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#GamerGate explained in 8 terrible, horrible, no good cartoons

Some people should probably not try to draw cartoons
Some people should probably not try to draw cartoons

Whoever said that a picture is worth a thousand words clearly hasn’t been looking at the artwork of #GamerGate — unless by “a thousand words” you mean the word “poop” repeated a thousand times.

Nonetheless, to honor the hard work of GamerGate’s unsung graphic heroes, and on the off chance that I might not be fully grasping the subtle meanings of these aesthetically impaired visionaries, I would like to present to you all today a series of [] incomprehensible GamerGate Cartoons, which I have collected from 8chan and Twitter and various other places I don’t even remember.

CONTENT WARNING: Cartoon violence, misogyny, raging anti-Semitism, really bad drawing.

1) Zoe Quinn Vomits Vivian James

In this lovely comic, #GamerGate nemesis Zoe Quinn projectile vomits #GamerGate’s imaginary girlfriend Vivian James after being punched in the stomach by 4Chan’s vidya board. But #GamerGate isn’t about Zoe Quinn, we don’t even know who she is, right guys?

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2) Damsel in Dis Dress

In this cartoon, #GamerGate nemesis #2, Anita Sarkeesian, responds to gentle criticism from Mr. 4chan vidya board by putting on a very peculiar outfit and crying for help. But #GamerGate isn’t about Anita Sarkeesian, that is, Anita WHO?

3) Fickle Female

In this exquisitely drawn miniature masterpiece, a fickle female demands that games be made to suit her, but then refuses to buy these games since she, as a female, does not actually play games. But #GamerGate isn’t about defining games as a male thing, where would you even get that idea, wow, I think you’re the real misogynist here.

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4) Anita Refund!

In this somewhat perplexing entry, Anita Sarkeesian — rendered as a crude stereotype of an evil avaricious Jew — warns her followers about evil video games, then happily walks off with a giant bag of cash as “logic” and … a Nazi? attack them. The video game characters stand by innocently. But #GamerGate isn’t anti-Semitic, I mean, that’s just a caricature of Anita, she’s not Jewish, you must be the anti-Semite for even thinking that was anti-Semitic.

5) Weapons of Mass Distraction

In this cartoon, a little easier to understand, an evil Jewish puppetmaster distracts 4Channers — represented by the old Nazi dude — with Vivian James. While Mr. 4Chan gives generously to the Vivian James video game project, Zoe Quinn and the other real enemies are ignored. But #GamerGate isn’t anti… oh, ok, I guess this cartoon is pretty massively anti-Semitic. But it’s, er, for the lulz. The lelz? Top kek?

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6) Muh Shekels Muh Diversity

What the hell, did I wander onto Stormfront or something? In this cartoon, Vivian James beats up a Jewish Reddit alien for betraying the cause of vidya games. I don’t know why she has the face of George Costanza.

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Ok, I’ve got to be able to find a cartoon that’s not filled with vicious bigotry, right? I mean, #GamerGate is about ethics in journalism, right? Ah, I’ve got it:

7) Games Media, Take My Hand!

In this one, #GamerGate just wants to keep gaming media from drowning, but snobby gaming media considers this help to be harassment? Apparently threats and doxxing and boycotts and slander are just #GamerGate’s way of helping? Huh. I’m thinking this cartoon is nearly as offensive, in its way, and the ones preceding it.

But I have to admit that the draftsmanship is excellent.

8) Vivian Just Wants to Play Video Games Send Emails

In this cartoon, evil ghosts, representing who the fuck knows what, try to distract Vivian James from her appointed task: sending emails to advertisers. Vivian shakes them off and KEEPS SENDING EMAILS.

I’m kind of worried about Vivian. She doesn’t seem to have much joy in her life. Her friend Gilda, with the hat, at least seems to enjoy her job delivering mail.

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chaltab
chaltab
6 years ago

@Beegees

Oh god THAT is a blast from the past. I haven’t seen that Cell Sings Meow Mix video in years.

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

I like that the one about saving games media is immediately followed by the one about destroying games media. Freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength, circles are rectangular, etc.

… Also, isn’t Reddit one of their only allies? Is their any reason for the anti-Reddit stuff other than “SEEKRIT JOOISH CONSPIRASEE”? Then again, most of 4Chan thinks that Israel attacked the WTC so that they could blame Al Qaida and the US government…

takshak
takshak
6 years ago

Hand cream? the OPI Avojuice stuff is fantastic. that or bag balm.

“bigotry magnetism”… crank magnetism is where if you believe one cranky thing you aren’t likely to stop there.

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

… *Is there any reason. The stupid from those cartoons is contagious!

hippodameia8527
hippodameia8527
6 years ago

Cold cream works pretty well, if you can find it at a decent price.

husklige
6 years ago

Quick tip for the soap-inclined: Save your coffee grounds, then mix them with dishwashing soap for a convenient, eminently peely hand washing solution. Trust me (an ex oil painter), that will scrub off any greasy residue and make your hands feel as new. No need for Swarfega.

Also, David? Thanks for doing this. Much joy is had when this bullshit isn’t allowed to stand unchallenged.

grumpyoldnurse
grumpyoldnurse
6 years ago

I think Sir Bodsworth just won another internet. Where ever do you keep them all?

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
6 years ago

OMG OMG OMG–you guys remember the tumblr thing about the dyed hair? Well, I found one on twitter about glasses! I think it is serious, but I can’t see how they would think this:

https://twitter.com/kissykaede/status/535976131737182208

Also, I now wear hipster glasses. So does my sister. There might be something to this shit. (Don’t judge, they look good, and big-ass glasses needed to come back in style.)

pallygirl
pallygirl
6 years ago

Glasses are all about 1. being able to see and 2. having a pair that complement one’s face structure.

That screed was written like someone who doesn’t know anything about prescription glasses.

It’s like an Escher-world of Dunning Kruger – every time I think they can’t be any more stupid, they go and do something even more daft.

talbotfish
talbotfish
6 years ago

That first one ..my brain..”Gamergate is a raging man with pulsating head veins and blood red eyes punching a real life woman game developer in the stomach so hard she vomits a cartoon woman we made up who agrees with whatever we do?” …WTF is wrong with society..*holds head*

grumpyoldnurse
grumpyoldnurse
6 years ago

It’s like a rabbit hole of stupid, except instead of leading to Wonderland with it’s charm, whimsy, and terror, it’s Dunderland with just terror, Doritos crumbs, and bad BO.

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

If “Problem glasses” are wing glasses, why are only two of their six “Examples” wearing wing glasses? Hell, one of them seems to be wearing tortoiseshell half-frames. That’s like confusing a dalmatian and a shih tzu.

pallygirl
pallygirl
6 years ago

M., their definition isn’t wing glasses, it’s more vague: “unnecessarily large, showy and outdated looking”.

The fact that a GGer is setting themselves up as *the* arbiter of good taste in glasses is comedy gold. They should just shut the fuck up and play games.

But really, it’s all about aethetics in eyewear.

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
6 years ago

I don’t think “problem glasses” means wing glasses–I think it means large and fashionable and kind of retro. So basically people with poor vision who want decent peripheral vision and to be fashionable.

So, yeah, lots and lots of people.

My glasses are so big I was initially a little nervous that they wouldn’t fit under my over-the-glasses safety goggles. It is a tight fit, but they do.

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
6 years ago

Ninja’d!

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

@pally

Even so, half-frames are the opposite of large and showy. They’re the most subtle frames you can buy. *confused* I swear, #Gaters just can’t do anything right, even stereotyping, which by all rights should be the one thing they’d be good at.

pallygirl
pallygirl
6 years ago

I bet the GGer would love to have a pair of aviator specs, which I consider to be unnecessarily large and showy on non-pilots.

It is possible to have pretentious small glasses, those “John Lennon” style ones spring to mind instantly.

Shaenon
6 years ago

Honestly, this is a relief. I thought I’d been following Gamergate too obsessively, but at least I don’t understand these cartoons. What’s with the Jewish fixation? Why are there ghosts? How did Nazis team up with the Spirit of Logic? Why George Costanza, and whose face is in that word balloon? I have no idea, so there may yet be hope for me.

#3 has to be a put-on. I refuse to believe otherwise.

pallygirl
pallygirl
6 years ago

@M. yes, but you are crediting them with having any idea of what they are pontificating about.

Oh, they have stereotyping down to a t. They ignore data points that don’t fit their self-defined stereotype, like in example.

Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Buttercup Q. Skullpants
6 years ago

Oy vey, does it ever. You want I should make them some lox-and-bagel sammitches?

Yes, yes, let’s nosh, bubbeleh. The Rothschilds will be arriving soon in their black helicopters to quell all the Reddit mishegas.

Feh! These Gamergate schmendricks don’t know from mah-jongg.

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
6 years ago

Gamergate memes confuse my cats:

http://imgur.com/wsBkvUI

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
6 years ago

So Zoe Quinn has been threatened with a lawsuit by the guy who runs The Fine Young Capitalists (which is looking ever more skeezy the more I read about it). So she released this:

http://ohdeargodbees.tumblr.com/post/103251119644/how-not-to-run-your-games-education-programs

totallyalphadudebro
totallyalphadudebro
6 years ago

Come on man, you’re just cherry picking the most extreme cartoons!

*does Google search*
GAHHHHHH, my eyes! I need to pour bleach in my eyes.

I’ve always wondered what the psychology was behind this kind of behavior. Total lack of self awareness? Power tripping from beating down others? Or do they really believe the bigoted crap and therefore don’t see it as bigotry and are just “telling the truth?” Maybe some combination thereof?

The citrus industrial soap that I remember from the blacksmith shop was called Fast Orange. Worked quite well.

ignorantianescia
ignorantianescia
6 years ago

Probably a lot of conspiracy thinking from the start, so they get a lot of the Dunning-Kruger effect and a need for everything bad to be controlled I guess.

[/laypsychologicalmassdiagnosisovertheinternet]

marinerachel
marinerachel
6 years ago

By MRA standards, the art work is…. not that bad.

Jane
Jane
6 years ago

So Zoe Quinn has been threatened with a lawsuit by the guy who runs The Fine Young Capitalists (which is looking ever more skeezy the more I read about it). So she released this:

http://ohdeargodbees.tumblr.com/post/103251119644/how-not-to-run-your-games-education-programs

I may be mistaken, but I was under the impression that TFYC operated from outside of the United States? It seems like a ridiculous amount of effort to sue someone in a foreign court system for (basically) saying mean things about you. Especially since libel and slander are notoriously difficult to successfully sue over – and the things she’s saying are, well, true. It sounds like empty threats, unless they really are stupid and quick to anger.

…Besides, would anyone have ever heard of these scam artists if they hadn’t used her for publicity? They should be offering her a share, not threatening suit.

“problem glasses”

/squints/

…Since when are “otherkin” and “headmates” SJW things?

Kim
Kim
6 years ago

They have patriarchy twice. They must think it’s particularly bad.

Plus, they use all those terms in their infographic, which must make them the biggest SJWs of all!

pallygirl
pallygirl
6 years ago

Hmm.. infographic… visualisation that provides information.

Need alternative term for these.

WTFscribble

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

@pally

I call them GBBs. “Glenn Beck’s blackboards.”

http://i.imgur.com/zfeHFfB.jpg

pallygirl
pallygirl
6 years ago
Moggie
Moggie
6 years ago

“Problem glasses”: this reminds me of high school students deciding which brands of footwear are acceptable this year. I bet all those SJWs wear Vans instead of Chucks!

proxieme
proxieme
6 years ago

Re: GoJo: I love that stuff. Perfect for post messy painting/staining & after working on oily machines.

Lava Soap’s great, but always struck me as a bit more heavy duty. Like, “I’ve been working on cranes all day and will have perma-black creases in my hands unless I pull this stuff out,” heavy.

Re: winter moisturization: Coconut oil twice a day. It’s not an instant fix, but consistency pays off (and you end up smelling like cookies, so it’s a win-win šŸ˜€ ).
This is coming from someone who has cracked and bleeding fingers by mid-winter if she doesn’t take extensive measures.

proxieme
proxieme
6 years ago

And, ohhhh – this is slightly OT but ties into addressing most of the posts here (or, well…the trolls on the posts here, anyway):

http://www.buzzfeed.com/nathanwpyle/this-teacher-taught-his-class-a-powerful-lesson-about-privil?s=mobile

I wouldn’t usually link to BuzzFeed, but this seems like something with actual explanatory power.

shadethedruid
6 years ago

Someone else who has hand problems in the winter* here! Working in a dusty workshop means i’m always having to wash my hands. If I don’t use some sort of moisturiser, the backs of my hands just get totalled (even to the point of bleeding sometimes). Most of the time I just use some random generic stuff that’s been laying around the house for years (my dad used to have the same problem).

Luckily what I do involves larger things (vs small, fiddly work like what a mechanic would be doing), so I can get away with wearing gloves the majority of the time and avoid getting all the nasty oil and grease on my skin.

*Actually, it’s only November and it’s already started for me.

AbsintheDexterous
6 years ago

That glasses “graphic”…there’s more projection there than the drive-in. I get the feeling that “SJW” replaces “hipster” in some way, like in a “I know it’s an insult but now it’s rendered meaningless because I use it for everything/everybody” way. Also, “directionless, faux-intellectuals who vastly overestimate their self worth and importance” sounds more like GGers than the people they hate. Actually, that describes right-wing assholes and MRAs as well. It’s a bit hilarious that they unintentionally describe themselves with this stuff.

vaiyt
6 years ago

Iā€™m pretty sure that the first pic is a reference to cell from dbz getting punched so hard that he puked up A. 18.

It reminded me of an older joke about Captain Falcon performing an abortion via Falcon Punch. There’s a cartoon of him making Princess Peach puke a fetus* in much the same manner**.

*Yes, I know it makes no sense.
**The Falcon Punch is a straight punch with a distinctive exaggerated pose. Judging by the size difference, the punch angle and “Zoe”‘s wide open mouth, yeah, it is basically traced from Gohan punching Cell.
***I am a hopeless nerd.

Chevrolet
Chevrolet
6 years ago

That glasses thing is so stupid (obviously). But those styles aren’t even “outdated” looking, or some obscure, hipster thing. Large plastic frames are a very popular current style. What kind of glasses would be acceptable for gamers to wear, I wonder.

pallygirl
pallygirl
6 years ago

And glasses frames are really expensive, especially if you have more than basic eye issues to correct – even today it makes the lenses thicker. The thicker the lenses (microns), the more limited the frame options.

And given that we all buy our frames from whatever is available from the optometrist at the time we need them, it’s not like glasses-wearers are putting in special orders for the frames.

This is just like blaming first-home buyers for how expensive houses are.

I wonder how many of these GGers drool over Google Glass, which if you’re going to talk about hipster, pretentious glasses, those spring to mind.

alaisvex
alaisvex
6 years ago

I think that the George Costanza mask in #6 is supposed to be a reference to the episode of Seinfeld where Jerry and George took a limo meant for a guy who got stuck in Chicago and then ended up getting mistaken for the leaders of a Neo-Nazi group because the guy who got stuck in Chicago turned out to be the leader of one such group.

fruitloopsie
fruitloopsie
6 years ago

http://www.memecenter.com/fun/232022/da-fuk-did-i-just-read

I feel bad for Vivian

As for dragon ball series im not much of a fan for them, I just like Trunks, 17 and 18. I watched the abrideged series on youtube and its so funny.

demonsthenes13
6 years ago

Shouldn’t there be a “very bad” in between no good and drawings? Or am I the only one who picked up the Judith Viorst vibe here? I’d say they could move to Australia, but they’re probably banned.

Robert
Robert
6 years ago

One of the things (just ONE) of the things that bother me about Vivian James is the similarity to Ellen James. Remember “World According to Garp”? The Ellen Jamesians were the most appalling caricature of feminists I had seen up to that point.

I may be giving these burbling whatsits more credit than they deserve, here.

kittehserf - MOD
6 years ago

Oy, demosthenes, we’ve got enough home-grown misogynists here, don’t send any more our way!

Though if we could shove ’em all into the prison camps detention centres, instead of the innocent people there now, that might not be such a bad thing.

yoursexymaster
5 years ago

Oh god do your skills get any worse with editing images and grammar? I mean seriously you must be targeting idiots, then again you are the psuedo-journalist who supports raping boys http://www.unz.org/Pub/InTheseTimes-1994aug22-00010a02?View=PDF

maistrechat
5 years ago

Reading comprehension: still not a GG class skill.

weirwoodtreehugger
5 years ago

The images are all terrible. But they were made by gamergaters, not David. What a sad, stupid necro that was.

Boris Baran
5 years ago

Well, no movement infested by reactionary elements can do it without antisemitic conspiracy theories (we’re to blame for everything, right?) and in case of Sarkeesian, it is a rather fucked-up case of irony of fate, as the Armenians were victims of genocide, too and unlike the Germans, Turkey doesn’t even acknowledge it (and jail people, who publicly do).

Michael
Michael
4 years ago

I like how in # 3 the guy was either, too lazy or unable to replicate the artistic masterpiece that is “GAME MAKER” on the lefthand side of the page so he just copied it and flipped it horizontally.

Legend.