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When did you first start to notice the SJW takeover of the hobby?

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FelixGamingX1:

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--- Quote from: Squidi on September 09, 2021, 12:25:50 PM ---GamerGate, for me. Once video games became increasingly obnoxious (not just social justice, but also microtransactions and loot boxes), I started looking to traditional media for entertainment ithat was more permanent. Wasn't long after that Marvel NOW happened, then Disney buying Star Wars, movies deleting red headed characters (I'm red headed, as are my kids), etc. Miniature games were largely apolitical for a while. After BLM and Games Workshop telling their fans to go away, I came to RPGs - only to discover that they may be the most fucked bunch of them all.

Basically, since GamerGate, it has been moving from one hobby to another, just in time to see it collapse. It was like an apocalypse tour, with RPGs being post apocalypse (though I've found some amazing older stuff). Now, it appears I'm continuing my apocalypse tour with democracy and free speech. Have to admit, watching these fall stings.

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I saw it in RPGs before Gamergate, but holy smokes how GG exposed how corrupt journalism had become. Not only games journalism mind you, as the mainstream media immediately threw themselves onto the same wagon. It was as if everyone was just parroting the same braindead “harassment campaign to drive out women” story.

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I totally recommend picking up a copy of Tucker Carlson’s book. One of the best $15 bucks I ever spent. So much garbage is exposed it’s not even funny.

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I'll consider picking it up f we have another shortage of toilet paper like in the spring of 2020.

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Interesting, I can’t read while on the toilet. I find it unsanitary. The pandemic certainly turned me into a germophobe. What’s wrong with Tucker? Talks the truth?

Eirikrautha:

--- Quote from: HappyDaze on September 09, 2021, 10:52:09 PM ---
--- Quote from: FelixGamingX1 on September 09, 2021, 07:19:48 PM ---
--- Quote from: Trond on September 09, 2021, 07:12:01 PM ---
--- Quote from: Squidi on September 09, 2021, 12:25:50 PM ---GamerGate, for me. Once video games became increasingly obnoxious (not just social justice, but also microtransactions and loot boxes), I started looking to traditional media for entertainment ithat was more permanent. Wasn't long after that Marvel NOW happened, then Disney buying Star Wars, movies deleting red headed characters (I'm red headed, as are my kids), etc. Miniature games were largely apolitical for a while. After BLM and Games Workshop telling their fans to go away, I came to RPGs - only to discover that they may be the most fucked bunch of them all.

Basically, since GamerGate, it has been moving from one hobby to another, just in time to see it collapse. It was like an apocalypse tour, with RPGs being post apocalypse (though I've found some amazing older stuff). Now, it appears I'm continuing my apocalypse tour with democracy and free speech. Have to admit, watching these fall stings.

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I saw it in RPGs before Gamergate, but holy smokes how GG exposed how corrupt journalism had become. Not only games journalism mind you, as the mainstream media immediately threw themselves onto the same wagon. It was as if everyone was just parroting the same braindead “harassment campaign to drive out women” story.

--- End quote ---

I totally recommend picking up a copy of Tucker Carlson’s book. One of the best $15 bucks I ever spent. So much garbage is exposed it’s not even funny.

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I'll consider picking it up f we have another shortage of toilet paper like in the spring of 2020.

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Who are you kidding?  We all know you can't read...

Shasarak:

--- Quote from: HappyDaze on September 09, 2021, 10:52:09 PM ---I'll consider picking it up f we have another shortage of toilet paper like in the spring of 2020.

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White Fragility is quite soft if you want recommendations.

Squidi:

--- Quote from: Trond on September 09, 2021, 07:12:01 PM ---I saw it in RPGs before Gamergate, but holy smokes how GG exposed how corrupt journalism had become. Not only games journalism mind you, as the mainstream media immediately threw themselves onto the same wagon. It was as if everyone was just parroting the same braindead “harassment campaign to drive out women” story.

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I think it was Michael Crichton who coined the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect. I'll just copy and paste the full quote for those who don't know it:


--- Quote ---“Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the “wet streets cause rain” stories. Paper’s full of them.

In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.” – Michael Crichton
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GamerGate was when I became immune to Gell-Mann Amnesia. Honestly, it has served me well - especially over the past year and a half.

FelixGamingX1:

--- Quote from: Shasarak on September 09, 2021, 11:16:59 PM ---
--- Quote from: HappyDaze on September 09, 2021, 10:52:09 PM ---I'll consider picking it up f we have another shortage of toilet paper like in the spring of 2020.

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White Fragility is quite soft if you want recommendations.

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I was always bad at deciphering these. Could you ELI5? I’m still trying to understand white rage. Too many slangs, categories, boxes, I can’t keep up with all the nonsense. All I know is that I like the, if you are woke you’re loser term.

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