Tag: #Abuse

  • Breaking the Habit

    I have a confession to make: I wasn’t particularly moved to anger at this tweet from the Capcom Fighters account This was far from the fawning praise of the infamous Evo tweet which included the full video of the celebration afterwards, just a still image noting the fact that Seon-Woo “Infiltration” Lee won the event […]

  • Confronting Labor Abuse in Communities

    Confronting Labor Abuse in Communities

    CW: Links to stories of sexual abuse An owner that doesn’t want to pay the staff that organizes for him, let alone refer to them as “employees,” because “then I have to treat it like a business.” Management that sacks an employee the day after booking them a flight to a foreign event, forcing them […]

  • It *Is* That Deep

    It *Is* That Deep

    It is the ubiquitous phrase you see used across social media whenever someone posts about something that offended them: “It ain’t that deep.” Naturally, it implies that whomever was offended is simply looking way too far past the intent of whatever was posted and is overreacting. The most common place you’ll see this is on […]

  • The Continued, Puzzling Elevation of Infiltration

    The Continued, Puzzling Elevation of Infiltration

    A few years ago, I was living with my brother and his wife, and it was difficult for me and my sister-in-law to connect. She was born and raised in the Chinese province of Sichuan, living in its biggest city, Chengdu, right up until the prior year when she and my brother moved to the […]

  • The Slippery Slope Arguments About FGC Issues Are Pointless Punditry

    The Slippery Slope Arguments About FGC Issues Are Pointless Punditry

    When did everyone become a pundit? I don’t mean the strictest definition, which is a so-called expert in an area giving their opinion to the public; I mean more so in how every argument is longer about defending or arguing for anything on principle, but defending or arguing for what the reaction would be by […]

  • Fighting the Rot in the Fighting Game Community Pt. 2 – Star Players and Power Imbalances

    Fighting the Rot in the Fighting Game Community Pt. 2 – Star Players and Power Imbalances

    A couple weeks ago, I published the first of multiple blog posts which looked to examine how the fighting game community (FGC), as a whole, was uniquely served to set up situations of abuse and harassment, largely in response to a wave of incidents that have come to light in the recent month. The initial […]

  • Fighting the Rot in the Fighting Game Community Pt. 1 – Cronyism

    Fighting the Rot in the Fighting Game Community Pt. 1 – Cronyism

    Last time I wrote for the blog, I was covering my trip to the Evolution tournament in Las Vegas and the positives and negatives of that trip. As I was writing that piece, I found myself having to frequently amend it as the days went on because it seemed like there was a new scandal […]

  • Loose Screws – The FGC Should Be Hostile To Shady Organizations

    Loose Screws – The FGC Should Be Hostile To Shady Organizations

    One of the more heartwarming things I saw come out of the FGC in the past year was the Michigan Masters event that took place back in April. It was a regional event in Farmington Hills that was expanding, after a few years, to a 3-day event. While it was not without the usual trials […]

  • Politically Incorrect – The FGC IS Becoming a Scapegoat for Daytona Beach to Ignore its Social Problems

    Politically Incorrect – The FGC IS Becoming a Scapegoat for Daytona Beach to Ignore its Social Problems

    I still remember when I first heard that my uncle was homeless. Well, he was “homeless” in the sense of what the hundreds of thousands of those we consider “homeless” actually are: he could scrap together some cash to put his family up in a Motel 6 here or there or stay with some friends […]

  • Loose Screws – Rotten Twitch Chats and the FGC’s Refusal to Fight It

    Loose Screws – Rotten Twitch Chats and the FGC’s Refusal to Fight It

    Before I start, I do want to give a warning that there is some pretty heinous stream chat clips that have lots of transphobia. If that’s not something you can handle today, please be aware! 2019 has barely started but the Fighting Game Community never stops rolling. Both the Dragonball FighterZ World Tour and Genesis, […]