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"George R. R. Martin is not your bitch."
Neil Gaiman admonishes impatient ASoIaF fans

"Please stop debating about whetherOR not [eye] aged well.unfortunately it hurts all3 of my feelings.My BODY hasnt aged as well as I have.Blow us [bulls-eye hand gesture imitating tiny penis]"'
Gary Fisher would like you to shut up , December 2015 tweet

"One day I was met by a delegation of Trekkies at my front door and when I asked them what they were doing here, they reminded me I had said to them 'I hope to see you again someday soon'. They only understood what I meant after I ran to get my shotgun... Unfortunately, they were gone by the time I locked and loaded."

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"There is nothing original or funny or cool about throwing a pizza on this lady’s roof. It’s just not funny, it’s been done before. You are not the first. We love our fans; I don’t love those fans. I don’t even consider them fans, I consider them jagoffs."
Vince Gilligan on the New Mexico pizza roof house

im done. FEZ II is canceled. goodbye. [1]
to be clear, im not cancelling FEZ II because some boorish fuck said something stupid, im doing it to get out of games. [2]
and im getting out of games because i choose not to put up with this abuse anymore. [3]
Phil Fish

CBJ: The irony of this is that when we were posting weekly screenshots, people were complaining that it wasn't enough and demanded videos. When we provided a video they demanded gameplay information. The reality is that no matter what we provide, people will always want more, and this thread will run on regardless, with those people who are inclined to do so getting irate and impatient. Again, we know people want more information, but despite what some of those may people think, doing what they want isn't always the right course of action when the bigger picture is taken into account.

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"I can't tell you how many times I have visited the Official UT2003 forums and have seen subjects such as "Suggestions for next patch" or "List of necessary changes or the game will DIE!” I find it funny that these self-proclaimed 'game developer wonders' think that they know more than the guys that make a living out of this industry."
Zenny at BeyondUnreal Capture, Be Like Baseball

"We get death threats for adjusting sniper rifle firing time"
halfrobo, "Request From a Game Developer"

"Speaking about why he decided to head the latest MGS game, Kojima revealed that he received a number of death threats after announcing that he would be less involved in the project. 'The staff heard about this and got very nervous,' said Kojima. 'We talk today as if it was a joke, but at the time, it was not a joke at all. It was serious."
CVG, Nov. 2005

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"He seriously thought somebody was going to try to kill him! Or rather, multiple people. That can't be good for your feelings towards the game you're working on, can it?"
Terry Wolf, "Kojima Vs. MGS4"

"I know that some people on social media type “GET FUCKED IN YOUR POOP SLIT WITH A FLAMING CHAINSAW, YOU NASTY PIECE OF DRIED SLUG SHIT,” when they mean, “I disagree with you,” because they really want to get their point across, but damn. Death and rape threats over a comic book movie? Whenever somebody signs up for a new Twitter, Facebook or whatever account, a box containing weed and a bong should arrive on their doorstep."
Michael K., "'Militant Feminists' Didn't Chase Joss Whedon Off Of Twitter"

"There is no easier thing to do as a sports fan than to sit back and play amateur capologist and blast a team for giving an athlete money. Why, you'd play for free!"
Drew Magary, Make It Stop

"The biggest loser in the history of wrestling fans. His highlights include:"
Taimapedia on Green Lantern Fan

"It seems like every other week, you get a news story about people being dicks on both ends of the spectrum. And that is Why We Can't Have Nice Things. We can't use the Playroom as advertised because people are being dicks. We can't have a Mighty No. 9 forum because people are being dicks. We can't like Gone Home because people will be dicks to you about it. And the dicks go both ways - we can't have a good SimCity game, or a good X-Rebirth game or good video game hosting because the people involved are being dicks! Is this really what the game industry is turning into - a bunch of dicks?"
George Weidman, 2013 in gaming.

"I was happier not knowing this, but it has become abundantly clear since 2015 that Star Wars fandom is a wretched hive of scum and villainy— maybe the worst in all of sci-fi. The first hint came when a small but noxious minority lost their shit over the prospect of a black stormtrooper, and it’s only gotten worse from there. I’m sure most Star Wars fans, even of the tribal persuasion, aren’t Incels, Pepes, Red-Pillers, Info-Warriors, or tiki-torch Nazis, but HOLY SHIT, YOU GUYS!!!! Healthy, sane fan communities don’t chase actresses off of social media for getting icky girl cooties all over their favorite corporate-controlled intellectual property, alright?"
1000 Misspent Hours and Counting's review of Solo

Are we sure we wanna do this one? Fine, we'll do it, but we're turning off the comments. You did this to yourself, Internet.
Honest Trailers, preempting an inevitable Flame War before reviewing Ghostbusters (2016)

There is also some concern about what might happen when the bands' respective audiences mingle. Megadeth tends to draw a crowd of head bangers – long-haired young males who stand around bobbing their heads in time with the music's lickety-split rhythms – while Anthrax draws a crowd that likes to slam-dance and mosh (a style of dancing in which kids stomp around together, flailing and bouncing off of each other at a furious pace, though usually to little harm). Slayer's following, however, can sometimes seem flat-out violent. At an infamous show at New York's Felt Forum, in 1988, the group's fans went wild, tearing seats apart and getting into fights with security guards. The band's lead singer, Tom Araya, tried to calm the crowd down, but after a few songs, the Forum's management ejected Slayer from the stage. "Thanks a lot, assholes," Araya told the crowd. "You fucked this up for yourselves."


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