What made you Unhappy today?

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Re: What made you Unhappy today?

Postby Glaucon » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:30 am

Oh, here are some of the gamer-made vids I browsed through:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la9i2np0WTU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWtJpHys_xA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfkS9YS_T0k

"What are you afraid of, Anita?" :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJeX6F-Q63I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOe5iqTIB3E

Oh, and this one is a "I am smart"-show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmxcMZ6p2zg

:offtopic:

Sorry folks, off topic. Because this silliness doesn't make me unhappy. It's good lolz. :thumbup:
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Re: What made you Unhappy today?

Postby Leah » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:53 pm

Glaucon wrote:Anyway, maybe the likes of Sarkeesian are not all that bright. But any stupidity there is trumped by Oor's friends among the 'gaming community'.


I really think it's incredibly unfair to blame Oor for the idiocy of others. Let's be real - it's the internet. There are some truly fucked up people out there in the wild. I've met some of these people. Not everything Sarkeesian says is wrong. She makes good points. The problem is, she leaves out all of the good things about gaming.

Does this give people the moral right to make videos where they attack her for the way she looks, mispronouncing something, or taking a situation in a game differently from the way they (the video maker) would have? No, not really. And the funny part is, when they do this, they play into her narrative when they behave this way. They reinforce everything she says because they're behaving in the stereotypical way she describes. It's self-defeating in the extreme.

But, as you pointed out, this is horribly :offtopic: and I apologize for derailing it. :(
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Re: What made you Unhappy today?

Postby Glaucon » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:12 pm

- with people like Anita Sarkeesian pretending to be 'gamer girls' in order to raise over $150,000 to support what basically amounts to an attack on gaming culture, for no reason other than to further her own academic career in feminism -


That seems to make it fairly clear she is endorsing the same sort of view as the folks making these silly videos.

Apparently, there is even a 'Hit Anita Sarkeesian in the Face' mini-game out there.

But it IS off topic. I'll be accommodating, then, and simply agree with Oor that women that play computer games suck. :wave:
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Re: What made you Unhappy today?

Postby Leah » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:27 pm

Glaucon wrote:That seems to make it fairly clear she is endorsing the same sort of view as the folks making these silly videos.


I think that you are stretching this to try to say she supports the behavior and vitriol aimed at the woman by the trolls of the internet. Unless Oor comes here and says she does, in fact, support some of the more misogynistic crap that comes from them, I think that's a huge leap to make.

Sorry, but feeling that Sarkeesian is a fraud who is using an issue to pad her own resume doesn't translate to someone supporting the people who make death and rape threats against Sarkeesian.
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Re: What made you Unhappy today?

Postby Oor » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:39 am

What made you Unhappy today?


People quoting people I've foe'd and fucking with my blissful, peaceful ignorance.

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Re: What made you Unhappy today?

Postby Cassie » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:25 am

D.G. trainining :pissed:

Back on topic.
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Re: What made you Unhappy today?

Postby Ceri the Urt » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:14 pm

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Re: What made you Unhappy today?

Postby Glaucon » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:57 pm

Having a day off, sleeping the morning away, and not getting around to the stuff I wanted to do because I was procrastinating.
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Re: What made you Unhappy today?

Postby Manon Seid » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:54 pm

Snow...snow and more snow.
The charm, fun and adventure in shoveling Winter Wonderland away each morning and afternoon and evening is quickly passing.

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Re: What made you Unhappy today?

Postby Glaucon » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:02 pm

Haven't seen a flake of snow where I live, here in Smurfistan.

Can't say I have really missed it.

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