RE: NICOLE’S SHITTY INFAMOUS BLOG POST
Okay, let me use my time—at my own fully valid discretion—to take a massive, eloquent shit upon the garbage that irrelevant smasher Nicole calls “writing” about the nonsense which she calls “reality”. Because I am capable, within this post I will set out to delineate every single thing wrong about hers.
Before we begin, I must acknowledge how terribly disorganized the OP’s claims are and thus do something about that. Let us, then, dissect the following order of presumptions: claims about self; claims related to the community; claims about the sexes. I have ordered them as such so that I may most efficiently destroy her ethos (which, though present, is actually very weak).
- Self (vs. Milktea, as Nicole would have it)
Perhaps we should not be surprised that the one thing agreed-on here is that Nicole’s identity as a point of discussion belongs first on the list—per her, to talk arrogantly about herself; per me, to refute her dwindling credibility. And I do mean dwindling: Nicole is more or less retired from gaming in the competitive or professional capacity, despite her efforts to appear up-to-date and in-the-know. She admits this readily, but glosses over it in much the exact same fucking way she claims that the public has “gloss[ed] over” Milktea’s previous relationships with other smashers (talk about cognitive dissonance, huh?).
Laughably, Nicole claims to love analogies before presenting her audience with the most overwrought, downright-shitty excuse for an analogy which I, personally, have ever read. In it, Milktea’s role within the fighting game community is analogous to that of a hypothetical woman demanding special treatment from her hypothetical job.
Milktea had already done an excellent job speaking for herself on this matter (which you can read here), so it is a total mystery why Nicole felt the need to rejoin it with such an angry, vile response. There is even a disclaimer in the footnotes of Milktea’s article meant to blanket those moronic enough to need it; she asks that people please not misconstrue her article as favoring women, because she requests nothing more than equal treatment.
Nicole writes that Milktea “demands respect for her mediocrity” and a thousand other untrue things that are already EXPLICITY COUNTERED in Milktea’s article (read it, seriously), because Milktea has some concept of journalism and language, and actually knows how to make concessions and predictive counterarguments. I wonder whether she could have predicted that one woman would have been so entrenched in denialism that her (MT’s) original efforts may actually go wasted. :’(
Nicole also calls herself a “self-righteous bitch sometimes” and I honestly have no idea how she overrode that knowledge while writing “Smash Women Really Hate Reality”. Maybe “sometimes” is the key element? In any case, she certainly proves this with her lengthy, unabashedly jealous paragraph about Milktea (except it is not an accurate representation of Milktea at all). Indeed, what she writes about Milktea actually reveals much about Nicole’s own poor self esteem.
The following may be regarded as sub-claims which Nicole makes about Milktea:
- privileged within community
- only influential because of her feminine appearance
- promotes actual sexism
- "intentionally or not, uses her status and […] allure as a woman to spearhead her opinion and her cause"
That last one is particularly hilarious to me. Sounds like someone’s projecting her own hypocrisy onto another female gamer. Very meta, Nicole. Way to use your gender to illuminate how another uses her gender… Wait, that’s not profound; it’s just fucking nearsighted and counterproductive.
Yeah, it’s pretty obvious that she didn’t actually read through the article. (Please, somebody, dare to argue that she did. That would only make the quality of her writing even sadder and less perceptive.)
Nicole seems to conflate the various titles of Super Smash Brothers with each other, having no idea of the differences between them, which doesn’t look very good for the community. Actually, it kind of makes us look like knuckle-draggers who have barely advanced inasmuch as it takes to operate a Nintendo controller—that this one woman would call herself “the actual best female in American Smash” when she only participates in a small sect of the Super Smash Brothers community (which in itself is already a subcommunity of the entire FGC).
In reality, Nicole is attempting to extrapolate something which cannot be extrapolated; she is trying to draw up a dichotomy in which she is the sole representative of feminine SSB skill, contrasted by inferiors such as Milktea, despite that their mediums are starkly different.
She writes that she was “shocked to discover” that Milktea was not “actually good at her respective game,” and therefore “disregarded her article entirely and thought it was fucking retarded.” Very classy, Nicole. You think you’re smart just because you know how to use the word “respective”? Surprise: it doesn’t work that way.
You see, Milktea played Melee, not Brawl. These two games do not even run on the same physics engine; thus I pity any smasher who fails to understand the severity of the differences between them. Because SSBM is so long-developed and dissected, it is already potentially more complex and technically strenuous than a Brawl player may ever understand—if she chooses not to do her fucking homework. I would hazard a guess that Nicole would pee herself trying to coordinate wavedashing or L-canceling, but that would be presumptuous and mean, and it would make the fucking community look bad; also, I do have a begrudging amount of respect for Nicole’s clear intellect, even though I disagree with her sorely.
This point may be my most obviously impassioned and thus chafe some people’s nerves a bit, but I truly hope that my audience will understand what I intend to illustrate here: that you should probably be careful making judgments about things which you do not actually understand.
"If [women] loved the game," writes Nicole, "They’d be fucking good at it." Actually, you POS, Milktea did not quit out of a lack of enjoyment. She quit because the community was full of people like you. Think I’m wrong? Hop over to her Tumblr and actually muster the courage to ask for her perspective. Just kidding, you’d be too lazy or indignant to read it.
- Gender (Roles)
Originally, I had visions of a deeper essay on this third point, but I believe that what you are about to read is enough and beyond enough.
Nicole writes, verbatim, “I have not experienced any negative sexism unless it was brought on by myself being an insecure attention whore who desperately needs male attention (except for my friendly molester). I like to think I haven’t been terribly guilty of that, but I’ve had my moments.”
Let me put into perspective how fucking scary this is: Nicole was sexually assaulted by a member of the community and, though she chooses to be open about the bare fact of it, she writes that she has chosen not to tell anyone who did it because that would have made her a “victimized woman” when she “already receives special treatment”.
This is pure, indoctrinated bellyfeel. This is deep-seated misogyny which separates the self from the context of sexism out of pure denial and brainwashing. She is literally bragging about how her moral compass, somehow—not fear—has made her too afraid to reveal the identity of her attacker. That is terrifying.
And it’s pitiable, too. It makes me really fucking sad. But Nicole doesn’t want to be pitied; she only wants to be “one of the guys” while transparently vying for more fame and notoriety than any of then. That contradiction, once noticed, should be understood and heeded. You aren’t a man; you don’t have to be one; you don’t need to unite with men by the common enemy of a fetishized Milktea. Stop. Stop. Stop.
Socially accepted and socially acceptable are not the same fucking thing. The ability for some people to confuse reality with acceptable is really the climax of stupidity. Thanks for this. Demanding respect as a human is apparently too much. Respect has to come from Milktea’s ability to push buttons. If she or any women demand respect by virtue of being human, pile on them and attack them with non sequiturs and other logical fallacies.Source: n8dawgcrank