The spiky haired MLG gamer stereotype “Jace Connors” has been revealed to be a made-up character by Jan Rankowski. The character Jace Connors, played by Jan Rankowski, managed to ignite a debate about the sincerity of threats faced by anti-gamergate figureheads . His infamous fast and furious style street race challenge to Brianna Wu made “Jace Connors” public enemy number one to media outlets beholden to histrionic hipsters with neon colored hair. His antics have labeled his character and himself as the enemy of gamergate or anti-gamergate depending on the person’s perspective. The American gaming Ali-G has managed to show the absurdity of modern internet media while generating chuckles for the wider internet audience.
Jace Connors started in late 2012 as a parody of the suburban wanna-be Rambos that are common in suburban America, the type of stereotypical clod who would brag about missions to his local supermarket for a refill of Mountain Dew and Doritos. Jace Connors started off as a small joke character with the fabricated user-name “Parkourdude91”. The character would update his blog “Fuck Yeah Deagles” by posting pictures of his favorite idealized weapon the Desert Eagle. His youtube channel was filled with an overweight man-child huffing when attempting to do parkour trips.
The channel and specifically the character Jace didn’t start to gain traction until the 4chan /k/ aka weapon board got interested. Jace was the simulacrum of everything wrong from the Call of Duty generation, including the idealization of the Deagle (Desert Eagle), which is the monster truck of firearms, and the prevalence of thinking that special karate moves combined with Parkour could single-handily defeat armies by the clasp of one narcissistic delusional practitioner. Jace Connors built a contrarian fan-base on /k/ who would educate him on many of his video-game inspired ignorant statements and thoughts. Jan Rankowski’s personal skit character grew to be a full functioning persona who had an active audience.
Jace Connors grew from a solo-performance in 2012 with some guest appearances to a whole canon universe. Just as you or I have a contingent of people who influence us, the Jace character grew a posse that represented the worst characters of society. Just like how teenage kiddies start idiotic video game clans on a daily basis, Jace started the clan “Deagle Nation” as an example of the shoddy groups 13 year olds build to think they’re cool.
This built up as small scale Tim and Ericesque interactive internet theater until mid-late 2014 when Jace Connors went from being the contrarian lovable idiot of a small audience to the paniptocon of GamerGate by one fateful call in his weekly stream. A user told Jace Connors that Brianna Wu wanted to destroy gaming. As any man-child being told that somebody wanted to deconstruct their delusions and destroy their foundation of lies, Jace exaggerated a Dragon Ball Z esque assasination that is so dubious, that not even the Weekly World News would take it seriously. Here’s the video of the “threat”:
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The video started a shitstorm with Brianna Wu, who did what a lying perfidious man would do best by trying to pimp out his Patreon. This only gathered the whale grease but a small incident would change that. As all artists know, real life incidents can be the afflatus for some of your best art pieces. The terrible winter of early 2015 in the Northeast meant that the roads were extraordinarily fatal. Jan Rankowski was driving on the highway and his Prius flipped multiple times.
Jan had his camera on him and decided to improvise on the scene while suffering from a concussion. He manufactured a plotline about Jace Connors going to meet Brianna Wu in a street race and his car being derailed. Jace being the caricature of a “paranoid kook”, deduced that it couldn’t be his emulation of Fast and Furious that destroyed his car, but Brianna Wu sabotaging his Prius.
Brianna Wu went into a public fit and even tried to file a restraining order on an avant-garde nu-media personality.
He even got his buddies to write articles about the “psychopathic bullies of Gamer Gate,” which included a piece by Sam Biddle, a Gawker writer who literally wrote about bringing bullying back against nerds for introducing #GamerGate to the public. Brianna Wu even managed to get the “Parkourdude91” Twitter suspended through a hate mob. The aqueduct of SJW dissent hit the Jace character hard and he deduced a “plan” to defeat Brianna Wu.
Coincidentally, his buddy who plays “Eli” was taking a trip to Canada to ski. The “Eli” character was the barney fife PUA satire who would always talk about being the ultimate “playboy”. This would be dis-proven through his obviously bad advice and his hilariously bad Okcupid flirt attempts. Eli would be sent to Canada to destroy the Tumblr and Reddit servers in the nutty titled mission “ Operation Wu-Pocalypse”. Of course, this was just a pretext for Jan to relax and wait for the actor of “Eli” to return.
Unfortunately, depending on if you were a fan of the ruse cruise or a detractor, the TMZ’s of weird internet people 8chan’s /cow/ board and the kiwifarms deduced the real identities of Jan. He had 1 gaffe where he used a steam account linked to Jan Rankowski which gave it away. The deduction lead them to 20-year-old Jan Rankowski, who is a member of the internet comedy troupe MDE. Jan admitted it and did a stream as Jan Rankowski on February 25th 2015.
Brianna Wu and all his sycophants went ballistic. They couldn’t bind “Jace Connors” as he doesn’t exist and even his fake dox leads to a 40 year old man. In a not surprising twist to those who are part of GamerGate, a miasma of cronyism with SJW philosophy and lazy journalism led to numerous fumble articles about this act. They’re so numerous, template pressed mold, and devoid of any research that I will just send you to Google to see them all. Here’s a bulleted formulaic template list of what all the articles include:
- A reference to MDE by putting it as an “Edgy” (insert word for weird/peculiar) comedy group
- The name (Jan Rankowski) and the state (Maine/Mainer).
- Brianna Wu reference and that Brianna can’t take an obvious joke
- Brianna being “gracious” and not pressing charges because “Jace Connors” is mentally ill, even though he tried to pin a restraining order on him.
- Brianna in pure damage control mode when he realized that “Jace Connors” was fake. Insert quote about how he (Brianna) wants to threaten punishment.
I read at least 10 of the articles and none of the authors added any new information that they didn’t research themselves. All of them just clutched information off of the Kiwi Farms without any verification whatsoever. I even fell for the “Jace Connors” jig, but I did research “Jace Connors” in North Brookfield and nothing comes up recent. The last person who lived there was a man born in 1974 who left in 2006. I just presumed that the character was a man-child who never signed any official adult productive citizen paperwork that would put him in a database.
Brianna Wu spent two days in court to get a restraining order on a person who doesn’t exist. This is the same lanky man who gets $3,500 a month via Patreon for just existing and being Brianna Wu. Couldn’t Brianna Wu spend 100-500 dollars and hire a private investigator to get info on Jace Connors? Mike Cernovitch from D&P managed to get info on his crazed detractors and he doesn’t have a wealthy homosexual husband and a Patreon trust fund. The decrepit ghoul of a man went on multiple news sources spouting about this evil “Jace Connors”.
Most young adults are dissatisfied with the fads they participated as young adults. Many girls ride the cock carousel and regret it. Many guys get stupid tattoos and regret it as well. Special young men like Jan ride a sketch character until the sketch character has a concussion and is outed. Yet, Jan’s ideation of satirizing terrible youth subcultures like Sasha Baron Cohen’s Ali-G is more impactful than youthful misdiscretion. His little exercise broadcasted the absurdity of journalism and specifically the blogger charlatan generation behind the vitriol of anti-gamer philosophy.