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People News The Exoneration of Chris Avellone

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Darth Roxor, Sep 5, 2020.

  1. Maculo Prophet

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    Has MCA been seen since this started?

    ResetEra is the internet equivalent of an insane asylum, where the inmates take turns gaslighting and mentally torturing one another. This fate is fitting, however, given that the users are by and large maladaptive millennials.
     
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  2. Tramboi Prophet Patron

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    Lol, no. She scripted a bit of Twine. This is not programming.
    Emily Short (for instance) makes 1000x more complex games (her Inform games) and she doesn't use the word "programmer".
     
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  3. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Yes, yes they are.
     
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  4. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    I've literally seen people applauded on ResetEra for saying that innocence and guilt is unimportant, only the narrative.

    As in they only care about the "greater good" of removing white devs and writers from the pool.

    They are not people you should make any effort to engage with.
     
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  5. David Cernat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I wonder if I'm the first YouTuber who talks to a lawyer before replying to YouTube comments:

    [​IMG]

    (Of course, it helps that the lawyer is one of my best friends and a huge fan of KOTOR 2.)
     
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  6. Rivmusique Arcane Patron

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  7. Cleveland Mark Blakemore Golden Era Games Übermensch Developer

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    Millennials

    I want to thank all of you for playing supporting roles at the beginning of this movie about me.

     
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  8. Cleveland Mark Blakemore Golden Era Games Übermensch Developer

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    This is how the movie ends except instead of "bloody bastards" I want you to imagine me saying "fukking millennials"

     
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  9. David Cernat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Why did you pick this thread for this, though? This is the thread where the millennials finally did something good.
     
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  10. Cleveland Mark Blakemore Golden Era Games Übermensch Developer

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    Reading the account of their drunken debauchery and the utter meaningless of their lives from day to day made me want to weld the hatch shut from the inside.

    Just the fact they made such a casual accusation against a person shows how utterly amoral and completely devoid of any principles they really are.
     
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  11. David Cernat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Oh, I get it. Instead of millennials, you mean millennial women.

    It's like the difference between "cancer" and "terminal cancer."
     
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  12. User0001 Savant

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    Great video piece! Very sane and balanced. We live in the age of affect, and people like David is its remedy.

    I wish you David Cernat , a long, happy and prosperous life. You deserve it!
     
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  13. 680x0 Literate

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    Wait, Cleve built a second bunker?
     
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  14. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    Cleve is a destitute divorcee with a 6 hour commute in one direction.

    What do you think?
     
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  15. Grunker RPG Codex Ghost Patron

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    [​IMG]

    The reverse is obviously true, and anyone who thinks otherwise is not worth taking seriously in discussions on art or creation in general. That includes MCA regardless of your fanboi-swooning
     
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  16. Tramboi Prophet Patron

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    You're judging his person, there.
    Such recursivity.

    (I agree)
     
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  17. Trans-Financial-Man Savant

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    Women truly have no idea of consequences both within and outside of themselves. I'm just a mean old volcel who just went through a messy divorce so ignore my biased opinion. But women are woefully unaware of just how fucked all Womenkind's job prospects will be once the SJW fad has ended (It is literally happening right now all around me to old work colleagues because of Kung Flu). Every single male driven business outside of California is going to say "If I hire any women, even if I specifically go out of my way to hire ugly but talented ones in my industry. I will probably get a false accusation. So I will hire exclusively men from now on and just deal with Vice calling me a sexist as I actually make money for a change."

    Personally I'm happy to see an excuse to tell them all to take a long walk off a short pier, as a former dev I have never met a women in the gaming industry with equal or superior talent or interest in the field to a male equivalent employee. But back in my day the women all worked in HR and laughed at how ugly the programmers and designers were behind their back. But never mind me. I'm just a nearly 60 year old bitter old man who wants to watch the self immolation of women in person.
     
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  18. Thonius Prophet

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    Hey can someone repost the video of the Chris, drunk at wrong Kickstarter Live Session?
     
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  19. David Cernat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Here it is:



    Alas, you'll immediately notice that, because it's a recording of a livestream, there are parts where the video got cut off.
     
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  20. Murk Arcane

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    Why wouldn't they just tell him he's at the wrong panel...
     
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  21. Mastermind Arcane Patron Bethestard

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    This is the kind of hard hitting gaming journalism I come to the Codex for.
     
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  22. Sardine Dev Poster Literate

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    Do your part. Do it well.
     
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  23. Lyric Suite Converting to Islam

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    The character of the person has a relation to the quality of the work in my view in that a noble work of art can only be the product of a noble soul. Which is not to say great artists cannot have flaws. We all have flaws and faults, it's part of the human condition, but IMHO a vile individual can only produce vile works, no matter how skilled or clever he may be, but that's also neither here nor there in a way for very few people are truly vile as much as very few people are truly without faults.

    With that said, you cannot judge the quality of a work of art based on an assessment of the character of the artist. The work of art has to be judged on its own terms, it's just that if the work is truly great, than the possibility of the artist being a truly vile individual is just not there. Beethoven was a very flawed individual, with many character flaws, including a violent temper and an extremely stubborn and obtuse personality (to wit: his battle to win custody over his nephew and his attempt to force him into a musical career the nephew wasn't suited for, with the nephew attempting suicide to escape the clutches of his overbearing uncle, after which Beethoven had to relent). With that said, could a truly vile individual write something like this?



    I just don't think it is possible.

    When people talk about the character of the person tainting their work they probably have people like Polanski in mind, but honestly, every movie i've seen of his was centered on some weird psychological horror. There's certainly indications of a tainted soul even in the works he made, which, however clever they may be, they are certainly disturbing. That goes for a lot of modern artists. And has for Avellone, his works are so childish in a way i think he is probably something of an overgrown child himself, and that his mea culpa performances are intended to signal that he is in fact an harmless individual, but that just makes him even more of a target for him bearing his heart out means nothing to the heartless.
     
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  24. commie The Last Marxist Patron

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    I started watching....then I saw Billy Idol recommendation and got some nostalgia for 80's New Wave instead.

    Anyway Great Job David, while I always knew MCA was a cuck innocent, this work may help in some way to get this out to the fence sitters and doubters and more importantly, guys in the industry who may watch it and see that there isn't the need to fear the stigma of giving Chris a go again.


    :drink::salute::salute::salute::salute::salute::salute:
     
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  25. Cleveland Mark Blakemore Golden Era Games Übermensch Developer

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    Technically, at present it is a small root cellar on a remote piece of land. The infrastructure of the shelter is sitting out behind a scrapyard with employees using it as an outdoor latrine. No, no shelter per se. Bugout location, yes. A fine one in fact with a mine on the property in case of fallout. but not the luxuriant splendor I am used to in my underground facilities. I would have posted video of it but it is likely the autists on the internet would have figured out where it was in no time. I am still a thousand times better prepared to last through an extended ITZ than the average person would believe.
     
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