atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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#6081: KoDT in the light of 2018's politics

I really do think that Jolly Blackburn is/was right-wing.

First off, there are little clues about it scattered around. One character, for example, flaked out and joined the Young Democrats. But what really got me thinking about this was the back-story around the issue where Dave runs Sara's character, Thorina, one night when Sara can't be there.

During the course of the story, Dave has Thorina drop all encumbrance--retaining only sword and shield--and because she's a barbarian who gets +5 to surprise rolls when unencumbered, she keeps blasting "barbarian surprise" on everything in the dungeon. The story ends with Thorina bravely spiking herself inside a room with some vast number of enemies, buying the rest of the group time to escape.

Sara is, needless to say, not happy about this when she comes back.

But the back story--

In the Bundle of Trouble that contains these issues, there's a footnote at the beginning of the story about how some asshat wrote in complaining that Dave had somehow "raped" Thorina. Stripping her nearly nude and getting the character killed, against Sara's wishes, somehow made that into rape.

Jolly Blackburn's answer was, essentially, "WTF are you talking about? I mean, WT actual F are you talking about?" No apology, no retraction, just 100% "You're a lunatic, and if you don't want to read KoDT, don't."

...which is the only way to deal with an SJW, which that stupid bint was. Because Dave, playing Sara's character like the complete freaking lunatic he is, isn't even on the same continent as rape. The connection between Dave's role-playing and rape is so tenuous they could use it as a model for dark matter.

Idiots.

And Jolly handled it exactly right.

I say "lunatics" advisedly:
"Heteronormativity is rampant on this campus," complained Sophia Ahmed, one of the organizers of the "bleed-in" protest.

"Today I held a little protest for free menstrual protects. If you saw my butt that was evidence. And I say menstrual not feminine because menstruation should not be gendered. Some men get periods."
NO THEY DO NOT. Men do not get periods. Men don't have the equipment to get periods. If a man is bleeding from his nethers, it's either because he got stomped in the groin bad or he has epic fricking hemorrhoids. It's a biological fact, one that you people who "fucking love" science can't wish away: MEN DO NOT MENSTRUATE.

* * *

"W*A*L*T*E*R*"...? Egad.

I am beginning to think that Hollywood has never had any new ideas.

* * *

Shithole versus non-shithole. It's obvious.

* * *

A 4-foot sparkly ball in space. And they have a web site to tell you when it'll be over your house, so on a clear night you might be able to look up and see it. Cool.

Interestingly, it's in a polar, rather than equatorial, orbit. Polar orbits are harder to manage than equatorial ones.

* * *

A cellular-enabled USB cable. *sigh*

* * *

Today was not the best day. It was probably the least-good day I've had at this new job. But you know what? A bad day at this place beats every good day I ever had at the shithole, so I'm happy. And it was only bad, really, because I was feeling a bit blue this morning and I got an 85% on my most recent QA.

"It could be worse," in other words. Thankfully, it wasn't.
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