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Post  judchic on Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:05 pm

so this is rather insulting...
http://cadia122.blogspot.com/2011/11/bad-journalism.html

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Re: insult to 40k players everywhere

Post  Roland on Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:55 pm

I'd love to say I'm surprised, but I grew up in the Bible belt playing D&D and went thru the whole Chick tracts/D&D is Satanic/causes kids to commit suicide/etc. Anybody here ever got sent home for reading the DMG in study hall?

Given the fact GW is determined that every army/race has a hidden agenda/dark secret, this is bound to happen. Meh. On the plus side, this crap is usually so far to the left or right, 90% of the population doesn't pay attention to it.

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Post  Timbo on Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:46 pm

Definitely written by a woman. Probably an unhappy single woman. Why are these men playing this stupid game instead of loving me?

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Post  Lore Weaver on Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:50 pm

I'd be pissed, but she's Greek, so she's pretty well f***ed anyway.

Greece sucks.

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Post  dusktiger on Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:38 pm

PMS Avenger strikes again! writing trashy articles in the local rag while raging on her rag. Let none with a hairy sack stand in her way as she belittles the finely made works of people more talented than her! And fear not; she will screw up all references 40k armies are based off, going so far as calling the Black Templar an army clearly based off of nazis instead of the Knights Templar that they were actually based off of!

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Post  Timbo on Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:54 pm

Other side of the coin is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj28V9KPj8U&feature=player_embedded

I've played the goofy guy who appears at the 12 minute mark;)

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Post  Commander James of the Ul on Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:12 pm

Timbo wrote:Definitely written by a woman. Probably an unhappy single woman. Why are these men playing this stupid game instead of loving me?

My thought too... lol Or it could have been her time of the month to....

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Post  Roland on Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:13 pm

Or.... she could just be a dumb B*&$#.

They also could have been pulling her leg. If some idiot came in and the first thing they said was that Black Templars looked Nazi-ish, I'd be inclined to make them look stupid as I possibly could.

They aren't all bad, my wife puts up w/ a large amount of plastic crack in her basement.

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Post  Veyure on Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:26 am

It's not cool to attack someone because of their gender or nationality guys. You are doing exactly what the journalist did by saying bad things about something she didn't understand. The article doesn't appear to be (I can't read Greek) attacking anyone directly, just the idea of the game. Many people attack warhammer for different reasons. I find it very offensive this attacking attitude especially the stereotypes being presented. I'm ashamed at your guys' attitudes. I thought you were all better than that. It's one thing to complain about a spouse/girlfriend for not understanding but to attack someone you only know through an article which was summed up from a third party?

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Post  Timbo on Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:35 pm

Well sadly there is always something lost in translation when dealing with printed matter. Different languages especially can create whole different meanings or intent. The translator knew the subject matter inside out and spoke both Greek and English, yet still cautioned that certain things might look different in English. As for the comments, on a forum you cannot pick up on a sarcastic tone, an exasperated sigh, an eyeroll, or other mitigating factors. I guess that's what emoticons are for, although those don't always work either. Greg, I would think you would know me well enough to know I'm not a chauvinist pig, but if your wife reads the forums then cudos to you because your response will definitely earn you some husband credits! Those can be redeemed later for valuable merchandise Wink

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Post  Dom.0 on Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:05 pm

meh its all greek to me

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Post  Rhaevyn on Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:26 pm

Dom.0 wrote:meh its all greek to me

perfect dom. haha.

response to the article? meh.

the woman who wrote it should be happy that all of those educated, successful, gainfully employed males are spending their free time, and money they worked for, enacting fake battles with little plastic men.
They could be enacting real battles, or getting drunk, or beating their wives, or screwing the secretary. a Guy's gotta keep busy, yes?

Haters gonna hate. bitches gonna bitch. Only live once. Always someone giving an opinion on how you should spend it. Screw em.


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Post  ScottRadom on Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:27 pm

Veyure wrote:It's not cool to attack someone because of their gender or nationality guys. You are doing exactly what the journalist did by saying bad things about something she didn't understand. The article doesn't appear to be (I can't read Greek) attacking anyone directly, just the idea of the game. Many people attack warhammer for different reasons. I find it very offensive this attacking attitude especially the stereotypes being presented. I'm ashamed at your guys' attitudes. I thought you were all better than that. It's one thing to complain about a spouse/girlfriend for not understanding but to attack someone you only know through an article which was summed up from a third party?

Greg's a jerk!

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Re: insult to 40k players everywhere

Post  gluvzer on Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:53 pm

Dom.0 wrote:meh its all greek to me

This Dom upgrade, to version Dom.0 is pretty good. Made me laugh twice this week!

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Post  Lore Weaver on Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:57 pm

gluvzer wrote:
Dom.0 wrote:meh its all greek to me

This Dom upgrade, to version Dom.0 is pretty good. Made me laugh twice this week!

QFT. Dom's hired a staff of comedy writers, I think.

Edit: Dom.0 arigato, Mr. Roboto

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Re: insult to 40k players everywhere

Post  Timbo on Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:51 pm

BoLS posted a link to that Greek magazine. I tried to send this but it bounced:

I just wanted to say that above mentioned article represents journalism in its worst from. The writer obviously had some sort of agenda and the conclusions reached were not supported by the text in the article. A person's religious and political beliefs have no bearing on a fun hobby everyone can enjoy. For example, I could travel to Greece tomorrow and spend an enjoyable two hours playing a game of Warhammer 40K with someone I don't know and can't communicate with. That is what Warhammer 40K is all about. This is a game that is played by millions of people worldwide and its players are as diverse as humanity itself. To highlight a perceived focus on neo-nazism is irresponsible and disgusting. For shame.

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Post  Veyure on Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:59 am

Well argued Tim. Much better than initial reactions on this thread. It's the sort of intelligent response I'd expect from you.

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