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Friday, February 13, 2015

Nero lays down the imperial smack

Milo reports on one of the biggest freaks to ever orbit the game industry (which is not at all a low bar to hurdle), John Flynt aka "Brianna Wu":
The gender history of game developer and pathological attention-seeker Brianna Wu would not ordinarily be the subject of public interest, but Wu’s critique of the GamerGate movement has relied heavily on identity politics and her insistence that she represents women in the video games industry. (We are using “she” and “her” as a polite courtesy in this report.)

Yet Wu was not until relatively recently a woman at all, and her legitimacy as a speaker even for the transgender community is in doubt since, as we can also today reveal, she was banned from a transgender forum after less than a year for unacceptable behaviour–not an easy thing to accomplish in a community well-known for its aggressive online conversations.

Wu was permanently stripped of her moderator status for abusing her position, according to another moderator, in a sign of what was to come in a long internet career of dissembling, bullying, smearing and panicky deletions as Wu has lurched from self-induced digital crisis to self-induced digital crisis over a period of more than a decade.

Wu, who has been engaged in an exhaustive press tour in recent months writing op-eds in a handful of online outlets, claiming that her life is in danger and that she is standing up for women in the games industry, is in fact, we can reveal, merely an unstable internet troll with a long history of mendacity and emotionally disturbed online outbursts.
Perhaps the funniest thing about Wu's erratic behavior is his insistence that anyone in the game industry gives a damn about his game. We see them come and we see them go. It's not necessary to pay any attention to it at all; we know it's going to sink out of sight no matter what hystrionics he attempts to throw in order to get someone, somewhere, to play it.

And Nero didn't cover the half of it. Such as this spectacularly inept attempt to attack himself; Wu forgot that he was logged in on his own account, Spacekatgal, then posted a weirdly specific question. Notice that my point about using style to detect frauds is fully applicable here. It would be obvious that he had written it even if he hadn't been dumb enough to sign his own name to it.

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Anonymous Starbuck February 13, 2015 12:15 PM  

Brianna Wu...


Ummm... Who?!

Anonymous Porky February 13, 2015 12:22 PM  

This is what always happens when you engage progs and SJW's in battle.

You go in thinking it's going to be an epic assault, a tremendous, imperial smackdown.

And it just turns out to be some simpering neurotic, a psychotic in a wheelchair, or a self-loathing pudge with a big lawn.

Blogger The Deuce February 13, 2015 12:22 PM  

Does ANYBODY still seriously entertain the notion that Brianna Wu didn't send his own death threats to begin with after reading this?

Blogger Mekadave February 13, 2015 12:26 PM  

I think either Sargon or Totalbiscuit posted a video where they proved that she never actually left her house after she supposedly fled her house in terror because she lazily kept recording her videos from the SAME ROOM. I'll go looking for it when work slows down.

Blogger Quadko February 13, 2015 12:27 PM  

'Twer I a woman, offense I would take at such a human trying to speak for me by claiming identity with me.

Indeed, John/Brianna has made me wonder how much the "war on boys" is the impetus to drive some males to join the preferred class of female-hood as a way to... what's that phrase... play on the easy setting? Far easier and cheaper to claim victimhood if you joining after the war is won, after all.

Anonymous FP February 13, 2015 12:29 PM  

"One user on the forum wrote in 2010 that Wu used to brag about not telling her sexual partners of her transgender status.."

"Wu confirms this herself when she writes: “I would imagine that I would tell someone I was planning to marry, but that is it… I certianly [sic] don’t tell every man I kiss or go on a date with about this.”"

Quelle suprise.

Blogger The Deuce February 13, 2015 12:30 PM  

I think either Sargon or Totalbiscuit posted a video where they proved that she never actually left her house

PressFartToContinue was the one who figured it out. Several people posted videos on it. TheRalphRetort was the first to break it in news form here: http://theralphretort.com/fuck-censorship-reprint-brianna-wu-ever-leave-home-mid-october/

Blogger Vox February 13, 2015 12:35 PM  

"Wu confirms this herself when she writes: “I would imagine that I would tell someone I was planning to marry, but that is it… I certianly [sic] don’t tell every man I kiss or go on a date with about this.”"

Yeah, about that, John... I'm pretty sure they know.

Anonymous Zippy February 13, 2015 12:37 PM  

He is one ugly woman.

Anonymous Daniel February 13, 2015 12:38 PM  

That's hilarious. I wonder if paraplegics brag about not telling their sexual partners that they own a wheelchair.

Blogger Kryten 2X4B 523P February 13, 2015 12:41 PM  

I'm still astonished that Wu stated her game cost $400,000 to make (as was stated on her steam greenlight page forum, now deleted).

$400,000 for an IOS game with terrible texture work, awful dialogue, risible plot and badly animated characters. Either its an outright lie (likely) or she is so bad at financial management that the budget was spent on fluffy slippers and chinese food (also likely).

Blogger Giraffe February 13, 2015 12:51 PM  

Yet Wu was not until relatively recently a woman at all,

A man with mutilated junk pretending to be a woman is not a woman.

OpenID cailcorishev February 13, 2015 12:53 PM  

If we're going to roll back this "trans" idiocy, the first step is to get people to stop letting them dictate pronoun use. When even a Breitbart writer, in a piece critical of Wu, is careful to call him "her" out of supposed courtesy, we have a long way to go.

Blogger SirThermite February 13, 2015 12:54 PM  

After transition my attitude is the following – ‘Either you are a woman, or you are not. Why would you hang out with a bunch of transsexuals if you are a woman?’

Bravo, Nero! That quote from Wu (no feminist hyphenated last name?) is not gonna play well with the special snowflake crowd.

Blogger SirThermite February 13, 2015 1:03 PM  

It's amusing how Feminsim has been shown to be so vulnerable to dismantlement by such a small number of men...albeit very sick and deluded men.

Anonymous NateM February 13, 2015 1:10 PM  

Gotta hand it to Milo, dude has a talent for written cruelty. He's like the Gay Vox. With better hair. Of course that's a high compliment

Blogger IM2L844 February 13, 2015 1:12 PM  

If we're going to roll back this "trans" idiocy, the first step is to get people to stop letting them dictate pronoun use.

^This^

No amount of mutilation and artificial hormone saturation can turn a he into a she. If he was actually a she, she wouldn't need hormone therapy.

Anonymous Anubis February 13, 2015 1:13 PM  

"banned from a transgender forum after less than a year for unacceptable behaviour–not an easy thing to accomplish"

Wouldn't catty backstabbing behavior prove it was capable of speaking for feminist women?

Blogger Nate February 13, 2015 1:15 PM  

Trans people are the very definition of insane. We should be helping them deal with their insanity... not enabling them.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 13, 2015 1:16 PM  

Wu’s ethical positions on such fundamental interpersonal issues as whether or not to inform dates and sexual partners of one’s status as transgender. One user on the forum wrote in 2010 that Wu used to brag about not telling her sexual partners of her transgender status–

You would have to have the thickest set of beer goggles on the planet to mistake that for a woman.

I don''t know why "Brianna" doesn't tell them, they are way to drunk to understand he's saying.

Blogger Joshua_D February 13, 2015 1:17 PM  

What game did Mr. Wu design?

Blogger Student in Blue February 13, 2015 1:19 PM  

[...]we know it's going to sink out of sight no matter what hystrionics he attempts to throw in order to get someone, somewhere, to play it.

This is why I voted to Greenlight that game. If it failed in Greenlight, it would be an easy way for Wu to claim "omg harassment they bandwagon'd against me!" but it's much harder to put that spin when it's just another terrible game in the depths of Steam's Store.

Blogger Student in Blue February 13, 2015 1:19 PM  

@Joshua_D
Revolution 60

Blogger John Wright February 13, 2015 1:21 PM  

"Trans people are the very definition of insane. We should be helping them deal with their insanity... not enabling them."

Hear, hear. Bravo. What he said.

Blogger Buddy E. February 13, 2015 1:25 PM  

Wu has been caught posting 'harassment' vs her own game on steam. She obviously forgot to login to her sock account:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9V8dc1IEAATwUL.jpg

Blogger Nate February 13, 2015 1:32 PM  

'Hear, hear. Bravo. What he said. "

indeed sir... nevertheless no doubt you and I will be the ones called crazy.

Blogger Student in Blue February 13, 2015 1:40 PM  

@Buddy E.
That's one of the explanations for it, and I think the most compelling due to how it was deleted later from what I've heard. However, it can be read as "Here just post all the bad stuff in here instead of cluttering the rest of the page".

I had heard there was a posting later with the exact same topic/title from a different account, which would be amazing proof, but I haven't seen it yet.

Anonymous Kel-Tec PF9 February 13, 2015 1:41 PM  

Woah-- the dude ain't even Asian?! I'd think the SJWs would jump on him for "cultural appropriation".

Blogger Nate February 13, 2015 1:42 PM  

"Woah-- the dude ain't even Asian?! I'd think the SJWs would jump on him for "cultural appropriation"."

Trans-race.

They are both for it and against it.

Anonymous trev006 February 13, 2015 1:44 PM  

You would have to have the thickest set of beer goggles on the planet to mistake that for a woman.

Drunk HELEN KELLER would stick out her hands and say "nope, that's a man, man."

Blogger Phunctor February 13, 2015 1:46 PM  

Hystrionics was good. And then again, there's histeria...

Blogger Mekadave February 13, 2015 1:49 PM  

PressFartToContinue was the one who figured it out. Several people posted videos on it. TheRalphRetort was the first to break it in news form here: http://theralphretort.com/fuck-censorship-reprint-brianna-wu-ever-leave-home-mid-october/

Excellent, thanks Deuce! I knew it was one of the Pro folks, just couldn't remember where I'd seen it.

Blogger Mekadave February 13, 2015 1:53 PM  

Woah-- the dude ain't even Asian?! I'd think the SJWs would jump on him for "cultural appropriation".

Nope, s/he got her new surname from her husband, Frank Wu. Possibly ironically, he's actually won Hugos for his artwork.

Blogger JartStar February 13, 2015 1:56 PM  

He says that about not telling to convince himself and others they are fooled. These men aren't fooled but rather have found something they seek.

Blogger Mekadave February 13, 2015 1:58 PM  

'Hear, hear. Bravo. What he said. "

indeed sir... nevertheless no doubt you and I will be the ones called crazy.


That's for sure. Projection is strong with them.

Blogger Mekadave February 13, 2015 2:01 PM  

My favorite part of the article was the link at the end where s/he unironically tried comparing herself to Batman. That was comedy gold.

Blogger Owen February 13, 2015 2:12 PM  

I remember South Park skewered the trans community when Kyle's dad wanted to be transformed into a dolphin and insisted everyone refer to him as a dolphin.

That's an intense amount of self-hatred to pay for mutilation of that magnitude.

Anonymous Daniel February 13, 2015 2:36 PM  

Nope, s/he got her new surname from her husband, Frank Wu. Possibly ironically, he's actually won Hugos for his artwork.

Wait, what? Is this a real life thing? There's a Hugo in Wu's house?

How is Wu Woos Wu with Hugo! not a thing?

Also...it's married? Which way? Gay or regular?

Blogger Mekadave February 13, 2015 2:41 PM  

Amazingly enough:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Wu_(artist)

Anonymous Noah B. February 13, 2015 2:46 PM  

Wu's life probably is in danger. People who are so self-loathing that they cannot accept their own sex commit suicide at a remarkably high rate.

Blogger Pinakeli February 13, 2015 2:51 PM  

trev006 February 13, 2015 1:44 PM

You would have to have the thickest set of beer goggles on the planet to mistake that for a woman.

Drunk HELEN KELLER would stick out her hands and say "nope, that's a man, man."


And that's AFTER she burned her fingers trying to read a waffle iron!

Anonymous Noah B. February 13, 2015 2:51 PM  

"I remember South Park skewered the trans community when Kyle's dad wanted to be transformed into a dolphin and insisted everyone refer to him as a dolphin."

And he ended up as a Jewfin...

Anonymous NateM February 13, 2015 3:04 PM  

"indeed sir... nevertheless no doubt you and I will be the ones called crazy."

No doubt the people here have called you far worse Nate

Anonymous NZT February 13, 2015 3:10 PM  

"If we're going to roll back this "trans" idiocy, the first step is to get people to stop letting them dictate pronoun use. When even a Breitbart writer, in a piece critical of Wu, is careful to call him "her" out of supposed courtesy, we have a long way to go."

This x 1000. If some nutjob was claiming to be a ponykin I assume Milo wouldn't extend him the "courtesy" of pretending he had hooves and a mane. No reason this should be any different.

Anonymous kfg February 13, 2015 3:11 PM  

NateM: He's been called a Southron.

Anonymous WinstonWebb February 13, 2015 3:11 PM  

So very true.

Anonymous 15er February 13, 2015 3:12 PM  

I was expecting at least a pre-op Thai ladyboy. Would have never guessed he looked like Bob, who does my brakes, with long hair.

Anonymous A Visitor February 13, 2015 3:15 PM  

OT: The king of Jordan sporting camies. No homo.

Anonymous j February 13, 2015 3:18 PM  

It's interesting that there are so many more male to female transgenders than vice versa (and that so many of them are white). That in itself suggests to me that there's a mental illness involved rather than a legitimate physical condition. The first thing that happens to a boy in this society is being strapped down and genitally mutilated because his sexual organ is perceived as dirty (in fact this tradition started in the Victorian era as an anti-masturbation punishment). In school, he's likely to be drugged into a stupor because he isn't as naturally docile as a girl. As he grows, he's told that his sexuality is threatening to women, that he's likely an unwitting rapist, that he's unwittingly racist and oppressive to people less privileged than himself, namely everyone, and that he's outdated and useless because women now do everything that men once did but better.

It's not terribly surprising that many young men hate their own masculinity and wish that they were female. In following GamerGate, one can't help but notice that quite a few of the most vitriolic, anti-male voices are from MtF transgenders.

Blogger Josh February 13, 2015 3:20 PM  

...Wu, who was born John Flynt and attended the University of Mississippi...

Goddammit.

Anonymous Salt February 13, 2015 3:21 PM  

"One user on the forum wrote in 2010 that Wu used to brag about not telling her sexual partners of her transgender status.."

But looking at its neck, OMG!! It's bobbing for apples.

Anonymous Daniel February 13, 2015 3:22 PM  

MGTOW, Josh.

Mississippians Goin' They Own Wrong.

Anonymous Susan February 13, 2015 3:23 PM  

kfg, Nate IS a Southron. Very proudly, stubbornly and arrogantly and outspokenly so. He is our resident expert on all things Southron.

Now if you want to insult him, you call him a Yank. Then run for the hills. He WILL hunt you down.

Anonymous Daniel February 13, 2015 3:26 PM  

The real question is if you can even play Revolution 60 on a misAndroid device.

Anonymous kfg February 13, 2015 3:27 PM  

"Nate IS a Southron."

Yes, but you see, I am a Yank.

Blogger Mekadave February 13, 2015 3:29 PM  

The real question is if you can even play Revolution 60 on a misAndroid device.

Nope, that piece of SJW crap is iOS-only, thankfully.

Anonymous Porky February 13, 2015 3:31 PM  

run for the hills. He WILL hunt you down.

Only if he sobers up. So... you're good.

Anonymous Giuseppe February 13, 2015 3:47 PM  

Zoe had Depression Quest, what does Johnny have? Sausage Quest?

Anonymous Susan February 13, 2015 4:01 PM  

Oh man. I went to Breitbart's and read the article. Wu is one of the most ignorantly stupid people I have ever taken the time to read.
What he says about Southron's and their love of football alone should earn that creature a serious can of whup ass.
No wonder Breitbart did not allow comments for Milo's article. Good writing from Milo. I don't know how he kept his stomach calm while writing that article.

Anonymous Noah B. February 13, 2015 4:01 PM  

"If we're going to roll back this "trans" idiocy, the first step is to get people to stop letting them dictate pronoun use. When even a Breitbart writer, in a piece critical of Wu, is careful to call him "her" out of supposed courtesy, we have a long way to go."

If you really want to get them stirred up, just point out that the doctors didn't actually change his sex since half of his sex chromosomes are still Y's. All the doctors did was mutilate his genitals. And yes, there are actually people who don't seem to know this.

OpenID cailcorishev February 13, 2015 4:03 PM  

Yeah, about that, John... I'm pretty sure they know.

Even in pictures, he's slightly more convincing than Terry Jones playing a woman in a Monty Python sketch. I can't imagine how anyone could get within ten yards of him in real life without realizing.

Not that that makes it any less offensive (or less predictable) that he would try to fool guys and sell them a pig in a poke, so to speak. (A "poke in a pig"? Dunno, there's a great joke in there somewhere, but I can't find it.)

Blogger slarrow February 13, 2015 4:04 PM  

"When even a Breitbart writer, in a piece critical of Wu, is careful to call him "her" out of supposed courtesy, we have a long way to go."

In general terms, I'd agree. In this case, however, I suspect it's strategic. Consider: Brianna Wu is claiming status and persecution because "she" is a woman. Milo's article reveals that (a) "she" is a transsexual, undermining her status with her feminist allies who can't figure out if you have to have a vagina to be a woman, and (b) that "she" was too extreme and neurotic for the transsexuals who booted her off a support message board.

This has a nice potential to shape up as a feminist v. transsexuals fight with neither side particularly wanting to claim WuFlynt anymore. Insist on calling WuFlynt "he", and Milo risks getting those groups to turn against a common enemy and shift the discussion to acceptance of marginalized sexual practices (which they can talk about in their sleep) instead of having to deal with a sudden poison pill. Everyone else, though, now has a free hand to use "he" (because, you know, reality) in a manner that presses home the fraud of WuFlynt instead of being a stylized attack on transsexuals in general.

The real fun, of course, will begin when the first feminist ally (accidentally or no) calls WuFlynt "him". Cadmus sows.

Anonymous Axe Head February 13, 2015 4:17 PM  

He is a walking suicide attempt. How many years do you give him?

Anonymous Anubis February 13, 2015 4:21 PM  

"What he says about Southron's and their love of football alone should earn that creature a serious can of whup ass."

What is it with feminists and Trannys football fixation? I went to see the Movie Shenandoah simply to ask the question at the end "Why did you blame the illegal alien's death so much on football but didn't mention the illegal alien that raped a 13yo indigenous white girl in the town less than a month prior, covered by Lou Doubs?" Of course despite blaming football culture she could see no connection between an illegal alien child rapist that used so many fake names he had to be tried as a John Doe and badthink. The illegal alien mouthed off football players, lost a fight, then threatened to have his banger buddies come for them so they beat him more, then he died,(of course that wasn't covered in the film).

Blogger Gunnar von Cowtown February 13, 2015 4:28 PM  

"Nope, s/he got her new surname from her husband, Frank Wu.
Is there a rank below omega?

Blogger YIH February 13, 2015 4:43 PM  

"If we're going to roll back this "trans" idiocy, the first step is to get people to stop letting them dictate pronoun use. When even a Breitbart writer, in a piece critical of Wu, is careful to call him "her" out of supposed courtesy, we have a long way to go."
I have no problem using ''it'' as a genderless pronoun.
Especially in this case.
Also most boards on 8chan no longer allow posters to delete their own posts because of stunts like this.

Blogger Student in Blue February 13, 2015 4:53 PM  

@Anubis
What is it with feminists and Trannys football fixation?

I'd chalk it up to finding masculinity to be alien, and as such is feared. And football has an image of masculinity, so it is the idol that must be torn down or subverted.

Anonymous Susan February 13, 2015 5:03 PM  

OT: As if Oregon could not get any weirder, Oregon now gets to have the national honor of the first bi-sexual woman governor in the nation, thanks to the immediate resignation of Prince John Kitzhaber. Oy vey.

We have a lesbian Speaker in the State House, now a bi in the Governor's office. Should be entertaining.

Blogger Joshua_D February 13, 2015 5:08 PM  

Student in Blue February 13, 2015 1:19 PM
@Joshua_D
Revolution 60


Thank you.

Blogger haus frau February 13, 2015 5:09 PM  

This Brianna Wu person looks familiar. I'm quite certain I've seen him dancing around in a woman skin suit somewhere.

Anonymous NateM February 13, 2015 5:25 PM  

"This Brianna Wu person looks familiar. I'm quite certain I've seen him dancing around in a woman skin suit somewhere."

:Would you fuck me? I'd fuck me"
-Brianna Wu

Anonymous Steve February 13, 2015 6:44 PM  

Wu is so obviously, outlandishly, batshit, bugfuck, cuckoo-bananas, shit-eatingly insane that I was taken aback when the SJW's adopted he/she/it as a sort of mascot.

Until then I still assumed that SJW's were, for the most part, just honestly mistaken.

But even a stray dog knows Wu is a loony. That led me to understand that SJW's know full well they're full of shit. They just don't care. Truth is joke to those people.

Like in the article Theodore Dalrymple wrote a while back, describing how the North Koreans force their people to pretend to shop in fake malls set up as a sort of political theatre for the benefit of foreign visitors, humiliating people by forcing them to participate in a blatant charade is to a large degree the point. Radical leftism isn't so much a political agenda as a sort of inchoate hunger on the part of inadequate, angry losers to dominate and bully normal folks.

Blogger JDC February 13, 2015 6:53 PM  

There is profit to be make in this illusory world where SJW's are harassed and threatened. One could market their services as, "Creating a hostile environment whereby the public is convinced the individual is in danger. Gold package includes credible online harassment, along with the mailed remains of dismembered kittens (or puppies, depending on one's tastes)."

Anonymous Gx1080 February 13, 2015 7:42 PM  

"No wonder Breitbart did not allow comments for Milo's article."

Now, Disqus is terrible, but the comments are there. All 240+ of them.

Anonymous Godfrey February 13, 2015 7:47 PM  

The SJW isn't simply mistaken, he's literally insane. He doesn't deal with the world in terms of reality. Instead he tries to force the world into the shape of the fantasy that exists only in the confines of his mind.

An individual with a severe narcissistic psychological disorder perceives individuals who refuse to humor his psychosis as "evil".

Anonymous Steve February 13, 2015 8:08 PM  

Godfrey - Like O'Brien from 1984, but with a Tumblr account.

Blogger Nate February 13, 2015 9:01 PM  

"Yes, but you see, I am a Yank."

Always nice to know who the totalitarian pieces of shit are when the shooting starts.

Anonymous tiredofitall February 13, 2015 9:12 PM  

"Wu used to brag about not telling her sexual partners of her transgender status"

Why bother to tell them when it's as obvious as the man-hands, or the adam's apple on "her" throat, or her Herman Munster like speaking voice?

Anonymous Scintan February 13, 2015 10:04 PM  

Why bother to tell them when it's as obvious as the man-hands, or the adam's apple on "her" throat, or her Herman Munster like speaking voice?

For the same reason that you want a wing man when you go out drinking. Sometimes you need someone to save you from having to chew your arm off to escape in the morning.

Blogger Felix Bellator February 14, 2015 12:42 AM  

Funny though, even this man trying to be a woman and feminist knows to wear his hair long.....

Blogger Markku February 14, 2015 7:03 AM  

So, when is Nero taking up the imperial smack again, and just how pure IS imperial smack, anyway?

Anonymous horsewithnonick February 14, 2015 11:45 PM  

I wonder what would happen if I declared myself a dog trapped in a man's body, then start peeing on fire hydrants and humping women's legs and dare anyone to object...

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