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Chestnut_Rice joined on Feb 26th, 2013, since that has made 816 posts that are still accessible today, 24 of which are threads. Helping shape the community, Chestnut_Rice has given 922 upvotes, and was last online on Oct 24th, 2014.

  • In The Grand #GamerGate Thread

    mfw IBG used "power structures" completely unironically in relation to a fucking Twitter consumer revolt.

  • In The Grand #GamerGate Thread

    Doxxing, while despicable. Is not illegal in any way shape or form under United States law or... the law of any other nation, for that matter.

    The only global rules of 8chan are essentially "do not violate the laws of the United States of America." and other obvious things like don't spam, raid, etc. This is in the name of free speech. Hence the comment. You do not understand Anonymous board culture or the rules of 8chan in particular. Your judgment of this particular matter is highly flawed. It's up to the individual board moderators to set their own rules and /gg/ has made it repeatedly obvious that they do not condone doxxing, death threats or any of that good stuff.

    Did you miss the part where people from /gg/ flooded a SEPARATE BOARD ON 8CHAN for hours and hours on end because it contained doxx, pushing every single doxx thread off the board until global mods woke up to clean up the mess? Of course you did. Brennan's opinion on the despicably is moot. What matters is /gg/'s handling is, and they've shown that they don't support using those kinds of methods. However effective they might be for our cause, a decade of Anonymous doxxing itself and other communities has shown that it's a terrible and morally reprehensible thing to do on the internet.

    And, I watched the videos. It's been a while but IIRC, IA stresses, over and over again that it's ZQ is despicable because of what she has done. Not because of who she inherently is. Individual accountability is part of what we're asking for here. We don't dislike any of the Literally Whos because they're a minority or another. We dislike them because they've been proven to be morally bankrupt. Would you refrain from rebutting a black dude who insults you or pushes you just because he's black? Of course not. The heinous actions they took have no fucking relation to who they inherently are. I could give less of a shit if any of them were cishet White males or trans lesbian Afro-American women. They are corrupt and abused the industry and should be held accountable. Funnily enough most of those under scrutiny in the journo clique are actually literally cishet White males and a couple of cishet White females. But, do we care? Do we use that against them, ever, unless they point out our identities hypocritically first? Don't think so. I personally have never done it. Weird, huh? Almost as if this isn't about a general racial/sexual demographic but rather about a shitty attitude in the industry. Who woulda thought.

  • In League of Legends (LoL)

    15 lp per win fuck me.

  • In The Grand #GamerGate Thread

    Point is, if you willingly join a bunch of misogynistic assholes because of "games", because your feelings being hurt are the greater evil, don't complain about being misunderstood.

    Nice paraphrased ad hom.

    Also I see some people getting slightly off topic in the thread. Objectification is only tangentially related to #GamerGate. Remember to keep it about corruption in games journalism or making composition fallacies that @DarkChaplain can debunk kthx.

  • In The Grand #GamerGate Thread

    People really don't give a shit about Zoe Quinn, Noodle. They just don't. Quinn is irrelevant to the movement. However, she does try desperately to get back into the spotlight. Heck, mainstream media is trying to drag her back up from the swamps as well, when #GamerGate supporters have stopped paying attention to her or talking about her many weeks ago.


  • In The Grand #GamerGate Thread

    I've associated with "Actual Social Justice Activists" before. I completely disagree with their way of thinking and think it's actually really shitty that Western society's accepting their ideology, but yea the people who genuinely believe in SJ are alright people just like how genuine Communists can be great people. SanFran journo cabal and their abusive allies don't represent real SJs.

  • In The Grand #GamerGate Thread

    @kirn, you don't understand.

    This about the celebrity thing. That was an example to say mean that, IF WE STAY SILENT, PEOPLE BELIEVE THE ACCUSER. And nobody wants to have the tag of "literal misogynerd and doxxer" above their heads as a group for the rest of eternity. It's unfortunate that not everyone gives very little shits about the world like you do but perception DOES MATTER.

    Second, I'm not sure you understand. This has gone beyond gaming as an industry. It's become this proxy war between abusive, authoritarian cultural Marxists who've infected the modern Left and meritocratic leftist libertarians who want to take their politics back. There is a clear difference between the two kinds of ideologies. Every time your Russian friends look at America and sees some ridiculous news story of someone being offended and rules being changed because of that, that's the attitude that these journalists represent and they will do ANYTHING to keep it prevalent in the modern West.

    They call themselves leftists but they're neo-puritanical authoritarians. The rest of the world hasn't swung far enough to the traditional left to see it yet. But in half a century Russia will be struggling with the same problems: people who LITERALLY place feelings above logic, decrying it as some sort of patriarchal construct. Gaming as an industry is well and fine, but these people tried to fuck with the wrong demographic. Everybody else has been brought up to worship a human's identity instead of their deeds. Their scare tactics won't work against the most meritocratic hobby of all time: videogames.

  • In The Grand #GamerGate Thread

    @Kirn I get your point, but it is impossible to NOT be on the defensive when "reputable voices" accuse you of things that you did not do.

    Say two celebrities are having a spat. A accuses B of something they did not do through a media outlet. What is B going to do, stay silent? Of course not. B will say that A has no evidence or maybe show that A is full of poppycock. B has to defend themselves when A attacks. It turns out A is completely wrong and has no evidence, but the onus is still on "B" to "not look bad". This is onus is on the defender in the Western media. It's a stupid situation but unfortunately true.

    And the fact about "this doesn't matter at all". You probably haven't looked into it too much, then. These people are the same ones who put out articles saying that playing games somehow makes people sexist murderers and use cherrypicked examples to advance their agenda. You might not see it in Russia but in the West there are A LOT of people like this who want to self-righteously relive some sort of civil-rights era fervour that they never got to experience, so they unleash holy anger in the name of political correctness and false "progressive values".

    This is but a front in the larger, finally declared war against this shit that people have been buying for too long. You see it subtlely everywhere: college campuses, even the highest level of academia. It's disgusting and has undermined everything the traditional left has worked for in the Western world. I honestly don't really care about this. The kind of games I play aren't really directly affected, but I'm in it to fight an attitude that has infected the modern left that I don't like one bit.

  • In The Grand #GamerGate Thread

    Here's a guy who dismantled that Verge hit piece, section by fucking section:

    (Twitter because a direct link wasn't showing up for some reason)

    I know that this all started from Literally Who and blah blah blah but nobody cares about her anymore. It's become something a lot bigger, both in the gaming world and in the modern left.

    Finally, the nuts more concerned with being more politically correct than others are going to soon have to take a back seat to people who vote for true justice for labour unions, women's reproductive rights and anti-LGBTQ discrimination.

    You might laugh at it now, but the tide of political in the Anglosphere has somewhat turned. More and more people are seeing that it's intellectually lazy to judge people based on then identity and support them just because of the colour of their skin, gender or sexual orientation instead of attacking their points. We won't see the effects now, but when we start getting slightly older, voting and running for office more frequently and raising children who will be doing the same, the effects will become more apparent.

    I hope that the young modern leftists galvanized by this event can roll back the co-opting of the Democratic party and other leftist groups in the West and realize that we don't have to play petty identity politics and pander to minority identities to win. Our ideology was based on the principles of equality of opportunity and fair labour for everybody. We will soon retake the centre from the right, or at least force more competition in terms of economic issues instead of scaring people into voting for inane social issues because otherwise they're racist bigots who don't support progressive policies. This is not a sustainable position and the SanFran hipster cabal and their highschool tumblr-user friends have finally undermined it.

    God bless this time, for people will surely look back and recognize it as the epicentre of the slow earthquake we are about to experience.

  • In The Grand #GamerGate Thread

    About the argument surrounding the #NotYourShield tag. Why is this even an issue still.

    Here's what literally happened: 1. #GamerGate starts, every kind of person supports it and nobody gives a crap about their politics or identity. 2. The mostly white, heterosexual male journalists call the tag out for being mostly misogynist, white, heterosexual males who "live in their mothers' basements". 3. A young black man creates #NotYourShield to say that no, that is not the case. That this isn't just a small group of people hating on a few but an issue that a lot of diverse gamers care about. 4. Accusations of sockpuppetry get thrown at us. 5. We prove them wrong, time and time again that if there are sockpuppets, they number in the tens, compared to thousands, upwards of tens of thousands of real people. 6. Now people are saying the tag was "forced"? YEA of fucking COURSE it was "forced"! But get this, it was THE JOURNALISTS DOING THE FORCING. They FORCED us minorities to create the tag and use it by erasing our identity with a brush using "Misogynist White" paint.

    If anything, it just goes to show the moral character of these people to take something that was NEVER ABOUT IDENTITY and then badger into "proving" that we're "real minorities". Who the heck does that.

    Erasure, and then objectification (denial of agency by accusation of being a sockpuppet). Using a broader definition, they literally dehumanized us, and you're sitting here talkin' 'bout how the whole tag seems "forced". Yea, no.

    You can disagree with the entire rest of the movement, and I'll still consider you a decent person and literally will not give a poop if you support us, don't care at all, don't think our complaints are valid, that we're still all misogynists, whatever. But this is one point I will not give in on. "Internalized racism" my bum. Claiming that we're all just lapdogs of the White patriarchy is the single most offensive idea I have EVER come across in my entire life in regards to my identity. And believe me, I've heard some shit.