I'm not really planning on talking about the recent Dtoid Sucks stuff that's been going around. Some comments by people are shared by me, some are not, but I suppose all are valid, because a community inspired site, should always let the community speak their mind...unless their mind is filled with bigoted gobshitery.
I'm slowing back on my participation from many websites, primarily social ones and also some sites that I wrote for, but I was getting zero out of and I deserved to put myself first and I can't afford to continue doing stuff for free.
I have my own opinions about negative aspects of Dtoid, so this isn't blind lust and people that know me, know I don't lick arse but instead throw angry horny sheep at people that do, in my mind. This is just me writing my opinions on Dtoid members, especially those that reside sensually in the forums. If you don't frequent the forums, then you don't know what you're missing.
In my personal opinion and from my personal experience, the following is complete and utter bullshit and stems from a blind sighted hypocritical viewpoint.
I'm blanking out names because the point of this isn't to send harassment. If you're desperate to know sources, you'll find them yourself.
It's the fecking opposite of a bro-club, what are you even...
Dtoid forums is a place where I came totally and honestly, as myself and was able to make friends, some of the most consistent in putting up with me and being generally awesome, sadly are located across the big blue pond.
The members there for the most part, will come together and help people if they need advice, an ear to tongue tickle their woes into or help with promoting something that either benefits the community or an individuals personal endevours.
Dtoid forums and front page, consists of a population that are mixed in colour, shape, interest, religious beliefs and sexual orientation. There are cliques, some tighter than others, in an off putting manner, but there is no "one group is kinder than the other", because naturally if you are not in that clique you won't be afforded the same close knit. Dtoid has too many kind, funny, open members for the entire place, forums or front page to be condemned based on personal conflicts with a few.
But it's not always lovey dovey and that's...good. Because there is more value in sincerity and being honest about your personal differences. Support can come in many manners, it does not have to be bound to your set of personalised rules, to be valid. People can agree and disagree on elements of a similar topic and that does not lesson either parties integrity.
I'm not sure why I suddenly feel so defensive off this place, when I myself have also chastised it for a lot of bullshit, but at the end of the day I'm not blinded enough to spur bullshit because of personal spurning.
The Forums are full of lovely assmunchers, Usedtabe will help you get fit, send you unPC hilarity and Zombieplatypus will help you out if you need illustrations or a PM when you are feeling like shit that will cheer you up. Panzadolphin will for some reason send you images of daytime soap leading female characters posing in disturbingly erotic manners.
Mxy and Mom will participate in a video lending their time and voices to spooky gaming stories to entertain people and then help plug it and they'll also put in a kind word on Twitter or Communtoid for an event you're hosting that's going absolutely nowhere but they see the good.
Nihil and Tarvu will give you the most unexpected smile on your face by supporting something you do wholly for yourself, while also making you wish they'd get internet aids because of the latters love of the most disgusting film character ever. PhilK WON'T send the dickpics you gave him to his family...I dunno why brah, I dunno why. What's wrong with you mate?
All of the above isn't just general, it's personal experience. And I've not named even half the cool people I've met since joining this place. I've had some bullshit to that's not worth my luminous time. But I've seen more displays of awesomeness.
I've never encountered a place where people in droves gave their time and money to help others within their online community, I've never seen another forum where people air their raw feelings and will be shown kindness but also won't be bullshitted to just for the sake of it. There's some behind the scenes nonsense, some mismanagement and well hid-fakery, same as anywhere but the public front, the posts, the comments, the support and interaction outweigh it all.
There's no other community like Dtoid and some people may say "pfft thank God", but that's a childish way of looking at something that you don't truly participate in or have the first clue about.
Also a shout out to Steamtoid...why the fuck does no one talk about there. Some sound good people in there. Good lawd!
So if you ever wondered what the mentality was of the Dtoid members as a whole, especially the forums, that's is honestly what you're getting, if you don't act like a self righteous asshole. Be friendly, open and stand your ground. It's simple enough. Find out for yourself.
For anyone that missed the CreepyCast featuring some funky members here, I'm reposting it for convienence, given that it is Halloween today and maybe some of you would like to turns the lights down and listen to some creepy gaming horror stories told by your fellow Dtoidians.
This is my last post in the C-blogs for a while, possibly forever, but it's good that it's about something important, that could become something wonderful.
Gaming Inclusion Con is something I'm trying to create, organise and get going. I made a thread explaining about the first event, which will focus on disabled gaming and all proceeds will go to Special Effect charity.
The ideas, goals, reasoning ect behind this whole scheme is laid out in the link above, but I truly believe I can create something wonderful and I need help, everyone needs help now and then and sometimes more than once.
As it's stated every contribution, be it in the form of donations or sharing and supporting is so appreciated I can't form words so I'll form awkward dance moves
So donate to the Indie Go Go campaign and buy a ticket/donate to the first Gaming Inclusion Con event and also help by spreading the word.
Creepy Cast Toid is now a a wrap folks. A tasty burrito wrap!
Or a bowl of creepy pasta....
This video was a joint effort. The audio creepy submissions by everyone involved was really stellar, especially Mr Connor Yost!
Zombie Platypus outdid himself with the wonderful artwork (check out more of his stuff), that really made this whole thing come together. If it had of been left to me, it would have been an eye-gouging mspaint fiasco.
Without further ado, Creepy Cast Toid. Enjoy!
Thank you to all who got on board with the idea and joined in, it was really a lot of fun to put together and to hear you all.
How can I pitch in Now I know that this event can only be attended by folks in the UK, but awareness is never limited by geography. If you can't make the event but would like to contribute in some way, I suggest heading over to Special Effects, a website that works with disabled gamers and it is where the proceeds of the ticket donations (which work like a Humble Bundle choice transaction) will be sent to and put to awesome use.
Also this is the twitter for the cause/event/derpdehurp so if you could follow and retwatt ect that'd be a big help!
You could also say a prayer, so I don't cock this up!
Y u do dis Glowby Because as I stated this is an issue that's dear to my heart. Regardless of gaming or any past time, event or group, I cannot abide by the ostracization of any individual and I know what it feels like myself, as a child and shockingly (though not really) as an adult and I'm an able bodied white girl.
So imagine for a moment how it feels for people who aren't as mobile as us or haven't got an easy life all around and how difficult these bastarding restrictions make for getting out there and meeting new friends, who as an added perk might be super duper into gaming.
It's also because I feel a bit useless in my jobless capacity currently and I want to do something of meaning, so I'm not just sitting around sucking up the air and daydreaming about sucking your mu...
The Event Itinerary
Loading Café is the main gaming bar in London currently (there are others but not as fully themed or easy to come across). It's hosts events all the times and has generously offered to donate some proceeds of the night towards the cause. Which is lovely.
There will be noms (I have a lot of baking to do for that night), drinks (cheeky cocktails on deal) a few talks from people who either suffer from a disability or work with people who do. We'll have a film and prizes and aside from awareness, it's a night out for people and I'm really hoping that (aside from making money for the charity) people come and make new friends.
So yeah the 4th of December GIC is happening and who knows maybe if it's a success we can host other awesome events that help bring people together, given how much divide and exclusion there is. Not among you guys....you're filthy whores to each other!