I’m taking a moment to deviate from my regular explosive opinions regarding SL Aviation to poke at something in the World War Two Community, something I don’t often do because quite frankly nothing happens there and even though the community has been rocked with controversy so bizarre it makes everything DOR ever did look tame in comparison, no-one really cares.
However this latest chronicle in a book that would be titled “Oh for Fuck Sake” is one that takes the levels of stupidity to somewhere between Jewels Silverblade and this…
Oh yes Children, it’s time I explained which cunt cunted some other cunt.
Actually I should apologise, the cunt being cunted is Joe Sparrow, founder of Astral-Tek, the WWIIRP community, the Naval Community, LANCE and quite literally the inventor of everything VICE that wasn’t included in the original Dev Kit, who isn’t a cunt. He is more of a socially awkward 20 something that finds making friends difficult and has been the victim of abuse from so many major developers in the WW2 community that he now has severe trust issues.
In Saying that Joe’s ability to offend people runs on par with my ability to pick up woman in bars.
i.e none at all.
The money Joe makes in SL goes largely towards providing for his mother, specially during the holiday seasons,as well as his own regions which freely provide a combat sandbox and house a number of War vets for free. So why anyone would want to pick on him specifically I don’t know.
The Cunt doing the cunting is actually three cunts, a cuntology if you will. Vickster Kuhn (our first Cunt) came fifth place recently in the “Do you think you can Land” contest. Not a bad score all things considered since he was flying a particularly tricky plane a THI BF-109G who’s stall speed is equal to it’s landing speed meaning you have to tether a fine line between slowing down and stalling while aiming towards the ground (Physics is not Aeon’s strong point) so all in all not a bad performance and nothing to be ashamed of.
But this is Vickster we’re talking about, the self-proclaimed “greatest pilot in SL” who has done a lot to achieve that reputation and not been shy of a few underhanded tactics when it comes to maintaining it. So losing an event (specially to one of his own underlings) lead to something of a “sore loser” situation. Immediately after the event Vickster followed the events host Thomm Box back to Wright Brothers, an airfield overlooking the Jeogeot Gulf and started shooting at every plane taking off and landing there with a rocket launcher, refusing to stop when asked. He was eventually booted out.
For the rest of the night he stamped his feet and screamed but since no-one was paying any attention he took his frustration elsewhere and turned north to Tulagi, and declared war on Joe.
[20:21] Vickster Freiin von Kühn (vickster.kuhn): fuck with BB and bastogne will side with them and we’ll end you
[20:21] Vickster Freiin von Kühn (vickster.kuhn): understand?
[20:22] Joe Sparrow: thats pretty unfair
[20:22] Vickster Freiin von Kühn (vickster.kuhn): fuck you
[20:22] Vickster Freiin von Kühn (vickster.kuhn): you had your chance to be loyal and you walked
For those not in the know, Joe suffers from a very severe case of Social Anxiety as well as mild Autism. When people verbally attack you in IM’s the reaction for most of us would be to shrug and press mute. Sadly, for Joe, his mind cannot process what is going on, he becomes deeply confused, ends up emotionally overwhelmed and becomes prone to irrational behaviour or sudden “freak outs”.
This makes him an easy target for the School Yard Bully, “How dare I not win! Don’t you know who I am?!”, Vickster Kuhn. And so the Drama Began.
The Second two Cunts, the company ‘Battle Bitches’ are another “We’re Lesbians LOOK AT US!” Company that aren’t shy to rub each others tits and get some of the players a little hot under the collar, just like Vortex, Shana or E-tech or basically anyone who makes company and quickly realizes that by strapping on a pair of breasts and bending over a lot they can acquire a lot of die hard and desperate fanboys who will happily agree with anything said because agreeing with someone 100% of the time and aggressively defending them if someone doesn’t agree will make them notice you and think you’re different and maybe, just maybe let you get close to them.
BB have taken it a step further by claiming to be War vets of the “I was an Elite Sniper with over 300 confirmed kills” variety.
Normally we’d just ignore companies like this since I’m not really a fan of feeding the keyboard warriors, and reporting on them would be equal to documenting the rise and fall of every actor named Corey. But I am feeling specially liberated today.
So there are our four Cunts. The Actors are in position, the stage is set. the audience is quietly waiting as the music starts to play.
We Begin with Cunt 1, Joe Sparrow. As I mentioned Joe is prone to irrational behaviour when stressed and on occasion becomes consumed with Paranoia and when this happens the probability of Joe doing something stupid slowly reaches one.
Oh before that, spoiler warning:
So a notice was passed around claiming that ,surprise surprise, BattleBitches had illegally uploaded assets from Forgotten Hope 2, a Mod for Battlefield 2 made in 2007. Which is pretty fucking obvious even to a blind man.
Here’s an example:
Now BattleBitches already found themselves thrown into the deep end when they Ripped a Chaffee Tank from World of Tanks, without even bothering to use one of the community texture packs to disguise it. As you would expect Wargaming.net regularly check the SL Marketplace and are pretty hostile when it comes to maintaining their I.P rights so the day it was due for sale they got hit with a Cease and Desists and now deny it ever existed.
Now before you start whinnying on and on about “oh stop being all uber mesh police Mal! Stealing peoples I.P rights is perfectly ok so long as we ‘the customer’ get a new shiny every week”, hold your mouth and let me explain why this is something a little more sinister than an Illegitimate businessman making money of someone else’s work.
So that notice I mentioned, more like a rumour. A few of us picked it up several months ago around the same time as Battle Bitches sim came online. This wouldn’t be the first company that’s tried this, especially in the WWII community, as there have been at least three attempts made this year by various WW2 companies trying to pass off Warthunder Tanks and aircraft as their own creations and well….I’m rambling again. So this notice was passed around detailing in about 12 words why Battlebitches were evil and nasty and download, blah blah blah Wargaming.net hit them with a C&D etc etc we got that far, anyway, after all that bullshit Battlebitches started rooting around for someone to blame. The source of the rumours seemed like a good place to start.
But this is where the problem begins. Battle Bitches are not the brightest, they stole from a 2007 Mod thinking it abandoned but in actuality it was just updated last week and remains one of the most popular WWII shooter games stunted only by the difficulty of find a copy of Battlefield 2 to play it with. It’s had a great number of people work on it over the years some of which maintain a presence here in Second Life and those are the people who started the rumours, simply by recognizing their own work.
Battle Bitches weren’t to know that. They ranted on a few days but, as always, no-one paid them much attention so instead rather than deal with their loss and move on they, much like our first Cunt Vickster, aimed at the easiest target, Joe Sparrow, someone who would freak out and react which is probably why Joe started to receive random IM’s from people defending Battle Bitches.
[09:03] Viktoria (viktoriaelizabetha): Okay now together, I do have my own advice.. I’m a SIMPLE customer, I’m not a creator of WW2 stuff or anything so PLEASE stop rape me, I just gave my advice
Stop raping me? That is such an odd thing for someone to say specially with no context but whatever actually happened in that conversation it confused Joe, he put a pancake on his dogs head.
Joe knew who Battle Bitches were but beyond having the giggle fits at some of their earlier work he was more focused on his own projects so beyond his own reactions to his friends, there was nothing for the public to see. SO BB tried again
[10:54] Camis Lee: (Saved Sat 19 Sep 2015 08:50:26) You really want a war with me are you insane? I can give it too you! You could have asked before you accused us of anything unlike you who I asked for help 5 years ago … I have no problem chatting with you but please grow up just a little
[10:54] Camis Lee: (Saved Sat 19 Sep 2015 08:52:17) Your stuff is banned at my sim too – how juvenile
[10:54] Camis Lee: (Saved Sat 19 Sep 2015 08:56:45) Btw keep in mind that all of the things you say get back to us!
This quite possibly lead to Joe’s first and only ever public reaction regarding Battlebitches, a notice was sent out over the Jeogeot Gulf Communications group.
When i say im upset at a company for downloading ww2 meshes and do not say who nor mention any name of what company. then just maybe its not a good idea to im me and get all flustered in private messages. your just admitting it then
This was followed by a scattering of other notices and random IM’s to people which more or less concluded “So I guess I’m the bad guy now”. This was Joe’s mental health starting to deteriorate in the face of constant harassment from Battlebitches.
[17:53] Camis Lee: I KNOW WHERE YOUR 222 came from…. I know where one of your TUGS came from I bet I know alot JOE stop your shit YOU DIDN’T Make any of your models Wronger made some but some of them I can identify too… Hypocrit MAYBE YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR SOURCES TOO … one of mine just became a freebie …. IF YOU DONT cease and desist I WILL file a complaint I am a paying member of SL and I have already talked to the Concierge QUIT fucking with me or your gonna be sorry!!! And I am not kidding Joe
So naturally Joe hit the freak-out button and the community, collectively, rolled it’s eyes.
It takes a lot to get to this stage. Being one of Joe’s close friends for a number of years ,even though we’re a bit distant these days, I know his triggers and how much it takes to get him to react. What strikes as being obvious to me is Battle Bitches wanted this reaction. They wanted Joe to become so frustrated, so anxious and paranoid that like a puppet on a string he would dance the angry dance and explode his wrath upon the community. Who, from their perspective, hadn’t seen the messages and IM’s sent by Battlebitches, all they saw was Joe’s over dramatic reaction to something which didn’t appear to have done anything to deserve it.
So BB could cut open an onion and stood, hand in hand with tears in their eyes and cry the victim to a community that was all too eager to listen and leap to their defence, because well they’re just a couple of nice girls and Joe’s being unfair.
And this is what I actually wanted to talk about, In Scotland it’s called Nester Syndrome, in America it’s often referred to as the Tear Jerk reaction or the Feminist Attack and in Second Life some call it Sandy Vagina Syndrome.
The principle is that given any situation where a woman (not all woman) in an argument finds herself in a position where she is losing, tears up. Crying is socialized out of the male at a very young age and consequently, they have no grasp of what the process of crying entails. Therefore, they have no means to defend against it. Males understand crying to be a result of a stimulus causing pain. For a woman, crying is simply an arbitrary response she can have to ANYTHING. Cute animals, romantic movies, bunny rabbits, glitter, shoes and absolutely no reason are all things that can cause a woman to cry. In short, to win an argument a woman just begins crying, thus causing the man to become frozen to the spot like a incoherent child.
The result is the person not crying looks like they have wronged the person doing the crying regardless of what has transpired prior to the crying and since men associate crying with pain the automatic reaction is to comfort the cryee and assume the position of being in the wrong. Ergo the female has won the argument without any presenting any argument.
Translated into Second Life, it works out as a rather shady business practice that can very easily and often very effectively neuter a business rival and gain a lot of unquestioning supporters without them even knowing they’ve been manipulated.
Seems a little Far-fetched? Happens a lot more than you think. In fact, let’s start by losing some more friends. Vickster does it all the time, Envy Melody of E-tech does it, Rogue Harsley of Vortex did it when she was starting off her company by copybotting Tig’s old heli’s, Shana Carpool does it any time anything negative is said about her, as does Annitah Babii of AEB&W as she prints off another self congratulatory certificate to add to her wall of fake diploma’s and awards crying about oppression, as she happily copybots Cheermaster.
Also while we’re on the subject, all the names I listed above, all men.
How do I know? Because Meridas. But that’s a topic for a different discussion. One with more knives and butthurt.
Anyway back to my original point. So the situation is Battlebitches deliberately antagonised a mentally ill person, knowing he would lash out publicly so they could act offended and claim the victim so they could sell badly converted mes rips with car scripts to people who would do anything just to see a picture of some tits. Or at least this is the situation as I see it.
On the flip side I spoke to Battlebitches and gave them the chance to state things from their point of view. Actually I delayed this article for four days waiting on them. Knowing I was on the case they immediately banned me from their sim. I spoke to their admin who made the “stop rapping me” comment asking for her side of the story and some context, she denied it ever happened, then claimed it did and Joe was just attacking her for no reason and if I wanted to talk to any of the Battlebitches I would have to put in a notecard. I shoved some simple questions on a notecard and gave it to her. An hour later I got a notecard back berating me for not IM’ing them directly, so I did. No reply.
Aside from a few snarky comments Battlebitches only eventual defence was “what did Joe say? Oh yeah, no we never did that, he lies, can’t you see he’s attacking us because he’s jealous of our success!” etc etc
In fairness they claim to have downloaded their most recent models from a site that legally sells them. here is their Char 1 Bis on Turbosquid for eight bucks.
Now it may shock some of you but I’m not against this kind of thing. Though most of you are, being the amount of support the campaign against Turbosquid Downloads got from the community when it was Aeon Voom that was being accused of buying his Apache from Turbosquid, of course that campaign was fronted by Brancos Milestone and Jewels Silverbade, both women who were crying about Aeon oppressing them to dominate the market and form a monopoly (you starting to understand now?). People are free to use models they have legally acquired but there exists within an exception, which is Turbosquid.
By in thanks to the amount of noise Jewels made against Aeon Turbosquid actually updated their policy several years ago specifically citing Second Life though currently it has been changed to appear more generalised. The models Battlebitches are using come under the Standard Royalty Free license which, despite common misconception, does not mean the model is free to do with whatever you please with once you purchase, if you’ll allow me to cite you Section 7, Paragraph D on the Turbosquid Royalty Free license:
- Virtual Good Sales. You may NOT import, upload, reproduce, make available, publish, transmit, distribute, or sublicense Stock Media Products in Creations of virtual goods or worlds for any 3D community (“Virtual World”), unless you or your Client owns the Virtual World platform and it complies with the foregoing restrictions.
Yes gentlemen you cannot upload models to Second Life for sale under a Standard Royalty Free License. Turbosquid regularly check Second Life (thanks Jewels) so I’d not rush for pre-orders just yet.
But this is what has got me miffed. Everyone prior to this who has slapped down a bunch of badly scripted copybotted assets has done so because they want to compete but are too lazy to put in any real effort, so they download and shove in freebie scripts out of sheer laziness. Battlebitches are not lazy. Their region has a lot of effort put into it, it looks really good, is managed well and seems to be quite popular. What they have shown is they are willing to put in the effort to become serious contenders but rather than actually do the work needed they choose instead to do no work, to cheat and to bully a mentally disabled man so they could dominate the market.
And that, in my opinion, is the definition of a Cunt.
You may or may not agree, you may not even care, doesn’t matter I’m not going to force you to agree with me, what am I your mother?
You need help.