This summer, Rooney would tell me all sorts of amazing mixed up stories about the adventures he would go on with Callahan, or is friends Doctor Penguin and Elephoo. The stories would become stranger and stranger has he strung words together. His mouth would get ahead of his brain. Words or whole phrases would become babble and all of a sudden the story would shift to a half remembered memory of a trip to the mall of three weeks ago
I am coming to this #gamergate nonsense about a month late. But I read Arthur Chu's great essay about it this weekend and it sparked something. The meta-question of whole situation (beyond the sexism, doxing etc) is "why are gamers so apt to attack". What is it about this group of people that motivates them to spend so much time and effort in destroying *anything* that defends the sanctity of video games.
When the acquisition was announced one of my co-works scoffed the idea of watching eSports and gaming videos. He is a huge sports fan. I asked. "How is watching a Dota2 tournament different then watching a Cardinals game?" His response was fast, "I can play Dota2 anytime I want. I cannot play baseball." Which is precisely the point.