I Hit It With My Axe: Episode Eight: Don't Tell Us, Right Now!

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That one lady in the black shirt gold neckless and black hair tied up is so funny :) I really loled when she kept giving the DM suggestions on worse things to do to her character. I was like nooo don't give him ideas! lol :)

Weimann:

VSimmons:
Firstly, let me get something out of the way: I have never actually watched this series.

That's just great.

VSimmons:
Now, having said that, I have read numerous comments by people on these episodes. I thought that I should chime in since every point made thus far has been, for lack of a better word, retarded. These usually fall into two forms:

"HURR THIS IS OFFENSIVE CAUSE THESE WOMEN WOULD NEVER DO THIS STUFF ON THEIR OWN AND IM BEING MADE FUN OF CAUSE THEYRE HOT AND PATRONIZING ME AND USELESS OUTSIDE OF PORN DURR SPACESHIP TACO BELL"

or

"DERP THIS IS AN INTERESTING SERIES AND IS NOT AT ALL BEING ADVERTISED AS WATCHING PORN STARS CAUSE THESE WOMEN ARE PEOPLE TOO DERPA DERP I HAVE A LAMPSHADE"

That tone is uncalled for. There are other arguments brought up than those, on both sides. Myself, for example, lean towards the latter example, but there's definitely no denying the show is being marketed as "D&D with porn stars". I just don't see why this is a problem, and as explained in my post above, I think it is an idea with merit and benefits.

VSimmons:
Both of these arguments are invalid. A job has no bearing on hobbies that a person has, and this clearly *is* being advertised as "Watch hot women play D&D".

Both of these are true.

VSimmons:
Personally I think The Escapist made a huge mistake of trying to increase viewership of a series with the unappealing premise of "Watch people play D&D" by trying to spin it as "Featuring adult film performers Kimberly Kane, Zak Sabbath, Mandy Morbid, and Satine Phoenix, with a stripper named Connie, and a hairdresser named Frankie comes a reality web video series chronicling the adventures of a dungeon master and his stripper and porn star friends playing old school D&D. Guest-starring Justine Jolie."

That sounds to me like a decision that a major television network exec would do. I would think that the smaller size of The Escapist would allow for better decisions, but apparently a few bad ones still slip through.

Why is that a mistake, though? You don't quite clarify that. Because people disagree about it? This is the internet, it's built on porn and arguments.

VSimmons:
I'd also like to hear a response from somebody who works on the series to my post, since I know they read this.

But you're not asking anything :P You talk about how you summarize your impression of the majority of the arguments, and then present your own view (while admitting to not having watched the show, which doesn't really help your case), which is... okay, but there's really not much to say about it.

VSimmons:
Also, 5 dollars says an overzealous mod decides to either put me on probation, suspend me, or ban me for this post. If that doesn't happen I'll donate that 5 dollars to charity.
EDIT: I'll now wager 20 dollars, since it's for a good cause.

As long as you break no rules, they don't have the authority to ban you. I think it looks fine, you should be in the clear :)

That post was a subtle troll. Try not to feed them in the future.

I believe this series is dull. I don't really see how it can go on for this long, why don't they play something more interesting. Surely people want more variety than just DnD.

mandymorbid:
We don't get paid to have sex. We get paid TO LET PEOPLE FILM IT. It isn't sex for money--it's sex because we want to have sex and we don't mind letting others see us doing so. If you want to believe we don't like having sex with the people we've chosen to have sex with, that's your business, not mine.

Just like we don't get paid to play D&D--WE GET PAID TO LET SOMEONE FILM IT.

Agree with assessment, but worth noting your choice of partner(s) is a point of privilege compared to porn industry at large. Smart enough to already know this, but stick to this kind of home production and try to avoid larger industry - ugly, ruthless business run by and for people you don't want to know.

BobDobolina:

beddo:
Surely people want more variety than just DnD.

Surely people wanted careers other than pretending enthusiasm for self-exposure or anal sex, but here we are.

D&D's been going for 30 years as the biggest tabletop RPG in the industry. You might be sick of it, but plenty of people still think it's as entrancing as the first folks to try it out back in '74.

As for other careers, don't be so sure. Sounds like you'd be surprised to find out what people are enjoying on your block, let alone elsewhere. Exhibitionism isn't even scratching the surface.

chepenoyo:
Sounds like you'd be surprised to find out what people are enjoying on your block, let alone elsewhere.

Not particularly. Hey, it's all good...

Quick! find the anti-door that cannot be opened and that leads inside! XD
lol opposite speech

VSimmons:

Mordicai Caeli:
You know, the trolls coming here might have a positive unintended consequence, as The Escapist is able to ban a lot of the misogynists who might otherwise be "passing" in the general population. So on the upside, there is that.

No. Smart trolls never use an account they care about losing.

EDIT: My mistake, I misread that. But misogynistic comments are almost always lulzy, so why on earth would you want to lose that?

The internet...home to such oxymorons as "smart trolls..."

Ya know... there is some that one can do if one does not like something. STOP WATCHING/READING/DOING that thing that one does not like. It ain't rocket science... don't like the web series? Walk away instead being an obnoxious ass. Take care now, bye bye.

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