I started in Nick Mamatas’ twitter today, saw something unfortunate (to add to the “Bitch from Worldcon” post I saw earlier in the week, James May’s take on white privilege) NO. *NOT* linking. Ew.
But. Silver lining time. Saw Scalzi’s post because it was linked.
I’ll let others articulate the obvious, and use a mallet to that effect, and I’m not fangirl squeeing here.
A year late (and a dollar short?) to Scalzi’s post. But.
When my worlds collide. Say what? He’s designing a game? (here.)
And. Oh. That mallet he’s wielding in his twitter profile makes SOOOO much sense now.
Ok, I lie. I’ll say something. A little thingy. Again, obvious. But, yanno.
Speaking from someone with likely the second highest difficulty setting: It’s Scalzi’s fucking sandbox. *HIS* corner of the ‘net. He PAYS for it. He wants to keep it clean. If it’s dirty, go articulate as such in a manner that’s knife-proof. He wordsmiths for a living. Don’t dither, or be foolhardy, with yours.
Some more food for thought, if the 800+ comments on Scalzi’s post didn’t make u think and entertain you (the mallet thwapping):- http://www.harryjconnolly.com/blog/index.php/four-ways-to-use-your-social-networking-skills-to-build-a-large-community-of-assholes/
Off to hunt food.
(At least I’m not a SOCIAL gamer, according to those stats… Angry Birds? Wassat?)