To watch collectors of arcade games insulting people who were once high score champions on video games is, to anyone even 20 feet away from this subculture, like watching people in fursuits insulting a documentary about people in fursuits who play in a band. It just doesn’t scan, folks.
Whoah, dissed by Jason Scott! ;)
Apparently you’re driving me insane with your “Me too!” posts.
Hey, I said “has the potential”. I like being quoted, but I, personally, wouldn’t make that the whole entry. Then again, I’m an essayist in this realm, not a commentator.
Jason, you’re as much a commentator as anyone else in this realm, in the sense that you have an opinion.
This is a tumblelog, so quotations without further commentary are a part of the medium. Some bloggers act as content generators and others act as content filters, and I think I’m the latter, to the extent that people care about what I think is interesting.
This doesn’t invalidate your criticism — it just means you’re criticizing the genre rather than my blog in particular. But I think we’re in agreement that this is a matter of taste more than anything.
(By the way, I wouldn’t even know about your blog if it weren’t for Andy Baio, who often links to your posts with only a few words of commentary. Just sayin’.)
Every single response I could think of ended up making me seem ungracious. Including this one.
Heh. No worries.