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    Posted 6 Days Ago at 11:32 AM by twocows twocows is offline
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    Weekly Music Mince 15 [Dish #51]

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    Originally Posted by Hikamaru View Comment
    I take it you are enjoying the new Dead Letter Circus album right now? triple j had the album (titled Aesthesis) as its Feature Album last week and I have to say it was good, especially the direction they went with the songwriting here. Probably the best of their albums so far.
    I'm yet to hear it in its entirety, but so far I am definitely loving the new album. It really does seem to be their strongest yet, which is impressive since their first too were pretty damn good to begin with.
    Posted 1 Week Ago at 08:01 PM by gimmepie gimmepie is offline
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    Media misrepresentation of #gamergate

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    Originally Posted by TG View Comment
    I think it's more of an issue of media bias. Mainstream media tends to seek out and sensationalize anything against popular opinion. They get people stirred up over nonsense. This leaves people being persecuted for their actions or beliefs.

    In this case, Gamergate was antagonized because of a small group of people who said things that weren't nice. The media jumps on the fallacy of Guilt by Association to make the gaming community look bad. Look on Tumblr, the SJW presence is strong there. Not many people are defending the community. #Gamergate, to them, is an evil group of bigots.

    Nowadays, you have to dot your i's because if you don't, someone will find a way to antagonize you for your "mistake".
    That's exactly how I feel. It's really unfair. We'll keep working to achieve our goals, though. We have no other choice.
    Posted 1 Week Ago at 03:17 PM by twocows twocows is offline
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    Weekly Music Mince 15 [Dish #51]

    I take it you are enjoying the new Dead Letter Circus album right now? triple j had the album (titled Aesthesis) as its Feature Album last week and I have to say it was good, especially the direction they went with the songwriting here. Probably the best of their albums so far.
    Posted 1 Week Ago at 11:26 AM by Hikamaru Hikamaru is offline
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    Media misrepresentation of #gamergate

    I think it's more of an issue of media bias. Mainstream media tends to seek out and sensationalize anything against popular opinion. They get people stirred up over nonsense. This leaves people being persecuted for their actions or beliefs.

    In this case, Gamergate was antagonized because of a small group of people who said things that weren't nice. The media jumps on the fallacy of Guilt by Association to make the gaming community look bad. Look on Tumblr, the SJW presence is strong there. Not many people are defending the community. #Gamergate, to them, is an evil group of bigots.

    Nowadays, you have to dot your i's because if you don't, someone will find a way to antagonize you for your "mistake".
    Posted 1 Week Ago at 09:34 AM by TG TG is offline
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    venting i guess

    holy muk you're a whole foot taller than me

    As much as I'd like to say "maybe you're just gonna have to wait" or "psyduck them and start transitioning anyway" or "gtfo of the town".....none of that's really plausible, is it?. I just wish I knew what to tell ya =(
    Posted 1 Week Ago at 04:26 AM by Nah Nah is offline
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    Media misrepresentation of #gamergate

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    Originally Posted by Cherrim View Comment
    people... still give gg the time of day? on either side??

    imo it was rotten from the start. If it was really about corrupt journalism, I truly don't understand why people still clung to the name once it became "clear" to just about everyone that it was about running women out of video game spaces. (Whether it was or not, that's how it appeared to literally everyone who didn't jump on the movement. So it just seems ridiculous that anyone would stick with the poison name/movement instead of making something new to accomplish the goals of... uncorrupting journalism?)

    To me, the "fringe" of gg always seemed like the people who were genuinely in it for the sole purpose of... whatever you listed, not the other way around. So it's not surprising to me that it would be reported this way in the general media. :/
    Go to the forums where we're talking about things, listen to the discussions we're having. SPJ Airplay was just last week, it was several days of discussions about what we think is wrong and how we think it should be fixed and it was open to both sides because we don't like excluding people from the conversation (the converse cannot be said to be true). Look on YouTube, look up videos posted by people from our movement, look at what they're discussing, listen to their podcasts. I'll tell you what they're not discussing: they're not discussing how to drive women out of the games industry. I know because I listen to these conversations all the time. What they (and we) are discussing is bad journalism and a desire to maintain creative and political freedom and independence in our hobby. These people you're talking about who attack women? They're your typical trolls and idiots who pop in wherever they can cause damage to say rude things. They're not producing content, they're not driving the discussion. They're not a part of our community or our movement to any significant degree, they're just there to stir up trouble. And they're a vast, vast minority. They also exist in the anti-gamergate movement (I would say they're even more common there), but we don't paint that movement as being one of hateful sexists who want to marginalize men in the industry, even if some of them are exactly that. Honestly, I think most anti-gamergaters are ignorant of what we're about and the discussions we're having on our side. They're listening to what our critics say about us rather than what we're actually saying.

    At worst, I'll admit that many of the people in our movement are antisocial. They don't know how to convey their intentions without sounding too severe and they'll often say things that aren't socially acceptable. That's because we're a movement full of people who are socially awkward and don't get out much. But not being able to express yourself clearly or saying something in a tactless manner doesn't mean you're a bad person and it doesn't make you wrong.

    For instance... find a single example of trying to drive women out of the industry in this video.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62euQFWuQGc
    Posted 1 Week Ago at 04:19 AM by twocows twocows is offline
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    Media misrepresentation of #gamergate

    dunno it seems to be pretty clear cut what the mission of #gamergate is/was lmao
    Posted 1 Week Ago at 10:58 PM by God God is offline
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    Posted 1 Week Ago at 10:11 PM by vilepixel vilepixel is offline
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    Posted 1 Week Ago at 10:11 PM by vilepixel vilepixel is offline
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    Media misrepresentation of #gamergate

    people... still give gg the time of day? on either side??

    imo it was rotten from the start. If it was really about corrupt journalism, I truly don't understand why people still clung to the name once it became "clear" to just about everyone that it was about running women out of video game spaces. (Whether it was or not, that's how it appeared to literally everyone who didn't jump on the movement. So it just seems ridiculous that anyone would stick with the poison name/movement instead of making something new to accomplish the goals of... uncorrupting journalism?)

    To me, the "fringe" of gg always seemed like the people who were genuinely in it for the sole purpose of... whatever you listed, not the other way around. So it's not surprising to me that it would be reported this way in the general media. :/
    Posted 1 Week Ago at 05:06 PM by Cherrim Cherrim is offline
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    Media misrepresentation of #gamergate

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    Originally Posted by Moogles View Comment
    Literally not to be rude at all (I haven't been paying attention) but I had no idea #gamergate was still a relevant thing so I'm more surprised at NPR covering it lol.
    Nah, it's cool. We're still doing our thing. In the end, though, I just want to play video games.
    Posted 1 Week Ago at 03:54 PM by twocows twocows is offline
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    Media misrepresentation of #gamergate

    Literally not to be rude at all (I haven't been paying attention) but I had no idea #gamergate was still a relevant thing so I'm more surprised at NPR covering it lol.
    Posted 1 Week Ago at 02:54 PM by Moogles Moogles is offline
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    I suppose I should say...?

    I think you place too much importance on labels. Be confident for who you are and realise you don't need to rely on definitions or words. Just be proud to be you- I don't see why you need to describe your traits, habits, or personality quirks to everyone like it's a disclaimer. :P We don't need an explanation to like you.
    Posted 1 Week Ago at 03:36 PM by Kura Kura is offline
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    Daily Bloggity Radio Jam #15: apocalypseArisen, Detox, eros, honey [Daily Bloggity Entry #246]

    I guess it appears Detox has won on his first attempt :3

    Congrats dude
    Posted 1 Week Ago at 07:41 PM by Hikamaru Hikamaru is offline
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    I suppose I should say...?

    ayyy pala i'm proud of you! it takes a lot to come out like this and that's very brave <3
    Posted 1 Week Ago at 10:04 AM by Aquacorde Aquacorde is offline
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    I suppose I should say...?

    Turning 18 might seem scary or uncomfortable at first, but you'll grow into it and get used to it and it won't bother you so much after a while.
    Posted 1 Week Ago at 09:26 AM by Esper Esper is offline
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    Come post in Pokemon Trivia with the gang!

    I just returned from a holiday and a back to post in PokéTrivia again. I should be earning these Castform points in no time!
    Posted 1 Week Ago at 02:25 AM by Lycanthropy Lycanthropy is offline
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    Daily Bloggity Radio Jam #15: apocalypseArisen, Detox, eros, honey [Daily Bloggity Entry #246]

    My first vote goes to Omi without doubt. Picking a second was a lot harder, I liked all others about equally. After relistening, I decided to go for honey.
    Posted 1 Week Ago at 02:11 AM by Lycanthropy Lycanthropy is offline
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    Daily Bloggity Radio Jam #14: Bidoof FTW, eros, Hikamaru, [Daily Bloggity Entry #242]

    Some really interesting songs again here, but I guess I'm a bit too late to vote. Anyway, I must agree to what people mentioned above: Radio Jams are great, it has showed me some good songs to listen to.
    Posted 1 Week Ago at 01:41 AM by Lycanthropy Lycanthropy is offline

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