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Shitstorm a-coming (maybe)

Post by Nyarlathotep » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:29 pm

Every few years, I like to go to GenCon. For the less geeky people among us it is a HUGE gaming convention, one of the oldest and largest. Think Comicon for the D&D crowd.

Anyway, I am going this year and have accordingly been paying attention to various groups and forums about it. And a shitstorm is just about to brew because they invited Anita Sarkesian as a speaker.

The thing that interested me about the reaction to this news was something that showed how small our universe here in this forum is. One one of the forums someone started a thread (with a poll) about whether they thought this was a good idea or a bad idea. Good idea and bid idea seemed roughly evenly split, albeit very vocal. But by FAR the most common reaction was "Who the hell is Anita Sarkesian?" Easily 2 out of every three responses were something along those lines.

Personally, I don't give a shit about her and it's a big enough con that if you don't like a "special guest" it is trivially easy to find something else to do. In fact, you would probably have to go out of your way to see her. But I DO worry that between her vocal fans and even more vocal detractors GenCon 2018 is going to be some kind of huge drama fest.
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Re: Shitstorm a-coming (maybe)

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:52 pm

If it isn't a big drama fest, then she will have failed.
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Re: Shitstorm a-coming (maybe)

Post by Mentat » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:54 pm

Who?
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Re: Shitstorm a-coming (maybe)

Post by Doctor X » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:54 am

I have been waiting for her to denounce "honor" killings, female genital mutilation, and All of the Middle East, Most of Asia, and Swansea.

But, you know, a buxom hooker in Grand Theft Des Moines is a greater threat than all of that.

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Re: Shitstorm a-coming (maybe)

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:57 pm

Doctor X wrote:I ... "honor" killings, female genital mutilation, and All of the Middle East, Most of Asia, and Swansea ...
I wouldn't care for such a video game, but I bet it would sell.
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Re: Shitstorm a-coming (maybe)

Post by Nyarlathotep » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:13 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Doctor X wrote:I ... "honor" killings, female genital mutilation, and All of the Middle East, Most of Asia, and Swansea ...
I wouldn't care for such a video game, but I bet it would sell.
Hey, I just completed a game of Battletech where I am pretty sure I committed several war crimes and am positive the other side did.

It was fun
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