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Super Fun Anita Sarkeesian Pop Quiz

GamerGate may have to retire this bit of propaganda.
GamerGate may have to retire this bit of propaganda.

Today, a quick quiz to see how closely you’ve been following controversies in the world of video gaming.  Well, a quiz that’s sort of been shoehorned into a poll. The correct answer(s) come after the bump. Enjoy!

ANSWER: The only quote from Sarkeesian was the final one. The rest of the quotes come from disbarred attorney Jack Thompson, the infamous anti-videogame crusader who, in one of the more headsmackingly ironic twists in the whole #GamerGate saga, is garnering plaudits from #GamerGaters because he said a few negative things about Sarkeesian in an interview with Jordan Owen for the allegedly forthcoming alleged documentary The Sarkeesian Effect.

Here are a few Tweets I’ve borrowed from a Storify collection put together by the indefatigable @a_man_in_black.

https://twitter.com/JakALope044/status/534823156641312768

https://twitter.com/VesuvianPrime/status/534821409810546688

https://twitter.com/Dyucks/status/534821715915046912

https://twitter.com/thewtfmagazine/status/534826963706576897

Boy, it seems like only yesterday that Sarkeesian’s enemies were comparing her to Jack Thompson in order to make her look bad. Oops, my bad. It was the day before yesterday.

For the sources of all the Thompson quotes, see here. Sarkeesian’s quote is from here.

 

174 replies on “Super Fun Anita Sarkeesian Pop Quiz”

sunnysombrera, or perhaps “we’re so sorry Julien not-a-misogynist-at-all, we know we were wrong, please don’t be mad at us, we’ll do better next time, and every time, please forgive us!!!!!!!! You can still teach men in the States to be violent cock juggling douche canoes, does that help, look I scrubbed the toilet I’M SO SORRY *creys*!”

There’s only one possible way this can end.

Anita Sarkeesian must denounce Anita Sarkeesian. Then we see if GamerGate will endorse Anita Sarkeesian for denouncing Anita Sarkeesian.

“There’s only one possible way this can end.

Anita Sarkeesian must denounce Anita Sarkeesian. Then we see if GamerGate will endorse Anita Sarkeesian for denouncing Anita Sarkeesian.”

Why that’s…BRILLIANT! *bows in deference*

@Molly Ren, “Let he who hasn’t got their own in-jokes and memes cast the first stone.”

This site does have its own in-jokes (which I don’t understand a great number of either), but at least the people on it use actual words! 😉

I went to that etsy expecting something funny, but… FORTY DOLLARS? For three bottles of glitter and some store-bought findings?? (I really hope the price is part of the joke…)

On topic: I eagerly await the day when Gators gain the tiniest glimmer of self-knowledge and collectively collapse in despair. The howling and gnashing of teeth will be audible from here to Australia.

Am I the only one who wants to send “the most hated man in the world please pity me and stop hating me it makes my feelz feel teh badz” (aka Julien Minds-a-Blanc) tiny glass vials so he can catch his tears and send them to FHC? Because he is very sad at being “the most hated man in the world oh please won’t somebody think of my poor feelz”. The non apology was bad enough, but the wounded “most hated man in the world it’s so unfair and I am teh sad feelz” bullshit shows an abysmal lack of empathy.

Come sit by me. When I saw that for the first time, I felt like reaching through my laptop monitor and grabbing the d-bag by his deep V shirt (Jeebus H. Christ, why do they all wear those?) and yell, “Dude, you’re not Adolf Fucking Hitler. You’re just a shit who needs to shave and grow the fuck up!”

What the bloody hell does “based” mean? Why do they call it “vidya”? Why don’t Gamergate speak like normal people?

“Vidya” might be a reference to Hank Hill from King of the Hill who would slur “video game” into “vidyagame”, usually while ranting about how bad they are for his son.

Mr. Blanc thinks he’s da most hated man in da world. Prof. Dawkins thinks he’s being muzzled because people are free to criticise him.

What a bunch of delicate flowers.

this says it best:

Hold on to the end for proof of evil feminist SJW conspiricy in action. His autotune rebuttal of C.H.Sommers got posted here a while back and he has some great GG vids up there; my personal fave is this though:

ETHICS!

I went to that etsy expecting something funny, but… FORTY DOLLARS? For three bottles of glitter and some store-bought findings?? (I really hope the price is part of the joke…)

Lol, I was thinking the same thing.

I mean, I can grab one of those tiny tubes of glitter, some tape and yarn and ta-da! DIY male tears!

GamerGaters clearly don’t care about gamers being harassed, as long as SJWers are being harassed more.

“I get one aspect of what they were trying to do… they were trying to show Barbie as inexperienced in the field, to act as an avatar of girls who aren’t experienced with computers but would like to be.”

They could easily have shown that in a non-sexist way be having Fatima and Eve help her in techn instead of Brian and Steve. Not to mention all the other pro-women messages depicting women helping women would have given. But as always, Barbie is the special snowflake, the lone female intruder in a naturally male industry.

And the feminist barbie hacker website was found and crashed (based on content I’m guessing by 4-chan) with horse porn, stallman, gnu’s, racist slurs, anime, and shrek. I’m (also) guessing those hid all the rampant misogyny I kept expecting.

The saddest part is that, aside from the horse porn and racist slurs (and probable rampant misogyny) that their submissions were *still in fact better than the book*.

Wow what a one sided article! Mocking and silencing gamers for FREE SPEECH! Real classy. Thompson has the courage to stand up for what he believes. This is what happens when SJWs force there fascism onto the gaming world http://www.buzzfeed.com/andreborges/gay-character-prevents-game-release
Thanks a lot feminazis.
And im saying this as a completely authentic non binary queer person of color so #nachoshield i mean #notyoureshield. #lookwhatyoumademedoMISANDRY

On a different note: this is the kind of article that makes me want to grab people who say “both sides have valid arguments,” and smack their faces into a computer screen and scream CAN YOU NOT READ!
(P.S. I really am trans and gay, but pasty pasty white.)

I cant stand “based” as a descriptor. I grit my teeth every time I see it.

Verbing nouns is acceptable silliness. Adjectiving verbs is just bloody stupid.

Adjectiving verbs is just bloody stupid.

???

Grilled salmon.

Neutered cat.

Burned wood.

Grilled salmon.

Neutered cat.

Burned wood.

All you need for a fantastic party!

Hmm, I guess my analogy is incorrect, because you modify a noun into a verb (eg. “verbing”); and modifying a verb into an adjective is, as you point out, actually part of the language. But “grill” is a verb, and “grilled” is an adjective.

“Based” is itself a verb, and you never “base something”. Something is either “based at [location]”, or “based on [subject]”. So it’s more using an unmodified verb in the place of an adjective.

(Which seems curious to me; I would expect this formulation to have a different or qualifying identifier to other verbs… and it probably does, but I don’t have enough linguistic knowledge to figure it out.)

Anyway… I think I’m out of my depth talking about the nitty-gritty of language, so I’ll leave it there. But I still maintain that whatever it is, it’s wrong, and the sort of thing up with which I will not put!

All you need for a fantastic party!

I’m afraid I’d also need some aged bourbon and some tie-dyed shirts if the party is to be fantastic.

But “grill” is a verb, and “grilled” is an adjective.

“Grilled” is the past tense of “grill.” “I grilled salmon.”

“Based” can be used as an adjective, although I’ve never seen it by itself. I saw it just today in one of those articles about Julian Blanc. It referred to him as “US-based Julian Blanc.” That’s obviously not the construction being used here, but it’s not completely from Mars.

Hi everyone, long time lurker first time poster here.

I just wanted to comment on the whole “based” thing because the way GGers have been using bothers the hell out of me (though I have never used the term myself). As others said it comes from independent rapper Lil B, meant to mean a kind of almost carefree lifestyle not being concerned what “haters” think and such. The thing is I just know the man himself would really not like GGers using it the way they are, since he himself is very progressive and an outspoken feminist (which is almost unheard of in the hip hop world). Some people at r/GamerGhazi were talking about messaging him about it so maybe he denounce their co-opting of it. Which I think would be hilarious.

Anyway, just goes to show that another one of their “heroes” would hate them as well.

I’m trying to think of a way that GamerGators can get dumber, but I don’t think there is one. They are beyond parody at this point.

At least they’ve managed to transform the concept of the “bottomless barrel”.

It used to be a joke. Now it’s a reality.

“Based” is itself a verb, and you never “base something”. Something is either “based at [location]“, or “based on [subject]“. So it’s more using an unmodified verb in the place of an adjective.

(Which seems curious to me; I would expect this formulation to have a different or qualifying identifier to other verbs… and it probably does, but I don’t have enough linguistic knowledge to figure it out.)

It’s all about the tenses. For ‘base’, we don’t normally use Simple Present Tense (I’m capitalizing because I feel like it). ‘I base my statement on the fact that I am a cat.’ Instead we use Present Progressive Tense ‘I am basing my statement on the fact that I am a cat’.

I keep thinking that “based” is a permutation of “debased”, though I’m not entirely sure what it would mean in that case.

Some (unsubstantiated, as far as I can tell) rumours claim the “based” in Based God is abbreviated from “freebased”.

Freebasing is smoking crack, so it makes a bit more sense in that context: like “grilled”, “freebased” could either be past tense (He freebased this morning), or the end state of the action (Don’t talk to him, he’s freebased).

So perhaps Lil B was frequently out of his gourd on crack (or at least accused of it), and decided to reclaim the word for himself.

Don’t care. Still sounds stupid. Hate it.

Get off my lawn.

I was around to see the meme spread, and yes, “Based” comes from Lil’ B calling himself “Based God”. It started with some other people being called same, then it morphed into “Based X” for whatever you think is cool.

I’m just amused that it is the conservative reactionaries who hate all change and are raging against the fact that people with other opinions get a platform consider themselves to be the ones who don’t care about what society says.

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