If you watch only one 15-minute interview with Davis Aurini about his breakup with his former Sarkeesian Effect collaborator Jordan Owen today, make it this one!
Ok, I realize that might not be quite persuasive enough to get all of you to click play, but, seriously, this is pretty primo internet drama here, especially when a very testy Aurini starts comparing Owen to Elliot Rodger and basically telling us that his former filmmaking partner has none of the skills necessary to make a film.
And yep, it appears that they really did have their big falling out over Roosh. Which is a teensy bit ironic, because criticizing Roosh is pretty much the only decent thing that Owen has done since he first started obsessing about Anita Sarkeesian.
Anyway, the whole interview is worth listening to. Honest. But if you’re in a hurry, or just can’t tolerate 15 minutes of Aurini, skip ahead to 8:38, where it starts to get juicy, or to 10:30, where it gets even juicier. Here’s a partial transcript, courtesy of CringingAtTheWorld on the GamerGhazi subreddit .
I give it 4 “Ethics in Games Journalism” out of 5.
H/T — r/GamerGhazi, and everyone else who pointed me to this video.
@ david IKR. They are after all the ones who write like they deserve a cookie for not raping a journalist.
I don’t think it’s that he’s less utterly horrible than Aurini, it’s just that Aurini presents himself in such an aloof and pretentious way as to be totally unsympathetic. Owen’s not trying to be a sleazy fifth-rate Bond villain.
putting together my kickstarter for The Sarkeesian Effect Effect. The shocking tell-all about the collapse of this shocking tell all documentary. Our innovative “sponsor a skull” funding method means you can actually see the result of your donation on screen!*
My other idea was to set up a Patreon where people give me money to hate things the same things they hate. Might as well cut to the chase.
Between The Sarkeesian Effect’s Patreon and Atlas Shrugged: Part III’s Kickstarter, Ayn Rand-worshipping “individualist” filmmakers seem to be relying on crowdfunding a lot.
They are too busy being net video warriors instead of developing Reardon Metal.
To the tune of H C Anderson’s “Thumbelina”:
whiny douchey fiends,
Roosh-Aurini dance! Roosh-Aurini sing!
though your brains are small,
when your shelves are full of skulls
you’re full of gall!
@Friday Jones: brava!
Am I a bad person for enjoying the hell out of all this? No, no I am not. 🙂
@AltoFronto Personally, I’m not a fan of that insinuation for a variety of reasons.
“Also, Jordan Owen was one of the Youtube atheists who bullied an older teenaged, Christian fundamentalist kid with psychiatric issues. It got to the point where the kid’s dad had to get involved.”
you are talking about venomfangx. He was not a kid, he was a man in his mid 20s. in 2009 when jordan owen was making videos about him, venomfangx was 25 years old.