You'll note they're pretty incestuous: you have a lot of the same people running Something Awful (or that is, the RPG section of SA) and RPG.net. What's missing here is Evil Hat's connection to the Storygames site/movement, and the fact that a shitload of the mods and star-posters of the in-crowd at rpg.net's tangency are either current or past employees of Onyx Path/White Wolf.
So literally, for the last 15 years or so, we've had the same gang of assholes, with only a few people falling away and a few others popping up, but all the same places, orgs, and big names, being responsible for all the shit and damage to the RPG hobby.
Meawhile, Tracy Hurley has been trying to post blog entries expressing her disapproval of SA's persecution of Mandy, specifically seeming to focus a lot on their language rather than their actual terrible intentions. But whatever, as you see here, half of Hurley's friends ARE Something Awful. Her words ring hollow and hypocritical, not just because she's now feigning concern for brutal attacks on a woman who she just a day or two ago claimed was little more than a puppet for a man (because no real woman could possibly have an opinion that differs from Hurley's, don't you know?), but because she has regularly worked with people like Ettin, Kai Tave, Tom Hatfield, etc. and isn't likely to be denouncing them any time soon. So the whole thing is just a farce.
Oh, and I hadn't noticed that a couple of weeks before all this happened, she posted a blog entry about how the evil male patriarchy should stop trying to pit women against each other. Again, two weeks before she attacked another woman and all but claimed (and Fred Hurley did claim) that said woman hadn't actually even written what she wrote.
What's even funnier is that only a few days before all this, she posted a blog entry trying to clarify her stance on why she thinks Aleena the Cleric is inappropriate art in an excessively sexual pose.
Note, this picture:
In it, she tries to pretend that she always knew what a tabard was, despite her original diatribe against Aleena making it very clear she had no idea, and thought that the "piece of cloth between aleena's legs" was put there to make her less masculine (rather than to make her look MORE like a Knight) and that it was meant to 'sexualize' her by drawing attention to her genital area. Yeah, that's the level of fucked-up we're dealing with here.
In this past week's second try of explaining why Aleena is sexist and evil, she claims that Aleena is nothing more than an example of "girlfriend in the refrigerator" syndrome, because in the classic Basic Set adventure she appears in she serves no purpose other than to die, and there's no way to save her.
It's true that there's no way to save her, but as usual Hurley is wrong about everything else. Aleena isn't Kyle Rayner's passive love-interest brutally victimized and stuffed into a refrigerator; Aleena is Obi-Wan Kenobi.
She's not the love-interest that exists to tempt the hero into thinking he can have a normal life, only to die (and, in some cases, serve no literary purpose other than to be doomed to die) and thus make it clear that life for the hero can never be normal; she's the Mentor that pulls the hero further into adventure, teaches him how to be a hero, and then is killed by the villain so that the hero must now avenge his sensei and have the chance to become the even-greater champion he was always meant to be. Aleena is Roy Fokker, John the Baptist, or Mister Miyagi (yeah, I know, Miyagi doesn't die, but you get the point).
This isn't about cheap pop-culture deconstruction, it's about mythology and archetype; but it's no surprise that Tracy Hurley can't get that. If you're fetishistically obsessed with dinosaurs you'd find a reason to talk about dinosaurs at every opportunity; if you're terrified of worms then every piece of rice on the floor or speck of dust on the wall looks like a worm; and if you have been indoctrinated to assume a world where everything is just sexism (and you likely spent all your time in college studying critical theory rather than the classics), its no surprise you'll mistake a crucial part of the Hero's Journey for sexism and a radical step of a female character in a role historically played-by-males for a cheap shot at women. And of course, people like Hurley by definition don't believe in the Hero's Journey, and hate it whenever they come across it, because it's all about the triumph of great individual rising above the world of the mundane and fulfilling their potential destiny, and rejects the collective (which is often even the villain of the story). So it's no surprise that Hurley didn't figure out that Aleena the Cleric is radically progressive in yet another sense than just being a strong fully-dressed fantasy heroine (head-to-fucking-toe here, but apparently even if you're covered in armor, you can have a fighting stance that's too "come hither" for Mz. Hurley) that no one in their right mind would have a problem with: in Aleena, there is also the choice to make a strong female character rather than a grizzled old man the Mentor figure for the rising Hero.
This explains a lot about Hurley, and about why she ultimately can never understand D&D. She doesn't get the Hero's Journey, she'd despise it even if she did, she was 'educated' and ideologically indoctrinated in schools of thought that desperately seek to abolish it from our cultural consciousness; and D&D (and ultimately, all real Roleplaying Games) are ALL ABOUT the Hero's Journey. These are the people who think they should get to be the shepherds and gatekeepers of this hobby, and decide for everyone else what the hobby should get to include and exclude, what should be blacklisted from rpg.now, which authors should never work again; and they don't comprehend and actively despise the very premise under which RPGs operate.
That's why the enemies' list above is important. Look at it. Recognize those names. Understand when those people talk about RPGs, they are talking with utter contempt for everything that has made RPGs good. Not sexism, but Myth, Archetype and Heroes. That's what they can never get, and would seek to destroy.
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