Old Man Yells At Cloud
Do you know the Zoe Quinn thing that's going on?
Anonymous

the-pietriarchy:

Yes I know and I’ve also mentioned it several times before which seems to not change the 5 - 10 people who ask me about it daily.

Mentioning it a final time: Everyone in the situation is unprofessional and unlikable. Zoe is damaging the reputation of women in the industry whether she likes/deserves having that responsibility or not because she’s one of the very few semi-high profile women relevant right now. The integrity of gaming journalism is destroying itself trying to recover from this and bathing in the attention in the worst way possible. While she was even non anonymously accused of sexual harassment, shutting down criticism, manipulating the industry and lying for sympathy and attention people are still trying to paint her as some kind of icon for fighting sexism in gaming.

I don’t give a damn about her sleeping around and cheating in general. That’s her business. But she did questionable and manipulative things, some that are entangled with her sex life, and was exposed. Not to mention how she actively obstructed efforts of other women in the industry and used Robin Williams’ death for attention.

Though I have to say that that the amount of vitriol thrown her way also definitely has to do with her gender. And it isn’t as big of a evil gigantic conspiracy that some people are making it out to be. But it’s still corrupt and a sad example of the bad state of game journalism. And she’s far from a saint even when you disregard that. The industry and her defenders are putting her up on a pedestal while she doesn’t deserve that big hero badge. And people and the media are being manipulated in her favor.

Everything that’s happening right now is completely unethical and garbage. And honestly, as a female gamer and ex-game journalist, I feel like my part in this “world” is treated pathetically. It’s like we’re now only here to be protected victims, or to be bullied. Where’s the damn middle ground.

Here’s a pretty damn good video on it. I love almost everything this guy says.

I’m glad those shady-as-fuck game journalists haven’t gotten the video taken down yet.  it really does a good job in how it presents the whole controversy and the whole point it makes at the end.

loltaku:

okay

loltaku:

okay

powerburial:

sportsgoth:

cousinskeeter1947:

powerburial:

yanni-knights-united:

powerburial:

DEA = Drugs Every Afternoon

brb = bros require bud

FBI = fat blunt incinerator

lmao = love marijuana and others

CIA = Chief Inhale Aweed

George W Bush = Get Everyone Organized, Ready, Go. Everyone, We Better Utilize Some Hash

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decabus:

rubberninja:

My computer… Green screened? That’s a thing?

God damnit Ross. You’ve actually fucked up fucking up

decabus:

rubberninja:

My computer… Green screened? That’s a thing?

God damnit Ross. You’ve actually fucked up fucking up

mrchinchill:

rantsofmezmerize:

metalslugxx:

officerjimenez:

legit leak boys!!

No it can’t be……
Where’s the dog from CoD Ghosts?

I’m going to main bane.

Fuck that, I’m gonna use Shaq

Thwomp?  Waluigi?  Pichu?  Shrek?  Chibi Robo?  Raiden?  Missile? Gomez?  DIO?
Sakurai has truly made my dreams come true.

mrchinchill:

rantsofmezmerize:

metalslugxx:

officerjimenez:

legit leak boys!!

No it can’t be……

Where’s the dog from CoD Ghosts?

I’m going to main bane.

Fuck that, I’m gonna use Shaq

Thwomp?  Waluigi?  Pichu?  Shrek?  Chibi Robo?  Raiden?  Missile? Gomez?  DIO?

Sakurai has truly made my dreams come true.

I think Jontron and Niel Cicierega are both really funny and talented people  who deserve recognition

Both of them have probably said distateful things in the past but they’ve never meant to hurt anyone and are good people at heart

wait i thought jon was a good guy whats this

dustyoldroses:

roxwithallthepox:

He just made an apology on twitter a few hours ago.

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Pretty much he admits that he didn’t handle the situation well, which indeed he didn’t.  I’m definitely not defending him there.

But what I do want to defend him on is the “witch hunt” so to speak after he made his flub-up.  Seriously guys?  John isn’t a politician.  He’s a YouTuber.  His goal is not to be a wholesome moral example for everyone to aspire to.  Sure he’s popular on YouTube, but really, is that any reason to expect him to behave perfectly?  He has opinions like everyone else, and in this case he got too defensive over them.  I’m sure the same thing has happened to all of you at one point.

I agree, he has some issues, but who doesn’t?

Well put. He could’ve handled it better - didn’t - but doesn’t mean he should be anyone’s moral compass or idol to aspire to be like (however much good such a thing might bring about in certain instances).

I like how Jennette McCurdy put it recently put it after her departure from Nickelodeon programming and the ending of Sam and Cat:

lunarch-sounds:

He’s been acting childish, very rude, unreasonably judgmental, and just fuckin wrong these last couple of weeks

He dug himself into a hole by being a dick to a person who politely informed him that he/she was offended by something he said and then never apologizes for saying shit and now he’s just going off the rails with everything.

He needs to shut the hell up on twitter because it is NOT helping his cause any and just detracting people from him more.

"Calling a celebrity a role model is like calling a stranger a role model. The knowledge you have of a celebrity is no more than a caricature drawn by media tastemakers specializing in selling you an image you’re dying to buy. It’s good to have heroes, but you have to look for them in the right places. They say don’t look for true love in a bar, well I say, don’t look for role models on screens. … I encourage you to base your idea of a role model off of someone you know well enough to see purely, not in the light, cameras, and actions of Hollywood."

Pretty much how I feel about people getting mad at his or any “famous” person’s actions. They’re people. They’re gonna fuck up - and sometimes not even care that they do/did. When you run into that and you see it doesn’t gel with what you know to be right, you move on to better role models. It hurts, but it happens. I’m glad he’s being open about what he feels/believes rather than saying the thing the majority of people feel/believe and later tripping up and looking like a hypocrite. And insincere apologies less meaningful to me than self-centered pseudo-apologies if the person hasn’t/refuses/doesn’t think they need to change.

adriofthedead:

xinggan:

I’m grossed out by the kind of stuff tumblr does to its users over an extended period of time

Grammar and punctuation is completely lost on some people, to the point where their posts are unreadable and irritating

And tumblr fosters and feeds this incredible narcissism and need to impress people- people who don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things.

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adriofthedead - a person who doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things

ltalian:

that’s exactly what someone who’s dating their dad would say

ltalian:

that’s exactly what someone who’s dating their dad would say

creepypyramid:

I speak the language of the sjw’s, allow me to translate their more popular phrases

"Male tears"

Translation: “i am a bully and i love it”

"Check your privilege"

Translation: “i don’t like your opinion, so i’m going to use something you were born with to censor it”

"It’s not my job to educate you"

Translation: “i have no idea what i’m talking about, but the internet said something was true so it must be”


Thank you for your time

the-pietriarchy:

ocebutt said: That may explain why gamora was such wasted potential from a character arch sense, then. Ugh that’s too bad. I wish I could see her original script.

I don’t think James Gunn has a hard time writing women per se, judging by his past work that I’ve seen it just seems like he’s maybe not as great with writing for the more serious down-to-earth characters. Gamora being female could’ve been an added hurdle though. I kinda enjoyed his female characters in the “weirder” things he did like Slither, Super or Lollipop chainsaw where the way they were written fit the odd story.

James Gunn wrote Lollipop Chainsaw???

ricflairsniece:

> “fuck white people. they are ugly and age like milk. I hate them”

> “OMG [insert white male actor here] is so fucking beautiful. fist me please”

>”fuck all cops, fucking pigs”

>”Ohh this cop is sexy. Arrest me officer.”