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Meme of the week: Is "Actually, it's about ethics in games journalism" the new "Not all men?"

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It’s been a pretty shitty week. I don’t think I need to explain why. So here’s something to help take the edge off — a new meme featuring a phrase anyone who’s ever said anything critical of GamerGate has heard, again and again: “Actually, it’s about ethics in games journalism.”

This new meme, which started really taking off today on Twitter and Tumblr, seems to be becoming the new “not all men.” Which makes sense: “Not all men” is to mansplaining what “Actually … ” is to Gatersplaining.

Here are some of my favorites, taken from Twitter and from the new Tumblr blog titled, naturally, Actually … it’s about ethics in games journalism.

catethics jawsethics bladeethics ringethcis pulpficethics mithsethics nowactually

clockworkethics

I made one myself out of an old #NotAllMen meme:

This blog, meanwhile, uses the phrase as a caption for New Yorker cartoons.

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And then there’s this Tweet.

Thank you, anonymous meme-makers, and whoever came up with this in the first place! We needed this.

 

 

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Kevin K
Kevin K
6 years ago

Actually, it’s about being shitheel doucheweasels.

Johanna Roberts
6 years ago

I’ve been laughing so hard at these all day.

thebewilderness
thebewilderness
6 years ago

Practically perfect in so many ways!

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
6 years ago

Hah! I needed a laugh. 😀

Haruko Haruhara
6 years ago

Slightly off topic, but this creepazoid you once wrote about, Attila Vinczer, is really stinkin’ up the joint at Raw Story today!

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
6 years ago

Supurb. The Al Qaeda one made me laugh (and the whole twitter account holds some excellent dark humor).

katz
6 years ago

I love the Blade Runner one.

talbotfish
talbotfish
6 years ago

OK..the Blade Runner one made me cry laughing a little..and the Al-Qaeda one…lol

jo
jo
6 years ago

Ethics in videogame journalism = never mention that you find extreme objectification of the female main character during gameplay a bit distracting, that’s deeply unethical!!

Mr. Me05
6 years ago

How could you write this article without mentioning the best one? http://i.imgur.com/KSpYGnN.jpg

M. the Social Justice Ranger
M. the Social Justice Ranger
6 years ago
samantha
6 years ago

Oh, I REALLY liked the one with the One Ring. That was really clever. Thanks, David, for bringing those to us.

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

I loved the cat. It really did appear to be saying that!

tinyorc
6 years ago

Ethics in videogame journalism = never mention that you find extreme objectification of the female main character during gameplay a bit distracting, that’s deeply unethical!!

WOMEN ARE UNETHICAL PROBABLY

Shiraz
Shiraz
6 years ago

The Blade Runner one, too good.

grumpyoldnurse
grumpyoldnurse
6 years ago

My personal fave was the PvZ one. I can almost hear the zombies moaning “ethics ethicssss” and then, my Doom Shroom goes off on the lot of them!

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

“Actually, it’s about ETHICS in GAME JOURNAMALISM!!!” — every rage toon ever.

HCK
HCK
6 years ago

Said this on twitter, but I’ll repost here in case there’s someone here with actual graphical skills: someone with tech skills should take http://www.allyourbasearebelongtous.com/gif/allyourbase.gif … and shop in “actually…” after “WHAT YOU SAY!!”

HCK
HCK
6 years ago
kobun37
kobun37
6 years ago

My first try at posting a pic here. Hope I get the tags right.

[img]https://imgflip.com/i/dg0er[/img]

kobun37
kobun37
6 years ago

Rats. It’s times like this I wish we could edit comments.

Little help, anyone?

Robert
Robert
6 years ago

In his essay, “On the Education of Children”, Montaigne suggested teaching children to laugh at bad arguments, rather than refute them, that being a subtler answer.

This, I believe, is a good example of what he had in mind.

Ned Ludd
Ned Ludd
6 years ago

My favorite is one I saw somewhere in another comment thread (wish I could remember and link to it):

…so the talent agent says, “What do you call your act?”

They answer, “It’s about ethics in journalism!”

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

Strivingally,
I think that one’s my favorite. It captures the self importance and grandiosity perfectly. They probably really do think they’re doing the Lord’s work.

andiexist
andiexist
6 years ago

I made one, but it’s on my phone. How do I get it into here without computering?

kobun37
kobun37
6 years ago

Second try:

kobun37
kobun37
6 years ago

Apparently the comments hate me, so here’s the link:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a126/Arklier/dg0er.jpg

binjabreel
binjabreel
6 years ago

The ones that made me laugh the hardest were the game quotes from #gamersagainstgamergate.
This one made me laugh the hardest:

You caught MISOGYNIST REACTIONISM! Would you like to give it a nickname?
>YES
NO
Please enter your nickname.
“ETHICS IN GAMES JOURNALISM”

vaiyt
6 years ago
vaiyt
6 years ago

One, more, this time by a friend who just heard of the tag.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/vaiyt/IMG_25102014_000304_zps86e26ecf.png

Literally Anonymous (@damnlassotool)

Actual #GamerGate supporter here, These are hilarious and we’re totally hijacking this, thanks for the meme and keep them coming 😀

also actually it’s about ethics in video game journalism.

pallygirl
pallygirl
6 years ago

Gamergaters: would be descending into parody now if people they were attacking weren’t being harmed.

Keep proving your side knows nothing about ethics or journalism.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

Actual #GamerGate supporter here, These are hilarious and we’re totally hijacking this, thanks for the meme and keep them coming 😀

We’re not laughing with you. We’re laughing at you.

also actually it’s about ethics in video game journalism.

No.

zoon echon logon
zoon echon logon
6 years ago

Making your actual message indistinguishable from a parody of your message will result in great success.

thebewilderness
thebewilderness
6 years ago

Embrace the Poe.
Be the Poe.
Live the Poe.

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
6 years ago

Actual #GamerGate supporter here, These are hilarious and we’re totally hijacking this, thanks for the meme and keep them coming 😀

I’m sure that will work out great.

“It’s about ethics in game journalism!”

“Ha ha, yeah, that’s a great meme.”

“No, really, It’s about ethics in game journalism.”

“Hoo boy, yeah, you got it. It’s totally about that thing you said.”

“I’m serious; 100% no joke, no sarcasm, it’s about ethics in game journalism.”

“Ha ha… ha. heh. hmmm. Get out.”

Because the best way to beat a meme is to become the meme.

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
6 years ago
katz
6 years ago

Because the best way to beat a meme is to become the meme.

You jest, but that’s why all your base actually belong to me.

Unimaginative
6 years ago

Kirbywarp wins the meme!

Hyatt
Hyatt
6 years ago

If I had any skill, I’d do something with this exchange from DS9 episode “The Nagus”:

O’BRIEN: Thank you. Now we only have two more weeks to get through before Mrs O’Brien returns from Earth, so that shouldn’t be too difficult, right? Right. Let’s take out our homework PADDs. We’ll begin with the older students. Your last assignment was to write an essay defining the term ‘ethics.’ Let’s start with Nog.
(Who has been trying to disappear under his desk)
NOG: I don’t have my essay.
O’BRIEN: Why not?
NOG: My PADD was stolen.
O’BRIEN: Is that a fact? Any idea who stole it?
NOG: It happened in Quark’s. I put it on a table and there were some Vulcans nearby
O’BRIEN: Hold on. You’re saying Vulcans stole your homework?!
NOG: Yes, sir.
O’BRIEN: Any idea why?
NOG: Because they don’t have ethics?

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
6 years ago

VULCAN: Actually, it’s about ethics in games journalism.

Seems pretty easy to add the meme in. 😛

contrapangloss
6 years ago

True Confession:

Every time I read an MRA spiel and they use female as a synonym for women, I read it like a Ferengi.

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