Obsidian’s Kickstarter-funded RPG Pillars Of Eternity has recently came under fire for a joke within the game. What is this latest outrage all about?
Here lies Firedorn, a hero in bed
He once was alive and now he’s dead
The last woman be bedded, turned out a man
and crying in shame, of a cliff he ran
Pillars Of Transmisogyny?
Financial backers of Pillars of Eternity receive a tombstone where they can write whatever they want. This one tombstone in particular was deemed to be extremely offensive to the transgender community. In the passage, a fictional man named Firedorn Lightbringer ran off a cliff because he discovered that the fictional woman he slept with is actually a man. He’s so embarrassed that he decided to kill himself out of shame.
Is the joke that offensive? I don’t understand what part of this is supposed to be so terrible. Are SJWs up in arms over this tombstone because they believe that Firedorn shouldn’t kill himself for sleeping with a transwoman? Do they not comprehend that this is a joke? If anything, they should laugh at Firedorn for being pathetic. Are SJWs outraged because they believe that a trans should be considered equal to a real woman despite the obvious differences in biology? I get it now: Firedorn wouldn’t kill himself if he slept with a woman who turns out to be a real woman, therefore Firedorn is a transmisogynist
What about Firedorn? He killed himself because this trans person didn’t reveal his true sexual orientation. What if Firedorn was black and he was the one who was wronged? Why is nobody talking about his tragic death caused by a clear manipulation on the other party’s part? Think about it: he ran off a cliff while crying in shame. We all should be outraged at the person who directly caused Firedorn’s death.
I don’t know who this unnamed fictional character is, but what he did to Firedorn was uncalled for. Why does he have to lie about his sex? Firedorn was tricked and his mind couldn’t cope with it. The man was mentally raped. I am both triggered and offended at this manipulation. Where’s the #JusticeForFiredorn?
The Oppression Olympics 2015
…offense is taken, not given. Offense is a FEELING, and all human beings FEEL differently about different things. This is the result of any combination of things, including upbringing, past experiences, education, etc. The point is, what offends me may not offend you, and vice versa. People handle offense in one of the following two ways: They adjust themselves to the world around them, or they attempt to force the world to adjust to them, and their feelings…anything can offend anyone. Removing all potentially “offensive” material or speech from the world would leave us all as shells…don’t act as if you’re entitled to have your feelings be given more consideration than anyone else’s
However, that’s not how you move up in the SJWs’ world. You don’t receive points for using logic to win arguments. This is a game of bingo, not chess. As an SJW, you gain points for finding as many things as possible that could possibly offend the oppressed group. Furthermore, you get bonus point multipliers If you are a member of the oppressed group. Material to get outraged about can be found on TV shows, movies, music, news, and video games. Next, you mention the thing that make you mad and force the creator of the said material to change it so nobody gets offended anymore. Once the material is changed, you win the game and you move on to the next thing to get offended by.
The Pillars of Eternity incident is a textbook demonstration of how SJWs operate. A trans-SJW discovered a joke about transgender in a video game and put two and two together to create the perfect outrage firestorm. From an SJW’s perspective, this is a perfect opportunity to earn points. Transsexuals are high on the Oppression Olympics: they face discrimination at work, they can’t get married, they don’t have public bathrooms and people like Firedorn will kill themselves after sleeping with them.
Will Obsidian Cave?
Will Obsidian give in to SJWs by removing the Firedorn tombstone? The battle is still ongoing. Many prominent gaming figures have argued in favor of keeping it in the game. #ShutTheFuckUpTotalBiscuit was created by SJWs because they disagreed with his position on the issue. Why engage in a civilized debate when you can simply tell someone to shut the fuck up?
I support Obsidians right to make a joke at anyones expense, especially fictional characters.
— TotalBiscuit (@Totalbiscuit) March 29, 2015
SJWs have fought many battles and they have yet to be stopped, only slowed. Copies of Grand Theft Auto V are being removed from Australian stores for bullshit reasons. New York City’s MTA is running ads whining about men taking up too much space on the subway. Dr. Matt Taylor landed a probe on an asteroid but was forced to apologize for his choice of shirt. A Batman comic book cover was changed because it was considered too offensive.
Will Obsidian follow suit, or are they willing they take a stand against the SJWs?