Phil Fish fakes being hacked by “/V/”, and the “leader” of 4chan. Damage control to the maximum.
At Stanford there was this Professor who was a total bitch and she taught British Literature, which was cool. Except she taught only her opinions of the books and it didn’t help me as a writer. I went to school to learn new things to improve my craft, not have someone else’s opinions carved onto my forehead.
So anyway, for our final project, she asked us to write a ten page paper on why the color symbolism in Othello was so significant. I did some research and it turned out that she did her entire graduate thesis on this very subject. I was mad. This wasn’t teaching, this was boosting her ego. SO I wrote a ten page essay on why color symbolism in Othello wasn’t significant, satirizing it to the point of no return, saying that her opinion was an opinion and shouldn’t be taken seriously.
SHe failed me, needless to say. So in retaliation, I responded by baking a batch of brownies laced with weed and laxatives and delivered them myself to the professor hours before her big graduation speech. I told her that it was a peace offering, my way of apologizing and asking if I could do anything to fix my grade.
She refused to fix my grade.
In the end, she shit herself on stage.
I didn’t regret it.
I just got a wrong number text from a stranger that said: “hey can we use ur pool there’s a moose in ours”
I’ve never received such a funny text in my life I can’t breathe
I told them “yes if you send a pic” & they sent me tHIS
If there’s two things the last couple days have taught me during the Zoe Quinn debacle…
Calling someone a misogynist is like calling someone a Nazi now. I think if that’s your first description of someone, you’ve probably lost the argument or have no concept of what you’re commenting on.
I get how the “Five Guys” moniker got attached to the Zoe Quinn debacle, and from all I’ve seen it’s a pretty appropriate slang term. Catchy, too.
But then here you have this perfectly innocent restaurant chain that’s had the great misfortune of having its name associate with what by all evidence…
Been writing at gaming sites for over a decade now. I do it as a hobby because it allows me to write about something I love while still keeping my job as a journalist because my hours are flexible as a game journalist, so I can pop a news article or game review in my off time at work.
Anyway, this whole Zoe Quinn thing has put lots of sites on high alert. I brought up the whole thing with coworkers at the site I work at, and they just dismissed the issue. when I pressed the issue the implication quickly turned from a dismissive handwave to a very threatening “talk about this any more and you will be fired.” I’ve been talking to some writers at other minor sites and this seems to be happening on all points. Every site is toeing the line because they are very afraid of what this might mean for the “industry” - and I use that term loosely because the game journalism industry is to the journalism industry where shitting in a kiddie pool is to Olympic Swimming. They feel that if the game industry were to suffer a schism of infighting due to this the integrity and credibility (which is funny, because they already had none) of game journalism would evaporate immediately. That’s why there’s this air of “we must remain united and hold the line. Anyone who breaks formation is a traitor who must be exterminated.”
Meanwhile, people don’t even want to hear that this Zoe Quinn whore isn’t worth defending. A lot of people (like myself) who are saying this only do game journalism as a hobby and have main jobs elsewhere (one of the editors at another site is an engineer IIRC), so our pull within our respective sites is not great. Thus, if we try listing off everything she’s done, the general reaction is “that’s a lie. There is no solid proof. There is no evidence. Slander her again and be destroyed,” despite the fact that, if this was a crime and the evidence was put forth in front of a jury, they would take all of a fucking half hour to convict her of being a sociopathic slut and sentence her.
I am tendering my resignation as we speak, as are some writers for other sites. This industry is beyond corrupt. It is beyond destructive. It’s become a cult, so bloated on its own self-righteousness and loathing of everyone who doesn’t conform to the hivemind that it is that it’s impossible to stay and not become either part of that hivemind or completely fucking insane.
this isn’t just an issue of “whore fucks around and drags down women/sets feminism back.” this is a critical problem with women across the board. once they get hired they cannot be fired unless they are caught doing something illegal.
just ask any man who has dealt with HR complaints what women in the office are really like. they can’t be dealt with on any level, because they are treated like rock stars with CEO clout. a lot of guys in STEM are being driven out of their jobs because the ladies in marketing think nerdy guys are “too unattractive” to even be in their presence.
Cool Mod: I feel like these people who write in are like foreign correspondents and industry analysts. Like we’re some kind of bigshot news organization all of a sudden.
Thank you for putting this out there.
This is like a child constantly threatening to run away from home. While Fish obviously adds his ego to the mix.
Guess what, Phil? I played Fez, it fucking sucked.
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I’m so glad to see the younger generation waking up to this hypocrisy.
I will never not reblog this
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