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The Fire Will Never Stop Burning: A Dramatic Reading of an 8chan Comment About Anita Sarkeesian

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A We Hunted the Mammoth reader was inspired by this post yesterday to do a dramatic reading of one of the more melodramatic 8chan posts from my list of 22. I’ve pasted the original screenshot of the post below if you would like to read along.

Enjoy!

 

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RAAAAAAAAAGGHHHHH!!!!!11!!!

 

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weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

So gross. What does ‘d20’ mean? Do I even want to know?

pawsjones
pawsjones
6 years ago

Kinda (but not really) OT… Even though I’m a gamer (although obviously not a GGer), somehow I’ve been quite good at keeping my actual gaming and this crap separated. Then today I stumbled upon a GG thread in the GOG forum (gog.com sell many old school games DRM free), with the usual nastiness. I’m thinking of deleting my account and let them know them allowing GG toxicness being posted is the reason why I will no longer be a customer. Of course it’s just a drop in the ocean for them, but I just don’t want to fund anyone who doesn’t care if their company is associated with a hate movement. Then again, I’m hesitant to let anyone with access to my real name and location know I’m anti-GG. I know it sounds paranoid, but I have PTSD and I’m not as thick skinned as I used to be, so even the slightest risk worries me quite a bit.

Also, have you guys seen that MTS (modthesims.info) have Vivian James as a TS4 sim? The site owner is a creep so I’m not really surprised. But on a sims site of all places? Quite ironic.

diana6815
6 years ago

@weirwoodtreehuger

a d20 is a 20-sided die used in tabletop roleplaying games. You use them for lots of things (e.g., attack rolls — whether you hit)

diana6815
6 years ago

correction…two g’s

@weirwoodtreehugger

I can spell. Really.

(hiding behind couch)

Eskarabo
Eskarabo
6 years ago

@weirwoodtreehugger

A d20 is a 20-sided dice often used to various table-top roleplaying game systems. /tg/ is the ‘traditional games’ board on 4chan (and presumably 8chan) and is mostly concerned with arguing about which edition of D&D is better than the other, discusiing miniature wargames, Magic: The Gathering, and lots of Warhammer 40K.

Fibinachi
6 years ago

20 sided dice. Tg is a board for rpgs. Fun place, as such.

Not keen on the sexual undertones of anthropomorphication.

Pocket Nerd
6 years ago
Reply to  cassandrakitty

Thus Spake Zaracassandrakitty:

Of course she’s a Nazi but also a Japanese schoolgirl (as explained in the comments). 4chan’s eternal struggle not to be mocked as completely fucking ridiculous by the rest of the internet is real.

You’re losing, guys.

To be fair, that thread is from 8chan, not 4chan. Gamergate is so vile that even 4chan didn’t want to be associated with it. Perhaps the gamergrotz should contemplate, for a moment, what that suggests about the worth of their cause and deeds.

Jenora Feuer
Jenora Feuer
6 years ago

Gamergate is so vile that even 4chan didn’t want to be associated with it. Perhaps the gamergrotz should contemplate, for a moment, what that suggests about the worth of their cause and deeds.

As I said before, I think the ‘evaporative cooling of cults’ effect is long done… anybody with enough self-awareness to think that way either left the group weeks ago or more likely never joined.

vaiyt
6 years ago

@pawsjones

But on a sims site of all places? Quite ironic.

The Sims is the quintessential case of “huge success that was stigmatized as Not a Real Game once it became clear women were playing it en masse”.

ryeash
6 years ago

I was crying about halfway through that. It reminded of the Tool song “Die Eier Von Satan”. I could almost heard Keenan in the background yelling “UND KEINE EIER!!” (Or “and no eggs!” The song is a recipe for hash cookies in German)

pawsjones
pawsjones
6 years ago

@valyt
Yeah, exactly. The creator and whatever mod let it through the queue are clearly not very bright.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

Good to know it wasn’t something gross. I was wondering if it was some sort of Nazi symbolism. I haven’t played a game requiring anything other than standard dice for years. Except Scattergories so that didn’t even occur to me.

katz
6 years ago

Well, now I know who to make the villain for my Vivian James comic…

vaiyt
6 years ago

A rape joke and a Nazi. What lovely mascots do #GamerGate has.

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

I still think the worst part about #GG’s mascots is how they refer to them as their “Daughters” while fapping to them. I know the *Chans and Reddit being filled with paedophiles is old news (as much as something that fucked up can be old news), but holy shit. How are these sick bastards not on any sort of watch list?

deniseeliza
deniseeliza
6 years ago

The Sims is the quintessential case of “huge success that was stigmatized as Not a Real Game once it became clear women were playing it en masse”.

What is especially hilarious to me about the Sims games is that gamers do seem to care about it — but only if they get to criticize it. I get laughed at if I call myself a “gamer” who plays The Sims or Sim City, but “real gamers” spend ages complaining about the most recent releases of both of those games. It’s like it’s suddenly okay to play a girly sim game if you do it while complaining about how swimming pools and toddlers aren’t implemented yet, or how figuring out how to get rid of traffic jams in your city is too hard.

Harlan
Harlan
6 years ago

Found perusing the 8chan/gg. The importance attached to the “movement” and the core *issue* absolutely astound me.

Last night I asked my father about what went on during the 60’s when the anti-war movment started gaining traction. I asked him how the movement was portrayed by what was considered the “mainstream media”.

He told me that they were just as badly demonized by the media back then as we are currently being demonized now.

They were called Communists
We are called misogynists

They were called traitors
We are called terrorists

They were called anti-American
We are called anti-women

They were described as long-haired, dope-smoking hippies who live in their vans
We are described as white, neck-bearded nerds who live in their parent’s basements.

We are the counter culture of our times and should be proud of it.

And at the same time–GG isn’t just a *game* it’s the *greatest* game *ever*.

Wherever I am all I can think I of is destroying the media and burning Gawker down and can mostly think of GamerGate. It’s like I am playing an MMO with all sorts of players and it’s like we’re all fighting a massive raid boss with his minions.

Currently we got the raid boss down to around 25% health left. The adrenaline makes me want to fight more and more, It just never ends until we win.

>MMORPG
>Horde mode
>Emergent realtime gameplay
>An enemy you love to hate
>Multiple boss fights and raid options
>Free to play

GG = 2014 GOTY

jo
jo
6 years ago

Do they even know who/what their enemy is?

vaiyt
6 years ago

Galileo is turning so fast in his grave, we could use his corpse to generate electricity.

pallygirl
pallygirl
6 years ago

Currently we got the raid boss down to around 25% health left.

LOL the projection is strong. “We’re winning, we’re winning!”

diana6815
6 years ago

@Harlan

Irony is truly lost on GGers … the hippies of the 60s were fighting AGAINST injustice and the status quo. They were the SJWs GGers currently vilify.

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

“Voice of the Voiceful” applies to GamerGomers.

Face it, fellas, you are NOT the counterculture. You are what the counterculture is about to sweep into the dustbin of history.

katz
6 years ago

Protip: Sometimes people call you a stupid loser because they want to diminish your message. Sometimes they call you that because you actually are a loser.

vaiyt
6 years ago

Currently we got the raid boss down to around 25% health left.

Are these people really gamers? Come on, you don’t estimate an enemy’s health based on faith!

Binjabreel
6 years ago

Seriously, and these assholes don’t realize that if this is a boss battle, it’s one of the scripted ones you can never win.

And let’s face it, anyone who’s watched the hoards of GG’ers swarm on twitter knows that if anyone is the faceless goons, it’s them.

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

… And the way they’ll waste hours dogpiling on Eliza bots reminds me of badly-programmed AI mooks running endlessly into the nearest wall.

katz
6 years ago

They do remind me of one of those areas where mooks autospawn and eventually you stop fighting them because you realize there’s no point.

Skye
Skye
6 years ago

Irony is truly lost on GGers … the hippies of the 60s were fighting AGAINST injustice and the status quo. They were the SJWs GGers currently vilify.

and instead of sending rape and death threats to people, the counterculture protesters were sometimes jailed or killed for going against the mainstream