AugustDay

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Location: The Evergreen State

Joined Nov 01, 2011 at 08:31PM EDT


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About

Wow, it’s been a really long time since I updated my wall.

Overall I’d say I’m a pretty average netizen. I watch the occasional anime when I have time, my traditional favorites being Trigun, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Starblazers (Uchuu Senkan Yamato). Also, as you can tell by my avatar, I’m a fan of MLP (though I try my best to not be obnoxious about it), and western cartoons/animation in general.
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As far as gaming goes, I see myself gravitate primarily towards the indie and retro circles, though of course I love the occasional triple AAA release. I like strategy games such as Dwarf Fortress and the Civilization series, most games that Valve makes, and really anything that looks fun. These days I mostly do my gaming through Steam, and if you want to friend me here’s my profile:
http://steamcommunity.com/id/AugustDay/
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I’ve always been really interested in internet culture, I think it’s really fascinating to observe how things spread and mutate over time. That’s why I’ve loved KYM so much.

Within the MLP fandom, I enjoy all the fantastic fan content our artists create. I don’t watch as many videos or listen to as much music as I used to, but I still dabble in those. Primarily these days I’m into the art and fanfiction.
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Speaking of fanfiction, my only real claim to fame in this fandom would be my story, I Wasn’t Prepared For This. It received a far better reaction than I ever could have hoped for. Still, things IRL have held me back from continuing it for a long time, though I hope to bring it out of hiatus very soon.


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Recent Activity

Commented on 2014 Ferguson Riots

I’m watching a historical event happen in real-time. This is going to be a point of discussion in American history for a long time hereafter.
It’s pretty surreal to see.

Nov 25, 2014 at 11:51PM EST

Commented on For my teacher....Comment away.

As someone farther down in this comment section already mentioned, the Gamergate Dossier is a fantastic repository of information, well researched and organized, with sources for everything.

I’ll summarize some of the major talking points:

GameJournoPros, a google mailing list with over (500?) members from across the gaming journalism industry, in which members can discuss happenings and make decisions on how stories should be spun. This list is blatantly against common journalistic practice standards, and depending on where you are, outright illegal:

Just the existence of such a group should have been cause enough to validate Gamergate’s existence. However, it goes beyond that.

There are several occasions, which are documented in detail in the Dossier, where journalists and developers have been blacklisted by news sites for having opinions which differ from the group, or for simply not being a part of it. We’re talking about a journalist clique that decides who gets coverage and who doesn’t (or who gets favorable coverage and who doesn’t), based not on personal merit, but by ideology.

There’s a lot more to tell about the long, complex situation that is Gamergate, but that’s the big one for me.

Nov 24, 2014 at 11:00PM EST

Commented on c8f.png

Pretty much. This image was uploaded to /gg/ in a thread about the recent IGDA stuff. I don’t remember the anon saying anything about his specific position inside the organization, but from the card (“student member”), presumably he’s a college student/intern.

Nov 24, 2014 at 07:51PM EST

Commented on 6ff.png

Though it was unintentional, the writer of A Clockwork Orange did this. The European and American editions of the book had a different ending, because when he brought it to America, his publishers said the audience would want something different.

Nov 24, 2014 at 07:24PM EST

Commented on 6ff.png

Bonus points if you make a sequel that effectively ties the different endings together by making them ‘alternate universe’ versions of the same event. In the sequel, the different realities are clashing somehow, and the consequences of each one has its own role to play.

If done right, it could be pretty damn cool.

Nov 24, 2014 at 07:19PM EST

Commented on Get pills, against my orders' wall

“You are now friends with Get Pills, against my orders.”
the inclusion of that comma in your name really altered the language of that sentence. :D

Nov 24, 2014 at 05:25PM EST

Uploaded an image to GamerGate.

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Nov 24, 2014 at 05:21PM EST

Uploaded an image to GamerGate.

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Nov 24, 2014 at 05:20PM EST

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Nov 24, 2014 at 05:18PM EST

Commented on b7b.jpg

I find it extremely funny in an ironic way that SJWs are constantly advocating for what is essentially segregation.

Nov 23, 2014 at 04:21AM EST

Commented on Bill Cosby Rape Allegations

Until at least one of these cases is proven in a court of law (aka, using evidence and reason rather than “I swear I woke up one day in his room naked thirty years ago!”), I’m calling bullshit.

It’s entirely plausible that one or more of these may have actually happened, but for them to all come to light at once so long after the fact seems extremely suspicious. As does the media’s speed with which it has spun this, despite hard evidence being in extremely short supply.

Trust but Verify.

Nov 21, 2014 at 08:46PM EST

Commented on 057.jpg

Same thing with studying for tests.

Nov 21, 2014 at 07:49PM EST

Commented on GamerGate

Comments cause entries to trend.
Your comment asking people to stop trending the article, made it trend.

Nov 20, 2014 at 04:46PM EST

Commented on GamerGate

This is a really good read, everyone should check this out.

Nov 20, 2014 at 12:05PM EST

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