I don't know that I have anything to say about any of what's happened the last few days. My opinion on this isn't worth anything, no-one's opinion on this is worth anything, I'm just so sad that this has happened and I so so so fucking hope that woman's going to be okay.
Does anyone want to play a video game? I know I sure do. I've not done that in forever. I've honestly spent more time reading through the exhausting, endless stream of controversies than I have playing games. I want a day, at least a day, where I just say fuck it and play Resident Evil until I'm half dead. I miss that a lot. I'm going to do that tomorrow.
Most of us are lucky enough to be able to ignore this stuff if we so choose.
Anyone fancy joining me?
I've bought 3 Steam codes- Sine Mora, System Shock 2, and Tomb Raider 3. You don't have to draw something, or make me laugh or anything- just PM me saying you'd like a copy. The first person to message me asking for a specific game will get that game. You have to have been a community member for a while, although to be devoted enough to be reading the site at this hour you'd bloody have to be.
This has been ghastly. Absolutely fucking ghastly.
At the present, there's not much anyone can do.
Let's just play some fucking games.
EDIT: Sine Mora and System Shock 2 have been taken. So has Tomb Raider 3. Sorry everybody. Also this is getting long, so have a picture of me being happy. For the sake of pacing.
So I'm a little ashamed of that post last night. I can get a little pessimistic sometimes, I'm afraid. It's a habit I'm trying to break out of.
Fact is, if you're upset about all of this, there IS stuff you can do.
I'm about to go on a seven hour Resident Evil Remake (or Tomb Raider, haven't quite decided) binge, and I encourage everyone who's tired of all the horrible, horrible bullshit that's clogging up our gaming culture to join me in taking some time out to actually PLAY SOME GAMES. It'll do everyone some good.
But I'm disgusted that I suggested that the only thing we can do right now is bury our heads in the sand, and ignore all of this until it blows over. That's escapism at its ugliest and most indulgent.
I think it would be a great thing for everyone tonight to take a well-earned break from the screaming and shouting, and go back to the video games that led us to gaming culture in the first place. They unite us. They should unite us.
But, if you're upset by what's happened to Ms Sagal, you might like to spend a little time beforehand looking at these websites, and maybe considering donating to their causes:
If you don't have any money at hand, but you think you can offer some emotional help, you might want to write something over at the suicide watch section of reddit.
And again, if you want to join me in playing a game tonight, PM me if you fancy diving into some Tomb Raider or System Shock. Happy gaming everyone.