Q:nah i don't think that's arakawa i think it's romi park
all of the discourse surrounding anita is so weirdly focused on her as a person
like, it really does not fucking matter if anita likes or does not like video games or made more money than is “fair” or she “needs” or bought expensive shoes once or overplucks her eyebrows. absolutely none of that is relevant to the core arguments she makes and so few of the complaints i see against her even attempt to ADDRESS them
even if anita donned a witch’s robe and went into the depths of a cursed swamp once every month to convene with her coven and burn video games in the name of wymynkynd under the light of the full moon it wouldn’t do anything to disqualify her from making the criticism she does, nor would it fundamentally invalidate them
it’s not difficult to understand why people who hate anita feel compelled to pick her apart personally, but i even have a bunch of friends who are really committed to taking some sort of middle ground stance on her and focus on all of the same shit. her actual arguments never enter the equation, it’s always prefaced with some sort of disclaimer about how no one should threaten or attack anita, “but I don’t like her because [she comes off as extreme and makes other progressive women look bad/she uses certain patterns of language i don’t like/she responds too visibly to harassment/she’s benefited from taking a posture of victimhood in response to attacks/she did X thing that i felt was indicative of a dishonest personality]”
what that really seems to come down to is “i have one foot in both pools and don’t want to look like either a raving neckbeard or a Menacing Feminazi by making a definitive statement about her actual ideology, so i’ll just take a carefully guarded moralistic stance about her personal ethics and behavior so as to completely remove my participation in the discussion from a place that could invite social criticism from either faction of my peers”
and, ultimately, trying to address her central thesis is a lot more involved than tearing down a human being
"Always believe people about abuse" sounds like a good rule but it isn’t.
It is really, really important to remember that abusers often accuse their victims of abuse.
Q:I remember the days when games were about worlds you could explore and about being good, and not about who's got representation and gender this and sexuality that. I miss those days.
Those days miss you, too. I recently found a yellowed letter under one of the floorboards, and it was addressed to you and signed by those days with a tear-stained kiss of lipstick.
Meanwhile, in the present, those of us who work in the industry and who are—amazingly—able to consider more than one idea at the same time, will continue to create good games about worlds you can explore AND occasionally talk about inclusivity.
If you are feeling compassion fatigue, I think it might be okay to sit out those discussions, at least until you get your strength back. While it will be tough not having you available for close consultation, somehow we will soldier on.
god help me i’m doing one of these
shitload of spirals. colors/price in captions, all on page 3 of my lair here. please remove these things from me
Q:Hey, how about not being a passive-aggressive shit next time, eh?
I would think that you, who spend so much time pointing out the flaws and problematic areas in other people’s work, would be able to take one silly comic directed at your work and other likes it.
Normally I wouldn’t respond to this kind of thing publicly, but I’ll make an exception since you called me a shit.
lmao. i presume this is re: these:
why did homestuck get banned from /co/ anyway
because homestuck hasnt updated in a year and the thread was 100% off-topic circlejerking
Q:wait where is HSG now, is it a serket club or like
Q:why won't you ban wonk from hsg if you banned him from farts?
i never banned wonk from anywhere. the only person i’ve recently banned from #farts was moody, because he would repeatedly launch into weirdly transphobic and vitriolic tirades whenever someone he didnt like would speak
i’m not going to ban wonk from hsg because he literally doesn’t do anything. he doesn’t even fucking post with a trip. 100% of the disruption wonk causes is from the three fucking toddlers who have a tantrum literally every time someone who even vaguely sounds like him posts. if i’m going to ban anyone, it’ll be you fucking infants. some guy wanting to fuck a fictional clown is not a reason to ban anyone. he’s not posting cp or talking about fucking literal children irl so i dont care if you, fellow poster on a thread centered around the voracious consumption of pornographic images of 13 year old fictional characters, think he is a “pedo”. you guys are from fucking 4chan, grow a pair
introducing the new friend: The Bowtie Boy
does the name ring any bells? here are some signs that you or someone you know may be the bowtie boy:
the bowtie boy is a distant cousin of the fedora man, though they are not on speaking terms and mutually disdain each others’ existence. the bowtie boy is instead social justice savvy and actively strives to create positive social connections in the progressive community.
the bowtie boy is performatively witty and personable and goes to great lengths to endear himself to his friends, acquaintances and fans. he may be either legitimately humorous or subsist on ironicringe and bad puns, or a possible combination thereof.
the bowtie boy likes to be liked. towards this end, the bowtie boy is an attention whore. if the bowtie boy is cute, he will make sure that you know it. he is often some sort of creative person, such as a fan artist, webcomic author or musician, and carefully cultivates a following of doting fans that may or may not constitute a personality cult depending on his level of exposure.
the bowtie boy wears a bowtie. the bowtie is quirky and dated, like a fedora, but it is not a fedora. he does NOT have a favorite pony (if he did, it’d be rarity. rarity is an empowering exercise in reclaiming a kind of feminity that is traditionally viewed as vain, frivolous and contemptible; instead of the archetypical vapid, shoes-and-boys-obsessed ditz who clearly has no future beyond the life of a trophy wife, rarity is a strong and independent businesswoman who has channeled her passions into a successful career. this post has ten thousand notes).
the bowtie boy is conspicuously feminist. he has a large and visible investment in the “strong female character” and fighting the good fight, though on closer inspection it may seem as if his own creative body is little more than an elaborate quirky waifu simulator. expect to see enormous volumes of praise heaped on the bowtie boy for repeating the same things women have been saying for years. the bowtie boy may be profoundly ignorant on a number of other topics, but no one will ever tell him.
despite this public commitment to being good to the womenfolk, the bowtie boy often beefs it in the throes of hubris. at the height of his popularity, expect to discover that he’s secretly been sending pictures of his nasty dick to teens. “i can’t believe tumblr darling cheezlovinbOwTiEbOy420 would do such an awful thing!” we will collectively lament, shouting up to an uncaring god from our knees.
in fact, some of us DON’T believe it. the bowtie boy will retain slavering sycophants to the bitter end, often to the detriment of his victims, who will undoubtedly be assailed with the full force of “i’m really mad that your exploitation has created a social pressure for me to like this cute boy less, so it’d make me feel better if you were lying.”
do you know a bowtie boy? are YOU a bowtie boy? maybe it’s time to put the bowtie to rest. give away your bowtie to a waiter in need.
I took a shit in my grandma’s cat’s litterbox when I was like 13 and my whole family was wilding out trying to figure out why the cat took such a huge dump. Then they took her to the vet and we found out she has feline HIV so in a way, I helped her.
this story was wild from start to finish
Q:Welp, my bad. Didn't know he moved. Though there's still the issue of Cloudflare requiring two-factor authentication to access a website's servers from an unauthorized computer.
ok so you’re really going to tell me that you honestly believe the idea that a guy would post where he lives, along with his own s o c i a l s e c u r i t y n u m b e r and enormous quantities of other data freely on the internet just so people will feel bad for him that he was hacked. you honestly believe that he compromised his physical safety and gave the entire internet a free ticket to sign up for credit cards in his name as a pity ploy.
he didn’t just leak data on his fucking game. his fucking social security number, jesus fucking christ dude
Q:It also labels him as living in Nashville, TN. I don't remember Tennessee seceding to Canada.
that dump included his fucking social security number you fucking morons he didn’t do it himself
jesus christ it is SO DAMN EASY to get you idiots to believe whatever some slightly cunning asshole on the internet wants to guide you to