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« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2011, 03:36 am »

Pretty sure Gizmodo knew exactly what kind of hoopla they would cause by running the fluff piece initially. I'm just surprised they didn't go balls to the wall and post it on Kotaku instead.

Also, Finkel sounds cool, good on him for just doing his thing. His incredibly daggy, dorky thing.
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« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2011, 08:11 am »

When all this blew up I found the original article to pretty mean, and still do, if only for the fact that she went out on a second date with this guy just to gather up more material so she could slam him later.

that's a pretty spurious assumption
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« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2011, 10:57 am »

She makes it seem unacceptable that nerds don't have to discuss their hobbies on their dating profiles because they might infiltrate regular people dating sites and end up on a date with non-nerd women.

no, she makes it seem like a dude who is the world champion of a thing around which he structures large amounts of his life should probably make mention of it when going on a date. she exaggerates and takes jabs at him (probably more than necessary) for comic effect, but as Sady put it:

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His interests, for the record, are “Magic: The Gathering,” the card game, and he is not just playing it. He is the World Champion. He plays it regularly, and at tournaments, and he told Alyssa Bereznak that it was the foundation of his whole social life: “I’ve met all my best friends through Magic.” In other words, he is not the sort of guy with whom you can side-step or ignore the whole “Magic: The Gathering” thing. Calling this “unusual” or “weird” is almost beside the point; he is quite literally the only person in the world with this particular investment in the game. In her piece, Bereznak expresses the apparently-shocking sentiment that, given that the dude’s social life is based entirely around Magic, she wishes he had mentioned it before they started dating. It would probably be a good thing for someone who doesn’t care much for “Magic: The Gathering” to be able to avoid the guy, given that she doesn’t want a lifestyle based around lots and lots of “Magic: The Gathering.” Right?

the dude does seem to be pretty cool and to be taking it all well enough probably because he understands and accepts this distinction.

Also, I like Sady Doyle (especially the thing about Game of Thrones being creepy), but I think this was the wrong thing to lecture nerds over, especially because she spent all this time focusing on the response to the article and only a small amount of time saying to make the guy anonymous.

using the guy's name was the only issue she took with the original post, and she explained her reasons for that well enough in a couple paragraphs. the response to the article was the actual subject of her post; I'm not sure why she should have felt obligated to equivocate the scolding between the writer and the repliers if she didn't feel that both had done things equally worthy of scolding.
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« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2011, 11:45 am »

She makes it seem unacceptable that nerds don't have to discuss their hobbies on their dating profiles because they might infiltrate regular people dating sites and end up on a date with non-nerd women.

no, she makes it seem like a dude who is the world champion of a thing around which he structures large amounts of his life should probably make mention of it when going on a date. she exaggerates and takes jabs at him (probably more than necessary) for comic effect

That's how you read it, I interpreted it another way.  /me shrug.  I'm not going to argue about it.
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« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2011, 12:16 pm »

fair enough. there's no need to fight if we all remember that the important thing here is that nerds are pretty much the worst.
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« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2011, 12:20 pm »

That's how you read it, I interpreted it another way.

no, it's not really up for interpretation when that is exactly what she said. this isn't about opinions dude, this shit is written down.
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« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2011, 12:36 pm »

Ok abe, you're the boss

Sorry massa abe I won't disrespec you no mo
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« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2011, 12:42 pm »

Sorry massa abe I won't disrespec you no mo

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« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2011, 12:43 pm »

I mean, you're completely right, and words can never be interpreted more than one way by two different people.
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« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2011, 12:45 pm »

well that completely explains the racist response

and yes, some things can be open for interpretation, that happens a lot! but when someone spells it out pretty succinctly exactly what she means, i find it hard to stray from the interpretation of "exactly what she said"
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« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2011, 12:46 pm »

Can I ironically force Remington to clean my apartment now? I'm so confused.
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« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2011, 12:49 pm »

Hey Remington, can we trade M:TG decks some time?
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« Reply #32 on: September 29, 2011, 12:50 pm »

well that completely explains the racist response

Yeah, I have to admit that was out of line.  I can't really excuse myself from that.  I won't try to.  Don't really know what I was thinking.

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and yes, some things can be open for interpretation, that happens a lot! but when someone spells it out pretty succinctly exactly what she means, i find it hard to stray from the interpretation of "exactly what she said"

And just like Karlski Kybard, I will have to disagree with you that "exactly what she said" is "exactly what she meant".  No big deal.

Hey Remington, can we trade M:TG decks some time?

You'd have to trade with my little brother, since I gave him all my cards about 8 years ago.
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« Reply #33 on: September 29, 2011, 12:52 pm »

"i have an apple"

what i meant there was i'm jerking off to horse porn
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« Reply #34 on: September 29, 2011, 12:53 pm »

Oh by the way Abe, I got those Ukrainian "sugar cubes" you wanted.
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« Reply #35 on: September 29, 2011, 12:55 pm »

Anyway, I thought some people might find this interesting.  It breaks down the whole situation and gamer culture misogyny from the perspective of a gamer writing to his future daughter.  It's pretty well written and contains some examples from outside the Gizmodo article response, but it is heavily centered around it:

http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/misc/22786_To_My_Someday_Daughter.html
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« Reply #36 on: September 29, 2011, 12:57 pm »

It breaks down the whole situation and gamer culture misogyny from the perspective of a gamer writing to his future daughter.

so it's science fiction?

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« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2011, 01:00 pm »

No, I said it was well written.
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« Reply #38 on: September 29, 2011, 01:02 pm »

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« Reply #39 on: September 29, 2011, 01:02 pm »

"i have an apple"

what i meant there was i'm jerking off to horse porn

What was its THAC0?
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