Friday, June 8, 2018

Nothing I Can Say Will Make This Funnier

Zoe Quinn is writing a comic book for DC

This is such a hilariously bad idea, I am actually having trouble figuring out how to make fun of it.

For those that don't remember, Zoe Quinn, was a (and here the air quotes are going to have to be huge) "Independent Game Dev." Who created the legendary POS title, "Depression Quest."  It was a (believe it or not)  interactive text game, you know like Zork from 1977.  It was about an SJW feminist trudging around, being mentally ill and depressed like any other SJW.  It was complete and total shit as a game.

Critics rated it a 10.  Gamers rated it a 1 (or below where possible).  It set off a round of grumbling by gamers over just how worthless the opinions of gaming critics were.

And then Zoe's former boyfriend made a blog post where he claimed that she had fucked five different guys in the gaming industry to get those good reviews.

It was the match that touched off the furious backlash known as #GamerGate.   It was the first major push back the SJWs had ever felt in what they had assumed to be a safe space.  And it was shattering experience for them.

Regular readers of this blog know all about that so I'll move on to the new stuff.

Quinn wrote some autobiography of herself with the stunningly unoriginal name of Crash Overide. It got bought up by Amy Pascal (2015's answer to Kathleen Kennedy) and it was going to be made into movie staring Charlize Theron. One Ghostbusters debacle later and Pascal was out the door at Sony and the project quietly died. I figured that was the end of things for Zoe Quinn.

Not so fast.  DC has decided that if they can't make movies that are better than Marvel's, then they can by god, no shit make comics that are worse.

In the 1990s, when Neil Gaiman's Sandman was breaking sales records.  DC decided to launch a new line of comics called Vertigo.  Some of the titles were garbage like, The Enigma.  Others were gold like V for Vendetta and Preacher.

It never really went away but now it's back with a spectacular relaunch.

From One Angry Gamer:

While a lot of gamers have been happy to no longer have to discuss caustic names in the scene that have created lots of drama and contention, including culture critic Anita Sarkeesian and indie developer Zoe Quinn, it appears comic book fans will now have to deal with Quinn. DC Comics’ Vertigo line will be publishing a comic book written by Quinn and with art provided by Robbi Rodriguez of Spider-Gwen fame, called Goddess Mode.

The announcement comes courtesy of the Vertigo Comics website, where they exclaimed that Mark Doyle is at the helm of the DC Vertigo line, which will focus on “creating modern, socially relevant, high-concept, inventive stories”.

Seven new comics are in development, including Goddess Mode, where the description reads…

“In a near future where all of humanity’s needs are administered by a godlike A.I., it’s one young woman’s horrible job to do tech support on it. But when Cassandra finds herself violently drawn into a hidden and deadly digital world beneath our own, she discovers a group of super-powered women and horrific monsters locked in a secret war for the cheat codes to reality.”

I imagine in some ways gamers are happy to no longer have to deal with the drama that came with Quinn and her antics, including using Crash Override Network to harass and dox people that the group labeled as enemies, or admitting to sabotaging the Polaris Game Jam because she could. That’s not to mention all of the lies the media told in order to cover up for the incongruities associated with some of the claims Quinn made over the years regarding #GamerGate.

Comic book fans are already reeling from having to deal with various Marvel Comics writers who openly and actively spew venom and vitriol at their fanbase on social media. One can only imagine what would happen if comic book fans aren’t readily accepting or positive toward Goddess Mode, the sort of media backlash that will be directed at the comic book fandom.

Will Quinn's book be hot garbage?  Are you kidding?

Is this SJW fan service?  Do you think it could possibly be anything else?

Will it be canceled after two issues?  I'll let you know if it gets to issue 2.

But one thing is certain, all of the Gammas that work at BleedingCool are super excited by it.  And why wouldn't they be?

If Zoe Quinn is moving into comics, then they might finally get laid.


The Quartering is claiming that hiring Zoe Quinn was a smokescreen to cover up for the firing of Diane Nelson.

He makes a good case for it.


Mr. Bee said...

Look on the bright side. Once upon a time, the "counter culture" anti-establishment writers and artists were some of the most talented anywhere. Now they're affirmative actioned hacks with minds so narrow they can look through keyholes with both eyes.

exfarmkid said...

"If Zoe Quinn is moving into comics, then they might finally get laid."

Ouch. Probably true though.