GUEST EDITORIAL by Arcane21
Brianna Wu can’t go a day without looking at Twitter. He goes on at obscene length about how he fights for poor, downtrodden, black people and women (in tech). But, I have a question to pose:
Aside from ranting and hashtagging on Twitter, what have you actually DONE?
Based on what I can tell, not a hell of a lot. For starters, aside from the bare minimum of time needed to catch some Zs, you are glued to Twitter 24/7. During that infamous period where you threw TheRalph out of your little meeting place (shitting yourself like he was a bomb clad ISIS member when all he did was snap a photo of you), you proved you are a huge Twitter junkie that you can’t properly function as a game developer.
It takes some serious dedication to attention whoring to have that level of paranoia. Since you are tweeting every day, dozens, even hundreds of times, at least a third of your life is pissed down Twitter’s drain.
Other times you run from convention to convention, going on at length about how HARASSED you’ve been, re-showing Jace Conners videos as legit threats to your life even though GamerGhazi (who showed me more respect than you ever did) figured out he was a hoax. And when you aren’t doing that you’re rambling about how you are some frontrunner in the women in tech movement. In reality, your sole claim to fame is a pisspoor iOS game (the sales figures don’t lie, you barely made back a quarter of its supposed costs at best). Hell, the updated re-release is LATE AS OF THE TIME OF THIS WRITING AND YOU TREAT BEING REMINDED YOU HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO DO WHAT PEOPLE GAVE YOU MONEY FOR AS TROLLING. Aside from those two items, you’re a nobody.
So am I, but the last thing I’m going to do is find a social media outlet and shill for attention instead of doing sod all to fulfill my obligations as a game dev.
News flash, Wu: I’m a game dev too. Okay, it’s an RPG Maker VX Ace game. It’s not for money, I’m not beholden to anyone but myself, and I can always refuse to work on it or let it lapse. But I believe in seeing things through to completion and giving people notice when I’m later than expected for an update. I can only hope the people you gypped via Kickstarter/Patreon/etc. realize how poor you are at honoring your PAID obligations on time and get their money back. I’m working on a game for free mostly for fun that I have no schedule to keep and I still feel more obligated to give a shit about the people that care about the project. On the other hand, you actually consider giving project updates an imposition. You called an account set up to specifically keep people in the loop when your game was coming out a GamerGate account because they asked you to honor your word (which, as a game made for profit and one people gave you money to make, you are legally bound to fulfill your promises).
And here I thought it was exaggeration when the Kiwi Farms referred to you as Chris Chan II when it comes to honoring deadlines…..but recently even they admit his work ethic is higher than yours, since he’s actually producing his comic again and people are getting what they pay for.
That’s right Wu. A guy internet famous for being a lolcow with a terminal case of sloth is showing more integrity towards his promises to deliver what people pay for than you.
In your shoes, I’d be pretty embarrassed right now.
With all that said, let’s change gears. When you aren’t doing all the above, when do you do activism for the minorities and women you claim to give a damn about?
Honestly, you never tell us. I’ve been there to provide support to rape survivors, I’ve donated to charity and I’ve provided hospitality to the poor. But what have you done for your pet causes?
Unless you’re willing to share information I doubt exists, you’re a con who does nothing for the people you say you care about. Wu can’t be bothered, because he’s too busy being the world’s best Peggle player. You treat your own husband like a beta male (yeah Wu, mocking the man you married on Twitter looks kinda shitty), and you immediately run on to every outlet that will throw a microphone your way so you can spew your long discredited bullshit. Still, you do nothing when it comes to genuine advocacy.
Those #BlackLivesMatter people you white knight? Some of them have posted evidence they actually hit the streets for protests. Even Rachael Dolezal, charlatan she may have been, actually got involved with real advocacy work for the NAACP. While she may have lied about being black, she actually got off her ass and did more than hashtag regurgitation.
So I ask again: What have you actually done besides attention whore and screw around?
I’ll be here waiting for the crickets to quit chirping when you finally have a response that isn’t “QUIT MANSPLAINING TO ME!”