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.


who else?



Recent Activity

Commented on GamerGate

It’s very late at night and I’m far too lazy to track down the links right now, but one immediate good thing that springs to mind is that the Escapist has actually enacted major reforms to their ethics policies in response to GamerGate requests for better transparency and accountability. I think that’s a good example of this system working.

Also, I’m not sure where you got this stuff about Movie Bob and Jim Sterling. Neither of those people have ever been a focus of Gamergate, and I can’t think of any time when people said you shouldn’t watch them.

Oct 04, 2014 at 04:02AM EDT

Commented on How low can you go?

Shit, I already emailed github using my main email.
Good thing I abhor social media, and don’t have any profiles for them to doxx.

Go ahead, try and dig up shit on me. I’d like to see them try.

Oct 04, 2014 at 12:21AM EDT

Edited meme entry GamerGate.

Oct 03, 2014 at 07:26PM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

Thank you sir. I’ll see about replacing the GamerGate article’s broken github links with these.

Oct 03, 2014 at 07:24PM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

Hey, remember the GamerGate github? I tried to access it today and it’s been disabled. Anybody know if it was archived anywhere else? It was a fantastic compilation of information, I really want to see it.

Oct 03, 2014 at 06:37PM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

Happy 1K images everybody!
And we’ll probably break 10K comments pretty soon too!

Oct 03, 2014 at 01:03PM EDT

Commented on 7bd.jpg

“Your face just made my point.”

Holy shit are these people real? I’ve heard middle schoolers with better insults than that!

Oct 03, 2014 at 12:59PM EDT

Commented on Intel Mac Pro

Dude holy shit.
Leapfrog was the best thing in the world back when I was a little kid. I remember those little laptop thingies.

Oct 02, 2014 at 11:57PM EDT

Commented on Plans

An amendment then: encourage the triple AAA companies to abandon the anti-GG crowd. Essentially the same thing we did with advertisers, but with game companies instead. As the poster mentions, these smaller news sites rely on the COMPANIES to give them news. They need news from the major companies because that’s what gets views. If these game companies realize that these news sites do nothing but shit on their products and complain about inane bullshit, they won’t want to send them advance copies of games and interviews.

Also, encourage consumers looking for good games to use other news/review sites. Promote pro-GG or neutral sites, such as the Escapist. Divert traffic to sites that deserve it more.

Expose the Gawker-affiliated sites as anti-consumer, get people to stay away. That’s how to hit them where it hurts.

Oct 02, 2014 at 10:59PM EDT

Commented on Snippet captured from /gg/

I remember that CameraLady was working with some lawyers regarding the IGF’s apparent money laundering/racketeering. That whole thing where Polytron (Fez)’s investors were judges on the IGF and helped it win awards to boost sales that they then profited from as per the arrangements of the investor loans.

Haven’t head that much news in the last couple weeks about it, but CameraLady has periodically dropped in to say that they’re still moving forward. It’s probably just a matter of the legal process taking time.

As for all the stuff mentioned by this anon, yeah, we should probably get something going. Problem is, lawyers are expensive, and companies like Gawker have well-paid, really good ones. The cost to fight these people on a legal battlefield where they are the media, would be extremely expensive. We’d need to raise tens of thousands of dollars to hire decent lawyers, as much money if not more than we donated to TFYC, and we’d need to do it really fast while there’s still momentum in our favor.

It’s a smart thing that this anon is suggesting, it’d just be really hard to pull off in practice.
Not to mention, there’s the very real possibility that the judge would lean toward their side (either by being paid off or simply being swayed by their superior lawyers), and then we’d be double fucked.

Oct 02, 2014 at 10:50PM EDT

Commented on 753.png

I’ll take that as a compliment.
… I think.

Oct 02, 2014 at 09:28PM EDT

Commented on Le combat en armure au XVe siècle

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Holy shit that looks fun as fuck. I never enjoyed sports, but I’d jump at the opportunity to fight in one of these.

Of course, the potential to get stabbed through your visor and die makes me a bit nervous. Seems like it’d be really easy to have fatal accidents in a sport like that.

Oct 02, 2014 at 08:47PM EDT

Commented on 0c2.png

Actually, travelling with a pack animal (in this case a milk-bearing goat) is a pretty smart, normal idea. Travelers took pack animals along with them on journeys all the time.

The pigeons might be a little excessive.
But you never know.

Oct 02, 2014 at 05:58PM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

The Anti-GG sites are throwing huge amounts of money into advertising to try and bolster readership after the massive hit they’ve taken in the last two months. As far as Alexa is concerned, it looks like they’re bouncing back. However, with sites like Intel pulling support, and the fact that most views generated through their ad-campaign are just spur-of-the-moment, the overall picture is that the sites are in heavy decline.

They’re spending large amounts of money trying to get back their readership, and all it’s doing is bankrupting them faster.

Oct 02, 2014 at 04:50PM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

Lol ‘censorship’.
I can’t even fucking believe these people are trying to pull the censorship card after the two months of fucking hell they’ve put pro-GGs through.

I’ve never heard of hypocrisy this thick. And I don’t even think they realize what they’re doing.

Oct 02, 2014 at 04:44PM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

Odd, the image won’t display for me. Just shows a little ‘broken image’ symbol. Not sure what’s up.

Oct 02, 2014 at 01:48AM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

Been busy with college, just got a chance to watch InternetAristocrat’s newest vid today.
Really great job once again on his part, and it was a nice recap.

Oct 01, 2014 at 08:47PM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

Image is 404, did you put it in the gallery?

Oct 01, 2014 at 06:49PM EDT

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