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Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





thrawn527 posted:

Wait, what happened? I'll give the podcast a listen at some point, but is there a summary I can read in the mean time? The description of the podcast is pretty vague. This is August Ames, right? (edit: I mean related to darkpriest specifically. I know about Ames suicide, and the couple days events that lead up to it.)

I haven't thought about darkpriest in years, since my post above, honestly.

Overall it sounds like the internet dogpile on Ames, while unpleasant, was likely not entirely to blame and that darkpriest's personality may have inadvertently amplified some of Ames's problems that led to her choosing to end her life.

I'm through six of the seven 30-minute episodes and so far DP's recollections of events and conversations do not entirely line up with what other people remember, though these are generally 1:1 comparisons so it's challenging to determine who's correct. However, there have so far been a couple of events where there are three people remembering things, and DP's account is at odds with the other two. DP also makes a number of claims that are impossible to verify but which paint him in a better light if you accept them. Both DP and one of his friends in the entertainment industry complain about how fake everyone there is and how they're all liars in that business, which invites the question: why should we attach any special import to your words, then? The journalist doing the cast gets a little too hung up on one detail in particular (the hotel room) though ultimately determined that DP's account was consistent with recorded facts about halfway through episode 6. The caster also noted a couple of instances of DP trying to play him off against his producer during interviews and conversations, as well as DP coaching some interviewees before the caster talked to them, which doesn't do a lot to enhance DP's credibility.

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Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Blood Nightmaster posted:

Something can be technically legal and still be questioned on a moral or ethical level imo

Lawful but awful.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





PriorMarcus posted:

So was DP August Ames husband?

Yes.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Timby posted:

the guilty verdicts were against the weight of evidence

Is just yelling "nuh-uh" a legitimate appeal basis?

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Carthag Tuek posted:

lets not bring innocents into this

The legally mandated apology thread is in the goldmine because of how hard we were dunking on Zak S, who it appears poo poo his pants in a Chik Fil A at Gencon.

Edit: pronoun repair .

Midjack fucked around with this message at 23:45 on Apr 23, 2021

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Bust Rodd posted:

I really cannot stress how utterly insane it is that they were legally mandated to post.

It's amazing because without that happening there's a very real chance that dozens of people on SA like me wouldn't be aware of the massive amount of evidence that points towards Zak S making GBS threads his pants at a Chik Fil A at Gencon.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





thrawn527 posted:

Yup, thatís the very card I was referring to in my earlier post. I remember that one causing quite the controversy, back in the Ď90ís.

And now "tutoring" is the shorthand in any card game for "pull a chosen card out of your deck and into your hand." How times have changed.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Sexual Assault and the Culture of Arkansas

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





POWELL CURES KIDS posted:

I mean, there's a kernel of truth in every joke, right? It's possible to intend things two different ways at once. As an emotionally dead American male, I'd probably find some idiot rolling around with his dick out like it's no big deal pretty funny--but as gags go it's undeniably, uh, intrusive, and there's 100% a power element to literally waving your dick in people's faces.

It's maybe funny in the abstract or when you see a video or picture of it happening but some dude walking around with his cock out is always hosed up when it happens to you in real life. Full stop.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Nissin Cup Nudist posted:

how did this dude keep getting himself into other peoples rooms anyway

If it's a party at a greek house or off-campus residence interior doors likely don't autolock and may be set up to prevent lockout so they can only be locked from the inside. Plus the unconscious person may have been helped to the room by someone who was be half in the bag themselves and might not think to engage the lock on the way out.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Don't the women have to be some level of "famous" to join the service too?

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Those "Joss Whedon is my master now" shirts that were sold after the prequels were disappointing and Firefly was such a nerd darling have aged incredibly poorly.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





I feel like he was just making a cheesy joke there, like how parents call themselves "soccer taxi drivers" sometimes.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





King Vidiot posted:

I mean, I'm sure it was a joke but it wasn't cute or funny and the guy was literally being driven to a court date about his multiple rapes. Being cute at a moment like that is like weird, Ted Bundy poo poo.

Both the people in that image have repeatedly demonstrated that they're entirely hosed in the head so yes, Bundy is an apt comparison.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Timeless Appeal posted:

But in Hollywood stuff, there is a sense of you being lucky to be there at all and I think that really exasperates the tyrannical attitude at all levels. And it just seems all more ingrained. Video games and music probably have a similar problem.

I have worked in a vaguely similar "prestige" business and yeah, the whole "working here is soooooo awesome we know we can treat you like poo poo" attitude you get from managers and their hypnotized thralls is sickening.

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Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





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