“”Call yourself a Freethinker all you like, but a true freethinker is a Beatles fan who can support higher taxes while listening to "Taxman"
The name's Spoony, or (((Spoony))) if you please! I acquired the name due to a couple of friends noting my love for early RPGs and my love of music. It's natural I'd be called a "Spoony Bard"!
A Brief summary
I've mostly came to RationalWiki after my dangerous encounter with the world of Conspiracy Theories. I'm past that phase after a dangerously close call of becoming a crank myself, and after a bout of crippling depression, here I am, with an obsession with Linguistics, anything "Retro" and four moderately popular Scousers. Maybe one day that would be a story to tell, as I personally feel some people don't exactly know what it's like to be so close. It's like I lost 5 months of my entire life. Sane people ridicule them, and indeed get sick of listening to them, for good reason. Crazy people feel intellectually free, and "woke", for the wrong reasons. Being between those two "extremes", for a lack of a better word, can feel like a fate worse than death. The very structure and unfalsifiability of those theories can drive certain types of people, sensible or otherwise, down a path they desperately avoid.
The entire project has helped me become the person I am, for better or for worse, and has shaped even my very worldview. One where nothing you do matters except a gathering of knowledge. I'm not as eye-opening as say, This guy over here, but I feel my experience in the conspiracy realm could help this wiki grow. I now help edit the wiki in hopes of improving my writing (And believe me, it does need work) and expressing a rationalist viewpoint that I have trouble of expressing off the computer, and indeed, in my own head. Bouts of absences for personal reasons have been depressingly common for me unfortunately, but I ask as a member of the community to at the very least assume good faith if I end up making an unorthodox decision as a sysop here.
I'm a fucking loser like all of you. Glad to be at your service.