Anti-dickwolves protesters threaten family of Penny Arcade writer

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#101 Posted by Snweater (31 posts) -
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#102 Posted by dudeglove (13080 posts) -

I thought it was a pretty weak strip when I first read it.

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#103 Posted by Gaff (2711 posts) -
@Sweep said:
" @Fallen189 said:

" Yeah, I'm sure the guy who said he would murder 3 people was being totally srs. "

As serious as the dickwolves, or more serious? Because the dickwolves... man. They are wolves that actually rape people. When it comes to that sort of thing you don't fuck about.
@XII_Sniper: I said it made me rethink my position, not change it. I still think this entire argument is pretty stupid, and that pedanticism can tear apart almost any humour in the world - and to over-react so extravagantly is just absurd. "
Aah okay I misread then. Yeah a summation of my opinion on this is that both sides have a point, but the argument is kinda futile. No one's pro rape, or pro rape culture, just for or against joking about it. 
Chiming in as I was the one who threw that blog post in here:
While I don't necessarily agree with Gies' conclusion of not going to PAX, stepping back from the heat of the action, taking a deep breath and actually thinking about it is probably something we should do more often.

And of course, people will take any chance to hate or defend something dear / repugnant to them.

Another thing for me to mull over is to what extent people confuse Gabe / Tycho with Jerry / Mike. Placing a creation over the creator? Now that's a first...
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#104 Edited by Darksnughero (108 posts) -

Oh you guys....  If you talk to that thing, lurking in the dark.  Don't be surprised when it bears teeth. 
The ide, that we the interwebs, as one.  Can evolve from timid tween minded fools to curious delinquents. Roaming the streets to satisfy our techno desires.  Is so overwhelming, and tingly.  I can barley sit still.
If places like /b/ and OT are generalized as one, than we all are just young developing serial killers.  Dancing around the tubes, underneath the dim aura of the Macdonald triad.  Waiting to graduate and take shock videos to the next level.
Flaying cats online is just the mini boss, in our little decrepit manajatwa of mental jacking off.  You nah sayers, who take this thing to heart will be the Christians to the lions.  You have to take it as it is, or you'll get lost inside the rapids.
One thing is for certain.  Publicity is great for profit.  ; )
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#105 Posted by ryanwho (12011 posts) -
@Milkman said:
" I really feel like this is a new low for the internet. Never before have I seen so many people so angry about such a fucking stupid issue. Does that fact they used "rape" really send these people into this sort of uproar? Have these people lived such a sheltered life that those four letters could really make them go this insane? Whatever, that doesn't even matter. Because if you're going to be offended by this, fine. It's your right to be offended. But at the very least, just shut the fuck up about it already. How long is this bullshit going to go on for? "
I believe a lot of them lived a life that involved being victim of a rape, you fucking imbecile.
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#106 Edited by FourWude (2274 posts) -

I don't understand what a Dickwolf is. Is it a wolf full of dicks, or a penis with a wolf-like tendency?

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#107 Posted by TheSeductiveMoose (3629 posts) -
@FourWude said:
" I don't understand what a Dickwolf is. Is it a wolf full of dicks, or a penis with a wolf-like tendency? "
A wolf with dicks instead of limbs.
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#108 Posted by Tennmuerti (9321 posts) -

Internet drama.
Because dome dude mantioned dicks and rape in his comic.
This is fascinating.

Be right back ... fapping to my cartoon rape collection from hundreds of internet porn sites.

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#109 Posted by RollingZeppelin (2429 posts) -


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#110 Posted by ryanwho (12011 posts) -
@Tennmuerti said:
" Internet drama. Because dome dude mantioned dicks and rape in his comic. This is fascinating.  Be right back ... fapping to my cartoon rape collection from hundreds of internet porn sites. "
Not sure what telling the world you're a lonely single pervert proves but okay killer.
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#111 Posted by RsistncE (4498 posts) -

The vast majority of people are idiots /thread

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#112 Posted by _Horde (852 posts) -

I am a breeder of dickwolves, and I am very offended that they would picture them as rapists. FOR SHAME!

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#113 Posted by Vitor (3088 posts) -
@Sweep: Hadn't read the IGN article before this - it really did lead me to rethink my position on the issue as well. A lot of what Mike did post comic strip (whether it be the twitter message or the dickwolves panel) seemed unnecessary and super passive aggressive, in a way that I found really disappointing.  Still, considering the sensitivity of the issue, I don't think it's easy for those guys to come particularly well regardless of what they were to do. 
Still, the response to this from both sides has been completely overblown and, once death threats come into the equation, then this sh*t just needs to stop right now. 
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#114 Edited by Daveyo520 (7764 posts) -

Even if you were raped, these kind of jokes about rape shouldn't make you all crazy and want to kill Gabe's wife or piss all over everyone. It is just a joke.

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#115 Posted by FunExplosions (5534 posts) -
@Sweep: Pretty funny. I heard a little about this, and just naturally assumed it was the guys at Law and Order getting mad at a Dick Wolf reference. I never could have forced myself to believe on my own terms that the internet could be buzzing with fervor over as little a thing as a dick joke. I hope they all wake up with dicks in their asses.
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#116 Edited by bybeach (5945 posts) -
The trouble with jewed, or gay, or actually rape I guess, though I am still thinking this particular case is very weak, is that they still really have their earlier connotations. I won't use the word gay as it is now used, I know better. same with 'jewed'..  
I don't see that comic strip as provocative really, just don't. Nor do I like the use of rape culture to mean anything other than what happened during the Serbian was, some conflicts in Africa, or what I hear complained about in some deprived areas of the US. Rape is real, not some control freaks holy grail for an issue. But I do respect your experience, and interesting what you say about working at a gaming center. I really don't online game, and I buy the at amazon kind of isolated in a few ways. so maybe I am lacking in some knowledge of how ppl. are behaving. 
I'm also going to read that article at IGN.
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#117 Posted by McGhee (6128 posts) -

There is nothing wrong with this cartoon. It does not condone rape or make light of it. It's not even the point of the joke. The reason rape is used in the joke is because we all KNOW IT IS A BAD THING. 
Murder, death, and all other kinds of pain are major parts of humor. We laugh at the pain in others as a way to deal with the realities of our own pain. 
My father unexpectedly died of a heart attack at the age of 50. When I hear someone joke, "It was so scary I almost had a heart attack!" I don't freak out and start yelling about how "You don't know what a heart attack is!" or "Have YOU ever lost someone from a heart attack?" 
Because that would be an over-sensitive, douche-bag thing to do.

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#118 Edited by Funzzo (951 posts) -

I still dont get this whole thing. I have seen alot worse on the net. WTF!?!?!?!  I thought the strip was funny but how do people get mad about a dickwolf. ITS NOT FUKKING REAL.  So many fucking stupid ass people out there. Did anyone threaten the south park people when they said AIDS was now funny in an episode. OR is this all some huge publicity stunt to promote PA. Anyway On the rain slick precipice ep 1 and 2 are great. # 3 anytime soon? 
Also who the fuck gets mad about a rape joke then says their gunna kill someone wife and kids!?!?! thats beyond fucked up. Fucking HYPOCRITE piece of shit.
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#119 Posted by FirstBossCutman (66 posts) -

What's sad is that everyone is going to forget about all the good that Penny Arcade has done and just focus on a stupid throwaway comic about Dickwolves.

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#120 Posted by bartok (3226 posts) -

I wonder if that B^U guy ever got death threats for his miscarriage cartoon.  I hear the death threat is often harder on the writer then the receiver. 

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#121 Edited by Enigma777 (6285 posts) -
@ryanwho said:

" @Enigma777 said:

" @Sweep said:

If you are personally offended by what you see in the world around you, tough shit. "

This needs to be quoted more. "
So we can find out who's cripplingly antisocial? "
I fail to see the correlation.
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#122 Edited by Ghostiet (5832 posts) -

Oh God, people are STILL at it?

It really shows how fucked up this world gets when you can't use the word "rape" without someone getting all "political correctness" on your head. I imagine that can make things in court very troubling. Since, you know, an attorney defending someone accused of rape can be accused of propagating it.

The PA guys didn't handle this crap the best way they could - that second strip wasn't really necessary -  but there is something fundamentally wrong with us if the dickwolves offended someone.

How I hate the world.

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