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Azzer replied to Ladyjess's topic in Pillars of Eternity: General Discussion (NO SPOILERS)1: There's nothing in the poem that shows a trans person was involved at all. Was it two men, badly drunk? Was one of the men a man dressing up as a woman? Was it a transwoman? Who knows. It's left up to the reader's imagination. 2: Regardless of #1, nothing about the poem was misogynistic, let alone "TRANSmisogynistic". It was an ever so slightly salty poem about a man who got really really drunk, did something he regret to insane levels, and jumped off a cliff. It's not real. It's a silly salty poem that fits the theme of the fantasy world really well. If you think THAT was bad, then wait until you learn that in Pillars of Eternity, there's violence, murder, abduction, and all round bad stuff! Shock! Horror! Trigger the faux-PTSD alarm bells! 3: In the poem, no harm is done toward the person who may be a man, may be a man in woman's clothes, or may be a transwoman. No harm is aimed at them, suggested toward them, or done to them. The only person who comes to harm is the clueless butt of the joke - the man who jumps off a cliff! 4: It is a work of fiction, about fictional characters. Even *IF* #1 was true, and then *IF* #2 was ALSO true (neither of which are the case), and then *IF* #3 was wrong and the possibly-maybe-transwoman was harmed, even then it STILL wouldn't matter. Fictional characters ARE ALLOWED TO BE MEAN. Fictional characters in a fictional world can and should represent all walks of life, bad and good. Imagine if every single book, film, game, work of fiction or art everywhere never had anything but nicey-nicey hug-box content? UGH. 5: I've said it before and I'll say it again; Being offended does not give you any rights. It simply means you are offended. Get over yourself. The world is not meant to wrap you up in a cosy blanket from everything, especially given that what is offensive to some can be the opposite to others, and vice-versa. Any hyper-offended person that reads that poem and thinks it somehow means that either Obsidian themselves or the individual backer that wrote it hate transwomen (or ANY people of any sexuality, gender, race, religion, ANYTHING) are either utterly deluded, or projecting their own bigotry at truly IMAX levels.
Azzer replied to Ladyjess's topic in Pillars of Eternity: General Discussion (NO SPOILERS)1: It's not transphobic. It's mildly amusing though. 2: Being offended is something you are allowed to be. You have two solutions; Ignore the things you find offensive, or B: Be, and remain, offended. 3: I find censorship offensive, therefore censoring something would offend me. Is my offense at your desire to censor, less important than your offense at a mildly amusing poem? Also, below I will re-quote my reply in the other (now locked) thread. NOTE: The below was in response to somebody complaining on Twitter (Their twit handle is @icequeenerika), and not in response to the OP of this thread, so keep that in mind; Being offended does not give you any rights. It simply means you are offended. Get over yourself. The world is not meant to wrap you up in a cosy blanket from everything, especially given that what is offensive to some can be the opposite to others, and vice-versa.
The professionally offended sticking their snouts in again for that sweet-sweet satisfied feeling that they had POWER ("wow!") over a person/company by getting them to censor things they pretend to be offended about. And given this same offendotron that started this latest set of victimhood chasing offense has tweeted things like the below in recent months; "Now that I know how to file my nails to points I should turn them into weapons so I can #killallmen more effectively" "cis men. They don't get what really matters like usual" "generally it takes me at LEAST three tweets to work up to putting men in concentration camps" "me too, this one was just very funny because I literally could not give less of a **** about cis men talking about themselves" (for the laymen, "cis men" basically means born a man, identifies as a man, and this person hates them) I really don't think they have any actual interest in the results of this or any other censorship, other than some sort of powertripping twisted inner-glow because they influenced a person/company to do something on their say-so (and maybe earn those tainted SJW bonus points amongst their equally twisted "friends"). As always, it's just one big circle-jerking SJW powertrip over absolutely nothing, from a bunch of people that aren't even actually interested in the subject-matter at hand, who say and do far worse things to others all the time day in day out. Do not cave in to them - if you do, they'll start looking for more and more things to force you to censor (and force you to start apologising for things you should not be sorry for), and once you go there you are stuck appeasing this sociopathic minority forever.