"Coincidentally, my first lesson will be the same as all my other lessons. Now, repeat after me: Qui fugiebat rursus fugiet - or, in modern terms: He who fights and runs away, lives to flee another day.”
Wow, now I feel super-excited about the idea of a Discworld/Harry Potter crossover fanfic where Rincewind teaches the ill-fated DADA class. Heck, he’s so used to winding up in impossibly difficult situations and somehow surviving, he might actually become the first person to survive long enough to teach the class two years in a row (if it weren’t for the fact that he’d probably have fled Hogwarts long before then).
The other school staff might also have something to say about his insistence on referring to his new place of employment as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizzardry. (Possibly even Wizzzardry.)
"Gamergate" etc musings.
OK so this is mostly about the shooting threat to that Anita person but Gamergate probably had some form of an influence. Just something I feel needs to be said and that the subhuman douchecanoe who threatened Anita seems to have missed:
Do you have any idea of how bad the gamers reputation is in the eyes of mass media? Any idea at all? And what you could have done to it?
Example: After the Newtown massacre the media latched onto some poor spod who happened to share a name with the killer on Facebook. He had liked a Mass Effect page at some point and that page was barraged with abuse, as people thought it had influenced the killings. THAT is how the media sees us. We work so hard to try and undo the “gamers are twitchy, socially maladjusted, potential serial killers” image, then along comes someone like you. If you had shot up that event, do you know what you could have done?
You could have gotten games banned.
That kind of attack, for that reason, would have had the government cracking down so as to be seen to be doing something. By “defending” something that never needed defending in the first place, you would have destroyed everything. Mass Effect? Gone. Call of Duty? Gone. Banned. Into the bonfire. A witchhunt against games and gamers would have occurred. For your stupidity. For your arrogance. For your hatred against people who mean no harm. (Incidentally, show me a guy who says “feminists have ruined my life” and I’ll show you a guy who creepily hits on women then gets angry at them for saying no.)
You, anonymous threat-maker, could have brought everything crashing down.
OH. MY GOD.
OH. MY. GOD.
A descendent of theropod dinosaurs, Ladies & Gentlemen.
Think of the lives that could have been saved if they had a bucket of ping pong balls to distract the raptors.
#WHAT A DUMB ASSHOLE I WANT 10
“Later, after Trek was on the air, the producers used the network’s concerns about sexuality to their advantage — they would deliberately put sexy stuff into episodes for the network to freak out about, so the censors wouldn’t notice other things. For example, in the episode “A Private Little War,” the producers deliberately put in a scene of Kirk having an open-mouth kiss with a half-naked woman, so the network could throw a fit about that — and not notice the blatant Vietnam allegory.”—
THIS IS WHAT STAR TREK IS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT
When JJ Abrams decided that he didn’t like the “philosophy” of Star Trek, this is some of the stuff he was knocking.
I guess the T&A distracted Abrams so much so that he missed the allegorical aspects too.
I ACTUALLY HAD NO IDEA NOW I UNDERSTAND WHY ALL THE SEXY LADIES