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Schafer - wow. I just hope this game becomes at least fractionally as successful as Minecraft.
So has anyone been following the Tim Schafer kickstarter?
For those not 'in the know', he's a video game designer who did stuff like Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle and Grim Fandango. And he wants to make a point-and-click adventure game.
But everyone knows that's a dead genre, and no publisher will ever give you money to make one! So Schafer makes a kickstarter, and asks for $400,000 to be pledged in 33 days in order to make this game.
It has now been 24 hours since that happened.
26,690 BACKERS, $1,026,341 PLEDGED OF $400,000 GOAL, 32 DAYS TO GO
Why is the man so fond of repeating himself.
Because he believes if he loses over and over and over again bit by bit he'll win over 1% of the audience each time and save us all from the Semantic Apocalypse.
Maybe that's why his books are all doorstoppers.
Elodie's little story must have touched a nerve, there.
Well, I just realized Canada Reads ("the battle of the books") is exactly that. One panellist was almost crying yesterday when she spoke about why she voted off a particular book. There's a live studio audience and everything.
"IF THAT ONE BITCH HAD JUST LIKED MY BOOK SIX MONTHS AGO," indeed.
He's going to go all Dave Sim next
the more apt it seems. From what I remember of The Prince of Nothing - which is admittedly very little - there's points where it has the same sort of fever dream quality to it that Cerebus did from High Society until the point where I stopped reading (three guesses where that was).
Did I mention that my first, and only post, about Bakker was from six months ago? And that his latest posts are made in the last few days? Yeah.
Why does he refer to Valse as 'the dude' anyways.
Because when caught assuming that valse is a dude, Bakker
It's funny because every time he does it he's basically saying "HEY GUYS, REMEMBER HOW I WAS A COMPLETE SEXIST TOOL WHO TOTALLY JUMPED TO CONCLUSIONS WITHOUT DOING EVEN THE FAINTEST AMOUNT OF RESEARCH? GOOD, BECAUSE I WOULD HATE YOU TO FORGET THAT."
Righteous indignation of course. They're on the "right" side, therefore nothing they do can be wrong, and if you get hurt, too fucking bad for you. You shouldn't have tried to malign his "feminist" credentials.
But passive-aggressively quoting stories about people who committed suicide over internet bullying is such a baffling way to behave I honestly don't know how to parse it.
Is he trying to say he's a victim of bullying?
I think he's either trying to make a very oblique suicide threat as a rhetorical tactic, or he's just crassly using other people's suicides as a rhetorical tactic.
PS: I want to know what the "uncomfortable facts about human nature" that Valse needs to be showered with are, and what proportion of these 'facts' are actually 'misunderstood bullshit'.
That a lot of people are like Bakker, Pat of Fantasy Hotlist (details here: trigger warnings for racism, sexual assault, misogyny, the whole nine yards), and their fanboys exist?
It read: [insert crap about how women are nurturing and caring and diligent while ignoring the ways in which we can be brilliant and terrible]. Or something very close to that.
It just really annoys me the way some people pretend that women are all good and sweet and awesome except when they're "bitchy", and dismiss the fact that we can be inspired or driven or ambitious or just plain evil. We're not just victims or mediators or scenery - sometimes we're the hero or the villain, as well.