Looking Back, Looking Forward

Posted on June 21, 2015

Hey everyone. Hi. Hello. What’s up. :)

So it’s been a while. Trust me, I know. I’ve been busy, but I mean, in a year and a half, how busy do you have to be to not post even once? Well, with each passing minute the guilt grows and makes it harder. Working more-than-full-time probably doesn’t help, either! I’m writing these sentences after a robust glass of wine and will almost certainly take several attempts to finally post this. (Update: accurate) I have some maintenance plans for FUoS that I’m sloooowly working on, and I won’t be considering further posts until that work is complete. Making the move to Tumblr from WordPress is a soul-sucking endeavour, lemme tell ya. Here’s the best part: it’s an unknown-amount of work, which makes it suuuuuper motivating! Ugh. Any suggestions for pushing oneself to do something that is so incredibly boring for an indefinite amount of time is appreciated.

GTFO The Movie

FUoS plays a small role in the documentary film GTFO by Shannon Sun-Higginson. (Available on iTunes, Vimeo, Google Play, Xbox, Playstation, and Vudu.)  GTFO started filming shortly after the Cross Assault incident over three years ago, and grew to examine more than just that one instance. We’re proud of the involvement in the film, and we’re proud of what has changed since FUoS started. We’re relieved that everybody now recognizes the fact that the software and websites we use are under human control and can be used to protect, rather than harm. In the non-gaming space, Facebook has been coming to grips with harassment on its service.  Reddit is banning subreddits that specifically harass others. Google announced just recently that they’ll be removing revenge porn from search results. Twitter has been making many changes to its safety features lately.

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Soft Touch

Posted on October 9, 2013

This is awkward, but, um, I think you should maybe get those checked out at the hosptical.

How did my genticals feel on your face??? 0_o

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Affectionate Gesture

Posted on September 30, 2013

EXCUSE ME the apostrophe CLEARLY goes at the START of ‘N Sync.

“I was playing Super Street Fighter 4 on PS3 when I ran into this charming individual. Apparently, he did not like getting beaten by me and explained his displeasure very thoroughly. That isn’t all though! I got a picture of a really nice gesture of friendship sent to me as well.”

Subject: hate cowards Body: especially when it's a BITCHSubject: Re:hate cowards Body: fuck off CUNT lil SF NERD u have no boyfriend do uSubject: Re:hate cowards Body: i got the game 3 days ago so far i've encountered nothing but SF FANATIC NERDS and they've all been assholes to me so now i'm returning the favor to the rest of ya now if you'll excuse me i'm gonnaSubject: Re:hate cowards Body: to the rest of ya now if you'll excuse me i'm gonna watch a movie with my fiance now go have some naughty dreams about n'sync or whatever turns you lil nerdy girls on nowadays(tattooed skulls on fingers, middle finger gesture)

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Updates? I love updates!

Posted on March 16, 2013

Hey everyone! It’s been a while! Have some freshly-baked updates:

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Yesterday, Disqus migrated us to the new version of their comment platform. This means that we’ve lost the colorful badges we had on the old version, and perhaps more importantly, we lost the ability to muffle trolls without actually deleting their posts. (More on our original badge/greying-out system described here.)

We held out as long as we could, but Disqus decided to migrate everyone to the new platform and discontinue the old one.

We’re still looking at what our other options are, but for the time being, please be aware that previously-greyed-out trollish posts will now appear normal.

-jon

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Some pieces of life needed to get taken care of for the past little while, plus I started another side-project a while ago, so I took a sort of unannounced hiatus from posting FUoS. New posts will be back soon!

But just to explicitly Manage Your Expectations going forward, take note that the post schedule will be a little sparser.

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Use Your Words

Posted on February 25, 2013

ALMARCHEJA4 sent this friend request on PSHome, apparently so out of breath and out of time that the words just tumbled out all at once. Slow down! Take it easy.

ALMARCHEJA4

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