Fake Geek Girls

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OK quick question why did the escapist suddenly go apeshit about this whole thing? i mean this meme has been around for some time and you're only now saying something about it? you're slow, very slow, like a turtle.

Sure but can you name all the characters the girls are cosplaying as?

felbot:
OK quick question why did the escapist suddenly go apeshit about this whole thing? i mean this meme has been around for some time and you're only now saying something about it? you're slow, very slow, like a turtle.

I guess they just haven't been keeping abreast of the situation at cons.

...Is there something special about these past weeks that this has become a topic? Because I thought we went over this a few months ago during con season, unless there are some super secret cons that I'm unaware of.

Also, I don't know why, but now I want to see this plot done Reservoir Dogs style.

felbot:
OK quick question why did the escapist suddenly go apeshit about this whole thing? i mean this meme has been around for some time and you're only now saying something about it? you're slow, very slow, like a turtle.

Because the Internet went apeshit at some point? But then, the Internet always go apeshit for something...

And what happens if someone starts to wonder where the security guy at the door vanished to? Sometimes I really wish Mami wouldn't get so ahead of herself.

felbot:
OK quick question why did the escapist suddenly go apeshit about this whole thing? i mean this meme has been around for some time and you're only now saying something about it? you're slow, very slow, like a turtle.

They go for whatever draws the most sensationalist crowd I think

Hell it was a thing back with the original xbox

It's gender. It's gaming culture.

You'd get less flames if you mixed Charlie McGee (the girl from Firestarter, BOOM, geek cred supported) with The Hindenberg.

FelixG:

felbot:
OK quick question why did the escapist suddenly go apeshit about this whole thing? i mean this meme has been around for some time and you're only now saying something about it? you're slow, very slow, like a turtle.

They go for whatever draws the most sensationalist crowd I think

Hell it was a thing back with the original xbox

And it's clearly still a "thing" now.

Also are you seriously accusing Grey of pointing out this issue solely for the attention?

88chaz88:

Also are you seriously accusing Grey of pointing out this issue solely for the attention?

Hurr hurr wouldn't that be ironic.

I just ordered some comic books guys PHASE 3 IS IN PROGRESS.

*touches all the nerdy things with her cootie ridden hands*

Which clone saga are you referring to? The first or second?

88chaz88:

Also are you seriously accusing Grey of pointing out this issue solely for the attention?

He'd neeeeevvveer do that, right?

Phase 1: Knock out guard
Phase 2: ?
Phase 3: Profit

Funny comic as usual guys.

But...er gender issues again Escapist? We don't need more pointless arguments on that. Of course if the recent Jimquisition episode is anything to go by there is likely going to be one here soon.

captcha: long in the tooth. See! See! Even the sentient captchas are sick of this topic.

The fact people can't just ignore such petty stuff is starting to get reeeeeeeeal pathetic game media industry...

If I found out tommorrow that Yahtzee had never played a game in his life and had used his snarkiness/knowledge of funny words then yes, id be sad, yes, maybe I would scrutinise his articles/video's abit more, but id also GET THE FUCK OVER IT!!!

88chaz88:

FelixG:

felbot:
OK quick question why did the escapist suddenly go apeshit about this whole thing? i mean this meme has been around for some time and you're only now saying something about it? you're slow, very slow, like a turtle.

They go for whatever draws the most sensationalist crowd I think

Hell it was a thing back with the original xbox

And it's clearly still a "thing" now.

Also are you seriously accusing Grey of pointing out this issue solely for the attention?

Are you seriously unaware that the point of a web comic is to get page views?

And I am pointing out that this is the second item this week that has gone on about fake gamer girls on this website.

DVS BSTrD:
Sure but can you name all the characters the girls are cosplaying as?

The one on the left is Mai Shiranui, and the one on the right is Catwoman.

I know who the one in the middle is, I just can't remember her name...but she's so familiar...dammit!

FelixG:

88chaz88:

Also are you seriously accusing Grey of pointing out this issue solely for the attention?

Are you seriously unaware that the point of a web comic is to get page views?

And I am pointing out that this is the second item this week that has gone on about fake gamer girls on this website.

We occasionally try and tell jokes too.

It may be possible that Grey saw the Jimquisition episode, thought of something funny, pitched the idea to me, I liked it, then we made a comic about it.

felbot:
OK quick question why did the escapist suddenly go apeshit about this whole thing? i mean this meme has been around for some time and you're only now saying something about it? you're slow, very slow, like a turtle.

Because people have flipped out about it fairly recently, making it topical again.

Cory Rydell:

FelixG:

88chaz88:

Also are you seriously accusing Grey of pointing out this issue solely for the attention?

Are you seriously unaware that the point of a web comic is to get page views?

And I am pointing out that this is the second item this week that has gone on about fake gamer girls on this website.

We occasionally try and tell jokes too.

It may be possible that Grey saw the Jimquisition episode, thought of something funny, pitched the idea to me, I liked it, then we made a comic about it.

Clearly all The Escapist contributors are in cahoots.

From now you must all remain oblivious to any other content on the site to maintain a clear and unbiased atmosphere. Don't talk to each other either, use smoke signals if you have to.

Also my Captcha was appropriately, "head case".

Cory Rydell:

FelixG:

88chaz88:

Also are you seriously accusing Grey of pointing out this issue solely for the attention?

Are you seriously unaware that the point of a web comic is to get page views?

And I am pointing out that this is the second item this week that has gone on about fake gamer girls on this website.

We occasionally try and tell jokes too.

It may be possible that Grey saw the Jimquisition episode, thought of something funny, pitched the idea to me, I liked it, then we made a comic about it.

Jokes?! The internet is Srs business sir!

Though I should point out that I never said it wasn't funny, nor that I didn't enjoy it. I was commenting on the escapist as a whole as well, not your comic in particular.

And to be fair I wouldn't have been able to answer the guys question either :P

DVS BSTrD:
Sure but can you name all the characters the girls are cosplaying as?

Mai Shiranui, Catwoman, and um... Catherine?

DVS BSTrD:
Sure but can you name all the characters the girls are cosplaying as?

Ooh! Ooh! I know! They're Mai Shiranui, Catwoman, and Tomoe Mami. What do I win?

FelixG:

Jokes?! The internet is Srs business sir!

Though I should point out that I never said it wasn't funny, nor that I didn't enjoy it. I was commenting on the escapist as a whole as well, not your comic in particular.

And to be fair I wouldn't have been able to answer the guys question either :P

Heh, I wouldn't have been able to either... I wasnt trying to insinuate anything though. Sometimes, it just seems like I ponder less about the subject matter of our jokes than the readers do.

I mostly just want you guys to notice when I sneak cats into the comic (I failed on this strip...)

Cory Rydell:
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'Pfft clearly you are doing it for attention! You don't really like comics...I mean currently relevant subject matter'

>_>
<_<

yeeeeeah......the irony is over 9000.

Cory Rydell:

I mostly just want you guys to notice when I sneak cats into the comic (I failed on this strip...)

But there is a whole entire Catwoman...

You would think Mami would have used a gun modified to look like a percussion-lock rifled musket...

dear god cory is part of the catmasons, RUN FOR YOUR LIFES!!!!!
also the answer clearly is peter parker since i stopped reading the clone bullshit at a point where ben reilley was supposed to be the original, making peter parker the clone

captcha asks me "which one is biggest?" and the answer i want to give will probably not be in there.

FelixG:

88chaz88:

FelixG:

They go for whatever draws the most sensationalist crowd I think

Hell it was a thing back with the original xbox

And it's clearly still a "thing" now.

Also are you seriously accusing Grey of pointing out this issue solely for the attention?

Are you seriously unaware that the point of a web comic is to get page views?

And I am pointing out that this is the second item this week that has gone on about fake gamer girls on this website.

You're right! It soumds like some sort of conspiracy...

*Gets double tapped from behind by Grey. Dressed as Tomoe Mami.*

Nothing to see here people. Move along.

CrazyGirl17:

DVS BSTrD:
Sure but can you name all the characters the girls are cosplaying as?

Ooh! Ooh! I know! They're Mai Shiranui, Catwoman, and Tomoe Mami. What do I win?

A Free pass to all future cons you wish to visit and my undying love <3

Kopikatsu:

DVS BSTrD:
Sure but can you name all the characters the girls are cosplaying as?

The one on the left is Mai Shiranui, and the one on the right is Catwoman.

I know who the one in the middle is, I just can't remember her name...but she's so familiar...dammit!

Tomoe Mami, from some anime/,anga I couldnt spell to save my fucking life. Never saw it, but I did somehow get to its TVTropes page, and I can say that Mami looses her head about three episodes in...

Geo Da Sponge:

FelixG:

88chaz88:

And it's clearly still a "thing" now.

Also are you seriously accusing Grey of pointing out this issue solely for the attention?

Are you seriously unaware that the point of a web comic is to get page views?

And I am pointing out that this is the second item this week that has gone on about fake gamer girls on this website.

You're right! It soumds like some sort of conspiracy...

*Gets double tapped from behind by Grey. Dressed as Tomoe Mami.*

Nothing to see here people. Move along.

Conspiracy you say...?

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(Wonder how many people will get that joke)

M'kay, scanned the article that was linked to in the dialogue underneath the comic. I think both Harris and Faraci have legit points...and both where they're acting like idiots. First, Harris; it is true, some of these ladies are just looking for attention because they like toying with people. Women like that are bitches because they're treating the men in a given fan community in a way very similar, if not identical, to the way some men treat women as nothing more than meat; both are using the opposite gender to get what they want with no concern for other people's feelings.

However, as Faraci points out, Harris goes so bonkers at points he overlooks the fact that anybody in costume at a convention is looking for attention. It's not fair to just blame the women who go there for it, the guys do it too. Maybe not for the exact same reasons, but it's still an attempt at getting people to stare. The question is whether or not the woman doing it would be appreciative of the people giving her that attention, or if she would just kick any attention-giver to the curb if he tried to get to know her better after she'd had her fun.

But while Faraci correctly points out that just because an attractive woman cosplays or shows up at a convention without a lot of knowledge of comics, movies, etc. the convention's about doesn't immediately mean they're doing something reprehensible, he THEN goes on to do something stupid; he talks about how nerds will overlook the "real" girl nerds and only talk to the attractive women that are "out of their league". Okay, the stupidity here is twofold. First, it insinuates that no "real" girl nerds can be physically attractive; nice job reinforcing the stereotype there. Saying that paints the picture of the nerd girl as always having to be plain looking or downright unattractive.

Second, by supporting the notion that person A can be out of person' B's league based solely on physical appearance, he also perpetuates the very shallowness he just tried to speak against. The concept of people being in leagues based on physical attractiveness utterly negates the idea that things like personality, shared interests, intellect, and the like are more important than looks. It's a concept that suggests no matter how much two people may have in common or may find appealing in one another, as long as one of them is better looking (by the majority-accepted definition of attractiveness) than the other, there can never be anything romantic between them.

WanderingFool:

Kopikatsu:

DVS BSTrD:
Sure but can you name all the characters the girls are cosplaying as?

The one on the left is Mai Shiranui, and the one on the right is Catwoman.

I know who the one in the middle is, I just can't remember her name...but she's so familiar...dammit!

Tomoe Mami, from some anime/,anga I couldnt spell to save my fucking life. Never saw it, but I did somehow get to its TVTropes page, and I can say that Mami looses her head about three episodes in...

That was it.

The series is Puella Magi Madoka Magica, most notable for "Wanna make a contract?"

Cory Rydell:

I mostly just want you guys to notice when I sneak cats into the comic (I failed on this strip...)

But there is a whole entire Catwoman...[/quote]

touche

its early for me...

Cory Rydell:

FelixG:

88chaz88:

Also are you seriously accusing Grey of pointing out this issue solely for the attention?

Are you seriously unaware that the point of a web comic is to get page views?

And I am pointing out that this is the second item this week that has gone on about fake gamer girls on this website.

We occasionally try and tell jokes too.

It may be possible that Grey saw the Jimquisition episode, thought of something funny, pitched the idea to me, I liked it, then we made a comic about it.

Butbutbutbut that's impossible! I mean, okay, it is the most plausible explanation, but it doesn't fit my whole "TWO features on the same subject per week is a link-bait overreaction" theory at all.

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