Anonymous said: Hey Danny, What do you think about the whole Zoe Quinn scandal, I can understand why you would not want to answer this question, in fact I would be very surprised if you posted your answer. After hearing these allegations about Zoe, how do you think this will impact journalist in the Gaming industry?
It’s a massive load of internet bollox. The only way in which it’ll impact journalists is by making them feel like their audience are a raving pack of fucking morons. I swear to god it’s shit like this that make talented hard-working people throw up their arms and say “fuck it, what’s the point?”.
Suddenly we’re interested in who people allegedly fucked or didn’t fuck? What the hell has any of this to do with anything? The gaming community is no better than the british tabloids right now and if we’re not ashamed yet we should be.
jessi: the misogyny was weird and seemed tacked on
me: it’s like uhh if he’s really that literal he would see women for what they are
jessi: like he reminded me of a DnD dwarf sorta character which i would feel would be super equal with the genders
jessi: cause he’s literal and wouldnt have a stupid makes no sense prejudice
jessi: like when he called her a whore that made no sense
jessi: cause she isnt a whore so why would he call her one
jessi: like if someone ELSE called her a whore
jessi: and he went “but …she does not have sexual intercourse for currency!”
jessi: “She is a warrior!”
jessi: haha or you could carry it even further
jessi: “no she’s not…literally a whore, i was insulting her”
jessi: “why is being a whore an insult??”
jessi: misogyny didnt suit him, out of character seeming!!
One interpretation I heard was that when he was introduced to Gamora, everyone in the prison was calling her a whore. Not understanding that sort of thing, he thought that they were saying the literal truth. Which is why he didn’t seem to understand why she’d be bothered when he mentioned it later—”Why are you angry that I described your profession?”