and marx and saving the world... and now the last page has uni surf girls pimpin physics books... bookmarked for future reading and chuckles

This sounds like a potentially amazing RPG Maker game. Make it happen someone!

45revolver is a fake. he isn't true to his causes and in the end he depends on blind capitalism and consumerism.
This thread is awesome if only for the gifs.
Keep them coming!

A page full of intellectual quotations wrapped in pictures of hot women is your advertising material.

Truly, this is the work of a greatly confused mind.

This thread took on new awesome meaning after a glass of red.

mind blown... a great way to reach a very specific audience.

what the hell did i just walk in on?


I went back and reread this thread and stll have no idea what was going on.

This thread is can not be explained

this thread is so full of win that it might cause the web to implode

It's like something from one of Kevin Spacey's notebooks in Se7en.

this thread... its going places.. holy shit my head is hurting

i haven't laughed this hard in a while- "feminized fiatocracy fanboy media" is probably the best thing i've read on the web

Best thread ever. Never have I witnessed an awesome so great... not even in the "great Miktar dragon penis extravaganza of 2008" or the "carnival of stupid" have I been so entertained and perplexed.

I honestly feel like I transcended into some primordial form of pure unadulterated INSANITY!

How can you use assertions from general relativity and quantum mechanics, two contradictory sets of principles, to arrive at a conclusion?

This guy reminds me of Time Cube.
I've never done drugs before, but I think this sensation going through me right now changes everything.

I would love to meet the girls in those pictures, too.

gold45revolver, I think you should sign a deal with Sony. They are still looking for their second hit of this generation. You could be the one to give it to them!

 This Thread

I know this: next time I'm drunk I'll be telling someone how photons are surfing on time

Somehow, if Dr. E is who he says he is, I think it's only a matter of time before everyone catches on to what he's trying to do. I kind of feel like I'm ahead of the curve on this.

this is fucking unreal.

The guy who filed the patent happened to be a gaffer...
And he has websites...
But he created a retina chip (is this the same guy? mcgucken?)

I don't know.

This is impressive stuff Dr. E.

Thread is going places. So awesome.
this is something i feel is beyond my capability of reason and understanding...
 Oh god it really is there hidden in plain sight.

I have no idea what's going on.

So this revolver guy is the person behind the patent in the OP?

Is this like when that MS exec guy came on Gaf to respond to comments made about him at E3 last year?
I cried from pure happiness.
This thread as a whole is the most mindblowing thing I've seen since they stopped airing Unsolved Mysteries.
gold45revolver, will there be a Wii version of your game?

This is some viral marketing that I don't mind.

I really want to believe that this guy is legit, but I just can't comprehend such a robust and exalted mind residing in human flesh

^^ lmao at the about post
I get where you're coming from.

Your analysis and understanding of Einsteins Relativity has opened a wealth of new ideas for me.

do you have aspergers, gold45revolver?

I'm looking forward to seeing what comes out of you.

And just remember, they called Einstein crazy during his time as well!!

aw, why did you guys ban him, he was just going to stay in this thread and post hilarious walls of text for days and days

what the fuck? ive never seen neogaf trolled so hard and well done

Thanks, pimp. I'm here for the cause.

Ok, so they're gonna develop this right? I can't wait to see how much I influence the fate of the world according to my treatment of women quoting Lenin and how I treat hookers!

What the hell ?

Holy shit, I can't believe I ignored this thread for a week. This is fantastic

I don't know what to make of this amalgamation of Jedis, Libertarians, commies, vampires, cowbows, hot chicks and Jesus. Haven't played the game and frankly, I'm scared to.

Alright I'm there. I don't drive by there but I'll leave work a little early and stop by. PM me the exact address and I'll confirm a time. I'll also give you my work email address.

I will take pics and ask any questions you guys want. Hopefully I'll be able to filter the musings of Dr. E into language NEOGAF understands.

Ya know this guy may have a few interesting ideas,

lol i skimmed this saw branching paths with prostitutes, vampires, lenin and marx and saving the world... and now the last page has uni surf girls pimpin physics books... bookmarked for future reading and chuckles

Just checked the last 3-4 pages... wow

What the hell happened in here?

 I've read this thread now. I read it a while back when it first was posted and declared it bat-shit insane only to see it resurface again now. I've laughed, I've facepalmed and I've even read one of the wall of text crits.

As far as I can judge any sane response to this thread (be it "comedy" or "wtflol?!") will warp this man's sanity further until it creates a paradox upon itself and the universe will cease to exist.

If there isn't a video game adaptation of this thread, I'll be so disappointed.

But I can say this. He does have a talent for getting women out of cloths.

Tbh, all of this reminds me of the scene in Tropic Thunder where Jack Black tries to explain a crazy tactic to get into the base and free Tugg.

What the fuck is going on here. Have we confirmed whether or not this is really the guy with a phd in physics and who created some retina chip or some shit?

 I'm late to the party on this one, but I just discovered then beat this game

 The more I try and look for information on Elliott McGucken, the more I'm confused. I don't know whether he's a fake, a half-looney/half-genius or seomone else entirely. There's no definite proof one way or another that he is or isn't the real deal.

These 2 pages in particular make me think that maybe, just maybe, the crazy guy who posts photos of sexy cowgirls and types incoherent articles, posts and video games patents, and the guy who holds a PhD. in physics and created that retina chip are one and the same.

I'm confused as hell.

This is... unbelievable. As in, I really can't believe I'm reading this.

But the random picture of Prince Goro fits perfectly. Goro looks like what my brain feels like after this thread.

how much would it cost to fly from washington state to malibu?

What in Christ’s blazing stratosphere of insanity is going? The more I read, the less I understand.

If somebody wants to dream up some crazy adventure for verifying this guy is real, I'm up for it. I work in the industry and drive on PCH to and from work everyday.

 -- RIP Dr. E 2009

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