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True & Honest Fan
Casey Cronin, who goes by "Casey Explosion" online and generally uses Twitter handles referencing some variation of their sloth fursona when they're not losing arguments (the latest of which will be noted in the thread's title), is a dolt straight out of Galway, Ireland whose idiotic posts have unquestionably been seen by readers of a number of memes posted anywhere which mock or document laughable examples of the social justice community (as well as readers of any thread even tangentially related to social justice or furry communities). Casey, however, deserves some credit for picking a fursona as grotesque as he is in reality. His connections to lolcows who also have threads on Kiwifarms runs almost innumerably deep, akin to a nerve parasite on various Twitter communities.
Not too much is known of Casey's personal information or dirty laundry (yet), or even if "Casey" is his actual birthname. What is lacking in proper information, however, Casey more than makes up with the sheer hilarity of the posts he expects the general public to take seriously, and is often the butt of multiple jokes many readers are likely to have seen before. Casey may (apparently) be skimp in terms of humorous personal drama, although he will unquestionably find this thread and begin complaining about it (following the usual cycle of pretending to feel proud of having a thread written on him until it grates away to the point he begins playing the victim). But the real entertainment stems from how whenever some marginally interesting event occurs, Casey can expectantly be seen front-and-center in the circle of stupidity which encapsulate nearly every major lolcow. Speaking of which, one can easily be floored by the sheer number of connections Casey seems to have with fellow lolcows, ranging from relatively unknown nobodies to major lolcows with threads on Kiwifarms spanning in the hundreds of pages, almost as shocking as the cavalcade of his moronic Twitter posts. Readers are encouraged to join in for their chance to be called a "chud" personally from Casey himself.
Special thanks to former Kiwifarms user "Steve Winwood" for collecting the majority of posts and information from Casey, as well as posts collected by users @stupid fuck, @Marche, @Your Local Neko Girl GF, @Done, @CIA Nigger, @Hellfire, @heathercho, @Bookmark Cuck, @Slime Tube, and @Feline Darkmage. Additional thanks to Null for getting a new server so I don't feel like deleting myself out of existence from frustration because the website doesn't like me uploading a jpg.
The (currently) most lacking in terms of information, not too much is terribly known of Casey's personal life other than his excessive Twitter habit common to most lolcows and rat kings. He's located in Galway, Ireland according to a tweet about the location and two relatives from his (now deleted) Facebook page (which includes his groups, photos, and friends) who are also located there.
He apparently also streams now and then, although no user has yet had the patience to listen to Casey prattle on regarding whatever he feels he needs to discuss. He seems to enjoy gaming given his Steam profile (and of course a self-aggrandizing group for his fans created and ran by himself). Looking into his username history only reveals various throwaway usernames (although his custom URL was "Pam Poovey") and that he created the account using his real last name.
Beyond this, Casey has the standard cookie cutter personality of most social justice/furry Twitter users, being that his only defining personality traits are those exact qualities. The true intrigue, however, comes from his Twitter musings.
STUPIDITY AND ARGUING
When it comes to his personal life, Casey is unforgivably mundane. When it comes to his internet presence, however, Casey more than makes up for it with his unbridled lunacy. Day in and day out, Casey will hop onto his Twitter and spout the first thing which comes to his mind. For some reason, he is treated as a voice of reason rather than a laughingstock in his personal circle, with his words seldom receiving any direct dissent despite their sheer insanity.
To begin, as most of these types of lolcows do, one merely needs to look back to the fallout of the Gamergate controversy (which for some reason was still happening). During this, a Kiwifarms user documented Casey trying his hand at "debate" with game designer Mark Kern. It's unknown what Casey had said to Mark, although one can deduce it was a personal attack or attempt to slander his name regarding "Team Unicorn," an all-female game development team. However, Mark had dismantled whatever Casey said so thoroughly that Casey deleted his original posts, locked his account, and blocked Mark Kern after Casey tried getting one final personal jab in as a last laugh. Showing his impressive maturity for taking friendly discourse in stride, Casey proceeded to change his handle to "Mark Kern Chugs Piss." Notably, Casey's followers then target and harass Mark Kern, accusing him of siccing his followers on Casey without a bit of irony. Mark Kern also makes the astute observation that Casey changed from his original username, "Crazy Sloth Lady," as perhaps an attempt to trick Twitter staff into thinking Mark was calling Casey "crazy." Although this is entirely feasible, it is uncertain if this is true.
As Mark Kern's encounter demonstrates, Casey doesn't take well to dissent. As a matter of fact, Casey doesn't even take well to apathy, as he demonstrates in this tweet where he complains that the Huffington Post shouldn't have made this article on "alt-right furries," which obviously leans more against alt-right furries than for it, solely because it draws attention to alt-right furries existing.
Casey being intolerant to any form of representation for the people he disagrees with is a running theme in his tweets, naturally. For instance, here Casey argues that you shouldn't so much as argue with people he disagrees with because it gives them attention, even if it's negative or disproves their points.
Of course, indignant arrogance is only the first half of becoming an unending goldmine of comedy. The second, sheer stupidity, abounds with Casey as well, and a majority of the entertainment which stems from Casey comes from their constant tweets and absurd opinions or stances. For instance, this more infamous tweet where he implies that prenatal women are second to trans women during International Women's Day, which was spread throughout numerous websites during the holiday, leading to many being exposed to Casey's absurd posts.
As another example, Casey had tried to defend Jesse William Trojan (also known as "Manic Pixie Nightmare") and their disastrous comic showing his self-insert shoplifting. Casey stated that people who dislike this comic only hate the shoplifter because Jess is trans, even though that isn't readily apparent through the comic. As per usual, Casey ignored any response to this and locked the tweet not long after.
Thus a reoccurring theme for Casey's "arguments" becomes clear, demonstrating how Casey cannot see gray areas. Rather poetically similar to his horrific sloth fursona, issues are only black and white to Casey with no middle ground or swapping sides, hence his severe aversion to those who he disagrees with. People are either against "Nazis" and will fight anyone who isn't fervently and blindly against Nazism, or they are one. Individuals are either uncompromisingly supportive of transgender artists, or they hate all transgender people. Or, as in this example, there is no such thing as "detransitioning," and those who do are either lying or being brainwashed. In other words, a person is either absolutely, irreversibly trans, or that person is not. It is up to the reader's discretion to determine if the story Casey uses in example is true.
As a result of this concrete and childish thinking, Casey's near-constant ramblings on Twitter tend to be endlessly entertaining, and will predictably serve as the lifeblood fueling his constant observation by Kiwifarms.
On the topic of Kiwifarms, Casey's connections and crossovers with other lolcows are absurdly numerous, with many of Kiwifarms users pointing out Casey's presence in other lolcow's threads with playful glee. To serve as a currently incomplete but (soon to be) hopefully exhaustive list, Casey has been spotted interacting with Movie Bob, Karl J Jorgensen, Sophie Labelle (of "Assigned Male" fame, as Casey followed Sophie in Facebook), Contrapoints (in this Twitter thread), Jim Sterling (which Casey did a podcast with), and Kevin Gibes. In addition to this, Casey is followed by multiple lolcows on his Twitter, including forum favorite Brianna Wu, Yonah Bex, Secret Gamer Girl, Quinton Hoover, Geoff Thew, and Zinnia Jones.
Interestingly, it isn't merely Casey throwing his two cents into every topic which makes his presence so wide-spread. Casey is somewhat seen as a public figure among Twitter circles, and his stupid posts often spread far and wide due to a mixture of fellow users laughing at his idiocy and genuine followers who agree with his message. While Casey's unwitting habit of appearing in every lolcow thread is second only to the hilarity he spouts stone-faced, this facet of Casey helps assure that his presence everywhere will continue being a point of mockery.
Casey "Casey Explosion" Cronin
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