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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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Luzbelitx
6 years ago

For all the holy tapdancing monkeys in the universe, what the Hell was THAT!?

AcidTrial
AcidTrial
6 years ago

I’m pretty sure that the dress in #2 is supposed to represent Peach from the Super Mario Bros series. It just isn’t drawn very well.

ikanreed
ikanreed
6 years ago

La dee dah dum dee doo, we don’t learn anything from our mistakes and will continue to use neonazi imagery for showing how oppressed we are.

Fred_the_Dog
6 years ago

Free Vivian James! Poor kiddo.

sunnysombrera
6 years ago

I want to write a heroic short story about Vivian’s enslavement by Gamergate and her escape from their clutches. Or her rescue from their clutches with the help of SJWs.

Or a comic (if I could draw) of her standing facing the viewer, repeating the same GG rhetoric that they’ve given her, until in the next cell her expression turns to urgency and she cries “HELP ME! They’re keeping me hostage! They’ve doxxed my family and they threatened to rape and kill me if I don’t comply. Don’t believe any of them, it’s all about misogyny! The SJWs were ri-” [dragged off scene by a small group of dark figures].

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
6 years ago

#6 looks like a shopped version of an original cartoon where vivian beats up reddit (without all the antisemitic shit).

Oooh, and for people who don’t know, apparently Gilda is the avatar of Reddit. The little red and blue balls on her hat are upvotes and downvotes, and the top stalk is meant to look like Snoo’s.

Reddit isn’t well liked, apparently, hence the derp face.

deniseeliza
deniseeliza
6 years ago

Yeah I don’t think Vivian is really enjoying her time as GG’s fake girlfriend. Look how unhappy she is playing that Nintendo DS! Cheer up, Viv! Let’s play Animal Crossing together!

Although I guess she’s unhappy because she was so recently in… a giant… Zoe Quinn???????? I don’t understand.

ikanreed
ikanreed
6 years ago

Although I guess she’s unhappy because she was so recently in… a giant… Zoe Quinn???????? I don’t understand.

Actually… it’s about ethics in games journalism.

That line never gets old.

sunnysombrera
6 years ago

I thought it was about feminists criticising that scientists shirt, or has #Shirtgate faded out?

Buttercup Q. Skullpants

Doxxing, harrassment, death threats, slurs, lies, over-the-top military rhetoric, and vicious blood drenched anti-Semitic cartoons are personified by a frowny guy gently tapping Anita Sarkeesian on the shoulder and saying “Hmm, I kind of disagree”???

I love how they think they’ve been Ever So Calm And Reasonable throughout this whole farce. My land, you can practically smell the Earl Grey and crumpets wafting off their rhetoric! *fans violet hanky*

Plaatsvervangende Schaamte

So is Mel Gibson going to star in the GamerGate movie or…

ikanreed
ikanreed
6 years ago

Buttercup Q. Skullpants, you mean like this This internet classic?

shadethedruid
6 years ago

Just noticed the guy in the Zoe Quinn picture has one really well-muscled arm and one really spindly one. Make of that what you will.

Moggie
Moggie
6 years ago

Why is the disembodied head of George Clooney leering at Vivian James?

Lea
Lea
6 years ago

Misogyny and antisemitism are good, but Nazis are bad?

Bigotry is crucial to ethics?

How stupid these guys are actually makes me sad for them. Not as sad as I am disgusted and angry, but still sad. I can’t even begin to imagine how the world must mystify them and how much they have to rely on their privilege to get anywhere in life. It must make life confusing and scary for them. I know depression. I know feeling out of control, worthless and confused. If that’s how they feel and no meds can help, it must hurt. It reminds me of why you should never put pinch collars on dogs. The collar hurts them when they try to jump on people. They don’t know that the jumping and the collar cause the pain. They start to think that the people they jump on are hurting them. They can begin to fear and hate strangers. It can ruin a dog and put people in danger from the dog.

The difference is that these people are malicious. They enjoy terrorizing safe targets. They encourage others to terrorize the people they target. Dogs are better people than these people.

Sarah
Sarah
6 years ago

Since when is antisemitism hip again? I thought the right-wingers were full-on hating muslims these days. Ah, *channers are all for the retro revivals I suppose.

Plaatsvervangende Schaamte

Also, “Ghosts may lie, and divided we fall” makes me laugh, because they are happy to throw half their movement under the bus in a heartbeat to absolve themselves of any responsibility in policing their own abhorrent behavior.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

I’m pretty sure that the dress in #2 is supposed to represent Peach from the Super Mario Bros series. It just isn’t drawn very well.

I guess that makes sense but it really looks like a figure skating costume to me.

I’m really, struggling to make sense of why Jason Alexander’s face is shopped onto Vivian James. I can not think of a single explanation that makes sense. Somehow I doubt he’d appreciate being depicted as committing an anti-Semitic hate crime in the name of a misogyny movement though. I’ve never heard or seen him speak about social justice issues specifically but he did write a glorious rant against the NRA and the anti-gun control right so I’d assume he’s more on the progressive side. Plus we worked alongside Jewish people for many years on Seinfeld.

I thought Vivian James was supposed to be gamergate’s daughter. So why would we she be expelled by Zoe Quinn? Wouldn’t that make Vivian her daughter? And why is 4Chan depicted with evil looking red eyes? That gives them the appearance of being the villains. Is the artist purposely wanting to look like the bad guy or is he does he just not understand symbolism so basic a 6 year old could get it?

magnesium
6 years ago

#2 would actually be more accurate if the puncher was shouting “DON’T CALL US MISOGYNISTS!” while he was attacking a real woman to rescue an imaginary woman they designed to always agree with them. It’s basically GamerGate.jpg.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

I meant he worked on Seinfeld. Not we. Where did that come from?

Moggie
Moggie
6 years ago

I didn’t know Reddit was owned by “the Jews”! Not a Jew, not some Jews, but apparently all Jews collectively! I’ll have to ask about that next time I’m buying bagels.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

Didn’t you know Moggie? All Jewish people know each other! In fact they all work together as a hivemind. Just like feminists!

Falconer
6 years ago

Well, I just got lectured by one of the tabletop bloggers I’ve been reading lately about how “shitty people are everywhere” and moderates have to allow for extremists. Did you know that anti-GGers have been making death threats and doxxing? They’re just as bad as the extremists of GamerGate, donchaknow!

Jesus, it’s Friday. I don’t have time for this David Brooks shit.

Bonelady
Bonelady
6 years ago

To quote an older cartoon character, “Wot the heck?!?” If this was a class, the highest grades I’d give for any of this would be a “C-“.

Falconer
6 years ago

*waves hands in the air, makes scary face* DA JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS!!

CJ
CJ
6 years ago

It would seem surrealism is alive and well.

Sarah
Sarah
6 years ago

I didn’t know Reddit was owned by “the Jews”! Not a Jew, not some Jews, but apparently all Jews collectively! I’ll have to ask about that next time I’m buying bagels.

Don’t bother. It’s such a secret conspiracy not even jews are aware of it!

Redcap
Redcap
6 years ago

I could have sworn George Costanza was a Jewish character, which would make that horrid piece of antisemitism even more ironic.

Also, I am 85% certain that Quinn in the vomit picture was traced from a smut manga. It has about the same quality of horror.

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

All my Jewish friends will simply plotz when I tell them they own Reddit!

Also:

“Focus! Don’t lose sight of goal.”

Which is…? Oh yeah, Zoe Quinn “ethics in videogame journalism”.

(I keep forgetting, because those posts keep shifting.)

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

Shit. Strikethrough mode is borked.

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
6 years ago

Strikethrough in HTML is <del></del>

Falconer
6 years ago

I’d go into all kinds of analysis about the Zoe Quinn gut punch picture, but the heart of the matter is, it’s an excuse to indulge in violence against her that is justifiable on the surface of it.

I hope it was good for whoever drew it.

It’s like masturbation. There’s a resting state, an arousal, a period of growing tension, a cathartic act is performed, there’s a resolution period, wash, rinse, repeat.

Falconer
6 years ago

*justifiable on the surface of it, but not if you actually think about the symbolism.

Sorry, my mind wandered ahead the wankery.

Beelzeboogie
Beelzeboogie
6 years ago

Y’know one thing really bugs me about Viv. Channers had a shot at championing a real non-stereotypical gamer, a “normal girl who plays video games” as they like to parrot, and their idea of a normal girl, indeed a normal person, is an anti-social, bored, monosyllabic, shut-in. Yeah. Totally normal.

/v/, confirming the worst stereotypes about gamers in the public’s eye and making everyone else who plays games look fucking terrible by association since 2003!

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
6 years ago

@Beelzeboogie:

and their idea of a normal girl, indeed a normal person, is an anti-social, bored, monosyllabic, shut-in.

Basically a harem-anime archetype, which bit them real hard in the ass when their whole point of creating a female character was to show they weren’t misogynistic or objectifying.

Buttercup Q. Skullpants

Poor Vivian James. Now they’re making her turn down a big wad of cash and George Clooney’s floating head in favor of churning out boring, inscrutable Reddit comments.

I’m pretty sure that’s a violation of international sweatshop labor laws.

@ikanreed that comic is perfect!

sn0rkmaiden
6 years ago

Wow, and I thought I couldn’t draw. At least now I know I can’t draw better than these dudes can’t draw.

Lids
6 years ago

Wait… Vivian James is supposed to be the daughter of the movement? That’s creepy, gamergators shouldn’t be allowed to have kids, even if they are just are.

It’s hilarious that the “child” of their movement is as un-diverse as they want video games to be. A white, redhead (which redheads are like the white people wet dream) who is antisocial just like them. They couldn’t even make a minority character, probably because they’re all racists who rhink only white people are attractive. Despite Vivian being “their daughter” at best they couldn’t stand an “ugly” woman, at worst Vivian is their wet dream as well as “their daughter.”

tedthefed
tedthefed
6 years ago

I think they believe that antisemitism is so in the past, there is absolutely no way that they can be taken seriously if they act antisemititc. You get to be appalling and have a built-in defense for why someone is stupid for being appalled by you, which apparently is the whole point of the internet, now.

Of course, the fact that your friends are next to youi legit complaining about how the Jews own Reddit is kind of taking away from the whole thing.

Buttercup Q. Skullpants

All my Jewish friends will simply plotz when I tell them they own Reddit!

You know, Reddit needs less kvetching and kibitzing. And more kvelling.

Why does the gator who’s punching Zoe Quinn have red eyes and no nose? He looks like Lord Voldemort. And what’s with the random lens flares on his head?

As for the Mr. Game Maker cartoon, how lazy do you have to be to not only draw stick figures in MS Paint, but then flip them horizontally? I know it took whole entire seconds to draw them, but at least redo the writing on the hat so it isn’t backwards.

ignorantianescia
ignorantianescia
6 years ago

Anti-semitism features also rather heavily in the logs of #burgersandfries.

By the way, has anyone seen that some people in those logs seem to admit that they’re the same group that harassed Anita Sarkeesian all the time?

Aug 26 07.01.22 let’s be honest if you raked the dosh like Anita did would you really want to risk it
Aug 26 07.01.30 Yes.
Aug 26 07.01.35 she rode to fame on our back and probably doesn’t want to lose it

= “We caused the harassment that led to her Kickstarter success” = “We harassed back then and are still into it”

And more, not as convincing stand-alone:

Aug 29 01.22.54 I’ve already said it nicely. Stop focusing on her. We don’t wanna build her into another fucking Anita.

Aug 25 23.37.38 We’re stuck with Anita all the way through as long as TvW is lasts. The best we can do now is stop another Anita from happening

http://puu.sh/boAEC/f072f259b6.txt

Howard
Howard
6 years ago

So I saw this over at GamerGhazi, and I thought I should share it. TRIGGER WARNING for extreme transphobia.

http://www.reddit.com/r/GamerGhazi/comments/2mzpip/possible_hate_campaign_against_transgendered/

AltoFronto
AltoFronto
6 years ago

The longer they draw this thing out, the less coherent they become.
What does Vivian James even represent? I thought she was supposed to be a totally neutral “average girl who likes video games”, but if she’s an active agent for GamerGate, helping them send emails and stuff, doesn’t that prevent her from being their shield?
Is she being held hostage by the SJWs somehow? Is she with GGers? Have other characters joined her canon?
That’s the problem with a figurehead who’s just an empty mouthpiece through which anyone can voice their agenda – GamerGate will die out in part thanks to lack of consistency.

As for what’s going on with the vicious anti-Semitism… Maybe they’re ok with Nazis, just not like, those feminazis, who they constantly compare to actual historical Nazis, but the ones in their movement, the neo-nazis, who distance themselves from the image of actual historical bad-guys and Indiana-Jones villain Nazis, but are more into the whole actual Nazi “philosophy” thing; they’re A-OK, because the enemy of my enemy is, well, still my enemy, but only because they think gamers are dorks, not because of any of that racism stuff, and something about Jews being an acceptable target for hostility because they’re totally controlling everything, and who said anything about those cartoons being anything to do with Jews anyway? They’re about those Eeevil EssJayDoubl– Um, I mean, people we deny this movement had anything to do with in the first place. It’s actually about ethics in video game journalism. STOP BULLYING US BY POKING HOLES IN OUR PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY DEFENSES.

Falconer
6 years ago

@Buttercup, those aren’t lens flares, those are angry veins.

Shadow_Nirvana
6 years ago

http://i.imgur.com/R92augR.png

George Costanza has a history with /pol/.

Michelle C Young
6 years ago

She’s writing those emails with a pen and delivering them with envelopes? Oooookay.

And why do they think we won’t buy the video games, if they make what we like? I already spend way too much money on video games, and I’m very limited by what I’ll actually enjoy. If I were offered more things to my taste, I would spend more.

I guess they really do believe that the animated gamer girl truly is the only real one.

Michelle C Young
6 years ago

As for the anti-semitism, I just can’t wrap my head around that, at all. What does religion have to do with this, at all?

Michelle C Young
6 years ago

I’m getting the impression that they believe that if they are not ACTUALLY physically assaulting someone, then they are exercising restraint.

Probably because they feel the need to actually restrain themselves to keep from actually physically assaulting someone with whom they disagree.

But, hey, putting someone’s home address out there, along with rape and death threats, and whipping up your followers into a frenzy is no problem, right? Because no one has ever heard their leaders say “So and so deserves to be raped and murdered,” and then actually followed through on their leaders’ instructions, right? No one has ever ACTUALLY incited a mob to riot, right? No one has ACTUALLY convinced another person to do the wet-work for them, right?

Nope, it’s just words, and words can never hurt. Ever. Under any circumstances.

Buttercup Q. Skullpants

@Falconer Ah, thanks for the explanation. I’m from the old-fashioned “big black scribble cloud in a dialogue balloon” school of cartoon anger. Is that how all the kids are wearing their veins nowadays?

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