Tweet of the Day: A Short-Attention-Span Culture
Hello there, my name is Mr. Imperfect.
Nice to meet you.
Yes this is one of those post where I talk about a social issue, vaguely connected too (yet totally a part of) media, be it games, movies or books. The media or medium I will talk about today is the Internet. In recent days it came to my attention that this video (which you might have seen mentioned in this site before)…
…received a storm of negative, bigoted and repulsive comments not to mention attempts to hack the author’s wiki with explicit images. As I perused these comments I realized one thing, they had the faint stench of stale urine known as fear about them. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of idiots felt threatened by the mere discussion of tropes in video games and have engaged in on-line bullying to stop it. This goes way beyond mere criticism as their is a clear attempt to shoot down the project before it even begins. These comments were directed at a video announcing the project, as if the very idea of delving into this would bring down all of gamedom.
This is not manly behavior. This is not how MEN should behave. Cowards behave this way. No man I know worthy of the his name, or his father’s name, behaves in this manner. And my father did not raise me to be a self-loathing troll either.
Hence the title.
Now I want to contribute more to it than ever, as did a lot of people. Now I know that this is necessary.
He who stands for himself is courageous, he who stands for the other is braver than most.