Tag: Community

  • Hax$, Toonification, and the Death of Private Confrontation

    Hax$, Toonification, and the Death of Private Confrontation

    A little while ago, I posted a Twitter thread that got a fair amount of attention for espousing what my views were on a recent video from Super Smash Bro. Melee player Aziz “Hax$” Al-Yami, which was epic in length and scope. In it, Hax$ gave what could generously be described as a post-apocalyptic lens […]

  • I Don’t Give a Shit About “Tom Brady”

    I Don’t Give a Shit About “Tom Brady”

    I got a DM on Twitter  from someone I’m familiar with in the Netherrealm games sub-community the other day, and it was a simple question: “Have you ever written about Tom?” “Tom” is “Tom Brady,” AKA Bill Menoutis, a longtime fixture in this particular sub-community and in the greater fighting game community for years and […]

  • The FGC Ban Catalog: Why It Exists

    The FGC Ban Catalog: Why It Exists

    Update 8/10/22: The original Google Doc is no longer accessible publicly. It will be not be made publicly available again. A combination of personal requests, dead links, and a philosophical change are behind why that decision was made. That said, I will leave this post up because it is indicative of my thought process at […]

  • Rethinking “Negativity”

    Rethinking “Negativity”

    “Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it’s from Neptune.” Noam Chomsky It is a tale as old as time – Some hot gossip or horrible truth takes over the fighting game community section of Twitter and other social media, and […]