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Friday, February 06, 2015

Entryism in progress

Robert Conway at Reaxxion asks if  Magic: The Gathering adding a transsexual character is a problem:
Magic the Gathering has been a mainstay in geek culture since the 90’s, so it should come as no surprise that people are making a big deal about the addition of a new trans character, Alesha, Who Smiles At Death. The announcement came in the form of a short story on Wizards Coast’s website entitled The Truth of Names, and is not actually indicated on the card itself. In fact the only text besides the card’s ability is a quote: “Great death with Sword in hand”. The art doesn’t necessarily give you the impression that Alesha is a trans-person either.

The card’s back story, as detailed by writer James Wyatt, discusses a clan of people who earn their names in battle. The tale depicts an Orc who fights for the Mardu clan, which is lead by Alesha. During the battle the Orc questions Alesha’s gender, after failing to kill a dragon and claim his own name. The story goes on about the battle and eventually ends with other warriors detailing deeds that deemed the Orc worthy of the name. However at the end the Orc admits he has yet to figure out who he is and willfully acknowledges that Alesha is in fact a woman.

Certainly this news has caught the attention of SJW-friendly meadia such as Kotaku (archived link) and of The Mary Sue (archived link). To put it simply Nathan Grayson thinks it’s “pretty darn cool”. Not everyone is on board with it. Several IGN users have voiced their concerns as I’m sure many of our readers will do the same.
The answer is, ABSOLUTELY YES, it is a problem. It is a very serious and ultimately fatal problem that will eventually kill the game dead. It is a problem of such gargantuan and epic proportions that the only rational thing to do is to immediately stop playing Magic: The Gathering, and stop purchasing any of its related products, until the Alesha, Who Smiles At Death card is publicly withdrawn. The card is the gaming equivalent of a small but malignant melanoma.

One might as reasonably ask if the original decision to permit women to read Bible verses was a problem for the Anglican Church. Or if the original income tax, which was introduced with a maximum rate of 7 percent and affected less than 1 percent of the U.S. population was a problem for US taxpayers.

The point is not whether the addition of an overtly propagandistic SJW element immediately breaks the game. The first step never does. That's because the first step is always only symbolic, a testing of the waters to see if the invasion of the SJWs is going to be resisted or not. When it is resisted, of course, there will be endless protestations of how it is harmless little thing, how it is "just this one brick", and hand-on-heart vows of how there is, of course, absolutely NO intention of building a damn brick wall in the future.

The time to smack down the SJW entryists is when the camel first sticks its nose in the tent, not when it is already fully ensconced and defecating all over the carpets.

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117 Comments:

Blogger Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus February 06, 2015 8:45 AM  

Yeah it is. Give those people an inch, and they'll take a mile.

Blogger Josh February 06, 2015 8:50 AM  

From the Mary sue article:

"As someone who adopted her chosen name from a Magic: the Gathering character..."

That's just so many levels of weird...

Anonymous paradox February 06, 2015 8:51 AM  

Hearthstone is better anyway.

Blogger BCM February 06, 2015 9:12 AM  

"The Camel's Nose" is a fable that needs to be taught to all kids. Hell, the classic fables and fairy tales represent a full education in common sense. That's why they are disappearing from bookstores or being bowdlerized. (E.G. "The Ant and the Grasshopper" being revised to have the Ant invite the Grasshopper in to stay with him for the winter)

Anonymous Crude February 06, 2015 9:15 AM  

Can someone explain where the 'trans' part comes in? Nothing in the quoted story gets right out and explains this. Is it purely the pronoun switching?

Blogger S1AL February 06, 2015 9:17 AM  

The funny thing is that you could cut out the four sentences making Alesha trans and it would actually be a really good short story. That whole part is completely tacked on.

Also laughed when Wyatt called it "the most important story I've ever written."

But this will probably be accepted by the MTG community at large. The player base already had a huge sjw contingent.

Blogger S1AL February 06, 2015 9:19 AM  

"You are a human boy who thinks he is a woman."

And Alesha is the grandmother's name. Hence my comment below about it being tacked on.

Anonymous Gecko February 06, 2015 9:23 AM  

Hearthstone. Hah! By the way, didn't Blizzard recently make some pro SJW statements? Here's one I saw:

We're trying to build this thing that feels evocative, fun and inclusive, not something where you log in and get killed straight away. In Overwatch, you can use abilities, aid your teammates and get into more tactical situations. It's not just shooting. You get a lot more up time, so have a bit of context.

It's possible to make a shooter that doesn't feel cynical or nasty. We've been making videogames now for 20 years and sometimes the business can look like a damn mess. We want to be part of the solution. We want to do something that's hopeful.

- Chris Metzen

A bit OT: Just curious, how would you all classify Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures by Fantasy Flight Games? I wouldn't call it a war game because of the scale, but I'm not hip to all the lingo.

Blogger S1AL February 06, 2015 9:25 AM  

"Just curious, how would you all classify Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures by Fantasy Flight Games?"

Collectible miniatures game, or tabletop miniatures game.

Anonymous Mudz February 06, 2015 9:26 AM  

The story's pretty hilarious. It turns out the orc was right. Alesha just randomly gave himself a girl's name (his dear old granny) and calls himself a girl. Didn't even make any sort of effort to 'trans', but it's apparently just as legit as any other kind.

It's pretty much an Broken Aesop style indictment.

Anonymous Giuseppe February 06, 2015 9:26 AM  

That Orc would have been rape-killed in any game I ever played with friends in. Except if the player with the Dwarf character was part of the group, then there was a distinct possibility of it being killed-raped. The dwarf usually was killed by the other characters mid-necrophiliac rape.
Yes, I know Magic is not D&D. It would not have made any difference with the group we played with.That card would not have lasted 10 seconds before it would have been set on fire. And possibly "saved" by someone pissing on it.

Anonymous Crude February 06, 2015 9:28 AM  

Metzen's statement doesn't seem too SJW to me. Very vague. I do recall with Overwatch someone making the comment about talking to their daughter and feeling ashamed of scantily clad, big-breasted women in WoW, which is why in Overwatch women are more clothed, etc.

And have absolutely fantastic asses and generally look super-hot. So go figure.

Anonymous Alexander February 06, 2015 9:31 AM  

It's no surprise to find out I'm a sexist bigot because I played Magic years ago when it wasn't inclusive. After all, I play Europa Universalis and get this - a game set in the 14th-18th centuries doesn't allow female monarchs to personally command armies!

Sometimes I have to deliberately lose wars to uncivilized powers (another appalling concept!) and give Kongo or Persia or Aztec swathes of my core territory just to assuage the guilt.

Blogger Owen February 06, 2015 9:32 AM  

Speaking of entryism, four women passed RIP, or whatever it's called now (Ranger Indoctrination Program). The Army wants to have 25 by April for a class, I suppose. RIP was no cake walk (considering what they've turned Jump School into), but earning the tab is a whole nuther matter.

I'm reminded of an article a woman wrote when she tried to hang with combat arms in Iraq. Destroyed her body in a year and she came away with realistic view of male/female physical capacities.

Blogger Owen February 06, 2015 9:33 AM  

Link to article

Anonymous Titus Didius Tacitus February 06, 2015 9:34 AM  

"During the battle the Orc questions Alesha’s gender, after failing to kill a dragon and claim his own name."

Thus we learn that Orcs are versed in gender theory.

Anonymous zen0 February 06, 2015 9:35 AM  

> Metzen's statement doesn't seem too SJW to me

inclusive.....part of the solution.....something that's hopeful....

Maybe you need a remedial course in SJW Speak?

Anonymous Athor Pel February 06, 2015 9:38 AM  

" Crude February 06, 2015 9:28 AM
...
And have absolutely fantastic asses and generally look super-hot. So go figure.
"



I suddenly have an urge to make an rpg and call it, "Fantasic Asses of the Super Hot", or just "Fantastic Asses".

The ultimate power would be the ability to force an enemy to Detox Your Buttox and make them pay for the privilege.

Anonymous Anubis February 06, 2015 9:38 AM  

Is the card overpowered enough that everyone would want it? Is her special ability to shoot a barrage of pingpong balls out of her

Does Vox control/influence what captcha words you get?

Anonymous Crude February 06, 2015 9:40 AM  

"Maybe you need a remedial course in SJW Speak?"

'Inclusive' is the only worrying word there, and it's so vague that it's hard to tell if it's an SJW or someone throwing up smoke so they can get on with the business of making their game unmolested.

So far, the only thing Overwatch is 'inclusive' regarding is super hot girls, talking gorillas, and cool designs. And considering the game is such that the hot women will be regularly eating bullets (like everyone else), I'm skeptical whether SJWs will be particularly pleased.

Anonymous Will Best February 06, 2015 9:43 AM  

I used to really enjoy MtG. Played it from Beta through 4th edition and then all the tourneys started banning all my favorite cards in order to get you to buy a bunch of new ones.

My first business experience was also with MtG. I bought boxes in bulk from some number I found in a magazine at whole sale prices and was then able to sell the packs of cards 50 cents cheaper than the card shops and still make 50 cents a pack for myself. Between that and selling all my cards on ebay when I quit, it paid for my first year of college.

Blogger Salt February 06, 2015 9:46 AM  

SJWs remind me of nagging wives and a scene in the film, "How To Murder Your Wife" (1965). Stanley Ford (Jack Lemmon) has the character, Harold Lampson on the stand where Ford (Lemmon) draws a big red dot on the railing. "Just push it, Harold." He does, and in his imagination makes his nagging wife disappear, throwing her into the goop from the gloppitta-gloppitta machine. (Lampson't wife cries out, "Oh,,, Harold.")

Scene -

Stanley Ford: Gentlemen...

[looks at Harold Lampson, who gives him a wink and a grin; turns back to jury]

Stanley Ford: Gentlemen, I address you not as judge and jury, but as a fellow American male. The crime that you have just seen Harold Lampson commit in his imagination I have been accused of committing in reality. Too long has the American man allowed himself to be bullied, coddled, and mothered, and tyrannized, and in general meant to feel like a feeble-minded idiot by the female of the species. Do you realize the power that you have in your hand here today? If one man - just one man - can stick his wife in the goop from the gloppitta-gloppitta machine, and get away with it! Whoa-ho-ho, boy, we've got it made. We have got it made. All of us.

Charles Firbank: Hear! Hear!

Stanley Ford: Gentlemen, I did it.

[crowd murmurs]

Stanley Ford: I killed her. I murdered my wife.

[judge bangs gavel]

Stanley Ford: Every single charge that the district attorney has leveled against me is true. Indeed, I did slip her a Mickey - brrrup-brrrap!

[smacks rail]

Stanley Ford: I cold-bloodedly then fed her into a tomb of goop from the gloppitta-gloppitta machine! I ask you to acquit me! Acquit me on the grounds of justifiable homicide. And not for my sake... for yours.




Blogger bob k. mando February 06, 2015 9:46 AM  

Athor Pel February 06, 2015 9:38 AM
I suddenly have an urge to make an rpg and call it, "Fantasic Asses of the Super Hot", or just "Fantastic Asses".


*facepalm - winning*

The ultimate power would be the ability to force an enemy to Detox Your Buttox and make them pay for the privilege.

Blogger BCM February 06, 2015 9:47 AM  

General feeling on a lot of the comments seems to be "Well that's pretty small beer". Well, that's the point. That's exactly what entryism is. It starts with the thin end of a very wide buttplug. Assuming this card is accepted, next release or the one after will have a card which makes a SJW fetish more explicit. The process will be repeated until the most powerful and essential cards in the game are SJW focused. Entryism is a process of taking small bites, each bite is calibrated to evoke a reaction of "Oh, that's nothing worth fighting about."

This is a testable thesis. Odds are that the card will not receive much pushback. Just watch the next few releases. A year or two from now you'll be able to look back and see the changes.

Blogger IM2L844 February 06, 2015 9:49 AM  

When supposed transgendered men start dominating women in various sporting arenas, we'll begin to see an end to this sort of SJW utopian nonsense. Let T.J. Dillashaw throw on a dress and demand a match with “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey and watch the SJW backpedaling begin.

Anonymous Gecko February 06, 2015 9:55 AM  

I think the overall aim of Metzen's statement is another indicator. It's about feelings and safety.

I do recall with Overwatch someone making the comment about talking to their daughter and feeling ashamed of scantily clad, big-breasted women in WoW, which is why in Overwatch women are more clothed, etc.

I remember that one too. I think that may have actually been the first quote to tip me off. A quick image search for Overwatch indeed suggests that he may not have had much influence. Clothed, maybe, but...

Anonymous BigGaySteve February 06, 2015 10:00 AM  

"When supposed transgendered men start dominating women in various sporting arenas, we'll begin to see an end to this sort of SJW utopian nonsense."

When I first saw the Williams sisters on TV I thought my boyfriend left the channel on LOGO for tranny tennis.

How do you kill that which has no life? With the Tranny card. Magic has been going on for so long the only thing that can kill it is itself, like when WOW included pokeman,& Farmville in Pandera.

Anonymous Giuseppe February 06, 2015 10:07 AM  

Titius,
Well, no. To be fair, I read that as Alesha failing to kill the dragon and the Orc saying "Fag!"

Blogger Nate February 06, 2015 10:09 AM  

"However at the end the Orc admits he has yet to figure out who he is and willfully acknowledges that Alesha is in fact a woman."

Wait ... What?

Am I the only one that thought this sentence came out of no where is totally unrelated to the rest of the paragraph?

Anonymous zen0 February 06, 2015 10:10 AM  

@ Crude 'Inclusive' is the only worrying word there, and it's so vague that it's hard to tell if it's an SJW or someone throwing up smoke so they can get on with the business of making their game unmolested.

Guess your right. Its a small thing, nothing to worry about.

Blogger Vox February 06, 2015 10:12 AM  

So far, the only thing Overwatch is 'inclusive' regarding is super hot girls, talking gorillas, and cool designs.

Not at all. Look at the characters. They are the United Colors of Overwatch. That is serious SJW territory.

Blogger Myles February 06, 2015 10:14 AM  

Here's hoping this entire contingent is burned to the ground before they ever even think to look at Warhammer 40,000. Emperor protect us.

@Gecko

"Just curious, how would you all classify Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures by Fantasy Flight Games? I wouldn't call it a war game because of the scale, but I'm not hip to all the lingo."

It's a wargame, I'd say. Personally, I think it straddles "board game" and "wargame" pretty comfortably, similar to Rivet Wars, and is on a much more intimate, tactical level as compared to Squad Leader, Axis and Allies, etc which are more strategic.

Blogger Nate February 06, 2015 10:15 AM  

I never played Magic... and I ruthelessly mocked those who did. Thankfully my kids are more of the Call of Duty... Destiny... Axis and Allies types.

Blogger Salt February 06, 2015 10:17 AM  

From the storyline -

"You could have earned your war name," she said. "Know who you are, and claim it."

Anger twisted the orc's face and he took another step toward her. "You tell me this? A human boy who thinks he's a woman?"

Anonymous Crude February 06, 2015 10:18 AM  

Vox,

Not at all. Look at the characters. They are the United Colors of Overwatch. That is serious SJW territory.

How? I'm honestly perplexed here, and I'm normally pretty hypersensitive to SJW bullshit while at the same time trying not to overreact to false positives. I could simply be wrong here, so hopefully someone will explain this.

The characters are 'Hot girls', 'Kickass guys', 'Weird cool things'. Where's the SJW flag? I didn't see much in terms of their descriptions. Is the Gorilla originally a human otherkin who received a speciesectomy to match his Real Inner Self? Is the hot purple girl from a world where the entire military is exclusively male and she somehow managed to obscure her painfully obvious gender enough to join the sniping division and become the Best Sniper Ever in their Whole History?

Blogger Nate Winchester February 06, 2015 10:18 AM  

the Alesha, Who Smiles At Death card is publicly withdrawn

Should the card be withdrawn or just the story? (after all, without the story then... it's just a card)

how would you all classify Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures by Fantasy Flight Games?

I've been playing the D&D spin off of it of late. Quite enjoying it and going to a tournament this weekend. I'd almost call it "gateway war gaming."

"Fantastic Asses"

A game about anthropomorphic donkeys having adventures?

Anonymous Crude February 06, 2015 10:19 AM  

Anger twisted the orc's face and he took another step toward her. "You tell me this? A human boy who thinks he's a woman?"

It's always anger and outrage. It's never the far more common 'Haha, seriously? Whatever, crazy.'

Blogger Vox February 06, 2015 10:20 AM  

The characters are 'Hot girls', 'Kickass guys', 'Weird cool things'. Where's the SJW flag? I didn't see much in terms of their descriptions.

Again, UNITED COLORS. Go down the list. The Indian woman is second on it. They went out of their way to make an Indian woman fighter. That's intrinsic SJWdom. If you don't believe me, just wait and see. Also, the Indian male has a feminine name. Could be ignorance or could be something else.

Anonymous p-dawg February 06, 2015 10:22 AM  

@Nate: It's ok. There's a place in the world for people who have fast-twitch reflexes instead of intelligence. You and yours will be fine.

Blogger bob k. mando February 06, 2015 10:22 AM  

Mudz February 06, 2015 9:26 AM
Alesha just randomly gave himself a girl's name (his dear old granny) and calls himself a girl. Didn't even make any sort of effort to 'trans', but it's apparently just as legit as any other kind.



you're forgetting trans-vestite. also, pre-op is considered part of the transgender constellation.



Athor Pel February 06, 2015 9:38 AM
The ultimate power would be the ability to force an enemy to Detox Your Buttox and make them pay for the privilege.


needs a Kim Kardashian Big Bad running around toxifying players buttocks with saline injections.

Blogger Krul February 06, 2015 10:26 AM  

Crude - It's always anger and outrage. It's never the far more common 'Haha, seriously? Whatever, crazy.'

Nor the also more common disgust.

Blogger Robert February 06, 2015 10:29 AM  

Doug Beyer(head of Creative) admits it's entryism:

y'all are awesome and should feel proud
your positive responses create opportunities for us as creators you are literally making it possible for us to do more amazing things in the future
and that makes us feel very lucky
thanks for being kickass humans who have chosen to come on this journey with us

http://dougbeyermtg.tumblr.com/post/109556422394/i-just-wanted-to-say-that-my-inbox-is-an-alesha

Anonymous The other skeptic February 06, 2015 10:37 AM  

Is there an alternative to Magic The Gathering?

If not, someone will have to come up with one.

Blogger Nate Winchester February 06, 2015 10:42 AM  

Is there an alternative to Magic The Gathering?

CCG wise, L5R, pokemon, Yu Gi Oh are still around and Dragonball Z have returned.

But there are other things out there in the LCG system and some might be coming...

Anonymous Crude February 06, 2015 10:43 AM  

Vox,

Again, UNITED COLORS. Go down the list. The Indian woman is second on it. They went out of their way to make an Indian woman fighter. That's intrinsic SJWdom.

Man, I don't know about this one. What does 'went out of their way' even mean in this context? It's an FPS with MOBA influence, and the MOBA hallmark is having a variety of distinct, unique characters. Did they also 'go out of their way' to make a talking gorilla? If I follow the reasoning that including hot, dangerous looking minority women is a telltale sign of full-blown SJW infection, then - if John Wright's magazine and book covers are anything to go by - sci-fi's been full-blown SJW for literally decades, including at its height.

As for the indian male, I don't know who you're talking about. Zenyatta? It's a robot.

Anonymous Crude February 06, 2015 10:45 AM  

if John Wright's magazine and book covers are anything to go by

I don't mean his specific books and magazines. It's something he talked about before when laughing at the idea that including sexy, dangerous alien women on books covers and in media was some bold new idea, as opposed to 'shit they've been doing since sci-fi was supposedly at its most "oppressive"'.

Blogger Joshua Dyal February 06, 2015 10:49 AM  

To be fair; Wizards of the Coast has been run by SJWs since their formation back in the 90s. So, it's a different kind of entryism; testing the waters with themes that they've always loved back at the home office, rather than SJWs entering into a previously non-SJW space.

Blogger MATT February 06, 2015 10:52 AM  

I think the real problem here is playing Magic the Gathering.

Blogger Krul February 06, 2015 10:56 AM  

The tale depicts an Orc who fights for the Mardu clan, which is lead by Alesha. During the battle the Orc questions Alesha’s gender, after failing to kill a dragon and claim his own name. The story goes on about the battle and eventually ends with other warriors detailing deeds that deemed the Orc worthy of the name. However at the end the Orc admits he has yet to figure out who he is and willfully acknowledges that Alesha is in fact a woman.

Is this intelligible to anyone? Are an orc and a human supposed to be discussing gender and personal identity *during a battle*?

Whoever wrote this needs to learn how to write a summary.

Anonymous Athor Pel February 06, 2015 10:56 AM  

" MylesFebruary 06, 2015 10:14 AM
Here's hoping this entire contingent is burned to the ground before they ever even think to look at Warhammer 40,000. Emperor protect us.
..."



http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Adepta_Sororitas

Anonymous Crude February 06, 2015 10:58 AM  

Is this intelligible to anyone? Are an orc and a human supposed to be discussing gender and personal identity *during a battle*?

That is the only kind of battle most of them have much experience with.

Anonymous kawaika February 06, 2015 11:01 AM  

"Is there an alternative to Magic The Gathering?"

Android: Netrunner. Probably won't be long before camels penetrate the safe space. There also Warhammer 40k Conquest; heard it's great, haven't played it though.

Anonymous Daniel February 06, 2015 11:02 AM  

A brief homage--McRapey-style-- to realistic identity politics among orcs.

Orc 1: I question your gender!
Orc 2: Ya mean sex, dumbass. Now stop gaggin' on it already.

Anonymous Randy M February 06, 2015 11:03 AM  

"Is there an alternative to Magic The Gathering?"

Is there a company that isn't infested with SJW entryism? WOTC might be worse than average being based in Seattle, (they also put a non-binary gender call-out in the new D&D version that had the geeks squee-ing) but I doubt it's going to be any better at other companies, given their main goal seems to be not to offend anyone--and by anyone, of course, we mean primarily leftist designated victim groups.

Brad Wardell at Stardock, perhaps, but where in the table-top realm?

The upshot, though, is the opportunity to "highlight the contradictions" or whatever it is the marxists say. Point out that Alesha, Boy in a Dress implies that an actual woman wasn't strong enough to compete with the clan, just like when trans- compete with women in pro sports (See Steve Sailer). Or that most eunuchs were mutilated against their will, and this makes light of victims of sexual violence.

Anonymous Gecko February 06, 2015 11:05 AM  

Is there an alternative to Magic The Gathering?

Just don't try Hearthstone. I was hoping it might actually fit into the tablet scene well, (anything else has better options) but from what I hear the execution on that platform is lacking. A shame.

I recently jumped into X-Wing Miniatures because the introductory rules are simple enough for the kids to grasp, and I can introduce more complex rules piecemeal over time. It's the cards that define your squad, not the minis. The squad building aspect may satisfy the deck builder in you, and there's a healthy tournament scene if that's what floats your boat. Not sure if I'll ever do a tournament myself - I don't have the time for it and simply enjoy playing with family and friends. The minis look great, so I actually keep them out on a shelf. Besides, everybody likes Star Wars on some level.

OpenID cailcorishev February 06, 2015 11:06 AM  

The first step never does.

Yes. Hermaphrodites and other sexual oddities were already popping up in a lot of the SF I was reading back in the 80s, even in pretty good stories like the Vorkosigan Saga, but it took them a couple more decades to make that kind of stuff the norm.

I'm still not sure what the fascination is, but it does go back a ways. I wonder what the first camel's nose into the SF tent was.

Anonymous The other skeptic February 06, 2015 11:10 AM  

Or that most eunuchs were mutilated against their will, and this makes light of victims of sexual violence.

This is worth expanding on.

See the info on how the Chinese did it. Something like 90% of the boys died because the removed the penis, scrotum and testicles. If the urethral opening closed over during healing, those boys died a painful death.

Blogger Krul February 06, 2015 11:14 AM  

I'm still not sure what the fascination is, but it does go back a ways.

Back to Aristophanes in Plato's Symposium, at least.

Anonymous Daniel February 06, 2015 11:24 AM  

Zenyatta is a girl's name Crude, and the robot is an Indian (or Sri Lankan or something) fighting monk. Zenyatta was the name of a champion filly and was popularized by non-horse people because she was "a girl beating the boys."

Yeah, that's definitely a preemptive - no way around it. It may not affect gameplay - yet.

And the talking gorillas? Wait for it, Crude. Have you noticed a particular race/sex combo that is NOT represented in Overwatch? At least not overtly. They've got the Asian (male-trans and female) the white (male and female) Hispanic (the Santa Muerte guy, or girl, as they'll probably reveal him to be) and the African is a girl from Egypt.

That leaves...the silverback gorilla.

Am I misrepresenting the game? I don't play it, and am only vaguely familiar with it. But the posters absolutely look like Bennetton ads. Bennetton ads plus half-savage talking silverback.

Blogger Student in Blue February 06, 2015 11:27 AM  

@VD
Again, UNITED COLORS. Go down the list. The Indian woman is second on it. They went out of their way to make an Indian woman fighter. That's intrinsic SJWdom. If you don't believe me, just wait and see.

That's like saying Mortal Kombat 3 is intrinsic SJWdom because they had a variety of fighters. But I will be waiting and seeing.

OpenID easilyangered February 06, 2015 11:32 AM  

Why do they need trans characters? Don't they already have elves?

That said, I wonder how long it is until we can give crazies who think they're Napoleon armies to command and kingdoms to run since we give the crazies who think they're a different gender different sex organs.

Blogger Ghost February 06, 2015 11:35 AM  

I used to ruthlessly mock magic players, as well. But a lot of my friends are nerds, which meant that hanging out with them sometimes consisted of me watching them play a card game. So, I learned how to play last year, and finally built myself a killer deck.

And now, you tell me this. The ONLY redeeming quality here, which actually goes to prove entryism, is that the story isn't on the card. I'm not THAT into magic that I read the books. If it ain't on the card, it ain't in the game (generally speaking, the cards are very literal and self explanatory; if a card does not say something, than that something is not applicable to that card). But this proves that they're testing the waters with the genuine fans, or in another word, entryism.

And no matter how many chick warriors they've added into the game, I've never seen a girl pay magic. My daughter plays League of Legends all damn day, and she thinks it's a game for nerds. So, I guess, dude's who wish they were chicks is the next best option?

Anonymous Crude February 06, 2015 11:37 AM  

Daniel,

Alright, I'll walk it back on Zenyatta. 'True soul is without form', the name and the like is throwing up red flags, so I can see the character being a throw-in for Thai Ladyboy representation.

But I think complaining about the racial mix in -this- case just doesn't work. It is a MOBA-inspired game - every MOBA, every one out there from the time of the genre's creation, has been about coming up with increasingly outlandish, weird, "diverse" characters.

I can see that someone can -take- the built-in diversity of a MOBA and deploy it for SJW purposes. But it makes no sense to complain about mere racial "diversity", in and of itself, in a game like this. It's like complaining that space exploration genres are automatically SJW-town if they focus on a variety of aliens, because that's just 'forced diversity'.

Also, Jesus fucking Christ, these captchas are getting retarded.

Anonymous Daniel February 06, 2015 11:46 AM  

That's like saying Mortal Kombat 3 is intrinsic SJWdom because they had a variety of fighters.

It had two women. They were ridiculous and it is retroactively beneficial to the entryist.

Here's the thing. Nerds put topless chicks in Mortal Kombat (although, like a gama, gave Shiva or whatever her name was eight limbs, most of them arms, and only two breasts - you know, out of gentlemanly respect.) because its fun to watch near-topless chicks fight. They could flight them in under the guise of equality or grrl power, or whatever the hell was the hyper-equalitarian meme of the moment.

But eventually, you get this ridiculous, stereotypical semi-man kickass warrior trope everywhere, and it becomes a point of entry.

It would be shocking to have a game with only male characters in it - or one where the girls are playable decoration. The Far Cry series are so completely retarded in this aspect: the create an entirely new and unwanted fantasy character class in a game that is supposed to be a gritty portrayal of ultraviolent but otherwise semi-realistic mercenary life: that new character class? The ugly, skinny female mercenary class.

How stupid. A black guy over at Reaxxion wrote about how he did not want to see anything other than hot white women in his games...because the game should fundamentally be entertaining.

Mortal Kombat put eye candy girls in for male players to jiggle around and murder if they wanted to. They did it under the guise of equalitarianism. They did it because it was fun and entertaining. But that is the shield under which the weird SJW ideology marches in.

Nothing wrong with the shield intrinsically; just recognize when your enemy realizes he can pick it up and use it for cover.

Anonymous VD February 06, 2015 11:50 AM  

I think complaining about the racial mix in -this- case just doesn't work. It is a MOBA-inspired game - every MOBA, every one out there from the time of the genre's creation, has been about coming up with increasingly outlandish, weird, "diverse" characters.

Who is complaining. I am, in fact, ignoring the game. Because I already know how it is going to progress. When I see that UNITED COLORS crap, I don't even bother looking at it. Maybe it will be kept to a minimum, maybe they'll push it as far as they can, but either way, I'm not interested. They've already identified who and what they are.

Because what it tells me is that they don't give a damn about the story, they are more intent on the politics and the propaganda. Fine, that's they're prerogative. And ignoring it is mine. I'm not telling you or anyone else not to play it. I'm just pointing out that there are SJWs in the development team. Guaranteed.

Blogger MATT February 06, 2015 11:54 AM  

Never give an inch. Ever played "just the tip"? Did it ever stop at just the tip??? No! You went balls deep!

Blogger Chris Mallory February 06, 2015 11:59 AM  

"The Far Cry series are so completely retarded in this aspect: the create an entirely new and unwanted fantasy character class in a game that is supposed to be a gritty portrayal of ultraviolent but otherwise semi-realistic mercenary life:"

The first two Far Cry might have been "semi realistic mercenary life". Far Cry 3 was "Frat Boys With Guns". I never even looked at Far Cry 4.

Blogger The Remnant February 06, 2015 11:59 AM  

Yes, indeed. Whether it's SJWs who incrementally worm their way deeper into an organization, or government that incrementally worms its way deeper into our lives, the argument always begins as "what's the big deal?" This is because most people are now unprincipled, impious, and incapable of thinking in categorical or metaphysical terms. Whether an action causes little or no immediate harm is entirely irrelevant; one must look at the NATURE of the action and accept it or reject it on those terms alone. But this is a masculine way of thinking. Now that society has grown effeminate, only immediate, tangible effects (and one's feelings about them) matter.

Anonymous Crude February 06, 2015 12:00 PM  

Who is complaining.

Okay, strike complaining, replace it with 'arguing that it's SJW in any major way'. I'll grant the weird robot's possible problems.

Because what it tells me is that they don't give a damn about the story, they are more intent on the politics and the propaganda.

What story? It's an FPS MOBA. It has some vague framework of a story like every MOBA. The narrative is going to be 'defend the base against the invaders, kill them'. 2fort in TF2's backstory wasn't exactly a major deal.

Actually, would you call TF2 SJW? I mean, the Announcer is female, and they have the absurdity of a black scotsman.

OpenID luagha February 06, 2015 12:02 PM  

The obvious answer is to ruthlessly mock MtG from now on by calling Alesha and any other character 'Tootsie'.

Blogger BCM February 06, 2015 12:06 PM  

The correct amount of s*** to allow in a sandwich is what?

Blogger Brad Andrews February 06, 2015 12:07 PM  

The question of whether attack wing is a "war game" depends on exactly what you classify as a war game.

Many similar elements to miniatures war games, but the them is not the traditional historic or near future war game. It all depends on what you lump in that category.

I wouldn't see it as all that different, in principle at least, than many miniature-based "war games" that have either a historical or science fiction theme.

A wide range of games are out there now, far beyond even the ones Vox posts about occasionally.

I have noticed that many rules use "she" for the generic pronoun, showing the creator's bias. Some toggle between sexes, but others are clearly quite SJW. Most board games are independent of that, so it is not a huge issue.

Comics on the other hand....

Blogger Myles February 06, 2015 12:16 PM  

@athor pel

You mean the sexualized nuns in boob plate and fetish leather? Not really an SJW thing. In fact, it's pretty much the opposite.

Anonymous Mudz February 06, 2015 12:18 PM  

bob. k. mando you're forgetting trans-vestite. also, pre-op is considered part of the transgender constellation.

Heh. Yes, that's true. I guess what I'm saying is that a story like the above should really should make them realise how idiotic their perspective is.

Their concept of transgender is proved utterly meaningless by their own hand. And while that may be the point, just noting that male and female exist, objectively, should prove thatgender does in fact have meaning, an absolute meaning, but transgenderism is necessarily divorced from that meaning.

By saying that 'gender identity is whatever you want', they've basically forfeited the game, because after that's all said and done, the actual biological realities still remain.

Blogger JCclimber February 06, 2015 12:27 PM  

Today at work is "wear Red to show support for the #1 killer of women - Heart Disease" day.

However, they didn't emphasize that the red was support for women until the actual day, when it is too late to change clothes.

Several men are complaining, as 15,000 more men than women are killed by heart disease each year in America.

They are sexist, and people are starting to call them out on it.

Blogger Student in Blue February 06, 2015 12:31 PM  

@Daniel
It had two women. They were ridiculous and it is retroactively beneficial to the entryist.[...]
They did it under the guise of equalitarianism. They did it because it was fun and entertaining. But that is the shield under which the weird SJW ideology marches in.

Nothing wrong with the shield intrinsically; just recognize when your enemy realizes he can pick it up and use it for cover.


I don't think the topic was necessarily only women being represented here, but that there's also blacks, asians, a wide gamut of visually interesting characters.

I would also bet against that the women were ever added under a guise of equalitarianism (since Mortal Kombat was already pretty embroiled in controversy for violence, suddenly they're going to be PC and respectful in other ways?) and more just for being visually interesting and being an easy way to make character A different from character B.

Then again, I was never that big into MK when it was around so I didn't follow it that heavily.

Anonymous FP February 06, 2015 12:36 PM  

"That's like saying Mortal Kombat 3 is intrinsic SJWdom because they had a variety of fighters. But I will be waiting and seeing."

Have you seen the intro cinematic video Blizzard put out a few months ago? It was basically UN propaganda.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqnKB22pOC0

OpenID cailcorishev February 06, 2015 12:37 PM  

I think the real problem here is playing Magic the Gathering.

Yes, it's a shame we can't all be as chest-poundingly manly as you, out killing bears with a sharp stick or whatever you do for fun while we're playing our silly card games.

Blogger Student in Blue February 06, 2015 12:48 PM  

Oh come now Cail, real men don't play Magic the Gathering.

Real men play superior, testosterone pumping games such as Pokémon: The Trading Card Game.

Anonymous Nietzsche's Ghost February 06, 2015 12:48 PM  

Loki, were s/he here... would smile.

Anonymous Will Best February 06, 2015 12:56 PM  

Again, UNITED COLORS. Go down the list. The Indian woman is second on it. They went out of their way to make an Indian woman fighter. That's intrinsic SJWdom.

How much of that is SJW and how much of it is an attempt to grow its Asian markets which make up almost 10% of its revenue? I mean their games are a competitive sport in South Korea.

Anonymous Mudz February 06, 2015 1:03 PM  

Loki, were s/he here... would smile.

Yes, well to be fair, I will accept 'magic' as a legitimate gender-flip. It's still weird, but it's valid.

-

Blizzard are pretty soft-hearted. They're not aggressively PC, but they want to hold on to their consumers, so they bend for them.

Blogger Josh February 06, 2015 1:14 PM  

I thought magic the gathering was the game that only the most omega of the omegas in high school played.

Anonymous Mudz February 06, 2015 1:26 PM  

Yes, but the people that mock them for having a nerdy hobby like anyone else, are typically not that much higher on the scale themselves.

Anonymous Gordon February 06, 2015 1:29 PM  

This will be fun.

I understand Vox reaction of "don't buy it or it will kill the game" from someone of outside, but you don't understand how this game has survived in the last 20 years.

It can only be compared to an addictive drug. Wizards of the Coast is always making the changes the players don't ask for, but it ends up being the right call. Faster horses and all of that. You can look up an article called "10 things that were going to kill Magic".

In light of that, I hope it is just a stunt for clickbait articles promoting the game. If it is not, as a lot of people seem to think, it will be fun to watch the game burn, sitting by the poolside.

Anonymous Gx1080 February 06, 2015 1:44 PM  

"...I hope it is just a stunt for clickbait articles promoting the game."

My money is on an stunt. MTG lore is very, very, poorly written. Is so bad that WOTC decided to not bother to sell books about it anymore (last one was digital-only) and now they only publish it in the form of short stories on their website. So the whole thing is very low risk so far, specially since the central cast of characters were already designed by a Marketing team.

Also, WOTC, like all companies, doesn't admit failure until that particular expansion is out of print except when they don't have other choice.

Blogger Nate February 06, 2015 2:01 PM  

@P-dawg

And that place is most often standing over the broken bleeding bodies of our enemies... who fancied themselves intelligent.

Blogger Myles February 06, 2015 2:14 PM  

@Gx1080

"MTG lore is very, very, poorly written."

You take that back! I've had many a long sit on the toilet made easier by MtG novels!

Anonymous darrenl February 06, 2015 2:19 PM  

I can confirm from experience that SJWs are trying their thing in Netrunner.

I already had a running in with one who posted on our group's Facebook page about the first transgender character. I put up enough of a push back that the post was deleted.

Anonymous Anubis February 06, 2015 2:36 PM  

Indian male has a feminine name?

His name wouldn't be Sioux by chance?

Blogger Dewave February 06, 2015 3:00 PM  

Metzen comes across as an enormous SJW. If you find yourself saying "oh but that all sounded so inclusive and reasonable..." that's the point.

Blogger Dewave February 06, 2015 3:01 PM  

Metzen comes across as an enormous SJW. If you find yourself saying "oh but that all sounded so inclusive and reasonable..." that's the point.

Anonymous WaterBoy February 06, 2015 3:43 PM  

Meh. The card itself isn't all that great, mechanically speaking. I probably wouldn't use it for that reason alone.

And I certainly won't stop playing the game because of this. Plenty of publishers put out books with gay characters, etc -- that won't stop me from buying their other books which don't.

Nate: "Thankfully my kids are more of the Call of Duty... Destiny... Axis and Allies types."

They aren't mutually exclusive. My son plays CoD, Destiny, and M:tG, while I play both Destiny and M:tG. To each his own.

Ghost: "And no matter how many chick warriors they've added into the game, I've never seen a girl pay magic. My daughter plays League of Legends all damn day, and she thinks it's a game for nerds."

Girls do play -- both my wife and daughter do (it's a family affair), and I've seen girls in tournaments back when I used to participate in them.

cailcorishev: "Yes, it's a shame we can't all be as chest-poundingly manly as you, out killing bears with a sharp stick or whatever you do for fun while we're playing our silly card games."

*smiles, nods*

kawaika: "Android: Netrunner"

The original Netrunner is still out there, too -- they just haven't published any more expansions in several years (and aren't going to). But Cyberpunk was always one of those sub-genres where women and POCs were always included, and the game is no different.

Anonymous WaterBoy February 06, 2015 3:48 PM  

Gx1080: "WOTC decided to not bother to sell books about it anymore (last one was digital-only)"

The first ones they published were actually not bad. Not great, but still entertaining...and also, free cards.

Anonymous WaterBoy February 06, 2015 4:05 PM  

BTW, the OP above has a typo...the correct flavor text for the card in question is “Greet death with sword in hand”. Although having sword in hand would probable lend itself to a great death, as well.

Anonymous Gx1080 February 06, 2015 4:11 PM  

Heh. Guys like Metzen or Rosewater get trained on what to say by their PR departments. They both are good at delivering their toothless, non-confrontational corporate speak. I just zone it out.

Anonymous Donn February 06, 2015 4:16 PM  

The trailer looked like a parody of a Russian propaganda cartoon.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 06, 2015 4:40 PM  

This is not a surprising development.

I was getting the feeling the graphic artists were starting to gain influence in Magic; The Background Production Details.

No home is forever. Move along. Move Along.

I've been down this road before. Honestly it's better to quit on your terms than theirs.

Anonymous Salt February 06, 2015 5:54 PM  

Wish #GamerGate could just drop all SJWs into a PvP server.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 06, 2015 6:00 PM  

*** Tangential to Topic***

Has anyone here played HuniePop?

The SJWs are trying to get it banned from Steam, so it might be worth a look but I'd like to hear from someone who has played it before bothering.

I'm betting its the first game Roosh has played in years.

Anonymous JRL February 06, 2015 6:27 PM  

Vox, please start using the word "inclusive" as often as possible.

Blogger SirHamster February 06, 2015 6:37 PM  

@ Cataline:

Haven't played and not planning to, but Reaxxion has a decent review of it.

Match-3 RPG variant that sounds a lot like Puzzle Quest's crafting mode, with "date items" in place of spells, and anime pron as your reward. And probably realistic/less cringe-worthy dialogue than most dating games.

Anonymous A. Nonymous February 06, 2015 7:32 PM  

You mean the sexualized nuns in boob plate and fetish leather? Not really an SJW thing. In fact, it's pretty much the opposite.

Additionally, the whole reason they were added to the game in the first place was to silence the SJWs demanding female Space Marines (which, according to longstanding canon, can only be male). They also tend to be largely ignored in terms of new model releases, used mostly as faceless canon-fodder in the fluff, and derisively referred to as "Bolter Bitches" by a significant chunk of the fanbase.

Blogger RandalThorn February 06, 2015 7:54 PM  

I do not know about the game, but Magic the (money) Gathering's fanbase are the absolute worst subhumanoid species anyone has the misfortune meeting.

Anonymous Smokey February 06, 2015 8:00 PM  

Has anyone here played HuniePop?

The SJWs are trying to get it banned from Steam, so it might be worth a look but I'd like to hear from someone who has played it before bothering.

I'm betting its the first game Roosh has played in years.


Eh, just a standard dating sim with none-too-original puzzle elements.

If it weren't Game-oriented and attacked by SJWs so much, it wouldn't even get the time of the day from most people.

For all that Gamer Gate complains about stupid, clique-y SJW behavior, we are pretty good at engaging in it ourselves, including setting up SJW strawmen where none exist.

Overwatch, for example, is fine. There's rightfully complaining about SJW influences, and then there's bitching about people trying to be creative. And creativity goes double for Overwatch, considering how many people are trying to tear it apart for resembling Team Fortress 2 a little too much.

Anonymous Dr. J February 06, 2015 8:45 PM  

From an investment standpoint, you could have done worse than collect Mt:G during it's inception. We think it's rather remarkable that gold has risen from $200/oz to $1200/oz. Magic's quintessential card - Black Lotus - has risen from $300 to nearly $4000 for one in decent condition. My personal best turnaround was to rotate a $7 purchase to a $300 purchase in three years.

A move like this telegraphs one direction to such investors - sell.

Have to say I still like the game 20 years after starting, and it's a disappointment to see the SJWs creeping in. Same damn thing happened with Dragon Age and other games (as has been discussed ad nauseum here). Perfectly decent game ruined by faggotry and sexual deviants. That said, a card game in which you play at summoning demons might have a few strikes against already in addition to the tranny nonsense.

Blogger SirHamster February 06, 2015 8:54 PM  

Overwatch SJW backstory: "In a time of global (1) crisis (2), an international (3) task force (4) of heroes banded together to restore peace (5) to a war-torn world."

+5 SJW points at least, more if you want to weight them - in one sentence.

@Smokey:

For all that Gamer Gate complains about stupid, clique-y SJW behavior, we are pretty good at engaging in it ourselves, including setting up SJW strawmen where none exist.

Overwatch, for example, is fine. There's rightfully complaining about SJW influences, and then there's bitching about people trying to be creative.


"We"?

Does Overwatch have SJW influences, or is that an SJW strawman? Saying it is both at the same time doesn't make much sense.

There's also nothing particularly creative about hot babe game characters, or making characters racially diverse and international. Perhaps the art is creative, but the concepts are not. And on the art side, there's quite a few elements pulled from other Blizzard games.

Female sniper? StarCraft ghosts. Dwarf? Warcraft. The shotgun assassin's ultimate is also used by the Demon Hunter in Heroes of the Storm. I'm sure the game will be fun and polished, but recognizing influences is not complaining or bitching.

Anonymous Jack Amok February 07, 2015 12:51 AM  

When supposed transgendered men start dominating women in various sporting arenas,

Would women even notice? or care? Butch lesbians aren't a problem, so why not trannies, so long as they call themselves "she". Sometimes I think the only thing that matters to women is that there is Women's Sports and that it's Taken Seriously.

Hmmm, wonder if there's any Beach Volleyball on TV?

Blogger Akulkis February 07, 2015 3:36 AM  

Never have liked Wizards of the Coast..... they ALWAYS fiddle with every game they get their hands on, and the result is ALWAYS a degradation of the game, so as to achieve some side thing which isn't nearly as important as what they ruined.

Example... Cosmic Encounter... simple game with simple cardboard pieces... worked well for decades... WotC gets it, and has to change everyting into (expensive) plastic parts.... and so as to recoup the expenses, cut down the game.

jerks.

Blogger Akulkis February 07, 2015 3:56 AM  

"and is on a much more intimate, tactical level as compared to Squad Leader, Axis and Allies, etc which are more strategic."

Are you on drugs? The only thing more tactical than Squad Leader is Firepower (1 counter = 1 man OR 1 vehicle OR 1 crew-served weapon OR 1 explosive device)

Blogger Myles February 07, 2015 5:40 AM  

@A. Nonymous,

"Additionally, the whole reason they were added to the game in the first place was to silence the SJWs demanding female Space Marines (which, according to longstanding canon, can only be male)."

Considering they were released in 1998, I have to wonder how much of that was going on. Perhaps GW wanted to add a chick faction to broaden their player base (which is retroactively strange, because I've never even HEARD of a female Sisters player. Most chicks I've met in the hobby play Orks or Nids) but to placate SJW busybodies? You might be right, but I'm not seeing it.

Sisters never sold well because they were never a very powerful army and their aesthetics had very niche appeal. Also, the models were pretty expensive compared to other armies and they had relatively few boxed sets to save players some cash. Meaning that if you wanted a 10 man multimelta squad, you had to buy 10 $10 metal models as opposed to, say, 2 $30 boxes of 5x Space Marine heavy weapon bearers that are plastic and have gobs of extra pieces to customize other models.

Blogger Student in Blue February 07, 2015 8:58 AM  

@SirHamster
Match-3 RPG variant that sounds a lot like Puzzle Quest's crafting mode, with "date items" in place of spells, and anime pron as your reward. And probably realistic/less cringe-worthy dialogue than most dating games.

More realistic dialogue for sure, but I'm not so sure about less cringe-worthy...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcGPYxpPt6Q
I've had this linked to me about a year ago. Not sure if it's still the same, but still...

Anonymous A. Nonymous February 07, 2015 9:43 AM  

@Myles:

Considering they were released in 1998, I have to wonder how much of that was going on. Perhaps GW wanted to add a chick faction to broaden their player base (which is retroactively strange, because I've never even HEARD of a female Sisters player. Most chicks I've met in the hobby play Orks or Nids) but to placate SJW busybodies? You might be right, but I'm not seeing it.

I'm just repeating what I've heard from others, and that's that the Sororitas were introduced to quell a small but annoyingly vocal minority of fans who would never let go of the fact that the early Rogue Trader-era miniatures included a woman in Space Marine-type powered armour (this, for the uninitiated, being back before what a Space Marine actually was had been properly codified). Basically, it was, or so I've been told, a case of "oh, you want female minis in powered armour? Well, here they are, so be careful what you wish for and SHUT UP!" or something to that effect.

Sisters never sold well because they were never a very powerful army and their aesthetics had very niche appeal. Also, the models were pretty expensive compared to other armies and they had relatively few boxed sets to save players some cash. Meaning that if you wanted a 10 man multimelta squad, you had to buy 10 $10 metal models as opposed to, say, 2 $30 boxes of 5x Space Marine heavy weapon bearers that are plastic and have gobs of extra pieces to customize other models.

I've occasionally encountered speculation to the effect that this is all quite deliberate on GW's part.

Anonymous Joe Author February 07, 2015 4:17 PM  

Hasbro bought Wizards of the Coast, which makes Magic: The Gathering. So, it is well within the purview of the game company to create what it wants. Don’t like the card? Don’t include it when playing. Problem solved. Furthermore, it is observably true that no one, sans God, can say with absolute or even reasonable certainty that this abomination will result in the death of the game.

Read what you want. Write what you want. Produce what you want.

Anonymous Shut up rabbit February 07, 2015 5:38 PM  

These female space marines? As you can see they are not exactly SJW friendly.

My personal favorites were the GZG Spice Marines if you really, really, really wanna a female spez mahreen

Blogger Corvinus February 07, 2015 11:46 PM  

The point is not whether the addition of an overtly propagandistic SJW element immediately breaks the game. The first step never does. That's because the first step is always only symbolic, a testing of the waters to see if the invasion of the SJWs is going to be resisted or not. When it is resisted, of course, there will be endless protestations of how it is harmless little thing, how it is "just this one brick", and hand-on-heart vows of how there is, of course, absolutely NO intention of building a damn brick wall in the future.

The time to smack down the SJW entryists is when the camel first sticks its nose in the tent, not when it is already fully ensconced and defecating all over the carpets.


Exactly like what happened to the Catholic Mass in the 1960s. Inserting St. Joseph's name in the Canon? What's so bad about that? Next thing you know, they go and gut the entire Mass, and most of the other sacraments as well.

As for this Alesha character: hit the game designers over the head with the absurdity of a man, whose very job is of a military nature and requires, you know, physical strength, wanting to turn himself into a weaker woman.

Anonymous Titus Didius Tacitus February 08, 2015 5:43 AM  

Romulus was right. If you mean to build a city and hold it. and even so close a person as your brother criticizes and belittles your wall, and jumps over it as a merely symbolic attack, the quarrel is already deadly.

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