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Hey Milo: I'll publish your #GamerGate book!

Actually designed by Tulgey Logger to replace mine, which I removed because #GamerGaters are more terrible than I had realized (see note at end of post)
Book cover designed by Tulgey Logger. I removed my original book cover design because #GamerGaters are more terrible than I had realized (see note at end of post)

The We Hunted the Mammoth Pledge Drive continues! If you haven’t already, please consider sending some bucks my way. (And don’t worry that the PayPal page says Man Boobz.) Thanks!

As you may have heard, #GamerGate booster and alleged journalist Milo Yiannopoulos is writing a book! About #GamerGate!

Looking through his announcement of this project, though, I didn’t notice any mention of an actual publisher. Nor did I see one mentioned on Twitter. So unless I’m missing something, it appears Mr. Y hasn’t yet lined up a publisher.

So let me make this offer: MILO — I WILL PUBLISH YOUR BOOK.

I know we haven’t always seen eye to eye on all issues in the past — or on any issues, actually — but I’m willing to set that aside and I hope you are too. Because I think this is a great opportunity for both of us.

Granted, I am not, strictly speaking, a book publisher. But I do live within walking distance of a UPS Store with two xerox machines and a working stapler. And I’ve already designed a book cover as a sign of my good faith.

I can’t give you a big advance, but frankly, with #GamerGate losing steam by the hour, I can’t imagine any real publisher will either. I do promise you a portion of any profits I make from the book, less my standard fees and the usual allowance for cat food and other cat-related expenses. Plus another 40% to cover the exasperation of having to work with you, which I can’t imagine is pleasant for anyone. And another 10% for whatever.

So how about it? In all honesty, I don’t think you’re going to get a better offer than this.

Have your people contact my cats, and let’s get this train rolling!

NOTE: If any of you think you can design a better book cover than I have, please post it in the comments below.

NOTE 2: My original book cover design used a title I borrowed from a #GamerGate meme. I have been informed that the phrase was a reference to a rape joke, because, of course, #GamerGaters are terrible shits who think rape jokes are funny. So I took it down.

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contrapangloss
6 years ago

Most people, encountering their first MRA:
http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/web03/2012/9/28/11/anigif_enhanced-buzz-24714-1348845904-0.gif

Me watching a good troll takedown:
http://media0.giphy.com/media/MPEWX4wGrvJsc/200.gif

Most women, realizing the dude at the desk is actually serious in his MRAness…
http://media2.giphy.com/media/d8WyHtFE1v7kQ/200.gif

Falconer
6 years ago

Dang, I got beat to Four.

Falconer
6 years ago

People in a club who spot a PUA:

http://i42.tinypic.com/zmnzm8.jpg

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

Mammotheers when a troll comes in here with what he thinks is a brilliant argument
http://media.giphy.com/media/l0nruLhznn8UU/giphy.gif

contrapangloss
6 years ago

More Nine: Most people’s first attempt to read MRA comments.

http://pics.livejournal.com/livelikejack/pic/001zyx02

contrapangloss
6 years ago

Hm… didn’t embed. Weird.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

Mammotheers when the troll gets his ass handed to him so much that he flounces or gets himself banned.

http://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mebjuatsxq1r3ifxzo1_500.gif

Shut up, Woody.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

Mammotheers when trolls post paragraph break free teal deers
http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mehektnqOI1r42ynoo1_r1_500.gif

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

Mammotheers when a banned troll returns as a sock
http://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwuclum3Z01qm1687o1_500.gif

Falconer
6 years ago

Beloved had this theory that whoever controlled scheduling on MTV in the late nineties used a dartboard. Around the edge were hip shows like Real House Rules, but the bullseye was split between “music videos” and “Daria.”

Falconer
6 years ago

I dunno, Daria, I don’t think hiding is going to stop John F. Kennedy from chatting you up. Go look for an adult.

Aunt Edna
Aunt Edna
6 years ago

@Lea:

“What do they think that is, if not misogyny? That’s some hateful, twisted bullshit. It’s not just wrong. We need a new word for how wrong that is. It’s wrongerer. It’s the wrongestest?”

The wrongestest, yes.

I am always amazed by the virulent misogynists’ flat out denials of their misogyny. It is hard to comprehend how one can say the most contemptuous and hateful things about women and deny that’s it’s misogynist when confronted with it (and not).

But I guess that’s how denial — of one’s own hateful and bigoted nature, in this case — works. It “helps” not to perceive those whom one so hates as human beings. Objectification of others is indeed the root of all evil.

I don’t think we can change these people’s minds, since hatred cannot be reasoned with; but they and their hateful views can and should be opposed.

P.S. The artistic creations on this thread are supremely enjoyable, as is the earnest plight of Luigi a.k.a Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III for gates in games. I agree it is time to put an end to needless deaths caused by the lack of gates in games. Enough is enough.

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

http://i.imgur.com/SlWSMEa.gif

Uh-oh, looks like some long-banned troll’s been spamming up the mod queue with their diarrhoea again.

lkeke35
6 years ago

Lea: They don’t like women…

There, fixed that for ya’.

Castle
Castle
6 years ago

what was the original cover?

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

Has Castle ever posted anything aside from “What is/was [whatever]”?

Castle
Castle
6 years ago

what’s the US today stuff?

Castle
Castle
6 years ago

No. I’m brand new.

sagamanus
sagamanus
6 years ago

Don’t know if I should post this here but there is nowhere else I can.

So David here is something I came across on Kotaku. It’s about a game called Hatred which is still in a quantum state as to whether it gets released. But someone in the comment section at Kotaku posted something from the forums at the Hatred Greenlight page before it was taken down. The forums that is. I’m sure it was worse if I could have seen the whole thing.

The game is about killing, just killing and for context the pic is referring to people they would love to get a hold of in the game if they could.

Here is the Kotaku article url followed by my Imgur pic of the one in the comments. You can scroll down the Kotaku section if you want to see where it’s at. They aren’t supportive of it, but who knows how many are.

http://kotaku.com/controversial-shooting-game-pulled-from-steam-greenligh-1671383158/all

http://imgur.com/41fHqQY

zyvlyn
zyvlyn
6 years ago

@paradoxicalintent

Considering what happens to the guy shortly afterward, I don’t think you can really make a big deal of the prosthetic leg thing. Also, it was pretty well established that Rocket was a sadist and all around not nice guy. He is exactly the sort of raccoon who would find that funny.

I’m not sure which female character you’re lamenting was put aside/killed for the hero. It was an ensemble hero group and I thought they did a great job of giving each of the main characters time to shine.

Also, the movie did pass the bechdel test. Even without the deleted scene. Go check out the bechdel test site.

ParadoxicalIntention
6 years ago

Ah, I see. I have to admit, I was rather tired when I wrote that and when I watched the movie, so somethings might have flown over my sleepy lil’ head. : P

Though, I’m still staying irked by the whole Rocket issue. Being a sadist is fine, but there were plenty of ways he could have been a sadist to that particular individual without contriving a way to take away his leg and then laughing about how he would “hop around” afterwards. Even if the guy did die later. It’s still not really excusable at all, IMO. I just don’t like people specifically using a disabled person’s disability to fuck with them, if that makes any sense.

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As for Hatred: Yeah, that game shouldn’t exist. That’s the epitome of what outside media viewed games as in the 90’s. That’s one of the many reasons why the gaming community is having to struggle to get any respect from the outside. We have so many perfectly rectangular shit-baskets like these guys making it worse for us all.

And the fact that the creators are like “Yeah! We’re so edgy and controversial!” just makes me wanna vomit from all the pseudo-edge. How fucking old are you, devs? Because I swear you must not be old enough to remember what it was like in ye olde days.

I read through the comments on the article linked, and I have to admit, the amount of people crying censorship is both not surprising and staggering. “Steam won’t sell a game that’s a serial murder fantasy?! SENSEOARSHIP!” (Though there are the people out there who said it was just Steam using their right to stock what they want, and they give me hope, even if they were “countered” by people who cried “SLIPPERY SLOPE!”)

And OF COURSE some people want to add Anita Sarkeesian DLC. It’s not enough that she gets death threats and rape threats on the regular and was forced from her home, now they want ANOTHER game where they can inflict violence on her. (There was a flash game where you could punch her in the face repeatedly, complete with bruises and blood)

A Wolverine
A Wolverine
6 years ago

Unfortunately hatred seems to be back up on greenlight

I’m hoping that it just coincidentally never gets approved (greenlight upvotes alone don’t get something on steam) or that if it does, has Bad Rats level of overall quality (which is a barely functional mess of a game and is only purchased on sale for a quarter in order to annoy your friends by gifting it to them)

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

So, the “Developer” of Hatred is a literal Nazi. Why am I not surprised.

marci
6 years ago

Can never have too many Supernatural gifs or Doctor Who gifs. Thanks guys for that! Made my day.

Kootiepatra
6 years ago

So I couldn’t help but notice a (so far) lack of -lock in the Superwholock happening. Thought I’d chip in to help remedy this. *crosses fingers for successful embedding*

When an MRA enters the comments claiming women have always been the privileged class in all societies:

http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab212/ramblinquixotic/Gifs/tumblr_lqe45rlK1A1qbluopo2_250.gif

When a Gator claims, “Actually, it’s about ethics in games journalism”:

http://31.media.tumblr.com/871b67b9e993a439dbd110f51c7387c9/tumblr_inline_mhal0pDbWP1qz4rgp.gif

Responding to MRA assfax:

http://gametchi.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/52.gif

When a troll constantly shifts the goalposts and then claims you’re changing subjects:

http://now-here-this.timeout.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/tumblr_mngvwerEVc1qdb2m2o1_250.gif

Kootiepatra
6 years ago

One more, one more!

When anyone says I should go read the original comment threads on 4 or 8chan:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mc380vqykT1rpby2no2_250.gif

gilshalos
6 years ago

There was a Sherlock or two. Just Jeremy Brett, not BC

leftwingfox
6 years ago

M.: Now, now. He’s not an actual Nazi, he just thinks Nazis are a reliable source of news for information in the Middle East. :rolleyes:

These chucklefucks must think everyone else is as stupid as they are.

Falconer
6 years ago

Yeah, thought I’d mix it up a bit. Anyway, Jeremy Brett will always be my Sherlock Holmes.

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRnmgnZZAAbykqxha-3gJhuXYDje6WycxkbtNCkYgsj76fhYUbL

I’m sure there’s more than one person here who can appreciate how dapper the man was.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/126b260f92a475333f0148243cf2bd5d/tumblr_mfmxm5iM8s1qe8wvfo4_250.gif

maistrechat
6 years ago

Poseurs. Everybody knows that Basil Rathbone is the One True Holmes.

gilshalos
6 years ago

Oh no..Basil Rathbone is the anti-Holmes!
Jeremy Brett is my favourite classical Holmes.
But BC as Sherlock is just gorgeous.

Falconer
6 years ago

Of course, my fashion sense is probably questionable, since I think that this

http://media.giphy.com/media/QIl3r1GFONFok/giphy.gif

is amusingly terrible, rather than the thing that sunk the series.

contrapangloss
6 years ago

That coat…

http://media0.giphy.com/media/CWHLQfbBtbd72/200.gif

(I’m never admitting that, secretly, the coat of many colors actually makes me happy. Never. Nope. Not at all. In all its bright gloriousness.)

Kootiepatra
6 years ago

I have not seen the Jeremy Brett Holmes! I shall have to educate myself ASAP.

katz
6 years ago

Nonsense, Willian Gillette is the one true Holmes. He was the origin of the deerstalker hat. I rest my case.

http://p.imgci.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/130200/130245.jpg

maistrechat
6 years ago

#Holmesgate

contrapangloss
6 years ago

I can’t take any holmes in that hat seriously, because of early childhood exposure to the Great Mouse Detective.

Really. All I see is this guy, any time I see that hat:

http://media2.giphy.com/media/12A944xYkUuukw/200.gif

A Wolverine
A Wolverine
6 years ago

So hatred will have mod support, If it didnt require giving fascists money I’d flood wherever said mods were posted with bizarre crap disguised as things the shit heads would want

Example: “sjw targets” mod that adds impossible to defeat Skeletons everywhere that steal Edgy mctrenchcoat’s weapons and ammo

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

I can’t take any holmes in that hat seriously, because of early childhood exposure to the Great Mouse Detective.

A hunting-cap is pretty silly in London, where there are few deer, if any, to stalk. Had Holmes been real, he’d most likely have worn a bowler or a homburg.

Robert
Robert
6 years ago

Bina, AFAIK the deerstalker was worn on Holmes’s frequent trips to the countryside. Due to the unfamiliarity of the USA readership to that distinctive headgear, it became associated with him in a way that a homburg would not.

I always liked Jeremy Brett’s Holmes, but some people just didn’t. Still not sure why.

That shot of the Doctor in his coat of many colors made me think, what if Douglas Adams wrote for the show? Now that I’ve said it, he probably did.

Falconer
6 years ago

Adams wrote three stories for Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet, City of Death, and Shada (filming for which got interrupted by a strike, and it was never transmitted, although a reconstruction exists, Adams re-used the story in Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, and there was a recent novelization).

On top of that, he was the feckin’ script editor for a couple of seasons, so I’m sure he’s all over late Tom Baker stories.

Not to mention

http://thomas-stewart-baker.com/bigpics/tomanddoug.jpeg

Falconer
6 years ago

Jeremy Brett’s Holmes did wear many more hats than the deerstalker, although he wore that on occasion. We can’t even blame his impeccable dress on BBC Costumes because the show was a Grenada/ITV production.

But anyway the stories were set barely a century in the past, any competent costumer would know the fashions.

The one thing I’m pretty sure he didn’t wear was a straw boater, because that’s more Bertie Wooster’s era.

(I have often entertained a fantasy of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves on some Home Guard assignment out in the country during the war, Bertie having to deal with marching up and down with a bally gun on his shoulder (he’d have access to one, of course, and the Aunt to make him carry it) and not seeing eye-to-eye with the local commander, some Lord Peter Whimsey or something, real good chums with this daft beekeeper fella… Meanwhile Jeeves and the commander’s batman are thick as thieves.)

DJG
DJG
6 years ago

I’ll go with Ian Richardson as Dr Bell, the supposed model for Holmes.

kittehserf
6 years ago

The deerstalker goes right back to the books. Doyle describes him wearing an ear-flapped travelling cap and it’s right there in Paget’s illustrations.

http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/rakspatel/32135698/76341/76341_original.jpg

Also, I presume all the Holmes fans here know Sidney Paget based Holmes on his own brother Walter? – something Walter came to wish he hadn’t, as being hassled by Holmes fans was a pain in the arse.
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Jeremy Brett’s always my Holmes of choice, and David Burke is my favourite Watson by a long way (though I like Martin Freeman a lot too, but don’t follow that series).

http://c420561.r61.cf1.rackcdn.com/4/5014-409525.jpg

More trivia: Jeremy Brett played Freddie Eynsford-Hill in My Fair Lady. Speaking of dapper …
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kittehserf
6 years ago

The one thing I’m pretty sure he didn’t wear was a straw boater, because that’s more Bertie Wooster’s era.

Nope, boaters were very much a summer fashion in Holmes’s era, and he wears one in Paget’s illustration for The Adventure of the Cardboard Box.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/81/The_Adventure_of_the_Cardboard_Box_03.jpg