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What’s been going on this week?

Phil Fish was DOXXED (for standing up for Zoe Quinn) and all his personal information was leaked onto the internet, including SSI info, home address, bank records, etc. As a result, Phil decided to leave gaming forever and is now selling off the IP rights to FEZ and Polytron. Link: www.gamespot.com/articles/phil…

Meanwhile 4chan/Reddit have decided that Phil Fish WASN’T hacked and that he faked the whole thing because... ? 4chan also called the FBI on Phil because they believe fake hacking your own account is a “federal offense.” Gotta love how 4channers are more willing to make up and believe a conspiracy theory than admit they made a mistake... Link (warning: conspiracy theory level nonsense): i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/o…

Zoe Quinn, a female independent game developer who made a game called Depression Quest, got harassed by an ex-boyfriend who decided to post nasty things about her and accuse her of using her influences in the “sacred” world of games journalism to get positive reviews through sexual favors with reviewers. An accusation that was later proved false (shocks of shocks!) since the reviewer for Kotaku in question never actually reviewed her game. Link: kotaku.com/in-recent-days-ive-…

She was also accused of actively trying to take down “The Fine Young Capitalists” despite the fact that she’s using proceeds from her games to be donated to struggling women indi and queer devs and is trying to patch up her mistake with TFYC (though they haven’t responded to her e-mails yet). twitter.com/TheQuinnspiracy/st…

Both Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian were forced to flee their homes because their home addresses are publicly known now and assholes on the internet were threatening to break into their homes to rape/murder them. So... yeah. If you honestly think “it’s just the internet, ignore the haters, they can’t possibly do anything to you in real life” is still true, you’re just deluding yourself. Anita Story Link: www.polygon.com/2014/8/27/6075… Zoe Quinn Story Link: twitter.com/TheQuinnspiracy/st…

And finally actor Adam Baldwin (currently starring in the new TNT tv-series “The Last Ship”) has fallen on the “I-hate-Zoe-Quinn” bandwagon and is actively spreading the leaked nude photos of her around online and is harassing her on twitter. Link: twitter.com/TheQuinnspiracy/st…

Meanwhile Joss Whedon (director of The Avengers) and Tim Schafer both took the side of Anita Sarkeesian on twitter. Link: www.themarysue.com/joss-whedon…
  • Mood: Frustrated
  • Watching: Atop The 4th Wall
  • Playing: Marvel Puzzle Quest
  • Drinking: Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.

Favorite Marvel/Disney Cinematic Universe Movie? (don't comment just click + No I didn't "forget" any) 

39%
1,342 deviants said The Avengers
16%
560 deviants said Iron Man
14%
474 deviants said Captain America: The Winter Soldier
8%
258 deviants said Thor: The Dark World
7%
250 deviants said Captain America: The First Avenger
6%
192 deviants said Iron Man 3
6%
189 deviants said Thor
2%
76 deviants said Iron Man 2
2%
70 deviants said The Incredible Hulk

Favorite Quotes

"When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."
~C.S. Lewis

“To judge a man by his weakest link or deed is like judging the power of the ocean by one wave."
~Elvis Presley

"Anyone can negatively criticize - it is the cheapest of all comment because it requires not a modicum of the effort that suggestion requires."
~Chuck Jones

“The seed of your next art work lies embedded in the imperfections of your current piece."
~David Bayles

“Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.”
~E. B. White

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced”
~Vincent Van Gogh

“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.”
~Salvador Dali

“The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke”
~Jerzy Kosinski

"If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. Most kids have lost that capacity because we stigmatize mistakes. The creative adult is the child that survived."
~Anonymous

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
~Desmond Tutu

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”
~Joseph Chilton Pearce

“What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.”
~ John Green

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Attaora Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Student Filmographer
There's a thousand things I would like to tell you but I'll go with the most important one.
I greatly admire your talent and the fact that you are an openly feminist man. The fact that you actually understand what REAL feminism is without stopping at "they're just a bunch of frustrated lesbian bitches who hate men" is a huge relief.
I am in awe at the talent and sheer intelligence with which you take on the subject with your comics.
It gets really hard from time to time not to but all men in the same boat and call them pigs, pervs, etc... even though I rationnaly know they're not all like this. Seeing your comics gives me my faith in men back.
I salute you, my friend!
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TomPreston Featured By Owner 10 hours ago
You are very welcome! :)
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kateaspen Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Student Digital Artist
Hey Andy.

Thank you for all of your journals about feminism.  So you get a little bit of ground on what I'm talking about here, let me inform you.  I am female, I am feminist, and I am sick and tired of everyone thinking feminism is "DOWN WITH MEN!!" because it's really not?  Just today I had an argument with a woman who didn't believe that sexism was real.  Just because you aren't oppressed doesn't mean others aren't?

It must be really difficult being a man who identifies as feminist, but let me tell you, you're doin' it right.  There are certain people who do it to they can say they're doing something good, and there are certain people like yourself who believe women should be treated like equals.

I've been harassed a lot lately (by men, for being a woman), and coming to your page and seeing your journals gives me an odd kind of solace.

Thanks.
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TomPreston Featured By Owner 3 hours ago
You are very welcome!
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xpegasus12 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Hello Tom, I was hoping you could give me a signal boost for a contest I'm holding, the contest is design a team of superheroes with a minimum of five members, the prize being 2,000 points, maybe you would like to join if you want to.

xpegasus12.deviantart.com/jour…
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