Jellybones's forum posts

#1 Posted by Jellybones (131 posts) -

The fervor with which the internet rages about supposed "corruption" in the gaming press will never cease to astound me. As if, at the end of the day, the amount of coverage or the specific number attached to the product review of a digital toy actually impacts our lives in any way. It's as if no one has any perspective whatsoever.

I don't blame the press and dev community for their reaction to the harassment/threats/hacking of Zoe and anyone defending her private life, or the blatant misogyny at its core. This is a woman that 80% of that particular den of toxicity already hated for daring to be a woman encroaching on their territory, making games that aren't game-y enough for them, and so they were more than happy to latch on to the notion that she would prostitute herself just to have her game mentioned.

The reason it's being "censored" is because it's her personal life, it's no one's business, and it doesn't deserve to be spread around like tabloid smut.

#2 Posted by Jellybones (131 posts) -

Golly, I'm just so irate that someone has an opinion that doesn't match mine. Next they'll be taking my games away!

#3 Posted by Jellybones (131 posts) -

They need to hire the fuck out of Cakebread.

#4 Posted by Jellybones (131 posts) -

Man. MAN. That's a lot of staff. :(

#5 Posted by Jellybones (131 posts) -

While it's a shame that the Giant Vincast can't exist now, Brad is a great host and it's great to see him more active and alert in the podcast itself.

#6 Posted by Jellybones (131 posts) -

@plan6 said:

@jellybones said:

No, GiantBomb was reasonably critiqued and then a bunch of entitled children started making death threats and hurling insults.

Well they were critiqued and then the people doing the critiquing took it to the next level with the "fuck you" comment. Then ass hats in the community went full shitlord and went down the whole rape, death threat thing.

Both sides were wrong, but the shitlords took it way way way to far.

That response came after the harassment started, actually.

#7 Edited by Jellybones (131 posts) -
@damnboyadvance said:

Anybody with a basic understanding of math already knew everything you just said. Of course the metric system is better than the imperial system; there's no denying that. But we're so ingrained in the imperial system that changing to a metric system isn't simple at all. Think about it; does it make more sense to sell buy a gallon of milk, or a 128 fl oz of milk?

Ounces are Imperial. Why would you have such a hard time understanding what a liter of milk is? Hell, what I have a hard time keeping straight is the arbitrary foot-yard-mile, cup-pint-gallon nonsense.

#8 Edited by Jellybones (131 posts) -

I agree with Zevvion here, GiantBomb has been the target of unfair attacks, you can't simply expect people (the community) to react reasonably when their home/group/congregation/tribe/favorite_webpage/whatever is being targeted for no reason at all. It's the very simple principle of "talk shit, get hit".

No, GiantBomb was reasonably critiqued and then a bunch of entitled children started making death threats and hurling insults.

#9 Posted by Jellybones (131 posts) -

You realize there are no women complaining about not being hired (for a job they didn't apply for), right? You realize there was no "sexist pig" accusation, right? You realize that a reasoned and respectful conversation was not the response that a bunch of privileged assholes decided to throw their way, yes?

#10 Posted by Jellybones (131 posts) -

If we converted to centipounds and kilopounds, why not make the full conversion to a more reasonable system? What is the upside of replacing the mile with 5.28 kilofeet? It's still so arbitrary. All for the sake of the three countries that still haven't converted...