take it easy, amigo
hey I literally said this would discussed later. can we talk about literally anything else. cool, thanks, love you all.
I think I should indicate why I am here in the LCPL thread, since you have been influenced by the view which argues against "non-LCPL players making decisions." I have the honor of serving as a player in SPL, an organization which recruits players from every tier, with focus on OUs. I have some 227 affiliated players from across Smogon, and one of them is Heysup. Frequently I share teams, ideas, and resources with my affiliates. Several months ago, the affiliate in question here asked us to be on call to engage in a nonviolent direct action program to make DPP LC a best of 3 if such were deemed necessary. We readily consented. So I, along with several members of my staff, am here because I was invited here. I am here because I have organizational ties here.
But more basically, I am in the LCPL thread because injustice is here. Just as the players of major tournaments left their usual subforums and carried their "bop thele it is" and "human???" far beyond the boundaries of their natural habitat, and just as the Apostle Tele left his village in Italy and was carried by luck to the far rounds of the OLT, so am I compelled to carry the gospel of proper DPP LC tour format beyond my own home tier. Like Tele, I must constantly respond to threads that insofar as mention this topic.
Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and tiers. I cannot sit idly by in "Ruins of Alph" and not be concerned about what happens in "SM Little Cup." Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial "outside tier" idea. Anyone who plays pokémon on Smogon can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds.
You deplore the demonstrations taking place in in this thread. But your statement, I am sorry to say, fails to express a similar concern for the conditions that brought about the demonstrations. I am sure that none of you would want to rest content with the superficial kind of analysis that deals merely with effects and does not grapple with underlying causes. It is unfortunate that demonstrations are taking place in the LCPL thread, but it is even more unfortunate that the thread's NAZI MODERATORS left poor Heysup with no alternative.
Free best of 3 DPP LC.