GamingThreadDan Ryckert, Jeff Grubb, Lucy James, and Tamoor Hussain join Giant Bomb's "Core Crew" [SEE STAFF POST]
ReasonUser warned: Concern trolling around domestic abuse
I love a lot of that crew! The announcement feels strange in the shadow of Jeff's departure though. It's as if he was never there.
I also think it's really important to remember Grubb's problematic takes on Twitter recently, in which he belittled domestic abuse when talking about the Depp/Heard trial and implied that anyone who believes Depp was a victim actually just hates women.
I've defended Grubb a lot on Era in the past but this was a step too far. As far as I know, he hasn't apologized or commented further.
GamingThread[Fanbyte] Nintendo Issues Internal Response to Activision-Blizzard Reports
ReasonUser warned: thread derail
I still think this story is big enough where Era should be taking a stand as a community and banning all Activision OTs and hype threads until at least Bobby is gone, in solidarity with the employees who have walked out and who are trying to make things better.
EtcetEra HangoutsThreadWandaVision | Paul Bettany is in this | Fridays on Disney+
ReasonUser Warned and Thread-banned (3 Days): Hostility Over a Series of Posts
Jarvis from Agent Carter was literally in Endgame.
This isn't a "believe what you want" scenario. It is a "believe what the movie went out of it's way to tell us" scenario.
Why are you being a jerk over something like this?
EtcetEraThreadKanye West announces he only makes Gospel music now
ReasonUser Warned: Hostility
Reiterating what you already said doesn't make it less stupid.
I am a Kanye fan. I like his music. I am -- factually -- not "partway MAGA." I spent weeks making calls to other states in 2016, pushing people to vote for Hillary. I cried on Election Night. I have spoken up against Trump time and time again.
Liking Kanye's music does not make a person "partway MAGA." I very much recognize that he is an asshole. I also realize part of it likely comes from deep mental health issues that are actually well documented. He's still an asshole but I'm going to listen to his music and spend a good portion of 2020 helping to get out the vote for whoever the not-Trump nominee is.
So go fuck yourself with that above-it-all "I must feel superior to others on a message board" bullshit.
EtcetEraThreadAvengers: Endgame - Official Trailer (April 2019)
ReasonUser Banned (3 Days): Derailing thread by antagonizing and insulting fellow user
Zatt, seriously. People are just giving you crap because of what you yourself have said previously. No one said you "owe" us anything. No one is being passive aggressive.
But in the past, you never acted "conflicted." You could not have been more solid in your decision. And now, you've clearly gone back on that. That's the fact of the situation. But no one blames you. I absolutely disagree with Gunn's firing but I'm going to continue watching MCU films because they keep being great. That might make me part of the problem but yeah, I'm not going to watch Endgame.
But when you -- in multiple threads -- make a loud and public proclamation about your boycott of all things MCU, only to show up randomly and talk about the new Avengers trailer, you have to know people might give you some ribbing about it.
There's no shame in admitting you changed your mind either. The MCU is bigger than just Gunn and he would admit that himself. I have no doubt that Gunn wouldn't want people boycotting all of the MCU on his behalf.