I could write down a lot of thoughts about Gamergate, and perhaps I will later. But I’ll stick to my most important one for now: The only reason Gamergate is relevant is because they hurt people.
Their only legitimate basis for making demands is their position as customers. If Gamergate represents your target demographic, maybe you should listen. Or find a demographic that’s not liable to terrorise you and others.
But there’s nothing that makes Gamergate important to the rest of the world, except for their eagerness to viciously attack people. And by people I mean pretty much just women. The reason we’re talking about Gamergate is that it harbours dangerous criminals and fanatics.
And yes, it is pretty ridiculous that these people are a threat now. That does make us look kind of pathetic as a society, as a generation. But there it is.
De Scrypturist, by Paul Evanby.
A 2009 Dutch Fantasy novel. Evanby’s first, though he’s been writing short stories, in both Dutch and English, since the eighties.
To place it on the genre spectrum I’d say it’s magical Cyberpunk in a New Weird-light setting. By which I mean the setting’s relatively conventional and stable but it has a New Weird-like feel, especially in its use of names and urban locations. It’s less vaguely European and more specifically Dutch-flavoured. Mauric Dystergroeve likes to hang out with other members of de Schrapers Loge at De Filosoof op Dodedag, in the Stroom Hoog quarter of the city of Revantijn.