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I decided to write this post in regards to a problem I've been trying to wrap my mind around for a year now.  As time consuming and all encompassing as blogging is, the process of staying active on my own websites is made all the more irritating when trying to balance blogging frequently with a full time job. I could probably manage to do it during a lunch break, but unfortunately, Android versions of the Blogger app suck balls.

Yes, it's not just the original blogger app on Google play, either; most of the aftermarket apps tend to lack even the most basic common sense features you would find in the dashboard of the website.

1. Can only add one picture.
This is the single stupidest god damn thing I have ever seen. You can only add one, you can't decide where it will be, what its orientation on the page will be, or any thing else. It gives you the option for either uploading from your phone or tablet or taking a photo with a camera, just in case that one mentally challenged extra terrestrial wanted to take a duck face photo to go with every poorly punctuated article, on its inevitably horrible looking blog that looks like it was designed using a template from Yahoo GeoCities back in 1998.

To make matters worse, it isn't integrated with Google Photos, so if you have a pic on another device, or the cloud, you're pretty much screwed.

2. It doesn't know how to highlight, italicize, or bold text.
These text formatting conventions were pioneered by softwares like Corel WordPerfect and Apple MacWrite way back in the mid to late 80's, and this app is such a piece of shit, it can't even compete with software that's over 30 years old. I didn't even talk about the lack of paragraph formatting, or the fact that you can't magnet link shit; all of which you can do easily in the browser.

3. it doesn't know what the fuck to do with a draft.
If I'm writing an article at work or on the go, and I want to save it as a draft so I can continue my work on a laptop or something, my draft is going to be stuck in my mobile device, meaning I either have to keep writing the article on my phone, or end up starting the fuck over. This defeats the entire purpose of a draft in the first place.

The blogger app has been available for android for a little over five years, and the developers have done precisely jack and shit to improve upon it. I ended up going through a few apps to substitute the official one until finally settling for Blogaway Pro. Kinda ridiculous that out of all the third party aftermarket apps for this platform, the worst one out of all of them is the one developed by the Google Devs.
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3 Reasons Why the Blogger Android App Sucks.

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A long time ago, I had written a rebuttal to a comment by an SJW on YouTube in regards to minorities and marginalized groups being "underrepresented" in popular fiction. To tell you the truth, whether it's Gays, Latinos, or Trans-mitochondrial space midgets, There are always people out there -who contribute nothing to the art- telling artists what they should contribute, and artists need to call them out on there bullshit. Here is why:

I come from the opposing viewpoint and I'd like to present what I feel is both a reasonable counter-argument, and a logical solution to the problems LGBTQs and minorities face when it comes to representation in a popular art-form. Please hear me out on this...

As a musician, and artist myself, I'd like you to see the argument you're representing through my perspective for just a moment:

Imagine you're a painter, and you're deeply enthralled in your work. This work represents your ideals and the height of your creative expression. You like what you're painting, but you don't want to spoil your work by stroking the canvas too much, or conveying too many ideas at once. Then suddenly; halfway through your work and at the height of your concentration; some asshole jumps up behind you and says: "Hey, put something heterosexual in there! I love your paintings, but my penis's sexual preferences don't feel properly represented in your artwork. I know your paintings represent your personal perspectives, but please change your outlook on life so that your artwork better represents my ideals instead of your own!"

Okay, so at this point you're probably saying to yourself: "but my argument specifically addressed minority groups being under-represented in popular works of fiction!" Okay, fair enough. Let's address this scenario a little differently:

Let's use the same example as before, only this time the random guy behind you says: "Hey, I don't think your painting has enough Social Darwinism in it! I love your paintings, but I feel my personal political preferences are underrepresented in your work! You should change it to better suit my personal preferences!" And then, some other asshole pops up next to you, and he's all like: "Yeah, and where's the Communism? You should change your personal expressions to better suit my belief systems! I am a Russian native from the 1940s trapped in an American teenager's body, born in 1998, And I feel trans-reincarnated individuals such as myself are underrepresented in this painting! CHANGE IT!!!" And just when you're thinking: My original idea doesn't have anything to do with this shit" , A Knight-Elf thing from World Of Warcraft pops up next to you and says: "Yeah, and what about the Mages? I am a Mage, and you're not properly depicting my lifestyle in your painting, God-dammit!!! You fucking SORCERRIST SCUM!!!"

Okay, you get where I'm going with this, right? It doesn't matter what kind of artist you are, you would be offended. You'd be thinking: "who the hell do these people think they are to tell me what I can and cannot express?" You see, Art; whether it be written, performed or illustrated; is the deepest form of personal expression there is. It is the same for every artist who isn't working on commission to convey the ideas of someone else. Artists personify who they are by what it is they create, whether it be characters in a book, or a song they write, and it is offensive to say the least to tell them to change who they are for a stranger, no matter how 'left out' that stranger feels.

No matter how popular a work of fiction becomes, It is not the obligation for the artist to change what they convey for the audience. Period. It is the height of hubris to suggest otherwise, regardless of the oppressive spin any identity politician puts on it. Minority groups are not the center of the universe, and are not entitled to special privileges or preferential treatment in anything; not even popular works of fiction. I will concede that there is a deficit of representation for the LGBTQ in popular fiction, but frankly, there is a very practical, and respectable solution to that problem: Write your own fiction. No one has the right to tell you what you can or cannot express in your own book, so you can write whatever the hell you want. You want more Queer people and Lesbians in your shows? Make your own show. You want armor in MMOs to look less like Slave Leiah in return of the Jedi? Make your own videogame.

"But that's easier said than done" you're probably saying to yourself, but you know what? Art isn't easy. It never was. You think this kinda shit is 'easy' for the writers of Legend of Korra or the creators of these video games? Hell no, because when an artist, engineer or inventor wants to make something, they don't sit around on the sidelines on message boards and social networks complaining that somebody else didn't make it for them; they did it themselves. THAT is the difference between A leader and a follower. That is the difference between a real Activist and a Social Justice Warrior. You have no right to complain about someone Else's work if you don't have the talent or skill to put in the work yourself.

Why Social Justice Warriors Need to Shut Up About Representation.

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