There is something amiss in the air...
Let me explain.
Defend Anita Sarkeesian is KoopaTV's holiday gift to you to close out 2014. When in the November 2014 Newsletter I said there "will be a photo finish end to the year" I meant the release of Defend Anita Sarkeesian.
Obviously I want as many people to be exposed to it as possible because I worked hard on it, and I want people to understand that, unlike many other blogs out there, KoopaTV is different because we contribute to the arts. (Among a lot of other reasons.) Not because I'm an Anita Sarkeesian fan, because anyone who has half a brain can figure out that I'm not. Especially even if your first and only exposure to KoopaTV is the Defend Anita Sarkeesian landing page. Why? Because that page states two things:
- We didn't come up with the game idea. We don't know who did, but whoever did did it under existential threat.
- We theorised that it was Anita Sarkeesian herself because we have several anti-Sarkeesian articles that are literally linked to right there for your reading pleasure. (By the way, we haven't gotten any response from whoever did request it after we released it. No news is good news, right?)
|This guy is in no position to be talking about knowing virtually anything.|
Which leads to the title of this article, "The Ignorance of Sarkeesian Haters", because you gotta be really stupid.
|More stupid people. Apparently KoopaTV is a SJW organization.|
Before, I promoted Defend Anita Sarkeesian out of the site's interest. Now, I'm making it my own goal. Why? Because these knucklehead gamers think that people literally should not deserve to live because those people have terrible opinions. What? No, you can't threaten people's lives over that. That goes against the very fabric of the Bill of Rights. (I guess if you're not in America, you wouldn't understand that, but hey, all these dudes are Americans.)
You know that saying? "I may not agree with what you say, but to your death I will defend your right to say it." Apparently Voltaire said it. In the case of Anita, yeah, this might end up literally coming true. That's what the word "Defend" in Defend Anita Sarkeesian means: Defending her life from existential threats from idiots like
|This guy actually played the game, or he would not be able to get the screenshot. His score? 10/10. I rest my case.|
Other thoughts from people who have played the game include that it's great, interesting, and perfect from an artistic point of view. ...Oh, and the ending credits song is really catchy. And I agree with that. If you like EarthBound music, please play Defend Anita Sarkeesian.
|The new title screen warns you to have your sound on.|
One very notable thing I have not been able to do: Get an opinion of an Anita Sarkeesian supporter on the game. Where do you find these people? I've targeted several tumblr and Twitter posts towards that crowd and no bites. Is the KoopaTV Twitter on a social justice warrior blocklist? One #GamerGate member suggested that since these people don't actually play videogames, they wouldn't play Defend Anita Sarkeesian.
...Well if you're not going to play a free game that fundamentally shares your ideals about women not being damsels and taking charge of their own destiny, then don't bitch about how there aren't enough games that do that!
If you know any Sarkeesian-loving people in your life, please share Defend Anita Sarkeesian. (And share it to anyone else too.) In the meantime, I'll keep doing what I can. To me, the game is not about Anita Sarkeesian, despite the details that went into making a "homage" of Beat Up Anita Sarkeesian.
It's about defending the First Amendment, and that's something I'm always up to doing.
Ludwig was pretty uncomfortable writing this given how much he dislikes Anita Sarkeesian as a person, but whatever. At some point, KoopaTV will move on from its incessant promotion of Defend Anita Sarkeesian. You'll just have to wait for that day patiently!
As a reminder, Ludwig has met Anita personally, and wasn't impressed.
KoopaTV thought being left-wing crazies was only for April Fools. Apparently we just have to act normal!
Ludwig reveals the disparity in this interview about those who have played the game and those who have not.