The Mad, Mad World of Icycalm
Three words: Narcissistic. Personality. Disorder.
Ah yes, Icycalm. I forgot how hilariously inept his ranting is.
Woah guys I think we have an internet badass here!
"Because he's a total fucking asshole"
You have to define "asshole".
"He bans and flames all who disagree with him."
This is a reasonable thing to do if you want to have a neat forum.
"He is a Grammar Nazi."
That's a good thing too. It helps people pay more attention to how they write, which is what makes his forum nice to read. Imagine if his forum was written by people like you! Just imagine!
"He believes himself to be the one true follower of Nietzsche's philosophy."
So what? You have a problem with that? What kind of problem? Maybe you should write another entry in the series just so that you can explain to us what kind of problem you have with this statement.
"Wow. Ad hominem against both the subject and object of the quote? I wonder if this man has an agenda."
Wishful thinking. It's not an ad hominem but conclusions stated in advance.
"Please show me the exact place where he dissed "the labor of entire generations of master game designers", please."
He dissed the labor of entire generations of master game designers by implying that their games are not art. How did he imply they are not art? By calling the games he features on his frontpage "art" games. Get it?
"Much like the rest of his website, Icycalm's pulling shit out of his ass."
Much like the rest of your entry, this is wishful thinking.
"Let me guess: they created games you don't even have to acknowledge the existence of and yet still treat them all as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?"
God what a pathetic little fagot you are.
"We, as a society, dislike people who do this! So stop strawmanning and accusing the entire indie game scene of thinking this, because it's not. True."
It doesn't matter, idiot. Nobody cares what you and your friends think.
"First: "art game" is not a qualifier that automatically dismisses games like this as art."
You're trying pretty hard to conceal the original motives.
"You know who else wanted to separate groups of people?"
Nothing wrong with separating groups of people.
"Also, who says science fiction or anime or comic books can't be art?"
Nobody you idiot (well, apart from you.)
"Are you fucking kidding me. Are you saying that neither games nor movies can be fun and art at the same time?"
You need to learn how to stop and think before responding to what people write. Seriously. What I'd do is delete this entry immediately. I wouldn't be able to sleep if I knew I made a stupid mistake like the one you made here.
"You know why gamers hate this man? It's because he does things like belittle us for liking good games."
He's belittling you for liking stupid games. Just because you like these games, you idiot, doesn't mean they are good.
"He assumes that his opinion is fact."
It is. But before you can grasp this you have to understand what a fact is: what we call a fact is simply the best opinion. Since his opinion is the best opinion it IS fact.
"The entire crux of his argument here is It's Popular, Now It Sucks. Still, Sturgeon's Law applies, so it still has some merit."
No, that's not the crux of his argument. You're merely an idiot who's interpreting things in a way that pleases you. So instead of considering that what he's saying is closer to that "Sturgeon's Law" you've mentioned, you're going for the interpretation that makes him look weak. Wishful thinking again.
"You're acting as if this is a bad thing. Does art not intrinsically breed art?"
Jesus fucking Christ, why am I even bothering with you? Fucking wishful thinking maniac.
"Is photography simply not a legitimate artform anymore?"
Again, where did he say that?
You know what? Fuck this guy. Fuck this liveblog. Fuck it, fuck it, fuck it. What I just read was merely a sample of the complete and total mound of crap. It is little more than a mouthpiece from which he can bitch and moan from whereabout he hates anybody with more artistic integrity than he (which is to say, icycalm.) His arguments could be debunked by a comatose banana slug. And he passes off baseless accusations and retarded opinions as complete and unwavering fact.
And what the fuck is a "liveblog" lol
mirosurabu - please take icy's dick out of your mouth. All that sucking's reduced your intelligence to dangerously retarded levels.
I accidentally skimmed too much over the hotlinked paragraph and forgot to mention that Icycalm praises the art style (or as close to praise as you could get with him), but fuck it, what's the point?
(edited by: AwesomeZombie22)
There's probably an "amusing" "Only Girl in the World" filk in here somewhere, but I'm too lazy to write it.
I thought that the point of the Soulja Boy game was that he was on drugs and that jumping and reversing your jump over and over again is really fun when you're on drugs.
Just to say, that first link to the forum gets me a 404 error.
I find his rampant homophobia and misogyny pretty hilarious. It's like the stereotypical Xbox Live kid with a screechy voice wrote a blog. The only thing it's lacking is the racism.
Metacritic scores posted as facts lel
I enjoy reading your liveblog! I did notice, however, that you accidentally left out a beginning [[quoteblock]] somewhere near the end, so I can't tell where your comments end and Icycalm's/John K.'s articles continue. I'm going to guess it was somewhere between right after "Second,..." and right before "THE END".
I enjoy this very much. I will watch this.
I approve of this blog. It makes me laugh.
Did this guy just pull a "back in my day" argument with Sonic 2 of all things? Color me astonished.
Not his review, he merely used it on his site and gave credit. Also, Sonic 2 is overrated. Not as bad, as he claims, but overrated.
In this way they help us avoid confusing them for trailer trash Americans or lager lout Brits who never went to school.
Well fuck you too.
I can always tell I'm going to get along so well with a person who views anyone he disagrees with as non-human.