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Aaron (WolfSamurai)
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Geek, gamer, bibliophile, cook, writer, and occasional nice guy
Geek, gamer, bibliophile, cook, writer, and occasional nice guy

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Corporations that release mealy-mouthed non-statements and/or non-apologies with regards to Zak are reprehensible enough. The people who then defend them doing so are pretty fucking terrible too. Gen Con can ban whoever they want so long as it's not a protected class. And white male asshole abuser is not a protected class.

They don't even need to mention the accusations to do so. All they have to say is "Zak's behavior is inconsistent with our values and mission and will not be welcomed at this event". Because without explicitly banning him, they're functionally banning all the people who are uncomfortable or outright scared of him being there. Gen Con is currently saying that they're okay with that. And that's fucking unacceptable.

And that's not even going into WotC not just saying "Yeah, these people won't be listed by name in our flagship D&D product anymore"

I believe women. I believe Mandy Morbid. Her abuser cannot debate, intimidate, or manipulate me into silence. There is no place for abusers among us. Fuck you ZakS. You don't win. #AbuseIsNotAGame #OSR

Some people will tell you that you need to forgive or forget the actions of some people because of X. You don't need to forgive anybody until you're ready to, if you're ever ready to. And you don't have to apologize or explain that either.

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Just in case you still wanted to support Stacy and ConTessa. Perhaps you can find another organization to support who doesn't support people like ZakS.

The fact that you still see people defending and excusing ZakS is beyond disgusting. How much more do you need to see in order to recognize an abuser, a bully, and a wretched human being? How inhuman are you that you value your elf-game bullshit over actual people?

I posted this on Twitter, but arguably it's more relevant here given how much happened on G+.

I have had a bit to let my brain settle on the ZakS thing and here's the only remaining thing I have to say. In my own anger, I failed to acknowledge that I probably could have done more to call out Zak and his bullshit. I repeatedly posted about him, but I never reached out to those people who were more directly or seriously harmed by his actions. I focused on my own feelings as well as those close to me and didn't reach out to those who I heard about, but didn't know well. I should have done more and I'm sorry

Today is the day where I remind people (again) that hating sports and being shitty towards people that do enjoy them doesn't make you some super-cool iconoclast. Being an asshole about sports is not much different than when people make fun of your nerdy hobbies.

You don't have to enjoy sports. You don't have know about sports. All you have to do is fucking live and let live and not be a pus bucket over it. While other people enjoy the Super Bowl (or whatever), just do your own thing. Be the kind of non-fan that you'd want reacting to you.

You wouldn't want some rude shitbag pissing all over your enjoyment while playing 13th Age or Warhammer or Settlers of Catan, so just walk away and let people enjoy what they enjoy.

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Fourth posting. Where To Find Me.

I was on MeWe, but I've dropped that account. Didn't delete it, but it's functionally disabled.

I am on Twitter at wolfsamurai. I don't use it much, but I do interact when people tag me and I do broadcast from there.

I can be found on Facebook. It's not my favorite place, but I'm there for a lot of reasons. Just look up wolfsamurai. If you're on the 13th Age communities, you've probably seen me anyway.

My blog is wolfpacktabletopgames.wordpress.com and that's mostly where I'll be going for my gaming talk.

I have a Discord account and server. I am WolfSamurai#7438 and my server is at https://discord.gg/Wn5YKdW

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Third posting. Where To Find Me.

I was on MeWe, but I've dropped that account. Didn't delete it, but it's functionally disabled.

I am on Twitter at wolfsamurai. I don't use it much, but I do interact when people tag me and I do broadcast from there.

I can be found on Facebook. It's not my favorite place, but I'm there for a lot of reasons. Just look up wolfsamurai. If you're on the 13th Age communities, you've probably seen me anyway.

My blog is wolfpacktabletopgames.wordpress.com and that's mostly where I'll be going for my gaming talk.

I have a Discord account and server. I am WolfSamurai#7438 and my server is at https://discord.gg/Wn5YKdW
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