Talk:Vault-Co

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I'm no good at starting Wiki pages, so sorry if this is cluttered, but this is a gold mine of a website; the man makes absolutely hilarious quotes and, unlike Blogs 4 Brownback or Objective Ministries, is not a parody.BassoonsAreSexy 00:03, 29 May 2008 (EDT)

This should be linked to and from RationalWiki:What is going on in the clogosphere?. ħumanUser talk:Human 19:47, 5 June 2008 (EDT)

I loved this gem: "Kind of like Einy, who liked to talk about music when mathematicians visited and mathematics when musicians visited." What a neat trick to remember! ħumanUser talk:Human 19:50, 5 June 2008 (EDT)

"What do you have left when your geniuses withdraw from Western civilization?

"You've got six Somalians sitting in a burned out car hulk in the desert making motor sounds with their lips and pretending to drive.

"You ain't got nothing."

http://vault-co.blogspot.com/2007/08/tending-their-own-private-gardens.html

66.21.203.228 22:14, 10 September 2008 (EDT)

Side-by-Side Commentary[edit]

I request a side-by-side commentary on Vault-Co's blog posts (or at least some of them) like the one done here:

http://rationalwiki.com/wiki/Expelled:Leader%27s_Guide

66.21.203.228 08:48, 10 September 2008 (EDT)

Why don't you at least suggest a good one to work on? I can't look at that yellow background long enough to read more than two short ones. ħumanUser talk:Human 17:38, 10 September 2008 (EDT)
Sure. Because the focus of this Wiki seems to be science, how about one that is already linked to from here: http://vault-co.blogspot.com/2007/12/more-money-spinning-gibberish-from.html 66.21.203.228 19:58, 10 September 2008 (EDT)

The title of this blog, as well as the logo used, are an obvious reference to the Fallout series of games. this should be noted in the article. In fact, I think it's a major sign this is a poe. -Killbot I've read more of it. no way this guy is for real. he seriously talks about the coming zombie apocalypse. -Killbot

If he's not for real then he's been in character for a very long time http://groups.google.com/groups/search?q=author%3ACleve+Blakemore&btnG=Search&sitesearch= He was also reputedly an employee of Sir-Tech and appears as a cameo (one of the mine owners) in Jagged Alliance 2 -82.20.152.116 (talk) 16:57, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Hunter S. Thompson meets The A-Team[edit]

He is sort of known on a few gaming sites (he used to work for Sir-Tech as mentioned by someone else above, and has a "cameo" in Jagged Alliace 2 that's mostly a "take that" at him). He tends to not be very popular wherever he posts. Woodgod (talk) 18:19, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
He's obviously got a massively overblown image of his own importance. EVDebs (talk) 23:41, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Fallout[edit]

While I'm still not clear whether Vault-Co is a parody, pastiche, or some mix, it's incontrovertibly influenced by Fallout. And the article should reflect that. For those that don't know, Fallout is a RPG video game set in an alternative timeline future, after a global nuclear war. In the game universe, Vault-Tec is a company that markets advanced, high tech fallout shelters. The computers in them run an OS that I'm sure his OS (is that much real?) is meant to resemble (he even says so). Part of the game story includes a vast conspiracy that the Vaults, which were marketed and sold as legit saviours of humanity, were actually a series of science experiments by a shadow government, most of them doomed to fail.

Here's where it gets convoluted: is this blog a parody/tribute meant to resemble the thinking that would create the circumstances for the alternate future the game takes place in? Or is this the blog of a mentally ill person enamored with a game, but not equipped to discern reality from a video game?

Being that Vault-Co is an obscure blog that doesn't have a unique domain name, and may actually be parody--does this even merit an article? Does this wiki have an equivalent of WP:NOTABILITY? Micahmedia (talk) 09:58, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

If you haven't noticed, the Fallout reference is mentioned in a footnote. I don't believe it deserves more attention. As I see it, Blakemore is a survivalist crank who likes the games due to their survivalism theme. The references are pretty much limited to the names and the avatar. And he's not a singular occurrence, the "survivalist-with-a-doomsday-bunker-in-his-back-yard" is a type in itself.
Oh, and please don't try to diagnose people over the Internet. Some perfectly "normal" people believe in weird things, and most mentally ill people are not Internet crackpots.--ZooGuard (talk) 13:24, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

rational wiki[edit]

if the opinions of someone on the interwebs make you immensely butthurt, the rational thing to do is of course to make a wiki page about how butthurt said person makes you

I know you are but what am I?
  • 'A computer gone sentient?'
  • 'A person typing at a computer/device.'
  • A cat.

Software[edit]

Paper is better - does not need electricity to maintain, and, once created, 'hacking' tends to be much more obvious than with a computer. 86.146.99.57 (talk) 22:03, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

The blog's author just released a video game[edit]

Grimoire : Heralds of the Winged Exemplar. And it's kinda becoming a meme. There's the possibility of a surge in traffic to this article--75.171.100.163 (talk) 10:31, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

The game's fans seem to mostly be alt-right--75.171.100.163 (talk) 10:51, 5 August 2017 (UTC)