Brandon on Fireside chats with Colin Moriarty

  • @Kristen59 @tokeeffe9 I'm not going add anything to what's already being said. But if your going to delete my post then you should delete the following conversations that were about the post because now the conversation is taken out of context and makes it look like I was conspiring to spread some form of hate attacks, when it wasn't even close. So please delete the whole conversation or leave my post as is with your warning to allow for context, thanks.

  • @CGamor7 A middle ground, I've restored the post but removed the image.

  • @tokeeffe9 said in Brandon on Fireside chats with Colin Moriarty:

    @Claus-Grimhildyr Just because it's a joke, doesn't mean it can't be offensive. I've defended Colin more than most when discussing him recently with friends but let's not pretend he didn't know exactly what he was doing with that tweet, and further along when he decided to frame it.

    You're not helping yourself by generalising GAF/ERA. If you have nothing but digs to offer, than it's probably not worth posting.

    I agree with you that he knew what he was doing in trying to ignite some backlash, but I definitely doubt he intended it to be that big of a backlash. I would also argue the framing of the tweet is actually pretty awesome. It is like framing your business's first dollar in that it is the thing that started out his brand new life. It is something to look back at.

    I also must say I agree with the generalized assessment of Gaf and Era -- at least on anything to do with controversy. They have a set list of acceptable viewpoints on a select number topics (i.e. like opinions on trans-identity or Colin's very presence on the internet) and enforce it with brutal bans.

    I will say that the community is fine on any other topic, but that heavy-handed groupthink is enough to taint the feel of that community.

  • Hoo boy. This convo got intense.

    I'm glad the interview took place. Colin seems like a bit of a douche, but I'm probably seen that way as well so no big deal.

    I don't think he's sexist, but he's probably said a sexist thing or two, I suppose. Still glad Jones took the interview.

  • @ThyBlight that wasn't my intent at all ;-; I'm all about the good vibes here!

  • @tokeeffe9 and @TokyoSlim I would like to apologize for my attitude. It was disingenuous for me to blame an entire forum for the work of an aggressive vocal minority within the community. The stress accumulated from work, finals, and grading - I had used my distaste for this small group as a conduit for stress relief.

    I will work on trying to better my interactions with the community.

  • @JamboHyland95 I don't think I'd ever conclude that as your intent. I got good vibes from you. No worries, my dude. L&R.

  • @ThyBlight Thanks man, appreciate it!