Thursday, September 20, 2018
Alpha Blue Boycott
Thanks to a tip from the RPGpundit, I have screen-shots of David Black (of The Black Hack fame) trying to whip up some kind of anti-friend mob against me.
I wouldn't classify it as harassment, cyber bullying, or actual hate, but he's only getting started. We've interacted before, and now it looks like David Black is trying to escalate things.
Those who know me, know that I'm not homophobic. Alpha Blue isn't homophobic, either. It may be from a straight male's point of view, but Alpha Blue can be used for any kind of sexual gratification between consenting adults.
While I was upset with Kiel Chenier for not wanting to review Alpha Blue because it wasn't gay enough, did I go on a boycott or unpersoning rampage, accusing him of heterophobia? Nope. He's free to do what he wants, review what he wants.
Zak S. just wrote a new blog post about sexual expression in RPGs, hoping for some kind of consensus via exhaustive argument. And he assumed anyone coming down on sexual content would be from the right-wing. Have you met the far-left, Zak? Policing what everybody says, thinks, believes, votes, friends, likes, dislikes, and how they live their lives is job numero uno for the Ctrl-Left.
I'm just a middle of the road guy with a singular agenda - fun! That's all I want, to have as much fun roleplaying with friends and strangers as possible. I don't care if they're straight, gay, bisexual, male, woman, non-binary, black, yellow, green, blue, or white. I don't care if they're communists, Muslims, Christians, Satanists, Jews, Libertarians, white nationalists, far-left, Alt-Right, farmers, programmers, doctors, or pornographers.
As long as they're not a disruptive asshole at the table, I'll put politics and everything else aside so we can game and see what happens.
But my allowing others to have differing points of view is part of the problem, part of my problem, and why I should be shunned by a certain segment of the hobby. By not being an intolerant asshole, I'm considered "toxic" or whatever by a select few.
It's tragic that conformity is idealized, whereas individuality and freedom are looked down upon.
There's rumor of an Alpha Blue boycott happening, so let me say one thing regarding that - trying to influence the masses away from dangerous or forbidden content goes both ways... just like many of the characters in Alpha Blue.
p.s. I somehow forgot to mention that David Black is either lying or totally misunderstood / took out of context any comment I made about an all-female development team. Also, I have no idea what "tried to Kickstart DnDgate" means.