The Zoe Post, 2 Years Later

The Zoe Post, 2 Years Later

On August 16th 2016 it will have been two years since Eron Gjoni first put up the Zoe Post, detailing the deception and emotional abuse he was subjected to by his ex-girlfriend Zoe Quinn, the SJW indie “game developer” behind Depression Quest. The post went viral, not just because the story of Zoe cheating on Eron with Five Guys struck a chord with people due to being both great drama and a compelling depiction of an incredibly dysfunctional relationship, but also because several of the guys Zoe was alleged to be screwing worked in the video game industry, with the gaming “journalist” Nathan Grayson even having covered/promoted her game in Kotaku.

Even so, the ethics scandal would probably have blown over relatively quickly if it hadn’t been for the way the gaming press reacted to people beginning to discuss the story in their comment sections and on their forums: A mass Censorship campaign that was quickly dubbed The Quinnspiracy was unleashed, followed up with a massive smear campaign against “Sexist” gamers for having been so mean to poor Zoe Quinn, the common refrain being that Gamers Are Dead. This is what set off #GamerGate, the consumer revolt against the gamer media and the Anti-Gamer SJWs that had made it their M.O to slander both gamers and video games in general as sexist, racist etc. In other words, while GamerGate was never primarily about Zoe Quinn, the controversy surrounding the Zoe Post did set in motion the events that lead to GG.

On that basis alone, re-reading the Zoe Post today is worthwhile for anyone who has ever had an interest in GamerGate. Having done just that myself, I can say that the first thing that struck me about the post was how meticulously Eron had documented Zoe’s lies, manipulation and infidelity. Not expecting his readers to simply Listen and Believe his accusations, Eron made sure to back up his claims with proof. Apart from this being a good principle in general, and Zoe being well-connected, there was probably an additional reason for why he did such a thorough job documenting his claims: Zoe Quinn’s behavior was so jaw-droppingly contemptible that most people would have been inclined to disbelieve it if not presented with evidence.

To summarize, Zoe Quinn not only cheated on Eron time and time again (despite a zero-tolerance attitude towards infidelity supposedly being one of her defining traits), she was also controlling and manipulating him the entire time, causing him to question his own sanity, and putting him at risk of contracting STDs by coaxing him into having unprotected sex with her, Zoe having of course lied about not sleeping with anyone else at the time. This wasn’t just a case of some girl cheating on a guy – this was sustained, sadistic emotional abuse, which naturally ended up taking quite the toll on Eron. Zoe’s deception and the consequences of it are touched upon in Bullet point 15 (out of 24) of the TL;DR:

 15. Stop at pretty much no length to prevent me from finding out the truth. If I had to lose 10 pounds to bouts of panic attacks spent questioning my own sanity for a sleepless week of being ostracized so she could spend that time cheating on me — well, that’s unfortunate for me, but the important thing was that I not be around to make things awkward between her and the flavor of the week.

Earlier in the post, Eron described Zoe’s manipulation of him as a sort of sick game she played with him (or more accurately, multiple such games). He described the first 3 rules of one such game below:

1. If boyfriend relates observations that lead to a correct belief, girlfriend is to make up false reason to explain observations. If boyfriend backs down, girlfriend wins.

2. If boyfriend doesn’t back down, and notes girlfriend’s reason conflicts with other observations, girlfriend must get angry and demand boyfriend trust her unconditionally. Boyfriend must then choose between trusting girlfriend, or trusting his own ability to so much as reason clearly.

3. If boyfriend chooses to trust girlfriend, girlfriend must demand he trust her about something that contradicts something else she demands he trust her about. When boyfriend cannot possibly act in any way that doesn’t violate one of her principles or claims, girlfriend must establish he is going insane. If boyfriend succumbs to additional bouts of anxiety spent questioning his own sanity — girlfriend wins: multiply points by number of hours longest panic attack lasts.

We played this game quite a number of times [up until around May 29th], and she won in every conceivable way the game allows. With any luck, knowing the rules in advance will be helpful to the next contestant; I had no such advantage.

In effect, what Zoe preferred to just telling me the truth, was to convince me I was going insane [[7]], pretend she had no idea why, say she just didn’t have time to hang between work and the three friends from Texas she was letting crash at her house for a week [May 4th – 10th] and ostracize me for the duration of her newly truncated stay in Boston — all the while Facebook-messaging me nightly to tell me how much she loved me and was concerned about me — unless I tried to figure out anything that would make things make sense again, in which case: see game rules above.

As alluded to earlier, another one of Zoe’s games involved her knowingly putting Eron at risk of STDs, potentially adding injury to insult:

  • Player may secretly have sex with as many people as desired.
  • Player gets one point for every person player secretly has sex with.
  • Point multiplier per hookup for each time player misleads ex-boyfriend into having unprotected sex with player (by telling him player has not had sex with anyone else).

The Zoe Post today

As it stands, my two main takeaways from re-reading the Zoe Post are these: First of all, Zoe Quinn is a horrible person. Not a horrible person in the sense that the MSM portrays Donald Trump as a horrible person, because Oh noes, he’s rude and says bad words! – she’s the kind of genuinely evil person who will hurt innocent people, over and over again, just because it amuses her. She will betray people who love and trust her, and engage in breathtakingly dishonest and hypocritical behavior without batting an eye.

Everything we have learned about Zoe Quinn since then, both about her behavior prior to GamerGate (for example her unforgivable bullying of the Wizardchan users, which I already covered in this article, or her sabotaging The Fine Young Capitalists) as well as her later actions, have done nothing but further prove just how vile she is. The fact the MSM and the gaming media have been promoting Zoe Quinn has some sort of anti-harassment martyr, that she’s making 3000 dollars a month as a Professional Victim, that she’s even been hosted by the frigging UN – it all just goes to show that in this world, even people depicted as heroes can have the blackest of hearts.

I’d also like to point out that while Zoe lied about a lot of the online “harassment” she’d supposedly been subjected to, she probably did receive some real abuse in wake of the Zoe Post blowing up. I personally don’t feel bad about this in the slightest – not anymore than I feel bad about despicable animal abusers outed by 4chan getting a taste of the Internet Hate Machine. This view that the supposed mistreatment of Zoe Quinn was GamerGate’s original sin, or that we should avoid further exposing and discrediting Zoe Quinn (as well as other Professional Victims) because “she has already been though enough” is something that has hampered the consumer revolt from early on, and led to a lot of energy being wasted on virtue signalling about how Anti-Harassment GG is. As I have gone over in other articles, this was a waste of time at best. The message that Zoe Quinn is a sociopathic slut who merely got a small, well-deserved taste of the abuse she’s used to inflicting on others might have been too big of a red pill for many people to swallow – but it would have had the notable virtue of being true.

Secondly, what Zoe Quinn did to Eron Gjoni was very clearly domestic abuse, of the emotional/psychological variety – and yet Eron was the one demonized by the media and even silenced by the courts due to speaking out against his abuser. Can you imagine any scenario in the Western world where the default reaction to a woman speaking out against an abusive ex-boyfriend (assuming neither of them were all that rich and powerful) would have been condemnation and persecution? Zoe Quinn was celebrated and praised for being a lying, cheating domestic abuser, simply because she was a woman and her victim was a man. I think we can be quite confident that if the roles were reversed, we’d have seen a lot less so-called journalists labeling the victim “a bitter ex”, let alone an “abuser” for daring to speak out.

Misandry is at the heart of modern day Feminism/Social Justice, which has infected most of the major media outlets. Expecting a fair shake from the MSM (let alone the gaming press) as a man in any sort of conflict with a SJW woman is a bit like expecting justice at a Show Trial – it simply doesn’t matter what the facts are, the verdict has already been decided. However, becoming aware of this problem does put us one step closer to fixing it – and for exposing so much deceit and injustice, as well as sparking a much-needed consumer revolt in the world of gaming, the Zoe Post remains a very valuable document.

Christi Junior

Infamous #GamerGate Hardliner featured in the Washington Post. Nintendo fan. Screw your pronouns.

  • ArsenicSundae

    Zoe Quinn makes me wish I wasn’t an atheist. Then I could at least delude myself into thinking that eventually, this filthy, reprehensible whore is going to burn in hell for eternity. But sadly, I have to realize that the only hell that will be visited upon anyone is that which she spreads to those who mistakenly put their trust in her.

    • Silence Dogood

      I like you. Cyanide kills quicker though. ;P

  • Teridax

    gamergate is for pedophiles

    • Dubs Check’em

      Here’s a (you)

    • Iso

      Isn’t that what the Anti-GGers are? They have numerous pedos in their group?

  • GodBowser

    Are you suggesting that we should start ignoring her?

    I’d be fine with that if there’s any guaranty that she’ll become irrelevant if enough people stop giving a damn about her

  • The Italian Job

    It really makes you think tho. The media heralded a lowlife cumdumpster as a beacon for women in games… they’ve entered a 2-years long fight with a massive audience, losing millions to defend someone who has a dozen of different DNAs on every underwear piece, has no skill, speaks like a 15 years old, and is generally the picture of the lowest scum in society.
    Who would even emphatize with someone like that?

    • “Who would even emphatize with someone like that?”

      Because vagina, feminism and Western gynocentrism

      Women = holy angels who can do no wrong

      Men = evil murdering default [email protected]

      • Iso

        A day late for me but why then don’t the Feminists rise up against Islam? Let these crazy feminazis go after Islam which is the real culprit for being anti-women?

    • Maintenance Renegade

      …and the joke’s on them because she was never “in the industry” and now she’s not even really in it’s periphery while the publication with which she was most well connected is now folding up because they maliciously published an illicit recording of an elderly celebrity who believed he was having sex in private. Thus the two biggest factors in Gawker’s demise, the GamerGate scandal and the Hulk Hogan sex tape prove their hypocrisy in contrast as to how they handled their own writer’s affair with the Bay Area’s communal bicycle vs how they handled Hogan’s liaison with his weird cuck fetish friend’s wife.

      Gamasutra’s relevance went down in flames, Leigh Alexander couldn’t even keep a small time blog operating without her UBM tech connections, Anita eventually rage quit, Joshytosh is now so low profile that Undoomed is basically doing him a favor by making fun of his latest video, twitter’s stock continues to plummet and they’re renting out 30% of their headquarters to sub-letters, Sargon is now the second biggest name in “atheist youtube”, Milo is a minor international celebrity, mirrors of Jim’s videos still get hundreds of thousands of views and Zoe fled the field in her legal battle knowing she’d lose it.

      Every time I make a new twitter account I always ask Nathan Grayson the same question, “was her pussy worth it?” and to this day he’s only ever answered me by blocking me.

  • DisneyVillain

    Zoe Quinn doesn’t even deserve to call herself a game developer. Depression Quest is easily the absolute worst thing I ever experienced as a gamer. The fact that such a piece of fucking shit was ever praised by game journalists was all the proof I ever needed that Quinn obviously slept with journalists to get good reviews. Fuck her and fuck anyone that supports, believes, or sympathizes with her.

  • KLLRFRST

    Heatstreet just put up an interview with Eron, and it’s a doozy. I love this line in particular:

    “she is pretty good at what she does, which is narrative design; the problem is that she never stops doing it.”

    http://heatst.com/culture-wars/gamergates-eron-gjoni-breaks-silence-talks-about-infamous-zoe-quinn-post-five-guys-joke/

    • I read that the other day, and yeah, that line really stood out for me. I can’t tell if he’s actually complimenting Depression Quest, or if this is more of a reference to the bullshit story that Zoe has been spinning this whole time (hopefully the latter).

  • Mykeru

    It’s always worth repeating that when I finally bothered to read the Zoe Post it was clear that he was very balanced in what he revealed, he could have, as her ex, been a lot more damaging in the delivery and in what he exactly revealed but he refrained. Zoe Quinn is just always getting into trouble.

    • “Anyway, I hope Zoe’s movie and book do well because the first thingI would do if I wanted to deal with online abuse is start publishing my life on as many platforms as possible.”

      Quite dangerous to play devil’s advocate there, because if her book and movie does do well it’ll only give more ammo to the SJWs/feminists to further their agenda.

      They won’t care about the “online abuse is start publishing my life on as many platforms as possible” logic because vagina>facts, reason and logic

      • Silence Dogood

        I think what he meant is that the book/movie will only make her more of a target. Which is her ultimate intention because she needs more fuel for that Professional Victim fire.

  • Silence Dogood

    #Gamergate was mentioned in an article on the BBC World News today about gaming culture in South Korea and how a female voice actress for a game put a pic of herself on social media wearing a shirt that cost her job (she still got paid but won’t be featured in the game… so, the articles title was disingenuous). The sales of the shirt raises money for a Feminist (capital F intended) group in South Korea whose symbol is believed to be a nod to stereotypical small Asian penises. The article basically went on to infer that sexism and muhsoggyknees is a rampant problem in South Korea, but at least the reference to #Gamergate wasn’t too far off the mark or biased. Probably because the BBC doesn’t want the shitstorm descending on it.

    • Yeah, it’s basically South Korea’s version of a GamerGate event. I’m not sure how old this news is, but I think it’s pretty recent (I could be wrong on that though), but what I do know is that male/geek anime/video games culture has been hit pretty bad by SJWs and feminists for a long while now over there.

      This person documents the events of the situation in the following link:

      https://www.reddit.com/r/manga/comments/4u5jbb/last_3_days_for_korean_manhwawebtoon_community/

      Like you say, it centers around some voice actress who put on a feminist T-Shirt, which was created by some misandrist feminist group called “Megalia” (I think), and when the bosses of the voice actress discarded her (because they did not want association with the creators of the T-Shirt), hell ensued. Basically, other developers, artists, etc. went
      in to support the voice actress, and claimed the company who discarded her material (voice clips, etc.) of “misogyny” and “sexism”. Then of course, anyone who criticised the voice actress or the T-Shirt was immediately labelled a misogynist and sexist.

      The money from the T-shirt sales are apparently used by the Feminist group to fund some of it’s member’s legal costs for commiting some of the most disgraceful crimes against men (it’s in the Reddit link I posted).

      As a result of all this shit, it seems to have affected a Korean game called Sudden Attack 2, which is a free-to-play FPS with quite a lot of sexy female characters, published by a company called Nexon. Nexon then decided to censor some sexy femaledesigns or something (most likely due to SJW/Megalia/feminist whining, but not confirmed), this then led to the developers GameHi cutting all ties to Nexon – most likely because the censorship has made a lot of fans angry, and resulted in them losing interest in the game, which of
      course means lost income for the developers.

      It seems that Sudden Attack 2’s driving force is the sexy female characters (I think the
      female models are pretty damn good myself), once fans found out they will be censored, they got pissed. And rightfully so.

      It’s just further proof that feminism is cancer.

      • Real shame to hear that Nexon did something like that. I mean, I don’t play online games, but I was introduced to the world of Mabinogi and its repertoire of fairly busty chicks via some awesome hentai (the name Kafu/Simple House might ring a bell to some).

  • Socratic Oath

    she’s just another prime example of how worthless women are, especially today’s women. Better to stay single, keep all your money, and live a healthy life with no one putting you down.

  • Kellen Joel

    Y’know, this actually reminds me of this one girl at my school who was a bitch. She wasn’t my girlfriend, but her sister was in a relationship with a friend of mine. Once they broke up, the siblings, their family, and a good portion of the school blamed my friend, and one of them even threatened to kill him. Where I come in is a few months later, when the sisters were being assholes to everyone. I finally had enough of their shit when I got into an argument with my own sister, and that girl (let’s call her Kate, not her real name) butted in and made it look like I was being an ass. So, I emailed her and basically told her to go to Hell. That ended with me getting suspended from school for the rest of the week, even though there have been actual death threats sent without so much as a warning. Then, when I got back, “Kate” made a lot of the school think she was the victim (she also sent me 2 actual death threats). Or at least, that’s what I thought, until when some of my friends had my back, and some people who saw the actual email thought it was funny. Anyway, eventually both sisters moved to a different school.

  • Mr0303

    It’s been a wonderful 2 years. GamerGate is one of the best things that happened in the industry – it revealed how incompetent and corrupt the gaming press is and injected a much needed dose of scepticism in gamers. It also revealed the feminist cancer to a younger generation and was an important first step in the culture war.

  • Amanda Childress

    Twitter thinks she is a serious voice to combat internet….um….um….bags of wind.