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Michelle said:I have to admit, I was way too curious about wtf is going on with this story, and ended up spoiling myself as I was reading the plot of the book. So, just like @JaimieT, I am removing myself from any further speculation. Let's just say, holy sh*t.
Just to clarify in case I do have something to say about the next 2 episodes, that was just for that 1 episode because I was pissed that the "next week on" preview basically undid my whole theory and that, like, everyone had watched the preview but me, and how weird to have fucking optional content that recontextualizes a whole episode.
But I don't know the ending or anything.
Sorry you accidentally spoiled yourself, that sucks.
letrbuck2006 said:So I'm typically only on the forums off and on through the week when I'm at work and I just had quite the task of getting caught up in this thread and it's ugly brothers thread that got started. I have yet to listen to the podcast because I would really like to see the movie first and I didn't get a chance to over the weekend but I can already tell I'm going to be extremely happy with the coverage. I might just listen to it today or tomorrow anyways because I'm not quite sure when I will be able to get out and see it and clearly this is a big moment in the Bald Move community.
I listened to it first and saw the movie afterward. I'm sensitive about spoilers and nothing felt spoiled for me. They do "spoil" 1 aspect that might bother some, so do it at your own risk, but it didn't bother me at all.
When I was consciously uncoupling from these streamers this weekend I noticed Tim's twitter profile says, "Jesus lovin' gamer" first thing. That clicked for me. I've grown up around people who put similar sentiments in their social media profiles and I'm still friends with many of them. As I've discovered in my coming-out journey, some of them are gay-friendly, some not. IE, some of them are more enlightened than others. But all of them are in a community where leadership says that being gay is an abomination to God. That includes Ninja, who is Catholic, whose brother is a Catholic minister (or something) and has "I love Jesus and his holy Catholic Church" pinned to the top of his Twitter.
I don't know anything about Lupo's beliefs, nor do I care enough to research them, but I would not be surprised if he's Catholic or Protestant or whatever.
So of course we're seeing some Mike Pence bullshit from these guys.
BTW, Tim said that he won't let his wife have Instagram or Twitter because of things people might say to her.
And I thought all the chemistry between Lupo and Ninja was adorable and that they were getting homophobic jokes because of course they were, and they were retweeting them because they saw nothing wrong with romance between men and understood that in actuality they were just friends.
But I no longer think that.
So consider my gay-ness being put off by their attitude as much as my female-ness. And none of those things define me as a person, so I don't really care if anyone continues to enjoy them and their entertainment — especially because it's healthy to care less about things you can't control — but that's a big fucking EH for me.
Maybe I can get on the Nickmercs train, I dunno.
Thanks for the nice words, everyone. That was surreal, I had about 20 minutes of fight-or-flight when the tweets first started rolling in where it dawned on me I'd wandered into the Kotaku In Action neighborhood and was going to get doxxed. That adrenaline spike kept me wide awake until 4am, and I was already getting shit sleep before that. I got 8 hours last night, I feel better.
@MattyWeaves I don't think it's appropriate to mime arguments that are bannable. I think it's similarly derailing.