Internet misogynists target Zoe Quinn

Zoe Quinn, the creator of the educational interactive fiction Depression Quest, has been targeted by the same anti-feminist nuts who keep giving gamers a bad name, predictably led by her ex-boyfriend.

She’s getting all kinds of harassment, even though as far as I can tell, the “worst” thing that she’s actually being accused of is sleeping with someone who is a reviewer but never actually reviewed her game.

Seriously, this kind of crap has to stop. If these kinds of people aren’t intentionally trying to drive every woman out of the game industry, they’re certainly not trying very hard to avoid looking like that’s their goal.


Awesome music Thursday: Lie

In case anyone doesn’t know what a Vocaloid is, they’re basically singing voice synthesizers. The most popular is Hatsune Miku (who you’ve probably heard of even if you haven’t heard the term “vocaloid”), the first Japanese Vocaloid 2. Generally, it’s the Japanese ones that are popular because they are actually treated more like characters.

However, Megurine Luka is in the top five or so, and she was the first officially bilingual vocaloid, so she’s sung some good English-language songs too. And here’s one of them.

The latest travesty of justice

Luke O’Donovan was attacked by a group of men shouting homophobic slurs at him, One of those men had also been caught on video participating in another attack, against a transgender woman. O’Donovan defended himself with a pocketknife and got his wounds treated at a medical center.

What kind of crazy corrupt court system does Atlanta have, to result in the outcome of O’Donovan himself being sent to prison while all of his attackers are still free? Remember again the attack that was caught on video, used as evidence in this case; without it, the punishment (of the victim) would have been even worse.

Matters of Taste

The daily prompts asks the question:

“When was the last time a movie, a book, or a television show left you cold despite all your friends (and/or all the critics) raving about it? What was it that made you go against the critical consensus?”

As I explained in detail in a previous post, for me it’s Divergent. The thing that bugged me the most was that it’s a dystopia, and yet it ends up portraying the authorities making it dystopian as the (relative) good guys.

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