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Men are oppressed by cartoon women driving guys around in cars, incel insists

Cartoon women: Destroying men by driving them places

By David Futrelle

Over on Incels.co, one prolific commenter is losing it over a dire new threat to men: cartoon girls and women driving guys around in cars, thus “driver’s licence mogging” them. (That is, out-alpha-ing guys without driver’s licenses.)

[Serious] Being driver licence mogged by anime girls
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This has become so common. There are plenty of ''sensei'' animations out there. Most likely some beta guy falls in love with the teacher and eventually for some reason the female is driving him, like he is some toddler and she is his mother. It is absolutely pathetic. What has men become to that they even think about something like this? That they are able to draw and animate something like this? I would rather kill myself.
Just like ''Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai''. I only watched a YouTube video of it. I immediately recognized the content. Then it was clear to me that the male protagonist will be driver licence mogged by the female teacher at some point. I skipped the video a bit and there it was. My fear I had, has become reality.
Why is this keep happening? I am absolute sure that they want to destroy men completely. This universe is there only to mock me.

In a followup comment, he blamed the current epidemic of “women driving men around on tv shows” on … Playboy magazine.

It started slowly with Playboy. They put some naked female next to a car. Eventually this female was inside of that car. At this point the situation will become more cucked over time. Then they spread this on media, movies and series. You cannot escape it. It was visible everywhere. Female teenage driving everywhere while the male protagonist is on the passenger seat like a little cuck.

It must be so tiring to be this oppressed by imaginary things all the time.

H/T — Thanks to BrazilianSigma in r/IncelTears for spotting this one.

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Ooglyboggles
Ooglyboggles
1 year ago

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The heralds of doom. Doooom

Meteor
1 year ago

So, if your ambulance driver is a woman, you may as well die on the way.

Got it.

doomcup
doomcup
1 year ago

Jeez, man, you don’t want women driving you around? Fine by me. I’ll get driven around quite happily.

Jon
Jon
1 year ago
Naglfar
Naglfar
1 year ago

Just out of curiosity, why are all these incels obsessed with anime? I’ve never watched much so I don’t know much about it, but what is it that draws them in so much? There are just so many incels and other alt-right trolls with anime avatars and who seem to really like anime.

Also, if life is so hard for men, shouldn’t they be glad to be driven by women? It’s one less thing for them to do. /s

Dalillama
Dalillama
1 year ago

Basically all these alt-right subcultures grew out of 4chan, which started out as an anime fansite. So getting radicalised is often combined with getting into anime.

Dalillama
Dalillama
1 year ago

@Naglfar
Basically all these subcultures spawned on 4chan, which started out as an anime discussion board. So radicalisation is combined with getting into anime.

doomcup
doomcup
1 year ago

@Naglfar

As somebody who was formerly in the 4chan scene before getting smart, when you’re kind of weird and have social problems, it’s easy to just lose yourself in your interests and in discussing them with others, even just anons.

Plus if you don’t really have any idea how things outside your experience works, it’s easy to take what you see in your favorite choice of media as what’s true. Which explains a lot of the weirdass stuff incels believe: they take porn comics as gospel about sexual and relationship matters, instead of the overexaggerated erotic stuff they’re meant to be.

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
1 year ago

So Dick is only Dastardly because of Penelope Pitstop?

Prith kDar
Prith kDar
1 year ago

Hey, don’t blame anime. Anime is just anything Japanese creatives can think up and get funded. It’s like blaming bald eagles for sTrumpian “patriots” fetishizing them. Just like eagles are beautiful and inspirational, but can be savage, and eat carrion, some anime is beautiful and uplifting, some of it is just plain fun, some of it is exploitative, sexist trash. Guess which content the incels and mgtows are most attracted to…

Also, a lot of them come to anime through gaming, and while, like anime, gaming is a vast entertainment medium containing multitudes, it’s also the home of a lot of misogyny and Gamergate.

Naglfar
Naglfar
1 year ago

@Dalillama, doomcup
Thank you for the explanations. That explains a lot about the far right.

@Prith kDar
I’m not blaming anime, and I’m sorry if what I said seemed like I was blaming it. I know that anime isn’t the cause, I was merely curious why the incels and other far rightists were into it. I know that there are also lots of good people interested in anime, and a few of my close friends like it. I’m not trying to criticize a whole form of media or its fanbase.

TacticalProgressive
TacticalProgressive
1 year ago

Which sucks for guys like me and all other decent anime fans when you have such craven ilk infiltrating and appropriating both our fan communities and our favorite series with their hate mongering bs.

It’s disappointing and infuriating that, as a fan of Strike Witches; I have to contend with the fact that one of my surprisingly pro-feminist, pro-women series with strong female characters who save the world and whom men rely one to fight the supernatural aliens and whom have some cute and heartwarming Yuri moments of believable character interaction; that the series fandom has a small but vocal number of jerks who are militantly anti-yuri and deny that two of the few biggest lesbian characters in the series “only like each other as friends” (despite the creator of strike witches saying outright that they are more like “a boyfriend and girlfriend who can’t convey their feelings for each other), Misogynists who write crappy, dime a dozen “Gary Stu” fanfics that steals the witches thunder and relegates the girls to shallow comfort battalions of incompetence than they actual are, and Incels who think Trevor Maloney and his Warlock project to replace the witches “Was a great idea” (despite the series tone showing how dickish and dangerous that idea was) and complaining that only witches can actually use magic and asking “where are male magic users” when the series is branded as a “magical girl” series where humanity relies explicitly on the fact that only girls can awaken to having and using magic to defend them from the supernatural aliens .

Only sliver lining that the majority of the fanbase loath this ilk and denounce them for their toxic nonsense. Still ticks me off to no end though.

Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Buttercup Q. Skullpants
1 year ago

Why does riding as a passenger automatically mean you’re a toddler? You could just as well be a VIP going to the opera in a stretch limousine.
Or a mastermind bank robber in a getaway car. Or a hero getting a ticker tape parade. Or a star relief pitcher getting driven out to the mound to save the game.

It’s not their wrists that are narrow, it’s their imaginations.

It started slowly with Playboy. They put some naked female next to a car. Eventually this female was inside of that car.

Women are wily that way. We take off our clothes and stand next to Congress, and next thing you know we’re inside and have a filibuster-proof majority. It’s just that easy.

Moggie
Moggie
1 year ago

What, and I cannot stress this enough, the fuck? The world is full of legitimate things to stress about; I can’t imagine getting enraged by woman drivers in cartoons.

doomcup:

Plus if you don’t really have any idea how things outside your experience works, it’s easy to take what you see in your favorite choice of media as what’s true.

Uh-huh. I was just thinking that I’d rather be driven by Maggie from R.O.D. The TV than Batou from Ghost in the Shell, which reminds me that I believe that under the British Museum there’s a secret bunker which houses the British Library special forces, who protect the UK against literature-based attacks using agents with the power to summon and control paper.

(I must watch Read or Die and R.O.D The TV again. Glorious nonsense.)

Also: imagine believing that Playbook had a sinister feminist agenda.

epronovost
epronovost
1 year ago

@Naglfar

The modern Japanese culture isn’t prudish when it comes to sexual themes, or at least not nearly as much as the North American and European culture, all the while being significantly more conservative when it comes to women’s right, familly and gender roles. It translate a lot into anime/manga with many of them focusing a lot of their attention to produce fanservice to a young male audience with little experience with actual women. This type of fanservice naturally attracts sexually frustrated young men as it sells them an idealised vision of women they find flattering all the while providing some escapism and/or power fantasy for them. The resident of the manosphere are often fans of manga/anime, but they consume those aimed at young men and boys, not so much those aimed at a more general public or (gasp) women and girls.

Handsome :Punkle Stan: Jack

what

Naglfar
Naglfar
1 year ago

@TacticalProgressive

Which sucks for guys like me and all other decent anime fans when you have such craven ilk infiltrating and appropriating both our fan communities and our favorite series with their hate mongering bs.

Sorry you have to deal with that. Sounds a bit like GamerGate in that a few obnoxious people ruin it for everyone else.
I’m guessing similar to GamerGate a lot of the troublemakers are also not real fans and are entryists looking to stir up shit, which always sucks.

Mabret the Virile Maiden
Mabret the Virile Maiden
1 year ago

Sounds a bit like GamerGate in that a few obnoxious people ruin it for everyone else.
I’m guessing similar to GamerGate a lot of the troublemakers are also not real fans and are entryists looking to stir up shit, which always sucks.

I’ll have to make a small correction. Gamergate was always a misogynistic hate mob, from the day it congealed in the sewer that is 4chan.

Bookworm in hijab
Bookworm in hijab
1 year ago

Of all the imaginary problems to get ragingly angry about. Sheesh.

KindaSortaHarmless
KindaSortaHarmless
1 year ago

@Naglfar

I’m not sure I’d say Gamergaters are “not real fans”. If nothing else, they seem to enjoy watching and talking about anime, even if they often don’t understand it. (Personally, I’m not one for gatekeeping anyway).

Some people watch Strike Witches for the history jokes. Others watch it for the dogfights. And still others watch it for the underage girls flying about in their undies carrying heavy weapons.

They might be shit fans, but they’re still fans 🙁

Naglfar
Naglfar
1 year ago

@Mabret
Yes, I know it was a misogynistic hate movement. I meant that GamerGaters ruined (or at least tried to ruin) gaming for other people. I harbor no delusions that GamerGate was anything but a hate movement. Sorry if my comment implied that it was anything else.

@KindaSortaHarmless
When I said they weren’t fans, I was talking about people like Milo Yiannopoulos or Sargon of Akkad and the like, who were not gamers but pretended to be gamers to get an audience for their hate.

KindaSortaHarmless
KindaSortaHarmless
1 year ago

@Naglfar

Ah, fair enough. Those slimeballs can precisely go get bent.

Though I’d argue that they wouldn’t have found a receptive audience if those tendencies didn’t already exist in the fandom in the first place.

Moon Custafer
Moon Custafer
1 year ago

@Moggie:

I was just thinking that I’d rather be driven by Maggie from R.O.D. The TV than Batou from Ghost in the Shell

Bayou might still be safer than the Major — while driving, she’s probably also lurking in a VR chat-room as part of an ongoing investigation.

An Impish Pepper
An Impish Pepper
1 year ago

I think the game industry has a particular key difference from the anime industry in that the game industry seems particularly hellbent on attracting precisely the kinds of consumers who will stake their identities on being a Consumer of Games, the types of people who fell into GamerGate in the first place. I play video games, and my habits and sub-interests as such seem to be different from the mainstream norm, but also I’m so turned off by “the game industry.” I saw a subway ad for EGLX this year and I honestly can’t imagine looking at that ad and being convinced to go. When did appearances by “influencers” become a selling point for these things? So now I feel stuck because saying “I play games but everybody does, so…” isn’t quite accurate, but neither are the ideas and worldviews implied by claiming to be a “gamer.”

For similar reasons, I say I’m interested in “current events” instead of “politics.”

Bina
1 year ago

“This universe is there only to mock me.”

Well, if you insist on being ridiculous, you shall be mocked. It’s practically a law of physics, didn’t you know?

Srsly, though: Next time I pick a man up in my car, I’m gonna say “Get in, loser, I’m here to cuck you!”

Bananananana dakry: Short-Haired, Fat, and Deranged
Bananananana dakry: Short-Haired, Fat, and Deranged
1 year ago

It must be sad to be so insecure in your masculinity that a cartoon woman in the driver’s seat and a dude in shotgun scares the hell out of you. *slow facepalm*

TacticalProgressive
TacticalProgressive
1 year ago

@KindaSortaHarmless

Some people watch Strike Witches for the history jokes. Others watch it for the dogfights. And still others watch it for the underage girls flying about in their undies carrying heavy weapons.

They might be shit fans, but they’re still fans

Their is also a fair number of fans of Strike Witches fans who earnestly enjoy the Characters and character interactions, others who are fascinated with the world building, and others who enjoy not only the historical nods but also the level of authenticity of the 1940’s setting even considering it’s fantastical elements.

Granted I won’t deny the series is fan service heavy, and it’s well known for the fan service; but it would be unfair to say that is all Strike Witches as a series is all about.

It’s also funny how quite a number of people mistakenly think that Karlsland is “just Nazi Germany because WW2”; but in reality Karlsland is culturally akin to WWI Imperial Germany/German Empire (heck the battle/navel flags of Karlsland are deadringers for WWI Germany’s battle and navel flags), they just have WWII Germany’s tech level and tactics.

It is also a rather light hearted, idealistic and hopeful series with a unique charm to it; which is one among many reasons why I love it so much. And also why I take umbridge with jerks infiltrating the fan-base and spreading bs.

Especially the Gary Stu Fanfic writers. *Blech* Naw dude: your rehashed self insert super soldier who violates cannon just by existing isn’t great writing and your not making the series better with that literary bile being added to the witches ranks. The cutie witches are the hero’s, get used to it; and take your Misogynistic garbage with you. The Witches are NOT your incompetent comfort battalion where anything the witches can do: “Gary Stu can do better”.

And yes: this is a VERY sore spot for me…

occasional reader
occasional reader
1 year ago

Should we be surprised, this coming from a person who, among all the characters of Jojo universe, chooses the nazi one ? Of course he do not like anime with women driving men, he prefers anime with lolitas and tentacles (yeah, i can go deep in clichés too, sorry about that).
Anyway, i am not in anime (except GITS), being a reader before a viewer (so, manga over anime), so i let the animefans answer him.

Moggie
Moggie
1 year ago

@Moon Custafer:

Bayou might still be safer than the Major — while driving, she’s probably also lurking in a VR chat-room as part of an ongoing investigation.

I hope you’re not suggesting that the Major would be bad at something!

Sheila Crosby
1 year ago

So if all they ever saw in anime was men driving women around, they’d be happy, yes? They definitely wouldn’t say that the men were oppressed by having to drive the lazy woman?
/s

Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
1 year ago

My take is always the same…

YOU drive.

Garnetstar
Garnetstar
1 year ago

So, this incel is unaware of the terms of insurance policies?

Because, IRL, no one is driving my car except me, be they cucked by that or not. If they’re not an insured driver, I’m liable.

This feature in anime therefore just mirrors actuality, not some need to undermine those of this incel’s persuasion.

moregeekthan
moregeekthan
1 year ago

So, it’s good if a woman makes you a sandwich, but bad if she drives you someplace? Personally, I like it when someone (of any gender) does something nice for me, but it’s nothing I am entitled to. That’s was makes it nice.

Katamount
1 year ago

Meh, city driving is far too obnoxious. Especially in winter. Toronto wasn’t built for winter.

Moon Custafer
Moon Custafer
1 year ago

@Moggie:

I hope you’re not suggesting that the Major would be bad at something!

Of course not—the Major is perfectly capable of driving a car, diving into the ‘Net AND probably piloting another body around someplace else at the same time— but it’s usually an awful shock to her passenger (poor Togusa!) when she casually admits she’s doing it.

Curious_Diversions
Curious_Diversions
1 year ago

This isn’t just incels. It’s part of the Standard Package for conservative mindsets. I nearly ALWAYS drive when my S.O. and I are going somewhere, for a number of reasons. The main one being that he prefers to not drive more than I prefer to not drive.

His parents, who are wicked conservative, always express surprise that I am the one driving. You can almost taste the “but he’s The Man” response that they are holding back. From their point of view, The Man drives. The Wife sits passively in the passenger seat and hands out snacks, or something. It’s a surprisingly scripted and pervasive mindset.

It’s too bad for anime-boy that he can’t recognize his perspective and reflect if it is accurate or useful. Expecting the world to change, rather than changing your point of view seems like an exercise in misery.

Kevin R.
1 year ago

@epronovost

The modern Japanese culture isn’t prudish when it comes to sexual themes, or at least not nearly as much as the North American and European culture…

I wouldn’t quite put it like that. There are ways in which the Japanese are even more prudish than Americans. Japanese porn, for instance, has to blur out all pubic hair. (Incidentally, lolicon emerged largely because this law left a big loophole: namely, children don’t have pubic hair.) Pop idols are governed by strict morality clauses worse than anything that the Disney Channel ever did to its teen stars, to the point where, a few years back, Minami Minegishi, a member of the girl group AKB48, shaved her head and filmed a tearful apology after being caught spending a night with her boyfriend. Otaku are widely viewed by mainstream Japanese society with derision and suspicion; in 1990, the “otaku killer” case, in which an otaku serial killer brutally murdered and defiled the corpses of four young girls, caused a moral panic against anime and manga that led to widespread censorship. Even some creators of anime and manga, including Hayao Miyazaki and Hideaki Anno, have voiced frustration with what they feel to be the dominance of the industry by otaku and their fixations.

I think the reason why Westerners think the Japanese are so much more libertine is because our chief exposure to their culture came through anime and video games, products of an otaku culture that exists outside the Japanese mainstream. It would be like if Japanese impressions of American culture came largely through ultraviolent, hypersexualized, grimdark ’90s comic books and animated adaptations of such.

Naglfar
Naglfar
1 year ago

@Kevin R.

Japanese porn, for instance, has to blur out all pubic hair. (Incidentally, lolicon emerged largely because this law left a big loophole: namely, children don’t have pubic hair.)

So pubes are out but child porn is in? That seems…not ideal. Why don’t they just have adult performers shave or wax their pubic hair? That seems much better than involving children.

TacticalProgressive
TacticalProgressive
1 year ago

@Naglfar

Frankly Lolicon as genre isn’t into and of itself porn or pornographic; it only becomes such when that particular genre tag is supplemented with the Hentai genre.

Mind you this isn’t a value judgement for or against the lolicon genre or loli’s in general; more just trying to inject some critical nuance in terms of genres and analysis thereof.

I mean in “Is the Order a Rabbit”; it’s a loli anime filled with lolis: yet it is completely bereft of any porn or pornographic imagery or subjects. Just because something is categorized as “lolicon” genre or has a loli in it: doesn’t make it synonymous with “child porn” and it’s both inaccurate and misleading to conflate the two as being mutual. I mean anime like Is the Order a Rabbit being labeled child porn “because loli is in it”; kind of feels like it’s a very big stretch and kind of turns the term “child porn” into a prolapsed adjective; which in my book is very dangerous and shaky ground to tread in the face of actual child pornography and child sex trafficking.

Plus, well tbh I feel it kind comes across as an arbitrary moral panic against a genre and art style that does nothing to actually help actual child victims of child predators, nor actually do anything to stop the proliferation of actual child pornographic paraphernalia where actual flesh and blood kids are being exploited and harmed by sex trafficking scum.

Or at least that is how I have come to understand the subject given the information I have seen and processed.

Naglfar
Naglfar
1 year ago

@TacticalProgressive
Oh. Sorry. I was under the impression that lolicon = child porn, and the context of Kevin R.’s comment seemed to affirm that idea. Sorry if I mischaracterized it, and thank you for clearing that up.

TacticalProgressive
TacticalProgressive
1 year ago

@Naglfar

It’s okay; admittedly in the west the genre term “lolicon” does admittedly carry some slightly sticky connotations, an arguable degree of culture shock and it’s definitely not a genre of character archetype for everyone; but it is too quick a leap being made to conflate “Lolicon”, as a genre and trope: as being, into and of itself, synonym to “Child Porn”.

This is to say the least; an inaccurate assumption.

Lolicon as a genre, however, typically applies to any female character with a child-like appearance and aesthetic; and ironically is not limited to characters who are actually aged as children but includes characters with youthful aesthetics, in particular ones that emphasize youthful cuteness and yet are either at least; teenagers, or even adults with underdeveloped or “youthfully cute body aesthetics”; as there are levels and tiers of the various kinds of loli character archetypes.

That being said; part of the possible reason for the initial, knee jerk assumptions against the genre admittedly is not helped by subsets of Hentai that feature lolicon and loli’s, as well as, on a possible, tangential degree, the novel “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov in 1955; which has likely been responsible for coloring the perspective a causal western audience, that in turn resulted in Lolicon as a genre and word in itself as being conflated with child porn and the misplaced connotation of “lolicon/loli” as being “child porn”.

The realty is a lot more nuanced and complicated however. The Lolicon genre is itself not pornographic; but it would be accurate to say it does end up inadvertently associated with it due to some complicated contextual circumstances.

kupo
kupo
1 year ago

I think the game industry has a particular key difference from the anime industry in that the game industry seems particularly hellbent on attracting precisely the kinds of consumers who will stake their identities on being a Consumer of Games, the types of people who fell into GamerGate in the first place. I play video games, and my habits and sub-interests as such seem to be different from the mainstream norm, but also I’m so turned off by “the game industry.”

A small minority of developers does not constitute the entire game industry.

Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
1 year ago

@Katamount:

Meh, city driving is far too obnoxious. Especially in winter. Toronto wasn’t built for winter.

One wonders why they built it that far north, then.

Miscellaneous interesting articles I’ve found recently:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/past-six-days/2019-10-12/news/kidney-patients-face-waving-goodbye-to-eu-travel-after-brexit-whzxzbnn7

🙁

https://www.citylab.com/perspective/2019/02/broken-windows-theory-policing-urban-violence-crime-data/583030/

Left out of that one: that broken windows policing isn’t actually about crime prevention, it’s about domination and putting the colored people in their place. However, debunking the crime prevention claims might make it harder for the white supremacist core supporters to recruit dupes to support such policies.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/if-trumps-rage-brings-civil-war-where-will-the-military-stand

Troubling. If the military will have divided loyalties, then both sides will have substantial armed forces and it could drag on quite a while (or all end quickly with a very large bang…), though “the Neoconfederacy will have all the guns and trained soldiers” would have been a worse scenario still, handing the enemy victory on a silver platter. Let’s hope it either doesn’t come down to a shooting war or the portion of the armed forces on the Neounion side is sufficient (and nobody starts chucking nukes).

https://economicsfromthetopdown.wordpress.com/2019/10/01/has-wealth-gone-digital/

The buried lede here is that (most) property rights enforce power relations, especially in the absence of legitimate scarcity or a legitimate “tragedy of the commons” situation. This sort of thing makes me wonder if “pro-union pro-worker-owned-firms socialist” might be insufficiently far to the left.

Not all rights to exclude necessarily make the owner powerful at the expense of others, though, I think. My ownership of a modest collection of objects none of which are rare, for example, more assures I can, say, save a file I’m working on and be reasonably certain nobody’s deleted it (or carted off my computer entirely) the next morning. Having control over a limited amount of personal stuff seems to be a necessity. I can see a possible future where even that can be dispensed with, but it involves a lot of “cloud” infrastructure and there’s still one piece of personally owned property required, a physical key with thumbdrive storage on it that contains a person’s digital master key, used to authenticate themselves. And even then, being the sole person allowed to modify certain files online causes a form of ownership there. Perhaps versioning instead? Copy-on-write? With enough storage space…

There’s also things like the classic example of a lake threatened by overfishing. But rather than private property rights, that seems best addressed by public government empowered to impose quotas and require licensing for certain activities, in order to prevent overuse.

Private property would never be an easy idea to get rid of. It’s even baked right into our languages as a fundamental grammatical feature (possessive nouns), so it must have existed for a pretty long time, perhaps far longer than the 6000 or so years confirmed by archaeological evidence.

https://aeon.co/essays/blaming-individuals-for-obesity-may-be-altogether-wrong

If I had to bet money right now, it would be on BPAs in microplastics, since the latter in turn seem to get into everything. How controlled are the “controlled” environments used to raise lab animals? The food is precisely formulated, but is the water filtered? The air? Can dust get to them from the wide world beyond the lab buildings?

An Impish Pepper
An Impish Pepper
1 year ago

@ kupo

I know that, as people here have pointed out, anime does a lot to try to appeal to “otakus” in much the same way as games try to appeal to “gamers.” I also know that a lot of it is just a handful of particularly sleazy entities engaging in late capitalism, and that there are forces like that in pretty much every large industry. I just can’t help but feel like the sleaziness has a particularly strong grip on the (AAA) game industry. Maybe it’s just that the game industry is a lot worse at PR than other industries. Maybe it’s just that no other industry’s award shows go around investing in Gillette razor full body suits. Maybe I’ve just watched too much Jim Sterling (I don’t watch all of his videos, probably only a handful per month, but still). I don’t know.

James
James
1 year ago

Dear David, for some bizarre reason Google recommended this article to me and I clicked on the bizarre headline to see what it was all about. I stumbled onto your website/blog and read through a few of your articles, your FAQ, and About pages. I find myself feeling truly sad for you David. I want to slap you across the face and tell you to snap out of it. You’re a talented and clearly hardworking guy, go apply yourself to something better than this. Spending your days pouring through the backwater of the internet, desperately searching for nuggets of shit to write about is a waste of your time. I implore you, get off social media and go explore new subjects that inspire you, and bring attention to them. Help bridge gaps and bring mutual understanding to nuanced issues. It’s a dark enough world already, instead of crawling through the darkness help bring light. I sincerely hope you wake up my brother.

kupo
kupo
1 year ago

@An Impish Pepper
The problem for me is that, if you look at a handful of devs like Epic and Riot and declare that the entire industry panders to gamergaters then you’re not even recognizing all the tens of thousands of developers who offer a wide variety of content and art and narrative. I mean, even if we’re just talking about AAA (and we absolutely should not be doing that), we’re still ignoring like 99% of the content out there.

Cyborgette
Cyborgette
1 year ago

@TacticalProgressive

Please fuck the fuck off and keep fucking off forever, thanks. Your apologism for content that normalizes child abuse is incredibly not okay. Like seriously what even the fuck.

KindaSortaHarmless
KindaSortaHarmless
1 year ago

Re: anime and video games

I used to believe that people should be able to make and consume whatever they wanted as long as they understood the differences between fiction and reality.

I still believe in the first part. It’s just that Gamergate and Trump and the backlash against MeToo have made me realize just how important the second part is.

Viscaria
Viscaria
1 year ago

If you’re concerned about David, James, I’m sure he would appreciate a quick PayPal donation. I bet that will do him almost as much good as your unsolicited life advice.

An Impish Pepper
An Impish Pepper
1 year ago

@ kupo

It is ultimately a handful of devs, though I’ve lost count of how many that handful is and they certainly seem overwhelmingly influential compared to the halfway decent devs out there. But I get it, saying what I said as if it were everybody in the industry doing this stuff wasn’t cool of me, and putting “I’m so turned off by ‘the game industry'” in scare quotes was a bad way for me to try and convey who/what I was trying to talk about.