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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

More Reporter - More Fun - Can You Actually Trademark the Word "C@nt"?

If you missed the beginning of this saga, I'll send you to the initial post where I shared the original email chain. Today, I received another email. Vaguely threatening and now with new spice. Shall we look and see what today brings? Tenkar

edit - I've been informed that Stacy D now works at the same website as does this "reporter" - it's all coming into focus - Tenkar

edit edit: looking for proof of the above - Tenkar

Hi Erik,

I'm circling back because we are publishing our article on Thursday morning at 10 am ET. (ah, the start of Gary Con. And yet, in the initial email she referred to Gen Con. Wonder why?) Like I said in another e-mail, I want to share every instance pertaining to you that we're referencing in the article so nothing surprises you (and I wish to share all of your communications with me. again, so there are no surprises). I also wanted to give you a final chance to offer on-the-record comments on anything mentioned below or off-the-record fact-checking responses.

Queries and statements below:

- We mention that you run a blog pertaining to old-school gaming and the community around it.
- We mention that your blog documents in detail and often criticizes Gail's treatment of Gary's legacy, including her approach to instituting a memorial statue and publicly releasing Gary's creations. Do you have any comment on this? (my posts speak for themselves, although if you want posts about me speaking about the IP it will be a light load to tote)
- We mention that Gail says she is not comfortable being around you, which has influenced her desire to attend Gary Con. (that's strange, but I guess if you were an individual looking to avoid criticism, you would avoid your vocal critics)
- We quote screenshotted private chats in which you joke that Gail would try to trademark the word "Cunt" (that's a funny joke actually. Wish I could remember saying it. That being said, I have referred to individuals that have threatened me with groundless legal action in attempts to intimate me as "cunts" in the past, in private and public, regardless of gender or age. I make no apologies) (Rachel -   The true Irish style way to use the word "cunt" and especially when it is applied to both genders) and in which you reference burning rubber bricks (If I said this I am embarrassed by the lack of funny and I would be forced to apologize), perhaps an allusion to her memorial (exactly whose memorial are we talking about? I thought it was a memorial for Gary Gygax, not for Gail). Do you have any comment on this?
- We mention you saying that Gary Con's attendees are negative about her presence. (Its quite likely I said so as have many others.) 
- We also mention you posted our e-mail exchange on your blog. (yep, and posted this one too)

Like I said before, we'll be publishing at 10 am ET on Thursday. Look forward to hearing back. (Impeccable timing. So, any luck with actually showing these screenshots you are alluding to?)

Very best,
Cecilia D'Anastasio


25 comments:

  1. Haha. Reporter? That's a stretch. Wow okay so now Stacy D is working with Kotaku.

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    1. Getting Woke and Going Broke. This is the way of things with these people.

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  2. Amazing how Our Intrepid Reporter keeps confusing Gygax IP and the Gygax Memorial...almost intentionally.

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    1. Gary was a white male, he OBVIOUSLY did absolutely nothing in his life and poor Gail was left with all the heavy lifting. She deserves a statue for having to life under such duress...

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  3. Please repost the article here with your comments, to avoid give it additional trafic. A quick google search didn't gave me much hope about the upcoming article

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  4. If this stuff is true, you should apologize. It is in bad taste no matter to whom it was said. You criticize others for bad judgement, yet you seem to use it as well. That's my opinion.

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    1. as I stated above: "I have referred to individuals that have threatened me with groundless legal action in attempts to intimate me as "cunts" in the past, in private and public, regardless of gender or age. I make no apologies."

      I assume that is what you are referring to.

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    2. Well, Erik, some people are just cunting cunts. What can you do?

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  5. I just did a Google search using "Cecilia D'Anastasio +gygax" it was interesting....

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  6. These blog posts seem to be more about your own conspiracy theory attitudes towards journalists than anything else. I don't really see anything nefarious in the works here, she is being quite open about the content of the article.

    If it ends up not representing you very well it's probably because you've been acting out from the start of it. If it were me on the receiving end, I know I'd have to temper my impartiality against my "Wtf is this guys problem."

    Seriously, casting aspersions over a gen/Gary con mishap? This is just juvenile.

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  7. It's beginning to sound like a certain beloved blogger is next in line to be named a "harasser" who makes people feel "unsafe", and may (must) be excluded and denounced post haste. For the sake of our industry!

    Tenkar may want to take a quick look at Vox Day's "SJWs Always Lie"

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  8. The response to her initial email request should have been “No comment” especially based what is known about her from a simple Internet search. You could of then responded in a blog post if she actually attacked you in her article. Everything about this has a Don Henley’s Dirty Laundry feel to it. Just stick with articles about RPGs otherwise this seems like sensationalism for the sake of it.

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  9. "Gail says she is not comfortable being around you..."

    Being accused of making other people 'feel unsafe' is bog-standard tactics for this bunch. It's embarrassing to see woke politics being deployed in defense of such an obvious grifting operation, but if these types had any sense of shame to begin with, they'd never have gotten to where they are now.

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  10. Is there a link to the live article yet? Dropped this morning right!

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  11. Take a look at the "reporter's" other articles. She tends to due hit pieces on white men in hobbies, film, books, comics, etc. This is not something that should be brushed off.

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  12. Article wasn't as bad as many thought, more of a mostly pro-Gail puff piece. Though Gail does come off a little off-kilter despite attempts by the author to provide justification for it.
    https://kotaku.com/fantasys-widow-the-fight-over-the-legacy-of-dungeons-1833127876

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  13. Article seemed fine to me. Writer wrote a long article and seems to just report what she was told. Not surprised she's wary of you. Justified or not you love the drama. Can't learn to mind your own business very well.

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  14. Cecilia is definitely a no-fun-allowed type of girl. You can look up her asinine review of innocent sports anime Keijo to see.

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  15. The comments on that article are priceless.

    Hi Cecilia! Hope you're having a wonderful day! Maybe next time you could try not to turn someone who doesn't want to be interviewed into a villain for your blog post, eh?

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  16. It's almost like the anti-SJW drama merchants here are much more sensitive and hysterical than those they warm us against...

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    1. "anti-SJW drama merchants"? Where do you buy your buzzwords because I want a membership!

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