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As you may have heard, #GamerGate booster and alleged journalist Milo Yiannopoulos is writing a book! About #GamerGate!
Looking through his announcement of this project, though, I didn’t notice any mention of an actual publisher. Nor did I see one mentioned on Twitter. So unless I’m missing something, it appears Mr. Y hasn’t yet lined up a publisher.
So let me make this offer: MILO — I WILL PUBLISH YOUR BOOK.
I know we haven’t always seen eye to eye on all issues in the past — or on any issues, actually — but I’m willing to set that aside and I hope you are too. Because I think this is a great opportunity for both of us.
Granted, I am not, strictly speaking, a book publisher. But I do live within walking distance of a UPS Store with two xerox machines and a working stapler. And I’ve already designed a book cover as a sign of my good faith.
I can’t give you a big advance, but frankly, with #GamerGate losing steam by the hour, I can’t imagine any real publisher will either. I do promise you a portion of any profits I make from the book, less my standard fees and the usual allowance for cat food and other cat-related expenses. Plus another 40% to cover the exasperation of having to work with you, which I can’t imagine is pleasant for anyone. And another 10% for whatever.
So how about it? In all honesty, I don’t think you’re going to get a better offer than this.
Have your people contact my cats, and let’s get this train rolling!
NOTE: If any of you think you can design a better book cover than I have, please post it in the comments below.
NOTE 2: My original book cover design used a title I borrowed from a #GamerGate meme. I have been informed that the phrase was a reference to a rape joke, because, of course, #GamerGaters are terrible shits who think rape jokes are funny. So I took it down.
Make your own!
Let me start off by saying this: To be fair to him he just announced it and that could mean anything.
However there’s usually a few right-wing publishers that would jump at the chance to give someone like him all the money they can spare, and people who write an article announcing that they are planning to write a book without having a publisher already lined up usually mean “I want you, yes you the reader to send me money for that book” Meanwhile he may or may not have screwed investors, employees and customers out of money, which true or not sets off more than one red-flag among publishers. I’m not saying his GG book won’t see the inside of a brick-and-mortar store, but I am saying the odds of that happening are against him.
Consider yourself upstaged, Mr. Futrelle:
> Meanwhile he may or may not have screwed investors, employees and customers out of money, which true or not sets off more than one red-flag among publishers.
It’s pretty well documented that he did precisely this. http://www.theguardian.com/media/2013/mar/01/the-kernel
>It’s pretty well documented that he did precisely this. http://www.theguardian.com/media/2013/mar/01/the-kernel
Yeah don’t get me wrong I definitely know he did it, but I’m also one of those sticklers who puts “alleged” in front of names of criminals.
I’ll go make some popcorn!
Quick, minions! Too the comfy chair!
where’s the book cover?
From the introduction by Luigi:
Hello, itsa me, Luigi. My brother Mario was asked to write this introduction but was too busy. It’s ok. I’m used to subsisting on the crumbs from his table. Totally cool with it.
What really matters is that I am passionate about the issue that Milo is writing about: gates in games. Every year, untold millions of video game characters die in falls that could have been avoided had a simple safety gate been in place. Likewise, if vicious animals and mobsters were held in properly gated pens, many many needless fatalities could have been avoided.
As three dimensional human beings, perhaps you have come to take gates for granted. That’s understandable. They do such a great job of protecting you that you don’t even remember that they’re there. We games need them though. This book will, I’m sure, explain the need to code them into future mazes and dungeons.
It may also explain the need to tar and feather those sadistic bastards who design games.
Those are great Grace Lynn! I like the When a Stranger Calls one and the Aurini skulls one the best.
Wow, I have to go for the twilight one, just because Milo looks right at home among the cast. Just do a tiny bit of color correction and he’s another sparkly vampire!
Grace Lynn- those are fabulous! I love the one with Anita Sarkeesian. Too perfect.
So, I went and skimmed the Breitbart article. And a few of the comments. Not really sure what compelled me to do that.
On the other hand, that did lead me to watch Jonathan Mann’s “Beta as Fuck“, so I guess I’ll consider the whole thing a net positive.
Thanks, PixelGoth. I couldn’t resist a little IRL-Hero Insert Fanfiction:
I wanted to shop something, but the Twilight one is already perfect.
All right-wing publishing is vanity publishing, although it’s not generally labelled as such. Ah, the perks of ‘winger welfare!
Grace Lynn – I love the “just finishing the interview with Aurini” one! 😀
Grace Lynn, those memes are awesome. Thank you for sharing.
That Jonathan Mann is hysterical.
I couldn’t resist.
Oh this is going to be good…anyone know what happened with that book 8Chan was going to publish about how 4Chan got tired of their shit?
Totally off-topic, gomen. Had to post this somewhere, though, because it was burning up my head-brains somethin’ fierce. TWs: Sexual assault. Victim denial.
USA Today: “The Great Campus Rape Hoax”
Published today (the 15th) in USA Today. Writer doesn’t understand the difference between annualized rates or aggregate numbers. I do, and I’m a damned journalism major, for cripes’ sake. Back to the salt mine with the author, imo.
Here’s the DOJ report mentioned in the USAT column.
You’ll note that, while there’s a 20ish% rate difference in both the rates of unreported assaults and the rates for reported assaults for nonstudents and students, students are more than twice as likely to say their assaults weren’t important enough to report. There’s several possible interpretations for that. Despite what some talking heads are saying, one of those interpretations is that sexual assaults against students are underreported compared to ones against nonstudents. Of course, this report isn’t fine-grained enough for us to say much of anything with confidence. It’s just a starting point, and it demands follow-ups (if that’s possible, I don’t know how finely tuned the DoJ’s data is).
And, because I like you guys, I tried to dig up the 1-in-5 study. I didn’t find it (to be honest, I didn’t dig that deep), but I did find an editorial by two of its authors:
You’ll note that they’re doing typical scientific hedging. To paraphrase: “These numbers are accurate, but they’re not solid enough to say, ‘This is the reality across the nation.’ ” They haven’t repudiated their figures, they haven’t stepped back from the study. They are reporting that the numbers are being misused (the figure is that 1-in-5 college women in the study were assaulted, but “only” 1-in-7 will have suffered forced penetration, aka the classic definition of rape) — but you’ll note that the author of the USA Today article similarly mischaracterizes both the study and the authors’ rebuttal to smear political opponents. (The reason the author doesn’t link to either the study or the rebuttal has to be simple oversight, not evidence of conscious lying, right? Right?)
Anyway, apologies again for off-topic posting. This editorial just pissed me off somethin’ fierce, and I had to share.
Ah, the author of the USA today piece is the husband of “Dr. Helen,” a longtime AVFM supporter and the author of the terrible Men On Strike book, which is basically just regurgitated MRA crap. He’s as bad as she is, though he writes about MRA stuff less. It’s appalling that USA today gives him a platform.
Also, Pixelgoth, those are amazing!
I really doubt he will even start writing that book. The way he managed his little .com company says a lot about him: he is just a windbag, or rather a whoopee cushion.
Oy. So I have just learned that the title I used for my book cover, which I got from a GamerGate meme, was actually a rape joke reference. So I took it down and put Tulgey’s lovely cover in its place.