A Legacy Of Hate

It’s been just over a week since the death of John Bain, a.k.a. Total biscuit, due to a cancer he had been fighting over the past couple of years, and in that time I’ve read some opinions and felt some emotions over the whole thing.

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Brain Food – Episode 55

Hello everyone, and welcome to a new episode of Brain Food!

In this episode, I review Felicia Day’s book, You’re Never Weird On The Internet (Almost), a great read filled with frank honesty and warm, self-deprecating humour.

Enjoy!

The Toxicity of Gamer Culture

Hey everyone, here’s a video I did on the toxicity of gamer culture and why I believe it came to become a thing.

TRIGGER WARNING: In the video, I highlight some material that may be triggering to those of us who may have experienced sexual abuse and harassment. Take care when watching this.

Now, for further clarification, I don’t want GAMES to die off, I want gamer culture to die. It’s one of the biggest cesspools of ignorance, hatred, and bigotry for straight white dudebros I’ve ever seen and the subjects I talk about are but one of many that have happened over the years that does nothing but reinforce that.

More often than not, it’s the exception rather than the rule that women and other people are accepted, encouraged, and welcomed in gaming groups be it online or tabletop, and for them I’m happy. Gaming can be a lot of fun, but like any medium of entertainment it can only grow from critical thought and evaluation, and that can’t happen if the gatekeepers, dudebros, and gamergaters do everything they can to push, threaten, and scare away critics.

Here are the links I drew images from in the creation of this video. Please check them out for a more comprehensive view of the facts surrounding the subjects I talked about.

Nintendo Firing A Female Gamer Only Makes The Trolls More Rabid 

Nintendo Employee Terminated After Smear Campaign Over Censorshi, Company Denies Harassment Was Factor

Gamers Flood Baldur’s Gate Expansion With Negative Reviews After It Introduces Transgender Character

Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Expansion Earns Ire Of Gamers Angry At “SJW” Issues and Trans Inclusion

Tabletop Gaming Has A White Male Terrorism Problem

Davis Auriri Admits He Never Actually Watched Any Of Anita Sarkeesian’s Videos

Back When People Thought Dungeons And Dragons Was Satanic

Mortal Kombat – Violent game that changed video game industry

Comic News & Views – Episode 2

Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of Comic News & Views, wherein I discuss the recently pulled Joker Variant Cover for Batgirl #41.

I’ve also included a number of links discussing what happened below, which I highly recommend you check out.

First off, we have Janelle Asselin’s article on Comic Alliance, The Vocal Minority and Artistic Integrity.

Then we have Comic Book Resources reporting on the matter, with quotes by both Rafael Abuquerque and DC Comics as to why they pulled the cover.

And finally, we have Bleeding Cool with an article by Rich Johnston, talking about Adam Baldwin trying to be relevant with his Save The Cover hashtag on twitter.