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A Gay Gamer Convention is NOT Necessary (Gaymercon 2013)

#421TheSoundDefensePosted 8/7/2012 11:26:57 AM(edited)
theshoveller posted...
....... So "gay gamers" are "special?" More special than white gamers, or conservative gamers, or black gamers, or liberal gamers, or burn victim gamers, or dog attack survivor gamers, or...


I think you're forcefully trying to turn this into something it's not. You seem to be implying that celebrating your specific traits is detrimental to the equality effort. Sort of a "unity through uniformity" kind of thing. We're only equal when we don't acknowledge how we aren't.
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#422BoozeHound59Posted 8/7/2012 11:26:18 AM
There should be Gay Editions of games too. That way they can have games marketed toward them like they wanted, Darksiders 2: Gay Edition.
#4232DFighter84Posted 8/7/2012 11:26:22 AM
i don't see why they think everyone should have to accept and root for them while they get all Brokeback Mountain to be honest. the difference between gay and straight is the type of sex they have, when you break it down. it's basically a sexual fetish, on the same grounds as hentai with those octopus things, beastiality and midget porn. it shouldn't be forcefully socially accepted by the masses. it should be kept in their bedrooms like other fetishes.

when did the act of pickle tickling become a race of people or anything close to the equivalent? it's an act that's banned in a lot of countries, is a sin in most religions, and is just disgusting to your average person (i'm just being real here). why should it be socially accepted any more than any other "naughty" fetish?

in the two north american countries specifically, the people who indulge in this fetish have been catered to and protected through various laws and such. they now abuse these laws and protection to try to shove their fetish in everyones faces with no consequence. it has nothing to do with equality anymore. seeing two guys walking around, minding their own business and holding hands is one thing. you are people, you have a right to live how you want. but trying to force your fetish into eeeeeveryone's everyday life is where i see a problem. in my city alone, there are 2 streets that have been renamed just for the purpose of saying "gay people are here". "gay yellow pages" on billboards, gay events and businesses to mirror normal ones, with the exception of promoting a fetish being it's only real cause, etc.

as far as this gay gamer convention, it's just another "hey i'm gay and im here" thing they are thowing in everyones faces.
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#424CoiledViperPosted 8/7/2012 11:27:17 AM
homosexuality is wrong and not natural

I don't hate anyone, do as you will

But i'm not recognizing anyone who acts a certain way as their own special group, and get any kind of special treatment in any form
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#425NuuTypePosted 8/7/2012 11:27:40 AM
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#426theshovellerPosted 8/7/2012 11:29:07 AM
dannyaq posted...
but your analogy is off. A gay gaming conventions doesn't restrict straight video game characters or costumes. I'd wager there would still be more straight content there than gay. i mean you can have that voldo ad on your banner for your booth, but the demo for soul calibur 5 would still have more big breasted women than sexualized male characters. a white gaming convention would be one where japanese games arn't heavily featured. and by japanese I mean games like catherine, not games about america that are published by japanese publishers, like dead rising. Call it western con and I really don't think it would be controversial at all even though its all about white people games. advertising would be aimed at white people so it might be a country band or a metal band at the performance stage as opposed to another group which has a broader audience. nothing wrong with that. You can easily have a convention focused on white people so long as you don't call it "white con" or something that will generate controversy because of name alone.


But... there's nothign restricting them from having that Voldo banner at a normal gaming convention too, right? Why place a divide in the first place?

As for the naming thing, I somehow think Gaymercon should probably follow that same rule, too. Although, I will admit, calling it "Whitie-Gameicom" would be pretty hilarious and memorable. Also, your comments about "white people" are fairly... stupid. Sorry, but "white people" are fairly diverse. I'm white, and I like anime, and hate heavy metal music and country music. Seriously, my computer has more anime music, video game soundtracks, and Weird Al Yankovic songs on it than it does anything else.

I'll just say it one final time and end my arguing, or rebutting, or whatever - I really don't think having delineated conventions for the same thing will help matters any. Hell, is there a "women's gamer convention" somewhere I don't know about? I'd figure that would be equally deserving, since I doubt women want to look at "booth babes" and "sexually appealing to males" advertisements. Just... you know, make your ads less about sex, and more about, oh, I don't know, games.
#427NuuTypePosted 8/7/2012 11:33:53 AM(edited)
CoiledViper posted...
homosexuality is wrong and not natural

I don't hate anyone, do as you will

But i'm not recognizing anyone who acts a certain way as their own special group, and get any kind of special treatment in any form


The paradigm to which ANY minority group exists within the supremacy and whim of the other group is inherently 'special' as the way they are treated is also 'special'.


Nobody asked you to recognize them, that is the tyrant within you that believes the world view should only suit you and yours.
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#428dannyaqPosted 8/7/2012 11:33:40 AM
when did the act of pickle tickling become a race of people or anything close to the equivalent? it's an act that's banned in a lot of countries, is a sin in most religions, and is just disgusting to your average person (i'm just being real here). why should it be socially accepted any more than any other "naughty" fetish?

well it shouldn't. those other "naughty fetishes" should be accepted as well. whats your point? It became something similar to a race of people when they developed their own culture noticably different than the mainstream culture. people with say feet fetishes don't really have a shared culture outside of liking feet.
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#429Grandy12Posted 8/7/2012 11:34:04 AM
CoiledViper posted...
homosexuality is [...] not natural


So is kissing and monogamy.

Just saying.
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#4302DFighter84Posted 8/7/2012 11:46:08 AM
NuuType posted...
CoiledViper posted...
homosexuality is wrong and not natural

I don't hate anyone, do as you will

But i'm not recognizing anyone who acts a certain way as their own special group, and get any kind of special treatment in any form


The paradigm to which ANY minority group exists within the supremacy and whim of the other group is inherently 'special' as the way they are treated is also 'special'.


Nobody asked you to recognize them, that is the tyrant within you that believes the world view should only suit you and yours.


what he said isn't tyranical. it's a point of view widely shared throughout the world. he didn't say he hated anyone.

dannyaq posted...
when did the act of pickle tickling become a race of people or anything close to the equivalent? it's an act that's banned in a lot of countries, is a sin in most religions, and is just disgusting to your average person (i'm just being real here). why should it be socially accepted any more than any other "naughty" fetish?

well it shouldn't. those other "naughty fetishes" should be accepted as well. whats your point? It became something similar to a race of people when they developed their own culture noticably different than the mainstream culture. people with say feet fetishes don't really have a shared culture outside of liking feet.


fetishes have their place. and that place isn't being forced into the faces of everyone else. and i do not recognize "gay" as a culture or anything remotely similar to a race of people. it's a way of getting off. people have different ways they get off. you don't see "the cow fetish brigade" having cow fetish gamer conventions and renaming streets "the cow lover road" and basically mirroring all things normal with an objective of promoting a cow fetish, do you? no they enjoy their fetish the way they should... without trying to force its acceptance on everyone else.
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